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President Kovind greets students in Kashmiri Kashmir University
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President Kovind greets students in Kashmiri

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Jul 2021, 11:25 pm

Srinagar/IBNS: ‘Mei sapaz khushi tuhi meelith’ (I feel happy to meet you all) - this is how President Ram Nath  Kovind began his speech at the convocation ceremony of the University of Kashmir Tuesday, as he noted that Kashmir’s spiritual and cultural influence has an imprint all across India.

Immediately after greeting the dignitaries present at the SKICC auditorium overlooking the famous Dal  Lake, the President said, “May I speak a few words in Kashmiri.”

“Mei sapaz khushi tuhi meelith (I feel happy to meet you all),” Kovind said with a smile that drew applause from the audience, including students.

Kovind said almost all religions that came to Kashmir embraced the unique feature of “Kashmiriyat” that shunned orthodoxy and encouraged tolerance and mutual acceptance among communities.

“I take this opportunity to urge upon the younger generation of Kashmir to learn from their rich legacy.  They have every reason to know that Kashmir has always been a beacon of hope for the rest of India. Its spiritual and cultural influence has left an imprint all across India,” he added.

The President expressed confidence that the youngsters and the women of Kashmir will use democracy to build a peaceful and prosperous future.

In February 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the audience at SKICC by surprise when he spoke in Kashmiri.

“Yeth teeri gatkaras manz chus bae mohabbat-uk alaaw zalni aamut (In this bone-chilling cold of Kashmir,  I have come to light the lamp of love),” Modi had said in Kashmiri at an event.