Kashmir Flood: Help the Vale Rise screening turns eyes moist

IRFAN RASHID

Srinagar:

Eyes turned wet when Kashmir Flood: Help the Vale Rise, a documentary on last year’s devastating deluge was screened Saturday evening at Grand Mumtaz Hotel.
The 20-minute documentary produced by the NGO Care Kashmir International has been directed by Bilal A Jan.
The documentary talks about Kashmir’s worst ever flood fury and highlights the different horrible flood experiences of people, devastation in health care system, destruction of educational institutions, massive damage in housing infrastructural and business establishments.
It depicts how “government’s indifferent attitude” towards the distribution of relief and rehabilitation process enhanced the sufferings of the Kashmiris.
The documentary ends with the message that “Kashmir is carving for help to rise again”.
Many notable personalities including JKLF Chief Yaseen Malik, noted satirist Zareef Ahmad Zareef, columnist ZGM, columnist Dr Javid Iqbal, advocate Zafar Shah, chairman KEA Muhammad Yaseen were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Zareef Ahmad Zareef taking a dig on the government explained at length the whole flood episode with his poetry and how government has failed to come for rescue even after passing of a year.
Advocate Zafar Shah praised Care Kashmir International for their “extraordinary” help during floods.
Noted earth scientist, Professor Shakil Romshoo said, 2014 flood is a complex phenomenon which inflicted tremendous suffering on whole Kashmir.
irfanrashid@risingkashmir.com
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