Music concert raises awareness of polyethylene ban and promotes youth talent in Srinagar
As part of an initiative to publicize polyethylene-free Srinagar, a musical concert named Battle of Bands was held here on Saturday.
The event was organized by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) in collaboration with an NGO White Globe in Sher-e-Kashmir Park. The theme of the event was “A Musical Battle for a Polyethylene-Free Srinagar”.
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha and dignitaries from the Srinagar District Administration attended the event.
Sinha said: “This program is part of the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and through this kind of programs we want to raise awareness about polyethylene ban and also promote the talent of young people. We have banned single-use plastic and polyethylene in Srinagar and the success of this initiative depends on the efforts of the local people to stay clean and keep their environment clean. “
Speaking to ANI, co-organizer of the event, Cheikh Saba said: “We are organizing this event in association with the government and want to raise awareness about the harmful effects of polyethylene on nature and also want to promote the music industry. of the valley as to give young people a platform to showcase their talent and skills. ”
Local groups, musicians and folk singers from the Kashmir Valley took part in the concert. From folk to Bollywood songs, the singers presented songs from different genres.
During the concert, the participants captivated the audience with their performance and expressed their concerns about the harmful effects of polyethylene.
Vibha Saraf, a famous singer, said: “It is a good initiative to promote the music industry in the valley and these types of events can both nurture talent and awareness in society as they help young people. to learn and improve their skills. We should be more environmentally conscious and should not use polyethylene. “