The aims and objectives of KVHS are as under and can be classified into following sections;-
To perform Havan on Zyesth Ashtami every year
To make adequate arrangements for teaching of religious scriptures to the community
To organise bhajans/kirtan and religious discourse
To celebrate most important festivals like Mahashivratri, Deepawali, Dusshera etc
- To organise social events
- To felicitate meritorious students,prominent technocrats, academicians ,doctors ,professionals ,social activists, freedom fighters and many more from time to time
- To provide and make adequate arrangements for poor, widows, handicapped, economically weak and under priviledged, orphans, old aged and mentally retarded or suffering from life threatening problems of the community and help them in terms of providing financial assistance and moral boosting
- To work primarily for the promotion, propagation, awareness and preservation of Kashmiri language, traditions, culture and Sanatan heritage especially for the forth coming generation
- To acquire land by purchase ,lease ,mortgage, gift or otherwise to construct premises ,which will be named Kashmir Bhawan ,for the benefit of community for organising social and religious events
- To provide and make adequate arrangements for poor, widows, handicapped, economically weak and under priviledged, orphans, old aged and mentally retarded or suffering from life threatening problems of community members in terms of providing financial assistance and moral boosting
- To organise guest lectures from professionals and technocrats, religious men to create awareness and interest about the particular subject among community members especially in young generation so that they become good residents/citizens of the society and nation
- To dispose, mortgage, exchange, hire, set, lease or deal with any property whatever ,belonging to the Samiti
- All the income, earnings, movable, immovable properties belonging to the Samiti shall be utilised and applied towards the promotion of aims and objectives only set forth in the memorandum of society
To make arrangement of last rites as well when need arises
To work in the environmental sector and go ahead with programmes like plantation of trees, inculcate civic sanitation, use of eco-friendly articles and to promote the concept of Swach Bharat Abhiyan,Shochalya Abhiyan etc.in the community
- To work in health care area by organising health check up camps like eye check up, dental check up ,B.P. measurement, diabetes, blood donation ,eye donation camp for the benefit of community
- To open, establish, run, set up, promote, maintain, arrange, financially support programmes/activities and to construct dispensaries, hospitals for the benefit of humanity
- To open and maintain, organise institutions for old age people in particular and to work towards the healthy golden years of senior citizens and provide them health care services
- To provide counselling to people towards reconcilation with family when needed and to enable senior citizens to access benefits/services provided by the government like old age pension scheme, widow pension scheme, travel discounts, legal aid and other schemes
- To provide counselling to students for choosing the right career
- To organise placement drive for students
- To make adequate arrangements for needy students to get education
- To organise guest lectures ,seminars ,workshops, conferences for the benefit of students from time to time
- To borrow money ,if necessary ,from individuals, banks and other Government authorities or any other funding agency for promotion of activities for the benefit of community
The word Pandit refers to highly learned Hindu. Kashmiri Pandits are Brahmins originating from Kashmir. They are the decendents of Rishi Kashyapa-,who is one of the seven rishis in Hindu Mythology. Rishi Kashyapa settled in Kashmir and this place got the name after him i.e Kashypmar, literature survey reveals that Kashmiri Pandits are the decendents of Proto Vedic people. In fact Kashmir region is supposed to be the original homeland of the Aryan race.
Kashmiri Pandits are Shiva followers. Their religious philosophy is deep rooted in Shivism known as Kashmir Shaivism ,which is based upon TRIKA PHILOSOPHY .It is purely a Monistic thought based on the concept that God and Universe are one. Lord Shiva is considered as the most supreme reality which is the innermost and transcendental.
Kahmiri Pandits have seen large number of migrations from time to time. The history of ancient Kashmir is well documented in Rajtarangini written by Kalhana Pandit, a Kashmiri Pandit. There has been forced migration of peace loving ,highly educated and cultured Kashmiri Pandits during fifteenth century at the hands of Sikandar Butshikan as well as during the reign of cruel Aurangzeb during seventeenth century also.
The last and final migration of Kashmiri Pandits took place in 1990 at the hands of Pakistan trained militants. Kashmiri Pandits were left with three options only, convert to Islam, leave the native place or be prepared to get killed. Kashmiri Pandits preferred to leave the valley in order to protect their culture, traditions and above all honour and gave the best example to the nation to prove their their nationalism.