Prem Nath Bhat journalist awards to Pangotra, Ajit

Excelsior Correspondent

VC JU Prof R.D Sharma presenting PNB Memorial awards to two journalists in Jammu on Saturday.       -Excelsior/Rakesh
VC JU Prof R.D Sharma presenting PNB Memorial awards to two journalists in Jammu on Saturday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

JAMMU, Nov 22: Terming Kashmiri Pandits a struggling community, which has risen like the phoenix from the ashes, Vice Chancellor of Jammu University Prof R D Sharma today said that he feels it a privilege to be the part of the Kashmiri Pandit function.
Prof Sharma, who was the chief guest during the Pt Prem Nath Bhat annual amateur journalist award  function organized by Pt Prem Nath Baht Memorial Trust  here this afternoon, said though the community was forced to lead an exiled life but it remained organized and struggled to inspire others how to face the trouble boldly.
He said it is in this context that the community setup these platforms and fought for the right course not for itself only but for the society as a whole. Highly eulogizing the role of two amateur journalists, Kewal Krishan Pangotra a free lancer and Adarsh Ajit who were presented the Pt Prem Nath Bhat annual amateur journalist award for their contribution to society and highlighting the cause and plight of exiled Pandits, he said these two journalists have written a lot for oppressed and suppressed people. The Trust has done a good work by felicitating them so that more journalists can writer for the right cause, he added.
Prof Sharma, said that both these journalists are serving the society and writing in strong words for a right cause. The Trust has rightly recognized their services, he added.
While expressing solidarity with the Kashmiri Pandit community he recalled his long association with it. “I really understand pain and suffering you faced during the exile and you really struggled hard to come out of the mess”, he added.
In his presidential address Dr K N Pandita expressed the hope that besides the amateur journalist award the Trust will also start the award in literature from next year. Highlighting the role of the Trust he said it has done a lot of social work. He while highly acclaiming the role of two journalists who were felicitated today by the Trust said it has done a great work to the society and acted as unbiased and bold journalists.
Earlier Shiban Khebri a well known columnist and Dr K L Choudhary a renowned writer and physician read the citations of K K Pangotra and Adarsh Ajit respectively.
The award carrying a memento, shawl and a citation was presented to the duo by Prof R D Sharma, Dr K N Pandita and Swami Kumar Ji who was the special guest on the occasion.
The vote of thanks was proposed by chairman of the Trust, Dr A N Pandita while the stage was managed by Sundri Lal Kaul.

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