The Penn Dixie , Natural History Soceity, ( World’s No 1 Fossil Park) Hamburg, New York , USA, has released the resolution to collaborate with Centre For Himalayan Geology, a Constituent of Environmental Policy Group(EPG) and assist and develop
Kashmir Triassic Fossil Park ,Guryul Ravines , Khonmoh ,Pampore, Kashmir.
The Penn Dixie Board of Directors has confirmed “ Kashmir Triassic Fossil Park” as one of the World’s geological treasures.
Finally the EPG Trustee , Governing Council Member & Chairman Centre for Himalayan Geology ( A Constituent Of Environmental Policy Group) Mr.Abdul Majid Bhat on the basis of his decades long hard work , study , research and perseverance succeeded in making an impressive and successful presentation to Penn Dixie Board in helping them assess the status of Fossil Park at Khonmoh-Vihi District- as a geological treasure.
On this occasion EPG acknowledges the guidance of former Governor Mr.N.N.Vohra , the Present Governor Mr. S.P.Malik , Commissioner Department Of Culture , Mr.Saleem Shishgar, Dr. G.M.Bhat ( Presently University Of Jammu,) the Faculty , Researchers and students of Department Of Geology, University Of Kashmir;the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; the former Deputy Commissioner,Srinagar, Mr.Farooq Ahmad Lone; the Former Director Tourism-Kashmir , Mr.Mehmood Ahmad Shah; the Deputy Director Tourism, Mr.Riyaz Ahmad ;journalist Sajad Kralyari for voluntarily shooting the presentation video and many more journalists, columnists & writers.
Acknowledgment is due to Mr.Lawrence – Settlement Commissioner Of Kashmir for recording it in his book “The Valley Of Kashmir”. And also hundreds of Geo-Scientists, experts, Geologists & researchers from more than 30 International Universities who visited , carried on site study and research since 1842 to help put this Fossil treasure on the Global Canvass.Hence, this historic day !
Congratulations & commendations To Environmental Policy Group (EPG) Trustees & Governing Council Members , Panel of Advisors & Experts for their hard work, tireless efforts and support to make this dream come true !
Finally , the great news is that the people of Kashmir will see the development of Internationally acknowledged “Kashmir Triassic Fossil Park “ becoming a reality in coming days, In Sha Allah ! Said
Faiz Bakshi, convener (EPG)