Jammu and Kashmir Rakesh Sapru and Ravi Zutshi
The gathering of representatives from civil society, political parties, and the various pressure groups aimed to establish dialogue among the people and form goodwill groups to bridge communal divides.

In a significant move towards peace and cultural preservation, the Mission for Unity and Brotherhood organized an event at the India International Centre in Delhi, focusing on the social, economic, and cultural issues about the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rakesh Sapru Jammu Kashmir

The meeting highlighted the importance of saving Kashmiri culture and addressing the youth’s disconnection from their roots. Concerns were raised about the erosion of local dialects and languages, with calls for the Kashmiri language to be recognized officially in education and government work.

Participants agreed on the need for ground-level efforts to reconcile displaced Kashmiri Pandits and the state’s Muslim population. Proposed initiatives include organizing events to engage youth and women from both communities, and fostering connections with the Kashmiri language, and cultural institutions.

Preserving Culture and Language

The meeting highlighted the importance of saving Kashmiri culture and addressing the youth’s disconnection from their roots. Concerns were raised about the erosion of local dialects and languages, with calls for the Kashmiri language to be recognized officially in education and government work.

Building Bridges Between Communities

Participants agreed on the need for ground-level efforts to reconcile displaced Kashmiri Pandits and the state’s Muslim population. Proposed initiatives include organizing events to engage youth and women from both communities, and fostering connections with the Kashmiri language, and cultural institutions.

Call for Action

Prominent figures urged continuous efforts to protect Kashmiri culture and establish a dialogue with the government. Suggestions were made to host inter-community family visits to promote cultural understanding.

The meeting concluded with a commitment to constitute groups addressing cultural, economic, and educational issues. Also, it was decided to create sub-groups that may involve more people in the Sadbhavana Mission for peace and development in the region

See also  Collaborative Learning: Enhancing Communication and Teamwork Skills

After the assembly, NCP leader Rakesh Sapru expressed gratitude to the participants and conveyed his intention for more such endeavors to foster unity and concord. As the originator of these initiatives, he urged those gathered to serve as conduits linking diverse developmental bodies, cultural groups, and the residents of Kashmir, thereby facilitating the fruition of the anticipated transformation. Those who attended also included Kamal Chaudhary, Dr. Muhammad Hussain, Prabhu Razdan, and Rukma Dutta.