New Delhi: Rashtriya Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of the Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), will address the Kashmiri Hindu community via video conference on April 3 during Navreh celebrations. From April 1-3, the Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra (SSK) in Jammu will host a three-day event to commemorate the ‘Tyaag and Shaurya Divas’ and encourage the ‘Kashmiri Samaj’ to pledge to return to their homeland on the auspicious occasion of Navreh.
For several years, the SSK has celebrated the ‘Navreh, Tyaag, and Shaurya Divas’ with community members and school children, and has held seminars, essay writing, and quiz competitions.
The Navreh celebrations will begin on April 1 with the ‘Tyaag (sacrifice) Divas’ in memory of Shriya Bhat, according to SSK (a historical icon, who is said to have been the saviour of Kashmiri Hindus). Navreh Sankalp Divas is observed on April 2nd, the first day of the New Year.
On April 3, the Shaurya Divas will be held in honour of Laltaditya Muktapida, the eighth-century King of Kashmir, who is known for his valour and victories over Turks, as well as for expanding his kingdom from Central Asia to Bengal in the east.
The Navreh celebrations will come to a close with RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat giving a virtual address to the Kashmiri Hindu community. The word ‘Navreh’ is thought to come from the Sanskrit word ‘Nava Varsha,’ which means ‘New Year.’