1st Global Kashmiri Pandit Youth Meet Today

1st Global Kashmiri Pandit Youth Meet Today

6 January 2012
The Indian Express


Pune: The first edition of International Kashmiri Pandit Youth Conference will begin from Saturday. The two-day event, organised by Youth 4 Panun Kashmir (Y4PK) and supported by Panun Kashmir, will be held at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha. The function will be begin at 10 am. Sarla Taploo, wife of late Kashmiri martyr Tikalaal Taploo, Swami Kumar ji Maharaj of Kashmir, actors Sanjay Suri, Raj Zutshi and Rahul Bhat, amongst others, will be present on the inangural day. Programmes include felicitation of eminent Kashmiri youngsters with Kashmir Kirti Samman, release of Panun Kashmir Samarika ( souvenir), movie CD on Late Tikalal Taploo and Kashmiri Panchang. Other events include discussions on inducting the youth with the ideology of Panun Kashmir and addressing the youth in diaspora and connecting them back to the community, roots and heritage. Later, a Santoor performance by Abhay Rustom Sopory and a historic awareness session will be held. The first half of the second and final day include a theme based concert - Udaas Satisar, a women’s empowerment session, screening of a movie on Tikalal Taploo and film Echoes of Ethos. The second half will see performance by choreographer Kailash Mehra, a Jan Samarthan session and a political endorsement session on the homeland.