The screening of a documentary film “Tonga Tradition and Effects of Modernization on it” was held today at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Baramulla. Scores of students attended the screening.
Tonga owners working in this field since decades were also invited for the screening.
The makers of the program said the screening of documentary film on Tonga was to give a boost to this extincting tradition of valley.
“In other parts of country and in foreign countries Tonga is taken as a luxury ride but in Kashmir Tonga has become a taboo.”
The documentary film wa made by video journalist Abid Salam.
On the occasion SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain, Principal Girls Higher Secondary School Suraya, Socio-political activist Touseef Raina were present besides a huge number of students.
Guest of honour SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussein while speaking on this occasion said that youth are the future of our nation and youth only can preserve our tradition, culture and build a peaceful atmosphere.
He further said that death is easy while life is hard, so youth should live their lives as a challenge for prosperity of their parents, society and nation as well.
While addressing the gathering, Touseef Raina said that Kashmir is not just heaven by name but it is a composition of our rich culture, tradition and what we call Kashmiriyat.
“We need to go back to our roots and introspect how to revive our basic identity. Youth is the real potential of any place and J&K has the largest percentage of youth in the country, thus youth need to play their part in bringing peace and development in the state,” he added
The director of the film said that media acts as watchdog and media has a responsibility to touch every single thing to preserve our culture media can help a lot.