Signature Campaign for Buddhist sites begins : Rising Kashmir

Kashmir Humanity Foundation, Baramulla an NGO has started “Save Stupa Save Buddha” international signature campaign to preserve the Buddhist sites in Kashmir.

Siraj-u-Din Salam, President KHF said his organization strongly believes in an equal opportunity for all and want to preserve the cultures, traditions and beliefs of the marginalized communities in State.  ?According to KHF this campaign is in respect to preserve and promote Buddhist tourism in Kashmir and create jobs for youth in rural areas.?KHF is also pitching to state government to act to improve the present status of ancient Buddhist monuments which are in ruins.?Scores of people participated in the first phase of campaign which begun in Baramulla last week despite cold and bad weather?KHF also briefed people about the history, importance and benefits from the ancient Buddhist sites in Baramulla like Ushkur and Parihaspora. After this it was requested and with their consent to offer there sign and support the campaign.?On the behalf of KHF, Siraj told that they will develop plans to organize such campaign events in other districts of Kashmir also. “We will try to collaborate with other NGO’S in Kashmir, organize workshops in colleges and universities to create awareness about these ancient Buddhist monuments and will bring international Buddhist tourist to the valley for a better future of youth,” Siraj said.

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