Tuesday, January 09, 2007

J&K govt all ears for Sufi artists now

By Mufti Islah - CNN-IBN - New Delhi,India
Friday, January 5, 2007

Srinagar: Barely a week after CNN-IBN reported the plight of Sufiana artists, the Jammu and Kashmir government has reacted. It has announced new measures to help the artists practising an art form that has not been getting due recognition.

“I thank CNN-IBN for its report on Sufiana artists. The cultural academy favours Sufiana musicians. Yaqoob and party will perform in Delhi for the NRIs on January 8 and then at press club of India. Chief minister Azad is also writing to ambassadors of Arab countries so that our Sufiana artistes can perform there,” says Secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art and Culture and Languages, Rafiq Masoodi.

The artists are also delighted about the fact.

“I am thankful to your channel that our plight has been highlighted. It has reached to the right forum and we have been invited to perform in Delhi,” says Sufiana artist, Mohammad Yaqoob.

``Your channel took our plight and we are feeling great. But the government should not stop here,” says another Sufiana artist, Sami.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

J&K govt all ears for Sufi artists now
By Mufti Islah - CNN-IBN - New Delhi,India
Friday, January 5, 2007

Srinagar: Barely a week after CNN-IBN reported the plight of Sufiana artists, the Jammu and Kashmir government has reacted. It has announced new measures to help the artists practising an art form that has not been getting due recognition.

“I thank CNN-IBN for its report on Sufiana artists. The cultural academy favours Sufiana musicians. Yaqoob and party will perform in Delhi for the NRIs on January 8 and then at press club of India. Chief minister Azad is also writing to ambassadors of Arab countries so that our Sufiana artistes can perform there,” says Secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art and Culture and Languages, Rafiq Masoodi.

The artists are also delighted about the fact.

“I am thankful to your channel that our plight has been highlighted. It has reached to the right forum and we have been invited to perform in Delhi,” says Sufiana artist, Mohammad Yaqoob.

``Your channel took our plight and we are feeling great. But the government should not stop here,” says another Sufiana artist, Sami.

1 comment:

tpraja said...

Have you seen the new India search engine www.ByIndia.com they added all the cool features of popular products like MySpace, YouTube, Ebay, Craigslist, etc. all for free to use and specifically for India. Anyone else try this yet?

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