Chinar Corps, celebrated, The International Women’s Equality Day, by releasing a music video, ‘Beti’ by famous singer and composer Waqar Khan.
The occasion was celebrated, in an event to commemorate the achievements of the women of Kashmir, in various professions and roles.
Dr Syed Sehrish Asghar, Director DIPR, Ms. Nighat Ara, Addl SP Security ITBP and many other women achievers of Kashmir, including from the media, graced the occasion.
Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps, in his address, paid tributes to the, iconic women of Kashmir, like Kota Rani, Lal Ded and Habba Khatton.
Besides the release of the song “Beti”, sung by Waqar Khan, a rendition of famous bollywood numbers, by famous & well known, Kashmiri artists, Bilal, Irfan and Asif, enthralled the audience, which included senior army and civil officials, jawans and their families, with their melody & beats.
Speaking at the event, Dr Syed Sehrish Asghar, IAS, while citing her own journey and challenges, exhorted the girls, to dream big and work relentlessly, towards realising their dreams. She talked about the need for self-confidence, grit and a vision to do something big. She specifically emphasised, that, it is not sympathy, but empathy that women need. She said, that the sky is the limit, for the girls, who wish to achieve.
Lt Gen DP Pandey, felicitated the guests and performers. In his address, he spoke at length about the Kashmiri women, who have led from the front and shaped the history of Kashmir. He said that men, by nature, are impulsive and maybe misled into actions, detrimental to the family or society, while women are the nurturers. They are wiser, when it comes to deciding, what is the best for their families and children and thus they have a much more important role to play, in the society and the nation and ultimately it is upto the women, how a society and nation moves forward. He counted on the women of Kashmir, to expose and oppose those, who misguide the youth, while their own children flourish. He said “I sincerely hope and pray that the youth of Kashmir – boys and girls, grow in an environment of happiness, peace and progress, something that was beautifully presented in the music video we released today. For Kashmir – an environment that respects and nurtures women’s equality, has been true for centuries. We hope to get back to those roots”.
Col Emron Musavi
PRO (Defence) Srinagar