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|From Jammu, September 6, 2008
|Jammu citizen’s forum honours KP Journlist K.C.Bharti
by: Rockey Pandita
|Jammu Citizen Forum honored prominent citizens of Jammu on September 6, for their great contribution towards the success of Mass Movement in their own way in Jammu on Saturday.
The prominent citizens included businessmen, lawyers, social leaders, journalists and women who played a vital role during the first ever mass movement of Jammu.
The prominent among those honored include King C Bharati, Executive Editor, The Shadow, Ram Sahai, President, Chamber of Commerce, Anil Suri, President Industrial Federation, Inderjit Khajuria, President, Jammu Hoteliers and Lodges Association, B. S. Slathia, President, Bar Association Jammu, S. S. Lehar, Supreme Court Advocate, Suhail Kazmi, General Secretary Jammu Press Club, D. K. Khajuria, senior Advocate, Dr. Verinder Gupta, Professor, Sheikh Shakil, Advocate, Aman Sharma, Kashmir Images, R. S. Gill, North Lines, Rajiv Chuni, Mahesh Padha and Aditya Malhotra.
Former Director General of Police MM Khajuria was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Valuing the input of Jammu Sangarsh benefactors on Saturday. Citizen’s Forum impressed upon the organizers of Sangarsh Samiti to take care of the 3.50 lakh daily-wagers of Jammu before announcing any fresh agitational path.
R. K. Chadda, President of the Forum hailing the contributions of everyone in the 2 months old Jammu agitation while making the difference between the economies of Jammu and Kashmir said that the organizers of such agitations need to take care of 3.50 lakh daily wagers in Jammu. He said that though most of the organizers who led this agitation belong to a particular ideology in India, the Forum invited all to be honoured for their contribution yet it is privilege of the forum to facilitate those who have made themselves present here.
M.M Khajuria, former DGP, called it a historical revolution in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the agitation was unique as it was totally non-violent, secular and nationalistic while other agitations always stand in contrast.. “There are attempts to break the agitation, but when it becomes a movement of the civil society, it gets strength and succeeds”, said Khajuria. Ram Sahai, President, Chamber of Commerce in his address said that though everyone contribution equally in the agitation, these were the traders, business establishments and industries, who for the first time made it historical agitation while keeping their establishments closed for 55 days when bandh was observed in the region.
B. S. Slathia, President Bar Association Jammu, said that it was the contribution of one and all that included women and children as well. He said that though it was Sangarsh Samiti that took the forefront, Jammu bar Association acted according to the aspirations of the people while working all pressures both within and outside.
Yash Bhasin, the Organizing Secretary of the function called it privilege of Jammu Citizen Forum to honour the benefactors of the agitation. He said that the Jammu agitation became successful only when people from all walks of life, irrespective of religion, age and gender contributed in the non-violent and secular agitation.
The prominent among those who participated in the function included Sh. T R Kalra Ex DGP, Mrs. Sudesh President Women Wing of Citizen Forum, Mrs. & Major Harjeet Sahni, Mrs. Daljeet & Tajender Manocha, Mrs. Pawan & Harbans Wahi, Mrs. Usha & Kirti Kochhar, Mrs. Pappy & Chani Oberoi, Mrs. Tajender and Pal Sahni, Mrs. Meera and Ashok Soni, Mrs. Asha Chandan & B R Chandan, Mrs. Kiran Katoch & P C Katoch, Mrs.Pooja & Dinesh Malhotra, Mrs. Swaroop & Dr S K Gupta, Mrs. Sarla Kohli, Mrs. Kamla & Justice Sudesh Gupta, Mrs. Saroj & Thakur Diwakar Singh, Mrs. Poonam & Vickey Dewan, Mrs. Shashi & H L Mani, Mrs. Neelan & Ashok Sethi
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