Monday, September 5, 2016
19th EDITION OF jHAROKHA, A JOINT EFFORT OF RADIO KASHMIR JAMMU AND j&k ACADEMY OF ART CULTURE AND LANGUAGES
Radio Kashmir Jammu and Jammu and Kashmir Academy of art, Culture and Languages,felicitated Pt. Narayan Parshad ,a renowned Kathak Dancer in under its regular series of interaction and felicitation programme entitled ‘JHAROKHA’. This was 19th edition of Monthly Jharokha programme, a combined effort of the two premier organisations.Prof Nirmal Vinod, renowned Dogri, Hindi and Punjabi poet, writer and scholaar was the Chief Guest while Sh. S.K.Malhotra Programme Head Radio Kashmir Jammu and Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, JKAACL were also present in the presidium.
Born on October 3rd,1949 in Pakki Dhaki, Jammu , Pt. Narayan Parshad did his matric from J&K Board of School Education, Jammu and Diploma in Kathak from Kathak Kendra, New Delhi in 1973. After diploma, he also had Degree in Kathak from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. During his diploma period in New Delhi under the able Guruship of the Kathak Maestro Pt. Birju ji Maharaj and also performed at lots of places in the Country including Bhopal, Ujjain, Luknow, Dehradoon and Chandigarh. After attaining his diploma and degree in Kathak, he came to Jammu where he opened a Dance institute Natyeshwar Nirtya Vidyalaya and started giving teaching to the Students. He produced many disciples like Shilpa Kotwal, Anuradha Seth who have proved their worth in Kathak not only in the State but in the whole Country also.
In the meanwhile he also joined BSF School, Paloura as Dance Instructor in 1983 and served hat Institute upto 2013.Presently he is fully dedicated to his dance Institute and giving teaching to many students. He was awarded by the then State Governor Sh. Jag Mohan for his participation in Methlisharan Gupt Samaroh , 2007 by J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages .Sharing his view points about the programme , Prof Nirmal Vinod congratulated Pt. Narayan Parshad for this felicitation function arranged jointely by JKAACL and RKJ in recognition of his valuable services which he has rendered throughout his life in field of Kathak Dance. He also appreciated the efforts of the premier Institutions of the State in promoting Art, Culture and Languages of the State. Earlier delivering his welcome address, Sh. S.K.Malhotra, Sr. Prgoramme Head, RKJ welcomed the august gathering and thanked for rending their cooperation in making this JHAROKHA programme a grand successes.
Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Jammu presented vote of thanks and also highlighted some of the new venture similar in nature like Jharokha namely Saraha Parouhana and Gharana started by the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and these programme are also getting overwhelming response from the People of Jammu he added . Smt. Promila Manhas a prominent Dogri Writer read out detailed paper on the life and works of Pt. Narayan Parshad . Whereas Citation given to him alongwith a Shawl, bouquet and Sh. Ashok Gupta, Editor Dogri in the Academy readout Citation on the occasion. Sh Ravi Kant, announcer, Radio Kashmir, Jammu conducted the proceedings of the programme.
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