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Secy JKAACL inaugurates First-ever web portal on Bhalessa

Delegation demands recognition western Pahari dialects of Chenab Valley

Jammu, Jan 29:  On the launching ceremony a web portal to highlight and disseminate the centuries-old socio-cultural heritage of Bhalessa, the resident of the erstwhile Doda region have demanded opening of the  Bhalessi, Bhaderwahi, Saraji, Padri, Pogli, Khasha, Gaddi language sections in J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages  under the existing Pahari wing  as they also speak Western Pahari-as per classification of languages done by GA Grierson in the First and for most Linguistic Survey of India.

The website was inaugurated by Manir Ul Islam Secretary, Jammu, and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL).  The website is covering Tourism, Education, Culture, social and civic issues of the area.

A delegation of prominent personalities also submitted a memo to Secretary demanded the recognition of these dialects in the existing wing of Pahari in the Academy.

While welcoming the guests present at the launch ceremony Sadaket Malik President Bhalessa Heritage Centre said that the website will not only highlight the Language the cultural and social issues of Bhalessa but it will also boost the tourism and education and other civic issues of the area.

He said this portal will also work for the promotion of Western Pahari dialects/ languages of Chenab valley especially Bhalessi, Badherwahi, Sarazi, Padri , Pogli , Khasha, Gaddi  with a focus on  Bhalessi and its diverse cultural heritage, lushgreen uplands areas of Bhalessa as well.

He added that this web-portal will act as a charitable site for promotion and emancipation of cultural values, socio economic aspects of the area.

He said that the communities which speak these Pahari dialects/ languages deserve special attention of Government of J&K with regard to the promotion of language, culture and other developmental aspects.

The Secretary JKAACL Munir ul Islam appreciated the efforts of Bhalessa Heritage Centre for highlighting the Cultural Heritage of Bhalessa. He said this web portal will help to highlight the Bhalessa area which has produced many dignitaries. Regarding the opening of Bhalessi language section under existing Pahari wing Secretary Academy said that he will take up the matter with Higher ups shortly.  

Those who spoke include Abdul Majeed Bichoo, Alhaj Ghulam Nabi Wani, Bharat Bhushan, Bilal Bhalessi , Kher Mohammed,Talseem Wani, Shiv Narayan Singh Chib, Asif Iqbal, Fozia Mughal, Yassir Wani, Arshad Jahangeer, Manzoor Ahmed Katoch, Arshad Hussain, Pervaiz Batt and others.

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Body of 50-yr-old man retrieved after 3 days from Jhelum

(Asian News Hub) – Three days after drowning into Kiti Koul in Kani Kadal area of Srinagar, the body of a 50-year-old man has been retrieved from river Jhelum on Monday evening.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the body of a 50-year-old man was retrieved today by River police from Jehlum in Takanwari area of Noorbagh in Srinagar.

They identified the deceased as Feroz Ahmad Raina, son of Late Abdul Aziz Raina of Zaindar Mohalla, Habba Kadal.

Meanwhile, they said that the body will be handed over to the family after completing the legal formalities.


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Elderly man injured in leopard attack in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – An elderly man was injured after a leopard attacked him in Chanderwan Uttersoo area of Shangus of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening.

Reports Reaching GNS said that a leopard attacked Abdul  Rasheed Wani Son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani of Chanderwan Uttersoo village, resulting in injuries to him.

Soon after the incident he was rushed to a nearby hospital wherefrom he was shifted to GMC Anantnag for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile the local residents appealed to the Wildlife Department to capture the wild animals present in the area at an earliest in order to prevent any further attacks.


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Samaniya Bhat: Youngest radio jockey from Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A 22-year-old girl from Baramulla is winning hearts of people through her voice and informative programmes as she works as a radio jockey at Radio Chinar at Sopore.

RJ Samaniya Bhat a resident of main town Baramulla who has recently completed her bachelors in Journalism and Mass communication from GDC Baramulla is first female radio jockey of North Kashmir and the youngest radio jockey of Kashmir Valley.

Bhat while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that since her childhood she was interested in journalism, however, by chance she grabbed the opportunity to become a radio Jockey.

“I was always fond of microphones and when I heard that north Kashmir is going to have its first radio station I went for an interview and after 4 or 5 rounds, I was among selected ones and only female,” she said.

“I feel happy to work as Radio Jockey because it is a very creative field and it helps in building your confidence and become outspoken and spontaneous,” Bhat said, adding “she remains in the studio from 12 pm to 3 pm and produces a programme Hallabhol with RJ Samaniya.”

“Our main aim is to involve our youth and entertain people besides talented persons who are being called to the studio who keep their viewpoint before people,” she said.

“Do the things you are good at and follow your dreams with hard work, she said, in her message to students, while adding that parents must allow their children to choose their field and shouldn’t force them to go in any field in which they aren’t interested.


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