SRINAGAR- Srinagar Smart City, Limited Managing Director Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary, who holds the additional office of Divisional Commissioner in Kashmir, on Tuesday opened a two-day fine arts exhibition here at the TRC today.
The exhibition is organized by Srinagar Smart City Limited in collaboration with the Kashmir Ministry of Tourism.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Shahid said the initiative aims to revive the region’s rich heritage, in addition to providing a platform for budding young artists in the Valley to showcase their talent. He praised the tourism ministry’s efforts for support and said a platform like this was needed to bring young artists together under one roof and boost their morale.
Dr Shahid also called on locals and tourists to visit the exhibition to encourage budding talent by appreciating the uniqueness of each artist’s work and the aesthetics of the art. He said that the works of art presented here are quite innovative and beautiful where each artist has portrayed a unique medium.
On the occasion, Kashmir Tourism Director Dr G. N Itoo said that the Tourism Ministry has recently taken various measures for budding artists and provided them with the necessary platform to display their talent. He said that in the coming days, these young artists will also be involved to exhibit their art in upcoming festivals and events.
Director SKICC & MD, Golf Development Authority, Javaid Bakshi, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, Harvinder Singh, other officials from Ministry of Tourism and Srinagar Smart City Limited as well as artists and visitors were present on the occasion.
Later, Dr Shahid handed out souvenirs and cash prizes to the artists as a thank you.
On the first day, the exhibition had a huge turnout and the artists thanked the authorities of Srinagar Smart City Limited and the Ministry of Tourism for boosting their confidence.
The exhibition is open every February 16 and 17.
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