PNBMT confers amateur journalist awards to Gadoo, Lalit -
PNBMT confers amateur journalist awards to Gadoo, Lalit
Posted 20 Nov 2017 04:35 PM

Shaheed Pandit Prem Nath Bhat Memorial Trust (PNBMT) on Sunday conferred Amateur Journalist Award to journalists C.L Gadoo and Lalit Gupta during a function held here.
The function was presided over by B.S. Salathia, Senior Advocate and President Bar Association, Jammu.
MLCs G.L Raina and Ajay Bharti were the Chief Guests and Dr. K.N Pandita was the Guest of Honour.
The meeting started with a brief introduction and welcome address by General Secretary PNBMT Sundri Lal Koul.
The citation of honours for both the awardees were read out by C. L. Pandita and Dr. B. L. Handoo respectively. The awards consist of a momentum, a shawl and a citation frame.
M. K. Jalali received the award on behalf of C. L. Gadoo and U. K. Jalali former Advocate General received the award on behalf of Lalit Gupta.
Needless to add, the Amateur Journalist Award is bestowed upon two journalists every year for their outstanding contribution in the field of journalism and in the service of the community since 1990 in memory of Pt. Prem Nath Bhat who was martyred by terrorists in 1989 and who besides being a leading Advocate, was a prolific writer and a fearless journalist.
B. L. Saraf Principal District and Sessions Judge(Retd.) read out a paper on the struggle launched by the Trust for statutory protection of the Hindu Shrines and Temples in the valley. Speaking on the occasion, MLC Ajay Bharti stressed on the need to be positive about the settlement of various issues faced by the community in exile.
K. N. Pandita laid stress on minority status to KPs and also raised the issue of temples and shrines of Valley.Advocate B. S. Salathia in his address endorsed the views of B. L. Saraf regarding Temples and Shrines issue and extended his full support over the issue. He recalled the resolution passed unanimously by the Parliament about retrieving PoK from the occupation of Pakistan. That alone is the Kashmir problem. “Those who are giving statements against this were committing acts of treason”, he said. Regarding July 13, 1931, he made it clear that there was no logic in declaring a holiday on that day.
Chairman of the Trust Dr. A. N. Pandita presented vote of thanks.

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