Poonch, Nov 19: Thousands of people participated in the seminar organised by on the life and contribution of Padma Bhushan awardee, late Mian Bashir Ahmed Larvi in Poonch on Sunday.
Late Mian Bashir Ahmed Larvi’s son, Sajada Nasheen, and former cabinet Minister Mian Altaf Ahmad Larvi was the chief guest on the occasion.
Several personalities from across Pir Panjal participated in the seminar.
Mian Bashir Ahmad Larvi was a resident of Wangat village of Kangan tehsil of Ganderbal district.
Larvi family has great social and religious influence across J&K.
Mian Bashir Ahmad Larvi also served as legislator several times from Kangan and also from Darhal.
He also served as a cabinet minister.
Those who spoke on the occasion recalled the great contribution of Sufi saint Mian Bashir Ahmad Larvi in social upliftment of the tribal people.
They also spoke about his immense contribution to maintain peace, brotherhood, and harmony in the society.
The speakers who expressed their views on the occasion included K D Maini, writer and historian, former professor M Waqar, Maulana Syed Habib, Mian Irshad, Mufti Ibrahim Misbahi, Ayaz Ahmad Saif, Prof Jahangir Asgar, and Najma Choudhary.
The speakers presented papers on the life and contribution of the great Sufi saint and also recalled his social, religious, and political influence across Jammu and
Kashmir and in others parts of the country.
Addressing thousands of people on the occasion, Mian Altaf expressed thanked the people for participating in such huge numbers.
He said that the message of his late father Mian Bashir Ahmad Larvi was harmony and progress of downtrodden people.
He also recalled his father’s immense contribution in the development of tribal people.
Mian Altaf also recalled his selfless service for the society.
Anchor Pardeep Khanna conducted the proceedings of the seminar.
The one-day seminar in memory of late Mian Bashir Ahmad Larvi was organised by Zamurad Mughal, Editor in Chief of Hallabole news portal.
Various political and social personalities participated on the occasion.
DDC Chairman Rajouri, Naseem Liaqat; Vice Chairman DDC Poonch, Ashfaq Choudhary; Riyaz Bashir Naaz, Imran Zaffar, Shahnawaz Choudhary, Sain Rashid, Chaudhary Abdul Ghani, DDC Members, Chaudhary Amanullah and Chaudhary Nazir Hussain BDC Chairpersons, former legislators Javid Rana, Jahangir Hussain Mir, Chaudhary Muhammad Akram, and Ajaz Jan also participated in the event.
Various Sarpanchs and Panchs were also present on the occasion.
Various civil society members including Taj Hussain Mir, Mian Mehar Ali, Ashok Khatana from Delhi, Moulvi Fareed Malik, former CMO Dr Younis, former DySP Rafiq Choudhary, Asad Nomani, Chairman Sarimastan Tribal Welfare Organisation, Asif Meer, President Contractors Association, Sardar Surjan Singh, Mehtab Bukhari, Mumtaz Bukhari, and many other eminent personalities were present on the occasion.