Minister for Horticulture, Housing, Culture, Youth Services and Sports, Raman Bhalla has called for collective efforts to preserve the State’s rich heritage and culture ethos for the coming generations. He said Jammu and Kashmir is land of sufis and saints having unique history based on its multi-religious, multi-lingual saga which need to be conserved with the involvement of cross-sections of the society.
The Minister was interacting with a group of Overseas Diaspora Youth who called on him in his office chamber in Srinagar.
The group comprising 39 members is on visit to Jammu and Kashmir on an Orientation tour under the “28th Know India Programme” sponsored by Union Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. The youth from Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherland, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Myanmar, Israel and Sri Lanka are part of the group.
Interacting with the delegates, the Minister also highlighted important sectors of the State like agriculture, horticulture, handicrafts, tourism, adventure sports, traditions, seers, saints, cultural and heritage ethos of the State.
The Minister called upon the youth to spread the message of peace from Kashmir in their respective countries and reveal their experience with others so that they also visit here to see the nature’s beauty.