First Kashmiri language daily launched in J&K
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Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011, 20:52
Srinagar: The first Kashmiri language daily of Jammu and Kashmir hit the newsstands in Srinagar and other major towns of the Valley.

The daily, named 'Kahwet' which means touchstone in Kashmiri, was launched by state minister for higher education Abdul Gani Malik at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) on the banks of Dal Lake here.

Aakash Amin, editor of Kahwet, said, "We want to promote our mother tongue and keep it alive. We are hopeful that the daily will play a major role in this regard."

Amin asked the state government to play a proactive role in protecting Kashmiri language from extinction.

Another Kashmiri language newspaper, Sangarmaal, which is published by Kashmir media group, will soon start being printed daily instead of weekly.


First Published: Monday, July 11, 2011, 20:52

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