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News |  24 Feb 2016 16:12 |  By RnMTeam

J & K police use music to bring citizens together

NEW DELHI: In a unique initiative, the Jammu and Kashmir Police is organizing musical programmes ‘Chhoona kai aasmaan’ as part of Civic Action Programme (CAP) which aims to augment the talent of valley youth and connect with the local people.

Concerts have already been held in Baramulla, Shopian, Kargil, and Anantnag and will be held in other areas over the coming few days.In Baramulla, 30 young persons from the district participated and performed in the categories of singing, mimicry and dancing. In Shopian, 40 young persons from different parts of the district participated in the singing competition.

Twenty five persons of the district participated in the event at Kargil and performed in solo singing, solo dancing and group dancing. In Anantnag, 39 young persons from different parts of the district participated in the event and showed their talent in solo singing.

In Budgam, 16 youngsters took part in the talent hunt. Noted artist and writer Bashir Budgami, comic actor Nazir Josh, and Zaffar Iqbal and Amir Khan of Police orchestra were the jury members. Bashir Budgami was honoured with the lifetime achievement award for his contribution in the field of art and culture.

On the conclusion of each function, the winners and runners-ups were awarded cash prize and trophies by senior police officers. The events were witnessed by a large number of the people of the district and officers of the police department and civil administration.