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Minister for Tourism and Culture asks
Bollywood to rediscover Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, April 02 – Calling upon the Mumbai Film Industry to come and shoot in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora has said that the State offers unmatched locales for shooting of films, which the filmmakers will discover only when they come and visit the State.

Interacting with a Mumbai-based film producer, Mr. Sunil Kapoor here today, Mr. Jora said the State government would provide all possible help to the filmmakers for shooting their films here ... more

 

Deputy Chief Minister greets people on
Ramnavmi and Mela Bahu Fort

Jammu, 02 March – The Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Tara Chand today extended his warm greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Ramnavmi and Mela Bahu Fort.

Mr. Tara Chand, in his message called upon the people to follow the path of high moral values and ethics, as shown by Maryada Purshotam Baghwan Rama. Adding that teachings of Lord Rama show us the righteous way of living in this materialistic world ... more

Minister for Tourism and Culture asks
Bollywood to rediscover Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, April 02 – Calling upon the Mumbai Film Industry to come and shoot in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora has said that the State offers unmatched locales for shooting of films, which the filmmakers will discover only when they come and visit the State.

Interacting with a Mumbai-based film producer, Mr. Sunil Kapoor here today, Mr. Jora said the State government would provide all possible help to the filmmakers for shooting their films here.

The Minister said besides Kashmir valley, the State is also blessed with other tourist attractions in Ladakh and Jammu regions, which also provide vast and varied potential for film production houses, adding that shooting films in the J&K is much cheaper as compared to that in Europe.

Asking the Minister to extend logistical support to the film units coming to Kashmir, Mr. Kapoor informed the Minister that his film unit has already started shooting of his forthcoming film – Love in Kashmir and completed 30 per cent production, adding that he would like to shoot more films in Kashmir. He said the rest of the shooting will also be done in the Valley. Mr. Jora assured the producer that all necessary support will be extended to his crew in hassle-free shooting of his film.

Responding favourably to the queries of Mr. Kapoor, the Minister said the State government would provide all possible assistance to the film producers to to shoot their films in the State. He directed Secretary Tourism, Mrs. Tanveer Jehan to facilitate the film unit by providing boarding and lodging facilities, besides other support required by them.

 

Deputy Chief Minister greets people on
Ramnavmi and Mela Bahu Fort

Jammu, 02 March – The Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Tara Chand today extended his warm greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Ramnavmi and Mela Bahu Fort.

Mr. Tara Chand, in his message called upon the people to follow the path of high moral values and ethics, as shown by Maryada Purshotam Baghwan Rama. Adding that teachings of Lord Rama show us the righteous way of living in this materialistic world.

The Deputy Chief Minister, expressing hope that the festival would be celebrated with traditional fervour, said that “May the festival bestow prosperity, peace and happiness on all and continue to inspire us to inscribe the ideals of compassion, justice and humanitarianism in our hearts”.

Mr. Tara Chand also greeted the people of Jammu on the occasion of Mela Bahu Fort. He said that, the Mela is celebrated in the honour of Goddess Kali whose temple in situated at Bahu Fort. The Mela has a special importance, as the temple is visited by large number of people to seek the blessings of Goddess Kali during the Navratras, he added.

Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Department of Information, Press Note, April 02, 2009
 
 
 
 
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