|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Sept 26: On the occasion of World Environmental Health Day 2023 and to celebrate the traditional Duggar Culture of Jammu and Kashmir, the Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan (BLSKS) presented its 380th Tuesday Series Dogri Musical Play titled "BUTE LAO DHARTI GI BACHAO." The event, held in collaboration with Sangam Tru Art Production, took place at New Gandhi Memorial Higher Secondary School in Miran Sahib, R.S. Pura, Jammu. The theme for this year was "Global Environmental Public Health," aiming to draw attention to environmental protection, nature, and the planet Earth.
The program was inaugurated by Neelam Gupta, Principal of New Gandhi Memorial Higher Secondary School, Miran Sahib, R.S. Pura. Smt. Anamika Bhagat and Suman Bala, senior teachers of the host school, were the Guests of Honor. The day served as a platform to rejuvenate the traditional folk art and culture of Jammu and Kashmir, emphasizing general awareness on topics like environmental conservation.
The musical play, skits, nukkad natak (street plays), and dances were specially prepared to educate the audience about the importance of preserving the environment and the rich cultural heritage of the region. The Chief Guest applauded the organizers for effectively using music, theater, and educational institutions to create awareness programs that engage and inspire children.
World Environmental Health Day underscores the intricate relationship between humans and their environment, emphasizing the profound impact of our surroundings on our well-being. It calls upon individuals, communities, and nations to take collective action in fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and the environment.
The program included songs and dances directed and produced by Dr. M.L. Dogra, Chairman of BLSKS. Dr. Dogra highlighted the importance of World Environmental Health Day, emphasizing the collective responsibility to safeguard the health of every individual by addressing global environmental challenges consistently. He praised slogans like "Nurture the Nature. Go Green and Save Green," emphasizing the need for environmental conservation.
K.K. Joshi, Vice Chairman, underscored the critical role of nature in our lives, providing essential resources such as water, clean air, food, and materials for various purposes. He acknowledged the performers, including singers, musicians, actors, and students from music and computer institutes, who delivered an engaging and entertaining performance.
The event concluded with Master Deepak Kumar expressing gratitude for the successful conduct of the program, leaving attendees with a renewed commitment to environmental protection and cultural preservation.