AIKS makes power point presentation on Kashmir shrines

Excelsior Correspondent
New Delhi, May 27: All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) made a power point presentation on the repair, re-construction and restoration of Hindu temples and shrines in Kashmir valley. The presentation was held at Samavar, Pamposh Enclave, New Delhi today.
The function was presided over by Vijay Aima, vice president, AIKS. Dr. M. K. Razdan, Financial Advisor Samajik Vikas Sansthan (SVS) was the chief guest.
The function began with the felicitation of Dr. Razdan and other important dignitaries present on the occasion. Dr. Romesh Raina, general secretary AIKS in his welcome address expressed his gratitude to Dr. Razdan for having come all the way from the USA to attend the important event.
He said that the temples and shrines constitute the living symbols of Hindu civilization in Kashmir and how imperative it was for the community to see they remain alive during its period of exile. He said the credit for bringing them back in life largely goes to Dr. Razdan and his Samajik Vikas Sansthan for undertaking the repair and reconstruction of temples and shrines there.
He however, regretted that the important Temples and Shrine Bill which ought to have been passed by the J&K Legislature seems to be destined for an uncertain future. Therefore, he said, the onus of restoring these spiritual and cultural symbols to the past glory rests on us.
Vijay Aima made a keynote address by complementing Dr. Razdan for his commendable role in renovating the temples and shrines. He commented that though on the face of it seemed a mere reconstruction work, yet it was beyond that as it has regenerated hope that all is not lost for KPs and the coming generations of the community.
Dr. M. K. Razdan in his power point presentation gave a graphic account of the projects undertaken by him so far which include Reshi Peer, Pokhribal, Manzgaon, Devsar and many more temples. He also apprised the participants that a survey is underway to identify many more temples that need urgent attention. Once the survey is complete, he said, the project of reconstructing will be undertaken. In this regard he will be visiting Kashmir valley and will stay there for about two months to personally supervise the exercise and the projects. He concluded the presentation on a positive note.
Jatinder Kaw presented the vote of thanks.


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