Report & Biradari
Visit of Shankaracharya
of Kashyap Meru Peeth to Mumbai
His Holiness Shri
Swami Amritanand Devtirathji Maharaj, Shankaracharya of Kashyap Meru
(Kashmir) Peeth, on his way from Delhi to Pune, was very kind to pay a
visit to Kashyap Bhawan and interact with the members of the Board of
Trustees of Kashmiri Pandits' Association. His Holiness also addressed the
biradari gathering and stayed at Kasyap Bhawan for about 5 hours.
Zaan Quiz Contest:
This programme could not
be held strictly as per schedule though full scale arrangements had been
made by the organisers, expecting a good turnout of members for the
Competition. The programme had to be rescheduled in view of the visit of
His Holiness Shri Swami Amritanand Devtirathji Maharaj, Shankaracharya of
Kashyap Meru (Kashmir) Peeth, at a very short notice.
Since most of the people left the venue after having stayed with
His Holiness till 4.00 PM. not many were left to participate in the
Competitions. A Kashmiri Language Refresher Course was however held in the
evening, with an audience of about 30 people. Quiz Contests were held
thereafter, with only a few children and 18 elders.
It may be mentioned that
the lunch for about 120 people attending the Event, was sponsored by POUSH,
a Kashmiri Cuisine Restaurant at Andheri (Courtesy Om Takoo) as part of
their contribution to the cause of Project Zaan. The Zaan Committee and
the Kashmiri Pandits' Association thank them for the honoured gesture.
Following were declared
Kashmiri Recitation (Sub Junior category)
Priyanka Kaul --- First
2. Quiz Contest (Sub
Priyanka Kaul ... First
Mineet Kaul ... Second
Chetna Shah ... Third
Reading Kashmiri (Junior Category)
Shifali Raina ...
4. Reading Kashmiri
Ashish Safaya ... First
Quiz Contest (Elders)
i) Vicharnaag Team ...
(Team Members: Sarla Kaul, Meena Kaul, Shifali Raina)
ii) Tulmul Team ...
(Team Members: Neelam
Shah, C.L.Raina, Suriender
iii) Devibal Team ...
(Team Members: Ashish Safaya, Capt. Rakesh Shah, Sunil Mattoo)
Awards and Cash Prizes
were given away to the last year's Zaan Quiz Winners and Crossword winners
respectively. As already notified, Cash Prizes of Rs. 50.00 each for the 5
All-correct Crosswords have been sponsored by Impressions, Printers and
Publishers, Vasai. This year, the Cash Prizes were also given for
not-all-correct entries, to encourage children.
Fotedar, the Web Master of 'Milchar' and 'Zaan' has shifted his residence
from Texas to 3202, Wheaton Way # A, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4258, USA,
where he has taken a contract job for the Social Security Administration (SSA).
congratulates him and wishes him all success with the new assignment.
New Website for
A new Website for Kashmiri
Music, including Bhajans and Pooja has been developed by Sunil Fotedar of
Texas. The site can be accessed at:
Sunil Fotedar is also the
Web Master for Milchar (www.milchar.com) and Zaan (www.zaan.net).
News from Delhi (Input
Group of Kashmir presented a Kashmiri Cultural Show at the national
Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) on 13th November 2003 on the eve of
the J&K Day. The show was organised by NIFT to educate students all
about Kashmiri heritage. The Cultural Dance Show was part of the long 3
day exhibition at the NIFT premises, New Delhi. The music and dance of
Kashmir was appreciated for its costumes, harmonius beats and soothing
melody of Kashmiri songs. The Miltsar Group congratulated and thanked the
organisers for the noble mission and its success.
of Film BUB in Kashmiri
of BUB, a Kashmiri film produced after a gap of 38 years, has been
released. The VCD is avaiable at Sanjay Electronics, Shop No. 9, Kashmiri
Market, Near Subway, INA, New Delhi (email@example.com). It may be
recalled that the award winning film, produced by NFDC and directed by
Jyoti Sarup, features Virendra Razdan (Vidhur of Mahabharata fame) and
K.K.Raina in the lead roles. Shri Razdan is no more with us now.
Neerja Mattoo of Joshi Apartments, Lallubhai Park Road, Andheri has joined
the S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai as
Co-Chairperson, Centre for Development of Corporate Citizenship.
Congratulations from KPA.