Srinagar: A delegation of Bharat Bangladesh
Pakistan Peace Foundation today called on Jammu and Kashmir
Governor N N Vohra to discuss the steps needed for forging
better understanding among people in the south Asian region.
In an hour-long meeting with the Governor, the 14-member
delegation led by the foundation`s National Secretary Sunilam
stressed on promoting people-to-people contact and cultural
exchanges for spreading the message of peace in the region.
Activists of the Foundation also called for restoring
peace and normalcy in the state and emphasised on
strengthening the pluralistic traditions of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Governor said there was an urgent need for the
restoration of normalcy as only thereafter the other
proposed initiatives could be moved forward in a conducive
atmosphere to achieve the cherished goal of peace, progress
and prosperity in the State.
Referring to Shah Faisal of Kupwara area, who had topped
the All India Civil Services Examination in 2009, he said the
youth of the state were highly talented and, given the
required opportunity, can successfully compete with their
counterparts in other parts of the country.
On the present situation in the Valley, Vohra said the
violent protests had already resulted in enormous loss of life
and property, besides a most irreparable disruption in the
academic schedules which had adversely affected the academic
careers of the younger generation.