Welcome to iqwat
What is iqwat?
The Kashmiri Pandit community over multiple exoduses and more recently the one in 1990, has gotten dispersed and strewn all over the globe. As a result of this fragmentation, our rituals, traditions, music, food, language and culture as a whole are at a serious threat. In short, the pride of being a Kashmiri Pandit is dwindling and we may face extinction in a few decades.
In order to protect and preserve our identity and the pride of being a Kashmiri Pandit, we will have to collaborate, do it together – do it iqwat.
Kashmiri Pandit community has always given high priority to education and professional career. Today KPs are successful professionals in myriad industries as diverse as technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, medicine and many advanced engineering areas but entrepreneurship and start-ups have seldom received enthusiastic support from the community. However lately, many young KP entrepreneurs are making a mark for themselves.
Memories of Kashmir
As time passes, some memories fade and some stay with us very vivid and clear. As generations come and go, it takes away with it the glory and the pain and what remains is leftovers passed on to next generations as stories passed on. As we migrate, by force or by choice, it moves us away from our loved ones and our neighborhood’s that ingrained in us our language and culture every single moment, what remains are memories locked in times and customs.
iqwat Talent Hunt
For the first time ever, we organised a virtual World-Wide Talent Hunt – an initiative to bring together Kashmiri Pandit community members around the globe onto one platform. It was conceived with the idea to discover, support and engage the talent across all age groups.