Jammu: Lauding Pt Bhajan Sopori for his contribution to the growth of music, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Friday said that the Santoor maestro has lend a great support in showcasing the state`s rich cultural heritage across the country.
"Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts has made valuable contribution in bringing music to the masses and showcasing J&K`s rich cultural heritage across the country and abroad," Vohra said.
He was speaking at the Valedictory Function of the SaMaPa Aalap Festival 2013, organized by the Academy, at the Jodhamal Public School, here.
"I have witnessed the performances of both Pt Bhajan Sopori and Mr Abhay Rustum Sopori in the past but today`s participative musical performance by Pt Bhajan Sopori was altogether outstanding and enchanting," he said.
The Governor, who is also the Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, said that he has known Sopori ever since he was inducted as a member of the Shrine Board and added that the Board has "benefited immensely" from his views.
Vohra also felicitated Sopori and other dignitaries including Principal Secretary to the Governor Navin K Choudhary, on the occasion.