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Youth’s connect with rich history, culture generates positivity: Yudhvir Sethi

‘Kashmir is land of Sufis, Saints’

Vistarak Yojana reaches Pattan-Baramulla

Carrying forward party’s mass contact programme named Vistarak Yojana to far off places in Jammu and Kashmir State, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice President Yudhvir Sethi after having toured remote areas of Jammu,Sunderbani,Nowshera and Baramulla  reached Pattan along with Distt President BJP Baramulla Desh Kumar Nehru and Incharge Vistarak Yojna North Kashmir Arif Raja and while speaking to party functionaries reminded them of the fact that Kashmir is known as ‘Pir Waer’ – Alcove of Sufis and Saints, a status that needs to be retained despite all odds.

Yudhvir Sethi was speaking to a gathering of party functionaries as part of party chief Amit Shah’s programme wherein several thousand Vistaraks (fulltime workers) are apprising people of party’s programmes and policies all over the country including Jammu and Kashmir. He said all religions including Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism have had a great history in Kashmir. While great Saiva, Vaisnava and Buddhists texts were composed here, Islamic spirituality has also left a deep impact on the region since about the 9th and 10th centuries.

This land of Sufis and Saints, he said was badly hit by cycle of violence. Since Kashmiriyat epitomises an age old norm of synergised coexistence that has been practiced in the Valley since times immemorial there was a need of building confidence amongst masses so that peace could return to this Heaven on Earth.

He said that the BJP by holding mass contact programmes intend to make people of Kashmir aware of state as well as central government’s sincerest efforts to help them live an honourable life wherein they could progress and prosper.

All religions in Kashmir revere the Sufi saints of their holy land like Lal Ded and Nund Rishi with equal fervour. Terrorism, money power, corruption and nepotism during past two decades have all vitiated peaceful and progressive atmosphere of Kashmir. Yudhvir Sethi while extending his support to youth said it’s because of their efforts that a lost era of peace and tranquillity could return to this land of Sufi Saints.He visited several areas in Baramulla and held mass contact programmes at booth levels.

Desh Nehru informed the party functionaries to strengthen party at all levels and also set up units wherever BJP lacks any presence. The programme, he said is in connection with centenary celebrations to mark birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay who always believed in putting nation first, society second and family third.

Arif Raja said that youth in Kashmir are being misguided and made to spill on roads for pelting stones at security forces by some vested interests who are inimical to peace. These young boys and girls who have immense potential in all spheres of life and have proved it as well are deliberately being kept isolated from the rich history and culture of their great land.

He said that some anti-social elements have misinformed and misled the youth for their vested interests which the young generation must understand.

He said schemes like Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission, soil Health Card Scheme For Every Farmer, Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana, Digital India Programme, housing For All By 2022, and Atal Pension Yojna must be spread amongst people so that they can take benefits of the same schemes

Among others who were present include Arti Nehru Rana, Shabbir Ahmed,Imran,Md,Maqbool,Abdul Ganai,Ashiq Dar,Gulam Hassan also spoke on the occasion.