Nagpur: When one educated couple was invited to visit Jammu and Kashmir, they sought guarantee of their safety. This view to look at Jammu and Kashmir should be changed. Stop looking at J&K with weird vision. Our message is love which wants humanity, requested Kashmiri youth Jahid Bhat.
Chhatra Jagruti and Sarhad organisations had organised a programme ‘Interaction with Kashmiri Children’ at Dhanwate National College on Saturday. Bhat was speaking during the programme. MLC Prof Anil Sole presided over the function, while principal of Dhanwate National College Dr Babanrao Taywade was chief guest. Sarhad organisation’s Prashant Talnikar, secretary of Chhatra Jagruti Adv Nishant Gandhi were present on the occasion. Terror affected students from Kashmir namely Jahid Bhat, Ashit Khan, Rikzen Chundol, Jogindar Singh, Stanzing Dorje and Rubina Afzal Meer were also present in the programme.
Bhat interacted with students among audience through Hindi and Marathi languages. He said, “Maximum number of languages are in use in Jammu and Kashmir which is known as city of flower. Despite of this, Jammu and Kashmir which is also known as India’s heaven has fallen prey to terrorism and instability day by day. Now this should be stopped and for this it is necessary to give priority to development and education in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Narrating his experience, Jogindar Singh said, “Militants had attacked my house when I was four year old. In that fateful night, militants killed 15 relatives including my parents. My elder sister Santoshadevi who was 12-year-old then, had taken out me safely from there. This should be stopped. Every citizen of country should help to establish peace in the Valley. I had no past, but have future. Everyone should think positively.”
Dr Taywade said, “These students have taken challenge to change Jammu and Kashmir and it is hoped that they will succeed. Terrorism arises from injustice which has to be finished through peace. I praise work of Sarhad organisation.”
MLC Sole in the presidential address said, “Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of country and it will remain so. The change in attitude of youths from the Valley will prove to be a boon for development and peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Sarhad’s work is very appreciable.”
Adv Nishant Gandhi made introductory remarks. He said it is being attempted that 1 crore students in country should be made aware about condition prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir and its beginning is being done from Nagpur through this programme.
Omprakash Soni conducted the proceedings while Mukta Chavan proposed a vote of thanks. All six students from Jammu and Kashmir were felicitated during function.