Jammu and Kashmir: Children acquainted with the history of Sharda Peeth, this Mahapeeth is located ten kilometers across the LoC

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News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jammu

Published by: Prashant Kumar
Updated Thu, 09 Sep 2021 10:21 PM IST

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The children were told that the Sharda Peeth, dedicated to Goddess Sati, is considered to be the holiest pilgrimage site. It is worshiped in the same way as Baba Amarnath and Mata Vaishno Devi temples in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Army organized ‘Hamari Dharohar’ program to educate the children of Kamkari village on the Line of Control about the historical heritage. In a program organized at Government Upper Primary School Kamkari, children were made aware of the history of Sharda Shakti Peeth, one of the ancient monuments of Kashmir. The Sharda Peeth, located in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in front of Kamkari village, ten kilometers from the Line of Control, used to offer worship till a few decades ago, but today it has become a ruin.

The children were told that the Sharda Peeth, dedicated to Goddess Sati, is considered to be the holiest pilgrimage site. It is worshiped in the same way as Baba Amarnath and Mata Vaishno Devi temples in Jammu and Kashmir. It is considered to be one of the 18 Mahapeeths where Goddess Sati resides in a tripartite avatar. A film on Sharda Peeth was also shown to the children which created more interest in their mind.
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Children also participated in painting competition
The children were taken to a small track. Where children discussed more about the history and culture of this beautiful place in a pleasant atmosphere. On reaching the destination all the children participated in a painting competition and displayed their talent on canvas. The day ended with the screening of the Bollywood film Shershaah. The Army has organized this event as an initiative to create a new Kashmir by strengthening the unbreakable bond between the jawans and the people and by developing the young minds of India. Four teachers and 60 students participated in the programme. During this, children were gifted track suits, hats and a bag among other items.

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Army organized ‘Hamari Dharohar’ program to educate the children of Kamkari village on the Line of Control about the historical heritage. In a program organized at Government Upper Primary School Kamkari, children were made aware of the history of Sharda Shakti Peeth, one of the ancient monuments of Kashmir. The Sharda Peeth, located in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in front of Kamkari village, ten kilometers from the Line of Control, used to offer worship till a few decades ago, but today it has become a ruin.

The children were told that the Sharda Peeth, dedicated to Goddess Sati, is considered to be the holiest pilgrimage site. It is worshiped in the same way as Baba Amarnath and Mata Vaishno Devi temples in Jammu and Kashmir. It is considered to be one of the 18 Mahapeeths where Goddess Sati resides in a tripartite avatar. A film on Sharda Peeth was also shown to the children which created more interest in their mind.

Also read- J&K: Wreckage of helicopter retrieved after 36 days, co-pilot still missing

Children also participated in painting competition

The children were taken to a small track. Where children discussed more about the history and culture of this beautiful place in a pleasant atmosphere. On reaching the destination all the children participated in a painting competition and displayed their talent on canvas. The day ended with the screening of the Bollywood film Shershaah. The Army has organized this event as an initiative to create a new Kashmir by strengthening the unbreakable bond between the jawans and the people and by developing the young minds of India. Four teachers and 60 students participated in the programme. During this, children were gifted track suits, hats and a bag among other items.

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