Gurugram: Kashmiri Pandits invite Kashmiri Muslim students to celebrate Eid
Setting an example of communal harmony, residents of Gurugram are hosting Eid-ul-Adha on Monday at Wembley Estate Club in sector 50.
Dr. Hanif Qureshi, Administrator of Haryana Waqf Board and IGP Law & Order will be the chief guest on this occasion.
Kashmiri students studying in the district have been invited to celebrate Bakra Eid. The initiative was taken by the Kashmiri Pandit Youths Association to host Bakra Eid for Kashmiri students who are unable to go to their home on Eid due to the clampdown in Kashmir after the recent decision of central government to abrogate article 370.
Many Kashmiri students study in various educational institutions in the city and will not be able to reach their loved ones during Eid-ul-Adha.
Ajay Pandita, a resident of sector 57 said, "We stand together with Kashmiri people and do not want to dampen the festive spirit. We are organising Eid festivity to promote social harmony and brotherhood and reduce gap between the communities. Kashmiri students will get a chance to interact with people from other communities."
Around three thousand families of Kashmiri Pandits are living in different parts of the city and working towards preserving Kashmiri tradition, rituals, language, culture and food.
Pankaj Dhar, a resident of Wembley Estate said, "The programme at Wembley Estate will start at 11:30 am on Monday. We are expecting Kashmiri students to join the celebration. Festivals connect people together and it is great opportunity to connect with the people of same origin."