Jammu, Aug 06: J&K Waqf Board Chairperson Dr Darakhshan Andrabi Saturday led the Tiranga Yatra in Poonch.
She was accompanied by the BJP leader & ex-MLC Pradeep Sharma and other BJP functionaries including Shahzad Khan, Shazia Amin, Haji Mohammad Ashraf, vice- president of District BJP Minority Morcha, Sarpanch Khalid Hussain and Saleem Manhas.
The official spokesperson said that the Yatra passed through the lanes and by-lanes in Poonch town amid huge sloganeering by the activists & the local residents.
“In post 370 J&K, now Tiranga is becoming a phenomenon here. This change is a tribute to all those who fought a long battle to free J&K from separatist bonds after decades of the country's independence. J&K is no longer ruled by families but by the constitution & represented not by looters but by the national flag,” said Dr Andrabi while speaking to the media.
Dr Darakhshan Andrabi later attended the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ function organized by the Madrasa Faizan-ul-Awlia as chief guest. This Madrasa is owned and managed by the J&K Waqf Board.
“I am happy to see the Madrasa campus decorated with hundreds of national flags. It was thrilling to see the function starting with the national anthem and concluding with the national song ‘Sare Jahan Se achha,” said the Waqf Board Chairperson.
She said that in the changing times, Madrasas in J&K have to undergo huge transformation.
“In addition to religious education, we need to equip the students enrolled here with scientific and modern knowledge and make them learn many languages so that they become productive and successful contributing citizens of our country,” said the Waqf Board Chairperson. Dr Andrabi thanked the Ulema, teachers and the management staff for giving a broader outlook to the Madrasa inmates.
She said that the whole of the Madrasa network in J&K will be transformed and updated to make it more relevant in the present changing scenario.
Dr Andrabi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rightly said that the students of these institutions need the Quran in one hand and a computer in another hand.
She interacted with the students and convinced them to be ready to learn modern education, English and Hindi in addition to the religious education at the same time.
Waqf Board CEO Dr Syed Majid Jahangir also accompanied Dr Andrabi in Poonch.