World Heritage Day was celebrated in Kashmir


            Srinagar, April 18 (Scoop News) – Like other parts of the country, World Heritage Day was also observed in the Valley and in this connection a grand function was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Srinagar here on Wednesday. Besides a seminar, the century old price less documents, rare manuscripts, Art objects miniatures and calligraphy specimen were exhibited on the occasion.

            The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon was the chief guest.

            Addressing the gathering, Dr. Samoon highlighted the importance of organizing such functions and emphasized for preserving the historical and priceless centuries old monuments, documents heritage sites etc. He said we should be proud on our rich heritage, which is rare in the world. He said, the State is very rich in natural   heritage along the corners of the State. He said no doubt, several monuments have been renovated and restore in their original glory ,but yet there are certain things on which we should focus now and it is the responsibility of the whole community, especially civil society members to come forward for giving protection to these.

            He further said that during this year, 14 lakh evergreen plants, besides 14000 chinars free of cost have been planted throughout the Valley by involving the educational institutions and others. He said the chinar tree is our identification and nobody would be allowing to damaging these trees.

            On the occasion, it was said, that Academy has some centuries old priceless documents especially Holy Book of Quran written in Saffron ink and Ramayana and Mahabharata in Persian language.

            Social activist Zarief Ahmad Zarief also put light on the preservation of our centuries old heritage.

             Mehraj-ud-Din,  Nazir Fida, Qazi Ghulam Rasool and Incharge Cultural Academy,  Mohammad Ashraf Tak was also present on the occasion.