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Fostering harmony in Kashmir: Jugmeet Kaur Bali's recognised for empowering minorities

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  • 23rd August, 2023 01:41:56 PM
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Fostering harmony in Kashmir: Jugmeet Kaur Bali's recognised for empowering minorities

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] (ANI): Jugmeet Kaur Bali, a resilient Kashmiri Sikh woman, has not only triumphed over adversity but has also dedicated her life to uplifting the voices of minority employees and nurturing an atmosphere of peace and harmony in Kashmir valley.

Her recent accolade, the prestigious Seva Puraskar award from the Gandhi Global Family, adds another laurel to her remarkable journey.

Born in the heartland of Baramulla, Jugmeet's childhood was a vibrant tapestry woven with the love of her family and the rich heritage of the region. Her father, a distinguished agricultural officer, instilled in her the values of compassion and resilience.

With her unwavering passion for writing, Jugmeet embarked on a journey that saw her rise as a prominent journalist and a fervent advocate for the marginalized.

Her journey took a significant turn when she, alongside her husband, founded "The Kashmir Impact," an English monthly magazine aimed at spotlighting the region's positive stories. Yet, her path faced disruptions due to health challenges, emphasizing the unpredictable nature of life. Nonetheless, Jugmeet's spirit remained unbroken.

Her foray into education as a government teacher marked a new chapter where she channeled her passion into nurturing the minds of the younger generation.

Jugmeet soon became acutely aware of the struggles faced by minority employees. Targeted attacks and an overarching sense of fear had cast a shadow over their lives.

This became a resounding call to action for Jugmeet. Leading the charge, she founded the All Minority Employees Association and the All Sikh Minority Employees Association, uniting her fellow colleagues in the pursuit of justice and equality.

Addressing the most pressing issue faced by minority employees in Jammu and Kashmir, Jugmeet candidly speaks about the prevailing security concerns that have clouded their lives.

"Targeted attacks in recent years have instilled a sense of fear that must be addressed," she asserts. Yet, she is quick to commend the administration's efforts, particularly under the leadership of the Honorable Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, in addressing these concerns.

Jugmeet's recognition by the Gandhi Global Family stands as a testament to her unwavering commitment to her cause. With humility, she accepts the Seva Puraskar, acknowledging the symbolism of the shawl and memento that represent the colors of peace and harmony.

Her advocacy for minority employees and the broader minority community is not just a professional pursuit; it's an integral part of her identity.

Beyond her activism, Jugmeet's passions are as diverse as the surrounding landscape. An enthusiastic traveler, she finds solace in exploring new horizons. Reading and staying informed about global and national developments are her intellectual pursuits.

Her aspirations, though ambitious, reflect her deep sense of duty towards humanity — she aims to play a pivotal role in promoting global peace and harmony.

Adding to her impressive journey, Jugmeet is the Minority President at Jammu Kashmir Employees Coordination Committee, under the capable leadership of Fayaz Shah, a highly adept and professional leader.

She emphasized, "We work for social causes such as awareness campaigns on domestic violence, cleanliness drives, combatting drug abuse, and organizing blood donation camps under this banner." (ANI)