JAMMU, June 30: Glowing tributes were paid to the Iconic leader, Pandit Amarnath Vaishnavi on his sixth death anniversary at a function here, today organized by All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC).
Attended by a large number of prominent community representatives, the speakers recollected the selfless contributions made by late Vaishnavi Ji as a social activist. Prof. Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor, Central University Jammu who was the chief guest on the occasion, while paying tributes to the great son of the Community, said that Vaishnavi Ji was a true nationalist and he in his lifetime did not confine his sphere of activities only among the Kashmiri people but was always ready to contribute outside the Valley also.
Guest of honour Prof. R.L.Shant while eulogising the simplicity of the great leader, appealed the community members to find ways &means of connecting with our younger generation, to propagate our cultural ethos, which was close to the heart of late Vaishnavi Ji.
Relief Commissioner, M.L.Raina, while recalling services of late leader emphasized on the securing the future of the younger generation of the community in the wake of exodus from the Valley, which was only possible through the untiring efforts of late Vaishnavi Ji who ensured reservation of seats in admissions in various educational institutions in the country.
Advocate Ravinder Raina, president, ASKPC while paying homage to the great leader reminisced about his leadership qualities in making ASKPC as the premier representative organisation of the community.
Dr T. K. Bhat, general secretary ASKPC, in his address stated that Vaishnavi Ji had brought about social transformation among communities outside the KP diaspora also. His social transformation among Ladhakis is remembered by all. ASKPC Women Wing president Veena Gurtoo, Dr Roshan Saraf & Mrs Shoki Lidoo also spoke on the occasion.
Jai KishanKher recited religious hymns. Among the galaxy of community stalwarts who attended & spoke on the occasion were Prof. A.N.Sadhu; Prof. P.N.Trisal, M.K.Jalali Sharika PeethSanstha, Kundan Kashmiri, Rakesh Koul, Sampooran Kashmir, Kuldeep Raina SamajikVikasSanstha, Chand Ji Bhat BJP Kashmir Mandal, Vijay Kaskari, AIKS, P.L.Pandita, T.K.Jigyasu, D.N.Kissu, Rohit Bhat, Ashok Kangan, Roshan Lal Raina, S.K.Dhar, Sunil Bhat Jagati, Makhan Lal BJP Mandal, Prof. G.L.Koul, Dr A.K.Koul KPS, Kewal Sher, R.K.Ganjoo, Shiban Khaibri & Rameash Hangloo from Radio Shardha paid tributes to Vaishnavi Ji.
The programme was conducted by P.K.Raina& Dr T.K.Bhat delivered the vote of thanks.