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SRINAGAR: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari on Saturday visited Sopore to offer personal condolences to the family of Late Atiqa Banoo.
Atiqa Bano a noted educationist, heritage activist and former Director, Education and Libraries, breathed her last earlier this week.
Syed Basharat Bukhari while recalling the contribution of Late Atiqa Bano in preserving Kashmir’s heritage and culture said that her contribution is historic which would be very difficult to emulate. He said it was due to her relentless efforts that led to the setting up of first of its kind Meeras Mahal at Sopore which the deceased continued to supervise till her death.
The Minister also recalled the efforts of Atiqa Bano in the spread of education in north Kashmir, particularly among women. He said she was the founder of Majlis-un-Nissa, the first ever women exclusive educational organisation in north Kashmir which rendered yeoman’s service for educational spread among the young girls of the area for which the late educationist would be remembered for ever
The minister also prayed for peace to the departed soul of late Atiqa Bano and conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.
On the instructions of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Minister for Revenue Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Abdul Rehman Veeri on Saturday visited house of noted cultural activist Atiqa Bano at Spopore and expressed sympathies with the family.
The Minister was accompanied by Nizam-ud-Din Bhat, Vice-Chairman, Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation.
They hailed Late Atiq Bano’s efforts in furthering educational scenario and preserving the past heritage and culture of Kashmir.
They also praised her efforts of setting up first of its kind Meeras Mahal at Sopore which the deceased continued to supervise till her death.
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