Jammu : The Government schools demonstrated a commanding presence in the ambitious visual storytelling competition organized by the Department of Information and Public Relations under Badalta Jammu Kashmir initiative, sweeping all positions in various categories.
The Department of Information and Public Relations’ visual storytelling competition, conducted as part of ‘Badalta Jammu Kashmir,’ received an overwhelming response, with over 50,000 individuals participating and witnessing the dominance of government schools.
DIPR organized the Photography and Videography Competition under the flagship program of Badalta Jammu Kashmir. The event garnered a massive response, with over 11,000 entries engaging approximately 50,000 individuals from diverse backgrounds across Jammu and Kashmir. The competition encouraged citizens to spotlight transformative developments in J&K .
The department has been actively organizing programs to promote the participation of the region’s populace in government endeavors. In this regard, the DIPR provides a platform for local talents to exhibit their unique skills. Programs like Beats of J&K, symposiums, painting competitions, song competitions, National Anthem competitions, and related cultural presentations are part of the departmental initiatives in this regard.
Winners across various categories were honored in a felicitation ceremony held here under the chairmanship of Joint Director Information Jammu, Atul Gupta. The competition not only celebrated the participants’ talent but also provided a poignant visual narrative of the dynamic changes unfolding in the realms of infrastructure, healthcare, and education throughout the region.
Atul Gupta, while complimenting the winners, expressed hope that the participants would continue to supplement and support DIPR’s efforts towards achieving success under such noble initiatives. This will immensely help in further cementing the bond between the department and the common masses for the larger interest of society.
In the short film category, Higher Secondary School Barbugh Imam Sahib, Shopian secured the first spot, while ITI Ramban bagged the top position in the super short film category. Similarly, Government Primary School Tilla and Government High School Wanigam Payeen, Baramulla, clinched the top places in the photo story and single photo category, respectively. The Special Encouragement award was given to High School Narore, Udhampur, for a single photo.
Among others present on the occasion were Deputy Director, Audio Visual, Daharam Pal, Deputy Director (PR), Dr. Vikas Sharma, Deputy Director, Central, Sunil Kumar, Information Officer, Ashu Kumari, Programme and Coordinating Executive, Akanksha Kalaotra, Information Officer, Sachin Bali, Information Officer, Miheer Thakur, award winners besides officers and officials of the department.