Kashmiri Hindus Celebrate Vitasta Diwas

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Kashmiri Hindus Celebrate Vitasta Diwas with devotion
Jammu, India - September 28, 2012

Vitasta Triyodeshi (Vyath Truvah) was celebrated by Kashmira Vahini on the banks of river Chandrabagha with gaiety and religious fervor where in large number of Kashmiri Pandit women along with men and children participated in these celebrations.

Rajinder Park wore a festive look on this occasion. The program started with hoisting of the flag of Kashmira Vahini accompanied by holocaust dhun. Swami Kumar ji, Swami Pran Nath ji Garib “BHAIJEE”, Dr. Manmohan Shastri and and Sh.B.L.Handoo Prsident Brahaman Mahamandal Kashmir inaugurated the celebrations and threw light on “Vitasta Divas” and also on its religious significance.

Smt. Nirmala Tickoo welcomed the saints, artists, poets, intellectuals and the people who had turned in large numbers for these celebrations. While welcoming the gathering she expressed her happiness over the overwhelming response vahini got from KP community and women in particular in organizing this year’s Vitasta Celebration across the country. She informed that many community members from abroad did send their wishes and reverence for Mata Vitasta. Sh.Bushan Lal Bhat Sharnagat and his fellow devotees enthralled the audience with their devotional musical concert. Kashmira Vahini appreciated their role of spreading sprituality through HARI KIRTAN jagriti
mission.Several upcomming child artists including Anikate Hashia and Shannu Zadoo presented captivating musical hymns.Eminent Artists like Kailsash Mehra, Kuldeep Saproo, Naina Saproo, Deepali Wattal and Shri Ravi Bhan were present on this occasion.

Khema Kaul spokesperson of Kashmira Vahini presented an overall review of Vahini. She emphasized the role Kashmira Vahini has been performing with regard to removing the draconian conditions attached to PM’s employment package and simultaneously drawing the attention of the President of India and Governor of J&K state to the pathetic conditions of living in Jagati, enhancement of relief to 20,000 per month, enactment of protection of Temple Bill, mischievous attempts of changing name of Villages, hillocks, and like recent one of changing name of Srinagar to Shahar-e-Khas.

Smt Gaytri Hashia presented vote of thanks and Meenakshi Sidha administered the oath to continue and intensify the struggle for homeland.

The concluding part of the function was traditional Aarti of the River Goddess Vitasta and “Deep Pravah”, which presented a scene of spectacular synthesis of devotion and dedication on the banks of Chandrabhaga.