Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar
I am glad to know that the National Integrated Forum of Artists and Activists is organizing an International Cultural Festival "Harmony 2017" at Kama! from October 21 to 28, 2017as a part of the Swarna Jayanti celebrations of inception of Haryana.
It is equality heartening that Harmony 2017 will be followed by an International youth Conference and Closing ceremony in New Delhi on October 29, 2017.
The State of Haryana has completed 50 years of its formation on 1 st November, 2016. Since then many programmes and festivals are being organized and several projects are also being implemented by various Government departments. Some of these are being organized in collaboration with social organization to showcase the glorious past of Haryana, the land of l3hagavad Gita.
Such cultural programmes not only provide an apt platform to the artists to exhibit their talent, but also generate awareness amongst the people about social and cultural aspects of our country. Therefore, such programmes help in brining about positive sodal changes in the society and strengthen national integration.
1 am sure, Harmony 2017 will prove a step forward in projecting our rich cultural heritage in its true perspective at a time when our youth seems to be influenced by the western culture.
My best wishes.