Kashmiri Pandits' Association, Mumbai, India


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  Kashmiri Pandits' Association, Mumbai, India

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January-March 2002 issue

Lalla-Ded Educational and Welfare Trust

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Koshur Music

An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri

  Biradhari News


Mr Sameep Padora (S/o Mr. Maharaj & Mrs. Neelu Padora of Bandra, Mumbai) was recently awarded ‘Innovative designer of the year 2001’ by the Architecture + design magazine in conjunction with the National Journal of Architecture and sponsors Spectrum Paints at a ceremony at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi. He was bestowed this award on the 5th of January 2002 by the ex. Prime Minister of India, Mr. I.K.Gujral at a ceremony in New Delhi. This prestigious award also includes a cash prize, a trophy and plaque that were presented to Architect Sameep Padora by the H’able Union Minister of Labour, Mr. Sharad Yadav and renowned architect Mr. B.V.Doshi.

 Architect Sameep Padora has also won other awards for his architectural ingenuity. His work has been published in various national periodicals of architecture and interiors. He has also presented his works at the Young Architects’ Forum, a part of Urban Development Research Institute (UDRI), Mumbai.


Awards for the Best Documentary Films / Videos in various categories were given away at Mumbai on 9th Feb. 2002 by the  Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF). Shri Ajay Raina won the Golden Conch for best documentary in the national category for his film 'Tell Them, The Tree They Had Planted Has Now Grown'. The Award presented by national jury, chaired by Canadian Director Peter Wintonic, also carried a cash prize of Rs. 1.50 Lacs. 


Shri P. N. Khar of Nerul was Nominated as Advisor to All India Confederation of Senior Citizens Organisations, (AISCCON) on 28.12.01 at Shrirampur Dist. Ahmed Nagar. He is also a Patron & Life Member of the All India Confederation of Pensioners, New Delhi and an Honorary Consultant for Central, All States Pensioners and Family Pensioners. Shri Khar has offered free services to Biradari members.

Kashmiri Visthapit Seva Samiti, Bangalore.

According to a press release, the Samiti, observed 12th Holocaust Day under the chairmanship of Pradhan Shri A.K.Ticko, who reminded the gathering about the significance of Nishkasan Day (horrifying night of 19th January 1990). How Pak sponsored terrorists captured mosques, exhorting people to fight jehad against India, thus exploiting religious sentiments of majority community through public address system. Since this day, process of excesses/atrocities were accelerated overtly or covertly to eliminate Kashmiri Pandits, which resulted in their mass exodus. Today this community is in the 12th year of exile, neglected, hurt and slowly but surely perishing.

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