Saturday, February 4, 2012

Governor inaugurates Kashmir Festival at Pune

Governor N. N. Vohra, inaugurated 7th Kashmir Festival, "Khushboo-e-Kashmir", organized by the SARHAD and Arihant Education Foundation at Pune in Maharashtra.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Vohra recalled the prolonged turmoil faced by the people of Kashmir and the large number of innocent persons who had lost their lives in this period, besides the enormous economic loss and disruption of the educational system, which had affected the youth of J&K most adversely.

Lauding the outstanding initiative of Sanjay Nahar for the invaluable work he was doing under the banner of SARHAD, the Governor stressed upon corporate institutions and the affluent sections of the society and NGOs to come forward in enlarging efforts for promoting the welfare of orphans, destitute children and other less privileged segments of the society. He stressed the need for nurturing moral and ethical values along with academic learning for their balanced personality development.

The Governor observed that SARHAD is among the leading NGOs which had come forward to secure the welfare of orphans and destitute children from the State. He hoped that many other organizations would emulate the excellent work being done by SARHAD to enable orphan children to stand on their own feet.

Referring to the Kashmir Festival, the Governor observed that such events provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the glorious composite cultural heritage of the State across the country.

Earlier, on arrival at the inaugural function, the Governor was received by Sanjay Nahar, other functionaries of this organization, teachers and students.

Speaking on the occasion, Sanjay Nahar dwelt on the aims and objects of organizing the Kashmir Festival.

The students from Kashmir presented a welcome song on this occasion, which was followed by a performance by the Immersion Band of Dr. Amit Wanchoo.

Among those who were present on the occasion included Dr. Mohan Dharia, a senior Gandhian leader, Mehmood-ur-Rehman, formerly Additional Chief Secretary of J&K and . Prataprao Pawar, Chairman, Sakal Group of Newspapers.

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