Save Sharda Committee calls on DrJitendra
Briefs him about Sharda Temple at LoC Teetwal
Post by on Tuesday, August 16, 2022
New Delhi, Aug 15: Save Sharda Committee Kashmir Monday called on Dr.Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO in New Delhi and briefed him about the ongoing construction of Sharda Temple at the LoCTeetwal, Kashmir and the upcoming Sharda Divas to be held on 4 September at the white line bridge at LoCTeetwal Kashmir.
The official spokesperson said that the delegation was led by RavinderPandita, head of the committee, who presented a model of the Temple and the vision document to the minister.
Sharda Puja will be performed on the banks of Kishanganga river right on the LoC at Teetwal in Kupwara district on 4th. Sept’ 2022, this year.
Every year the Committee organizes a programme on this day that marks the ancient annual yatra day to the famous ShardaPeeth, the spokesperson said.
Swami NandLalKoul, a Kashmiri saint was the last to sit on the Peeth that holds a high place for Hindu faith. The Committee stressed the need for reopening of Sharda Pilgrimage and reviving the old traditional route via Teetwal. It also highlighted the need for setting up a Sharda centre there.
The minister assured to take up the matter with the Ministry of Defence as well as the UT government of J&K and asked the committee to prepare a detailed project.
Notable feature of the event this year was live interaction with people who had come on the other side of the river Kishanganga to greet members of the Save Sharda Committee.
“We have a civil society across LoC comprising nearly 150 members who are working in tandem with us from here. They laid flowers on the Peeth in Nov’ 2016 and installed a photo frame of Goddess Sharda inside the Peeth in March’2017. We have also received a Supreme Court judgement on preservation of ShardaPeeth in 2018 and also an order for maintaining sanctity of the Peeth from DG Archaeology & Tourism in POK Govt,” said RavinderPandita, the founder of the Save Sharda Committee.
The Head of the committee thanked the Indian Army for allowing such a yatra that allows the pilgrims of a faith to perform the rituals. It is notable that last year the Committee had organized a similar puja on the banks of river Kishanganga at LoC Teetwal where supporters of the mission across LoC also gathered to welcome Save Sharda Committee yatris, which was done for the first time in 71 years.