Art & Culture
Himachali folk-rap music video ‘Harbele Pyarua’ released at IFF Shimla
SHIMLA- ‘Harbele Pyarua’ music video- first of its kind Chambyali folk-rap was released at the Second International Festival of Shimla. The unique fusion of the folk music of Chamba with contemporary rap is composed and sung by Manorama and a budding rapper Umesh Makta (Omi). Music video was produced by the NEWSENSE Productions, an amateur production house set up by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Himachal Pradesh University to support media-arts endeavours of its students.
The song swept the listeners off their feet as the music established a new landmark in popularizing Himachali folk amongst the younger generation. The Deptt. of Journalism and Mass Communication now plans to promote the song on social media.
On the first day of the IFF Shimla, HPU students had showcased a short film ‘Peccent Pie and R-square’ that the students had produced.
Read: HPU students rock ‘Shimla Film Fest’ with short film ‘Peccant Pie and R-square’
Manorama, the lyricist of the song, said the song represents the story of a village girl who dreams to live her life in urban culture. But her husband is a poor man, totally dependent on agriculture income. “It is a very nice love story which we have conceptualized through our voice. We are hoping for association with Department of Language, Art and Culture, Himachal Pradesh after receiving warm response from the young listeners ”, said exited Manorama.
The song was also performed live by the cast during the two day extravaganza and rejoiced by the audience.
Similarly, Umesh Singh Makta, the composer the song said, “We have tried to bring out a village story in a modern way and the rap was best choice for it. I am sure that the listeners would love the video song. I am very happy to be a part of this song dedicated to Himachali listeners”, he said.
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication is co-organising the second edition of International Film Festival of Himalayan Velocity.
Art & Culture
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.
Art & Culture
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.
Art & Culture
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.