JAMMU, April 24: Mauritius Radio– the national broadcaster of Mauritius featured Jammu & Kashmir on its most popular weekly show “Darshan” with Balwant Thakur as guest on the show.
The program heard by the majority Mauritian population focused on Jammu and Kashmir popularly known as the Crown of India. India’s cultural diplomat, who also runs the world’s largest Indian cultural center based in Mauritius, was the keynote speaker on the programme.
Joined by Dhanu Rajwani, Balwant Thakur transported the Mauritian audience on a fascinating journey of J&K and beautifully depicted its geography, history, languages, culture, traditions, handicrafts, crafts, folklore, food , its fashion, its tourist potential and its rarest facts. beautiful part of the world.
Elaborating on different unique aspects, Balwant Thakur informed that for an outside world, it is just Kashmir while the fact remains that it is one of the most diverse regions having incredible diversity of languages, of cultures and traditions. In support of his point, he featured a few songs demonstrating the distinctive strength of various J&K cultures including Dogri, Gojri, Punjabi, Pahari, Bhaderwahi and Kashmiri.
Balwant Thakur said, “Nowhere on this earth can you find the kind of diversity that J&K offers. Although the region is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty, the world is unaware of the historical legacy of the place which may be of much greater interest to foreigners other than scenic beauty”.
The most remarkable aspect of this program was the revelation of some unknown facts about J&K which were not known to the Mauritian public. The program turned out to be an eye opener for many as the majority of them were unaware of the facts and figures which were narrated beautifully by Balwant Thakur who also happens to be from this region of India. India.