At a function held at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar today Governor N.N. Vohra released Dr. S.S. Bloeria’s “The Men Who Served Jammu and Kashmir”.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Bloeria, former Chief Secretary, explained that his book contains his memories of twenty one of his colleagues, both juniors and seniors in the civil and police services, who served during the very difficult years which J&K has seen in the past and those who displayed stubborn tenacity of purpose. He has written the tales of their valor, sacrifice and commitment.
Some of the officers, serving and retired, present on the ocassion about whom Dr. Bloeria has written in his book, included Mehmood-ur-Rehman, B.R. Sharma, Bharat Bhushan Vyas, Shaleen Kabra, G.A. Peer, Manzoor Bhat, Mumtaz Afzal, and D.N Trisal.
The Governor observed that Dr. Bloeria’s look back on the events during the turbulent period in J&K and the officers on whom he has written, would be of immense interest to academics, political analysts and commentators, researchers, historians and the lay reader. He complimented Dr. Bloeria for recording his impressions while memories are still fresh.
The Welcome Address on the occasion was given by Brig. P.K. Vij (Retd.) Publisher of the Book.
Guests present on the occasion included Mr. M.Y Tarigami, Mian Altaf, Ms. Rani Gargi Bloeria- Legislators; Mr. A.M. Watali, (I.P.S. Retd.); Mr. P.K. Tripathi, Principal Secretary to the Governor; Dr. Khurshid Ahmad; Mrs. P.K. Vij; Mr. Jwala Singh Bloeria; Mr. Mehmood ur Rehman; Mr. D.N. Trisal and Mr. Vinod.