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Discovering Folk Talent Dilbir FoundationAmritsar, December 19, 2014 (Yes Punjab News)

In an endeavour to source hidden talent in the villages of Punjab, Dilbir Foundation (DF) conducted auditions In Preet Nagar.


This was done in collaboration with Gurbakhsh Singh Nanak Singh Foundation of Preet Nagar. A total of Two dozen contestants from the bordering villages participated in the hunt for talent.


DF is working presently on tangible and intangible heritage of Punjab and organises interactions to Identify potential within the scope of its focus areas. This program in the rural hinterland especially From the border region of the state was rewarding, and a few artists have been shortlisted for providing Opportunities and sufficient exposure in their aptitude periphery. Wherever required, the young artists Shall be provided platforms for further training as well for them to realise their true potential.


Hirdaypal Singh, General Secretary, of the Preetnagar NGO was delighted with this development, and Resolved to work with DF in its future endeavours, both in heritage conservation, as well as organic


Farming to preserve the environment of the region.


The interaction was truly rewarding, said Gunbir Singh, President, Dilbir Foundation. There was ample


Talent in both folk and creative cultural forms in the villages. Children need support and exposure, which


We are willing to provide. The presence of Usha Ganguly and her theatre group during the deliberations


Was indeed a source of great pride for us. The evening ended with a truly enthralling theatre performance by her group tiltled “Hum Mukhtara” on the life of the legendary Mukhtaran Mai, who has been an Internationally renowned champion of womens rights especially in the sub-continent.


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