Indian Army, 160 Infantry Battalion TA renovated Baba Abdullah Ghazi shrine at Guzeriyal Kupwara. The ‘Awaam & Jawan’ initiative saw locals from Kupwara working alongside Indian Army personnel.
Kupwara Terriers was approached by locals from Gazriyal for provision of a covering over the Chashma (natural water source) used by approximately 300 residents of the village.
The chasma is located inside the Ziyarat compound which is co-located with the masjid.
Kupwara Terriers took up the task of creating a steel shed over the Chashma to prevent littering and falling of leaves and dead wood from adjoining trees.
The Chashma water is the only source of drinking water and water for agricultural purposes throughout the year.
The locals of Gazriyal were extremely thankful and appreciated the gesture of Army for the construction effort and beautification of the 350+ years old Ziyarat.
This renovation work was an effort by Kupwara Terriers to pay tribute to the authentic and ethnic Sufi culture being practiced by locals, to preserve Kashmiriyat and thereby facilitating manifestation of Islamic Sufism in Kashmir Valley. Following traditional Kashmiri culture, as hosts, Kupwara Terriers served tea and local kashmiri bread to the visitors.
The inauguration ceremony was witnessed by almost 100 locals of the village Guzeriyal. The elders were appreciative and praised the Kupwara Terriers for their noble effort and asserted that such initiatives go a long way in restoration of peace and tranquility in Kashmir Valley.