IEP Dehradun, September 19, 2022
Uttarakhand Virasat event will be organised on November 5 and 6 in Dehradun this year at Pavillion Ground with performances of several folk singers and artistes playing traditional musical instruments of the State.
The organiser of the event and managing director of Chardham Hospital, Dr KP Joshi informed that Uttarakhand Virasat is being organised to promote the culture of the State and to bring forward the art of playing local musical instruments like Dhol Damau which appears to be disappearing in today’s world. He said that various kinds of handicrafts items made at the village level will also be displayed at the event along with the description and distribution of their products as part of presenting Uttarakhand’s heritage.
He said that their purpose is to provide a platform to the talents of remote villages and small towns of the State and present them in front of a big audience in Dehradun so that they can get employment opportunities through their talent.
Folk singers like Narendra Singh Negi, Pritam Bharatwan, Meena Rana and Sangeet Dhondiyal among others will perform at the event too. They will also be honoured there for their contribution to the State’s art and culture. Joshi said that chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has given his permission to organise this event and would also be the chief guest there. Five MLAs including Vinod Chamoli and Umesh Sharma ‘Kau’ along with cabinet minister Ganesh Joshi have been invited as special guests too, added Joshi.