First-ever grand Jat Mahila Sammelan organized

Jat leaders and women of the community during a convention in Jammu.
Jat leaders and women of the community during a convention in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 9: The women of Jat community today showcased unprecedented strength and solidarity during the first ever Mahila Sammelan organized under the banner of All India Jat Maha Sabha (AIJMS), here today.
The function was organized under the leadership of Choudhary Manmohan Singh, president AIJMS J&K and was attended by more than 2000 Jat women from Jammu province.
On the occasion, Choudhary Yudhvir Singh (general secretary AIJMS), was the special invitee, Jai Inder Kour (president AIJMS Mahila Wing Punjab and daughter of Captain Amrinder Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab) was the chief guest while Dr Urmila Tomar, Director School Education (Retired) Madhya Pradesh Government and Dr Alka Balram Kshatriya (former MP of Gujarat) were the guests of honour.
While presenting welcome address, Manmohan Singh reiterated the demands of the Jat Maha Sabha including reservation under OBC category, ownership rights over the custodian land allotted to the families after Indo- Pak wars of 1965 and 1971 in districts Kathua, Samba and Jammu, payment of Rs 5.5 lakh grant to the left over families and release of promised payment of Rs 25 lakh for one time settlement.
Speaking on the occasion, Yudhvir Singh said that united we stand and divided we fall should be remembered all the times as the fight for getting OBC status is a long one and needs persistent support of community people to achieve the objective.
Jai Inder Kour, in her address, said that the change in attitude will help the Jat community to move forward with confidence thus ensuring it’s all round development. She appealed the women of Jat community to come forward and extend all possible support to Jat Maha Sabha in getting OBC status at par with other parts of the country.
During the Sammelan, Sheetal Choudhary (KAS), Ranjeet Kaur (KAS) and Flying Officer Priyanka Choudhary were honoured by the chief guest and other guests, terming them Pride of Jats.