The regional office of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations here is set to revive the magnificent performing arts traditions of Jammu in a big way by organising a cultural festival promoting 'Hern', the vibrant performing tradition of the Duggar region.
A 'Hern Festival' will be held on the lawns of the Press Club here on January 11.
Speaking to mediapersons at the ICCR headquarters, the regional director of the council said Hern was one of the dying performing art traditions of the Jammu region.
"To give it a new fillip and international projection, all identified active groups of Hern would be given the opportunity to perform in their respective villages in their own cultural milieu, and finally, the best group would be invited to Jammu to perform at the Press Club on January 11," he added.
He added that while the effort may not matter much in the revival, promotion and preservation of the tradition of performing arts, but it would be an eye-opener for organisations and government departments mandated to look after the well-being of the ailing arts of Jammu and Kashmir.