Kashmiri Pandits observe Balidan Divas
Panun Kashmir Convener Dr Agnishekhar paid floral tributes to the hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit Martyrs at the historic Jiya-pota Ghat at Akhnoor. In a simple but impressive program at the martyrs memorial built by Panun Kashmir on the banks of Chander Bhaga(Chinab) on the occasion of Mahashraddh in 2006,members who arrived Akhnoor in a cavalcade observed 2-minutes silence and prayed for the eternal peace of community martyrs all those security personnel who were done to death by terrorists in Kashmir .
Mahant Swami Ramanand Das ji ,who presided over the function, delivered a religious discourse highlighting the significance of serving the nation by its selfless citizens . Swamiji while paying the glowing tributes to the Kashmiri Pandit martyrs appealed to the right thinking people of the country in general and exiled Kashmiri Pandits in particular to get galvanized by the sacrifices of those who laid their lives defending civilizational ethos and the frontiers of the country.Among others who offered obeisance at the memorial site at jia-pota Ghat include Sanjay Dattatreya National Cordinator,R C Kaul,Dr Kshama Kaul,Mrs Gayatri Hashia,C.P.Kaul,Vijay Mattoo and Kaul Sahib.
In another function President Panun Kashmir Dr Ajay Chrungoo while paying tributes to martyrs threw light upon the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus and reminded community members that the noble sacrifices offered by the community persons will remain ever green in their minds. Others leaders of organization also paid rich tributes to the martyrs.
The Joint Forum of KP Organizations observed the Kashmiri Pandit Balidan Divas and organized a protest demonstration at outside the Raj Bhawan,
The demonstration was attended by the activists of the Joint Forum of Kashmiri Pandit organizations. It was addressed by Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President-Panun Kashmir, H.L.Chatta, President-ASKPC, D.N.Kissu, Chairman-NCMCC, R.K.Raina, Senior Vice President-ASKPC and Virender Raina, Spokesperson-Joint Forum.
The participants raised slogans against the apathy of the government towards the displaced community for the last more than two decades. The protesters expressed their full support to the people sitting on Dharna in
The observance of the 14th September as the Martyrs’ Day reminds the community of the historical facts regarding its ethnic cleansing and genocide. Those who forget the facts of history are condemned to live it again and that is why that the leadership of the community has to remain on guard against any hasty and apolitical move regarding the settlement of the community in
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