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KPs are major stakeholders in Kashmir Valley: Jitendra

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JAMMU: Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday said that Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) were the major stake holders in Kashmir Valley and any resolution without their participation was not possible.
Dr Jitendra Singh, as the Chief Guest, was speaking at a function organized by Athrot, an organization of Kashmiri Pandit artists dedicated to promote young talent and managed by veteran artist Kanwal Peshin during the pre-finals of a talent hunt programme to select talented young Kashmiri Pandits for the grand finale of Kashir Kalakar being held on 5th November.
Dr Jitendra, while lauding the efforts of Athrot and Kanwal Peshin alongwith Ravi Bhan and Pradeep Pandita for grooming the young talented people from the community, congratulated them for organizing Kashir Kalakar talent hunt programme to provide an opportunity to younger generation to show case their talent.
Dr Singh said that young people have a lot of potential and what they need are such activities to find them and groom them by presenting them in front of the larger audience.
He also said that KPs have been instrumental in resolving some major issues of India as bureaucrats and politicians and hoped that any resolution of Kashmir issue will also be resolved by Kashmiri Pandits.
Young Kashmiri Pandit artists presented their performances and the judges selected the most talented among them for the grand finale on 5th November at Abhinav Theatre.
Prominent among those who presented shawl, traditional Kashmir Loi Thaal and Kenz Khos and bouquets to Dr Jitendra Singh include Ashwani Chrangoo Panun Kashmir, Vinod Pandit Chairman All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC), Veteran Social Activist T.K Ganjoo, King C Bharati, Sr Journalist and National Spokesperson APMCC, Vinod Tiku and Rakesh Fotedar KPIT.
The pre-finals were judged by veteran artists and intellectuals Ravi Bhan, P.N Shad and Upender Ambardar while programme was anchored by veteran theatre artists Kusum Tiku.
Vote of thanks was presented by Ravi Bhan while the pre-finals were attended by young boys and girls of Kashmiri Pandit community besides renowned Kashmiri Pandits from various fields.
The programme was supported by Roots in Kashmir, Tikalal Taploo Foundation and APMCC.

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