SSK organises ‘Samohik Shivratri Samaroh’
JAGTI, Feb 24: There is dire need to preserve mother tongue in order to save culture, custom and values of any community. Moreover, mother tongue is the best medium to inculcate sense of belongingness.
This was stated by Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor, Jammu University, while addressing a large gathering as a chief guest at ‘Samohik Shivratri Samaroh’, organised by Sanjeevani Shardha Kendra in the premises of Khir Bhawani Temple, Jagti, near here today.
While lavishing praise on the organisers for smooth and successful conduct of the programme, Prof Dhar said that such ‘Samohik’ programmes go a long way in preserving culture and customs of a community.
He further said that the certificate courses in Shardha lipi have already been started and the focus is on running the diploma courses in this regard.
Congratulating young artist Rahul Wanchoo for singing a beautiful Kashmiri song, Prof Dhar said that such performances bring ecstatic feeling in everybody’s mind.
Earlier, after paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Pulwama terror attack, Paray Lal Bhat from Sanjeevani Shardha Kendra presented welcome address, while Dr MK Bharat introduced Annual Calendar of the Kendra.
The main speaker, Swami Radesh Dass Ji and Prof PN Trisal, who presided over the function, threw light on ‘Shaivism’ and significance of the ‘Samaroh’.
The chief guest and the other dignitaries released Annual Calendar of Sanjeevani Shardha Kendra on the occasion, which the organisers said will be distributed among all the Kashmiri Pandit families very soon.
A variety of cultural and religious items were conducted by the artists on the occasion.
Guitarist Rahul Wanchoo sang a kashmiri song and won hearts of the entire gathering, while children from Sanatan Kendra Jagti recited Bhagwat Gita in style to steal the show.
Famous singer Shanti Lal Sidh’s ‘Bhajans’ as usual enthralled the audience.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Promila Koul Pandita.