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Save Sharda Committee calls on Dr. Karan Singh to invite him on ‘Sharda Divas Celebrations” at LoC Teetwal
New Delhi, September 15 (Scoop News)-“ Save Sharda Committee Kashmir Regd. called on Dr. Karan Sigh, former Sadr-e-riyasat and MP Rajya Sabha at his Chankyapuri residence in New Delhi and briefed him about the recent Sharda Puja & other developments at LoC Teetwal Kashmir. The delegation was led by Ravinder Pandita, Head of the committee, who presented a Sharda Shawl and portrait of Sharda Peeth POK to the last living legend of Maharaja monarchy of princely state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Committee invited him for upcoming Sharda Celebrations to be held on 23 Sept at Sharda Temple, LOC Teetwal.

The Committee also apprised him of condition of temples particularly in the valley and requested him to write to PM for reopening of Sharda Peeth pilgrimage. Dr Karan Singh was pessimistic on renovation of Martand Temple as it was under ASI, but favoured a small group of 4-5 pilgrims to start cross LoC religious & heritage tourism.

On this occasion, Ravinder Pandita, Head / Founder of Sharda committee presented pious soil and shila of Sarvagnya Sharda Peeth POK got through civil society members of PoK to him. 92 year old Dr Karan Singh was Sadr-e-riyasat of J&K from 17 Nov 1952 to 30 March 1965 and later Governor of the state in 1965. He is the son of former Maharaja Hari Singh who acceded to India after partition. Dr. Karan Singh lauded the efforts of Civil society initiative taken by Save Sharda Committee.
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