Washington: The small Kashmiri Pandit
community in the US have decided to establish the first
cultural centre to provide a platform to showcases the
richness of Kashmir`s Hindu heritage.
The decision in this regard was taken at the recently
concluded Third Annual camp of Kashmiri Pandits in San
Bernardino Mountains in Southern California, which was
attended by Kashmiri Pandits from all across the US.
A press release issued by the organisers said
"Different teams were set up at the camp to establishment this
dream project of having the first cultural center of Kashmiri
"The center will set the tone for future generations.
It will be matter of pride and heritage and a place that all
Kashmiri Hindus will be able to connect emotionally. It will
represent the symbol of hope and reminder of where we came
from and connect with our roots," it said.
"For all the Kashmiri Hindus in the USA and in other
parts of world, it will provide a window to the beautiful
valley and through this glorious view, create a stark contrast
as a reminder of their painful exodus from Kashmir," the
"It will provide an opportunity to the world to learn
and experience the culture of Kashmir and Kashmiri Pandits,
with its spiritual gurus, soulful poetry and music, Kashmir
Shaivism, arts, history and the humanities. The centre will be
a great community hub that will unite, serve and celebrate
being Kashmiri Hindu," it said.