Peerzada for nurturing Kashmiri culture, language
12 January 2008
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu : Minister for Education Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed said 'Government is making all out efforts for preservation of rich Kashmiri culture and traditions and reputed institutions like J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAAC) are nurturing it by many ways'. Stressing on propagation of Kashmiri culture among new generation, Mr. Sayeed said 'Kashmir is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiriat symbolizes love, brotherhood, amity and tolerance'. The Minister was addressing function on Kashmir Day at Abhinav Theatre here today organized by Pir Panchal Secretary JKACC Dr. Rafeeq Masoodi presided over the function. Dr. Rafeeq Masoodi in his address highlighted role of Academy in propagation of State’s rich culture and languages. He asked the organizers to organize such programmes across the state. Later, Minister awarded meritorious and artists of repute with trophies and certificates. President of the organization Ramesh Hangloo in his welcome address stressed on propagation of Kashmiri culture among new generations, making of proper policy for enrichment of culture among the displaced Pandits and introduction of Sharda script in camp schools. He also demanded a Sharda University be set up in J&K and pilgrimage to Sharda Shrine to PoK be restored. On the occasion, Dr Arjan Dev Majboor a renowned scholar was presented Abhinav Gupt Award 2008. The other awards were presented to Vinod Koul, Relief Commissioner and Neeraj Santoshi, journalist. Deepali Wattal, Rajesh Khar and Manik Wanchoo enthralled the audience with their songs. The Coventry Scholars Jammu, SOS, Gole Gujral, Presentation Convent, Abhay Public School and Public School Mishriwala bagged the first five prizes respectively. The programme was compered by Manoj Jad while Vijay Koul, Mukesh Kumar, Adarsh Anand and Kuldeep Koul organised it.