Saturday, June 27, 2015

ON 25TH SEPTEMBER 1949 , FIRST BABY SHOW WAS HELD IN KASHMIR


                                                                                             
                          ( 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.
                                                       
                   
( Maj Gen Thimaaya holds the best baby in his hands while Raj Kumari Amrit kaur looks smilingly ..25th September , 1949 kashmir.)
                                                                              

 (Deputy prime Minister Bakshi Ghulm Mohd taking Journalists inside Transport Yard in srinagar on 25.09.1949.)      

During this visit,Pandit jawahar lal Nehru also attended the first convocation ceremony of jammu and kashmir university held on 24th september 1949.    
  
 (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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