Leaders pay homage to A.N.Vaishnavi,the great leader of KPs
Jammu,July 08 (Scoop News) -ASKPC organized a special All party condolence meeting today to pay homage to the great leader of Kashmiri Pandits,A.N.Vaishnavi, the former President of All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference. People from across all sections of the society participated in the Shradhanjali Sabha at Surya Martand Bhawan, Ploura and paid their respectful obeisance to the departed noble soul.
Speakers said that Shri Vaishnavi Ji’s sudden and sad demise sent shock waves across the community and the nationalist forces in the Jammu and Kashmir state. As he was known as the father of the community, Shri Vaishnavi played a stellar and long innings, fighting for the cause of the Kashmiri Pandits.
The distinguished gathering among others included Raman Bhalla, Minister for Revenue, Dr. Jitender Singh, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Brig. Suchet Singh, Dr. Agnishekhar, Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo,B.S.Slathia, Ramesh Sabharwal, Dr. R.L.Bhat, H.N.Jattu, H.L.Bhat, R.K.Raina, Virender Raina, Phoola Kaul, A.K.Braroo, K.K.Khosa and H.L.Chatta.
The speakers described Shri Vaishnavi as the tallest leader of the displaced community who as a doyen of nationalism was always at the forefront of the struggle in exile. They said that Shri Vaishnavi ji was active since 1940s itself and played a major role in the Praja Parishad movement in 1952-53, 1967 agitation of Kashmiri Hindus and Ladakh uprising. He went to the jail a number of times including in the period of emergency in 1975. As a pioneer leader, he led from the front during the period of exile and worked tirelessly for the displaced community. The nationalist forces of the state have lost a great pillar of strength in his passing away. He also played his role as a social reformer and was also a role model who led a very simple and austere life. During his adolescent age he also associated himself with revolutionaries in Punjab. He used his stint in Pathankot, Handwara, Leh, Jammu and Srinagar to create national consciousness among the youth of the society. His self-less services will be remembered always by the society at large.
The gathering observed two minute silence on the occasion and paid floral tributes to the departed leader.
It was declared that the ashes of the departed soul would be immersed at Jammu, Haridwar, Leh and Kashmir in due course of time. A memorial in the name of the great leader would also be raised in Jammu at an appropriate place.The 10th day Kriya would be observed on 10th July 2012 at Muthi ghat at 8 A.M.
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