Susheela Dhar Educational Awards:
by the enthusiastic response last year from the students and the staff of the
Camp Schools at Muthi and Nagrota, and our resolve to reach out to a wider
section of our community children living in the camps, the Trustees of Susheela
Dhar Charitable Trust have decided to extend the subject Awards Scheme to the
schools at Mishriwala and Purkhoo for the academic year 2002-2003. This will
cover all the existing four camp schools located in the Jammu region.
Thus, against eight students last year, there will be sixteen
beneficiary students this year, four from each school. They will be the ones who
have passed the 11th, 10th, 9th and 8th standard examinations securing Ist rank
in their classes in the respective schools. The Trust has just written to the
Principals of the four schools, inviting their recommendations for the Awards.
Following last year's precedent, the Awards are proposed to be distributed at
simple functions held on the respective school premises around mid Oct. 2003.
We look forward to continued encouragement and inspiration
from the KPA.
Smt. Susheela Dhar Charitable Trust, Bandra
Condolence messages on the sad demise of Shri Virendra Razdan
& Smt. Gauri Kaul:
We were deeply depressed at the sad news. May
God grant peace to the departed souls and give fortitude to the bereaved
families to bear the irreparable loss.
President - AIKS, New Delhi
Shocked to learn about the tragic demise of Shri
Virendar Razdan. It is a great loss to the community, to the world of Indian
T.V.Serials and above all to the family. In his death a promising bud has got
nipped at the prime age, causing a catastrophic loss to his family, friends and
the Kashmiri community. He suffered a lot during last some months and whatever
was possible for his family and friends to bring him round was done but it did
not work the miracles to save his life. During my short residence in Bombay in
1989-90, I had a chance meeting with him and I still remember his vibrant,
charismatic personality, pleasant conversation mode and charming features. Very
sad and unfortunate that younger members of Biradari with hallmarks of
excellence are snatched from amongst ourselves leaving us poorer in every
respect.This is an immense and irrepairable loss to his family, friends and
community. We are helpless with tears in our eyes. Whatever was destined has
happened despite all efforts to save his precious life.
We pray to God that his soul rests in peace and for the
strength and courage to the family to bear this loss. My personal sympathies and
condolences and those of Kolkata Biradari to his family.
Dr. Brij Krishen Moza, Kolkata
I am writing this from Osaka University where I
am presently on a sabbatical. I am deeply shocked by the untimely demise of Shri
Virender Razdan. I did not know him personally but his brilliant portrayal of
Vidhur in Mahabharat captured the hearts of millions of Indians. In his passing
away, we have lost a truly gifted artist. May his soul rest in peace.
Dr. S.K. Dhar, Colaba
'Khirbhawani.Com' deeply mourns the death of
Mr.Virender Razdan who played Vidhur in Mahabharta serial. It is a great loss
for the community as we have lost one great person who has contributed a lot to
the Indain television. May God give peace to the departed soul and give courage
to the breaved family.
Sanjay Kaul, Khirbhawani Team
Please convey my and my family's condolences to
the bereaved family of Sh. Virendar Razdan on his untimely demise and to the
family of Smt. Gauri Kaul on her sad demise May their souls rest in Heaven.
Mrs. and Mr. A.K.Razdan
Sqd Ldr B.L.Sadhu, President and all members of
Kashmir Sahayak Sabha, Chandigarh deeply mourn the sad & untimely demise of
Sh Virender Razdan. We pray Almighty to lay the departed soul in peace and give
the bereaved family strength and courage to bear the ireparable loss.
Kashmir Sahyak Sabha, Chandigarh
May Almighty provide Divine attendance upon the
departed souls and grant fortitude to the bereaved families.
S.P. Kachru, Versova
Sorry to learn about the sad demises, one after
the other. It in indeed, sad to see young persons like Virenderji, become victim
of a deadly ailment. Helpless as we are, we can do nothing but pray for the
peace to the departed soul. A word of comfort may be passed on to the family
members. Also sad to learn about the demise of Motijis revered mother, after a
brief illness. I am sure she must have passed on peacefully, leaving behind
illustrous son, like Motiji and equally good grand children. A word of heartfelt
condolences my be passed on to Motiji and Rita.
Dr. N.L.Zutshi, USA
Our heartfelt condolences on the expiry of Shri
Moti Kaul's mother. We are deeply saddened and pray to God for giving courage
and strength to the family to bear her loss.
Fremont, CA 94539
I am extremely sad to hear about the unfortunate
demise of Shri Moti Kaul's respected mother. My recollection is that she was an
extremely gentle woman with unbounded patience and love. Please convey my
condolences to the entire family.
Our heart felt condolences to the greveing
Regret to note the sad demise of Razdan Saheb
and Mrs. Kaul recently in Mumbai. We join you in sending our heartfelt
condolence to the two bereaved families.
Vijaylaxmi & Tejkishen Wali
It is a sad news, but what we can do to avert
it. We have to bear it. Mother Amba will guide all of us, to bear the shock. May
Shiva bestow peace to the departed souls.
The untimely death of Virendra Razdanji is a
huge loss to the Kashmiri biradari. Not only was he a brilliant actor but also a
brilliantly humane person. May God give his noble soul everlasting peace and
give his family the strenght to bear this irreparable loss.
Rakesh Kapoor, Andheri
Mr Virendra Razdan's sudden death is shocking.
May God bless his all dear ones and his soul rest in peace.
Roop Krishen Bhat, Patiala
Our sincere condolences at the sad demise of Smt.
Gauri Kaul. May God grant her eternal Peace in Heaven. With profound grief and
sadness, we also learnt about the sad and untimely demise of Shri Virendraji (to
us Vidhur). Our sincere and heartfelt sympathies for the bereaved family. May
his Soul attain eternal Peace in Heaven and may God grant his family and near
and dear ones Courage and Compassion to bear this great loss.
Anjali & Avtar Misri, Vancour
I and my family offer our deepest condolences
for the sad demise of Shri Virendra Razdan and Smt.Gauri Kaul. May their souls
rest in peace and give courage to all the community members especially their
near and dear ones to bear such a loss.
Subodh Raina, Nerul
Grieved to know about the sad demise of Shri
Virendra Razdan and Smt. Gauri Kaul. May the departed Souls rest in Peace and
Almighty grant the courage to the bereaved families to bear the loss.
Rajen & Renu Kaul, Versova
condolences to the bereaved families. May the departeds' soul rest in peace.
Brij Mohan Munshi, Chembur
Big loss to the Kashmiri society - May God grant
peace to the departed souls.
R K Jalali, Vashi
We pray to God to give strength to the bereaved
families to overcome the grief.
Shraddhanjali to Shri Onkar Aima: The
passing away of Shri Onkar Aima, a personality, has created a big vacuum among
the Kashmiri Pandit biradari of Mumbai in particular and to his friends, well
wishers and artistic colleagues in general. It is extremely unfortunate that his
association with Kashmiri Pandits' Association, Mumbai for more than decades and
latest with Lalla-Ded Educational and Welfare Trust, including his prime
activities in the film world with excellent artistic ability highlighting
Kashmiri legend and folklore in row with rich and artistic clan of his brother
Late Shri Mohan Lal Aima sought to be transmitted to the younger generation
while in ongoing cultural activities/festivities organised and planned annually
and on many other occasions by KPA, which I am personally witness to while while
in Mumbai, stands missing. His drive and initiative of the introduction of Mohan
Lal Aima Music Awards, as one of the important activity of KPA for encouraging
our young Kashmiri artistic talents, is visionary which needs further to be
sprouted out. My heartfelt condolence to Smt. Shakuntala Aima, as active
educationist of her times, an affectionate and strong social activist of the
biradari at Mumbai, and to her sons.
C.L.Sadhu, New Delhi
(Shri Sadhu's letter of condolence and a write-up for Milchar,
said to have been sent by post long back, does not seem to have been received at
Kashyap Bhawan. In order to avoid such a situation in future, Shri Sadhu is
requested to send his write-ups thru e-mail. -Editor)
I Sincerely and entirely agree with the views of
the President KPA (Between Ourselves - Milchar, March-May 2003 issue) about Shri
M.K.Raina's contribution to various activities of the Association, Lalla-Ded
Trust, Zaan Project and Milchar etc. I have no hesitation in reiterating that
but for his efforts with vision and involvement at different stages of its
execution, the 'Project Zaan' should have long been forgotten as a visionary
[M.K.Raina notes: 'Zaan', a project for disseminating
information about our motherland to our youngsters, was basically conceived by
Shri Kachroo Sahib. He is a founder member of the Zaan Committee, and it is
entirely due to his inspiration and constant guidance, that I have been able to
contribute my bit to the Project as its Convener. I owe much to him in this
Thank you very much for your e-mail (regarding
4th Kashmiri Quiz Contest). We are circulating it to our Kashmir Pandit members.
We are having Bhagwan Gopi Nathji's birth anniversary at Nuneaton Manor Park
School on 12 July 2003, (where) we shall exhibit Project ‘Zaan’.
Founder Member & Project Co-ordinator
Kashmir Bhawan Centre
Thank you for the Project Zaan Quiz Contest
papers. We shall circulate these to all our affiliates and give due publicity in
our newletters, both in AIKS and KECSS. I must compliment you for this
pioneering effort, which will really benefit the community. We are all with you.
President AIKS, New Delhi
I wish to draw you attention to the report about
Annual Cultural Programme (Milchar Jan-March 2003) held at Rang Sharda, Bandra,
which I persoally watched. The report completely eclipsed the names of Shri
Chand Dhar (Anchor of the Programme), Shri Bharat Pandit (Commentrator for
Praagash) and the innovative recital of Ladishah by Shri Raina.
Rakesh Dhar, New Delhi
[The lapse is highly regretted. We also missed to mention
about our budding star Rahul Bhat, who took time, not only to be present on the
occasion, but also mixed with our young artistes and addressed the audience with
a promise to be among the performers next year. We thank him also and apologise
for the lapse. -Editor]
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