Iconic Week celebrations have been held in Jammu and Kashmir and the government is doing so as a part of the Iconic Week celebrations under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The literary festival brought together renowned literary personalities, acclaimed writers, emerging poets, intellectuals from across the country, who discussed and analyzed several aspects of literary traditions.
Recently Manoj Sinha, while addressing the gathering, highlighted government’s objective behind holding such literary festivals. He said that Gulmarg Lit-Fest is a sincere effort from the J&K Government to promote literary talent and revive the culture. In true sense Jammu and Kashmir has always been a land of rich literary tradition. Some of the world’s greatest creations of literature had come through J&K. Lal Ded Vakh, Habba Khatoon and Nund Rishi’s meditative expressions could not have been conceived elsewhere.
While addressing the gathering Sinha further said that Kashmir has a historic connection with Art, Literature, and music. Confluence of diverse religions is the essence of J&K. The main genres of music – Hindustani and Carnatic have originated here from Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the UT government recognizes the vital contribution of writers in preserving the linguistic and cultural wealth of J&K and lending its full support to every initiative taken for the welfare of the artists of alphabets.