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Migrant Kashmiri children show culture of motherland

india Updated: Jun 29, 2009 16:33 IST

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Born and brought up outside Kashmir, children belonging to the Kashmiri Pandit community showed the attachment to their motherland by depicting Valley's culture through a programme in Srinagar.

About 40 children performed in the programme 'Mauj Kasheer (Mother Kashmir)' at Tagore Hall in Srinagar Sunday evening, showcasing their continuing link with cultural roots in Kashmir.

The members of the minority Pandit community left Kashmir in early 90's when militancy erupted in the Valley.

The programme was specially designed and organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages to showcase the musical talent of children belonging to the community, who live in Jammu and other parts of the country.

The performance, which was witnessed by a full house, had the audience applauding the young migrant artists who presented the compositions based on the poetry of Lalla Dyed, Mehjoor, Dina Nath Nadim, Abdul Ahad Azad and Moti Lal Saqi.

State Finance Minister Abdul Rehim Rather, who was the chief guest, appreciated the presentation of this special show by the migrant children and said the affection these Kashmiri children have for their motherland has moved him to tears.