10 Mar : With a view to provide ACCESS to the remote and dodgy areas of Jammu and Kashmir state, a Bhalessa based NGO -National Students Welfare Association and Bhalessa Heritage Centre organized a one day seminar on History and culture of Bhalessa at K L Sehgal Hall of J&K Academy of Art culture and Languages, wherein the eminent personalities, historians, writers, officials focused on the roots of the history of the area.
It is pertinent to mention that Bhalessa is known, not only for its rich cultural heritage and ethical values but it is also popular for its age-old traditions of secularism and the spirit of tolerance, which have been since times immemorial, binding the people together. The peaceful co-existence in this area has been possible only because of the observance in letter and spirit of these traditions which have since long been guiding the very destinies of the people professing varied faiths. The event aimed AT BRINGING together thought leaders, educational administrators,writers, officials of repute, students, teachers AND prominent citizens to discuss issues that PLAGUE our region, with a hope THAT this programme WILL offer all of us a chance to open our hearts and minds. A type of future we want to give to our youth and next generations.
Abdul Aziz Batt sahib VETERAN Educationist and formerly Registrar, The Then J&K University PRESIDED over the function. Whereas, Mohammed Sharief Niaz, former Minister and MLA Bhaderwah was Chief Guest.