July 1, 2015

FOUNDING MEMBERS

Justice P.N.Bakshi- The First and Founder President- 1980-1984

Major Achievements

Untiring efforts to motivate few close friends and establish AIKS on 8th/9th March 1980
Preparation and adoption of AIKS constitution on 27-28th December 1980
Brought into AIKS fold as affiliates various organizations from different parts of country
Worked tirelessly towards building socio-cultural connectivity

Col. P.N. Kak- The Second President-1984-1986

Major Achievements

Implemented various social and cultural programmes
During 1986 communal violence in Anantnag, deputed a delegation and extended all support to the communit

Dr. Nand Lal Zutshi- The Third President-1986-1988

Major Achievements

Organized one of the best AIKS conferences in 1986 at Mumbai, attended by about one thousand delegates
During the conference , unanimous resolution was passed calling upon AIKS to come to the forefront and take up the role of coordinating activities of KPs globally
Various short and long term measures to remain connected globally were undertaken

Brig. R.N. Madan- The Fourth President-1988-1991

Major Achievements

1989-1990 exodus suddenly shifted focus of AIKS towards the enormous challenge of temporary re-settlement
During the crises, AIKS took the battle at a political level in the corridors of power at New Delhi
The headquarters of AIKS were immediately shifted to New Delhi from Allahabad
AIKS and KSD (Kashmir Samiti Delhi) responded to the challenge decisively and undertook relief and rehabilitation work

Pt. D.N. Munshi- The Fifth President-1991-1994

Major Achievements

Resolution was adopted to develop a programme of dignified Self-Help and Struggle for our Rights
AIKS trust as a separate entity under the chairmanship of Late Sh. S.L.Shakdar was established
A high powered advisory council of eminent persons was establish to help furthering cause of community
Bahar-e-Kashmir Magazine was replaced by AIKS “NAAD”

Pt. J.N Kaul- The Sixth President-1994-2003

Major Achievements

A great visionary, philanthropist with deep commitment towards the welfare of the community
Concept of “Mochi Phol” was introduced and followed at all centres.
Through the cooperation of SOS Children’s Village of India imparted vocational training and financial assistance to displaced members
Mass Yagnopavits and solemnizing marriages of girls was undertaken with urgency
AIKS created Pan India presence by bringing into its fold many organizations as affiliates

Pt. M.K. Kaw- The Seventh President-2003-2009

Major Achievements

Amended and adopted new and comprehensive constitution for AIKS
Formulated a National Policy on Kashmir
Prepared a comprehensive strategy document on eventual return of KPs to valley
Filed writ-petition in Supreme Court which finally was instrumental in announcing of recent PM’s package in 2008
Government’s recognition of AIKS as a mainstream body of KPs
Official mouthpiece of AIKS- NAAD was strengthened
Prepared and issued a detailed booklet on the social reforms needed by the community

Pt. Moti Kaul-The Eighth President- 2009-2014

Major Achievements

Established close contact with most of its affiliates in India and Overseas
Set-up a full-fledged office with dedicated team at Jammu
Redefined a mechanism and the terms for return and rehabilitation
Organized conclaves to establish socio-cultural and political space
Established distinct literary space for its official mouth-piece – NAAD
Actively supported community initiatives – Temples & Shrines Bill, KMECT, Radio Sharada and others
Entered into long term collaboration with KOA, USA​​​