Sharda Ashtami celebrated
JAMMU, Sept 6: Member Parliament and Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Jugal Kishore Sharma today said that after the abrogation of Article 370 the time has come to press for the commencement of pilgrimage to the world famous Sharda Teertha which at present is under the illegal occupation of Pakistan.
Speaking at a function at Sanjeevni Sharda Kendra in connection with Sharda Ashtami which is also known as Ganga Ashtami, he said that Sharda represents the highest pinnacle of the cultural essence of Indian ethos which had in the glorious past made India the Vishva Guru (world teacher). He further said that the changed political situation after the historical steps taken by Modi Government on August 5, it is now natural that the pilgrimage to Sharda temple is started again.
He allayed the fear of any possibility of scattered settlement of displaced community and said that his party will ensure that under the new changed situation all fears of displaced community will be taken into consideration before taking any step towards the settlement of Kaskmiri displaced people in the Valley.
Commissioner Relief and Rehabilitation, T K Bhat who was guest of honour apprised about the steps being taken by the Relief Department in mitigating the hardships faced by the displaced community. He informed that the process of relief and rehabilitation is being revamped so that succor is provided speedily to the needy.
Senior Trustee of the Kendra and noted social activist Hridey Nath Pandita under lined the multifarious activities of the Kendra. On the occasion Sharda Puraskaar was given to Ishwar Ashram Trust, Ishbor Gupt Ganga , Srinagar.
Two books, one book titled Sharda Gyan Arjan-2019 compiled by the Vidyarthi Vibag (Students ‘Wing) of the Kendra and the other book titled Some Places of Religious Heritage in Kashmir compiled by the content generation team of the Kendra were released.
Brilliant students of the community who had cracked the KAS exams this year namely Amrita Bhan and Sachin Bali were also honoured on the occasion. Earlier, general secretary of the Kendra Dwarika Nath Raina welcomed the guests.
The Mahila Wing of the Yog class of the Kendra presented soul -stirring Bhajhan on the occasion. The compiler of Sharda Sahastranaam , Swami Sacchcidanand Puri also graced the function.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by social activist, Maharaj Krishen Bhat. Annual Sharda Yagnya was performed on the occasion after Puran Ahuti, Prasaad was also distributed .
Sharda Ashtami celebrated