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  • 14051765_1076415152440182_4825073586373554799_nSat reviews JMC works in his constituency
  • 14202549_1076410962440601_2672955624669581395_nSeveral developmental works inaugurated at R.S Pura
  • R.S.S. PathaniaPathania promises to revolutionize road connectivity in Ramnaga
  • Bali 29Bali conducts surprise visit of hospitals
  • Kavinder 29Speaker launches development works
  • Sham 29Sham inspects work on PHE schemes in Akhnoor
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BJP demands democratization of Shrine Board

Brig. Anil GuptaReacting sharply to the statement of NC Provincial President & MLA Nagrota, Devinder Singh Rana, as purely malicious and full of propaganda, BJP State Spokesperson Brig. Anil Gupta said that the BJP is only demanding that MLA Reasi should be included in the Shrine Board and MLA can be any from any political party in a democracy. It so happens that the sitting MLA belongs to BJP and could be from any other party in future if the people desire so. Brig. Gupta said that 70-100 lakh devotees visit Mata Vaishno Devi shrine at Katra every year. Over the years it has become the most revered shrine in North India resulting in the growth in numbers of the devotees coming from all parts of the country. It is a major source of revenue providing livelihood to thousands of locals. The shrine is managed by a board with the Governor of J&K as its ex-officio Chairman. The Shrine Board has done a commendable job over the years but has also faced protests and agitations by the locals who are a major stakeholder in the development of the shrine according to Brig Anil Gupta, state spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. The involvement of the local stakeholders in any envisaged development project is necessary to ensure that their interests are looked after while planning the project and it does not affect their livelihood added Brig Gupta. This can easily be achieved by proper constitution of the Shrine Board and giving representation to democratically elected representatives of the people. The present composition of the Shrine Board does not cater for local representation. The members of the Shrine Board are nominated by the Honourable Governor without giving any representation to the local people. The criteria for nomination is also not known and hence smacks of favouritism and monopolization resulting in the neglect of local interests alleged Brig Anil Gupta. The locals have been agitating for the same for quite some time and have also given a memorandum to the Governor. There is no dispute to the fact that eminent and distinguished people need to be nominated to the Board but there is also a need to democratize the same by nominating the elected representatives, local eminent citizens and civil servants as is done in other Shrine Boards like the Sri Jagannath Temple Board, Gurvayur Shrine Board, Tirupathi and Sabarimalai Temple Boards. BJP is of the opinion that Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine board should be reconstituted to include the MP, local MLA, 1-2 local eminent citizens, the local DC and SSP as ex-officio members. This would ensure a wider representation and take care of the sentiments of the local stake holders as well said Brig Gupta.

Congress playing as second fiddle to NC: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaState BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta strongly criticized the role of Congress party in the present turmoil in the Valley. The Jammu & Kashmir leadership of the party played a second fiddle to NC when its leaders joined the all party delegation to New Delhi under the leadership of Omar Abdullah who gave a clean chit to Pakistan and blamed the State and Central government for the present crisis and also advocated to hold talks with Pakistan and separatists in order to seek solution for Jammu and Kashmir problem. The Congress party both at the Centre and in the State spoke in multiple voices. There was no tuning between the statements of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Digvijay Singh, P. Chidambram, Manishankar Aiyar and Khursheed Ahmed. Even Mr. Azad, who remained Chief Minister of the state, was speaking in different voices and playing his cards mischievously, supporting Omar Abdullah and separatists; criticizing Pakistan for its role and at the same time asking for holding talks with Pakistan. State leadership of Congress also speaks in two voices; G.M. Mir take pro-separatists’ stand where as Jammu leaders plead for taking hard and strong stand against those involved in creating present situation. Prof. Virender said during the last 12 years Congress party was sharing power in the state and it was also running the government at the Centre. It needs to issue a white paper elaborating the steps it took to achieve the lasting solution for Jammu and Kashmir problem. He said that the onus of Jammu & Kashmir problem lies with Congress and National Conference who remained involved in state affairs right from 1947. The blunders committed by Congress party from time to time in 1947 while incorporating article 370, in 1971 giving concession to Mr. Butto then Pakistan Prime Minister under Shimla Agreement and again in 1975 by installing Sheikh in power, are responsible for the present situation. When the trouble started in 1990, 2008 and 2010 the Congress party was sharing power alongwith NC and PDP and added that therefore, the present situation is mostly the fall out of the misdoings of NC and Congress. Prof. Virender was critical of those who blame the present PDP-BJP alliance government for the present outburst in the valley and term the present alliance as complete failure. He told that the progress achieved in the matter of development and schemes launched for the welfare of common masses, poor and down trodden people, are far more than any of the previous regimes. He said that during the small tenure of the present government IIT, IIM, AIIMS and Institute of Mass Communication were sanctioned for Jammu region, 6 new Medical College-3 in Jammu region and 3 in Valley were approved, the road net work is being strengthened by constructing roads in new areas and broadening the existing ones and added that the government has taken up the new projects to improve electricity and water supply to the people. He said that the government is working with commitment and dedication in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda; “Sab ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas”.

BJP Katra Core Committee meets Sat over SMVDSB decision

14080069_1076415582440139_1355861733145523338_nA deputation of BJP Core Committee of Katra led by MoS Finance & local MLA Ajay Nanda, called on BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) and State General Secretary (Org). Ashok Kaul at Trikuta Nagar Office to apprise them of the situation arisen as a result of the decision of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) to construct new track connecting Ban Ganga to Ardhkwari. They told that there was large scale resentment and anger among the entire traders of Katra town and there is an urgent need that the party interferes to convince the Governor and the Chief Executive Officer to reconsider decision of SMVDSB. The Core Committee further told that the existing road is the part of historic and traditional route and neither any shopkeeper nor trader has any objection and hence there is no need for constructing new route, which will only harm the interests of the majority population of Katra town. Sat Sharma and Ashok Kaul assured the Core Committee that the BJP will not sit as mute spectator on the issue and it will be raised with the Governor as well as CEO. They further assured that the party stands with the people and the traders of Katra and it will never allow the SMVDSB to take such decisions which invite anger and resentment of the people. BJP Reasi District President Kuldeep Dubey, Mandal President Ajay and City President Ajay Verma also presented their resentment before the party leaders against the decision of SMVDSB. The Core Committee members & senior workers of BJP Sharni Gupta, Romesh Shrma, Babu Ram Dubey, Pt. Sham Lal, Bheeri Suri, Dr. Hari Krishan, Puran Gupta, Rana Sanmotra, Raka Heera, Mangal Singh, Rakesh Dubey and Karan Singh, who were present in the meeting.

Sat reviews JMC works in his constituency

14051765_1076415152440182_4825073586373554799_nTo take stock of the various developmental works in progress and undertaken by Jammu Municipality in all the 26 wards of Jammu West Assembly Constituency, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), chaired a meeting of senior officials of JMC in presence of BJP leaders of Jammu West District. Sat Sharma, during the meeting sought details about the developmental works in each ward of the constituency and the progress made so far. He also asked the JMC officials if any approved work has not been started and the reasons for the same. Sat Sharma said that Jammu West Assembly Constituency is spread over a very vast area with a large number of 26 wards and hence there is need of more funds as well as starting of more developmental works to meet the requirements of the growing population. He said that during one and half year a number of projects related to development have been initiated and various Centrally sponsored welfare schemes too have been extended in every ward of Jammu West constituency. Sat Sharma asked the JMC officials to keep check on the quality of work and made it clear that no leniency will be tolerated if any complaint is received from any ward. He also asked the party leaders present in the meeting to make it a routine to visit the sites of developmental works and also remain vigilant so that every work is as per the needs of the people without any compromise on quality. JMC Executive Engineer Parvodh Sharma, AEE Rajiv Pandoh, JEs Satish Malla, S.K. Bhat, B.K. Raina and Anup Gupta, AEs Ashok Sharma and Vinay Arora, BJP leaders Ayodhya Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Prem Gupta, Jeet Angral, Atul Bakshi were present in the meeting.

Several developmental works inaugurated at R.S Pura

14202549_1076410962440601_2672955624669581395_n29thAugust,Monday R.S Pura. M.L.A from R.S Pura Constituency Dr.Gagan Bhagat today inaugurated various developmental works being executed by Rural Development Department at Village Salehar and Chak Jagtu.The Legislator inaugurated work on community pathways and drains at Village Salehar, to come up at an estimated cost of Rs 9 lakhs.Later, he also inaugurated work on lanes and drains at Gazipur Kullian in R.S Pura amounting to Rs 6.43 lakh.On the occasion, Dr.Bhagat took an on spot assessment of local issues and also toured the area, he was further apprised on various issues pertaining to development by residents of the area. He assured them that all their genuine issues will be considered at the earliest. The M.L.A directed the concerned officials to expedite works so that these could be completed within the stipulated time and added that no compromise should be made on quality of work and materials used. While interacting with the locals, Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that the Government is committed for overall development of the State and all basic facilities would be provided to public in the form of schools, hospitals and playgrounds. While taking a round of the village Dr.Gagan went to the people who were living in the Kuccha houses and assured them that the things which were left incomplete during the Panchayati Raj which ended few days ago will be completed in the shortest possible time, he directed the concerned officials to expedite the case file of these people so that necessary approval can be sought early as possible and no deserving person should be left out, he also gave his contact number to the local people and advised them that they can also tell their problems on phone , if someone does not reach him .He also assured them that from the next month there will be “Public Darbar” in each village in which every official of various department will be present and many issues can be taken up there only and to be rectified on the spot which will benefit most the people who are poor .He also appealed to the people to replace the bulbs with L.E.D lights which is being provided to the people at a very low cost, the said scheme which is named as “Ujala” have been launched yesterday in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, he also appreciated the efforts of P.M Narender Modi for his visionary approach for the country .The locals appreciated this move of the M.L.A R.S Pura and also thanked him for Macadamization of R.S Pura Salehar road, they also demanded that Salehar-Rathana road to be blacktopped , on which Dr.Gagan assured that it will be done very soon. Among others Tehsildaar R.S Pura, B.D.O R.S Pura and S.D.P.O R.S Pura and other officials were also present besides R.S Pura Mandal Pradhan Natharam,B.R Choudhary,Sham Sharma,Abhishek Gupta,Gurdeep Singh, Ravi Singh ,Jagdish Raj, Manju Kumari from Mahila Morcha were present on the occasion.

Pathania promises to revolutionize road connectivity in Ramnaga

R.S.S. PathaniaWhile addressing Janta Darbars at Chanunta, Ramnagar, Amroh and DuduKirchi, Ranbir Singh Pathania, MLA Ramnagar, promised the public to revolutionize road connectivity in Ramnagar Assembly segment. He informed the public that for the first time in the history of Ramnagar that as many as 30 new road projects under PMGSY/NABARD and macdamization/blacktopping of 20 other roads at an estimated cost of more than Rs 300 crore is going to take off in the current financial year across the Ramnagar Assembly segment. Pathania said that prominent among the new sanctioned projects are Badhole to Romain, Sunetar to Udhak, Marta to Joffer, Parkha to Upper Chanunta, Bhugtrian to Lower Panjgrain, Tentha to Neeli-Nallah, Nalla Mallein to Palal, Panchound to Chapper, Jagwal to Jansal, Kathil to puna, Bharnara to Jansal, Marta to Dheeraj, Gondian to Sunetar and Jofar to Marta. “Another vital road link from Thial to Shri Mata Chountra Devi Ji about to be started under CRF at an estimated cost of Rs 26 crore shall not only connect the historical and most revered shrine of Shri Mata Chountra Devi Ji and adjoining villages with Dhar road but at the same time shall shorten the journey from Ramnagar to Majalta”, Pathania added. The MLA further informed that another major road from Dudu-Kirchi to Seoj-Dhar about 31 kms length to be constructed at an estimated cost of about 31 crores shall not only open avenues of tourism along with adventure sports but also lessen on-foot Journey to Kailash-Kund. He further told that work on four girls’ hostel with a capacity to accommodate 100 students each, at an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore is likely to take-off shortly. Pathania further sought emancipation of local public in his mission to develop Ramnagar Constituency as “Model-Constituency” – in respect of education, health services, road-connectivity, self-employment, availability of drinking water and electricity, agriculture and other allied sectors.

Bali conducts surprise visit of hospitals

Bali 29Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today paid surprise visit to Rajeev Gandhi Hospital Gangyal and Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar. The Minister, during his visit to Government Hospital Gandhinagar, inspected various units like emergency ward, surgery, ortho, X-ray, drug store and enquired about the facilities being provided to the patients. He asked the authorities to ensure proper maintenance of all crucial equipments in these vital units for larger interest of the ailing. He also impressed upon them to ensure a complete hygienic environment in the hospital which is pre-requisite for health of the patients. In this regard, he also appealed the attendants to cooperate with the hospital administration as their role matters a lot. The Minister also interacted with the patients and their attendants and enquired about the status of services being extended to them in the hospital. Bali stressed upon the need of ensuring complete transparency and accountability at all levels to upgrade the existing services in the hospital. He directed the medicos and paramedicos to make patient care as their prime concern for upholding the sanctity of this noble profession. At Rajeev Gandhi Hospital Gangyal, the Minister visited the drugs store and found that all the 68 medicines, which have been brought under the ambit of recently launched coding system, are available in the hospital. He informed that under this new coding system a specific color strip has been embossed on all the medicines available in the hospital to combat any possibility of black-marketing of these medicines. He said that the Gandhi Nagar Hospital is being equipped with all advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities to cater to the increasing rush of patients and reduce pressure on GMC and other associated hospitals. Meanwhile, Bali Bhagat reaffirmed Government’s commitment towards promoting interests of weaker sections of all three regions of the State, adding that it has accorded priority to welfare plans meant for socially and economically backward segments of the society. This was stated by the Minister at an awareness camp organised by Social Welfare Department under Social Control Assistance to Scheduled Caste sub-plan (SCA to SCP) and Social Central Assistance to Tribal sub-plan (SCA to TSP) at Rajpura Domana today. Speaking on the occasion, Bali said over 140 girls and boys will be trained in trades like cutting and tailoring, beautician, electrician, plumbing and driving etc under various social welfare schemes in Rajpura Domana constituency. Referring to several measures being initiated for welfare of the under privileged segments of the society, Bali said that the Government is keen to spread literacy among such people as only education can transform their socio-economic status. He underscored the importance of various welfare programmes in bringing about a healthy change in the living condition of poor and needy.

Speaker launches development works

Kavinder 29Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today said that soon more than 100 water coolers will be installed in 24 municipal wards of Gandhi Nagar constituency. He said this while inaugurating new water coolers that have been installed by the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) in ward Nos. 55 and 56 in Gangyal at a cost of Rs 6 lakh. Speaking on the occasion, Kavinder Gupta said that installation of water coolers in public areas will help provide clean and cool drinking water to people giving them respite in stifling temperatures . “With these installations, we are focusing on areas that draw a large number of people like medical institutions, religious institutions, market places and other area that experience heavy foot traffic. We aim to position them such that maximum number of people can benefit from the facility”, the Speaker added. Later, the Speaker also launched development works for construction of lanes and drains in Gangyal area. The work is being executed by JMC at an estimated cost of 5 lakh. Speaker while addressing the residents assured them that all efforts will be made to provide them better amenities and said that many restoration, renovation and construction projects for the area are in pipeline and will soon be executed.

Sham inspects work on PHE schemes in Akhnoor

Sham 29Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Chaudhary, today conducted an extensive tour of various areas of Jourian in Akhnoor to assess the status of development works being executed in the area besides taking stock of public grievances. The Minister inspected mini tube well at Lahm having pump discharge capacity of 5,000 and reservoir tanks capacity of 10,000 and 15,000 gallons respectively. He was apprised of the inter connecting pipe system and provision of adequate number of hand pumps supplementing the routine supply of water as means of ensuring continuous and uninterrupted water supply to the area. The Minister also took stock of Border Supply Scheme for Budwal and Channi areas which was initially introduced in 2002. The infrastructure houses a 20,000 gallons water reservoir with 5,000 discharge capacity catering to the agricultural and domestic water requirements of 100 and 200 households inhabiting Budwal and Channi areas respectively. Addressing the grievances of the locals, the Minister directed the officials to take corrective measures and apply suitable technical solutions for resolving their issues at an earliest. While inspecting the tube well with 40,000 gallons Over Head Tank (OTH) at Gigrial, the Minister stressed for timely de-silting of irrigation canals in convergence with MGNREGA to augment the agricultural water requirements of Gigrial and Doian areas. The Minister took stock of issues being faced in the maintenance of tube wells including non-functional tube wells, repairs, arrangement for replacements, spare transformers, stand by machinery, booster motors among others. Later, the Minister reviewed the head works of New Pratap Canal (NPC) on Chenab river.

Lal Singh distributes prizes among winners of 7th J&K State Shooting C’ship, assures all support to sportsmen

Lal Singh 29Minister for Forests and Environment Lal Singh today distributed prizes among the winners of 7th J&K State Shooting Championship, which was held at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board's Indoor Shooting Range, Katra. The championship held from August 23 to 28 in Sub-Junior, Youth, Junior and Senior Categories in pistol and rifle events was organized by J&K Rifle Association in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Lal Singh in his address said that he is always available to render all help to aspiring sportsmen of the State. He was very happy to learn that the shooters from Jammu and Kashmir are performing exceptionally well at national level. Among others present were Kuldeep Singh Jamwal, Senior Vice President JKRA, Ashok Kumar, Director Sports SMVDSB, Mohan Lal SSP, Sanam Sony, General Secretary JKRA, VS Pathania, Executive Member JKRA, Rahil Gupta, Member J&K State Sports Council, Mannu Hansa, Assistant CEO SMVDSB, Sunil, General Secretary J&K Archery Association, Sameer Kotwal, SP Katra, Sher Singh, Zorawar Singh, Secretary Press Club Jammu, TS Toni, Executive Member JKRA, Anupam Sambyal, District President Samba Rifle Association, Vineet Gupta, District Secretary Udhampur Rifle Association, Sharat Chander Singh, Treasurer J&K Rifle Association and prominent citizens of Katra. In Sub-Junior Men (Air Rifle), Amrit Singh Gill, M Zeeshan and Arun Sharma, trio from District Udhampur claimed first, second and third positions respectively, whereas in Youth Men (Air Rifle), Ajit Singh from Rajouri District, Anish from Udhampur District and Bilal Ahmed from Rajouri District bagged first, second and third positions respectively. In Junior Men (Air Rifle), Sarfroash Sharma from District Rajouri, Arjun Chib from Jammu District and Pankaj Sharma from Udhampur District secured first, second and third positions respectively, whereas in Senior Men (Air Rifle), Arun Sharma, Vikramjeet Singh and Ranjit Chopra, trio from District Jammu emerged winners. In Sub-Junior Men (Air Pistol), Divyansh Singh Charak, Sheryas Mohan and Antas from Jammu District bagged first, second and third positions respectively, whereas in Youth Men (Air Pistol), Additya Anand from Udhampur District, Karanveer Singh and Ikjyot Singh, both from Jammu District clinched first, second and third positions respectively. In Junior Men (Air Pistol), Sangram Singh, Abhay Gupta and Namandeep Singh, trio from Jammu District bagged first, second and third positions respectively, whereas in Senior Men (Air Pistol), Manish Kumar, Harshdeep Singh and Amandeep Raina, trio from Jammu District emerged winners. In Sub-Junior Women (Air Rifle), Janvi and Mohini Arora, both from Kathua District and Neeharika from Udhampur District bagged first, second and third positions respectively, whereas in Youth Women (Air Rifle), Saumya Saksena from Jammu District, Tanisha Bandral and Kritika, both from Kathua District claimed first, second and third positions respectively. In Junior Women (Air Rifle), Umang from District Udhampur secured first position, whereas in Senior Women (Air Rifle), Annu Sharma from Kathua District, Joythsna and Deepika Singh, both from Jammu District bagged first, second and third positions respectively. In Sub-Junior Women (Air Pistol), Kavya Kochhar and Shreya Chouhan, both from Jammu District and Shivani from Kathua District bagged first, second and third positions respectively, whereas in Youth Women (Air Pistol), Khushbu, Anubha Suryavanshi and Aastha, trio from Jammu District emerged winners. In Senior Women (Air Pistol), Greety Mahajan and Shagun Charak, both from Jammu District and Shivani from Samba District clinched first, second and third positions respectively. The matches were conducted by qualified coaches and technical officials Rajesh Virdhy, Surinder Singh, Tarun Dev Singh and Amandeep Raina as per NRAI rules. Moreover, blazers were presented to shooters of J&K, who have won medals at National Level. Shreya Saksena won Gold Medal in .22 Rifle in 35th North Zone Shooting Championship 2015, Aman Singh secured Bronze Medal in .22 Rifle in 2nd Sportz Craft Shooting Championship 2015, Rajinder Kumar bagged Bronze Medal in .22 Rifle in All India GV Mavlankar Shooting Championship 2015 and Romijeet Singh won Gold Medal in Centre Fire Pistol and Silver Medal in Standard Pistol in 35th North Zone Shooting Championship 2015.

BJP condemns disgraceful comment made by Congress and AAP on Shri Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj

Lotus Logo copyभाजपा के राष्ट्रीय महासचिव डॉ. अनिल जैन द्वारा जारी प्रेस वक्तव्य भारतीय जनता पार्टी के महासचिव डाँ अनिल जैन ने एक वक्तव्य जारी कर आम आदमी पार्टी के नेता विशाल डडलानी और कांग्रेस समर्थक तहसीन पूनावाला द्वारा मुनि तरूण सागरजी महाराजजी के बारे में की गयी अभद्र, अशोभनीय और ओच्छी टिप्पणी की कड़ी निंदा की है। डा. जैन ने कहा कि कांग्रेस और आम आदमी पार्टी के इन नेताओं की अभद्र टिप्पणी से पूरा समाज बहुत आहत है। मुनि तरूण सागरजी महाराजजी के बारे में यह निंदनीय टिप्पणी कांग्रेस और आम आदमी पार्टी की ओच्छी मानसिकता को दर्शाता है। इससे पता चलता है कि इन दलों के नेताओं की धर्म व साधु संतों के प्रति सोच कैसी है ? हम कांग्रेस और आम आदमी पार्टी के नेताओ द्वारा की गई अभद्र टिपण्णी की कड़ी भर्त्सना करते है।

Ghulam Ali strongly criticized Pakistan for instigating & exploiting innocent Kashmiries

Er. Ghulam Ali KhatanaBJP State Secretary Er. Ghulam Ali strongly criticized Pakistan for instigating & exploiting innocent Kashmiries through few hired agents for the thrust of beautiful Kashmir and has no interest in Kashmiries and others, living over here. He reminded Pakistan that what she had done with the people of Bangladesh and now the conditions of Mohazir people, Baltastani, Sindhi and the People living in illegal occupied POJK is deplorable and deprived even basic rights. Er. Ali denounces Pakistan for tarnishing the image of Islam at international label and had failed to present True perspective of great religion Of Islam and had started taking contracts on behalf big powers earlier at the time of cold wars, and had trained poor people in the name of jihad and now became an habit .He further said that Pakistan must have copied India for developing basic infrastructure in the field of Health,, science and Technology, trade, roads, education, eradication of poverty other social evils but unfortunately Pakistan did not, Pakistan is running towards civil war, after every third Day there is an sectarian violence, blasts in a particular mosque ,he stated. He appeal the people of Kashmir, particularly the youth, and have must introspect the violent path, its only serving the purpose of instigators and not Kashmiries, He further said that India is a biggest and a great multi-religious, cultural & democratic country of the world, & being à son of the soil must feel proud & Must avail the constitutional privileges like thought of expression, to live with dignity, education, property and other basic rights.

Peace in Jammu and Kashmir must to make the state a model state: Vibodh

14183900_1075605389187825_1193041469412900512_nVibodh addresses series of meetings in far off areas of Rajouri Carrying on with his mission to connect with the people at grass root level, BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today addressed a series of meetings in Sawani area of Rajouri. During this tour MLC also announced a new transformer with a capacity of 63 KV for the Sawani area out of his constituency development fund. Addressing the gatherings Vibodh said that he is trying his level best to ensure that genuine demands of the people of far off areas are met on priority basis. He further added that demanding through democratic ways is the right of every citizen of India. But the present situation in Kashmir is only because of a handful mischievous elements who are against the development of India. He further added that the people living in Pir Panjal are patriotic citizens of India whose mission is country first and this is the only reason that the mischievous elements who want to disturb the peace of This region never succeeded. Everyone must understand that peace is must for our state to prosper. He urged the common masses that they must understand the vision of our Hon'ble PM Sh. Narinder Mdi and of our Hon'ble CM Mehbooba Mufti for making our state a model state of India. He urged the people that present time is a historic opportunity for our take to develop in all spheres and we must make use of this historic opportunity. During one of his meetings MLC Vibodh was informed that Sawani village has already been declared as a model village. But they alleged that there is lot of corruption happening and that is the main reason that the works undertaken under this initiative are not up to the mark. MLC Vibodh assured the gathering that he will soon take up this matter with the concerned authorities to ensure that all the allotted works are monitored strictly. Latter the local people of the area thanked the MLC for his good gesture for for coming to meet the people and to listen to their genuine problems. Prominent among those who accompanied MLC included Sanjay Sharma,Pashori Sharma,Dev Raj Sharma,Ranjeet Tara,Bodh Raj.

Dr.Gagan Bhagat Inaugurates Eye Camp at Chohalla

14141877_1075600922521605_4915711260532060701_nR.S Pura,  A free eye camp was organized by Gurudwara Prabandak Committee Chohalla, N.G.O Jeevan Jyoti and Dr.K.D Singh Eye Hospital, Pathankot Punjab,with the Co-operation of Village Development Committee, of Village Chohalla R.S Pura under the presidentship of Shamsher Singh Chohalvi.The camp was inaugurated by Dr Gagan Bhagat, M.L.A R.S Pura. About 350 patients were examined by a team of doctors and paramedical staff headed by Dr.Bhawana and her team. Among them many patients were identified for operation which is to be carried in Jammu and check up will be done with the provision of Diet, Medicine and medical care. While addressing the gathering of Prominent persons of the locality along with the members from various organizations. “How busy you may be but always make it a point to do one good act a day. It not only helps you to attain utmost satisfaction but also promote different social activities around you and result into development of the country as a whole,” stated Dr.Gagan Bhagat inaugurating the free eye camp at Chohalla, R.S Pura..He further said that Union health ministry has been doing lot of work regarding “Healthy and Disease free Eyes”, and in this regard National program for Control of Blindness , which was launched in the year 1976 is a 100% centrally sponsored program, the main focus of which is to develop Eye Care infrastructure throughout the country, increase institutional capacity for eye care, expand coverage to underserved areas ,decentralization to district level, human Resource Development for Eye Care at all levels, improvement in quality of eye care for better visual outcome, secure participation of non-government and private sector. He appreciated the work of G.P.C and especially Jeevan Jyoti N.G.O , he also announced that the government will perform the surgeries free of cost for the poor patients. He maintained that everyone should come forward and participate in this free eye camp, and such camps will be organized in other villages of R.S Pura Constituency. Later on the President of the G.P.C Chohalla thanked Dr.Gagan Bhagat for his support . People of the area appreciated this gesture of the Legislator. On the occasion Cpt(Rtd) Sadhoo Ram ,Narinder Choudhary, Ajay Kumar, Yograj Singh ,Noubat Ram,B.M.O R.S Pura, S.H.O R.S Pura,B.D.O R.S Pura, Ex-Panches and Ex-Sarpanches along with other prominent persons and others were present .

BJP unit Kargil (Ladakh) to lead Tiranga Yatra on Aug 30th- 2016

14055188_1074788032602894_343865250025811896_nMohd Ali President Bharatiya Janata Party Kargil (Ladakh) will lead Tiranga Yatra in Kargil district on August 30th and respectively as a part of nation wide programme in connection with celebration of Azadi 70th. Haji Khudam BJP Sate Organising Member will also lead the Tiranga Yatra on August 30th. while this was announced in a meeting of BJP held at Party Headquarters, here at Khudam Bagh Poyen Kargil under the chairmanship of its District president Shri Mohd Ali. The meeting among others was attended by General secretary Mohd Zakir zakri and secretary Mohd Hanifa Also Mohd Hassan Pasha BJYM State Joint social Media Incharge in which the scheduled ‘Tiranga Yatra’ programmes under ‘Azaadi 70’ were discussed and finalized. The meeting was attended by other office bearers also.

Verma visits site for OBC Boys Hostel

14089179_1074785659269798_8579002010003672007_nState Advisory Board for Welfare & Development of OBC, Vice-Chairman, Rashpal Verma, alongwith Board Secretary Ravi Pal Magotra, PWD JE R.P. Gandotra, Vishwakarna Sabha President Shashi Pal Verma, leaders of BJP and local residents paid visit to village Seri Kaing in Kot Bhalwal for the inspection of the land where OBC Boys Hostel is to be constructed. Rashpal Verma sought the details related to the area of land, building plan and the formal process completed so far to start the construction. Rashpal Verma told that a land measuring 12 kanals and 35 marles has been allotted to OBC Board for the purpose. The total cost of the constructing OBC Hostel is rupees 3 crore 11 lakh and first installment of rupees 11 lakh has been released while rupees 70 lakh is going to be released within a weak as second installment. He said that with the construction of this hostel, the male students of OBC community will be benefitted. Earlier, Rashpal Verma paid visit to the Dashmesh Nagar in Digiana, where a building has been taken on rent and the OBC students will get hostel there with free meals, uniform and books etc.

PM’s desire to change laws is need of hour: Balbir

Balbir SinghStep will reduce pendency, delay in disposal of litigation cases Appreciating what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to change laws as a necessary corollary to achieve and jump start the progress of the country, BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan today said that PM has caught the bull by its horns in order to deal with the problems in a constitutional and democratic manner. BJP leader said that truly so, India cannot hope to jump start and achieve rapid progress in the 21st century with laws of colonial era of 19th century. The present setup of laws was drafted by British rulers to facilitate and enable them to rule the country without any hindrance and cannot serve the purpose of present day India, which is aspiring to become the super power in the 21st century. Balbir further said that although our country achieved freedom from the British rule in 1947, which is matter of pride that we are enjoying fruits of democracy for the last 69 years but at the same time, we have not taken any initiative in getting freedom from the laws that which were framed by British from the perspective of their interests .These are in place and still in practice across the country, which is indeed a matter of concern. He added that we have to bring in radical changes in the laws so that they facilitate and usher in an environment, which is conducive for the rapid development of the country and of its citizen. In this context of the aim to achieve rapid progress of the country, we cannot expect our citizens to remain entangled in litigations for generations in the 21st century, the BJP spokesperson observed while substantiating the call of Prime Minister tie bring changes in the laws. There is a popular belief in India that instead of going to courts, we should settle our disputes outside them, which actually speaks of the mindset of the people who think that expecting justice under prevailing laws is a hectic, time consuming and frustrating exercise. The BJP State Spokesperson said that it has been observed that from time to time there had been occasions when even the judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts have expressed their concern over piling up of cases resulting in pendency and delay in disposing of them, something which necessitates this step.

Purnima chairs BJP Mahila Morcha meeting

Untitled-1 copyThe strict guidelines prescribed by Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi for good governance are being followed by all the states and the Jammu & Kashmir BJP Mahila Morcha is also following the same. We hold monthly meeting of the Zila Pradhan and State Office bearers in order to keep vigil on the working of the office bearers. This fixed meeting schedule enhances the morale and spirit of the party workers. This was stated by BJP Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma while chairing a meeting of State Mahila Morcha at Jammu on Saturday. She was updated with the ground realities and various problems being faced by the general public. She guided her team in the best possible way and tried to solve the technical problems being faced by them. She asked the Mahila Morcha leaders to concentrate on various centrally sponsored and state sponsored schemes introduced by the PM and insisted her team to reach out to the general public so that maximum beneficiaries could enroll in the same. Also various targets were given to the state team for the upliftment of the citizens as democracy means the government is not only by the people but also of the people and for the people. She said that such workshops/ meetings provide an opportunity to Morcha activist to get themselves updated about general guidelines for the smooth and effective working in public. She said that the Mahila Morcha leaders have to play a very important role to educate the women folk about the procedure and ways to avail various welfare schemes. State General Sectaries Sanjita Dogra and Anju Dogra, East Prabhari Parveen Arora, Seh- Parbhari Sushma Gupta, all office bearers and all district presidents attended the meeting.

Jugal calls on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

IMG-20160827-WA0021Lok Sabha MP from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency, Jugal Kishore Sharma, called on Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari at New Delhi and discussed with him the issue of various roads to be constructed and upgraded under Central Road Fund (CRF) in different areas of his constituency. Jugal Kishore Sharma, while handing over papers related to the long pending demands of the people for the said purpose, told the minister that Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency is spared over a very vast area and there are such places which still do not have proper and reliable road connectivity besides other places which need immediate construction of bridges or upgradation of existing roads. He said that there has been long pending demands for the up gradation of Samba to Sumb road and double laning of its total stretch of 14 kilometers; upgradation of Devak Hathal road which is 24 kilometers long and construction of Gojri Bridge, also called Tiger Bridge in Sunderbani- Nowshera. Jugal Kishore Sharma further urged upon the Minister for early start of work for four laning of Jammu-Akhnoor Road. He said that the DPR for the same should be prepared soon so that work is taken up at the earliest. Jugal Kishore Sharma was assured by the minister that whatever has been put before him will considered on priority and the needful done as soon as possible.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT A MAJOR TOOL TO ADDRESS UNEMPLOYMENT: VIBODH

picVibodh inagurates LG Service Centre at Rajouri Today Vibodh Gupta, MLC Rajouri with a plan to expand the network of common service centres in the(twin Border Districts Rajouri-Poonch, inaugurated the Excel Service (Authorized LG Service Centre) at Rajouri to cater the needs of Rajouri-Poonch Districts, which shall provide the services to the people at their door step. Speaking on the occasion, Gupta welcomed the working team and said that this centre, will act as Common Service Centers for delivery of Best services to Customers and Business establishments, which shall reduce their financial implications as well. He said that no doubt, LG Enterprisers is a multinational concern but providing services, at door step is a big achievement. Gupta congratulated Mr. Surjit Manhas, Manager of the service Centre for taking initiative in this regard. Gupta in his address also invited other stake holders like Whirlpool, Samsung, Sony etc to come forward and establish their centres to facilitate the people of peer Panjal region. Gupta also said that Youth of the Rajouri-Poonch District must take interest in establishing Service providing centres under JKEDI. Skill development under “UDAAN” Programme and various other schemes is to address the Unemployment in the state. Govt. has successfully trained many youth for taking up business ventures instead of looking for government jobs. He further reiterated that centre and Sate Govt. is committed to combat all the challenges and to provide the best future to the Youth of the Nation in general and of the state in particular. Gupta expressed hope that opening of service centres, will also fulfill the purpose of Centre and State’s “e-Governance” initiative and people of the areas will certainly be benefitted. He requested the people to utilize the services of trained Engineers and get their grievances regarding Service/ Repair works of LG products, addressed in shortest span of time. He also asked Mr. Manhas, Manager of the service centre to give it a wide publicity, so that more and more people can take benefit. Mr. Manhas, Manager of the Service Centre briefed Mr. Gupta that around 14 Employees shall work here in the centre and if need shall be felt, more persons can be engaged. On the request of MLC, Mr. Manhas assured him that local Youth shall preffered for providing different services in both the Districts. Mr. Sanjeev Mahajan, Mr. Sudesh Gupta and many more stake holders of Rajouri District attended the Inaugural ceremony and welcomed the step taken by the LG Enterprisers.

Shamsher inaugurates special outreach campaign at Chenani

Shamsher newsAs part of the ongoing special outreach campaign, launched by the Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, the Field Publicity Unit, Udhampur, started a two day long campaign at Government Higher Secondary School, Chenani. Member Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas, inaugurated the campaign and said that coverage of far flung areas through such IEC activities, gives a wide spread of information & awareness among the masses. "These campaigns need to be launched with active coordination and cooperation of district administration and it becomes the responsibility of district administration to shoulder their responsibilities in making such awareness campaigns fruitful and result oriented," he added. MLA Chenani, Dina Nath Bhagat, who was the guest of honour, said that schemes launched by the Government of India are now being implemented in a proper way without wastage of time. While addressing, R P Saroj, Director, Directorate of Field Publicity, urged upon the audience to act as ambassadors and message carries so that the information and awareness of these schemes are provided to masses at grass root level. Earlier, Neha Jalali, Deputy Director, DFP, spoke about the importance of such campaigns. She informed the audience that from June, 2016, Directorate of Field Publicity has already launched 5 such campaigns in Budgam, Bhaderwah, Leh, Kalakote and Jagti areas of the State. To disseminate information through IEC activities, expert lectures by representative of State Bank of India, J&K Bank, Health Department, JKEDI were delivered by Resource persons to make gathering aware of such schemes which have been initiated in their respective areas. Stalls by Health Department, SBI, JKB, Rural Development, Post Office and ICDS Department were another attraction of the programme. On the spot, cheque by SBI under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana were also distributed by Shamsher Singh. Theme based cultural presentations by Ramalo Ram and party enthralled the audience with their performances.

Speaker reviews functioning of Gandhi Nagar Hospital

KavinderSpeaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today reviewed the functioning of Gandhi Nagar Hospital at Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) meeting. While addressing the meeting, the Speaker said that a huge number of patients come to Government hospitals for their healthcare requirements and these should work at full capacity to meet the needs and provide the people with best medical care facilities. "With the efforts of the Samiti, Gandhi Nagar Hospital has shown constant improvement which has helped in easing rush in the Medical College Hospital," the Speaker noted with satisfaction. Responding to the needs and requirements listed in the meeting, the Speaker assured his full cooperation and said that best efforts will be made to ensure that the good work of the committee continues unhindered. Kavinder Gupta also announced an air conditioned ambulance for the hospital under his CDF to further strengthen the healthcare in the hospital. Reviewing functioning of various sections of the hospital, the Speaker directed for holding regular meetings to discuss strategies for further improvement of health care facilities in the hospital. Later, Medical Superintendent Dr. Madhuri Salathia presented a detailed resume on the physical and financial achievements of the hospital. She highlighted the major achievements like installation of Digital X-Ray machine, upgradation of Sick New Born Care Unit (SNCU) with two oxygen concentrators, two pulseoximeter, two infusion pumps and two phototherapy machines, completion of work on repair and renovation of consultant room in Gynae OT complex etc in the hospital. She also informed that ongoing work for establishment of District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) under Rashtriya Bal Swastik Karyakaram (RBSK) is near completion and is expected to be finished shortly. Members of the Rogi Kalyan Samiti, Chief Medical Officer Jammu and other senior officers of various departments were present in the meeting.

Cold-storage facility, Italian Dehairing plant will benefit immensely: Dorjey

Lotus Logo copyFive-day training-cum-awareness programme under the banner 'Developing Cooperatives as Rural Growth Centres', organized by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) in collaboration with Cooperative Department Leh concluded today at Sindhu Sanskariti Kendram, here. The programme was organized for the first time to train different cooperative societies including women SHGs of Leh and Kargil districts. Addressing the concluding function, Minister for Cooperative and Ladakh Affairs, Cheering Dorjey Lakrook who was chief guest on the occasion, said that until and unless cooperative societies won't avail the benefits of NCDC such training will go in vain. This training was organized specially in Leh looking at the fact of functionality of almost all the viable societies. Though almost all the sectors could be benefited through NCDC scheme, we are right now focusing mainly in the sectors like pashmina, seabuck thorn and apricots, said the Minister urging all the concerned stakeholders to now look for widening the horizon by concentrating in value addition of these products to achieve maximum benefit. Mentioning about the much awaited cold-storage facility, foundation stone for which was laid recently, and procurement of a highly specialized Italian Dehairing plant for Leh for which tendering has already been made, the Minster said that with the commissioning of these facilities, the Cooperative Societies aligned with these sectors will immensely benefit. Talking about the benefits of dairy business in order to bring more benefit in this sector, CEC, LAHDC, Dr Sonam Dawa has assured of streamlining all the machines lying with the Animal Husbandry into business so that farmers can benefit more from value addition. MLA Leh Nawang Rigzin Jora pressed on the fact of cooperative nature inherent in Ladakhis and added that they should be wise enough to take every possible benefit. We should also think about progressing in the seed-production sector, asserted Jora. In feedback section, President Ladakh Farmers Association Phunchok Angchuk Kalon expressed concern over the absent of information about various schemes and its benefits and therefore suggested every nodal agency to spread the desired information through common medium. DRC Kargil Haji Ahmad Hussain, Secretary Sham Cooperative Societies Skarma, Chief Director NCDC Regional Office Gurgaon Ashok Pillai and Director NCDC Regional Office Gurgaon JS Chauhan also spoke on the occasion.

Lal Singh warns of stringent action against timber smugglers

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today said the Government would act tough against the timber smugglers across the Kashmir region. Addressing a press conference at his office chamber in Civil Secretariat, the Minister said some anti-social elements are trying to take advantage of the prevailing situation in the Valley and resorting to loot the green gold in the Valley. He warned the smugglers of dire consequences, saying that Government will take strict action against the people found involved in timber smuggling. He said the department has been receiving complaints about increasing timber smuggling in Kashmir valley especially from Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama and Kupwara wherein some people are taking advantage of prevailing situation and cutting down green trees. The Minister said the department will act tough against the people involved in smuggling and stated that if any official of the department was found involved in facilitating smuggling he/she will be dealt strictly which can also lead to termination from job. Choudhary Lal Singh also appealed people to help the department in saving the green gold, saying that forests of Kashmir are the property of the people and Kashmir is known as paradise because of the forests and hence people need to help the department for preserving the asset of green gold. Choudhary Lal Singh said the department is striving hard to increase the forest cover of the State. The department will plant 15 lakh saplings on Shankaracharya hills and Zabarwan forests, he maintained. Meanwhile, Choudhary Lal Singh inspected the plantation drive launched on Jammu - Kathua National Highway and peripheral areas. He asked the forest functionaries of Kathua, Samba and Jammu to personally monitor the ongoing plantation drive in their respective jurisdictions and stressed on covering all the road side strips, forest compartments and open spaces.

Bali lays foundation of 100-bedded hospital at Kot-Bhalwal

BaliMinister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today laid foundation stone of 100 bedded Sub District Hospital at Kot Bhalwal to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.21.93 crore by J&K Project Construction Corporation Limited (JKPCC). Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr. B. S. Pathania, Director Mission NHM, Dr Mohan Singh, General Manager, JKPCC, N. D. Khawaja, Dy. General Manager, Satish Bhagat, CMO Jammu, senior Doctors, Engineers of concerned departments Sarpanches, Panches, a large number of ASHA workers and locals were also present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, the Minister congratulated the people for having this vital project in their area. He said that the 3-storey 100 bedded Sub District Hospital will be completed within 3 years, benefitting a population of 40,000 of block -Kote Bhalwal and its adjoining areas. Bali called for close coordination between health functionaries and executing agency for expeditious completion of the hospital. He reiterated the resolve of the Government of according utmost priority to the patient care in the Government hospitals and other associated hospitals in the State. He called upon the medical fraternity to work as a team to extend best healthcare to the people, adding that ASHAs and other field functionaries can jointly serve this purpose well. He asked the department to hold seminars, workshops and awareness camps to educate the masses about health and hygiene to prevent diseases. The Minister said that the medical fraternity bears more responsibility to deal with a very sensitive issue of healthcare and well being of human kind. "The State is fast progressing on the front of health services and the day is not far when the people even in far of villages would be able to avail specialized consultancy at their doorsteps", he said. Listing the measures taken by the Government to enforce transparency in working of Health Department, he informed that a specific colour strip has been embossed on all the medicine supplied to the Government hospitals to differentiate the same from the similar medicines available in market. Bali said the Government has already implemented the free drug policy for the patients in the Government hospitals from June 2016. He underlined the need for improving the overall health infrastructure in the State by mobilizing the available resources.

Sham discusses issues of PHE workers

Sham LalMinister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary today convened a meeting to discuss the issue of regularization of daily wagers, ITI trained/CP workers, need based and casual labourers. The Minister asked the officers of the department to remove the variation observed in the number of such workers and prepare a comprehensive list so that their issue of regularization can be taken up with the Finance Department. The Minister directed the officers of the concerned department to come out with proper record of all the workers rendering their services to department for the last so many years. Later, the representatives of PHE Workers Welfare Association, Jammu called on the Minister and projected their demands related to their regularization, hike in minimum wages per day, release of pending wages and appointment of kin of deceased daily wagers on compassionate grounds. They further demanded that designations of the workers be changed according to their present assignments, providing sub division wise inspection & load carriers to lift the machinery and creation of higher scale posts of field and operational staff. The Minister assured them that the Government would discuss their genuine demands at proper forum and proper steps would be taken so that they can get their due. Chief Engineer, Irrigation & Flood Control Rajeev Gandotra, Director Finance Jammu Mahesh Chander Sharma and galaxy of officers of the concerned departments were present in the meeting.

BJYM announces R.S.Pura District Team

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District President R.S.Pura Akash Chopra in consultation with State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and District President BJP R.S.Pura Brijeshwar Singh Rana nominated District Office bearers, District Executives and Mandal Presidents for District R.S.Pura Kapil Mahajan and Parth Mahajan have been nominated as District General Secretary Jatinder Singh, Jai Bharti, Kishore Sharma, Rinku Choudhary and Manoj Kumar have been nominated as District Vice-President, Girdhar Gopal, Pankaj Sharma, Anil Kumar, Gulshan Kumar, and Balbir Chib have been nominated as District Secretary, Sahil Bhagat is District Media Secretary, Nikhil Vaid is District Social Media Incharge. Akash Chopra also nominated Mandal Presidents, which includes Gourav Sharma for Suchetgarh Mandal, Kamal Kumar for Bishnah Mandal, Abhishek Gupta for R.S.Pura Mandal, Hardev Singh for Miran Sahib Mandal. and Naveen Bharti for R.S.Pura City President. District Executives are Jimmy, Abhishek, Lucky Verma, Vinay Sharma, Vivan Sharma Kamal Choudhary, Sachin, Rahul Kumar, Ashwani, Manish, Arun Kumar, Sandeep Gupta, Vishal Kumar, Kapil Sharma, Vishu Gupta, Upesh Sharma, Panchanan Badyal, Mukesh Sharma, Harsh Sharma, Ankaj Sharma, Aditya Patyar, Rahul Kumar, Suresh Sharma, Shakti Bharat, Shami Sharma, Deepu Saini, Vinod Kumar, Raj Kumar, Gourav Kumar and Gourav.

Peace is pre condition of develoment: Vibodh

14034688_1073936972688000_2437245447836395944_nMLC inspects developmental works in Rajouri town Terming peace as first condition for development, Member Legislative Council and Senior BJP leader Advocate Vibodh Gupta has inspected developmental works in Rajouri town and progress in Swach Bharat Abhiyan programme. Accompained with Engineers and officers of Municipal Committee Rajouri, Advocate Vibodh Gupta inspected ongoing works on Town Hall and instructed the MC authorities to get this Hall fully functional for use in next marriage season. He said that the Hall is important for city as many people have to either book hotels for functions or change their venue to Jammu due to absence of any multi purpose Hall. He said that this Hall will cater all needs of the city residents. The MLC also inspected drain works in City. He said that he managed to bring Rs 22 lac for lane and drain of city and the work is going on satisfactorily. He issued instructions to Officers to use quality material in laning and draining so that the problem of residents are resolved permanently. He appreciated officers for their progress in developmental works in the city. Appreciating NGO for initiating work on Toilet Complex near Court and Tehsil offices, Advocate Vibodh Gupta said that an NGO has been brought in Rajouri to spend Rs 16 lac for construction of Toilet Complex for the conivienance of general public and visiters of governent offices located in city area. He said that it is a part of Swach Bharat Abhiya launched by Prime Minister Narinder Modi envisioning healthy and clean India. He said that Rajourians are fully supporting the cause of PM in making the environment neat and clean. He addded that Swach Bharat Abhiyaan is a successful programme which is changing the ground level situation in whole India and it become possible only due to the visionery approach adopted by PM Natinder Modi. Speaking on the occasion,BJP District President Dinesh Sharma and Ex-Chairman Municipality Rajinder Gupta, appreciated the role of present government in developing the infrastructural facilities in the Rajouri. Refering towards situation in Valley, Advocate Gupta said that peace is very important for development as nothing can be carried forward in tension zone. He apprecited people of Rajouri and Poonch for giving peace a chance. He said that people if this area always want peace because they are well about the outcome of turmoil. He added that people of the area should continue to defeat nefarious designs and play role in development of the area. The MLC has expressed satisfaction over strong coalition between state and centre and said that Centre is wholeheartedly supporting the state on every issue and providing sufficient funds for development. Making an appeal to Kashmiri youth to shun the path of violence and take part in development of state, Vibodh said that maximum prople in Kashmir donot want violence and they believe in development. He said that these visionary people should play role in washing out the brains of those who are pelting stone on roads and creating problem for all peace lovers. Prominent leaders of the party who accompanied MLC include Vijay Gupta, Ranjit Tara,Shiv kumar, Sanjay gupta and Vikas Gupta

Rajesh Gupta kick starts the work of the laying of the slab of community hall at Baba Parbhat Singh in ward no.11

14079981_1073936442688053_7085722478289441551_nJammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta kick starts the work of the laying of the slab of community hall at Baba Parbhat Singh in ward no.11. Upon arrival the MLA was blessed by Babe Parmodh Kapoor.The estimated cost of the work is 3.76 lakhs. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu is witnessing a rapid growth with the start of national level institutions. We already have the Central University and IIT that are already functioning and with the start of AIIMS and IIM We will truly have an extraordinary educational infrastructure in the city. This kind of extraordinary development in Jammu was unthinkable a couple of years back. We need to ask all Those who have ruled the state for decades why they could not establish a single institution of this level in the state and in particular in Jammu. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included BJP leaders Naresh Pradhan,Ashwani,Manav Mahajan,Praveen Arora,Amit Gupta,Rakesh,Pinky,Kamal Jain,Sham Gupta, Sanjeev Gupta,Sudhir Anand,Ajesh Gupta,Kuldeep,Girdhari Lal,Vidya Devi,Ravi Singh,Rajesh Nischal,Anita Sharma, Vinay Gupta,The Ram Chowdhry and Anil Sharma.

MoU on IIM shows Modi fulfilling commitments: Balbir

Balbir SinghIIM shall serve twin purpose of education hub, offer jobs Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) through Director, IIM, Lukhnow and Jammu & Kashmir Higher Education Department through its Commissioner Secretary for establishment of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Jammu is a step that goes on to show that Narendra Modi government is firm on fulfilling its commitments for J&K state. Promptness in taking up the work for establishing Transit Campus in Jammu is yet one more evidence of the commitment fulfilled by the government under Prime Minister Modi. This was stated by BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan while terming it yet one more historic and landmark decision for the benefit of the youth of this border state. “The day is not far when Jammu will become a hub of quality education”, claimed BJP Spokesperson over granting of the said prestigious institution further adding that successive governments at the Centre in the past had ignored Jammu. The present government at the Centre is giving due preference to Jammu region in the matters of its development; establishment of academic, technical and medical institutions, granting special grant for the infrastructure and other amminities. The sanctioning of AIIMS, IIT, IIM and Institute of Mass Communication speak of the commitment of the government at the centre and that in the state towards treating Jammu equal. It shows that BJP is committed to serve the people of the state, in particular those of Jammu region and address their grievances pending for many years. The BJP Spokesperson further said that in this modern and high tech era of latest means of education, the setting up of IIM at Jammu will open more avenues of quality education for the local youth of Jammu & Kashmir, most of whom, otherwise might not afford or be able to go to other states to pursue higher studies in institutions like Indian Institute of Management. Above all, he asserted that in addition to opportunities of quality education for J&K youth, the IIM will also generate employment and offer job opportunities to educated and technically qualified youth of the state. In all, the IIM will serve the twin purpose of quality education and at the same time provide jobs to many deserving youth, BJP leader said.

Will work to come upto expectations of the party: Farooq Khan

14034765_1073884056026625_4470437941884572655_nBJP National Secretary & the newly appointed Administrator of Lakshdweep, Farooq Khan, while addressing the party activists at Trikuta Nagar office, said that the responsibility showered on his shoulders is not merely the recognition of his service to the party but it is due to the team work of the BJP cadre,which had been always supporting and cooperative. He said that although the chair will be occupied by him as the Administrator but the inspiration and strength to work and deliver will always be coming from my colleagues of the party. “I express my gratitude to the BJP National President, Prime Minister and J&K BJP for reaching on a consensus to pick me up for the post”, Khan said and assured the he will work wholeheartedly to come up the expectations of the party. Farooq Khan was addressing the gathering in a programme organized in connection with his felicitation by the state unit of BJP, wherein he was offered bouquets and sweets by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State Office bearers, Industries & Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga, MLC Ashok Khajuria and District Presidents. Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that it is indeed a matter of pride that one of our colleague has been appointed for an important post. He said that his administrative skill prove to be helpful in running the administration at a new place. Ashok Kaul said that Farooq Khan repeatedly invited the attention and received appreciation from the party leadership at the centre as well as in the state on many occasions because he had no comparision in his skills of management and organizing events succesfully. Industries & Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga said that Farooq Khan never compromised on his nationalist ideology during his service in the police department and was a torch bearer of the patriotism in the state. Ashok Khajuria said that in the appointment of Farooq Khan as Administrator, it has been proved that the party has faith in his administrative skill and ability to govern effectively at any post and anywhere in the country. BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria conducted the proceedings of the programme, while State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh and Harinder Gupta also shared the dais. Prominent BJP leaders who presented bouquet to Farooq Khan included Yudhvir Sethi, Rajni Sethi, Karan Singh, SS Bijral, Charanjit Singh Khalsa, Prof. Virender Gupta, Murari Lal, Baldev Singh Billiwaria, Ayodhya Gupta. The highlight of the felicitation programme was that the entire event had live telecast on Facebook by the IT & Social Media Department of BJP.

श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी शोभायात्रा का बडी ब्राह्मणा मे उधोग मंत्री चंन्द्र प्रकाश गंगा द्वारा शुभारम्भ ।

14080078_1073805029367861_2533656744883332541_nश्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी के शुभ अवसर पर रघुनाथ मंदिर से विभिन्न् साज सज्जा के साथ मनोहारी रथ व गाडियो से भगवान श्री कृष्ण व रुकमणी व राधा एंव गोपियो व सुदामा व ग्वालो की झाकियां मनमोहक थी । शोभा यात्रा मे तिरंगे आकर्षण का केन्द्र रहा । माननीय उधोग एंव वाणिज्य मंत्री श्री चंन्द्रप्रकाश गंगा ने तिरंगे के साथ निकलने वाली श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी शोभायात्रा का फीता काटकर शुभारम्भ किया ।शोभायात्रा मेन बाजार से नेशनल हाइवे होते हुए राजीव कालोनी तरेत मोड बिश्नाह रोड होते हुए रघुनाथ मंदिर पर समापन हुआ ।विश्व हिन्दु परिषद ,सोशल युथ क्लब , बजरंग दल ,अ.भा.पाल महासभा व मेन बाजार एसोसिएन व जयराम शर्मा तिलक राज संजीव महाजन सतीश गुप्ता जगबीर सिहं पाल रणधीर शर्मा अश्वनी शर्मा हंसराज रामकिशन मा.तिलक राम तरसेम सोनू रामजीआदि का सहयोग रहा ।

Shobha Yatra, Pujas mark Janamashtami celebrations at R.S Pura

14102248_1073274566087574_267279363431390806_n25th September, Thursday, R.S Pura. Shree Krishna Jayanti commonly known as Janamastami was celebrated with festivities in the town of R.S Pura on Thursday. Special Pujas were conducted in Shree Krishna temples. At the Devi-Dwara temple, Chohala, Gandli, Railway Line Patri and Shiv Nagar Temple puja and tilakabhishek were held. A colourful procession was held as part of the maha shobha yatra by the various religious organizations in the city in the afternoon.M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat was specially present to grase the occasion he himself walked with the youths on the streets of R.S Pura and stayed there till the last Jhanki was taken out .He even participated in the “ Dahi -Matki ” along with several other youths and broke every Dahi Matki that came in the way ,dance was held at the hanuman chowk, several persons dressed as demons and buffalo were seen near hanuman chowk where the local shopkeepers gave them cake to eat and later on they ran towards the Daljeet Chowk , people were seen enjoying by looking at them, later on they left for their evening celebrations of Janamashtami along with several other dancers .Dr.Gagan Bhagat while speaking on the occasion said that Lord Krishna was the guide of Arjuna and due to his advise and preaching the Pandavas won the Mahabharata , and the same thing all of we should remember that “Truth Always win” as the Kouravs were hundreds and Pandavas were only five but they were having lord Krishna on their side , if we follow the right path we will never loose ,no matter hundreds are against you but truth always win, in todays time also there are several people who follow and teach the wrong things , but it hardly matters you just have to truthful and dedicated and then like Kouravas they will always be defeated, he maintained that the Children who have participated have really done hard work, and those people also who were involved in this Shobha Yatra have also done very well , and a message of brotherhood have gone in the society at large, he even thanked the Shopkeepers association of R.S Pura for welcoming the Shobha Yatra by distributing Prasad at their respective stalls, which shows that how much secular they are. Youths were seen clicking “Selfies” with M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat who was in complete mood to attend each and every one who were present in the procession and in the R.S Pura Bazaar. Hundreds of children participated in the main procession. Children dressed as Krishna and Radha lined up the street as part of the procession. Children in glittering robes and ornate headgear depicting various stages of Krishna’s life, took part in the procession. Floats of Krishna idols, folk art forms, were also present. Small rallies met at Daljeet chowk and took out the Maha shobha yatra, which wound its way through Purana Pind road ,Tehsil Baazar and concluded near Bus Stand. Later on similar functions were reported from Village Gandli, Salehar, Kotli Shah Doula, Satraiyan ,Kotli Gala Bana, Chak Agra, Badyal Brahmna, and other villages around R.S Pura was also reported ,Dr.Gagan Bhagat visited in the above villages to wish the people on the occasion of Janamashtami.Traffic was diverted until the conclusion of the yatra.On the occasion Sr. V.H.P Leader Hem Raj Khajuria,BJP R.S Pura Mandal Pradhan Natharam,City President Inder Sudan,BJYM Mandal Pradhan Abhishek Gupta, Hardev Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Bishan Dass, Manoj Kumar, Raj Kumar Sharma, Manmohan Choudhary,Gurdeep Saini,Noubat Ram,Manjeet Singh,Vinod Sharma, and others were present .

Let’s justify calling India a welfare state : Bijral

SS BijralUrban India which constitutes 28 percent of country’s population is served by 80 per cent of country’s doctors while 72 per cent of rural India looks up in sky for Mercifull’s Mercies. Isn’t there the need for the society and those that matter to justify India as ‘WELFARE STATE’? Startled by the report of Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers Of India (OPPI) made public which reveals 75 per cent of dispensaries, 60 per cent of hospitals and 80 per cent of doctors are located in urban areas constituting 28 per cent of India, S.S.Bijral former IGP and BJP state spokesperson said one marvels over wellness criteria applied in the country-a welfare state. The spokesperson said the doctors successfully manage to avoid rural area posting through unholy nexus with politicians concerned only with the next election. Rural areas- the poor India- constituting over 70 per cent of country suffer neglect because media, the powerful fourth estate politicians only are scary of, concentrates mainly in the urban areas and administration toes their line for their public image building, at the huge cost of deprived rural population. Former IGP Bijral said with India having been listed at slot 7 amongst world top ten wealthy nations ahead of Canada , Australia and Italy, expects the country would upgrade its present global status in health care, at present the lowest at 4.1 per cent of GDP , bettering the health care facilities of over 70 per cent of badly suffering rural India. This done, he said would check heightened influx of rural population migration to towns where other infrastructural facilities getting stressed beyond capacity. Appreciating the release of the report by KPMG, globally one of the top four companies undertaking audit, headquartered at Amsterdam Netherland and backed by Ministry of Health & Family Planning, the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemical & Fertilisers, at OPPI hosted 5th Health Care Access Summit, Bijral said country eagerly looks forward to having our own reliable survey systems that keep alerting the administration in time while spreading public awareness as to their entitlements and nation’s capabilities.

Farooq Khan given rousing reception at Jammu Airport

14141742_1073260312755666_920732656799457387_nBJP National Secretary, Farooq Khan, who has been appointed as Administrator of Lakshadweep, was given rousing reception by BJP activists at Jammu airport on his arrival here after being assigned the new responsibility. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) alongwith State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, led the party activists to receive him at the Airport. Farooq Khan was garlanded and extended greetings on the occasion. Sat Sharma, while congratulating Farooq Khan for his new assignment, said that the BJP led NDA government has indeed chosen a very great nationalist personality for the important post of the Administrator of Lakshdweep and it is also the honour of the party activists of Jammu & Kashmir. Farooq Khan expressed gratitude to the party’s national and state units as well as government at the Centre for their decision of providing him an opportunity to serve the people outside own state and assured to make every effort to come up to the expectations of the party and the government. Ashok Kaul said that BJP is a very large organization and it has a healthy tradition of recognizing the services of its cadre and Farooq Khan is one such person who deserves to be involved in development and progress of the country. State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi, State Secretary Vikran Randhawa,State Incharge IT & Social Media Jaidev Rajwal, Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billiwaria, Training Department State Incharge Rajeev Charak, State Working Committee members Pt. Ashok Khajruia and Indu Bhushan Sharma, District General Secretary Vinay Gupta, Mahila Morcha District President Rekha Mahajan, party leaders Vikram Sharma, Parshottam Sharma, Sharda Devi and others were present at the airport to receive Farooq Khan.

Party hails Modi govt decision on border people

14045971_1073258929422471_3368371140730213154_nMilitancy should be curbed strongly: BJP to Union HM BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), while addressing the media persons at Trikuta Nagar Office, alongwith State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh and State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, said that with the decision of introducing provision for ex-gratia assistance/compensation of rupees five lakh to the families of the victims of cross-border firing, landmines explosions and IED explosions in the border areas, the long pending demand of the people of Jammu and Kashmir will be fulfilled. He said that the people living in borders touching neighboring countries, Pakistan in particular, have been suffering loss of lives and receiving severe injuries due to firing from across the border, explosions of landmines and IEDs, for decades and the successive governments at the Centre never took a human view of the problems and plight of the border people. The successive governments in Jammu & Kashmir also played hide and seek with the border people during all these years after independence. Sat Sharma said that the landmark decision will also bring all the border areas of the country at a common level as J&K had been ignored in the past in matters related to extending assistance/compensation in case of injuries or loss of lives due to cross border firing and explosions of landmines and IEDs despite the fact our people on borders had been the most affected. He expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this landmark decision taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by him. How much concerned the BJP and its government under Narendra Modi has been towards border people, can be well judged from the fact that during the last two years NDA took a number of decisions for their benefit. In August 2014, when border people were putting up in camps on their migration due to firing from across Pakistan, BJP National President Amit Shah visited their camps in R.S. Pura, Bishnah and other places and was stressed upon to provide them assistance / compensation in case of the casualities and injuries by cross border firing and explosions of mines and IEDs. The party as well as Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma and Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas had been continuously pursuing the same and finally it has been cleared. Not only this, construction of concrete bunkers, setting up of five battalions of IRP with 60% share of border youth and developing infrastructure on borders have been the other land mark decisions of the present Narendra Modi government. Similarly, the state government has also extended the benefits of SRO-43 to some families in border areas. While briefing about the recent meeting of the BJP delegation with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Srinagar, Sat Sharma said the party conveyed its appreciations towards Union government’s initiative for dialogue with those who believe in ‘Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat’. He said that the party, through a detailed memorandum submitted to the Union Home Minister, suggested no leniency towards trouble makers in the valley besides putting forth suggestions and demands for bringing peace and normalcy, which are :- That militancy should be curbed strongly; free hand should be given to security forces to deal the situation; Intelligence grid be strengthened; terrorist should not be allowed to address public rallies; flow of illegal money to boost terrorism be stopped; coordination be strengthened between all security forces; proper security be provided to minorities living in Kashmir; misuse of loud speaker from Mosques be stopped; activities of Jamayat-e-Islami be put under scanner. (Copy of the Memorandum is hereby attached) Memorandum for kind consideration of Hon’ble Union Home Minister The Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Esteemed Sir, Kashmir is facing turmoil and there is lot of increase in cross border terrorism as Pakistan has supported terrorism openly. Few Separatists sponsored by Pak Agencies and Government has openly claimed that they are with the Terrorists, who want to destablize the Staet by all means. In fact Pakistan was irritated after BJP and PDP alliance and wanted to destabilize the government. In fact when Pakistan failed on all fronts before International community in internationalizing the Kashmir issue with all efforts, decided to Burhan Wani, terrorist openly tried to take command of problem prevailing in Kashmir, they got support from Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan. In fact it was proxy war against the country and a calculated attempt was made to demoralize the security forces and to defame them. Infact, Security Forces have suffered a lot and tried to maintain maximum restrain which they can. It is not out of place to mention here that this time youth especially teenagers were exploited to achieve the ulterior motives and to destabilize the Government. Shri Amarnath Yatra was disturbed and not only this, attempts was made to attack Baba Budha Amarnath Yatra, in Jammu region. Infact Chief Minister has rightly said that 95% people in Kashmir wants peace and normalcy but are being disturbed under threats by terrorists and their supporters. An hostile atmosphere was created in order to harass the minority on one or the other pretext. Non existing issue were made issues by misrepresenting facts like the establishment of Sainik Colony to adjust outsiders and further migrant colony issue was raised in a manner to generate reaction among common masses in Kashmir. BJP has seriously expressed its concern with all, who have lost their life except terrorists and those who want to destabilize the elected Government and further wanted to spoil the peaceful atmosphere of the state. The State BJP would request that the Government of India should raise the demand for vacation of PoJK at all International Forums, resolutely and vigorously. We also feel that the Government of India should created a separate Cell/Department under the Ministry of Home for the State of Jammu and Kashmir to keep a regular watch on the situation and suggest appropriate measures to bring the people of Kashmir in National mainstream. We fully appreciate and endorse the steps taken by the Central Government and especially by yourself and Sh. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and your recent visit to Kashmir will further create an atmosphere of trust and faith. It will further help in normalizing the situation. The situation is improving and all attempts to alienate Kashmir people from mainstream will fail. We also feel that talks with Right Thinking persons in all regions will generate a sense of confidence and their respective issues will be resolved. BJP is of the firm opinion that J&K is integral part of India. Accession cannot disputed, PoK is our part as per State Constitution and as per the commitment expressed by Parliament of India in 1994 while referring the dispute with Pakistan and we fully endorse and stand of resolution of 1994. We suggest few measures to improve the situation:- i. That militancy should be curbed strongly; ii. Free hand should be given to security forces to deal the situation; iii. Intelligence grid be strengthened; iv. Terrorist should not be allowed to address public rallies; v. Flow of illegal money to boost terrorism be stopped; vi. Coordination be strengthened between all security forces; vii. Proper security be provided to minority living in Kashmir; viii. Misuse of loud speaker from Mosques be stopped; ix. Activities of Jamayat-e-Islami be put under scanner.

Rajesh Gupta visited Dhatattrya Mandir on the eve of Krishna Janmashtami

14045585_1073253932756304_1279354680536771246_nMLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta visited Dhatattrya Mandir on the eve of Krishna Janmashtami to seek the blessings of Guru Ji. Rajesh Gupta asssured the sangat present on the ocassion that in the coming days he would take up all the pending developmental works of the temple.Rajesh Gupta said that with the blessings of Guru Ji he is able to achieve all the developmental objectives of his constituency. In the coming days more and more projects would be undertaken to bring Jammu on the fast track of development. MLA Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by Om prakash Gupta,Mohan Lal Raina,Amit Gupta,Ashwani,Girdhari Lal,Ravi Singh,Rajesh Nischal and Chaman Lal.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the works related to the approach road towards Shree Krishna Akhshardam Datatray Mandir at Circular Road

14079689_1073251969423167_8769177135964861032_nJammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the works related to the approach road towards Shree Krishna Akhshardam Datatray Mandir at Circular Road costing rupees 8.50 lakhs.The funds for the project have been provided from the CDF of the MLA Rajesh Gupta. The members of the Mandir Comittee led by Om prakash Gupta and Mohan Lal Raina were present in large numbers on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu is a blessed city with the presence of many temples and places of worship. The people of Jammu have always displayed a wonderful spirit of respect and love for all religions and communities and that makes Jammu people stand out in the world. Rajesh Gupta said that the recent signing of the MOU for setting up of an IIM in Jammu would completely change the landscape of Jammu.These are massive opportunities for the people of Jammu to be a part of these world class institutions. Rajesh Gupta thanked the Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh Ji for his continued support and encouragement for the developmental works in his constituency. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included senior BJP leaders Ashwani Sharma,Girdhari Lal,Ravi Singh,Chaman Lal,Rajesh Nischal and Amit Gupta.

Forty five farmers of Jammu province who were sent on 5 days visit training outside state

14034895_1073248719423492_1464005202818389866_nForty five farmers of Jammu province who were sent on 5 days visit training outside state reached back today the 25th of August 2016. They were received by Shri Daljit Singh Chib, Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisan at his residence at Canal Road, Jammu. While experiencing their visit to various agriculture farms in Ludhiana, Kartarpur, Jalander, Jandiala, Amritsar etc. the farmers had every praise for Kisan Board who have sent them to visit these farms on spot. They said that they got acquainted themselves with the latest technologies and new innovations which have taken place in the agriculture sector and expressed satisfactions and willingness to utilize the same methods and technologies in their fields at their respective places so that they could also increase their income. The farmers thanked the Hon’ble Vice Chairman of Kisan Board for his efforts which has resulted their so-journ to different fields outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Some of the farmers who were with the delegation on tour Dunda Singh, Surinder Singh, Rakesh Anthal, Chotu Ram Chaudhary, Sohan Singh, Rajveer Singh etc.

MLA exposes big scandal in R&B Rajouri

14063937_1072221289526235_8254520319320904176_nA big scandal has surfaced in the office of Superintendent Engineer, PWD (R&B), Rajouri, where some Engineers having nexus with some contractors those presented forged and fake documents to seek favour for getting allotment of work for the construction of “Lamberi to Chaprar Via Dum’ road in Nowshera Constituency of district Rajouri. Addressing the media at party headquarter, Jammu, BJP MLA from Nowshera Ravinder Raina levelled serious allegations on the Superintendent Engineer PWD (R&B) Rajouri and his Technical officer(TO to SC) for violating the norms prescribed in SBD. He alleged that all the norms were thrown to wind and the entire process was undertaken with corrupt practices. MLA Nowshera said the tenders for NABARD funded road were called by SE R&B Rajouri on July- 29 this year, which is to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 5.85 crore and tenders under stage first were called for Rs 1.92 crore, to accord favour to some blue-eyed boys, the concerned engineers and staff rejected three bids on technical grounds, while the other three bids of the contractors were kept intact to favour them despite the fact that two of the three successful bidders produced the fake and the forged documents, he said. Raina, while producing all the related documents in press conference, said even knowing the facts that the documents produced by two of the contractors were fake and forged, the concerned engineers allowed their tenders to be accepted .He said that the concerned engineers entitled to open the tenders, took a lenient view of the same, as not only the supporting certificates enclosed by the two contractors with tender forms were forged and fake but certificates regarding annual financial turnover given by Chartered Accountant also appeared to be fake and forged as they were not on proper letter pad of the concerned CA bearing their office addresses and their numbers. He further said when Chief Engineer R&B Jammu, Mr. Alok Mengi came to know about this fraud, he ordered the verification of all the documents attached with the tender forms of the successful bidders and the verification report submitted by Executive Engineer Town Drainage Division-Jammu and the Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Construction Division No III Jammu, said that the two bidders among the three have produced the fake documents. Raina said this fraud came to surface after verification reports submitted by the Executive Engineer Town Drainage Division Jammu where he categorically stated that no such work was executed by the Department and mentioned that the contractor had produced the fake document with his forged signatures and also the verification report submitted by the Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Construction Division No III, Jammu, confirms that the work certificate produced by one of the contractor are totally fake and his signatures forged. Ravinder Raina said that it is a clear case of corruption and favoritism as well as the engineers- contractors nexus otherwise how department entertained the bids of those contractors who didn’t qualify for the same. MLA demanded an inquiry commission into this scandal and severe punishment for all the culprits involved in forgery and also warned that if culprits are not taken to task he will go to Higher Court and in Crime branch to seek justice for truth. The MLA was flanked by BJP leaders Ajay Pargal, Bharat Sharma and Ashish Sareen.

Patnitop-Sanasar to be developed as major tourist destination: Priya

14079970_1072091366205894_419615072028037053_nUnderlining commitment of the Government to develop Patnitop-Sanasar circle as a major tourist destination of the State, Minister of State for Culture, Tourism, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi said that Jammu region has tremendous tourism potential and concerted efforts are afoot to develop different tourist circles of the region. "We are steadfast on our resolve to promote tourism in the region and with active support from the Central Government the tourism potential would be explored to its fullest," she added. Priya said this during a meeting held at Patnitop here today. Officers of Tourism Department, JKTDC, Patnitop Development Authority and other stake holders related with tourism industry were present in the meeting. The Minister, who was on a two day tour of the PatnitopSansar area, inspected existing tourist infrastructure created in the area and directed the concerned to take adequate steps to improve these facilities. She toured Kud, Patnitop and Sanasar tourist destinations and interacted with hoteliers, tour operators and other stake holders of tourism sector . While reviewing the tourism related activities at world famous tourist destination Patnitop, Priya enjoined upon PDA authorities to work towards creating better facilities for the visiting tourists and ensure that the tourists have a great touring experience . She said multipronged approach needs to be followed by involving different stake holders to ensure holistic development of the spot. She also listened to the issues raised by PDA and assured that all steps would be taken to improve its functioning. She directed the authorities to install proper signage, print sufficient tourist brochures, create entertainment facilities like toy train, museum, amusement park and other such infrastructure at different tourist spots to attract tourists. While inspecting the Patnitop club building, the Minister expressed concern on the present condition of the club and directed for proper upkeep of the building and asked to refurbish the building to meet the needs of tourists and stressed that options should be explored for operating the club on PPP mode. The Minister also visited Sanasar and inspected various tourist facilities created by the Tourism Department in the picturesque resort. She directed for exploiting adventure sports and mountaineering potential of the tourist resort and called upon the authorities to develop the spot as a major golf centre of the area.

Model dairy farms to be developed in convergence mode: Kohli

14102227_1072090896205941_7148360273598713090_n“Model dairy farms will be developed in convergence mode with other departments to enhance milk production in the State”. This was informed by the Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Ghani Kohli during a meeting convened to review the functioning of the department. The Minister said that the department should work in synergy with other departments to develop modern dairies to give a fillip to milk production in the State and make dairy farming an economically viable occupation for the people .He also stressed on setting up of cooperative societies in each district which can substantially give a boost to the milk production . Underscoring the need of providing self employment opportunities to the rural masses and especially the youth in the fisheries sector, the Minister asked Assistant Director Fisheries to identify suitable sites for constructing fish ponds in the district. Besides, he also stressed on proper monitoring of the ongoing schemes and better synergy among the officers and field functionaries to achieve the set targets. Regarding the issue of poultry production, the Minister said that with an aim to enhance poultry production in the State, the Government contemplates to develop a village in each constituency as a poultry village .He laid emphasis on developing high-tech infrastructure to tap the economic potential in the poultry sector. Kohli stressed the need to reaching out to the people and keeping them abreast with the schemes and programmes of the department and directed the concerned officers to organize awareness programs regularly. During his visit, the Minister also inspected Sheep Farm at Panthal and Government Hatchery at Kallar Udhampur . Deputy Commissioner Udhampur Niraj Kumar, Director Sheep Husbandry Dr. Sant Ram, Director Fisheries R.K Dogra, Joint Director Sheep Husbandry, CPO Udhampur, Deputy Director Animal Husbandry and district officers of Animal Husbandry ,Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments were present on the occasion.

Importance of Plantation given through “Harit-Yagya Yatra” at R.S Pura

14079712_1072090229539341_6205636365638980558_nMahamandleshwar Parampoojniya Shri 1008 Shri Avdhoot Baba Arun Giri Ji Maharaj received a warm welcome at R.S Pura along with Mahamandaleshwar Sadhvi Shivangi Nandgiriji and Mahant of Purani Mandi Temple Jammu Rameshwar Dass ji Maharaj by M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat at the Shaheed Daljeet Singh Chowk R.S Pura.As a mark of respect and devotion rain of Flowers ,aarti and chunni was presented to them before a march was taken out in the whole bazaar, they addressed a huge gathering at Hanuman chowk R.S Pura along with M.L.A R.S Pura.The prominent persons along with the visiting persons the locals also performed “Yagya” and aahuti was given on a mobile van which was there specially for purification of environment. Mahamandleshwar Parampoojniya Shri 1008 Shri Avdhoot Baba Arun Giri Ji Maharaj has started ‘Avdhoot Yagya Harit Pad Yatra’ from Vaishno Devi to Kanyakumari from 15th August, 2016, and during this 4500 kilometers long journey trees will be planted enroute this was stated by Mahamandleshwar Arun Giri ji Maharaj and is being exclusively conducted to rejuvenate and purify environment by planting over five crore plants in the country,” he added.“Actually in last 30-35 years on one hand India has gained a lot, developed a lot but on other hand we have spoiled our natural resources like anything and possibly that is why so many natural disasters are taking place,” said Mahamandaleshwar Sadhvi Shivangi Nandgiriji ,keeping this in mind this Yatra is being taken out by Arun Giri Ji.At the holy town of Katra, Mahamandaleshwar Avdhoot Baba Arun Giri Ji Maharaj in association of green walks avadhuta sacrifice invitation magazine was inaugurated, there he visited the holy cave and said that with the blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi this Yatra which is to be taken out for the welfare of this country and mankind be successful. Later plantation drive was held at the Cremation ground R.S Pura and at the International border of India and Pakistan, where hundreds of trees were planted by the workers of the Bharatiya Janta party, people from the civil society, B.S.F Jawans and even the tourists who were there to visit the Indo-Pak Border also shown their keen interest by planting trees for a noble and a much needed cause. A program was also organised where the C.O of B.S.F along with other officers felicitated Mahamandleshwar Shri 1008 Shri Avdhoot Baba Arun Giri Ji Maharaj, Mahamandaleshwar Sadhvi Shivangi Nandgiriji Mahant Rameshwar Dass ji Maharaj and M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat.While thanking them Dr.Gagan Bhagat on the behalf of people from R.S Pura said that it is an honour that such great people have visited R.S Pura which is a very sacred land from which several people have sacrificied their life for the country and the farmers have given their sweat and blood to this land which is also popular for Basmati all around the world, and after their visit certainly the message of plantation and its importance for the welfare and survival of mankind cannot be underestimated, he also appealed to the people present there to plant as much trees especially in R.S Pura as a mark of respect towards them who had spared their precious time for a place like R.S Pura. On the occasion BJP Mahila Morcha State Secretary Monika Sharma , along with hundreds of female workers, Natharam, Devendra Sharma,Gurdeep Saini,Vikram Sharma, Vishal Gupta,Manmohan Choudhary,Bodhraj and others were present .

BJYM announces Nowshera District Team

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District President Nowshera Sham Mehra in consultation with State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and District President BJP Nowshera Capt. Som Dutt nominated District Office bearers, District Executives and Mandal Presidents for District Nowshera. Sanjay Raina, Rohit Kumar and Sunil Verma have been nominated as District General Secretaries, Gautam Sharma, Rimpu Dhaman Kholi, Adv Rahul Gupta, Karmat Ali, Mohan Lal, Vikrant Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar, Kanav Langer, have been nominated as District Vice-President, Davinder Kumar, Happy Raina, Chaman Lal, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Sukh Dev Singh, Lakhmi Dass, and Sanjeev Kumar have been nominated as District Secretary, Ashok Prashar is District treasurer, Rohit Mehra is District Office Secretary, Pawan Sharma is District Media Secretary, Mohan Lal is District Social Media Incharge and Sunil Sharma is Joint Social Media Incharge, Daleep Kumar is District Publicity Secretary. Sham Mehra also nominated Mandal Presidents, which includes Sahil Sharma for Sunderbani Mandal, Pankaj Sharma for Tiryath Mandal, Subhash Chander for Mogla Mandal, Sanjeev Kumar for Kalakote Mandal, Bharat Kumar for Lam Mandal, Sourav Gujral for Nowshera Mandal, Reddy Singh for Seri Mandal and Sanjay Sharma for Devek Mandal. District Executives are Sanjeev Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Hardesh Sharma, Arjun Bhardwaj, Ashwani Kumar, Tilak Raj, Vikram Dutta, Vinod Kumar, Turan Dutta, Sanjeev Kumar, Koushal Kumar, Bachan Lal, Gourav Kumar, Sourav Gombel and Vipan Kumar.

Opposition parties should honour PM appeal: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, welcomed the outcome of the meeting of the leaders (mostly of valley) of opposition parties led by Omar Abdullah with Prime-Minister Narendra Modi and hoped that the Kashmiri leaders of NC, Congress and CPI, shall abide by the appeal given by the Prime Minister that state government and all parties should join hands in reaching out the people and work together for restoration of peace in Kashmir and find solution to the problems in Jammu and Kashmir. He also welcomed the suggestion of the Prime Minister to the opposition leaders that present is not the occasion of blame game for the political parties. He also welcomed the Prime Minster assertions that Government of India accords high priority to safety and well being of the people and do not want to use forces on its own people in the valley, but sometimes it become inevitable. He also hailed the PM statement that Government of India was always available to receive suggestions from political parties to resolve the problem. Prof. Virender Gupta said that it is a welcome step on the part of opposition leaders for not mentioning Pakistan or separatists and not making any demand for sending an all party delegation to Kashmir though, previously they had been insisting on it. The Spokesperson hoped that the opposition leaders, instead of indulging in blame game, exciting the people against the government, would work at ground level, approach the people and try to bring normalcy and peace in the valley. He hoped that Omar Abdullah would avoid Tweeting, criticizing the government and provoking the people and instead shall extend his helping hand to the government in meeting the challenge of Pakistan sponsored terrorism and engage his party workers in restoring peace in the valley. He also asked Omar Abdullah that in making any suggestion about the political solution for Jammu and Kashmir to the Government of India, he shall keep in mind the aspirations of the people of Jammu region, Ladakh region, Kashmiri Pandits and other ethnic/religious minorities of the state, who are opposed to the NC agenda of greater autonomy or pre- 1952 position.

JKNPP allegations against BJP baseless, have no substance: Balbir

Balbir SinghComing down heavily on leaders of J&K Panthers Party for their anti-BJP statements in recent past, BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan today said these utterings are out of their sheer frustration and the allegations so made are baseless. He said that for quiet some time now, it has been observed that the leaders of Panthers Party, after being defeated badly by BJP candidates in the last assembly election, have become more vocal and active in organizing dharnas and protests and criticizing the coalition government particularly BJP, on one pretext or the other, albeit without any substance. Change in the behaviour and conduct of senior leaders of this Party is the outcome of mere frustration and grouse they have been nourishing against BJP, Balbir said. He said that the recent allegation of Harsh Dev Singh, Panther Party Chairman, that corruption is fast spreading in the state and that BJP must ensure probity within its flock, is one such instance that goes on to say that Panther leaders are attacking BJP on baseless grounds. “While the BJP appreciates the concern of Harsh Dev Singh on corruption and his demand for enquiry, the party, however wants that it should start from the period when he was Education Minister that witnessed a number of complaints against transfer policy in his department and corrupt practices in the entire hierarchy of the department, the BJP leader remarked. As far Harsh Dev Singh’s advice for probity within BJP, he said that there is no need of any probity as the entire BJP cadre and its ministers are working with a mission and never indulge in corrupt practices, which is why the allegations of Harsh Dev Singh are totally baseless. “He should, instead look into the behaviour of his own party leaders, particularly when they were enjoying political power in the state”, Balbir said. While reacting to the statement of Panther Party President Balwant Singh Mankotia that “Tiranga Yatras” being conducted by BJP is causing traffic congestion, the BJP leader countered by saying these are the demonstrations on regular basis without any substantial cause being held by the Panther Party, which are actually violating all the traffic norms. “ It is politically convenient for them to see everything wrong in BJP activities….but they should remember that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones on others….”, the BJP leader observed while lamenting Panthers Party leaders’ criticism. It would have been good and appreciable, had Balwant Singh Mankotia and his colleagues joined the BJP’s “Tiranga Yatra” which is being organised to respect ,remember pay homage to the martyrs, who laid down their lives for the cause of the nation as also for the honour of national tricolor, Balbir said adding that such comments only amount to disrespecting the national flag, something which doesn’t behove well on the part of Panthers Party leaders.

Yudhvir calls Kashmiri youth to come under “Tiranga”

14100432_1071462119602152_5299826789103408785_nBJP State Vice President Yudhvir Sethi, while addressing media persons along with State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, said that the recent “Tiranga Yatra” initiated on the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah, has not only received overwhelming response but also succeeded in bringing enthusiasm and inducing the feelings of patriotism among the people. He said that it happened for the first time that BJP celebrated the 70th Independence Day by organising different events and programmes spread over a fortnight with a motive of reaching the people in every nook and corner to remember the martyrs of Independence struggle and make public aware about the honour of the nation tricolour. Yudhvir Sethi, who was Overall Incharge of the recently concluded “Tiranga Yatra” for Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency, said that it was led by Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, who continuously devoted ten days and covered every area of his constituency on two wheelers which passed through Samba, Jammu, Jammu West, R.S.Pura, Akhnoor, Nowshera, Rajouri and Poonch Districts. This yatra was given rousing reception not only in urban areas but the people, youth in particular, were seen feeling pride to join and get associated with the yatra even in rural areas. He expressed gratitude to the people as well as MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, District, Mandal and Booth level teams of BJP and its morchas for contributing in making it successful. Making a fervent appeal to the youth of Kashmir, who has been misled by a handful of separatists and are being used for stone pelting, said that they should first understand that the own children of the so-called leaders of valley are pursuing their studies away from valley for a better career and none of them is on roads in Kashmir. He said that it a boy from a poor family who gets injured or killed in such incidents and it hardly matters for separatists and Pakistan. He asked the youth to not fall prey into the trap of these leaders and rather come under the national tricolour and hold it to make it clear that Kashmiri youth is as nationalist as that from Jammu, Ladakh or any other state of the country and will not allow to disturb the social fabric and give a befitting replay to all such forces which are posing threat to the unity and integrity of the country. he said that the peace and development in J&K is not possible without the participation of Kashmiri youth and hence, they should be part of Modi's Mission for the state.

Jugal Kishore Sharma, along with senior leaders, led the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Ganjansoo Jammu

14100508_1071303339618030_1223262873945549145_nHon'ble MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, along with State Vice-President & Yatra overall Incharge Yudhvir Sethi and MLA Sukhnandan Choudhary and number of senior leaders, led the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Ganjansoo Jammu. The rally started from Ganjansoo Marh and concluded at Bohri Jugal Kishore Shrama, while addressing the party activists and public during the rally, said that iit becomes our duty to reach the people and remind them about the supreme sacrifices of the patriots, who left the luxuries of life and jumped into freedom movement. “Azaadi 70″, celebrations on 70th Independence Day include scooter, motor cycles rallies were taken out by MPs across their respective Parliamentary constituencies with a motive of making people aware about the various aspects of freedom struggle and the role of thousands of patriots in getting their motherland freed. He further said that It becomes our prime duty to defeat anti-national forces and strengthen the nationalist forces so that the freedom and democracy become more strong”. MLA Sukhanandan Choudhary said that the present situation in the State needs unity among the nationalist forces so that those posing threat to the unity and integrity of the country are not in a position to raise their heads He further said that although the people of his generation were not part of the struggle for freedom which bore fruits in 1947 but getting associated with the Yatra in honour of the Tricolour and the great martyrs is itself a matter of satisfaction. Yudhvir Sethi who was the overall incharge thanked people and party workers and said that the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ has got overwhelming response in entire constituency and we feel happy that the objective of making public aware about the struggle for Independence is being conveyed in a right way. Rural district president Omi Khajuria and Vikas Chowdhary, Gen.Secy Yuva Morcha also accompanied the MP during the yatra.

Tiranga Yatra pass through Jammu East, West Constituencies

14067711_1071280386286992_4783566993123718409_nThe “Tiranga Yatra” which took off on August 15 from Trikuta Nagar Office of the BJP under Jammu-Poonch MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, passed through different areas of Jammu East and West Assembly Constituencies on Sunday. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma and MLA Rajesh Gupta accompanied the yatra on two wheelers in their respective assembly constituencies, while BJP State Vice-President & Yatra overall Incharge Yudhvir Sethi and State General Secretary (organization) Ashok Koul accompanied it in both the constituencies. As the carvan of motor cycles and scooters started from Pandit Prem Nath Dogra Bhawan and passed through Panjtirthi, Jain Bazar, Purani Mandi, City Chowk, Raghunath Bazar, Hari Market, Dogra Chowk, Canal Road, Talab Tillo, Sarwal and other areas, it got warm welcome at a number of places by the party activists and the members of bazaar associations. Sat Sharma, while congratulating the MP for covering long distance on two wheelers in different areas of Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency, said that the feedback received from the party activists indicates that it has been very successful and we feel that the credit for the same goes to the MP and his team. Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the yatra also provided an opportunity to get more closer to the people in their respective towns and villages and have an on the spot assessment of their problems. He said that people across the Parliamentary Constituency have now got familiar with the slogan like Yaad Karo Qurbani and the title Azaadi 70, which itself is the endorsement of the fact that the yatra induced enthusiasm among them. Rajesh Gupta said as the people living in capital city have more modern means of communication, the motive and message of the yatra went more fast and clear among them. He said that other programmes under Azaadi 70 too have been appreciated by general public. BJP State Vice President Pramod Kapahi, State Vice President & Jammu District Prabhari Rajni Sethi, State Secretary & Seh Prabhari Anuradha Charak, Jammu West District Prabhari Jugal Kishore Gupta, Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria, Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta and the teams of both the districts also accompanied the MP during the yatra.

Rajesh Gupta starts the work of 2 lanes by way of paver tiles costing rupees 5 lakhs

14095916_1070634453018252_4739228381464344807_nJammu east MLA Rajesh Gupta starts the work of 2 lanes by way of paver tiles costing rupees 5 lakhs.He was accompanied by JMC officials AEE V.K.Singh and JE Tangroo. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that we are very fortunate to have a leader like Modi Ji who has shown a great new direction to the country. The hallmark of PM Narendra Modi leadership is that we are getting nation building programmes and schemes from time to time at regular intervals. These schemes have a great transformational value at the community level. Ever since our Govt. has taken over in the state we have been going from street to street and to every house taking the message to the very grass root levels. In all our endeavors we are getting a great encouragement from our leader and Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh Ji. MLA Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by senior BJP leaders Ramesh Sharma, Dalip Gupta, Karan Singh,Kuldeep,Ashwani,Adv.Vageesh Bharti,Rajinder Gupta,Chaman Lal, Rajesh Nischal, Amit,Swaran Singh,Sunil Gupta, Vinod,Brij Lal,lalli and Raj Kumar.

BJP holds ”Tiranga Yatra” at Mandal Pouni falling in District Reasi

14079668_1070424603039237_5223346932666076784_nBJP holds ''Tiranga Yatra" at Mandal Pouni falling in District Reasi.

Lal Singh leads closing ceremony of Tiranga Yatra

14095747_1070423993039298_5807084363173689800_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organized a Tiranga Yatra to celebrate 70th Independence Day of the Nation. In J&K State, Tiranga Yatra which started on August 9 culminated at Udhampur by organizing a big function. Tiranga Yatra reached at Flata Rehmbal near here under the leadership of Forest Minister Chowdhary Lal Singh, PHE Minister Sham Chowdhary, Minister of State Priya Sethi and Minister of State, Sunil Sharma. In Udhampur BJP State general secretary, Pawan Khajuria along with a large number of BJP leaders and cadre welcomed the Yatra at Flata Rehmbal where from they took out a rally at Dabbar Chowk by passing through Rehmbal Garhi, Chopra Shop, MH Chowk, Dabbar Chowk, Mukherji Bazar, Court Road, Salathia Chowk, Dhar Road, Venus Chowk and Main Bazar. In Gole Market, BJP held a public gathering where speakers focus was on the main aim of organizing Tiranga rally. They said the rally was taken to inculcate the values of nationalism, brotherhood patriotism and communal harmony among the young generation of the country, BJP State General Secretary. Pawan Khajuria has thanked senior Party leaders and Ministers of State, BJP-PDP Government for participating in the rally. Khajuria also expressed that Tiranga Yatra will definitely strengthen BJP in whole State. Local leaders Som Raj Khajuria, Rakesh Gupta, Krishan Lal Sharma, Neelam Nargotra, Satpaul Sallan, Ramneek Sharma, Mohan Lal Darahi, Akshay Kumar Bunty, Suresh Gupta also addressed the closing function of Tiranga Yatra.

Bali calls for stepping up awareness campaign to highlight SBM

14064120_1070422699706094_7886144824635110254_nMinister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat has called for speedy implementation of Central Government’s flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in letter and spirit to achieve its real objective at the ground level. He directed the implementing agency to step up awareness campaign in the rural areas to highlight the significance of the programme so that the people voluntarily come forward to avail its benefits. Addressing a public meeting at village Bhadore in Raipur-Domana constituency near here today, the Minister said that SBM is one of the most ambitious programmes of Central Government which is being implemented throughout the country to ensure a toilet for every household as a step towards cleanliness and sanitation in the habitations. He said the Prime Minister, Narendera Modi himself has led the nation-wide campaign to enlighten the countrymen about this unique programme. The State Government is also laying equal thrust on this programme to achieve its real spirit. The State Government has earmarked a substantial amount of money to distribute among the beneficiaries for construction of toilet units and people must utilize the opportunity and contribute in the joint campaign to ensure cleanliness and healthy environment in their localities, said the Minister. On the occasion, the Minister distributed SBM cheques amounting to Rs. 2.52 lakh among 21 beneficiaries of Panchayat Bhadore at the rate of Rs. 12000 each for developing the toilet units. Later, the Minister also paid visit to village Kote and inspected the on-going development works. He called upon the executing agencies to speed up the pace and complete the works as per the time schedule. He directed for ensuring quality of works strictly as per the laid down specifications. He asked the locals to monitor the quality of works to ensure the durable assets.

Special Aadhaar camps to be organised across Jammu: Kavinder

14095779_1070421469706217_8343374189215567920_nSpeaker State Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta said that special localized Aadhaar enrolment camps will be organised across Jammu to cover remaining population and ease the process of Aadhaar enrolment. The Speaker said this during his visit to a biometric enrolment camp being held for Aadhaar card registration at Barjalla, Satwari. Kavinder Gupta while remarking on the importance of Aadhaar said that this card serves as a Universal Identity Card that can act as an ID for almost all Governance-related services. "To expedite the biometric registration special localized enrolment camps in every area will be organised. These localised camps will not only help bring this service to people’s doorsteps but will also prove helpful to senior citizens who are unable to travel long distances”, he added. Kavinder informed that these camps will be organised especially on Sundays so as to ensure that maximum people can make use of these camps. Earlier, the Speaker inaugurated developmental works at Dashmesh Nagar, Ward No 58 for the up-gradation and construction of lanes and drains. The construction work is being executed by JMC at an estimated cost of 4.5 lakh. The work includes construction of proper drainage to as to give respite to the people from their long standing problem of water logging, broken drains and tiling of lanes in the area. The Speaker directed the concerned agency to expedite the construction process and ensure that quality standards are maintained. Executive Engineer JMC Joginder Pal and other officials of the department accompanied the speaker.

BJP holds ”Tiranga Yatra’ at Bhadarwah

14040014_1070404813041216_1699662538764481304_nTo showcase their patriotic character and in a bid to inculcate sense of national integration, the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) conducted "Tiranga Yatra" in Bhadarwah town of Doda District in presence of its District President Advocate Manjeet Razdan. Razdan accompanied by dozens of BJP workers and office bearers gathered at Lakshmi Narayan Chowk while holding tricolours, started rally to pay tributes to the freedom fighters and also to show solidarity with the Union and State Government against the Anti-National elements. BJP workers started their procession flaunting their tricolour flags and chanting Pro-India and Pro-Modi slogans while terming Kashmir as integral part of India. The rally passed through Chobia link road , Seri Bazaar, Khakhal Mohallah, Vasuk Dera and later culminated at Lakshmi Narayan Temple. BJP workers while raising the slogan "Jis Kashmir Ko Khoon Se Seencha- Wo Kashmir Hamara Hai" were demanding stern action against the Anti-National elements and Pakistan sympathisers. "On the directions of our National President, Amit Shah, we organized 'Tiranga Yatra' here to show complete solidarity with India," said BJP District President, Advocate Manjeet Razdan. "The motive of this rally is to inculcate, the sense of 'National integration' among the masses especially youth. We are completely against the anti-Nationals, who are trying to harm our national interest. These elements should be dealt with iron hands without showing any mercy," Razdan, added.Prominent office bearers who were present during 'Tiranga Yatra' include Koshal Kotwal, Raj Singh Charak, Vipan Sharma, Narinder Kotwal, Satinder Kotwal, Bal Krishan Kotwal, Ashwani Razdan, Raj Singh Kotwal, Sanjay Saraf, Omkar Singh Rana , and Raju Charak.

Nation cannot forget the contribution of Pt. Prem Nath Dogra: Jaitley

14054159_1070375419710822_5132480699868386750_nIn connection with the party’s ongoing fortnight programmes as part of celebrations of 70th Independence Day, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, along with Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, PHE Minister Chander Prakash Ganga, State Secretary Vikram Randhawa addressed a massive public gathering at village Smailpur in Samba district. This public rally was organised, wherein every Union Minister has been visiting the birth places of such leaders who have played important role in the freedom struggle or different agitations held after 1947. Arun Jaitley and other leaders were offered Dogra Pagri on their arrival at the venue. Arun Jaitley, while addressing the gathering, said that visiting the birth places of the leaders who wrote history is a very rare moment and it is indeed also a matter of pride that we are becoming a part of the campaign to educate the public about the freedom struggle and induce patriotic feelings among the people. He said that a small village called Smailpur might not have ever thought that a man born on its soil Pt. Prem Nath Dogra would lead the historic agitation of 1953. He said that Pt. Prem Nath Dorga was an institution in himself and united the people of Jammu against the discriminatory policies of the Kashmir centric ruling elite. The contribution of Pt. Prem Nath Dogra had been splendid and the nation cannot forget it. He also spoke on incidents of Bangalore and JNU, which indicated that the Congress and others parties have been soft towards anti-national elements. Speaking on the present turmoil in Kashmir, Jaitley held Pakistan responsible for it and said that stone pelters need to be dealt under law of the land. He said that after Independence, India had positive agenda of progress and fight against poverty, while Pakistan worked on sole negative agenda of Kashmir. Pak attacked J&K in 1947, 1965 and 1971 but was always defeated. It tried to internationalize Kashmir issue. From 1990 it engaged itself in importing terrorism. He declared that there will be no compromise on nation’s security and integrity. Dr. Jitendra Singh spoke on two noble qualities of Pt. Prem Nath Dogra which earned him the distinction of being a totally different leader who also came to be called Sher-e-Duggar. He said that although Smailpur is a small which even may not be visible on the state’s map but it has given a number of outstanding personalities in various fields and we are feeling honoured today to be attending a programme to remember Pt. Prem Nath Dorga and martyrs at their birth place. He also spoke on Nehruvian model of economics and politics and said that J&K state is the best example where both these have failed. Sat Sharma said that like other states, the BJP activists in J&K also have been organizing different events to celebrate the 70th Independence Day. He said that the day should not be confined to just hoisting national flag but the people should take it as their duty to reach the masses and make them aware about the need to strengthen the nationalist forces. We have to tell the people the difference between the nationalism and separatism and take pledge to follow the path of great leader like Pt. Prem Nath Dogra and warrior like Brigdier Rajinder Singh. We should also induce patriotic feeling among the young generation. He also applauded the role of Pt. Prem Nath Dogra during Ek Vidhaan- Ek Nishan- Ek Pradhan agitation. Dr. Nirmal Singh said that on the 70th Independence Day, the decision to organise fortnight programmes will obviously will sent a positive message of once’s responsibility towards the nation. He said that in the present situation in the state, it becomes all the more important to educate the people about the freedom struggle, unite them against the anti national forces in order to give a befitting reply to the elements who are trying to create problems and erecting obstacles in the smooth functioning of the coalition government. “Today we should also remember the brave soldiers and martyrs of 1953 agitation who laid down their lives for the honour of the Tiranga, he said and added that the sacrifice of Pt. Prem Nath should always remain in our minds so that we get inspiration and strength to agitate and fight. Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the Tiranga Yatra being undertaken in the Parliamentary Constituency is receiving overwhelming response which itself proves the enthusiasm among the people who are seen excited when someone reaches them are pass by them with tricolour in hands. He said that the party has succeeded in conveying its message of Independence Day celebrations, which has happened for the first time in Independent India . Shamsher Singh Manhas said that Pt. Prem Nath Dogra was very much concerned about the developments which had been obstacles in the free flow of Indian Constitutions and respect for the national symbols. Pt. Prem Nath Dogra as well as Dr. Shame Prashad Mookherjee were of the view that there could not be two constitutions, two flags and separate post of Prime Minister and hence Praja Parishad agitations was launched which succeeded to some extent but the mission is still incomplete and we have to work towards achieving it. Chander Prakash Ganga, on this occasion urged upon the Union Finance Minister to help in developing the stadium at Smailpur on the pattern of International stadium. He also assured that the village will be develop as model and the work for the purpose will be undertaken during this year. Vote of thanks was presented by MLA Samba Dr. Davinder Manyal and proceedings were conducted by Sanjeev Sharma. Speaker, J&K Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, Cabinet Ministers- Sham Choudhary and Abdul Ghani Kohli, MoS Sunil Sharma, MLC Ashok Khajuria, OBC Board Vice-Chairman Rashpal Verma, Kissan Board Vice- Chairman Daljeet Singh, State Vice-President and Samba Disrtict Prabhari Smt. Mamta Singh, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, MLA Dr. Davinder Manyal, R.S. Pura Prabhari Vikram Randhawa, Samba District Seh-Parbhari Rakesh Mahajan, also shared the dais with the Union Minister.

Martyrs have set examples of commitment towards nation: Shamsher

14034952_1070371479711216_6254329372498728592_nIn order to undertake party’s “Yaad Karo Qurbani” programme under Azaadi 70 to meet and felicitate kith and kin of martyrs, freedom fighters, INA heroes and ex- soldiers who have been conferred with gallantry/ bravery awards, Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, along with State Secretary & R.S. Pura District Prabhari Vikram Randhawa, Ex-MLA Ashwani Sharma and District President Brijeshwar Rana, met and facilitated the families of four martyrs in a function held at Bishnah in presence of a large number of party activist and general public. Shamsher Singh Manhas, while lauding the role of the army and para-military forces personals, said that these are the people who get martyrdom while serving the nation. He said that neither nation nor its citizens can forget the supreme sacrifices of the people who did not care for their families, friends, own lives but preferred to go ahead to lay down their lives for getting motherland freed. He said that not one or two but there are hundreds of such cases where it happened that brave soldier laid down his life just a few days ahead of his marriage or there were few who could not spent even few days at home after their marriage as the nation gave them call to go on borders and defend the sovereignty of motherland. Such jawans have set examples of their commitment towards the nation and we should come forward to extend every kind of help to their families besides organizing programmes in their memories at their birth places so that they live in the minds of the people and keep inspiring the young generations. Vikram Randhawa said that the entire Jammu province has the large population of such families who have lost their dear ones in direct and proxy wars waged by our neighbours. He said that such heroes deserve salutes and honour. Ex-MLA Ashwani Sharma said that the people who sacrifice their lives for the security of their countrymen and defend the borders are the ones who do not have any match as their contribution is not common. He said that these are the men in uniform who have shown the path and mean of serving the motherland. R.S. Pura District President Brijeshwar Rana, Madal Presidents Narain Dutt and Ramesh Saini, Kissan Morcha State Vice President Satish Bharti, Senior leader Raj Singh Langeh, Office bearers of District, Mahila Morcha, Yuva Morcha also attended the programme.

Shiv public higher secondary school sari Rakwala Jammu organized a Drawing competition

14100264_1069564423125255_6725742863973059112_nShiv public higher secondary school sari Rakwala Jammu organized a Drawing competition on the eve of “Yaad Karo Kurbani” to remember our freedom fighters who laid the foundation of Independent India. State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra was chief guest on the occassion and Managing Director Shiv Public School Jammu Sh. Shiv Dev Singh Salaria was Guest of Honour. State BJYM President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra inaugurated the function and distributed colors and drawing pads to the students. More than 150 students from the different classes participated in the event. The first prize of the Drawing competition was clinched by Rashmi Rajput while 2nd and 3rd prize went to Juhi Manhas and Tanvi Sharma respectively. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Magotra said that it was a good initative by Mr. Shiv that a Drawing competition was organized on such a wonderful programme, ”Yaad Karo Kurbani” initated by our central government and to celebrate this festival with the future of the nation will definetly give fruitful results in the progress of our nation. Magotra advised to students that whether you become Doctor , Engineer, Enterpreneur or take any other profession, your first aim should be to serve the nation. Dr. Magotra further said that as our Hon’ble Prime Minister has set a dream to make India clean under “Swaach Bharat Abhiyan” so being the future of the Nation it becomes moral responsibility of students to clean their surroundings and make this dream come true. He also said that the present Young Generation is now a days envolved in “Chemical Drug Culture” and we have to fight against this planned conspiracy of antinational elements who are hell bent to spoil our young treasure. Sh. Shiv Dev Singh Salaria thanked Dr. Magotra for giving such a wonderful opportunity to organize this competition and than grace the occasion by becoming the part of this function.State Secretary BJYM Rahul Vaid was also present in the function.

Time to rethink on female foeticide : Bijral

SS Bijral
Women alone resued India in Rio When second most populous country in world and the largest ever Rio Olympic contingent was rescued from wash off in terms of medal tally by women only, it’s time we think: ‘do we really not need girl child to be born despite her being strong enough to excel in any eventuality despite the odds?’ Proud of Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, famous P.V. Sindhu, winning silver medal in badminton creating history in India, Sakhshi Malik winning bronze in wrestling and Dipa Karmakar making it amongst finalists in gymnastics and earning fourth place (the first ever for any Indian) in Rio Olympics 2016, S. S. Bijral State Convener Beti Bachao Beti Padhao said our girl child is a disguised beautiful selfless soul. Over centuries, the selfish society made no effort to know her capabilities, instead strived to let her not be born, ensured she stayed weak physically and mentally, to be at mercy of man and confined. Bijral said otherwise born strong, she was rendered weak, and termed ‘weak sex‘ and made dependant. Bijral reminding society words of 12th century Islamic scholar IBU Rsd aka Averroes; “ We have no ideas what capacities woman have other than reproductive functions. For this we turn them into man’s servant to feed and raise children. This destroys whatever other quality is there in them”, said the girl child is gift of God as future mother. For we worship God she deserves to be welcomed, nurtured and groomed like child of male gender. Not welcoming and celebrating her birth , under nourish her, ignore her education, discourage her from sports and keep her morale low for maintained subjugation. He said thus we suppress her gifted capabilities to her disadvantage, to the disadvantage of home she serves as first role model and finally the nation. Former IGP Bijral said likes of P.V. Sindhu, Sakhshi Malik and Dipa Karmaker and many other women who have earned laurels for country in sports before, have by their prowess confirmed centuries old truth stated by Ibu Rasd aka Averroes. This, he said, happened as their parents nourished their physique and intellect and brought out their hidden gifted abilities, generally remaining suppressed, otherwise, in others. Motivated by scintillating performance of the there in Rio Olympic, S. S. Bijral made fervent appeal to fellow Indians to rethink about resorting to female foeticide - the greatest sin in the realm of God we worship, and against nation we say our first love.

We salute performance of women in Rio: Rekha Mahajan

We salute performance of women (1)Emphasizing that a society can develop only if it offers equal opportunity of work and education to its women, BJP Mahila Morcha District Jammu President, Rekha Mahajan, today said that the Narendra Modi led government has taken several steps in this direction. She stated this after celebrating victory of PV Sandhu Sakshi Malik, and good performance of Dipa Karmakar in Rio Olympics 2016 adding that today every Indian woman is feeling pride and we salute both these females for their splendid performance. "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the NDA government is committed to empower women and provide them equal opportunities of education and employment," she added."Actually, it is only through women's empowerment that an empowered India can be built. Any society can only progress if it respects its women and offers equal opportunity of education and employment. The NDA government has taken several steps through which the safety and education of women are ensured right from their birth," Rekha said in her address. “To ensure focussed capacity building of the women, the Government is setting of women specific entrepreneurship centres both at Jammu and Srinagar,” she said and added that some other measures include establishment of women police stations, women special buses, reservation of 10% land for women entrepreneurs in industrial estates of the State, 50% subsidy for girl students for purchase of scooters and marriage assistance scheme. Mrs Mahajan said these may look small initiatives for some people but being a lady herself she knows the essence of these measures well. “Govt will continue its efforts to ensure that the women get their due in the society,” she said. "In the Union Budget, several social security schemes like Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana have been announced, which will provide comprehensive benefits to women," Rekha Mahajan said. It was a matter of pride that in the Republic Day parade this year, the contingents of three wings of the Defence forces were led by women officers. Govt has already taken several path-breaking initiatives for the welfare and empowerment of the women “We want a society where women live a life of dignity. She cannot become the victim of societal prejudice and dogmas often evoked in the name of social forbiddances,” she maintained. On this occasion, State working committee member Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and State General Secretary Mahila Morcha Anju Dogra said that the most important among steps taken by the government is the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign to address the issue of skewed sex ratio in the country. She added that the Modi government has also started 'Sukanya Smriddhi Yojana' for education and marriage of girls under which children can open Bank accounts where they will be provided an interest of 9.1 percent besides tax-benefits. She also mentioned about the Pradhan Mantri Vidya Lakshmi Yojana, which facilitates higher education for girls in foreign countries. The Other prominents Morcha activists present on the occasion included State Secretary Neeru Anand,General Secretary Jammu district Savita Anand,Surinder Kour,Kiran Aggarwal,Surekha,Geeta and others.

Reuniting PoK with India is our resolve: Jugal

14079739_1069551826459848_7185044975376304027_nMaking it loud and clear that the country is incomplete without PoK and that reuniting it with India is the resolve of the party, which was also the unanimous resolution of the Parliament, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the people of the country have made up their mind for working towards making the mission fulfilled. He was addressing public meetings during “Tiranga Yatra” motor bike rally. He also covered some distance on open jeep. It started from Shri Kameshwar Mandir in Akhnoor Assembly Constituency and covered the entire town. Later it passed through Sungal Morh, Bomal ,Maira, Jourian, Troti in Chamb Constituency, Khour, Chak Malal, Border area of Pallanwala and then returned to Akhnoor while also passing though the villages Kaleeth & Samah, Sohal on six day of its initial commencement from Jammu. Jugal Kishore Sharma was accompanied by BJP State vice-Presidents Yudhvir Sethi and Bharat Bhushan, MLAs Rajeev Sharma and Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat District Seh-Prabhari Suresh Sharma and District President Manmohan Singh. Jugal Kishore Sharma said that our neighbour Pakistan has unleashed a proxy war against India for the last over 24 years and the state of Jammu and Kashmir has suffered a lot during this period. He said that the Pakistan’s intentions are not good and it keeps day dreaming of snatching Kashmir from us but it should remember that not even an inch of our land can be taken till the last Indian survive. He said that the claim of Pakistan that Kashmir is a disputed territory and it is the sole problem between the two countries is not true. The truth is that the only dispute between India and Pakistan is eviction and getting united with India the part of Jammu and Kashmir called PoK. He appreciated the courage displaced by the border people, who have been standing against the repeated cases of infiltration and firing from across the border even after facing losses of lives and crops. Yudhvir Sethi and Bharat Bhushan appealed the people to strengthen the nationalist forces in the state so that no one can dare to pose challenge to the unity and integrity of the country. They said that we feel proud of being born in a country which has the long history of sacrifices and the BJP activists not only salutes the martyrs but also takes pledge to follow their footsteps. Suraj Singh, Jagdish Bhagat and Office bearers of Akhnoor District and different Morchas also accompanied the MP.

A meeting was organized under the leadership of district president jammu BJP Sh. Baldev singh billawaria

14068279_1068969926518038_503023993907098497_nA meeting was organized under the leadership of district president jammu BJP Sh. Baldev singh billawaria in the presence of prabhari and State vice-president Smt. Rajni sethi in order to finalized the program of conclude the “Tiranga Yatra” which is going to be the start from district office jammu bjp kacchi chawni and sall pass through main bazaar of the old city at will conclude at before the statue the pt. Prem nath dogra ji, dogra chownk jammu. Another discussion was also taken in the meeting with regard to function which is going to be held at village smailpur chownk district samba under the banner “Yaad Karo Kurbani” in which Hon’ble union fiancé minister Sh. Arun jaitely ji along with union MOS PMO DR. Jitender Singh ji. In this function our Hon’ble PM Sh. Narendra Bhai Modi ji has given the due respect to the freedom fighters of the country and hold the number of program in the whole country under the “Yaad Karo kurbani”. In the said meeting all the mandal president, office bearers of district team jammu , mahila morcha team, yuva morcha team, kissan morcha team and discuss the program at length and assured full corporation in order to make the coming Tiranga Yatra with great enthusiasm and success.

“Tiranga Yatra at Katra”

14068242_1068968159851548_9104306426097228567_n"Tiranga Yatra at Katra"

“Dr.Gagan reviews preparations for “Housing for All” project

14089164_1068967589851605_2466851318996458148_nMLA R.S.Pura chaired a review meeting on the goal of “ Housing for All ”.The meeting was to finalize the contours of the Housing for All Mission for R.S.Pura Constituency ,which is one of the priority commitments of the union government. The program was mentioned in the President’s address to Parliament in June 2014, after the BJP came to power in the Centre. “By the time the nation completes 75 years of its Independence every family will have a Pucca house with water connection , toilet facility and 24×7 electricity supply and access and our Prime Minister along with his team is working to complete and ensure ” ,said Dr.Gagan Bhagat. Even finance minister Sh.Arun Jaitley who is also visiting Jammu on Sunday said in the Parliament regarding the Housing for All that “ I intent to extend additional tax incentive on home loans to encourage people, especially the youths to own their houses, I propose setting up a Mission on Low cost affordable housing which will be anchored in the National Housing bank, schemes will be evolved to incentivize the development of low cost affordable housing. In pursuance of this commitment the Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi has been holding a series of Meetings to give shape to this dream vision and commitment. The programme proposes to built 2 Crore houses nation wise, and with regards to Jammu & Kashmir 25 towns have been selected for this project. This would cover both the slum housing and affordable housing for the weaker sections, it will cover Urban poor living in Kuccha houses, slums, urban residents who are homeless and new migrants to the urban area in search of shelter. The baseline survey has been conducted at the R.S Pura town to access the demand for such housing and identify resource requirements among the town dwellers. The program involves an urban reform component to generate the resources and capacities for Urban housing, a set of guidelines, an element of government support and a significant contribution from beneficiaries, in addition to the bank financing, a large portion of the program is to be financed in a Public Private Partnership (P.P.P) mode by leveraging land and other resources in the town like R.S Pura, told Dr.Gagan Bhagat while briefing the media persons after the meeting. Senior officers associated with H.F.A including R.C Sharma, State level Social development specialist ,Kapil Kumar Management and Information system specialist ,Ch.Rashid State town planning specialist .were present in the meeting, E.O R.S Pura Jodhraj and Sanjeev Kumar from private group Compaq who has taken the project at R.S Pura also participated in the meeting.

वानिहाल विधानसभा क्षेत्र मे प्रवास दौरान तीनो मण्डलों द्वारा “जरा याद करो कुरबानी” के अगामी कार्यक्रमों

14088637_1068939393187758_5646632154384425266_nवानिहाल विधानसभा क्षेत्र मे प्रवास दौरान तीनो मण्डलों द्वारा "जरा याद करो कुरबानी" के अगामी कार्यक्रमों पर विस्तृत चर्चा करते कुँ. राजीव चाढक जिला प्रभारी रामबन। तीनों मण्डलों के अध्यक्ष श्री नारद सिंह अध्यक्ष रामसू मण्डल, श्री शकील अहमद डैंग खडी मण्डल अध्यक्ष, श्री मोहम्मद सलीम बट्ट वानिहाल मण्डल अध्यक्ष एवं अन्य मण्डल पदधिकारी इस अवसर पर उपस्थित थे।

Entrepreneurship most viable option to tackle unemployment in JandK: Vibodh

14100426_1068938103187887_3001328835435703423_nMember Legislative Council Rajouri Vibodh Gupta, visited the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) at Rajouri and interacted with the emerging entrepreneurs, where they were attending, “three-week Entrepreneurship Development Programme” (EDP) under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Start-Up Loan Scheme (YSLS). Around 60 candidates along with their programme coordinators were present there and attending the programme. Gupta in his address said that JKEDI is the only viable option to tackle increasing unemployment in the state. He said J&K in general and Rajouri district in particular, has tremendous potential in horticulture, agriculture and allied sectors, wherein educated unemployed youth can set up their entrepreneurial ventures with the support from the government. Gupta said that Rajouri District is having Tourism potential and Mughal road, which connects Jammu region to Kashmir region has also opened a gate of business opportunities for young entrepreneurs. New units like Ice Cream, Restaurants, Hotels, cafes etc can be established with the financial assistance form JKEDI and our unemployed youth must take benefit from these schemes. Gupta stressed upon the government’s agenda, which is to strengthen the nation and also to make India, “independent” in all the sectors. Gupta asked the programme Coordinators that these training programmes should aim at providing enterprise-led livelihoods, sectoral exposure, financial and market linkage, hand holding and mentoring support to young entrepreneurs. Gupta showed his satisfaction regarding the facilities available at JKEDI for training, aspiring entrepreneurs, who in turn can provide employment opportunities to others as well. Gupta discussed various business activities with the aspirants. He also talked to them regarding their proposed business ventures, assuring them all possible support to make their projects successful. He said that Govt. is committed to offer all possible support to the young entrepreneurs and will explore more options for them. Programme coordinator JKEDI Rajouri Mr. Aijaz Ahmed, briefed the MLC, about the Institute, its working and mandate. He also informed that, that these EDPs are modeled for manufacturing, services and Agri-allied sectors and the chosen various activities to start their entrepreneurial journey. During the EDPs the candidates are motivated to be job providers than job seekers. Dinesh Sharma, District president BJP and a prominent citizen of the area also accompanied the MLC and in his speech said that JKEDI is providing a platform to entrepreneurs, to enable them to set up their ventures through a host of services like consultancy, information, training, education and finance. He asked the youth to take proper advantage of various entrepreneurship development schemes being implemented by the institute so that the problem of unemployment in Rajouri district can be addressed. Rajinder Gupta, Ex-Chairman Municipality and Atam Gupta also spoke on the occasion. Manzoor Hussain Programme coordinator thanked the legislator for visiting their Training centre and said that Mr. Gupta is the First legislator who visited their Training centre since its inception in Rajouri district and his move shall be inspirational for the Trainees. Prominent leaders of the party who accompanied MLC include Bashir Bhat, Ranjeet Tara, Bodh Raj, Sanjay Sharma, Vikas Gupta and others.

Opposition parties’ meeting Prez is a political drama: Balbir

Balbir SinghLeaders in rat race to remain in news, skipped meetings called by govt BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan has lambasted the opposition parties in J&K for not extending cooperation to the PDP-BJP alliance government efforts in restoration of peace and normalcy in the state, which is witnessing unrest for over a month now. Instead of coming forth and extending any fruitful cooperation, the opposition parties are playing to gallery, BJP leader said adding that seeking a meeting with the President Pranab Mukherjee is nothing but only their enactment of political drama. Balbir Ram Rattan, while hitting out at them said that leaders of Congress, NC and CPI were only in a rat race of remaining in news; they have rather played negative role and incited the people by their statements instead of helping the government to control the situation. Substantiating his point, he said there had been number of occasions after trouble erupted in the valley when All Party Meetings were called at different levels for putting united efforts to bring normalcy. “ In one of the meetings called by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, NC stayed away and in the other meeting called by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, it was the Congress which boycotted it”, Balbir said. One fails to understand why these leaders held separate meeting and decided to meet President to submit Memorandum, the BJP leader pointed out while terming it merely a Political Drama. The BJP Spokesperson further said that these parties were only misleading the people of the valley and it was astonishing to note that none from these parties ever appealed the misguided youth in Kashmir to desist from violence nor did they showed any concern or yearning for restoring peace. “These instances clearly indicate that Congress, NC and others are shedding crocodile tears on the present situation, having least concern in the restoration of peace and normalcy”, said Balbir. He further pointed out that there is no purpose of holding dialogue with the concerned groups/individuals in the present situation. Referring to one of the demands made by the opposition, Balbir said that present situation does not warrant holding judicial enquiry into the causes of unrest or circumstances in which the people lost their lives. The NC and Congress should first apply this to the loss of lives during the era when they ruled the state, BJP leader said and asked how many enquires were conducted for 1990, 2008 and 2010 turmoils by the NC-Congress governments in the state and UPA government at the centre at that time.

जिला रामबन भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा के मण्डल वटोत द्वारा आयोजित कार्यक्रम “एक शाम शहीदों के नाम”

14064117_1068932999855064_8892022910413458453_nजिला रामबन भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा के मण्डल वटोत द्वारा आयोजित कार्यक्रम "एक शाम शहीदों के नाम" मे उपस्थित जिला रामबन प्रभारी कुँ. राजीव चाढक, जिलाध्यक्ष श्री रमेश शर्मा, रामबन विधानसभा के विधायक श्री नीलम लन्गेह, जिलाध्यक्ष भाजयुमो श्री अमित भारती मण्डल अध्यक्ष जिला रामबन के भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा द्वारा आयोजित भव्य तिरंगा यात्रा मे उपस्थित जिला रामबन प्रभारी कुँ. राजीव चाढक, जिलाध्यक्ष श्री रमेश शर्मा, रामबन विधानसभा के विधायक श्री नीलम लन्गेह, जिलाध्यक्ष भाजयुमो श्री अमित भारती, महामंत्री श्री देवेन्द्र जी, भाजपा मण्डल अध्यक्ष वटोत श्री राजेश्वर जी, भाजयुमो मण्डल अध्यक्ष, श्री अजीत शर्मा व अन्य

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the D.C.Office rotary

13962718_1068885289859835_8177541006710324190_nJammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the D.C.Office rotary. The newly remodeled rotary was thrown open in the presence of senior journalist Sohail Kazmi. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that the BJP government has put the Jammu region on a fast track of development and the process is irreversible. The newly remodeled rotary has cost rupees 8 lakhs and would benefit common people visiting DC office for various chores. Rajesh Gupta said that the recent launch of IIT in Jammu would have a huge impact on the educational sector in the region. IIT in the city of Jammu would serve as huge inspiration for our children who want to excel in life. Equally great would be the impact of AIIMS in Jammu. A few years before it was unthinkable that such institution's would ever be possible in Jammu. This is all because of the Modi Govt. in the centre and the state. After decades of neglect and apathy faced by the people of Jammu region the opportunity for growth and development has come and we must be ready to avail it. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included senior BJP leaders Anil Sharma Tony , Ramesh Sharma, Prof Sham, Kuldeep, Ravi Singh,P.C.Gupta, Gopal,Ashwani,Vageesh Bharti,Chaman Lal,Raj Kumar,Ashok,Mohan Lal,Jia Lal,Vijay Mahajan,Ashok Maratha,Kartar,Tej Ram Chowdhry and Pardhuman Singh. The officials who accompanied the MLA included Yasir Kitchloo AEE,Rakesh Khajuria JE,Jagdish Singh JE and Sanjay Ji Bhatt JE.

जिला रामबन के भारतीय जनता पार्टी युवा मोर्चा द्वारा आयोजित तिरंगा यात्रा

14100410_1068881789860185_7310795723094441137_nजिला रामबन के भारतीय जनता पार्टी युवा मोर्चा द्वारा आयोजित भव्य तिरंगा यात्रा मे उपस्थित जिला रामबन प्रभारी कुँ. राजीव चाढक, जिलाध्यक्ष श्री रमेश शर्मा, रामबन विधानसभा के विधायक श्री नीलम लन्गेह, जिलाध्यक्ष भाजयुमो श्री अमित भारती, भाजपा प्रदेश कार्यकारणी सदस्य श्री शाम सिंह कटोच व महिला मोर्चा अध्यक्षा श्रीमती सुनिता जी व अन्य

BJP Kashmir Committee meets Relief Commissioner

Lotus Logo copyThe four member Kashmir Committee of Jammu and Kashmir BJP met Relief Commissioner at Jammu, discussed and highlighted the problems being faced by the government employees who had to migrate to Jammu last month after the disturbances started in Kashmir and they were not feeling safe there. The members of the committee BJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, MLCs Ramesh Arora, Surinder Ambardar and S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa, while briefing the Relief Commissioner about the problems of these employees, said that the situation in valley is not conducive for return and perform their duties. They told the Relief Commissioner that since these employees are totally dependent on their salaries to run their families so their salaries should be released in their favour at Jammu at the earliest. They also stressed upon the Relief Commissioner that such arrangement should be made that every month these employees get their salaries in time and are not compelled to stage dharna or come on roads to protest. The party has directed these leaders to again visit the valley to take stock of the present situation and it is expected that they will be leaving for Kashmir within a day or two.

“Bothu” of Sarore won the Kotli Mian Fateh Dangal Title

14021656_1068795096535521_9047648031880757660_nDangal was organized at the Shrine of Baba Bohri Waala at Village Kotli Mian Fateh, R.S Pura .Member of Legislative Assembly Constituency from R.S.Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat was the Chief guest on the occasion. The Dangal Committee apprised the Legislator that the Dangal is being organized every year in the memory of Baba Bohri Waala who blessed the people with his sermons and spiritual powers, people from far flung area and all walks of life including from outside the state used to visit him to seek his blessings. Dr Gagan Bhagat while speaking on the occasion congratulated the winner of the Dabgal “ Bothu Pehalwaan ” who hailed from Sarore near Badi Brahmna and said that he is the inspiration from the youths of R.S Pura and pour State .Our State needs such youths as there is enormous talent especially in the rural area of our state. He stressed that now the biggest challenge for our youths is to protect themselves from the menace of Drugs which is the main weapon used by our enemies to target the upcoming generation .He also assured that the youths who are interested in wrestling or in any others ports, the facility of the professional sports coaching for these sports is being provided at the Sardar Bana Singh Indoor Stadium at R.S Pura band more Sports is being included in the list so that the boys and girls who are interested in Sports may save their time in travelling to Jammu. Later on Dr. Gagan Bhagat was honored by the Dangal committee, the Wrestlers who participated in the Dangal hailed from Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and other parts of Jammu & Kashmir. Chodhary Bothu Ali was declared as winner who hailed from Sarore near Bari Brahmna, while runner up Soma hailed from Jullandhar. Om Prakash, Surinder Singh, Bodh Raj ,Devender Sharma, Bishan Dass , Ranbir Singh and others were present on the occasion.

Harit Kranti Yatra was launched from Panjtirthi

14063995_1068791456535885_627847034699967475_nHarit Kranti Yatra was launched from Panjtirthi to spread awareness about trees and the importance of having a green and environmentally clean surrounding. The Yatra was started by Mahamandleshwar Shri Shri 1008 Arun Giri Ji Mahraj,Mahamandleshwar Shri Shri 1008 Maa Shivani Anandi Mahraj and Mahamandleshwar Shri Shri 1008 Rameshwar Dass Ji Mahraj in a grand function. MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion the main purpose of which is to encourage the people for the plantation of trees. The Yatra is part of the larger tree plantation campaign started from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. In campaign the environmental activists planted trees near the Tawi river bank. From Jammu east Yatra was organized by Parshottam Gupta. Rajesh Gupta thanked the religious gurus and other activists on the occasion for having taken the initiative for launching the tree plantation campaign in Jammu. Rajesh Gupta said that the trees are the lungs of the earth,the more the number of trees the more oxygen is available to all of us. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Purshottam Gupta,Prof.Shyam,P.C.Gupta,Bhardwaj,Purnima Sharma, Vaneeta Arora,Veena Gupta,Sangeeta Dogra,Kuldeep, Chandan Gupta, Shashi Sapolia,Gokul Koul,Ravi Singh,Chaman Lal,Surinder Anand,Chiranjeevy,Sunny Sehgal,Ramesh Sharma, Pradeep Sharma,Gurcharan Singh and Rajinder Gupta.

Jaitley visiting Smailpur on August 21

14095828_1068132863268411_8489657266138701640_nRole of Congress, NC has not been positive: Sat In the series of programmes being organized to celebrate the 70th Independence Day, the “Azaad 70” with the theme of “Yaad Karo Qurbani”, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, alongwith Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh and J&K State BJP leadership will address public at Smailpur, the birth place of Praja Parishad & Jana Sangh Former President Pt. Premnath Dogra on August 21. Addressing media persons at Trikuta Nagar office, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) alongwith State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh and State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, said that this will be part of the nationwide programmes and events, wherein the Union Ministers have been deputed to visit the birth places of National Icons, places of historical importance related to India’s Independence movement and memorials of such leaders who took part in the Independence agitation and secured freedom for the country. During the fortnight programmes to celebrate 70th Independence Day, ‘Prabhat Pherris’ were taken out at District and Mandal levels. Similarly, Yuva Morcha took out ‘Mashal Rallies’. It was for the first time that the nation tricolour was hoisted at booth level by the party activists. On 18th August, BJP Mahila Morcha activists reached borders to tie rakhis to army men and BSF personnel. The scheduled programme of August 21 is among one such programmes. Sat Sharma said that at this stage, the call of Jammu Bandh by Chamber of Commerce, Jammu, is not in the interest of the state and the nation. The letter which has been issued by Kashmir Chamber of Commerce asking Jammu Chamber of Commerce to go ahead with the Jammu Bandh on August 20 in support of the claims of Kashmir Chamber against the alleged killing of innocent civilians by security forces, is anti-national stance which has been taken by Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and if the Jammu Chamber of Commerce supports it, then its credentials will also come under suspicion. The public of Jammu cannot support anti-national elements and statements and as such Chamber of Commerce, Jammu, is called upon to reconsider the bandh call, which will otherwise be playing in the hands of separatists and their supporters. While the government at the Centre and coalition in the state are very much concerned towards bringing normalcy and peace in the valley, unfortunately the role of Congress and NC has not been so positive and as a result of which the separatists and anti-national elements are being encouraged, he said.

Our prime duty to defeat anti-national forces: Jugal

14095936_1068132269935137_7317111220065663745_nJammu-Poonch MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, alongwith State Vice-President & Yatra overall Incharge Yudhvir Sethi and a number of senior leaders, led the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Jammu Rural District which started from Dansal in Nagrota assembly constituency and after passing through Nagrota town, Bantalab, Kangral, Marjali, Seri, Ranjan, Thati and Domi, it proceeded towards border town of Pargwal. Jugal Kishore Shrama, while addressing the party activists and public during his travel on two wheelers, said that maximum people of present generation have not witnessed the freedom struggle and may not even be aware of the atrocities committed on Indians by British, while they were fighting for freedom. Hence, it becomes our duty to reach the people and remind them about the supreme sacrifices of the patriots, who left the luxuries of life and jumped into freedom movement. “Azaadi 70”, celebrations on 70th Independence Day include scooter, motor cycles rallies to be taken out by MPs across their respective Parliamentary constituencies with a motive of making people aware about the various aspects of freedom struggle and the role of thousands of patriots in getting their motherland freed. Today we boast of living in a democratic country where we have freedom in many matters but for this freedom we have made supreme sacrifices. It becomes our prime duty to defeat anti-national forces and strengthen the nationalist forces so that the freedom and democracy become more strong. He also appealed the parents and elders in the families to devote their time in educating their children in such a way that patriotic feelings get induced in them. Yudhvir Sethi said that the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ is getting overwhelming response in entire constituency and we feel happy that the objective of making public aware about the struggle for Independence is being conveyed in a right way. BJP State Secretary Aseem Gupta, State Working Committee Member Nand Kishore, Jammu Rural District President Omi Khajuria and Mandal Presidents also accompanied the MP during the yatra.

Anil Parihar leads in Yatra in Chenani

14089043_1068129429935421_2577967355723706746_nThe Doda-Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency ‘Tiranga Yatra’, on reaching Chenani, was received by BJP State Secretary & Udhampur District Prabhari Anil Parihar, local MLA Dina Nath Bhagat and other leaders. Later, they led it and passed through main bazars of Chenani town and also addressed public to brief about the motive of taking out such yatra. Anil Parihar said that it is indeed a rare moment in his political life that he has been chosen by the party to be part of the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ being taken out in connection with celebrations of the 70th Independence Day. He said that although the people of his generation were not part of the struggle for freedom which bore fruits in 1947 but getting associated with the Yatra in honour of the tricolour and the great martyrs is itself a matter of satisfaction. He said that simply hoisting flag on Independence Day or Republic Day is not just enough. We should make a habit in our daily life to devote some time to ensure that we spread the message of Independence, Unity and need to strengthen the social fabric of the society so that no one succeeds in nefarious designs. MLA Dina Nath Bhagat said that the present situation in the state needs unity among the nationalist forces so that those posing threat to the unity and integrity of the country are not in a position to raise their heads. BJP District General Secretary (Org.) Puran Chand, State Executive Member Krishan Lal Sharma, Chenani Mandal President Deepak Chander, Mandal Vice President Manik Gupta also accompanied the Yatra.

Suchetgarh BSF jawans tied rakhis by BJP sisters

14088459_1067968719951492_2482049126294347989_nTo make them feel as they are not away from their homes and families, BJP Mahila Morcha activists led by Morcha State President Purnima Sharma reached the Suchetgarh Border Post to tie rakhis to the jawans of BSF posted there. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Local MLA & PHE Minister Sham Choudhary, Prabhari Vikram Randhawa, MoS Education Priya Sethi, District President Brijeshwar Rana also joined the celebrations of this festival. While Purnima Sharma, Priya Sethi and Mahila Morcha team tied rakhi sutras to the jawans, Sat Sharma, Sham Choudhary and other leaders of BJP gifted sweets to each one of them. The entire scene was giving a totally homely look and the smile on the faces of the jawans itself displayed as they were having a feeling that someone own is with them although they are hundreds of kilometers away from their sisters, parents and friends. Sat Sharma, while extending greetings to BSF jawans on behalf of the party, said that it is not for the first time that the Mahila Morcha activists have visited border post on the festival of Raksha Bandhan. The BJP is of the view that the citizens of the country get calm sleeps and feel secure because our brave jawans of army and BSF are on borders to take care. He said that although they are not at their homes todays but our Mahila Morcha activists also are not sitting in their homes but are on borders and army units to make them feel that they too are their sisters. Purnima Sharma said that the Mahila Morcha took the initiative of tying Raksha sutra to jawan brothers so that they dont feel lonenly staying away from home or miss their sisters on this festival. She thanked them for always protecting the sisters like brothers every moment. Sham Choudhary and Priya sethi also conveyed their greetings of the day and expressed hope that each jawan of BSF posted at Suchetgarh is blessed good health and safety of his life while defending the borders.

BJP pays tributes to martyrs in Rajouri

14034861_1067967613284936_8097758716796657130_nPOJK only agenda of talks between India - Pakistan : Vibodh As a part of 15 days long celebration programmes of 70th Independence Day of country, Bhartiya Janta Party paid tributes to martyrs of the nation by lightening 70 candles. Programme was held in Balidan Bhawan Rajouri and was organised by Rajouri Urban Unit of BJP led by its President Vishal Dutta whereas MLC Vibodh Gupta was chief guest in the programme and many senior party leaders also took part in it. Party enlightened 70 candles in the Balidan Bhawan and paid tributes to all the martyrs of Rajouri who laid down their lives which fighting attack of rebellion forces in 1947, fighting militancy during past two decades and for those brave soldiers who laid down their lives in the service of nation.A two minutes silence was also maintained in the memory of all the martyrs.Addressing the programme MLC Vibodh Gupta said that those martyrs who laid down their lives in the services of nation and for our safe tomorrow will always remain alive in our heart.While castigating Pakistan for triggering troubles in India, especially through militancy, MLC Vibodh Gupta said that the only issue of talks between India and Pakistan is Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. " Only PoJK will be the agenda of talks between India and Pakistan and our PM Narendra Modi has already cleared the air " Vibodh said.He also said that as a part of 70th Independence Day celebration of India, BJP is holding series of events in Rajouri in which a Tiranga Yatra was also held yesterday.State Additional Office Secretary Rajinder Gupta said that martyrs sacrificed their today for ours tomorrow and BJP has always paid tributes to these martyrs and will continue this.District President Dinesh Sharma said that the 70th Independence Day celebrations through various programmes will obviously enthuse common people to identify themselves with the dreams of Narendra Modi to make India a true great nation. Rajouri Urban unit President of BJP Vishal Dutta also stated that their unit will keep organising such events for remembering and paying tributes to the martyrs.Prominent leaders of the party who accompanied MLC include Atam Gupta, Vijay Gupta, Naresh Bakshi,Vikas Dutta,Koushal Gupta,Sumit Sharma,Radish Sharma and others.

M.L.A R.S Pura celebrates “Rakshabandhan” at Nari Niketan R.S.Pura

13932843_1067964563285241_2047337492734449581_nMember of Legislative Assembly Constituency from R.S.Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat celebrates the festival of “Rakshabandhan” with the inmates of Nari Niketan at R.S.Pura. The festival commonly known as “Rakhdi” in Dogri across Jammu region, was celebrated with fervor and gaiety in the town of R.S.Pura, and was a very special day for those inmates who are living in these shelter homes. Anjali an inmate told the media persons that “in the morning we came to know that M.L.A R.S.Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat is coming to us for celebrating Rakshabandhan, we all here are very happy that Dr. Gagan Bhagat who frequently visits our Nari Niketan on every festive occasion, he has helped us few days ago when the shelter home was nearly submerged due to water Logging caused by torrential rains in the Sub-District, which forced the administrations to shift the inmates of the Nari Niketan to Working women hostel at Roop Nagar Jammu. While briefing the media Dr. Gagan Bhagat said that he always wanted to help the needy and deserving persons in the society and as an local representative of the area , and the Almighty has given him a chance and now you can do the best possible for them, regarding the shelter home he has also taken up the issue with the concerned Social Welfare Minister for the better facilities for these Female inmates . I am very lucky to have so many Sisters who will pray for my well being, Dr. Gagan Bhagat said. Later sweets ,juice and eatables were distributed among the inmates, and as a Legislator, he assured that from now onwards every week routine checkup will be done by the female doctor from the C.H.C R.S Pura who will visit Nari Niketan once every week, and in case of any emergency he has directed B.M.O R.S.Pura provide first aid and ambulance along with free medicines. He directed the Superintendent of Shelter home to maintain clean and hygienic environment in the premises, and provide every possible facilities to the inmates, he assured to the females and girls of Nari Niketan that he will spare few hours every months and spend some time with them from now onwards, so that if some problem still persist may be rectified in the shortest possible time. On the occasion BJP City President Inder Soodan, Mandal Pradhan Natha Ram, Balak ram, Rajesh Kumar, Manmohan Choudhary, Gharu Ram and others were present.

Omar’s tweet reveals more than intended: Bijral

SS BijralLearning of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s tweet mocking at Centre over Balochistan, one can’t escape recalling Confucius’s words: “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance”. S.S.Bijral former IGP, State BJP spokesperson said his words unfortunately reveal more of ignorance than he probably thought of. He said there is need for him to know for he stays a contender. Bijral said NC working president’s tweet, “ six persons dead in Kashmir in 24 hrs but WTH (what the hell) let’s go sort out Balochistan since we are doing such a good job in Jammu & Kashmir at the moment,” reveals his being unaware of the famous dictum “your enemy is your best teacher”. The spokesperson asserted Pakistan despite being poor and managing on foreign doles with own house burning in racism, terrorism and drugs, thrust four open wars on India and proxy war of decades in Punjab and J&k to internationalise J&K issue, to annex it and failed miserably, succeeding only at slowing down India’s progress and development. He said NC’s close ally Congress that mis-ruled country for six decades did not learn from enemy – Pakistan and strived always to buy peace with it even suffering humiliation at times. It was time he said, we exposed Pakistan internationally for its acts of oppression and suppression meted out to people of Balochistan, POK, Gilgit and Baltistan while being strong militarily ourselves to be able to get the enemy at peace table believing language of peace is of the strong and never of weak. Bijral required of twitter author to remember that Kashmiris have far sharper intelligence, (though he himself is one) and memory and expecting them to have forgotten what rule he provided during his 6 years Chief Minister’s, would be living in one’s own world. The spokesperson called upon Omar Abdullah to as well strengthen PM’s call in support of suffering people of Balochistan, Gilgit and Baltistan since its no less a humanitarian issue.

BJPMM District Unit makes security persons feel at home on Raksha Bandhan

14055096_1067962776618753_3138808657895735200_nAs per the direction of BJP leadership to celebrate Raksha Bandhan on August 18 with soldiers by tying them 'rakhis', an initiative taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reach out to the soldiers guarding India's borders, and internal security today a programme was organized by District Jammu unit of Mahila Morcha. District President BJP Mahila Morcha, Rekha Mahajan accompanied by State Secretary BJP and Sehprabhari of Jammu district Anuradha Charak and large number of Mahila Morcha activists tied rakhi to jawans and officers of the Army and Police personnel. Programme was conducted at BSF Headquarters Paloura Where DIG BSF Sh. Ram Avtar, Deputy Commandant Sh. SK Sharma organized the programme for Mahila Morcha activists on the Parv of Raksha Bandhan .On the occasion Mahila Morcha activists tied rakhi to officers and large number of jawans and offered sweets. Mahila Morcha Jammu District team also visited the office of SP South Sehzad Salaria at Gandhi Nagar and SDPO East IPS Sh.Chandan Kohli at Narwal and tied rakhies to the officers and other security personnel posted there. The programme was organised to make feel at home these security personnel who are not able to go back to their homes to meet their sisters just for the sake of protecting the common citizens and to maintain the law and order situation on their place of their postings. All the officers and other security persons were so delighted by this unexpected gesture of BJP Mahila Morcha activists. They also expressed their feeling to these Mahila Morcha activists about this particular moment and pledged that they will not allow anybody to challenge security, integrity and sovereignty of the country.

Mahila Morcha organized a Raksha Bandhan Festival with CRPF personals at Udhampur

14045931_1067405520007812_1699963298919537393_nMahila Morcha organized a Raksha Bandhan Festival with CRPF personals at Udhampur.

Cong, NC trying to destabilize coalition govt : Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP J&K State spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, was critical of the resolution adopted in the meeting of the State political parties and leaders organized by Omar Abdullah and attended by several National Conference and Congress leaders, CPI(M) leader Mohd. Yousuf Tarigami, some independent MLAs and blamed these leaders for fishing in the troubled water. He said that none of these leaders played any effective role in pacifying the situation; instead they remain engaged in instigating the people and aggravating the prevailing situation and added that Omar Abdullah’s Tweets on daily basis gave support to the ongoing agitation led by the extremists and terrorist groups at the behest of Pakistan. He said that as is obvious from the statements of Gulam Nabi Azad and P. Chidambaram, Congress party is acting behind the scene, in organizing the present meeting to take the benefit of the existing situation and destabilize the PDP-BJP coalition government in the sate. Prof. Virender criticised Omar Abdullah for absolving Pakistan and down playing its role in the creation of present situation, whereas it is world known and ample clear from the statements of Pakistan Prime-Minister, its President, Army Chief and other functionaries, apart from the leaders of the terrorist groups, that Pakistan and terrorist groups operating from Pakistan are mainly responsible for the present situation in the valley. He added that Omar Abdullah must have the knowledge that most of the terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir recently belonged to Pakistan and must be aware of the admission statements of Pakistani terrorists captured by the Indian security forces and asked Omar to explain the reason for denial of truth and for his blatant lie. Prof. Virender asked Omar Abdullah whether the boys of ten to twelve years of age are self motivated? He also asked “did the Prime-Minister, Narendra Modi, not make efforts to have negotiations with Pakistan to resolve the bilateral issues between the two countries? Did Modi not make attempts to address the various issues confronting the people of Jammu and Kashmir State? Did he not make many visits to Jammu and Kashmir, particularly the valley?”. The spokesperson added that probably Omar Abdullah has too short memory that is why he has forgotten the efforts of Government of India to retrieve the Valley from the flood calamity, and assistance of 80 thousand crore for the development activities. Prof. Virender said that this is not the time to hold enquiry into the so called excesses committed by the security forces and added that it is also not the time to have dialogue with Pakistan or any other individuals or groups on the Jammu and Kashmir issues. Prof. Virender asked Omar that how many enquiries were conducted on outbreak of violence after 1990, 2008 and 2010 when National Conference and Congress were in power. He also said that any political solution of Jammu and Kashmir State can only be worked out while taking the people of all the three regions into confidence; Pakistan and its supporters in the Valley has no role to play. Prof. Virender said that entire nation and security and political analysts/strategists whole heartily supported the Prime-Minister’s statement in the meeting of the leaders of political parties and during his address on 15th August to the Nation, raising the issue of PoJK, including Gilgit and Baltistan and that of Balochistan.

उधमपुर भारतीय जनता पार्टी कार्यालय में एक वैठक का आयोजन प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी की अद्यक्षता में किया गया।

14067686_1066589466756084_5672927301953866390_nउधमपुर भारतीय जनता पार्टी कार्यालय में एक वैठक का आयोजन प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी की अद्यक्षता में किया गया।जिसमें 21 अगस्त रविवार को होने वाली तिरंगा यात्रा के आयोजन को लेकर तैयारीयो की समीक्षा की गयी।इस वैठक में रैली का रूट और समय तय किया गया,ये तिरंगा यात्रा रेहम्बल जीरो मोढ़ यहॉ पर पुलिस नाक्का है वहा से 3 वजे शुरू होगी और वहा से उधमपुर के भिविन्न वज़ारो से होते हुए गोल मार्किट में समाप्त होगी।इस यात्रा में सांसद पीएमओ में मंत्री डॉ जतिंदर सिंह जी मुख्य रूप सेउपस्थित रहेंगे और उनके साथ और भी बड़े नेता उपस्थित रहेंगे।भाजपा के प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी ने कार्यकर्ताओं से कहा की सभी कार्यकर्ता अपनी अपनी दो पहिया गाडियो में तिरंगा रैली में शामिल हो,इस यात्रा का मुख्य उदेशय अपने सभी लोगों में देशभक्ति जगाना है।इस वैठक में सोमराज खजुरिया,नीलम नरगोत्रा,विवेक गुप्ता,गीत देवी,पवित्र सिंह,मोहनलाल द्राहि,और सभी मण्डल अदयक्षो और महामंत्री उपस्थित रहें।

Jugal covers Rajouri with Tiranga yatra

IMG-20160817-WA0024Continuing with the BJP’s programme of reaching every nook and corner of the Parlimentary Constituency on scooters and bikes, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, along with Pahari Board State Vice-Chairman Kuldeep Raj Gupta, MLC Vibodh Gupta and District President Dinesh Sharma, travelled through Muradpur, Tangari and Palma areas falling under Rajouri, Kalakote and Darhal Assembly Constituencies of Rajouri District. This rally with three hundred two wheelers finally culminated at Budda Amarnath Yatra base Camp in Rajouri City. Jugal Kishore Sharma, while speaking to the people at a number of places where he was accorded warm reception, said that the focus of “Tiranga Yatra” as part of the celebration of the 70th Independence Day is to remember and pay tributes to all those martyrs who laid down their lives during the national struggle for independence from foreign rule. All the celebratory programmes on the occasion of 70th Independence Day and spread over many days, have special significance so that the people fully appreciate and become aware of the national history. India had remained under foreign rule for many centuries due to the fragmentation and division of the country into many small kingdoms and principalities. Their mutual rivalry and competition facilitated the Britishers to make India its colony. He further said that we have to guard against divisive and fractious forces in the country, so that the country does not get deviated from the path of progress. The so called activists, who find fault with the governing system of the country in every respect should be ignored and we must persist with our efforts to realise the dream of Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India. Vibodh Gupta said that the Tiranga Yatra has been successful in entire Rajouri district and the same is clear from the fact that people in large, youth in particular, joined us at different places. He said that the enthusiasm among the people is also an indicator that whether rural or urban, everyone is concerned for the nation, martyrs and honour of its symbols. He also spoke on various other events being organised under Azaadi 70 fortnight programmes. Kuldeep Raj Gupta said that this yatra has reminded of the 1953 agitation when the nationalist people got bullets for carrying the tricolour in their hands. Today the time has changed and anyone can raise the national flag. District President Dinesh Sharma said that the 70th Independence Day celebrations through various programmes will obviously enthuse common people to identify themselves with the dreams of Narendra Modi to make India a true great nation.

Girls from the rural area have enormous talent : Dr.Gagan Bhagat

DSC_0709 MailAt village Jinder Mehlu, a program was organized by the Bhartiya Janta Party Mahila Morcha which was the part of the Nation wise program named as “Aazadi-70-Yaad karo Kurbaani” and was started on 9th of this month in the whole country which was the date on which Bharat Chodo Aandolan was started against the British rule in India, on the occasion M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat was the chief guest. The program was started with the National Anthem and salute to the National flag ,after that cultural programs were performed by the girls hailing from villages of R.S Pura Constituency namely Jinder Mehlu, Raipur Gujran, Salehar, Rathana, Chak Aslam, Tanda, Mehlowal .While speaking on the occasion Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that we should not forget the great sacrifices that were given for the motherland by the brave soldiers, and we are proud of them that some of these sacrifices had came from the R.S Pura Constituency, he also told the party workers of the BJP Mahila Morcha to visit the houses of the people in the R.S Pura who laid their life for the country so that a message goes in a society that we are here to salute the sacrifice of our martyrs. Secondly he stressed on the policies and schemes of the Prime Minister which are made for the people residing in the rural area. Monika Sharma State secretary of the BJP Mahila Morcha and Incharge of R.S Pura also addressed the gathering and praised the young girls who performed in the cultural program yesterday, she also appealed to the parents of the girls to give time to the daughters to study and the society and country will only change if our girls are educated. She further told the media persons that tomorrow on 18th of August the Bhartiya Janta Party Mahila morcha along with Party Ministers, M.L.A’s its president ,State Office Bearers, District Office bearers and Mandal Presidents and Office bearers will visit the International border of R.S Pura and will tie the Raksha Bandhan knot to the brave soldiers who are protecting our borders. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion Natharam, Inder Sudan, Vinod Sharma, Kundan Lal, prominent persons, Numberdar, Chowkidaar and others were also present.

Sat dedicates 250 KVA transformer in Kabir Colony

20160817_111405BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, dedicated a 250 KVA transformer in Kabir Colony falling in Jammu West Assembly Constituency in presence of a large number of party activists, local residents and senior officials of PDD.Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that a new transformer has been installed within few hours after the earlier one got damaged in Kabir Colony as every effort is being made to ensure that the people are not made to suffer on account of power cuts or due to problems which may sometimes develop in the infrastructure in peak hours of the season due to over loading. He said that whenever it is brought into his notice that the people of some  area of the Assembly Constituency are facing problems related to electricity, water or other essential services, the matter is immediately taken up with the concerned departments and people get relived of their problem. He assured that whatever is required for better development and welfare of the people of Jammu West is being done. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru expressed gratitude to the MLA for his quick action in getting a new transformer installed in Kabir Nagar. He said that the entire belt of Talab Tillo is getting developed and as a number of developmental projects have been undertaken and a  new face lift  is visible there. Besides PDD Executive Engineer Sanjay Sharma, Assistant Engineer Rajiv Vaid, Junior Engineers Vijay Kumar and Surinder Thappa, BJP  Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta, , District and Mandal office Bearers including Prem Gupta, Dr. Dineshwar, Dr. Pardeep, Punnet Mahajan, Parneesh Mahajan, Keshav Chopra, Atul Bakshi, Smt. Neelam Nagotra, Puneet Gupta, Puran Sharma, Sushma, Kamla, Nijla Devi, Krishan Lal Sangral, Yash Paul, Sunny Mehra, Rani Devi, Anil Chopra, Yash Chib, Rahul, Daleep Kumar, Aman Bangotra, Deepak Dutta were present on the occasion.

Rajesh Gupta attended an independence day function at Govt.Girls Middle School Dhontly Julaka Mohalla as the chief guest

ADMIN 4MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta attended an independence day function at Govt.Girls Middle School Dhontly Julaka Mohalla as the chief guest.The function was marked by cultural programme in which patriotic songs were sung and dance items were played by the students. ZEO Neelam Kumari Pandita also participated in the function. The prominent among the school staff who participated included Smt.Shakti Sharma Headmistress, Aditya Handa and other members of the staff of middle school Dhontly. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that we have won our independence after great sacrifices and it is the duty of each and every individual to safeguard it by his character and devotion to duty.  Rajesh Gupta said that he is happy with the patriotic fervor of these young children and this should give us enough confidence that our country is in safe hands. Developmental activities would go on un abated despite challenges and India would emerge even stronger in the coming days. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included senior BJP leaders Dalip Gupta,Shashi Sapolia,Rajinder Sikka,Ravi Singh, Gokul Koul,Rajinder Gupta,P.C.Gupta,Rajesh Nischal,Ramesh Gupta and Pardeep Langeh.

BJP “Tiranga Yatra” gets massive response at R.S Pura

ADMIN 3The lawmakers of the Bharatiya Janta Party rode off yesterday morning on two-wheelers for the party's Tiranga Yatra , at the Ranbir Singh Pura Assembly Constituency. Member of Parliament from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma who is leading the Tiranga Yatra in the Jammu Province was welcomed by M.L.A from R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat at Indira nagar where the assembly segment of R.S Pura starts. The “Tiranga Yatra” is a massive week-long people contact programme which is envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .The Chief of the Bharatiya Janta Party Amit Shah flagged off the Yatra from party headquarters in Delhi few days ago. It was the Prime Minister who had briefed the lawmakers extensively on the Tiranga yatra he also advised to wear helmets and carry long flags while taking out the yatra.The big entry on the don't list were cars."The idea is to strike a chord with the common people. That can't be done driving in cars, as the motor cycle symbolizes the aam aadmi," M.L.A from R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat told the Media persons at Miran Sahib. The Tiranga Yatras will be held from August 15 to 23 all around the country he added. Besides, Legislators, Parliamentarians, ministers are expected to visit more than hundred places associated with the freedom struggle and women ministers will visit the J&K borders to tie rakhis on soldiers deployed there. The yatra started at Indiranagar and passing through Brijnagar,Kharian, Premnagar, Shiv Nagar, Miran Sahib main bazaar, Malikpur, Talli Morh, Link Road Simbal Camp, Dhindey Kalan, Kullian ,Kotli Shah Doula, Baggamarh, Gagian, R.S Pura Main Baazar ,Puran Pind,Bus Stand and ended at Daljeet chowk R.S Pura, where M.P Jugal Kishore Sharma and M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat addressed the gathering and told the people about the great sacrifices of the freedom fighters and other people for the country, he appealed the people to strengthen the hands of the Prime Minister Narender Modi who is working day and night for the country. The Tiranga Yatra at R.S Pura got massive response especially from the youths in particular, and the youth presidents of the party from Miran Sahib and R.S Pura Mandals and specially Mandal Pradhan from R.S Pura and Miran Sahib and Party Morchas on the directions of M.L.A R.S Pura have worked hard for the rally which was quite visible as the rally was the biggest ever motor bike rally held ever in the R.S Pura by any political group, Dr.Gagan Bhagat thanked the participants of the rally and all the other workers and office bearers of the party, he also appealed to continue the Tiranga Yatra as per the plan till 23rd August , in this context the Mahila Morcha from R.S Pura Assembly segment will also visit the Border and tie the Raksha Bands on the wrists of the soldiers who are guarding the borders. Later on Jugal Kishore Sharma , Dr.Gagan Bhagat paid tributes to the Martyrs Shaheed Daljeet Singh and Shaheed Devendra Sharma Dr.Narinder Singh, Yudhveer Sethi, Karan Bhagat, Vikram Randhava, Harbhajan Pammi,Brijesh Rana,Natharam,Deverdra Sharma,Ramesh Kumar, Bishan Dass,Gurdeep Saini,Kundan Sharma, Rajesh Kumar, Akash Chopra, Hardev Singh.

MLC Arora hoisted flag in many areas of Jammu

ADMIN 2....Member of Legislative Council Ramesh Arora, on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, took out a motor bike rally and hoisted tricolor at a number of places in Jammu city besides attending some functions organized by social and educational institutions. Starting from Dogra Balidan Samaarak near Karan Nagar, Ramesh Arora hoisted the national flag at Kachi Chawni Chowk outside Arora Sabha, Om Palace, Shakti Nagar, Braham Kumari Ashram, Talab Tillo, K.K.Resorts, Gole Pulli Talab Tillo, Hari Market, Purani Mandi with Mahant Rameshwar Dass, and Shaheed Amarnath Park opposite Civil Secretariat. Ramesh Arora, while conveying his greetings of the 70th Independence Day to the people of the State, said that we got freedom from the British Rule after a long struggle of troubles, atrocities and sacrifices and today while the national tricolor is being hoisted it should not be just an event of few minutes. On this day, we should go to the history to know as to how our country got freedom and take pledge to remain united against odd forces and work towards strengthening nationalist forces and social fabric so that all the anti-national forces are neutralized.

2 time MLA Prithvi Chand expired, BJP condoles demise

Lotus Logo copyPrithvi Chand, two time MLA and BJP leader, expired today and his cremation took place at Devak Ghat, Udhampur, with BJP senior leaders attending his last rites. Prithvi Chand had won from Ramnagar assembly constituency in 1977 on the mandate of Janata Party and in the year 1996, he got elected from Chenani assembly constituency as BJP candidate. On getting news of his demise, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, former State President & MLC Ashok Khajuria, State General Secretary (organization) Ashok Koul, State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, senior leader Som Raj Khajuria, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, Additional State Treasurer Arvind Gupta rushed to Udhampur to attend his last rites. The local District team of Udhampur District also attended the last rites. The party leaders also visited the family members of the Ex-MLA and expressed their heartfelt condolences and sympathies towards the family. They said that Prithvi Chand was a very simple, polite, down to earth activist of the party and always remained in forefront for raising the voice of weaker sections in and outside the assembly. They added that in his demise the party has suffered an irreparable loss. They prayed to Almighty God to give strength to the family to bear the loss.

MP Jugal leads Tiranga Yatra

ADMIN 1As part of party’s countrywide programmes being organised by BJP to celebrate the 70th Independence Day, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma took out “Tiranga Yatra” on motorcycle and scooters. It started from Trikuta Nagar office of the party. Kavinder Gupta, Hon’ble Speaker and MLA (Gandhi Nagar) also joined the rally. The rally covered four assembly constituencies on Day first while passing through Bahu Fort, Bahu Plaza, Shivaji Chowk, Nai Basti, Satwari, Vijaypur, Baguna, Raya Suchani, Patti, Mandiyan, Samba town and halted for night stay at Samba. The MP also paid his tributes to the freedom fighters at number of places while leading this yatra. Jugal Kishore Sharma, while speaking about the yatra, said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has desired that all the MPs must take out Tiranga Rallies in their respective constituencies. Hence, a scooter and motor cycle rally is being taken out in order to connect with the “Common Man” residing in every nook and corner of the constituency. The rally is in accordance with the theme of the celebrations “Yaad Karo Qurbani”. The aim is to induce patriotism and remind the people of the sacrifices made by thousands of Indians to gain the freedom. It is also a salute to the valiant soldiers and policemen who have sacrificed their lives to preserve the freedom and integrity of our country. Tiranga symbolises the spirit of unity, prosperity and sacrifice and through these Tiranga rallies, Bharatiya Janata Party wants to spread this message among the masses. The MP was accompanied by Industries & Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga, MLA Davinder Manyal, BJP State Vice-President & Yatra Incharge Yudhvir Sethi, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, State Secretaries Sanjay Baru, Vikram Randhawa and Ghulam Ali Khatana, State Spokespersons Prof. Virender Gupta and Brig. Anil Gupta, MLC S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa, District General Secretary Vinay Gupta, District Prabhari Rajesh Mahajan, Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria, Samba District President Jangveer Singh and others.

Flags Hoisted by Sh Chander Mohan Sharma, Convenor Tawi Andolan and Senior Leader BJP

13912687_1065744286840602_250030417894181652_nChander Mohan Sharma calls for strict implementation of PM Modi's welfare schemes addressing the huge gathering of BJP workers on the occasion of hoisting the Tri-Color at New Plot Main Market. Senior Leader J&K BJP Chander Mohan Sharma said that implementation of centrally sponsored People welfare schemes shall transform India into a happy, Prosperous and a strong nation in the world. This work cannot be left over to the administrative machinery but involvement of people is an essential component of Process to achieve desired results. The PM Modi has initiated the era of development and it becomes our moral duty to Participate and monitor the progress. He was addressing a huge gathering of Tawi Andolan, Namami Gange and other volunteers at Tawi Arti Ghat. He Unfurled the Tri-colour amongst the chanting of Bharat Mata Slogans, he further said that making India a strong nation is a need of the time. It is only India which can spread the message of peace, harmony, and co-existence. The terrorism has out broken like a menace in the major parts of the world. It is only India which can send the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Buddha for restoration of peace. Sharma appreciated Prime minister for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan to stop exporting terror and drugs. He also appreciated the call given by prime minister to liberate POJK from the impious grab of Pakistan. Others who spoke on the occasion are Sh. Subash Gupta (Co-Convener Tawi Anolan),Sh Surinder Sharma (Co-convenor Namami Gange), Govind Sreen (Convenor Sports Cell of BJP), Abhishek Sharma (Org. Secretary Arogya Bharti), Sardar Balwinder (President Rashtwadi Manch),Sh Purshottam Sharma (Former Additional Advocate General), Adv. Anchit Sharma (J&K High Court), Ashok Sahni (Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan), Ram Prasad Gupta.

On the 70th independence day MLA Rajesh Gupta hoisted the tricolour at different places in his constituency

13925141_1065733670174997_763259990194207279_nThe main flag hoisting was done at city Chowk where Hon'ble state president Sat Sharma,member parliament Jugal Kishore,MLC Ashok Khajuria and organizational general secretary Ashok Koul along with Rajesh Gupta MLA Jammu east performed the flag hoisting. The flag hoisting at Bhagat Singh Chowk was performed by Rajesh Gupta and Dr.Taran Singh.At Rajeev Basti booth incharge Rakesh Bhalla joined the MLA for the flag hoisting ceremony. At Gandoo ki Chowni flag hoisting was performed with the ward president Surinder Anand. At Khilone Wali Gali Pacca Danga ward incharge Sunny Sehgal joined the MLA in the flag hoisting along with a large number of people. Rajinder Bazaar Association organized the flag hoisting at Rajinder Bazaar in which a large number of people participated and MLA Rajesh Gupta hoisted the tricolour. At bus stand Rajesh Gupta hoisted the tricolour with Ramesh Raj and the association members. At Shalimar Road the president of the association Pradeep Sharma and their members hoisted the national flag along with Rajesh Gupta. At Lakhdata Bazaar Rajesh Gupta hoisted the tricolour along with Raman Suri and their association. At Raj Tilak Road flag hoisting was done along with Ramesh Gupta and their association. At Moti Bazaaar flag hoisting was done with Chandan Gupta and their association. At Upper Moti Bazaar flag hoisting was done with Krishan Prem Kapoor and their association. Flag hoisting was done at B.C.Road with Ashu Gupta and Pushpa and their association. At Residency Road flag hoisting was done by the MLA Rajesh Gupta with Sanjay Jain and their association. At Lower Raghunath Bazaar flag hoisting was performed with Rajeev Gupta and their associates. At Hari Market Rajesh Gupta hoisted the tricolour with Rajesh Dewan and their association. At Ware House Govt.School flag hoisting was done along with MLC Ashok Khajuria and principal Sunita Gupta. At Mahajan Hall flag hoisting was performed with the Hon'ble speaker of the assembly Kavinder Gupta.

Sat Sharma inaugurates newly constructed lanes at Patoli and Toph Sherkhania

13912810_1065662393515458_8091016068782470433_nContinuing the spree of development in Jammu West, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) inaugurated newly constructed lanes and drains at Patoli and Toph Sherkhania areas of Ward number 39. Accompanied by a large number of people including JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, Sharma inaugurated the works in the presence of local residents, social activists and political activists of the area. The works were be done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10 lakhs and a total of four lanes were constructed under the same. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that these areas required immediate attention and keeping in view the demands of the residents, the works had to be taken up in order to provide best infra possible to the masses of these areas. He said that development is running in all spheres of Jammu West and that day is not far enough when whole Assembly segment will be bloomed into a model Constituency of the State and for that the cooperation of the masses is necessary. He said that all 26 Wards of the Constituency have been kept on priority and developmental works are in progress in all wards of Jammu West. He stated that it is his prime duty to serve the masses and it will be seen that no area of Jammu West is ignored and development will reach every nook and corner of the Constituency. Sharma also toured the adjoining lanes of the area as well and he directed the officials of JMC to jot down the works to be taken up in the area.The residents also thanked the MLA for solving their grievances. Ex En Central Division Parvodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf, JE Satish Malla, Kuldeep Magotra, Bal Khajuria, Sanjeev Sharma, Jai Singh Chib, Prem Sudan, Vinod Khajuria, Madan Sharma, Varinder Singh, Rajat Sudan, Tara Chand, Kuldeep Singh, Vinod Singh, Arjun Singh, Subash Sharma, Subash Dubey, Govind Singh, Raj Kumar, Purshottam Singh, Karan Singh, Gopal Singh, Arvind Sharma and several others were also present on the occasion.

India is celebrating 70th Independence Day

14034886_1065634273518270_3893649196795602096_nIndia is celebrating 70th Independence Day, in this connection as per the instructions of President BJP Kashmir Displaced District, Vijay Kumar Raina Mandal President Kheerbhawani and Ravinder Razdan Secretary Kashmir Displaced District hoisted National Flag at Santra Mode Chowk, Jammu on 15th August 2016, in the presence of hundreds of party workers. While hoisting flag all the participants raised slogans Bhart Mata Ki Jai, Vande Matram and sung other patriotic songs including National Anthem. The body language of participants was enthusiastic which sowed their love for Nation. The other prominent persons who participated on this occasion were A.K. Pandita Secretary, Captain Subash, Ashok Raina, B L Razdan, Ramesh Koul Youth Morcha, Rajander Tiku Booth President, Sunil Koul, Shuban Ji Pandita, Kanchan Malla, Kamna Raina, Ashwani Mirakhour, Rahul Kilam, Sushil Dhar and others. Vijay Raina President Kheerbawani Mandal thanked participants and Police for their co-operation and other local participants for making the event very successful.

The people of Udhampur celebrated the 70th Independence Day

13920800_1065083040240060_8138526393996977_nThe people of Udhampur celebrated the 70th Independence Day with patriotic fervor by attending the celebration functions in large numbers. Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi unfurled the National flag and took salute from march past at the main function held at Government Degree College. Addressing a huge gathering of 9000 citizens, the Minister congratulated people on the national festival and recalled sacrifices made by the army and security forces to protect the country from enemies. She made a special mention of Captain Tushar Mahajan who was martyred while fighting militants in Pampore of South Kashmir; she commemorated all the brave hearts who laid down their lives while fighting for the nation. She further appealed to the citizens to serve the nation with devotion, honesty and truthfulness. Highlighting the achievements of the Government, she said that the annual CAPEX budget of Udhampur district is approximately Rs 180 crores this year. Besides this she also outlined the achievements registered by different departments. Reiterating the resolve of government expand the reach of education to every corner of the state, she said that under SSA, 388 school buildings are being constructed out of which 47 buildings have been completed while under RMSA the work on 23 schools is in progress . The Minister further said that there was a huge scope for Horticulture in the district and added that 142 awareness camps and 50 mobile demonstration camps have been organized by the department in order to encourage farmers of the district for developing orchids. “Series of training programmes were organized to impart training on’ Food Processing and Preservation’ to rural women to make them self-reliant, Sethi said while stressing on Women empowerment. The minister said that work on Patnitop ropeway project would be started soon in the district and various tourist places like Mantalai would be beautified. Later, the chief guest gave away trophies, certificates of merit to the students who excelled in academics, march past and cultural items. MLA Chenani Dinanath Bhagat, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range Surinder Gupta, Deputy Commissioner Niraj Kumar, SSP Suleiman Choudhary, Additional District Development Commissioner Arvind Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana, ASP M.L.Kainth, Joint Director Planning Rakesh Jamwal, District Officers, prominent citizens, students and people in large number were present on the occasion.

Shamsher Singh Manhas hoisted National Flag on the occasion of 70th Independence day in Patoli

14034697_1065081646906866_8796602622421257565_nHon'ble MP(Rajya Sabha) Shamsher Singh Manhas hoisted National Flag on the occasion of 70th Independence day in Patoli, JK Colony, Khajuria Mohalla, Paloura. Apart from Party Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Pt. Prem Nath Dogra Bhawan, Kachi Chawni, Jammu.

आज उधमपुर सैलाँ तालाब में भारतीय जनता पार्टी ने 70 वें स्वतंत्रता दिवस बडी ही धूमधाम से मनाया

13880165_1064966273585070_4977118198211947157_nआज उधमपुर सैलाँ तालाब में भारतीय जनता पार्टी ने 70 वें स्वतंत्रता दिवस बडी ही धूमधाम से मनाया। इस कार्यक्रम में मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में श्री अशोक कौल जी (संगठन मंत्री) भाजपा ने तिरंगा फहराया।इस मौके पर उनके साथ भाजपा के प्रदेश महासचिव श्री पवन खजुरिया जी,ज़िला प्रधान राकेश गुप्ता,वरीष्ठ नेता सोमराज खजुरिया जी उपस्थित थे।इस मौके पर बोलते हुए श्री अशोक कौल जी का कहना था की आज का दिन हमारी जिंदगी में एक वहुत बड़ा दिन है हमे पता होना चाहिए की आज का दिन हमे कितनी कुर्वानियो से मिला है तथा हमे इस दिन की अहमियत का पता होना चाहिए,आगे बोलते हुए उन्होंने कहा की आज प्रदेश तथा देश में हमारी सरकार है और मोदी जी के नेतृत्व में हमारा देश लगातार प्रगति की और अग्रसर हो रहा है और जो आम आदमी के लिए जो योजनाए बनाई जा रही है उसका हमे भरपूर फायदा लेना चाहिए तथा आज जो देशविरोधी ताकते हमारे देश के प्रति गलत रुख अपनाए हुए है, उसका भी हमे मुहतोड़ जबाब देना है।इसमें कई प्रकार के संस्कृति कार्यक्रम भी हुए,अंत में लोगो का धन्यवाद करते हुए श्री पवन खजुरिया जी का कहना था की हमे ख़ुशी है की आज आम जनता ने सैंकड़ो की संख्या में आकर कार्यक्रम की शोभा बढ़ाई और यह सिलसिला आगे भी यु ही चलता रहेगा।इस कार्यक्रम में जगदीश,अखिल पराशर,विकास,अमित,मोहनलाल द्राहि,बंसी लाल गुप्ता,सुरिंदर अर्रोरा, सुभाष गुप्ता,ताज अली,अविनाश, वीकास भारत,दीपक वर्मा,वीरसिंह,रोमेश चन्द्र,अखिलेश,भारती शर्मा के साथ साथ सैंकड़ो की संख्या में नेता,कार्यकर्ता तथा आम जनता शामिल रहे।

Sat Sharma along with senior leaders and activists of the party hoisted national flag

13924965_1064932293588468_2911429168023088244_nBJP State President and MLA Sat Sharma along with senior leaders and activists of the party hoisted national flag at Party Headquarter Trikuta Nagar, Pt. Prem Nath Dogra Bhawan, Kachi Chawni and City Chowk Jammu.

BJP State Secretary Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana hoisted National Flag at Markaz-Ul-Maarif Bathindi, Jammu

13934668_1064924370255927_4021989164220783893_nBJP State Secretary Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana hoisted National Flag at Markaz-Ul-Maarif Bathindi, Jammu. A prominent Islamic school in Jammu Region where more than two thousands students are studying in various streams. While speaking on the occasion Er. Ali said these Islamic institutes (Madarsas) had played a major role in freedom struggle and thousands of Ulemas had given sacrifices for freedom of the country. He accused the forces those govern the country for several decades that treats Muslims as mere vote bank and had never worked for their overall development. He told them that we are the servant and the owner of the country like any other race, ethnicity or religious community living here and should feel like this. Meanwhile he said that the present dispensation led by Hon’ble Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India is working on the pattern of true spirit of equality, with no appease or tease for either community that is the true gist of every prominent religion of the world. He further said that Islam preaches Peace, Love and Affection for any creature of the world and it is the duty of every person that it should understand it in a true prospective. Other prominents Qari Jamal Din Chairman Trust Markaz-Ul-Maarif, Ab. Rashid Principle, Haji Gulzar Ahmed, Mukhtyar Ali Incharge Police Post Bathandi, Bashir Ahmed Khatana, Ameer Alam, Haji Ab. Ghani, Gafoor Malik, Mohd. Aslam, Liaqat Ali and all staff and students of the institution.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Katra to celebrate 70 years of freedom

13900333_1064774953604202_6297018968369323206_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Katra to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Ward No. 20, Gandhi Nagar to celebrate 70 years of freedom

13900168_1064768833604814_85876096871419247_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Ward No. 20, Gandhi Nagar to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

Kavinder Gupta and MLC S. Charanjeet Singh Khalsa started Tiranga Yatra by giving Green Signal at Harmandir Public School Preet Nagar Jammu

13925204_1064763296938701_6394112768256350901_nHon'ble Speaker of the Assembly Sh. Kavinder Gupta and Hon'ble MLC S. Charanjeet Singh Khalsa started Tiranga Yatra by giving Green Signal at Harmandir Public School Preet Nagar organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra (Jammu) in Collaboration with Helping Hand Society Sec. 11 Nanak Nagar where Hon'ble Speaker Assembly and Hon'ble MLC paid tribute to the Martyrs who contribute and gave their lives for the sake of Independence of our beloved Country. Along with them Deputy Director Nehru Yuva Kendra and staff of Harmandir Public School was also present there. In this event Hon'ble Speaker and Hon'ble MLC also gave Green singnal to Antony Jaison Mapranam for his All India Run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari due to disturbance in Kashmir this run started from Jammu. The main motive of this All India Unity Run is for National Unity and Youth Resurgence.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Reasi by BJYM of Reasi District to celebrate 70 years of freedom

13900173_1064760726938958_7235932360445234387_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Reasi by BJYM of Reasi District to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

Thakur greets people on Independence Day

Altaf ThakurBJP Media incharge Kashmir, Altaf Thakur greets people of state on 70th Independence Day. "May this auspices occasion bring peace, harmony, brotherhood and prosperity in the state," he said. Thakur also said that the party is committed to holistic development of the state.

उधमपुर में भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा की तरफ से एक मशाल रैली ज़िला युवा प्रधान अखिल पराशर की अगुवाई में निकाली गयी

13892308_1064386913643006_9160369374542408409_nउधमपुर में भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा की तरफ से एक मशाल रैली ज़िला युवा प्रधान अखिल पराशर की अगुवाई में निकाली गयी,जिसे भाजप प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी ने हरी झण्डी दिखा के रवाना किया,इस रैली में युवा मोर्चा के राज्य उप्प्र्धान अजय वैध और राज्य सचिव इशांत गुप्ता भी उपस्थित थे।इस यात्रा को मशाल तिरंगा यात्रा का नाम दिया गया है जिसे आज पुरे देश भर में भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा द्वारा संचालित किया जा रहा है।इस यात्रा का मुख्य उदेश्य 15 अगस्त के स्वतंत्रता दिवस के सदर्भ में नगर की जनता को जागरूक करना है, ताकी उन्हें पता चल सके की हमारे देश को स्वतन्त्र करवाने के लिए हज़ारो लाखो लोगो ने कुर्वानी दी है तब जा के एक अमूल्य भारत बर्ष का निर्माण हुआ है लेकिन आज के वातावरण में कुछ शरारती तत्व कश्मीर में देश विरोधी गतिविधियों को वढावा दे रहे है और उसमे हमारा पड़ोसी देश भी शामिल है जो हमारे युवाओं को राज्य के हालात को खराव करने की कोशिश कर रहा है।इन्ही देश विरोधी ताकतों को मुहतोड़ जबाब देने के लिए भाजपा युवा मोर्चा ने इस मशाल तिरंगा यात्रा का आयोजन किया है जिससे की उन देश विरोधी ताकतों को यह संदेश स्पष्ट रूप से मिल जाए की कन्याकुमारी से कश्मीर तक भारत एक है और हमारे देश का युवा किसी भी नापाक साजिश का मुहतोड़ जबाब देने में सक्षम है।इस रैली में रमणीक शर्मा,सुशांत गुप्ता,विनय शर्मा,भारती, दीपक अखिलेश,माणिक,नवजोत सिंह,आदित्य कलसोत्रा,राजू अत्रि,गणेश,विनोद,राजीव,कुलदीप,छोटू नमी,आदि शामिल थे।

Sat leads Tiranga Yatra in four mandals of Basohli District

13906839_1064265596988471_4940286817004713961_nThe party’s Tiranga Yatra ,which started on Saturday from Hiranagar under Doda-Udhampur MP & Union MoS Dr.Jitendra Singh, entered Basohli district, where BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with District President & MLA Jeevan Lal, District Prabhari Vijay Sharma and Seh-Prabhari Ved Mankotia, flagged it off and later joined to lead it for passing through Nagrota Gujru, Mahanpur, Basohli and Billawar Mandals of the district. On reaching Atal Setu in Basohli, the party activists crossed this bridge on foot with tricolors in hands. Sat Sharma also addressed party activists and general public at a number of places and briefed about the ongoing Tiranga Yatra. He said that the party at the national level has chalked out fortnight programmes to celebrate the 70thIndependence Day across the country and the state unit of BJP has also geared up its cadre in all the three regions to organized variety of events to highlight the sacrifices of the people during independence struggle besides making the general public aware about the importance of strengthening the nationalist forces to defeat the evil design of the anti-national elements. Sat Sharma said that BJP MPs have been assigned the responsibility of taking out Tiranga Yatra in their respective Parliamentary constituencies and cover every area on two wheelers with National Flag in hands. The party office bearers, seniors leaders and local teams are also accompanying the Yatra when it reaches different districts and mandals. Similarly BJP Mahila Morcha, Yuva Morcha, Kissan Morcha, SC Morcha, party Cells and units at Mandal and Booth levels are also organizing programmes through different events with a common motive. Sat Sharma was also accompanied by Basohli District Vice-Presidents Jagdev Singh and Surinder Gupta, Mandal President Sham Singh, Mandal General Secretary Prahlad Singh, State Kissan Advisory Board Member Davender Singh, Shiv Kumar Padha, Chander Mohan Sharma and Anil Salaria.

Any Disturbance to Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra Will Never be Tolerated : Vibodh

Vibodh GuptaVidodh Condemns Attack on Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra Expressing his anguish on the attack on the innocent yatris of Budha Amarnath Ji yatra, BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today strongly condemned the yesterday’s attack on the yatris. While addressing the media persons in Rajouri, Vibodh said that this is a very unfortunate incident and these designs of the enemy will be defeated by the brave and patriotic people of Pir Panajl region. He said that by such type of cowardly acts the enemy wants to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of the region. He also questioned the lapses in the security of the yatris and demanded a through probe into the incident which led to such a tragic incident. Vibodh further added that the people involved in such a incident must be immediately arrested and no one should be spared for such type of acts. Referring to the recent cease fire violations, Vibodh said that the involvement of forces from across the border should also be probed. He said that currently there is huge chaos in POK and this is the main reason that forces from across the border are trying to divert the attention of International community from their misgovernence and atrocities in POK. He also highlighted the facts that in POK the people who raise their voice against misgovernece are being brutally killed everyday. The need of the hour is that the people of Jammu & Kashmir must understand the nefarious designs of the enemy and should stand united so that recent developmental initiatives taken by the Government can be taken towards a logical conclusion. He called upon everyone specially the local youth of Rajouri and Poonch to remain calm and have faith in our security agencies who are capable to deal with such situations. On behalf of the people of Rajouri and Poonch Vibodh expressed his sorrow with those yatris who were injured in yesterday’s incident. He assured his full support to the yarties and hoped that such acts will never be able to disturb the yatra and yatra will remain continue with same zeal and excitement.

BJP condemns the grenade attack in Poonch: Sat Sharma

13872805_1064260276989003_579835268615927343_nReacting sharply to the blast in Poonch market, BJP State President & Jammu West MLA Sat Sharma CA, said,”the grenade attack near the Akhara Camp in Poonch targeting Hindu pilgrims heading for Buddaha Amarnath is a clear attempt at disturbing the communal harmony in the area and to discourage devotees from undertaking holy pilgrimage of Buddha Amarnath. BJP strongly condemns this cowardice act and warns the anti-national elements that they would not be allowed to succeed in their nefarious design. The cadre of BJP will fight all such elements tooth and nail and would provide full cooperation to the administration in maintaining peace in the area.” He was also critical of those unscrupulous miscreants who have posted hand written posters with the slogans “GO BACK,” asserting that these are being posted to create fear psychosis among the local population with a view to force them to remain away from the forthcoming independence day celebrations. Sat Sharma urged the local police and civil administration to nab at the earliest such miscreants before they are successful in fuelling the trouble further. Sat Sharma also deplored Pakistan for the unprovoked ceasefire violation targeting civilian areas. It is a well- known fact that Pakistan is not able to digest the peace and tranquility that prevails in this border region due to the bonding between the residents and has been desperately trying to spread the arc of Wahabiyat and jihadi terrorism in south of Pir Panjal with active collaboration of Hurriyat, remarked Sat Sharma. Taking advantage of the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, the hostile elements want to fan the trouble in these peaceful areas in order to portray it as support for the unrest in Valley. The BJP President advised the state government to act firmly against such hostile elements so that they are unable to succeed in their evil design and the area continues to remain peaceful. He also warned Pakistan to refrain from fomenting trouble in our state and should take care of the trouble brewing in POJK, Gilgit-Baltistan and stop committing atrocities on our brothers and sisters residing there. The demand for freedom from illegal occupation of Pakistan is gaining momentum in those areas and we are solidly behind the people of all Pak occupied areas, Sat Sharma added. Before proceeding to participate in Tiranga rallies in Basohli, Sat Sharma visited the injured in GMC, Jammu, in early hours of Sunday. He enquired about their welfare and directed the hospital authorities to ensure that their treatment including medicines are provided free to them.

Declare Pak High Commissioner ‘persona non grata’: Brig Gupta

Brig. Anil GuptaReacting sharply to the provocative comments of Abdul Basit, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India, during the celebration of his nation’s independence day at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi wherein he interfered in the internal affairs of India by talking about freedom of Kashmir, Brig Anil Gupta, state spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) requested the Government of India to declare Abdul Basit as a persona non grata and expel him immediately. Abdul Basit’s statement that Kashmir will be free one day and his act of dedicating “today’s independence day celebrations to the independence of Kashmir” are blatant breaches of diplomatic protocol, he added. Abdul Basit on earlier occasions also hasd crossed the ‘Red Line’ which was ignored by the government yet he continues to misuse his diplomatic immunity by meddling in India’s internal affairs unashamedly lamented Brig Gupta. Abdul Basit has thrown to wind all the diplomatic niceties and is behaving like a spokesperson of the Pakistani deep state attempting to provoke the Indian Government and such a person has no locus standi to stay on the soil of India asserted Brig Gupta. Abdul Basit was responsible for scuttling the commencement of likely peace process between the two countries when he insisted on holding consultations with Kashmiri separatist leaders despite India’s objection just prior to the scheduled meeting of the foreign secretaries of the two countries. He has not only been interacting with the separatists but also issuing provocative statements from time to time according to Brig Gupta. It is surprising that Pakistan is not seeing the writing on wall in its country which is heading towards disintegration with freedom movements having peaked in POJK, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan and continues to dream of detaching Kashmir, an integral part of India. Brig Gupta reminded Pakistan of the statement of India’s Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, “Pakistan’s stated goal of detaching Kashmir from India will not be realised to the end of eternity.” He once again implored the government to provide moral, political and financial support to the freedom fighters in POJK and Gilgit-Baltistan since it is part of India in illegal occupation of Pakistan.

GIRL CHILD AS PRECIOUS AS BOY

13912494_1064253130323051_2204481023675410312_nCombating fallen Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in district Samba, the state Committee Beti Bachao Beti Padhao convener S.S.Bijral former IGP with his team visiting no. of Sr. Schools in Arnia, district Samba gave message that ‘girl child is as precious as boy’ for society. Addressing Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School Arnia soon after their morning assembly, awareness message was spread, thereafter at Govt Girls High School Arnia, Presentation Convent School Arnia and Govt Hr. Sec. School Allah. At all these places the focus was the students and their teachers expecting of them to carry back home their message. S.S.Bijral IGP (Rtd) in his address deplored the bias against girl child prevalent in society. He said the growth of society is dependant on equal role played by both male and female beings. Preferring one over the other, he said, is creating disastrous consequences out of resulted natural imbalance. He said mother is the first role model for the new born and comes to be most loved and respected in society. Opting against girl child is denying the society the noble institution of mother, the growth of ethics and values that flow from the mother. He said it was high time for people of Samba district to realize the consequences of fallen CSR of 729 girls against 1000 boys prevalent there and to rise against the menace of female foeticide. Kamal Choudhary state Committee member mentioned of female shakti in the Hindu society in the form of Ma Durga, Ma Lakshmi and Ma Saraswati but surprisingly members of society are not letting female child be born in their family. He cautioned the society against consequences of this so called female foeticide. Dr Monika Sharma talked about misuse of ultra sound and that the responsibility that rests with only the husband for sex of the new born. Woman she said has no role what ever for the birth of female child as male chromosome is carried only by male. Anju Dogra member of state committee hosted all the functions and highlighted social aspects of woman life with stress on adverse role played by dowry system and girl child security. Those girls who had excelled in their board exams in the schools addressed were awarded medals for their recognition and morale boosting. All the principals highly appreciated the campaign and the valuable message spread.

Tiranga Yatra started from District Kathua

13903368_1063614320386932_7216770766518351825_nTiranga Yatra started from District Kathua which was led by Hon'ble Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh,BJP State Gen. Sec. (Org.) Ashok Koul, MLA Hiranagar Kuldeep Raj,BJP State Vice-President & Prabhari Distt. Kathua Parmodh Kapahi,Distt. President Kathua Prem Dogra,State Addl. Treasurer & Seh-Prabhari Distt. Kathua Arvind Gupta & others.

Yaad Karo Kurbani Tiranga Swabhiman Yatra lead by ward president Varun Sharma

13912341_1063603280388036_6487607588721162279_nYaad Karo Kurbani Tiranga Swabhiman Yatra lead by ward president Varun Sharma.Hundreds of women and children along with many prominent citizens of ward with Tiranga in their hand are the main part of gathering. In the form of rally which started from Laxmi Narayan Mandir Chowk moves towards the various parts of Gandhi Nagar. The mass took the pledge for maintaining the integrity of the nation.While addressing the rally, ward president Mr. Varun Sharma warned the anti-national elements to come on right tracks towards nationality. The nationalistic youth of the country is no more ready to compromise with the integrity of the nation and the anti-nationalists have only two options either love the country or leave the country, he added.He warned the separatist leaders to stay away from the Yatra as it is the symbol of communal harmony and brother hood and conveys the message of unity and integrity of the country from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari. On this occasion BJP distt president Sh Baldev Singh, Mandal president Ankush Gupta, Sr BJP Leader Sh Indu Bhushan Sharma, Sh Kuldeep Charak, Mrs Randhawa, Vaibhav , Hitesh Kumar, Ankush Dogra, Pankaj Sharma, Vikas Sharma, JC Gupta and many more were present there.

BJP MM organized “Ek Sham Shaheedon Ke Naam”

13894982_1063598447055186_1295726785454708180_nAs part of Independence Day fortnight celebrations, BJP State Mahila Morcha organized “Ek Sham Shaheedon Ke naam” cultural event, wherein artists performed stage show and recited patriotic songs, which invited the applaud from the audience. The motive was also to introduce the people about the freedom struggle and induce a sense of patriotism among them through variety of programmes under this event. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion, said that while we are entering into 70th year of Independence, it becomes our duty to go to the public and make aware about long struggle for getting freedom. The BJP has been organizing different programmes to highlight the supreme sacrifices of the Indians and the women can contribute a lot by starting from their own families and people around them to realize the significance of the Independence. He said that this colourful event has succeeded in conveying the message of standing united for the cause of the motherland. Purnima Sharma, on this occasion, said that the women constitute about 50% population and their role has been splendid in every sphere of life and the history stands witness to the fact that during independence struggle they did not remain confine to kitchens, but contributed to the best of their capacity. Speaker J&K Assembly Kavinder Gupta, MoS Education Priya Sethi, BJP State Vice president Rajni Sethi, State General Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Koul and Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta congratulated Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma and her entire team for organizing such a colourful and meaningful event. Mahila Morcha State Prabhari Suresh Jamwal, Morcha National Executive Member Sheela Handoo, Mahila Morcha State General Secretaries Veenu Khanna, Sanjita Dogra and Anju Dogra, Mahila Morcha State Team and District teams attended the program.

BJP cautions people not to take hard-earned freedom for granted – Rekha Mahajan

13895055_1063596080388756_6157339236083871347_nUnder Party’s special program ‘Azadi 70 – Jara Yaad Karo Qurbani’ to celebrate 70th anniversary of Independence Day The BJP Mahila Morcha District unit organised a programme at Purani mandi jammu.Large number of people including ladies ,children participated in the programme During this occassion they chanted patriotic songs,perform cultural programmes and remembred freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the Independence of India .Baldev Billowria District President Jammu was also present on the occasion Speaking on the occasion BJP District Jammu President, Baldev Billawaria said that this independence did not come in one day. Many had sacrifice their lives with a smile on their face feeling themselves as proud Indian who were giving their lives for the sake of the freedom of their motherland. We should celebrate this festival by memorizing those tough moments that our former generation faced and by giving tribute to them and organizing cultural programmes and make this festival colorful and remarkable, he added. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Mahajan said there have been millions of lives that sacrificed for this freedom and many of them are not even known or remembered. BJP in order to pay rich tributes to all those who sacrificed their every bit to see India a free country has started special program ‘Azadi 70 – Jara Yaad Karo Qurbani’ to celebrate 70th anniversary of Independence Day.This is a day to remember the sacrifice of lives of the great freedom fighters and patriots who never cared about their family, their need, and their lives. To them freedom of their motherland was only aim and instigation. They used to see only one dream that is of the freedom of their nation, a united nation where everyone will stay in the bondage of brotherhood, she added. Cautioning the people not to take the hard-earned freedom for granted, she urged citizens to preserve the freedom and always remain prepared to fight for retaining sovereignty. She said people should not forget that a large number of people fought for decades and shed their blood to achieve Independence. Referring to the growing disruptive and anti-national activities in different parts of the country, she said such activities had made the freedom vulnerable and one should remain ready to protect it. Stressing the need for sensitizing children, Mrs Mahajan said the younger generation should be taken to places like Jallianwallah Bagh, the jails of Andaman and Nicobar and August Kranti Maidan which bore the testimony to Independence movement.Programme was organised by Savita Anand. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include Geetanjali Mahajan, Saroj ji, Sharda Ji, Reva Massom, Kiran Aggarwal, Surinder Kour, Roopali, Ranju besides others.

Dr.Gagan Bhagat inspects Educational Institutions at R.S Pura

13901572_1063554723726225_875033055050273951_nMember of Legislative Assembly Constituency from R.S.Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat inspected various Government Educational institutions at the main baazar R.S.Pura he was apprised by the principal of the school about the damages that has been caused by the recent torrential rains in the area, office of the Principal has been damaged along with Library ,smart class room and other class rooms were damaged , at present students of the school along with the staff were having tough time. The condition of the school building was not satisfactory as per safety norms, said Dr. Gagan Bhagat while talking to the Media persons at R.S.Pura, he further added that it is totally unsafe building as it appears ,he on spot directed the Director School Education Jammu to ensure the safety of the, Students ,staff and prepare a report on safety by the road and building departmant within one week. He later on interacted with the students of the school regarding various facilities available in the insitution, he advised them to actively participate in the cultural and sports activities. Later on the Dr. Gagan Bhagat took a meeting of the staff including Lecturers, Masters and Teachers and inquired about their attendence and the Job assigned to them ,he further directed the staff to be more attentive and personally monitor every student and accordingly give feedback to their parents, he also stressed on regularly holding parent- teachers meeting (PTMs) on monthly basis, organising Sports & Cultural activities regularly, so that overall development of a student takes place. Dr. Gagan also directed the management to ensure regular Yoga classes in the school.Regarding the special coaching for the competitive examinations he asked the Principal of the school to give the names of the deserving cases ,he also suggested that the celebrations of the 70th Independence day must take place with zeal and enthusiasm and none of the students should be absent on that day.And the same must be done with respect to the forthcoming teachers day on September 5th , so that the teachers who work hard all the year around must be felicitated on teachers day.He said that he will visit every institutions in R.S.Pura assembly segement. Tehsildar R.S.Pura, SHO R.S.Pura, ZEO R.S.Pura, AEE (RNB) EO- R.S.Pura and other officers accompenied the legislator during his visit.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Reasi to celebrate 70 years of freedom

13962727_1063495293732168_5919407615537936138_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Reasi to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

आज उधमपुर में भारतीय जनता पार्टी कार्यालय में एक वैठक हुई

13895537_1063488023732895_3052955233907649785_nआज उधमपुर में भारतीय जनता पार्टी कार्यालय में एक वैठक हुई जिसमें 14 तारीख शाम को युवा मोर्चा की तरफ से मशाल यात्रा और 15 अगस्त को ध्वज फहराना और 21 को तिरंगा यात्रा का उधमपुर में सम्मापन सम्मारोह होगा।

Jammu East Mandal organized a function today to honour and encourage the booth incharges and ward incharges

13912587_1063441577070873_2329300734987881874_nName plates were given to the functionaries with designations inscribed on them. In this connection a large function was organized at Kaleeth Mohalla in ward no.15. State BJP president and MLA Jammu west Sat Sharma, senior BJP leader and MLC Ashok Khajuria and Rajesh Gupta MLA Jammu east were the main participants in the function. State Mahila Morcha President Purnima Sharma and Baldev Singh Billowria were also present on the occasion. After the function a Tiranga Yatra was held in the bazaars of the city that culminated at Gumat Bazaar. The prominent whose ward plates were pinned by the three leaders included ward president Raj Kumar Gupta and booth president Sushil Gupta. BJP president Sat Sharma while speaking on the occasion said that it is our endeavour to strengthen the party at the grass root levels. We will empower our people and create a mass base and in this direction BJP is already the largest political party in the world. MLC Ashok Khajuria said that Modi is inspirational leadership has galvanized the whole nation and the day is not far when India would be counted among the foremost nations in the world. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that BJP is a cadre based party with inherent discipline and commitment to the nation and it's people.The Tiranga rallies to be held in the country would instill a sense of national pride and love for the country amongst the youth of the nation and the state. The prominent who participated in the function included Sunil Dogra,Dalip Gupta,Pardeep Sharma,Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep,Ashwani,Girdhari Lal,Gulshan Mahajan,Prof Sham,Ravi Singh,Shashi Sapolia,Gokul Koul,Bonita Arora,Rajneesh Jain,Naresh Pradhan,Vinod Gupta, Balraj,Vageesh Bharti,Praveen Arora,Vidya Devi,Saroj,Sharda,Rajinder Gupta,Chandan Gupta, Vijay Mahajan,Surinder Anand,Sangeeta Anand,Sunny Sehgal,Praveen Kerni,Raj Kumar Gupta, Subedar Gurcharan Singh and Nikhil Gupta.

People of J&K Grateful to Indian Army for Historic Sadbhavana Initiatives: Vibodh

13934920_1063435593738138_6538342333140133372_nInaugurates Tringa Progarmme at Army Goodwill School Keri As part of various ongoing programmes on the eve of 70th Independence Day, today Army School at Keri in Rajouri organized impressive cultural programme followed by Tringa March by students and Teachers of the school. This Army School at Keri is being run by Indian Army as part of its Sadbhavana programmes for the state of Jammu & Kashmir. On this occasion BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta was the chief guest. Giving details about various activities of the school Principal of the school Ms. Monika Sharma informed that this school is playing a very vital role in imparting quality education to the underprivileged Children of the border area. She said that school is laying special emphasis on various co curricular activities including sports. At the same time school is ensuring the young minds are provided with right historic education about the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. She further added that this is the main motive behind organizing such programmes as a run up to Independence Day. Addressing the students and teachers Vibodh said that since every Indian is proudly celebrating Independence day and he feels more proud to see these poor kids in the borders of Rajouri holding tricolours in their hands. He called upon the school children that they should always be proud that they have taken birth in independent India. This independence is because of the huge sacrifices made by the visionary freedom fighters of India. He asked the school children to seriously learn about the history of Indian Independence which is included in their text books. At the same time Vibodh appreciated the role of Indian Army in running a prestigious Sadbhavana project in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This he said has further strengthened the emotional bond between Indian army and local people specially those living on the borders. He said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir will never forget this kind gesture of Indian Army who besides all odds in J&K also ensured that civilian population of the state is given all possible help at all times. On this occasion MLC Vibodh called upon everyone to further strengthen the hands of Indian Army in running such noble missions in the borders of India. He informed that the most beneficial people of such projects are the poor and marginalized communities of the state. He also appreciated the school principal and staff for organizing such a wonderful programme. Latter MLC Vibodh also flaged off a Tringa March in which all the school students and teachers participated.

Baldev singh billawaria scores of activities took out a rally on paidal march to spread the messages of ‘’Yaad Karo Qurbani Tiranga Swabhiman Yatra’’

13938585_1063433923738305_533868585866240031_nDistrict President Sh. Baldev singh billawaria scores of activities took out a rally on paidal march to spread the messages of ‘’Yaad Karo Qurbani Tiranga Swabhiman Yatra’’ through fortnight programs being undertaken to celebrate the 70th Independence Day under “Azadi 70”. The rally was flagged of by Hon’ble Speaker Sh. Kavinder Gupta which started from Panchyat Gaddi Garh and passing through the Satwari Chownk, Ward no. 57,56 and ward no.55 at Gandhi nagar constituency. Kavinder Gupta said that through the theme of Yaad Karo Qurbani, these activities are on the to remind the people that the country achieved freedom after long struggle and we should not forget our great Indians who are not with us but gave us freedom. Vinay Gupta Gen. secy, Sh. Harbans Choudhary Satwari mandal president, vikas Sharma, shalu gupta, Pawan singh, Harpal singh, Jyoti Parkash, kehar singh, Pitamber Sharma, Jaswant singh, Sandeep chib, Naveen Malhotra.

Suresh Ajay Magotra said that BJYM is going to organise “Mashal Rally”

Suresh AjayDr. Suresh Ajay Magotra State President Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Jammu & Kashmir in a press statement said that BJYM is going to organise “Mashal Rally” on the eve of 70th Independence Day, which shall start from 14th of August across all the districts. BJP had started “Zara Yaad Karo Kurbani” indicated by our Prime Minister Narinder Modi. Dr. Magotra said that the motive of this “Mashal Rally” is to reach the public, youth in particular, to make them aware of the splendid role of patriotic Indian and their sacrifices during the independence struggle. He said that the majority of the people who jumped into freedom struggle belonged to youth, who left the luxuries and comforts of life and took a pledge to get their motherland freed from the chains of slavery. If we succeed in mobilizing the youth to follow the path of Rajguru, Bhagat Singh, Chandershaker Azad, Subash Chander Bose, Rani of Jhansi and others, no one would dare to challenge the unity and integrity of the country, he added. Magotra further said that BJYM under the directions of State President BJP Sat Sharma CA is reaching every nook and corner of the state. Magotra added that “Mashal Rally” is our national programme launched by our National President BJYM Anurag Thakur. Magotra congratulated all the citizen especially youth of the state on the occasion of 70th Independence Day and urged them to work all together for the nation and its pride.

MP to flag off Jammu-Haridwar new train

13932868_1063368957078135_3574740330907280413_nCurrent session of Parliament remained useful: Jugal Claiming that the Union government has conceded the genuine and popular demand of the people of the state which had been continuously projected by him and as a result, the Railway Ministry has decided to run a regular weekly train between Jammu and Haridwar every Sunday to ease the public rush and provide more travel facilities to the Hindu pilgrims, BJP Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma said that it is yet another gift of the Modi government to the people of this state. Addressing a press conference at Trikuta Nagar office on Saturday, Jugal said that the new train shall be flagged off by Union Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, from Mumbai on August 14 through video conferencing and he himself will be at Jammu Railway station to flag it off. Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the current session of Parliament remained useful as bills related to GST, IIT, NEET were passed and added that starting of IIT classes in Jammu is a land mark achievement. He said that the session also passed the bill pertaining six month maternity leave with full pay has also been a major decision of the NDA government. Jugal Kishore Sharma, who will be leading “Tiranga Yatra” in his Parliamentary Constituency which shall commence from Trikuta Nagar office of the party on August 15, said that the motive of the Yatra is to educate the people about the significance of Independence and induce a sense of patriotism in them. He also said that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS, Dr. Jitendra Singh will be visiting Smailpur, the birth place of Pt. Premnath Dogra on August 21, where they will be paying their tributes to the former President of Praja Parishad. The MP also announced that an amount of Rs. 249 crores has been sanctioned by the Union government to materialize the mega project of construction of Indri Pattanto Pargwal bridge over river chenab to serve as a link between Pargwal and Jourian, which was decades old demand of the people of the area, who had been suffering a lot in absence of a dependable mean of transport. Advising the opposition parties not to play politics in the name of Dalits, Jugal said that the PM Narendra Modi has expressed grave concern over reported atrocities on this section of the society and assured that the members of this community are equal and inseparable part of the Indian society and anyone inflicting atrocities on them would be dealt with a strong hand. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru and State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan were also present in the press conference.

Apologize for being root cause of Kashmir unrest: Bijral

SS BijralKashmir once again is on fire with over 50 killed, over 3000 injured, including securitymen, in 35 days of violent unrest, curfew and normal life thrown out of gear. One is traumatised seeing those responsible for this grim situation advocating central govt to address root cause of unrest. S.S. Bijral Ex-IGP, BJP state spokesperson quoted B.K. Nehru Governor J&K (1981-1984) as mentioned in his memoir ‘Nice Guys Finish Second’ (614-5) published in 1997: “From 1953 to 1975 Chief Ministers of J&K had been nominees of Delhi. Their appointment to that post was legitimised by the holding of farcical and totally rigged elections in which Congress party led by Delhi’s nominee was elected by huge majorities”. The spokesperson further cited 1978 recorded observation of prominent Hindu Kasmmiri journalist and activist Prem Nath Bazaz: “ After independence rulers of J&K were not the freely chosen representatives of the people……… but were the nominees and protégés of the central Congress Govt. Not even once the elections were fair and free ……….it was sure by hook or by crook to win the majority at the polls, most of its candidates were declared elected without contest.” Bijral said the time ticking explosive planted by NC+ Congress in 1953 finally surfaced in 1987 when with voter turnout of 75% NC- Congress alliance won 66 seats (NC 40+ Cong 26). Allegations of rampant malpractices and rigging were levelled with Kashmiris including separatists alleging that denial of democratic right, voiced concern for open recourse to unconstitutional methods to fight against unjust trampling of rights. MUF having backing of separatists won only four seats while they expected to sweep polls. Corrupt, failed administration encouraged Pakistan incited Kashmiri youth to cross over, receive arms training to begin an armed secessionist movement. Thus began the journey of once ‘janat’ onto road to ‘hell’. Citing it gift from Congress, NC combine, Bijral said actors who played havoc in their decades long rule, now shed glycerine tears pass jibes at PM who expressed concern for beautiful Kashmir, ‘to not love the land but love Kashmiris’ as if they (the suckers) had shed blood for kashmiris. Bijral said Congress having befooled Kashmiris all along, its tall leader Azad amazingly had acumen to say in parliament: yeh haalat hoyee hai jab se aap ke qadam wahan padheiy”, pointing to BJP. Atal Bihari Vajpayee as PM inducted principals of ‘insaniyat, jhamooriyat, Kashmiriyat’ into suffering J&K. Era of fair and free elections started with turnout: 2002 (45%), 2008 (60.5%), 2014 (65.23%). Power hungry blood suckers unsatisfied with ‘vegetarianism’, changing focus and modus operandi earned ‘most corrupt state’ title for state. Victimised masses served easy fodder for hostile Pakistan. We bleed for sins of our own. BJP spokesperson advocated : 1) Presidents of NC and INC to apologise to seek atonement of their sins committed against people. 2) Centre govt. to issue WHITE PAPER for all it did to build up economically strong state since its accession and failings of the govts of time to help people know who are friends , who are enemies. 3) Proactively we should strive to claim PoK as per resolution passed in Parliament. 4) We need to reach out to Kashmiri people as our own Hindustani with spirit of ‘sevak’ of Bharat as extolled by PM Narendra Modi calling himself Pradhan Sevak.

Extend support to PM’s resolve on Pak: Prof Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta welcomed the statement of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the All Party Meeting, wherein he raised the issue of atrocities being committed by Pakistan on the people of Pakistan Occupied part of Jammu & Kashmir and on the people of Balochistan. He appreciated the Prime Minister’s straight talk that “whenever we talk on Jammu and Kashmir”, we must talk about all four parts of J&K including Jammu, Kashmir valley, Ladakh and even PoJK” this is the first time that Jammu, Ladakh and even PoJK are given due recognition in resolving Jammu and Kashmir issue. Prof. Virender Gupta said that PM gave a clear indication of adopting an aggressive policy in dealing with the Pakistan, which since 1947 continued its policy of hostility against it and waged proxy war against India by sending terrorists in Kashmir and other parts of India and supporting separatist elements in the valley. The Spokesperson also welcomed the PM’s call for extending help in mobilizing the foreign countries for the liberation of PoJK and exposing Pakistan for the human rights violation and atrocities being committed by it on people of POJK and Balochistan. At the same time PM said that there shall be no compromise on the security and integrity of the country whereas the Govt. of India is committed to give basic rights to the people irrespective of caste, religion and creed, Prof. Virender added. He said the PM has also expressed his firm resolve to deal with terrorism by all means. Prof. Virender appealed to the leaders of all political parties, civil society and intelligentia by large to extend full cooperation to the Govt. of India in restoring peace in the valley, resolving J&K issue and resolve of the government to liberate PoJK and support Balochistan in its struggle against the cruel and savage rule of Pakistan.

राजीव चाढक प्रदेश प्रमुख भारतीय जनता पार्टी जम्मू व कश्मीर देश आजादी का 70बाँ बर्ष मनाने जा रहा है

Rajeev Charakदेश आजादी का 70बाँ बर्ष मनाने जा रहा है । हमारे यशस्वी प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी ने देश के युवाओं को देश स्वतंत्रता संग्राम के प्रति जागरूक करने के लिए एक रोचक कार्यक्रम लिया है "आजादी 70 - याद करो कुर्बानी" यह कार्यक्रम 23 अगस्त तक सम्पूर्ण भारत में वूथ स्तर तक चलेगा । यह कार्यक्रम जिला रामबन मे भी सुचारू रूप से चले इसी कडी मे 14 अगस्त 2016 से तिरंगा यात्रा के कार्यक्रमो लेकर कुँ. राजीव चाढक प्रदेश प्रमुख भारतीय जनता पार्टी जम्मू व कश्मीर एवं प्रभारी भाजपा रामबन जिला कल से जिला रामबन के प्रवास पर होंगें ! कुँ. चाढक जिला मे प्रदेश द्वारा दिये गये कार्यक्रमो भाग लेंगे ताकि कार्यक्रम सुनिश्चित एवं प्रभावी हो सके ! 21 अगस्त 2016 को रियासी, उधमपुर, डोडा, रामबन व किश्तवाड जिलों का संयुक्त कार्यक्रम होगा जिसमें प्रदेश पदाधिकारियों के इलावा केन्द्रीय मंत्री भी भाग लेंगे।

Fayaz Ahmad Bhat appreciated the Prime Minister’s bold statement during All-Party meeting at New Delhi

Fayaz Ahmad Bhat SrinagerFayaz Ahmad Bhat who is the Member National Council BJP & BJP District President Srinagar has appreciated the Prime Minister's bold statement during All-party meeting at New Delhi. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat appreciated and supported the bold initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that “When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister he had adopted the path of INSANIYAT, JAMHURIYAT AND KASHMIRIYAT and we walk the same road. Governments of India and Jammu & Kashmir, besides 125 crore Indians, wish you well. They want your development. Whatever India has to give for your development, we are ready to give." He also welcomed the statement of the Prime Minister that Pakistan needs to be exposed globally by highlighting its atrocities in PoK and Balochistan and claimed that by stating that talks will be held with all the stakeholders on Kashmir, Modi has allayed the fears of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
While giving compliment to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for taking personal interest in J&K State said that now BJP/PDP Government of state under the overall dynamic Leadership and directions of Narendra Modi will ensure all kinds of development and everlasting Peace. He said that all cadres and ranks of BJP particularly those who have worked during last 25 years of turmoil in Kashmir while keeping BJP Flag high at the risk of their lives, today treat BJP and PDP forming Govt. together as success of their ideology. He said that now BJP/ PDP will present the ideology of Peace on same Platform, So that people of Kashmir feel proud of being true Indians. He said that Hence Forth as the result of our joint efforts with our joint Ideology no adverse force which are sympathetically towards violence will not exist. He said people of Kashmir have started abhorring violence and anti Indian feelings and now they shall be presented to the world as true citizen of our country. He said that the both PDP/BJP has given true representation to the best persons in the govt. and we all will help them in their mission of development and Peace.

Sat Sharma flags off BJYM’s Bike Rally at Maheshpura Chowk

13925256_1063287970419567_3438129962896120005_nIn order to celebrate seventy years of Independence under the banner of “Azaadi 70” & “Yaad Karo Qurbani”, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s Talab Tillo Mandal organized an impressive Bike Rally which was flagged off by State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA). The Rally started from Maheshpura Chowk and passing through various areas of Jammu West including Bakshi Nagar, Canal Road, Krishna Nagar, Talab Tillo and other areas, the rally culminated at Patta Bohri Chowk. A large number of youth activists took part in the rally and showed their enthusiasm for their motherland. The program was organized under the leadership of Talab Tillo Mandal President Atul Bakshi. Addressing the youth activists Sat Sharma said that true inspirations for youth like Bhagat Singh, Chandershekhar Azad and many others sacrificed themselves for their nation and it is the youth who has to carry the legacy and must involve themselves in things which should take our nation to new heights. He said that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi also focus upon youth in majority of his speeches as the youth is considered to be the back bone of the nation and tomorrow belongs to them. He said that through the theme of “Yaad karo Qurbani”, these activists are on roads to remind the people that the country achieved freedom after long struggle and we should not forget our great Indians who are not with us but gave us freedom. Atul Bakshi also thanked the participants for overwhelmingly taking part in the rally and appealed the youth as well to contribute for their motherland. District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, BJYM Seh Prabhari Bhanu Jasrotia, State Vice President BJYM Karan Sat Sharma, Mandal President Jeet Angral, Surinder Choudhary, Sanjeev Sharma, Ashish Sharma, Raju Sharma, Pawan Kumar, Puneet Gupta, Ashish Sareen, Keshav Chopra, Baljeet Singh Behl, Rajat Shama, Bubesh, Ankush Sharma, Asif, Rahul, Amit Sharma, Arjun Bakshi, Harsh, Rishab, Rohan, Goldy, Sahil Sharma, Sushant Khajuria, Lonley Pardeep Sharma and several others were also present on the occasion.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Gandhi Nagar Mandal falling in Jammu District

13876692_1063268663754831_5731847518746872420_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Gandhi Nagar Mandal falling in Jammu District to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

GMC Yoga Research Centre starts functioning Govt to open similar centre in Srinagar soon: Bali

13962490_1063267970421567_6098400600176538619_nMinister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat called upon the people to make Yoga a part of their life as it has been worldwide acknowledged as best therapy for relieving stress and keep mind and body fit. The Minister was speaking after dedicating the Advance Centre for Yoga Therapy and Research at Government Medical College, Jammu to the public. The Minister said that the newly opened centre will not only provide the infrastructure facility for practising Yoga but also prove useful in generating the research data which can be used to create health policies of the State in future. He said that the Government is planning to start a similar Yoga Centre in Srinagar soon. "A similar centre will be setup at Srinagar to provide the people an opportunity to attend Yoga classes and take the benefit of this unique therapy", he added. Highlighting the benefits of Yoga in dealing with problems of modern lifestyle, Minister said that it was a landmark achievement in Indian history when United Nations adopted PM Narendra Modi's proposal for observing International Day for Yoga on June 21, with record support of 177 member countries, out of 193. Asserting that Yoga means unity, he said it is the practice of uniting humans with God. The benefit of Yoga is that it prepares one's body, mind and soul for the practice of relaxation and meditation which leads to good health, he added. Principal, GMC, Jammu Dr Zahid Gillani, Director Health Services Dr Baljeet Pathania, Medical Superintendents and a galaxy of officers of the Health Department were present on the occasion.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Panchayat Amb falling in Jammu Rural District

13892273_1063260930422271_6634155194483530437_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Panchayat Amb falling in Jammu Rural District to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Panchayat Lower Gaddi Garh falling in Jammu District

13912335_1063258847089146_1458409936570102175_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Panchayat Lower Gaddi Garh falling in Jammu District to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

Jammu Rural organised a meeting regarding Tiranga Yatra at BJP District Office Jammu Rural

13895078_1063256297089401_4726817955129316470_nBJP District Unit Jammu Rural organised a meeting regarding Tiranga Yatra at BJP District Office Jammu Rural.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Rajouri by District Mahila Morcha Rajouri to celebrate 70 years of freedom

13895586_1063253120423052_4094795104821427612_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Rajouri by District Mahila Morcha Rajouri to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

Rekha urges parents,teachers to induce patriotism among children

13880274_1062857583795939_6479709342623761634_nUnder “Azadi 70 – Jara Yaad Karo Qurbani” Party’s mega programme to remember and pay rich tributes to all those who sacrificed their everything to make India free on this year Independence Day, the Bharatiya Janata Party Mahila Morcha District Jammu President, Mrs Rekha Mahajan today organized a programme at Bawe Bali Gali in an Anganwadi centre.Savita anand District General Secretary conducted the proceedings of the programme Speaking on the occasion, Rekha Mahajan said that children of today have become highly influenced by western culture. As a result, it makes them alien from their own national identity when the present generation should have the sense of patriotism and religious pride. Therefore, parents must try to develop the sense of patriotism in their kids. Through unity and homogeneity of the people of the country, integrity of the nation is made sure, she added.Today’s children being the future of the nation, it is essential to develop the extreme sense of patriotism amongst children from their early days of life. Otherwise, they fail to develop the sense of making sacrifice for the welfare of their society and country when they grow up. In fact the sense of nationalism can also be created in the kids from the study of history. Children should be made realized that history should be learnt not only to score good marks but also to develop the sense of nationalism. The parents and teachers themselves should develop the same outlook only then they can change the way of thinking of their kids, she maintained. Being patriotic towards the nation is everyone’s responsibility. Youth forms a major part of the nation and being patriotic towards it is their major responsibility. While the youth today enjoy their freedom in heritage, they must know the amount of sacrifices the freedom fighters did without any second thought, the activities that happened during the struggle for freedom and the amount of bloodshed that took place, so that we, as a country, can enjoy this peaceful life. So to induce the feeling of patriotism, to make them know the value, it’s something that has to take place from the roots of their childhood. For, a seed will grow to be a huge tree only if it’s watered properly from the beginning, Mrs Mahajan remarked. Surekha ji,Surinder kour, Rinki,Roopali and other activists of morcha were also present on the occasion.

Provide moral, political support to freedom movement in POJK: Brig Gupta

Brig. Anil GuptaWelcoming the remarks made by Prime Minister Modi in his address to the All Parties Meet held at New Delhi asserting that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is a part of Jammu & Kashmir and dialogue must be initiated with expatriates all over the world from that region, Brig Anil Gupta, state spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party has appealed to the Central government that India should come to the rescue of the people of POJK who are demanding freedom from Pakistan. Ever since the announcement of the results of recently held rigged elections skies in POJK are reverberating with slogans of ‘Azadi’ with wide spread protests in all major towns like Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Chinari and Kotli. The protests are spontaneous and expression of disgust and anger over the atrocities committed on them by the Federal government and the Pakistan Army. In fact, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, also part of Jammu & Kashmir, have also revolted against their exploitation and repression by Pakistan. They have also expressed their anger against massive presence of the Chinese in their region. Since, POJK (including Gilgit-Baltistan) is part of J&K, India is well within its right to provide moral, political and financial support to the people of POJK in their just struggle for freedom from Pakistan, which has been in illegal occupation of these areas since 1948, said Brig Gupta. The spokesperson also welcomed the statement of Prime Minister that Pakistan needs to be exposed globally by highlighting the atrocities being committed by it in POJK and Baluchistan. Prime Minister castigated Pakistan for using air power against its own citizens in North Waziristan. Brig Gupta further said that by stating that the talks will be held with all stakeholders, Mr. Modi has allayed all fears of the people of Jammu and Ladakh and reassured them that no solution will be reached by ignoring them or their interests. The assurance of the Prime Minister to integrate the youth of the state with the ongoing development is also welcome.

BJP Mahila Morcha takes out scooty, car, bike rally

13903337_1062853750462989_122008959857587566_nLed by BJP Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, hundreds of women activists of the morcha took out a rally on scooties, motorcycles and in cars to spread the message of “Yaad karo Qurbani”, through fortnight programmes being undertaken to celebrate the 70th Independence Day under “Azaadi 70”. The rally was flagged off by Bharatiya Janata Party MLC Ajatshatru Singh, which started from outside Raj Bhawan and after passing through Panjtirthi, Dhounthali, Jain Bazar, Raj Tilak Road, Purani Mandi and City Chowk, finally culminated outside Ranbireshwar Temple at Shalimar Road.
Ajatshatru Singh, while appreciating the efforts of the Mahila Morcha in coming forward to reach out the public to remind the supreme sacrifices of the patriots who left the comforts of life and jumped into the freedom struggle, said that every section of the society should contribute in spreading the message of the significance of Independence. He said that through the theme of “Yaad karo Qurbani”, these activists are on roads to remind the people that the country achieved freedom after long struggle and we should not forget our great Indians who are not with us but gave us freedom. Purnima Sharma said that the BJP’s fortnight programmes through different events are meant to take the present generation in the past when our country was treated as slave and thousands of Indians laid down their lives so that their motherland is freed from the British rule. The women also played very important role in the freedom struggle and we salute them. Although we celebrate Independence Day every year but it should not be confined to a ceremony of just hoisting tricolor on 15th August. We should not forget that when we feel pride in claiming that each one of us is living in an independent country, it becomes our duty to also educate the present generation about the events related to the freedom struggle. The BJP has chalked out a variety of programmes and the Mahila Morcha is taking every event as an important part of the country’s history of sacrifices. In this context, the slogan of “Yaad karo Qurbani” is being highlighted so that every Indian citizen when really goes through a patriotic song which has lines of this slogan gets induced a sense of getting united to defeat the designs of all such forces which pose threat to the unity and integrity of the country. Mahila Morcha Prabhari Suresh Jamwal, Morcha Vice Presidents Shakuntla Gupta and Neena Gupta, Morcha State General Secretaries Veenu Khana, Sanchita Dogra and Anju Dogra, Mahila Morcha National Executive Member Sheela Handoo and Secretary Sushma Gupta were prominent among those who took part in this rally.

J&K Football Association is going to organise a tournament for Jammu Distt.

13939397_1062851360463228_6083102566741508866_nJ&K Football Association is going to organise a tournament for Jammu Distt.where 45 matches are going to be played between various teams. The first match of the tournament was played between The Real Jammu vs Climrate team.MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the ocassion. The prominent who participated in the inaugural function included former MLC Sardar Kuldeep Singh,Distt.President JKFAS Sardar Surinder Singh,Vice President David Masih and members Varinder Gupta, Ramesh Chander, Yusuf Don, Rajesh Sundria,Rakesh Khanna,Narinder Gupta,Moon Stephen and Bharat Bushan. The noted former senior footballer Harbans Lal and organising Secretary Mohan Lal graced the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu & Kashmir have traditionally been football enthusiasts and our state has produced many good football players over the years.Govt has laid a lot of stress on the development of sports and we must encourage our youth to take to sports as a carrier. Rajesh Gupta said that we will develop the necessary infrastructure needed for the development of a sports culture in the state.We would provide the necessary incentives to the budding talents and also there are seats reserved for meritorious sportsmen in professional institutions. Rajesh Gupta also met all the participants taking part in the first match of the tournament and encouraged them to perform to their potential. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Rajinder Gupta, Amit Gupta,Ashok Lambad and Opinder Singh.

Our Nation Must Remember Sacrifices Made by People Living in Our Borders: Vibodh

13895528_1062695200478844_7688885415388080262_nLeads Tringa March in Mehari Manyalan in Rajouri Rajouri,August 12: Giving a further boost to the ongoing series of programmes as part of “Azaadi 70” celebrations in Rajouri and Poonch, BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today led a Tringa March at Mehari Manyalan in Rajouri. A larger number of local people including the representatives from the local Panchyats participated in this march by proudly carrying national flags in their hands. This progarmme has set a great momentum for the ongoing Independence Day celebrations in this border belt of Rajouri. Addressing the gathering Vibodh gave a detailed account of various programmes being organized across the country as part of “Azaadi 70”. He said that he always feels proud to carry the tricolor in his hands which reminds him of great power which this nation gives to every citizen of this country. He said that today we are enjoying freedom and organizing such programmes only because of our freedom fighters, who laid down their lives to ensure that we get freedom. Appreciating the people living on the borders of India, Vibodh said that the people living in these areas have always made great sacrifices. He further added that after our armed forces it is the people living on the borders who play a very very vital role in protecting our borders. The people living on the frontiers of India belong to various religions but their priority always remain the sovereignty and integrity of our country. Vibodh said that in spite of huge problems being faced by these people they always give priority to nation and in this way these people make supreme sacrifices throughout their lives. Today when whole nation is gearing up for the celebration of Independence Day, we muct also give some thought to the role of these people in our national security. Concluding his address Vibodh said in the coming days he will use every forum to highlight this vital role being played by the people of borders. Sanjay Sharma, Mandal Pradhan of BJP also spoke on the occasion and thanked MLC Vibodh for leading Tringa March in the border belt of Rajouri. Sanjay said that all the people living in the area are proud Indians and are ready to make any sacrifice for the sake of country. He also highlighted various issues of the local people and hoped that the state and central Governments will give due consideration to these genuine demands of the local people. He informed that in the coming days more such programmes will be organized and local community members as well as the students of the area are busing preparing for these programmes. Sarpanch Blabir Sharma also addressed the gathering and said that he feels pround to be part of such programmes and urged everyone to come out in large numbers in the coming days to make “Azaadi 70” programmes a huge success. This he said will be a real tribute to our freedom fighters as well as to our great nation. Prominent among those who accompanied MLC Vibodh included Haji Hamid Qurashi, Haji Sadiq, Mohd Munshi, Mohd Hussain, Mushtaq Ahmed, Mohd Bashir , Fazal Din, Mohd Shabir, Haji Majeed, Sanjay Kumar, Pashorilal, Nater Khajuria, Ranjeet Singh, Raj Singh and Sham Lal.

BJP Kissan Morcha finalize “Azaadi 70” programmes

13902616_1062694057145625_4149397466450368242_nA meeting of State Office Bearers, State Working Committee Members and District President of Jammu province of BJP Kissan Morcha was held at Tribute Nagar office of the party under the Chairmanship of Kissan Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib. The Chairman highlighted the programmes to be conducted by Kissan Morcha which have been planned by the party as part of the celebration of 70th Independence Day “Yaad Karo Qurbani” from August 09 to 23. Rajinder Singh Chib also asked those attending the meeting to constitute their District/Mandal organizational units within one month. He further told that after August 23, every District/Mandal will conduct programmes for farmers to disseminate them about the schemes which have been recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP State Vice-President & Morcha Prabhari Karan Singh also briefed the members to aware the people about nationalism by conducting games and display hoardings at prominent places. K.L. Sharma, Chuni Lal Sharma, Ram Lal Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, D.K. Khajuria, Raghunandan and other were present in the meeting.

BJP holds meeting of its whole timers

13882153_1062693717145659_9004345018251807513_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), alongwith State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, chaired a meeting of party’s whole timers, normally called “Pooran Kaleek”. This was the first meeting of whole timers after taking over of Sat Sharma as State President of Jammu & Kashmir unit of Bharatiya Janata Party. The objective of the meeting was to take stock of the party’s ongoing programmes being organized at different levels and receive feedback of the public response to various activities of the BJP. This meeting also sought details related to constitution and working of organizational units of the party. Sat Sharma, while speaking in the meeting, said that the whole timers are important organ of the party and contribute a lot in enabling the party leadership to get accurate and authentic feedback of the ground level. He asked them to keep sharing their organizational skills with the party activists at District, Mandal and Booth levels. Ashok Kaul said that the BJP whole timers have been playing important role at different levels and they are no less than the internal strength of the party. He said that it is only BJP which can claim that it has some activists who are 24x7 exclusively working to make the party scale new heights. Dr. Narinder Singh shared some tips with the whole timers so that each one of them feels performs his job in a smooth manner. He was of the view that the whole timers are indeed assets for the party. The BJP whole timers who attended this meeting including Balbir Ram Rattan, Inderjeet Sharma, Mohan Singh Rana, Veerji Saraf, Naresh Sharma, Puran Chand, Harbans Singh and Vipan Kumar.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Ramgarh Mandal falling in Samba District to celebrate 70 years of freedom

13895456_1062660330482331_6407982902747149554_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Ramgarh Mandal falling in Samba District to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Arnas Mandal falling in Reasi District to celebrate 70 years of freedom

13962674_1062599230488441_4346372921586221221_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Arnas Mandal falling in Reasi District to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Belicharana to celebrate 70 years of freedom

13876576_1062551167159914_6106823716853659902_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Belicharana to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Ward No. 46, Sanjay Nagar

13895311_1062550257160005_8418174266142391747_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Ward No. 46, Sanjay Nagar to celebrate 70 years of freedom.

Adopt innovative ideas to improve functioning of SRTC: Sunil

13934653_1062485713833126_4784864791323916579_nMinister of State for Transport, Sunil Kumar Sharma, today chaired 74th Board of Directors meeting of J&K SRTC to review its overall functioning. Financial Commissioner, Planning & Development and Monitoring, B B Vyas, Commissioner Secretary, Transport, Bipul Pathak, Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Hridesh Kumar, Transport Commissioner, Parvaiz Iqbal Khateeb, Managing Director, J&K SRTC, G.A Sofi and various officers from R&B, Finance and Transport Department participated in the meeting. The meeting was informed that income generating capacity of the Corporation has increased significantly during the last one year. Various measures are also being taken to implement employees’ welfare schemes. The Minister was informed that the Corporation has introduced super luxury buses and special bus service for women. The meeting was also informed that SRTC will induct new trucks by availing loans from financial institutes in coming days. The Minister appreciated the efforts of the Corporation for providing hassle free transport services for Amarnath Yatries besides providing bus services for NEET, JKCET and IAS aspirants from various districts to their examination centers. He added that the department has done a commendable job by ensuring smooth transportation of essential commodities on National Highway during recent times. The Minister stressed on the need to adopt innovative ideas for improving and streamlining functioning of the Corporation. He said the Corporation in addition of providing better and efficient transport facilities to the public should also bring efficiency and transparency in its working.

Sukhnandan lays foundation stone of upgradation work of roads

14021645_1062481217166909_511305971416907462_nFormer Minister and MLA Marh Constituency, Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar on today laid foundation stone of upgradation work of road from Borh Dharank to Rathua and Kukeriyan and allied link roads. Speaking on the occasion, Sukhnandan said that the work will be completed with an estimated cost of Rs 6 crore under NABARD. He also directed the concerned officials to use quality material in the work and completed the work within fixed time frame. Sukhnandan said PDP-BJP Coalition Government is committed for the overall development of the State and it is progressing on that way but some people are unable to digest it and one or other way, they are trying to raise obstacles in the development work of the Government for their petty political interests. He stressed upon the people of the area not to pay heed to propaganda of such people and take benefits of the schemes launched by the Central as well as State Government. Among others who graced the occasion include XEn, PDD Div III, Rajan Mengi besides Panchs and Sarpanchs of the area.

BJP Distt. Unit Udhampur organized a meeting regarding Trianga Yatra at BJP Office Udhampur

13901557_1061998913881806_5258545264296679522_nBJP Distt. Unit Udhampur organized a meeting regarding Trianga Yatra at BJP Office Udhampur, under the chairmanship of State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, District State Secretary and Udhampur District Incharge Anil Parihar, District President Rakesh Gupta, Senior leader Som Raj and all district officer bearers and all mandal presidents attended the meeting.

Peace, and development of State depends upon youth participation: Dr. Gagan Bhagat

13912640_1061997287215302_4536049575471242414_nOn Thursday group of students from the troubled Kashmir Valley toured the “Suchetgarh Border” on the request of M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat .As from the last more than one month the valley has witnessed complete shutdown ,people are out of their houses and are protesting against the security forces ,raising anti-national slogans ,waiving Pakistani flags, and the complete situation compelled the Upper house to hold a debate on this issue which has worried not only the people of Jammu and Leh but from the whole country has been questioning why the youths is playing into the hands of separatists ,communal forces and non-state actors. M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat took an initiative and with the help of M.L.A from Wachi assembly constituency of the Kashmir valley Aijaz Wani contacted a group of college going youths and invited them to visit R.S Pura and have an interactive session and spent time with them, which could change the mindset of at least some youths. While talking to the Media persons Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that Kashmir is ours and why should we the people from R.S Pura and Jammu be silent and watch this situation which has occurred not within a span of one year ,but due to the wrong policies of the political groups which has ruled the state and the country for more than six decades. The youths of the valley are forced to indulge in anti-national activities and misguided by the separatists and other people who want that Jammu & Kashmir be converted into a trouble state, so that the nefarious designs of the neighboring country is turned into reality. Common man in Kashmir want to live with peace and dignity, the people from the other parts of the country wanted to visit Kashmir ,the tourist data of the state certify that Jammu & Kashmir has recorded best ever inflow of tourist and tourism in this state in the year when Bhartiya Janta Party took over the government in coalition with PDP in 2015-16, the roadmap was prepared for the fastest ever development and other activities with the help of the Union government ,the Rupees 80,000 Crore package that was announced by the Prime Minister Narender Modi has started working on the ground and the results that were coming from the valley were very encouraging especially from the aspect of females and youths. To defuse the present situation a collective effort is required rising above the party politics everyone who wants the welfare of the state and its citizens should boldly come out and contribute, not only through the media but on ground ,then only the Paradise on earth will again be the same as was before .In this regard he has himself taken initiative and invited these students from the valley so that atleast something positive happen in this context.While visiting the border at Suchetgarh a group of Pakistani tourist who had came there to visit the Indo-Pak border, a small interaction took place in which Dr.Gagan Bhagat shared his views with them and hoped that the message which started from the R.S Pura reaches other side of the fence and the real sentiments of the people from this side of border reaches to the people on the other side, on the occasion when the whole country is celebrating the 70th year of its Independence a much needed peace between both the neighboring countries should flourish for the development of the whole continent. Dr.Gagan Bhagat also gave the message of “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao” of the Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi to them especially to the females of the group who were the part of the tourist who visited the R.S Pura Border on Thursday, who also assured Dr.Gagan that they will surely tell the people on the other side about the message of the Prime minister and the warm reception given to them from the Indian side and especially from the people residing on the R.S Pura International border. Natharam,Inder Sudan, Gurdeep Saini, Ashok Salaria,Hardev Singh, Vinod Sharma ,SHO R.S Pura, people from the civil society , prominent persons, Numberdars, Chowkidaars and other officers from the Sub-District administration were also present.

BJP Mahila Morcha organizes competitions under “Azadi 70 – Jara Yaad Karo Qurbani”

13925405_1061993623882335_1097962835035484436_nUnder “Azadi 70 – Jara Yaad Karo Qurbani” Party’s mega programme to remember and pay rich tributes to all those who sacrificed their everything to make India free on this year Independence Day, the Bharatiya Janata Party Mahila Morcha today organized various competitions as a part of a fortnight’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of independence. On this occasion, Speaker Kavinder Gupta was the Chief Guest and the programme was organized by BJP Mahila Morcha District Jammu President, Mrs Rekha Mahajan.
Speaking on the occasion, Kavinder Gupta said that the campaign is aimed at developing a feeling in every person that nation is first and individual is secondary,” he said.“It will provide an opportunity for the people to recall the supreme sacrifices made by freedom fighters during freedom struggle,” he said. A week-long “Tiranga Yatra” to evoke nationalism and patriotism will also be undertaken from August 15 on the occasion of Independence Day, he said. Members of parliament and state legislatures have been asked to take part in the Yatra carrying the Tricolour and visit their constituencies. BJP workers would undertake several programs like tricolour march, candle march, patriotic cultural programs etc, he added. Adding further he said that the move to promote peace and social harmony is significant because India is the only country in the world where people with different faiths, languages, religion live together with peace and tranquility and under the present scenario there is an urgent need to consolidate this culture to defeat nefarious designs of vested interests hell bent to disturb communal harmony in the state. We urge all communities and parties to also come forward to take part in this programme, Gupta added. Speaking on the occasion, Rekha Mahajan said that Independence Day is most important day for every Indian and it becomes our moral responsibly to remember all those from the interior of heart who sacrificed their lives to get independence for us. She appealed all to celebrate the Independence Day like a festival and exchange national flags like we exchange sweets and gifts on other festivals. She also appealed all to play their role in ensuring peace and prosperity of this great nation. Later prizes were distributed among the participants of different competitions by Chief Guest, Kavinder Gupta. The prominent among those who were present on the occasion include District General secretary Vinay Gupta, District Vice President Pappu Choudhary,Mandal President Ankush Gupta, Mahila Morcha Secretary Pooja chouhan,Mandal President Mahila Morcha Rekha Chohan and her team Kiran Aggarwal District Secretary besides others .Savita Anand District General Secretary conducted the programme.

BJYM District President Samba Amit Dubey announced Team for District Samba

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) District President Samba Amit Dubey in consultation with State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and District President BJP Samba Jungveer Singh announced Team for District Samba. Sandeep Sharma and Vishal Singh are District genaral secretary , Harish Singh, Ashok Singh, Vikram Verma, Vikram Singh Charak and Kuldeep Kumar are District vice-presidents, Sanjeev kumar, Ajay Kumar, Vikas Sharma, S Samsher Singh are District Secratries, Rinku Sharma is District Cashier and Rajveer Singh is District publicity secretary.

Vibodh Inaugurates “Azaadi 70” Programme at Maanpur in Nowshera

13876356_1061984653883232_3238839152347044881_nCalls for Remembrance of Sacrifices Made by Our Freedom Fighters As part of the countrywide fortnight programmes on “Azaadi 70” BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today inaugurated a impressive programme at Maanpur in Nowshera. A large number of local people from different sections of the society participated in the programme with great enthusiasm. Addressing the gathering Vibodh said that our great nation is completing 70 years of Independence on 15th of August 2016 and this is a time for celebration. He informed the gathering that in order to celebrate this occasion a large number of programmes are being organized across the country during current fortnight. He further added that since these programmes have been given the theme of “Yaad Karo Qurbani” so it becomes the responsibility of every citizen of this country to remember the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. He congratulated the people of Maanpur for showing proactiveness in organizing such a impressive programme. Giving reference of great sacrifices made by our great leaders who led the freedom fight, Vibodh said that presently we are enjoying freedom because of those leaders and everyone should be grateful to them. He said that the greatest tribute to these leaders in the present circumstance is to remain united and to make every effort for maintaining peace and harmony. This he said will take us towards making India the most powerful nation of the world. A large number of local people including Mool Raj, Joginder Singh, Vishal Gupta and Ripu Kohli also addressed the gathering. In their address the local people threw light on the lives of various freedom fighters and urged everyone to ensure that we carryforward the great legacy left behind by our visionary leaders. Latter the local people thanked MLC Vibodh Gupta for coming to their area and for listening to various problems of the locals. After the concluding session of the programme MLC Vibodh called upon everyone to organize more such programmes during the coming two weeks and ensure participation of everyone from various sections of the society. He assured the prominent senior citizens present on the occasion that he will takeup their genuine demands with the concerned ministers in the state cabinet for their early resolution.

Rajesh Gupta started a series of works at mohalla Daru Girhan, mohalla Partap Garh, Raghunath Pura & Sanglon Wali Duodi

13901556_1061962533885444_5993223748902859448_nMLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta started a series of works at mohalla Daru Girhan, mohalla Partap Garh, Raghunath Pura & Sanglon Wali Duodi in ward no.15 . The work included the laying of paver tiles at these places and also the construction of room and stairs at Sanglon wali Duodi. The estimated cost of the works is rupees 20 lacs. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu has always presented a shining example of communal harmony and brotherhood in the most trying of circumstances. Development is the solution for all The problems affecting the people of our country and that is the reason Modi Ji has given us The mantra of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas. Our country is The fastest growing large economy in The world and if we keep on growing at the same pace India would become a super power in The near future and our countrymen would also enjoy a higher standard of living. The work was started in presence of JMC officials XEN Joginder Bagat, AEE Virender Pathania, JE Tangroo and senior BJP leaders Jai Deep Sharma, Ramesh Sharma, Rajnish, Karan Singh, Dalip Gupta, Prof Sham, pardeep, Karunesh, Balraj, Girdhari lal, Kuldeep, Advocate Vageesh Bharti and Rajinder Gupta. Raj Kumar, Vinay Gupta, Bobby, Raju Sethi, Raju Tara, Sonu, Rattan, Parveen Kerni,Ajesh, Kartat, Kamal Jain, Dwarka, Amit, Kulbhushan, Tinku and other prominent were also present on the occasion.

Aseem discuss district level“Tiranga Yatra” preparations

13882315_1061884197226611_2100673251211005808_nBJP State Secretary & Jammu Rural District Prabhari Aseem Gupta, alongwith Seh Prabhari Suresh Sharma and District President Omi Khajuria, while chairing a meeting of the District team and Presidents of Morchas at Party office Dream City, Muthi, discussed and finalized the preparations to be made for the successful conduct of the “Tiranga Yatra” when it enters and travels through the district. Threadbare discussions related to reception of the yatra and the route to be followed for its journey in different areas of Jammu Rural District were also finalized. Aseem Gupta, while addressing the meeting, said that it is indeed a matter of pride that the nation is celebrating 70th Independence Day and the BJP do not want to keep it confined to just hoisting of tricolour on 15th August. He said that fortnight programmes have been chalked out between August 09 and August 23, wherein different events will be organized. It is in this series of programmes that the party MPs will lead “Tiranga Yatra” on motor cycles and scooters which will cover entire length and breadth of their respective Parliamentary constituency and educate the masses on the freedom struggle and the role of present generation to remain vigilant and contribute towards ensuring the unity and integrity of the country. Suresh Sharma, on this occasion, exhorted the party leaders of the District to involve the mandal and booth level activists in the management of the yatra so that they too feel associated with it. He expressed hope that “Tiranga Yatra” will be a mega event. Omi Khajuria assured the party leaders that the District team will put its best to see that the yatra gets due reception and cooperation of the public while it passes through Jammu Rural District. The meeting was also addressed by State Working Committee Member Nand Kishore, Kissan Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib, District General Secretaries Mukesh Sharma and Pawan Sharma, BJYM State General Secretary Vikas Choudhary, BJYM District President Rohit Verma.

Party holds past governments responsible for present turmoil

bbbb_1061883077226723_3790926049938399019_nTalks within framework of Indian constitution only: BJP BJP State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, while addressing media persons alongwith State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan at Jammu on Thursday, made it clear that the party stands for talks only within the framework of Indian constitution and any party or organization which honours the constitution is welcomed to share his views and suggestions to bring long lasting peace and normalcy in the state. He said that the present unrest is due to the failure of the past governments of NC and Congress, as similar situations were faced in 2008 and 2010 and no blue print was formulated to deal with such developments. It encouraged Pakistan, separatists, Hurriyat supporters and their over ground workers, who has once again created the turmoil. “Had the past governments not adopted a soft approach towards these elements, the valley would not have suffered losses of lives and property in the ongoing disturbances. As far talks with neighbour country, Sethi said that the only issue which is unresolved between India and Pakistan is to get vacated PoJK from Pakistan and the party honours the 1994 unanimous resolution of Indian Parliament in this regard. He also announced that the party is very clear on the issue of terrorism and stands for punishment to terrorists under the law of the land without any leniency or mercy. Charging some leaders of opposition parties to provoke the people by Tweeting and loading messages during the initial stage of the present outbreak of unrest, Sunil Sethi said that such acts of these leaders added fuel to the fire, which was very unfortunate and are therefore equally responsible for loss of lives and damages in the valley. Both, Balbir and Sethi said that the party had entered into an alliance with the PDP to provide a responsible government with a pledge of ensuring equitable development of all the three regions. Ours is not an alliance of compulsion but the honour of the mandate of the people, they added. Expressing hope of restoration of normalcy in valley at the earliest, Sethi and Balbir said that once the normal life starts there, the party would then stress upon the state government to constitute a committee to formulate a blue print to deal with present like situations besides identifying and punishing the elements responsible for creating trouble in Kashmir.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Mubarak Mandi by Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha

13921152_1061867200561644_7392328130171194594_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Mubarak Mandi by Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha to celebrate 70 years of freedom

J&K State Social Welfare Board distribute Wheelchairs, Stretcher trolleys to needy

13939574_1061861387228892_9053616286319974319_nIn a simple but impressive function, J&K State Social Welfare Board distributed wheel chairs and stretcher trolleys to the needy persons with Disabilities and Regional Red Cross Society Jammu. Presently MLC, Ashok Khajuria, who was Chief Guest of the occasion, gave away these appliances to the lesser privileged of the Society. At the very out set Chairperson, J&K State Social Welfare Board, Dr. (Prof.) Nirmal Gupta welcomed the Chief Guest and gave brief about the functioning of J&K State Social Welfare Board. Ashok Khajuria appreciated the activities performed by the J&K State Social Welfare Board and also termed the distribution of appliances to the physically disabled as much required gesture and called it a historical day when the Board with limited resources has been able to reach out to the needy. Ashok Khajuria in his brief address gave commitment to the Board to cooperate where ever the J&K Social Welfare Board required his services. He also gave commitment that he will provide assistance out of CDF whenever required. Dinesh Gupta, officiating Secretary Regional Red Cross Society, Jammu, Dinesh Gupta and Ms. Ansuyisa Khosa, Board Members of the J&K State Social Welfare Board, and various representatives of Voluntary Organizations besides staff and prominent citizens were also present on the occasion which was presided by the Chairperson, J&K State Social Welfare Board.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Ward No. 22, Shastri Nagar

13934583_1061861073895590_1084974202826619711_n“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at Ward No. 22, Shastri Nagar to celebrate 70 years of freedom

Lal Singh launches plantation drive at Reasi, Rajouri

13900195_1061741953907502_513230064758062834_nAs a part of 67th Van Mahotsava , Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh launched a plantation drive at Moori, Nomain and Sulla Park areas in Reasi district. A large number of people participated in the drive and planted saplings of medicinal, ornamental and fruit trees. Underscoring the need for massive plantation drive, the Minister said that trees provide protection to wild life and help in regulating gaseous cycles and earth’s temperature. Not only this but they also help in maintaining balance in the nature and provide a wide range of economic and social benefits to mankind, he added. The Minister sought cooperation from the local people in beautification of Domail- Katra road and urged upon them to participate in the plantation drive for increasing the green cover in the State. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, A K Singh and District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar accompanied the Minister. Chairman Pollution Control Board Ravi Kesar, Chief Conservator Forests Jammu Roshan Jaggi, Director Forest Protection Force Suresh Gupta and other officers participated in the plantation drive. Later, Minister held a publicgrievances redressal camp at Chintamani Dharamshalla, Katra where the people apprised him of the problems being faced by them. The Minister assured the people that all issues raised by them would be looked into for an early redressal. Meanwhile, Choudhary Lal Singh launched a plantation drive in Nowshera and Sunderbani in Rajouri district. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that afforestation is only solution to environmental hazards and it must be taken up by all vigorously.

Kavinder inaugurates ‘Colours of Independence’ campaign

13891867_1061741590574205_434494137835694951_nAs a part of Independence Day celebration, Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, inaugurated week-long ‘Colours of Independence’ campaign at Jammu Tawi Railway Station. The programme is being organised by the Central Silk Board, Union Ministry of Textiles in which a Khadi fabric has been kept for local people to express their thoughts through colours on the fabric with their own unique interpretation of NationalIndependence, hope and aspiration for the future. Speaking on the occasion, Kavinder Gupta appealed the people to work collectively for upholding the sanctity of our age old tradition of communal harmony and brotherhood. The Speaker said that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has taken a unique step to make this year’s Independence Day celebration exceptional. For the first time, the celebration of India’s independence will involve a six-day long ‘Bharat Parv’ festival at Rajpath besides ‘Tiranga Yatras’ will be taken out across the country from August 15 to 22. Apart from that, to commemorate the nation’s 70th Independence Day, the Government has outlined an additional detailed 15-day long program which will be launched by Prime Minister as ’70 Saal Azadi – Zara Yaad Karo Qurbani’. "This day is of immense importance for all Indians as it gives us an opportunity to pay homage to the great freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the nation," the Speaker said, adding that we all, irrespective of caste and colour, should follow the principles of those legendaries to make the society a better world to live in.

Girl child national asset not a liability: Bijral

13935004_1061681910580173_3210330549721009885_nModel Academy an old educational institution now called Model Institute of Education Research (MIER) was the venue of thread bare discussion holding ‘girl child a national asset and not a liability’. This was despite rain came in between but students with stayed hooked to the critical issue in discussion. In natural balance is what is called Child Sex Ratio (CSR)- the ratio of girls against 1000 boys. Explaining this, S.S. Bijral IGP (Rtd), State Convener of National Project “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” (BBBP) said that this balance offset through selective births through misuse of ultrasound and others in- human methods have created a critical situation in and in 9 districts of J&K including Jammu district with fallen CSR of 831 girls against 1000 boys( 2011 census). Bijral said girl child is first and crucial role model of new born. Reiterating ‘education is to know the extent of our ignorance’, he quoted 12th century Islamic scholar Ibu Rashd aka Averroes: “we have no idea what capacities women have other than reproductive functions. For this we turn them into man’s servant to feed and raise children. This destroys whatever other quality is there in them”. Bijral saying ignoring women, the 50% of country’s population would end up country as a paralytic body, stressed the need to accept and groom girls with same spirit as we do for a boy. Kamal Choudhary member state committee, said that mother favours the boy while father favours the girl child out of nature’s way of opposite sex attraction. He said women folk must not underestimate the importance of the girl child, the future mother as they well understand the importance of the mother not only for individual development but for the nation as a whole. He shared emotions of a father saying ‘my son is a son till he gets his wife but my daughter is my daughter for whole of my life’. He called upon the girl students to bring a change in mind set about girl child which would be great service to the society as a whole. Seven girl students who had excelled in their 10th class board exam scoring 100% marks were awarded medals for their recognition and motivation by the state convener S.S.Bijral former IGP. MD MIER Aditya Gupta and Principal Promod Srivastva appreciated the general awareness spread by the state committee about a national issue since launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Bhai Modi.

Dr Jitendra, Rijiju, Jugal to lead BJP Tiranga Yatra

13892326_1061093170639047_6455928984629123855_nIn a meeting held at Trikuta Nagar Office and chaired by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), alongwith State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, the scheduled ‘Tiranga Yatra’ programmes under ‘Azaadi 70’ were discussed and finalized with the distribution of work related to entire exercise. The meeting was attended by State Vice-President Parmodh Kapahi, State Secretaries Rajinder Sharma and Anil Parihar, State Addl. Treasurer Arvind Gupta, Samba District President Vijay Sharma (Adv.), State Working Committee Members Ved Mankotia and Sanjeev Sharma and Training Department Incharge Rajiv Charak. Sat Sharma, while speaking in the meeting, told that Union MoS and sitting MP Dr. Jitendra Singh will lead the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Doda-Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency and Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma will lead similar yatra in Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary constituency and both will cover the entire Jammu province. The ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to be led by Dr. Jitendra Singh will start on August 13th from Ghagwal in Hiranagar. Another yatra to be led by Jugal Kishore Sharma will start from Trikuta Nagar Office on August 15. Both yatras, after passing through the entire areas of both Parliamentary constituencies, will culminate at Pt. Premnath Dogra Bhawan and Udhampur. ‘Tringa Yatra’ for Leh will be taken out on August 14 to be led by Union MoS Home Kiran Rijiju alongwith local MP Thupstan Chhewang and CEC Dr. Sonam Dawa and District President Gonboo. Sat further briefed that State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi will be overall Incharge for Jammu-Poonch constituency and State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria will be overall Incharge for Doda-Udhampur constituency for management of these yatras. Ashok Kaul said that for the smooth conduct of booth the yatras, the party has announced district wise Incharges and Co-Incharges. He told that Vijay Sharma and Ved Mankotia will be Incharge and Co-Incharge respectively for Basohli District and District President Jeevan Lal MLA will accompany them. Parmodh Kapahi and Arvind Gupta will be Incharge & Co-Incharge for Kathua district and District President Premnath Dogra will accompany them. Similarly, Rajinder Sharma will be Incharge for Reasi District and District President Kuldeep Dubey will accompany him. Rajiv Charak and Arun Chhibber will be Incharge and Co-Incharge for Ramban who will be accompanied by District President Ramesh Sharma. Anil Parihar will be Incharge for Udhampur District to be accompanied by District President Rakesh Gupta. Som Raj Khajuria will be Incharge Doda District and District President Manjeet Razdan will accompany him. For Kishtwar District Munish Sharma will be Incharge and Brij Mohan Sharma as Co-Incharge to be accompanied by District President Manjeet Razdan. Rajni Sethi will be Incharge and Anuradha Charak as Co-Incharge for Jammu District and District President Baldev Singh Billowria will accompany them. Jugal Kishore Gupta will the Incharge for Jammu West and District President Ayodhya Gupta will accompany him. Aseem Gupta will be Incharge and Rakesh Mahajan Co-Incharge for Jammu Rural district with District President Omi Khajuria to accompany them. Bharat Bhushan will be Incharge for Akhnoor district and Praduman Singh as Co-Incharge with District President Manmohan Singh to accompany them. Jugal Dogra will be Co-Incharge for Nowshera District and District President Capt Som Dutt will accompany him. S. Varinderjeet Singh is Incharge and Rajinder Gupta as Co-Incharge for Rajouri district and will be accompanied by District President Dinesh Sharma. Sunil Gupta will be Incharge Poonch district with District President Capt. Bansi Lal will accompany him. Ch. Vikram Randhawa will be Incharge R.S. Pura district with Suraj Singh as Co-Incharge to be accompanied by District President Brijeshwar Rana. Mamta Singh will be Incharge and Rakesh Mahajan as Co-Incharge for Samba district to be accompanied by District President Jangbir Singh. In addition to it the district teams of morchas will also extend their cooperation and participation in ensuring the successful conduct of the yatras.

Prabhat Pherri taken out in Talab Tillo Mandal

13880162_1061092313972466_4912529955823745403_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) alongwith State Secretary Sanjay Baru and District President Jammu West Ayodhya Gupta, further stepped up the activities under ‘Azaadi 70’ programmes by leading the party activists of Talab Tillo Mandal in a ‘Prabhat Pherri’. It was organized by Mandal President Jeet Angral. The party activists were carrying national flags and raising slogans of Bharat Mata Ki Jai while they took up from Bohri and culminated at NITCO Lane. Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that the nation has travelled 69 years of Independence and this month we are going to celebrate the 70th Independence Day. The party has chalked out a number of programmes which will involve the party activists at all the levels. Like other parts of the country, the state unit of BJP to started the 15 days celebrations on August 9 and different events will be organized till August 23 to make the people aware of the long history of sacrifices and the role of the patriotic people in strengthening the bonds of unity and brotherhood. He asked the party activists to utilize the days of fortnight programmes to induce patriotic feelings among the people and educate them about the need of unity to defeat the forces which are posing threat to the social fabric and integrity of the country. Sanjay Baru, while speaking about the programmes to be organized in coming days, said that it will be for the first time in the history of post independent India that a political party as well as its government at the Centre has decided to organize different events to highlight the supreme sacrifices of the great Indians whose contribution in fighting the British rule has been splendid. He said that the 70th Independence Day will see a new ray of development and prosperity as PM Narendra Modi is taking the nation to new heights in all the matters, which is indeed a major achievement for the country. Ayodhya Gupta, Mohan Singh Rana, Sanjeev Sharma, Prem Gupta, Munish Gupta, Jatin Sethi, Keshav Chopra, Puneet Mahajan, Parneesh Mahajan, Raj Kumar Bhagat, BD Nayal, Jaideep Sambyal, Dr. Pardeep, Surinder Bhagat, Dr. Dineshwar Sharma, Vinod Wazir, Veenu Gupta, Puspha Wazir, Neelam Nargotra, Asha Sharma, Sat Pal Khajuria, Balwan Singh, Sat Pal Karlupia, Dr. Ranjit Singh, Darshan Lal, Surinder Choudhary, Deepak Kumar took part in the ‘Prabhat Pherri’.

NC mother of all troubles in J&K: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, while responding to the statement of Farooq Abdullah charged the National Conference as being anti-peace and mother of all the troubles in J&K state, particularly in the valley. Prof. Virender said that Pt. Nehru on the persistent assertion of his close friend, Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah, got incorporated Article 370 in Indian constitution and later on entered into an agreement, called 1952 Agreement with him ensuring autonomy to the state except for in the matters related to Defence, Foreign Affairs and Communication and added that Sheikh betrayed his close friend and conspired with the western powers, including USA and Britain to have Jammu & Kashmir as an independent country with full sovereignty. He said that prior to that Jan Sangh President and a towering national leader, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee died in mysterious circumstances in a jail at Srinagar. He further added that Sheikh rigged 1952 state elections and rejected all the nominations of Praja Parishad candidates ensuring that none reached the state assembly. Prof. Virender narrated that under these circumstance Pt. Nehru was forced to put Sheikh behind the bar. He said after Sheikh’s arrest the situation in Jammu & Kashmir almost remained peaceful during the tenure of Bakshi Ghulam Mohd., G.M. Sadiq and Mir Quasim. He added that in 1975 when Sheikh was again installed as Chief Minister of the state he agreed to the report submitted by DD Thakur Committee that none of the provisions of the Indian Constitution those extended to Jammu and Kashmir State needed reconsideration as all were for the benefit of the people of Jammu & Kashmir state. He said that it was disgusting that when Farooq Abdullah became the Chief Minister of the state he raised the bogy of greater autonomy and pre-1952 position and allowed Pakistan to play its game to destabilize the situation in J&K. He further added that it was during his regime that youth started going to Pakistan to get training of militancy, they when came back indulged in subversive activities in State. During his period strength of madras increased many folds where conspiracy against Indian state was being hatched to spread fundamentalism among Kashmiri youth. This resulted in 1990 situation. Even during Omar Abdullah regime as per the report the number of mosques increased from 150 to 700 and schools from 30 to 150, under the control of Wahbi/Salafi and these preached fundamentalism and prepared the youth for Jehad. The present situation in the valley, infact is creation of Abdullah regime which always propagated separatism and encouraged anti-India feelings among the masses. The flying of Pakistan and ISIS flags were ignored and termed it as childish act. The Kashmir political class remained engaged in vomiting position against India government and India army. Prof. Virender further said that Farooq Abdullah needs to realize that the clock cannot be turned back. The position of Indian constitution introduced with the approval of to state government in the state cannot be withdrawn. Even during NC rule after 1975 about 20 amendments were made in the state constitution. The root cause of Kashmir problem is the Kashmiri leaders who always misguided the people. Jammu and Kashmir is not only Kashmir valley. Kashmiri are not only stake holders, people of Jammu and Ladakh, the Kashmiri Pandits, the POJK refugees are equal stake holders. Even in the valley the silent population of valley who want to remain with India, particularly the Shia and Gujjar communities are equally stake holders. If any political solution is to be worked out people of all the regions of the state and all ethnic groups and minority communities are to be taken into confidence. No solution agreed with Kashmiri leaders can be thrusted upon other sections of the state, who were ignored in the past.

Rajesh Gupta started the work of different lanes of Gali Malhotrian in ward no.11

13906638_1061091390639225_9216572545737440926_nMLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta started the work of different lanes of Gali Malhotrian in ward no.11 at an estimated cost of rupees 25 lakhs today. The leaders of Malhotra Mohalla Traders Association Satinder Gupta, Rajesh Gupta, Vicky Varma,Mohan Lal Bhagat welcomed the MLA on the ocassion. MLA was also welcomed by Baba Prem Kapoor Ji and his sangat. The officials who accompanied the MLA included JMC officials Can Joginder Bhagat,AEE Varinder Pathania and JE Tangroo. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that we are on our path of development for the people of the Jammu east constituency and the day is not far when Jammu would be counted among the most well developed cities of the country. The recent launch of the prestigious IIT in Jammu is a huge step forward and would change the landscape of the city.This has only become possible because of the BJP government in the centre and the state.More such projects are in the pipeline and we must all support these nation building initiatives of our Prime Minister Modi Ji.We would always be guided by the mantra of sab ka saath sab ka vikaas and would never be swayed from our path. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included senior BJP leaders Karan Singh,Dalip Gupta,Ramesh Sharma,Anil Sharma(Tony),Ashwani,Naresh Pradhan,Manav Mahajan,Girdhari Lal,Prof Sham,Ravi Singh,Kuldeep,Praveen Kerni,Dwarka Nath Gupta,Ajesh Gupta,Kamal Jain,Sham Gupta,Nikhil,Prateek, Sheru, Sudhir Anand,Rakesh Arora and Ravi Sharma.

Efforts on to develop Jasrota as heritage site: Lal Singh

Lotus Logo copyAs part of the 67th Van Mahotsav, a plantation drive was today launched by Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Ch. Lal Singh at Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary and Chanpora block under Jasrota Range of Kathua Wildlife division. PCCF, A K Singh, Chief wildlife Warden Deepak Khanna, CCF Jammu Roshan Jaggi, Director FPF S K Gupta, Director Social Forestry S K Chugh, Director Ecology, Environment & Remote sensing O PVidyarathi, Chairman PCB Ravi Kesar, DDC Kathua Ramesh Kumar, RD PCB Jammu Showkat Choudhary, DFOs, XEns and officers of sister wings were present in the function. Ch. Lal Singh while addressing the gathering said that efforts are afoot to make Jasrota heritage site a famous tourist spot and priority is being given to develop infrastructure and logistic facilities for the visiting tourists. He also informed that battery cars will soon be introduced in Jasrota Wildlife sanctuary to attract tourists. The Minister said that the department is making all out efforts to protect and preserve the green wealth and massive plantation drives are being launched across the State to improve the green cover. He called for active public partaking in these initiatives as environmental conservation requires synergized efforts from all stakeholders. PCCF, A. K. Singh while addressing the participants said that plantation drive is an important step towards environmental conservation and sought public cooperation in making it a success. DDC Kathua Ramesh Kumar said that focused and concerted efforts are the need of the hour to preserve the green gold. Chief wildlife Warden Deepak Khanna also exhorted upon the people to actively participate in the drive and help the department in protection and ensuring survival of plants.

Priya visits Mubarak Mandi Complex, reviews damages due to rains

Priya sethiMinister of State for Tourism, Education and Culture, Priya Sethi today visited Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex and took stock of the damages to a structure due to rains. The Minister took a round of the complex and reviewed the ongoing restoration works and asked the concerned agencies to take the requisite measures to prevent further damages. Expressing grave concern over the delay in the restoration works being carried out by ASI, the Minister asked for ascertaining other viable options and involving some other technical agencies which can press more manpower and resources to ensure time bound completion of restoration works. Hinting out at the previous regime for not optimally utilising Rs. 250 crore funds allocated for the restoration works of Mubarak Mandi complex, Priya Sethi said that this callous attitude has adversely affected the pace of restoration works .She directed the concerned executing agency to put in concerted efforts so that pristine glory of this heritage monument is restored at an earliest. Taking a serious note of the status of the Sheesh Mahal and its roof work, the Minister said that it is painful that that these historical monuments were used as Government offices robbing them of their grandeur. The Minister said that present Government is committed to preserve the heritage sites of the State which are a part of our cultural identity. Later, the Minister also visited Radha Krishna temple at Ramtalai Jullaka Mohalla where a boundary wall was damaged due to rains and asked Divisional Commissioner to take necessary steps for its early restoration. Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Executive Director Mubarak Mandi Heritage Society Rohit Khajuria, senior leader BJP Yudhvir Sethi besides prominent citizens were present on the occasion.

DyCM flags off Shri Buddha Amarnath Yatra

Budha amarnath yatraDeputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh flagged off first batch of annual Shri Buddha Amarnath Yatra from Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas, here today. The first batch of 1,088 pilgrims including 642 males, 405 females and 41 children left the base camp at Bhagwati Nagar early this morning in a convoy of 33 vehicles. Later, some pilgrims joined at Akhnoor, Sunderbani and Rajouri and the number reached 1530. An official spokesman said that the pilgrims hailing from all over the country including 854 from Gujarat, 61 from Tamil Nadu, 109 from Bihar, 37 from Karnataka, 12 from Himachal Pradesh and 15 from other States left the base camp for paying obeisance at the holy shrine of Lord Shiva located in village Rajpura in tehsil Mandi of Poonch district. Speaking on the occasion, the DyCM said that the yatra will proceed towards Poonch today and next day the yatris will go to the shrine at Mandi. Elaborating the arrangements put in place by the administration for the convenience of the yatris, DyCM said that Government has taken various initiatives for promoting pilgrim tourism in the State. He said the concerted efforts are afoot to improve infrastructural facilities at all places of tourist attraction. Meanwhile, 1008 Maha Mandleshwar Swami Shri Vishavatma Anand Saraswarti Ji Maharaj- the head priest of Dashnami Akhara Poonch in presence of Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, Kuldip Raj Gupta vice chairman State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People, DIG Jhonny Williams, DC Rajouri Shabir Ahmed Bhat and SSP Rajeshwar Singh besides others received Buddha Amarnath Yatra at Rajouri town this afternoon. As per tradition the flag hoisting ceremony and traditional lamp was lit at the venue by the Swami Ji and Yatra was further flagged off for Poonch. The yatra will culminate on Shravan Purnima falling on August 18 after the last batch of pilgrims perform `darshan' at holy temple located in tehsil Mandi of district Poonch. While appreciating the role of all communities in successful conduct of the Yatra every year, the minister maintained that Jammu and Kashmir is known for its tradition of amity and communal harmony. While applauding the efforts of all the departments for making Yatra arrangements, the minister exhorted upon the officers to work with great zeal and put in concerted efforts so as to provide the Yatris with best possible services. At Poonch, about 1530 yatris in 44 vehicles were received by the District Administration led by DC, M H Mailk and SSP J S Johar at around 7.30 pm. Several senior officers of the District Administration including Nodal officer Dr Vinod Bhalla and representatives from Sanatan Dharam, VHP, Bajarang Dal and others from Dashnami Akhara Mandir Committee were present on the occasion. These pilgrims have been accommodated in various Govt buildings, SD Sabha Bhawan, ITI and Dashnami Akhara temple. They will proceed for the shrine at Mandi tomorrow morning. Earlier, the Army units provided evening tea and snacks to the pilgrims at Bhimber Gali Camp and also at RR unit headquarters at Surankote.

Sat Sharma inaugurates Sulabh Shouchalaya near Bus Stand at BC Road

13906706_1060923560656008_3875732780138823229_nCarrying forward the mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and continuing the cleanliness drive around the constituency, MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) inaugurated a Sulabh Shouchalya here near Bus stand, BC Road in Ward number 8 at an estimated cost of Rs. 16.90 Lacs in the presence of JMC officials, Sulabh International officials, local leaders and local residents of the area. State Vice President BJP Yudhvir Sethi, Jt. Commissioner JMC RS Jamwal and various senior officials were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Sharma said that it is imperative that a people from all walks of life should contribute collectively in making our surroundings clean. People should come forward and take active steps to make their areas clean. Terming the laying of foundation stone of this public conveniences complex as a small step, Sharma said that realizing Prime Minister's dream of clean India is a distant dream and this could only be achieved through people’s participation that too with absolute enthusiasm and dedication. Sat Sharma also said that it was an old demand of residents and shop owners of the area which was pending from more than a decade and starting of such thing will surely help in promoting cleanliness across the surroundings. Controller Sulabh Services Anil Kumar Singh, SE Works Kushal Chand, XEN Parvodh Sharma, JE SK Bhat, Sanitatio officers Dr Zafar & Dr Saleem, District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Jeet Angral, Som Raj, Ashutosh Gupta, Anil Kumar, Sanjeev Sharma, Sunil Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Sunil Gupta, Prithvi, Bobby, Surjeet Singh, Narendra Jha, Puneet Mahajan, Atul Bakshi, Ankush Sharma and several others were also present.

“Prabhat Pheri” taken out at R.S Pura to celebrate 70 years of freedom

13895558_1060923033989394_4971105139739806910_nR.S Pura,9thAugust. On Tuesday Bharatiya Janata Party R.S Pura and Miran Sahib Mandal organized “Prabhat Pheri” which started from Shaheed Daljeet Singh Chowk at R.S Pura and passing through the main bazaar, tehsil bazaar Purana Pind chowk it ended near the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Chowk.M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat was specially present to lead the Prabhat Pheri.After the Prabhat Pheri, Dr.Gagan Bhagat addressed the gathering and said that the program of Prabhat Pheri was a part of “Tiranga Yatra” which will be on the theme of “Zara Yaad Karo Kurbaani” will be taken out by the Bharatiya Janata Party from 9th to 23rd August to mark the 70th year of Independence it was decided by the Prime Minister Narender Modi in the Parliamentary Board meeting that the main motive of organizing such a program was that it will strengthen the feeling of “Nation first and Self last” among the citizens of India, and to give tributes ,honor and remember the sacrifices given by the great Freedom Fighters who sacrificed everything for the country and its Independence, and due to which the Triclour is flying high today.The Tiranga Yatra will be celebrated in all the district across the country on the same date. Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that the main motive behind this program is that the youth of our country should be taught that what feelings and emotions at that time the youths like Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Veer Savarkar, Chander Shekhar Azaad, Shaheed Sukhdev and Rajguru had in their hearts about the country and the triclour.This program will also give a message in the town, city and village of the great freedom fighters among the common people of that area that the sacrifice they have done for the country, the people of this country still remember and still now we have great regards for them, Dr.Gagan Bhagat informed that Prime Minister Narender Modi will start his Tiranga Yatra on 9th August , Tuesday from the birth place of Shaheed Chander Shekhar Azaad at village Bhavra village, in the present day Alirajpur District of Madhya Pradesh.In the same the Bhartiya Janta Party Mahila Morcha workers and Female Ministers will tie auspicious knot on 12th August on the wrist of soldiers serving on the borders of the country,in the same way all the 75 Ministers of the Union government will visit the Shaheed Smaraks across the Country of Martyrs and freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the motherland.Dr.Gagan thanked all the party workers Vikram Randhava,Brijesh Rana,Natharam,Devendra Sharma,Ramesh Lal,Bishan Dass,Kundan Sharma,Gurdeep Saini ,Manjeet Singh,B.R Choudhary Rajesh Babbu,Hardev Singh for participating in the Prabhat Pheri and starting Tiranga Yatra.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a newly constructed shed at Lower Mast Garh near Pahalwan Di Hatti

13879235_1060290607385970_2949226189117592174_nMLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a newly constructed shed at Lower Mast Garh near Pahalwan Di Hatti Peer Mitha. Large number of women participated in the inaugural function. A sat sang was also organised by the residents of the ward on the occasion. Members of the Mohalla welfare Committee welcomed the MLA led by the President of the committee Surinder Singh and Rajinder Sharma. Mahila Morcha members who accompanied the MLA included State Secretary Anu Gupta, Vidya Devi, Anita Sharma, Kanta Devi, Geetu Gupta, Sushant and Shankey. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion thanked the Deputy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh Ji for his full support in the developmental works in the constituency. Rajesh Gupta said that we will ensure that all the damage done to the infrastructure due to the rains is repaired in the coming days. Rajesh Gupta said that the heavy rainfall in the Jammu area has also given us an opportunity to study the loop holes in the system and we are in the process of developing a comprehensive plan of action to address them.Under no circumstances the development of the constituency would slow down.The starting of the IIT in Jammu is a landmark achievement which we could not have dreamed a couple of years back. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included senior BJP leader and Distt. President Baldev Singh Billowria, Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Shyam, Sanjay Mahey, Surinder Pargal, Rajeev Bhardwaj, Girdhari Lal, Kuldeep, Rajinder Gupta, Narottam Sharma, Yash Abrol, P.C.Gupta, Rajesh Nischal, Vijay Mehra, Kuldeep Sharma, Amit Khanna, Raj Kumar, Chaman Lal, Amit, Vinay, Adv.Bheegi and Dhanswaroop Gupta.

BJP launches fortnight programmes on “Azaadi 70”

13882408_1060280510720313_7869617724244330035_nOn the first day of party’s countrywide fortnight programmes on “Azaadi 70” being celebrated as ‘Yaad Karo Qurbani’, the state BJP undertook “Prabhat Pherris” at Mandal levels today, 9th August, the day that coincide when ‘Quit India Movement’ was launched. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) led the “Prabhat Pherri” of Janipur Mandal, which started from Ambphalla and culminated at Janipur after passing through New Plot, Pucca Talab, Sarwal, Vikas Nagar, Rehari and Patoli. It was organized by Janipur Mandal President Vijay Sharma. The party activists were carrying national flag and chanting patriotic songs and slogans. Sat Sharma, while talking to media persons about the programmes related to “Azaadi 70”, said that the nation is completing 70 years of independence this month on 15th August and the party has decided to celebrate the event for 15 days from August 09 to 23, wherein different programmes will be organized with Prabhat Pherri to be led by local MLA, senior leaders and women workers to celebrate the Quit India Movement. He further said that from 10th August to 14th August torch and national flag rallies will be organized by Yuva Morcha, while the Mahila Morcha shall organize a programme to tie the rakhi to the army jawans, including those posted on the borders. The party workers shall also reach out the families of martyrs and honour them. Likewise, all the MPs will take up Tiranga Yatra on motorcycles and cycles with national flags from 15th to 22nd August and likewise other programmes shall be organized. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh will also come to Jammu on 21st August to visit the memorials of martyrs and pay tributes, he disclosed. Sat Sharma said that objective of organizing different events under “Azaadi 70” is to make the young generations aware of the freedom struggle, the role of the great patriots and the responsibility on youth to contribute in inculcating patriotic and national feelings among the masses and pledge to meet the challenges posed against unity and integrity of the country. Meanwhile, State Secretary Ch. Vikram Randhawa led the Prabhat Pherri of R.S. Pura, Suchetgarh, Miran Sahib mandals and was accompanied by MLA Dr. Gagan Bhagat and District President Brijeshwar Rana. At Bishnah it was led by Ex-MLA Ashwani Sharma. Similar, Prabhat Pherri was also taken out in Arnia mandal. BJP leaders and activists including Chander Mohan Sharma, Balbir Ram Rattan, Ayodhya Gupta, Kuldeep Magotra, Vijay Sharma, Prem Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Dr. Pardeep, Ashok Gandhi, Balwan Singh, Bal Khajuria, Monika Gupta, Ravish Mengi, Kulbushan Vohra, Balbir Singh, Onkar Singh, Parshotam Dogra, Kamini Gupta, Ramesh Khajuria, Bishamber Jasrotia, Sahil Gupta, Savitri Sharma were prominent who took part in the Prabhar Pherri.

Arora discuss problems of students with VC

13895228_1060249037390127_7451049917135943631_nIn a meeting held between MLC Ramesh Arora (Adv.) and Vice-Chancellor, Jammu University, Prof. R.D. Sharma, both discussed the existing problems of students and issues related to University of Jammu. During discussions Ramesh Arora told the VC that area under possession of army adjoining University campus will be handed over to University without further delay as the matter was raised by him in Legislative Council and the government had assured to get area vacated for expansion of Jammu University, which is need of the hour. Arora further assured that matter about remaining portion under possession of army used as transit camp will be sorted out and he will get it decided shortly after discussing the matter with concerned authorities. Arora also took up the issue of the non-admission of few students belonging to different regions of the state due to various reasons and stressed upon the VC for solving their problems. He also discussed the issue of starting mass communication classes in JU as it is a subject of prime importance and can shape the future of state also. VC told the MLC that the matter is already sent to the state government and is under its consideration. Prof. R.D. Sharma pointed out that the university require more space for developing more infrastructure for university. Arora suggested that a multi storey parking be established within the premises of the University for the convenience of students and officials of the university. In this regard, he assured all possible assistance from the concerned quarters. “Jammu University should be an autonomous institution in financial matters and for that purpose it has to track a long distance because everybody knows that increase in fee structure or other payments to be made by the students will invite resentment”, Arora said and added that the students should provide a friendly atmosphere in the university so that they study in healthy environment.

Kavinder provides Rs. 2.4 lakh CDF for artificial Prosthesis

13891813_1060229554058742_4538761066964068148_nSpeaker J&K Legislative Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta today handed over a Demi-Official letter for releasing Rs. 2.4 lakh in favour of young boy namely S. Vikram Singh of Digiana for limb transplantation out of his Constituency Development Fund (CDF). Promoting a noble cause to help the needy, the Speaker took this initiative of helping the youth who is suffering from 80% disability due to the problem in his knee. The young man has not only lost his leg but also his parents in the fatal accident some time ago and is not able to get his treatment done due to the financial constraints. The Speaker said, a deputation from Digiana approached him regarding this issue and he committed them for every possible help from his side. Recalling the story of his own accident, the Speaker said, “I can understand the trauma through which this young boy has gone as I have also experienced the similar thing in my life and it is very difficult to get support during such tragic times of your life besides running from pillar to post”. While interacting with the members of the Sikh organization who brought this matter to his notice, the Speaker said, it is our duty to help such persons as they are the future of our nation and such accidents shouldn’t become the road blocks in their life. He also appreciated the cash help of Rs 20, 000 initially provided to him by the District Development Commissioner Jammu on his recommendation, the Sikh organization hailed the initiative of the Speaker for this generous cause. Deep Singh, Shanty Singh, Pardeep kumar, Sunny Mehra, Sahil Bakshi and several others were also present on the occasion.

Sat Sharma starts construction works at Rehari Colony Municipal Park

13920979_1060143860733978_3051791754357899192_nFulfilling the demands of more than one thousand morning walkers of Rehari Colony, Subash Nagar, Sarwal and adjoining areas, State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) started construction works at Master Devi Chand Municipal Park, Rehari Colony. Accompanied by a large number of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, Sharma started the works in the presence of a large number of local residents, morning walkers and political activists of the area. The works will be done under the supervision of JMC which includes installation of Garden gym for exercise and tiles work to be laid on the pathway for its widening in order to give proper facilities to the morning walkers. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it was a pending demand of more than thousand morning walkers of the area and keeping in view the basic amenities, the works had to be done in order to provide best possible infrastructure to the masses. Sharma also said that to facelift the park an open garden gym will also be installed so that morning walkers can keep themselves fit by doing exercises on the equipment's of open garden gym. Sharma also appealed the masses to keep the surroundings of the park neat and clean and also contribute in keeping the aura clean around themselves in order to fulfill the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build a clean and green nation under the banner of "SWACHH BHARAT". XEN JMC Parvodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf, JE Ashok Sharma, Ayodhya Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Prem Kumar Gupta, Arun Chibber, Raveesh Mengi, Onkar Singh Bose, Lalit Luthra, Atul Bakshi, Veenu Khanna, Vijay Sharma, Balbir Singh, Purshottam Dogra, Kulbir Singh, Ramesh Khajuria, Sahil Gupta, Kulbhuishan Vohra, Neena Gupta, Ramesh Gupta, Ashu Gupta and several others were also present on the occasion.

Sham visits flood affected areas of Kathua

13962725_1060113654070332_5498867541232761151_nMinister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Choudhary conducted an extensive tour of flood affected areas of Kathua district to take stock of damages caused due to recent incessant rains and flash floods in these areas. The Minister was accompanied by MLA Kathua Rajiv Jasrotia, ADC Kathua Dr Bharat Bhushan and officers of PHE, Irrigation, Flood Control Department. During his visit to flood affected Chack Gadhadhar village, the Minister passed on spot directions for restoration of damages to public utilities and other infrastructure. The Minister asked the concerned departments to take up restoration works in all flood affected areas on war footing and ensure immediate restoration of roads and other services. He also directed I&FC Department to repair the breaches and strengthen the flood protection bunds in all affected areas. The Minister also visited Ujh Barrage where a portion of land was washed away in flash floods. He informed the people that a comprehensive flood protection and restoration plan will be formulated to take up protection works at vulnerable spots to minimize the damage due to flash floods. He directed the local administration to look after the needs of affected people and shift the affected families to safer shelters if need arises. He also inquired about the water level in river Ravi , Ujh and tehir distributaries. He directed the I&FC Department to be in the State of full preparedness to meet any eventuality. During the tour, various deputations from affected villages also called on the Minister and apprised him of their problems and demands. Earlier, the minister visited Lakahnpur Water Lift Station and inspected recently installed machinery for the capacity improvement of the lift station. Accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Kathua Ramesh Kumar, the Minister also visited Ravi Tawi Irrigation Complex Kathua and participated in the plantation drive held in the premises. He also convened meeting with officers and held detail review of the works undertaken by the RTIC Kathua.

Maintain regular supply of water, electricity: DyCM

13902602_1060098757405155_679599089560827257_nDeputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh convened a joint meeting of PDD and PHE department to review their functioning. Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary, MLA West Sat Sharma, Chief Engineers, Superintendent Engineers, Executive Engineers and other senior functionaries of both the departments were present. Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister asked the functionaries of the twin departments to put in their best to maintain regular supply of water and electricity to the people. "The PDD should provide dedicated transformers to PHE Department so that water supply was not affected", the Dy CM directed and asked the PDD authorities to submit a proposal for setting up a new receiving station at Gandhi Nagar to decrease the load on existing infrastructure. He exhorted upon the department to upgrade the existing power infrastructure including maintenance and bifurcation of feeders. The department was asked to submit a report with the recommendations for steps to be taken to prevent damages to the transformers and cut down transmission and distribution losses. The Dy CM also asked PDD to constitute a committee to assess the damage to the power infrastructure in the recent rains. Dr Nirmal Singh further directed the PDD authorities to expedite the repair of the damaged transformers to ensure early restoration of power supply in affected areas. He underlined the need to work in close coordination to ensure prompt public delivery system. Sham Lal Choudhary discussed various issues of PHE Department with the Deputy Chief Minister and sought timely repair of transformers damaged at various tube wells. He also stressed on the need to make available more dedicated transformers for the smooth supply of water to the people. MLA Jammu West, Sat Sharma raised the issue pertaining to shortage of water and power supply in various areas of Jammu city and its peripheries. Responding to the issues, Dr Singh said that the Government is committed to provide all basic amenities to the people at their doorsteps. He also said that measures are underway to improve and upgrade the existing infrastructure of PHE and PDD. Highlighting the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme(R-APDRP) and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) schemes for urban and rural electrification, Dr Singh said that 100 percent implementation of these schemes will ensure quality power supply and cut in the power pilferage at all levels. Later, the Deputy Chief Minister alongwith Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary visited flood affected areas along Tawi river to take stock of damage caused by heavy rains.

Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra concluded five days Tour of Leh&Kargil

13939472_1060087077406323_7813448578025054949_nState President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, along with BJYM State General Secretaries Vikas Choudhary & Tarun Sharma completed organizational tour of Leh & Kargil spread over five days. During the tour, Magotra visited various farflung areas of Leh & Krgil Districts Dr. Magotra was welcomed at Leh by District President BJP Leh Chewang Gombo Ji and District vice-President BJP Nazir Ahmed. Thereafter Dr. Magotra along with his team visited District Kargil where Mohd. Hassan Pasha State joint Social Media Incharge BJYM along with his team welcomed Dr. Magotra by presenting traditional Khatak. Later a round table conference was organized at tourist felicitation centre Kargil where an interaction was done by Dr. Magotra with the youth of Kargil. Dr. Magotra also visited Achmal & Soudh Village of Kargil where many youth join BJYM. An impressive youth rally of more than 500 youth of Kargil was organized by Mohd. Hassan Pasha at Lal Chowk Kargil to felicitate newly appointed President of BJYM J&K Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra. Senior leader BJP, Kargil Hazi Kuddam was also present in the rally. During the tour Dr. Magotra also visited Drass & inaugurated Cricket tournament at Drass and later paid tribute at Kargil War Memorial. During this tour Dr. Magotra in consultation with District President BJP Leh Chewang Gombo Ji announced Tashi Gyaltson Khachutsey as District President BJYM Leh, State General Secretary (Org.) Sh Ashok Kaul was also present during the function. During the tour Dr. Magotra discussed achievements of Modi-Led government and said that various schemes and initiatives are being started by the central Government for the youth. He said BJP is reaching every nook & corner of the state to unite people for the development of the state. He further said that BJYM will target to boost “Make In India” as well as human resource development. Our target is to improve skills of our force work which cannot just meet just needs of India but also of the World. Our government wants to improve the quality of life of common man by providing electricity, water, road, health care, education and affordable housing. Dr. Magotra further expressed is concerned about 3D culture (Drug, Drink & Dance) among the youth and said we need to look into the “Chemical Drug Culture” which is spreading like a fire among the youth thus putting the future of youth into darkness.

BJP felicitates OBC Board new Vice Chairman

13872777_1060082634073434_6844858014773037327_nBJP senior leader, Rashpal Verma, who has been recently appointed as State Vice Chairman of OBC Board by the state government, was felicitated by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, along with BJP National Vice-President Avinash Rai Khanna, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, Hon'ble Speaker Kavinder Gupta, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, State General Secretary (organization) Ashok Koul and MLC Ashok Khajuria at Trikuta Nagar Office in presence of a large number of party leaders and activists. Sat Sharma, while congratulating Verma, said that OBCs constitute a major percentage of the population of the state and the Board will provide them an exclusive platform to directly interact with the Vice-Chairman and suggest ways and means for further strengthening it so that their grievances are looked into minutely and resolved to their satisfaction. Avinash Rai Khanna, on this occasion, said that Rashpal Verma has a long standing in public life and his experience of political and social life will obviously ensure in understanding and highlighting the problems of the members of the community in more effective way. Dr. Nirmal Singh said that the BJP coalition government is committed for the equitable development and welfare of all the sections of the society and for this purposes various Boards have been constituted with a sole motive of providing an opportunity to each community to themselves sit together and seek government’s help in matters related to their social and economic welfare.

The Meeting was organized by State Mahila Morcha at BJP District Office , Pt. Prem nath Dogra Bhawan Kachi Chawni, Jammu

13900114_1059530800795284_8025862935715458411_nThe Meeting was organized by State Mahila Morcha under the President Ship Of Smt. Purnima Sharma at BJP District Office , Pt. Prem nath Dogra Bhawan Kachi Chawni, Jammu were all the Members and workers of the Mahila Morcha are assembled. Purnima Sharma Programmes regarding Independence day and Rakhsha Bandhan. As the central BJP asked the workers to celebrate the 70th Independence day as a festival to respect our national Flag and Akhand Bharat. In the meeting the Slogan given as “Bharat Mata Ki Jai’’ . The meeting is attended by the state office Bearers , Zila Mandals Presidents Jammu, Jammu Grameen Zilla , R.S Pura, jammu West are there in State Programmes. Purnima Sharma said’s that this day is most important day for all and we have to celebrate it proudly and she also gives tribute to the freedom fighters of our India. She said that we have to follow the way of humanity which is shown by the freedom fighters of our country for the good and better nation. Purnima Sharma thanks to all the members who are presented in the meeting.

Girl child insecurity contributes to female foeticide: Bijral

Bijral_1059518867463144_1013767745950871659_nJammu district nationally listed as ‘critical district’ with fallen Child Sex Ratio, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign under its convener S. S. Bijral Rtd IGP focussed its attention on Akhnoor highlighting that insecurity of girl child, at home and in society too contributes to female foeticide. When the average national CSR is 918 (2011 census), Jammu district has average CSR as 795 against 1000 boys. In the day long drive when youth of educational institutions of Kendriya Vidyalaya no. 2; Govt Girls Higher Secondary School; Govt Higher Sec. School Sohal were addressed, one after the other, schools of Govt. Middle School Sohal; New Oriental High School; Vaishnavi Vidyalaya also let their students participate in this campaign at Govt Higher Sec. School Sohal. S.S.Bijral state Convener explained at length importance of BBBP. He as gathered by him in the course of the drive, said that insecurity of girl child both at home and in society significantly contributes to female foeticide. Parents mental worry, he said, stays about her safety and security until her marriage. The law enforcement being weak and justice delivery painfully very delayed, the fear of law is near vanished from criminals mind as testified by increasing crime. He said foreign countries have issued advisories to their women travelers against visiting India. Kamal Choudhary state committee member called upon girl students to get adequately educated to be self reliant. He called upon boys to resolve not to accept dowry in marriage when highly educated girl agreeing to marry compensates far more compared to dowry. One Kajal Sharma 11th class student of G.G. Hr. Secondary School recited a self composed poem regarding female foeticide. Appreciating her emotions supporting the campaign theme,S.S.Bijral IGP (Rtd) gave her a cash prize of Rs 500 and a medal. The girls who scored high merit in their last board exam were awarded medals as token of recognition and morale booster. Dr Kulbhushan from Girls Hr Sec School, A.K.Roy principal from Kendriya Vidyalaya no. 2, Narinder Pal Singh principal Govt Hr Sec. school Sohal highly appreciated the drive launched being the need of the hour. Dr Jagdish Bhagat the incharge of Akhnoor committee hosted the function.

Deal firmly with the prevailing situation in valley: Prof Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta called upon the state government to deal with the present situation prevailing in the valley firmly. He said that there is no option for the government other than meeting the challenge posed by the separatists and militants supported by Pakistan, decisively and with iron hand and added that otherwise the situation would get deteriorated further, day by day and it may not be possible to bring the normalcy back on the track. Prof. Virender Gupta said that at present the morale of the state police, CRPF and other security forces have gone down because of the past happenings, where lot of restrictions have been imposed on them and have not been given appropriate freedom to tackle the situation. He said that this would have dangerous consequences as the miscreants, anti-India elements and terrorists get leverage to do whatever they want as a result the situation in the valley has worsened and if things continue shall lead to dangerous consequences, challenging the integrity of the country and life of the common man of the valley and added that the process of migration of peace living Kashmiri from the valley has already started. Prof. Virender also criticized the leaders of NC and Congress, in particular Omar Abdullah and PCC president, GA MIR for their role in instigating the Kashmiri masses and becoming instrument in deteriorating the situation. He appealed to the people of Kashmir, in particular the Kashmiri youth to shun the path of self destruction and help in restoring the normalcy and added that happening in PoK including Gilgit and Baltistan should be eye opener for them and they should ponder upon the atrocities committed on the people there by Pakistani government and look at the conditions of slavery that has been thrust upon them. Prof. Virender asked the misguided youth to learn lesson from the treatment being meted to the people of Sindh, Blochistan and North Frontier Province who are suffering worst kind of discrimination and facing atrocities under the Punjabi dominated Pakistan rulers and struggling to get freedom from Pakistan? He further added that ultimately Pakistan, in favour of which the slogans are being raised in Kashmir valley going to itself disintegrate, because of the path that it has adopted against people of Sindh, North West Frontier, Blochistan, POK including Gilgit and Baltistan. He said that by resorting to violence, the people of Kashmir are only endangering the very existence of Kashmir. He further said that we should not make Kashmir another Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Prof. Virender Gupta asked all the political parties, civil society, the social groups and the social activists of the state as well as of the country to put their united and coordinate efforts to start interacting with the people of valley, help in lowering their temper to bring back the normalcy and peaceful atmosphere. He said that negative role of any of the section is not going to in any way help the concerned section, being pursued to serve its own political ends as has been observed in the past.

NC’s anti-Jammu bias exposed once again: BJP

Brig. Anil GuptaHaving been fully exposed earlier on numerous occasions for its divisive and discriminatory policies the National Conference once again has openly displayed its step-motherly attitude towards Jammu region by criticizing the opening of IIT in Jammu. NC which has been unabashedly aligning with separatist leaders as well as other pro-Pak elements in the Valley and is responsible for willful neglect of Jammu region by diverting the funds meant for the development of the region is unable to digest the efforts of present BJP-PDP alliance government which is determined to end this discrimination. Holistic and balanced development of all the three regions of the state is the cornerstone of the Agenda of Alliance. The statement issued by the spokesperson of NC questioning the timing of inauguration and blaming the Deputy Chief Minister for being insensitive to the sentiments of Kashmiris is provocative and displays the ignorance of the Party said Brig Anil Gupta, BJP state spokesperson. Brig Gupta said that NC ought to know that all ‘institutes of excellence’ like the IIT follow an academic calendar. The inauguration was planned keeping that in mind because any further delay would have affected the academic routine of the students who have been admitted in this prestigious institution from all over the country on the basis of Common Entrance Test for all IITs. By giving a regional and religious touch to this the NC leadership has once again displayed their ‘mind-set’ and exposed their anti-Jammu bias. NC which is the co-architect of present turmoil and sheds crocodile tears for public consumption actually is busy adding fuel to the fire as is evident from the words and deeds of its leaders. Does the NC has even an iota of sympathy for the traders and businessmen of Jammu who are suffering daily losses worth hundreds of crore due to the ongoing unrest, he questioned? Brig Anil Gupta while refuting the allegation that BJP ministers were absent from the Valley he advised the NC spokesperson to verify his facts before making false allegations. BJP ministers also have to attend to their constituencies and hence their absence from Srinagar should not be made an issue by NC, the spokesperson said. Taking serious note of the statement issued by senior NC leader, Mubarak Gul, in which he criticized the use of pellet-guns by security forces and terming them as lethal, Brig Gupta reminded him that it was the NC government in 2010 that had introduced the pellet gun as a non-lethal weapon.

Ganga calls for massive campaign against female foeticide

13925256_1059419674139730_4400186782160102806_nMinister for Industries & Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga said that Government was committed to provide free of cost quality education to the girl child to secure their future. He said Central and State Governments lay utmost thrust on empowerment of women so that they lead in every field and contribute equally in the development of the nation. Addressing a gathering of people at a function organized in connection with the "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" programme, the Minister said that the State Government has launched this prestigious programme for the development and promotion of girls. The programmes envisage financial benefits for the girls born after April 1, 2015. The parents of such girls can approach the Social Welfare Department for availing the benefits of the scheme. With the launching of this scheme, the sex ratio of females in vulnerable districts will also improve substantially. The scheme is aimed at to provide full social security to the girl child and poor parents will not feel the girl child as burden on them. The Minister also called for launching a massive awareness campaign against the female foeticide to promote the girl child and improving the sex ration in the State. On the occasion, the Minister also launched a grievance redressal helpline for females so that they can register complaints against anyone indulging in dowry any other related complaints. The Helpline number - 98588- 60104 can be used for registering the complaints at any odd hour by the females. The Minister also highlighted the social schemes, including Ladli Beti, State Marriage Assistance Scheme and Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao launched by the Government and appealed the masses to come forward and avail maximum benefits of these. The Minister directed the officers of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) to ensure early registration of pregnant ladies at Anganwadi centres, besides providing counseling on PC & PNDT Act. He also instructed the officers of Health Department to ensure strict implementation of PC & PNDT Act and conduct frequent surprise visits at clinics having ultrasonography machines to strictly curb the practices of sex determination and female foeticide. He called for strict action against those found indulging in the practice of sex determination. The Minister also directed the officers of Education Department to ensure universal enrolment of girls, construction of toilets at every school and conducting campaigns for re-enrolment of drop out girls, especially in the rural and farflung areas. Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Sheetal Nanda and district officers of various departments were present on the occasion.

DyCM for taking all stakeholders on board to ensure peace

Lotus Logo copyDeputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh called upon the officers of civil and police administration of Udhampur district to take all necessary measures for ensuring peace and tranquility in the district. While chairing a meeting of officers, here today which was convened to review the security scenario in Udhampur district, Deputy Chief Minister said that some unscrupulous forces are out to disturb the peaceful atmosphere in State and it is the duty of administration to keep close watch on such elements and thwart any such attempt. He directed the officers of the police and civil administration to maintain close contact with all sections of the society, including heads of religious/social organizations to ensure peace at all costs in the district. He directed them to sternly deal with rumor mongers and take appropriate measures to maintain communal harmony and mutual brotherhood in the area. Maintaining that peace is imperative to ensure overall development and implementation of various welfare programmes in the State, Dr Singh said that all out efforts will be made to ensure peace and tranquility in the State. He also directed officers to speed up the pace of development and complete all on-going projects in the district in a time bound manner. He directed the Deputy Commissioner to constantly monitor the progress of development programmes to ensure the quality of works and timely completion of projects. The Deputy Chief Minister also appealed people to join hands in strengthening the Government's resolve for ensuring sustained peace and development in the State, adding that we should collectively synergize our efforts for ushering an era of peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir which has remained apathy of successive Governments. The people of the State have already suffered a lot due to militancy and other reasons for the past over three decades, therefore, it is the high time to focus on the development of all regions of the State, he said, adding "we have got a golden opportunity to contribute for the development of State as Central Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is so much concerned and liberal in providing funds to upgrade the outlived infrastructure and restoring lasting peace and tranquility in the State”. District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, DIG, SSPUdhampur and district officers of various departments were present in the meeting.

DyCM, Speaker, Lal Singh inaugurate 67th Van Mahotsava

13934856_1059418390806525_1366514828400562480_nDeputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh in presence of Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh and Minister of State for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Zahoor Ahmed Mir inaugurated 67th Van Mahotsava in the State from village Panjgrain in Jammu district. A large number of people participated in this massive plantation drive and planted saplings ofdifferent species in forests of Panjgrain, Ban, Dhammi and Mand of Udhampur district. Legislators, Sat Sharma, Neelam Langeh, R.S. Pathania, Rajesh Gupta, Principal Conservator of Forests, A K Singh, Director Social Forestry, Suresh Chugh, Director Forest Protection Force, Suresh Gupta, Director Ecology and Environment, O.P. Sharma, Chief Conservator of Forests, Roshan Jaggi, Chief Conservator of EcoTourism and Wild Life, A. K. Gupta and Divisional Forest Officers of Territorial, Social Forestry, Soil Conservation and Forest Protection Force were also present on the occasion. While addressing the gathering, Deputy Chief Minister called for carrying out plantation drive with a missionary spirit throughout the State for reversing the harmful effects of the global warming besides preserving the pristine natural beauty. He also called for generating massive awareness regarding harmful effects of deforestation and need to plant more trees to maintain fragile ecological balance. He appealed to the people of State for plantation of saplings in open spaces like in schools, colleges, railway stations and Government offices. He said that Government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to rejuvenate the degraded forests across the State. He called upon the experts and scholars to come up with concrete suggestions which can help in reversing the effects of climate change. Choudhary Lal Singh while speaking on the occasion said that Government has set a target of planting more than two crore new trees throughout the State, particularly in the degraded areas. He said that plantation drives are being carried out in various parts of State with the help of locals and PRIs. He emphasized the importance of trees and plants and mentioned that trees are best friends of mankind as they serve in a variety of ways to every creature on the earth planet, so it is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders of the society to contribute for preserving promoting the green wealth and nature's best gift. The Forest Minister also called upon the functionaries of department to organize massive awareness drive in all parts of the State to highlight the importance of forests.

Sham tours flood affected areas along river Tawi

Lotus Logo copyMinister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary conducted an extensive tour of areas along river Tawi to get first-hand information about the losses caused to life and property due to the rise in water level in view of incessant rains in the region. During the tour, the Minister directed the officers of the concerned department to assess the situation and come out with solutions for immediately restoring the affected areas and preventing further damages. He directed for keeping a close vigil on the situation and taking appropriate measures to deal with any exigency. The Minister was informed that the department was regularly monitoring the situation and State Disaster Response Force and defense forces have been kept on high alert for immediately responding to any untoward incident in any part of the region. The Minister directed for taking short and long term steps to prevent floods including developing concrete embankments to prevent any loss to life and property. He directed the engineers to identify the areas prone to floods and prepare the DPRs for plugging the gaps. Meanwhile, the Minister has appealed the general public not to venture close to the rivers and refrain from taking their livestock along the rivers for grazing in view of the unprecedented water rise due to monsoon rains. Earlier in the day, the Minister called an emergency meeting of the engineers of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department to assess the water levels of various rivers in the region including Chenab, Tawi, Ujh, Basantar and Devak. Chief Engineer, Irrigation & Flood Control Rajeev Gandotra, Superintending Engineer, and Executive Engineers accompanied the Minister during the tour.

Kavinder visits flood prone areas amid heavy rains:

13906759_1059366467478384_8356866050104779168_nSpeaker J&K Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta visited various areas of Gandhi Nagar and took stock of the situation. Accompanied by the officers of JMC, Revenue, I&FC, UEED, ERA and social activists along with the prominent citizens, he extensively toured Trikuta Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Sanjay Nagar and Channi Himmat. The Speaker visited the flood prone areas of Gandhi Nagar constituency and interacted with the locals, enquired about the present ground situation as these areas have suffered losses in the last one decade and more. Locals greeted and welcomed the Speaker with open arms as the works which were initiated by him have yielded results now and the people residing in these areas are feeling safe this time as the rain water didn’t overflowed from nallahs and neither entered their homes despite such continuous and heavy rains going on since last night. While interacting with the locals, the Speaker said that the days of corruption and Nepotism are over now and the present government is committed to work for the welfare of the people. Assuring them, he said that the left over works for dismantling of slabs and removal of encroachments will be completed very soon. He added that the project for drainage system of the Jammu city have been prepared by the UEED and all the nallahs leading to the river Tawi will be diverted to a new deep drain, the construction of which will start soon. Moreover the government is going to construct a sewerage treatment plant which will not only help in keeping the river clean but will also prevent any flood like situation in the future, he said. Lauding the work done by the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and their staff he said, the dedication and hard work of the sanitation and transport wing of JMC is commendable and it is their effort that the de silting of nallahs have been done well in time which prevented the flood water from entering the homes of the people. He directed the UEED and ERA to complete their remaining works well in time and see that they are well maintained in the future, the speaker asked the revenue department to work in coordination with these departments so that they don’t face any hurdle in the execution of the development works.

Bharatiya Janata Party has welcomed the inauguration of classes of IIT in Nagrota Jammu

13920666_1058596264222071_1385697838548254880_nJammu and Kashmir State Bharatiya Janata Party has welcomed the inauguration of classes of IIT in Nagrota Jammu by Union Human Resource Development Minister Parkash Javedkar. It has proved that BJP stands to fullfill all promises made to the public of Jammu. With the starting of IIT in Jammu will bring in development and usher the region in new vista of progress which will benefit whole state and especially Jammu region . Sunil Sethi Chief Spokesperson JK BJP in press release said that IIT is prestigious institute and it's inauguration is Realization of dreams of many students of the region who will get quality education with placements. He further said that when the complex of IIT will be constructed that will see need development horizons for Nagrota and Jammu . The gift of IIT to the Jammuites by BJP has been welcomed by all segments of society. Jammuites have always trusted BJP and BJP stands for its commitment made to the people . Sunil Sethi also said that BJP will provide AIIMS to Jammu as per commitment and all facilities will be provided to local industry and businessmen to ensure progress with peace . The state under govt of BJP in alliance with PDP is providing avenues of equitable progress to all regions of the state and for the first time people of Jammu are getting benefits at par with Kashmir. In the present situation the maintenance of peace in Jammu is contribution of peace loving citizens of Jammu who has refused to be swayed by communal hatred efforts by vested elements

Khanna chairs crucial BJP meeting

13872714_1058125650935799_659084271679379770_nTo take stock of the present situation in the valley and also to chalk out party programmes in the coming days to celebrate the 70th Independence day falling on 15thAugust, an important meeting of BJP State Office bearers, Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons and senior leaders of the party was held at Trikuta Nagar State Office, Jammu under the chairmanship of BJP State President & MLA Sat Shama (C.A) where BJP National Vice-President & Incharge J&K and Rajasthan, Avinash Rai Khanna was the Chief Guest. Others who shared the dias included Speaker Kavinder Gupta, Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, MLC Ashok Khajuria, MPs Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas and State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul. Avinash Rai Khanna after listening to the view points of various MLAs, MLCs and others said that every peaceful gathering in the valley now a days is infiltrated by Pak trained and supplied saboteurs who mislead the youth to the security and police pickets to create mayhem and turbulence leading to the loss of property and life. He added that the public is also realizing this Pakistan mischief and the turbulence will also come to an end though unfortunately after much loss of life and property. Khanna asked the ministers to hold open darbar to listen the grievances of the people and establish a good rapport with them. He also asked the party workers to engage themselves in the social works for the upliftment of the poor, downtrodden and demanding people. While dealing with the Kashmir problem, he asked the party workers and leaders to identify the nationalist elements in the valley who are against the activities of terrorism and want to take out the valley from the present turmoil, seek their cooperation in diffusing the prevailing situation. Khanna asked the ministers and the party workers to engage themselves in diffusing the situation. He asked for developing good relations with the people in the valley and try to attend their problems. Sat Sharma informed the participants about the celebrations of 70th Independence Day as ‘Yaad Karo Kurbani’ (commemorate the martyrdom of patriots). On this occasion from 9th to 23rd of August different programmes would be organized He said that on 9th August Prabhat Pherri led by local MLA, senior leaders and lady workers are to be taken out to celebrate the Quit India Movement. He further said that from 10th August to 14th August torch and national flag rally under Yuva Morcha, the Mahila Morcha shall organize a programme to tie the rakhi to the army jawans, including those posted on the borders, the workers shall reach out the families of martyrs and honour them and likewise other programmes shall be organized. Dr. Nirmal Singh threw light on the present situation and apprised the participants about the efforts being made by the ministers belonging to BJP to diffuse the present situation in coordination with the Chief Minister, other PDP ministers and the state functionaries. Ashok Kaul, while dwelling on the future programmes of the party in connection with the celebration of 70th National Independence Day, strongly stressed the need to ensure that large number of people should participate and celebrate every programme with gaiety and enthusiasm. All party workers must work to make every and each programme at booth, mandal and district level a grand success.

Deputation of village Marjali headed by Sarpanch of Baran Danbir Singh regarding change of transformer

13872982_1058072574274440_7434736631643219061_nDeputation of village Marjali headed by Sarpanch of Baran Danbir Singh regarding change of transformer which was out of order from two days, met with BJP Mandal President Raipur Domana Ved Prakash Sharma and his coordinates, he assured people the problem will be solved by approaching the concern department.

Focus on Horticulture in Hills Can Transform Hill Economy : Vibodh

13934953_1058071160941248_3619397670866051493_nLaunches a Major Plantation Drive in Rajouri Initiating a major plantation drive in various villages of Rajouri, BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today urged everyone to come forward and be part of such plantation drives. During this plantation drive 250 plants of Mosami were planted in the private land owned by Ved Prakash at Agrati village. Addressing the gathering at Agrati village Vibodh said that present rainy season is the perfect time for plantation and everyone must make best use of this. He said that such plantation drives besides helping in nature conservation go a long way in sustaining economy of the hill region. He further added that Pir Panjal region has tremendous potential for growing various types of fruits. This potential of this hilly area needs to be exploited and more and more types of fruit plants should be grown here. This he said is the best solution to hill agriculture. He called upon the young educated youth that presently there is a great demand of fruits from this region and this demand can be fulfilled only if our youth will come forward and adopt various types of latest horticultural techniques to grow more and more fruits. This he said on one side will address the problem of unemployment and on the other hand can create more jobs in the area. Another important benefit which local people can get from such initiatives is also a value addition to their products by making juice and Jams from their products. MLC Vibodh said that present Government is very seriously giving due consideration to Horticulture sector as well and our youth must come forward to get benefits from various Government schemes in this sector. Horticulture Deaprtment of District Rajouri was part of this initiative. Sardar Kirtan Singh, Chief Horticulture Officer and Mohd. Iqbal District Horticultue Officer Rajouri accompanied MLC Vibodh during this plantation drive.

राजीव चाढक जी ने कहा कि जम्मू व कश्मीर चाहे इसका कुछ भाग अनाधिकृत ढंग से पाकिस्तान के अधिकार क्षेत्र में है वह भी भारत का अटूट अंग है

Rajeev Charakपाकिस्तान अधिकृत जम्मू कश्मीर के नागरिकों के अधिकार हनन व उनसे सौतेला व्यवहार का मामला सामने आने के बाद प्रतिक्रया देते कुँ. राजीव चाढक ने कहा कि जम्मू व कश्मीर चाहे इसका कुछ भाग अनाधिकृत ढंग से पाकिस्तान के अधिकार क्षेत्र में है वह भी भारत का अटूट अंग है वहां के नागरिकों के साथ सौतेला व्यवहार किया जाए या उनके अधिकारों से उन्हें वंचित रखा जाए यह कभी बर्दाश्त नहीं किया जाएगा उन्होंने कहा कि पाकिस्तान अधिकृत जम्मू कश्मीर के निवासियों की स्थिति दयनीय है वहां किसी प्रकार का कोई भी विकास नही हुआ है, सडके, बिजली, पानी विधालय, महाविद्यालय, अस्पताल और बाकि मूलभूत सुविधाओं से आज भी वहाँ के लोग वंचित है उन्हें सरकारी नौकरी का, उच्च शिक्षा प्राप्त करने का, सरकार के किसी उच्च पद पर कार्य करने का व वोट डालने का भी हक नही है उन्होंने कहा कि हाल ही में हुए चुनावों ने पाकिस्तान की पोल खोल दी है। उन्होंने कहा कि पाक अधिकृत जम्मू कश्मीर मे चुनाव को ढोंग रचा जाता है परंतु वहां के लोगों को वोट देने का अधिकार नहीं होता है पाक सैनिक स्वयं उनके वोट डालते हैं उन्होंने कहा कि वहाँ के लोग जातनायों भरा जीवन व्यतीत कर रहे हैं जीविका चलाने का कोई साधन नहीं है ऐसे में उन्हें आतंकी प्रशिक्षण देकर विश्व के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में आतंकवाद फैलाने के लिए भेजा जा रहा है उनहोंने कहा कि वहाँ के लोग एसे कृत करना नहीं चाहते परन्तु भूखे पेट परिवार को मरता भी नहीं देख सकते हैं। कुँ. चाढक ने कहा कि पाकिस्तान भारत में स्थित जम्मू काश्मीर के नागरिकों का हितेशी बन यहाँ पर हो रहे अत्याचारों की बात कर रहा इसको लेकर जबाव देते कुँ. चाढक ने कहाकि पाकिस्तान जितना वित्तीय अनुदान सम्पूर्ण पाकिस्तान के उत्थान के लिए आवंटित करता है भारत सरकार हर वर्ष उससे अधिक राशि जम्मू कश्मीर के विकास के लिए आवंटित करती है आज जम्मू व कश्मीर प्रदेश पास अतंराष्ट्रिय स्तर की सुविधाओं से सुसज्जित है। कुँ. राजीव चाढक ने पाकिस्तान सरकार को चेतावनी देते हुए कहा कि पाकिस्तान जम्मू कश्मीर के अनाधिकृत तरीके से कब्जे वाले क्षेत्र को मुक्त कर भारत को सौंप कर तौबा करे और विकासशील भारत मे स्थित जम्मू कश्मीर में आतंकवादी भेजना बंद कर अपने भूभाग के विकास की सोचे अन्यथा पाक अधिकृत जम्मू कश्मीर के लोग एक स्वर हो गए तो पाकिस्तान को गंभीर परिणाम भुगतने पडेंगे। उन्होंने कहा कि आप किसी को आजीवन बन्दीगृह मे रख सकते इस बदलते युग हरएक बदलाव चाहता है इसलिए मैं कहता हूँ कि आनेवाली स्थिति आपके लिए भयंकर भी है और विस्फोटक भी क्योंकि गत दो वर्षों से भारत फिर अखण्ड भारत से विश्वगरू के मार्ग पर निकल चुका है। जिस कारण अब आपके पास भारत के समक्ष घुटने टेकने के सिवा और कोई विकल्प नहीं है। उन्होंने कहा कि इतिहास साक्षी है एक बार बहुत से बुद्धिजीवियों ने रावन को समझने की कोशिश की थी कहा था मुक्त कर दो माता सीता को परन्तु अंहकारी रावण जानते हुए भी अडिग रहा और पाया क्या सरवंश का सर्वनाश कही वही स्थिति तेरी न हो समय पर मुक्त कर दो जम्मू कश्मीर के भूभाग को और आजाओ भारत की शरण में तो प्रगतिशील हो जाओगे व खुशहाली पाओगे। पापाजी के समक्ष झुकने मे शर्म आती है गैरों से खैरात पाते गैरत नही । उन्होंने भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी से अपील करते हुए कहा कि पाकिस्तान अधिकृत भारत के सिरमौर जम्मू कश्मीर के लोग अपने घरों में बन्दीगृह जैसी यातनाओं भरा जीवन जीने को मजबूर हैं । उन्हें पाक कारावास से जल्द मुक्त करवाएं ताकि वह भी अपने देश की विकासशील धारा का आन्नद ले दुजत से जनत की अनुभूति कर सकेI

Rakesh Mahajan submits (PMUY) report to BJP State President

13882399_1058001954281502_8975286999253860757_nRakesh Mahajan BJP State Secretary (Media Management) Seh Prabari Samba District and State incharge (PMUY) Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna, after having extensive tour of the Jammu province, meeting all the District & Mandal Karikartas, educating and making them familiar with PMUY scheme which is very near to the heart of Prime Minister Narinder Modi. He told all the District & Mandal Karikartas that on the request of Prime Minister lacks of consumers have given up the subsidy of LPG Cylinders and Prime Minister’s heartfelt wish is to provide the benefit of PMUY to all the BPL families who otherwise cannot afford the same. Rakesh Mahajan with his gross root level Karikarta’s went door to door to assess the situation at gross root level and found that a large number of BPL families have not been registered in the SECC lists. Therefore the left out BPL families are unable to get the benefits of PMUY. In this regard Rakesh Mahajan briefed the overall situation to the BJP State General Secretary (Org) Sh. Ashok Kaul and submitted the detailed report and the DATA collected regarding the BPL families to the BJP State president Sh. Sat Sharma C.A.
Rakesh Mahajan showed grave concern for the BPL families not registered so far and took up the matter with the party high command to make necessary steps on war footing to register the deprived BPL families at the earliest, so that they can be benefited by the central scheme PMUY. The party also took serious note of the same and is all set to form the strategy to register the left out BPL families for providing the benefits of PMUY all the BPL families.

DyCM launches work on General Bus Stand project *Traders rehabilitated at ISBT Narwal

06-08_1057949434286754_78297022483785793_nDeputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh formally launched the work on a modern Bus Stand Project at Jammu to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 201.68 crore. The prestigious project, which comprises a modern General Bus Stand and a multitier parking lot is proposed to be completed within a time frame of 18 months. The Deputy Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly constructed shopping complex at Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) Narwal where 75 traders displaced from the General Bus Stand have been rehabilitated. The shopping complex has been completed at a cost of Rs 1.84 crore by the Jammu Development Authority within a short span of two and a half months. The Deputy Chief Minister also distributed Letter Of Intent to the allottees. Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, Minister of State for Tourism, Culture and Education, Priya Sethi, legislators, Ramesh Arora, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, Rajesh Gupta, senior BJP leader, Yudhvir Sethi, Divisional Commissioner, Dr Pawan Kotwal, Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar, IGP Jammu Danish Rana, DIG Jammu Ashkoor Wani, Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority Mubarak Singh, Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) Alok Mengi, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Manmohan Singh, Director Floriculture Jammu, K.K Sharma and senior officers of various departments were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister said that the prestigious project of General Bus Stand which was a long pending demand of the Jammu will be constructed on modern lines and will cater to the needs of Jammu. With the completion of the project, the parking problem of the Jammu city will be overcome upto large extent, he added. Listing series of measures initiated for the development of Jammu city, the Deputy Chief Minister said that Government lays utmost focus on the State of the art tourism infrastructure and developing facilities for pilgrims visiting this historic city from across the world. “The development plan for Jammu includes the prestigious Tawi River front project which is going to add new dimensions to the city’s beautification and bring it on the international tourism map” he said. He further said that development of artificial lake, Mubarak Mandi to Mahamaya Temple Rope way, development of Royal Complex at Mubarak Mandi as Dogra heritage site are other projects which would make Jammu city as independent tourism destination- the demand often raised by the stakeholders in the backdrop of situation created with the start of direct train to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine base camp Katra. The Speaker Legislative Assembly directed JDA to construct a Public Convenience in the ISBT premises for the convenience of traders and visitors.

NDA Govt plans mega show to mark 70 years of Independence

06-08_1057889967626034_2247946713526161615_nWhile highlighting the achievements of Narendra Modi led Government at Centre BJP Mahila Morcha Jammu District President Rekha Mahajan said that NDA Government led by Narendra Modi, the country has scaled new heights of development in all the fields putting it on high fast track growth.She highlighted the Central schemes launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also created awareness among the people at grass root level at Ward no.7 Shaheedi Chowk Jammu. Rekha Mahajan said that during this period of one year BJP Government has initiated a number of developmental activities and welfare schemes for the development of the State. She said that the problems narrated by the people are being taken seriously and every effort will be made that no one is deprived of basic amenities.She said that large scale changes are taken place as far as power infrastructure is concerned which will be visible on the ground very shortly.She also said that Govt. is replacing all the worn out water pipes and making no. of new overhead tanks to provide sufficient and clean water to all the citizens. She said that most of roads are macadamised and govt. is committed to connect each and every village with roads for economical development of all the rural areas. While highlighting BJP'S government achievements she held previous government responsible for doing nothing for the people of jammu during their governments She said lots of Infrastructure development has been taken place in tourism sector which was neglected during previous regime. She apprised people about many tourism projects which are coming up in Jammu such as Gondola project,Artifical lake, restoration of Mubarak Mandi Heritage complex,development of tawi river front ,Suchetgarh border project,light and sound show at Bagh-e-Bahu Amusement park at golf course Sidhra jammu etc Rekha said although two years period is less for bringing a change but still PM Modi has worked round the clock to ensure that more and more schemes and projects are launched for bringing progress and prosperity and it is visible that an era of development has started across the country. She further asked the party workers to reach the masses and highlight various developmental and welfare schemes launched by PM Modi. She said corruption has been wiped out and total transparency is maintained in the governance, which itself is a major achievement. Speaking on the occasion she said that a countrywide,fortnight-long celebration has been planned by the Narendra Modi Government to mark 70 years of India’s Independence, between August 15 and 22, along with a marking of the 75 anniversary of the Quit India movement, to “Rekindle the spirit of patriotism” among citizens.“This is to make the new generation remember the contribution of freedom fighters, especially those who have remained unsung in the past,” she said Patriotic films and songs would be broadcast on Doordarshan and All India Radio. “It is not a party programme. We appeal all other political parties to take part in the way they would like to and make it a success,”Rekha Mahajan added. Programme was organised in Ward No. 7 by District Executive Member Sunita. Others who were present are State Secretary Neeru Anand, General Secretaries Savita Anand,Sangeeta Anand,Geetanjali Mahajan, Raksha Jerath,Pooja Chohan,Harmeet Jolly,Reva Massom, Kiranaggarwal,Pinki,Roopali, Ranju, geeta ,neelam besides others.

Dr.Gagan inaugurates several developmental works at R.S Pura

13962702_1057272531021111_734813718310177274_nMLA from R.S Pura Constituency Dr.Gagan Bhagat inaugurated several developmental works. While inaugurating the road widening work from Miran Sahib town to Kullian road , speaking on the occasion, the Legislator informed that the R.S Pura Suchetgarh border being a famous tourist spot and visited by a large number of visitors, therefore, it is very necessary and is a long pending demand of the people of the area to upgrade the existing road to four lane. He said the Coalition Government was committed to create better infrastructural facilities in every nook and corner of the State under a well-knit development programme. Dr.Gagan also kick started the up-gradation of Lane & Drain which would cost Rs 8.50 Lacs and launched the work of boundary wall of Community Facility Centre at village Darsopur at the Talli morh area of Block Miran Sahib. He also inaugurated the toilet complex at village Ban Sultan and Miran Sahib constructed with a cost of Rs 4 lakh. He was also apprised of various demands pertaining to the development of the area by the villagers including requirement of kitchen, store room and toilet for CFC, Construction of cremation ground road and its tiling at Miran Sahib. He assured to address all genuine demands on priority. Earlier, Dr.Gagan Bhagat also attended a public Darbaar at Village Jinder in which large number of villagers were present ,he called upon the youths to avail the benefits from the Centrally Sponsored Schemes and through Skill Development Mission they can change their life ,as through the self employment programs they can become job providers rather than job seekers .While attacking on the opposition parties he said that these people has only one thing left that is they can scream and raise hue and cry ,the reality is that these parties like Congress and N.C who have ruled the state for more than sixty years are the traitors and sole responsible for the plight of the people , he further added that people can judge themselves that the long pending works which were ignored are being done by the BJP Coalition govt. in the state and BJP led govt. at the centre, and people should identify these people and now they are trying to once again fool the people, but now the people and youth in particular will expose these people. BDO Miran Sahib XEN PWD(R&B) AEE, concerned officers, Devender Sharma, Ramesh Lal, Bishan Dass, Gurdeep Singh, Natharam, Inder Sudan and local public were also present on the occasion.

BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria Visits Krimchi Mandal

13879202_1057269134354784_6138963507266246242_nBJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria Visits Krimchi Mandal falling in District Udhampur.

A meeting was conducted in BJP Kheer Bhawani Mandal

13934880_1057237534357944_6943713474656793386_nA meeting was conducted in BJP Kheer Bhawani Mandal under its President Vijay Raina which was presided over by the BJP Kashmir Displaced District General Secretary P.L. Dhar at Raghav Resorts. Besides discussing the different issues of Kashmir Displaced Community the main agenda of the meeting was on martyr's day which the party is celebrating every year on 13th September. On this fateful day State Vice President BJP Tika Lal Taploo was shot dead in Srinagar in year 1989. Thorough discussions on how to make this event successful by connecting with the community on ground. Mandal President Vijay Raina gave the detailed mechanism to the members for how to connect to the community where as BJP Kashmir Displaced District General Secretary P.L. Dhar gave the detailed report of two months tenure of the new team of Kashmir Displaced District.

Kavinder reiterates Govt’s commitment of enhancing educational parameters

13912587_1057209394360758_8598674991888507453_nSpeaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta reiterated Government's commitment of enhancing educational parameters at all levels with focus on upgrading infrastructural edifice besides ensuring quality education in Government schools. The Speaker said this during his visit to Government Middle School, Gorkha Nagar. The Speaker, while inspecting the school building, assured the school administration that the funds for repair and renovation of classrooms would be provided as soon as possible. "It will be ensured that the students get all facilities including midday meals, clean drinking water, toilets, play grounds and power supply in schools," he added. The Government is working relentlessly to provide every facility in schools so that the education standards are further improved for larger interest of students community. The Speaker exhorted upon the Head Master to organize competitions, debates and other co-curricular activities on regular basis in the school for overall development of the students. The Speaker appealed the students and teachers to maintain sanitation in the school premises. He also inaugurated nursery classroom besides, planting a sapling in the premises of the school. He also distributed school uniforms among students. Later, Speaker laid foundation stone of Community Toilet at JDA Park near Railway Station which is being constructed by the Akhil Bhartiya Paryavaran Evam Gramin Vikas Sansthan.

Sham reviews availability of water supply

13912472_1057192771029087_3736880967914697506_nMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary chaired a meeting of officers to review the availability of water supply in Kashmir Division. Chairing a joint meeting of officers of PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Law and Finance Departments, the Minister directed the concerned for ensuring uninterrupted water supply to the people, saying that it is the prime duty of Government. He asked for maintaining roasterso that the employees remain available at the filteration plants and other water supply schemes to cater to the needs of people. Taking review of regularization process and release of honorarium to the Daily Wagers, the Minister asked the concerned for early release of honorarium and speeding-up of regularization process. He also asked the concerned for sending lists of rest of the daily wagers with complete documents so that it could be sent to the Empowered Committee for further action. Seeking details of vacant posts lying in the department, the Minister asked to refer these posts to the recruiting agencies to fill these on fast-track basis. The meeting also reviewed the pace of work on various projects under implementation in the PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control sector. Giving brief account of activities of department and present situation, the Minister was informed that the employees are safe and attending their duty regularly. Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Director General, Budget, Chief Engineer, Irrigation, Kashmir and other senior officers of the department attended the meeting. Visiting the tanker bank in Srinagar, the Minister appealed the people especially youth not to cause damage to water tankers pressing for water supply service. He also appealed them to allow movement the vehicles carrying bleaching powder, liquid pack and alum used for purifying the water. Later, the Minister visited Zeastha Devi Mandir and took stock of the problems being confronted there relating to water supply. He directed the Executive Engineer, PHE to replace the damaged pipes leading to water reservoir at Zeastha Devi. He also asked him to take measures to make functional hand pump installed in the premises of Zeastha Devi Asthan.

GST Bill is a historic tax reform: Balbir

Balbir SinghBJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, while terming the passage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill as a historic tax reform in the post Independence India, said that it is indeed a step towards bringing uniformity in matters related to taxation throughout the country. He said that it goes to the credit of BJP that it managed to take along all political parties of the country, due to which economic game changer Bill got unanimous approval in Rajya Sabha. The way GST Bill received hundred percent votes in Rajya Sabha is also the reflection of the approval by the political parties towards affecting changes in the decades old present system of taxation. “This Bill is also a milestone in evolving an evolution of ideal tax structure in the country for ensuring rapid economic growth and development”, Balbir said and added that the BJP’s ability to carry all the Members of the House with it in supporting GST Bill is indicative of PM Narendra Modi’s desire to put the country on fast track of growth and glory. Simplification and uniformity of taxes on Services and Goods had been sine-qua-non for ensuring and enabling business and manufacturing to grow and flourish. It would also lead to an easier administration and enforcement by bringing down the current taxes from the level of 25 - 30 percent to 18 percent. The GST will cut down the large number of taxes imposed by the central government and states and lead to the creation of a unified market, which would facilitate seamless movement of goods across states and reduce the transaction cost of businesses. Balbir said that while the existing central taxes include Excise Duty, Service Tax and additional customs duties, the state taxes comprise of Entertainment Tax, Luxury Tax, Lottery Tax, Electricity Duty, Sales Tax, Octroi, Value Added Tax (VAT). The GST will dissolve all the taxes into one making India a single, unified national market. GST will also help corporates by simplifying taxation - it will reduce tax on tax, reduce tax compliance burden, and there will be more transparency and efficiency as it will reduce corruption and increase competitiveness.

Aseem distribute widow pension cheques

aaaaaaaaaaaaBJP State Secretary & BJP Jammu Rural District Prabhari Aseem Gupta, during his day long touring of Dansal Mandal alongwith State Executive Member Nand Kishore and District President Omi Khajuria chaired and addressed a meeting of the local people, took stock of their day to day problems and assured them to take up the same with the concerned authorities so that people are not made to suffer any more. The meeting was convened by Mandal President Satish Sharma. Aseem Gupta, Nand Kishore and Omi Khajuria also distributed cheques under “Widow Pension Scheme” among the widows and said that the government at the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is deeply concerned for the social and economic upliftment of the women. They said that during the last two years the Modi government has launched more than 52 welfare schemes and a large number of them are exclusively for women. The BJP leaders stressed upon the party activists to provide the details of all such schemes to the people so that they can avail their benefits. The BJP leaders also distributed saplings of plants to encourage the people for plantation drive in their areas. Balvir Singh, Rohit Verma, Gulshan Bhagat and Shamsher Kumar also addressed the meeting.

Purnima discuss celebrations of Azaadi 70 programmes

13925411_1056608541087510_2338076538480036505_nBJP Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, while chairing a meeting of Morcha District Presidents from Jammu Province, alongwith Morcha State General Secretaries Anju Dogra, Sanjita Dogra and Veenu Khanna and State Office Secretary Sushma Gupta, discussed the forthcoming programmes to be organized in connection with Independence Day celebrations under Azaadi 70. She also sought details regarding Mahila Morcha organizational set up at District levels as well as various political activities being undertaken during the last three months in each district. Purnima Sharma, while appreciating the efforts of the Mahila Morcha leaders for their cooperation in helping the recent rains and flash floods affected families in pursuing their compensation cases with the concerned authorities, said that the Mahila Morcha is also very actively educating the womenfolk about various welfare schemes launched by the Modi government and the BJP coalition in the state. Purnima Sharma told the district Presidents that a number of programmes have been chalked out by the party at the National level and the same are to be organized throughout the country at state, district and mandal levels. She said that while some programmes are to be managed by Mahila Morcha, our activists have also to participate in all the other programmes being organized under Azaadi 70. She asked the district presidents to ensure that the programmes are successful and women participation in each programme is maximum. Mahila Morcha District Presidents Sunita Sharma, Reva Khajuria, Vipna Manhas, Reva Rani, Indu Rekha, Sunita Kumari, Babbu Guman, Neelam Sharma, Veena Gupta and Rekha Mahajan attended the meeting.

Rajesh Gupta visited the last abode of all humanity by visiting the Kabristan Gujjar Nagar, Shamshanghat Jogi Gate and the Christian grave yard

13939547_1056601867754844_3953469651735901306_nMLA Rajesh Gupta visited the last abode of all humanity by visiting the Kabristan Gujjar Nagar, Shamshanghat Jogi Gate and the Christian grave yard to see the upkeep and maintenance of these all important places. In his visit to the Kabristan Gujjar Nagar he was accompanied by the President Muslim Federation Abdul Majeed, Master Akram, Jamaat Ali, Mohd.Hussain and Bashir. The members of the federation demanded that a new shed be constructed and also tile flooring may be done in the Kabristan premises. Members also demanded that a retaining wall be also constructed. Rajesh Gupta gave assurance that he would look into the demands of the members of the Muslim federation and also accompanying MLA Rajesh Gupta were JMC Commissioner Manmohan singh, Joint Commissioner Khushal chand, XEN Joginder bagat, AEE V.K Pathania, JE Isshar Ahmed and Dalip Raina At Christian grave yard MLA was accompanied by Christian federation president Nicodamas, Victor John, Daniel Bhatti, Feastus Sohtra, Gill and Robot.Members of the federation demanded the upgradation of a Nallah that is passing through the grave yard. Rajesh Gupta assured that he would take the upgradation of the nallah and the beautification of Christian grave yard as his first priority. In his visit to the Shamshanghat Jogi Gate he was accompanied by All J&K Sewa Samiti President Surinder Saran,Murari Lal, Krishan Lal Gupta and Joginder Sharma. The members demanded for the laying of slab at Jogi Gate.The MLA assured that he would take up the work in the shortest possible time. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh sharma, Kuldeep, Girdhari lal, Ashwin, Ravi singh, Chaman lal, Raj kumar, Surinder anand, Charanjit, Samson gill, Vijay, Ashok, Joginder Gupta, Bodh Raj, Janu Go swami, Hari om, Irfaan and Anil.

Govt to provide subsidized LED bulbs to metered consumers: DyCM

Lotus Logo copyDeputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh said the Government has undertaken a massive programme for ensuring conservation of electricity and in this regard the initiative of providing subsidized LED lights to the registered and metered consumers will be undertaken soon. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss the measures being undertaken to ensure conservation of energy in the State. Commissioner Secretary Power Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta and other senior officers of the department were present in the meeting. The Deputy Chief Minister said the Government would be providing five LED bulbs to the registered and metered consumers at a subsidized rate of Rs 20 each. He said by promoting the use of LED lights, the Government would be saving enormous amount of electricity. He said in the first phase the Government would distribute 4 lakh LED bulbs across the State, 2 lakh in Jammu and equal number in Kashmir. He said the initiative has been undertaken under the Ujjaval India Initiative and would be implemented by ESL India though local CSC/Khidmat Centres across the State. He said that the Government is also contemplating to replace the street lights with energy efficient LED lights across the State in major cities and towns. He said the step would also augment the energy conservation and its proper utilization.

Horticulture is backbone of J&K’s economy: Ravinder Raina

13882370_1056554044426293_3306935161054114030_nMLA Nowshera Constituency Ravinder Raina made a whirl wind tour of Sunderbani block alongwith S. Kirtan Singh Chief Horticulture Officer Rajouri, Sub Divisional Magistrate Sunderbani and Horticulture Development Officer Sunderbani alongwith staff. The MLA kicked start the plantation work and planted fruit plants with his reverend hands at about 13 places / projects located at Punne de Kheter, Kangri Ghai Bhajwal, Balshama, Patrara and Dhok Banyar. While addressing the gathering, Ravinder Raina, said horticulture is backbone of J&K’s economy and urged the local who have more interest in developing horticulture orchid in Nowshera and Sunderbani. He said by developing horticulture orchid the farmers more benefits and it can reduce the problem of unemployment and backwardness. Raina said the Jammu province have more potential then Kashmir in sphere of horticulture development but in path Jammu province was deliberately ignored but the present government has put all efforts to develop Jammu province as the hub of horticulture. The union government has initiated so many steps in developing horticulture and the farmers should come forward to take benefit of schemes launched by PM Narendra Modi. The Chief Horticulture Officer Kirtan Singh Raina, said the state government has initiated so many steps boost the horticulture in Rajouri district. He asked the farmers to get more benefits of new horticulture schemes and assured the farmers that in coming days special awareness camp will be organize in Nowshera and Sunderbani to make farmers aware of the new technique to horticulture plant. He said Nowshera and Sunderbani area has very high scope for developing citreous fruit, mango and medicinal plant. SDM Sunderbani Kartar Singh, while speaking said the farmers should ensure the proper care of newly fruit plant and said that more and more orchid should be developed in the area.

पवन खजुरिया जी ने उधमपुर ज़िला के ज़िला विकास आयुक्त नीरज कुमार जी से मुलाकात की

13925119_1056540311094333_1907434431106977290_n (1)उधमपुर में भारतीय जनता पार्टी के प्रदेश महामंत्री पवन खजुरिया जी ने उधमपुर ज़िला के ज़िला विकास आयुक्त नीरज कुमार जी से मुलाकात कर वभिन्न वभिन्न शिष्टमंडलों की समस्याओं को उजागर किया।जिसमें जीब रेहम्बल,मल्हार से आए हुए शिष्टमंडलों की जमीने जो काफी समय से आर्मी ने किराय पर ले रखी है उन जमीनों की फाइनल पेमेंट हो जाए।साथ ही डब्रेह् की पानी ,सड़क और अन्य कई समस्याओं के बारे में जानकारी देकर जल्द से जल्द इन कामो को पूरा करने को कहा।ज़िला विकास आयुक्त नीरज कुमार जी ने जल्द ही इन सभी समस्याओं को हल करवाने का आश्वासन दिया।

Chandi Yatra of Chandi Mata to Machail flagged off

Machail YatraMore than 200 Yatries from Nangal village was flagged off by BJP Mandal President Katra Ajay Baru, Pt. Sudesh Kumar Sharma organised this Yatra. Baru addressed the Yatries and asked them to also pray for peace and prosperity of the state and wished them happy and safe journey. People chanted Chandi Mata jaikaras . and distributed parshad among kanjaks.

Sat address party activists at Udhampur

13754545_1056009661147398_8806945427967889111_nIn order to gear up the party cadre for the successful conduct of the scheduled fifteen days programmes to be organized to celebrate the 70th Independemce Day, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, along with State General Pawan Khajuria , MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta, Udhamur Distt. President Rakesh Gupta, Senior leader Som Raj Khajuria and City President Vikas Bharat Pachiala, chaired and addressed a meeting of party activists and stressed upon them to get themselves prepared to reach the masses and ensure the public participation in each of the programme. Sat Sharma told them that the party programmes for fifteen days will be organized from August 09 and culminate on August 23. He added that it is for the first time that fortnight long variety of programmes have been finalized by the party at the national level and the same are to be held in our state as well. He further said that every person should hoist Tricolor Flag on the roof of his house and also meet the families of martyrs and persons who lost their lives for Nation in the battlefield and honour them. Pawan Khajuria said that the party workers should make every effort to make this Independence day special one. Rajesh Gupta also spoke to the party workers and asked them to devote more time to further strengthen the party. In this meeting Rama Nand Baria, Krishan Lal Sharma, Satpal Sallan ,Mohan Lal Darahi, Veer Singh, Ram Lal Gupta, Bansi Lal Gupta, Vikas Bharat Pachiala, Ashok Mehra, Akshay Kumar Bunty, Amit Sharma, Vikas Kongra and others were present in the meeting.

Dr.Gagan Bhagat visits Nari Niketan & Balashram at R.S Pura

13887131_1055918704489827_8168263833918736280_nR.S Pura,3rd August.On Wednesday M.L.A from R.S Pura Constituency Dr.Gagan Bhagat along with Sub-Divisional administration visited the Nari Niketan and Balashram situated at Ward No.10 R.S Pura to assure that the said shelter homes are fit for the inmates as on date or not.It is pertinent to mention here that the torrential rains that made Nari Niketan and Balashram submerged in the rain water first time in the history of the town was the worst hit place due the torrential rains and subsequent water logging. The inmates were immediately shifted to Roopnagar Jammu at the Working Women Hostel, on the directions of M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat as these two shelter homes badly suffered, the furniture, food store, general store and the inmates rooms were completely damaged. Dr.Gagan visited every section and corner of the Nari Niketan and Bal Ashram and individually interacted with the inmates to know the problems they were facing. Later on he called the Minister for social welfare Sajad Lone and demanded immediate renovation and repair of the Shelter homes .The Legislator also visited Tehsil Social Welfare Office, Women Development Corporation building and the Child Development Project Office and took a brief meeting of the officers and discussed important issues regarding Old Age, Widow and Disabled persons pension and other benefits, he directed them to consider the cases of Widows and disabled persons on top priority and reduce the pendency of the Old age pensions in the R.S Pura Constituency early as possible. Later on he also visited the adjoining Municipal wards 10 and 11 and interacted with the local residents ,shopkeepers and discussed their demands and some of the old standing issues regarding drainage system ,at Ward No.11 he directed the E.O Municipal Committed to demolish the old culvert near Gurudwara and construct a new one immediately as it was the main reason of Water logging in that area .He also directed the administration to speed up the work on the Waterlogging and drainage system plan for R.S Pura which was sanctioned in the recently concluded D.D.B Meeting chaired by the Dy.CM Dr.Nirmal Singh amounting to Rs. 42 Lacs, and after that plan is implemented the problem of water logging in R.S Pura Municipal limits will be tackled broadly. He also instructed S.D.M R.S Pura to call a meeting within two days to discuss the work done till date in case of the torrential rains affected area of R.S Pura Constituency ,as people from different villages were informing him that the revenue officials till date have not visited the area. Dr.Gagan Bhagat strictly gave directions to the Sub-Divisional administration that fake reports will not be tolerated and the official who is found doing so will be dealt sternly under the law, he also asked the local inhabitants to call him directly and inform him regarding any type of complaint regarding the Patwaris & Girdawars and other revenue officials . Tehsildaar R.S Pura, SHO R.S Pura, CDPO R.S Pura, TSWO R.S Pura, E.O R.S Pura, AEE Flood Control, AEE Town Drainage, Natharam, Inder Sudan,Bishan Dass,Ashok Salaria ,Gurdeep Singh, Manmohan Singh, Rajesh Kumar and others accompanied the M.L.A R.S Pura on his visit.

Clean and Green Rajouri is aim, appeals pvt institutions to hold plantation drives : Vibodh

13882562_1055917684489929_3571683192149589919_n"Sawach Bharat Abhiyaan launched in Ambedkar Park Rajouri" Carrying forward the mission of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for a clean and green India under the banner of nationwide launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Rajouri Urban Mandal of BJP today organized a cleanliness cum plantation drive in Ambedkar Part of Rajouri town near Salani bridge. Drive was kick started by MLC Vibodh Gupta in presence of Vice Chairman of State Pahari Advisory Board Kuldeep Raj Gupta and other senior leaders of party, officers from Municipal Committee Rajouri and Forest Department and chairperson of Ambedkar Committee Rajouri. During this drive, the whole area of the park was cleaned and than a number of new saplings were planted. Addressing the gathering, VC Pahari Advisory Board Kuldeep Raj Gupta while appreciating the effort said that a forestation is one of the burning need of the hour and increase in green gold cover is an important need to tackle different kinds of environment issues. Addressing the gathering, BJP District President Dinesh Sharma said that BJP has decided to hold more such plantation drivers and cleanliness drives under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan so as to help Prime Minister in fulfilling his dream. Later addressing the programme, MLC VIbodh Gupta said that his aim is for a clean and green Rajouri town which will only be achieved with the help of all the sections of society. " From plantation drives as well as to cleanliness drives, we need to take up all the required steps for a clean and green Rajouri " Vibodh said. He also appealed all the private educational institutions to adopt some abandon areas and to plant new saplings there so as to increase the green cover of Rajouri. Vibodh also said that new initiative taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the name of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is showing its result as a large number of people are getting associated with it. " People of Rajouri are showing a rich communal fabric which has defeated the communal and anti social forces which always try to disturb the peaceful atmosphere in the area " Vibodh further said. Senior chairperson of Ambedkar Committee Rajouri including Badri Nath and Mohinder Pal hailed the efforts by MLA Vibodh Gupta and other party leaders in holding cleanliness drive in Ambedkar park Rajouri.

BJPMM reviews 15 days programme under “Azaadi 70”

13912479_1055908281157536_6469837825183817159_nPatriotism to be key themes for Independence Day celebrations In a meeting of the BJP Mahila Morcha (BJPMM) District Jammu, chaired by Prabhari Jammu District Rajni Sethi in presence of District President Jammu, Baldev Singh Billawaria, BJPMM Jammu District President, Rekha Mahajan, General Secretary Vinay Gupta, threadbare discussions were held on 15 days programmes to celebrate the 70th Independence Day. Rekha Mahajan, while speaking in the meeting, said with India all set to celebrate its 70th year of Independence and 75th year of Quit India movement on 15th August this year, BJP has planned an initiative to instill the spirit of patriotism among citizens under which party leaders will help them recall the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. They will recount the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and the turning point events that led to India's independence. From the Quit India movement to the Dandi March to Kakori Kand many moments of history will be recalled to inspire the younger generation. Following this, leaders will fan out across the country visiting historical places and memorials associated with the struggle for Independence and will pay tributes to the great lives associated with this movement. The idea is to unite the nation in celebrating the glory of the Independence movement and the government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that every citizen is involved in some way or the other, she maintained. The ministry of human resource development has drafted a circular for state and central board schools to declare August 9 to 23 as 'Azadi 70: Yaad Karo Kurbani'. It has asked schools to encourage students to celebrate this fortnight in an appropriate manner. One of the activities that features in the list sent to schools is encouraging students to make greeting cards for the jawans posted on the border. These cards have been asked to be sent to the nearest or any APO to be forwarded it to the soldiers. Schools can hold competitions as well, like painting, elocution, freedom run, essay writing, patriotic song singing, and slogan writing, taking up with the freedom movement as the theme. A dash of emotive patriotism and a call to shun terrorism will mark the Centre’s Independence Day celebrations this year. The government plans to organize events connected with the freedom struggle across 100 places to create enthusiasm and “infuse patriotism” among the youth. At a time when the issue of terror has grabbed global attention, the 70th Independence Day celebrations might see a “Quit Terrorism Campaign”, a suggestion being discussed by senior ministers tasked to plan the celebrations. There is also a suggestion to organize events aimed at spreading awareness about the government’s “pro-poor” policies. Plans are also afoot for a campaign to highlight the role played by women in the freedom struggle. Others who were present in the meeting includes Savita Anand,Sangeeta Anand,meenu gupta,Veena bakshi,Raksha jerath,Shailja gupta,Kailash,Geetanjali Mahajan,Surinder Kour,Rinki,Pooja Chouhan,Jyoti Gupta,Geetanjali,Kamlesh,sunita and others.

Baldev Singh Billawaria District President BJP Jammu met with Divisional Commissioner Jammu

13921011_1055905971157767_6710018898554645879_nBaldev Singh Billawaria District President BJP Jammu met with Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal along with Ex-Corporator Balwant Singh joint well fare association President Capt. Narinder Kumar, Sandeep Choudhary. Baldev singh Billawaria said that national highway road from Kunjwani to Sainik Colony is without divider in some places which causes major accidents so many casualties’ has been taken place in the area and also said that encroachment of land adjoining nallahs is going on. Requested to take necessary action to prevent these social evils. Division com Jammu Pawan Kotwal listen patiently and ensure to solve this problems.

BJYM Focuses ON 2018 Dr Magotra

13934999_1055901711158193_8234943711783180316_nYouths of Kargil will get equal opportunity in the race of development with other parts of India. This was stated by the State President BJYM J&K Dr Suresh Magotra during a conference of BJYM Workers at TFC Kargil. He told that politics is a noble service and every worker of BJYM should work as a social worker which will ultimately lead to the strengthening of the party in this frontier district. Dr Magrotra started a slogan for the party workers mission 2018 for the next LAHDC Election and told that they are expecting some representation in the LAHDC Kargil after the next election. Talking to Media, Dr Magotra told that BJYM will work for the development of youths in the State and will highlight the issues of youths with State as well Center Government. When asked that in the recent recruitment rally in Ladakh Scouts held in Kargil out of the 56 only one was from Kargil despite that there were 150 aspirants, Dr Magotra told that he will take up the issue with the concerned authority. On this occasion Both the State Secretaries Tarun Sharma and Vikas Chaurdhary of BJYM and President BJYM Kargil Mohammad Hassan Pasha and other executive bodies were also present. Mohamad Hassan Pasha also presented a memorandum to the State President on behalf of the youths of Kargil and urged that sports infrastructure and start up schemes is the need of the hour for Kargil on which Dr Magotra assured him to take the issues with the concerned authorities. Later Dr Magotra and his team also visited different blocks and villages of Kargil.

Sanjay Baru kick starts tile works

13900166_1055883047826726_6573082500345423290_nBJP State Secretary & Yuva Morcha State Prabhari Sanjay Baru, during his visit to different areas of Talab Tillo falling under Jammu West Assembly Constituency, kick started the work for laying of tiles in Lane No. 2 at Kabir Colony, W.No. 40 in presence of JMC Assistant Engineer Vinay Arora and large number of party activists and local residents. Sanjay Baru, while speaking to the people on this occasion, said that the sitting MLA of BJP is taking keen interest in ensuring that each and every locality in his constituency is given due share in matters related to development and extending the benefits of various schemes launched by the Narendra Mode led NDA government as well as the state’s BJP coalition government. “The BJP activists have been educating the masses about the welfare schemes on one hand, on the other they are also approaching the respective public representatives and the ministers belonging to their party for seeking getting developmental works initiated”, Baru said and added that an era of development has begun under BJP coalition government in the state. Later, Sanjay Baru was also felicitated by the local people for his efforts to get the tile work sanctioned for the ward. BJP leaders Parveen Ghai, Raj Kumar, Neelam Nargotra, Pardeep Gupta, Ramesh Magotra, Yash Pal, Ashok Kumar, Vicky Sharma, Mohinder Kumar, and Rahul Nargotra were present on the occasion.

Harinder discuss Independence day programmes with Distt team

13906828_1055882574493440_1067018580010287842_nA meeting held at Distt. Jammu West office Pt. Prem Nath Dogra Bhawan, Kachi Chawni, Jammu, chaired by BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, regarding upcoming 15 days programme of 70 years Independence. Programmes discussed were Mashaal Rally, Tiranga Rally, Rakhi tying, Parbhat Ferris and so many other national programmes. Other Programmes discussed by Harinder Gupta included visit of Mahila Morcha to Border to tie Rakhis on Army men wrists and to participate in Prabhat ferris & Yuva Morcha to organize Tiranga rallies on motor bikes & Mashaal Rallies. It was informed that Parbhat ferris will be organized at ward level by Mandals & throughout 15 days programme at ground level to show the solidarity with Paramilitary forces. To coordinate Jammu West District programmes team constituted as Sanjeev Sharma Distt. Prabhari with Balbir Singh Janipur Mandal Prabhari & Keshav Chopra Talab Tillo Mandal Prabhari. This meeting was attended by Distt President Ayodhya Gupta, Sangathan Mantri Mohan Singh, Distt. Gen. Secretary Sanjeev Sharma, Prem Gupta, Jeet Agral, Vijay Sharma, Veena Gupta, Ashish Sharma.

Jugal donates five lakh for park in Rajouri

13932708_1055880524493645_1932565831431725644_nMember of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Jugal Kishore Sharma, donated rupees five lakh for the development of B.R. Ambedkar Park situated near Salani bridge in Rajouri town. A letter for release of rupees five lakh from his MPLAD was handed over by Jugal Kishore Sharma to Guru Ravi Dass Sabha, Rajouri district President Badri Nath and the members of the sabha in presence of Pahari Board Vice-Chairman Kuldeep Raj Gupta, MLC Vibodh Gupta and BJP District President Dinesh Sharma. Jugal Kishore Sharma, who was on one day tour of Rajouri, said that while the funds are made available for the works related to developmental activities in different areas of the Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary constituency, due attention is also given to the needs of various social and religious works which are delayed due to financial crunch but are necessary and hence ought to be taken care. Jugal Kishore Sharma also visited various spots where the centrally sponsored projects are in progress and reviewed the working. He stressed on quality work and assured that more projects related to basic amenities and means of communication will be brought from the Central government. He also asked the local activists of the BJP to regularly keep watch on the works and make it sure that these are completed on time so that the people are not made to suffer any more.

Books mirror the person’s contribution: Khajuria

13935151_1055879924493705_7590601049570982000_nBJP former State President & MLC Ashok Khajuria, while releasing a book complied and composed by MLC Ramesh Arora (Adv.) in presence of party State Spokespersons Balbir Ram Rattan, Brig. Anil Gupta and Prof. Virender Gupta, said that the books are the mirror of one’s personality and life. Ashok Khajuria said that a person has limited life period but a book keeps him or her alive for generations, which also become a source of inspiration for others to pen down one’s life achievements and experiences. He said that Arora is a dedicated personality and have tracked long distance in organization while serving it in different capacities. “We appreciate the role of such persons who have devoted maximum period of their life in boosting and promoting different activities in public interest”, said Khajuria and added that the book is indeed a great work of compilation of different aspects of one’s life which become more clear with a glance at the pictures in it. Ramesh Arora, while speaking on the occasion, said that the book not only contains the events pertaining to his public life but also reveal the development works and welfare activities being initiated by him during his short tenure of one year as Member of Legislative Council (MLC). He said that within the limited funds at his disposal, every efforts has been made to ensure that every penny is spent judiciously and there is no compromise on quality while getting developmental works undertakes. He said that the book has details related to the different political and social activities with photographs as reference. Balbir Ram Rattan, Brig. Anil Gupta and Prof. Virender Gupta also extended their congratulations to Ramesh Arora for bringing out a book.

Lal Singh reviews progress of Wullar Lake conservation project

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh took review of the Wullar Lake conservation project and construction of the Boulevard around the lake. The Minister took detailed review of the project, seeking various suggestions and recommendations from the concerned officials. He directed the officials to expedite the project work. The Minister said that Government is mulling to create 34.58 kms Boulevard project, costing around Rs 700 crore for revamping the Asia's largest fresh water lake and it would help the State to boost the tourism sector. "The project will be completely eco-friendly and we won't allow any vehicle alongside the proposed road, as only battery cars would be plying on the road," Mr Singh said, adding "conservation of this lake besides many other lakes and water bodies is the top most priority to the Government and we will take all necessary measures to create an impact in this regard,". The officials apprised the minister about the project and stressed that the de-silting launched under the comprehensive Wullar Lake Conservation and Management Plan (WCMP) is on. They informed the meeting that the work needs a greater impetus to increase the water holding capacity of the lake. The officials said that the proximity to the road network is 42.3 kms, while as total perimeter of the Wullar Boundary is 83.6kms. The proposed Wullar Boulevard project is supposed to begin from Garoora to Sopore, covering around 34.58 kms. The Minister underlined the importance of Wullar Lake in protecting the Kashmir valley from floods by acting as a huge water storage reservoir. He said the de-silting effort launched under the comprehensive Wular conservation and management plan needs greater impetus to increase the water holding capacity of the lake.

Aseem addresses Mathwar Mandal meeting

Aseem addressesBJP State Secretary & Jammu Rural District Prabhari Aseem Gupta addressed a meeting of Mathwar mandal BJP at Jandyal after taking stock of the party’s political and organizational activities. He also reviewed the implementation of various welfare schemes launched by Central and State governments. This meeting was organized and chaired by Jammu Rural District President Omi Khajuria. Aseem Gupta, while speaking in the meeting, said that the BJP is in the governments at the Centre and in Jammu & Kashmir state and a number of welfare schemes have been launched by them for the benefit of poor, farmers, women, ex-servicemen, border people and so on. He said that although these schemes have been launched with an objective of social and economic upliftment of these sections and each one of us have to extend guidance and help to the deserving people in availing these benefits. He said that it is also our duty to strengthen the party’s organizational setup at all levels for better liaison with the people.
On this occasion, District President Omi Khajuria announced that Kewal Krishan has been nominated as Ex-Servicemen Cell Mandal President, Ramesh Chander as OBC Morcha Mandal President, Kuldeep Kour as Mahila Morcha Mandal President, Gouri Shankar as SC Morcha Mandal President, Pritam Singh as President of Dhanu Panchayat, Ashwani Sharma as President of Saror Panchayat, Omkar Sharma as President of Ranjan Panchayat, Chhajju Ram as President of Shoa Panchayat. Kissan Morcha District President Ravi Sharma, Sainik Cell Convenor Sat Pal Sharma, BJYM District President Rohit Verma, BJYM District Vice-President Shamsher Kumar, District Secretary & Mathwar Mandal Prabhari Kerni, District Secretary & Mandal Seh Prabhari Babu Ram Bhagat, District Office Secretary Ramesh Kumar, District Media Secretary Balbir Singh Manhas, District Spokesperson Narinder Singh Jamwal and Sarpanches, Panches attended the meeting.

BJP constitutes SC Morcha state team

Lotus Logo copyBJP SC Morcha State President & MLA Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal, in consultation with State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and Morcha Incharge Munish Sharma, has constituted the state team of SC Morcha. The team has Gian Chand Bhagat, Dharam Paul, Karan Bhagat, Bishan Dass, Seema Devi, Veena Bhagat and Raj Kumar Bhagat as State Vice-Presidents. Mohan Lal Rao has been nominated as State General Secretary. Sharda Devi, Manohar Lal Bhagat, Raj Kumar, Karan Singh, Vijay Magotra, Charanjeet, Subash Atri, Rakesh Sangral, Brij Lal and Pyar Chand are State Secretaries. Rajesh Kumar is Sate Treasure, Bishan Dass Naryal is Media Secretary, Rahul Nargotra is Additional Media Secretary, Sham Lal is Social Media Secretary, Neeraj Bharti is Additional Social Media Secretary, Amarjeet is Office Secretary, Om Nath is Publicity secretary and Deepak Kumar is Additional Publicity Secretary. The party leaders who have been nominated as Special Invitees include MLAs— Bali Bhagat, Dr. Krishan Lal, Dina Nath Bhagat, Dr. Gagan Bhagat, Kuldeep Raj, Neelam Langeh, Bharat Bhushan and Durga Dass. Those nominated as State Executive Members include Bansi Lal Bharti, Narsingh Dass Rajwal, Chaman Lal Kanathia, Subash Bhagat, Surinder Bhagat, Shiv Lal Manyal, Ashok Gandhi, Jagdish Raj Bhagat, Balbir Ram Rattan, Adv. Adarsh Bhagat, Sardari Lal, Chaman Lal, Karam Chand Bhagat, B.R. Kandley, Babu Ram, Prem Nath, Krishan Lal, Tej Ram, Tulsi Dass, Om Parkash, Jeet Kumar, Kunj Lal, Feroze Chand, Khem Raj, Om Parkash, Kashmir Singh, Yash Pal Bhagat, Mukhtiar Chand, Sunita Devi, Mool Raj and Krishan Chand.

Rekha Mahajan visits rain affected houses in Ashok Nagar

Rekha MahajanTo access damages due to rains, BJP Mahila Morcha Jammu District President, Rekha Mahajan today visited rain affected houses of Ashok Nagar and took stock of the prevailing situation. She interacted with the people and listened to their grievances. She expressed serious concern over the situation arising out of the recent incessant rains in various localities of Jammu city. She said that coalition Govt is committed to take measures to prevent water logging and over flowing of drains. She said that the Govt is taking the plight of people seriously, in view of heavy losses suffered by them. She said that Govt is making every possible effort and taking effective initiatives to ensure smooth supply of water supply and electricity. Mrs Mahajan further said that the government is very much concerned about the prevailing situation and the safety of the people. She assured the people that government will take every step to improve drainage system and streamline the water supply in the vulnerable areas. She said a comprehensive project needs to be made so that a long term solution is ensured and people are saved from miseries in the monsoon season. She asked the JMC authorities to start work on lanes, drains and black topping of roads, adding that deep drains should be constructed in the area so as to avoid frequent choking. On this occasion she was accompanied by Veena Bakshi District Vice President Mahila Morcha and other Local BJP activists of the area.

Cattle-shed Collapsed, 1 dead and 3 injured at Miran Sahib

Cattle-shed Collapsed,On Tuesday morning, at about 05:50 a.m due to heavy rains a cattleshed at Railway line Taali Morh Miran Sahib in the R.S Pura Constituency collapsed in which one female died and three people were injured including two females and one male.The deceased were identified as Balwant Kour aged 45 years wife of S.Jagjeet Singh resident of Railway Line Malikpur, and the injured identified as Jaswinder Kour aged 17 years daughter of S.Ashok Singh and resident of Railway line Malikpur,Inderjeet Kour aged 40 years wife of S.Rashpaul Singh and resident of Malikpur Basti Talli Morh,S.Ashok Singh aged 52 years son of S.Inder Singh and resident of Railway line Malikpur,Talli Morh R.S Pura.A cow was also injured in the collapse,which was the lone source of income for the poor family in which both the hind limbs of the cow was fractured. MLA R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat along with several workers and prominent persons of the locality rushed to the spot tried to help the victims , he also directed the administration to render every possible aid to the family of deceased and injured, he instructed D.C Jammu Simrandeep Singh to provide free treatment to the injured through the Indian Red Cross Society. He visited the house of the deceased Balwant Kour who went early in the morning to that cattleshed which was owned by S.Ashok Singh to get the milk for the family as she was doing for the past several years, but as was written in the destiny daughter of S.Ashok Singh namely Jaswinder Kour who was milking the cow was severely injured as both her legs were fractured, and her father also received minor injuries ,the wall of the cattleshed fell on Balwant Kour and Inderjeet Kour who were standing near the cattleshed came under the wall in which Balwant Kour was killed, and latter was being operated at a hospital as she received multiple fractures.Dr.Gagan Bhagat assured the families of the deceased and the injured that he is with them in this difficult time and will provide every possible help.He later on directed B.D.O Miran Sahib to provide house under Pradhanmantri Aawas Yojna (P.A.Y) to the family of S.Ashok Singh.He addressed the gathering there and said that he has informed Dr.Nirmal Singh Dy.C.M Jammu & Kashmir about the tragedy at Miran Sahib R.S Pura ,who has assured every possible help through the Govt. to the families and his sincere condolences to the families of the victims. Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Jammu was called by Dr.Gagan Bhagat on the spot to provide treatment to the injured cow,he also gave strict instructions to the veterinary staff for providing regular medicines and check up for the injured cow.The locals met with M.L.A R.S Pura and communicated him some local issues which were lingering on since past several years ,he gave a patient hearing to them and said that as the Panchyati Raj has came to end last month and the elections to these institutions seems difficult due to the prevailing conditions at Srinagar, but till the elections are not held he will try to do those things which the Ex-Sarpanches and Ex-Panches failed to do.Later on he directed the local Sub-Divisional Administration to visit every village of R.S Pura Constituency and identify vulnerable houses and other dwelling and gathering places of public importance so that such a tragedy does not take place in the near future.Mandal Pradhan R.S Pura Natharam, Ramesh Lal, Vinod Sharma, Hardev Singh,Gurdeep Singh, Bishan Dass,Tehsildaar R.S Pura, SHO Miran Sahib,Inder Sudan, Manmohan Choudhary,and other accompanied the M.L.A R.S Pura on his visit.

Youth of Kargil felicitated Dr. Magotra

Youth of KargilBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) unit of District Kargil organized an impressive Youth rally at Lal Chowk Kargil to felicitate newly appointed president of BJYM Jammu&Kashmir Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra here today. Dr Suresh Ajay Magotra reached Kargil on 5 day organizational tour of Ladakh two days back. Felicitation programme was organized in the heart of Kargil at Lal Chowk in which more than 500 youth from different areas of Kargil assembled to felicitate newly appointed State President. Hazi Khuddam Senior leader of the Kargil BJP presented traditional Khatak to the newly appointed President in a rally which was organized by Hassan Pasha State Joint Media Incharge and former District President. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra said that BJP is reaching every nook and corner of the state to unite people for the development of the state. He further said that our Prime Minister Narendra modi had made historic start for Kargil and Leh by allotted 10,000 crore for the construction of Zozila Tunnel which will change the scenario of these two Districts. He further said that BJP is only party which give platform to youth to work. Magotra further thanked Prime Minister Narendra modi for allotting 1600 cr rupees for Skill development (under skill india) for the youth of jammu and Kashmir which was never done by any previous government in centre and state. He further said that victory in Leh Hill Development Council will bring change in Leh and such change must be worked for kargil also to raise basic development work which Kargil is lacking. Speaking on the occasion Hazi Khuddam senior leader of BJP Kargil welcomed and congratulated newly appointed BJYM President Dr. Magotra and said that youth of Kargil was always neglected by the previous governments in the state but BJP is doing every possible step to help youth. He said that NC and congress always neglected kargil deliberately as vast scope of tourism was also neglected which affected our peoples from last 65 years . He thanked center government for announcing various projects like Kargil- Zanskar road which was just dream as no one worked on it. He appealed to the youth of Kargil to join BJYM. Hassan pasha while welcoming the newly appointed State President said that youth of Kargil have high hopes from state government. He further said that we live in hard conditions and no one except BJP is caring for us. He said that we will work day and night for Kargil. Dr. Magotra along with his team, General secretaries Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma visited Achmal, and Soudh Village of Kargil where many youth joined BJYM . Dr. Magotra also visited Drass and inaugurated cricket tournament at Drass and later paid tribute at Kargil war memorial.

Encourage youths to participate in decision making : Kavinder Gupta

13932809_1055256857889345_1199462815481002784_nSpeaker Jammu & Kashmir legislative Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, kavinder Gupta today attended the closing ceremony of 5th Thang-Ta federation cup-2016 as chief guest. The event was organized by J&K, Thang–Ta association under the supervision of Thang-Ta Federation of India; youths from all over the country participated in this championship. While applauding the efforts of the Thang-Ta association for organizing such an event in the Winter capital of the state, the speaker said that such activities are the need of the hour and these should be promoted to prepare the young people to meet the challenges of future through such coordinated and progressive programs, these things doesn’t only promote physical health but also inculcate the habits of hard work, discipline and positive attitude towards life in a person, he added. Congratulating `Feroz Ahmad Ganai from Pampore, Kashmir and Neha from Delhi for becoming the best performer of the tournament, he said, “It gives me pleasure on the one hand to witness such an impressive performance of the players from Kashmir valley but on the other hand it is very painful to see youngsters being misguided by few vested interests to achieve their personal political motives. Denouncing the violence in any form, he appealed to the youths engaged in stone pelting in the valley to shun the path of violence and engage themselves in constructive activities as violence in no way can be the seen as a mean for achieving any objective. The Speaker said that the state has witnessed violence for so long and it has seen destruction and deaths all over for decades together and lost the generation of his men in this continued violence deeply affecting the overall socio–economic activity in the state which has hampered the development of the society in general and the youth of the state in particular. Maintaining that the development of the people and the State should be made the primary objective and for its realization the youths should come forward with innovative ideas and should be encouraged to participate in decision making as they got the requisite energy and talent and that should be utilized properly for achieving the goal of a welfare state and the youths are the foundation for achieving this objective, he said.

Sat inspects fire razed GMC drug store

12472512_1055255654556132_5600130878628186269_nBJP Sate President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), after getting the information of fire and resultant losses caused in the Govt. Medical College drug store due to the sudden blast of the refrigerator due to short circuit. He reached the spot to assess damages caused to the health equipments and medicines by short circuit. Sat Sharma asked the GMC Principal to conduct an inquiry and also prepare the details of losses caused due to the short circuit. Sharma said that precautionary measures should be taken to avoid any such type of mishappening in the hospital. A drug store has life saving medicines and equipments and the sudden fires are also harmful for the needy patients as they cannot get the required medicines in time. He further asked the hospital authorities to regularly check the electricity wires and electronic gadgets fixed in the premises and also ensure that the fire extinguishers are made available there. Sat Sharma was accompanied by Dr. Zahid Geelani, Principal GMC, Superintendent Dr. Ramesh Gupta, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Davinder Singh, Chopra Nursing Home Incharge Dr. Sanjeev and party leaders including Ayodhya Gupta, Prem Gupta, Jeet Angral, Ankush Sharma.

Industrial units violating pollution norms will be shut: Lal Singh

Lal_1055158494565848_3626439235513910108_nMinister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Chaudhary Lal Singh said that industrial units not adhering to pollution norms would be shut with immediate effect. While taking a review meeting of the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) here, the Minister said the industrial units not complying with the pollution norms would be closed down. He said that instructions have already been passed to the concerned officers to launch a campaign in this regard. He said that the owners of brick kilns, stone crushers and cement factories have been instructed to install pollution control devices on priority to check the pollution. "Any industrial unit especially, cements factories, stone crushers, brick kilns found not adhering to pollution norms will be closed down immediately," he said, adding Government will take serious action under law against the violators". The Forest Minister said that the cement industries have also been directed to install on-line continuous (24x7) monitoring devices. The meeting was attended by Chairman, SPCB, Ravi Kesar, Member Secretary, Vasu Yadav, Secretary Technical Forest Department, BM Sharma, other senior members of SPCB and officers of the Forest Department. The Minister said that the owners have been instructed that the equipment including dust containment cum suppression system should be installed at every stone crusher and cement factory. He said that instructions with regard to the construction of wind breaking walls especially at charging hopper & crushing place and construction of the metalled roads within the premises, regular wetting of the ground within the premises have already been passed to the unit holders though the PCB. The Minister also said that the green belt will be developed along the periphery of the industrial units. "The Government intends to take necessary measures to control the pollution in such areas," the Minister said. He said the State Government has issued all the necessary instructions to install such equipment in their units. The Minister said that PCB conducts surprise inspection of cement industries, stone crushing units and other industrial units under Environmental Surveillance Squad. The meeting was informed that in order to assess the compliance status with respect to the prescribed emission/effluent norms, directions under Environment (Protection) Act (EPA), 1986 are issued to the non-compliant industries and under section 18(1) (b) of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 to State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) to direct industries to comply with the stipulated norms.

Tehsil Ramgarh witnessed whirlwind Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign

8-02A whirl wind Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign was carried out in tehsil Ramgarh district Samba having the lowest Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in state. Led by S. S. Bijral former Inspector General of Police and state Convener of the project, the team comprised of Kamal Choudhary, Anju Dogra, both members of the state committee. The campaign was started from Govt. Hr. Sec. School Ramgarh soon after their morning assembly. It was followed by campaign in Govt Girls High School Ramgarh; then at Guru Nanak Dev Public Hr. Sec School and concluded at Nav Bharat Public High School of village Kamor Ramgarh. S. S. Bijral former IGP, the main speaker throughout made the startling revelation that Samba distt. had the lowest CSR of 779 girls against 1000 boys as per 2011 census. This was against 918 of national average. He said with census being 5 years old it would not be surprising the ratio to have fallen further. High lighting crisis situation in the district he stressed on need to get this message across every home for correcting early correction, as this falling CSR would be complicating life of coming generation. Conveying this to the students he said it was in their interest that they started raising voice of conern. Raising slogan “ Beti Ki Lalkar, Desh Ki Lalkar”, he asked youth to respect, encourage and strengthen girls in their own families for they stood as valuable as boys in nation building. Kamal Choudhary highlighted the perspective from fathers side and said it was the woman always that opted to abort the female foetus as stood revealed from Haryana survey. He asked the girl students the future mothers to change the mind set as female foeticide was the worst crime. Anju Dogra who conducted proceedings at all functions attributed the menace of female foeticide to dowry system, domestic violence against women, and insecurity outside. She called upon the society to control this vice of the system. To recognise the merit of girl students and to encourage them, medals were awarded to 7 Girls at Govt Hr. Sec. School under principal Navin Rajput, 8 medals at Govt Girls High School under principal Swaran Singh , 3 students at Guru Nanak Dev Public High School under its MD & Principal Jarnail Singh Khalsa, and 12 medals at Nav Bharat Public High School under MD & Principal Sunil Choudhary. All the principals highly appreciated the strenuous effort made by the team in getting this crucial message across society.

Congress needs to set its own house in order first: BJP

Lotus Logo copyThe joint statement issued by a few senior Congress leaders accusing BJP-PDP Govt of following footsteps of separatists is not only misleading but smacks of a bigger conspiracy to hoodwink the people of Jammu. The statement has also exposed the dual-face of Congress whose leaders in Kashmir and at the Centre are openly making pro-separatist statements not only now but ever since they have been shown the door by the people. What explanation have these leaders to give to the people of Jammu over their Valley based leaders openly aligning with the separatists to oppose establishment of Sainik Colony and Kashmiri Pandit colonies in Kashmir, questioned Prof Virender Gupta and Brig. Anil Gupta, State Spokespersons of Bharatiya Janata Party in a joint statement issued by the Party? “It was the Congress President with his cronies who sat on ‘Dharna’ opposing establishment of Sainik Colony at Srinagar on the very first day of the opening of the summer secretariat at Srinagar. Similarly, on the issue of NEET, these leaders supported the separatists and openly advocated that NEET should not be applicable to J&K because of its special status, whereas the concerned authorities had already clarified that they would merely be conducting an all-India exam and preparing state-wise merit lists”, reminded the spokespersons. Referring to the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir, Brig Gupta said that stand of the Congress throughout has been pro-separatist. Citing examples and challenging the Congress party to refute them he asked “Did Ghulam Nabi Azad not refer to POJK as ‘Azad Kashmir’ in his speech in the Parliament during discussion on Kashmir? Isn’t this the language of separatists? Did Jyotiraditya Scindia demand “Rai Shumari (Plebiscite)” while participating in the same debate? Was it accidental or part of a pro-separatist design?” Despite whatever Jammu based leaders of the Congress may say they are not in sync with the rest of the leaders of their party. They are fooling only themselves if they think that by shedding crocodile tears they will be able to hoodwink the wise and intelligent people of Jammu. The statements of leaders like Mani Shankar Aiyyar, P Chidambaram and Saif-ud-din Soz advocating ‘greater autonomy’ is nothing but betrayal of the people of Jammu and Ladakh who are equal stake-holders and are opposed to the very idea of ‘greater autonomy’ that smacks of separatism. It is obvious beyond doubt that the Jammu based leaders of Congress either have been divorced by their party or they are issuing statements for their own political survival which do not gel with the actual ‘pro-separatist’ stand of their valley based and Central leadership said Brig Gupta. Prof Gupta also demanded a clarification from the Congress about the statement of UN proclaimed terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the master-mind of current turmoil in Kashmir, praising Congress and its few leaders for supporting the Kashmiri cause. He advised the Congress leaders to show solidarity with the government and security forces in this hour of crisis rather than indulging in political gimmicks.

Kashmir employees meet BJP Committee

2-08A four member team of BJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, MLCs Ramesh Arora and Surinder Ambardar and President BJP Kashmir Displaced Unit Chandji Bhat, convened with PM’s package and non-PM’s package employees for having deliberations with them for finding out the solution to their grievances. In the meeting employees put forth the reasons for not attending the duty in Kashmir Valley. The main reason they highlighted in the meeting was that their life and honour is in danger so possibility of joining their duty is not possible and added that they are soft targets for terrorists. The employees demanded that first of all their salaries should be disbursed in Jammu, their attendance should be kept with nodal officer in Jammu and their school going children should be given admissions in Jammu so that educational carrier would be saved. They demanded that Kashmir Pandits should be settled at one place in Kashmir valley with security that is the only solution to the present crisis. The team of four members assured that their demands would be taken up with State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA for necessary action. The members from employees side who attended the meeting were Rakesh Pandita (Kupwara), Rubin Saoroo, Rajinder Pandita, Sidharth Kaw, Kamal Pandita, Ajay Bhat, Sunil Pandita, Vimal Raina, Sunkanya Ganjoo, Sweety Koul, Vimal Pandita and Satish Raina.

BJP nominates Prabharis, Seh Prabharis

Lotus Logo copyBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) has nominated District and Morcha Prabharis and Seh Prabharis. Munish Sharma has been nominated as Kishtwar District Prabhari and S. Varinderjeet Singh as Rajouri District Prabhari. Suresh Sharma has been nominated as Jammu Rural District Seh Prabhari, Suraj Singh as R.S. Pura District Seh Prabhari, Rajinder Gupta as Rajouri District Seh Prabhari, Brij Mohan Sharma as Kishtwar District Seh Prbhari, Jugal Dogra as Nowshera District Seh Prabhari and Ved Mankotia has been nominated as Basohli District Seh Prabhari. Similarly, Sat Sharma, in consultation with BJP Morchas Incharge Munish Sharma, has nominated Smt. Suresh Jamwal as Mahila Morcha State Prabhari, Sanjay Baru as BJYM State Prabhari and Advocate Bhanu Pratap Singh as State Seh Prabhari, Bansi Lal Bharti as SC Morcha State Prabhari and N.D. Rajwal as State Seh-Prabhari, Capt. Ramesh Lal as OBC Morcha State Prabhari and Jagdish Pandey as OBC Morcha State Seh- Prabhari.

Sat chairs series of BJP meetings

2-08-2016BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), chaired a series of meetings at Trikuta Nagar office on Monday. He met with the members of Kashmir Committee, deputation of Kashmir Employees, State Spokespersons, State General Secretaries and party senior leaders. While chairing a meeting alongwith MLC Ashok Khajuria and attended by State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Dr. Narinder Singh, MLCs Adv. Ramesh Arora and Surinder Ambardar, Sat Sharma reviewed the present situation in the valley, the conduct of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and the issue related to the migration of Kashmir employees in the backdrop of turmoil in Kashmir. During his meeting with the deputation of Kashmir Employees, he alongwith State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria listened to their grievances and assured them of party’s support and cooperation. In the meeting held with State Spokespersons, the State President discussed the various issues and the view point of the party on them. Sat Sharma, while discussing the present situation in Kashmir and the ongoing Yatra, said that the party is continuously in touch with the BJP leaders in Kashmir as well as the administration and every effort is being made to extend cooperation in restoring peace and normalcy in the valley besides ensuring the smooth conduct of the holy yatra of Shri Amarnath. He said that the BJP ministers in the coalition government in the state are also regularly reviewing the arrangements related to the yatra. Sat Sharma further said that the party is deeply concerned over the migration of the employees from Kashmir and a Kashmir committee of BJP senior leaders is in regular touch with the employees who have migrated from Kashmir due to the turmoil there. He said that the team will prepare a detailed report and the same will be forwarded to the Union government to resolve the problems being faced by them due to their migration.

Sat Sharma starts tree plantation drive at Govt. Boys Hr. Sec. School, Nowabad, Jammu

13924828_1054626764619021_3659475844376245731_nState President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) started tree plantation drive which was organized at Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Nowabad, Jammu by planting a sapling at the school premises. Smt. Vijay Chanyal, Principal GHSS (Boys), Sh. Subash Chander, Principal GHSS (Girls) along with their staff welcomed MLA during his visit. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma (CA) appreciated the efforts of the School authorities in promoting a clean and green environment and also encouraged others to follow the same and increase the cover of green in Jammu by planting more and more trees. He also emphasized on the importance of protecting the environment. Sat Sharma (CA) also said that it is the duty of every individual to take care of our environment and preserving it for the future generations. Good life will come only when we have a healthy environment to live in. He also urged every citizen to plant a tree in the name of each child in their family for a better future. Distt. President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, SDPO West Nikhil Rasgotra, Sat Pal Karlupia, Gursharan Singh, Mandal President Jeet Angral, Puneet Mahajan, Keshav Chopra, Sanjeev Zutshi, Renu Sharma, BJYM Mandal President Atul Bakshi, Rajeev, Shivani Kotwal, Sunita Sharma, Vandana Kotwal and several others were also present on the occasion.

Vibodh Urges Student Community to Regularly Listen to PM’s Mann Ki Baat

13895167_1054607081287656_4283331177709715242_nVisits Govt. Higher Secondary School at Chingus BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta visited Government Higher Secondary School Chingus and interacted with the staff and students there. At Chingus local community members along with students and staff of Government Higher Secondary School Chingus gave a rousing reception to MLC Vibodh. In his welcome address School principal Mr. Ashok Sharma informed that this school is one of the prestigious institutions of the area and was established way back in 1970. During his address school principal also highlighted various issues related to school specially the poor condition of the school building. He said that due to the poor condition of school building there is a serious threat to the life of the students and teachers. Addressing the gathering at the school MLC Vibodh said that he is happy to visit this important educational institution of the area. He said that he will try his level best to ensure that all the genuine issues related to the school are addressed on priority. Reacting to the information given by school administration Vibodh said that as per the information available to him a DPR for an amount of Rs. 53 Lakh has been prepared for the construction of a new school building but this is yet to be implemented. Vibodh further added that Rs. 7.5 lakh has also been allocated to the school for the renovation of the existing building, but the work on this is yet to be started. He expressed his anguish our negligence to such a prestigious institution of the area by the successive past Governments of the state. He assured the school authorities that he will soon meet the Hon’ble Education Minister Naim Akhter and will ensure that these problems of school are solved on priority. He said that present education minister of state Naim Akhter is a visionary man and he hoped that he will consider these issues of school on priority. Addressing students he said that present state Government accords top priority to education sector and this is the only way to lead our society towards progress and prosperity. He called upon the students community to seriously pursue their studies and prepare for competitive exams like IAS and KAS. This he said will give the younger generation better power and opportunity to contribute towards the welfare of masses in a more productive way. During his speech Vibodh also referred to the recent Mann Ki Baat radio programme by Hon’ble PM Sh. Narinder Modi in which he has impressed up the students to give equal importance to sports activities also. He further added that yesterday Hon’ble PM during his address has laid a special emphasis on innovative activities by students. He shared the message of Hon’ble PM during recent Maan Ki Baat with students and called upon every students to regularly listen this programme. He said that Maan Ki Baat is the most inspirational programme of the present time for the youth of this country and every one must become part of this and students should also send their views on this programme to Hon’ble PM. During his visit of the school MLC Vibodh was accompanied by Mandal Pardhan Chingus Kishan Sharma, Ranjeet Tara, Rakesh Sharma, Lovely Sharma, Sanish Sharma and Sorab Sharma.

आज खीरभवानी मणडल के तालाब तिललू भूथ मे बैठक का आयोजन हुआ

13873227_1054575a004624197_3987967506725668107_nआज खीरभवानी मणडल के तालाब तिललू भूथ मे बैठक का आयोजन हुआ। ईस बठक की अधयकशता भाजपा केडीडी के अधयकश चांदजी भटट ने की। मणडल अधयकश विजय ऱैना ने बूथ को मजबूत करने ओर विसथापित समाज के जनजन तक पहुनचने पर बल दिया वही चांदजी भटट ने १३ सितमबर २०१६ को बलिदान दिवस मनाये जाने पर मिशन 44+ पलस पर कारिकरताऔ को काम करने को कहा। डा ए के कौल ऐडिविजिरी कमीटी मैमबर ने भी संघटन को मजभूत करने पर अपने विचार दिए। भूथ परेजिडनट राजिनदर टिकू, सुनिल कौल, राजनाथ भटट, वाइ ऐन बकशी, वासुकी कौल, विजय भान अनय ने भाग लिया ।

Bali inaugurates Rs 3.90cr blacktopping work in Raipur-Domana

13669695_1054539801294384_8678023774232978362_nMinister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, said that Government has launched a comprehensive plan to enhance the civic facilities in the State with focus on better road network, bridges, cleanliness, drainage system, beautification of cities and towns, advanced healthcare services etc. The Minister was interacting with people during his extensive tour of Raipur-Domana conducted to take stock of ongoing development works in the area besides assessing public grievances. After inaugurating Rs 3.90 crore macademization work on roads from Bharat Nagar, Barnai to RP High School and Poonch Colony and Deharan to GCET Chak Bhalwal, Bali said that Government is according priority to new constructions besides focused attention is being paid on upgradation of existing roads. He said a number of motorable roads and bridges have been completed in this financial year while as work on various other vital links and bridges would be taken up under PMGSY and NABARD to ensure better road connectivity to left out habitations of the area. Bali said that unprecedented development has been witnessed in three regions of the State during the past one year adding that several projects under R&B, PHE, Irrigation, Education, Health and Power sectors have been taken up and completed. The Minister asked the executive agencies to make optimum use of funds and complete the projects within fixed time frame. He also urged upon the people to personally monitor the works being executed in their respective areas for effective implementation of development projects. He said work on 100- bedded Sub District Hospital, Bhalwal and Degree College will be started soon. Enroute, the Minister inspected the ongoing construction work of Kangral Bridge which was washed away during September 2014 floods. The people of the area put forth various problems and demands including upgradation of inner roads, upgradation of transformers, replacement of HT/LT lines, adequate water supply, repair of lanes and drains, release of funds under Model Village scheme. The Minister assured the public that macadamization work of various roads and blacktopping work in industrial area will be taken up soon. Later, the Minister inaugurated lanes and drains at Patta Bohri Chowk, Surya Vihar constructed with a cost of Rs 3.65 lakh.

Minister takes stock of rain damages in Jammu

13886919_1054539171294447_4905962192444185601_nMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary convened a joint meeting with the officers and officials from all departments to take a review of the situation in Jammu province post heavy rainfall in recent days. The Minister took detailed account of the total damages occurred in each district to public and private infrastructure. He asked the officials to ensure immediate necessary action for damage control especially near the banks of river Tawi, Chenab and various nallahs in the region. The Minister also gave strict directions to the PHE department to ensure that every filtration plant which suffers damage due to rainfall is restored on priority basis. Following the reports of heavy rainfall expected in Jammu region this season, the Minister said that we have to strengthen our preventive and precautionary measures so that this season takes as less a toll on the people as possible. He directed the officials to optimally utilize State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to take up as much disaster relief works as possible. Responding to the queries by the MLAs regarding some pending projects in their respective areas, the Minister directed the officers to keep a strict follow up on the projects with regular monitoring for early completion. The MLAs brought forth the problems and issues from their constituencies to the notice of the concerned officers. They communicated in detail the points of concerns in their respective areas that need immediate attention before the next heavy rainfall to minimize the extent of damage to life and property. They also reiterated the need of strengthening the communication channels between the Government officials and elected representatives to ensure that no area, no person is deprived of the essential services and amenities. Present in the meeting were MLA Jammu West Sat Paul Sharma, MLA Bani Jewan Lal, MLA Kathua Rajiv Jasrotia, MLA Hira Nagar Kuldeep Raj, MLA Samba Devinder Kumar Manyal, MLA Akhnoor Rajeev Sharma, MLA Ranbir Singh Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat, Chief Engineers from Irrigation, Flood Control, PHE and RTIC, and other senior officers. Later, the Minister visited Biaspur Parlah area and took a survey of the damage incurred by flooding of Grore Nallah. He met the locals and assured all necessary action will be taken to contain such flooding as best as possible. He directed the concerned officers to build a protection wall along the nallah to contain the water flow. He asked the flood control department to build the crate wall and do the needful to expedite the matter.

Dy CM reviews ERA projects, inspects construction sites

13920645_1054535291294835_8783697347256995035_n146.34 Km sewerage pipe line laid with an expenditure of Rs 78 crore Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, reviewed various prestigious projects being executed by Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA). Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi, MLA, Rajesh Gupta, CEO Economic Reconstruction Agency, ERA, Vinod Sharma, VC JDA Mubharkh Singh besides senior officers of various departments and executing agencies were present in the meeting The Deputy Chief Minister had a detailed review of physical and financial progress on various ERA projects including Bikram Chowk Flyover, 30 MLD Sewerage Treatment Plant, construction of OHTs and replacement of worn-out PHE pipes, Multi-Level Parking besides sewerage and drainage works. He exhorted upon the executing agencies to strictly adhere to fixed timelines and monitor the pace of work on regular basis. The meeting was informed that the work on Ranbir Collector Trunk Sewer is going on in full swing for commissioning by March 17 besides, the 146.34 Km sewerage pipe line has been laid in Bakshi Nagar, Top Sherkhania, Paloura, Janipur, Shiv Nagar, Bhavani Nagar and Shakti Nagar with an expenditure of Rs 78 crore. Besides, the construction work of semi automatic parking at Super bazaar has been started with an estimated cost of Rs 50.31 crore. This multi-level car parking facility will accommodate 352 vehicles and 164 two-wheelers in eight modules and is expected to be completed within the next 12 months. The construction work on STP of 30 MLD capacity based on aerobic attached growth moving bed bio-rector technology will be completed by December 16. It was further informed in the meeting that the Bikram ChowkGandhi Nagar flyover project is likely to be completed by December 16 as 70 percent progress has been made with an expenditure of Rs 44.20 crore. Besides, 73 Km pipeline has been laid down with an expenditure of Rs 30 crore for restoration of water supply network in identified areas of Jammu city. Likewise, drainage work at Airport expansion has also been started. Besides, channelization of existing primary drains and construction of new secondary drains in Channi Himmat are expected to be completed by December 16. An expenditure of Rs 87.08 crore has been incurred on channelization of storm water drains in Digyana and Gangyal, the work on which is near completion. The meeting also had detailed deliberation on construction of ten overhead tanks, replacement of worn out pipe lines, laying of new pipeline network, laying of metro railway line etc. Later, the Deputy Chief Minister along with Priya Sethi and Rajesh Gupta inspected several ongoing projects of ERA in the city and directed the officers to speed up pace of work on these project for timely completion. The Deputy Chief Minister directed the concerned agencies to prepare a comprehensive plan for renovation of Pahari Mohalla Nallah. Dr Nirmal Singh also asked the officers to draft a proposal for further extension of Bikram chowk flyover and also for BC Road Flyover. The Deputy Chief Minister directed the VC JDA for ensuring proper channelization of nallahs and plantation along the nallahs as well so that the land is not encroached upon.

S. Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated Drain at Bandhu Rakh, Kunjwani

13895333_1054528297962201_8978671407671891189_nMLC S. Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated Drain at Bandhu Rakh, Kunjwani. It was one of the main problem of the said area which was causing damage to the main connecting road of the area. The estimate cost the drain was 4.70 Lacs. The residents of that area also told various other problems and Hon'ble MLC assured them that he will concern with Hon'ble Speaker J&K Assembly & MLA Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta and resolve their problem as per the aim of BJP. He also added that Govt. will not Spare the persons who did corruption in the previous Govt. Rajinder Singh Saraba, Gurnam Singh,Harpal Singh Pali and Gagandeep Singh were present in the inauguration.

BJP finalise 15 days programme under “Azaadi 70”

13876330_1054107121337652_7301122826826371389_nIn a meeting of the BJP District Presidents, District Prabharis and Morcha State Presidents chaired by party State President & MLA Sat Sharma alongwith MP Rajya Sabha Shamsher Sinh Manhas, threadbare discussions were held and 15 days programmes and finalized to celebrate the 70th Independence Day. Sat Sharma, while speaking in the meeting, said that the nation is going to celebrate 70th Indepndence Day this year and the party at the national level has decided to organize massive programmes across the country from August 09 to 23 and named it as “Azaadi 70 or Independence 70”. He asked the leaders attending the meeting to start preparatory arrangements for the programmes in their respective districts and mandals. Sat Sharma told that under Azaadi 70, the Prime Minster will launch these programmes by inaugurating 70th Freedom Year March on August 09, to be followed by visits of Union Ministers and important leaders to the birth places of national icons and places of historical importance related to India’s independence movement, visits of women ministers to borders and tie rakhis to soldiers on Raksha Bandhan, kith and kin of martyrs, freedom fighters, INA heroes and ex-soldiers who have been conferred with gallantry /bravery awards will be felicitated, candle light freedom march involving students and youth will be taken out, state wise Independence Exhibitions to be organized,celebratory campaign to promote use of Khadi and number of others events will be undertaken. “Modi sarkar aapke dwaar theme song with various schemes and welfare programmes for the common man launched by PM Narendra Modi led government will be highlighted”, he said. Shamsher Singh Manhas told the meeting that all the MPs will take up Tiranga Yatra from 15 to 22 to August on motor cycles and cycles with national flags. Different departments under Union Ministries have also been involved at the government level under Azaadi 70. He briefed that Ministry of Information of Broadcasting will prepare collage of patriotic songs and ensure playing of patriotic songs for three days on AIR, DD and FM, video. Similarly, Ministries of HRD, Textiles, Youth Affairs & Sports, Culture, Tourism, Defence, Rural Development, Woman & Child Welfare will also contribute towards Azaadi 70 by organizing variety of programmes and events across the country. BJP State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria, Dr. Narinder Singh and Harinder Gupta also shared the dais with the President.

Pt. Deen Dayal upadhaya Parsikshan Maha Abhiyaan all district Jammu contents at hotel premiere residency road Jammu

13901463_1054105014671196_3172180184767622726_nJammu and Kashmir , Party Pt. Deen Dayal upadhaya Parsikshan Maha Abhiyaan all district Jammu contents at hotel premiere residency road Jammu with thankful welcome by District President Sh. Baldev Singh Billawaria thanks to the senior leaders participants speakers, thanks to media and distributed the certificate amongst the participants Sh.Kavinder Gupta Ji (MLA) Gandhi nagar constituency and Speaker Jammu and Kashmir State Legislative Assembly and diverts in detail the achievements of BJP Governement in Center and State. Jaidev Rajwal State Incharge IT & Social Media Bharatiya Janta Party Jammu and Kashmir throw the lights on media management and role of social media in political activities. Rajiv Charak State Incharge Training Department of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhaya Parshikshan Maha Abhiyaan of Bharatiya Janta Party diverge in detail the challenges before the nation internal as well as external. He also congratulates the participants for his successful varg. Others were present on the occasion are MLC Ashok khajuria ,MLC Ramesh Arora,MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, BJP State Vice President Yudhvir Sethi,State Vice President Rajni Sethi State Secretary Vikram Randhawa,Incharge District Jammu Bansi Lal Bharti, Press Media Secretary Distt.Jammu Kulwant Singh Bhatti, Shivkumar Gupta,Govind Sareen,General Secretaries Distt. Jammu Vinay Gupta & Sunil Sharma,Distt. President Jammu Mahila Morcha Rekha mahajan,Raj Rani Jamwal,Parshotam Sharma,Ashwani Sharma, Ch. Satpal, Mandal Presidents Ch. Harbans Lal,Ankush Gupta and Prof. Sham lal Gupta.

Priya Sethi lays foundation stone of statue of Jambu Lochan

13880235_1054098124671885_992963500713689242_nReaffirms govt’s commitment of making Jammu a tourism hub Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today laid foundation stone of statue of Raja Jambu Lochan at Jambu Lochan Park Purani Mandi. “The present government is today privileged with yet another feather in its cap by raising this historic six and half feet statue of the founder of Jammu region, King Jambu Lochan”, asserted the Minister while complimenting the people of the region for having recognition to the creator of their motherland. While recalling the contribution of Raja Jambu Lochan, Priya Sethi said that Jambu Lochan was a powerful local chieftain who ruled during the ninth century. During his kingdom, one day while crossing the river Tawi during a hunt he found a deer and a tiger drinking water from the same tank. He concluded that this place was so virtuous that no living creature bore enmity against another so he decided to build his capital, Jambupura, on this soil which later came to be known as Jammu, she added. She said that this bears testimony to the fact that this region is a place where people of all faiths live together in complete harmony and amity. Referring to ancient and historical significance of the place where this statue is being raised, the Minister said that it is near to the most revered and famous religious spot Ram Mandir and world known Raghunath temple. She said that every endeavour would done to make this place most beautiful and comfortable to attract the tourist to this particular spot. “It is a firm determination of BJP-PDP government to spot and develop all historical and religious destinations of Jammu region to make it a hub of tourism. The Minister stressed upon the people especially Dogras to acquaint their new generations with their origin so that they too preserve this for the posterity. She said that the government is working under a well knit strategy to promote and preserve our rich cultural heritage for which Jammu and Kashmir is known world over. She, however, termed people’s participation as of utmost importance in this effort of the government of steering the state towards the best tourist destination in the country. Addressing the gathering, senior BJP leader, Yudhvir Sethi, expressed happiness that the present government is taking care of sentiments of every section of the society by ensuring equitable development of all regions of the state. While appreciating the construction of this historic statue, he said that such efforts are aimed at promotion and preservation of our cultural heritage. Among others senior BJP leader Baldev Singh Billawaria, Mahant Rameshwar Das, Mahant Narsingh Dasji, Anil Massom, Ramesh Gupta, Arun Sethi, Ram Parsad, Joginder gupta, Govind Sareen, Parshotam Sharma, Ashoke Gupta, Pardeep Langeh, Sharda, Saroj Gupta, Neeru Anand, Anju, Vishal Kohli, Pankaj, Amit, Veena and large number of people were present on the occasion.

“JANATA KI SARKAAR JANATA KAY DARWAR”

13895242_1054097344671963_4167183842202967249_nA 2ND Special Adhar Camp under the theme “JANTA KI SARKAR JANTA KAY DARWAR” was organized by Rajinder Sharma, State Secretary, BJP at W. NO. 9, Mohalla Naranian, Kachi Chawni, Jammu. On this occasion Rajinder Sharma said that BJP Govt. is sincerely reaching out to the masses to address their grievances. He said that this office has been opened to provide the various Central & State Govt. Schemes benefit to the general public. The people will get details of all the schemes regarding formalities, implementing agencies and their benefits. These schemes are PM Awas Yojana, Sukanaya Samridhi Yojana, Labour Cards, House Hold Toilet construction scheme, Atal Pension Yojana, Skill Development for youth, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Scheme, Pardhan Mantri Jeevan Suraksha Yojana, Pardhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema, Ujjwala “Free Gas Connection to BPL Ration Card Holders”, Ujjala “5 LED Bubbles for Just Rs. 95/- to each House Hold, Adhar Card, Free Training for different trades i.e. Carpenter, Computer Operator, Sanitary Fitting, Motor Mechanic etc. At the same time Free guidance and assistance can be had for completing formalities for following documents i.e. State Subject, Voter Card, Addition of Vote, Deletion of vote, Category Certificate, Income Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Ration Card, Character Certificate and many others. On this occasion resident from W. No. 5, 9, 10, 16, 18 and from surrounding areas made their cards at the camp. Those who especially assist the general masses were Sangita Dogra, State Gen. Secy., Radha Sharma, District Gen. Secy., Asha Gupta, Neeru Gupta, Jyoti Bhat, , Sukhdev Singh and others for Adhar Card Registration.

MP Shamsher Singh felicitates medal winners in table soccer C’ship

13879183_1054093761338988_7275394648403744937_nIn order to give a boost to the sports persons of Jammu and Kashmir, who brought laurels after winning medals in table soccer championship recently held at Bhopal, Member Parliament Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas today felicitated in a function held here today. Two students namely Shubham Magotra & Govind Khajuria recently won Bronze medal in Under 19, Table Soccer Championship organized by M.P Table Soccer Association in Bhopal under the banner of federation of Table Soccer India. Ravinder Gupta, President of Table Soccer Association J&K, alongwith Gen Secy. Komal Gupta wish them for good success in future. Among others, who were present on the occasion included, Rameshwar Singh Jamwal, Parul Verma, Rohit Sadotra and Varinder Sharma.

LET’S GOVERN & NOT BE TRAPPED BY FAILED LEADERS

SS BijralFailed and rejected leaders of Congress/ National Conference are trying their best to trap BJP/PDP govt. functionaries in verbal duel to distract them from governance people badly need and to stay in news for no reason. We ought to govern and not be trapped. There is no reason for ‘Burhan Wani’ issue to drag this far especially by those who enjoyed power for decades contributing only ills. Their courting a controversy over CM Mehbooba Mufti statement regarding encounter killing of militant is a crafted design, said former IGP S.S.Bijral, BJP state spokesperson. He said leaders who dealt with people through ’twitter’, administered through ‘twitter’ during governance and miserably failed, so much that electorates showed them the door, are focussed to render coalition govt defensive, withdrawn from suffering masses to end up a failure for their return back to power. Bijral said ‘Burhan Wani’ the upcoming young militant commander, like any other taking to gun, knew the fate of such a course. His death, he said, was a major success of security forces and a major setback for the militant organisation. It’s a non issue forces knew of his presence or not. What CM Mehbooba Mufti said about the incident, a major operational success, is a significant statement set to restore normalcy to ameliorate the compounded sufferings of gullible folks reeling under nearly three weeks of hartals and curfew. The spokesperson said fight against militancy, a proxy war, unleashed by our neighbour is to take little longer as Pakistan, not learning lesson being devoured by terrorism back home, is set at annexing Kashmir, an integral part of India. The security forces are performing commendably in difficult situations fighting militancy. They would serve nation addedly by avoiding civil casualties to the extent possible. It’s a tragedy that J&K, a border state, is a victim of mis-governance with leaders betraying people trust ever since independence least bothered the state was rated ‘the most corrupt state’ under their rule. Those very leaders , Bijral said, were now shedding crocodile tears to get back to power. He urged upon those in governance to not fall into opposition trap and invest 24x7 to provide succour- the healing touch- to the needy crying in wait.

Rajesh Gupta started the construction work of a hostel at Brahaman Sabha Parade

13912731_1054089364672761_7322745533669418757_nMLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta started the construction work of a hostel at Brahaman Sabha Parade.The demand for the construction of a hostel at the Brahaman Sabha has been a long pending demand of the sabha. The work of the hostel could be started because the MLA provided rupees 10 lakhs from his constituency development fund. The pradhan of the Brahaman Sabha Ved Prakash Sharma ,Purshottam Sharma and Surinder Sharma thanked the MLA for his generous help and said that the said hostel would provide cheap and best accommodation to the needy who have to come from outside Jammu like students or patients and their attendants and are in need of a place to stay. Senior BJP leader and MLC Ashok Khajuria and State Mahila Morcha President Purnima Sharma also attended the function. The officials of the JMC who accompanied the MLA included Joginder Bhagat,Varinder Pathania,JE Tangroo,Israr Ahmad and Satyam. MLC Ashok Khajuria while speaking on the ocassion said that Brahaman Sabha has played a key role in the social and cultural emancipation of Jammu.He said that the sabha has given us many luminaries who have upheld the pride of Jammu at all times.He further said that Jammu has always been a crucible where many communities and cultures co existed and flourished peacefully. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu will always play its leadership role in carrying forward the message of peace,brotherhood and communal harmony.Rajesh Gupta said that India is destined for its role as a Vishwa Guru and the time is not far when our country would be at the pinnacle in the comity of nations.We have to keep our self belief at all times and face all challenges with courage and fortitude. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Romesh Sharma, Rajeev Bhardwaj,Rajinder Gupta, K.C.Gupta, Prof Sham, Kuldeep Kandhari,Chaman Lal,Ravi Singh,Ved Prakash Padha,Sunny Sehgal,Chandan Gupta, Shammi,Shashi Kant Sapolia,Ramesh,Rajinder Ji,Gokul Koul and Suresh Bhatia.

MLA NOWSHERA INAUGURATED 13 NEW TRANSFORMERS ON LOC

13669760_1054085884673109_4427244388497363925_nMLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina inaugurated 13 newly installed electric transformers on the areas near LoC of Sunderbani Sub division. These areas are Suffa, Chaitra-kaas, Dok Banyar, Powal Gidpur, Punyakheter, Thichka, Khabal-Banpuri, Khanda, Chakli, Siot, Bakhar, Mawa, Adressing the gatherings at all areas Raina said providing all kind of basic facilities is the his mission and assured the people that he will server his constituency with a mission "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas" Raina said in last one and half year more than sixty new electric transformers are installed at different areas of Nowshera and Sunderbani by way of Creations and augmentations. He said completion of Siot grid station is under process and very soon the work on this project will be started and also said that the up gradation of 6.3 MVA to 10 MVA receiving stations at Sunderbani town and Nowshera town is his priority and has already discussed with power minister to do so at the earliest. AEE Ajit Singh and JE Vijay Sharma were also accompanied MLA during the tour.

Sat Sharma starts developmental works at Bharat Nagar area of Ward 40

13892383_1054084128006618_697061760267623372_nPutting his level best to provide basic amenities to residents of Jammu West Assembly segment, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) started construction works of Lanes and Drains at Bharat Nagar area of Ward Number 40. Accompanied by a large number of people including officials of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation), Sharma started the works in the presence of local residents and political activists of the area as well. The works will be done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10.50 lakhs . There are four lanes which will be constructed under the plan. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that development is running in all spheres of Jammu West and that day is not far enough when whole Assembly segment will be bloomed into a model Constituency of the State and for that the cooperation of the masses is necessary. He said that all 26 Wards of the Constituency have been kept on priority and developmental works are in progress in all wards of Jammu West. He stated that it is his prime duty to serve the masses and it will be seen that no area of Jammu West is ignored and development will reach every nook and corner of the Constituency. Sharma also toured the adjoining lanes of the area as well and he directed the officials of JMC to jot down the works to be taken up in the area.The residents also thanked the MLA for solving their grievances.

Pt. Deen Dayal upadhaya Parsikhan Maha Abhiyaan all District Jammu contents held at hotel Premiere Residency Road Jammu

13895462_1053464271401937_6722017955076281400_nJammu and Kashmir, Party Pt. Deen Dayal upadhaya Parsikhan Maha Abhiyaan all District Jammu contents today at hotel Premiere Residency road Jammu with song (Arun Gagan Maha Pragati Ka Ab Mangal Gaan Utha Karwat Badli Karwat Le Soya Hindustan Utha) . Parshikshan Maha Abhiyaan were inaugurated by Sh. Sat Sharma president Bharatiya Janata Party Jammu and Kashmir state and hon’ble MLA Jammu West lightning the lamp. The participant of Parshikshan Varg was welcomed by Sh. Baldev singh Billawaria District President Sh. Sat Sharma President BJP Jammu and Kashmir state divalgt in detail on the subject of Bharatiya Janata Party working system , Sh Yudhvir sethi vice president Jammu and Kashmir state through the light on history of BJP and development. The session was computed with a Cultural programme. Senior Leaders those who are present Smt. Rajni Sethi ji, Secretary BJP and incharge District Jammu Smt . Anuradha Charak State Secretary Co-incharge District Jammu, Sh. Rajiv Charak incharge Parshikhan Abhiyaan Jammu and Kashmir state, Sh. Vijay Gupta , Sh. Sunil Sharma , sh.Parshotam Sharma, and Sh. Kulwinder Singh bhatti Press Media Secretary.

One day convention’ organized by Law & Legal Affairs Department of the BJP held at Trikuta Nagar office

13872733_1053460634735634_2985283726572228226_nBJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma (C.A) alongwith Former Union Minister & BJP Law & Legal Affairs Department National Convenor Jagdeep Dhankar, MoS Law & Parliamentary Affairs, J&K Ajay Nanda, senior advocate of J&K High Court Sunil Sethi, State Convenor Onkar Seth, inaugurated ‘One day convention’ organized by Law & Legal Affairs Department of the BJP at Trikuta Nagar office on Saturday. It was attended by over 300 prominent advocates drawn from all the regions of the state. It was followed by recitation of Vande Matram by Ajay Kumar. The leaders on the stage were also presented bouquets as a token of respect. Sat Sharma said that the party has set up Law & Legal Affairs Department at the national level and in the states too. The party is of the view that a major chunk of the Indian population belongs to the Intellectuals, Doctors, Engineers, Advocates, CAs and so on and hence their services can be availed for the benefit of the party as well as society. Jagdeep Dhankhar said that the motive of the Law & Legal Affairs Department is to provide equal justice in social, economic and political fields. The party’s slogan of one booth one lawyer is based on the concept that no organization or class can progress and succeed until it do not carry along the Intelligentia class, including the law knowing people. He said that the contribution of lawyers can mobilize more and more people of legal fraternity to get associated with BJP. Onkar Seth, in his welcome address, introduced the VIPs and Guests. He said that the advocates are important people and part and parcel of the society, who play significant role in serving the nation and its people. Ajay Nanda highlighted the various welfare schemes launched by the PM Narendra Modi during the last two years for the benefit of the needy and poor. He also spoke on the role of lawyers in formulation of various acts and laws. Sunil Sethi, who was the main speaker spoke on various aspects of judicial activism with special focus on advantages and disadvantages of various provisions of the Constitution, which are many a times misinterpreted for setting personal scores or for the sake of gaining cheep publicity. National Co-Convenor Aishwarya Bhatti enlightened the lawyers on “National Judicial Commission”. Supreme Court Lawyer Archana Pathak Deve Spoke on the “Organizational structure of Law & Legal Affairs Department” of the BJP. Abhinav Sharma, President J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, spoke on Freedom of Speech and expression. He elaborated that freedom does not mean that one is at liberty to utter any word which is against the law of the land or against the unity and integrity of the country. Proceedings of the convention were conducted by State Co-Convenors Rajesh Thappa and Adarsh Kumar Bhagat. Vote of thanks was presented by State Co-Convenors S. Amrik Singh and Radhey Sham Sharma. Advocate Hunar Gupta and his colleagues Sundeep Singh, Vikas Pankaj Sharma, Veena, Leena, Amit Singh Manhas, VArun Kotwal, Prem Sadotra, Bharat Singh Jamwal, Naresh Raina extended their cooperation in organizing the convention. Besides MLC Vibodh Gupta, prominent lawyers who attended the convention included UK Jalali, Former Advocate General, SS Nanda, Sr. Addl. Advocate General Ravinder Gupta, Addl. Advocate General, PC Sharma, former Addl. Advocate General Ranjit Singh Jamwal, Dy. Addl. General Raghu Mehta, Chief Patron of Adhivakta Parishad, Rakeshwar Singh, Durswal, Former Dy. AG, Avtar Singh Sodi, from Kashmir, Jitender Sharma, Samba District Convenor and his district president.

Sat visits rains hit areas of Janipur with DC Jammu

13754630_1053459641402400_6439977798131302296_nRs. 4 lakh govt compensation in favour of the third victim BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Assembly Constituency Sat Sharma (C.A), alongwith Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh, SHO Janipur Police Station Varinder Gupta and prominent leaders of the party, visited different areas in W.No. 36 of Janipur to take stock of the conditions as of now after the recent heavy rains and resultant floods, which have caused loss of lives and public properties. Sat Sharma and Dy. Commissioner also visited the family of Ravi Sharma, the boy who succumbed to his injuries which he received in the recent heavy floods in Excelsior Lane of Janipur while rescuing two young girls. They conveyed their condolences to the family. Sat Sharma, on this occasion, told the family that a compensation of rupees four lakh has been immediately sanctioned by the government. He said that the similar amount has been handed over to the bereaved families of two girls, who lost their lives in the same locality three days back. Sat Sharma said that although we cannot bring back the lives of the deceased ones and neither can fill the vacuum created by their demise but can extend some sort of help, which can be beneficial to the poor families in particular as the same can help to such families whose bread earners are lost. Vijay Sharma, Subash Sharma, Sanjeev Sharma, Radhey Sham, Joginder Sharma, Yash Pal Mantoo, Raveesh Mengi, Ashish Sharma, Lalit Luthra, Balbir Singh, Onkar Singh Bose, J.D. Singh, Ramesh Khajuria, Vinod Gupta andAnkush Sharma also accompanied the MLA during his tour of W.No. 36.

BJYM announces Team for District Kathua

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha District President Kathua Advocate Vikas Kant Gupta in consultations with BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and BJP Kathua District President Prem Nath Dogra, nominated office bearers and District working Committee members for District Kathua. Rajesh Mehta and Pankaj Raja have been nominated as District General Secretaries. Keshav Khajuria, Advocate Randeep Singh, Manjeet Singh, Vishav Jasrotia, Pawan Kumar, Gourav Mahajan, and Advocate Vikramjeet Singh are District Vice-Presidents. Satish Kumar, Deepak Sharma, Sunil Kumar, Suresh Kohli, Nitin Sharma, Randeep Singh and NP Sharma are District Secretaries. Pardeep Mahajan is District Treasurer, Pushap Pangotra is District Media Secretary, Advocate Malkeet Singh is District Joint Media Secretary, Parvesh Kumar is District Social Media Incharge, Advocate Varun Sharma is District Publicity Secretary and Tipu Singh is District Joint Publicity Secretary and Sunil Sumbria is District Office Secretary. Advocate Vikas Kant also nominated District working committee members, which includes Sandeep Khajuria, Ashish Raina, Maninder Singh, Advocate Surjeet Kumar, Rajesh Singh, Karan kumar, Monu Bawa, Deepak Sharma, Munu Verma, Pankaj Verma, Sunny Mehra, Gourav Gupta, Kuldeep Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Gulshan Kumar and Amit Kumar.

Langeh tours Assar, other areas of constituency

Langeh toursMLA Ramban Neelam Langeh during his four -day long tour of various areas of his Constituency visited areas of Thanda Pani, Marhi Mata, Charota A Panchayat, Sangaa, Charota B, Nagwas Patta Rooli, Dabber , Powni, Dragi etc in Assar Block and addressed public meetings there. The MLA also met the cross section of people and listened their problems also. He assured them all support from his side in solving the problems and informed them about the various developmental projects and schemes launched by Narendra Modi led Union Government and PDP- BJP State coalition for the welfare of the people especially those living in rural belt and far-flung areas of the State. Mr Langeh asked the people to avail the benefit of these schemes. He assured the people that the demands raised by them will also be met soon as he is committed to fulfill all the promises made by him during elections. The MLA also announced a shed to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 5 lakh at Mata Marhi temple. For construction of bathing facilities in the temple premises for pilgrims he announced Rs 75,000. The MLA assured the people that Charota A and B Panchayats that villages of these Panchayats will be taken for electrification under DDUVY and five Indira Awas Yojna (IAY) cases will be sanctioned for deserving people. The MLA was accompanied by Hoshiar Singh, Mandal president Asar, Sarpanch Onkar Singh Charota B, Roses Kumar Bhagat, Pappu Kumar, Bandu Kumar, Surinder Kumar, Davinder Singh, Amit Sharma, Youraj, Narinder Singh, Jagdish Raj, and Sanju Chandel. Earlier, the MLA visited Baia Bal in Ramban tehsil and inaugurated a 25 kv transformer there.

Priya Sethi visits PMSSS counseling centre at GCW Gandhi Nagar

PMSSSMinister of State for Education, Technical Education, Priya Sethi visited the Govt College for Women Gandhi Nagar Jammu and reviewed the progress on the ongoing counseling sessions being held there for Prime Minister's Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS). During the visit, the Minister was informed that there has been a tremendous response at the sessions. As on 4th day, over one thousand students have been allotted colleges as per their chosen field of study and many more students will be covered over the next days. The Minister said that with the increase in number of available seats by AICTE from 2 to 10 in multiple colleges across India, under PMSSS, the meritorious students will get an opportunity to go forward with their studies without being held back by lack of economic resources. "PMSSS improves the chances for students hailing from J&K to get into prestigious national level institutes like Lady Hardinge Medical College, SRCC and many others despite stiff competitions" she added. The Minister said that various awareness camps were organised in different educational institutions at district levels to educate the students to come forward and avail the benefits of PMSSS and the campaign was very successful with students from far reaches coming forward and participating. During the visit, Secretary Higher Education Department, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Director AICTE Delhi, Dr S K Goyal, Deputy Director AICTE Anand Sharma, Officer Special Secretary Higher Education Department Nitu Gupta, ADDC Jammu Anuradha Gupta, Principal GGM Science College Ajit Angral, Principal GCW Gandhi Nagar Kiran Bakshi and senior officers of various departments were also present.

Respect to woman crucial for nation building : Bijral

BBBPStudents of Govt. Girls Hr. Secondary School, Rhari Colony, enmass with their teachers were today entertained on theme subject ‘respect to women crucial for nation building’ as part of national project ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. S.S. Bijral IGP (Rtd), State Convener of BBBP, chief guest on the occasion, at the outset urged school strength of girl students to not let their pride be hit by being considered less important and least desired indicated by falling Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and female foeticide. He said girl child is disfavoured not because of any of her deficiencies but out of ignorant of her gifted capabilities. He struck a cautious note observing out of 160 critical districts nationwide nine districts are from J&K where CSR compared to 1000 boys as per 2011 census is appalling: Jammu (795), Kathua (831), Pulwama (829), Budgam (832), Anantnag (841), Samba (729), Baramulla (863), Ganderbal (863). Bijral called upon students to be ‘Rajdoot’ for PM Narendra Modi campaign of BBBP making a fervent appeal to ‘Deshwasis’ to invest and strengthen girl child (women) to strengthen Bharat. State Committee Member Anju Dogra, in her address, said it is the mother who does not favour birth of girl child as was revealed through survey conducted in Haryana. She being mother herself, shared with students that mother disfavours female birth knowing the treatment woman gets in society by way of threatened safety, domestic violence and demand for dowry. She urged upon girl students to earn trust of their parents to escape unnecessary restrictions parents impose especially on girl child. Medals were awarded to 18 girl students who had scored above 90% marks in their board exams to afford them recognition and to motivate other girl students to excel and bring out their hidden enormous capabilities the society looks forward to having. Subash Chander Principal of the School, expressing gratitude lauded the painstaking, in detail awareness campaign launched by the BBBP state committee members. He urged the students to further spread the message to others besides their own kith and kins.

BJYM announces Jammu West District Team

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District President Jammu West Ashish Sharma in consultations with BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and District President Jammu West Ayodhya Gupta nominated District Office bearers and Mandal Presidents for District Jammu West. Pawan Sharma and Dewaker Singh have been nominated as District General Secretaries, Varinder Singh Thakur, Satish Kumar, Bubesh Sharma, Sudhanshu Bharadwaj, Rakesh Gupta, Prabhanshu Joshi, Pankaj Magotra and Varinder Singh have been nominated as District Vice-President, Kulbeer Singh, Surinder Sharma, Ashish Choudhary, Pawan Jiral, S.Banmeet Singh, Aavesh Sharma, Jagbir Singh Manhas and Rohit Arora have been nominated as District Secretaries, Atul Vaid is District treasurer, Puneet Gupta is District Office Secretary, Karan Babbar is District Media Secretary, Kunal Gupta is District Publicity Secretary and Ankush Sharma is District Joint Publicity Secretary, Puneet Mantoo is District IT Incharge and Asad Mallick is District Social Media Incharge. Ashish Sharma also nominated Mandal Presidents, which includes Atul Bakshi for Talab Tillo Mandal and Vansh Mahajan for Janipur Mandal.

BJP Kashmir Displaced District is going to pay homage to Tika Lal Taploo

Lotus Logo copyBJP Kashmir Displaced District is going to pay homage to Tika Lal Taploo and other martyrs who were brutally assassinated by terrorists in Kashmir valley since 1989 and decided to observe 13th September 2016 as Martyr’s day at large scale. For making proper arrangements Chand Bhat President BJP Kashmir Displaced District constituted an 11-member team headed by Ravinder Razdan. The other members in the team are T.N Bhat, Bharat Bushan Bhat Gosani, Prof. M.K. Raina, Raja Tikoo, Ramesh Bhat, Shuban, Chaman Lal Pandita, Shoki Lidhoo, Vijay Raina and ML Sopori. The 13th September 1989 is the day when Kashmir was plunged in grief and darkness such as it had not experienced before in living memory. The warm, gifted, humane and selfless young Tika Lal Taploo was brutally assassinated by terrorists in broad day light outside his own house in Srinagar. Taploo was attacked many times before also, but he Islamic fundamentalism. Knowing the fact that his life is in threat, he came out openly and challenged the militants without any fear. The Islamic fundamentalists had murdered not only Taploo but also an old faith and culture of universal brotherhood, love and tolerance which symbolized in his life.

Remove encroachments along Nallahs: Kavinder

Lotus Logo copySpeaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta asked senior functionaries of various departments to immediately take up repairs of infrastructure damaged due to recent heavy rain in the Jammu so that the people do not suffer for the want of safe drinking water, power supply and road connectivity. He was speaking at a meeting convened to take stock of damages caused by heavy rains. He asked all departments to carry out the repair works to restore public utilities immediately and submit work report to his office by July 31. He also asked them that there should be no delay in restoring the facilities providing to the people. Member Assembly Constituency (MLA), Jammu West and East, Sat Sharma, Rajesh Gupta and District Development Commissioner Jammu, Simrandeep Singh were also present in the meeting. Speaker also directed the concerned authorities to remove the encroachments along the nallahs and take strict action against the encroachers. He stressed on restoration of all Nallahs for smooth flow of rainy water. The DC apprised the meeting about the damages to public utilities. He also informed the meeting that the families of two girls who were washed away in flood in Janipur area were given cheques of Rs. 8 lakh as compensation. Among others present in the meeting included SSP Jammu, Sunil Gupta, VC JDA, Mubarak Singh, SP South, Shehzad Salaria, Joint Commissioner JMC, RS Jamwal Chief Engineers of PWD (R&B), PHE and EM&RE departments and officers of UEED, ERA and other departments.

BJP condoles demise of Chaman’s wife

Lotus Logo copyThe State unit of Jammu & Kashmir BJP has condoled the sad demise of Rekha Gupta, wife of Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, former Union MoS & Party senior leader. The party has termed the demise as a loss not only to the family but also to the party which had witnessed support from her to his husband for decades together. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, while expressing party’s condolences to the bereaved family, said that although only Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta had been active in politics and served the BJP for more than fifty long years, his wife Rekha Gupta too deserve the appreciation as she not only took care of the family but was always seen as extending support to her husband in party activities. It was due to her active support to the husband that he got the encouragement and strength to work more vigorously for the party and achieved the distinction of being one of the tallest leader in the state. Sat Sharma said that the irreparable loss cannot be fulfilled and the party stands with the family in this hour of grief and sorrow. Meanwhile, BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, National Secretary Farooq Khan, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, BJP Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs also condoled the sad demise of Rekha Gupta.

Rajesh Gupta started yet another work in his constituency

13876135_1052185618196469_1807913307858909154_nIn keeping with his hectic schedule of developmental activities MLA Rajesh Gupta started yet another work in his constituency. Laying of tile work and the construction of drains was started at Masjid Walk Gali,Prem Gali and some parts of Kaali Jani at an estimated cost of rupees 7.25 lakhs. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that due to the incessant rains yesterday there is a lot of damage to the infrastructure but we would set the things right in the shortest possible time with the cooperation of the people. After the rainy season is over further fillip would be given to the developmental activity. The people of these areas narrated their problems to the MLA and in majority of the cases on the spot instructions were given to the concerned authorities for the redressal of the same.The president of the Kaali Jani Association Sawhney and Vikram welcomed the MLA on the ocassion. Development and more development is the only solution to the problem of extremism and separatism. Rajesh Gupta said that we have great faith in the Maha Mantra of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas and our nation is moving on that path towards greatness and glory. MLA Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by BJP leaders Mohan Singh Chouhan, Rajneesh Jain, Rajkumar Sharma, Chandan Gupta,Som Dutt Khajuria, Tarsem Jain, Prem,Ramesh Sharma,Prof Shyam,Kuldeep Kandhari,Girdhari Lal,Chaman Lal,Amit , Ankush Sharma,Vijay Mahajan,Arun Sethi and Finest Varmani.

BJP convenes meeting of state Spokespersons

13872903_1052183851529979_1273677228347156984_nTo review the media management of the party and discuss the current issues related to State Politics, in particular, the BJP convened meeting of its State Spokespersons at Trikuta Nagar office. It was chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and attended by State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, State Spokespersons Prof. Virender Gupta, Balbir Ram Rattan, Brig. Anil Gupta, Arun Gupta and SS. Bijral. In the meeting, issues discussed included the present political scenario in the state, turmoil in valley and the role of BJP. It was pointed out that BJP is extending full cooperation to the state government is restoring peace and normalcy. The need on part of the Spokespersons to speak forcefully and without any dithering against misinformation campaign launched by some political parties for their partisan purposes was also stressed. It was felt that this approach was needed to prevent such political parties who instead of contributing towards the early restoration of peace and the process of development in the state are maligning the image of the party and the coalition govenrment. While speaking in the meeting, Ashok Koul stressed on proper monitoring of the day to day developments and asked the spokespersons to make it sure that the view point of the party on vital issues is putforth in right perspective so that the people are properly informed about the functioning of BJP in the government and are not thus misled by the parties which had been in power for decades and now being out of chair are making baseless, false and fabricated allegations and statements against the party.

Extremists still moving freely in Pakistan: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta said that Kashmiri leaders including Omar Abdullah and M.Y. Tarigami who always demand talks with Pakistan, inspite of Pakistan being involved in inflicting thousands cuts and waging a proxy war against India by promoting and supporting terrorist activities in the valley, to resolve the Kashmir issue should acquaint themselves about the views expressed by Former Pakistan Ambassador to United States, Hussain Haqqani in Bengalaru who had come for an interactive session in respect of his book India Vs Pakistan, why can’t we be friends. As per Haqqani statement he has stated that unless terrorism is taken off the table completely, he does not see any Indian “who can more forward with normal relations with Pakistan”. He also said that the present political environment and circumstances in Pakistan are not conducive to strike normalization with India, because extremists like Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar are still operating and moving freely in Pakistan. Haqqani has further said that it would be much better to adopt the approach of building a good relationship as a means of solving problems rather than insisting first on solving Kashmir problem that has not been solved for the past 69 years. Prof. Virender also drew attention of the Kashmir youth who are being misguided by the separatist leader and pro-Pak elements to have a glance on the situation in PoK including Gilgit and Baltistan. He drew their attention to the just recently held elections in PoK which have been rigged by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in its favour and as a result of which there were strong mass protests in Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Chinari, Mirpur and other places. It was confirmed by Pakistan Human Rights Group that corrupt practices involving money and muscle power had been marshaled to subvert the electoral verdict of the people. The protestors alleged that elections in PoK have always been fixed in favour of the federal ruling party. Rather than being in thrall of Pakistan and PoK, the youth of the valley should get inspired by the democratic secular ethos and culture of the Indian state and strive to achieve their full potential in life in free India. The ISI and Pakistan have their axe to grind against India for imagined grievances and youth of the valley should not get swayed by the Pakistan’s religious exhortions to the detriment of their career and life.

BJP leaders to address Lawyers convention

Lotus Logo copyBJP Law & Legal Affairs Department is organizing “One day Convention” at Jammu on July 30, 2016 at state office Trikuta Nagar, in which a large number of prominent lawyers from across the state associated with the party will participate. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma will preside over the one day convention while Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Former Union Minister and presently National Convenor BJP Law & Legal Affairs Department Jagdeep Dhankar will be chief guest, MoS Law & Parliamentary Affairs, J&K, Ajay Nanda will be Guest of Honour and Senior Advocate & BJP State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi will be the main speaker. The Convention is being organized with an objective of bringing together the like minded lawyers / legal experts on a common platform and make them aware of the programmes and policies of the BJP besides seeking their suggestions for mobilizing the members of legal fraternity to get associated with the party in large number. According to an official handout, BJP Law & Legal Affairs Department State Convenor Adv. Onkar Seth said that this one day convention will provide an opportunity for closer interaction with the lawyers from different parts of the state, besides those from the centre. He further said that the convention will be spread over a number of sessions and will be addressed by eminent lawyers.

Every step will be taken to provide infrastructure and quality education to students: Sat Sharma

13876466_1052084848206546_1566403926590524022_nTo inspect the infrastructure of Government boys Higher Secondary School and Government Middle school, Bakshi Nagar, State President BJP & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) visited the institutions along with his team and thoroughly reviewed the state of class rooms inside the school premises. Rajni Kotwal, Principal GHSS, Bakshi Nagar along with her staff welcomed the MLA during his visit. After the inspection, a function was also arranged on this occasion in which uniforms were distributed among the needy students. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma (CA) assured the staff and the students that necessary steps will be taken and whatever is the need of the institution will be fulfilled for the smooth running of the institution so that both staff as well students should not face problems in the future. He said that every step will be taken to provide infrastructure and quality education to the students in Government schools. The MLA also stressed upon promoting Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’’ so that the dream of building a clean nation could be fulfilled. The MLA also visited the nearby areas in order to check the developmental works in the area and visited the Municipal Park at Bakshi Nagar behind Arya Samaj Mandir where works pertaining to up gradation were completed. He also took stock of the works to be taken up in the area and also took stock of problems faced by the residents due to heavy rains in the city. He assured them that their problems will be solved on priority in order to avoid any type of mishappening in the future. BJP Vice President Parmod Kapahi, Naresh Dutta, Raman Kohli, Preeti Bali, Shakti Khajuria, Rashmi Gupta, Prem Gupta, Suresh Gupta, Rameshwar Sharma, Mahesh Sharma, Atul Bakshi, Naresh Thappa, Tarsem Abrol, Madan Lal, KL Gupta, Sudershan Sharma, Om Gupta, Puneet and several others were also present on the occasion.

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Kavinder visit flood affected areas, directs for immediate restoration

13879317_1052037484877949_5224909734842838739_nSpeaker J&K Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta immediately visited the sites of flood affected areas and took stock of the damaged caused by the incessant rains last night. He visited Nanak Nagar, Sanjay Nagar, Trikuta Nagar, Channi Rama, Pamposh Colony, Bilal Colony, Qasim Nagar, Gorkha Nagar, Chatta-Sunjwan Road. He was accompanied by Joint Commissioner, JMC, R S Jamwal; SDM, Jammu South, Sonu Pargal; SP, South, Shahzad Salaria; SDPO, East, Chandan Kohli; X-En, PMGSY, Janak Raj Bhagat; CTO, JMC, Talat Mehmood; along with officers of I&FC, PWD(R&B), UEED and ERA. The Speaker directed the JMC officers to immediately remove the slab over the nallah and dismantle the small pully near Chandi Mata Mandir, Nanak Nagar which got choked and caused damage in the area. The water overflowed from Nallahs at few places at Trikuta Nagar, he visted the localities and interacted with the locals and assured for every possible help to them and also directed the Economic Reconstruction Agency for restoration of the protection wall of the Nallah and placing crates for preventing the water to breach the bunds in the future. He also interacted with the families of the flood victims and directed the revenue officers to access the damages suffered by every family and furnish the details in the shortest possible time so that the process of compensating them can be initiated at the earliest. The roads links of the Bilal Colony, Pamposh Colony and the link between Chatta and sunjwan have been severely damaged due to these rains. He immediately directed the District Development Commissioner Jammu to take up the work for temporary restoration of these road links and the one between Chatta & Sunjwan in particular in order to provide road connectivity in times of emergency. Further ensuring the people, he said that the project for underground Nallahs of these colonies have already been prepared by the UEED under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation and the same will be executed in a time bound manner giving a life time relief to the people of these colonies. Taking a dig at the previous government and especially the local representative of the area, the Speaker said that it is only due to the in seriousness of the previous MLA who got these Nallah’s covered with concrete slab and promoted encroachment, the residents of these areas suffer losses during monsoons. He assured the people that the present dispensation is always on the disposal of the public to address their grievances and is committed to provide long term solutions to these problems by way of promoting planned development. Vinay Gupta, Assem Gupta, Pappu Chowdhary, Dalbir Kharadia, Vishal Mahajan, Anwar Hussian, Bashir Khatana were promimnet among others who accompanied him.

Facebook page of J&K BJP verified

Jaidev RajwalThe official Facebook Page of Jammu & Kashmir BJP has been verified by the facebook authorities. Disclosing this, BJP IT & Social Media Department State Incharge Jaidev Rajwal said that the State Unit of BJP has achieved this distinction, which will also help in identifying the fake accounts, if any is being created and run in the name of J&K BJP. Jaidev Rajwal further said that the existing Twitter, You Tube and Facebook accounts/pages too have been changed. Like facebook account is changed from www.facebook.com/jkbjp to www.facebook.com/bjp4jnk, similarly www.twitter.com/jkbjp1 has been changed towww.twitter.com/bjp4jnk and www.youtube.com/jkbjp1 has been changed to www.youtube.com/bjp4jnk.

Rajesh Gupta held a meeting of the Hospital Development Comittee in the chamber of the Suptd.SMGS hospital

13879470_1051580248257006_492165052681865663_nMLA Rajesh Gupta held a meeting of the Hospital Development Comittee in the chamber of the Suptd.SMGS hospital. Important decisions regarding the improvement and development of the SMGS hospital were taken by the MLA Rajesh Gupta who is also the Chairman of the SMGS hospital comittee. An amount of rupees 54.50 lakhs was sanctioned for the renovation of the hospital sanitation and upgradation of the main office. Decisions were also taken for the outsourcing of the sanitation to the Sulabh International. It was also decided that the area around the hospital would be tiled and other mini repairs would also be undertaken. The decision regarding the clearance of drainage in the raw area ground was also taken. Sanction was also given for the fixing of proper sitting arrangement for the patients and their attendants. New computers would also be installed along with the accessories. Purchase of additional furniture, storage trolleys, repair of aluminium doors and purchase of bamboo chiks and curtains was also sanctioned. As the hospital is in the heart of the city it was also decided to do the proper beautification of the hospital by landscaping. The meeting was attended by Dr.Zahid Geelani Principal GMC,Smt. Babila Jamwal Administrator GMC,Dr.Dara Singh Med Suptd.SMGS hospital, Anil Banotra Xen civil,Ashok Chowdhry Xen Mechanical,Surekha Gupta Accounts Officer, I.A.Tak AEE civil,S.S.Jamwal AE civil and Pradeep Sharma President Medical Employees Association. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Pradeep Sharma, Prof.Shyam,Rajeev Bhardwaj,K.C.Gupta,Kuldeep Kandhari,Rajinder Gupta, Rajesh Gupta and Chaman Lal.

Rajesh Gupta made an emergency tour of the Rajeev Basti and Vikram Chowk areas in ward No. 19

13876636_1051577954923902_4795743456863032489_nMLA Rajesh Gupta made an emergency tour of the Rajeev Basti and Vikram Chowk areas in ward no 19, in view of the incessant rains in the morning . Due to heavy downpour the areas around the Rajeev Basti and Vikram Chowk became water logged and the residents of the area had a harrowing time with water entering many houses in the area. MLA Rajesh Gupta immediately rushed to the area along with the SDM Sonu Pargal. MLA instructed the PHE officials present on the occasion to immediately dewater the area so that the water does not cause any further damage by entering more houses. The important residents of the area including Ashok Lambad,Rajesh Bhalla and Preetam helped the MLA and other officials in organising the relief effort in the area.The co-operative effort of all was highly appreciated by the people of the area who thaked the MLA for the timely intervention. Rajesh Gupta also demanded that an assessment of the loss be also made so that people can be suitably compensated and the accompanying SDM was instructed to prepare the report in the shortest possible time. Rajesh Gupta advised the people to stay together in times of crisis and organise themselves and help each other and the govt would also reach out to the needy with relief and succour.

Ramesh Arora Visited Jammu District Jail

Lotus Logo copyRamesh Arora MLC visited Jammu District Jail Ambphalla Jammu to take stock of the situation. He met with different under trials and convicts. It was a visit to assess the reforms needed in living conditions. After visit and meeting different persons inside Jail Ramesh Arora said that he will submit his opinion/ report to appropriate authorities. But by and large appropriates steps are being taken by the jail authorities as per jail manual to provide maximum they can. But still these are areas where reforms are required. Psychological treatment and consultation is needed, yoga classes can improve living conditions and regular yoga classes are required. 15th August is needed to be celebrated by involving all. An atmosphere can be created where from their mind set can be changed and after coming back in normal life they can lead a normal life. Arora said society should also accept the persons, who are changed and wanted to join mainstream of civilized life. Now the world is changing and civil society is changing and civil society has a role to play. We cannot leave everything on administration. Arora said appropriate suggestion about changes in jail manual will be made and the amendments will be brought. He appreciated the administration of jail for discharging their duties with best of ability and dedication. He also suggested superintendent central jail for celebrating 15th August at large scale and for recommending govt. the names whose behavior was very good and require special consideration through official channel to the govt. for considering early release. Arora said that already few names are recommended by authorities, require consideration and said that DG Persian will be apprised about this. Arora also met with the doctor incharge and other team inquired about the common physical problems and the treatments facilities available in the complex. Different projects including hand weaving, library and others were also seen and said that proper outlet is required for the material manufactured by under trail/ convicts and others. Arora assured that he will take matter of regular yoga teacher appointment in each jail because depression grows with long terms of confinement more medical facilities are required to be added in existing facilities. He also appreciated the steps taken by the jail authorities in providing different facilities and taking due care as per authorization.

Poor quality works make people to suffer: Baru

13681011_1051572658257765_4282504611842785539_nCharging the previous governments in the state responsible for making people to suffer on account of poor quality works in matters related to development projects, BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru said that the present BJP coalition government is committed to eradicate corruption and ensure quality work. He expressed these view while inspecting the damaged bunds of an irrigation channel in Kabir Colony area of Talab Tillo falling in Jammu West Assembly Constituency. The local people, who had assembled near the said damaged irrigation channel, told the BJP leader that just 3 years ago this bund was erected to safeguard the houses and properties of the people living on its banks but unfortunately it got washed away within one year and during every monsoon, major portion gets damaged from one side or the other. It poses threat to the safety of the local population. They alleged that Irrigation & Food Control Department officials did not keep check on the quality of material while the bunds were constructed. Sanjay Baru said that it is not the only case where people have grievances related to the poor quality of development works. He told them that the matter has also been brought into the notice of the BJP MLA Sat Sharma, who has assured to come forward to help the people by getting the damaged work repaired properly with quality work.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District President Akhnoor nominated office bearers and Mandal Presidents for Akhnoor District

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District President Akhnoor Jeevan Sharma, in consultations with State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and District President BJP Akhnoor Manmohan Singh, nominated office bearers and Mandal Presidents for Akhnoor District. Avinash Bassan, Amit Gupta, Ashu Sharma, Anchal Singh, Mukesh Sharma and Anil Singh have been nominated as District vice-presidents, Ravi Singh and Sukhdev Singh are District General Secretaries, Parveen Sharma, Subhash Chander, Avinash Sharma, Deepak Kumar, Jaspreet Singh, Kulbeer Singh are District Secretaries, Surinder Singh is District Treasurer, Mohit Kumar is District Office Secretary, Vinod Sharma is District Media Secretary, Parveen Kumar is District Publicity Secretary and Suran Singh is District Joint Publicity Secretary, Avinash Kumar is District IT Incharge and Madhu Sudan is District Social Media Incharge. Jeevan Sharma also nominated Mandal Presidents, which include Sanjay Kumar for Jourian Mandal, Rakesh Kumar for Chowki Choura Mandal, Ankush Choudhary for Khour Mandal and Nitan Mishra for Pargwal Mandal.

Sat Sharma kick starts construction works at Ward 37

13716250_1051568661591498_7516305644194983435_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (CA) started kicks the construction works in Janipur Colony area of Ward Number 37, which will be competed at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10 lakh. Sharma was accompanied by a large number of people, including Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) officials, local residents and BJP activists of the area. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that the amount of Rupees Ten lakh has been sanctioned individually for each ward of the Constituency and it will be seen that all 26 wards of Jammu West are covered under this developmental plan. He said that all 26 Wards of the Constituency have been kept on priority and developmental works are in progress in each ward of Jammu West. He stated that it is his prime duty to serve the masses and it will be seen that no area of Jammu West is ignored and development will reach every nook and corner of the Constituency. Executive Engineer Central Division JMC Parvodh Sharma, AEE JMC Rajiv Pandoh, JEE Satish Mala, BJP District General Secretary Sanjeev Sharma, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, Ramesh Khajuria, Ravish Mengi, Sahil Gupta, Kulbir Singh, Subash Bashin, Lalit Luthra, Monikas Gupta, Savitri Sharma, Rattan Lal Sharma, Sham Bali, Sham Sunder, Subash Chander Datta and many others were present on the occasion.

NC is dishonest to the valley People: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaState BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta while rebutting the statement of Omar Abdullah that India has been dishonest with the people of Kashmir, said that it is not Government of India but the leaders of valley, in particular those of National Conference who not only betrayed the people of Kashmir but also has been dishonest to the Government of India. To please Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the Grand Pa of Omar Abdullah, Pt. Nehru sacrificed the national interests and inspite of great opposition, got incorporated Article 370 in the Indian constitution and after that made an agreement with Sheikh which is called Delhi agreement, thus creating a state within a state. But Sheikh ditched Pt. Nehru and the people of J&K also when he started doing hobnobbing with western powers to make Kashmir as an independent country and Nehru had to get his arrested for the treason acts. In 1975 inspite that Congress had majority in the state assembly and Sheikh was not even member of the state legislature, it gave the chair of Chief Ministership to him under Indira-Sheikh Accord of 1975. From 1975 till 1990 and also from 1996 to 2015 it was mostly the NC that remained in power. It is for Omar Abdullah to explain the reasons that why the people lost the trust of the J&K government and also of Government in India and that they resorted to gun culture. Can Omar elaborate the steps taken by NC to bring the people of Kashmir in the national main stream? Unfortunately, the National Conference tried to poison the mindset of Kashmiri people against the government of India and for its own follies painted the Centre government responsible in the eyes of the Kashmir masses. Earlier, during the reign of Bakshi Gulam Mohammad, G M Sadiq and Mir Quasim people of Kashmir were mostly in the national mainstream and considered India as their country except for a small fringe section. The situation started taking turn after 1983, it worsened after 1988 and became critical in 1990 and during this period it was NC which was in power though Congress party was also an alliance partner after 1987 elections. The claim of Omar Abdullah that protests are not against the state administration or state apparatus but these are purely anti-India in nature. But can Omar Abdullah answer that who is responsible for this anti-India nature of the protests? Are the leaders of political parties who were running the governments after 1975 not responsible for the drastic change in the situation and mindset of the Kashmiri masses? What were the factors responsible for the defeat of NC in 2002 and 2014? Do these factors not point the disenchantment of the people from the government led by NC. Prof. Virender said that Omar pleads for political solution and talks of Greater Autonomy and blames Indian government of erosion of Article 370 and added that the amendments in the State Constitution and extension of some of the Articles/Clauses of Indian Constitution were made with the approval of state government; even during NC rule after 1975, about than 20 amendment were made in the State Constitution. He asked Omar what type of political solution can satisfy the separatist leaders like Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz and Yasin Malik to whom Omar calls as stake holder? Can Omar and P. Chidambaram give guarantee that so called anti-India feelings among Kashmiri masses shall die down if so called grand autonomy was provided to valley. Prof. Virender reminded Omar that people of Jammu region, Ladakh region and a good percentage of masses of valley do not subscribe to, rather oppose the Great Autonomy and said that he or any of the Kashmiri leaders does not have any authority to thrust their wishes or the solution that they propound on the majority of the state population, particularly on Jammu and Ladakh regions.

Sat Sharma CA visited Excelsior Lane in ward No. 36 falling under Jammu West Assembly Constituency

13681072_1051563978258633_1633838652558446505_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, alongwith senior officials of police and civil administration, including DIG Ashkoor Wani, Deputy Commissioner Simrandeep Singh, SP North Vinod Kumar, Dy.SP Sugandha Mahajan, SHO Janipur Virender Gupta, visited Excelsior Lane in ward no. 36 falling under Jammu West Assembly Constituency, where the heavy rains and floods consumed two precious lives of young girls. He met the bereaved families, expressed condolences and conveyed party’ssympathies to them. He also went around other lanes of this ward as well as in adjoining ward no. 37 to take stock of the damages caused by the heavy rains.Sat Sharma, soon after getting the news of the sad tragedy, immediately rushed to the spot with senior officials. On his intervention, compensation of rupees four lakh to each bereaved family was got sanctioned through Deputy Commissioner, Jammu. Sat Sharma, while terming today’s heavy rains and floods as most tragic natural calamity, said that the people have suffered losses on account of damages to vehicles, properties, many roads, lanes and drains have been badly damaged. He stressed upon PHE, PWD and PDD authorities to immediately take up the repair works in the affected areas to ensure that people are not made to suffer.

Govt keen to promote pilgrim tourism: Sham

13680608_1051558854925812_6253116784067531678_nMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary said that Government was keen to promote pilgrim tourism to boost economy in the State. "The State has historical shrines and religious places in every region which can attract lakhs of pilgrims every year and boost tourism- the most lucrative and inclusive industry which benefits every section of people both directly and indirectly", the Minister said after inaugurating an Amarnath Yatra Langar at Railway Station here. The langar has been organized by Shri Amarnath Barfani Sewa Samiti, from Alwar, Rajasthan and Shiv Mandir Charitable Trust Railway Station, Jammu. Elaborating further, the Minister said that the State in general and Jammu region in particular can highly benefit from the pilgrim tourism by diverting the influx to other potential spots. He said with this objective in mind, the State Government through the concerned departments has already taken various initiatives to use this opportunity. He said in such a move, the Tourism Department has made all arrangements for the Amarnath Pilgrims to provide them an opportunity to visit tourist attraction places in Jammu district and beyond under its 'Jammu Darshan' initiative. He hoped that the State would achieve new highs in the promotion of tourism industry to catapult its economy.

Dr.Gagan tours waterlogged Municipal wards and villages of R.S Pura

13686736_1051546188260412_8891314493246081291_nOn Wednesday the torrential rains that lashed have created havoc across R.S Pura turning the situation grimmer in Jammu District which started late yesterday night. Dr.Gagan Bhagat sitting Legislator from R.S Pura Assembly segment today visited the water logged areas of his constituency to take stock of the situation. During his day long tour to the waterlogged areas in the municipal wards as well as border villages he interacted with the locals and assured them of all possible help. Later on along with all the sub-district officials Dr.Gagan he held a meeting to assess the gravity of the situation so that relief and rehabilitation measures should be started at the earliest for the affected families. The Legislator visited worst-hit Nari Niketan and Bal Ashram and interacted with the inmates , and gave a patient hearing to the grievances to the inmates and the local residents of waterlogged and choked areas and issued on the spot directions to the S.D.M, Tehsildaar and the administration, he also directed them to provide pre-fabricated structures to the people who were living in kuccha houses, as due to the rains those houses got completely damaged. He also asked the administration to ensure disbursement of relief cheques within shortest possible time. At ward No.12, Shiv Nagar Dr.Gagan Bhagat himself inspected the ongoing relief and dewatering works , he met with the local inhabitants and also visited the houses of the affected families there. The Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control also apprised the Legislator about the status of ongoing relief works. The E.O Municipal Committee R.S Pura also dismantled some illegal structure raised by some persons in the area, and decongested the area, he also apprised the M.L.A R.S Pura that soon a drive will be taken out in the R.S Pura town especially in the area around the large drain to dismantle the illegal constructions which is the primary root cause of the water logging. Dr.Gagan Bhagat while talking to the media persons said that he will try to visit every place, village and house of the affected families and had informed the Dy.C.M about the problem of water logging in the Municipal wards of R.S Pura, he also informed that Rs.40 Lacs was sanctioned on his request for the problem of Water logging in the R.S Pura Town and as the condition in the Summer capital is not improved yet which has hampered the working in the Civil Secretariat , due to which the work which was to be started early in this month’s was not started, and later on it was decided that the said work will be done by the department of Flood Control , he also assured that very soon the said fund will be utilized for effective drainage system in the town. He appealed to the general public to abstain the use of Polythene as it is the main cause of water logging in the small and large drainage channels , he has also moved a resolution in the last assembly session regarding Banning of Polythene, on which the concerned Minister assured him that the polythene that is coming from outside the state will be completely banned and in stepwise manner the use and sale of Polythene in the state will be completely stopped.SDM R.S Pura, Tehsildaar R.S Pura, DySP R.S Pura, SHO R.S Pura, CDPO R.S Pura, TSWO R.S Pura, EO R.S Pura, AEE Flood Control, AEE Town Drainage, Natharam, Inder Sudan,Bishan Dass, Manmohan,and other accompanied the M.L.A R.S Pura.

Kavinder announces Rs. 10 lakh for maintenance of lanes & drains

13873237_1051541878260843_8114679224626126578_nUnder the unique initiative of "Aapka Vidhayak, Aapke Dwar", Speaker, Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta convened public meetings at Sanjay Nagar and Lower Gadigarh and took stock of the demands and problems of the people. The people hailing from different sections of the society apprised the Speaker about the problems being faced by them related to power supply, water supply, road connectivity, sanitation and construction of lanes and drains. While addressing the gathering, the Speaker announced Rs. 10 lakh from his CDF for the maintenance of lanes and drains in Sanjay Nagar. He further said that the developmental works in Nanak Nagar, Preet Nagar, Digiana and Sanjay Nagar would be executed on priority basis. The Speaker called upon people not to throw garbage on the streets and help the Government in making India Clean, adding that, public participation is imperative for achieving the goals set under Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Meanwhile, the inhabitants of Lower Gadigarh demanded that the construction of road leading from Bhor Camp to Lower Gadigarh. They further demanded that power supply should be streamlined in their area. Responding to their demands, the Speaker said that the construction work of road would be started after the monsoon season, adding that, the electric network in the area would be further strengthened by replacing old transformers with new ones as soon as possible.

Parihar kick starts black topping of road

13876704_1051540824927615_5100106002549100150_nMLA Bhaderwah Daleep Singh Parihar kick-started black topping of Court and Masjid Mohalla Road in presence of DDC Doda, Bupinder Kumar, SDM Bhaderwah Mohd Anwar Banday and other officers of the R&B Department. This way the MLA solved a long pending demand of the residents of the area. Daleep Singh Parihar , while taking a dig on the previous regime of NC-Congress, said that the previous Government always thought of their personal benefits and gave a hard blow on the face of common man by indulging in corrupt practices and doing low quality work which made the life of common man miserable. Parihar added that this time no compromise will be done with the quality of work and special care will be taken in its execution. Parihar also added that this road will be very helpful for the people living far away villages and local residents. MLA expressed that development is not only limited to urban areas but my mission is to make whole Bhaderwah Assembly Constituency a Model Constituency of the State and there will be no compromise with the quality of work and authorities have been informed about the same. He disclosed that the black topping work will be done of Sadar Bazaar, Seri Bazaar, Parsri bus stand, Ganpat Bazaar, Jai road, old hospital road, Dehraja link road, College link road and Eid Gah link road. MLA also visited all markets of Bhaderwah town and seek people’s support in smooth blacktop work of all markets, roads and streets. The leaders who accompanied with MLA included district president BJP Advocate Manjeet Razdan, Raj Singh Charak, Raj Singh Kotwal , Firdous Bhagwan , Sanjay Saraf, Amin Mir, Ankit Gupta and others.

Lal Singh for development of nurseries on modern lines

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today inspected various forest compartments and nurseries at Kral Sangri and interacted with locals. The Minister asked the Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) to involve local people in the plantation drives in the area. He said Government is making all out efforts to cover all open spaces with green cover by planting seasonal plants. He asked the officers to achieve district-wise target of tree plantation aimed at to strengthen the ecological balance. Choudhary Lal Singh directed for expansion of Kral-Sangri nursery with maximum plantation of new saplings and replacement of the grown one. He called for development of all forest nurseries on the modern lines. He further instructed the DFO to plant more and more plants in forest closures of the area during current rainy season. Interacting with the locals, Minister highlighted the importance of forests and sought their cooperation in protection of the green gold. He asked the officers to devise innovative techniques to prevent the erosion and loss of forest soil. He stressed on construction of check dams, DRSM works and plantation of soil binder plants. Later, the Minister also inspected forest closures near Shankracharya temple and directed the officers to develop it on modern lines by planting ornamental and fruit plants. During the visit, Choudhary Lal Singh asked the officers of Wildlife Department to take necessary safety measures to prevent attacks by wild animals on people visiting Shankracharya temple. The senior functionaries told the Minister that the department is monitoring the situation closely and all necessary measures have been taken to check such incidents.

Rajesh Gupta started the work of different lanes at Kanji House and Gujrati Mohalla in ward No. 7

13776041_1051484051599959_86234519859427321_nMLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta started the work of different lanes at Kanji House and Gujrati Mohalla in ward no 7. JMC officials accompanied the MLA and included Xen Joginder Bhagat,AEE Gurcharan Singh and JE Israr Ahmad. The members of the Gumat Bazaar Traders Association were present on the occasion to welcome the Hon'ble MLA on the occasion. The members included Rajesh Gupta, Sunil Gupta, Ashok,Varinder Gupta and Raj Kumar Sharma. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that development alone would solve the problem of violence and extremism. Rajesh Gupta said that our Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh Ji is guiding us to carry forward the agenda of development and to reach out to the last man in the society. Rajesh Gupta said that the alliance of BJP and PDP is in the interest of the people of the state and would lead to the balanced development of all the regions of J&K.Rajesh Gupta said that we would be always guided by the mantra of Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikaas. Members of the Mahila Morcha led by its Distt. Gen Secretary Sangeeta Anand,Meena,Shashi,Bimla and Amita Gupta accompanied the MLA. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Ex corporator Gulshan Mahajan,Kuldeep, Surinder Anand,Charanjeet,Prof Shyam,Rajesh Gupta,Kuldeep Kandhari,Advocate Vigeesh Bharti,Girdhari Lal,Jagjeevan,Rajinder Gupta, Raj Kumar, Chaman Lal,Ramesh Sharma and Amit.

Sunil holds public grievance camp at Padder

13645252_1050961081652256_2468950573939176371_nOverwhelming response by the People, inaugurated several projects. In his ongoing efforts to redress public grievances at their doorstep. Sunil Kumar Sharma today held a public grievance camp at Paddar, Kishtwar. In an open interaction with the MOS, people of the area put forth various demands with respect to the supply of sufficient amount of clear drinking water, repair of electric lines and uninterrupted power, black topping of the roads, sanctioning of degree college for the area besides a number of other genuine problems. Responding to the demands Sharma directed the concerned officers to take immediate actions with concrete output under intimation to the Minster. Speaking on the occasion MOS informed the gathering that a Model Degree college for padder has already been approved by the state government and work will commence shortly once the funds are released. Moreover to reduce unemployment of the people to some extent, a special Recruitment Rally has been approved by the ministry of defence for the people of Padder. To cater the electric needs of people of the area, 4 MW mini Hydro Electric project at Hanswar Nallah has been approved by the government and work on the project is going to start soon. Tendering process for another Hydro Electric Project at Kerthaie has also been done. In addition Rs 224 lakhs have also been sanctioned by the government for the construction of Power receiving station which will be inaugurated by the last week of August. Addressing the gathering over connectivity of the area, Mr Sharma said that all the villages adjoining the Padder area will be connected with road networks shortly by PMGSY as the Centre government have sanctioned Rs 2800 crores under 10th phase of PMGSY for the whole state of J&K. Referring to the connectivity of the people via cellular networks, he informed the public that a very high frequency tower will be installed at Tehsil Machail and that would be a "Dream Come True Project" for each and every one as the Famous Holy Darbar of Machail Maata, where pilgrims not from within the state even from outside are increasing year by year and it will be a lifeline for them to remain in touch with the rest of the world during Yatra. The supply material for the tower has already reached the spot and after its due assembling, shall be inaugurated on August 1st 2016. Later on Sunil Sharma inaugurated the newly constructed Panchayat Ghar at Kundal and Afani Panchayat. And foot bridge of Afaani Nallah. Sunil Sharma was accompanied by DDC Kishtwar G.N. Balwan, SSP Kishtwar Sandeep Wazir, ACD Kishtwar Garbi Rashid Dar, DPO kishtwar Pardeep Kumar and other District and Sectoral Officers.

Commenting on a press note issued by Congress titled, “BJP’s Attitude towards J&K unfriendly

Brig. Anil GuptaCommenting on a press note issued by Congress titled, “BJP’s Attitude towards J&K unfriendly”, Brig Anil Gupta, state spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party said, “Truth is always bitter to swallow is a well-known universal fact. The Congress Spokesperson would have done well by giving a point by point rebuttal of the stated facts rather than giving a sermon to the spokesperson of another political party. In any case, political parties are not mandated to give certificates to other political parties or their leaders, this prerogative rest with the learned public. The job of the political parties is to place facts before the public and leave it for the later to judge.” It is only when the parties are bereft of any issues that they resort to issuing vague statements and levy unsubstantiated allegations as in the instant case, on the other parties. In doing so they forget their past record and performance. By side-tracking the issue to “contribution to the nation of Gandhi-Nehru family”, the Congress spokesperson has accepted the fact that he had nothing to counter the argument that the Kashmir impasse is a legacy of this family. Instead of indulging in blame-game for the current situation Congress will do well to cooperate in restoring the normalcy in Kashmir, advised Brig Gupta. It is true that “Congress needs no certificate of patriotism from BJP” as claimed by the Congress spokesperson but what he has to say to the certificate given by Hafiz Saeed, a proclaimed international terrorist, who in an interview to a Pakistani news channel is reported to have praised a few Congress leaders who said to BJP that, “Pakistan is not responsible for what is happening in Kashmir,” questioned Brig Gupta. Congress party is thoroughly exposed and needs to clarify to the people of Jammu and Ladakh its stand on the demand of ‘greater autonomy’.

Four member core committee of Bharatiya Janata Party visited displaced employees

Lotus Logo copyFour member core committee of Bharatiya Janata Party visited displaced employees, who are on a dharna at Relief Commissioner’s Office complex for the last 13 days. All the core committee members gave a patient hearing to the woeful tale of the displaced employees and their experience of serving in the valley for the last five to six years. While expressing their angusih and resentment, the leaders of the displaced employees raised their plight and sufferings in one voice andstated that they are ready to serve in valley but the present situation is not suitable where we are being humiliated and added that they would return only when the displaced community is settled with dignity and honour as per the aspirations of the whole community. Narinder Singh, State General Secretary BJP, J&K stated that “I heard you and we are also aware of the pathetic condition you are going through for the last six years and we also salute your courage that you joined in the valley despite all odds”. He further added that BJP is serious about not only you but all the nationalistic people and I am sure that an immediate solution of your problems will be sought. While addressing the manmoth gathering Chandji Bhat, President BJP Kashmir Displaced District, reiterated that BJP was with the displaced community in 1990 and will be always with them with the same spirit. Whole expressing his concern, MLC Ramesh Arora assured the gathering of displaced employees that BJP has taken a serious note of their problems and prevailing political conditions in the valley and cautioned the employees regarding any exploitation. He said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and under no circumstances the BJP will compromise on that. He said we will definitely take a collective decision in the regard. While expressing his concern, MLC Surinder Ambardar was highly appreciative of the displaced employees who took the challenge six years back where they joined in the valley and further added that he himself is a witness to that. He further assured the displaced employees that we will leave no stone unturned for the solution of their problems. While concluding his speech, he said that I will plead your case since I belong to you and the representative of displaced community if need be at the highest level too The team was accompanied by Vice Presidents Sharda Nandan Bhar, J.L. Pandita, General Secretary P.L. Dhar, S. Gurpurab Singh Incharge Singh Samab.

Ramesh Arora MLC visited Jammu District Jail Ambphalla Jammu

Ramesh AroraRamesh Arora MLC visited Jammu District Jail Ambphalla Jammu to take stock of the situation. He met with different under trials and convicts. It was a visit to assess the reforms needed in living conditions. After visit and meeting different persons inside Jail Ramesh Arora said that he will submit his opinion/ report to appropriate authorities. But by and large appropriates steps are being taken by the jail authorities as per jail manual to provide maximum they can. But still these are areas where reforms are required. Psychological treatment and consultation is needed, yoga classes can improve living conditions and regular yoga classes are required. 15th August is needed to be celebrated by involving all. An atmosphere can be created where from their mind set can be changed and after coming back in normal life they can lead a normal life. Arora said society should also accept the persons, who are changed and wanted to join mainstream of civilized life. Now the world is changing and civil society is changing and civil society has a role to play. We cannot leave everything on administration. Arora said appropriate suggestion about changes in jail manual will be made and the amendments will be brought. He appreciated the administration of jail for discharging their duties with best of ability and dedication. He also suggested superintendent central jail for celebrating 15th August at large scale and for recommending govt. the names whose behavior was very good and require special consideration through official channel to the govt. for considering early release. Arora said that already few names are recommended by authorities, require consideration and said that DG Persian will be apprised about this. Arora also met with the doctor incharge and other team inquired about the common physical problems and the treatments facilities available in the complex. Different projects including hand weaving, library and others were also seen and said that proper outlet is required for the material manufactured by under trail/ convicts and others. Arora assured that he will take matter of regular yoga teacher appointment in each jail because depression grows with long terms of confinement more medical facilities are required to be added in existing facilities. He also appreciated the steps taken by the jail authorities in providing different facilities and taking due care as per authorization.

Raina, Khalsa pay tributes to Kargil Martyr

13754623_1050951451653219_4169198459744795932_nBharatiya Janata Party MLA Ravinder Raina and MLC S.Charanjeet Singh Khalsa visited Qila Dral in Nowshehra Assembly Constituency, where they laid wreaths at the statue of Kargil Martyr S. Joginder Singh and paid their rich tributes while attending samagham in the memory of this great soldier. These leaders also visited the residence of class first Ashoka Chakra awardee Honorary Capt. Surinder Singh to meet and enquire about the well being of this great son of the soil. S. Charanjit Khalsa, with the consent of the local MLA, announced to provide Rupees 10 lakhs for development works in Qila Tral under Conversion Scheme.Both Ravinder Raina and S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa felt proud to be present in the programme organised to remember the brave Indian, who sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation. Ravinder Raina said that as an elected reprsentative, he has undertaken development works in the Qila Dral area amounting to more than fifty lakh.They were accompanied by S. Rajinder Singh Saraba and S. Gurmeet Singh.

Rajesh Gupta started the civil works of crating along the banks of Tawi River Front from Hari Singh Park to Press Club Jammu

13645303_1050927488322282_5743860035387839677_nMLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta started the civil works of crating along the banks of Tawi River Front from Hari Singh Park to Press Club Jammu. The civil work would provide solid embankment along the Tawi River Front and help prevent erosion at the times of heavy discharge in the river particularly when the river is in spate during the monsoon months.The embankment along the banks of Tawi in this area would also act as a first line of defence for the people of the area during the times when the river is in spate.The officials of the flood control department who accompanied the MLA included Nazir Ahmad Chowdhary Xen, Ashok Kumar Gupta AEE, Rajnikant Khajuria AE.The work is estimated to cost rupees 26.5 lakhs. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that development alone would solve the problem of violence and extremism. The people of Jammu have always displayed exemplary brotherhood at all times even when other areas of the state were in a state of unrest. Rajesh Gupta said that our Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh Ji is guiding us to carry forward the agenda of development and to reach out to the last man in the society. The teams of our activists are going in all the areas and apprising the common people about the various pro people schemes launched by the govt. Rajesh Gupta said that the alliance of BJP and PDP is in the interest of the people of the state and would lead to the balanced development of all the regions of J&K. Rajesh Gupta said that we would always be guided by the mantra of Sabka Sath Sabka Vikaas and would not rest till all the developmental objectives of the Jammu east constituency are achieved. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep Kandhari,Prof Shyam,Raj Kumar, Chaman Lal, Rajinder Gupta, Ashwani,Girdhari Lal,Rajesh Gupta,Rahul Dogra,Sunil Gupta, Lalli,Charanjit Singh,Brij Lall and social activist Anirudh Gupta.

Promotion of Art & Culture should be held regularly :Yudhvir

13645171_1050791691669195_8208220089490934528_nBhartiya Kala Sangam Jammu mismerging unlimited dance programme and specially prepared for entertainment of Audience at Abhinav Theatre Jammu today in which large numbers of Audience attended the function. In this programme Yudhvir Sethi Vice President of BJP was the Chief Guest Balwant Thakur Director ICCR Jammu, and Leela Jamwal President Gorkha Nagar Bahu Fort Jammu were also present as guest of honour. While speaking on the occasion Yudhvir Sethi Vice President of BJP appreciated the efforts of Bhartiya Kala Sangam for organizing such a wonderful programmes involving the dance children. She said that it is necessary that such programmes for promotion of Art and Culture should be held regularly. He assured that every help shall be extended to such organization in future. While welcoming the Chief Guest and audience, Ramesh Singh Chib Director Bhartiya Kala Sangam Jammu gave a brief account of cultural activities The programmed has been prepared Sunil Sharma unique dance institute who has prepared young generation in the field of dance. Vote of thanks was presented by T.R. Sharma KAS (Retd) Chairman Bhartiya Kala Sangam Jammu. The programme was conducted by Rajni Sharma.

BJPMM District team assumed office at Pt.Premnath Dogra Bhawan Kachi Chawni

13669554_1050791341669230_8354272535985140816_nA meeting of BJP Mahila Morcha District Jammu held at Pt. Prem Nath Dogra Bhawan Kachi Chawni Jammu. The meeting was chaired by District President Baldev Singh Billawaria who speaking on the occasion said that said that BJP Mahila Morcha District team will hold the office at BJP District office to address the day to day problems of the people especially the women fraternity. He emphasise that District Mahila Morcha team under the presidentship of Smt. Rekha Mahajan will reach to every section of society in all the areas of Jammu district for felicitating their problems BJP Mahila Morcha District Jammu President, Rekha Mahajan addressing the meeting said that Morcha will work hard to strengthen the party in Jammu District and will work hard to implement the schemes of Modi Ji.She also said that our party will fulfill all the aspirations of the people especially the women belonging to weaker section of the society. She said that the people have realized it is only BJP which can lead the nation to new heights of development, progress and prosperity."Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed for the development and welfare of the people of the country and the state," she said. She said that several welfare schemes, including Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Beti Bacho Beti Padhao scheme and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan have been launched by the Central government for the welfare of common masses. Mrs Mahajan further said that NDA government was committed to the welfare of women and has launched a series of programme to make them financially independent and strong.“In last two years, it has launched schemes that not only empowers women financially but also helps them to bring them in the main streamline of the society. Other who spoke on the occasion Vinay Gupta General Secretary Distt , Parshotam Sharma Distt Vice President, Savita Anand General Secretary Mahila Morcha. Prominent among those who were present in the meeting include Sangeeta Anand General Secretary, Raksha Jerath, Shailja gupta Vice President, Geetanjali Mahajan Secretary, Pooja Chouhan Media Incharge, Vinita Arora, Sharda Ji, Saroj Ji, Surinder Kour , Geeta, Indu, Neelam Rathore beside others.

Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Zila Prashikshan Varg of District Reasi held at Garden Estates, Reasi

13769508_1050346845047013_1541966079562195765_nPt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Zila Prashikshan Varg of District Reasi held at Garden Estates, Reasi. State Member Training Department Amit Heera spoke on Introductory Session, BJP Senior Leader Som Raj Khajuria spoke on History of BJP and Development, State Member Training Department Keshav Sharma spoke on Our Principles, State Secretary Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana spoke on Cultural Nationalism, State Incharge IT & Social Media Jaidev Rajwal spoke on Media Management & use of Social Media in Politics, State Incharge Training Department Rajeev Charak spoke on Our Ideological Family and Our Working System, Worker & its Development, State Executive Member Subash Vaid spoke on Integral Humanism, State Executive Member Puran Chand spoke on Our Ideological Family, District President Reasi Kuldeep Dubey spoke on Local Topic, State Co-Incharge Training Department Subash Bhagat spoke on Achievements Of Government.

BJP discuss the issue of Kashmir employees

13606922_1050316291716735_5211508248660628611_nIn a meeting held at Tribute Nagar Office, chaired by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA and attended by State General Secretary (organization) Ashok Koul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh and Pawan Khajuria, MLCs Ramesh Arora and Surinder Ambardar and Kashmir Displaced District President Chandji Bhat, threadbare discussions were held on the situation in Kashmir and the role of party leaders of valley in contributing towards bringing peace and normalcy besides helping the Amarnath yatris. The meeting focused on the issue related to the migration of Kashmir employees in view of the turmoil in the valley and their security. All the four members of BJP committee, which was recently constituted to apprise the party about the day to day developments in Kashmir and comprised of Ramesh Arora, Dr. Narinder Singh, Surinder Ambardar, Chand ji Bhat were authorized to meet the Kashmir employees who have shifted to Jammu because of the prevailing conditions and prepare a detailed report to be submitted to the party and the as well to the union government. Sat Sharma, while speaking in the meeting, reiterated the party’s commitment towards the security of the people and said that the Kashmiri Hindus who had been living in Kashmir for the past quiet sometime to perform their duties in different departments have left their places as they were feeling insecure. He said that the party as well as its ministers in the state coalition are seriously keeping vigil on the developments in the valley and every effort is being made to ensure that there is no loss of life and the people are provided an environment where no one has to leave due to activities of anti national elements. The committee has decided to meet the representative of employees to restore confidence among them in prevailing circumstances, he said.

No need of talks with the separatists: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, welcomed the statement of Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh that “we do not just want need based ties, but to build an emotional relationship with Kashmir.” He also hailed Rajnath’s statement that “talks will be held with whosoever the Centre can after the restoration of peace with anyone while taking Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir into confidence”. However, Prof. Virender Gupta said that no talks should be held with the separatist leaders like Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik, who are not only responsible for the present situation of Kashmir valley but acting as Pakistan stooges to keep Kashmir boiling for the benefit of Pakistan and working against the interests and integrity of the country. He said that there are number of cases of committing murder of army/security personnel and pro-India elements and instrumental in migration of Kashmiri Pandits and other minority communities, against them. He added that these leaders have waged a war against the India at the behest of Pakistan and favour Kashmir becoming the part of Pakistan. He further added that there is need to pursue vigorously the pending cases against them and action be taken as per the law of the land. He said that this is essential to restore normalcy and peace in the valley. Prof. Virender further said that the stake holders to whom the talks can be held for resolving the Kashmir/J&K issue are people of Jammu region, Kashmir valley, Ladakh region and Kashmiri Pandits, PoJK displaced persons, people of various religious and ethnic groups. He said that people of Jammu and Ladakh regions who have suffered discrimination and political neglect since J&K acceded to India and PoJK displaced persons need more attention in any negotiation to be held. He said that granting of greater autonomy would harm the national interests and the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Ladakh regions as it shall further empower the valley elite and subject the people of these regions to further neglect. Prof. Virender said Kashmir is not Jammu and Kashmir, it merely constitutes 15 percent area of J&K that at present is under Indian jurisdiction with a population about 45 percent of state and added that there is more than about 60 percent silent majority in the valley which has nothing to do with present turmoil and wants to remain the part of Indian democracy.

Kavinder inaugurates physiotherapy clinic

13781679_1050188821729482_3708006715505436357_nSpeaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, today inaugurated a physiotherapy clinic "Total Care Physiotherapy and Ortho Rehab Clinic" here to facilitate the growing physio medico needs of the people of Jammu and peripheries. Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker said that with change in lifestyle in present day, physiotherapy is coming up as beneficial and people friendly branch of medicine keeping in view the emergence of diseases due to routine anxieties. This facility provides immediate and long-term relief from ailments like spondylosis, Osteoarthritis, Stroke, Disc Prolapse, fracture etc. Among others the function was attended by senior leaders Yudhvir Sethi, Vikram Randhawa and other prominent people.

Kashmir Impasse: Congress and Separatists on same page blames BJP

Brig. Anil GuptaDespite the fact that the problem in Kashmir is a legacy of the Nehru-Gandhi family, its leaders continue to make irresponsible statements adding fuel to the fire. The recent utterances of its prominent national leaders and speeches made in the Parliament smack of a collusion between the separatists, pro-separatist National Conference and other secessionist elements in the Valley who are determined to exploit the current turmoil for their narrow political ends sacrificing the national interest blamed Brig Anil Gupta, state spokesperson of BJP. During the debate in Parliament, its seasoned senior leader and ex-Chief Minister of the state repeatedly referred to Pak Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (POJK) as “Azad Kashmir”, a term used by separatists and Pakistan while its young & upcoming leader Jyotiraditya Scindia asked for “Rai Shumari” (Plebiscite). “It clearly indicates the mind-set and warped thinking of the Congress Party & its leadership”, lamented Brig Gupta. Mani Shankar Aiyar has been reported in a section of media to have stated, “ movement in Kashmir is now not Pakistan-driven but principally indigenous.” He has advocated parallel dialogue with both Pakistan and separatist leadership of Kashmir. Admitting that the problem is the legacy of Nehru-Gandhi family led Congress governments he said, “it is unfortunate that the documents related to Round Table Meetings over Kashmir were buried by successive governments in Delhi.” Mani Shankar knows that it is Congress that has ruled this country for almost six decades, retorted Brig Gupta. Bharatiya Janata Party has already expressed its opposition to the restoration of “grand bargain” proposition of ex- Home Minister Chidambram virtually endorsing the ‘greater autonomy’ demand of National Conference by terming it as “dangerous, anti-Jammu, anti-Ladakh and anti-India.” “While Chidambaram has failed to explain his failure to act when he held the all-important portfolio of Home Minister, his current utterances are not only factually incorrect, untimely, irresponsible but also opportunistic”, blamed Brig Gupta. The BJP spokesperson was also critical of a few self-assessed Jammu - based “nationalists” who have a single point agenda of BJP-bashing and continue to divert the people’s attention from reality at the behest of their erstwhile masters in the Congress. The latest to join the band-wagon of ideologically bereft Congress leaders is the ex-President and former Union Minister Saif-ud- din Soz. Having been dumped by the current leadership of the state and wanting to remain politically relevant in the Valley, he lost no time in seconding the Chidambaram formula. Soz needs to be reminded that as the Congress President in the state not very long ago he strongly opposed the NC demand of ‘Greater Autonomy’. “Soz owes an explanation to the people of this state for the sudden change in heart and his pro-separatist leaning”, demanded Brig Gupta. BJP has also castigated Congress for its refusal to meet the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who is visiting Kashmir for first hand assessment of the current situation terming Congress decision as “pro-separatist”.

Special Aadhar, allied documentation preparation camp held

13631475_1050169871731377_2164300165781860131_nA comprehensive camp for preparing Aadhar card as well as other relevant documents was held at ward No 16 Jammu West constituency. The programme was organized by BJP senior leader and State Secretary and Prabhari Reasi district, Sh Rajinder Sharma.The aim behind organizing this camp was to fulfill the formalities required for PM Awas Yogna to which most of the people of Jammu and adjoin areas were not eligible for want of relevant documents including Aadhar card etc. On the occasion, Rajinder Sharma said that these camps are being organized to make a feeling among the public about the changing work culture of dispensation for the public good. This document is necessary for availing almost all the central and state sponsored schemes. Pradhan Mantra Awas Yojana, Ujwalla, Atal Pension Yojana, Beti Padao Beti Bachyo Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Suraksha Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Joyti Bema Yojana etc. are such schemes which cannot be completed without Aadhar card and other relevant documents. On the occasion, Rajinder Sharma assured that to bring the benefits to the door steps of masses for healthy and productive democracy wherein people would feel the real change in delivering by the present dispensation, such events would continue to occur in future also.

MP demeaning woman, how is girl’ child safe?

SS BijralWith the unsavoury slur of a MP against tall woman leader of stature resounding, the question bothering mind repeatedly is : How is a girl child safe with a parliamentarian disrespecting woman that too when PM raising the pitch exhorted nation: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. The atrocious, vicious and ghastly smear from MP Dayashanker Singh against a tall ‘dalit’ woman leader Mayawati, four times CM of UP state, renders the girl child as vulnerable as before no matter strenuous movement launched nationwide under the programme, said S.S. Bijral, a retired IGP and state spokesperson of BJP. He said anything shall come to be valued only when its respected and the value then lasts long. Bijral said in a country warned by UNO as passing through an emergency situation due to sharply falling Child Sex Ratio (CSR) , the derogatory comments of a parliamentarian deserve the strongest condemnation being belittling for a holistic programme like BBBP. Leaders, the spokesperson said are to be role models for correcting the path of those led and strayed and not to lead astray those corrected. The ex-cop who is also the state convener of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme slammed the incident as most unfortunate. He fervently appealed to fellow citizens of state of which 9 districts are declared critical due to falling CSR to join heads and hands to check the slide in the no. of girls per one thousand boys by affording protection to girl child through duly respecting women following words of UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon : “ Violence against women and girls will not be eradicated until all of us-men & boys- refuse to tolerate it.”

BJP team meets Rajnath Singh, submit memorandum

Lotus Logo copyLed by Party State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, a team of BJP leaders comprising of Vice-President Dr. Drakashan Andrabi, State General Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Koul, State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, State Spokesperson Khalid Jahangir, Additional Publicity Secretary Dr. Ali Mohd Mir, Kashmir Protocol Incharge Arif Raja, Kashmir Grievances Cell Incharge Dr. Rafi Ahmed and Kashmir Media Incharge Altaf Thakur, called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Srinagar on Sunday and submitted a memorandum on prevailing situation in Kashmir, Amaranth yatra, concern for security forces, raising the demand for vacation of PoJK at all International forums, creation of a separate Cell/Department under the Ministry of Home for the State of Jammu and Kashmir, security of minorities and addressing the long pending demands of PoJK and West Pakistan Refugees. Later, Sat Sharma and Ashok Koul also held separate meeting with Rajnath Singh, wherein they discussed party related matters including the role of BJP in the state, party's organizational set up & political activities, major burning issues etc. Copy of the memorandum is hereby attached. Memorandum for kind consideration of Hon’ble Union Home Minister The Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Government of India, New Delhi. Esteemed Sir, The present coalition government of BJP and PDP is the outcome of the mandate of the Jammu and Kashmir regions. While as the BJP is perceived as Jammu party in the valley, the PDP is essentially rooted in the valley. The present coalition government in the state signify the possibility and ability of successfully coming together of a National Party with a regional, Kashmir rooted party, where a large area is disturbed due to Pak inspired, instigated and supported subversion. Hence, the State BJP is of the considered view that the present disturbed conditions in the valley are not result of mere elimination of proclaimed terrorist Burhan Wani by security forces but it has to do with the fact that the present government represents political collaboration and partnership of two diametrically political parties with varied ideologies and to which all political forces in the valley ranging from National Conference, Congress, other smaller political parties, Hurriyat conglomerate as also Pakistan are not reconciled to. Successful governance by BJP coalition is perceived by Pakistan as a strategic disadvantage and negation of all its efforts and the money that it invested in fomenting disturbances in the valley. This change in the political calculus of Pakistan and anti-national forces has increased the burden on security forces and they are required to respond more vigorously and robustly. The BJP is of the considered view that no such statements, actions and advisories be issued which may demoralize the security forces and decrease their effectiveness in combating the menace of terrorism. The BJP is also of the opinion that conducting of the holy yatra of Shri Amarnath is considered by all the anti-national and communal forces in the valley as an affront to their standing and for all what they stand for. The yatra is not merely some people praying and paying obeisance at Amarnath Cave but is an act indicating the oneness of the country and Jammu and Kashmir being an integral part of it. Therefore, it is of prime importance that the yatra proceeds continuously and successfully which would deny the anti-national elements any satisfaction of success and would, on the contrary, demoralize them. This will also ensure that the local people are economically benefitted. The BJP would respectfully point out that tourism industry is also governed to by the same logic to some extent. The Pakistan instigated disturbances in the valley want disaffection and demoralisation to prevail in the people of the valley as the tourist industry is the backbone of the local economy. It has become a annual practice to create disturbed conditions during the yatra and peak tourist season, which is a matter of concern. The minorities in the valley are made to feel insecure so that the peace efforts and return of Kashmiri migrants to valley get frustrated and derailed. The security of minorities in the valley should be enhanced so that their confidence to stay in the valley does not get shattered. The State unit of BJP states with satisfaction and happiness that in spite of grave provocations and stress, the people of Jammu have displayed unity and maintained communal harmony and peace. The State BJP would request that the Government of India should raise the demand for vacation of PoJK at all International forums, resolutely and vigorously. We also feel that the Government of India should create a separate Cell/Department under the Ministry of Home for the State of Jammu and Kashmir to keep a regular watch on the situation and suggest appropriate measures to bring the people of Kashmir in National main stream. The Party also take this opportunity to call upon the union government to address the long pending demands of PoJK and those of West Pakistan Refugees.

Dr.Gagan Bhagat tours Panchyat Malikpur and Ban Sultan

13658968_1050161155065582_5656950875858287516_nM.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat toured twin Panchyats of R.S Pura Constituency and attended “ Janta Darbar ” at Village Nandpur and Dhindey Kalan, where large number of villagers were present .Dr. Gagan visited the Kuccha houses in the Nandpur and Sujjadpur villages of Panchyat Malikpur, and was surprised to know that the said villages were developed under the Model villages schemes ,and when he reached Govt.Girls Middle School Nandpur ,he was very much surprised to see that the board placed above the gate of the school on which the name of the school was written was inverted , and the locals informed the Legislator that they have several times complained the school authorities regarding the inverted Board, but no action was taken by the school Incharge or by the other teachers. Dr Gagan Bhagat assured the annoyed villagers that he has informed the concerned Minister of State for Education who has given directions to the Director School Education Jammu to investigate the matter. Later on a Public Meeting was organized at the Panchyat Ghar Malikpur in which several residents of the village was present, who apprised the M.L.A the apathetic condition of the village besides being designated as Model Villages, on this Dr.Gagan Bhagat assured them that as now the Panchyati Raj Institutions had completed their tenure and now very soon as the Govt. decides the elections of the Panchyats will be held very soon in the state and as now the amendment by the J&K Legislative Assembly has been done in the Panchyati Raj Act will strengthen such institutions at the grass root levels , and eligible people who are in reality the face of the public will be elected as the Sarpanches , and in the past system some of the Sarpanches who had misused their position and had turned contractors and looted the public money, who so ever is responsible for the embezzlement of the funds in the Panchyat Malikpur will not be spared whether it is official of the Rural development Department or the Ex-Sarpanches or the Panches will be brought to the book .He added that he is committed to the people of R.S Pura and will regularly organize such “Janta Darbars” regularly to address small and genuine demands of the rural people. Many villagers were seen complaining the legislator regarding the Ration Cards irregularities, on which he assured that special camps will be organized to rectify them. The senior citizens of the village praised Dr. Gagan for showing immediate interest especially in the works that were pending for years said Thodu Ram. Local youths complained regarding the sports facilities and stadium besides employment opportunities for them , Dr. Gagan Bhagat said that he will soon try to organizes an employment fair after the monsoon season. After that M.L.A R.S Pura also visited Ban Sultaan village and met with the 18 families whose land was being included in the Golf Course at Miran Sahib, he assured them that he has already discussed the issue with the Union Defense Minister and the concerned Member of Parliament Sh.Jugal Kishore Sharma, as now the Monsoon session is presently going on in the union capital after that a positive reply is exp[ected from the authorities. On the occasion Natharam, Devender Sharma, Gurdeep Saini, Bishan Dass, Ramesh Lal, Hardev Sassan, Neelam Kumari, prominent persons of the villages and officers from the various government department were present.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Jammu & Kashmir unit organized day long meeting at party headquarters Trikuta Nagar

13775368_1050151558399875_4563294229742963844_nBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Jammu & Kashmir unit organized day long meeting of newly appointed District Presidents of jammu province at party headquarters Trikuta Nagar. Meeting started at about 11 am sharp. Meeting was jointly chaired by State general secretary BJP Dr Narender Singh and State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra. Dr. Narender Singh congratulated the newly appointed District Presidents and said that Yuva Morcha is one of the important pillar of BJP. He further said that BJP is the only Party where Youths has the maximum participation. He further said that party is doing well at national and state level, we have initiative a lot of schemes and Yuva Morcha should take these schemes at grass root level. He also congratulated State BJYM team for doing good and said that yuva morcha is working well in all the organizational work. Addresing the newly appointed District Presidents Dr.Magotra urged them to constitute district teams as well as Mandal unit of the Morcha before 15 August. He further stressed upon the work culture of the Yuva Morcha. Magotra Stressed upon District presidents of BJYM to tour the entire District and Mandals so that young section of the society join hand to work for the society. Magotra added that Govt. in centre had started various schemes for youth, BJYM will work to reach the masses with achievements of Modi led Govt. Magotra appealed to the District Presidents to work with team sprit so to uplift of poor of the society. He added in the coming days BJYM is going to organize state level workshop of various schemes launched by Modi led govt. to educate all over the state. He also said that Yuva Morcha will organize district level awareness camp on chemical drugs, and will try to make an anti-chemical Drug environment across the state. State General Secretary Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma, State Joint Office Secretary Er. Lalit Raina was also present in the meeting. All the arrangement of the meeting was done by State joint Public Secretary Abhishek Slathia. District President who were present in the meeting were Jeevan Sharma (Akhnoor), Rohit Verma(Jammu Rural), Ashish Sharma(Jammu West), Sidhant Singh(Jammu), Akash Chopra(RS pura), Amit Dubey(Samba), Manjeet Bhagat(Doda), Amit Gupta(Ramban), Akhil Prashar(Udhampur), Rinku Rasyal(Reasi) and Sham Mehra(Nowshera).

Rajesh Gupta started the tile laying work at Bawe Wali Gali in Ward No. 6

13781667_1050147091733655_8565109212259931461_nMLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta started the tile laying work at Bawe Wali Gali in Ward no 6 work is going to cover four different lanes and is estimated to cost rupees 6.5. lakhs. The JMC officials who accompanied the MLA included AEE B.S.Pathania,AE Kuldeep Raina and JE Israr Ahmad. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that ever since he has become MLA of Jammu east he has maintained a continuous activity of development of his constituency. There is not a single day when some or the other developmental activity is not undertaken. Rajesh Gupta said that we may face challenges but the development must never stop and that is the hallmark of true governance. Amarnath Yatra has begun to pick up again and it's a matter of satisfaction that we were able to make their stay in Jammu comfortable. Rajesh Gupta also said that Modi Ji has put the country on the path of growth and development and the day is not far when India would be counted among the most powerful and developed nations in the world. MLA was also accompanied by the members of the Muslim Civil Society led by Chairman Mohd. Hussein and it's members including Ghulam Mohiuddin,Pervez Fazli, Yasser Malik,Asif Mir,Israr Chowdhry,Aijaz Chowdhry,Bhutto,Lucky,Farooq Kassana, Manzoor, Aijaz, Aquib, Ballu and Yakoob Malik. The senior BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh Sharma, Rajeev Bhardwaj,Kuldeep, Girdhari Lal,Advocate Vigeesh Bharti,P.C.Gupta,Rajinder Gupta, Vijay,Vineeta Arora,Ashok,Joginder,Ram Lubhaya, Rinkoo, Manoj, Tony, Surekha, Ganesh,Chaman Lal,Raj Kumar,Amit and Hari Om.

An Ambulance was donated by Ramesh Arora to Management Committee of National Federation of Blind Roop Nagar Jammu

13631641_1050141741734190_2026763637547125178_nAn Ambulance was donated by Ramesh Arora MLC from his CDF and keys of the same were handed over to Management Committee of National Federation of Blind Roop Nagar Jammu in a function organized in the premises to honor MLC Ramesh Arora where he was invited as a Chief Guest. Function was addressed by M.K. Badyal Member NBF , Mr Dubey Member NBF, Anju Sharma Principal and Rahul kumar Bhagat Assistant Professor . All appreciated role of Ramesh Arora and his approach towards blind students and also placed some demands before him it includes raising of strength from 25 students to 50 and not dislocation teachers posted in different educational institutions in blind categories and further giving due place to the blinds in schools and other institutions where they have a role to perform. While replying the demands Mr. Arora said that appropriate steps will be taken because a society can only make progress when every part of the society grows properly. He also assured that all possible help in cases where blindness can be cured will be extended and the matter will be discussed with authorities of PGI and State Medical Department. He further said that no concept of total dependency has been changed and everyone wants to grow and compete and don’t want sympathic approach. It is moral obligation of the society to work for betterment of blinds because they are part and parcel of the civilized society and has every right to live with dignity. Mr. Arora appreciated the efforts of National Blind Association in providing facilities to female child’s and said it is a job of great responsibility which people attached with the institutions are discharging. Mr. Arora further said that Governor and Chief Minister will be asked to take all possible steps to help the institution. A Culture program was also presented by the blind students and Rahul kumar Bhagat express thanks by singing a Ghazal to honor Ramesh Arora.

BJP celebrates birth anniversary of Chander Shekhar Azad

13782083_1050140165067681_3980705633243224604_nTo celebrate birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Chander Shekhar Azad, BJP organised a function at party State Office Trikuta Nagar, here today. State Freedom Fighter and Martyrs cell BJP under the chairmanship of convenor State Freedom fighter cell Bharat Bhushan Sharma arranged the event to remember the sacrifices made by the great son of motherland. The key speakers of the event were, MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina, Yudhvir Sethi State Vice President BJP, Chander Mohan Sharma Sr. BJP Leader, Baldev Billowria Distt. President Jammu and Sanjay Baru State Secy BJP. Prominent dignitaries who attended the function include, Ramesh Arora MLC, Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat MLA Khour, Viney Kumar Gupta Distt. Gen Secy, Aseem Gupta State Secy BJP, S. Varinderjeet Singh I/c Cel, Anil Masoom Distt. Vice President, Anju Dogra State Gen Secy, N.D Rajwal, Monika Khosla, Rekha Mahajan Distt. President Mahila Morcha, Neeru Anand,Savita Anand Distt. Gen Secy, Sarla Gupta, Shailja Gupta, Surinder Khour, Geeta Devi, Indu Kiran, Balbir Ram Rattan, Rahspal singh Office Secy and Sushma Gupta.

PM likely to inaugurate. Dr Jitendra visits Chenani-Nashri tunnel site

13781809_1050138405067857_1110064885776658208_nPrime Minister Narendra Modi will be requested to formally dedicate to public the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar Highway which is in the final stage of its completion.This was disclosed here today by Dr Jitendra Singh,Union Minister of State in PMO with Independent Charge of Northeast, who is also the Lok Sabha MP from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda constituency where the tunnel is coming up. Accompanied by MLA Chenani, Dina Nath Bhagat, District Administration officers, Senior Officers of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and senior functionaries of the IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL),he was on a visit to the tunnel site to assess the progress of outstanding work. MLA Ram Nagar R.S. Pathania was also present on the occasion.Dr Jitendra Singh said, he had discussed the Tunnel project with the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari soon after the latter’s return from foreign visit two days back and given him an update of the current status of the work completion.Describing it as one of the best tunnels to have been constructed in Asia, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the tunnel is going to be a historic monument for whole of India, more so for the State of Jammu & Kashmir. He said, he felt particularly proud to note that India’s most modern state-of-the-art tunnel had come up in his Lok Sabha constituency and it was going to be dedicated to public during his term as MP from the area.Dr Jitendra Singh said, with the Tunnel becoming functional, the distance between Jammu and Srinagar will be reduced by 31 kms and in the years to come, with the construction of the proposed Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Express Highway, the total distance by road from Delhi to Jammu and Delhi to Srinagar will further further drastically reduced.Earlier, in a presentation made by officers of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the Project Manager, IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL) J.S. Rathore, it was stated that the length of tunnel is over 9 kms and about 10.8 kms with approach roads included. It has two tunnels, one of which is the main two-lane tunnel and the other one is an escape tunnel. Constructed at a cost of Rs. 2519 Cr, the work is being completed in a record period of 4 years.

Civil society organised police- public meeting

13781740_1048990595182638_9011964248280856544_nCivil Society of Talab Tillo, which has been the front runner in organizing the meetings of various social, cultural and religious organisations from time to time for a better communication and understanding among the different sections of the society, organised a Police-Public Meet at Dharam Palace located in Talab Tillo are of Jammu West Constituency. The Police department was represented by SDPO West DyS.P. Nikhil Rasgotra, Station House Officer,Nowabad, Inpector Raghuveer Singh Choudhary, Police Post Incharge, Canal Road, Sub Inspector Vijay Sharma and Police Post Incharge, Talab Tillo, Sub Inspector Rahul Mahajan. A large number of local residents, including senior citizens and youth, attended this meeting. The agenda of this meeting was mainly based on the issues related to youth, as majority of whom feel scared going to the police stations. Several youth of the locality inform the police about their issues. The discussion was mainly based on drugs, traffic problems, rash driving and Triple riding. SDPO West DyS.P. Nikhil Rasgotra told the members of the civil society that he and his team is already working very hard to crack the drug mafia and also assured the members of the society that their genuine issues will be taken on priority. Civil society Member Keshav Chopra requested the police to solve the issues of youth on priority so that youth feel secured. Parneesh Mahajan, Mohinder Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Rajan Gupta, Jeet Angral, Rohit Kerni, Ravi Kant, jatin Sethi, Shanti Saroop Gupta and several others attended the meeting.

BJP remembers Martyr of 2008 Kuldeep Verma

13770258_1048988831849481_2036221041866343399_nOn the Balidan Divas of Kuldeep Verma, a martyr of 2008 Amarnath land row agitation, Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta organised a programme at Kachi Chawni. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul and other leaders took part in a hawan and later paid their tributes. Shilpi Verma, widow of martyr Kuldeep Verma, also attended the programme. Sat Sharma, while paying tributes, said that the day when Kuldeep Verma got martyrdom, the Amarnath yatra agitation took a new turn and witnessed participation of almost entire population of Jammu province in protests, dharna etc. It was a turning point of the agitation, which finally culminated after more than two months. He said that although Kuldeep Verma is no more in the world but his sacrifice taught the people of Jammu how to get united for a cause and shall remain as a source of inspiration to the nationalist people. Ashok Koul said that the 2008 agitation was the outburst of the anger of the people of Jammu, who were forced to come on streets and start a massive agitation against the dispensation whose decision provoked them. He said that the historic agitation also proved that the people of Jammu could stand united for a cause. The BJP leaders including Yudhvir Sethi, Moti Lal Koul, MLC Romesh Arora, District President Ayodhya Gupta, District Prabhari Sh.Jugal Kishore Gupta, Shilpi Verma, District General Secretary Sanjeev Sharma, Sheela Handoo, Mahila Morch District President Veena Gupta, Sangeeta, Vinod Gupta, Dinesh Gupta, Kulbhushan Vohra, Surinder Chowdhary, Dr.Pardeep, Bal Khajuria, Praduman Singh and Jeet Anrgal also took part in the hawan.

Cong playing politics in the name of Dalits: Balbir

Balbir SinghWhile reacting to the statement of Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma, a former minister & Senior leader of Congress, that BJP was trying to suppress voice of Dalits and down trodden members of the society, BJP State Spokesperson, Balbir Ram Rattan said that Congress leader need to do self introspection. The treatment meted to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar and atrocities committed on the Dalits during the Congress rule at the centre and in the states forced the isolation of the Dalits from the Congress Party and gave rise to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), itself shows how much concern Congress had for Dalits. As far Dayashanker episode, the Spokesperson made it clear that the BJP acted swiftly to not only condemn the act but also expelled him from the party but what Congress has to say on public abuses made by BSP leaders and its cadre against the mother, wife and sister of Dayashanker. Balbir said that BJP, right from the time of its birth, remained engaged in the upliftment of SCs, STs and down trodden people and worked hard to win the confidence of these communities. That is the reason the most of its leaders belong to these communities and BJP both in the states, including J&K and at the Centre, has maximum number of MPs and MLAs belonging to SC communities. Whereas in Congress most of the leaders and their MPs and MLAs belong to so called upper castes and there is very less representation of SC communities in the party structure as well as in the Parliament and Assemblies. Elaborating his point, he said that the basic economic philosophy of BJP is based on the principal of “Antodaya” as propagated by Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, which aims at reaching the last man in the row without any discrimination on the basis of caste or religion. Various schemes lanched by Modi government in last 2 years target this segment of the population, which remained neglected during all the previous Congress governments. He further said that the Narendra Modi has adopted the line of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” which further strengthens the BJP’s core principle of justice to all and appeasement to none. Balbir advised the Congress leaders not to play politics in the name of Dalits as this community is well informed today and can differentiate as to who is really committed towards them “The BJP has maximum MPs and MLAs across the country and in Jammu and Kashmir also it won all the seven reserved seats in the assembly”, Balbir said and added that it is itself endorsement of the fact that people want to get associated with BJP and reject Congress, which always indulged in vote bank politics.

Ram Lal address series of BJP meetings

13735082_1048980801850284_8154440088204580617_oBJP National General Secretary (Organization) Ram Lal, during his one day visit to Jammu held a series of separate meetings of State office bearers and senior leaders, minister, Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons, MLAs, MLCs and State General Secretaries meetings at Trikuta Nagar office. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, National Secretary Farooq Khan, Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, Speaker Kavinder Gupta and State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul, shared dais with Ram Lal during the said meetings. Ram Lal was briefed about the formation of organizational units at different levels, ongoing training workshops, regular visits of state leaders to respective districts and mandals, progress made so far related to setting up of party offices, elections to Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats. The ministers gave details about their departments and the efforts of the state government in restoring peace and normalcy in the valley. Ram Lal, while addressing the meeting, said that BJP is in the government in the State and the people had given mandate with some expectations. It becomes imperative for our ministers to work in such a manner that the people perceive the positive efforts that are made by the ministers for their welfare. He said that the party had entered into alliance in the state to honour the verdict of the people for peace and development and we are committed to work with our coalition partner and fulfil the promises made in Agenda of Alliance. He categorically declared that no obstacle or hindrance would be countenanced in this sacred mission of peace and development of the state. Sat Sharma briefed about the recent All Party Meet at Srinagar and the view point presented on behalf of the party. He said that suggestions were tabled to normalize the situation, smooth conduct of the yatra, need to boost morale of the security forces etc. He said that the government is very much concerned about the situation and efforts are being made to ensure that the valley returns to normalcy soon. He also expressed dismay over the non participation of NC in the said Meet.

Lal Singh for time-bound completion of ERA projects

13754595_1048874491860915_8420588391934559475_nMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today asked ERA to ensure time-bound completion of drainage projects in Jammu city including construction of deep drains in Channi Himmat Sector 1 and 7 and Roop Nagar. He said training of the nallahs has been taken up to avoid flooding of these localities during the rainy season. The Minister inspected the pace of work at the construction sites. MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa, Chief Executive Officer Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) Vinod Sharma, Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi besides other senior officers of Urban Environmental Engineering Department (UEED) accompanied the Minister. At Channi Himmat Sector 1 and 7, the Minister directed officers to take immediate measures to evict encroachers along the nallah and its adjacent land which leads to choking of the rain water and flood the area causing loss to the public and private property . He asked the Chief Conservator of Forests to plant trees on the edge line of nallahs to beautify the area and prevent encroachments. The Minister said that several prestigious projects have been initiated by ERA which would ensure complete revamping the basic amenities for the people and result will be visible on ground very soon. Choudhary Lal Singh asked the officers to work in close synergy with other line departments so that the pace of developmental works is fast-tracked and these are completed within the shortest possible time by ensuring speedy removal of bottlenecks. The Minister said the Government is committed to develop the State on modern lines so that it comes up as one of the model States of the country. "The Government has already undertaken several welfare schemes and programmes all over the State without giving any preferential treatment to any particular area or region", he added. Later, the Minister also convened a meeting of Divisional Forest Officers and reviewed the progress of ongoing plantation across Jammu region. Choudhary Lal Singh said that only collective efforts of the officers and people can help to restore and preserve the green gold of the State. He said planned plantation has become imperative for maintaining a balance between demand and supply and preserve the rich flora and fauna of the State for future generations. Calling for acting strictly against those who plunder the forest wealth for petty gains, the Minister said involvement of people can also help in curbing the menace of smuggling of timber and other forests products. He said the time has come to act tough against smugglers and at the same time taking measures for the restoration of the damages done to the State forests over the years.

Kavinder inaugurates new block at MLA Hostel, other projects

13754170_1048874201860944_4350601132224335437_nSpeaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today inaugurated newly constructed block here at MLA Hostel. Comprising 5 flats and a common hall, the block was executed by Estate Division Jammu at a cost of Rs 34 lakh. Later, Kavinder Gupta also inaugurated Sulabh Toilet complex at Last Morh Gandhi Nagar constructed by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) involving a cost of Rs 8.16 lakh. Appreciating the efforts of Sulabh International, Kavinder Gupta said that this is one more step forward in fulfilling the Prime Minister's vision for a 'Swachh Bharat'. Interacting with locals, the Speaker highlighted the importance of clean and healthy surroundings and stressed upon them to take benefits of the centrally sponsored scheme. Among others present were SDM South Sonu Pargal, Joint Commissioner Municipality, Kushal Chand and Associate Member and Honorary Controller of Sulabh International, Anil Kumar Singh. Meanwhile, the Speaker also laid foundation stone for steel foot bridge at Greater Kailash and launched the work for drains at Greater Jammu. Delegations of local people also apprised the Speaker about the problems of their areas. They demanded improvement of power supply scenario, repair of roads, better drainage system and sanitation, installation of a water cooler and street lights in the area. The Speaker gave a patient hearing and assured the people that their genuine demands would be redressed at the earliest.

Priya Sethi, inaugurated the website of Radio Kashmir Jammu (RKJ)

13700184_1048865408528490_1708880648335072834_nMinister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi, today inaugurated the website of Radio Kashmir Jammu (RKJ). Station Director V.K. Sambayal, along with other officials of the Radio Kashmir Jammu and dignitaries were present on the occasion. The URL address of the website is: www.radiokashmirjammu.com.
After inaugurating the website, Priya Sethi said, “Everything is well connected with technology today. Children can access data from anywhere through mobile devices. The easiness of accessibility means that we need to provide quality service with transparency.” She also said that radio has come alive in the recent years. “Our Prime Minister Modi ji started Mann ki Baat on radio and made the medium come alive in the lives of people again” she added The Minister lauded the team at Radio Kashmir Jammu for launching the website. “This is a forward-looking initiative to enable the people who stay out of state but want to keep in touch with their culture, tradition and heritage” she noted.The Minister said the Radio Kashmir Jammu has always played a vital role in the preservation and proliferation of Dogri and other local languages and with the launch of this website they will come more close to the people of the state who are spread out to the far corners of the Nation and world. Station Director Radio Kashmir Jammu in his welcome address said that this website will provide a link to the Dogras serving outside Jammu, largely in the Indian Army, and having no links with the language as Dogri is only spoken in this part of the region and Radio Kashmir Jammu is the only station that caters to the Dogri and Gojri speaking listeners. This initiative will also provide Radio Kashmir Jammu a global platform and reach. He said that Radio Kashmir Jammu has been the pivotal medium of communication on which social, cultural and other interactions have been taking place.Highlighting the objectives of the new initiative, he said Radio Kashmir Jammu’s website is a step towards openness and transparency. “It will help connect with new audience using mobile devices. The site has links for people seeking information on programming and advertising aspects of the station. It also carries information on the technical and cultural aspects of the station besides providing information related with many other facets to facilitate clear and transparent communication with its audience” he added.

B.J.P Govt. strengthened “POWER INFRASTRUCTURE” at R.S Pura

13729103_1048862548528776_9041080062791259092_nOn Friday at Jammu M.L.A R.S Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat briefed the Media persons on the “Power Infrastructure Development” in the R.S Pura Constituency. Talking to the fourth pillar of the democracy he said that the opposition is frustrated by the development being done in the R.S Pura Constituency including Jammu & Kashmir and in the whole country and they have nothing to do except holding fake protests and misleading the common masses, he urged the media to bring the facts in fron of the people of the state ,so that these frustrated and defeated persons of the opposition parties be exposed in front of them. Talking on the development that has been done particularly in R.S Pura Constituency, he thanked Deputy Chief Minister and Power Minister of the State Dr.Nirmal Kumar Singh for his efforts. He elaborated that in the first time of the history of R.S Pura a “Public Darbar cum grievances redressal camp” was held at Maralia Dak Bunglow chaired by Dy.C.M Dr.Nirmal Kumar Singh in which officers from all the government departments were present to listen and redress the public grievances along with the local M.L.A Dr.Gagan Bhagat and that too in a peak season when the Jammuites are facing tough times, and there is hue and cry for water and electricity. He gave the complete details about the works done in improving the power scenario at R.S Pura Constituency. He informed the media that several transformer Sub-Station have been created and many of them were upgraded on the directions of the Dy.C.M by the Chief Engineer of P.D.D Ashwani Gupta and XEN E.M & R.E-II Sudhir Gupta. While giving details of the R.S Pura Constituency he said that the stations which were created and upgraded included 250 KVA Premnagar,250 KVA Rattian,100 KVA Jindlehar,250 KVA Ward No.7 R.S Pura, 250 KVA Ward No.4 R.S Pura ,250 KVA Ward.No.12 R.S Pura,250 KVA Salehar,250 KVA Ban Sultan, 100 KVA Kotli Mian Fateh,250 KVA Gandli,250 KVA Kothey Salehar,250 KVA Gagian, 250 KVA Ward No.8 R.S Pura, 250 KVA Shiv Nagar R.S Pura ,250 KVA CHC R.S Pura, besides this more than 20 Electric Sub-stations are being proposed for New Creation and Up gradation in the R.S Pura Constituency. Giving details of the R.A.P.D.R.P in the R.S Pura town, he said that with the efforts of the BJP led State Govt. the said program have been started and it will benefit the town population by replacing the damaged conductors and poles besides metering in the area which will prevent illegal connections. The opposition parties are not able to digest the development work being done in the era of BJP led Govt. and are spreading rumors, but in reality these people from Congress and NC and other regional parties who are actually responsible for the conditions prevailing today, the present Govt. in the State in which Dy.C.M has started innovative steps for the welfare of the general public like Amnesty Scheme. The State will witness a complete overhaul in the Power Infrastructure when the Schemes like D.D.U.G.J.Y and I.P.D.S will come into full force. Dr.Gagan Bhagat appealed to the general public to just have patience as the BJP led Coalition Govt. in the State has been in power for just 13 months and those who are shredding crocodile tears are actually responsible for the present position. He said that the 6.3 MVA transformer will be be installed at Kullian and the surrounding Panchyats will be benefited , he thanked Dr.Nirmal Singh and M.P Jugal Kishore Sharma for the upgradation at the Kullian Sub-Station.

Speaker launches several developmental works

Lotus Logo copySpeaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today launched multiple development works at various localities across Jammu. These works include development of lanes and drains, blacktopping in the areas of Model Town and Gangyal, renovation of parks in Sainik Colony, repair and restoration of nallas in Gangyal, Sainik Colony and other areas. Interacting with the locals during his visit, Kavinder said that in the last one and a halfyear of the present Government, we have strived to provide people with all the basic amenities necessary to live a healthy life and concerted efforts are on to meet the demands of the people related to water and power supply, lanes and drains, cleanliness and sanitation. Directing the concerned departments for immediately starting the renovation works of the park in Sainik Colony, Kavinder said that completion of this park will provide the inhabitants with an encouraging environment to exercise, socialize and will help promote and maintain healthy lifestyles especially for kids and elderly, senior citizens etc. Commenting that parks are a wise community investment, the Speaker said, “in the new age of television and computers, the children are moving towards an unhealthy way of life. “As much as indoor games promote mental growth, the overall development of a child is incomplete without a parallel focus on physical development and regular exposure to natural elements”. With the focused attention of the Government towards development of parks and playgrounds, Kavinder affirmed that exposure to nature improves psychological and social health among children and adults. During the visits to various localities, the people also apprised the Speaker of the problems being faced by them. Taking note of all the concerns brought to his notice, the speaker assured to look into the issues.

MLA takes stock of public grievances

Lotus Logo copyWith an objective of taking stock of the demands and grievances of the people of Bharat panchayat in Doda, MLA Shakti Raj Parihar convened a public meeting. A large number of people hailing from Bharat panchayat and its adjoining areas participated in the meeting and raised their demands related to power and water supply, education, medical facilities and road connectivity. The MLA directed the officers of Power Development Department to take adequate steps to augment power supply in the area. He also assured the people that two new transformers would be installed very soon for improving the power scenario in the area. The officers of PHE Department were asked to construct new water reservoirs so that the people get clean drinking water. MLA asked the officers of the concerned departments to create awareness among the masses about various State and centrally sponsored schemes being launched by the Government for the welfare of the common masses. He called upon people to take utmost benefit of these schemes for improving their socio economic profile. The officers of various departments including PHE, PWD(R&B), Education department, CMO, Agriculture, Horticulture and other allied departments were present in the meeting.

MLA Ramban inaugurates transformer

13690586_1048226458592385_8920619713680665178_nMLA Ramban Neelam Kumar Langeh inaugurated newly installed transformer of 25 KVA near DC office Maitra, Govindpura. He was accompanied by officers of PDD, PRIs and local public of the area. While speaking on the occasion, the MLA said that more than 30 houses will be benefited from the newly installed transformer. It was the long pending demand of people of the area, which was facing power crisis from the past several years. The MLA assured the public that all their legitimate demands would be fulfilled in a phased manner as Government was committed for total development and prosperity of the State.

Efforts afoot to make Jammu a hub of cultural activities: DyCM

13754268_1048179561930408_2053498061796922920_nDeputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh inaugurated a five-day long International Art Festival of India at Kala Kendra. Enhance Group will organize this festival in nine states of the country from July to December, 2016. Minister of State for Culture & Tourism Priya Sethi, MLA Jammu (East) Rajesh Gupta, Secretary Kala Kendra, Soujanya Sharma and Curator Anant Vikas were present in the festival. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister said that the aim behind organizing this festival is to promote art, culture and heritage of the country, besides inspiring a rich exchange of ideas, creativity and culture among the budding artists. Efforts would be made to make the city of temples a hub of cultural activities, he added. The Deputy CM said that Government has started work on various prestigious projects for promoting tourism and culture in the State including Tawi river front view, Artificial lake, Gandola Project, Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex and Raghunath Bazar. Dr Singh further said that concerted efforts are on to promote and showcase the rich cultural heritage of the State to attract tourists. Apart from promoting art and artists, there is dire need to educate young generation about the art and its cause, he added. This festival is an attempt to promote the art internationally and it is an endeavour to endorse friendship, humanity, compassion and understanding between the people of diverse culture of the globe, the Deputy CM reiterated, adding that, this festival would be conducted in Kashmir next year. Priya Sethi said that this art exhibition is an attempt to give a viable platform to budding artists and nurture their talent. She said that directions have been given to the Education Department to make cultural clubs and committees in schools for educating the students about local art. She said that the educational institutions would be involved in the festival so that they get a unique opportunity of interacting with the artists of international repute. During the event, the SPANDAN Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Raj Bharti, SPANDAN Social Awards were presented to Amrik Singh Namdhari, Bhushan Kesar and Rita Jitendra for rendering their selfless service to the society. A brochure of National Art Exhibition – “SPANDAN Art… Collective Extravaganza” was also released on the occasion. The artists hailing from various parts of the country are displaying their talent in the festival. The prominent artists from Jammu including Anjali Bharti, Ankush Kesar, Ashwani Jamwal, Harpreet Kour, Manoj Chopra, Milan Sharma, Mohinika, Narinder Kumar, Rajinder Pal Singh, Rakesh Sharma, Reecha Gupta, Renu Bala, Risha Singh, Rohit Verma, Sahil Ohri, Shivali Jamwal, Suman Gupta, Suneel Dutt, Suresh Sharma and TS Batra are participating in the festival.

NC’s boycott of all party meet exposes its double-standards: BJP

HarinderOpposition party least interested in restoration of peace, normalcy in Kashmir: Harinder Bharatiya Janata Party has lashed out at the National Conference for its double standards, saying the party has been brazenly exposed in the state after it skipped the All-Party Meeting called by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehooba Mufti to discuss security situation and restore normalcy in Kashmir Valley. The state unit of BJP is of the view that by boycotting the crucial meeting, it was clear that the National Conference was least concerned about the peace and normalcy in the region. It believes that the people are keenly observing these developments and they will teach them (National Conference) a lesson in near future. Terming the reasons put forth for the boycott by NC as fabricated and meaningless, BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta has said that had the National Conference been sincere in contributing in restoration of normalcy and peace in the state, it would have attended the meeting without any excuse. Harinder Gupta said that the National Conference, which is the largest opposition party in the state, has failed to prove its commitment towards coming forward and sit with the government to discuss the situation and suggest ways and means which could prove to be effective in sailing the valley out of the current turmoil. The BJP General Secretary said that the NC leadership, before taking a decision to boycott the All Party Meet, must have kept in mind that the annual Amarnath Yatra is being performed these days and every stakeholder should contribute for immediate restoration of peace and normalcy so that the pilgrims return to their native places safely from the State Gupta said that the meeting was called by the Chief Minister to discuss and seek suggestions to control the situation but boycotting the same by NC has cast a doubt about its role in the present turmoil. “The NC leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and also the State Governor on the present situation but he did not bother to attend the All Party Meet, which was an appropriate platform to express views and help the government in taking a unanimous decision to tackle the situation”, he said. Harinder Gupta said it was clear in the given circumstances that the NC was enacting a drama and want to remain in good books of the separatists and the elements who are further exploiting the situation rather than playing constructive politics in the current turmoil.

P. Chidambaram statement is dangerous for the country: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaState BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta strongly criticized the statement of former Home Minister, P. Chidambaram given in an interview with Karan Thapar on India Today on Wednesday, advocating restoring the “Grand Bargain” under which Kashmir acceded to India by granting a large degree of autonomy, warning that otherwise the Country will have to pay “heavy Price”. He said the P. Chidambaram formula is dangerous for the integrity of the country and has serious repercussions. He further said that it looks that P. Chindambaram has of a little knowledge about Jammu and Kashmir State and the circumstance under which Jammu and Kashmir acceded to Indian Union. He added that it was Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir who signed the Instrument of Accession, of course, that was endorsed by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who was a popular leader only of Kashmir Valley but had no following in Jammu and Ladakh regions and said that no condition was attached at the time of accession by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. He further said that Mr. Chidambaram, though, remained Home Minister of India is ignorant of the geography, demography, psyche and aspirations of the people of all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir State. Prof. Virender said that Kashmir is not Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir constitutes merely about 15 percent area of Jammu and Kashmir State, that is presently with India whereas it has population less than 50 percent of the State Population. He further said that, People of Jammu and Ladakh regions are against granting any autonomy to the State, instead they plead for removal of article 370 and consider it as hindrance in the progress and development of the state and bringing the people of Kashmir into National mainstream and added that the article contributed in the alienation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir State. He said that even in the Valley there is a good population of Gujjar Bakkarwals, Shia Muslims who constitute 45% of Kashmir population and a good proportion among Sunni Muslims who support the Indian cause and do not support either Azadi or Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan. Prof. Virender added that Sheikh deceived Pt. Nehru who was instrument in the introduction of article 370 in Indian constitution and made 1952 agreement with Sheikh. He said that Sheikh Abdullaha later on started hob nobbing with western powers to make Jammu and Kashmir as an independent State, out of the Indian territory as a result Pt. Nehru was compelled to put Sheikh behind the bars. The Spokesperson said that granting the so called the grant autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir amounts to ignoring the aspirations of the people of Ladakh and Jammu regions and a large nationalist population of Kashmir Valley and added that even the separatists who are inspired by the fundamentalism and propagating Jehad will not be satisfied. Prof. Virender further added that granting grand autonomy shall lead to separation of Jammu and Kashmir (in particular Kashmir) from India. He said that at this juncture efforts should be made to bring peace and normalcy in the valley, dealing the separatists and terrorists with iron hand, however, the ultimate solutions lies in the abrogation of article 370, taking steps to bring the people of Kashmir Valley in the national mainstream.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a 400 KV transformer at Kanji House

13680659_1047645498650481_1163230342490106090_nMLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a 400 KV transformer at Kanji House today in ward no 7 and 15.The installation of the transformer in the area is today is going to benefit the people of Kanji House,Kaleeth Mohalla and Gumat Area.In all 270 households are going to benefit from this transformer. The estimated cost of the transformer is rupees 8 lakhs. The people of these areas have suffered due to low voltage for a long time and with today's installation of the new transformer they are going to heave a sigh of relief. The people of the area thanked the MLA Rajesh Gupta for the initiative. The officials who accompanied the MLA included Xen PDD Ashok Gupta and AEE Ritnesh Puri. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the Deputy CM Dr.Nirmal Singh Ji has assured the augmentation of receiving stations and panels.Due to the positive concern shown by Dy.CM rupees 1 crore has been sanctioned for each constituency for the improvement of HT and LT lines and also for the replacement of old poles. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Bansi Lal Bharti,Pradeep Sharma, Gulshan Mahajan,Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep, Girdhari Lal,Ashwani Sharma, Vagheesh Bharti,Prof Sham,Rajesh,Gopal,Raj Kumar,Chaman Lal,Surinder Anand,Sangeeta Anand,Rajinder Gupta,Charanjeet,Vinay,Anita Gupta,Geetanjali,Balbir,Santosh and Hari Om.

BJP Ex Servicemen Cell holds meet

Lotus Logo copyA meeting of BJP Ex Servicemen Cell was convened here today under the chairmanship of Brig (retd) Anil Gupta in which the Core Committee of the EMS Cell was constituted. Addressing the meeting, Brig Anil Gupta informed about the latest welfare and know how about OROP and 7th CPC. Col (retd) S D Chib convener of the Cell and Col (retd) Sunil Dutt its vice president also addressed the EMS who had come from different areas of the State. The new Core Committee is headed by Col (retd) S D Chib as convener, Sb Maj (retd) B S Jasrotia as co convener, Capt (retd) Karnail Singh as co-convener, Col (retd) Som Dutt as vice president, Capt (retd) Jagdish Chouhan and Nb Sub (retd) Uttam Singh as secretaries, Sb Maj (retd) T N Raina as treasurer, Sb Clk (retd) Karan Singh Chib as office secretary and Sub Maj (retd) Tulsi Das Sharma as publicity secretary.

Cong leaders lowering their stature by raking up non issues : BJP

Balbir SinghThe state unit of BJP has termed sermonising by Congress leaders on non issues as a futile exercise, contending that all such issues have been created by the Congress party during their rule on account of scams laced mis-governance and wrong doings on all fronts. BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that by doing this, the Congress leaders are themselves lowering their own stature. The negative and sterile politics will not act as oxygen to their comatose party, which is in an irreversible decline mode, he said. The way senior and responsible leaders of the Congress are behaving and making daily statements, raking up non-issues, are thereby exhibiting only their frustration on account of being out of power, he said adding that with such tactics they are trying to ensure their political survival. Balbir, while expressing disapproval of the statement from the tall Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who in a recent statement said that what was happening in the state was the "Gujarat model", termed it as most unfortunate. “It is just one instance displaying the hollowness, lack of sense of responsibility and maturity to react or make statements on sensitive issues and that too from none other than a leader of the stature of Ghulam Nabi Azad ”, Balbir lamented and added that not a single day passes when one leader or the other from the Congress makes public statements that are utterly baseless, against the ground realities or aimed at flaring already volatile situation in the valley. It is highly unfortunate that when valley is on the boil on account of Pakistani machinations and when all parties ought to have a united stand to restore peace in the valley, almost the entire leadership of Congress in Jammu & Kashmir is in a rat race in criticizing and running down the efforts of the government and security forces to calm the situation in the valley, he observed. Balbir Ram Rattan said that the Congress has remained in power in Jammu and Kashmir for maximum time after independence. The Congress ruled this border State on its own or enjoyed power as a coalition partner, when they just ignored many sensitive issues or failed to address the public sentiments. He said that BJP has been in power in Jammu and Kashmir for just one year only and those who ruled it for decades are trying to put blame on present coalition for their past misdoings and wrong- policies. Public is much more aware about the present day politicians, which is why it pays no heed to the utterings of the leaders of Congress and others, the BJP spokesperson said.

Rajesh Gupta started the construction work of the toilet complex at near Press Club Jammu

13716146_1047074855374212_6050547547568145275_nMLA Rajesh Gupta started the construction work of the toilet complex at near Press Club Jammu in ward no 19 at an estimated cost of rupees 11 lacks.The officials of the JMC who accompanied the MLA included AEE B.S.Pathania and JE Tangroo. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the construction of toilets is very important for our country as there are many people who still have to go in for open daefication.This practice of open defication is not only against human dignity but also cotributes to the spread of disease and pollutes the atmosphere. Modi Ji in the very beginning of his govt launched the swach bharat abhiyan and it has become a national movement.We all have to contribute to this mission by whole. heartedly participating in it. Rajesh Gupta also said that Jammu is a place of touristic significance and the base camp for Mata Vaishno Devi and Amarnath Yatra so it is our bounden duty to maintain the city in a neat and clean manner. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Pramod Kapahi Vice President State BJP, Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep, Ashwani,Girdhari Lal,Kuldeep Balgotra,Darshan Singh,Subedar Gurbachan Singh,Sunil Gupta, Brij Lal,Lalli,Gopal,Amit,Raj Kumar, Rajinder Gupta, Prof Shyam and Swaran Singh

Vibodh Calls for Speedy Implementation of Various PHE Schemes in Rajouri

Lotus Logo copyIn order to ensure a speedy implementation of various PHE schemes in Rajouri district BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today held a detailed discussion with Sushil Aima, Chief Engineer PHE. Executive engineer Rajouri Nisar Khan was also present in the meeting and gave a detailed account of current ongoing schemes. During the meeting it was informed that currently work on schemes in the rural areas in Muradpur, Murabakhpura, Manjdera, Gambir Muglan and Jabar Jamolah is in going on and at the same time some new proposals are being developed to ensure adequate water supply to these rural areas. Further MLC Vibodh was informed that LIC 1 project for Rajouri town stands approved and funds for this project will be released soon. Once this project gets through the major water problem of Rajouri will be solved. While having discussions on LIC project MLC Vibodh requested the Chief Engineer that this is the high time that we should design LIC 2 project simultaneously as population of the area is increasing and this project will be timely as far as the long term planning with regard to supply of water supply scheme in Rajouri is concerned. The performance with regard to PHE mechanical division in Rajouri was also discussed during the meeting. It was informed that the performance of mechanical division is not up to the mark and they need improvement in many areas. The chief engineer took a serious note of this and assured the MLC that he will look into the matter on priority. The shortage of JE’s in the PHE division of Rajouri was also discussed during the meeting as this is hampering the day to day water supply schemes in various areas. It was agreed during the meeting that regular review of various ongoing schemes will be done so that uninterrupted water supply can be assured to various far off areas of district. MLC Vibodh Gupta said that good roads, water supply and electricity are the basic necessities and he considers it as his duty to facilitate these works so that can man can be benefited from these.

Daljit Singh Chib welcomed all the newly nominated members of the State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans

13700144_1047012702047094_2422369300692625446_nShri Daljit Singh Chib, (Minister of State), Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans today welcomed all the newly nominated members of the State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, who were recently approved by the General Administration Department. Shri Chib was happy to see the positive approach of the members and said that the main task of the members is to see the problems of the farmers in their respective areas and their solution. He said that Mtr. Mufti Ji, Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State being the Chairman of the Board has assured all the help and guidance to the Agriculture allied sectors in Jammu and Kashmir. While highlighting the progress made by the Board after formation of the coalition Government of BJP-PDP, Shri Chib said that Government has waived loans of the farmers of J&K under Kisan Credit Card up to 1 Lakh. Shri Chib said that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yogna has been implemented in the State and the farmers have to pay a meager sum towards crop insurance for both Rabi and Karif Crops. This is the one of the bold steps taken for the benefit of farmers. Shri Chib said that it is the responsibility of the Board members to ensure that the farmers will get maximum benefit from the Schemes which are being implemented by the State/ Centre. While holding threadbare discussions with the members the Vice Chairman said that our Board is holding Mega Kisan Melas in the State so as to provide the latest information about the scientific farming and the new techniques which will boost the economy of the State. It is the duty of the members to ensure that the quality seed must reach to the farmers well in time. The members demanded that there will be a cold storage in every district Headquarter so that the farmers can use the same to keep their produce in these cold stores. As Basmati Mission has been started by the Agriculture Department due to the continuous efforts of Hon’ble Vice Chairman so that Jammu region can be recognized at international level and the farmers can get maximum benefit Lastly Mr.Chib said that close coordination among the members will definitely lead the Board towards success and wished a happy and prosperous life to all the members.

Sat Sharma starts construction works of Community Toilet at Subash Nagar

13726833_1046952585386439_102242879732867141_nPromoting the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and providing good sanitation system to the residents of Jammu West, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) started construction works of a community Toilet under “Swach Bharat Mission” at Subash Nagar area near Government quarters falling between Ward number 26 and 39 of Jammu West. Accompanied by a large number of people, Sharma started the works in the presence of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, locals, morning walkers and political activists of the area. The works will be done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10.50 lakhs and it includes two Bathrooms, five Water Closets, One Urinal Block and one care taker room. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that keeping in view the demands of the public especially women and people who pass through the area, the construction of a full fledge toilet was must in order to provide a good sanitation system to the masses. He said the toilet has been equipped with all type of modern and latest sanitation facilities and it is being constructed to promote “Swach Bharat Mission” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that a contribution could be made to build a “Clean and Green nation.” Sharma also appealed the masses to come forward and contribute in the noble cause by keeping their surroundings clean so that a clean aura could be built around and a proper sanitation system could exist in all spheres of not only Jammu West Constituency but the whole State of Jammu and Kashmir. He also stated about the upcoming works to be taken up in the Constituency concerning various departments including JMC, ERA, PWD(R&B), PHE, PDD and various other departments and said that Jammu West is moving towards an era of progress and soon its example will be given with respect to Model Constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. Ex En Central Division Parvodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf, District President BJP Ayodhya gupta, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, ExCorporator Dinesh Gupta, Purshottam Dogra, Onkar Singh Bose, Balbir Singh, Varinder Singh Billu, Pankaj Magotra and several others also accompanied the BJP President on the occasion.

Lal Singh for massive plantation during monsoon

13729036_1046933025388395_8219631729710632740_nMinister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today held an extensive tour of Kathua forest division and took stock of plantations being carried out in the area. Ch. Lal Singh asked the concerned officers to intensify the plantation drive during the rainy season while stressing on planting the saplings of ornamental and fruit plants that can sustain the local weather conditions along Barni village road. He said as many as 50,000 plants of both fruit and ornamental kind will be planted in Barni forest area. He informed that Kathua forest nursery will be stocked with variety of plant saplings to ensure maximum plantation during monsoon season. The Minister also visited Barni compartment No.17, Basantpur block where removal of weeding and digging work is going on in the spread of 60 hectares of forest land. Later, the Minister visited Dhanore forest area, compartment No.18 of Basantpur block of Kathua forest range and directed the officials to ensure massive plantation drive along with removal of weeds and clear demarcation of forest land. The Minister also inspected the work of Dhanore-ChoiTridwan link road and instructed the PHE officers for proper laying out of PHE pipes so that they are not exposed during the construction of road. DFO Kathua Ashwani Kumar, Range Officer Kathua Subhash Chander along with officers of PHE, PWD, Revenue and prominent people of Lakhanpur, Mah, Basantpur, Barni and Dhanore villages also accompanied the Minister.

Avail benefit of job oriented, skill development initiatives of govt: Yudhvir Sethi

13754277_1046900755391622_4666299030773810245_nCalling upon people to avail maximum benefit of the various skill development and job oriented schemes launched by the government, Vice-President BJP Yudhvir Sethi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Skill Development Mission and a number of initiatives have been taken to enhance employment capabilities of the younger generation. He said that under the mission skill training activities would be undertaken and youth would be trained as per the need of the job market. Yudhvir was addressing a special meeting of different office bearers of the party unit , here today. Threadbare discussions were held in the meeting on taking the mission of skill development and other vocational training courses started by the government to every nook and corner of the society. Jammu District President BJP Baldev Baloria was also present on the occasion. Calling upon the party functionaries to take the initiatives launched by the government to people, Yudhvir said that exemplary programs have been started by the central government during the last two years and employment sector is getting focused attention of the government. He said that party workers have to ensure that benefits of initiatives taken by the government in different fields reach every nook and corner of the state. He said that under the guidance of Narinder Modi various schemes which been launched which include, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Make in India, Bima Yojnas, Beti Bachao-Beti Padao, Smart city, Pahal and other such schemes for the benefit of all sections of the society. "We have to collectively work towards creating awareness among the society about the initiatives taken by Modi Ji and real purpose of the schemes would only be met if the benefit reaches to each and every beneficiary," he added. While addressing the meeting, Baldev said that landmark initiatives in the field of social security and skill development have been launched by the Prime Minister and the party workers should ensure that the benefits of these schemes reach to maximum number of beneficiaries. He said that the party functionaries have to work hard to make the people aware about the different programs and schemes which have been launched for enhancing the skill capabilities of the youth, adding that the nation has the largest pool of young workforce and with right kind of training the youth can contribute in nation building. Among others the meeting was attended by District Vice President BJP Sh. Anil Masoom, District Geral Secretary Vinay Gupta , District Secretary Ramesh Gupta, District Secretary Shallu Gupta, Raj Rani, Vishal Kohli, Arun Sethi, Pradeep Langeh, Anju Dogra, Neeru Anand, Saroj Devi, Sharda Devi, Savita Anand, Surinder Kour, Kiran Aggarwal, Gita Devi, Surekha Devi, Gulshan, Naresh Abrol, Bharat Bhushan and others.

Dr. Gagan holds “Janta Darbaar” at village Chak Bhaktawar in R.S Pura

13769430_1046431782105186_3665160989316765757_nOn Monday at RS Pura fulfilling his commitments towards the people of RS Pura Constituency, MLA RS Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat organised “ Janta Darbar” at Village Chak Bhaktawar and Panchyat Gondla, where large number of villagers were present along with their grievances. Dr. Gagan said that he had committed to the people of R.S Pura that he will regularly organize “Janta Darbars” (Grievances Camps ) to address small and genuine demands of the people. Many villagers were seen complaining the legislator regarding the Old age pensions case been delayed ,and many of them were complaining that their monthly pensions were not relieved by the department,Dr. Gagan gave patient hearing to the villagers and later on called the concerned officer who assured that the complaints of the resident of village Chak Bhaktawar will be rectified within two weeks time positively. Another deputation met the M.L.A from nearby village of Gondla and apprised the Legislator of shabby condition of Lane starting from the main road towards the village, and they also demanded shed for the cremation ground which is a common for all the five villages of the Panchyat .While briefing the visiting delegation Dr.Gagan assured them that soon he will send the technical experts from the department who will prepare a detail estimate of the said Lane and the cremation shed and the issue that was pending for several years will be taken care of , as Bhartiya Janta Party is committed to provide a uniform and continuous development to the people of R.S Pura Constituency and being a loyal soldier of the party he will fulfill all the demands of the local residents in his tenure, and an era of development has been started in Jammu & Kashmir but due to unfortunate demise of Late Mufti. Mohd. Sayeed the developmental process has received a set back, and the current situation at Kashmir after the death of a terrorist ,the Kashmiri youths are on wrong path and at this time everyone should come forward whether from every political, religious or social group and deal with the situation, Dr.Bhagat also assured that the incomplete works will be completed very soon.On the occasion Dr.Gagan Bhagat also announced a new Transformer Sub-Station of 100 KVA at village Chak Bhaktawar, as it was the genuine demand of the people since more than five years and despite several reminders and requests to the officials of the department and representatives in the previous NC-Congress regime, no interest was shown and people suffered, but now Dr.Gagan has shown immediate interest especially in the works that were pending for years said Master Harnam Singh.Local youths also informed about street light, cleanliness, and drinking water problems and on this Dr.Gagan instructed the authorities to bring immediate solution. The village youth Leader Narinder Kumar Vikky presented an application urging once in a month holding of an Employment Registration Camp for unemployed educated youths of the area in R.S Pura town, so that the youths who have to go to Jammu city may save time and money.On the occasion several prominent persons and youths joined the Bhartiya Janta Party in presence of Dr.Gagan Bhagat, who welcomed them and said that the party will strengthen in the Gondla Panchyat which was earlier with the Congress, he said that now the Panchyat has also became “Congress Mukt”. Those who were present on the occasion included Mandal Pradhan Natharam, Gurdeep Saini,Ajit Paul Singh, Dr.Om Prakash,Tajinder Singh ,Gurdeep Singh,Chaman Lal, and others.

Dina Nath inaugurated historic mela at Budaa Kadar in Chenani Block

13728989_1046425302105834_8880087645985425393_nToday MLA Chenani Ghordi Dina Nath inaugurated historic mela at Budaa Kadar in Chenani Block. Thousands of people of surrounding villages thronged to the Mela to participate. Thereafter Bhagat addressed the gathering and congratulated the people for this historic mela. Bhagat was accompanied alongwith Tehsildar Chenani, Mela Organising Committee, BJP Mandal President Chenani Deepak Gupta and others were also present.

MLA Rajesh Gupta participated in the function of moorti sathapna of Shree 1008 Anand Safer at Radha Krashan Mandir Rani Park

13692519_1046385282109836_1601276710390182667_nOn the eve of Guru Purnima MLA Rajesh Gupta participated in the function of moorti sathapna of Shree 1008 Anand Safer at Radha Krashan Mandir Rani Park today. On arrival MLA Rajesh Gupta was blessed by Mahant Sanjay Sagar.A large number of devotees participated in the function. The moorti for the temple has been donated by a bank manager Sham Sundar of Bishnah. Rajesh Gupta while speaking at the event said that due to the blessings of the Lord Shiva the Amarnath pilgrimage is proceeding and more number of yatris have started arriving in the Jammu city. Rajesh Gupta said that Jammu is a perfect example of harmony and brotherhood and we have to maintain it at all costs.Sarv Dharm Sambhav is enshrined in our Upnishads and Jammu is a living example of that . The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh Sharma, Prof Shyam,Rajesh Gupta,Rajinder Gupta, Raj Kumar Sharma,Chaman Lal,Rajesh Nischal,Chandan Gupta, Sunny Sehgal,Romesh,Balkrishan and Ajesh Gupta.

Present Situation in Kashmir require sympathetic approach and activism of all administrative units: Arora

Ramesh AroraPresent Situation in Kashmir require sympathetic approach and activism of all administrative units and further civil society be involved to bring normalcy. Pakistan has no locus to interfere in internal affairs of Jammu and Kashmir rather Pakistan should see the pity condition of public living in Galgit, Baltistan and in Sind provenance of Pakistan. Pakistan is hub of terrorism and killer of democracy. We have not forgotten attack of Pakistan forces under the leadership of Nawaz Sharief in Kargil. Nawaz Sharief should resolve the issues of militancy with in Pakistan as he failed miserably he made Pakistan as shelter house of militants. He should respect the law and should work for peace instead of provoking the separatist on this side of Indian Territory. We are a nation with democratic setup and we are aware, how to deal with our internal issues. We have dealt number of serious modes and we want to express our concern about the presence of Chinese forces in Gilgit and Baltistan of POK. Pak Government is mishandling the situation rather have failed to handle the same and wants to divert the intention and anger of general public but it is immature and incompetent attempt by Pakistan. It is in a way interference to our sovereignty BJP Senior leader & MLC Ramesh Arora (Adv.) has further appealed masses to adopt patience and allow peace to survive because majority of public wanted to live in peace and harmony. He further appealed the civil society and asked local administration to work day and night in bringing normalcy. Arora further said that we cannot allow anybody to disturb peace and no one is above law. Let the people enjoy their normal life and administration should provide the best it can. Arora welcomed the decision of Chief Minister in involving all parties for evolving permanent peace solution. Kashmir people have glorious part and will work for the betterment of Society. We cannot make progress in disturbed conditions. Let us give peace and consider its importance being a matter of paramount consideration. Youth should work for betterment of society and can lead the people towards normalcy. We thank all political parties for standing united over sensitive issue of Kashmir Problem.

Monsoon valley violence showers send hibernating leaders croaking

SS BijralKashmir violence over elimination of Burhan Wani HM commander proved a blessing in disguise for political leaders ignored and forgotten for their failings. Sent hibernating at the 2014 hustling, they got croaking under monsoon shower of violence in valley. S.S. Bijral IGP (Rtd), BJP State Spokesperson, responding to speech in parliament of Congress leader Gh. Nabi Azad former J&K Chief Minister, said it was relieving knowing Azad voiced concern against valley violence. But he asked were they only to sympathies with youth for their bleeding wounds and not for the ‘bleeding hearts’ these leaders including those of National Conference left during decades of their misrule known for rigged elections, wide spread corruption, regionalism, power politics that has thrown the unemployed & frustrated youth into deeper gorge of poverty and drugs. Bijral said these leaders as true ‘politicians’ concerned themselves with next elections and never thought of next generations the’ statesmen’ are known to care for. Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Gh Nabi Azad by saying that cause of the present unrest in valley was BJP joining the govt. with PDP exposed his party hurting malaise as their offer of unconditional support to form govt was rejected by PDP. Bijral said, “dard itna gehra aur takleef deih ki chhupaya na gya (painful wound too deep to be concealed).” He lamented that these leaders who betrayed people trust for decades can’t bear to be out of power. Bijral wondered if CM Mehbooba not visiting those injured in violence was unforgivable, Tweeted by Omar Abdullah ex- CM, what was that when Omar Abdullah’s government enmass had forsaken Kashmiris during months long worst deluge due to floods and Air Force & Army assisted by local youth served as saviour. He reminded NC working president his govt. utter failure only crowned BJP & PDP with brilliant success. It was lack of concern for ballooning youth by state leaderships of times that they fell prey to exploitative propaganda of Pak backed militant groups, separatists and drugs. Bijral asked brilliant, intelligent, and handsome youth of state to come forward, take lead dumping the stereotype leadership that earned this state status of ‘beggar state’ falling far behind other progressive states.

Meeting organised by District Gen Secretary Mahila Morcha Jammu West

13754465_1046267992121565_5020949800064512130_nMeeting organised by District Gen Secretary Mahila Morcha Jammu West Neelam Nargotra, District President Veena Gupta as a Chief Guest at Talab Tillo ward no. 40, to aware people for New schemes launched by Modi Govt.

50 hectare to be covered under Village Wood Lot scheme in Jammu: Lal Singh

13731564_1046245435457154_6059695365191422398_nMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh inspected various community afforestation sites in Birpur and Sunjwan and took stock of the status of plantation works being carried out by the Social Forestry Department in these areas. The Minister visited Social Forestry Nursery at Birpur where the department with the help of local people has taken up community plantation on waste land alongside revered ponds at Data Ranpat Devsthan, Nikki Malani and Baddi Malani and Pacca Talab in the village. Pertinently, the department has planted 1000 trees alongside Data Ranpat Dev Jee Devsthan and 2000 ornamental and fruit trees at Pacca Talab, Nikki Malani and Baddi Malani over an area of 100 kanal. Besides, the department has also taken up community and strip plantations at various places across Jammu district. The department has also fixed a target of covering 50 hectare land with 35000 trees under Village Wood Lot scheme in Jammu and its peripheries. Lal Singh said that people should be made aware about the uses of various species grown at the community sites so that they could get the benefit and in return cooperate with the department for upkeep of the compartments. Calling for strict action against those who plunder the forest wealth for petty gains, the Minister said involvement of people can also help in curbing the menace of smuggling of timber and other forests products. He asked the officers to act tough against smugglers and take effective measures for restoration of the damages done to the State forests over the years. Taking serious notice of encroachment near Kargil Colony in Sunjwan by some land grabbers, Lal Singh directed the officers to issue notices to illegal occupants to vacate land within week’s time. Later, Choudhary Lal Singh visited Bacchan Depot of State Forest Corporation in Narwal and checked the status of sale and stock of timber.

Dina Nath Bhagat inaugurated hand pump at village Thill

13692509_1046211982127166_6342539526919089848_nMLA Chenani Dina Nath Bhagat inaugurated hand pump at village Thill which was a long pending demand of the locals. Bhagat while addressing the gathering assured the public present there that their problems will be addressed soon and this hand pump will also solve the problem of shortage of drinking water in the concerned area. Bhagat was accompanied alongwith BJP District Vice President Adv. Naresh Bhagat, Sansar Singh, Makhan Sharma, Tony Singh, Bobby Sharma and others were also present.

MLA Rajesh Gupta kick starts the the work of lane and drain in Mohalla Chand Nagar

13731499_1045715808843450_8705771162716414688_nMLA Rajesh Gupta kick starts the the work of lane and drain in Mohalla Chand Nagar in Ward no 19 today.The work is estimated to cost rupees 4.90 lakhs. MLA was accompanied by JMC Xen Joginder and JE Tangroo and senior BJP leaders Ramesh Sharma, Girdhari Lal,Vageesh Bharti,Rajesh Dogra,Kuldeep, Subedar Gurcharan Singh,Prof Shyam,Raj Kumar,Chaman Lal,Rajesh,Amit,Rajinder Gupta,Gopal,Brij Lal,Lalli,Swaran Singh,Sunil Gupta,Opinder Singh and Ashok Lambad. The President of the Vivekanand Traders Association Mohan Lal Gupta and Bharat Bushan Welcomed the MLA on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that we will continue with our efforts in developing the state on modern lines despite challenges. We are also keeping track of the facilities being provided to the Amarnath Yatris and would ensure that they are not put to any hardships due to stoppages. The arrangements for the boarding and lodging have been made at various places and the services provided by various temple trusts and social organizations is highly laudable. Rajesh Gupta also asked the people on the occasion to take full benefit of the various schemes launched by the Govt.

Tourist Spots Created Through Huge Investment Need Proper Care: Vibodh

13754221_1045707122177652_3114675884101323181_nEvery Citizen of Socity Must Take Active Part in Swatch Bharat Abyan : Vibodh BJP party workers of Rajouri rural mandal participated in a major campaign to clean a tourist park at Mankote in Sadyal. This cleanliness campaign was led by BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta. More than 100 party leaders and workers participated in this day long campaign and cleaned the entire park. After collection of the huge quantity of garbage, it was disposed off properly. Addressing the participants of this cleanliness campaign Vibodh informed that the Mankote park in Rajouri was created with a estimated cost of Rs. 10 crore, is in a real bad shape today. He further added that at the time of creation of this park 11 daily wage workers were employed. But from the past five years they are also out of this service. Currently there is no one who can take care of this massive assets created by tourism department. This he said has defeated the very purpose behind the creation of such a park. Vibodh also highlighted the fact that in a area like Pir Panjal such assets can play a very vital role in tourism promotion. This he said can lead to job creation in various areas of tourism in Pir Panjal. He regretted that due to short term planning of our planners such huge investments remain of no use. He called upon Hon’ble CM Madam Mehbooba Mufti who also hold the tourism portfolio in the state to look into this matter and direct the concerned officials to take all necessary steps to ensure that such vital tourism properties are maintained properly. BJP District General Secretary Atam Gupta while appreciating the efforts of the volunteers in such a initiative thanked the participants for their sincere efforts in cleaning the park. He hoped that such initiatives will help in creating awareness among the common masses about Swatch Bharat Abhayan and will encourage the civil society to value such assets. Prominent among other who participated in the programme included Kewal Sharma, Balbir Kumar, Danish Tara, Bodhraj, Makhan Singh, Mohiudin and Rakesh Kumar. Officials of Rajouri Muncipality, Horticulture and Tourism departments also participated in this one day cleanliness campaign.

Jammu based opposition leaders’ silence amounts to consent: BJP

Brig. Anil Gupta“Despite repeated queries made to Jammu based opposition leaders to clarify their stand on the acts/statements of their Valley based bosses and colleagues which are anti-national and detrimental to the interests of the people of Jammu region, they have chosen to remain silent. It is now amply clear that by remaining silent they have fully endorsed the acts of their valley-centric bosses and ditched the people of Jammu who had pinned their hopes in them by giving them their mandate. It is also amply evident that they have no loyalty towards their own people but have surrendered themselves before their bosses who are least bothered about Jammu and its people”, stated Brig Anil Gupta, state spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. The people of Jammu must know that these leaders are demanding greater autonomy and pre-1953 status for the State which implies that the state will be without a Constitution since the constitution came into effect on 26 January 1957; the state would return to permit-raj for entry into the state as it was abolished only in 1954; Supreme Court of India will have no jurisdiction and people of the state will be denied all the benefits enjoyed by them as Indian citizens. Will their demand benefit the people of Jammu in any way, questioned Brig Gupta. Elaborating the recent acts of these leaders Brig Gupta said that their opposition to NEET smacks of a conspiracy against the students of Jammu region who have so far been victims of favouritism and partiality by the BOPEE. While the students of Jammu region were heaving a sigh of relief some of their selfish leaders were conspiring with their valley –based leaders who termed it as an “assault on the special status of the state”, just to please the separatists. Similarly, the opposition to the Sainik Colonies and Kashmiri Pandit settlements while singing the same tune as that of the separatists, the Valley based leaders of all parties exposed their secular credentials but their Jammu based legislators and leaders chose to remain silent thus signalling their tacit approval. Their stoic silence on the Amendments to Transfer of Property and Alienation of Land Acts that would adversely affect the rights of Jammu women married outside the state and deprive Jammu region of outside investment has proved beyond doubt that their surrender to their Kashmiri bosses is final and ultimate. The opposition leaders are thoroughly exposed before the people as they have been merely making statements and shedding crocodile tears to mislead the innocent people of Jammu region. BJP appeals to the people of Jammu region to decide themselves as to who is their real well-wisher?

Yoga is a powerful medium of individual mental peace and also brings peace in the society

Lotus Logo copyYoga is a powerful medium of individual mental peace and also brings peace in the society. In the prevalent situation spread of Yogic education is need of the hour. This was the consensus of the high profile meeting of the heads and representatives of various Yoga Organizations functioning in the state. This special meeting was organized by Senior BJP leader Adv. Chander Mohan Sharma who is also Convenor of Coordination Committee of Yoga activities in the state. The participants include Mahavir, Sat Pal Sharma, Chief Pattern and President Bharat Yog Sansthan, Sudha Chander Sharma Chief Organizer Bharat Swabhiman Trust, Dr. T.R. Raina Coordinator of Morarji Desai Yoga Foundation, Shriansh Jain of Vichar Kranti Manch International, Govind Sareen Convenor Sports Cell of BJP, Dr. Neelam Khajuria Yoga Exponent, I.M. Singh and Chander Sheikhar. Dr. T.R. Raina said that advance Yoga Centre which was started in Medical College Jammu was closed and its should be stated again and staff including trainers should be recruited for that. He also strened the need of opening similar advance yoga centres in other Medical Colleges of the state. Chander Mohan Sharma, in his speech said that BJP has already agreed to start International Yog Centre at Mantalayi (Udhampur). There is need of introducing Yogic Training in schools and belt forces of the state. He stressed need of creating yoga parks in Jammu city and also in rural areas. Concluding the meeting, BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul who was the Chief Guest, said that BJP will strive for spreading Yoga education all over the state. The matter will be taken up with government to train, Anganwadi, ASHA workers and physical teachers of education department so that their services are used for spread of the yoga training all over the state.

BJP rebuffs the Congress leaders allegations: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta while commenting upon press conference addressed by Ambika Soni and Salman Khurshid said that the present situation in Kashmir valley is the result of the wrong policies pursued by the Congress party at the Centre and National Conference and Congress alliance government in the state. Militancy raised its heads during the alliance government of Congress and National Conference and the situation in the valley became out of control of the state government and civil administration in 1990 when Govt. of India had to send Jagmohan as Governor in the state. The leaders of NC and those of Congress left the valley and some of them even the state/country to save themselves from the onslaught of the terrorism. He said that violence turbulent by the militants and the separatists are happening intermittently in the valley after 1990. He reminded Congress leaders the happenings of 2008 and 2010 which occurred when Congress party was partner in government and in 2010 when about 120 so called stone pelters were killed. Prof. Virender Gupta criticized the Congress leaders for not uttering single word in favour of security personnel to boost their morale who are controlling the situation under very constrained and odd circumstances while keeping all possible restrain in dealing with the mass upsurge. He said that there was no disproportionate and excessive use of force in the present turmoil and added that the violent mob attacked the police stations, looted the ammunition with no option left for the police to retaliate. Among the injured persons about 50% are those from security personnel. Prof. Virender while reminding the Congress leaders that Congress-NC alliance government did not take the cognizance when the Pakistani and ISIS flags were being raised on every Friday and stones were pelted on security forces and said that these events encouraged the separatists as well as the Jehadis who were working for the Islamization of the whole of world. The indifferent attitude of then alliance government has culminated to the present situation. Prof. Virender said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made number of attempts, which were even criticized by Congress party to reach out Pakistan to discuss the bilateral issues to bring peace in the subcontinent. The state government as well as GOI is approaching all sections of the society to bring normalcy in the valley. He charged that uncalled for statements and Tweets of Omar Abdullah and comparing the present situation to Modi Model by Ghulam Nabi Azad are provocative statements those do not help in bringing normalcy. Prof. Virender Gupta said that persons like Sayed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik are not the stake holders as being proclaimed by some pseudo intelligential they are basically stooges of Pakistan and added that the real stake holders are PoJK refugee, Kashmiri Pandits and people of Jammu and those of valley and Ladakh.

BJP Art & Culture Cell constituted

Lotus Logo copyJammu & Kashmir BJP Art & Culture Cell State Convenor Vipan Kumar Shastri, in consultations with the BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and BJP Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, has constituted the state team of the cell. Vikul Gupta and Pt. Sham Shastri have been nominated as State Co-Convenors. Arun Sharma, Amit Gupta, Vivek Kumar, Gokul Kour, Tarsem Sharma, Umesh Kumar, Ramvijay Shastri, Himmat Bhalla and Amit Kumar have been nominated as Members of the state team of Art & Culture Cell of the BJP.

Ujjwala Yojana will ensure universal coverage of cooking gas in country: Rekha Mahajan

13769615_1045577068857324_7895241986851376050_nFirst time in history of country a welfare scheme benefitting crores of women belonging to poorest households Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an ambitious social welfare scheme of Narendra Modi Government under which the government aims to provide LPG connections to BPL households in the country. The scheme is aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). Ujjwala Yojana is aimed at providing 5 Crore LPG connections in the name of women in BPL (Below Poverty Line) households across the country. This was stated by BJP District Jammu Women Wing President, Rekha Mahajan while speaking in a programme organized by BJP Mahila Morcha District Vice President Inderjeet Kour, to highlights the significance of Ujjwala Yojana at Digiana today. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include District President Baldev Billoria,General Secretary Vinay Gupta,Senior BJP Leaders Raj Rani Jamwal, Neeru Anand BJP Mahila Morcha General Secretary Savita Anand, Shailja Gupta,Kiran Aggarwal, Pinki Bala,Veena Bakshi,Neelam Mahajan,Harmeet Jolly,Surinder Kour beside others. Speaking on the occasion, District President Baldev Billoria said that under “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” the change has been witnessed in lives of countless girl child and women. The pet project launched by Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi “Beti bachao beti Padhao” (BBBP) Yojana (save daughter, educate daughter) to save and empower the girl child is making waves all over the nation. The associated problems in bringing up the girl child, her marriage expenses, Dowry system and discrimination in the society have to be talked out more often so that the citizens, showcase more responsible behaviour or even out of shame think twice before indulging themselves in such crimes or acts of violence, he added. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Mahajan said that the scheme is aimed at empowering women and protecting their health, reducing the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel, reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel. Preventing young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel.The eligible women candidates from BPL families can apply for the scheme by filling up the Ujjwala Yojana KYC application form (in prescribed format).The interested candidates require to fill the 2 page application form and attach required documents along with the form. The basic details such as Name, Contact details, Jan Dhan / Bank account number, Aadhar card number etc are required to fill in the application form. The applicants also need to mention their requirement of cylinder type i.e. 14.2KG or 5KG, she added. The Scheme provides a financial support of Rs 1600 for each LPG connection to the BPL households. This is the first time in the history of the country that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas would implement a welfare scheme benefitting crores of women belonging to the poorest households, she maintained. Providing LPG connections to BPL households will ensure universal coverage of cooking gas in the country. This measure will empower women and protect their health. It will reduce drudgery and the time spent on cooking. It will also provide employment for rural youth in the supply chain of cooking gas, she remarked. On this occasion school items were also distributed among financially weak students.

MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina inaugurates 15 New electric transformers

13700196_1045576525524045_493665525263461458_nBJP MLA from Nowshera Constituency Ravinder Raina alongwith the AEE PDD Attarpal Singh’ Surpanches, Nambardars, Chowkidaars and other officials conducted an extensive tour of various areas of Nowshera Constituency and inaugurated fifteen new electric transformers. In order to cope up with the proper voltage requirements and adequate electricity to the residents of villages Raina inaugurated the electric transformers at Lamberi, Dandesar, Bagnoti Nallah, Geeta Coloney, Rajal, Rajal-Kote, Dandesar Bala, Dhallan, Sayal, Seri, Mangote, Dal and Mangaldevi area of Nowshera Sub-division. Addressing the locals at various areas Raina said due to the very low voltage the people were facing many problems especially the students were the worst suffers and said that with the installation of new transformers the people would definitely get relief. He further said that government especially the Minister for Power Dr.Nirmal Singh ji is trying his level best to provide un-interrupted power supply and very soon this dream will come true. Raina said good governance with the agenda “Sab Ka Sath, Sab Ka Vikas’’ is our mission and assured the public that justice will be given to all deprived areas of Nowshera-Sunderbani Constituency. He appreciated the work of the PDD Division Rajouri and Sub-division Nowshera-Sunderbani for putting their best efforts in solving public’s problems on priority. He also assured that very soon Electric Workshop alongwith buffer stock will be established in Nowshera-Sunderbani so that damaged transformers can be repaired at the earliest. During the inaugurations, a large number of residents at different areas placed their grievances before the MLA. Majority grievances consisted of construction of roads and Culverts in the area. Raina assured that their other demands will also be met soon and he is committed to provide every possible help to residents of Nowshera and Sunderbani.

Priya inaugurates Mango show

13754617_1045575418857489_3633067675589870621_nSays Govt Committed to promote horticulture in big way ‘2 Mango villages being developed in Jammu’ Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today said that Jammu and Kashmir has huge potential in horticulture and the government is committed to provide all possible support to fruit growers to promote fruit production in the state in a big way. The Minister was speaking after inaugurating first of its kind Mango Show here today. Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans Daljeet Singh Chib, MLA Akhnoor Rajeev Sharma, MLA Khour Krishan Lal Bhagat, Secretary to Government, Horticulture department M H Malik were also present on the occasion. Nearly 600 fruit growers from different districts of Jammu region participated in the show along with their fruit exhibits. Different varieties of mangoes including including Dasehri, Amarpali, Malta, Fazli, while a total of 1691 entries were entertained in the event organized by the department of Horticulture. Addressing the fruit growers, the Minister congratulated them for their active participation in the show. She said that it is a matter of great importance that our region produces variety of mangoes which needs to be promoted. Stressing on the relation between grower and horticulture department, the Minister urged the growers to come up with their suggestions/experiences so that required improvements could be made by the department. “It is high time to link technological interventions with traditional way of fruit growing”, the Minister said. Priya Sethi said that adequate promotion needs to be given to different schemes launched under horticulture sector so that those living in rural areas could get benefit of the same. She called for a change in the mindset of the unemployed youth towards entrepreneurship and asked them to become job providers instead of job seekers. She said that such exhibitions, besides encouraging them to adopt modern techniques, help in developing cordial relationship between the department and the stakeholder. The Minister said that various innovative measures have been put in place to bring maximum area under the ambit of horticulture cultivation to improve the economic conditions of the farmers. Maintaining that Jammu division has huge potential for horticulture produce, the Minister advised the farmers to switchover to cash crops like developing Mango, Amla, Litchi, Guava, and strawberry orchids instead of traditional crops, adding that these crops have great demand in the market. She said Government also provides attractive incentives for the promotion of horticulture and people should come in a big way to avail these benefits. Priya Sethi also informed the gathering that soon packaging houses would be established in all the districts which will directly help the fruit growers in terms of proper marketing and sale of their production. While highlighting the initiatives of the government to promote mango production, Priya Sethi said that two Mango villages are being established at Akhnoor and Khour blocks and under the project an area of 100 hectare in each village will be covered in 4 years starting from 2016-17. The areas have been identified and pit designs for plantation has almost been completed, while about 5000 mango plants will be planted in first year, she added. MLA Akhnoor while addressing the gathering thanked the Minister for organizing such show in Jammu which will help the mango growers in terms of proper marketing of their production and getting aware of various welfare and developmental schemes. Highlighting various initiatives taken by the department of Horticulture for the benefit of fruit growers, MLA Khour said that the soil testing facility is being provided to them so that they can get the maximum benefit out of it. He also asked the officers to reach out to the fruit growers and educate them about departmental schemes. Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, D S Chib applauded the mango growers who have participated in the show with their fruit exhibits. Mangos of Jammu region is of good quality and of great taste and steps are being taken to improve the mango production, he said adding that Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna will be launched in the state soon to protect fruit growers/farmers from losses incurred due to crop failure. D S Chib asked the officers of horticulture department to organize such shows of seasonal fruits on regular basis so that the fruit growers get the platform to interact with other fruit growers, officers of the department and get acquainted with technological interventions in the field of horticulture. He said that both Jammu and Kashmir region are the hub of horticulture activities. He urged the fruit growers to avail the benefit of subsidy scheme for setting up of orchards. On the occasion, stalls were setup by floriculture department, SKUAST and private companies. Farming tools, equipments were also exhibited during the show. Literature containing important information for fruit growing/farmers was also provided to the participants. It was informed that in Jammu division, 12754 hectares of area is under Mango cultivation and the production is 23855 metric tonnes. The Minister also distributed prizes to the participants of the Mango show. Kuldeep Raj bagged the prize of ‘Fruit of the show’ while Nitya Anand, Mohammad Ashraf and Rakesh Singh won 1st and 2nd prizes respectively. Among others, Director Horticulture Jammu, A K Sharma, Director Floriculture Jammu, K K Sharma, Director Extension SKUAST Jammu, CHOs of all districts of Jammu division, concerned officers, fruit large number of fruit growers/farmers, representatives of Fruit/Flower grower associations were present on the occasion.

BJP Core Group discuss current situation

Lotus Logo copyIn order to take stock of the developments arisen after the ongoing turmoil in valley and discuss the current situation related to law & order and smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Yatra, the state unit of BJP held high level meeting of its Extended Core Group under State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.). It was attended by BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, National Secretary Farooq Khan, Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh, Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, Members of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas, Industries & Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga, Health Minister Bali Bhagat, MLC Ashok Khajuria, State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta. Avinash Rai Khanna, while speaking in the meeting, said that the people of Jammu & Kashmir have to defeat the evil designs of anti-national elements, who have vitiated the peaceful atmosphere in the state, particularly in Kashmir valley, which has also disturbed the annual yatra of Shri Amarnath ji. He said that the party at the national level too is keeping eye on the whole situation and the Union government has also ensured to provide every kind of help to the state government for restoring peace and normalcy. Sat Sharma, on behalf of the state unit of BJP, appealed the people of Kashmir in particular to maintain peace and harmony and extend every possible help in ensuring that there is no further violence or law & order problem. He said that such situations affect the normal life and the people who are dependent on daily earnings for survival are badly hit. He said that the party is in regular touch with the administration and it is impressed upon to take remedial steps so that the people in the valley are not made to suffer any more. Dr. Jitendra Singh briefed about the discussions held during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent high level meeting on Kashmir and told that the Union government is keeping vigil on the developments in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that review meetings on daily basis are held at New Delhi to discuss the latest situation in the state. Dr. Nirmal Singh gave detailed presentation on various measures being taken by the state government towards restoring normalcy besides the course of action related to the safety and security of the pilgrims visiting Shri Amarnath cave to perform darshan. He said that the government is concerned for the smooth conduct of the yatra and no stone will be left unturned to enforce the law.

Sat Sharma kickstarts construction works at Ward 36

13686529_1044438482304516_6546288107076009419_nState President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) kick started the construction works at Lakhar Mandi area of Ward Number 36 which will be done at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10 Lakhs. Sharma was accompanied by a large number of people including JMC(Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, local residents and political activists of the area.Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that the amount of Rupees Ten Lakhs has been sanctioned individually for each ward of the Constituency and it will be seen that all 26 wards of Jammu West are covered under this developmental plan. He said that all 26 Wards of the Constituency have been kept on priority and developmental works are in progress in all wards of Jammu West.He stated that it is his prime duty to serve the masses and it will be seen that no area of Jammu West is ignored and development will reach every nook and corner of the Constituency. XEN Central Division JMC Parvodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf, AEE PhE Anil Sharma, JE Satish Malla, JE PHE Kewal Krishan, AEE PDD Suresh Kr Sudan, JE Rakesh Lochan, District President Ayodhya Gupta, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, Subash Sharma, Joginder Sharma, JD Singh Ravinder, Sharma, Sat Paul Raina, Balbir singh, Balbir gupta, Romesh Raina, Atul Bakshi, Sonia devi, Pushpa devi and many others were present on the occasion.

Rajesh Gupta kick starts works amounting to 10 lakh rupees in Jammu east constituency

13669587_1044418872306477_3506726234617323498_nMLA Rajesh Gupta kick starts works amounting to 10 lakh rupees in Jammu east constituency.In Mohalla Afghana work of four different lanes in ward no.10 was started. The work included the laying of tiles and up gradation of drains and other civil works. Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by the leaders of various associations and the officials of the JMC included JE Tangroo and also the BJP leaders Mohan Singh Chouhan, Ramesh Sharma, Raj Kumar Sharma, Girdhari Lal, Kuldeep, Sunny Sehgal, Gopal, Amit, Hari Om,Prof Shyam, Rajinder Gupta, Chaman Lal, Vikram, Rakesh Khanna, Subhash Anand, Romesh, Bal Krishen and Darshan Singh. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that Jammu is playing host to thousands of Amarnath yatris who are stranded in Jammu due to un certain conditions prevailing in the valley. Rajesh Gupta said that we have ensured that all the pilgrims are stationed comfortably with full arrangements of food and other logistic facilities. Rajesh Gupta said that Jammu is being developed on the modern lines and in the days to come mega parking projects are going to come up in the Jammu east constituency that would ease the traffic congestion considerably. Rajesh Gupta said that the leadership and guidance of Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh is always available to him and that gives him additional confidence to undertake more and more developmental projects for the welfare of the people of his constituency.

Kaul cautions party activists about vested interests

Lotus Logo copyThe first meeting of the newly constituted BJP Displaced District Grievances Cell was held here under the chairmanship of its president Chand Ji Bhat in which senior vice president of the State BJP, Moti Kaul was the chief guest. In his address Mr Kaul cautioned the Party activists from the vested elements and their nefarious designs. He also cautioned them of the nefarious designs of Pakistan which is hell bent in creating anarchy and chaos in the State. He said Pak agents did not even spare our handful community members living in various camps in Kashmir. Kaul while appealing for restraint said the Party activists have an added responsibility at this juncture and they have to be vigilant and prepared for challenging times ahead. He said BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi is the only political party with vision and clarity to respond to imminent concerns of the community and J&K at large. Chand Ji Bhat while making it clear that booths and mandals are main pillars of the party exhorted upon mandal and booth presidents to work with dedication and devotion to understand the importance of political empowerment. He said for achieving political empowerment it is imperative for all of us to enroll ourselves as voters in the respective constituencies. He condemned the death and destruction in Valley and attack on migrant camps. Vice presidents J L Pandit, R K Kaul, and T N Bhat also addressed the meeting. P L Dhar conducted the stage. B B Gosani, Ashok Kumar Koul, Ravinder Razdan, Shoki Lidhoo, Veena Gurtoo, A K Sher and others were also present.

Rajouri and Poonch Always Rejected Separatist Forces Like Huriyat: Vibodh

13707621_1043768105704887_3797868883405200627_nVibodh Appeals to Government to Ensure that ShriAmarnathJi Remains Uninterrupted Today various prominent citizens of Thanamandi along with senior BJP leaders of the area led by Gani Shawl organized an impressive Eid Milan function at Thanamandi. On this occasion BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta was the chief guest. Addressing the gathering Vibodh congratulated every one and said that the festival of Eid prepares us on how be more disciplined and patient in our daily lives. He said that after the holy month of Ramzan the festival of Eid is a wonderful occasion to renew our commitment towards maintaining peace and harmony and helps us to make sacrifices for the happiness and welfare of poor and needy. He further added that Rajouri and Poonch have always remain a icon of communal harmony in the state. This he said is the only reason that the destructive forces like Huriyat near succeeded in their mission in this region. He said that the Hindus and Muslims have always celebrated their religious function together and never allowed Huriyat and other militant forces to implement their agenda to disturb the peace and Harmony of this region. He appreciated the locals of Thannamandi in their efforts towards maintaining the peace and brotherhood in the region. He informed the gathering that during the recently concluded month long assembly session in Kashmir he raised many issues related to the welfare and development of Thanamandi, specially the bad condition of road which links Thanamandi with Rajouri. Referring to yesterday’s barbaric terrorist attack in France which killed many innocent people, Vibodh said that in the present era Terrorism has became a major threat to humanity. He said that present time is the high time when people from every nook and corner of the world should raise to the occasion and speak in one voice against such terrorists and their unholy acts. Addressing the gathering Gani Shawl thanked MLC Vibodh for participating in the Eid Milan function and urged everyone to use such occasions to strengthen peace and brotherhood in the area. He said that such festivals have always helped in strengthening bonds between various communities living in the area. Many other locals also spoke on the occasion and raised various issues related to the development of Thanamandi. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Rajinder Gupta, Atam Gupta, DarbarChoudhary, AshwaniKochar, Zahid Ahmed, Amjad Khan, Ranjeet Tara, Haji Ashraf and Sanjay Sharma. Officials of police and civil administration including, SDPO Thanamandi, SDM Thanamandi, Tehsildar and SHO Thanamandi also participated in the function.

BJP Cow Development Cell constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP Cow Development Cell State Convenor Kuldeep Magotra, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, constituted the state team of the cell. Tilak Raj Gupta and Prem Soodan have been nominated as State Co-Convenor, Madan Lal Sharma has been nominated as State Treasurer and Amit Sharma has been nominated as State Media Incharge of the Cow Development Cell. Similarly, Gopal Sharma, Puran Sharma, Parveen Kumar, Raj Kumar, Sanjay, Avinash Anand, Avtar Krishan Bhatt, Vikram Sharma and Amrik Singh has been nominated as Member of the State team. Narinder Singh Manhas has been nominated as State Convenor of Yuva Wing.

BJP Law & Legal Affairs Deptt. Convenes meeting

13754150_1043766222371742_7982850600436032824_nThe State unit of BJP Law & Legal Affairs Department, under its State Convenor Advocate Onkar Seth, convened its meeting at Trikuta Nagar office. It was chaired by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.). The meeting was informed about the activities being undertaken during the last one month and the response of the people associated with Law & Legal fraternity, besides introducing the team to the State President.
Onkar Sethi, while giving details of the future programme to be undertaken, told that one day State convention of the Law & Legal Affairs Department of BJP is scheduled to be held on July 30 this month, which will be attended by more than 400 advocates from all the three regions of the state. He said that number of preparatory and introductory meetings in this context have been held in Kathua, Smaba, Hiranagar, Ramban and Banihal and the concept of one booth one lawyer is being implemented at each booth. Sat Sharma appreciated the sincere efforts of the team of Law & Legal Affairs Department for strengthening it across the state and said that a large section of the society comprise of advocates and it is expected that more and more of them will be getting associated with the BJP. He further said that the party will also be benefitted by the department as it will extend legal support and service to the party in legal matters as well. BJP State Secretaries Vikram Randhawa and Sanjay Baru, State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan and Office bearers of Law & Legal Affairs Department State Co-Convenors Rajesh Thapa, Adarsh Bhagat and S. Amrik Singhy, Office Coordinator Radhaysham Sharma, Office Co-Coordinator Vikas Pankaj Sharma, State Executive Member Pankaj Dubey and Hunar Gupta attended the meeting.

BJP OBC Morcha constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP OBC Morcha State President Murari Lal Balgotra, in consultations with party State President & MLA Sat Sharma and Morcha Incharge Munish Sharma, has constituted the state team. Rakesh Prajapati, Ramesh Mehra, Pishori Lal, Suman Dogra, Sayeed Hussain, Capt. Balwant Raj, Capt. Tara Chand and Bodh Raj have been nominated as State Vice-Presidents. Brahm Jyot and Krishan Kapoor have been nominated as State General Secretaries. Anup Kumar, Veena Devi, Gurcharan Singh, Basharat Hussain, Nazir Hussain, Vijay Mehra, Madhu Bala, Pushpa Devi and Rajinder Sikka have been nominated as State Secretaries. Puran Mehra is State Treasurer, B.R. Bhardwaj is State Office Secretary, Baldev Raj is State Publicity Secretary, Kashmiri Lal is Addl. Publicity Secretary, Rajesh Dogra is State Press Secretary Madan Mohan Tony is State social Media Incharge. The State Working Committee members are Rashpal Verma, Capt. Ramesh Lal, Jagdish Pandey, Bodh Raj Dogra, Jagdev Chand (Babbu Shah), Rajni Bala, Badri Nath, Jia Lal, Jeet Raj Mehra, Tirath Ram, Jung Bahadur, Raj Kumar Verma, Mulkh Raj, Tilak Raj, Girdhari Lal, Bharat Verma, Shub Kumar, Suresh Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Murari Lal Tak, Prem Kumar, Dharam Pal, Sandeep Balgotra, Ajay Kumar Tak, Dr. Amarnath Satti, Dr. Bodh Raj, Kunj Lal, Krishan Lal and Rajinder Kumar.

Sat, Rajesh visit yatra base camp, interact with yatris

Lotus Logo copyBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) accompanied by Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta and other prominent party functionaries alongwith officers from the administration, today visited the Shri Amarnath Yatri Bhawan at Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu and other places which are presently frequented by the Yatris. The BJP leaders interacted with the Yatris and inspected the Bhawan’s infrastructure and facilities being made available to them. They also took the stock of the arrangements made by the administration for the Yatris’ comfort and yatra. Sat Sharma and Rajesh Gupta passed on instructions on the spot to ensure that portable water, health and medical facilities and hygienic atmosphere is made available to the yatris round the clock. Sat Sharma informed the yatris that the yatra had to be temporarily suspended on account of rains and National Highway road closure and the same shall be restarted at the earliest. He also assured that more than adequate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure their safety and well being. Sat Sharma also told them that all peace loving citizens of the state, whether in Jammu region or in Kashmir valley, are always ready to render help and assistance to the yatris, this being the tradition in the entire state. It is the government’s wish that the yatris are not put to any inconvenience and hardship on account of their getting stranded on the National Highway due to sudden closure of the road. Hence, the yatra is regulated and meticulously supervised to avoid discomfort to them. He said that the government and the people make every effort for the comfort and well being of the yatris. This is done to ensure that every yatri after his yatra is over, reaches home, carries with him positive and affectionate impression about the entire state. We make every effort that these yatris become our goodwill ambassadors in their areas and the states. Rajesh Gupta, while addressing the yatris, said that BJP has put its entire party machinery in helping and assisting the yatris. He further said that BJP has also established a 24x7 helpline for the use and convenience of the yatris. Every BJP activist is committed for the success of the Shri Amarnath Yatra and are putting in every effort to attain that aim adding that care and help to the last man in the row has to be extended. Besides, ACD Arun Manhas, Yatra Incharge SP G.L. Sharma, BJP leaders including Ayodhya Gupta, Parneesh Mahajan, Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Sham Gupta, Kuldeep Kandhari, Rajesh, Ramesh Sharma, Mnumanav Mahajan, Puneet Mahajan, Keshav Chopra, Deepak Kumar, Raj Kumar, Dr. Dineshwar Sharma accompanied Sat Sharma.

Three-day Passport Seva Camp inaugurated

13700042_1043650515716646_4510947265387225516_nThree-day Passport Seva Camp being organized by Passport Office, Srinagar for the people of Leh and Kargil district was inaugurated today by Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh, Dr Sonam Dawa Lonpo, at Information Technology Centre, mini secretariat, here near Council Secretariat. The camp was inaugurated in presence of Executive Councilor, Agriculture, Tsering Wangdus, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh Mouzes Kunzang and Passport Officer, Srinagar, Firdos Iqbal. CEC appreciated the efforts of Passport Office, Srinagar for conducting such Seva Camp in Leh which, he said, would be very helpful for the people of Ladakh for getting their new passport and renewal of old passports. Passport Officer, Srinagar apprised the CEC that the main objective of the camp is to sort out the in-convenience of the passport applicants of Leh and Kargil districts. He informed that it is the second Seva Camp organized at Leh and during the camp conducted last year as many as 3000 applicants were registered. On the first day of the camp, a number of applicants were in queue for submitting their passport applications.

Providing adequate irrigation facilities to farmers priority of Govt: Sham

13697165_1043649999050031_3707796879188373982_nMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary inspected D-9 canal and took stock of the irrigation facilities being provided to the farmers during the paddy season. The canal having a capacity of 142 cusecs provides water for irrigation to various villages including Bishnah, Shahpur, Kheri, Nandpur and Chung. The Minister directed the officers of the department to conduct surprise checks to curb use of illegal motors on the canal. He also asked them to check illegal cuts and remove encroachments along the canals, which affects the flow of water to tail end. The Minister also directed the officers of the department to take new initiatives for augmenting water supply and irrigation facilities in their respective areas of jurisdiction. He also asked them to ensure better upkeep of the canals, besides carrying out plantation drives along the canals. The Minister also inspected Kheri Lift Irrigation Scheme and Chang Lift Irrigation Scheme and directed the officers to keep the motors functional 24x7 for providing sufficient water for irrigation to the farmers. While inspecting the Lift Irrigation Schemes, the Minister said that agriculture is the backbone of the economy of the State and Government is committed to provide water for irrigation in all the villages of the State, especially kandi areas. Earlier, the Minister also chaired a meeting of the officers of Irrigation and Flood Control Department to assess the present flow of water in Ranbir and Pratap canals. Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control, Jammu Rajeev Gandotra, Executive Engineers besides other officers also accompanied the Minister during the visit.

Projects underway to bring Basohli on tourism map: Lal Singh

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that steps are afoot to develop infrastructure and provide better amenities to the people, adding that various ambitious projects are in pipeline to bring Basohli town on the tourism map which would further help in socio -economic growth of the people. This was stated by the Minister during his whirlwind tour of the area. During his visit, the Minister also met various deputations and took stock of the demands of the people. Deputations from village Jandraili, Sheetal Nagar, Gadodi, Kund, Talail, Shayara, Khadi, Hat Mashka and Tohara met the Minister and apprised him with their demands pertaining to upgradation of roads, lanes and drains, low voltage, playground, regular supply of drinking water, supply of ration as per scale fixed by the Government. The Minister gave a patient hearing to the projected demands and directed the concerned officers to take adequate steps to redress the issues pertaining to verification of BPL list in village Sheetal Nagar, enrollment under AADHAR in village Kot along with restoration of PHE supply, repair of pond at village upper Shayara, Tractor road from village Kund to Talail , new transformer at Lower Jandraili and Upper Shayara at the earliest so that people do not face any inconvenience. Ch. Lal Singh urged the residents for taking up massive plantation drives to improve the green cover and stressed on developing ornamental and medicinal plants. He said that Basohli area has ample potential for cultivation of medicinal plants and exhorted upon the farmers and youth to take up cultivation of these plants to tap their financial benefits. He also informed that requisite steps will be taken to promote Art and Pashmina of Basohli. DDC Kathua Ramesh Kumar, Ex MLA Kanta Andotra ACD, CEO, SDM, Xen PHE, Xen PMGSY, GM SFC, DFO Billawar and DFO Kathua accompanied the Minister during the visit.

Bali reviews availability of medicines, other facilities in hospitals

13654239_1043648075716890_9206525141582016958_nMinister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today chaired a high level meeting of officers of Health Department and reviewed the availability of medicine and other medical supplies in hospitals across the Valley. Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash was also present in the meeting. Addressing the meeting, the Minister directed the concerned for extending every possible medicare to the injured for their early recovery. He directed the concerned for ensuring free supply of medicines to the patients. He said that the team of senior ophthalmologists from AIIMS, which is on tour of Valley, expressed satisfaction over the healthcare facilities being provided to the injured persons. The Minister said that there is no shortage of medicines and other surgical appliances in the hospitals. He informed that the department has organized blood donation camps in District and SubDistrict Hospitals and collected about 300 blood points. The Minister also called upon the authorities for ensuring cleanliness and sanitation in the hospital premises, saying that there should be no compromise in this regard. Among others, Commissioner Secretary, Health and Medical Education, M K Bhandari, Director, SKIMS, Soura, Principal, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Medical Superintendent, Bones and Joints Hospital, Srinagar, Medical Superintendent, SMHS, Srinagar and HOD's of various hospitals attended the meeting.

Govt committed to pro-people, good governance: DyCM

Lotus Logo copyDeputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the State Government is committed to its policy of "zero tolerance" towards corruption and ensure proactive and pro-people governance. He also sought public cooperation in implementing the Government schemes and exhorted upon people to actively participate in the developmental process so that tangible results are achieved on ground. He was speaking at a public meeting at Chingi Makwal, Billawar where he interacted with the people and took stock of their problems and demands. The people apprised the Deputy Chief Minister about various demands and problems of their respective areas. They demanded upgradation of Challan - Makwal, Galak - Rajwalta and Nagrota Gujroo - Kacher roads responding to which the Deputy Chief Minister assured that the work on these roads will start soon. People also demanded electric poles and PHE pipelines along with repair of defunct hand pumps. The Deputy Chief Minister gave a patient hearing to the grievances of the people and issued on-the-spot instructions to the concerned officers to take requisite steps to ensure early redressal of the same. Assuring the people that their grievances would be considered and redressed in a time bound manner, Dr Nirmal Singh reiterated that it is endeavour of the Government to provide all basic facilities to the people on priority. The Deputy Chief Minister further said that the DPR of Udral to Ramkot road has been completed and work will soon start on this road which will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 1 crore. Similarly, the 9 km stretch of Ramkot - Chogal - Dhami will be completed shortly. He further said that CFC at Ramkot, to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore will soon be dedicated to the people. Deputy Chief Minister said that Government is committed for socio-economic empowerment of the people especially those living in hilly, remote and far-flung areas. He further said that 100 percent rural electrification of un-electrified hamlets will be completed by 2019 under Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (DDUGVY) at an estimated cost of Rs. 616 crore. He further asked the people to extend cooperation to the administration for strengthening the developmental initiatives.

Rajesh Gupta chaired a meeting at PWD Guest House Gandhi Nagar

13709901_1043615229053508_6739473937257938791_nMLA Rajesh Gupta chaired a meeting today at PWD Guest House Gandhi Nagar regarding the supply of power and water in the city. The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PHE Sushil Aaima and Chief Engineer PDD Ashwani Gupta.The other officials who attended the meeting included Sunil Gupta SE PHE,Ashok Gupta Xen PDD,Sudhir Gupta Xen PDD and V.K. Khajuria Xen PHE. In the important meeting that was organized to address the power and water shortage in the Jammu city the leaders of all the traders and bazaar associations namely Pawan Gupta,Preetam Sharma,Rajesh Dewan,Rajesh Raina,Surinder Mahajan,Pardeep Sharma, Rajeev Gupta, Baldev Khullar,Rajinder Gupta, Arun Gupta,Atul Rajpaul,Arjun Gupta, Ashutosh Gupta,Madhu Khajuria,Harish Gupta, Krishan Kapoor, Om Prakash,R.K.Dhar and Varinder Gupta attended the meeting. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the receiving stations and penal augmentation DPRs are prepared and the funds will be released accordingly,upgradation of transformers will be done from my CDF and HP and IT pole replacement work shall be done from the one crore fund allocated to us. Rajesh Gupta said that dedicated feeders should be installed for un interrupted supply of water. Instructions were issued to lay the Hari Market pipeline and make it functional within ten days. Instructions were also given to make tube wells functional at Hari Singh Park,Hari Market,Dhontly Filtration Plant and Tube well at company bagh up and running. The prominent who participated in the function included Ramesh Sharma, Prof Shyam,Kuldeep,Ashwani,Girdhari Lal,Rajesh,Vageesh Bharti,Gopal,Amit,Chaman Lal,Vinay,Rajeev Bhardwaj and Rajinder Gupta.

BJP – PDP Coalition Government Committed for the Overall Development of the State : Vibodh

13690638_1043126659102365_4189105417773963461_nBJP Senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today visited the far off and remote Sadyal and Manjakote villages of Rajouri and held a series of meetings with the local people there. During this tour he held one to one interaction with the locals and gave a patient hearing to their genuine problems and concerns. Addressing the gatherings in these villages Vibodh assured them of his full support for early redressal of these issues by taking up these issues with the concerned quarters. He informed the people that during the recently concluded month long assembly session in Kashmir he ensured to raise every issue related to the welfare and development of Rajouri and Poonch areas. He said that he tried to made use of every possible opportunity in the upper house to raise issues related to unemployed youth and regularization of daily wagers. He further added that he laid a special stress on the issues related to roads, water and electricity supply in Rajouri and Poonch. He also highlighted the fact that present BJP-PDP coalition Government is fully committed towards development of the state of Jammu & Kashmir and these efforts will ensure in making the state a model state in the coming years. With all possible support from the central Government under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narinder Modi many developmental works have been initiated in the state and these have started showing impact on the ground. At the same time he confessed that a lot more hard work needs to be done to take the state out of present situation. Prominent among others who accompanied MLC during this tour included Bodh Raj, Deepa Sharma, Ranjeet Tara, Vikas Rotra and Makhan Lal.

BJP Mahila Morcha educate party activists on PMUY

13718660_1043097625771935_6104953157655054379_nTo make aware and educate the Morcha activists about the pro-women programmes and policies of the NDA at the centre and BJP coalition in J&K, State BJP Mahila Morcha organized meetings at R.S. Pura and Jammu, wherein BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), Mahila Morcha National Vice-President & J&K Prabari Smt. Asha Jaswal and State President Purnima Sharma spoke in details on various welfare schemes, particularly Prime Minister Ujwala Yojana (PMUY). Sat Sharma, in his address said that NDA government led by PM Narendra Modi has initiated some landmark welfare schemes especially for the poor, needy and rural based womenfolk. The NDA government is fully cognizant of the importance of upliftment and advancement of women in the society. The NDA government has launched “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” scheme to ensure that the historically retrograde perception prevalent in the society that a daughter was a burden on the family, is getting changed and she is treated as an asset for the family on equal pedestal with a son. In Jammu & Kashmir also our state coalition has launched “Ladli Beti” scheme which reflects the enlightened thinking of BJP, which want daughters being cherished by parents as they had been historically cherishing the birth of sons and the girls are no longer subject of historical bias. Asha Jaiswal, in her address, spoke about the objective and benefits of the PMUJ and said that time has come when old regressive attitudes and mindset about female folk have to be abandoned if India has to progress and prosper. She said that the scheme will bring change in the lives of women, who had been facing problems while using the traditional Indian chullah, which give smoke and causes health problems. She said that the women activists have to fan out in their respective areas and educate the people especially the women about the schemes launched by NDA government for the benefit of womenfolk. Purnima Sharma, while explaining the detailed formalities to obtain a Gas connection under PMUY, said that it has been for the first time in post independent India that a government has displayed its commitment towards the social and economic upliftment of the women, and the need of the day is to reach each and every area to meet the women and help them in availing the benefits of the such schemes which are exclusively meant for them. BJP Mahila Morcha State Secretary Monika Sharma organized the meeting at R.S. Pura. Chandigarh BJP Mahila Morcha President Smt. Sunita Dewan, J&K BJP Senior leader Smt. Suresh Jamwal, R.S. Pura MLA Dr. Gagan Bhagat and the entire state team of Mahila Morcha also attended the meeting.

BJP senior leaders discuss Kashmir situation

Lotus Logo copyTo take stock of the developments in Kashmir and discuss the matters related to latest situation, the State BJP convened a meeting of its senior leaders at Jammu. It was chaired by Party State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) and attended by Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, former State President & MLC Ashok Khajuria, State General Secretaries Ashok Kaul (Org.), Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta. The leaders held threadbare discussion and termed it unfortunate that the peaceful atmosphere in the valley was disturbed by anti-national elements and separatists. They also commended the conduct of the state government and law enforcement agencies in handling the situation, which has prevented the situation getting further aggravated. They also expressed the view that elimination of terrorist Burhan Wani was a commendable achievement of the security forces and they must keep up the vigil. Wani carried a prize of 10 lakh rupees on his head and no right thinking person can term his killing in an encounter with security forces as an excessive use of force. Sat Sharma, on the occasion, said that the BJP ministers have been asked to remain stationed in Srinagar and keep watch on the administration and manage the situation with utmost care. He added that the ministers have been also impressed upon to ensure that the Amarnath Yatra goes on smoothly and safely, without causing any inconvenience or hindrance to the pilgrims. He further said that it is the duty of every family in the Kashmir valley to see that their teenagers do not indulge in disturbing the situation which might result in loss of life and damage to property and expressed hope that the anti-national elements will not succeed in their nefarious designs.

Kavinder seeks public participation in development activities

13680583_1043078155773882_1608429473185160330_nTaking forward the agenda of development in Gandhi Nagar constituency, Speaker J&K legislative assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta today inaugurated various development works in his constituency.He was accompanied by SDM, Jammu South, Sonu Pargal; BDO, Satwari, A K Khajuria; X-En, PWD(R&B), Mohammad Abdullah; AEE, PWD(R&B), Rafiq Sheikh and Manoj Kumar, Baldev Billoria, Vinay Gupta, Harbans Chowdhary, Balwant Singh, Cpt. Jameet Singh, Harnam Singh and prominent leaders of the area.The Speaker undertook a whirlwind tour of his constituency and inaugurated the work for construction of lane & drain at Ambika Colony- Kunjwani, black topping of road at Trikuta Nagar, Sunjwan and Bhathindi.The Speaker held various public darbars and interacted with the locals at these places, locals appreciated the efforts of the Speaker for the timely completion of these long pending demands of the area.Addressing the locals, he said, it is his priority to fulfill the needs of the residents of Gandhi Nagar and every requirement related to development is taken up on priority and the works pertaining to improvement of power and water supply, construction of lanes and drains and other allied works related to development are high on his agenda and will be completed in a time bound manner.Stating that the state government is committed to give every possible service to the masses, he said that it will be seen that no area of his constituency will be lack behind in development.The Speaker said that he is well aware of the requirements of the people and his whole team is working day and night for the welfare of the constituency. Making an appeal to the locals and the social activists, he said that it is also their responsibility to propagate the achievements of the government and involve themselves directly or indirectly in the development process in order to achieve the dream of welfare state.

District Convenors of BJP Weavers & Artisans Cell has nominated

Lotus Logo copyBJP Weavers & Artisans Cell State Convenor Bal Krishan Koul, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma and Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, has nominated District Convenors of the Cell. Ashok Kumar has been nominated as Akhnoor District Convenor, Krishan Chand Padha has been nominated as Basohli District Convenor and Mohinder Singh as Co-Convenor, Sanjay Pandita is Displaced District Convenor, Rajesh Kumar Sharma is Doda District Convenor, Buta Ram has been nominated as Jammu District Convenor and Rajinder Kumar has been nominated as Co-Convenor, Jagdish Padha is Jammu Rural District Convenor, Yashpal Khajuria is Jammu West District Convenor, Manoj Kumar has been nominated as Kathua District Convenor and Lekh Raj is Co-Convenor. Tek Chand Bhagat is Kishtwar District Convenor, Naresh Chada is Nowshera District Convenor, Habila Joo is Poonch District Convenor, Sushma Devi is R.S. Pura District Convenor and Madan Lal Chouhan is District Co-Convenor, M. Amin is Rajouri District Convenor, Sansar Singh is Ramban District Convenor, Imtiyaz A. Ganai is Reasi District Convenor, S. Tejinder Singh is Samba District Convenor and Virender Kumar is District Co-Convenor, Jagmohan Singh Jamwal is Udhampur District Convenor and Laxman Dass is Udhampur District Co-Convenor. Similarly, Mohd. Lateef has been nominated as Convenor for Anantnag District and Mushtaq Ahmed Kasana as Co-Convenor. Mohd. Ashraf Bakshi has been nominated as Convenor for Srinagar district, Showkat Ahmed as Convenor for Shopian district, Zakir Ali Shah as Convenor for Ganderbal District, Hakim Ghulam Mohidin as Convenor for Kulgam District, Aijaz Ahmed Azad as Convenor for Budgam District, Showkat Ahmed as Convenor for Pulwama district, Sidiq as Convenor for Bandipora district, M.Magbool Bhat has been nominated as Convenor for Baramulla district and Nazir Ahmed Sheikh is Co-Convenor for Baramulla District.

MP LADAKH STARTED HIS TOUR OF KARGIL DISTRICT

13659171_1043018175779880_4577724169023009495_nMember Parliament Ladakh Thupstan Tsewang during his ongoing tour of Kargil District yesterday visited Hinaskot, Bodh Kharboo, Wakha, Mulbekh, Lotsum and Pashkum villages. During his tour MP Ladakh held public congregations at these villages and took stock of the peoples issues and grievances. The villagers apprised the MP about several issues like the repair and renovation of irrigational khuls, provision of drinking water facilities, installation of mobile towers, better healthcare facilities in hospitals, shortage of staff, provision of ambulance in hospitals and other issues. Member Parliament Ladakh on this occasion heard their demands patiently and assured of immediate and timely redressed. Thupstan Tsewang also announced Rs 2.00 lacs for the repair and renovation of Wakha Irrigation Khul out of his MPLad fund. He also announced to provide funds out of his MPLad for the repair and renovation of Namling Thang Irrigation Khul. Responding to the concern of the public of Bodh Kharboo about the irregular attendance of employees in education, health and other departments in the area Thupstan Tsewang assured them of taking up this issue with the concerned HODs so that action can be initiated against the defaulters under rules. Addressing a public gathering at Mulbekh Thupstan Tsewang said that he shall provide funds out of his MPLad to every village in District Kargil as per their requirements. He further said that 21 more BSNL towers are being installed at different locations in the district which will prove instrumental in improving the mobile services. He also assured the public of fulfilling their genuine demands in a phased manner. During the tour the Member Parliament was accompanied by the concerned SDM, BMO, Naib Tehsildar, Sarpanches, Panches, Nambardars, party workers and prominent villagers. Later in the evening MP Ladakh called upon the President Hozia Ilmia Asna Ashriya, Islamia School Kargil Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslameen Sheikh Nazir Ul Mehdi Mohammadi at Islamia School Campus and had a detailed discussion on the developmental issues of Kargil. On this occasion General Secretary Islamia School Kargil Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslameen Sheikh Ibrahim Khalili, President BJP Kargil Haji Ghulam Mohamamd Khuddam and executive body of BJP Kargil.

21 road projects under PMGSY to be taken up in Billawar: DyCM

13654203_1042991595782538_1931790099432964974_nAbout 21 road projects will be taken up in Billawar under PMGSY at an estimated cost of Rs. 160 crore to upgrade the road network in the area and Rs 4 crore have been earmarked for construction of Indoor Stadium at Billawar. This was informed by Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh while addressing a public meeting held at Phinter to take stock of problems and demands of the people at their doorsteps. Reiterating commitment of the Government to provide essential amenities to the people and ensure equitable development of all the three regions of the State, Deputy Chief Minister said that developmental projects are underway to ensure requisite facilities to the people. During the public meeting, the villagers of Phinter apprised the Deputy Chief Minister about their demands mainly related to construction of Mini Stadium, Completion of Community Hall, Upgradation of Primary School, upgradation of road from Phinter to Cremation Ground, etc. The people of Panchayat Dhed demanded immediate repair of hand-pumps in the area. Responding to their demand, Dr. Nirmal Singh directed the Executive Engineer Ground Water to immediately take up the repair works of the same. The locals of village Baddu put forth their demands and grievances including construction of Niyabat Building, upgradation of link road in Panchayat Baddu, preservation and repair of water bodies in the area, construction of Dugwell, introducing new courses in ITI College, establishment of Medical Sub Centres in far-off areas, etc. The residents of Dharamkote village apprised the Deputy Chief Minister about scarcity of water in the area and demanded the construction of Water Reservoir in the area. Responding to the projected demands, Deputy Chief Minister directed the concerned engineer to make temporary arrangements for providing safe drinking water to the people. The people of Rampur Mandli panchayat also raised their demands pertaining to upgradation of roads, commissioning of grid station, upgradation of infrastructure in government schools and filling of vacant teaching staff besides various other demands. While listening the problems of village Dalian pertaining to construction of Khoag-Dalian-Baghar road, bridge at Dalian and opening of J&K Bank branch, Nirmal Singh informed the people that DPR of Khoag-Dalian-Baghar road has already been prepared and work on the same would be started soon. Deputy Chief Minister informed the people that the blacktopping of road from Sukrala to Phinter and Phinter to Baddu has already been completed whereas work on 25 km Dayala Chak to Challan road is in full swing and the remaining 5 km blacktopping works on the same would be completed at the earliest. The upgradation work on Bus Stand and Matador Stand in Billawar has also been completed for providing better facilities to the people, he added. Later, the Deputy Chief Minister inaugurated the Municipal Toilet Complex and Night Shelter at Billawar Bus Stand under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completed at a cost of Rs. 27.50 lakh by Housing and Urban Development.

Govt committed to protect, preserve water bodies: Lal Singh

13669766_1042986929116338_6425951731987711738_nDirects for removing encroachment on forest land at Nagrota Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today directed officers of Wild Life Sanctuary and Forest Department to immediately remove encroachments on forest land at Nagrota bypass area. The Minister gave these directions during his visit to the area. Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Director Forest Protection Force Suresh Gupta besides Divisional Forest Officers of Forests and its allied departments accompanied the Minister. During the visit, the Minister spotted some illegal constructions on the Wild Life Sanctuary land and directed the officers to take adequate action to remove these encroachments without any further delay. He also asked officers to take up demarcation of the land to check encroachments. The Minister said that a plan is underway to develop deer park, forest Check Post and forest closures and nurseries on that land and directed the officers of forest Department to ensure regular check of forest assets to curb theft of timber and encroachments. He also directed for proper dress code of the rangers and guards of the department during duty hours. The Minister directed to launch a plantation drive along the Nagrota bye-pass after proper demarcation of the forest land. He said plantation drive would be a regular feature and the department has already identified the worst affected areas. “Government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to rejuvenate the degraded forests areas across the State,” the Minister informed. He also asked for digging of hand-pumps and constructing ponds for proper irrigation in nurseries and forests. Earlier, the Minister also visited Birpur and Purmandal areas and inspected the ponds at Data Ran Pat Dev Jee Devsathan, Badi Malani and Nikki Malani and Pacca Talab near Government High School Birpur and directed the officers of Soil and Water Conservation department to immediately start the restoration work of these water bodies and construct chain link fencing and take up plantation of Silver Oak, Jamun, Guva, Amla, Imli, Bel-Patri, Shisham, Bongan Villa and Behra trees around these ponds.

Govt has made elaborate arrangements for smooth Yatra: Priya Sethi

13718513_1042941745787523_3222668020878872845_nMinister takes review for ongoing pilgrimage To review and take stock of the arrangements put in place for ongoing Shri Amarnath Yatra, Minister of State for Education, Culture, Tourism, Floriculture and Parks, Ms Priya Sethi today took an extensive tour of different facilitation points established by the administration for the Yatris. The Minister started her visit from the Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar and later visited Sangam Palace, Vaishnavi Dham, Railway Station, Purani Mandi temple and Mahajan Hall. Commissioner, JMC Ms Mandeep Kaur, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Simrandeep Singh, Director, Tourism, Jammu Sushma Chauhan, senior officers from civil and police administration, Tourism and other line departments accompanied the Minister during the visit While interacting with Yatris at Bhagwati Nagar, Ms Sethi said that the government is well equaled to ensure smooth conduct of the Yatra and foolproof security arrangements have been put in place to ensure safety and security of the pilgrims. She directed the administration to ensure that all registered Yatris are cleared for onward journey to the cave shrine and all required facilities are made available for their comfortable stay in the Yatri Niwas. "Due to unfortunate incidents in the valley the Yatra had to be suspended for some time but now that the government has made all required arrangements and the Yatra has resumed as per routine," she said. She said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a high level review meeting concerning the present condition in the state and has extended all necessary support to the state government for improving the law and order situation in the state. She went around the Yatri Bhawan and visited dormitories, Langar hall and reviewed other facilities for the Yatris. She issued directions to the Commissioner, JMC for ensuring proper hygiene and cleanliness in the Yatri Bhawan premises. She inquired about the arrangements and directed the Director, Tourism to explore options for establishing one more Langar facility within the complex of the Yatri Bhawan. Underscoring the need to ensure best facilities for the Yatris, Ms Sethi said the administration has made elaborate arrangements for the Yatra and besides Bhagwati Nagar, camps have also been established at other locations at Vaishnavi Dham, Purani Mandi, Mahajan Hall and from this year a separate counter has been established at Sangam palace for spot registration of the Yatra daily quota. "To ensure that visiting pilgrims get to know more about our local tourist destination, from this year we have started Jammu Darshan bus service and the visiting Yatris are visiting Suchetgarh border, Raghunath Temple, Balidan Stambh and other such tourist destinations," she added. She said Yatris are giving positive feedback of the arrangements and the administration would leave no stone unturned to make their stay comfortable during the Yatra. She said in her interaction with Yatris in Srinagar, TRC and other locations, the Yatris have expressed satisfaction about the arrangements and over 25000 Yatris who were stuck due to unrest in valley have already been cleared.

Er Ghulam Ali appeals Modi for direct intervention

13631636_1042507122497652_969249314076048527_nA senior leader of BJP appealed to the youth of the state to maintain peace at all cost. Reacting to the recent happenings in the state, Ghulam Ali Khatana said that lot of blood has be spilt because of trust deficit and assured that his government is working overtime to redress the problems of the youth. Urging youth and their parents not to put their lives at risk, Ghulam Ali said those opposition forces whose hands are in blood are trying to exploit the situation just for their political gains and vested interests must be understood wisely. How can anyone whose hands are in blood be a saviour or sympathizer, he questioned urging people not to fall a prey to rumours and misleading statements and instead allow the situation to return to normal. Blaming Congress and National Conference for the mess the state was in today, Ghulam Ali said that it was faulty approach adopted by Pt Nehru that 60 years later also, certain vested interests are able to incite youth in the name of dispute which actually does not exist. He said that it was infact Sheikh Abdullah who misguided Nehru into limiting the Indian Army when she was recapturing the areas of Kashmir which are now with Pakistan in the shape of ‘Pakistan Administered Kashmir.’ Ghulam Ali further said that the only agenda of Government of India is to recapture PAK and unite Kashmir. He blamed Hurryiat and other separatist for mis-guiding the youth and getting them killed, whereas their own are living in foreign countries having best of facilities emanating from the blood of poor Kashmiris. He came down heavily on Omar Abdullah who he blamed for the recent mess. He further said that it was infact Omar who instigated people by tweeting that Bhuran Wani was not a militant during his tenor as chief minister, whereas father of the deceased had admitted that his son had joined ranks some 6 years back. Was it that National Conference which was covertly helping the Hibz into rejuvenating its cadre when they were in power. Khatana appealed to Narendra Modi to personally intervene and order a probe into the activities of National Conference. He further reminded the prime minister of his approach towards Kashmir, where he said that he will have Insaniat, Kashmirat and Jhoomiraat as guiding principals in dealing with Jammu and Kashmir development.

International Community Started Understanding Ground Realities in Kashmir : Vibodh

13631517_1042458949169136_4226283136324106261_nBJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today chaired one day convention of the working committee of BJP Rural Mandal Rajouri. On his arrival he was welcomed by the party leaders and workers and latter he inaugurated the convention by lighting a lamp. Addressing the participants of the convention Vibodh gave a detailed account of various on going welfare schemes of Central and State Governments. He called upon the party workers to make people living in far off and remote villages aware about these schemes so that they can be benefitted from these schemes. He further added that these schemes will prove a real success only when poor of the poorest for whom these schemes are meant will benefit from these schemes. He laid special stress on the various schemes for the girl child and added that we can become a progressive society only when we will create equal opportunities for girls as well as for boys. He also called upon the educated unemployed youth of Rajouri to start looking for other options in addition to Government jobs. He said that present Government is providing great support to the youth who want to run their own enterprises. This he said in addition to providing jobs will also create jobs for more youth. He said that the skill development mission of the Government of India has been designed to build the skills of our unemployed youth so that they can run their own business in a more professional and efficient way. Reacting to the present situation in Kashmir Vibodh said that this is the handy effort of Huriyat and other terrorist forces. He said that their only motive is to disturb the Shri. Amar Nath Ji Yatra. Such forces will never be allowed to succeed in their nefarious designs. He said that common man must understand this situation and they need to question the leaders of the organizations like Huriyat about the whereabouts of the kids of these leaders when the kids of poor Kashmiris are dying on the streets of Kashmir. While appreciating the efforts of Government in dealing with such difficult situations Vibodh said that recent reactions favouring the stand of Indian Government in Kashmir from the International Community is a huge achievement of Modi Government. He said that our Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narinder Modi has worked tirelessly with the Governments of various countries and this has resulted in building a positive image for the Government of India as far as Kashmir issue is concerned. Now all the global leaders have started understanding the real issues in Kashmir and this is the only reason that they have started supporting India on this. District Gen. Secretary BJP Bodh Raj also addressed the party workers and called upon everyone to speak in one voice against terrorism. Party Gen. Secretaries Atam Prakash Gupta and Darbar Choudhary also highlighted the achievements of the present Government in various fields. They stressed that the developmental momentum built by present State and Central Governments will reach to its logical conclusion only when there will be peace and harmony in the state. Other prominent leaders present in this one day convention included Mandal Pardhan Ranjeet Tara, Kewal Sharma, Balbir Sharma and Bau Ram Sharma. Latter the leaders passed a resolution appealing everyone in the state of Jammu & Kashmir to maintain peace and harmony so that state can march ahead on the path of development.

Praduman kick starts tile work in W.No. 34

13686679_1042451049169926_4702031922491510422_nBJP State Additional Publicity Secretary Praduman Singh, alongwith Janipur Mandal President Vijay Sharma, kick started the fixing of tiles in W.No. 34, Hari Nagar area falling in Jammu West Assembly Constituency in present of a large number of local people. Praduman Singh, on this occasion, said that Hari Nagar locality of W.No. 34 falls in a constituency which is spread over a large area, needs development on large scale and the MLA of the constituency Sat Sharma (C.A.) is working round the clock to ensure that whatever best is possible is started within the limited funds at his disposal. He said that the funds for work of fixing of tiles has been provided by the MLA from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and during the last one and half year, many works have been completed in the ward. He said that the Mandal team of Janipur Mandal is also highlighting the problems of the people and whatever is brought into the notice of the MLA or party senior functionaries, is looked into and every effort is made so that people are not made to suffer. Praduman Singh expressed gratitude to the local MLA for showing keen interest in the development of each and every locality of Jammu West Assembly Constituency. Besides Jammu Municipal Corporation JE Satish Mula, Parshotam Dogra, Om Parkash, Paras Ram, Mohit Chouhan, Dr. Des Raj, Sohan Kumar, Subash Sharma, Deepak Kumar and others.

Onkar Seth, others hold meetings in Samba, Kathua

Lotus Logo copyBJP Law & Legal Affairs Department State Convenor Adv. Onkar Seth alongwith Co-Convenors Adarsh Bhagat, Rajesh Thappa, Amrik Singh, Radhey Sham Sharma, Vikas Pankaj, Sandeep Singh and Hunar Gupta conducted a tour of Samba and Kathua districts and held meetings of advocates in Hiranagar Court complex and Kathua Court complex. These meetings were held with a purpose of constituting one committee of BJP Law & Legal Affairs Department in each district. Onkar Seth also invited one advocate to attend the one day convention to the held in the ending July 2016, at Jammu. Onkar Seth also said that Law & Legal Affairs department shall work to support the general public and party at every level and sphere.

Ayodhya nominated TAC member

Lotus Logo copyAyodhya Gupta, a resident of Garden Avenue locality of Talab Tillo, Jammu, has been nominated as a member of Telephone Advisory Committee (TAC) for Jammu Telecom/Telephone district. According to an official communication, it has been informed that on approval of the competent authority, Ayodhya Gupta S/o Sh. Girdhari Lal, H.No. 50, Garden Avenue, Talab Tillo, Jammu is nominated as TAC member, The communication further says that the nomination will remain valid upto August 31, this year or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

Sham reviews water supply position

13700113_1042360862512278_7877306436896833639_nMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary chaired a meeting of officers of the department to review the water supply position in Jammu. The Minister enquired about the regularity, timings and purity of water being supplied to the people of Jammu. MLA Jammu (West) Sat Sharma was also present in the meeting, who informed the Minister about various problems being faced by the people in his constituency due to non-availability of water in some areas. Keeping in view the monsoon season , the Minister directed the officers to clean the water tanks regularly, besides maintaining cleanliness in and around the pumping stations, to ensure that clean drinking water reaches to the people. The Minister directed the senior engineers and officers of the department to regularly conduct field visits for checking water supply position and inform him about new steps being taken by them for augmenting water supply in their respective areas. Reiterating his commitment to ensure regular water supply in every village of the State, the Minister directed the officers to regularly check motors and water pumps installed at pumping stations in villages and far flung areas, besides ensuring that the farmers get adequate water supply for irrigation purposes as well. No negligence on part of any officer would be tolerated and strict action would be taken against those indulging in malpractices, he added. The Minister further said that the Government is committed to provide clean drinking water in the State and water tankers would be provided in those areas where water supply gets hampered due to any unavoidable circumstances. In the meeting, MLA Sat Sharma informed the Minister that two tube wells in his constituency, one at Janipur Park and other at Rudraksh temple, need immediate repair for improving the water supply in these areas. The MLA also asked the officers of the PHE Department to provide him details about the departmental works going on in his constituency and the new plans of the department for streamlining water supply in the city. Chief Engineer PHE, Jammu Susheel Aima, senior engineers and Executive Engineers of the department were present in the meeting.

Jasrotia allots plots through draw of lots

Lotus Logo copyMember Legislative Assembly Rajeev Jasrotia today conducted draw of lots for allotment of 200 plots in Housing Colony in Kathua. Additional Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Ram Pal Sharma, Dr. Bharat Bhushan, Secretary J&K Housing Board and prospective allottees were present on the occasion and draw was conducted in presence of them. While speaking on the occasion, MLA Rajeev Jasrotia assured the allottees that all the required infrastructure shall be provided to the plot holders. He informed the public in general that Central Government has launched a flagship scheme "Housing for All" where under housing requirement of Economic Weaker Section (EWS) and Lower Income Group (LIG) will be catered to.

Rajesh Gupta visited the Aggarwal Sabha to check the facilities being provided to the Amarnath Yatris

13615521_1041893899225641_888399064607804138_nMLA Rajesh Gupta visited the Aggarwal Sabha today to check the facilities being provided to the Amarnath Yatris stationed there. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that our Deputy CM is closely monitoring the situation and our first priority is to ensure the safety and security of each and every pilgrim. Rajesh Gupta also distributed langar amongst the yatris and assured them that the people of Jammu feel preveledged to play host to the Amarnath Yatris. Rajesh Gupta also gave instructions to the management of the Sabha to ensure that every possible comfort is provided to the yatris. Rajesh Gupta was also accompanied by the President of the Aggarwal Sabha Dewan Bansal,Anoop Mittal,Ram Niwas,Ravinder Mittal and Sunil Gupta. Rajesh Gupta was also accompanied by senior BJP leaders Bansi Lal Bharti,Surinder Anand,Charanjeet,Balbeer,Santosh,Prof Shyam,P.C.Gupta,Kuldeep, Chaman Lal,Ramesh Sharma,Hari Om and Rajinder Gupta.

MLA Rajesh Gupta visited Mohalla Paharian and inaugurated a water cooler for the residents of the area

13606967_1041889425892755_547303923776906769_nRajesh Gupta was accompanied by various officials including Xen JMC Joginder Ji,Health Officer Dr.Zafar Iqbal,AEE PDD Ritnesh Puri and JE Tangroo and JE Ravinder Singh. The members of Mohalla Pahrian Bazaar Traders Association President Anil Gupta,Mohinder Sethi,Pawan Sharma, Radhey Shyam,Ramji Dass Aggarwal and Mohan Lal Sharma welcomed the MLA with bouquets. Members of Lower Mohalla Paharian Bazaar Traders Association President Rakesh Gupta, Rajeevan Gupta, Makhan Lal and Pradeep Malhotra also welcomed the MLA on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu at the moment is host to thousands of Amarnath yatris and it is our bounden duty to make their stay in the city of temples a memorable one. Rajesh Gupta expressed his satisfaction at the early resemption of the Yatra after a brief stoppage and suggested to the yatris to visit other areas of touristic and religious significance like Shiv Khori and Sudh Mahadev. Rajesh Gupta gave on the spot instructions to the PDD Deptt to change the wire of Pahrian Mohalla and its adjoining lanes by laying of cable wires. Instructions were also given to the Xen JMC to change all the tiles of Paharian Mohalla. The health officer of JMC Dr.Zafer Iqbal was asked to deploy more safai karamcharis in the area for better sanitation. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included BJP leaders Surinder Pargal,Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep, Rajinder Gupta, Prof Shyam,Chaman Lal,Gopal and Hari Om,Kuldeep Sharma and Dwarkanath Gupta. Raj Tilak Road Traders Association President Ramesh Gupta also joined the MLA and raised the issues of development in the area. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Sunny Sehgal,Satish,Sharda Devi,Nipun,Romesh,Shammi,Subhash Anand and Darshan Singh.

BJP Mandal Jourian Working Committee meeting held

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BJP Mandal Jourian Working Committee meeting held.

BJP always stood for welfare of women: Rekha

13654160_1041856322562732_582445944233734580_nStating that the Bharatiya Janata Party has always stood for the welfare of the women, party Mahila Morcha Jammu District President Rekha Mahajan said that launching of a number of welfare schemes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government at the centre stands testimony to and endorsement of the fact which reflects the concern of the party and its government towards the women. She said that on one hand schemes for social and economic empowerment of women are being launched by Modi government, here in Jammu & Kashmir also, the BJP coalition government has taken various initiatives for the welfare of women. She added that BJP was the first political party in the country which had granted 33 per cent reservation to women in its organizational setup, which further strengthens the faith of the women, who have been getting associated with it in large numbers and BJP Mahila Morcha has its activists in every area of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Both, the BJP and its governments at the centre and in the state are working with commitment for them but the opposition parties and their leaders cannot digest the same. “It is unfortunate that some leaders of opposition parties are constantly engaged in malicious propaganda against BJP-PDP government in the state and BJP led NDA government at the Centre. These leaders are trying to mislead the people by raising issues which are far away from the realities and the people are not going to fall in their trap as they can understand their motives”, Rekha said and added that these parties have ruled the country for decades at the Centre as well as the J&K state for long period but did nothing concrete on the ground. Now they, out of their sheer frustration and after being out of power, are trying to mislead the people to gain the political ground which they have lost. Rekha Mahajan said that it is not only the women for whom the Union government is concerned but the NDA has also displayed its pain and concern for the farmers, women, poor, youth and other down trodden sections of the society and hence specific schemes have been launched for each of them, which shows that the Prime Minister believes in taking all along in matters related to development and welfare and his slogan of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” is being visible in his programmes and policies.

Baru chairs meeting in Kabir Colony

13606533_1041851885896509_8994989054103694631_nBJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, while chairing a meeting of prominent activists of ward No. 40, Kabir Colony, falling in Talab Tillo mandal of BJP in Jammu West assembly constituency, stressed that each one of them should devote time to educate the people about centrally-sponsored scheme named “PM Ujwala Yojana” (PMUY) in particular and extend help to them in availing the benefits of the same. The meeting, which was convened by Ward Convenor Dr. Pardeep Gupta, discussed the scheme in details and also expressed gratitude to the local MLA for his keen interest in matters related to developmental activities in the ward. Sanjay Baru, while speaking on various developmental activities being undertaken in Kabir Colony during the last two months, said that on the intervention of the MLA, four new transformers have been installed for the convenience of the people with an objective of ensuring regular supply. He said that rupees 12 lakh has been made available by the MLA for various developmental workers in W.No. 40. He said that a mega project of widening of Kamla Palace road with the funds to the tune of rupees two crores has been got sanctioned with the continuous efforts of the MLA and work on the same is going to be started within a week. Baru said that the PM Ujwala Yojana has been launched for the benefit of poor women, wherein they are provided free gas connections. For this purpose, the families registered under BPL category as per the 2011 census are to be approached and ensure that there is no hindrance is getting gas connection under the scheme. He said that for the convenience, the lists related to PMUY are available with the party and can be utilized for making easy contact to the BPL families. He also asked for identifying the false entries in the BPL lists and convey the same to the concerned authorities. The meeting was attended by Mahila Morcha District President Veena Gupta, Kabir Colony Ravi Dass Sabha Chairman Puran Chand, Neelam Nargotra, Mulkh Raj, Krishan Chand, Ashok Kumar and Rahul Nargotra.

Opposition against PRA for sake of opposition: BJP

Balbir Ram RattanThe furore raised by leaders of opposition parties over recent amendment in J&K Panchayati Raj Act (PRA) is nothing but criticism merely for the sake of opposition. They are up in arms against this amendment without giving a thought to this concept envisaged after a considerate thought by the incumbent alliance government in the state. This was stated by the State BJP Spokesperson Balbir Rattan Ram, while commenting on loud noises made by the opposition on the issue. Elaborating on the reason that necessitated this step, the Spokesperson contended that by introducing amendment in the Panchayati Raj Act, the present BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir has brought uniformity in democratic institutions at all levels. He charged the opposition parties of misleading and playing politics on the issue and displaying the cheapest kind of politics, which he said, is very unfortunate and unhealthy for the democratic system of the country. It is more like an obstructionist approach rather than understanding its basic concept, he added. Balbir Ram Rattan said that much hue and cry being made by the Congress, NC and Panthers Party is unjustified and indicates that these parties do not recognize the democratic set up of the country and rejects the present system, under which the democracy at the lowest level is made to flourish without any bias or prejudice. “Before going on streets and opposing the amendment, it would have been better had any of the leader of these parties gone through the concept behind the amendment, Balbir said adding that it is on pattern of the system applicable for electing Prime Minister, Chief Ministers, MLCs, Heads of Corporations, Councils and Committees, which are the examples of true democracy. Under this set up, MPs elect Prime Minister, MLAs elect Chief Minister, Corporators elect Mayor and so on. Now with amendment in PRA, the Panches will have the right to elect Sarpanch and there is nothing wrong in it. Criticizing the approach of opposition parties, Balbir advised that instead of indulging in opposition for the sake of opposition, which only displays deep frustration of Congress, NC and Panthers for their political survival, these parties ought to raise issues which really effect the people and the government welcomes the health criticism.

Government committed to improve road connectivity in the State: Kavinder Gupta

13669694_1041822975899400_7360940607639124425_nSpeaker J&K assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, kavinder Gupta toured different areas of his constituency and inaugurated various development works. He was accompanied by the SDM, South, Sonu Pargal; BDO, Satwari, A K Khajuria; X-En, PWD(R&B), Mohammad Abdullah; AEE, PWD(R&B), Manoj Kumar; Baldev Billoria, Vinay Gupta, Harbans Chowdhary, Balwant Singh, Raj Rani, Pitamber Sharma, Shallu Gupta, Ramesh Kumar, Sippy, Bharat Sharma, Jyoti Parkash, Rakesh Sangral and other prominent social & political activists. The Speaker inaugurated the up gradation of lane and drain at Shanti vihar, Kunjwani and the funds for the same have been provided from his constituency development fund and the work will be executed under the supervision of rural development department. He also laid the foundation stone for the blacktopping of Chatha- SKAUST road and reiterated that government has taken up several projects to improve road network in all parts of the state which holds the key to socio economic development of the area. He said while kick starting the blacktopping work of road that around Rs 5 crore have been earmarked for the development of road network in the Satwari block and the PWD(R&B) department have been directed to complete this work in a stipulated time frame and the quality should not be compromised at any cost. Terming it as very unfortunate the previous congress led government has ignored this area for the one or other reasons and only big claims of development were made, the quality of works during the present regime can be measured from the fact that the blacktopping works are being carried out with a guaranty rider of three years. While addressing the functions at these places, he said that few people are engaged in misguiding the innocent people regarding various development projects and their execution, it should be clear in everyone’s mind that all the development related works are being planned and carried out only on the direction of the government and if anyone has any grievance; he can directly come to his Gandhi Nagar office for its redressal, he added. Residents of the area lauded the approach and efforts of their legislator for addressing the core issues of the common masses with sincerity and dedication, Gupta informed that a comprehensive plan has been formulated for up gradation and expansion of basic facilities to provide all infrastructural facilities to the people of Gandhi Nagar and sought their cooperation in implementing the development programs at the ground level.

An awareness camp organised regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Panchayat Barjala of Gandhi Nagar Constituency

13606431_1041816539233377_2880965952189391022_nIn an awareness camp organised regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Panchayat Barjala of Gandhi Nagar Constituency attended by BJP District General Secretary Jammu Vinay kumar Gupta, BJP District Secratery Jammu Shalu Gupta, BJP Mandal President Satwari Ch. Harbans Lal, Raj Rani Jamwal, Pitamber Sharma & others were also present.

Lal Singh for restoration, preservation of natural water bodies

13669752_1041773165904381_1892653802651820179_nAs a sequel to his endeavour of identification and preservation of natural water bodies in the State, Minister for Forest, Ecology & Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today visited various water bodies in Samba and Kathua districts. MLA Hiranagar Kuldeep Raj also accompanied the Minister during the visit. "Shrinking water resources is the biggest challenge facing the world and it is firm commitment of present dispensation to explore the natural water resources for its restoration and preservation", the Minister maintained. The Minister, while spelling out the Government's initiatives in this regard, emphasized the role of people in maintaining and preserving the traditional water resources. He appealed the people to make judicious use of water as this is of utmost importance in view of decreasing water level. He asked them to also raise awareness among their wards about the significance of saving water for their own future. Lal Singh visited several water bodies in Gurha Slathian, Kehli Mandi, Bhalgocha Chack, Gura Beldara, Talli village, Chandma Balahar, Garh Chappar, village Buddhi, Logate Barwal, Janglote, Kalibari, Khorote and opposite area of Chenab Textile Mill and inspected the on-going renovation work of ponds besides, inspecting nurseries and forest closures in the localities. The Minister, while visiting these areas, directed the officers to see that all these water bodies are developed so that these can serve as a good source of water supply to the respective areas. He also asked them to take up desilting works of these resources and also start fencing and plantation work in the State land surrounding the water bodies. He also asked them to ensure that these works are done in a speedy manner so that the rain water can be stored properly in these water bodies in view of ongoing monsoon season. Emphasizing on massive afforestation, the Minister directed officers to take anticipatory measure and plant the saplings on open chunk of forest land in order to check encroachments. Choudhary Lal Singh directed the DFOs to closely monitor the activities launched by the department in the area so that the purpose of the schemes was attained. He directed officers to use the funds judiciously sanctioned under CAMPA. Principal Chief Conservator Forests, A.K. Singh, Chairman Pollution Control Board Ravi Kessar, Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Chief Conservator of Forests Eco tourism and Wild Life A. K Gupta besides District Soil Conservation Officer, Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) of Territorial and Wild Life Protection Department accompanied the Minister. Later, the Minister chaired a meeting of Social Forestry and Soil Conservation to review the functioning of both the departments in Samba and Kathua districts. He asked the officers to formulate a comprehensive plan for massive plantation on forest land in both the districts. Reviewing the functioning of Soil Conservation Department, the Minister asked the authorities to activate their men and machinery for completion of all ongoing projects in a time bound manner so that State's green gold is protected and preserved. Stressing for proper upkeep of newly planted trees, the Minister asked the functionaries to depute forest protection officials for the purpose who will be accountable to this task. He cautioned that dereliction of duty would not be tolerated and action under law would be taken against the erring officials.

Hitherto dialogue worked as universal solution to every problem: Kavinder Gupta

Kavinder GuptaSpeaker J&K legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta expressed grief over the loss of precious human life in Kashmir valley in the protests occurring after the killing of banned outfit commander. In a press statement issued here today, the speaker appealed to the civil society and the leaders of different political as well as non political parties to come forward in this hour and work in tandem to defuse this situation. He said that the people irrespective of their organizational affiliation should work collectively to bring back the normalcy in the state. The Speaker said, “The tourist season which took off on a good note and with high hopes”, not only for the people related to this sector but also for the state government and suddenly hampering the same by calling strikes and instigating youths will only add to the miseries of the common man. He added that the smooth and safe conduct of Amarnath yatra would work as a game changer and the message of brotherhood and hospitality would not only travel the length and breadth of the country but also across the nations. Hitherto dialogue remained the universal solution to every problem and the initiatives taken by our former prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in restoring confidence among the people have been taken forward by the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State government is also committed in bringing back normalcy in the state and making cordial relations with the neighbouring country is also high on its agenda. The amnesty scheme for the youth booked in Kashmir during protests and the ones booked during Amarnath land row in Jammu is a welcome step and the government is well aware of the issues involving the youths and it is working positively for addressing the same. He also appealed the youth and their parents to hold their nerves and doesn’t pay any heed to the unnecessary provocation by some vested interests and set an example by working constructively for the society.

BJP announces launch of Helpline Service for yatris

13592432_1041223319292699_5050018723327254876_nThe State unit of BJP today announced that it has launched Helpline Service to extend help to the yatris coming for performing Shri Amarnath Yatra. This was informed by BJP Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, alongwith MLA & Chief Whip of the party Rajesh Gupta, while addressing a press conference at Jammu. Sunil Sethi and Rajesh Gupta told that the party activists have been deputed to be available at Kachi Chawni Office to attend to the grievances and problems of the yatris on landline number 0191-2577036 and Mobile Nos. 9086575730, 8716867185 and 9906112348. The complaints/problems will be taken up with the appropriate authorities so that no one is made to suffer and the yatra goes smooth. On the ongoing turmoil in valley, they called upon the public in Kashmir not to take law in their hands and understand the nefarious design of the enemies of the nation, who are bent to vitiate peaceful atmosphere in the valley and elsewhere for the vested interests. They requested the parents in the valley to exercise restraints on their wards and not allow them to take law in their hands. The incidents which have taken place in last three days are unfortunate and loss of lives of citizens is always painful. Sethi said that the militants killed by security forces is notable success for maintaining law and order and every person who takes up weapons against the nation and the citizens of India should be prepared to meet his end. Such type of elements have no place in any civilized society. Militants like Burhan are creation of extremism and intolerance of peaceful co-existence and elements like them have to be neutralized to ensure peace and stability to common man. Rajesh Gupta noted that unfortunately even some mainstream politicians who had enjoyed power in recent past, have been making statement which are provocative and glorifying separatism and militants, which has led to more confusion and loss of death of civilians. Such leaders are playing with fire for their pity political gains and have no regards to the loss of lives of citizens just to score political point Sunil Sethi and Rajesh Gupta said that as government is performing well to the expectations of the masses, the present situation is being exploited to corner government, which effort will fail miserably. BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, District Presidents Baldev Singh Billawaria and Ayodhya Gupta were also present in the press conference.

BJP dismisses allegations against Ashok Koul

13590362_1041221192626245_8258455108513979484_nJammu and Kashmir BJP has categorically denied and dismissed as fabricated, misleading attempts to defame the party and its leaders by some elements through the misuse of social media. In a press conference, BJP State IT & Social Media Department Incharge Jaidev Rajwal and State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, while making a fervent appeal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the followers of BJP leaders on Social Media, including Facebook and Whats App, not to get misled and said that it is highly condemnable that some unknown person has created a fake account of Facebook in the name Ashok Kaul, which incidentally also happens to be name of BJP State General Secretary (Organization) and the said false rumors are being without any basis being attributed to BJP state office bearer. Whatever has been posted on Facebook is handiwork of some person who want to malign the image of the party and its leader. The BJP states with authority that neither Ashok Kaul nor any other leader has been indulging in such irresponsible campaign on social media. The BJP is committed to the peace, progress, equitable development of all the regions of the state and communal harmony and brotherhood. It totally deprecates any such attempt which exacerbate already tense situation in the valley. It appeals all the right thinking people of the state to maintain peace and calm and not to get swayed by rumor mongering by mischievous elements.

Chander Mohan Sharma, demanded naming of proposed express highway from Delhi via Amritsar to Jammu as Dr. Mukerjee Express Highway

Lotus Logo copySenior Leader BJP & State Convenor Namami-Gange Project Chander Mohan Sharma, demanded naming of proposed express highway from Delhi via Amritsar to Jammu as Dr. Mukerjee Express Highway, in the pious memory of great martyr Dr Shyama Prasad Mukerjee. Paying rich tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukerjee in a gathering of Namami-Gange and Tawi Andolan Activists at Parade Jammu Chander Mohan Sharma said that its only the sacrifice of Dr Mukerjee which brought democracy and secularism in J&K State. With his sacrifice draconian law of permit system for entering and going out of the state was withdrawn. The people of the state got access to the Supreme Court of India, Parliament and other democratic and judicial fora, only due to the historical agitation of Praja Parishad led by Pt. Prem Nath Dogra in 1953. He reminded the sacrifices of the people of Jammu which resulted into total integration of the state. The dictatorial rule of Sheikh Abdullah came to an end with his arrest under subversive laws. Dr. Mukerjee has opposed creation of Art. 370 of the Constitution of India inside the parliament and outside all over the country. He described this Article as barrier to the progress of People of the state. Sharma while discussing the prevalent situation in valley as direct outcome of Article of 370 of the Indian Constitution. He said that this article has benefitted to none but only promoted separatism, terrorism and violence in the state. He condemned those who are raising the bogey of Autonomy and freedom. They are real culprit of unrest in the state. He indicated that there is deep rooted conspiracy to derail the economy of the state. That’s why the miscreants chose Tourist Season for flayering up the violence. Sharma appealed to the people of the state particularly of Kashmir Valley to shun the violence and help the administration to restore normalcy so that Shri Amar Nath Yatra takes place peacefully and the people of the valley benefit from the tourist season Other who paid tributes include Surinder Sharma, Co-Convenor of Namami Gange Project, Subhash Gupta, Co-Convenor of Tawi Andolan, Rekha Mahajan Distt President Mahila Morcha, Govind Sareen, Ramesh Gupta, Neelam Mahajan, Surinder Kour, Usha Slathia, Adhitya Sharma, Ravi Sharma, Raj Kumar Gupta senior activists and Kanav Sharma, Secretary JU ABVP and State Executive Member ABVP.

Kashmiri youth wiser than so-called leaders

SS BijralWhen situation in Kashmir demands saner and wiser heads to douse flames of unrest, statement of former Chief Minister, in contrast to that of valley young minds confirms that the youth of Valley is wiser than so called Kashmiri leaders with Omar Abdullah included. Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander carried a reward of Rs ten lakhs on his head. His killing with his two close associates in anti-militancy operation is perceived a major success. The reward he carried reveals of threat he posed. For reason of his age, reach and acceptability the ensuing reaction is on expected lines. At this critical juncture statement of former CM Omar Abdullah that Kashmir’s “disaffected have got “a new icon” in his death has amazed all . Omar said, “Mark my words – Burhan’s ability to recruit into militancy from the grave will far outstrip anything he could have done on social media. BJP state spokesperson S.S.Bijral, former IGP termed statement Of NC President as irrational, obsessive and driven by desire to sail in two boats – choose as per suitability. He said when flames of civilian violence call for dousing, NC leader, in whose tenure 110 youths had lost life in security forces firing, fuels it. Had he been in power, he would have taken all credit instead. Pained over loss of life of our own people, the young, who need better counselling and guides, Bijral, constrained, recalled words of wisdom of Benjamin Franklin: “The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.” Former IGP Bijral lauded statement ofJunaid Qureshi, Kashmiri rebel leader Hashim Qureshi’s son, questioning real motive of separatist leaders who have all along kept their family members out of the harm way. Junaid threw a poser to so called Kashmiri leaders,”If jihad is so pious, why don’t you (separatists) or your children pick it (gun) up.” “Unfortunately, poor people’s sons are dying on streets and you (separatists) are glorifying it. Children of these leaders are tucked away in safe environments in schools in Malaysia, America, London or India. We picked up guns 26 years ago, what have we achieved. People died. This must end.” Bijral welcomed the statement of Junaid Qureshi and said its for all to see ‘the mouth of wise Junaid Qureshi is in his heart’. Lot many must be nurturing same feelings, he said. Bijral, reminding the likes of Junaid Qureshi, the visionary and bright youth of Kashmir of whom many have cracked civil services exam with brilliance, called upon them to deliberate on words of wisdom of Socrates : “THE SECRET OF CHANGE IS TO FOCUS ALL YOUR ENERGY, NOT ON FIGHTING THE OLD, BUT ON BUILDING THE NEW.” He said under the new young, dynamic leadership of Mehbooba Mufti, who is led by her heart and has far sighted vision to build the poor long suffering state, under changed promising scenario, let all energies be focused on uplifting our poor people for coming generations.

Burhan Wani is the creation of Omar Government: BJP

Brig. Anil GuptaBharatiya Janata Party Jammu & Kashmir has reacted sharply to Tweets of ex-CM Omar Abdullah eulogising terrorism and describing Burhan Wani as an “icon”. Questioning as to who is responsible for Burhan Wani taking to gun at the tender age of 15, Brigadier Anil Gupta, State spokesperson of the Party, said, “As per available information Burhan Wani became a terrorist in 2010 when Omar Abdullah was heading a coalition government and hence it is his government that is responsible for creating Burhan Wani. It is very unfortunate that the same politicians are now playing politics in the name of Burhan Wani and using terrorism as a clutch to revive their sinking political future in the valley. It is like playing with usually counter-productive.” Brig Gupta also accused JKNC for encouraging divisive and discriminatory politics and neglecting the other two regions of the state while in power. Now that they are out of power their anti-Jammu and pro-separatist rhetoric have become more pronounced. It is highly unfortunate that the same Omar Abdullah who in 2010 had blamed PDP for carrying out “Lashon Ki Siyasat (Politics over dead bodies)” is indulging in the same type of politics. Commenting on another Tweet of the former CM, “Mark my words-Burhan’s ability to recruit in to militancy from the grave will far outstrip anything he could have done on social media”, Brig Gupta said that with such tweets Omar is trying to project a terrorist as a martyr. Blaming the previous government for spurt in the violence in South Kashmir, Brig Gupta said that the faulty Rehabilitation Policy launched in November 2010 by Omar government is one of the major contributory factors apart from rise of Burhan Wani. Re-cycled ex-militants are the main reason for increase in number of local militants and attack on police personnel. Even in the on-going violence as an aftermath of Burhan’s killing the re-cycled militants are the main instigators among the mobs. “BJP once again asks Jammu-based leaders of these parties to clarify their loyalty and support for terrorism. By keeping mum to the tweets of their leader they have given a tacit approval to his thinking. If they do not come in open to clarify their own position on the issue it would be taken for granted by the people of Jammu that they have surrendered their conscience to their Valley–based leaders and would never forgive them,’ warned the BJP spokesperson. Brig Anil Gupta also condemned the statement of NC Provincial President & MLA Nagrota Devender Rana in which he has blamed BJP for reactionary politics. “Mr Rana is well advised to first dissociate himself from the divisive, discriminatory and communal politics of JKNC before giving any sermons to BJP. He should also come clean and say whether he is in agreement with anti-Jammu & pro-separatist politics being played by his leader and other valley based leaders of his party,” retorted Brig Gupta.

Kashmir based political parties should shun their agendas and isolate separatists: Prof Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta expressed has great anguish on the deteriorating law and order situation in the Valley that emerged after killing of Hizbul Mujahidin militant Burhan Wani. While expressing his great grief and sorrow over the death of 21 people he appealed to all the sane elements in the valley to use their good offices in controlling the situation andrestoring peace. Prof. Virender was critical of the statements of Omar Abdullah amounting to provoke the common masses and siding with the terrorist activities. He said that Omar Abdullah by his statements is playing politics when Kashmir is boiling and added that this would neither be beneficial to his party nor to the people of Valley, in the long run. The spokesperson while asking the security persons to avoid the privileges urges the people of Valley to restrain the youth from participating in the protests. Continuation of such situation shall have adverse consequences for the general masses and also affect the business and tourism. Prof. Virender Gupta observed that terrorism from Valley can only be finished if all the political parties and social activists put their heads together, leave their political agendas apart and work united to bring the people of Valley in national mainstream. They have to bring realization among the Kashmiri masses, the benefits of being a part of Indian Union, Try to curb the fundamental forces operating in the Valley. The most of the responsibility lies with National Conference and PDP. They should stop supporting the separatist forces of the Valley, isolate them, shelve their agendas of great autonomy and self rule for a period of time and put their all efforts to bring the people in the national mainstream. This remains the only path that can save Valley and its people from destruction and anarchy.

Central Govt has approved Rs. 5 Lacs to the deceased families who lost their lives in Border firing

13645191_1041172219297809_126899102063798636_nAfter raising demand in Parliament and putting efforts Central Govt has approved Rs. 5 Lacs to the deceased families who lost their lives in Border firing.A great vote of thanks to Sh Narendra Modi Ji and Sh. Rajnath Nath Singh Ji who has taken issue on periority and put his deeds on the poor condition of deceased families.

Dr Jitendra meets Rajnath, discusses Kashmir situation

13626599_1041072329307798_735055767044194191_nUnion Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today met Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and discussed with him, in detail, various aspects of the current Kashmir situation in the wake of the killing of Hijbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani. Dr Jitendra Singh also conveyed to the Home Minister the concern expressed by members of the Kashmiri Pandit community through messages sent by them from across the world regarding the safety of their brethren living in Kashmir Valley. He also requested for adequate safety and security of the pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra. Rajnath Singh, who held a detailed security review meeting attended among others by Union Home Secretary, Joint Secretary Home incharge Kashmir and heads of paramilitary forces, said that every possible assistance and cooperation will be provided to the State Government to control the situation in the Valley and restore normalcy. He said, he had also spoken to Chief Minister, J&K Mehbooba Mufti and conveyed the same to her. Later, speaking to media persons outside the residence of Home Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, he wanted to reassure the Kashmiri Pandit community that their safety and protection will not be compromised in any manner and that, this is a collective responsibility of both the Government as well as the society. He said, he had received tweets and messages of concern from Kashmiri Pandits from across the world, including far off places like London and Dubai. Dr Jitendra Singh said, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was personally monitoring the situation and added, any final decision with regard to the conduct of Amarnath Yatra and other related issues is best left to the wisdom of security agencies. “We are proud of our military and paramilitary forces”, he said. This is also tourist season in the Valley, said Dr Jitendra Singh and appealed for restoration of peace because the common man in Kashmir does not wish the season to be disrupted. He appealed to leaders of mainstream political parties to avoid temptation of politicking in the name of terrorism.

JUGAL REVIEW. AMARNATH YATRA ARRANGEMENTS AT BHAGWATI NAGAR,JAMMU

13613188_1041071462641218_4105786906709674547_oMember of Parliament BJP Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore Sharma reviewed arrangements at Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar Jammu for smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra and met with the officials of various departments including Tourism,PHE and discussed various aspects with them for smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Yatra.He Also reviewed the security arrangements for the yatris and inquired about the problems(if any) being faced by them regarding their registration & other facilities. He directed the concerned departments that necessary arrangements should be made for the Yatris so that people residing over there coming from outside should not face any problems towards their destination for Darshans to the Holy Cave should be conducted properly. He also reviewed the food arrangements and shelter facilities so that the Pilgrims may not face any difficulty due to delay in Yatra by unfavorable condition raised in valley.He also assured yatris that very soon the yatra will be resumed and their religious sentiments would be respected properly. MP also distributed langer Prasad to Yatris at Shri Baba Amarnath Langer by Swami Sarvanand Saraswati Peer Kho at Railway Station Jammu. District Presidents Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria and Jammu West Ayodhya Gupta,Vinay Gupta,Sunil Mahajan,Rekha Gupta,Dineshwar Sharma,Jaswinder Kour Jassi & other also accompanied with him.

Dr Jitendra announces J&K’s first-ever ‘Seed’ unit for Kathua

13626408_1041070862641278_2137105532375472845_nProcessing Unit” in the State of Jammu & Kashmir will be set up at Kathua and the letter to this effect has been issued by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. The District Administration has also identified a 2-acre piece of land for the purpose near Kathua city. This was announced here today by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh while addressing a programme organized to highlight the progress of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” and other Central Government schemes in the district. Dr Jitendra Singh said, Kathua is an important nucleus center of this Lok Sabha constituency and in the last two years, it is credited for having been bestowed with several “firsts” in the State. For example, the first Bio-tech Park of J&K is to come up at Gati near here and the game-changer Keediyan-Gadhiyal bridge near Lakhanpur is, the first of its kind, inter-State bridge. Similarly, the “Seed Processing Unit” to be set up here will also be the first of its kind in J&K, he said. With the setting up of this Unit, Dr Jitendra Singh explained, not only the farmers here but even in neighboring States like Himachal Pradesh, will be able to procure high quality seed for cultivation. In addition, the Unit will also generate employment avenues for the youth, he added. He also advised Deputy Commissioner Kathua to expedite the process of registering “Soil Health Cards” for farmers. In response to a demand by local MLA, Rajeev Jasrotia for more funds for upcoming “Dreamland Park” in the town, Dr Jitendra Singh said, he had already allocated Rs. 40 lakh from his MP-LAD fund and will also try to give as much more as possible. Dr Jitendra Singh regretted that he had given Rs. 34 lakh from MP-LAD fund to the Railway Department for construction of passenger benches and sheds at Kathua and Udhampur Railway Stations, but one year has passed and till date, there is no progress. He asked Deputy Commissioner to immediately follow-up the matter with local Railway authorities. Dr Jitendra Singh also referred to the installation of computers by him in three schools in the district and completion of over 200 Sulabh toilets out of 1120 in the first phase in border areas of the district. Rajeev Jasrotia, MLA Kathua, lauded Dr Jitendra Singh for the promptness with which during just few weeks of additional charge of Sports Ministry with him, he had sanctioned 22 indoor Stadiums for J&K, thereby ensuring one Stadium each for each of the 22 district headquarters in the State. He hoped that the State Government will follow up this order expeditiously. Jasrotia also thanked Dr Jitendra Singh for the keen interest taken by him in Shapur Kandi Project and hoped that the State Government will respond appropriately to ensure that the work starts at the earliest. Deputy Commissioner Kathua Ramesh Kumar gave an update on the progress of various projects undertaken in the district and also assured Dr Jitendra Singh that, as desired by him, the district will achieve the target of 100% rural electrification under “Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana” by March 2017. BJP District President Prem Nath Dogra, senior officers of Administration and civil society representatives were present on the occasion. “Baby Care” kits and clothes were distributed to the mothers of new born babies as a part of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” programme.

BJP holds Mandal Working Committee Meeting

13612243_1040014132746951_4892093706951053770_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) alongwith MLC & Ex-President Ashok Khajuria, PHE Minister Sham Choudhary, MLC Ramesh Arora, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, District Prabhari Jugal Kishore Gupta, District President Ayodhya Gupta and Mandal President Jeet Anagral, inaugurated the one day meeting of Talab Tillo Mandal Working Committee with the lighting of lamp and garlanding the portrait of BJP ideologues and Bharat Mata. The meeting was spread over a number of sessions, which were addressed by party leaders. Sat Sharma, while addressing the meeting, said that it provides a platform to the party activists at different levels to come closer and interact with each other. Such meeting also make the party activists aware of the political developments and as a result they can prepare them for facing the challenges. Ashok Khajuria said that the BJP organizes Working Committee meetings at State, District and Mandal levels at fixed intervals and is a healthy practice. He said that the Mandal Working Committee is indeed an activity at grass root level which strengthens the party. Sham Choudhary, Ramesh Arora, Sanjay Baru and Jugal Kishore Gupta spoke on various developmental and welfare schemes launched by BJP led NDA government at the centre and the BJP coalition in Jammu & Kashmir. They said that the Narendra Modi government is working on providing good governance with complete check on corruption and here in our state also not even a single case of corruption has been noticed, which is itself a great achievement. Ayodhya Gupta briefed about the political and organizational activities being undertaken in the district. Jeet Angral presented report on last three months activities. Veena Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Prem Guta, Munish Gupta, Jatin Sethi, Keshav Chopra, Parnish Mahajan, Luvkush Gondhi, Parneeta Chib, Raj Kumar, Raghuvir, and others.

Introductory meet of Ex-Servicemen Cell of BJP held at Jammu

13645288_1040012436080454_5565692140392799791_nAn introductory meet of the newly constituted state team of Ex-Servicemen Cell of BJP was held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Bhawan, Trikuta Nagar Jammu under the chairmanship of Col Sain Das Chib, State Convener of the cell. The meeting was also attended by S. Varinderjeet Singh, State Incharge cells and Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the party and a senior veteran. Col Chib in his presidential address welcomed all members of the new team and introduced his co-conveners Capt Karnail Singh and Sub Maj Bishamber Singh Jasrotia to other members. He exhorted all members of his team to extend their reach to all the Ex-Servicemen and veer Naris in the state to understand and solve their problems. S. Varinderjeet Singh complimented the new team and praised the dedication and nationalism of the soldiers. He hoped that the new team will help in associating maximum ex-servicemen with the party. Brig Gupta explained the various welfare measures initiated by the Modi government for the welfare of veterans as well as serving soldiers. He cautioned them to beware of many rumours being spread by the vested interests regarding One Rank One Pension and raw deal to veterans and soldiers by 7 CPC. The fact is that maximum veterans have benefitted immensely. Col Som Dutt presented the vote of thanks. On this occasion Col Sain Das Chib also announced the names of the other members of his team. These include Col Som Dutt as Vice President; Capt Lakshman Singh, Capt Jagdish Chouhan, Sub Chuni Lal and Nb Sub Uttam Singh as Secretaries; Sub Maj TN Raina, Treasurer; Sub Clk Karan Singh Chib, Office Secretary; Sub Tulsi Das Sharma, Publicity Secretary; Hav Khushal Chand, Capt Dev Raj Kotwal, Capt Tara Singh Chib, Nb Sub Attar Singh, Nb Sub. Kulbushan Choudhary, Capt. Kishore Kumar and Insp. Rattan Lal as members. RK Sharma, Ex-LAO was appointed as an advisor on pay and pension matters. Col Chib also announced the names of Special Invitees to include Brig Anil Gupta, Col Uttam Singh and Col JPS Sambyal.

BJP organize workshop of party activists on PMUY

13599871_1040012106080487_6554303392211686313_nBJP Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Shamsher Singh Manhas, while chairing a workshop of party District and Mandal Presidents, General Secretaries alongwith Morcha District Presidents, stressed upon them to reach the public and help in availing the benefits of centrally sponsored schemes. He said that the PM Narendra Modi has launched various schemes with a motive of economic and social empowerment of the poor and weaker sections. “PM Ujwala Yojana (PMUY) is one such major scheme for the benefit of the BPL ration card holders across the country”, Manhas said and added that in Jammu & Kashmir also this scheme is being extended to the deserving people. He said that anyone whose names figures in 2011 census, can be the beneficiary. He said that a major population of the India society lives under BPL category and can’t even have the gas connection and this scheme will prove to be revolutionary for them. He asked that if any complaint related to implementation of the scheme is noticed, it should be immediately taken up with the concerned authorities so that the genuinely deserving people are not deprived of the scheme. BJP State Addl. Media Secretary Rakesh Mahajan, who has been designated as the state Incharge of PMUY, while giving presentation on the scheme and various related formalities, said that it is a very innovative scheme which has been formulated keeping in mind the problems being faced by womenfolk in particular. He said that the PM is very keen to ensure that the rural women, who has to suffer on account of smoke from traditional desi chullah, are provided relief and they will not have to suffer from diseases caused by the smoke and dust. He said that the party activists are being educated about the details of the scheme and each one of them has to devote time for this noble cause. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru and State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan were also present on the occasion.

BJP Mahila Morcha District Team constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP Mahila Morcha Jammu District President Rekha Mahajan, in consultation with senior leaders, has constituted the district team of the morcha. Raksha Jerath, Mansha Bi, Veena Bakshi, Swarn Arora, Vidya Devi, Shublata Sharma, Manju Dogra, Pinki Bala, Inderjeet Kour and Shailja Gupta has been nominated as District Vice-Presidents. Those nominated as District General Secretaries Sangeeta Anand, Meenu Gupta and Savita Anand. Similarly, Rubeena, Swaran, Neelam, Kailash, Suresh Rani Jamwal, Geetanjali Mahajan, Pushpa Gandotra, Kiran Aggarwal, Monika Sharma and Jyoti Devi has been nominated as District Secretaries. Jyoti Gupta and Rinki have been nominated as District Media Incharges, Pooja Chouhan and Harmjeet Jolly are District Social Media Incharge, Lalita Tapasvi and Anuradha have been nominated District Publicity Incharge.

Ganga reiterates Govt’s commitment to women empowerment

13620775_1039988972749467_3851436783859030614_nLays foundation of Women Entrepreneur Development Centre In a significant step towards women empowerment and giving a boost to women entrepreneurship in the State, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga today laid the foundation stone of Women Entrepreneur Development Centre at Jammu Haat. The project will be executed by J&K SICOP at an estimated cost of Rs. 16.26 crore Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma, MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister thanked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for taking keen interest in providing conducive environment to the women entrepreneurs and envisaging an Entrepreneur Development Centre. During her visit to Jammu Haat, Chief Minister had desired that the place which is ideally located in the heart of Jammu city should be converted into an exclusive 'Business Centre for Women Entrepreneurs', he added. The Minister said that entrepreneurship amongst women, improves the wealth of the nation in general and of the family in particular. Women today are more willing to take up activities that were once considered the domain of men, and have proved that they are second to none with respect to contribution in the growth of economy. The centre fully equipped with all modern business and IT facilities will provide vocational training and skill development to the interested women entrepreneurs besides providing them a place to display local crafts like shawls, paper machine products, carpets, informed the Minister. Mr Ganga said that the new Industrial Policy will facilitate 'Ease of Doing Business' and give a new direction in making J&K an investor friendly destination. He assured all possible support to the industrialists so that they would contribute in the development of the State. The Minister also appealed the industrialists to perform their duties under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and to provide employment to the skilled/ unskilled local youth on priority. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for I&C, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi said that the Centre will help in empowering women entrepreneurs and supporting them in starting and expanding their businesses. He said that Jammu Haat will be developed and refurbished to be a model hub for business related activities and amalgamation of the Haat with the Tawi River Front Development Project will also attract the tourists coming to the State, he said. MP Jugal Kishore Sharma said that Coalition Government is working on the agenda of development of all three regions with emphasis on upliftment of people of rural areas. He said that the Centre and State Governments have launched various flagship programmes for the welfare and development of the women. MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta also spoke on the occasion. Director Industries and Commerce Jammu, Rajinder Singh Tara, MD SICOP, R L Tickoo, senior officers of Industries and Commerce Department, representatives of various industries and trade organizations were present on the occasion

Majalta Degree College to be developed as Model Degree College: Pathania

13592349_1039988539416177_4175083566782701682_nMember Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ramnagar Ranbir Singh Pathania said that sanctioned Degree College at Majalta will be developed as Model Degree College. He stated this while addressing a gathering at Khoon. Pathania informed that firstly the college will be made operational from a 'make-shift/temporary location' and then land will be selected and a full-fledged building will be erected thereupon. He further stated that with the active support from Union and State Governments, he will develop and nurture this sanctioned Degree College as a 'Model Degree College' with all the modern facilities including well equipped laboratories, library, and computer labs. He further announced that admission process in this college will start from today itself and the classes will commence from July 20. Pertinent to mention here that the sanctioned Degree College at Majalta will feed pass-outs of as many as 10 Higher Secondary Schools and five Tehsils. Pathania had vociferously raised the issue during the last as well as current Assembly sessions and DDB meetings too. He had also initiated a tehsil-wide signature campaign in support of the overweening public demand. "I tried my level best to raise all the issues concerning the public be it shortage of teaching staff, shortage of staff in health institutes, plight of roads especially Ramnagar-Rown road, issues of artisans and weavers, electricity and water issues, salary and wage issues of SPOs, ReTs, daily wagers and other day to day issues which are still haunting the public despite fables of all round development of Ramnagar constituency being floated by various politicians", he added. "I believe in delivering rather than boasting and Degree College at Majalta is just a one milestone on the path of development. I am committed to the all-round development of the Ramnagar constituency and many more developmental projects for development of Ramnagar constituency are in offing", he stated. Among others present were Bishan Das, Mandal Pradhan, Capt Gopal Singh, Dr BD Gupta, Mohan Lal, Kuldip Singh, Romesh Chander, Chain Singh, Raghubir Singh, Sarpanches, Kirpal Singh, Rattan Chand, Makhan Lal, Durga Das, Shivdarshan Singh, etc.

Lal Singh for improving green cover along NH

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh today said that the department will undertake massive plantation drive along the National Highways and focus on tree lining for improving the green cover. Interacting with the officers of Wild Life Protection Force, Social Forestry and Forest Protection Force, the Minister impressed upon the functionaries of Social Forestry Department to organize massive awareness programmes on need and importance of plantation and personally monitor the plantation drive underway in current monsoon across Jammu region. He directed the Forest Department to develop saplings of ornamental trees viz.,Terminalia arjuna , Carrissa opaca, bougainvillea and fruit trees like Zyzyphus in their nurseries. The Minister stressed that the department should chalk out a comprehensive strategy to meet the growing requirement of fodder, fuel and timber. He asked the officers of different wings of the department to work in coordination so that benefits of different schemes of the Government reach the targeted populace. He exhorted upon the department to further intensify its efforts of increasing green cover and meeting the requirements of people especially in rural areas. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests A K Singh, Chairman Pollution Control Board Ravi Kesar, Director Social Forestry Suresh Chugh, Chief Conservator Forests Forest Protection Force Suresh Gupta, Managing Director State Forest Corporation Arun Tikoo, Chief Conservator of Forests A K Gupta besides Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) of Wild Life Protection, Social Forestry and Forest Protection Force of Jammu region were present on the occasion.

Jugal chairs Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meet

13592207_1039984116083286_7761258231304648576_nMember of Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma today chaired meeting of Vigilance and Monitoring Committee for centrally sponsored schemes at Samba. The meeting was attended by Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga, MLA Samba Devinder Manyal, MLA Hiranagar Kuldeep Raj, DDC Samba Sheetal Nanda, SSP Samba Joginder Singh and district heads of various departments. The District/Sectoral officers of RDD, Horticulture, PDD, PWD, Social Welfare, Agriculture, Health and other Departments apprised the chair about the physical and financial progress achieved during FY 2015-16 and 1st quarter of the present FY of their respective sectors. The Committee deliberated upon the targets and achievements of the departments and suggested measures to improve their performance. The MP directed RDD to focus on flood protection works in Nud and other flood prone areas of the district. He enquired about the upkeep and maintenance of community toilets being built under Swachh Bharat Mission. He directed Horticulture Department to arrange better marketing facilities for fruits growers in the area and asked them to lay focus on dissemination of information about various Government schemes during the awareness camps. The MP further directed the officers to speed up the pace of works and take regular follow up of developmental works. . Minister for Industries and Commerce stressed upon coordination among different departments for achieving tangible results on ground . He directed DDC Samba to monitor progress of works under different schemes. MLA Samba and Hiranagar also projected demands for various projects under their constituencies. Jugal also announced Rs 8 lakh additional funds for prefabricated toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission.

Kavinder lays foundation stone for community toilet complex at Gangyal:

13615270_1039942632754101_2939757264890726761_nSpeaker J&K Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta today laid the foundation stone for community toilet complex at model town, Gangyal. Accompanied by the officers of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC); large number of social & political activists were also present on the occasion. The toilet complex would be constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs 11.0 lacs; the funds would be provided by the Jammu municipal corporation (JMC) and works will be executed and further maintained by the Sulabh international. Speaking on the occasion the speaker said the complex would be constructed as a part of national “Swachh Bharat Mission” launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more and more people and social organization are coming forward to promote the vision of our prime Minister of making clean surroundings all across the nation, he added. He said the government wants to discourage open defecation and arrangements are being made to promote hygienic toilets in the area and moreover the government is not only promoting community toilet complexes but is also extending all its help in providing help to the poor for constructing toilets and septic tanks at their homes. The Speaker said that the government is providing best possible resources for realizing this dream of our Prime Minister and we all should work together and start working for this noble cause by imbibing this as our social responsibility. The residents and the shopkeepers expressed their gratitude to the Speaker for fulfilling this long pending demand of the area and such thing will surely promote cleanliness across the surroundings. The Speaker further mentioned that this is just a small part of his efforts for making this a model constituency. He said that more than 100 crores have already been spent on different development projects in the Gandhi Nagar Constituency and lot more is in the offering

Celebration of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao at Degree Collage,Kathua

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Celebration of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao at Degree Collage,Kathua.

An awareness program was held at BJP District Headoffice Bandipora

13619815_1039769542771410_88596731603296018_nAn awareness cum implementation program of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna(PMUY) was held at BJP District Headoffice Bandipora organised by District President Sheikh Waseem Bari. In this meeting he made the people aware of various sechemes and gave stress on newly added Ujjwala Yojna in which free gas connections are provided to poor BPL class of the society. He further distributed these forms free of cost among the people present there and he brought owner of a gas agency at his office as there were complaints coming that these agency owners were demanding money for this secheme and instructed the agency owner to stop these kind of menace in these sechemes and BJP distt president further assured the gathering of fair means of implementation of these kinds of sechemes with no corruption.

BJP’s two day Prashikshan Varg commences in Doda district

13592241_1039545899460441_934416903875093503_nYudhvir Sethi, others participate on first day of Prashikshan shiver Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today initiated the two day Prashikshan Varg for Doda District in presence of BJP State Vice President Yudhvir Sethi, Doda District Prabhari Somraj Khajuria, MLA Baderwah Daleep Parihar, MLA Doda Shakti Parihar, BJYM State President Dr Suresh Ajay Magotra, District President Manjeet Razdan, Senior leaders Swami Raj Sharma and Kaushal Kotwal proceedings of the stage was done by Doda District Organisational Secretary Vipin Sharma. The two-day Prashikshan Varg is the part of all India campaign of BJP to organize awareness programmes for the new members of the BJP who have joined the party to make them aware about the working of the BJP, its ideology, history, achievements, programmes and duties of the members for smooth functioning and expansion of the party. The inaugural session was attended by Yudhvir Sethi who spoke about the working and personality development and asked the new members to take full benefit of the party in developing leadership qualities among them. Yudhvir Sethi said that BJP was not only a mass based and cadre based party but also ensures that its members are kept abreast with the latest developments and technology to enhance their political vision and personality to create real leaders in the society. Som Raj Khajuria, while speaking to workers deliberated over the rich historical perspective of the party and the way party managed from two Lok Sabha seats to present day where it has full majority of its own. Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra spoke about integral humanism and also the power of youth and their commitment to nation building. Manjeet Razdan delivered the presidential address and asked the workers to work with zeal and dedication for the upliftment of the society. MLAs Daleep Singh Parihar and Shakti Parihar who also spoke to the new members and shared their experiences as legislators and listed the achievement of the J&K government in taking the state to greater heights. Other prominent personalities who were present during the first day of the Prashikshan Varg include Kaushal Kotwal and Vikram Sharma who managed the stage very well.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a Bhandara at Gumat bazaar

13612240_1039539802794384_1077304435894068839_nJammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a Bhandara at Gumat bazaar on the eve of Amarnath Yatra today. The 15th Vishal Bhandara was organized by Shiv Shankar Sewa Samiti Upper Gumat Bazaar. Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the ocassion and was welcomed by the members of the Shiv Shankar Dal and a large number of the people present on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu east is the nerve centre of the city and our endeavour is to develop all the modern facilities. Rajesh Gupta said that the recently signed agreement between the JDA and Sabarmati River Front Development Corporation to develop the Tawi river front is a landmark development project that has the potential to change the profile of Jammu city. Upon completion it would be the largest project of tourist attraction in the entire area. We must all prey for its speedy completion. MLA Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by SHO city Shakti Devi and senior BJP leaders Gulshan Mahajan,Pradeep Sharma,Girdhari Lal,Surinder Anand,Kuldeep, Ramesh Sharma, Chaman Lal and Amit.

Dr Jitendra announces Rs 50 lakh for Arnas, Gool

13592561_1039523636129334_7777001777716715356_nUnion Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh announced here today an amount of Rs. 50 lakh for development works in Arnas and Gool segments of district Reasi falling in his constituency. This will be in addition to the funds from other sources which would be made available for different ongoing works in the area, he said. Addressing a public meeting, Dr Jitendra Singh said that out of the amount of Rs. 50 lakh allocated today, Rs. 15 lakh MP-LAD in convergence with Rs. 10 lakh will be spent on constructing bridal paths. Another Rs. 4.5 lakh would be spent on building fencing wall in the School at Gool, he said, while additional Rs. 4.5 lakh will be spent on construction of "Ghoda Gali" in Gool. An amount of Rs. 8.5 lakh, Dr Jitendra Singh said, has already been earmarked for supplementing arrangements enroute the upcoming "Kousal Yatra". Rs. 5 lakh has already been allocated for bridal paths and Rs. 2.5 lakh is kept at the disposal of the Village Salal, he added. Dr Jitendra Singh regretted that even though Arnas-Gool is a region of high geographical and strategical importance for the State of Jammu & Kashmir, it did not receive the kind of attention it deserved. He said, rising above political and party considerations, and regardless of the political party of MLAs representing these areas, it is the responsibility of the government and also his personal responsibility as Member of Parliament from the area to ensure equitable development and fair deal for these areas. Referring to some of the path - breaking new initiatives of the Modi Government in the last two years,Dr Jitendra Singh said, the Central Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows the principle of “cooperative federalism” vis-à-vis different States of the Union. This,he said, implies that the States will not only get their due share, but also that part of the share which they deserved but was not forthcoming earlier. In the similar vein, he said, the Governments in the State are also expected to follow the principle of cooperative federalism among different regions and in case of Jammu & Kashmir, this would imply equitable development of not only the three regions of Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir, but also each of the smaller regions falling in each of these three bigger regions. District Development Commissioner Reasi Ravinder Kumar, senior officers of district administration, District BJP President Kuldeep Dubey were among the larger number of prominent citizens and officers attended the meeting.

NC, Cong Jammu legislators supporting Radical Kashmir Doctrine: BJP

Brig. Anil Gupta“While we are fully conscious of the onerous responsibility bestowed on us by the people of Jammu through their mandate and are sincerely working towards fulfilling their trust, the few legislators elected from the Jammu region and belonging to the opposition National Conference and Congress have a single point agenda of criticizing Bharatiya Janata Party for all the ills and woes being faced by the people of Jammu region due to their past scam-laced misrule for decades. They have always been completely bereft of any sense of responsibility towards safe guarding the interests of Jammu”, said Brigadier Anil Gupta, state spokesperson of BJP, in a statement issued to the press. Elaborating further Brig Gupta said that these legislators have forgotten that they were elected by the people of Jammu and always remained silent and unconcerned thereby conveying their tacit approval to discriminatory and anti-Jammu speeches and acts of their Valley based leaders. It appears that they have decided to collaborate with their Valley based colleagues in promoting ‘Radical Kashmir Doctrine’ in order to distance and isolate it from India. Their silence on the issue of Sainik Colonies in the Valley and Establishment of Colonies for Kashmiri Pandits is not only dubious but also unprincipled. Their intentions became obvious when the bill on Amendments to Transfer of Property Act and Alienation of Land Act was introduced in the state assembly in the just concluded Assembly session. While the MLAs from Bharatiya Janata Party vociferously opposed the Bill because it was not only against the interests of Jammu but also against the women of Jammu designed to deny them their fundamental right of ‘Right to Equality’, the legislators from Jammu belonging to NC, Congress and others vehemently supported their colleagues from Valley in demanding that the Bill be passed immediately. It was due to the efforts of the BJP MLAs that the Bill has been stalled and referred to the Select Committee. “BJP appeals to all legislators elected from Jammu region irrespective of Party affiliation to make their individual stand clear on this Anti-Jammu Bill. They need to clarify as to whether their loyalty is for the people who elected them or to their valley based bosses. They must follow their conscience and unite to defeat the draconian bill which is against natural justice, retrograde and discriminatory. They must come out openly and stand up for the national cause and reassure their electorate”, asserted Brig Gupta.

Charanjeet Singh Khalsa visit of Sonamarg

13592578_1039247979490233_6076406828533024253_nOn the tour visit of Sonamarg where shops and hotels sufferred loss due to fire.The People shared problems faced by them in this peak season of work and MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa assured them with quickest relief and support from J&K Govt.

1 lakh saplings to be planted during monsoon: Lal Singh

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh has directed the Divisional Forest Officers of Jammu Division to start a massive plantation drive and set a target of planting about one lakh ornamental and fruit saplings in the forest areas and alongside the roads during the current monsoon season. The Minister issued these directions while chairing a meeting of officers of Forest Department and its allied wings at Forest Information Centre here today. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests A K Singh, Chairman Pollution Control Board Ravi Kessar, Director, Social Forestry, Suresh Chugh, Chief Conservator Forests, Forest Protection Force Suresh Gupta, Managing Director, State Forest Corporation, Arun Tikoo, Chief Conservator of Forests, A K Gupta, besides Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) of Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban, Poonch, Rajouri, Doda and Kathua districts attended the meeting. The Minister asked the DFOs to put in concerted efforts and mobilize the available resources for taking up plantation drive in the month of July-August in Jammu region, adding that plantation drive will also be taken up in Kashmir region simultaneously. He asked them to immediately start plantation drive in degraded forest areas of their respective jurisdictions. He said that Government has identified for immediate chain link fencing of forest areas in Sunjwan, Doongain, Dhammi, Panjgrain, Ban Panjgrain, Kala Kupper, Kalajarh, Chilla, Lodhwal, Sanasar road side to Kud via Patnitop, Tringla, Kothri, Marara, Ludara, Nogana, Ramkote and Plail to avoid encroachments. He asked the DFOs to submit the report on daily basis on the progress on chain link fencing and plantation on degraded forest areas. Choudhary Lal Singh directed for achieving cent percent targets of plantation in monsoon, especially on degraded and uncovered forest land on priority. He stressed that work, in this regard, should be visible on ground and directed for third party monitoring and inspection to ascertain the progress on the project. He also stressed the need for planting ornamental plants alongside the JammuUdhampur and Domail-Katra National Highway.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a Bhandara today at Rajpura Mangotrian

13606681_1038629516218746_2859927000901285410_nMLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a Bhandara today at Rajpura Mangotrian on the eve of the sthapna divas of chandi mata mandir. The Bhandara was organised by Shri Sarav Shakti Mandal Sewa Sanstha Jammu . The organisors of the Bhandara were all present including the founder Vijay Gupta,President Arun Sharma, Vice President Neeraj Gupta and other office bearers Suresh Kumar,Sourav Kotwal and Arun Gupta. All the members of the mandal welcomed the honourable MLA on the ocassion. A Hawan Yagya and Kanak Poojan was also performed on the ocassion followed by Bhandara that was attended by a large number of devotees who partook the langar . Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that only yesterday we greeted our Muslim brethren on the ocassion of Eid and today we have the celebration of hawan and Bhandara which goes on to display that Jammu is a wonderful mosaic of sarv dharm sambhav. Rajesh Gupta said that Jammu represents the composite culture of the country and these days we have the great honour to be the host to thousands of Amarnath yatris who would be visitig the state for the next one month. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep, Manav Mahajan,Rajinder Gupta,Chaman Lal and Amit.

Sat Sharma raises concern over power cuts, visits various areas

13592751_1038589022889462_3278086402073473920_nKeeping a vigil on the present situation of the power cuts in Jammu, State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) toured various areas including Lakhar Mandi and adjoining area which are facing crisis of electricity cuts from past few days. Sharma visited the spots along with officials of various departments including PDD, PHE & JMC. Local residents and political activists were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it is a matter of great concern that people are facing great crisis of electricity in this season of scorching heat and it will be seen that within hours the power situation is restored back to normal. He said that he also took the matter with Deputy Chief Minister who is also holding the portfolio of Power Development. He said that a night before a delegation around dozens of people met him and apprised him of the situation and redressing their grievance quickly as possible, he immediately called the concerned officials and arranged his tour to the area. He also directed the officials of the other departments as well as to increase the pace of developmental works in the area and other areas of Jammu West in order to provide better service to the masses. He also directed Chief Engineer PHE as well to quickly install water pipes and taps in the area in order to overcome the water problem of the area. Ex En Central Division Parvodh Sharma, Ex En PDD Sanjay Sharma, AEE Anil Sharma, AEE Pandoh, JE Mallah, Distt. President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, Subhash Sharma, Ramesh Khajuria, Distt President BJYM Ashish Sharma, Munish Raja, JD Singh, Sahil Gupta, Raveesh Mengi, Atul Bakshi and several others were present.

Sat inaugurates BJYM State Office

13557886_1038571272891237_3957125880226321885_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, along with State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Kaul and Yuva Morcha State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, inaugurated the BJYM Office in the premises of Trikuta Nagar State Complex in presence of a large number of morcha activists. Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that an office serves as a place where the public and the party activists can visit for direct interaction with the party leaders and thereby enhance the quality of the work of the organization. He said that the youth constitutes about 65% of the population and their role in educating the young generation about the pre-people, pro-youth initiative of the government as well as the party’s stand on the welfare of the youth is of utmost importance. He expressed hope that the morcha office will prove to be beneficial for Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and appreciated the efforts being put by this morcha in reaching the youth in far flung and remotes areas of all the three regions of the state. Ashok Kaul, while congratulating Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha for having set up its office in the new building, said that a well equipped office of a party or an organization enhances the efficiency of the working and provides a conducive place to sit together, discuss and finalize programmes and other activities of the party. He expressed the hope that the office would result in better coordination between the district and mandal units of BJYM and maintain a good communication with the parent body. Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra assured the party leadership that BJYM activists will utilize this office in a better managed way. BJYM State office bearers including Ajay Vaid, Munish Khajuria, Adv. Ramneek Singh, Vikas Choudhary, Tarun Sharma, Ishant Gutpta, Sunny Sangotra, Rahul Vaid, Lalit Raina and Abhishek Slathia were present on the occasion of the inauguration of office.

State witnessing new era of developmental activities: kavinder Gupta

13557918_1038557379559293_1886417436267135418_nSpeaker J&K Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta undertook a whirlwind tour of Gandhi Nagar constituency; inaugurated and inspected various developmental works. He was accompanied by SDM, South, Sonu Pargal; BDO, Satwari, A K Khajuria; X-En, PWD(R&B), Mohammad Abdullah; X-En, UEED, Rajan Sharma; AEE, PWD(R&B) & UEED along with prominent citizens of the area. The Speaker inaugurated works sanctioned out of his constituency development fund which include lane & drain at Bhor Camp, Bathindi and Sunjwan. He inspected the work for Macadamization of military hospital road which was started earlier this week at an estimated cost of around Rs 60 lakhs. He also visited the site for the proposed extension of nallah alongside the airport at Satwari; which will cover the Karan Bagh, Govindpura - kullian up to Balole Nallah undertaken by the economic and reconstructing agency (ERA). While undertaking the tour of the area, various deputations met the speaker and expressed their gratitude for fulfilling these long pending demands and projected few more demands pertaining to development; which include the construction of Chatha road up to SKAUST, up gradation of stadium at Bhor Camp, completion of foot bridge. Replying to the demands put forth by the locals, he said these works have already been discussed and got approved by him and the works on the mentioned demands will be started soon. While addressing the people, he said that with the installation of BJP government at the centre and the state, the time has started to change and a very rapid and sustainable developmental activities has been witnessed by one and all in every sphere of his/her life and the State in a particular witnessing a new era of development all together. Assuring the people, he said that the government is committed to protect the rights and glory of the people of the state and the projects being shelved by the previous NC-Congress government are taken up on priority and will be completed in a time bound and transparent manner. He also lauded the efforts of the party activists in reaching out to the masses and their tireless working for the welfare of the society and said that the workers are our backbone and his full support and cooperation will be always with them; he further appealed the workers for spreading awareness among the people so that the benefits of the various welfare schemes launched by the central and the state government can be given to the needy. Vinay Gupta, Ashok Khajuria, Harbans Chowdhary, Vijay Sharma, Sippy, Bharat Sharma, Happy, Ramesh Kumar, Pitamber Sharma, Ramdass, Joginder Singh, Chanchala devi were prominent among others.

Sham lays foundation stone of WSS

Lotus Logo copyMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary laid the foundation stone of Water Supply Scheme (WSS) at Sungal Parmana in Akhnoor and inspected the flood prone sites at Sangrampur, Sitriwala, Chanjwan and Maira along river Chenab. The scheme having a capacity of 5,000 gallons per hour would be constructed at the cost of Rs. 213.55 lakh. The project being executed under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) will benefit the villagers living in Sungal Parmana, Mohalla Karala and their adjoining are