Jammu, August 28(Scoop News)- Dharam Chand Prashant, one of few pre-independence era journalists of Jammu and Kashmir, passed away on Wednesday.He was 96. He is survived by three sons and four daughters.
Mr Prashant started his journalistic career from Lahore in 1946.He began his career with Associated Press of India before Independence and worked with Press Trust of India (PTI) in 1947.
He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1982 and remained an MP till 1986. Prashant also authored some books during his years as a journalist.
He was one of the founder members of Dogri Sanstha and fought relentlessly for the inclusion of Dogri language in eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution.
After the inclusion of Dogri language in eighth schedule, he campaigned for introduction of Dogri language in educational institutions up to post graduation level.
He was associated with many social, cultural and religious organisations.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has condoled the sad demise of veteran Journalist and former Rajya Sabha Member, D. C. Prashant.
In his condolence message, CM conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Journalists in J&K condoled the death of veteran journalist and expressed their sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul.
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee has also condoled the death of Dharam Chand Prashant.
JKPCC president and former union minister Saifuddin Soz has expressed deep shock over the demise of Prashant and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to members of the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul in heaven.
Senior leaders of the PCC have also condoled the death of Prashant and conveyed their sympathies to the bereaved family. They prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Prominent those who condoled the death were Dharm Pal Sharma, Minister for PHE Sham Lal Sharma, Th. Hari Singh, S. Gurmukh Singh, Prem Sagar Aziz; Ravinder Sharma-MLC, Mula Ram-Ex minister, Vinod Sharma, Smt. Kanta Bhan, Ch. Shah Mohammad, Smt. Indu Pawar-MLA, Shiv Dev Singh-Ex-MLA, Om Chopra-Ex-MLA, Bharat Gandhi-Ex MLA, S.R.Sudhir, K.L.Gupta, Manmohan Singh, D.S.Langeh, Ravi Singh Salathia, Sanjay Sawhney, B. B. Gupta, Neeraj Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Kapil Chib, Pankaj Basotra and others.
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