( WOMEN AT THE BABY SHOW HELD ON 25TH SEPTEMBER 1949 )
FIRST BABY SHOW IN KASHMIR 25TH SEPTEMBER 1949.
25TH SEPTEMBER 1949 was a hectic day for Bureaucracy and leaders in kashmir . Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru , Raj Kumari Amrit kaur ( Health Minister ) , Sardar Baldev Singh , Shri N V Gadgil ,Smt Mridula sarabhai and many dignitaries were invited to a special session/ annual convention of National Conference party by Sheikh Mohd Abdullah . Indian and some foreign Journalists too attended this gala event. A mushaira was also held on this day . This grand Mushaira, presided over by Pandit jawahar Lal Nehru , was attended by all prominent urdu poets of the country .
(Pandit ji presiding a grand urdu mushaira in Srinagar on 25th September 1949. Josh Malihabaadi is on Dais in a waistcoat.)
(KASHMIRI CHILDREN AFTER THE BABY SHOW.SEPTEMBER 1949. )
An “At Home” was arranged by Red cross society of J&K wherein a Baby show was also held .This baby show was held in collaboration with J&K State Govt's Health Department . Something that was held for the first time in Kashmir valley.
( National conference JALSA ( annual Convention ) 25th september 1949. pandit ji and sheikh Abdullah on dais.)
(Deputy prime Minister Bakshi Ghulm Mohd taking Journalists inside Transport Yard in srinagar on 25.09.1949.)
( A VIEW OF JHELUM 1949 )
( PADDY FIELDS KASHMIR 1949 )
All the journalists were taken to Mughal Gardens and sight seeing. They were also shown the newly set up Transport Yard that had a fleet of New Vehicles .The journalists were also taken to some orchards and rice fields .That year ,we had bumper crops of paddy and fruits in valley. Bakshi Ghulam Mohd ( Deputy Prime Minister ) organized visits and interaction of journalists . On this day, a Press Conference was also addressed by General Cariappa at Srinagar. Maj General Thimaaya also joined the Baby show , Gen Cariappa's press Conference and other events.
(Dr karan singh sadar e Riyasat addressing gathering at the first convocation of J&K university held on 24th september 1949. Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru also attended the function.)
I end with two lines of Majrooh Sultanpuri's Gazal..
Ahle Toofaan Aao dil waalon ka afsaana kahein.....
Mauj ko gaisu bhanwar ko chashme janaanan kahein..
( Autar Mota )
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