Srinagar: In the first phase of Dhanyawad Yatra, Pahari Tribe ST Forum announced that Yatra shall move from all the 30 blocks of twin districts of Rajouri-Poonch. The inaugural activity started from the Budhal area of Peer Panchal region. The sole aim of Dhanyawad Yatra is to express gratitude to GoI led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minster Amit Shah for fulfilling the commitment of ST status to Pahari Tribe.
Delegates in one voice hailed the efforts of present Government led by Modi ji who took landmarking decisions for the upliftment and empowerment of downtrodden marginalized Pahari Tribe that was struggling for the justice for more than 40 years.
DDC member from Thanamandi Qayoom Mir presided the inaugural programme, stage was conducted by Manzoor Naik while prominent Executive Members of PT ST FORUM who were present includes Adv. Ashan Mirza, Vikrant Sharma, Adv Gurdev Thakur, Hamid Malik, Shakti Sharma, Bharat Vaid, Munir Mirza, Zahid Khan, Ayub Pehalwan, Jahagir Khan, Aftab Tantray, Ahmad Khan, Nisar Mirza, Sanjeev Sharma, Sohail Malik (DDC Surankot), Adv. Aftab Ganai, Younis Naz, Nadeem Mir, Suneet Thakur and Surjeet Thakur.
Members of PT ST Forum from Kashmir who joined the Dhanyawad Yatra includes Imtiaz Ahmed Khan, Mohd. Yakoob Khan, Sayed Akhter Hussain Bukhari, Bilal Turki, Sohail Khan and Bashir Khan.
Those prominent who were present includes Nasir Mohd., Nasir Thakkar, Kabir Rather, Ahmed Din, Naser Qayum, Munshi Khan, Master Soba Singh, Shabir Kamlak, Mohd. Iqbal, Zahid Sagar, Rashid Shaheen, Mohd Shabir, Kala Khan, Suresh Kumar, Raja Mohd Latif, Ghafoor Qazi, Mohd. Taj, Mohd. Hussain Sarogia, Sher Mohd and many more.