Kashmir University students host Sufi Festival to pay tribute to Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah
Srinagar: The department of student welfare of the Kashmir University recently paid tributes to Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah by hosting a grand Sufi festival.
The main purpose of this festival was to revive the sufiyana, classical and folk music and provide a platform for talented youths of the valley. Because Sufiyana, classical, folk music and overall Sufi poetry is the identity of people which is famous and considered the backbone of Kashmir as per the cultural and traditional point of view, reports ANI.
Shahid Ali Khan, the Cultural Officer of Kashmir University told the news agency, “This festival was a tribute to the legendary Sufi personality Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah, in which students from the Kashmir University and children from neighbour villages took part. Apart from full-fledged education, extracurricular activities are also very important, if the students don’t take part in sports or cultural activities, then the pressure of studies will increase in their minds which can lead to drug addiction. So to release that stress from students, we organise these types of festivals and we will try to organise these types of festivals in the future also. The 2,500 capacity of the convocation centre was fully packed and everyone enjoyed it a lot and we feel encouraged to organise these kinds of festival. From here participants are performing at national and international levels which feels good.”
Highlighting the success of the event, almost two thousand five hundred people, including professors, scholars and students on campus, were present and everybody demanded that such types of festivals should be continued in future.