3-day ‘Tawi Festival’ held at Amar Mahal Museum, Jammu celebrates the grandeur of Dogra culture
Visitors got an opportunity to catch a glimpse of vibrant Dogra culture through a platform arranged for sharing cultural knowledge and information besides providing a bunch of cultural programmes for entertainment.
The festival’s organisers said arrangements have been made to hold musical programmes, besides giving people the opportunity to know about Dogra cuisine and traditional dresses.
Karan Singh, a veteran Congress leader and son of the last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, inaugurated the ‘Tawi Festival’ at the Hari Niwas palace and told a gathering about the richness of Dogra tradition.
According to the organisers, arrangements have been made to hold musical programmes, besides giving people the opportunity to know about Dogra cuisine and traditional dresses.
Besides all the fanfare, visitors also got an opportunity to view the only Nal-Damyanti painting collection available which is available only at the palace in the world.
There is also a big library here which contains a rare collection of books on every subject especially pertaining to culture, history and religion.
The other attractions at the festival include demonstration and display of Basohli and Kangra miniature paintings from the Basohli Atelier by Sohan Bilawaria and his students, and representing the ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ with active support of the Hari Tara Charitable Trust.
During an exhibition, INTACH‘s Jammu Chapter displayed the project report, vision documents, brochures, documentations of wall paintings of built heritage, literature and heritage education in the Tawi festival as a part heritage awareness programme.