Visit of PHC Delegates to Sharda Peeth Posted on July 2, 2019 43 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Delegates of Pakistan Hindu Council has the successful and fruitful visit to Sharda Peeth located in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. All delegates of Pakistan Hindu Council including Dr, Ramesh Kumar Vankwani (Chief Patron PHC), Mr. Gopal Khamuani (President PHC) Mr. Raja Asser Mal Manglani (Ex-President and Advisor PHC), Mr. Parshotam Ramani (General Secretary PHC) and Mr. Prem Talreja (Advisor PHC) were invited on Dinner on Monday, 24th June, 2019 by Raja Farooq Ahmed (Prime Minister of AJK) where they meet with the AJK cabinet and discussed about Rehabilitation of Sharda Peeth. However, on 25th June 2019, all delegates visited the historical temple of Sharda Peeth which was built around five thousand years ago in the era of Ashoka. Sharda Mata is known for Goddess of Wisdom, knowledge, and learning. The basic reason of this visit for Rehabilitation of Sharda Peeth Temple is to support religious tourism with support of AJK Government and cooperation of Pakistan Hindu Council as it is one of an ancient temple with a history of Saraswati Devi, Sharda Devi and Vagdevi. While talking to media officials, Dr. Ramesh Kumar stated that Sharda Peeth is one of the oldest temples in Azad Kashmir and it should be opened for Yatra of Hindu Pilgrims from Pakistan and around the world. Mr. Gopal Khamuani also stated that Hindus from different countries want to visit this temple for its historical background therefore, this temple should be rehabilitated and should be opened to all Yatris. We are thankful of PM AJK, Ministry and Secretary of Tourism to arrange this visit and we are hopeful that soon this temple will be rehabilitated in same ancient position and soon will be opened for both National and International Yatris with the cooperation of PHC.