People of city got a rare opportunity to experience the magic of two contrast exhibitions that one in the form of Abhiyati 13- a photo exhibition and other opportunity to visit the historic monuments through means of photo exhibition that is going on in Gaiety to mark the celebration of World Heritage week
“In LAC exhibition I got lot of information about the state monuments where as in other one I got an opportunity to have a world tour through photographs”, Misha Verma, a local resident and a
The on going double exhibition at Gaiety on the monumental heritage of Himachal Pradesh by Archaeological Survey Of India, Shimla Circle and State Archaeology Language and Culture Department, Himachal and Abhiyati 13- Photography exhibition by the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla is receiving a very warm reception by people.
While informing about the exhibition Abhay Singh, officer trainee at NAAA says, “We are celebrating the World Heritage Week and in the exhibition we have showcased photographs taken by IAS officers from batch 1975 to 2012. There are different categories and photographs displayed under the Competitive
section have been short-listed by after valuable judgment of Raghu Rai (Padma Shree-1972), Pablo Bartholomew (Padma Shree-2013) and Shipra Das (one of India’s first woman photojournalist).”
“We received more than thousand entries and none of them is professional photographer. We even have various competitions for school and college students where they can give captions to displayed
photographs and win prizes”, he informed further.On the other hand in other exhibition people can see the photographs of the existing Heritage
monuments in the State. The main thought behind the showcased photographs was to make the people aware about the rich heritage that The State has inherited from ancestors and to make people realize the worth of it by creating awareness among them. Other than that a list of various other heritage monuments in the entire country is also exhibited in the show.
In the exhibition there were approximately 150 photographs showcased including photographs of heritage temples like Nag Temple, Chaupal; Narvadeshwari Temple, Sujanpur; Hatkoti; Surya Narayan Temple to name some. It also showcases forts and Palaces in Himachal too giving insight into rich architecture of the state.
There is a sharp contrast in both the exhibitions as on one hand there is non professional shots taken right from mobile cameras to normal pocket ones are exhibited where as on other cameras like Cannon Rebel XT; Sony Alpha100; Sony Cyber Shot W520; Nikon DMat; Sony Alpha100 and Nikon DMat; Cannon Powesrhot 640 and Sony Cyber Shot W520 have been used by the photographers respectively.
The brief description about the monuments are also coming handy for the people as Misha Verma, one of the spectators, while commenting on the exhibition said, “I am really happy to have visited the show as I can see photographs right from religion (Devi and Devtas) to sunsets and other landmarks under one roof. In LAC exhibition I got lot of information about the state monuments where as in other one I got an opportunity to have a world tour through photographs. It was really a wonderful experience.”
Use Offerings Made at Himachal’s Hindu Religious Institutions Only For Hindus, Employ Only Hindus: HP Govt
Shimla-The Additional Chief Secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Language, Art & Culture Department has issued a notification barring the use of offerings made at the Hindu religious places or institutions for non-Hindu Communities.
Directions in this regard have been issued to Commissioners (temple) under Section 27 of the Himachal Pradesh Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act, 1984.
“All the receipts or offerings including gold and silver of the Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments shall be used only for the purposes pertaining to the welfare and other activities relating to only Hindus. No receipts or offerings shall be used for the purposes associated with activities relating to Non-Hindus,” the notification said.
Further, now, no non-Hindu person would be given any sort of employment at the Hindu religious institutions/places.
“All the officers and officials including the personnel related to security etc. whether appointed or deputed or taken on outsourcing basis shall be out of the persons professing the Hindu religion only,” the notification said.
No further clarification was provided regarding the intended purpose of this move.
Kullu Dussehra 2021: All Religious Ceremonies to be Allowed, But No Commercial and Cultural Events
Shimla-The International Kullu Dussehra would be organised from 15th October to 21st October, 2021, the Himachal Pradesh Government informed today after holding a meeting regarding the same.
The HP Government has decided that all deities would be invited for the Dussehra festival. Orgnaization of all religious ceremonies would be allowed traditionally, but the cultural and commercial activities would not be held.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over meeting of State Level Kullu Dussehra Committee. Directions were given to ensure proper security system, uninterrupted electricity supply and adherence of Covid-19 guidelines.
It was also decided in the meeting that Language, Art and Culture Department would provide an additional amount of Rs. 10 lakh to district administration Kullu for organising Kullu Dussehra festival.
Wah Re Corona: Himachali Folk Artist’s Lyrical Satire is Factual Rendition of India’s Agonizing Catastrophe
Shimla-Otherwise blatantly vocal and distinctively mass-mobilizing government of India is suddenly in the most subdued self after its proclaimed victory over the deathly virus; participation in uncontrolled election rallies; and permitting maha melas. The stalwarts are in the hiding, while helpless citizens – who voted them into power not once but in landslide victories twice – are dying due to lack of oxygen, poor – unavailable – medical facilities, and the denial stance of the ignorant in the helm.
Drawing a comparison between the fatal coronavirus and the mismanagement of the entire situation by the appalling government; a Himachali folk artist has released a factually appropriate lyrical satire that will tickle your mind and leave you to imagine what has brought this catastrophe onto us. The song is written by Rameshwar Sharma and music by Lalit Sauta.