Kashmiri Pandits migration a human tragedy:Sagar
The Minister was speaking at a function organized by Aathwass- an organization of the displaced Writers, Artists , producers- the other day. MLC, Vijay Bakaya, senior officers, scores of intellectuals, writers and media personalities were also present.
Referring to the concept of Kashmiriyat, Sagar said that in spite of the fact the some many vested interests tried to create a chasm between the two communities they still share a strong bond, common ethos and culture, which has no parallels in the annals of the history. “The time is not far way when they would return to their to places and once again start living there and strengthen the age old traditions of mutual brotherhood, peaceful co-existence for which
Referring the historic role of the late Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the Minster said that the idea of the mutual co-existence and peaceful living was advocated by the late leader several decades ago and when the whole of the sub –continent was engulfed by the flames of the hatred and communal passions, it was due to his personal efforts that not a single incident of the type was reported from the valley. ‘The role of the leader was even acknowledged by various political stalwarts of that time when they maintained that they saw a ray of hope emanating from the Valley’, he maintained
The Minister said that the Government is aware of the role being played by different organizations working for the promotion and propagation of art and culture and every possible help would be provided to them
Vijay Bakaya also spoke on the occasion and assured the organizers that government would extend all the help to organizations working for the upliftment and enrichment of the rich culture of the state.
On the occasion awards were also presented to different media personalities and writers which included Dr. R. L. Shant, Bharti Zaroo, N. D. Jamwal, Farooq Nazki and Mushtaq Ali, A colourful cultural programme was also presented and film dedicated to the legendary broadcaster of Kashmir Padamshri Pushkar Bhan was also showcased on the occasion.
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