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Dogra culture & its identity at the verge of extinction:BJP

Jammu, April 01(Scoop News) –  Jammu and Kashmir,BJP State President Shamsher Singh Manhas today said that the rich Dogra culture and its identity is at the verge of extinction. There was a time when every mohalla and locality housing people from different walks of life had its peculiar identity and particular name having great significance.


Manhas was addressing the gathering at its mass awareness campaign launched under ‘ Jan Sammelans’ covering different areas under Jammu Municipal Corporation, held in Mohalla Narainian of Ward No 9. He was also was the chief guest on the occasion.



Manhas further said that with the passing of time, people are moving away from their roots of Dogra culture and rich values, which is indeed a matter of grave concern. The new generation is fast adopting western culture and forgetting their past of being the future of brave Dogras who made supreme sacrifices for preservation of Dogra culture and honour of Dogras.

He said that forming of mini government through holding regular elections to the municipal corporations, committees and councils can play a very important role in encouraging and preserving centuries old culture. Today the poilitical elite too has diluted the local culture and its importance in life. While for other political parties only elections can be sole target but for BJP it is important to ensure making the democracy flourish at every level and make people part in the decision making bodies. For parties like NC and PDP, their survival is only focussed on giving misleading slogans like autonomy and self rule. For Congress, it do not matter with whom to be coalition partner as only one point agenda of this national party has all along been to remain in power. It is the BJP only which has continuously agitated and made sarifices not just for chair but to strengthen nationalist forces and defeat challenges posed to the unity and integerity of the country. 



Manhas said that the people of Jammu are now more aware of the political games of NC, PDP and Congress and should use the opportunity in forthcoming local bodies elections wisely to show these parties their right place by ensuring BJP’s victory.


State General Secretary Sat Sharma (C.A.) said how serious the present NC-Congress coalition has been towards development and welfare of masses can be well judged from the reports that it failed to utilize rupees 66oo crores drawn from the centre in the just concluded financial year. It should leave no one in any doubt that this dispensation leads in making hollow claims of development but in reality it lacks will for the same.

Former JMC Mayor Kavinder Gupta said that Jammu city witnessed a revolution in developmental activities during five years of last Jammu Municipal Corporation which had 25 committed corporators of BJP. He said that each of our corporator did best during five years to come to the expectations of people. He said it is indeed a matter of pride and satisfaction that we took a numbr of historic decision while heading JMC and expressed hope that people will once again like to see BJP to head JMC.

State Spokesperson Ramesh ASrora said that whenever local bodies elections are held people should reach polling booths in large numbers and utilise the long awaited opportunity to return people-centric candidates so that they do not have to regret for next five years again.

Jammu Distt. President Rajesh Gupta said that there has been uncertaintly among the people whether the government is serious towards holding JMC elections and it becomes primary duty of the government to announce election schedule at the earliest as the peope have been deprived of their constitutional right for years together.He said may be this coalition postpones elections but its eyes are on crores of rupees lying with centre meant for local bodies and to secure that high amount it can hold elections but still these will not serve the real purpose as 74the amendment has not been implemented so far.

Amarnathji, Atma Ram, Kasturi Lal,Balbir Ram, Sakina Bano, Praduman Singh, Subhash Jandial, Sanjay Khanna, Kulbhushan Vohra, Vijay Shama,.Dinesh Sharma, , Balwan Singh and Dinesh Gupta were prominent among those who graced the occasion.