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SALIENT POINTS OF SPEECH BY BJP NATIONAL PRESIDENT SHRI AMIT SHAH ADDRESSING THE PARTY NATIONAL COUNCIL IN KOZHIKODE (KERALA)

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BJP takes a pledge today to observe the centennial year of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth as Year for Welfare of the Poor: Amit Shah  We must ensure in the centennial year of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth that every poor citizen of the country enjoys an equal right to improve his lot and nobody starves in the country — this will be a true tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya ji: Amit Shah  The ideals of welfare for the last man in the queue and Integral Humanism will keep guiding India and the world in the coming decades: Amit Shah  The BJP governments at the Centre and the States are constantly working towards the realisation of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s ideal of empowering the last man and bettering the economy of the poor: Amit Shah  Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India and no one can separate it from India. We are ready to talk to anybody for peace, provided that entity believes in the Indian Constitution: Amit Shah  The BJP strongly condemns the cowardly attack sponsored by Pakistan in Uri; the party and all its workers stand in solidarity with the families of our soldiers and brave martyrs in this hour of grief: Amit Shah  The BJP has had a policy of “zero tolerance” towards terrorism right from its inception: Amit Shah  We will fight terrorism on all fronts decisively — there should be no doubt about that. Uri is not a consequence; it is an interregnum. Our war against terrorism is on, and we will emerge victorious in the war: Amit Shah  We have laid emphasis on the politics of performance and our State governments have come to power time and again because of our performance: Amit Shah  The BJP has given to the country a government that is corruption-free, transparent and decisive — led by Shri Narendra Modi ji: Amit Shah  The situation in Uttar Pradesh is worrisome. The land of nobody is safe; the province is reeling under corruption; women are being harassed and oppressed in Uttar Pradesh: Amit Shah  The BJP is ready to form governments in Uttarakhand and Punjab along with Uttar Pradesh and Manipur: Amit Shah 
The BJP national president, Shri Amit Shah ji, today addressed the party national council in the dream city of Kozhikode, Kerala—an event that was dedicated to the memory of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya. Speaking on the occasion, he urged the party workers to observe this centennial year of Upadhyaya ji’s birth as the Year of Welfare for the Poor. The BJP president said that this Calicut session was historic for every party worker who lived the ideology and ideals that the organization stood for. He said that this land of Lord Parashurama was like a pilgrimage for all workers, as this is where Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya had begun his journey as the president of Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1967, transforming the political scenario of the country with his philosophy of uplift of the last man. He said that the Jana Sangh that had begun with a mere 11 members was today a party of over 11 crore members. He said that the journey from being a party in the opposition to being the ruling party, that from the Jana Sangh to the BJP and that from Calicut to Kozhikode has seen the contributions and sacrifices of several sages and selfless workers who worked with Dadhichi-like dedication devoting every ounce of their sweat and blood, and every moment of their time to the party — and that is why the BJP is today at the height of its glory. Shri Shah said that the BJP now had more than 325 MPs, more than 1,000 MLAs and governments in 13 States of the country including some that have coalition partners. He said that all these governments were dedicated to the welfare of the poor. Throwing light on the life of the epitome of simplicity, humility, knowledge and modesty, Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya, Shri Shah said that he was an amazing personality who was first an ordinary worker of the party and only then its leader. He said that Upadhyaya ji’s ideals of uplift of the last man and Integral Humanism would guide the country and the world for decades to come. He said that Integral Humanism and its eternal applicability are symbols of unison of human beings and nature, materialism, humanity and social harmony. The BJP governments at the Centre and the States are constantly working towards the realisation of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s ideal of empowering the last man and bettering the economy of the poor, Shri Shah said. He said that welfare of the poor was the objective of all BJP and allied governments and the they are all working on this basis. BJP takes a pledge today to observe the centennial year of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth as Year for Welfare of the Poor, Shri Shah said. He said that every citizen of the country today looked up to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji with hope, and he had shown how a government could work for the poor and uplift of their lot. Shri Shah said that not even the opposition could point a finger at the government and accuse it of corruption in the last two-and-a-half years of its tenure. The BJP has given to the country a government that is corruption-free, transparent and decisive — led by Shri Narendra Modi ji, he said. He said that the Prime Minister had made it clear in his very first speech in Parliament that this would be a government for the poor, Dalits, backward classes and the marginalised sections of society. He said that this government had, in its tenure so far, worked for the welfare of the poor, making the benefit of every scheme reach the last man in queue. He said that the BJP government initiated programmes like Start-Up India, Stand Up India, Skill India and Mudra to end unemployment and make the youth self-sufficient. He said that more than 3 crore 84 lakh youth have so far benefited from the Mudra scheme. He said that different insurance schemes were covering the poorest of the poor with social security net. He said that the government was turning the farmers prosperous through schemes like the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme, Irrigation Scheme, Soil Health Card, neem-coated urea, easing of norms for compensation for crop loss and increase in the amount of compensation, E-Mandi, etc. He said that the Modi government had given as much importance to the development of villages as it had to the development of cities. He said that every village is now connected with well-constructed roads; all villages are being electrified and supplied with clean drinking water. Citing the example of the Ujjwala Scheme, Shri Shah said that the government, through its Pahal programme, has not only given free LPG connections to poor households — transferring the cylinders from roughly 1 crore -off citizens who responded positively to the “Give It Up” campaign — but also saved Rs 14,900 crore for the exchequer, which was earlier being siphoned off by the corrupt. With the money that was saved from the subsidy hitherto going to richer citizens, the government provided further gas connections to the poor instead of depositing the amount in the treasury, Shri Shah said. Overall, thus, more that 5 crore poor households have benefited from the scheme. Shri Shah said that, on an average, the Modi government initiated a scheme for development or welfare every 15 days. The BJP has laid emphasis on the politics of performance and its State governments have come to power time and again because of their performance, he said. He said that India was today scripting a new story of development on the canvas of the world. Today, he said, India was the fastest growing economy in the world. Shri Shah said that all BJP and allied governments were working well in the States. Talking of its government in Assam, he said that it was doing the promised work of identifying and deporting infiltrators. He said when Assam celebrated the Independence Day for three days and when its Chief Minister himself kept a vigil along the borders, it felt him with a sense of pride. He said that the BJP has undertaken quite a few projects for the expansion of the party, organization and spread of its ideology. He thanked the party workers for participating in the Tiranga Yatra to honour the brave martyrs by reliving their memories across the country, which filled the people with nationalistic fervour. Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India and no one can separate it from India. We are ready to talk to anybody for peace, provided that entity believes in the Indian Constitution, Shri Shah said. He added that there would be no talks with people who do not honour sanctity of the Constitution. Mentioning the incident of Uri where 18 of our brave soldiers laid down their lives, Shri Shah said that the BJP strongly condemned the cowardly attack sponsored by Pakistan. The party and all its workers stood in solidarity with the families of our soldiers and brave martyrs in this hour of grief, Shri Shah said, adding that the BJP had had a policy of “zero tolerance” towards terrorism right from its inception. “We will fight terrorism on all fronts decisively — there should be no doubt about that. Uri is not a consequence; it is an interregnum. Our war against terrorism is on, and we will emerge victorious in the war,” Shri Shah said. He said that in past year or so, the security forces have foiled as many as 17 attempts by terrorists to destabilise the country. The BJP president issued a separate statement on the Uri attack subsequently. Shri Shah said that the BJP was committed to the development of the Northeast. He said that the BJP, through the instrument of NEDA, has formed a separate council for the developmet of States in the region. He said that the BJP would certainly form the government in Manipur following the next election in the State. The BJP president said that the situation in Uttar Pradesh was worrisome. He said that the land of nobody in the State was safe; the province was reeling under corruption; women were being harassed and oppressed. However, he said, the credit for a pro-poor government at the Centre undoubtedly went to the people of Uttar Pradesh. Talking of the impending elections in five States, the BJP president said that the party was ready to form governments in Uttarakhand and Punjab along with Uttar Pradesh and Manipur. Stressing that the year 2017 was an important year for the BJP, Shri Shah said that this was the centennial year of births of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya, Balasaheb Deoras and Nanaji Deshmukh. He said that the country would also commemorate Guru Gobind Singh this year. He said that on this day of 25 September, every BJP worker must vow to work for the welfare of the poor, development of the country and security of the nation. He said he believed that if more than 11 crore BJP members pledged themselves to the nation, India would certainly re-establish itself as the guide of the world. “We must ensure in the centennial year of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth that every poor citizen of the country enjoys an equal right to improve his lot and nobody starves in the country - this will be a true tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya ji,” Shri Shah said, adding that if there was one party in the country that could set its agenda, it was the BJP and that was an immense responsibility on its workers.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the tile laying work at Rani Mandir Gali in Ward no 19

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Jammu east MLA and Chief Whip of BJP in the assembly Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the tile laying work at Rani Mandir Gali in Ward no 19 costing rupees 8 lakhs. The work consists of laying of paver tiles and grating.
On the ocassion MLA Rajesh Gupta listened to the grievances of the people and in many cases issued on the spot instructions to the concerned authorities for the redressal.
Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that our endeavour is to accomplish most of the developmental works by the start of the festival season. Our activists have already fanned out in all the directions and enquire from the people about various tasks that need to be done. On the basis of feedback from the people about various tasks action plans are made.
Rajesh Gupta said that sab ka saath sab ka vikaas is our guiding mantra and would remain so for all times to come.
Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by Sunil Dogra, Prof Shyam, Ramesh Sharma, Ravi Singh, Rajeev Bhardwaj, Gokul Koul, Kuldeep Kandhari, Ved Prakash Padha, Raj Kumar, Nikhil, Rajinder Gupta, Chaman Lal, Gurcharan Singh, Anju Dogra, Sangeeta Anand, Anita Gupta, Sunny Sehgal, Ashok, Brij Lal, Sunil Gupta, Lalli, Vinod, Swaran Singh, Opinder Singh, Charanjeet, Girdhari Lal and Shiv Kumar.

Ayodhya Toured ward no 37 in Janipur Area

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Bjp District Jammu West President Ayodhya Gupta  toured ward no 37 in janipur area of Jammu west.He was accompanied by janipur mandal president Vijay Sharma,ward president sahil Gupta and other local leaders of janipur area
Mr gupta  also listened  d grievances & people's of  ward no 37 who faced some problems  by pwd deparment in janipur area .mr gupta also said on behalf of Bjp state president and Jammu west Mla Sat Sharma.He  on spot instructed d official of pwd department to immediately redress the problem faced by people ' of janipur area. pwd officials assured d district president ayodhya gupta and local people's f janipur area will solved d problems very early. Ayodhya Gupta  said the residence of ward no 37 thanks to Mla Sat Sharma for redressed d Long pending demand.
Some other present Ramesh Khajuria sunita gupta r.k Koul Tony Sharma virender Kumar Lakshay Kumar aakash gupta etc

Sanjay Baru and Ayodhya Gupta started the construction of drain and fixing of tiles in Tirath Nagar, Talab Tillo

sanjay-baruThe work for construction of drain and fixing of tiles in Tirath Nagar locality of W.No. 40 in Talab Tillo was started by BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru and Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta in presence of a large number of local residents. Sanjay Baru, while speaking on the occasion, said that the local MLA has sanctioned rupees 3.5 lakh from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for the said work as he has time and again assured that every ward of Jammu West Assembly Constituency should get equal share in matters related to the developmental activities. He said that many works have been started in the entire belt of Talab Tillo and the long pending demands of the people are getting fulfilled. Ayodhya Gupta said that during the last over one and half year, there has been focus on accelerating the ongoing works and start new ones for the convenience of the people. He said that the local MLA has clearly told the departments like PHE, PDD, JMC, UEED and ERA that whatever work is being started by their respective department in Jammu West assembly constituency, there should be no compromise on quality and the work be completed in time. BJP leaders including Raj Kumar, Parveen Ghai, Nittu ji and others were present on the occasion.

GST beneficial to J&K, should be implemented: BJP

Brig. Anil GuptaGoods & Services Tax (GST) will replace all indirect taxes levied on goods & services by the Central & State Governments. It will be implemented concurrently in the entire country by the Central & state governments as CGST & SGST respectively. “With the road map of implementation of GST nearing its destination and likely to be effective from 01st April 2017 nationwide, the state of J&K needs to do a lot of spade work to ensure its timely implementation and not to be left out from its ambit,” according to Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of BJP. He further said that GST is a game changer and will give a major boost to the national economy. As per the experts the GST will be more beneficial to ‘consuming states’ viz a viz ‘supplying states’, “our state being primarily a ‘consuming state’ will be a major beneficiary of the new GST regime and gainer in revenue. On the contrary if J&K is the only state left out of its ambit there will be chaos and our trade, commerce and industry will be severely affected,” warned Brig Gupta. The constitutional concern raised by the J&K Finance Minister Haseeb  Drabu may be genuine but not insurmountable. The benefits of GST far outweigh its negatives and the concerns of those opposing GST are unfounded. In view of Art. 370, the GOI cannot enforce any law in the state of J&K without the approval or concurrence of the government of the state except in case of defence, communications and external affairs. But there have been numerous instances in the past where the Central Acts beneficial to the state have been adopted by the state after following the laid down constitutional procedure. Our state’s economy is very closely linked to the national economy and we cannot afford to be left behind especially at the time when the rest of the country is looking forward to the benefits of a booming economy argued the Spokesperson.  The argument that it would erode the state’s taxation autonomy is flawed, baseless and unfounded according to Brig Anil Gupta. Even at present the Central Excise Duty and CST are being levied by the central government in the state which will be merged with the CGST and the Sales ax being levied by the state would be termed SGST. The state government which is taxing only a few services now will be able to generate more revenue by taxing all services after the implementation of GST explained Brig Gupta. BJP is of the opinion that non-implementation of GST will be harmful for the state and the inter-state trade will be adversely affected. Industry in the state will be a major sufferer and future investments in the industrial sector in the state would cease leading to large scale unemployment and lack of jobs. BJP therefore demands removal of all hurdles and concurrent implementation of GST in the state with rest of the nation.

Keshav Celebrated 100th  Birth Anniversary of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay

bjp-programme-1Keshav Chopra BJP Talab Tillo Mandal Vice President and Booth President 76/73 Of Jammu West Constituency Celebrated 100th Birth Anniversary of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay which was attended by several youths of Talab Tillo. Keshav Chopra while throwing light on the life of  Pt Deen Dayal Ji said he  was a true Patriot, a great Indian Philospher, economist and political scientist. Deendayal Upadhyaya was a man of soaring idealism and had a tremendous capacity for organisation and reflected different aspects of a social thinker. He was regarded as an idealswayamsevak of the RSS essentially because ‘his discourse reflected the pure thought-current of the Sangh.In 1951, when Shyama Prasad Mookerjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Deendayal was seconded to the party by the RSS, tasked with moulding it into a genuine member of the Sangh Parivar. He was appointed as General Secretary of its Uttar Pradesh branch, and later the all-India General Secretary. Pt deen dayal have done a lot to uplift the poor people of society  Keshav further added. A small movie on the life of Pt Deen Dayal upadhyay was also shown to them. Keshav Chopra Thanked the people for attending the programme. Sourav Gupta, Ankush Malhotra, Manoj Tandon, Abhishek, Naresh, Varun Sharma, Varinder Malhotra, Sat yam, Sushil Gupta, Manohar Dhar, Dr Sanjay and several others were also present on the occasion.

A function was organized in connection with the birth anniversary of Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhaya at Chand Nagar

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A function was organized in connection with the birth anniversary of Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhaya at Chand Nagar in ward no 19 .
MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion.A large number of people including party workers participated in the function.
The highlight of the function was the speech of the PM Modi that he had made yesterday while addressing the BJP National  Council Meeting at Calicut beach .The speech of the PM was played out for the benefit of the people who had assembled on the ocassion in large numbers. In the speech the PM had given a dressing down to the Pakistan for its continuous sponsorship of terrorism in India and other parts of the world.The people present on the ocassion were highly satisfied with the strong response of the PM to Pakistan and also urged the government to give a more befitting response to the terror sponsoring country.
Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the speech of the PM Modi has sent shivers down the spine of Pakistan. He said that Pakistan has been sponsoring terrorism in Kashmir valley for the last three decades and our valiant security forces have given innumerable sacrifices for the protection of our motherland. As a result of India's astute diplomacy the state of Pakistan stands completely exposed and isolated  before the world today. In case Pakistan does not mend its ways it would face further humiliation in the comity of nations.
Rajesh Gupta also paid glowing tributes to Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhaya on the ocassion.
The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Sunil Dogra, Prof Shyam, Ramesh Sharma, Ravi Singh, Rajeev Bhardwaj, Gokul Koul, Kuldeep Kandhari, Ved Prakash Padha, Raj Kumar, Nikhil, Rajinder Gupta, Chaman Lal, Gurcharan Singh, Anju Dogra, Sangeeta Anand, Anita Gupta, Saroj,Sharda, Sunny Sehgal, Ashok, Brij Lal, Sunil Gupta, Lalli, Subhash Anand, Vinod, Swaran Singh, Suresh Bharti, Praveen Kerni, Opinder Singh, Charanjeet, Girdhari Lal, Shiv Kumar, Amit Khanna, Madan Lal Abrol, Bodh Raj, Indu Bushan, Surinder Anand.

People should neutralize the dictates of separatists: Aseem

Aseem GuptaBJP State Secretary, Aseem Gupta, while commenting on the recent report that the Tourism Sector in Kashmir has suffered a loss of around rupees 3,000 crore due to the ongoing unrest in the valley as there has been sharp decline in the visits of tourists, expressed serious concern over it and appealed the people of Kashmir to get united against those elements, the separatists, who are responsible for creating such situation and defeat their nefarious designs by extending support to the government in restoring peace and normalcy so that life comes on rails at the earliest. In a handout, Aseem Gupta said the economy of Kashmir is almost dependent on tourism and the livelihood of the maximum population of Valley is linked with the Tourism Sector in one way or the other, except a very small per cent among them of government employees, but unfortunately a handful of anti-Kashmir & pro-Pakistan elements, time and again, try to create disturbances for their personal survival while pushing the majority of the people towards poverty and starvation. Whatever these elements have been doing in the Valley on the dictates of their masters sitting across the border, is not for the welfare of the people of the Kashmir and they need to be made ineffective. Aseem Gupta said that the separatists have pushed the poor and daily earning people towards starvation in the Valley but why should they care as their one point agenda is to ensure that peace remains disturbed and normal life distressed. “It is the high time that people in Kashmir in particular, understand the game plan of the separatists and take a pledge to neutralize their dictates as it is must for creating such a situation when no one fears of coming to valley from outside nor the local people are afraid of earning their daily bread through their routine means of livelihood. “Number of these separatists is merely a dozen or two but the people who have been suffering due to their dictates and acts run into lakhs and hence a ‘CLEAR NO’ to their frequent calls of shut downs and observing bandhs can prove to be the most effective way to defeat them”, he said and added that it is the need of the hour now as the people in valley have been suffering for decades and cannot be made to suffer any more.

BJP District jammu west organized a programmes on the 100th birth anniversary of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayaya

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On the 100th birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh ideologue Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayaya, BJP District jammu west organized a number of programmes and functions in booth level of all wards district jammu west today to recall and recapitulate his rich legacy and ideology.
At District Office kacchi chawni.jammu  here BJP District  President Ayodhya Gupta along with other leaders recalled his dedication and struggle for the upliftment of the people of the country and threw light on his life.
Ayodhya Gupta said that Pt. Deendayal Upadhayaya was an ardent nationalist philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and political activist. He was an iconic leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. A revered icon of Integral Humanism, he was an ideologue and a guiding force for an alternative model of governance and politics. He conceived the political philosophy Integral Humanism –the guiding philosophy of the BJP. The philosophy of Integral Humanism advocates the simultaneous and integrated program of the body, mind, intellect and soul of each human being.
Dr. Pardeep Mahotra explained the Integral Humanism concept which was advocated by Upadhyay Ji for the upliftment of the Society and Nation. Mohan Singh Rana, Jeet Angral and Vijay Sharma also put light on the works of the great personality. Jugal Kishore Gupta summed up the proceedings asking workers not to fall prey to the false propaganda of the opposition. Prem Gupta presented the vote of thanks.
Dr. Dineshwar Sharma, Dr. Akshay Sharma, Kulbhushan Vohra, Tilak Gupta, Kuldeep Mahajan, Ashish Sharma, Jyoti Sharma, Kamini, Ashi Gupta, Radha Sharma, Avinash Kour, NARESH Thapar, Raghubir, Satish, Rajesh Gupta, Ajay Manhas, Pawan Sharma, Tony Sharma, Parshotam Khajuria, Vansh Mahajan, Kunal Gupta, Billu Choudhary and others graced the occasion.

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*J&K govt will support Centre’s decision on Indus Waters Treaty:Dr Nirmal Singh*

Nirmal SinghJ&K Dy CM With the Centre hinting at revising the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said the State will fully support whatever decision is taken by the Union government on the 1960 agreement. The treaty has caused huge loss to Jammu and Kashmir as the people of the state cannot fully utilise the waters of various rivers, particularly Chenab in Jammu, for agricultural and other activities, Singh, who is in the city to attend the BJP National Council, said. The State government will support whatever decision is taken by the central government on Indus Waters Treaty, he said. The people of Jammu and Kashmir were already raising the issue of loss to the State on account of Indus Waters Treaty. If the central government takes any decision in this regard, the state government will definitely support it, he said. We will support any move which will benefit the people of the State and any step that puts Pakistan under pressure, Singh said. India had earlier this week made it clear that “mutual trust and cooperation” was important for such a treaty to work. The assertion came amid calls that the government should scrap the water distribution pact to mount pressure on Pakistan in the aftermath of the Uri terror attack. It cannot be a one-sided affair, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said when asked if the government will rethink on the Indus Waters Treaty given the growing strain between the two countries. Singh also hit out at Pakistan for its failure to honour its agreements with India, particularly the Simla Agreement signed in 1972. There is the Simla Agreement which Pakistan does not honour, there is Lahore declaration between the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the then President of Pakistan General Parvez Musharraf in which it was agreed upon that Pakistan will not use its land under its occupation to be used for sponsoring, aiding and abetting terrorism against India. They do not honour this and instead are violating the declaration by sponsoring terrorism, the BJP leader said. If they can violate such agreements and declarations why should we honour such treaties...They want India to honour this treaty on the basis of it being an International treaty. This cannot go for a long. It is to be seen in totality, he said. Singh said Pakistan was sending terrorists to create disorder in the Kashmir Valley but does not understand that terrorism will affect it more. Pakistan does not understand that terrorism, which it sponsors, will ultimately affect it more. The country will not be able to keep itself united...We will expose the terror outfits in PoK, he said. On the unrest in Kashmir, he said normalcy was returning to the State and the central and State governments were taking all steps to restore peace. The situation is under control now. Pakistan is directly sending terrorists and its people to Jammu and Kashmir to create disorder, he said.

BJP State Secretary & BJYM State Parbhari Sanjay Baru, got the work of macadamization of roads started in W.No. 40 Talab Tillo

img-20160924-wa0002In continuation of the ongoing development activities in Jammu West Assembly Constituency, BJP State Secretary & BJYM State Parbhari Sanjay Baru, alongwith Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta and Mandal President Jeet Angral, got the work of macadamization of roads started in W.No. 40 Talab Tillo, Durga Nagar, in presence of a large number of local inhabitants, party activists and the official of JMC. Sanjay Baru, on this occasion, said that every ward falling in Jammu West Constituency is passing through a phase when large scale works related to development have been undertaken as the local MLA is very keen to reach every nook and corner and ensure that whatever is possible within limited resources is done for the convenience of the public. He said that work of macadamization has started again after the monsoons are over and it is visible on ground that the quality work is done and the prescribed parameters are strictly followed without any compromise. He assured that the similar work will be started in other wards also in the coming days. Ayodhya Gupta, while speaking about the development works in the Constituency, said that every efforts is being made to ensure that the basic facilities like roads, lanes, drains, water, electricity, healthcare and education are made available to the people and even the assembly being spread over a large area with largest population, the MLA is concentrating to deliver justice. He appealed the people to keep vigil on the quality of work in their respective areas and also help the needy people in availing the benefits of various welfare schemes. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion included JMC AE Vinay Arora,  Durga Nagar Welfare Committee Dr. Inderjeet Bakshi, Neelam Nagotra, Dr. Prdeep Mohtra, Jatin Sethi, Vinod Wazir, Vinod Kumar, Sanjay Mantoo, Rahul Nargotra, Vicky Sharma, Sunny and other.

Don’t play politics with the martyrs’ families: Brig Gupta

Brig. Anil GuptaBrig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, while appreciating the visit of senior Congress leaders to Uri martyrs’ families has advised them to refrain from playing politics by shedding crocodile tears on the issue of additional ex-gratia amount to the families by the state government and blaming BJP for paying only lip sympathy to the martyrs’ families. “I would like to remind these senior leaders of Congress who were ministers in the then government when a similar fidayeen attack took place at Sunjuwan military station in Jammu in 2001 just after Operation Prakaram. In that incident more than 20 brave Dogra soldiers attained martyrdom. Almost half of them belonged to Jammu province. Why they remained silent at that time and did not pay their families additional ex-gratia amounts in lakhs over and above their entitlement? What happened to their conscious then, where were their so called sympathies with the bereaved families and why are they shedding crocodile tears now,” lamented Brig Gupta. Even after that during their second tenure in government many soldiers from Jammu attained martyrdom fighting terrorists but these leaders never thought of giving enhanced ex-gratia payments to their families. In fact, on numerous occasions they even did not visit the bereaved families. Just because they have been rejected by the people for their high headedness and unfriendly attitude and they are struggling for their political survival, they are now playing with the sentiments of the already shattered families of the martyrs. If their concern is so genuine why doesn’t the Congress party pay them from the numerous Trusts being run by the Gandhi family, questioned Brig Gupta? The families need moral and psychological support to come to grip with the tragedy and not false sympathies, hollow slogans and political one-up ship. Brig Anil Gupta also expressed his serious concern about non-payment of annual annuity to the gallantry award winners of the state which is a routine thing and required to be paid in April every year. It has been learnt that Home Department has failed to budget for the amount which is a serious lapse since it is annual routine expenditure. BJP requests the CM who is also the Home Minister to order an inquiry and punish the defaulter so that such lapses which show disrespect to the gallant award winners from our state are not repeated in the future. She should also order immediate payment to avoid any further delay said Brig Gupta.

State BJYM organised the meeting of newly nominated Prabharis of various districts

bjymTo familiarise  the organisational activities among the common masses, State  BJYM organised the meeting of newly nominated  Prabharis  of various districts. The meeting was chaired by State President , BJYM, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra along with All Morchas  Prabhari,  Munish Sharma, State Secretary, BJP and BJYM Prabhari, Sanjay Baru & BJYM Seh-Prabhari , Bhanu Jasrotia. Addressing the meeting,  Munish Sharma said that all the newly nominated Prabharis  should know their responsibility of taking the organisational work up to the booth level. All Prabharis should also keep in mind that each one of them is a representative  from the State body of the Morcha in their and it is his or her duty to take the organisational work at grass root level. Speaking on the occasion,  Dr. Magotra congratulated all the new Prabharis and said that now being a part of the State team, they have their concerned work areas, where they have to make BJYM strong in all the organisational activities. Dr Magotra said that it is the duty of Prabhari of the concerned district, that the Yuva Morcha team have a good rappot with all the concerned organisational peoples, for making BJYM more strong in the said district. Dr. Magotra further said that, all the Prabharis should tour their concerned districts twice a month, and pay special attention towards Mandals and Booths. He further said that,  if we will succeed  in making our Mandals and Booths strong, it will automatically make  Yuva  Morcha further strong in said district. Dr. Magotra further said that Yuva Morcha is the best  platform to learn the working skills which will be benefited for the Yuva  Morcha activists in their Political career. He further said that 25 september is “JANAM SHATABADI VARSH” of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhaya and we all must celebrate at district level with senior BJP leaders and organise live speech programme of PM Modi at respective districts. On the occasion, Sanjay Baru said that now the Prabharis has a responsibility of a district, where he  have to work for BJYM in this tenure. Now it  will be their duty that all the organisational activities and programmes are done in their district from BJYM team. Ajay Vaid, Munish Khajuria, Adv. Ramneek Singh, Vikas Choudhary, Tarun Sharma, Vikas Sambyal, Anshul Gupta CA, Rahul Vaid, Sunny Sangotra Adv Varun Kotwal, Ishant Sharma,  Er. Lalit Raina and others  attended the meeting.

Ayodhya Gupta celebrating 122ndbirthday of Maharaja Hari Singh at Pt. Prem Nath Dogra Bhawan, Kachi Chawni, Jammu

bjp-programmeJammu West District BJP under the Presidentship of Ayodhya Gupta celebrating 122ndbirthday of Maharaja Hari Singh at Pt. Prem Nath Dogra Bhawan, Kachi Chawni, Jammu. District President Ayodhya Gupta spoke on the achievements of the great personality called Maharaja Hari Singh which show how he reformed the social structure, abolished child marriage, opened doors of temple for the Dalits, made primary education compulsory and many other things. On the occasion other eminent speakers also spoke about the importance of the works of Maharaja Hari Singh. Munish Sharma, Sanjay Baru, Jugal  Kishore Gupta, Mohan Singh Rana, Bansi Lal Bharati, N.D Rajwal, Prem Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Kulbhushan Vohra, Puneet Mahajan, Dr. Akshay Sharma, Balwan Singh, Surinder Choudary, Vinod Wazir, Adv Rajesh Gupta, Kuldeep Mahajan, Ashish Sharma, Veena Gupta, Vijay Sharma, Balbir Singh, Jatin Sethi, Sat Pal Khajuria, Dinesh Gupta, Dinesh Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Raghubir, Kakku, Naval Bali, Dr Manohar Lal Rao, Jai Singh Chib, Chand ji Bhat, Savitri Devi, Asha Gupta, Sanjay Sharma, Jyoti Sharma and others attended the occasion.

BJP State Secretary Rajinder Sharma and BJYM State Vice-President Ajay Vaid, kick started the work for fixing of tiles in Tali Morh

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BJP State Secretary Rajinder Sharma and BJYM State Vice-President Ajay Vaid, kick started the work for fixing of tiles in Tali Morh area of Jammu West Assembly Constituency in presence of local residents and JMC officials. The work has been initiated on the directions of Jammu West MLA Sat Sharma.

Rajinder Sharma, on this occasion, said that during the last over one and half year, a number of development works have been started and completed in every ward of the assembly constituency and many more are in streamline. He said that whatever work has been initiated during the rule of BJP coalition government in the state are completed in time and the public itself is witness to it.

Ajay Vaid said that it has happened for the first time that the macadamization of roads is being done with complete check on quality and under the laid down parameters. He said that an era of development has started  in the state and every region in getting due share. It is not only the development works but a number of welfare schemes have also been launched by the BJP led NDA government at the Centre and the BJP coalition in the state. He also expressed gratitude to the local MLA for taking keep interest in the development of every ward of the constituency.

O.N. Koul, Krishan Lal, Kaka Mehra, Sanjay Baigra and others were prominent among those who were present on the occasion.

Rajesh Gupta kick starts the work of laying of lanes and drains at ward no.4

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Jammu east MLA and Chief Whip of BJP in the assembly  Rajesh Gupta kick starts the work of laying of lanes and drains at ward no.4.
The number of lanes where the work is being undertaken is 8 in number and the estimated cost of the work is rupees 39 lakhs. The JMC officials who accompanied the MLA included R.K.Koul JE and Satyam.
On the ocassion leaders of various associations were also present to greet the MLA. President of the Raj Tilak Road Association Ramesh Gupta, Upper Moti Bazaar Association President Krishan Kapoor and Kaali Jani Trader Wefare Society leader's Sawhney,Vikram and Shuna.
 Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu east is hub of trading activities and has the maximum footfall. We have ensured that all those visiting these areas are given all the facilities. Parking problem continues to create difficulties for the people of the area and also the visitors and the proposed parking projects are in an advanced stage of execution. The Uri attack on our soldiers is a challenge  and our country will give a befitting response. Nobody can challenge the unity and integrity of our country and we will preserve it at all costs.
Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by senior BJP leaders Daleep Gupta, Ramesh Sharma, Raj Kumar, Chandan Gupta, Vijay Mahajan, Kuldeep, Ashwani, Vageesh Bharti, Arun Sethi, Varun Malhotra, Subhash Gupta, Prem,Dinesh Vermani, Bodh Raj, Raju Khajuria, Prof Shyam, Ravi Singh, Gokul Koul, Chaman Lal, Rajesh Nischal, Amit,Vinay, Sunny Sehgal, Romesh Sharma, Shammi and Vidya Devi.
The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Kannav Abrol,Manjeet Singh and Kiki.

Maharaja Hari Singh will be remembered for JK’s social transformation: Dr Singh

Hari SinghSaying that the contributions of Maharaja Hari Singh made for the welfare and development of J&K state will be remembered long, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said that Maharaja did good work for social transformation in State. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function held to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh here today. Dr Singh highlighted the contributions of Maharaja Hari Singh and remembered the works performed and schemes implemented by him for the betterment of State. He said that he was a social reformer who worked for women education and uplift of weaker sections of the society. Referring to establishment of Jammu & Kashmir Bank to streamline the economic conditions of State, the Deputy Chief Minister said that he also set-up Court in order to put justice on track. He said in order to abolish untouchability, Maharaja Hari Singh allowed the entry of Scheduled Castes in the temples. He stopped the rampant practice of Child marriage and promoted widow remarriage, he maintained.

Opposition has nothing constructive to do except criticizing govt: BJP

Balbir SinghLeaders indulging in negative politics, blind to good work BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan today said that opposition parties in J&K have nothing constructive to do nor they are left with any issues other than criticizing the governments both at the Centre and in the state. Responding to statements of Congress and NC almost on regular basis, he said that at a time when the opposition parties were expected to play a constructive role and offer to work in tandem with government to douse the flames of unrest in Kashmir, these parties are, instead, igniting and flaring the matters up in a manner where the arguments and contentions of the leaders of opposition appear ridiculous. This breast beating and chest thumping only for the sake of politics and attacking the government has left them exposed, the BJP leader said. It is most unfortunate that during the last over 65 days, when the Narendra Modi led government at the Centre and BJP coalition in Jammu & Kashmir are working round the clock to restore peace and normalcy in the state, the role of opposition parties has remained just indulging in negative politics, he said adding that State BJP terms it as display of unhealthy politics. Instead of being positive players, few leaders of Congress and NC worked to flare up the situation. Not even a single word of condemnation on stone pelting or mob attacks on security forces has been uttered by these parties, the BJP leader rued. Balbir Ram Rattan further said that after the recent attack in Uri, the entire world has taken a clear line against Pakistan, which is the outcome of Narendra Modi’s diplomatic efforts. The opposition parties should have felt convinced, if not hailed the measures but they seem to be bent upon opposing and criticizing every action and policy of the government, without analysing the significance of the same, the BJP spokesperson lamented. How much serious the Union government has been towards unrest in Kashmir is clear from the fact that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited twice in a month in valley followed by visit of All Party Delegation and none other than the country’s PM holding All Party Meet at New Delhi, all to defuse the situation and restore normalcy in Kashmir. The approval for recruiting 10,000 youth of the state as SPOs is a move which shows that Modi government want to provide opportunity to the unemployed misguided youth of the state, Kashmir in particular, to stand on their own an earn livelihood in dignified manner, he observed while taking a dig at the baseless noises of opposition. Balbir further said that these parties and leaders are conveniently forgetting that it has happened for the first time when the state has got a number of prestigious technical and professional institutions, but neither NC nor Congress want to see it, leave aside hailing or appreciating the good works, development works carried out during the last two years of PDP-BJP government in the state.⁠⁠⁠⁠

Abrogation of Article 370 only solution for J&K: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaState BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta said that as the situation in the valley is showing the sign of improvement, the political leadership of valley and those with vested interests, so called well wishers of the separatists started showing their colours. He added that when government decided to retaliate and reply Pakistan in its own terms after the Uri episode, NC leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, expressed their serious concern over the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan and its ramifications on peace and stability in the region. He raised the question on their silence when the valley was boiling due to Pakistan sponsored terrorist activities and the people were on streets raising anti-India, pro-Pak slogans and asking for Islamization of the valley. Prof. Virender also criticized them for again raising the boggy of political solution of Jammu and Kashmir and showing their concern about the absence of any meaningful political initiative. He said that it is not the time to initiate any process for the political solution as the situation has yet to become normal and added that any solution for Jammu and Kashmir would depend on the wishes of the majority of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and majority demands abrogation of Article 370 as because of this article some people with vested interests indulge in secessionist activities and support Pakistan’s game plan and disturb the peace and stability of the region. Prof. Virender also condemned the statement of Radha Kumar that “Present Unrest if comes to an end, can re-erupt anytime, if issues remain unaddressed” and asking for initiating dialogue with Hurriyat and JKLF leaders. He said that the recommendation of the interlocutors of which Radha Kumar was a member were aimed to placate the separatist elements and were against the interests of the country and added that in these recommendations justice was not done to the people of Jammu and Ladakh regions, to the minorities and the nationalist elements of the valley.

Dr Nirmal Singh visits martyred soldiers residences, consoles kins

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today visited villages Shibu Chak of Jammu district and Sarwa of Samba district the residences of soldiers, who got martyrdom in Uri attack on September 18, to offer condolences to the bereaved families. Interacting with the bereaved families, the Deputy Chief Minister expressed his solidarity with them, saying May Almighty offer courage to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss.

MLA RAINA LAID FOUNDATION OF SODHRA BRIDGE

On Thursday, BJP MLA from Nowshera Ravinder Raina laid the foundation of much awaited “Sodhra Bridge” at Sunderbani. This bridge is very important from Defense point of view and also for Civilians. This bridge connects the border roads with national highway and it was the long pending demand of this area for the construction of this bridge because during rainy season movement of defense vehicles & civil vehicles is not possible and common public and the military movement suffer badly. After winning the elections from Nowshera, Ravinder Raina repeatedly raised the issue of construction of Sodhra Bridge in J&K Assembly. Few days back, MLA Raina met with Union Defence Minister Sh. Manohar Parikar at New Delhi in this connection and later on Chief Engineer Border Roads Organisation Brig. Bishwas Bhattacharya visited the area and got sanctioned this bridge from the higher authority. Speaking on the occasion, Raina said it was my mission to construct the Sodhra Bridge at Sunderbani because for last more than forty years people of this area were demanding this bridge and soon after becoming MLA of the area, it was my top priority and I worked hard to get sanctioned for this bridge. Raina thanked the Union Defence Minister Sh. Manohar Parikar, top officials of Border Roads Organisation, and Chief Engineer BRO Brig. Bishwas Bhattacharya for their co-operation for sanctioning this bridge. On this occasion SDM Sunderbani Kartar Singh, Tehsildar Vijay Sharma, BRO Engineers Major Gurkripal Singh, Mr. Srivastav, Babu Ram & large number of locals were present.

A meeting of BJP District Jammu under the leadership of Baldev Singh Billawaria

22-3A meeting of BJP District Jammu under the leadership of  Baldev Singh Billawaria. In the meeting discuss the problems which are being face by the people of district Jammu and also review the developments  works which has been done in the District Jammu and ongoing developments works in Gandhi Nagar and Jammu east constituency. Workers said that a lot of work in the respective consistuency has been done the areas and so many works are under process and said that people’s general public is satisfied with the quality of the developments work. In these meeting also discuss about the four day training program at katra. District President also gives detail of training program and discuss in the details. In the meeting also pay tribute to Uri attack martyr’s and said that countries is safe in the better control of  Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narender  Bhai  Mand assume that they handle the situation  in better way. Billawaria said that people of Jammu has shows faith on BJP and win 25 MLA,s  and now the responsibility of BJP workers is much more and it is our duty to give relief to the people of Jammu on their door step and said that we should took the people and aware them regarding the central and state schemes so that people get benefits of schemes. Other who attend the meeting are  Vinay Gupta, Anil Masoom, Satpal Choudhary, Sunil Sharma, Pappu Choudhary , Surat Singh Charak, Tarsem Choudhary, Shailja Gupta, Reena Salathia, Shardha Devi, Ved raj, Kulwant Singh Bhatti.

Kavinder Gupta has congratulated International Fencer Vansh Mahajan on his return Praised Vansh’s historic feat

Kavinder GuptaSpeaker J&K Legislative Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta has congratulated International Fencer Vansh Mahajan on his return Praised Vansh’s historic feat, the Speaker in a message said “I am delighted to know that you have excelled and ranked top in Sabre amongst all the Indian fencers who participated from India” and also got 18th rank in Thailand Open Fencing Championship which was held in Bangkok, Thailand. Your success is a matter of great pride for all young budding fencers in the State. It will serve as an insipiration to young budding fencers as well as for the people of our state. Your achievement is an example of what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication. “I congratulate you, your Coach and J&K Amateur Fencing Association with the very best for your future endeavours and assured all support to the Fencing Association”.

PoK only outstanding issue: BJP to NC

Prof.-Virender-GuptaState BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta ridiculed the statement of NC Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Rahullah Mehndi proposing that New Delhi and Islamabad should engage in talks to deescalate the situation of hostility and war mongering and embark on a comprehensive political process to resolve all outstanding issues. He questioned the intelligence of the NC Spokesperson asking for holding of negotiations between India and Pakistan at this juncture when Pakistan by its state policy of promoting terrorism has gone to such an extent that it compelled the Indian government to take some positive steps to counter Pakistan aggression manned by proxy. He said that the role of NC through and through remained provocative and that of promoting terrorism in the valley. He added that NC leaders  never criticized the Pakistan for pushing terrorists from across the border into Indian territory and abetting and supporting the terrorism in the valley. The leaders of NC also joined the nefarious game plan of Pakistan and instead of appealing the people to restore peace in the valley, they instigated them in order to serve their political interests. The BJP Spokesperson said that for the present situation in the valley NC should have to blame itself and to some extent to its co-partner, Congress in the previous government. Prof. Virender added that the Tweets of its President, Omar Abdullah, on regular basis projected the terrorists as heroes and supported the stone pelters. Omar neither asked the Pakistan to keep restrain and for not aggravating  the situation in the valley nor asked the separatists to abandon the path of violence.   The present situation is the result of the proxy war initiated by Pakistan in Indian soil and the situation has reached to such an extent that there was no other alternative left for India to reply Pakistan in its own coin. The murder of 18 jawans with injuries caused to 22 soldiers has hurt the nation conscious and sentiments of all the sections of the countrymen that they expect the government of India to give befitting reply to the enemy. He reminded the NC Spokesperson that Jammu and Kashmir is the internal matter of India and the country would not tolerate if any other country pokes its nose in its internal matter. Prof. Virender said that the only territorial issue between India and Pakistan is the area of Jammu and Kashmir illegally occupied by Pakistan and that it has to vacate to resolve the issue.

Sat Sharma reviews progress of PHE, PWD R&B, ERA, UEED and JMC works in Jammu West

14433090_1098065500275147_3150247187675572685_nTo review the status of works-in-progress and works to be taken up in Jammu West Assembly Constituency, State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) took a review meeting of officials of PHE (Public Health Engineering), JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation), PWD R&B (Public Works Department Roads and Buildings), ERA (Economic Reconstruction Agency) and UEED (Urban Environmental Engineering Department) at ERA Head office, Gandhi Nagar and took stock of the status of ongoing works.
During the meeting, Sharma took a comprehensive review of the physical status of ongoing works. Laying stress on the completion of Black Topping of roads, Sharma instructed the offcials of PWD R&B to initiate the work of Black Topping in the areas where it is left incompleted. Expressing satisfaction over the pace of works, Sharma stressed on maintaining the same tempo to ensure tangible results are achieved in a time bound manner. He asked the officers to work with sincerity and dedication to come up to the expectations of the people and said that all departments should ensure efficiency and promptness in public service delivery. Sat Sharma asked the officers to work with dedication and adopt a proactive approach to redress the grievances of the people and ensure overall development of the area. CE PWD Alok Mengi, Director ERA Ravinder Raina, Ex-en. Rajan Mengi, Ex-En. JMC Parbodh Sharma, Ex-En PWD UK Sharma, ERA PHE Ex-En Manish Bhat, Sanjeev Chadha, BJP Distt President Ayodhya gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, prem gupta & others were present in the meeting.

BJPMM Paid rich tributes to martyred soldiers in Uri by lighting candles at Gole market Gandhi nagar

20160921_205931BJPMM Paid rich tributes to martyred soldiers in Uri by lighting candles at Gole market Gandhi nagar Large number of local residents and members from civil society participated in the March started from Gole Market Gandhi nagar and culminating at the same place after moving from various places.

Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal kick started the works for improvement/upgradation of internal roads of village Chowadhi

bjp-sc-morcha-state-president-iBJP SC Morcha State President  & MLA Samba Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal kick started the works for improvement/upgradation of internal roads of village Chowadhi. Accompanied by PWD (R&B) officials, local residents and political activists of the area. Dr. Manyal started the works in the presence of a large number of  local people. The total project cost of the road is Rs 1.55 crores and the length of these roads are 4.30 KM. The road has been sanctioned under NABARD scheme. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Manyal said that the work will be completed in  stipulated period  in order to provide best quality of roads to the public. He also stated that other pending works of roads in Chowadhi area and other areas where the works are to be taken up will be stappealed to the residents of the areas to  monitor themselves the works in their areas to ensure its quality too. He said that the dream of PM Narindra Modi of a "Shresth Bharat " will b fulfilled. The govt. is very sensitive towards the problems of its citizens. Dr.  Manyal also inspected the ongoing works in Chowadhi. Manyal also stated that the BT plan of roads of d area is also going to be implemented and work will start within a week.The residents of the area also thanked Dr. Manyal for fulfilling their demand which was long pending for more than a decade. Dr. Manyal while addressing people requested them to take benefit of tral and state programs and schemes like ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’, ‘Mudra Yojana’,  State marriage assistance scheme,  Laadli beti scheme,  Accident bima, Atal Pension Yojana, Jeevan Bima Yojana etc. He informed that d old age pension has been enhanced from Rs 400 to Rs 1000 now. Dr. Manyal assured people at soon work on another road in Chowadi will b started. AEE PWD R. Rafiq, AE Saleem Choudhary, JE Ashish kumar, Block Mandal President Kulbir Singh  Sarpanch Asgar Choudhary, Panch Naro Ram  Khatib Hussain,  Suresh kumar,  Jamwal and several others were also present.

Shamsher Singh Manhas, has been nominated for various Committees

14449738_1097664016981962_2781990709983979779_nBJP Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas, has been nominated as Member of Standing Committees and Consultative Committee under different Ministries of Government of India. According to the official communications addressed to the MP by respective ministries, it has been informed that Shamsher Singh Manhas has been nominated as Standing Committees Member of Union Ministries of Home and Power. Similarly, Manhas has also been nominated as Consultative Committee Member of Ministry of Defence and Court Member of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). These nominations are made on unanimous decisions on rotational basis with two years tenure of each.

BJP Leaders at the funeral of Subedar Karnail Singh at his native village Shibu Chack

14440999_1097637410317956_4168581046088448044_nBJP Leaders at the funeral of Subedar Karnail Singh at his native village Shibu Chack

Yudhvir Sethi leads march against Uri attack

14344251_1097133370368360_5605571364668506311_nTo condemn the recent Uri attack of militants on Army camp, Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi yesterday night led a candle light march of people and businessman community of old city. The march was organised by Jai Durga Yuva Sanstha at Lakhdatta bazar and large number of people from all walks of life besides local business men participated in it.
While paying rich tributes to Martyrs, Yudhvir described the attack as a cowardly act of anti-national forces who would be taught a severe lesson by the nation. He said such forces are being fuelled from across the border and they would have to pay heavy price for attacking the Indian Army. "Our heart bleeds for the families of those martyred soldiers who were attacked by the cowards and the nation would give a strong reply to such forces who attack the integrity of our country," he added. President of the sanstha Amit Luthra also condemned the attack and called upon the government to give the perpetrators of such incidents a befitting reply so that no body dares to commit such acts against the defence forces of the country. Two minutes silence also was observed for peace to the departed souls. Prominent among those who participated in the march and paid tributes to the martyred soldiers include, Vijay Talla, Subash Shastri, Ashok Luthra, Rajinder Pal Verma, T.S. Negi, Gourav Luthra, Rohit Verma, Pawan Talla, Lalit Luthra, Sudarshan Luthra and Kartar Gupta.

Cong exploited OBCs for decades after independence: Sat

14368700_1097069263708104_6731937381103006024_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), accompanied by State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, chaired the introductory meeting of the OBC Morcha of the party. Sat Sharma, while addressing the meeting said that the BJP has achieved the distinction of being largest political party in the world with more than 11 crore members across the country and the contribution of OBCs in reaching this milestone has been appreciable. He said that the Congress during its rule spread over decades after independence only exploited the OBCs and SCs for vote bank politics but was never concerned for their welfare. On the other hand, PM Narendra Modi has launched one scheme after the other for the benefit of these people and it becomes the duty of the party activists in Morchas and Cells of BJP to reach the masses and help them in availing the benefits of such schemes. He said that the OBC morcha should ensure that every pocket housing the population of 27 communities under this category are educated about every scheme launched by Narendra Modi.
Ashok Kaul, in his address, said that our society has a large percentage of the members of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and they have a very important role to play. He said that the BJP is well aware of the problems and needs of the weaker sections, including OBCs and marginalized classes and the party is committed for economic and social upliftment of these sections. He also congratulated the newly nominated team members of the morcha. OBC Board Vice-Chairperson Rashpal Verma, on this occasion, shared different programmes being undertaken by the board for the benefit of the members of OBC communities in the state and sought suggestions for further streamlining the board so that it is made more accessible to the people. OBC Morcha State President Murari Lal, while giving details related to the constitution of teams at different levels, said that three districts have been constituted with Kuldeep Balgotra as Jammu District President, Manohar Lal as Samba District President, Bodh Raj Baddan as Kathua District President and Neetu Verma as Jammu Rural District President. The meeting commenced with observing two minutes silence for the peace of the departed souls of Uri martyrs, followed by presentation of mementos to the dignitaries. Proceedings of the meeting were conducted by Morcha State General Secretary Brhamjyot and other General Secretary Krishan Kapoor presented vote of thanks. BJP Morchas Incharge Munish Sharma, OBC Morcha Prabhari Capt. Ramesh Lal, Seh-Prabhari Jagdish Raj Pandey and also addressed the meeting.

JUGAL APPEALED EX-GRATIA RELIEF TO THE MARTYRS

Sh. Jugal Kishore SharmaJugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament, BJP(Lok Sabha) Jammu Poonch in a statement expressed his profound sadness & shock at the killings of soldiers recently at Uri by PAK sponsored terrorists.Member of Parliament demanded Ex-Gratia relief to the families of martyred soldiers incliding emloyment to one of the family member. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament said that such cowardly acts will not deter the country from defending its integrity and sovereignty.Member of Parliament said that these kind of terrorists attacks only expose the nature and the ethos of the PAK state as being a peddler of terrorism in the world.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament expressed his sincere and heartfelt sympathies with the families of the martyr soldiers.It is such brave soldiers who have always enable this country to hold its head high. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament further said that State Government should adopt a practice of Ex-Gratia relief to the families of the martyred soldiers.He further demanded that Rs 20 lac each should be provided by the State Government to the families of these soldiers including employment to one of their family member.

Keshav Chopra Organises Booth Level Meet, Listened Greivances of People

kdjaileryqluor4m loyt  To Solve the issues faced by the people of Ward No-30 Keshav Chopra BJP Talab Tillo Mandal Vice President & BJP  Booth President 76 of 73 Jammu West constituency organised Booth Level Officer camp at Talab Tillo,In this camp Several people of ward visited the camp and discussed their problems with BJP leader Keshav Chopra. During this course of action many new voter cards were distributed among the people including youths and Womens. Several people also submitted their forms for corrections. Many youths who have crossed the age of 18 years also submitted thier forms to enroll thier name in voter list so that they can caste thier vote.The people of Ward 30 participated in this excercise in large numbers and took advantage given by the Booth Level Officer. Speaking on the occassion Keshav Chopra said that the problems and grievances of the people of Talab Tillo will always be a priority for the BJP and we are concerned with this, Keshav chopra thanked the booth level officer  for conducting the camp and assured the people that he along with BLO's will conduct these camps in future also so that people can take maximum advantage of these camps. Sourav Gupta, Manoj Tandon, Abhishek Gupta, Rahul Gupta, Parshotam Gupta, Sushil ,Mukesh, Sahil Verma, Jimmy and Several other were also present.

JUGAL DISTRIBUTED PRIZES & LAID FOUNDATION STONE AT GDC JINDRAH

gdc-prizeJugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP(Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch visited at Govt Degree College Jindrah in Nagrota Constituency and  felicitated students who had participated in the Anti- Drug Painting Competition at Govt Degree College Jindrah. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament laid foundation stone for installation of Close Circuit TV Camers Cameras as part of overall College Surveillance System.Member of Parliament also briefed about the surveillence by the College Principal who stressed that installation of this system in College will not only provide round the clock surveillence  of College as well as Higher Secondary School property but also act as an effective tool in maintaining discipline besides improving  quality education as also  regularity and punctuality. Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament also dedicated clean drinking water facilities to the students  installed in the Campus for the welfare of the students as well as others. Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament also launched plantation drive in the college by planting the sapling of sacred Bael plant & Neel plant. He called upon the students to plant at least 1 tree in each household Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament while addressing the students called for developing skill among students. Member of Parliament said that the students should take keen interest to take part in sports and co curricular activities.Member of parliament further added that the teachers are the builders of the nation and they should teach the students with academic studies and moral activities. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament also inspected the construction works for the building of Govt Degree college Jindrah and asked to speed up the work so that the completion of the building would be done at the earnest and students should commence their next session. Nutan Kumar Principal Govt Degree college Jinddrah put vote of thanks to the Member of Parliament and staff & Students for facilitating the occasion. Nand Kishore Senior BJP leader with team and Principal Govt Higher Sercondary School Jindrah were also present on the ocassion.

Rajesh Gupta started the work of nallah at Baba Lal Ji Galli

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Jammu east MLA and Chief Whip of BJP in the assembly  Rajesh Gupta started the work of nallah at Baba Lal Ji Galli at an estimated cost of rupees 3.75 lakhs.The official of UEED Shikhar Gupta AEE  accompanied the MLA.
Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that our thoughts are with the martyrs of Uri and we all join in paying our homage to the soldiers.
Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the sacrifices of the soldiers would be written in golden letters and it is only due to their sacrifices that we live a life of safety and security.
 Rajesh Gupta said that the time has come when we have to expose Pakistan as the epicentre of global terrorism.
MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta was also accompanied by Distt.Gen.Secretary Sunil Dogra and other senior BJP leaders Prof.Shyam, Rajinder Gupta, Kuldeep, Rajesh Nischal, Ravi Singh, Gokul Koul, Vidya Devi,Vijay Mehra, Vishal Kohli, Rajinder Sikka and Pradeep Langeh.
The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Raj Kumar, Chaman Lal, Rinku, Ramesh Thothla and Praveen.

Measures undertaken for development of Leh: Dy CM

14355689_1096280813786949_7973889907120887089_nInaugurates beautification project of Leh Bazar Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today said that the Government has undertaken several measures for speeding up the developmental initiatives undertaken in Ladakh which would ensure that urban and rural landscape of the region gets a flip and people get quality and modern facilities of urban living and also the tourist activities of the area are boosted. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating the beautification project of Leh Bazaar which was completed under Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small & Medium Town (UIDSSMT). Minister for Ladakh Affairs & Cooperatives Tsering Dorjey, Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, Executive Councilors, MLA Leh Nawang Rigzin Jora, Councilors and District Development Commissioner, Leh Parasana Ramaswamy were present on the occasion. The function was held during the Leh festival in which several cultural troops and contingents participated and made their way through Leh Town Deputy Chief Minister leading the procession. The Deputy Chief Minister said that Ladakh forms one of the major tourist destinations of the tourists coming from different parts of the globe as well as country. He said that several new initiatives have also been undertaken to upgrade and augment the tourist infra in the region in addition to other schemes and programmes being implemented there. He said that the power infra of the whole region is being augmented by introduction of several new schemes which would ensure that the people of the region get round the clock supply of electric power. He said that under Housing and Urban Development sector necessary measures have already been undertaken so that new and modern urban living facilities are provided to the people living there. The Ladakh festival is an annual festival organised by J&K Tourism Department, in association with local stakeholders, communities and District Administration of Leh. The main aim of this festival is to revitalize and bestow a spectacle of Ladakh's deep-rooted culture, traditions and heritage for the world to admire and enjoy. The festival provides a wonderful opportunity for the tourists to experience the culture and lifestyle of the people in Ladakh. In the 4-day long celebrations, various events and programmes will be held such as music concerts, Mask dances, Handicraft and Food Stall exhibition, Archery competition, Polo matches and Thanka exhibitions Mr. Tsering Dorjey gave an encyclopedic picture of Ladakh highlighting the role of rich cultural heritage, panoramic landscape, mountains, rivers, monasteries, monuments and most importantly the friendly and welcoming nature of Ladkahi people in attracting tourists from across the world. He made a special mention about the increasing number of adventure tourists in Ladakh saying that Ladakh is the haven for adventure tourism and counting the adventure sports like mountaineering, rock-climbing, cycling, rafting, biking and Chadar- Track he said the top class facility of hotels, guest houses and transport facility of Ladakh is comparable to any famous tourist destination in the world. Earlier, in his welcoming address the Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa said that Council is planning to explore various tourist hotspots keeping in mind the immense potential of adventure and winter tourism in Ladakh.

State BJP Leadership attended Funeral of URI Martyr Havaldar Ravi Paul at his Native Village Sarba in Distt. Samba

14370070_1096246470457050_8855859326686059610_nState BJP Leadership attended Funeral of URI Martyr Havaldar Ravi Paul at his Native Village Sarba in Distt. Samba

Pakistan stands exposed before world: Prof Virender

Prof. Virender GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta, while expressing his serious concern and shock on fidayeens’ attack on army base at Uri in which 18 soldiers were killed and 22 wounded, expressed that Govt. of India should initiate multiprong strategy against Pakistan apart from giving befitting army response at the appropriate time at a place of Indian army’s choice. While elaborating, the Spokesperson said that the other options are Isolating Pakistan and getting enforced sanctions against it by International Community; Isolating it among the SAARC nations; excluding it from the list of preferred nations; exposing Pakistan before the world community and getting it declared as terrorist state; Exposing Pakistan for Human Rights violations in PoJK, including Gilgit, Baltistan and in Balochistan; snapping diplomatic ties with Pakistan and supporting the cause of Balochistan, North West Frontier and Sindh Province.
Prof. Virender appreciated that Govt. of India has taken serious note of the attack on Uri and made up its mind to start an hybrid strategy as pointed above. He said worldwide condemnation of the Pakistan sponsored fidayeens’ attack in Uri has isolated Pakistan and this event has provided an opportunity for India to be aggressive on Pakistan on all fronts. He said that this is a good signal that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, France, US, UK, China, Afganistan and Russia have condemned the terrorist attack and expressed their solidarity with India. He added that France has asked for decisive action against the terrorist groups, particularly Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen, whereas Russia stopped joint army exercise in PoK and also stopped exporting its fighter plans to Pakistan.

“Chenab Valley” nomenclature is misleading: BJP

Balbir SinghCommenting on the recent trends of describing some of the areas in Jammu through which Chenab river flows as “Chenab Valley”, the State BJP has made it clear that there is no region in Jammu province which can be geographically and justifiably described so. In a statement, BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that the districts through which Chenab river flows have different languages, dissimilar social customs and ways of life. No district’s physical features resemble that to the other districts. In fact, the dissimilarities of language, colour, social castes, etc. far exceed the differences found in rest of the state.
“Valley is an area which is flat and walled by mountains, while as the region through which Chenab flows is totally mountainous and does not possess any flat land and giving it a nomenclature of “Chenab Valley” is totally misleading and mis-descriptive”, said Balbir. On the contrary, Kashmir valley has homogeneous geographical, social and cultural characteristics with single language and constitutes small percentage of the total area of the state and cannot include other adjacent areas due to geographical and physical features. Similar is the case with Ladakh region, where only two local languages are used and Jammu province has also only one language in use. The use of the term “Chenab Valley” other than fostering a sense of separateness from the rest of the Jammu province, serves no other purpose, the Spokesperson elaborated adding that it only creates void and distance between the people. Also, there is no legal, constitutional or historical basis for coining this divisive nomenclature of a region, where language and way of life differ and vary even from one village to another adjacent village. Balbir Ram Rattan said it appears that some political parties and personalities are unmindful of the paramount requirement of avoiding use of such terms which, instead of strengthening the cohesion between the people of different languages and social mores, foster a sense of exclusivity and differentness. He appealed all the right thinking, secular people and political entities to refrain from using such mis-descriptive nomenclature.

Sham Choudhary briefs party about Rajouri situation

14322443_1096204903794540_1937238409941982037_nMinister of PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Choudhary, who had been deputed by the party to visit Rajouri for personal assessment of the situation, shared first hand information with the BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, senior leader Ch. Talib Hussain and MLA Ravinder Raina, on his return to Jammu. Sham Choudhary, while briefing in details about the situation in Rajouri, told that some anti-social elements had provoked the people of Rajouri town, which resulted into tension, loss of properties and law & order problem there.
The Minister, who also had meetings with the people of all the communities and the local administration at Rajouri, further told that he succeeded in convincing the people to not get misled but stay united and within few hours, the shutters of shops were opened and normal life resumed, which itself displayed that none of the community in Rajouri want to create any problem but a handful of anti-social elements wanted to create hatred but their plans failed as the civil society and prominent people took lead in defusing the situation. Sham Choudhary had assured the people of every sort of help from the government and appealed them to maintain communal harmony. He said that a team under ADC has been constituted to assess the losses suffered by the people and the other team under ACR will keep eye on situation and work towards ensuring total peace and normalcy in the district. Sham Choudhary said that the people were of the common view that the elements behind this episode should be identified and booked under law. He also made a fervent appeal to the people of twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch to preserve the tradition of brotherhood and maintain harmony so that such incidents do not occur again.

Tributes Paid to Uri Martyr’s at RS Pura, Katra,Jammu West,Samba, Gandhinagar,Nanak Nagar

14330122_1096147750466922_8399625193770691097_nTributes Paid to Uri Martyr's at RS Pura, Katra,Jammu West,Samba, Gandhinagar,Nanak Nagar

Thousands join funeral of martyrs, call for decisive action against Pak

14330090_1096035773811453_911248098528112096_nThe last rites of two valiant soldiers of 10 Dogra Regiment, Naib Subedar Karnail Singh and Havaldar Ravi Paul who attained martyrdom in a Fidayeen attack at Uri in North Kashmir district of Baramulla yesterday were performed with full military honours in their native places at village Shibu Chak in Bishnah tehsil of Jammu district and Sarwa, tehsil Ramgarh in Samba district today. Thousands of mourners from all walks of life including officers and jawans of Army and BSF, Ministers, leaders of various political parties, civil and police officers joined the funeral procession and gave a touching send off to the two sons of the soil who along with 18 jawans of Indian Army, attained martyrdom at Uri in Fidayeen attack yesterday. Both the villages were in total gloom as the bodies reached there by this afternoon with family members and relatives wailing and beating their chests while tears were seen rolling down from the eyes of everyone who was present there. The words failed to console the family members of two soldiers and every one present was in a state of shock and despair asking a single question that “how long the Government will remain a mute spectator to misadventures from across the border and when it will act to punish the enemy who has wrecked a havoc on us for years together.”? The sobbing mourners in both the processions were raising slogans that these soldiers will remain immortal till the existence of this universe. However, grief filled with anger was visible on their faces and every one wanted an answer that “how long such devastation and destruction will go on, how long more we have to bleed and how many more sacrifices of our valiant soldiers we have to give”? One of the mourners in the procession of Havaldar Ravi Paul at Sarwa hamlet said that “Dogras are great warriors and we have shown our mettle in various wars. Dogra soldiers feel proud for laying down their lives for the motherland in battle field but we are pained when someone attacks us in a cowardice way. It is high time for the Government to act and teach the enemy a lesson for its misadventures so that he should never dare to raise an eye towards us in future”, he added. Another mourner in procession said “we appeal to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to turn his words into deeds as people of this State which has suffered a heavy loss during the 27 year long Pak sponsored terrorism are looking with high hopes towards him”. He asked if Pakistan can dare and make repeated attacks on our Army camps why can’t India attack the terrorist camps existing in PoK and Pakistan. Similar were the views of Vijay Kumar Saini, a relative of Naib Subedar Karnail Singh of Shibu Chak, Bishnah. While talking to this reporter, he said the Government should act now and give a befitting reply to Pakistan and teach a lesson to terrorists and their supporters. As the bodies of two soldiers reached their respective native villages the wreaths were laid on them by the Army officers, Ministers and other political leaders. The body of Havaldar Ravi Paul was taken into a procession from his house at village Sarwa to the cremation ground and thousands of mourners including men and women joined the procession where his last rites were performed with chanting of Vedic hymns and full military honours. His wife Geeta Rani also accompanied the procession and grief overwhelmed every one when 11 year old son of Ravi Paul, Vanshu lit the pyre. Industries Minister, Chander Parkash Ganga, senior Army officers, including Deputy Commandant V Santosh, Administrative Commandant R K Raman Krishna and Commander 26 Artillery, Brigade, Brigadier Arvind Yadav, IGP Jammu Danish Rana, DC Samba, Sheetal Nanda, SSP, Samba, Joginder Singh, MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, BJP State president, Sat Sharma, general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul, N C senior leader and former Minister, S S Salathia, MLA Samba Dr Manyal, former Ministers, Manjit Singh and Yash Paul Kundal and Samparakh Parmukh of Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh Sanjeev Sharma attended the funeral procession. At Shibu Chak besides senior army officers, the funeral procession was attended by Minister of PHE Irrigation and FC, Choudhary Sham, MLA Gagan Bhagat, Divisional Commissioner, Dr Pawan Kotwal, DC Jammu, Simrandeep Singh, Bharat Sharma, Seh Samprakh Parmukh of Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on the behalf of Minister. The processions started from the residence of Naib Subedar Karnail Singh to cremation ground in the open jeep and thousands of mourners both men and women participated in it. They gave an emotional send off to this brave soldier. Wreaths were placed over his body by army officers, minister and other leaders and his last rites were also performed with chanting of Vedic hymns and full military honours. The pyre was lit by his eldest son Anmol. Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kotwal told the Excelsior that the Government will give Rs 5 lakh each to next of kin of martyrs as per the fixed norms. Earlier, Special Indian Airforce helicopter flew in the mortal remains of martyrs Subedar Karnail Singh and Havaldar Ravi Paul of 10 Dogra today at the Technical Area Airforce Station Jammu. The wreath laying of the martyrs was done by Kavinder Gupta, Speaker State Assembly, Bali Bhagat, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Zulfkar Ali, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chander Parkash Ganga, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Jugal Kishore, MP, Sat Sharma MLA and Rajesh Gupta, MLA. Wreath were also laid on behalf of Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO, by his PROs, Ravinder Rana, MLA, Pawan Kotwal, Divisional Commissioner, Danesh Rana, IGP, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh, DC, brother–in-laws of martyr Sub Karnail Singh, Bhav Singh and Devi Raj Saini, Major General Sanjeev Sharma, General Officer Commanding Tiger Division, Air Commodore Ashutosh Lal, Brigadier Randir Singh and other Senior Officers from the Civil Administration and the Army. The bodies were taken to their respective villages from technical airport by road. Source:- Daily Excelsior

Army asked to study all pros & cons

14368683_1096021910479506_3058508353857279254_nAfter 5 high-level meetings, PM, HM, DM discuss response to Pak The Union Government said today that it reserved the right to give “adequate response” at an “appropriate time” to Pakistan following deadliest strike by Pakistan backed four militants at Army Brigade Headquarters in Uri sector of Kashmir valley yesterday in which 18 soldiers were killed. Five high level security review meetings took place in the Union capital today including the one chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended by top political leadership of the country apart from officials of Home and Defence Ministries, Intelligence, Army and para-military officials. Official sources told the Excelsior that the Prime Minister, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a high level meeting with Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Nipendra Mishra, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar and Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag. The meeting came immediately after the Home Minister, the Defence Minister, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh and top officials of Home and Defence Ministries, NSA, the Army chief, Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Dineshwar Sharma met for more than one and a half hour to decide India's response to Uri attack. The meeting, according to sources, asked the Army chief to prepare comprehensive report on the kinds of response Army could give to Pakistan and what the hostile neighbour could do in that event. “The Army has been asked to study all pros and cons of the situation that could develop in the sub continent if India target militant training camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), carrying out strikes across the LoC and launching an offensive against the militants and their Over Ground Workers (OGWs), within Jammu and Kashmir and preparedness of the troops to meet with such attacks in future,'' sources said. They added that the Centre Government wanted to be sure that the Indian response to Pakistan was not only "appropriate and adequate'' but it was tackled efficiently in case of any retaliation from the neighbour or the militants within the State so that the people were not put to any kind of inconvenience anywhere. "Everything including surgical strikes in PoK, attack on the militant camps, Pakistan army posts, which were engaged in aiding infiltration of the militants and striking at the militant hideouts within Jammu and Kashmir offensively figured in the meeting that was chaired by the Home Minister,'' sources said, adding the Government didn't want to act in haste but would decide its action very coolly. In the meantime, the Government has asked Army to present all ``actionable evidence'' to Pakistan Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) during the DGMO level talks between the two countries, who speak on hotline every Tuesday. At the same time, sources said, Rajnath and Parrikar directed the Army and other security forces to ensure that any such attack in future was neutralized with minimum casualties for which the Army chief was asked to take all preemptive measures and convey them to the Commanders. Though the Army had killed all four militants within a couple of hours but by then they had managed to inflict 18 fatal casualties of the troops and left many others injured. The Home Minister, the Defence Minister and the MoS in PMO were briefed by top officials present in the meeting that there was enough evidence to nail Pakistan at the international forums. They decided that India will give entire evidence to Pakistan during the DGMO level talks. The evidence included Pakistan army made arms, ammunition and grenade launching gun, maps, Global Positioning System (GPS) and various eatables having marking of `Made in Pakistan'. "India will confront Pakistan with all evidence though it is a different matter that similar evidences were also given to the neighbour during January 2 Pakistan attack,'' sources said and added that the evidences will also be used to nail Pakistan at the United Nations, whose General Assembly is scheduled to meet in next few days, which will be addressed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who didn't attend today's meetings called by the Prime Minister and the Home Minister. Sources said action will be taken only after proper planning, coordination, exploring all options and taking everyone concerned into confidence, sources said. They recalled that in the case of Myanmar last year, the Army carried out an operation along the border against NSCNK militants involved in the killing of 18 soldiers in Manipur in June, 2015 only after a week. "Here, we have a hostile Pakistani establishment. So any hasty action is completely ruled out," they said. Sources said after the meeting, the Home Minister, the Defence Minister and the Finance Minister besides the NSA, Home Secretary, Defence Secretary and the Army chief met the Prime Minister at his 7 RCR residence for about an hour in which all possibilities to retaliate Uri attack were discussed. The Principal Secretary to the PM was also present. Though no official statement was issued after the meeting, sources said the Prime Minister listened to all options discussed and debated in the earlier meeting chaired by the Home Minister. The Prime Minister is reported to have issued some directions during the meeting to the Ministers and top brass of the administration, sources said. Modi had yesterday declared that those responsible for despicable attack in Uri wouldn't go unpunished. Earlier in the morning, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who had visited Kashmir yesterday along with Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, met the Prime Minister and briefed him about Uri attack and security situation in the Valley especially along Line of Control (LoC) and the measures taken by the troops to thwart intrusion bids and Uri like attacks in future. Parrikar had been briefed by the Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders Lt Gen DS Hooda and Lt Gen Satish Dua respectively at Srinagar yesterday about the incident and the operation launched to neutralize the terrorists. The briefing included discussions on the soft points and how the terrorists managed to get in. Sources had said possible "action plan" was also discussed about how the Army can respond to the attack. Sources said the decision will be taken at a higher level on the kind of action to be taken but this would be highly confidential. Meanwhile, in the evening Parrikar had a meeting with NSA Ajit Doval, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar and Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag to discuss the kind of reaction by the Indian troops and steps to tighten security at all Army camps to prevent such kind of attacks in future. Earlier in the morning, the Home Minister had met the MHA officials including the Home Secretary and other Ministry officials Incharge of Jammu and Kashmir before holding high level security review. Meanwhile, MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh in an interview to a national news channel, said Indian Army has set highest standards of human rights, which was evident from the fact that it has suffered equal number of casualties as the others. "Army have guns, but they don't shoot, Army have bombs, they don't hurl, Army has ammunition, they don't use it simply because they exercise self constraint so that no harm is caused to the innocent people,'' Dr Singh said adding the human right activists should realize that Indian Army is adhering to human rights while the militants and Pakistan were violating them. To a question on Pakistan, the Union Minister said the perpetrator of terrorism don't escape from it very long. "Involvement of Pakistan in terrorism hardly required any evidence. The world is accepting Indian view point that Pakistan is epicenter of terrorism,'' Dr Singh said. On action against Pakistan as retaliation to Uri attack, he said it would be decided keeping in view the aspirations of 1.2 billion people and taking interests of the country into account. Source:- Daily Excelsior

Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, paying tributes to Uri Martyr’s at Leh

14344694_1095545303860500_5776461666953242882_nDy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, CEC LAHDC Dr. Sonam Dawa,Executive Councillors & Councillors of LAHDC paying tributes to Uri Martyr's at Leh.

Dy CM leads cleanliness drive at Khardongla Pass

14322671_1095542847194079_5387305715599952471_nAnnounces Rs. 1 crore for the development of Leh town Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today led a cleanliness drive from Khardongla Pass (18380 Feet), the highest motorable road in the world to Leh to conclude the 15-days cleanliness drive under Swach Bharat Mission. The campaign was flagged off at Leh district by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama from Jivetsal Choglamsar on 24 August, 2016. The concluding ceremony was attended by Minister for Ladakh Affairs & Cooperatives Tsering Dorjey, Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, Executive Councilors, Councilors, Commissioner/Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, Director ULBK Tufail Matoo and all the HODs of district administration Leh. On the occasion Dy. CM also flagged off a Cycling Expedition with an aim to infuse a sense of responsibility towards cleanliness among people. Officials of Rural Development Department and District officers also participated in the expedition from Khardongla top towards Leh. Speaking on the occasion, The Dy CM Nirmal Singh said the nationwide cleanliness drive and awareness initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached to the roof of the world as the drive has been started in Leh. He said to achieve the dream of Nirmal Bharat by 2019, the Swach Bharat Mission should not be restricted to campaign but should become day to day activity of people to keep their surrounding safe. During the campaign, a two-minute silence was observed in respect of 18 soldiers of Indian Army who were killed at Uri on Sunday. Earlier, Minister for Ladakh Affairs & Cooperatives J&K Tsering Dorjey Lakrook while addressing the gathering said that only cleanliness drive is not the solution to maintain the hygiene of an area saying that it is important to infuse good habits among people so that they don’t need cleanliness drive repeatedly. CEC Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo said that in last 15 days all the 93 Panchyat Halqas of Leh district were cleaned under Swachh Bharat Mission and the idea of concluding this drive at Khardongla top was to spread the message of cleanliness from top of the world. Later Dr. Nirmal Singh announced an amount of Rs. 1 crore from state sector out of Urban Development Department for the development of Leh town. He said that their aim is to work for the development of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh without any discrimination and stressed on all the elected representatives, district officers and other stakeholders to focus on coordination among each other to take maximum benefit of the flagship programmes. MLA Leh Nawang Rigzin Jora, Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department J&K Hirdesh Kumra and Director ULBK Tufail Matoo were also present on the occasion

Tributes paid to Uri Martyr’s at Jammu,Ramban, Akhnoor,Kathua, Doda,BJP Kashmir Displaced Districts

14368825_1095527083862322_895005437087716785_nTributes paid to Uri Martyr's at Jammu,Ramban, Akhnoor,Kathua, Doda,BJP Kashmir Displaced Districts.

BJP pays tributes to Uri martyrs

14433031_1095300887218275_4402969024618556602_nIn a programme organized by Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta at Purani Mandi Chowk. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and other leaders paid tributes to Uri martyrs along with a large number of people from different walks of life. They lit candles before the portrait of ‘Bharat Maa’ and observed silence for the peace of the departed souls of the brave sons of motherland. Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that the fidayeen attack in Uri at the behest of Pakistan is the worst kind of inhuman act and is highly condemnable. He said that the terrorist attack at army brigade, which resulted into sacrifices of our brave soldiers, has shook the entire nation and the time has come when Union government should adopt a clear and decisive strategy to teach Pakistan a lesson. Whatever the nation is facing in J&K is due to the blunders committed by Congress under its appeasement policy which promoted separatism and encouraged Pakistan to impose direct and proxy wars against India in Kashmir. Ashok Kaul, while paying tributes to the martyrs, said that Pakistan has been indulging in infiltration and pushing trained terrorists into Indian territory, particularly in Kashmir, with a sole motive of disturbing peace and the people should understand the evil designs of neighbour country. He said that the soldiers who got martyrdom will remain to serve as a source of inspiration and induce a commitment to serve the motherland at any cost. Rajesh Gupta, in his tributes, said that the frustrated Pakistan is fighting last leg of its proxy war as Indian security forces have been giving tough resistance, which has made Pakistan understand that it cannot succeed in its designs and in order to register its presence, it indulge in such like coward acts. He said that the best tribute to these martyrs will be to stand by the security forces to boost their morale. He appealed the people to mobilize public opinion against the separatists and anti national elements. Prof. Sham Gupta, Daleep Gupta, Karan Singh, Ayodhya Gupta, Shiv Kumar Gupta, Raju Khajuria, Kuldeep Kandhari, Rajesh, Rajeev Bhardwaj, Girdhari Lal, Rajinder Gupta, Ravi Singh, Gokul Kohli, Govind Sareen, Vijay Mehra, Vijay Mahajan, Vinita Arora, Parveen Arora, Sangeeta Anand, Sudesh Kanotra, Suresh Bharti, Shashi Sapolia, Chandan Gupta, Chaman Lal, Surinder Anand, Parveen Kerni, Sunny Sehgal, Gurcharan Singh, Rajesh Nischal, Amit Gupta, Kartar, Ajesh also paid their tributes.

Dr.Gagan Bhagat Inaugurates “Ortho Camp” at Niranjan Hospital Jammu

mail-2  18th September, R.S Pura: Dr.Gagan Bhagat M.L.A from R.S Pura Constituency yesterday inaugurated Orthopedics Camp organized by the Bhart Vikas Parishad Swami Vivekanand from Gandhinagar Branch at the Niranjan Hospital Karan Bagh Jammu.Dr.Gagan Bhagat was given rousing reception on his arrival and after lightening of ceremonial lamp he interacted with the members of the social organization Doctors and Paramedical staff of the hospital. While speaking on the occasion Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that such camps should be organized more and more so that Health awareness is created among the people and the deserving person who cannot afford costly treatment, is able to get the benefit of the facilities, policies and programmes of the government. The Legislator appreciated the efforts of the doctors and para medicos for extending enhanced Medicare to the patients and hoped that they will leave no stone unturned to uphold the dignity of their noble profession. He exhorted upon them to put in their sincere efforts in achieving new goals in health sector particularly Ayurveda and Yoga. On the occasion, President of J&K BVP Dev Raj Sharma also addressed the gathering. Dr.Gagan Bhagat expressed gratitude to the Bharat Vikas Parishad for contributing towards welfare of the society. He said that the initiative will go a long way in improving the health standards of the people. He appealed the social organizations to come forward and supplement government efforts of providing better health services to the people. "We have made new strides and laid edifice of peaceful and economically sound Jammu and Kashmir", he said adding that though everything has not been achieved in full yet the march on road to progress is firm and the intention of State and the Union Government to take the J&K State to the new heights of prosperity and stability is sincere and clear. During the camp, free medicines and Bone Mineral Densitometry (B.M.D) and other body tests were conducted free for the patients in the camp. Dr.Bhagat  called upon the Social Organizations, Medical fraternity and other ayurveda organizations to work together and deliver best services to the patients. He said the country is fast progressing on the front of health services and day is not far when people even in far off villages could avail specialized consultancy at their doorsteps. Later a Memento was presented to Dr.Gagan Bhagat on behalf of the Bhartiya Vikas Parishad .President, BVP Gandhinagar  Vijay Sharma, National Coordinator BVP Dr.Santosh Gupta also spoke on the occasion,Dr.Subhash Gupta Retired Principal GMC Jammu gave vote of Thanks. Prominent among those who were present included ,Sat Pal Khajuria Secretary,Jagdish Padha Chief Advisor,Lala Gobardhan Dass Gupta Advisor,Mukund Lal NGPS Convenor,S.Niranjan Singh owner of the hospital B.S Mastana Retd.Comm Excise,S.Barkat Singh,Retd.E.T.O, O.P Sharma Retd Director Law Deptt and other distinguished persons were present to grace the occasion.

Jammu east mandal Mahila morcha Organised a programme today to celebrate the birthday of our honourable PM Narinder Modi Ji

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Jammu east mandal Mahila morcha Organised a programme today to celebrate the birthday of our honourable PM Narinder Modi Ji.
The programme was organised at Kanji House at CM Rajwal academy ward no 7. and on the occasion gifts were distributed among children
The women members present on the ocassion prayed for the long life of the pm Narinder Modi Ji. The members said that Modi Ji has put the country on the path of development and growth and the day is not far when India would be counted among the foremost nations in the world. All the leading nations in the world look at India with great respect and admiration. No nation today can cast an evil eye on our beloved country.This has become possible only due to the inspirational leadership of Narinder Modi Ji.
The members present on the ocassion prayed to the God that Modi
Ji remains the PM of the country for many years to come so that the destiny of the subcontinent changed for the good.
The prominent who were present on the ocassion included Vinita  Arora, Anu Gupta, Praveen Arora, Sangeeta Anand, Geetanjali Gupta, Sushma Gupta, Shailja,Pooja Kapoor,Anita,Jyoti Gupta and Veena Gupta.

Jugal & Sham dedicated Modi’s Birthday as “Sewa Diwas”

sewa-diwas-1  Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP(Lok Sabha) along with Sham Choudhary Cabinet Minister for PHE,I&Fc & MLA Suchetgarh distributed ration among the poor people at village Rakh Jadi in Suchetgarh Constituency on the eve of birthday of Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India.Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked that not to celebrate his birthday with cakes,pastries & crackers but to observe his birthday as “Sewa Diwas” in order to help the poor & needies.Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma and Cabinet Minister for PHE,I&Fc & MLA Suchetgarh Sham Choudhary followed the path of Narendra Modi distributing ration among the poor people of the Suchetgarh Constituency. Jugal Kishore Sharma on the 66 th Birthday of Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India while address the gathering asked that the Narendra Modi is the only Prime Minister of India who has dedicated his deeds for the betterment of mankind. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched various schemes to help the poor people and always ready to uplift the poor and needy class of the society.Moreover Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma also apprised about the Centrally Sponsored Schemes launched by Narendra Modi like Pradhan Mantri Jan dhan Yojna,Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna,Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas & Mudra Yojna,Ladli Beti,Sukanya Yojna & Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna etc and the people should take advantages of these schemes launched in the state. Sham Choudhary Cabinet Minister for PHe,I&Fc also added that everyone in the state should observe the birthday of Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India as Sewa Diwas and should help the poor and needy people of the state.He also suggested the masses that they should avail the benefits of the schemes launched by Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India in the J&K State. Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma and Cabinet Minister for PHE,I&Fc & Mla Suchetgarh Sham Choudhary congratulated Narendra Modi on his birthday and prayed for long live life of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Sat Pal Pappi,Lucky,Swarn Singh Chib,Jasbir Samotra,Capt Kernail Singh,Gurchran Singh Pamma Rinku and Mandal Pradhans BJP, Sarpanches & Panches were also present on the Ocassion.

Dr.Gagan  along  with several BJP workers pledged for “Antyoday” on Modi’s B’day

dsc_0072-mail  17th September, R.S Pura: Dr.Gagan Bhagat M.L.A from R.S Pura Constituency yesterday along with several BJP workers celebrated Prime Minister Narender Modi 66th Birthday at R.S Pura in a different way, they all took pledge to work for Antyoday so that the most deserving person and person standing last in the line should be benefited from the efforts of the Govt., and to ensure this the role of workers come into play. Dr.Gagan Bhagat sent out a message to “celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on September 17 as “Sewa Diwas”. He asked the BJP workers  to travel to different parts of the R.S Pura Constituency and spend time with the poor and underprivileged, however the workers have been advised against publicizing the event much. The workers were asked by Dr.Gagan Bhagt to pick from any of the five initiatives —sewa (service), samarpan (dedication), sankalp (resolve), Sampark (reach out) and Sanyojan (organisation) Sewa meant any service that involved manual Labour, such as cleanliness drive or clean stature campaign. Dr.Gagan Bhagat will take part in a cleanliness drive in R.S Pura Constituency. Under Samarpan, Party office bearers and workers have been asked to donate money or articles to needy. Sankalp asks for taking some resolve about flagship schemes like the girl child’s education. The party wants its leaders to spend time with the destitute, such as those in orphanage, hospital or villages, under Sampark. The party will also organize blood donation camps and others under Sanyojan.“The idea is to reach out to deprived section and promote Modi’s pro-poor initiatives,” Dr.Gagan Bhagat told the media persons. BJP leaders don’t see merit in the accusation, but insist they need to properly counter the accusations. “There is nothing more satisfying than public service. It is very correct of the Prime Minister to say that development should benefit the poor people. This shows out commitment to ‘antyodaya’, Dr.Gagan Bhaagt further maintained. On the occasion the Mahila Morcha cut the cake for Prime Minister Modi's birthday as it honours PM's efforts for women empowerment with campaigns like 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' said Monika Sharma State Secretary of BJP Mahila Morcha at R.S Pura, several womens  from different parts of R.S Pura Constituency were present on the occasion to grace the function. Prominent among those who were present included ,B.J.P Mandal Pradhan R.S Pura Natharam , Miran Sahib Mandal Pradhan Devender Sharma,BJP City President Inder Sudan,Mahila Morcha Distt. President Neelam Sharma ,Mahila Morcha Mandal R.S Pura and Miran Sahib Mandal Pradhan Balwinder Kour and Neelam Kumari,Kiran Masih, B.J.Y.M Pradhan Abhishek Gupta,Hardev Singh, Romesh Kumar, Bishan Dass, Pankaj Sharma, Vikram Singh, and several other BJP workers from R.S Pura Constituency.

BJYM, Jammu & Kashmir celebrated 66th Birthday of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi as “Sewa Diwas”

img_20160917_113036_hdr-1-1On the directions of State President BJYM, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Jammu & Kashmir celebrated  66th Birthday of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi as “Sewa Diwas”, across all the districts. Today an impressive function was today also organized at state bjym head office, Trikuta Nagar  by State BJYM, led by State Vice-presidents,  BJYM, Karan Sharma, Ajay Vaid and Munish Khajuria. Speaking on the occasion Karan Sharma congratulated the Yuva Morcha activist and said that, the birthday of our beloved Prime Minister Narender Modi is celebrated as “Sewa Diwas” across the country. He further said that Narender Modi has given a lot schemes to the Youth, which shows that he has a vision for the Youth which constitutes about 65 Percent of the population. On the ocassion  Ajay Vaid elaborated about the Mobile Application namely Narender Modi and said that we can download the mobile application  form Play Store or we can give a miss call to 1800 20 91 920 to download the Mobile Application. BJYM activist after downloading the application congratulated   Narender Modi on his 66th birthday. Addressing the gathering,  Munish Khajuria said that our Prime Minister Narender Modi is Pro-Youth and given a lot of schemes and packages to the Youth of Jammu and Kashmir. State Joint Office Secretary Er.Lalit Raina managed the Proceeding on dias. Others who were present on the occasion were Adv Gurdev Thalur, Shrey Sethi, Sunny Sangotra, Ajay Manhas, Narender Singh, Raman Sharma, Chetan Manhas, Rajesh Bargotra  Gulshan Thakur and many more. Similar functions was organized at district levels to congratulate Hon’ble PM Narender Modi. More than 100 activist at district RS Pura, 20 activist at district Jammu west, 20 activist at district Jammu ,35 activist at district Reasi,  60 activist at district at Kishtwar,  90 activist at district Ramban, 25 activist at district Doda,  35 activist at district Udhampur,  50 activist at district Kathua,  60 activist at district Samba,  35 activist at district Nowshera, 20 activist at district Kargil and 40 activist at district Leh making a total of  more than 590  BJYM activist from 13 districts of the State celebrated PM Narender Modi Birthday.

MLC Vibodh Gupta called upon the youth to get benefit of a special tourism package for J&K

Vibodh GuptaWhile referring to announcement of a special tourism package for J&K, BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta called upon the youth to get benefit from such schemes instead of indulging in violence. He said that it is a matter of great pleasure that on the occasion of birthday of Hon’ble PM Sh. Narinder Bhai Modi, the state of Jammu & Kashmir has got a tourism development package worth Rs. 500 Crore. This grant to state has been sanctioned by the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) chaired by Union Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi. Under this package the Pir Panjal region specially Rajouri and Poonch districts have been sanctioned a grant of Rs. 99 crores. Vibodh informed that this grant will be used to develop world class tourism infrastructure in the Rajouri – Bafliyaz – Shopian – Pulwama tourism circuit. Referring to the recent incidence of violence in Rajouri MLC Vibodh said that the local people specially youth must understand the sincerity of the Government in developing our state into a model state. Such developmental projects can achieve their desired outcomes only when there is a sense of peace and harmony in the region. Today a handful of miscreants try to disturb peace of our region and thus bring bad name to our area and to the peace loving community of Pir Panjal. This he said has very serious implication on our tourism industry also. Therefore it becomes the moral responsibility of all the citizens to ensure peace so that over state can march ahead on the path of growth and development. He said that we need to draw lessons from various parts of the world that violence can only make us backward and will never allow our future generations in realizing their dreams. Vibodh called upon the youth of Rajouri and Poonch to maintain peace at all costs and to ensure implementation of such visionary tourism promotion programmes of Government. In the absence of peace no developmental project can see the light of the day. He further informed that this project in Rajouri and Poonch will focus on Development of Ethnic villages for tourism, tourism interpretation centers and has also a provision for providing ecofriendly vehicles for areas like Pir Ki Gali. He hoped that this project will create huge employment opportunities once it is properly implemented. MLC Vibodh thanked Hon’ble PM Sh. Narinder Modi for giving this wonderful gift to the people of J&K on his birthday. He also extended his warm wishes to Hon’ble PM on his birthday and prayed for his good health and long life.

BJYM announces Jammu District Team

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District President Jammu Sidhant Manhas in consultation with State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and District President BJP Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria nominated District Office bearers and District Executives for District Jammu. Shodhaya Sharma and Amit Kumar Gupta have been nominated as District General Secretaries, Ishan Shahbadi, Sunny Dogra, Abhishek Jamwal, Ranjit Singh, Amit Arora, Ankit Gupta, Kanav Sharma and Raghav Gupta have been nominated as District Vice-Presidents, Ajay Chalotra, Kawaljit Singh, Bhushan Grover, Vikas Gupta, Nitin Damir and Amandeep Sudan, have been nominated as District Secretaries, Anjeel Thakur is District Treasurer, Nikhil Sharma is Media Secretary, Sanchit Jain is Office Secretary, Vishwajeet Singh Jamwal is social media incharge, and Sahil Keshar is pubilicity Secretary. Sidhant Manhas also nominated District Executives as Neeraj Singh, Aman, Manish, Rajesh Sharma, Arjun Sharma, Satish Kumar, Ragubhir Singh, Arjun Singh, Gourav, Rinku Sharma, Aman Choudhary, Nagesh, Amarjeet Singh, Arjun Patyal and Karan Singh.

Pakistan will never succeed in its nefarious designs: BJP

Sat Paul Sharma (CA)Expressing party’s condolences and sympathies with the martyrs of Indian army who sacrificed their lives while fighting the terrorists in Uri, State BJP has termed it as the attack in army brigade as an act of cowardice by Pakistan and reflection of frustration. In an emergency meeting of BJP senior leaders at Katra on the sidelines of the ongoing Training Workshop, State President & MLA Sat Sharma, along with Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, discussed the situation and condemned the barbaric act triggered at the behest of Pakistan. They said that the party and the entire nation stand with the bereaved families, whose sons got martyrdom for the motherland and added that the nation will always remember them.
The meeting observed that during the last over three months, the Pakistan has been exposed at the international level for its act of pushing trained terrorists into Indian Territory. Our brave army men on borders and security personnel in civilian areas have been neutralizing the terrorists, which Pakistan cannot digest and is making attempts to register its presence so that its mercenaries do not get demoralized but Pakistan will never succeed in its nefarious designs, the BJP leaders declared. The BJP leaders were of the view that the time has come when the Union government should adopt a decisive strategy to give Pakistan a befitting reply for what it has been doing in Kashmir under proxy war. The meeting was attended by Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Health Minister, Jammu and Kashmir Government, Bali Bhagat, State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta.

BJP Training Workshop concludes at Katra

14368726_1094427687305595_1567390568461505980_nOn the concluding day of the BJP State level Training Workshop at Katra, BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) Ram Lal, addressed the participants on the “Working System; Workers/karyakarta and Personality Development as perceived by the BJP”, said that the BJP is a Party with distinct ideology. He added that the Karyakarta is the centre of the organisation. The growth and progress of the party depends on his commitment and dedication for the organisation and the nation. The aim of organising these training workshops is to inculcate the qualities of good citizenship, sensitivity to the peoples’ problems, disciplined and dedication to the national cause and the ability to build up good organisational network with commitment. He said that for the karyakarta the cause of the nation is to be first in his mind.
“Karyakarta is the force of the organisation and he or she is the instrument to establish the party and face the challenges imposed by the adverse circumstances. A karyakarta is a person who has to face and resolve the problems of general masses at ground level and defeat the adversaries and anti-national forces. It should be remembered that the BJP has a long history of sacrifices for the cause of the nation and said as the karyakarta is face of the organisation and the organisation is known by him or her and hence each one of them have to behave cautiously in the public life and set good examples before the people. State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Sigh, while speaking on the Jammu and Kashmir issue, threw light on the historical aspects of the creation of Jammu and Kashmir State by Maharaja Gulab Singh when he paid Rs. 75lakh to the British Rulers on behalf of the Panjab Ruler of that time and in lieu of that included Kashmir Valley in his empire. He said that the present Kashmir Problem is the creation of wrong policies of Pt. Nehru who in order to placate Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah got introduced Article 370 in the Indian Constitution and then entered into accord with him, called as 1952 Accord. He expressed his confidence that with Nerendra Modi as Prime minister of the country the anti national forces and Pakistan would be given a befitting reply and the country would come over the present turmoil. As it was the last day of the four days Workshop, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, who chaired the proceedings of different sessions, expressed gratitude to the party activists, local administration and Shrine Board for extending their help and cooperation to organise the Workshop.

Separatists, militants, Pakistan part of a conspiracy against India, to create tension in our areas: Nirmal Singh

Nirmal Singh# UriAttack Separatists, militants, Pakistan part of a conspiracy against India, to create tension in our areas: Nirmal Singh He also condemend the fidayeen attack on army iinstallation at Uri. Govt very serious over infiltration in J&K from Pak. This is a big conspiracy against India:Deputy CM J&K

BJP Training Department today launched its official page on facebook aswww.facebook.com/jkbjptraining

14344057_1093686594046371_559871419601587080_n  Bharatiya Janata Party Training Department today launched its official page on facebook as www.facebook.com/jkbjptraining at four days State Varg from 15TH September 2016 to 18TH September 2016 held at Spiritual Growth Centre Katra. Training Department BJP J&K Convener Kr. Rajeev Charak Welcomed Sh. Sat Sharma (C.A) State President BJP & MLA Jammu West, along with Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member Parliament Jammu Poonch, Sh. Ashok Khajuria MLC, Sh. Ashok Koul State General Secretary (Org.) BJP, Cabinet Minister were Sh. Sham Choudhary, Ch. Abdul Ghani Kohli, Minister of State were Sh. Ajay Nanda, Smt. Priya Sethi & Sh. Sunil Sharma for launching the official page. Training Department Social Media Incharge Ishant Gupta took intiative of creating page. Speaking on the occasion, Kr. Rajeev Charak said that the department has created its official page so that the party workers and other people can get updated information from time to time. Charak added that today in this world, Social Media is the major tool for the promotion because especially young age of the society today not interested in reading newspapers, they mostly found using social applications like facebook, whatts app, twitter and that is the major reason that we have created the official page for the department to share information about the working of the party on social platform. Others prominent of Training Department who involved in the arrangements of whole varg were Co-Convener Subash Bhagat, Ajay Pargal, Parshotam Sharma, Jag Dev Singh, Ambedkar Gupta, Prithvi Singh, Dheeraj Singh, Ishant Gupta, Amit Heera, & others.

On the occasion of 66th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the entire leadership of State BJP, undertook the cleanliness drive under “Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan”

14329939_1093681847380179_8146968919567994289_nOn the occasion of 66th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the entire leadership of State BJP, which was attending the four days Training Workshop at Katra, came on roads of the holy town and undertook the cleanliness drive under “Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan”. It was led by State President & MLA, Sat Sharma and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh and participated by the State office Bearers, Ministers, MLAs, MLCs, District and Morcha Presidents. They greeted each other and prayed for healthy and long life of the Prime Minister. The State President and Deputy Chief Minister asked the party activists to popularise the “Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan” in their respective localities and educate the people about its importance.

On the third day of the BJP’s Training Workshop, the speakers who delivered the lectures on different subjects

14344056_1093680197380344_3291267106677367375_nOn the third day of the BJP’s Training Workshop, the speakers who delivered the lectures on different subjects included State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, State General Secretary (organisation) Ashok Koul, former National Incharge BJP Training Department Alok Kumar and BJP State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi. Sat Sharma, while speaking on Party Finance Management, said that party keeps transparency in the collection of funds and their utilization. He emphasized that the party funds should be used judiciously and economically while maintaining due records of every kind of transaction. He said that all the District and Mandal Presidents also required to follow the set guidelines in the matters related to the finances at their respective levels. The funds should be duly audited at the closure of each financial year. Dr. Nirmal Singh spoke on Good Governance and said that the aim of the BJP-PDP coalition is to provide corruption free, accountable and transparent government and to address promptly and effectively the grievances of all sections of the society. He also expressed the view that the present government in the state is taking a keen interest to initiate new development projects and working for the welfare of the common people, particularly the down trodden, poor, marginalised communities and the womenfolk. Ashok Koul spoke on the basic principles and the ideology of BJP. He told that the BJP denounces the caste system and firmly believes in social equality, religious tolerance and equal opportunities for the progress to all the sections. It strongly believes and practises its five principles-democracy, respect for all religions, nationalism and unity of the nation, social equality and establishment of exploitation free society and value based politics. Alok Kumar spoke on Integral humanism Philosophy as propounded by Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay, which forms the clause third of the Constitution of BJP and is basic principle of the party. He emphasized that a man has four components namely his physique, mind, intellect and the soul and Integral Humanism takes care of the development of all these four aspects of a man. He said that as per the philosophy, the development of a human being starts from his individuality and it grows progressively from family, village, province, nation, and universe and then reaches the ultimate truth i.e.God, which is a continuous process. Sunil Sethi, spoke on the Economic Management. He said that in the pre historical period, the economy of Indian society was based on sound footings. It was an economy independent of the ruling class and based on free flow of money between all the professionals during the celebrations of festivals and the to and fro religious journey of the people throughout the country. Village was the basic unit of economic activities. He said that the policy of present BJP government at the centre is putting all efforts to bring prosperity in the country by bringing a new economic model which includes the programmes like Make inIndia, Skill development and promoting the agriculture based industries. State Training Department incharge Rajeev Charak and Co-Incharge Subhash Bhagat organised the ongoing training workshop.

Dy CM reviews functioning of power, Housing &Urban Development Deptt. at Reasi

14316714_1093274610754236_6697682664984589056_nDeputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today held a meeting with the officers of PDD , Housing and Urban Development department to review the functioning of these departments. Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Information Technology and Labour and Employment Ajay Nanda was also present in the meeting. Speaking at the meeting the Deputy CM directed the Power Development Department to upgrade the existing power infrastructure in the district and ensure that the Power Grid Station at Reasi is made functional in absence of machinery to augment power supply in the area. He also stressed on ensuring that the projects being implemented in the power sector are completed within the stipulated time frame and asked the concerned officers to regularly monitor the works on grounds so that set targets are optimally achieved. The Deputy CM asked the concerned authorities to organize camps to raise massive awareness among people regarding Ujala and Power Amnesty Schemes. Responding to the issues raised by the members of civil society present in the meeting, Dr.Singh said that the present Government is committed to provide improved basic amenities to the people and concerted efforts are underway to improve and upgrade the existing infrastructure of PDD. Dr Singh asked Director, Local Bodies to expedite the process of recruitment of various posts lying vacant with MC. He asked the authorities to prepare DPR for New Community Hall including an Auditorium which would come up on self financed mode. He also asked for constructing an arc gate at the entrance of Reasi town to present a good view to the tourists . Deputy Chief Minister also asked to explore the feasibility of setting up Solid Waste Management Project besides identification of land for Multi Tier Parking and expansion of Bus Stand in Reasi town. While apprising about the functioning of Municipal committee Reasi Director, Local Bodies Soujanya Sharma apprised the Deputy Chief Minister of the status of various development works being executed by the committee. It was informed that Rs 483.49 lakh have been spent on various development works under IHSDP scheme till the month of August 2016. Detailed discussions were was also held on various issues like Shifting of Rehris to suitable place to avoid traffic congestion, Widening of roads, Creation of Parking areas, Renovation of various lanes and drains etc. Regarding the creation of parking areas and shifting of Rehris (street vendors), Dr. Singh directed the concerned to take immediate steps in this regard and asked the CEO MC to ensure that quality services are provided to the people of the district. He asked the concerned to construct Deputy Commissioner Ravinder Kumar, Director Urban Local Bodies Soujanya Sharma, Executive Engineer PDD, CPO Reasi, CEO Municipal Committee and other district officers besides prominent citizens were also present in the meeting.

On the second day of the BJP’s Training Workshop /Prashikshan Varg at Katra, different sessions were addressed

14370236_1092798170801880_5578634110577966988_nOn the second day of the BJP’s Training Workshop /Prashikshan Varg at Katra, different sessions were addressed by BJP National Vice-President & MP Rajya Sabha, Prabhat Jha, Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh, National Spokesperson Vijay Sonkar Shastri, Health Minister, J&K Government, Bali Bhagat and RSS Prant Karyawah Parshottam Dadhichi. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, who chaired and conducted these sessions, also felicitated each leader on his arrival at the venue. Prabhat Jha, while speaking on Coordination between the government and the party, said that the organisation is mother of power and the party activists are the backbone of the organisation. The organisation should have control over the people in power, including ministers and MLAs. There should be proper coordination among the party and the people in power. When organisation is in power, then it becomes the duty of those at the helm of affairs and the workers to know about the details of the development works being done and should approach the people to provide them the information about the activities of the government. The persons who are in public life should be sincere, honest and dedicated to the society and the aims and objectives of the organisation. Their behaviour should be transparent and accountable to the masses. Dr. Jitendra Singh, while speaking in the Foreign Policy, said that after taking over the reigns at the centre by Narendra Modi as PM, the Foreign Policy has undergone a drastic change. The major thrust of this policy is to make cordial and friendly relationship with the neighbours, including the SAARC countries. Narendra Modi government has initiated Act East Policy, where efforts have been made to develop economic and diplomatic relations with the countries located on East of India. Diplomatic efforts have also been made to build similar relations with West Asian countries and South Africa. The basic principle of our Foreign Policy is based on our economic, strategic and defence concerns. The important component of Modi’s Foreign Policy is to outreach the Indians residing in foreign countries and give them the sense of pride of being Indian and the sense of security of their well being. The Foreign Policy has contributed to have a honourable place for India in the global world, he claimed. Vijay Sonkar Shastri, while speaking on Social Equality, said that BJP does not believe in the caste system and stands for “Sabka saath sabka vikaas”. Various programmes /schemes launched by Government of India under the Prime Minister ship of Narendra Modi targets the upliftment of the down trodden and deprived sections of the society, which include SC, ST, OBCs and Vanvaasis. He said that the caste system came into existence after twelfth century and the later foreign rulers, including the Britishers, divided the society on the basis of caste to rule the country. Bali Bhagat spoke on Challenges Before Nation and said that there are internal as well as external challenges before the country. As per the internal challenges, he added that unemployment, poverty, starvation, poor health services, illiteracy, female foeticide, homeless families and the other major challenges before the country. He named the forces which are working against the national interests and engaged in disintegrating the country. He said that terrorism and Naxalite movement, ISIS, ISI are the major contributors to the terrorism. Our neighbour, Pakistan, is great enemy, who imposed wars in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999 and the proxy war launched by it in the form of exporting and supporting terrorism in India, Jammu and Kashmir state in particular, Parshotam Dadhichi while throwing light on the subject Our Ideological Family, narrated that a need was felt to float organizations which should have national outlook and dedicated to protect the Indian culture, ethos and the integrity of the country and hence more than three dozen organisations, where the karyakartas, inspired by the nationalism and Sangh ideology are working. They have totally committed themselves to the cause of the nation apart from serving the interests of the concerned organization.

Culutral nationalism is in DNA of BJP: Murlidhar Rao

14368847_1092058894209141_9094481638372785334_nClaiming that India is a country with diversities in religion, region, ethnicity, language and customs, BJP national general secretary and all India incharge Pt Deen Dyal Upadhaya Mahaprashikshan Abhiyan Murlidhar Rao said that it has unanimity on the cultural nationalism. As far BJP, it considers that cultural nationalism in its DNA. He said that BJP firmly believes in pluralistic society but believes that all the diversities lead to a common ideology when we talk of nation and nationalism. He said that BJP’s cultural nationalism is non competing, non-conflicting, which is the reason that many nations failed to remain united but India faced all challenges to its unity and integrity but never compromised. Murlidhar Rao was addressing second session of the party’s four day training workshop/Prashikshan Varg of State BJP commenced at Katra with lightening of traditional lamp by State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma, MoS Finance Ajay Nanda, MLC Ashok Khajuria and district president Kuldeep Raj Dubey. Sat Sharma in his presidential address said that BJP has become largest political party in the world and every eye is on BJP and its government at the centre. He said that ours is a cadre based party where our Karyakarta its back bone and its strength. He said that the motive to organize such Varg is to update the party activists and polish them to face any challenges in the future. Jugal Kishore Sharma while addressing the first session spoke in detail on BJP Ka Vikas aur Itihaas by highlighting a number of developments which led to the rise of BJP to such a position that it has achieved the distinction of running world’s largest democracy with an absolute majority. He said that the training workshops initiated at the instant of Prime Minister Narinder Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah are proving beneficial for the party activists at state, district and Mandal Level.

Sat, Nirmal address BJMM Working Committee

14368686_1091032134311817_8617051615368041533_nWomen remained neglected in Cong rule: Rahatkar Addressing the one day Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha Working Committee Meeting, its National President Vijaya Rahatkar said that the Congress ruled the country for maximum period after independence but women remained neglected during all these years. She said that it is the BJP only which has always remained concerned towards the social and economic upliftment of the womenfolk. Narendra Modi after becoming Prime Minister launched a number of welfare schemes with an objective of making the women self dependent and lead a dignified life in the society. “Beti Bachao Beti Padao”, “Mudra Bank” ‘Kanya Samridi Yojana’, ‘formulation of national women policy’, ‘passing of Bill on Maternity leave’ are few milestones of the Modi government which are exclusively meant for the women. She stressed on popularizing these schemes among the women. Vijaya Rahatkar said that J&K is the land of sacrifices and every nationalist feels pride in getting associated with a work which is undertaken here. He said that BJMM has been contributing equally in strengthening the party and its role in achieving the distinction of being worlds’ largest political party has been appreciable. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) said that the women constitute about 50 per cent population of the country and the BJP is well aware that their contribution in development and progress cannot be under estimated. He said that while the party has given 33 per cent reservation to women in its organizational setup, we are committed to ensure that they get due representation in decision making bodies like parliament and assemblies. He said that the morcha in the state has to devote more time to make public aware of the various schemes launched by Narendra Modi led NDA and help them in availing the same. He said that like Central government, the coalition in J&K too has launched exclusive schemes like “Ladli Beti”, “Scooty Scheme”, “Marriage Assistance Scheme” for the women. Dy. Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh said that BJP is the only national party which is scaling new heights while other parties are becoming irrelevant. It has a committed cadre which is its real strength. As for J&K, the party is getting strengthened in all the three regions and the contribution of women activists has been splendid. We claim that we are a party with difference because it is neither caste are region based not run by a family, he said and added that Modi led government at the Centre and BJP coalition in the state have launched large number of welfare schemes for every section of the society and the party activists have to reach the masses to educate them about each such scheme. Ashok Kaul, while chairing one of the session, sought district wise details related to the constitution of district and mandal teams besides the information on the ongoing programmes of the party. BJMM State President Purnima Sharma presented the details of the morcha setup and said that the state team has been constituted long back and the district presidents have also been nominated who too have framed their teams and the same is being followed at Mandal level. She said that whatever directions are being forwarded to the state unit of Morcha from the Centre are followed and the entire team of the state actively contributes to achieve the desired results. She said that the morcha leaders are paying regular visits to districts and mandals to keep the local units updated. MoS Education Priya Sethi spoke in details about the welfare schemes being launched by the state government exclusively for the benefit of the women and said that it has happened for the first time that due care has been taken for women while formulating new projects. Social Welfare Board Chairperson Dr. Nirmal Kamal briefed the working committee meeting about various initiatives being undertaken during the last one year by the board to further streamline its functioning and reach the remote and far flung areas to extend the benefits of schemes launched for them. Proceedings of the working committee meeting were conducted by Veenu Khanna and vote of thanks was presented by Monika Sharma. BJP State Vice-Presidents Mamta Singh and Rajni Sethi, State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, BJMM National Secretary & Media Incharge Pooja Kapil Mishra, State Secretary Anuradha Charak, Morchas Incharge Munish Sharma, Mahila Morcha National Executive Member Sheela Handoo, Mahila Morcha former State Presidents Usha Choudhary and Sakina Bano also shared the dais.

Dr.Gagan Bhagat Flags “Paidal Yatra” to Mata Vaishno Devi from Miran Sahib

dsc_0149-mail  13th September,R.S Pura: Dr.Gagan Bhagat M.L.A from R.S Pura Constituency flagged off Week long 20th Annual Mata Vaishno Devi Paidal Yatra from Miran Sahib main bazaar to the holy town of Katra Hundreds of  devotees Chanting bhajans, carried the Jyot in the form of procession with locals showering flowers petals. Devotees from Tutrey, Prem Nagar, Shiv Nagar,Darsopur, Ban Sultan, Miran Sahib, Malikpur Nandpur,Maralia, Brijnagar,Indiranagar, and other adjoining areas would participate in the yatra and take blessing of the Mata Vaishno Devi.While flagging off the pilgrims, Dr.Gagan Bhagat Wishing the yatra to be the harbinger of peace and tranquility said that such pilgrimage help in fostering amity and brotherhood between various segments of the society in true spirit of pluralistic ethos of Jammu and Kashmir.He hoped that the pilgrimage will culminate, after a week with religious fervour.The pilgrimage will trek 70 Kms from Miran Sahib, R.S Pura on foot and reach the shrine.The President, Convener and members of the organizing committee Ramesh Choudhary, Devraj Bhagat, Kuldeep Kumar, Raman Choudhary  also spoke on the occasion and spelled out the broad contours of the pilgrimage from yatra will bring prosperity and peace in the life of the people of the R.S Pura Constituency. He said these yatras depict the peace and harmony among different sections of the society living in the area and also strengthen the communal harmony.Dr.Gagan congratulated the Mata Vaishno Devi Mandir Committee Miran Sahib for organizing annual pilgrimage. The Committee members demanded that there should be adequate facilities for the pilgrims from R.S Pura to the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi Katra so that more and more pilgrims visit the shrine and take blessing of the Mata Vaishno Devi. They also said that the area should also be developed as tourist destination as R.S Pura is an International Border.The Annual 7-day Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra is being conducted in the month of September -October every year from Miran Sahib, the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi commonly known as  Mata Rani is a world famous pilgrim destination in the whole world and more facilities should be provided by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board so that tourist inflow increases in Jammu and more and more pilgrims visit the holy shrine every year.Dr.Gagan Bhagat also prayed for the peace, Brotherhood and development of the whole state and he said that he is proud to be in this state and in R.S Pura, and he will leave no stone unturned in the way of development , progress and welfare of its citizens he further added that these type of yatras should be conducted from every corner of the constituency so that more and more people could avail the blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi and an environment of religious harmony is flourished among its residents as we have a strong cultural and religious interrelationship. The state is also known for its peculiar culture as in every two hundred kilometers language and culture variations could be felt in every direction of Jammu & Kashmir. Prominent among those who were present included S.H.O Miran Sahib Pawan Kumar,Naib Tehsildar Balak Ram ,B.J.P Mandal Pradhan Miran Sahib Devender Sharma, B.J.Y.M Pradhan Hardev Singh, Romesh Kumar, Bishan Dass, Rajesh Babbu, Pankaj Sharma ,Manmohan Choudhary and others.

Dr. Nirmal Singh addressing a public meeting at village Chajarth

Nirmal SinghDeputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh said that people of the state must observe high vigil as the anti national elements are hell bond to disrupt the peace of the state. He was addressing a public meeting at village Chajarth in border sub division Hiranagar. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have maintained the age old amity among diverse communities despite attempts by peace inimical elements to create communal wedge between various communities, Dr Nirmal Singh added. He said present PDP-BJP alliance is marching ahead with an agenda to bring the state on development path by devising out schemes and programme for all sections of the society. He said with the mandate of people the present dispensation has initiated projects to meet the aspiration and expectations of the people. While throwing light on the works undertaken by the present regime, Dr Nirmal Singh said several landmark decisions like setting up medical colleges, engineering colleges, Universities, AIMS, IIT, IIM and IIMC besides other infrastructure for bringing the quality change in the lives of the people. Dr Nirmal Singh said that government is moving ahead with the vision to make tourism He disclosed that a process for Rs 1000 Cr Tawi River Front has been initiated on the lines of Sabarmati River Front Model under which tourist amenities will be developed to attract tourist footfall in Jammu also. He said ambitious project like developing water sports at Ranjit Sagar Dam Reservoir, Gondola at Patnitop and Ropeway Project at Mubarak Mandi-Bawe Wali Mata will contribute big way to attract tourists. The Deputy Chief Minister said that government is well aware of the difficulties of Kandi and border areas. He said the strategic important Dayala Chack- Challain Road has been approved as National Highway. He said centrally sponsored scheme Deen Dayal Upadhayay Gramin Vidyutikiran Yojna (DDUGVY) will help achieving 100% rural electrification. He said under UJALA Yojna LED bulbs on subsidized rates will be given to every family which will bring the electricity bill down for the consumers and saves the electricity for the state & for the nation as well. He said government has made a plan to allocate 1 Cr for each constituency for poles and electricity wires which will improve the electricity scenario in the state. Responding to the demand of road connectivity for habitations like Juthana and its periphery, Dr Nirmal Singh said the work on 47 Cr Juthana Bridge will commence soon which will help people to get all weather road connectivity. He assured that all the projected issues by the people will be redressed on priority. Earlier people of Amala, Sprain, Bohra, Mela, Nouni Badholi, Mangloor, Dhoukal, dhalli etc projected demands and problems which were mainly related to the provision of basic amenities. Officers of sub division Hiranagar and Block Dinga Amb and people in large number were present on the occasion.

BJP remembers Tika Lal Taploo

14238102_1090251874389843_1190642165354139032_n27th Martyrs Day of Late Pt. Tika Lal Taploo, Vice-President of BJP Kashmir, was observed at K.K. Resorts, Jammu, where tributes were paid to this great leader and also to those civilians and persons of security forces who have been killed by the terrorists. The programme was organized by BJP Kashmir Displaced District under its District President Chandji Bhat. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), who was the Chief Guest on the occasion, applauded the work done by Amar Shaheed Tika Lal Taploo and termed him as a symbol of nationalism and the voice of the Kashmiri people who never compromised on principles. He said that in the demise of Tika Lal Taploo during early period of militancy in Kashmir, not only BJP but the entire nation had lost a person who was face of nationalism in the Kashmir valley. He assured the displaced community that BJP was always with them and today at this crucial junction when Kashmir is boiling there is the need of a leader like Tika Lal Taploo. He also supported the resolution passed by BJP Kashmir displaced district on the return of the community to the valley adding that the BJP stands by its commitment for the dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits. Sham Choudhary, Minister of PHE & Irrigation and Flood, who was the Guest of Honour in the programme, highlighted the contribution of Pt. Tika Lal Taploo among Kashmiri Pandits and BJP in particular. Sham Choudhary also paid tribute to Pt. Premnath Bhat who was killed by terrorists in Anantnag and other martyrs. MLC Surinder Ambardar paid tribute to Pt. Tika Lal Taploo, Premnath Bhat, martyrs of Wandahana, Chattisinghpura Nadimarg etc. and supported the resolution related to return of Kashmiri Pandits to the valley. Chandji Bhat paid tribute to Tika Lal Taploo, Pt. Premnath Bhat and others also supported the resolution passed in the programme in which nearly 2000 people participated. The resolution was moved by Prof. M.K. Raina and it was seconded by Secretary Ravinder Razdan. The proceedings of the programme were conducted by P.L. Dhar and concluded by J.L. Pandita. Children from Vishwa Bharti School and Mahila Wing of BJP Kashmir Displaced District presented songs and Veena Gupta, District President BJP Mahila Morcha also joined them. Deepali Wattal, sung poem ‘may prajit pidi ka nahi, kyo mey apni haar maanta hoon’. Laxmi Koul from Kashmiri Samaj of London also paid her tributes to martyr.

Rousing reception accorded to Lakshadweep Administrator

untitle-13-09-2016Farooq Khan, the newly appointed Administrator, Union Territory of Lakshadweep was accorded a rousing traditional reception at Capital Island Kavaratti. On his arrival at Helibase, J.Ashok Kumar, Collector and Development Commissioner and Dr. Tariq Thomas Secretary (Health) received the Administrator by presenting bouquet. The India Reserve Battalion presented Guard of Honour and the artists of Lakshadweep Kala Academy welcomed the Administrator with traditional dance form "Parichakkali". Farooq Khan is the 34th Administrator of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Panchayathiraj functionaries, Heads of the Department, all political party leaders like BJP, INC, NCP and CPI etc. were present at Helibase to receive the new Administrator. Earlier Administrator Farooq Khan accorded a warm reception at Agatti Airport on his arrival from Kochi. A.Kunhi Koya Thangal, President cum Chief Counselor, District Panchayat, Dr.K.P.Hamza Koya, Deputy Collector, Mohammed Naseer, Chairperson, Village Dweep Panchayat, I. Shridhar, Airport Director, all political party leaders and prominent citizens of the island were present to receive the Administrator.
Source : Daily Excelsior

Udhampur-Ghordi, Mantalai-Dudu roads to be constructed at Rs 159 cr: Dr Jitendra

13-09-2016The 40 kilometer Udhampur-Ghordi road and 28 kilometer Mantalai-Dudu road, which have been a long pending public demand, will be constructed at a cost of Rs.159.03 crore through Central Road Fund (CRF) of the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH). This amount will be in addition to Rs. 131 crore sanctioned for construction of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Chenani Assembly segment of Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha constituency. The total amount sanctioned for construction of roads under PMGSY in district Udhampur is Rs 300 crore. This was disclosed 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 during a meeting with a team of political activists from Chenani Assembly constituency of J&K led by the local MLA Dina Nath Bhagat. The requisition for the construction of this road was submitted to the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and was duly recommended by the Union Minister of MoRTH, Nitin Gadkari. However, the DPR and other requisite formalities from the J&K State Government are awaited, following the completion of which, the funds could be released. In case the State Government submits the papers on time, the project could be taken up in the current Plan itself. Dr Jitendra Singh thanked Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for his liberal patronage to all the projects submitted to him. He recalled that the budget approvals for Keediyan-Gandhyal inter-State Bridge and the Juthana Bridge in district Kathua were also possible because of personal intervention of Gadkari. He also thanked Gadkari for the state-of-the-art Chenani-Nashri tunnel and the proposed Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway. Referring to rural roads falling under category of PMGSY, Dr Jitendra Singh said, most of roads under this category have been cleared for the districts of Kathua, Udhampur and Doda, for which he appreciated the cooperation from Union Minister of Rural Development, Narendra Singh Tomar. In addition, from his MPLAD fund, Dr Jitendra Singh also announced an initial amount of Rs. 10 lakh for construction of Yatri Niwas at Dudu in Chenani Assembly constituency. Dina Nath Bhagat lauded the efforts of Dr Jitendra Singh and his continuous follow-up with various Ministries at the Centre, which had made it possible for most of the public demands from the area to get addressed on time. He said, as an MP, Dr Jitendra Singh was not only always easily accessible but also always ready to personally follow up every issue. Bhagat also submitted a requisition for a Degree College in Chenani which, Dr Jitendra Singh said, he would endorse and submit to the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. However, a formal official requisition will be required from the Higher Education Department of State Government, he said. Beant Gupta, Hans Raj, Kasturi Lal Gupta, Social Activists & Akhtar Hussain ex-sarpanch Latti among others, also accompanied MLA Dina Nath Bhagat.

Cong leaders need self retrospection: BJP

Balbir SinghThe one and half year outstanding governance of the first ever BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir state has pushed the Congress and other opposition parties to wall, as a result of which their leaders now being out of power, are left with no work as such and their routine life is confined to criticize the state government on one pretext or the other. This was stated by BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, while holding the Congress policies responsible for the present situation in the valley and underdevelopment of the state. Balbir Ram Rattan said that the Congress remained in power at the Centre for decades continuously as single largest party and similarly it was in chair in J&K on its own or as a coalition partner. “Whatever policies were framed during all these years under Congress rule are responsible for the prevailing situation that the nation is facing in the state”, Balbir said and added that Congress leaders in Jammu and Kashmir need self retrospection instead of making failed attempts to malign the image of the government. They should first come out with their achievements, when they were in power before leveling false charges against BJP or its coalition. Balbir Ram Rattan said that the Congress leaders in the state seem to be in a rat race while making statements, which are false and without valid authenticity. The BJP had gone to the people to seek votes on the promise of providing good governance, development and ending corruption. Similarly, Congress too had sought votes from the people on some promises but it could not convince them as they had tested it not once but many times. “After the formation of government, the coalition is working to fulfill its promises since day first and there has not been even a single case of corruption during one and half year and it is a major achievement”, Balbir said adding that various developmental activities have been initiated; there is complete transparency and accountability. The Congress leaders can neither see it nor digest that the BJP coalition is receiving appreciation from the public for its commitment to fulfill its promises. He advised the Congress leaders in J&K to play healthy and positive politics instead of making baseless allegations against the government.

Jugal,Gagan,Daljeet highlights “PMFBY” at the Kissan Mela in R.S Pura

14322625_1089419661139731_5471167891170195092_n12thSeptember 2016. Member of Parliament from Jammu Poonch Loksabha Jugal Kishore Sharma , Member of Legislative Assembly from R.S.Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat and Vice Chairman of Kissan Advisory Board Daljeet Chib jointly inaugurated “Kissan Mela” at R.S Pura in the Campus of SKUAST. The achievements and various schemes of the Union govt. was discussed with the farmer community in the auditorium of Krishi Vigyan Kendra in the SKUAST Campus, R.S Pura.While addressing the farmers, officers and others M.P Jugal Kishore Sharma highlighted the achievement of the Union government and he threadbare discussed the benefits of the said schemes , which were exclusively meant for the common man who has been betrayed by the previous successive governments in the centre. He said that it is nearly two and half years of the Union government and none of its Ministers or M.Ps have been either involved in any type of corruption and the model of good governance can be visualized by the people themselves every government scheme is now widely publicized so that the people who reside in the remote areas could avail the benefits of these C.S.S. While speaking on the occasion M.L.A from R.S Pura Constituency Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that since several years there were several insurance schemes launched by the union government, but they were only on records and the farmer community has been suffering from that time and till date, he also hailed the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) for its low premium rate and hassle free features which would definitely prove beneficial for the farmer community, while taking on the state government he raised the issue of Kissan Credit Cards (K.C.C)and said that the farmers are being ignored and he will not tolerate this as he has won from R.S Pura due to the vote casted to Bhartiya Janta Party by these poor farmers and the government ,concerned ministry along with the officials of the Agricultural department should take it seriously , he appealed to the M.P Jugal Kishore to intervene in this matter and discuss the issue of K.C.C with the C.M and Minister Incharge soon as possible as many of those farmers have been living in very fragile economic conditions and they have lot of hope from the BJP govt. He further maintained that the haphazard constructions in R.S Pura along the road side and in the Basmati growing area is a cause of great concern, he immediately demanded a Blanket ban on these constructions in the form of Banquet Halls and Showrooms of influential persons due to which the world famous basmati growing area is in danger due to the mushroom growth of these concrete forests, he even demanded an order from the revenue department and agricultural department in this regard then only the erosion of agricultural land by the mafia will be tackled. Daljeet Singh Vice Chairman of the Kissan Advisory Board highlighted the work done by the Board for the welfare of the Farmers in the last one year, he said that BJP is the only political party which care for the farmer community and he assured Dr.Gagan Bhagat and the farmers present in the auditorium that the issue of K.C.C and the Basmati Land encroachment will be taken seriously and in the next few days he will meet C.M who happens to be the Chairperson of the Kissan Advisory Board and apprise her the issues discussed in the Kissan Mela held at R.S Pura and the grievances of the farmer community from R.S Pura Constituency. V.C of the SKUAST Dr.Pradeep Sharma also praised the Union govt. for gifting the scheme like PMFBY to the farmer community. On the occasion Dr.Narinder Singh, C.A.O Jammu Rattan Lal Bhagat, S.D.A.O R.S Pura, Miran Sahib, officials from Horticulture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry, Social forestry, progressive Farmers, S.H.O R.S Pura, Tehsildaar R.S Pura and large number of Farmers from R.S Pura were present.

Dy CM greets people on Eid ul Azha

Nirmal SinghDeputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh has greeted people of the State on the eve of Eid ul Azha. In his felicitation message, the Dy. CM hoped that this auspicious occasion would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony and brotherhood and usher the State into a period of sustained peace, progress and prosperity.

Janipur deputation calls on Sat Sharma

14233140_1089416451140052_1050276230067053286_nLed by BJP senior leader and prominent social activist Subhash Sharma, a deputation of a large number of people drawn from various localities of Janipur called on BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) to apprise him about the need of early completion of work of road and nallah passing through their area. They told the MLA that during the recent rains and resultant floods, there were damages to the main road of Excelsior Lane besides washing away of the walls and bed of nallah flowing through the area which was over flooded and also caused death of young girls. Sat Sharma, while assuring every kind of help in getting the damaged road and nallah constructed at the earliest, said that whatever works have been brought into his notice are already in the pipeline and under serious consideration adding that the people will soon get respite. The MLA said that the work was delayed only because of the monsoons and since it is over now, the JMC has been directed to start the same without any delay. He also told them that even DC, Jammu, too has been asked to ensure that the work is started and completed soon. Prominent among those who called on the MLA included Pt. Radhey Sham, S.K. Thapa, Ashok Khar, Joginder Sharma, Rahul Shama and Lal Chand Sharma.

Dr. Nirmal Singh chaired a high level meeting of JDA, JMC, Police, Revenue officials meeting at Vikas Bhawan Jammu

14238366_1089414857806878_4423256356692276066_nHon'ble Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh chaired a high level meeting of JDA, JMC, Police, Revenue officials meeting at Vikas Bhawan Jammu on the issues of demarcation of land and handing over of land by revenue department to JDA as well as retrieval of encroached land. It is worthwhile to mention that these issues are pending JDA for the last more than 20 years.

Sat Sharma greeted people on auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha

Sat Paul Sharma (CA)Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), State President Shri Sat Sharma greeted people on auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Sharma while congratulating the people of the state on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha hoped that the festival strengthens the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood in the state. “My greetings to the people of State on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood in the state,” he said. He also expressed hope that the festival will reinforce the state’s commitment to mutual harmony and radiate the message of composite culture to the whole world.

Govt should deal strictly with separatists in Kashmir: Ramdev

14344680_1089095137838850_6006550785198941922_nThe Central Government should deal strictly with the separatists spreading unrest in Kashmir, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said today. “The Government should tighten its grip over the handful of separatists who are causing trouble in the (northern) state,” he said. Ninetynine per cent population in Kashmir is peace loving, but the remaining are creating trouble and they should be dealt with an iron hand, Ramdev told reporters here. The yoga guru, who led the campaign for bringing back black money two years ago, said there was a need for result oriented and more effective steps in this direction. On the overall performance of the Centre, Ramdev said the Narendra Modi-led Government was the best on three fronts namely internal and external security of the country, formulating new policy and its execution and bringing international prestige and place in the world.
Source : PTI

Withdrawal of facilities to separatists long overdue: DM

14344108_1089091467839217_456381593473716876_nAmid reports that the Centre may scale down security cover of Kashmiri separatists and curtail various facilities enjoyed by them in view of the Valley unrest, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said withdrawal of such facilities was long overdue. "The facilities extended to Kashmiri separatists should have been withdrawn long time back," he said after attending a function here. The Defence Minister was in the city to present the FGI Excellence awards and attend a function organised at Siddhivinayak temple in Dandiya bazaar locality, where RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat presented a sacred thread made up of gold to the deity. Responding to a query by PTI whether separatists should continue enjoy the perks at the cost of exchequer, the Minister said, "There is a concern about separatists getting such facilities. I favour withdrawal of such facilities." His remarks came amid indications that the Centre may harden its attitude towards separatists following the cold shoulder given by them to the MPs, who were part of an All-Party Delegation, during their recent visit to J&K. Miffed by the snub by separatists, the Government was considering moves to curb foreign travel of separatists by withdrawing their passports and denying travel documents in some cases, besides scaling down their security cover. However, after the meeting of the All-Party Delegation in Delhi on September 7, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi had said that Home minister Rajnath Singh denied that there was a plan to curtail the security provided to separatist leaders. Parrikar also justified deployment of additional troops in Kashmir, saying it was aimed at foiling attempts by terrorists to enter India from across the border and that the move had nothing to do with the ongoing unrest in the Valley. "Army does not act in internal matters unless requested by local administration. Our mandate is to seal the border and foil infiltration bids by terrorists. Today, three infiltrators were killed when they tried to enter India," Parrikar said. Army today foiled three separate infiltration attempts along LoC in Kashmir in Nawgam, Tanghdar and Gurez sectors. Parrikar further said that the civilian protests are not under the jurisdiction of Army, and "additional deployment of soldiers has nothing to do with tackling unrest in civilian areas in Kashmir." On holding talks with all stake-holders, including separatists, and formulating special strategies to tackle law and order situation in Kashmir, the Minister said, "The Home Ministry decides on these issues." He added that the Union Government has been handling violence in the Valley proactively, "which comes from across the border. A small percentage is holding the majority to ransom in the State."
Source : PTI

Go after those instigating youth: Rajnath

14344057_1089088384506192_2434599539269373986_nUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh today directed the security forces to go after those instigating youths to indulge in violence in Jammu and Kashmir and try to bring back normalcy in the State within a week. The directive was given during an hour-long meeting the Home Minister had with top security officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Director, Intelligence Bureau, Dineshwar Sharma and other top officers of Ministry of Homes Affairs, para-military forces and Intelligence agencies besides others in New Delhi this afternoon. Sources said the Home Minister conveyed that the security forces must go after the instigators of the violence in Kashmir valley and book them as they continue to disrupt normal life for 65 days after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. Singh said that normalcy should be brought back within a week and school and other educational institutions should function as students are worst sufferers during the prolonged turmoil, sources said. Attempts should also be made to reopen shops and other commercial establishments which were shut completely, the Home Minister told the officials. The Home Minister reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, where a policeman and three militants were killed in two separate incidents today. The officials briefed the prevailing situation in Kashmir valley as well as along the border and the steps taken to bring back normalcy in the State, sources said. The unrest had started following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. So far, 78 people have lost their lives in the 65 days of turmoil. Sources said the Union Home Minister also reviewed terror attack in Poonch this morning. The officers briefed him about the attack and steps taken to neutralize terrorists, safeguard vital installations and protect civilians. According to sources, the Union Home Minister passed several instructions to the top officers of the MHA, para-military forces and Intelligence agencies to improve situation in the Kashmir valley and check terror attacks. The Home Minister, who has thrice visited Jammu and Kashmir including two exclusive visits to the Valley and one to Jammu and Kashmir as head of All Party Delegation was again expected to visit the Valley after Eid. This time, he will also visit Ladakh, where there was strong resentment against the All Party Delegation for ignoring the mountain locked region.
Source : Daily Excelsior

State Executive Meeting of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha , J&K, held at Late. Shri Vaid Vishnu Dutt Sabhaghaar, Party Headquartes Trikuta Nagar, Jammu

14265024_1088665214548509_1501137890695579406_nState Executive Meeting of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), J&K, held at Late Shri Vaid Vishnu Dutt Sabhaghaar, Party Headquartes Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. State President, BJP, Sat Sharma CA inaugurated the Session by enlightening the Traditional Lamp along with Senior leader, BJP and MLC Ashok Khajuria, State General Secretaries, BJP, Dr. Narinder Singh and Pawan Khajuria, State President BJYM, J&K Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma appreciated the work done by BJYM in Jammu & Kashmir and emphasized, to organise 6-National program of BJP at District level. Addressing the gathering Dr. Magotra presented a detailed report of Activities organised by BJYM across the state. The second session was about Resolution, Suggestions and Organisational Tour. Resolution was Presented by State vice-president, BJYM, Er. Eaijaz Hussain, Dr. Magotra discussed about Resolution and organisational tours with BJYM activist, Third session was about Yuva Morcha and its Role. MP Rajya Sabha Samsher Singh Manhas was Chief guest in this session. In final and concluding session, Dy CM was Chief Guest along with General Secretary, BJP, Harinder Gupta and All Morchas Incharge Munish Sharma Ji. Dy CM while addressing the State Executive Meeting of BJYM congratulated and spoke about many imitative taken by Centre and State Government to work for Youth. Dr. Singh stressed upon the organisational understanding which is key factor for the growth of organization at grass root level. He lauded the role of BJYM in the past Assembly and Parliament election in which youth voted to BJP and reminded about the contribution of previous political activist who contributed to make BJYM strong force in State. About 80 members including State Office Bearers, Executive members and District Presidents attended the day long executive meeting. Dr. Magotra also announced Hari Om Sharma as State Media Secretary and Ankit Gupta as Member, State IT and Social Media. State General Secretaries, BJYM, Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma managed the Proceeding on dias. Others who were present in this Executive meeting are State Secretary, BJP and Incharge BJYM, Sh. Sanjay Baru and Co-incharge BJYM, Adv Bhanu Partap Jasrotia. Political Resolution Passed by BJYM,J&K Bharatiya Janata Party is moving towards new heights of success both at National and State level, under the visionary leadership of our national President Sh. Amit shah ji. Development & Growth is also extending its graph, which was most awaited from last 60+ years towards success under the dynamic leadership of our PM Sh. Narandra Modi ji. Youth of the country thoughtfully voted for BJP after analysing devotion of party towards Nation and also future INDIA. Youth with full faith took right step towards choosing for BJP, as they made themselves aware that successive congress rule in the country not only promoted corruption but led to the decline in development across Nation. Youth is backbone of the Nation and their support for Bright and Developed India was well taken care of by BJP and will be taken care in future as well. In the state of Jammu Kashmir BJP made historic win and presence in the assembly by securing 25 seats. Youth across the three regions whole heartily worked day and night for the party to achieve victory in Parliament as well as Assembly elections. State Executive of BJYM is thankful to the youth of the sate for their faith and support to TEAM BJP. NATIONALISM AND NATIONAL SECURITY: Nationalism and integrity binds us together to serve our motherland. State executive committee of BJYM decided to strengthen love & respect for the Nation in the hearts of youth from state, which is also strength of State. BJYM will organise such events in the coming time to organise awareness campaign among youth population of the state in the coming time on war foot. State executive committee of BJYM also appeal to the youth of Kashmir to understand the deep meaning and the game plan of separatists and Pakistan, in addition to same BJYM cautioned them not to get trapped into their destructive and anti youth plans. BJP is working on priority to make youth oriented environment to time, study, business and more freely but some anti youth corners and mindset are trying to defeated youth from the mainstream in Kashmir those who are behind using fort mind to disturb the peaceful environment of the state. No more are behind the curtain as their faces are now in public. Those who push innocent youth for violence are now very much aware, that they will be answerable to the coming generation and will face shame in front of youth and next generation of India. Youth of Kashmir needs to be encouraged for bringing peace, normalcy in the valley. A countable number of people are distracted and is playing as puppets in the hands of some anti national minds. BJYM State Executive committee wants to bring in to kind notice of our government to act strictly against planner of their unrest and will support government for same, to the best of its abilities. Youth is stand against these fabricate nexus can give better place to time to next generation. PACKAGE AND POLICES FOR YOUTH: State Executive Committee BJYM expresses thanks and Welcome to the step taken by our PM Narendra Modi ji to uplift youth in the state. “Skill India, Make In India, Start Up India And Mudra Bank” are the prominent schemes launched for the youth. Announcement of Rs. 200 Crores package to promote sports in the state is appreciable. We are thankful to PM Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitely ji for same. In addition to that Rs. 80000 crores mega package announced by PM few months back, which includes Rs. 2600 crores for Human Resource Development and for skill Development in J & K. Such announcement for youth was first time as our successive government in the state never thought for such betterment for youth, in past years. State Executive Committee of BJYM also welcomed "scooty finance" scheme launched by BJP-PDP alliance government will definitely help poor girls in the state. This scheme is particularly for girls. We welcome this step of government and hope for more good in coming days. BJYM is against "Chemical Drugs" State committee of BJYM unanimously stand against "Chemical Drugs" culture which is on very less scale but ruining among our young treasure. Many Anti –youth and anti India forces are built to hit our youth, and BJYM along with its members across state will not allow success of minds behind the same. BJYM Jammu, as per the policy among its members “Perform For Nation Not Position, is practically reaching to youth in all corners, in all possible ways & at all spheres of state.

Sat Sharma (CA) inaugurated the newly constructed, renovated and repaired portion of Bhagwati Nagar 4th Bridge by flagging off the vehicles from the bridge

14344168_1088639564551074_771292206813753460_nIn a next step to provide best infrastructural to masses of Jammu city, State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) inaugurated the newly constructed, renovated and repaired portion of Bhagwati Nagar 4th Bridge by flagging off the vehicles from the bridge. On the occasion, Sharma was also accompanied by JKPCC (Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation), Sharma inaugurated the portion and termed its opening as a next step of providing top level infrastructure to the masses of Jammu. GM JKPCC Khwaja also accompanied the BJP President during the program. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma thanked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for intervening in the matter and also directing the officials for speeding up the works of the bridge construction so that no type of discomfort is caused to the masses. Terming it as a developmental progress in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir, Sharma said that deadline of 13th September was set to complete the works of one portion of the bridge but the works were paced up in order to overcome the traffic problem of the City. He stated that present government is committed to provide best infrastructure to the public of Jammu and Kashmir and developmental agenda of the coalition government is running in all three regions of the States. District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Mandal President Jeet Angral, RK Gupta, Asha Devi and many other local residents of the area were also present during the occasion.

Hon”ble Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh addressed a mega Sikh Conference at Greater Kailash

14225458_1088293931252304_6709773660226034508_nHon"ble Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh addressed a mega Sikh Conference at Greater Kailash as chief guest. Hon'ble Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta attended the Conference as guest of honour. Conference was organised by Hon'ble MLC S. Charanjeet Singh Khalsa. Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh in his address assured the Sikh Sangat that he will take up the issues of Sikh Community in the Govt. and will try his best for the rederssal of the same on priority basis.

These are highly condemnable actions of Pak, its being done by them, Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh on Poonch Encounter

Nirmal Singh#One policeman killed, and another critically injured. Area cordoned off, These are highly condemnable actions of Pak, its being done by them. They are creating trouble in Kashmir, Pak has become a failed state, see whats happening in Balochistan, PoK, Gilgit Baltistan & other areas:Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh on Poonch Encounter.

PDP-BJP govt will last its full term: Ram Madhav

14291766_1087543827993981_4131941771398419424_nThe BJPs national general Secretary and its Kashmir point person Ram Madhav on Saturday said Hizb commander Syed Salahuddin was masterminding the ongoing agitation in Kashmir through Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani. In an interview with India Today TV, Madhav said the two-month long agitation - the deadliest the valley has suffered in six years - had posed no threat to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in the state. He said the government was committed to "bring back normalcy" in the valley before Eid - a Muslim festival that is being celebrated on Tuesday. "Stone-pelting needs to be stopped," he said and blamed United Jehad Council commander Syed Salahuddin, who is based in Muzaffarabad - the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir - for sponsoring the agitation in Kashmir. "It is led by Syed Salahuddin and certain sections get influenced by him. Geelani is leading the campaign in the valley. There is no doubt about that. But the real masterminds are from across the border," Madhav said. The former RSS leader, credited to have cobbled together the PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, denied there were any differences between the ruling partners. "We have confidence in the PDP-BJP government led by (Chief Minister) Mehbooba Mufti. It will last its full term of six years," Madhav told India Today TV. He was asked if the Kashmir unrest, which has left 78 people dead, had caused fissures in the coalition government. Referring to MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig's series of media interviews asking Mehbooba to step down because the agenda of alliance had not been implemented, Madhav said the PDP leader should have taken up the matter with his party rather than speaking publicly about it. He said the situation in Kashmir was "definitely disturbing and had caused "concern for all of us".

Jagal appeals Kashmir youth to shun violence

Lotus Logo copyIn a press statement issued here by Ch. Bashir Ahmed Jagal, Senior leader of BJP & Member State Advisory Board for Development of Gujjar & Bakerwal, has appealed the senior citizens and youth of Kashmir valley to shun violence and not to fall prey of terrorist country Pakistan as Kashmir belongs to India and it is the integral part of India and nobody on earth can part away Kashmir from Indian nation. Jagal has stressed upon the need to remember those days when Pakistani Kaballis intended to capture Kashmir having all ill designs. Our ancestors and Govt. of India ensured safety and security of our women folk and saved them of Kashmir from these elements. He has appealed the Kashmiri mothers, sisters, brothers and senior citizens to recall those days when Kashmir got flooded and the Indian Army made out all efforts to save the lives and properties of the general masses in Kashmir valley at the risk of their lives. We should be proud of our army personnel who remain at the services of the general masses and protecting the borders of the nation. Terrorist Hafiz Syed has given a bad name to 25 crore Muslim population of India and Pakistan who has no sympathy with Muslims of India, particularly the Muslims of Kashmir valley. In case Pakistan had been a sympathizer of Muslims, it would not have handed over gun and stones to the youth of Kashmir.
Jagal has said that we are Indians and have to come under one banner to fight the anti-national elements so as to uproot the defamation given to this Muslim community by Pakistan. Jagal has said that we should not hesitate to scarify our lives and properties for our nation India.

Kashmir facing proxy war from Pak, needs to be tackled strategically: BJP

Khalid JhangirThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the Valley is facing a proxy war from Pakistan, and the situation can only be tackled strategically. The BJP’s statement came after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig reportedly demanded chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s resignation for the government’s failure to control the volatile situation in Kashmir. “This is not the first time that Kashmir is having this kind of episode, these things have happened before also. We should not forget that there is a proxy war going on in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is being operated by our neighbouring country. So, we have to deal it that way, strategically,” BJP spokesperson Khalid Jehangir told ANI. He added that Mufti has the full support of the BJP, and the PDP-BJP alliance is committed to provide the people of the state with better governance. “As far as the BJP is concerned, it adheres to the agenda of alliance to provide good government and good governance to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We have our full support to Mehbooba Mufti and the coalition. Not only has the state leadership, but the Central leadership has also reiterated their vision,” he said. In an interview, Baig had on Thursday expressed disappointment with the functioning of the alliance between the PDP and the BJP in the state. According to reports, Baig said Mufti had lost credibility due to wrong policies of the state and the central government.

LAHDC team meets BJP leaders

14222081_1087264888021875_6977657445949933592_nLed by Chief Executive Council, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, Dr. Sonam Dawa, the Councillors meet BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria recently to brief about the functioning of the council and other issues. During their meeting with the BJP State President and other leaders, Dr. Sonam Dawa and his colleague Councillors told that the funds related to undertake various developmental works need to be released soon and that the BJP should also take up the issue with the state government. The BJP leaders were also apprised of the works having been completed by BJP-led LAHDC, Leh and further briefed about the progress made so far in matters of development, which are currently near completion. It was also informed during the meeting that LAHDC, Leh, has been further made functional in such a manner that it becomes a bridge between the public and the government.
Sat Sharma and other leaders assured LAHDC team of party’s full support and cooperation in all the matters as the BJP stands for development and progress in the desert reason. They also stressed upon CEC and Councillors to be in regular touch with the people and ensure that their problems are attended on priority.

Need to defeat the radicalization in valley: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has set at rest all the speculations about the certainty of the present PDP-BJP alliance government. While addressing the people after laying the foundation of Govt. Degree College at Bhalwal, she took the critics to task in her speech declaring that she wouldn’t be deterred or cowed down by the controversies being stirred deliberately by vested interests against PDP-BJP coalition government and said that her government would complete remaining full term and would carry forward the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Late Mufti Mohd. Sayeed. Taking dig at Omar Abdullah for his repeated statements that PDP-BJP government has failed, she said that no one can come up with solution of Kashmir problem over night and the collective efforts are needed to resolve the complex issue of Kashmir.
Prof. Virender was critical of Farooq Abdullah’s statement asking for holding dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue and for not repeating mistakes of using force to deal with the current unrest in the valley and said that he considers Farooq Abdullah as a matured politicians and did not expect such type of statement in the situation that is prevailing presently in the valley and tense relations existing between India and Pakistan because of latter’s direct involvement in supporting terrorism in the valley. He said that Kashmir is an internal problem of India and it has to resolve this issue itself. He further added that situation that at present exist in the valley, no one can avoid the use of force to bring normalcy; Farooq who remained Chief Minister of the state must be knowing it better and Pakistan should have no concern with it. The real problem is Pakistan imported terrorism that has destroyed the peace of the people of valley. The Spokesperson said that present trouble in the valley is inspired by the ideology of Wahabi and Salafi movements those want to convert Kashmir valley into an Islamic State, independent of India. Those on the streets do not demand Great Autonomy or Plebiscite, their only slogan is Azad Islamic state. He told Abdullah that the present situation is the creation of Congress and NC and added that it was during their rule, both at the Centre and in the State that rupees 17000 crore that came into the valley for the spread of Wahabi and Salafi ideology provoking the youth to launch Jehad and 5 thousand new masques were constructed in rural Kashmir for the purpose, in the last about 20 years. Prof. Virender called upon the government of India and all the political parties and people in general to put united efforts to counter this onslaught on Indian democracy.

Sat inaugurates Basholi Painting exhibition

14237750_1087263428022021_5906332479192716991_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), as Chief Guest, inaugurated one day exhibition of Basohli Paintings organized by Indian Art Centre in the premises of Government Women College, Gandhi Nagar. Guests of Honour were Dr. Kiran Bakshi and Sh. Ajay Pargal Member Rogi Kalya Samitti, Gandhi Nagar and Senior Leader BJP , Special Guests were Rekha Mahajan, District President, BJP Mahilla Morcha and Ishant Gupta, State Secretary BJYM. The organizers of exhibition were Poonam Bhalgotra Chief Organizer, M.K. Wadhera Organizer artist, Ritu Wadhera, Ajay Kumar, Mridual, Savita Jena, Archanan Sharma.
Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma congratulated M.K. Wadhera for his very good initiative to promote and teach students about Basohli Art. He added that these types of talent should be promoted on higher scales. Sat Sharma interacted with the students and also went around the stalls of these paintings made by the artists. He appreciated all the paintings and also distributes gifts among the students. M.K. Wadhera said that he used to teach all the students about how to make paintings. He added that Ch. Lal Singh is the Chief Patron of Indian Art Centre. He also thanked Principal of College for providing space for the exhibition. Ajay Pargal also interacted with students and congratulated them about their talents. Other prominent who were present on the occasion, included Ram K.Murtti Principal Balloming Dale Nanak Nagar, Jammu, Meeru Abrol HOD Mathematics G.W. College Gandhi Nagar, Kishan Kishore Principal Rainbow Public School Rampura Gandhi Nagar, and Prof. Dr. Ashu Vashist (English) GWC Gandhi Nagar, Prof. Anita Sharma (Mathematics) GWC Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. The students who win the prize were Jaideep Singh Doon International School, Striti Bhougal RM Public, Nandini Gill MNK Public, & Sneha Sharma Presentation Convent.

Industries & Commerce Minister holds public darbar

14233093_1087262871355410_47242054195243797_nUnder BJP’s scheduled programmes of deputing its ministers to hold public darbar to listen to the grievances of the public, Minister of Industries & Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga, interacted with a large number of people during his day long sitting at Trikuta Nagar Office of the party. People from different walks of life and party activists met the minister and sought his kind help and cooperation in resolving their problems.
Chander Prakash Ganga took many cases for their on the spot solutions and also forwarded many cases to the concerned departments for further follow up. While speaking to the people on this occasion, Chander Prakash Ganga said that the ministers of BJP in the State’s coalition government have been holding public darbar at party offices at Kachi Chawni and Trikuta Nagar from time to time so that the people have direct and easy access to them and are able to personally take up their grievances and problems. Chander Prakash Ganga said that the coalition government has been working towards mitigation of the sufferings of the people besides concentrating on equitable development of all the three regions of the state. He said that the Industries & Commerce Ministry under him is also laying stress on exploring employment generation avenues for the adjustment of the educated unemployed youth in the state as industry is one of the major sector where large number of people get absorbed to earn their livelihood. He also appealed the people to not get misled by the false propaganda of the opposition parties who cannot digest the smooth working and people friendly programmes and policies of the present coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir. BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan assisted the minister during his sitting.

Hon’ble CM, Hon”ble Dy CM laid the foundation stone of 106 beded hostel of GMC Jammu at Resham Ghar colony

14225574_1087253661356331_663019416395292996_nHon'ble CM Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Hon"ble Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh and Hon"ble minister for health and medical education Mr Bali Bhagat today laid the foundation stone of 106 beded hostel of GMC Jammu at Resham Ghar colony. Another milestone towards the development of medical education In Jammu.

Pak asked to end ‘atrocities’ in Balochistan

14322611_1087147861366911_872586983567334944_nKashmiriyat, Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat incomplete without Bhartiyat: Dr Jitendra Coining a new word Bhartiyat, the Union Minister of State in PMO with independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat and Insaniyat are incomplete unless Bhartiyat is added to it. Addressing a function in connection with celebration of 20th Foundation Day of Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra at Anandnagar Bohri near here, on the occasion of Sharda Ashtami, Dr Jitendra Singh said Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat and Insaniyat is incomplete without Bhartiyat, which has wider and larger connotation and acceptability. “We should take pride to be Indians and also feel proud of that J&K is an integral part of India’’. “Those who are talking of Pakistan have no right to be in J&K’’, he added. Dr Singh said there is no dispute over Kashmir as not only J&K but PoK is also integral part of India, which is under forcible occupation of Pakistan. He said the nation is committed to liberation of that portion as per unanimous Parliament resolution of 1994. He asked the people that they should not be defensive over this issue and say loudly in every debate that J&K is integral part of India. The Union Minister said that opposition parties and Government are also on the same page on this issue as they also have made it clear that there will be no compromise on unity and integrity of the country so far as Kashmir is concerned which is integral part of the nation. Dr Singh, while recalling the role of Kashmiri Pandits said that all the nationalist forces in the country have the same concern which the displaced Pandits have and added that the time has come that “we should not be confined to our own society as under prevailing circumstances our responsibilities have increased as we are facing many challenges’’. “It is the duty of all of us to save this nation from the forces inimical to it’’, he added. Dr Singh said more than half of portion of J&K is with Pakistan and the neighbouring country has gifted some portion of it to China. He said there should be no debate on J&K when the nation has already cleared its stand in Parliament resolution of 1994 to get back the portion lying with Pakistan. Maintaining that “we should have clarity in our thought’’, he said that no political party and even the APD has said that J&K is not the integral part of India. So what kind of dispute is there he asked?. Dr Singh without naming the opposition parties took a dig at those who demand resignation of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. These are defeated and disgruntled people who make these statements. He said the defeated people can’t digest to be out of power and instead of making a hue and cry by opposing BJP and PDP they should wait for next elections. These parties have no proposal regarding solution of the problem but they only have one agenda to oppose the government, he said. Ridiculing the statement of some leaders who termed the visit of the All Party Delegation (APD) a failure, he said those who could not meet APD make such allegations and added that APD met 45 delegations of the people in the State. He said separatists have no threat from India but from Pakistan and so they need to be given protection. As Moulvi Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone were also killed by Pakistan, he added. He said Pakistan which has become the epicentre of terrorism today faces threat from within. Highlighting the achievements of two year rule of Modi Government, he said no such developmental schemes for the State of J&K were sanctioned in 65 years which were sanctioned in last two years. In this regard he made a reference to two AIIMS for the State, IIT and IIM, Bio-tech park at Kathua, laying of foundation of Rs 160 crore Kiryan Gandyal bridge over river Ravi in Kathua, dedicating the Atal Sethu to the nation at Basholi, laying the foundation stone of Medical Colleges and proposal of two more Engineering Colleges for the State one at Kathua and another at Safapora Srinagar. He said the Chenani Nashri Tunnel which is the State of art project and proposed Corridor from Delhi to holy township of Katra is the other major project for the State. Dr Singh said there should be no place for violence and it will not be tolerated. “Moreover we are committed to get back PoK lying under forcible occupation of Pakistan and engage our youth in nation building’’. He said in entire youth country is cautious today and they are taking advantage of Modi Government’s policies and programmes “so we are duty bound to educate Kashmiri youth not to fall in the trap of those who have sent their children to lead the luxurious life outside and forced them on the path of violence’’. Dr Singh, while lambasting the opposition parties said that bogey of terrorism should not be used by them to settle scores with their opponents. Maintaining that Pakistan is epicentre of terrorism, Dr Singh said though the neighbouring country is in denial at present but sooner or later it has to accept this. Later talking to reporters on the sidelines of the function, Dr Singh asserted that Balochistan is a very important security concern for India and added that Pakistan should put an end to “operational atrocities” unleashed by Islamabad in the region. “Balochistan is a very important security concern for India”,he said. “You cannot allow your neighbourhood to be on fire because sooner or later it is going to impact you, you cannot build a heaven inside and leave a hell outside,” the he said. Dr Singh said “it is example of a boundary wall with another house and the other house being constantly in trouble and sooner or later you run a risk of being impacted by it’’. He asked Pakistan to put an end to operational atrocities and bring peace in the region. The Minister further said “therefore, it is also part of our responsibility to safeguard the security concerns of India”. “We have to ensure that Balochistan, as a situation, is peaceful, is normal and there is an end to operational atrocities unleashed by Islamabad,” Dr Singh said. Earlier Dr Singh presented Sharda Purskar to Director Sharda Radio Ramesh Hangloo on behalf of Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra. The award was given to him for the role of Radio Sharda in highlighting the national concerns and concern of KPs during exile. Dr M K Bhat read the paper on Sharda Radio while Pardeep Kaul Khudbali managed the stage. He also released a book Kashmiri Sarswat Brahmins written by noted scholar Dr K N Pandia. The chief guest also distributed certificates to the passed out students of Sharda computer institute. Dr K N Pandita in his remarks underlined the historical essence of Goddess Sharda in the context of Indian civilization. While Anand Swami Pran Nath Bhat Gareeb in his address said entire KP community is with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his mission. A photo exhibition based on traditional dress code of J&K State titled as Virasat Main Libaas and a cultural heritage painting exhibition which became the attraction of all visitors was conducted by Bindraban Sher, a social activist. A hawan was also performed. BJP State president Sat Sharma (CA), Party general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul and MLC Surinder Ambardar attended the function. The function was also addressed by Hirday Nath Pandita who gave resume of the functioning of Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra while Rajesh Khar presented Bhajans. Source :- Daily Excelsior

Hon’ble CM, Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh along with other ministers laid the foundation stone of Degree College Bhalwal,Jammu

14292392_1086590208089343_6544798402117763820_nHon'ble CM, Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh along with other ministers laid the foundation stone of Degree College Bhalwal,Jammu. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the coalition government is working steadfast on the agenda of alliance to take the state on the path of development. He said providing good governance to the people in most transparent and accountable manner is the hallmark of the present government. He said that government has initiated reform in all vital sectors like Health, Education, R&B and stress has been laid on giving all three regions their equal share. “We are working to fulfill the aspirations of the people and bring Jammu and Kashmir on the forefront of development. He also highlighted that with opening and setting up of premier institutions like IIM, IIT and AIIMS Jammu will soon emerge as a vital educational and healthcare destination.

Sat pays tributes to Major Akash

14237722_1086478774767153_59248619182561651_nTo pay homage to the great martyr of Jammu Major Akash Singh, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, alongwith party activists visited Rajpura Mangotrian Park to garland the statue of this brave soldier and pay tributes. Sat Sharma also interacted with Shankar Singh, father of martyr Major Akash Singh, and said that Jammu is a land of brave Dogras which has the pride of being serving the nation by its great soldiers. He said that Major Akash Singh has set example of sacrificing life for the security of the motherland. He expressed hope that his sacrifice will inspire the young generations.
Sat Sharma was accompanied by Chander Mohan Gupta, Ayodhya Gupta, Munish Khajuria, Sat Pal Khajuria, Surinder Choudhary, Balwan Singh, Atul Bakshi, Rakesh Mishra, Ankush Sharma and others.

Modi govt concerned for welfare of dalits: Sat

14322383_1086478281433869_137071542633076841_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, while addressing a meeting of BJP Anusuchit Jaati Morcha, said that various welfare schemes launched by Narendra Modi government are proving beneficial to the Scheduled Castes across the country and the same are also being extended to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It displays the concern of Modi led government towards the welfare of dalits. He said that although Congress ruled the country for maximum period after independence but it did least for the welfare and development of the weaker sections, including dalits and down trodden. He said that SCs in Jammu & Kashmir have supported BJP candidates in reserved constituencies and we won all the seven seats. He said that the BJP has constituted. Anusuchit Jaati Morcha with a sole objective of providing the SC leaders in the party a respectable platform to highlight the problems of their community.
BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, on this occasion, said that the party has the distinction of being the only political party in the country which has largest number of MPs and MLAs across the country from this community and it is due to the inclination of the SCs towards BJP who have realized that their welfare lies in getting associated this party. Morcha State Prabhari Dharam Pal Rao sought details related to the programmes being undertaken by the Anusuchit Jaati Morcha in the state. He said that Jammu region has a major population of SCs and it becomes imperative on part of the morcha leaders to remain in regular touch with the members of this community and educate them about various welfare schemes launched exclusively for them. MLA Dr. Devinder Manyal said that after taking over as State President of BJP Anusuchit Jaati Morcha, every effort has been made to ensure that our morcha leaders reach the people of SC community and brief them about the SC friendly programmes and policies of the Modi led Central government and the BJP coalition in the state. He said that whatever has been initiated during the last over two years by NDA government itself speaks that the Modi government has pain and commitment for the social and economic upliftment of the poor and weaker sections, dalits in particular. SC Morcha Prabhari Bansi Lal Bharti, Seh-Prabhari N.D. Rajwal, State General Secretary Dr. M.L. Rao and other office bearers including Seema Devi, Jeet Angral, Raj Kumar, Faqir Chand, Shiv Kumar Manyal, MLA Dr. K.L. Bhagat, Kuldeep Raj, MLA Neelam Lengeh, Chaman Lal Kanathia, Karan Bhagat, Veena Bhagat, Sharda Devi, Charanjeet, Brij Lal, Rakesh Sangral, Bishan Dass, Dharam Pal, Gian Chand Bhagat, Vijay Magotra, Neeraj Bharti, Adv. Adarsh Bhagat, Chindoo Ram attended the meeting.

Hon’ble CM, Hon’ble Dy. CM and Hon’ble Speaker J&K launched the scooty scheme for the college going girls

14316775_1086360921445605_3720006763635168368_nHon'ble CM, Hon'ble Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh,Hon'ble Speaker J&K Assembly Kavinder Gupta and Minister for education today launched the scooty scheme for the college going girls and distributed 300 scooties to the girls at women college Gandhi Nagar and Parade in the impressive functions organised by higher Education Deptt. Dr Nirmal Singh said that this is a step towards women empowerment. He further said that it is also a step towards PM Narinder Modi's commitment for Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao.

Omar must show patience, political maturity towards APD visit outcome: Balbir

Balbir SinghAPD has no magical wand for overnight decisions In terming the visit of All Party Delegation of senior Parliamentarians to state as unfruitful and a futile exercise, National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah, has displayed impatience and political immaturity despite being seasoned politician and having served the state as Chief Minister. This was stated by BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan while commenting on Omar Abdullah’s remarks over the just concluded visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh led high level delegation to Valley and Jammu. The BJP Spokesperson said that by jumping into conclusions from his own perspective and what looks like a narrow vision, the former Chief Minister has only belittled his wisdom and way of comprehending the things for he knows it well that such exercises take some time before reaching at final decisions with regard to controlling sensitive situations like the present one. “Moreover, the APD has not wasted any time in deliberating further what they gathered by meeting scores of delegations in Valley followed by Jammu”, the BJP leader said and added that such exercises cannot be conducted in a hurriedly manner as the Government as also the MPs from various parties have to take cognizance of all the sensitivities of all the three regions. Furthermore, Balbir asserted that while a follow up meeting was held on Wednesday in New Delhi, there will be more deliberations and meetings, most likely the APD may take time to arrive at some fruitful conclusion and before suggesting some concrete measures for the larger objective of restoring peace and normalcy across the Valley. While the feedback of two regions, thrust being more on Kashmir Valley has already been taken by the APD, they are likely to visit Ladakh region shortly to hold meetings with delegations in the region. Omar Abdullah must note that APD has no magical wand nor can the things settle overnight, he must also recall the past unrests, may be any such during his tenure as Chief Minister, when it took some time to restore normalcy by the then governments, the BJP Spokesperson said adding that APD is quite serious in the initiative and exercise taken in hand to restore peace in the Valley. All that is required is some patience and maturity by the mainstream politicians like him rather than choosing to jump into baseless conclusions, just for the sake of remaining in limelight.

Azadi an illusion, separatists selling dreams: BJP    

Khalid JhangirBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that separatists are befooling people by selling dreams to them and are creating a notion that Azadi would come by observing shutdown and strikes. In a statement here the BJP spokesman Khalid Jehangir said, “Separatists have ruined Kashmir and its economy. For the past two months people have been locked inside their homes and every week fresh protest calendar is being issued asking people to observe shutdown and hit the streets. This has been continuing for the past 2-months. Despite authorities lifting the curfew the henchmen of separatists are not allowing people to open their shops nor are they allowing public transport to ply.” Jehangir said, “Those people who are misleading people at the behest of their bosses are destined to face doom and wrath of masses as illusions don’t last forever.” The BJP spokesman said, “Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and would continue to remain so. No power on earth can snatch JK from India.” He said, “Henchmen of separatists have pushed young boys on streets and are instigating them to pelt stones and block the roads. They have made the life of a common man miserable. These selfish elements have made youth soft targets. First they push them towards the graveyard then they shed crocodile tears over their graves.” Jehangir appealed the state and central governments to take stern action against the people who are orchestrating street protests and are not allowing people to come out of their homes. “This vicious cycle of street protests has to end. A handful of people have taken entire Kashmir as hostage. These people have to be taught a lesson for pushing Kashmir into quagmire of uncertainty.”

Jugal inaugurates developmental works in Khour block

jugal-dedicates-bathingLok Sabha Member of Parliament from Jammu-Poonch constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma inaugurated the newly constructed Bathing Ghat at village  Sainth, lane and drain in village Chamarki and Kitchen shed in village Thandi Chori in Khour block in presence of MLAs Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat and Rajiv Sharma and dedicated the same to the public for use. These have been constructed by Rural Development Department under MPLAD scheme. Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing a public gathering after the inaugural ceremonies, said that the Bathing Ghat, Kitchen shed, the lane and drain will be of great convenience to the public and such like facilities should be provided in every area. Jugal Kishore Sharma said that various development projects have been initiated in almost every area of the Parliamentary constituency and each one of them is getting completed in time. Similarly, various welfare schemes have also been launched by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government which have been formulated for youth, women, senior citizens, weaker sections, farmer and so on and the people should themselves identity as to which of the scheme can benefit them. “Being MP, I have been raising every genuine demand and issue related to my constituency in and outside Parliament and it is the result of such efforts that many major projects have also been sanctioned for Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary constituency.” State Media Secretary Suraj Singh, District President Manmohan Singh, Jagdish Bhagat, Kamal Bhagat, Surinder Singh, Mukesh Kumar and others were present on the occasion.

Sat kick starts second phase of macadamization work 

sat-kick-starts-second-phaseBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) kick started the work of 61 lakh cost macadamization of Revenue Complex Road in W. No. 32 of Talab Tillo area of Jammu West Assembly Constituency in presence of a large number of officials of PWD, JMC, party activists and local residents. Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that when BJP coalition government was formed in the state, the roads in particular were in dilapidated conditions. people were facing problems while travelling on roads. Even pedestrians felt uncomfortable while walking on these roads. The new government took into hand the mega project of macadamization of the roads and sub roads. “It happened for the first time that it was made mandatory that the width of the road will be as per the prescribed guidelines and there will be compromise on the quality. “It was also made clear that if the newly constructed or macadamized roads develop cracks/damages, the executing contractor will be held responsible and for three years every kind of wear and tear was to be born by them”, Sat said and added that there will be no leniency in this regard. Sat Sharma said that the macadamization work was withheld for few months due to rains in monsoon as the season was not suitable for such work. As monsoon is almost over, the work has been started again. He said that the Revenue Complex road lead to Yoga Ashram and 4th bridge and people will get smooth road for travel. Executive Engineer, PWD, Rajan Mengi, AEE, PWD, Davinder Singh, JE Deepak Gupta, Executive Engineer, JMC Parbodh Sharma, AEE J.P. Saraf, JE Satish Malla, Executive Engineer, UEED, Rajan Sharma, AE Sardari Lal, JE Vijay, BJP leaders Ayodhya Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Sat Pal Karlupia, Jeet Angral, Lovkesh Gondi, Rajesh Gupta, Gurcharan Singh, Capt. Bhupinder Singh, Manjeet Singh, Balwan Singh Avtar Singh, Purnesh Mahajan, Puneet Mahajan, Veena Gupta, Neelam Nargotra, Asha Rani, Santosh Sharma, Jaideep Singh, Jatin Sethi, Ankush, Rajan Verma, Surjeet Singh Chib, Kushal Sharma, Radha Krishan, Rakesh Kumar and Atul Bakshi were present on the occasion.

‘Ignorance of educated talent in Rajouri-Poonch not to be tolerated’ 

Lotus Logo copyYouth of twin districts are major stakeholders in BGSB University: Vibodh JAMMU: Reiterating that the people especially youth who are residing in the Rajouri and Poonch districts are the major stakeholder in every affairs of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Rajouri, Member of Legislative Council (MLC) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) senior leader Advocate Vibodh Gupta today highlighted that the educated youth of twin border districts are capable enough to compete with any talent across the country and they must stop to be treated as a ‘neglected lot’ by any recruitment agency, organisation, autonomous body, selection board, authority etc. After meeting a large number of deputations from twin districts which gathered at his residence in Jammu to highlight the present scenario which is prevailing in these districts in general and the present trends of recruitment in BGSBU in particular, Vibodh assured to the members that he will took up this matter with the authorities concerned and if need arises he would also took up the matter with the Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti who is happened to be the Chancellor of the University, as he was of the view that University was established to uplift the young people living in the districts. Vibodh said that the educated youth in twin districts has ample talent as they are cracking IAS, IFS, KAS and other competitive exams at national and international level. These people have attained higher education by facing many hardships as previous governments were failed to provide even basic facilities, moreover, they are peace loving people who always remain firm with the national cause during wars, insurgencies and they also rejected the antinational forces ‘tooth and nail’, Gupta said and added that the educated talent of twin districts must be given priority in providing jobs and employment avenues and their ignorance would not be tolerated at any cost. On getting information from the deputationists regarding the ignorance of people from Rajouri and Poonch districts in latest teaching recruitments of BGSBU in which the candidates from these districts who were working on these positions for last 3-7 years are intentionally being ignored, Vibodh said that being a State University and Chief Minister as its Chancellor the Varsity must adopt the State Recruitment Policy for regularlising these contractual/adhoc employees as the carrier of such employees is at stake, moreover these employees have dedicated their ‘golden period’ in the services of the University by facing many hardships. He also stressed that instead of neglecting the people already working in the University, the authorities concerned must absorbed them and also give them a chance to pursue higher education in order to enhance their carrier as they are the real stakeholders of the region in general and of Varsity in particular.

A meeting of BJP District Jammu held at Ward No. 55 Deep Nagar Kunjwani Jammu

dated7A meeting of BJP District Jammu held at Ward No. 55 Deep Nagar Kunjwani Jammu, meeting Chaired by Baldev Singh Billawaria Distt. President BJP Jammu District, in the meeting discussed lot of problems which are seeing face by the inhabitants of the concerned areas. People demand that B.P.L Survey is not done properly and said that so many deserving people has been dropped from B.P.L list and due to secularism of their names the deserving people are not getting the benefits of Govt. schemes and demanded for a fresh survey that also demanded that at Kunjwani chowk and road through sainik colony has been encroached by some people causes accidents and proper impartant roads drains of the area. Baldev Singh Billawaria District President Listens the problems and said that I will bring all the problems to the notice of Hon’ble Speaker and MLA Kavinder Gupta, trying to solve the problems with the help of Hon’ble Speaker and MLA Kavinder Gupta and concerned department and said that Kavinder Gupta Hon’ble Speaker and MLA workin hard and very keen to develop the Gandhi Nagar constituency honestly, other who attend the meeting are Balwant Singh Ex-corporator, Pawan Singh Ward President, Som nath , naresh jasrotia, Harbans Choudhary Mandal Pardhan, Ludhar Mani Sharma .

Youth in Kashmir should focus on nation building: Dr. Magotra

IMAG3700Making a fervent appeal to the youth of Kashmir to understand the game plan of separatists and Pakistan and not fall prey to their anti-India trade, BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra said that youth is the future of any nation and they should not waste their time, talent and energy in activities like stone pelting but utilize the same for getting best education to become respectable citizens and bring respect to their families. Dr. Suresh Magotra, was addressing a press conference at Trikuta Nagar office, wherein he welcomed the recent announcement of 200 crores for sports package to the youth of J&K and said the same can prove to be beneficial for the youth as more infrastructure and related facilities can be added for sports activities. He said that financial assistance from the central government is going to boost the morale of youth in all the three regions of the state, who have enough talent in various sports but lack required infrastructure. “The talents of youth is like a pearl, which needs to be discovered and further polish to shine and it is possible when the government provides an environment full of facilities and future avenues of security for survival”, he said. BJYM State President said that Modi led government is pro- youth and since the day it came to power at the centre, youth got a lot of packages for J&K from government. All the previous successive governments in State had done nothing special in their policy for the youth. He, on behalf of youth, thanked central government & Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, for allotting Separate Rs. 200 Crore for development of sports infrastructure in Jammu & Kashmir, which includes Rs. 88 Crores for renovation of Bakshi Stadium, Srinagar and MA Stadium, Jammu, Rs. 52 crore for upgradation of existing stadiums at Poonch & Rajouri and much more. Dr. Magotra recalled the mega package in which Prime Minister announced Rs. 80,000 Crore economic package, double than the one sought, which included Rs. 2600 Crore, towards Human Resource Development, Skill Development and sports for the youth of the state. Dr. Magotra urged upon the media to publish and highlight this information so that it reaches to every sports lover of state. The real talent get a chance to avail the opportunity and excel in their respective field of sport. He also added that, talented youth needs to pull up their socks now to shine at State and National level. With expression of encouragement, Dr. Magotra stated that his personal dream is that talented youth of the state (At Sports & Professional Level) soon should rise themselves individually to lead country as we have capacity to shine at International sphere.. Dr. Magotra also raised issue of Kashmir, where he stated any kind of loss in Kashmir is loss to state and loss to country on whole. Youth of Kashmir needs to be encouraged for good and our team is working towards it 24/7. Unity and affection are keys that leaders of Kashmir should focus on and cooperation from people on the same will help government to restore the peace in the valley again. Those who push innocent youth for violence are not innocent, they have to be answerable to the coming generations for these losses. Dr. Magotra praised the participation of all political parties, who spoke in one voice on Kashmir. He added that wrongly motivated (very less %) of innocent youth of Kashmir needs to understand that Education adds to knowledge and skills, this leads to the upliftment of individual families, society, state and nation. Others who were present in the press conference were State General Secretaries Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma, State Vice-Presidents Munish Khajuria and Ajay Vaid.

Rajesh Gupta kick starts the work of lane and drain of Kucha Naar Singh in ward no.1

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MLA Jammu east and Chief Whip of the BJP in the assembly Rajesh Gupta kick starts the work of lane and drain of Kucha Naar Singh in ward no.1 at an estimated cost of rupees 10 lakhs.
Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the sessionists like Geelani  and his ilk are only interested in destruction and mayhem. The sessionists in Kashmir are only Pak stooges and are acting at the behest of their foreign masters and they are not bothered about the welfare of the people of Kashmir.By not meeting the APD the sessionists in Kashmir stand thoroughly exposed before the world and the people of Kashmir need to take a note of that.
The MLA was accompanied by JMC officials Xen Joginder Bhagat,JE Satyam and senior BJP leaders Purnima Sharma, Karan Singh, Ramesh Sharma, Ravi Singh, Ved Prakash,Naresh Pradhan, Prof.Sham,Kuldeep,Vageesh Bharti,Naresh Abrol,Rajinder Gupta, Rajesh Nischal, Shubh Lata Sharma, Anuradha Sharma,Suman Pandoh,Sukh Devi.
The other prominent who accompanied the MLA included Suresh Bharti,Mohan Lal Raina, Sandar Chand, Vinod Kumar,Somnath,Lankan Thakur,Kala,Om Abrol,Varinder Khajuria,Sunil,Rohit Badyal,Chunni Singh,Madam Singh,Arun Kumar,Sudershan Singh,Raman Abrol,Ashok,Karan, Tarun Gandotra,Sanchit,Sourav and Krishan Kapoor.

‘Girl child’ worst victim of ignorance: Bijral

‘Girl child’ worst victim -ivThe ‘Girl Child’ – future mother- centuries over remained victim of ignorance of patriarchal society and the latter has come to be confronted with sharply falling Child Sex Ratio (CSR)- a worrisome situation. Staff and students of GGHSS Channi Himmat were the focus of seminar on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao held today by team led by former IGP S. S. Bijral. Quoting American great scientist George Washington Carver “Weed is a flower in disguise.If weed is that lets know the woman,” S.S.Bijral said the beauties of woman remaining ‘not understood’, the society treats her the way it treats the weed. He said the woman- girl child of yesteryears- is an unmatched symbol of love, patience, forbearance, sacrifice, determination, courage, who serves the society uniquely by being home builder, child’s first role model, and a spiritual teacher. By discriminating against her the society weakens life she embodies, which lead to weakening of nation. He called upon girls to actively take part in sports, education and other extracurricular activities for awareness is fast catching up that a strong girl child means a strong nation for the women form 50% of nation population. Choudhary  Kamal Singh by quoting umpteen examples of girls who excelled In various fields along their compatriot boys and urged girls present there to upstage their thinking and life attitude  for building a strong Bharat. 21 girl students from different education streams were awarded medals recognising their excellent performance in their last board exams to encourage other girls also for upstaging their performance. A banner conveying ‘Beti Ka samman desh ka samman’ of 6’x4’ was also fixed up to serve a ready reminder to them to contribute to society by helping build up  falling CSR. Radhika Devi  student of 12th class who recited a heart touching poem on theme subject BBB Padhao was awarded a cash prize of Rs 500/- by S.S.Bijral former IGP, patron of NGO Mother The Nature. Anju Dogra state Committee member anchord the function and thanked principal Mtm Shehnaz Choudhary without whose cooperation this function of national importance could not have been possible.

BJP Transport Cell constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP Transport Cell State Convenor S. Darshan Singh, in consultation with Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, constituted the state team here today.    The newly constituted state team has Darshan Sharma and S. Gurcharan Singh as its State Co-Convenors. It has Girdhari Lal as its State Treasurer. Similarly, those nominated as State Members  of the BJP Transport Cell include Sanjeev Bali, S. Prem Singh, Shoket Bhatti, Madan Lal Dubey, S. Malvinder Singh (Shanty), S. Gurvinder Singh and Ch. Karnail Singh. S. Varinderjeet Singh, while congratulating the newly nominated office bearers of the BJP Transport Cell, said that Transport sector is itself a big Industry which not only provide transport facilities but is one of the major source of economic growth and employment generator. The youth in a state like Jammu & Kashmir can be benefitted by it. He said that although train and air links facilities are available in the state but still the main and reliable mean of transportation is the road transport. He  said that the transport industry not only serves as a mean of carrying load or passengers at local level but its services are extended to serve the tourists and pilgrims who visit far flung and remote places where there is no other mean except road transport. He asked S. Darshan Singh to remain in touch with the transport sector so that their problems can be highlighted at the appropriate platform for their redressal.

It is not Kashmir problem but problem in Kashmir : Balbir

Balbir Singh‘Previous govts pampered separatist elements, politicians exploited secessionism’ There is no denying the fact that the present turmoil in Kashmir is Pakistan sponsored. The separatist elements in valley are fighting a proxy war against India with the help of ‘imported’ terrorists and funding from Pakistan with nefarious designs and for the cause of so-called freedom or Azadi. This was stated by Balbir Ram Rattan, BJP State Spokesperson, while commenting on the conduct of separatists with All Party Delegation and their role in general in fuelling unrest in the Valley. He further observed that it is an irony that separatists are misguiding the young boys and using them as human shields while confronting the security forces in an aggressive manner. In this way, in a pre-planned manner, the attempt is being made to highlight the Kashmir issue in the world fora at cost of the lives of young boys. The so called ‘Kashmir Problem’ is, in fact, a problem in Kashmir, where the majority of the Kashmiri people, who want peace and tranquility, are forced to bear the brunt of the situation created by Pakistan with the help of its stooges operating in the valley. Balbir Ram Rattan further maintained that this problem in Kashmir is a result of wrong policies of the initial governments after Independence at the Centre, which always tried to pamper the separatists and politicians with vested interests, while ignoring the interests of common masses. The elite class in the valley has always tried to create the unrest and turmoil on one pretext or the other while following competitive policy of separatism, bringing in an unending vortex violence, instability, destruction with peace becoming a casualty. “What we are facing today is the creation of faulty approach to deal with the separatists and the politicians with vested interests, who should have been curbed from the beginning but unfortunately, the then governments have been liberal with such elements who always remain engaged in propagating communal and anti-India propaganda while raking up the sentiment of  secessionism, the BJP leader said adding that those at the Centre preferred their personal relations at the cost of national interests, which is  one of the major reasons for the upsurge of the anti-India forces. The history is the testimony to the fact that the situation in J&K could have been handled properly by bringing the whole population of the valley in the national mainstream, had nationalist forces in the state been  strengthened by successive Governments at the Centre, Balbir further said. BJP leader reminded the separatist leaders that the historical event of signing of ‘Instrument of Accession’ by the then Maharaja of this state in October 1947 was a legal and final document of J&K becoming part of India. As per the India Independence Act 1947, the prerogative of taking decision and signing of such document vested with Maharaja and the same was followed. There was no voice of any revolt or hue or cry over such a development but the things were exploited by the separatist forces and the politicians to further their political agenda and projected this as  Kashmir problem, whereas it is not so.

‘Separatists’ behaviour had no Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat’

14199528_1083657715049259_2764764609951283932_nDelegation will visit Ladakh too, next meeting in Delhi: Rajnath Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today dropped enough hints for phase wise dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir saying the State comprised of three regions— Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and they would visit Ladakh very soon for direct talks with the people even as he lashed out at the Kashmir separatists calling their behaviour with some of the All Party Delegation (APD) members, who had gone to meet them in their individual capacity, as neither ‘Insaniyat’ nor ‘Kashmiriyat’. Addressing press conferences at Srinagar this morning and in Jammu in the evening before winding up two-day visit of the APD and returning to New Delhi, Rajnath said the All Party Delegation has visited Kashmir and Jammu and it would soon visit Ladakh for “direct talks’’ with the people there. The statement by Rajnath Singh assumed significance as it came just few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interview to a national TV channel that Kashmir is not only part of J&K but there are Jammu and Ladakh regions too, which have their own aspirations. The statement also came only a day after BJP Lok Sabha member from Ladakh, Thupstan Chhewang lashed out at the delegation during meeting with them in Srinagar for neglecting Ladakh asking whether the APD will visit the Himalayan region when people there would take up arms. “Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are three parts of the State. We have visited Kashmir and Jammu and met delegations. We will also visit Ladakh and inter-act with the people there very soon,’’ he said in his press conference here this evening before departing for New Delhi. Another official member of the delegation, Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), accompanied Rajnath in the press conference. Replying to a question on future course of action by the APD, Rajnath said the delegation will now meet in New Delhi. “We will meet in New Delhi now to discuss in detail the discussions we had with large number of delegations in Srinagar and Jammu and what steps were required to be taken to restore peace and normalcy in the Kashmir valley, which has been facing unrest for the past 58 days now,’’ he said. Though Rajnath didn’t specify date for next meeting of the APD, sources told the Excelsior that it would be held in New Delhi on September 7. They added that future course of action will be decided by the APD in New Delhi after the meeting shortly. Sources said Chief Secretary BR Sharma, DGP K Rajendra Kumar and GOC Srinagar based 15 Corps Lt Gen SK Dua also briefed the delegation this morning in Srinagar on behalf of civil administration, police and Army. They were joined by other senior officers. They briefed the delegation about prevailing situation in the Valley and steps being taken to restore peace. Late last night after Governor NN Vohra hosted dinner for the delegation, Rajnath Singh, Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had separate meeting for half an hour to discuss Kashmir unrest, measures in place to maintain peace and more steps required for restoration of normalcy. Significantly, Rajnath maintained silence on a question whether the Central Government will continue to engage the separatists. Singh said the delegation had very good interactions with individuals and groups during its visit to Kashmir and Jammu and heard their views on different issues. He didn’t agree with a reporter that the visit was a failure. He disagreed with the questioner saying it can’t be described as a failure. The delegation, he said, had ‘very good interactions’ with individuals and groups during its visit to Srinagar and Jammu and heard their views on different issues. The Home Minister said many members of the delegation had little knowledge about Jammu and Kashmir and the visit helped them to understand the ground situation of the State. “I hope that whenever any discussion on Jammu and Kashmir takes place in Parliament, we will get full cooperation from them,” he said. The delegation included 26 MPs from 20 parties apart from Rajnath Singh, who headed it. Two other official members of the delegation were Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh. In his press briefing in Srinagar this morning, Rajnath said that the doors fordialogue on Kashmir are always open but ruled out any talks with Pakistan on the issue in near future. He ruled out talks with Pakistan. "Don't take us out of country, first I am talking to people in the country", he said. Singh said they are ready for dialogue on Kashmir but made it clear that it will be only held within the ambit of the Constitution. "There are no two opinions that Jammu and Kashmir was, is and will remain an integral part of India. I know people of Kashmir also want this. Not only our doors but windows are also open for talks,” he said. The Home Minister said like his previous visits to Kashmir since the unrest began in the Valley, he had expressed his willingness for talks with anyone who wants peace and normalcy in the State. The Union Minister said that whole nation is pained and concerned about happenings in Kashmir. "And, the talks with different delegations that went on since yesterday was good and better. And, I want to appeal to the friends of media that not only we people have concern about the situation in Kashmir but whole Parliament, Government, country is pained. Need everyone's cooperation", he said. He lashed out at Hurriyat Conference leaders for their refusal to hold talks with members of the All-Party Delegation. He said the separatists' behaviour showed they do not believe in Kashmiriyat, insaniyat (humanity) or Jamhooriyat (democracy). “The information given by the delegates (about how the members were treated) makes it clear that it is neither Kashmiriyat nor Insaniyat," Singh said. “Some members of delegation went to meet Hurriyat leaders in their individual capacity. We neither said ‘Yes’ nor ‘No’ (to the move)”, he said. Coming down heavily on the separatists who yesterday snubbed attempts by MPs like CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI's D Raja, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, RJD's Jay Prakash Narayan and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi to reach out to them, the Home Minister said: "The members had gone to hold talks but by refusing to talk, they have shown that they (separatists) do no believe in Jamhooriyat as well." Singh evaded a direct reply to a question about BJP support or otherwise to the move by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to write to the separatists urging them to engage with the delegation for resolution of Kashmir issue. "Yes, I have information about that …. She had written a letter," he said without specifying whether BJP, which is ally of PDP in the State Government, supported the move. In response to another question, the Home Minister said he did not want to go into the debate about back channel talks with the separatists or appointment of a fresh team of interlocutors on Kashmir. "Track one, Track Two, Track Three … I do not want to get into this debate," he said. The Union Home Minister said that the APD sought suggestions from different groups and will look at them for improving situation in Kashmir. "Before (holding talks with delegations and political parties), who was saying what and who is saying what, I would not like to say discuss anything here (about that). We have sought suggestion from everyone and in future, if need arises, we will see everyone's suggestion and cooperation for improving situation in Kashmir. I don't want to engage in the debate of who was saying what earlier and who is saying what now", he added. He said that the APD met about 300 people during their two day visit to Kashmir and disclosed that every one wants normalcy to be restored in Kashmir. "All of you know that since yesterday, an AllParty Delegation (APD) of Parliament has come here to talk with the people of Kashmir. The Parliament is country's biggest Panchayat and this biggest Panchayat of the country is very much concerned about the Kashmir problem. And that Panchayat (Parliament) decided that a delegation should go Kashmir to assess the situation (in Valley). Around 26 delegates of 20 political parties are part of this APD and since yesterday, more than 30 delegations comprising of at least 300 persons that included political parties, people from civil society, some teachers from University, Vice-Chancellor, fruit growers, students and some intellectuals presented their views before APD. Everyone wants that situation in Kashmir should normalize. The APD held talks with all these delegations and also held talks, with Jammu and Kashmir's Governor, Chief Minister and also with State officials. I am confident that there would be improvement in the situation of Jammu and Kashmir", he said. Singh said that Centre is extending full cooperation to State Government for improving situation in Kashmir. "As far as the Central Government is concerned, we are extending all cooperation to State Government. The State Government under the leadership of Mehbooba Mufti is also trying to improve the situation", he added. Singh said that the alternative to pellet guns that has led to serious eye injuries and deaths of few people in Kashmir has been found and PAVA shells will now be used for crowd control. “At this point, I want to remind you that on July 24 and 25 when I came here and that time people had complained about pellet guns and, I had said that I am constituting an expert committee that will submit its report in two months. And, they will give suggestion over what could be the other alternatives of non-lethal weapons. The committee even as two months were yet to complete has given its suggestions and the alternative of the non-lethal weapon has been suggested as PAVA shells. I think that won't result in death of anyone. Since yesterday, 1000 shells have already arrived here", the Home Minister said. Singh said that Centre has appointed a Nodal Officer to tackle the issues of Kashmiri students studying in various States of the country. "Last time, when I came here, it was also complained that children of Kashmir who are studying in schools, colleges, technical institutes and medical colleges in other parts of country have also some issues and complaints. And, soon after (his) return, we appointed a Nodal Officer in Home Ministry whose name is Dr Sanjay Rai. I want through your medium also wants to give his number and this phone line will always remain available. The number is 23092923, 23092885", he added. Apart from the Home Minister, the delegation also included Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, his Lok Sabha colleague Mallikarjun Kharge, senior Congress leader Ambika Soni, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan (of LJP), JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI leader D Raja. NCP's Tariq Anwar and Trinamool Congress' Saugata Roy, Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut and Anandrao Adsul, TDP's Thota Narasimham, Shiromani Akali Dal's Prem Singh Chandumajra, BJD's Dilip Tirkey, AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi, AIUDF's Badaruddin Ajmal and Muslim League's E Ahamed were party of the delegation. TRS' Jitendra Reddy, N K Premchandran (RSP), P Venugopal (AIADMK), Tiruchi Siva (DMK), Y B Subba (YSRCong), Jaiprakash Yadav (RJD), Dharamveer Gandhi (AAP) and Dushyant Chautala (RLD) were also in the team. An official release issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs tonight said an All Party Delegation visiting Jammu and Kashmir concluded its visit today. The delegation was on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. “On the second day of its visit today, the delegation visited Jammu after visiting Srinagar. In Jammu, the delegation met over 200 persons in about 18 different delegations from various sections of society. Delegation of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its president Rakesh Gupta, Chamber of Traders Federation of Jammu Province led by Neeraj Anand, Federation of Industries led by its president Lalit Mahajan and the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association led by its president Advocate Abhinav Sharma met the All Party delegation,'' it said. The release said a composite delegation of Jammu Hotels, Lodges, Taxi Tour and Travel operators also discussed their issues with the All Party Delegation. The Doda and Talwara Reasi migrants, Kashmiri migrants' delegations and a composite delegation of J&K PoJK Refugees Front discussed their problems with the delegation in Jammu. Besides this, delegations of West Pakistani Refugee Action Committee-1947, All Jammu Civil Society Forum (Dogra Sadar Sabha), Vishav Hindu Parishad, Rashtriya Gurjar Manch, Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Muslim Front led by Imran Qazi, Anjuman-e-Imamia, Jammu led by Syed Amanat Ali Shah, J&K Christian Dalit Society of Jammu and Panthers Party led by Harshdev Singh also met the delegation. “Earlier in the day, before reaching Jammu, the All Party Delegation met various delegations including political parties and civil society organizations in Srinagar today. These delegations included Shah Hamdan Public Welfare Trust led by its President Dr. Nazir Ahmad Dhar, J&K State Rashtriya Janta Dal led by general secretary Mehraj-ud-din Ganai, J&K Development Foundation led by its president Bilal Parry, Lok Janshakti Party (YUVA) led by its national president Sanjay Saraf, J&K National Democratic Front led by its Chairman Abdul Rashid Kabuli, J&K Kashmir Wattan Parast Front led by Khalid Tufail and Prof. Abdul Rashid Shawl as an individual,'' the Home Ministry handout said. During the discussions, it said, various points emerged e.g. perception management of media, specially social media is very important to channelize the energies of our youths in the right direction. ``The media should report on the incidents keeping the larger context in mind. The concern was also expressed on the source of funding of the terrorrelated activities''. It was also emphasized that rehabilitation of released/surrendered militants is also very important for which the Government already has a scheme, the release said.

Hon’ble Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh meeting with deputation of Leh People at Srinagar Secretariat

14184532_1083050658443298_615573558182050971_nHon'ble Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh meeting with deputation of Leh People at Srinagar Secretariat.

 ‘Girl Child’ a Bharat Ratna, Noble laureate

Girl ChildWhat a ‘girl child’ can achieve is answered by none other better than Saint Teresa of Kolkatta, Bharat Ratana and Noble Peace Laureate. S.S.Bijral former IGP, State Convener Beti Bachao Beti Padhao accompanied by State Committee members Anju Dogra and Kamal Singh Choudhary held seminars on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in succession at Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. Schools, Sir Abraham Lincoln Embark Garrison Sen Sec. School and Sirswati Institute Of Research and Studies today, all located at  tehsil Bishnah Jammu district that as per census of 2011 have worrisome low Child Sex Ratio (CSR) of 795 girls against 1000 boys. Addressing staff and students of the institutes addressed Bijral stressed the need on society to appreciate known qualities of girl child of yester years that she could project despite the not so welcoming society and encourage them to project the hidden untapped numerous others society has not benefitted from. Quoting William Shakespeare: “ Women are foolish to say that they are equal to men as they are miles ahead and superior than men,” he reminded all how Mother Teresa born Albanian , lived In Kolkata and belonged to the whole world earning along life journey India’s highest civil award Bharat Ratna, World highest Noble Peace Prize, Templeton prize and lot many others; and Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu rescued India in just concluded Rio Olympics winning a Bronze Medal’ and ‘Silver Medal’ respectively. Kamal Singh Choudhary counted progress achieved by girls in fields one after the other holding that society turned weak those that Nature had made strong born as women. He condemned the custom of ‘dowry’ prevalent in society and said the education of the girl child is the rich wealth a girl child carry along upon marriage. Anju Dogra who brilliantly anchored the three functions  held at different locations highlighted the meaningless bias society for centuries nurtured against the girl child At three institutes 48 girl students (GGHS School 11; Sir Abraham Lincoln Embark Garrison Sen Sec. School 13; and Saraswati Institute of Research & Studies 24) in all were awarded medals for having excelled in their board exams of 8th and 10th class. This was to encourage them for better performance in their career ahead. At each of three institutes addressed, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao was fixed to serve as constant reminder to children and staff.

Teachers  are  the  real  architects of the society :Dr.Gagan Bhagat

DSC_0558 Mail  R.S Pura, A program was organized at the Govt.Higher Secondry School R.S Pura on the occasion of Teachers day where M.L.A, R.S Pura, Dr.Gagan Bhagat was the chief guest . The R.S Pura Constituency yesterday, like rest of the country observed Teachers’ Day and saluted the teachers for their commendable contribution in building the society. In the Constituency level function held here, Dr.Gagan Bhagat demanded that September 5 should be celebrated like a National level festival in all the schools across the state in honor and respect for the teachers. Students from the institution honored the teachers with gifts and later entertained them with songs, act play etc.    “Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions, mediocre teacher teaches, teacher explains, superior teacher demonstrates, great teacher inspires,” said Dr.Gagan Bhagat while speaking at the teachers day celebration at the Government Higher Secondary School R.S Pura and was the first public representative to visit school and celebrated this day with the students and teachers. The legislator paid rich tribute and gratitude to the teachers stating that the gratefulness and respect ‘we’ have for the teachers should not only for one day but should continue to acknowledge them in years to come. Asserting education as a continuous pursuit of excellence where individuals, organizations, civilizations and nations are known to have continuously striven towards the path of excellence he said the concept of excellence is not unique to any individual or institution, “Any person or organization which endeavors to bring quality in his/her work and life are in the pursuit of Excellence, I believe you and everyone are in pursuit of this excellence,” said Dr.Gagan.He acknowledged the schools for actively participating in various competitions conducted under the department of school education. Subscribing that teachers are the real history maker, a nation builder, Dr.Gagan further said that teachers are the most honorable group of people that one comes across in life who are not only a selfless giver but also mentors of life. He said the teachers impart not just knowledge but also the wisdom to become good and responsible citizens. Maintaining that education department is one of the biggest departments in the state that touches almost all the families at one time or the other, he said the department is going through a difficult time, however the department is striving to tide the problem with the support of the B.J.P coalition government and the people adding that “We need to appreciate the vastness of the department to understand the problems it faces”.With the rapid expansion of modern technological advancements. The role of a teacher has become complicated and manifold, thereby urged the teachers to master with the modern tools and use it for effective dissemination of knowledge. The revamping and restructuring of the department of school education has been done as an incentive to promote quality and value education and to strengthen the implementation and monitoring of various programmes under the department he added. Dr.Gagan maintained that teachers has to be in the forefront of this revolution, and appealed the teachers to realize that they have greater responsibility in molding and guiding the young children to the best possible directions and also urged to take up challenges ahead and make sacrifices wherever required like a true teachers so that society and country can prosper. Later the students presented Plants to be planted on the auspicious Teachers day as a gift to their teachers , and an AAMLA tree was planted in the campus by Dr.Gagan Bhagat citing that it has great nutritious value. Romesh Lata Gupta a senior teacher in her welcome note applauded the teachers for their efforts stating that teachers are the creator of good leaders, sportsman and good citizen. She  also appealed to all types of teachers, be it government, private or tutors to re-dedicate themselves to mould for the betterment of the society. The programme was marked by short play, folk songs, quartet and songs presented by different students of the school. were honored as the best teachers with gifts for the academic session. Principal of the school K.L Raina delivered vote of thanks. Prominent among those who were present included Z.E.O Miran Sahib N.R Verma,H.D.O Rakesh Kumar ,E.O R.S Pura Jodhraj,Tehsildaar R.S Pura Sohan Rana, S.H.O R.S Pura ,BJP Mandal Pradhan R.S Pura Natharam,Nagar Pradhan Inder Sudan,BJYM Pradhan Abhishek Gupta,BJYM Nagar Pradhan Manoj Raina,Noubat Ram,Vikas Sharma ,Vinod Choudhary,Rajesh Babbu,and others.

Youth must be the drivers of our hopes and aspirations.  “Dr. Magotra”. 

IMAG3643 (1)  BJYM District Jammu Rural, organised introductory meet of District office bearers, executives and Mandal  presidents at Sai Palace, Mishriwala, Jammu. State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra chaired the meeting along with District President BJP Omi Khajuria and State General Secretary BJYM Vikas Choudhary. Addressing the team, on the occasion with an interactive and informative session, State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra , asked team members to share suggestions, making healthy environment in the team. He asked team to ​hold regular/ monthly district level meetings, involve themselves in problems of people. Dr. Magotra added, more meetings held will add new learnings to an individual/ team and we will together become more result oriented activists. He said, few important factors which makes a great team, are Division of work, Evolving respect and trust among people.  Dr. Magotra further said, thinking about individual performance is more important than individual's position. Seeking blessings from people is one of the essential pillars of politics. He further said, that Kisan is the best example of hard worker whose efforts and work is cherished by many. In other example Dr. Magotra said we should teach our team mates how to fish rather than feed them with a fish every day. He also strongly insisted BJYM team members to read and be informed about how party thinks differently ​than others in opposition, on various issues on daily basis.On the occasion District President BJP Omi Khajuria addressed and encouraged the team and said to newly appointed activists that party trusted your honesty and shared a responsibility with you at individual level. We need to make sure, that all good policies and benefits planned by PMO should reach to common people. This is possible, when team works shoulder to shoulder and with great coordination with each other in given frame of time.District President BJYM Jammu Rural, Rohit Verma greeted Dr. Magotra with garland and also welcomed newly appointed office bearers. Session was concluded with tea and vote of thanks from BJYM District general Secretary Sanjeev Singh. State Secretary BJYM Rahul Vaid was also present on the occasion.

Angral inspect developmental works in Krishna Nagar

Angral inspect developmentalBJP Talab Tillo Mandal President Jeet Angral, alongwith local leaders and the residents, visited Krishna Nagar W.No. 12 to take stock of the various developmental activities being undertaken there. He also visited Jamita Shah Gali, where new work is going to be started soon. Jeet Angral, while speaking to the people, said that on the directions of Jammu West Assembly MLA & BJP State President Sat Sharma (C.A.), work for the construction of lanes in Krishna Nagar has been undertaken and three lanes have been completed while work on fourth is in progress. Angral also displayed the official letter of approval for the construction of   Jamita Shah Gali and said that it was approved few months ago but the work could not start due to the rains, which could have hampered the smooth execution and also damage/waste the raw material. Now since the monsoon is almost over, this work is going to be started within next few days. He said that it is the only main entrance to Krishna Nagar interiors and always has rush of vehicles and the people residing in and around Jamita Shah Gali. He appealed the local people to cooperate by parking their vehicles at some alternate places for few days when the construction of this lane is started so that there is no obstacle in its proper construction. He said that whatever developmental activity has been started in Krishna Nagar, there has been strict vigil on the quality of the work. He expressed hope that W.No.12 will continue to get adequate share in matters related to developmental works. Local leaders and people including Swarn Sambyal, Dr. Surjeet Singh, Khem Raj, Babby Ram, Ashok Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Chander Shekhar  accompanied the Mandal President.

BJP hold party meet in Kashmir, discusses Kashmir unrest

14237770_1042758709153352_8563749836351760980_n'Appeals people to maintain peace' Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a meeting headed by its state president, Sat Sharma to discusses present unrest in the Kashmir and appealed people to maintain peace. Sat Sharma while chairing the meeting said that some people in the Valley don't want peace, because of which entire Kashmir is suffering. "There are some people who don't want peace here and they also tried to disturb Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley areas, by luring the inhabitants, but failed in reaching out to these areas," he said, adding, the civil society of Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley out rightly rejected them. He also said that Central Government was committed is end the growing unemployment here by established new industries and preparing young entrepreneurs from here. "We have brought this issue into the notice of All Party Delegation (APD)," Sharma said. BJP senior leader and MP from Jammu Jugal Kishore said that central government was committed for the development of state and PM Narendra Modi want to see Kashmir a progressive region by implementing maximum centrally sponsored schemes. "We are pained for the loss of lives and property in Kashmir," he said. "We appeal youth not to attack camps and forces, which have resulted in destruction." BJP general secretary (Org) Ashok Koul said that the current unrest in the Kashmir is sponsored, in which huge amount is involved to disturb peace. "Kashmir is the land of Sufis and Rishi’s, people are peace loving here, but some people are hell bent to disturb it," he said, adding, innocent children are involved into the violence. BJP MLC from Kashmir Sofi Yusuf also appealed people to maintain peace and not to indulge violence. The meeting was also attended by MLC Ramesh Arora, Pawan Khajuria, BJP State General Secretary State office Bearers, District Presidents and senior leaders.

NC memorandum and wrongs of history: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaCommenting on the National Conference on its memorandum submitted to All India Parliamentary Delegation, Prof. Virender Gupta expressed his agreement to the National Conference that New Delhi should undo the wrongs of history. He said that the wrong doings of the history are: not getting vacated whole of Jammu & Kashmir areas from Pakistan occupation in 1947; taking the matter to UNO for its resolution, corporating Article 370 in Indian Constitution and not allowing Sardar Patel to deal with Kashmir problem; creating circumstance for Maharaja Hari Singh to leave Jammu & Kashmir state as disgusted person and installing Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah as Prime Minister of the state without the consent of the people of Jammu and Ladakh regions; introducing Article 35A debarring Indian citizens from holding any property in the state by presidential order; not settling Kashmir issue in 1971 when Pakistan was at receiving end when about 90000 Pakistani soldiers were in India’s custody as prisoners of war, installing Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah as Chief Minister again in 1975 under Sheikh-Indira Gandhi Accord with the support of Congress party, which was having 2/3rd majority in the state assembly.
Prof. Virender said that it was a greatest blunder when Abdullah family was again made at the helm of the J&K State affairs and added that this is the root cause of the turmoil in the valley and unsurge of anti-India sentiments. He said that whenever the Sheikh family was in trouble, it was Congress party that gave oxygen to it and reinstalled it in power. Prof. Virender asked Omar that is it not a fact that whether it was 1951, 1975 or 1985, 1996 or 2008, Delhi helped the Abdullah family to regain power in the State? Prof. Virender said all the mistakes of the past need to be rectified by abrogating Article 370, bringing the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the National mainstream, providing justice to people of Jammu region and Ladakh region and to the deprived communities in the Valley and the State like— Shias, Gujjars and minority communities taking measures to re-establish Kashmir Pandits in the Valley by providing them all possible security by creating a security zone for them and added that no concessions be given to those who pursue anti-India policy on the behest of Pakistan and such elements should be dealt with iron hand.

BJP meets All Party Delegation of Parliamentarians, submits memorandum

Sat Paul Sharma (CA)Under the leadership of State President & MLA Sat Sharma, a high level team of Jammu and Kashmir BJP, met the All Party Delegation of Parliamentarians led by Sh. Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Union Home Minister, at Srinagar and discussed the issue of problem in Kashmir. They also submitted a 7 page memorandum containing party’s view point and suggested measures to be taken. BJP State General Secretary (organisation) Ashok Koul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta, State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, MLCs Ramesh Arora and Sofi Yousuf, BJP Srinagar District President Fayaz Bhat, BJP Minority Morcha State President Sadiq Khan, Kashmir Media Incharge Altaf Thakur and Protocal Incharge Arif Raja were the members of this team.

Govt keen to develop Jammu as modern city: Dy CM

14141911_1081169471964750_3945003681231824263_n‘Tourism centric projects started to boost economy’ Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that government has initiated various ambitious projects to make Jammu a modern city adding a discernable change on ground will become visible in coming days. Speaking at a function organized by the Chamber of Traders Federation Jammu, Dr Nirmal Singh said with completion of ambitious tourism centric projects, the city of temples is all set to become an independent tourist destination. Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, Minister of State, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi, MLA Sat Sharma and MLA Rajesh Gupta were also present on the occasion. Reiterating that government is focused on development, Dr Singh said “Various projects for the beautification of Jammu are already initiated and many more are in pipeline.” Dr Nirmal Singh said that Rs 5 crore project has been sanctioned to develop Green Space in the city areas adding that the government is also focused on to deal with the biggest challenge of traffic congestion in the winter capital. He said several parking projects are under construction including Rs 201 Crore General Bus stand modernization project and Rs 35 crore Multi-Tier parking at Panjtirthi. He also highlighted the recently launched UJALA scheme and urged the people to buy the subsidized LED bulbs to save energy. He further said that free 30 units electricity will be provided to the BPL families of the state from January onwards which will be a major relief for them. Highlighting the features of Jammu Master Plan, Dr Singh said that it was put in public domain and the suggestions received from the trader fraternity and public will be given due consideration while finalizing the plan . Deputy Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of Trader fraternity in cooperating with the government in maintaining peace and harmony in the state when anti-national elements tried to disturb the atmosphere in Jammu. Speaking on the prevailing situation in Kashmir, Deputy Chief Minister said that the All Party Delegation headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting Srinagar tomorrow and will be meeting all stakeholders to seek their suggestions and views to bring normalcy back in valley. He further said that the issues of Trader Federation will also be taken up before All Party Delegation. Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta said that the peace is key to development and growth in any society and the government is determined to meet the aspirations of the people. He further said that the Centre and State government are very serious about J&K and appropriate steps will be taken to normalize the situation in Kashmir. He appreciated the role of people of Jammu in maintaining brotherhood and peace. Minister of State, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi said that government is focused on the development of tourism in Jammu and many steps are being taken to develop tourist spots. She said that the government is keen to develop Patnitop, Kud area where various projects would be started on PPP mode. She further said that Suchetgarh border will be developed on the pattern of Wagah border to promote border tourism.

Sports package will benefit youth of J&K: Sat Sharma

Sat Paul Sharma (CA)BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma said that the Jammu and Kashmir is privileged enough that it has been considered as one of the most favoured state by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in matters related to sanctioning of packages, developmental projects and welfare schemes. “During the last over two years, record number of projects and welfare schemes have been sanctioned for our state”, said Sat Sharma and added that PM has a dream of taking J&K to new heights of development, bring progress and prosperity and various projects and schemes sanctioned so far by him are the indicators of PM’s commitment towards it. Sat Sharma said that the recent announcement of rupees 200 crore special package for sports in Jammu and Kashmir is one such project which will prove to be beneficial for youth of the state in particular. He said that the package provides for construction of indoor sporting halls in all the districts besides upgradation of two stadiums to the level of international standards. Not only this, the package has also provision for upgradation of stadiums at Poonch, Rajouri and Udhampur districts. This package has also earmarked rupees six crore for introducing water sport facilities. Sat Sharma said that there a large number of youth in the state who is inclined towards various sports and there is very high scope of producing sportsmen of the international and national standards but lack of basis infrastructure creates obstacles to bring out the hidden capability of the youth. The special package is going to be a big boost for sports activities. It will also attract and provide facilities to the misguided youth of Kashmir to engage themselves in sports rather than wasting time in such activities which are of no use for them. The BJP State President, while expressing gratitude to the Prime Minister for announcing such a special package and expressed hope that each penny of 200 crore package will be utilizes judiciously.

R.S Pura will be first in J&K to achieve “Open defecation free town” :Dr. Gagan Bhagat

DSC_0318 Mail  R.S Pura: Dr.Gagan Bhagat started the construction of Individual House Hold Latrine (I.H.H.L)from Ward No.9 of Municipal Committee R.S Pura.While addressing the gathering Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that building toilets in rural India was one of the major promises Prime Minister Narendra Modi made during his speech from the Red Fort ramparts in his first Independence Day address last year. The government has since moved with alacrity, claiming to have constructed around 80 lakh countryside toilets across India under Modi’s ambitious Swachh Bharat mission. Dr.Bhagat said that one of the most common complaints was the lack of acceptability and proper usage of the toilets built in remote rural areas. “Though several toilets have been built in this area, villagers still prefer going out into fields to attend nature’s call. At a few places, villagers have dumped the toilets under piles of husk. In some villages where they have constructed toilets, there is no proper waste management, so to implement the S.B.M at the ground level we have to altogether work in tandem. Some psychological cases also exists , he said that he met a villager in R.S Pura who admitted that he felt “suffocated inside an enclosed toilet” and couldn’t bring himself to excrete until he went to an open field. “At least 55 per cent of the Indian population doesn’t have access to toilets. If we go to villages randomly, we will find one or the other problem. To implement the program at R.S Pura Municipal Committee. “On the directions of M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat we had conducted a Survey which was a third-party survey targeted at genuine results.The said survey was completed in a month. Then we tried to cover almost all aspects of the idea of sanitation. Surveyors were looking at everything: solid and liquid waste management, awareness regarding toilet usage, water storage, hand washing practices and acceptability of the total idea of sanitation,” said E.O Municipal Committee of R.S Pura Jodhraj.Focusing on the end result qualities, certain features were introduced to expedite urban sanitation.Dr.Gagan Bhagat further said that one of the changes introduced was increasing the incentive amount for an individual’s toilet from the existing Rs 12,000 to above depending upon the individual cases like some people had constructed toilets but the same was connected to open drain of the lane which looked shabby. This hike was made keeping in mind that hygiene is an important factor and promotion of washing hands at critical times, such as after defecation, was essential to prevent faeco-oral transmission. Therefore, it was advised that facilities for water storage, hand washing and cleaning of toilets may be created or strengthened alongside the construction of a toilet. In the whole country there was around 80 lakh toilets under the combined Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, MNREGA and SBM-G programmes .One of the challenges was the requests from some villages of R.S Pura Constituency for enhancement of unit cost of Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) and community toilets for various reasons, such as adopting different technological options for different geographical locations,” Dr.Bhagat added."The reason is that sanitation is primarily a behavioral issue, to be undertaken by people themselves for their own good. The role of government is only to facilitate this positive change by providing incentives and assisting people. The SBM has a clear focus on behavioral change,” he maintained. Prominent among those who were present included E.O R.S Pura Jodhraj,A.E.E, J.E of U.L.B,representative from the N.G.O which undertaken the task at R.S Pura Zaffer,S.H.O R.S Pura ,BJP Mandal Pradhan R.S Pura Natharam,Zila Pradhan Brijesh Rana,Nagar Pradhan Inder Sudan,BJYM Pradhan Abhishek Gupta,BJYM Nagar Pradhan Manoj Raina,Ashok Salaria,Bishan Dass, Amar Singh Charak,Noubat Ram,Jagdish Raj,Manjeet Singh,Rajesh Babbu,and others.

BJYM R.S Pura organized introductory meet of District office bearers, executives and Mandal Presidents at Ravi Dass Mandir R.S Pura

BJYM  R.S Pura organized introductoryBJYM  R.S Pura organized introductory meet of District office bearers, executives and Mandal Presidents at Ravi Dass Mandir R.S Pura .State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra chaired the meeting along  with District President BJP Brijeshwar Singh Rana. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Magotra asked BJYM activist to strengthen BJYM at grass root level and work for bringing achievements of Modi led Government to the grass root level. He asserted that PDP-BJP coalition is committed for employment to unemployed youth of the state. The problem of unemployment among the Jammu youth needs to be tackled on a war footing. The schemes like Make In India and Start Up India have the potential to generate large scale employment amongst our youth. Magotra stressed upon organizational issues like monthly meeting of District team and directed District President BJYM to frame Mandals units as early as possible. Brijeshwar Rana welcomed newly appointed office bearers and expressed his full support to strengthen BJYM RS Pura District President BJYM RS Pura Akash Chopra welcomed all the newly appointed office bearers and appointed  Ekanan Badyal  as Mandal President Arnia. Stage Proceedings was done by Kapil Mahajan. Others who present on the occasion were Mandal President BJP RS Pura Natha Ram, State Vice President Adv Ramneek Singh, State Secretary Rahul Vaid, State joint media secretary Sunil Luthra, and Parth Mahajan.

Protection wall work start by Baru

Protection wall work start by BaruBJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, alongwith Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta, Mahila Morcha leader Neelam Nargotra, and Ward Convenor Dr. Pardeep Mohtra, visited Kabir Colony in Talab Tillo area of Jammu West Assembly constituency  and got started the construction work of protection wall for main nallah flowing through it. Sanjay Baru, while speaking on the occasion, said that the  initiative of the local MLA & BJP State President Sat Sharma (C.A.) before the start of monsoon to get the nallah flowing through Kabir Colony cleaned by lifting of garbage through the concerned department prevented its over flowing and thereby stopped  further damages to the local dwellings. He said the protection wall of this nallah had collapsed during the heavy rains followed by floods. As soon this happened, the MLA had take up the matter with the concerned departments to immediately erect new and sustainable protection walls on both banks of the nallah. He further said that it is the follow up of the same that the related work has been started today under the directions of Sat Sharma. UEED Assistant Executive Engineer, Junior Engineer, BJP leaders Raj Kumar, Parveen Ghai, Yash Pal, Mulkh Raj, Krishan Lal and Rahul Nargotra were present on the occasion.

Jugal inaugurates developmental works in Marh

20160903_113110Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Jammu-Poonch constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma, along with former Minister & MLA Sukhnandan Kumar and Jammu Rural District President Omi Khajuria, inaugurated the newly constructed lanes and drains in Marh in presence of a large number of local residents and officials of Rural Development Department. These lanes and drains have been constructed under MPLAD. Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing a gathering of the people of Marh, said that after being elected as MP, he himself has been visiting each and every area in each assembly constituency to directly interact with the people as well as party activists to have assessment of the needs and requirements and every step is being taken to ensure that more and more developmental works are initiated for the convenience of the people. Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the Narendra Modi led NDA government has launched a number of welfare schemes for the rural and border areas, with special stress on farmers and the people should avail their benefits. He said that the opposition parties have been left issue less and their only routine exercise now is to criticize the governments at the centre and in the state but the people are well informed these days, who cannot be misled. Sukhnandan Kumar expressed gratitude to the MP for getting the development works undertaken in his assembly constituency and assured that he himself will also educate the people about the people friendly schemes of Modi government. Besides Tehsildar and BDO, BJP activists Vikas Choudhary, B.D. Sharma, Ganesh Kumar also attended the inaugural ceremony.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a gym & spa at Rehari by the name of K16

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Jammu east MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a gym & spa at Rehari by the name of K16.
The owner of the newly launched gym Keshav informed the visitors that the gym and spa launched today has all the equipment and facilities for the use of the general public.
Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that we are very much aware of the need to develop sports infrastructure for our youth.Our youth have the talent but the only thing they need is the facilities and the right guidance to develop.
Rajesh Gupta said that gyms help in the development of sound bodies and also keep our youth away from social evils.In fact we need a sound  policy for the development of sports culture in our state.
The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Prof.Shyam,Rajesh Gupta,Gopal,Rajinder Gupta and Rajesh Nischal.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a new food point in Channi Himmat by the name of Bhai Jaan

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A new food point was launched today in Channi Himmat by the name of Bhai Jaan near the Jodha Mal Public School
The food  joint was inaugurated by MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta in front of a small but impressive gathering. The proprietors of the newly launched restaurant Arjun Salotra and Rajni Salotra welcomed the MLA and other guests on the ocassion.
Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu has a tremendous spirit of entrepreneurship and with encouragement from the government more and more start ups would come up in Jammu.Such ventures not only generate business but also generate employment.
Rajesh Gupta said that there is a need to launch the start up India campaign in Jammu and we need to encourage our youth to take full advantage of such schemes.
The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Prof.Sham,Rajesh Gupta,Gopal,Rajinder Gupta and Rajesh Nischal.

Govt focused on development, economic growth of state: Dy CM

14225371_1080794528668911_4903552836703784749_nReiterating Government's commitment to strengthen basic infrastructure, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that an array of projects have been initiated to change people’s lives and accelerate economic growth in the state. “Development activities have been fast tracked, several projects including Roads, Schools and Hospitals taken up across the state to provide better amenities and services to people in every corner of the state” Dy CM said while addressing people at a Public Grievance Camp held here at Billawar. Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Ramesh Kumar and other senior officers accompanied the Deputy Chief Minister . Elaborating further, Dr Nirmal Singh said that PDP-BJP coalition is working on an agenda to take the state ahead on the path of development. He said focus is on completion of existing and start of new mega development projects and tap opportunities in tourism, production and other potential sectors. Dr Nirmal Singh said that development projects to the tune of Rs 250 Cr have been taken up in Billawar constituency comprising roads, bridges, water supply schemes besides other civic amenities. He said government is keen to speed up the pace of development in hilly areas like Billawar. He said Billawar which is naturally bestowed with shrines and beautiful landscapes will be developed on modern lines to attract tourists. He informed that the up gradation work of Billawar bus stand will be taken up very shortly. Listing different schemes launched by centre and state government, Dr Nirmal Singh said thousands of BPL families are being provided LPG connection in each constituency under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme (PMUS). He directed SDM and Tehsildar Billawar to conduct proper verification of BPL lists so that benefits reach to deserving families. He also asked people to avail benefits under National Programme for LED- based Home and Street Lighting. “Under this scheme each family will be provided 5 LED bulbs at a cost of Rs 20 each” he said and added under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) electrified model village will be set up in each assembly constituency, while 100 % electrification will be ensured in the rural areas. Earlier deputations from different areas of Billawar apprised the Deputy Chief Minister with their problems.

Pather-Baaz’ untrained teacher’s gift to nation

SS BijralStone throwing, once a fun, is a whole time engagement for some Kashmiri youth, thanks to over ten thousand untrained teachers whose gift these ‘pather-baaz’ are to nation marauding roads of valley- once the hottest attractive jaunt for foreign tourists. Former I. G. Police S.S.Bijral, BJP state spokesperson questioned the state rulers of the times, chiefly National Conference and Congress who appointed untrained teachers with sheer disregard to their professional deficiency to deliver in schools. Pointing to youth who should be having school bag slung or note book in their hands , he said the youth on streets are spending time on streets indulging in aiming practice with stones targeted at security forces unmindful what they are playing with. Pointing to ‘Pratham’ NGO working across urban and rural India to promote basic skills in reading and arithmetic, engaged by Department Of School Education in J&K, Bijral said its report presents a shocking picture of how education standards are being compromised in most govt. schools of Jammu and Kashmir. The report Bijral said makes startling revelation that only 29.7 percent of students in 8th standard are able to read simple words in their books while as 45.9 per cent students are able to read easy sentences. Former IGP said when thousands of teachers are untrained to teach; trained teachers shirk moral responsibility to teach ( as school results show) for they know under Right To Education no student up to 5th class is to be detained; and product of such teachers manage schooling through exam manipulations ending up as social liability. He wondered how can society expect of such students to be career conscious and not ‘pather baaz’ the administration is having tough time dealing with their riotous intent and mind. Bijral said because of situation created by ‘pather baaz’ till date 63 precious young lives are lost,, thousands injured and normal life appearing illusive for last 57 days at a time when tourism industry, state main stay, bustles with peak activity. Bijral in the larger interest of the youth of state and nation fervently appealed that these untrained employees of education department- not fit to be called teachers - be put under essential prescribed training to set right the serious wrong done in past.

Sat apprise state office bearers about New Delhi meeting

14232653_1080180112063686_5428112997169846546_nA meeting of the office bearers of State BJP was held under the Chairmanship of its State President Sat Sharma (C.A). The President apprised the office bearers about the proceedings of the recent meeting of BJP ruled State Chief Ministers, BJP Presidents of all the states and Incharges of the states held at Delhi. He said that BJP National President Amit Shah set the tone of the meeting and asked to activate the party workers to fulfil the agenda of the party set by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and engage the workers to work for achieving the goals of the various schemes launched. Sat Sharma further apprised that as per the directions from National President, each state unit of the party has to establish 19 departments to follow the agenda of the party and make the working of the party more efficient at the gross root level. Apart from the number of projects such as ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’, ‘Namami Ganga’, ‘Swachh Bharat’ and ‘Ujjwala Yojana’ have been launched. He also said that about 200 Central schemes have been launched by the Govt. of India for the generation of employment, encouraging entrepreneurs, lifting the standard of down trodden, SCs and other backward communities and farmers such as ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’, ‘Pardanmantri Bima Yojana’, ‘Fasal Bima Yojana’ etc. He asked the office bearers to take these programmes up to booth level, make more and more people beneficiaries of these projects and schemes in order to create a favourable and encouraging atmosphere for the BJP, throughout the state. State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul also apprised the office bearers about the proceedings of the meetings held at Delhi and took stock of the progress made in different departments, projects and schemes and told to prepare the report of the work assigned to each individual. He also told that a 3 Days Conference of all the office bearers at district level shall be conducted from 15-18th September, where prominent leaders from the Centre would participate as resource persons. He also apprised that on 25th September falls the birthday of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayaya and from this date throughout the year, functions shall be organized to commemorate his memory and asked the participants to organize functions at booth level. He told that the main function shall be held at Calicut, where the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself shall be present. The meeting was attended by State Office bearers, Morcha Presidents, District Prabharis & Seh-Prabhari.

Sat Sharma holds Public Durbar

13879430_1080102058738158_909924621812165569_nJammu Keeping the track of all developmental works in progress and giving an on spot redressal of public grievances, BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) held public Darbar at his office, Rehari Colony where he met dozens of people and officials from various Government departments and took stock of ongoing developmental works running around in all spheres of Jammu West. Sharma also gave on spot redressal to the problems of masses who met him during the event. The officials of various departments including ERA (Economic Reconstruction Agency), JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation), PDD (Power Development Department) and officials of several other major departments were also present on the occasion. In a press statement issued, Sat Sharma said that the progress of ongoing works were reviewed including laying of new water pipes by ERA in almost every sphere of Jammu West which will improve the quality of drinking water, Construction works of lanes and drains to be taken up in various wards of Jammu West and scenario of power supply in the Constituency and progress of various other works were also reviewed. Various delegations from various areas including Rehari Colony, Subash Nagar, Rajpura, Shakti Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Janipur, Talab Tillo, Paloura, Exchnage road and other areas also met Sharma in this context and apprised him of the problems being faced by them in their areas. Taking a quick action on the grievances, Sharma asked the concerned officials of the Government departments to jot down the works and keep a track on them in order to provide best possible services and infrastructure to the masses. He also stated that Jammu West is running on a progressive mode and it is his priority that no area in terms of development is left behind. He also stressed upon promotion of sanitation drives in various areas of the Constituency and also asked for the help of residents of the Constituency in the noble cause so that a contribution of society could be made in order to build a clean and green aura around which will also help in blooming Jammu West as a model Constituency. Executive Engineer ERA (Water) Manish Bhatt, Executive Engineer ERA (Sewerage) Rakesh Gupta, Executive Engineer JMC Parbodh Sharma, AEE Sanjeev Puri, JEs Vikas Mendi and Mr. Chopra, BJP leaders Arvind Gupta, Ayodhya Gupta, Sanjay Khanna, Jeet Angral, Prem Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma and others were present in the public darbar.

Jugal reviews implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes

14211996_1079950605419970_7838860002117038709_nMember of Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma, convened a meeting of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee to review the physical and financial progress made by different departments under various centrally sponsored schemes during 2016 -2017 in the district. Threadbare discussion was held on physical and financial achievements of various centrally sponsored schemes besides deliberating on certain bottlenecks in the way of effective implementation of these schemes. MP took a detailed review of the schemes with special emphasis on MGNREGA, NRLM, DDUDJY, PMGSY, IAY, NSAP, PMAY, SBM, NRDWP, PMKSY, SSA, RMSA, ICDS, CMDU, PMUY etc. Assistant Commissioner Development informed that under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act against an approved outlay of Rs. 7066.04 lakh Rs. 3200 lakh have been released out of which Rs.3131 lakh have been spent till date. As far as the physical achievements under this scheme are concerned out of 2902 projects 1391 have been competed till date and work is in progress on the rest of 1511 projects. Besides, in convergence with the other departments an amount of Rs. 1852.68 lakh has been spent on completion of 849 works. Similarly, under Pardhan Mantri Gram Sarak Yojana against a proposed outlay of Rs. 6800 lakh Rs. 940 lakh have been released, out of which Rs. 654 lakh have been spent till date. Besides, 25 habitations have been taken up for road connectivity during this financial year out of which three habitations have been fully connected while the work on rest of habitations is going on in full swing. Member Parliament, who is also chairman of DDCMC Rajouri, stressed on the officers to work with a missionary spirit to achieve optimum benefit of these schemes. He asked all the officers to expedite execution of ongoing developmental works so that the people of the area could be benefitted. He underscored the need for laying focused attention on improvement of road connectivity, drinking water, power supply and health care facilities. He asked the officers to work in close coordination so that the bottleneck, if any could be removed and these schemes are implemented effectively. The MP asked the officers to make frequent visits to far off areas so that the problems of people could be addressed at their door steps. Vice Chairman Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People, Kuldeep Raj Gupta, MLAs Ch Qammer Hussain and Ravinder Raina, MLC Vibodh Gupta, District Development Commissioner, Shabir Ahmed Bhat, Additional District Development Commissioner, G S Chib, Executive Engineer of PDD PHE and PWD besides all other district officers were present in the meeting.

BJP committed for safety of Kashmir employees: Koul

14202550_1079326248815739_2867608746786250475_nReiterating party’s firm commitment towards ensuring safety and security of the Kashmiri Hindu employees posted in valley who have migrated to Jammu due to the ongoing turmoil, BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul said that the party is in touch with these employees and time to time BJP Kashmir Committee visits Kashmir as well as migrant employees in Jammu. Ashok Kaul was talking to a deputation over of 130 employees of Education, Power, R&B and Health Departments who are posted in Kupwara district and presently putting up in Jammu. Led by Sunil Pandita and Ankur Pandita, these employees raised the yesterday afternoon’s incident of Nutnussa, the area of Handwara tehsil of Kupwara, where a mob of hundreds of people who unleashed reign of terror and destruction. They told that the mob burst cylinder in I-4 quarter, which got totally damaged, quarters numbering E-2, C-2, A-11, G-1 and I-3 were torched and in remaining 40 quarters the doors, windows, were broken besides burning the Shiv Mandir that was set by employees there. They further told that even some vehicles were badly damaged in the incident. It was further told that after the first such incident in July, it was demanded for deployment of enhanced security and an FIR was also registered but all in vain. In this context, the Relief Commissioner was also approached for making adequate security arrangement for the Kashmiri employees there but it was not taken seriously. Although CRPF was deployed there but it was lifted after two days. The members of the deputation urged upon Ashok Kaul that they should be sent to Nutnussa under security so that they can themselves check the losses as their clothes, utensils, documents and some vehicles are still there. Ashok Kaul gave a patient hearing to the deputation and said that the BJP has always been concerned towards the safety and security of every citizen and as far the Kashmiri Hindu employees posted in valley in concerned, the party is watching every development and it shall raise the concerns of these employees at the highest level.

Sat inspects 10 MVA power station

14225516_1079325865482444_2875745641124448643_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, during his day long touring of different areas of Jammu West Assembly Constituency, visited Patoli Mangotrian to inspect the ongoing work of setting up of 2.25 crore rupees cost mega project of 10 MVA Power Station alongwith senior officials of PDD and BJP leaders of Jammu West District. Sat Sharma went around the entire premises and discussed the pace of work with special reference on quality and timely completion of the work. He also visited Janipur Power Station, where he was briefed about the functioning of 11 KV feeder panels which are in need of immediate replacement and the schedule of supply of electricity. About the 10 MVA power station, the MLA was told that the work is almost at final stage and the related work of 33 KV line for power receiving is undertaken at war footing. Sharma was accompanied by Executive Engineer PDD Sanjay Sharma, Executive Engineer STD Ravinder Sharma, IRCON JGM Sanjeev Kumar, AEE Avneet Gupta, AEE STD Neeraj Amla, AE Sunil Kumar, JEs Parvinder Singh and Nitin Gupta and BJP leaders Kuldeep Magotra, Ayodhya Gupta, Parbhat Singh, Puneet Mahajan, Dr. Pardeep Mohtra and Ankush Sharma.

Providing better sports facilities to youth on top priority: Kavinder

Kavinder 31Providing better sports facilities to the youth tops the priority list of the Government and several new initiatives are being taken to improve sports infrastructure in the State. Speaker, Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta said this while speaking at the concluding function of 11 Even Sports Inter School State Championships at Indoor Sports Complex, MA Stadium, here today. The Table Tennis Championship was jointly organised by 11 Even Sports Private Limited and J&K State Table Tennis Association. Speaker further said both sports and education play an equally important role in the overall development of body and mind. He called upon parents to encourage their children for taking part in extra-curricular activities. Later, the Speaker distributed medals among the winners of the championship in their respective categories. In the Junior girls category, Iknoor Kour, Ragini Gupta, Manveen Kour and Iyrus of Delhi Public School (DPS) won Gold medal while as Gouri Gupta, Mehak Koul, Vidushi Gupta and Himani Gupta belonging to GD Goenka Public School won Silver medal. The Bronze medal in Junior Girls category was jointly shared by Swasti Awasthi, Simran Choudhary, Muskan Sharma and Arpita of Army Public School, Kaluchak and Suhani, Preesha Singh and Divyanshi Rajput of Heritage Public School. In Junior boys category, Saksham Verma, Rohan Langer, Kunwarjot Singh and Saimik belonging to Jodhamal Public School won Gold medal while as Silver medal was secured by Divyansh Gupta, Karmanya Sharma and Dhanjay Sharma of KC Public School. The Bronze medal was jointly shard by Priyansh Singh, Manic Mittal, Aryaveer and Manan Mahajan of DPS, Jammu including Ragdeep Singh and Vishav Partap Charak of JK Public School. Hargun Kour, Meghna Jain, Archita Kesar and Ashmit Kour of Presentation Convent Public School won Gold medal in Senior girls category. The Silver medal was secured by Isha Ganju, Kavya Aggarwal, Nandika Sharma and Warnika Raina of GD Goenka Public School while as Bronze medal in this category was jointly shared by Snehael Goel, Pranika Gupta, Aadishree Sharma and Vandana Barathi Balamurugan of Heritage School and Sehaj Dubey, Nasreen Fatima and Sushant Sharma of DPS, Jammu. In Senior boys category, Hanumat Sharma, Anvit Gupta, Sudikshan and Dhananjay Sharma of KC Public School won Gold medal while as Koustav Sharma, Ojaswin Sharma, Aashray Kohli and Sawan Gupta of GD Goenka Public School won silver medal. The Bronze medal was jointly shared by Mahi, Harshit Ramotra, Sudansh Verma and Abhay Mahajan of Udhampur National Academy and Jasmeet Singh, Aviral Singh, Naman Gupta and Akshun Gandotra of Heritage School. Joint Secretary J&K State Sports Council Shiv Kumar Sharma and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.

Jugal reviews progress on Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Sh. Jugal Kishore SharmaMember Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma chaired the meeting of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) to review the progress of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes being implemented in the district. The meeting was attended by MLA Haveli Shah Mohd Tantry, MLA Mendhar Javid Ahamed Rana, MLC Yashpal Sharma, Suprintendent of Postal Services besides other members of the committee K.K. Kapoor, Babu Ram, Menu Bala, Rakesh Sudan, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Jafreed Ahamad and Naresh Sharma. District Development Commissioner Poonch M H Malik, SSP Poonch J. S. Johar, ADC Poonch Gurvinderjeet Singh, ACD Dr. Bashrat Hussein, Chief Planning Officer, Executive Engineers of PWD, PDD, PHE, PMGSY, besides other officers were also present in the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, Jugal Kishore said that transparency and accountability should be maintained at all levels of governance to make a corruption free society and efforts should be put in to bring effectiveness in the functioning of ‘ DISHA’ for proper implementation of various CSS in the district. Underlining the importance of effective supervision and close monitoring, the chairman impressed upon the officers to ensure that an effective monitoring mechanism is put in place for proper implementation of the schemes on ground. Earlier, DDC gave a detailed presentation regarding physical and financial achievements made under various centrally sponsored schemes for the current year. The Legislators while speaking on the occasion highlighted various issues of the district besides their respective constituencies.

Govt committed to provide modern educational infrastructure in schools: Priya

Priya 31Underlining the commitment of the Government to provide modern educational infrastructure in schools across the State, Minister of State for Education, Tourism, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi said the Government is working on the roadmap to open better education institutions in every nook and corner of the State and the institutions would have all required trained human resources as well as best infrastructure. “With the opening of premier education institutions like IIM, IIT, AIIMS and IIMC in the State a foundation has been laid for developing J&K as the next educational hub in the country and in near future our students would have access to world class education setup in the State,” she added. The Minister said this while inspecting the proposed site for construction of Degree College at Thanda Pani, Sunderbani. During inspection the Minister gave on spot directions to the concerned revenue authorities to hand over the site to JKPCC after demarcation so that work on the project is started immediately. Commissioner-Secretary Higher Education Asghar Samoon also accompanied the Minister. Priya directed the concerned officers of JKPCC to start the work of fencing and approach road immediately. Executive Engineer PHE and PDD were asked to prepare and submit the requisite estimates for starting the construction work within a week’s time. Priya said funds to the tune of Rs 2.0 crore have been sanctioned for the college and once completed this Degree College would serve the purpose of higher education needs of Kalakote, Dharmsal, Siot, Lamberi and other far flung areas. MLA, Sunderbani Ravinder Raina appreciated the prompt response of the Minister and said that with timely intervention long pending demand of the people of the area would now be fulfilled. Nitu Gupta, Special Secretary Higher Education, Mumtaz Choudhary, Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Kartar Singh, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sunderbani, Superintending Engineer JKPCC, Nodal Principal GGM Sc. College and Principal Degree College Sunderbani also accompanied the Minister during visit.

Eco tourism projects on anvil to increase tourist footfall: Lal Singh

Lal SinghWith a view to attract more tourists and pilgrims visiting the summer capital and to help boost the economic activities, the Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today said that Government is exploring possibilities to promote eco-tourism in and around the Jammu city. This was said by the Minister while interacting with people after inspecting the site for construction of Jammu zoo (Shivalik Biological Park) near Khanpur Nagrota. Chief Wild Life Warden Suresh Chugh, Chief Conservator of Forests EcoTourism A K Gupta, Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Joint Director Forest Protection Force Kh Qamar-udDin besides Divisional Forest Officers of Wild Life, Territorial and Forest Protection Force accompanied the Minister during his visit . Choudhary Lal Singh informed that Government of India has sanctioned Rs. 100 crore for establishment of Jammu Zoo at Nagrota in Khanpur. He said the zoo would be spread over about 5000 kanals of land and would be connected with Manda zoo via Bantalab area in Nagrota bye pass. The Minister said that the Jammu Zoo would attract the millions of pilgrims and tourists visiting the State. He said the project contains several facilities of tourist attraction, children entertainment, like eco-parks, wildlife enclosures, bird sanctuaries with large number of species from the world around, herbal parks, cafeterias, facilities of public utilities, parking spots and other attractions which are available in the national level zoos across the country. During his visit to the site, Choudhary Lal Singh evinced keen interest in the project and suggested earmarking adequate area for parking with an appropriate scope of futuristic expansion and entry gate. He directed the concerned to immediately start chain link fencing of the land and construction of entry gate as per site plan. Later, the Minister also visited Manda Wildlife Sanctuary and issued instructions to the officers for the proper upkeep of sanctuary and upgradation of morning walkers’ tracks. He also directed for creating some basic public amenities without disturbing the natural beauty of the area. Choudhary Lal Singh directed the Chief Conservator of Eco-tourism and Wild Life Department to ensure removal of bushes and weeds in the park. The Minister directed the District Forest Officer, Manda to personally monitor the feed and drinking water facilities being provided to the animals in the park.

Ensure free movement of media persons: Thakur to Govt

Altaf ThakurBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) media incharge Kashmir, Altaf Thakur appealed governement to ensure free movement of media men in Kashmir on 01 September. He said that media men have been threatened with the motive to impose blockade of information to general public, which is condemnable. “Since, Doordarshan and Radio Kashmir is the only credible means of communication and is widely listened and watched in the state, that is why some people are trying to halt it,” Thakur said, adding, stopping people for attending the duty is not justifiable. People associated with Information Department is only meant to disseminate information and stopping them for performing their duties is highly condemnable.

Cong should refrain from its nefarious designs: Prof Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta strongly condemned the statement of Congress senior leader & former JKPCC President Saif-ud-Din Soz advocating for restoring 1953 position and simultaneously pleading for implementation of four point formula as suggested by former Pakistan President “Pervez Musharraf or Manmohan Singh-Musharraf four point formula” as a solution to Kashmir issue with fine tuned to the present needs of the stakeholders. He also ridiculed Soz statement that fight against terrorism should be fought democratically and deliberation should be held with all the stake holders including the separatists and Hurriyat leaders and asking to give due respect to Hurriyat leadership. He said that challenge of militancy and terrorism that too sponsored by foreign country as an instrument to wage proxy war cannot be met by democratic means and by holding negotiations, and those who are engaged in breaking the country cannot be respected. Prof. Virender Gupta was also critical of Ghulam Nabi Azad claim that all the wisdom to resolve Jammu and Kashmir issue lies with him and his assertion that “so for I don’t see a single initiative which is taken by the Government and all credits goes to opposition for all the initiatives taken to bring back normalcy in Kashmir”. He asked Azad that what was Congress doing when it was in power in the state and at the Centre? Why did he fail to control the situation in 2008 and when circumstances compelled him to resign as Chief Minister of the state and why did the situation in J&K took ugly turn during Congress regime in 1990 and 2010? The spokesperson said that BJP is well conversant with the Jammu & Kashmir problem right from the days of Jana Sangh and added that people still appreciate the Jammu & Kashmir policy of NDA Govt. during Vajpayee’s leadership. Prof. Virender Gupta blamed Azad and other Congress leaders for issuing provocative statements in the charged atmosphere and sometimes raising the issues which are against the interests of the country and the government. He cautioned the Congress as well other leaders of opposition parties against overlooking the interests and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Ladakh regions and the majority peace loving and pro-India population of the valley and pressurizing the government for taking steps to yield before the separatists and pro-Pak elements as these may lead to the dangerous consequences. The pre-1953 position and four point Musharraf-Manmohan Singh formula as being suggested by Soz would not be acceptable to the majority population of the state and warned that these proposals of Congress party or National Conference shall be dangerous for the integrity of the country and break Jammu and Kashmir State into different political units. He said that people of Jammu region and that of Ladakh are opposed to, such like solution and shall resist vigorously and violently to any such move. He further added that Congress party shall further lose its ground in Jammu and Ladakh regions, which are considered as its so called strong pockets.

Restore traffic on fourth bridge at earliest: Sat

14212577_1078436928904671_5037117722866000424_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), during his visit of Bhagwati Nagar inspected the ongoing repair work being undertaken on fourth bridge of River Tawi. He was accompanied by JKPCC Managing Director Dalip Thussu, Executive Engineer Pawan Gupta, PWD Chief Engineer Alok Mengi and AEE Manoj Gupta. Sat Sharma, after inspecting the work related to repair of the damaged pillars washed away upper portion of the bridge, held threadbare discussions with the senior officials of JKPCC and PWD, wherein he sought the progress made so far in repairing the bridge and construction of damaged pillars. The technical aspects were also discussed. Sat Sharma told these officials that there should not be any compromise on the quality and round the clock work should be undertaken so that the traffic is restored on Bhagwati Nagar bridge at the earliest. He said that due to damage and resultant closer of this bridge, the people of his constituency has been made to suffer due to traffic jams and diversion of vehicular movement the concerned departments should ensure that the new pillars constructed or the repair work undertaken is as per the laid down technical norms and there is no lapse in following the same. The officials present on the occasion assured Sat Sharma that one tube of the bridge will be made fit for traffic movement within next fifteen days and the remaining work will also be completed very soon. Sat Sharma, earlier on the previous day, during the inauguration of Government Dental College at Ambphalla, had also urged upon the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to direct the JKPCC and PWD to complete the work on priority for the convenience of the people. BJP leaders of Jammu West District Parmodh Kapahi, Ayodhya Gupta, Puneet Mahajan, Dr. Pardeep Mohtra, Veena Gupta, Asha Rani and Darshan Kumar also accompanied Sat Sharma.

Sat Sharma kickstarts construction works at Bharat Nagar

14212115_1077648028983561_4935400723716503176_nPromoting his developmental agenda including proper sanitation system in all spheres of Jammu West, BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) started the construction works of lane at Bharat Nagar area of Talab Tillo falling in Ward number 40. Accompanied by a large number of people, including officials of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Sharma started the works in the presence of local residents, social activists and political activists of the area. The works will be done under the supervision of JMC and a proper system of channelizing the flow of rain water will also be constructed under the same so that water from rains could not enter the homes of local residents of the area. Pertinent to mention, the area suffered a lot in the rainy season and after the initiative of the MLA, the works of Desilting of drains upto tail end and construction were taken up in the area in order to provide proper sanitation system to the masses of Jammu West. Sharma stated that to provide a proper sanitation system to the masses of Jammu West, a cleanliness drive will be the main focus in all 26 wards of Jammu West in the coming days so that a system of proper cleanliness must prevail in the Constituency. He also stated that in the coming time a proper system of drainage upto the main Deep Drain under the supervision of JMC and UEED will also be constructed in order to avoid future problems for the masses. He said that it is the dream of our Prime Minister to build a clean and green nation in coming years so it becomes the responsibility of each every person as well to contribute in the noble cause in order to build a clean aura around. XEN Central Division Parvodh Sharma, AEE SK Pandoh, BJP District President Ayodhya Gupta, Mandal President Jeet Angral, Prem Kumar Gupta, SK Ghai, Atul Bakshi, Keshav Chopra, Veena Gupta and several others were also present on the occasion.

BJP committed to Antyodaya : Yudhvir Sethi

14184301_1077631625651868_5288354395480350392_nUnderlining commitment of the BJP towards addressing aspirations of the people, Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi today said that the party is working towards reaching out to all sections of the society and special focus is being laid on those who are poorest of the poor. He said the concept of Antyodaya as given by Deen Dayal Upadyaya is the guiding light for the party while framing welfare policies. "Our Prime Minister Narendra Bhai Modi has laid special emphasis on uplifting poor sections of the society and the government has launched Antyodaya scheme for urban as well as rural populace," he added. Yudhvir was speaking at an event to distribute relief and other material to the poorest localities of the city. The relief material was handed over to Mohalla Sudar Welfare Committee, Jogi gate. He called upon the people to avail maximum benefit from the revolutionary schemes initiated by the NDA government and enjoined the party cadres to spread awareness among the masses about the schemes. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include, Chairman of the committee Vikram, President Raj kumar, Vice president Sahil Kohli, Ajay Salotra, Kala, Abhi Surekha, Sohan Lal Sonu Sunny, Anil Masoom, Arun Sethi, Vishal, Amit, Pankaj, Subash, Pradeep langeh, Ismail, Govind Sareen, Koushal, Gulshan, Satish, Nipun and Gian.

Rajesh Gupta kick starts a series of works today costing rupees 50 lakhs

14102133_1077428859005478_5431262097200267688_nMLA Rajesh Gupta started the process by taking stock of the work at ward no.5.Lane and drain work was started at Rajinder Bazaar, Ramdassain Mohalla,near Nishat Hotel,Jatkatian Mohalla Lakhdatta Bazaar,near Model Academy School Dalpatian Mohalla and Ghas Mandi Chowk. The start of the work of toilet complex at Jamia Masjid Talab Khatikan was also started by the MLA Rajesh Gupta. JMC officials AEE Gurcharan Singh and JE Israr Ahmad accompanied the MLA. Members of the Jamia Masjid Comittee Zahoor Ahmed, Haaji Ghulam Ali,Tahir,Nikoo,Jehangir and Raju Salaria welcomed the MLA on the ocassion. On visiting the Lakhdata Bazaar the traders association led by Vijay Saraf,Abhishek,Raj Kumar,Rajesh Sawhney,Mohani,Kamal Jain and Kulbhushan Grover welcomed the MLA. The other prominent members of the association who were present on the ocassion included Arun Gupta,Arjun Gupta,Ashwani Rohmetra,Preetam Rohmitra,Raman,Madam Gopal,Dolan and Virender. The president of the Kashyap Rajput Sabha Peerkho Ramlubhaya also accompanied the MLA. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu is witnessing a rapid growth with the start of national level institutions and in the days to come the effects would be seen on the ground.Rajesh Gupta thanked the Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh Ji for his support and guidance in the sanctioning and the execution of works in his constituency. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included senior BJP leaders Jaideep Sharma, Daleep Gupta,Ramesh Sharma, Parshottam Gupta,Gulshan Mahajan,Kuldeep, Girdhari Lal,Rajneesh Jain,Kuldeep, Prof.Sham,Rajesh,Rajeev Bhardwaj,Gopal,Chaman Lal,Jia Lal,Ashok,Kartar,Raju, Tej Ram Chowdhry,Santosh Gandhi,Vijay,Ravi Singh and Anil Dodoo.

National Level Kabaddi Tournament to be organized at R.S Pura

14203278_1077410142340683_742522569441186716_nR.S Pura. M.L.A from R.S Pura Constituency Dr. Gagan Bhagat today said a National level Four day “Kabaddi Tournament” will be organized at R.S Pura on the pattern of Pro-Kabaddi. Dr.Bhagat said that R.S Pura youths have tremendous potential , to capitalize and to further nurture this talent he has taken the initiative with the participation of Shaheed Sports Club, R.S Pura the said tournament will like the All India Pro Kabaddi tournament , and tentatively will begin from October 9th 2016 at the Kotli Shah Doula Maidan, R.S Pura More than 25 teams from Punjab,Haryana,Himachal Pradesh, New Delhi ,Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh ,Uttarakhand and Gujrat are expected to participate in the tournament. The winning team will receive a cash prize of Rs .50 Thousand while runners-up will get a cash prize of Rs 25 Thousand, and third place will get Rs.11 Thousand. There is no entry fee. The tournament will be inaugurated on October 9th 2016.V.V.I.P’s are expected to inaugurate the tournament will take part in the inauguration and valedictory function.Dr.Gagan Bhagat has informed that the said Kabaddi tournament was being held for the first time on such a large scale. He further said that in the preliminary round the matches will be organized amongst the villages of R.S Pura, and surrounding places so that a strong team which will include the most talented youths will represent R.S Pura in the National Level Kabbadi tournament, the said initiative was in his mind when as a common citizen and a sportsperson he used to feel that vacuum at R.S Pura, and he thought that elected representatives along with social organizations and prominent persons should come forward and should organize these type of tournaments, while addressing the mediapersons said Dr.Gagan Bhagat. The locals will get a chance to interact with the international players of the Kabaddi which will further create an atmosphere and more youths will look forward for their carrier in sports and this will also reduce their chance in Drug Abuse. Among others Natharam, Vinod Sharma ,Noubat Ram, Kundan Sharma ,Vikram Singh Labba ,Sushil Sharma, Raju,Abhishek Gupta,Inder Sudan,Hardev Singh,and others were present on the occasion.

A Tiranga Rally is organised by BJYM District Kargil (Ladakh)

14199647_1077407649007599_212417106674954758_nA Tiranga Rally is organised by BJYM Kargil district. The rally is lead by Mohd Hassan Pasha (State Joint Social Media Incharges BJYM ) who gets the responsibility of the Tiranga Rally. The Tiranga Rally starts from BJP Head Office Khudam Badagh (Poyen) and ends at Lal Chowk Bazar Kargil. These Tiranga rallies are organised in every district of J&K under the leadership of Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra (State President BJYM).The motive of these rallies is to give tribute to all the freedom fighter those have lost their lifes to become India free from British rule. Daljeet Singh (Kissan Board Vice-Chairman) and Hagi Mohd Khudam (State Organizing Committee Member J&K) and Mohd Ali (President District BJP Kargil) marh are the chief guest in the rally.
As a part of nationwide programme of BJP of launching "Tiranga Rally" for the purpose of celebrating 70th year of independence and making people of the country to realize how we attained freedom after long struggle by the people of this great nation and laying their lives in service of this nation to make the Indian dream come true as a sovereign independent nation. This nationwide programme is also launched to make people aware that there are certain elements in our society and outside who want to break this country in thousand pieces and they are creating havoc in India's territory by pushing terrorists in our country and misleading the people of Kashmir to wrong paths. That nation stands exposed in entire world for its policies. An All India wide campaign is launched by BJP against such perpetrators of terrorism and also to maintain unity of India as we believe in unity in diversity. Today as a part of such a large scheme of things, we the people of district Kargil (Ladakh) also launched "Tiranga Rally" under the leadership of Mohd Hassan Pasha (Sate Joint Social Media Incharges BJYM J&K ).

SCs had been exploited by Congress: Manyal

14203130_1077406702341027_2761309873303999809_nThe State unit of BJP Anusuchit Jaati Morcha, under its State President & MLA Dr. Davinder Manyal, organized an introductory meeting at Trikuta Nagar office. It was presided over by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul. Besides introduction of the new state office bearers, the meeting also discussed the constitution of party’s organization setup at District, Mandal and Booth levels across the state besides future strategy for reaching the SC community with the programmes and policies of the governments at the Centre and in the state, which are designed for the welfare of weaker and downtrodden sections.
Ashok Kaul, while addressing the meeting, said that the BJP has attained the number one position by becoming world’s largest political party and the contribution of all the sections of the society towards achieving this milestone has been appreciable. He said that a glance at the tally of MPs and MLAs across the country display that the BJP is the single party which has largest number of SC representatives, which speaks of the trust of this community in BJP. He said that the party works on the principle of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” and the different sections of the society, SCs in particular have been displaying their trust in BJP and with each passing day the party is getting further strengthen in every section. Dr. Davinder Manyal said that the SCs had been exploited by the Congress in particular for decades and after its realization the dalits are now fast getting themselves associated with the BJP and as for J&K, all the seven reserved seats for SCs have been won by BJP, which is its live proof. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also time and again announced that the NDA government is concerned for dalits. It is clear from the fact that various welfare schemes have been launched in the last over two years. He stressed upon the Morcha Office Bearers to gear up their activities to reach the people of this community and help them in availing the benefits of centrally sponsored schemes. It was attended by Morcha Prabhari Bansi Lal Bharti, Seh-Prabhari N.D. Rajwal, State Vice-President Smt. Veenu Bhagat, Smt. Seema Devi, Raj Kumar, Master Dharam Pal, State General Secretary Dr. M.L. Rao, State Secretaries Raj Kumar Sabotra, Charanjit Majotra, Vijay Magotra, Brij Lal and Media Secretary B.D. Naryal.

Teenagers exploited in a systematic manner: Arora

Ramesh AroraMLC Ramesh Arora (Adv.) return back after visiting Kashmir valley and said that the efforts of the state government have started giving good results and things are moving in a right direction and normalcy is approaching in the Kashmir region. He also appreciated the constant efforts of state as well as Home Minister of India Raj Nath Singh who is visiting again with all party delegation. Centre government is committed to sort out different issues and to provide healing touch. We are committed to continue the policy of Atal Behari Vajpayee who wanted to solve the Jammu & Kashmir problem in the parameters of Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat.
Ramesh Arora appealed the people to join hands in restoration of peace because development and violence cannot go together. He further said that drug and Pakistan money is freely flowing in the Kashmir region to support terrorists. Huge transaction through J&K Bank require scanning and there is apprehension that transaction may have been utilized to boost militancy. It is first time in the history utmost re-strain was used by security forces and approximately 4000 were injured and few lost their life. While analyzing different factors responsible for turmoil we have to see that we cannot demoralize the security forces who have already suffered a lot. Arora said that teenagers are being exploited in a systematic manner to expose them in dangerous trap, without caring about their innocency and life. It is really painful that some have lost their lives and some have got serious injuries. We cannot look issue into isolation because Jammu region alongwith Ladakh has also suffered due to policies of different governments and that is why many issues like evacuee property, refugee problem, war refugees, displaced KPs issues also require serious deliberation and attention along with issue of unrest in Kashmir region. Arora appealed all the workers of BJP in Kashmir to work with all those forces who wanted to restore normalcy because we cannot allow our paradise to be ruined by separatists and opportunists.

Jammu business suffering due to Kashmir unrest: Mohtra

14089203_1077403382341359_4135148623504004170_nBJP Trade & Industry Cell State Convenor Kulbushan Mohtra, while addressing media persons alongwith Cells Prabhari S. Varinderjeet Singh, Members Trade & Industry Cell Sudarshan Khajuria and Bansi Lal Gupta, said that the ongoing unrest in valley has badly affected the Jammu business and caused losses to the tune of thousands of crores. He said that the industry business is the prime source of economy of the state as well as the employment provider. In Jammu and Kashmir the share of government in employment is three percent whereas the Trade & Industry provides employment which is seven percent. Many a time, the government cannot pay regular salaries to three percent of its employees whereas Trade & Industry employees get regular salaries despite strikes, bandhs and in situation like present one.
Mohtra said that the trade in Srinagar and Jammu had suffered during 2008 land row agitation and it took many years to bring the business on rails, which has not been in a position to recover fully and now unfortunately the traders are again suffering losses due to the ongoing unrest Kashmir. He said that the traders of Jammu province are concerned towards the losses and it appeals its counterparts in valley to work in the direction of convincing the trouble makers so that peace is restored and normal business starts once again. He also appealed to the state government to concentrate on 95 per cent people, who want peace and take stern action on the 5 per cent who are responsible for making troubles. Kulbushan Mohtra, while appreciating the steps being taken by the Union government and the state’s coalition in unison to restore peace, said that the BJP Trade & Industry Cell urges upon the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to direct the All Parties Delegation to visit Jammu also for direct and on the spot assessment of the problems and grievances of the traders of winter capital.

BJP lashes out at Harsh Dev over ‘Regional party’ remarks

Balbir SinghIt is commitment to deliver & serve people that counts: Balbir BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan has lashed out at JKNPP leader for his remarks over national level political parties, which he contended have not proved fruitful in a state like J&K contrary to regional parties that can deliver and serve well. He asserted that it is the commitment to deliver and work to come up to the expectations of the people which is important and not the regional or national status of a political party which matters.
Balbir Ram Rattan said that Panther Party Chairman Harsh Dev Singh is only making his own mockery through such immature statements, conveniently forgetting that he had enjoyed the position of Cabinet Minister in a government which had alliance with a national political party few years back. He said that the people of the state have already seen through the kind of politics being played by Panthers Party and cannot be misled by statements like “regional party only solution to Jammu’s woes”, he observed adding that they had repeatedly given mandate to this regional party in some assembly seats and finally regretted to vote it. This fact itself is testimony that people vote for the development and progress, welfare works without differentiating between regional or national party. Balbir Ram Rattan further reminded the people of Jammu that Harsh Dev Singh was preferred by the voters in Ramnagar for three consecutive terms and his colleague Yash Pal Kundal, who too was voted for two terms in Samba but thereafter both these leaders of regional party were defeated by the candidates of a national party. “If the statement of Panther Party leader carries any weight or there are instances to prove it, he must explain the reasons as to why both leaders were defeated in Ramnagar and Samba constituencies by the BJP, which is a national party”, Balbir said adding that it is infact the programmes and policies coupled with commitment to fulfill the same which count and for which the people are best judges. BJP spokesperson further maintained that people of Jammu are wise and mature enough to understand the malafide political intentions and deliberate attempt of Panthers party to misguide them as they know that BJP has made strong efforts to end discrimination with this region. “We have a strong and committed cadre, wide political base unlike Panthers who are trying to create roadblocks in all the developmental projects for sake of opposition. People will indeed give them befitting reply”, he asserted.

One day Awareness Camp-cum-Kisan Mela was held at indoor stadium at Leh

14100276_1077354959012868_1959194732093964955_nOne day Awareness Camp-cum-Kisan Mela was held at indoor stadium at Leh which was organized by J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans in collaboration with Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Leh, Shri Daljit Singh Chib Hon’ble Vice Chairman (Minister of State) Kisan Board presided over the function and Dr. Sonam Dawa Lompo, Chief Executive Councilor Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Leh was Chief Guest. Sh Chering Dorjey, Hon’ble Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, J&K State, Shri Newang Rigzen Zohra, Hon’ble MLA Leh, Shri T. Dangtus, Executive Councilor Incharge Agriculture and RDD LAHDC, Leh, Shri Mumtaz Hussain, Executive Councilor, Incharge Animal Husbandry, LAHDC Leh, T.Sangrup, Executive Councilor Incharge Tourism, LAHDC Leh and Shri D. Motup, Executive Councilor Incharge PWD, LAHDC Leh whereas Guests of Honour. All the officers of Agriculture and allied departments were also present on the occasion. All the dignitaries impressed upon the farming community to use new and innovative agriculture technology to increase their agriculture growth. They said that it is the time of hybrid and a farmer should use the hybrid seeds so that they can generate and increase their income. They further said that more than 70% population in India is residing in villages and India cannot make any progress until the common farmers are not reform their fate by increasing their farm income. In his inaugural speech the Vice Chairman threw light on the functions of Kisan Board and stated that Kisan Board has come into being for the welfare of common farmers of the state and assure them of every help.

Shamsher, Sunil tour far flung areas of Paddar

Lotus Logo copyMember of Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas and Minister of State for Transport Sunil Sharma today conducted an extensive tour Paddar area of Kishtwar to review the pace of developmental works and have a firsthand appraisal of the problems of people. Accompanied by a team of district administration led by Deputy Commissioner, GN Balwan, they visited Machail, Kabban, Ungai and Gulab Garh areas. The MP and Minister met with the local people and took stock of problems being faced by them. The locals raised several demands including better road connectivity, availability of ration round the year, opening of employment avenues for youth of the area, upgraded healthcare facilities, improvement in supply of water and electricity besides many others. Responding to the demands, Shamsher Singh said that a network of roads connecting the adjoining areas of Paddar has been sanctioned under PMGSY and work on these projects is expected to start soon. He further directed the concerned to submit DPR of roads for the left out villages of the area. Regarding the availability of the staff in schools and health facilities, he assured the public that the strengthening of such institutions will be done on priority. Later, the MP along with MoS Sunil Sharma held a meeting with the heads of all the line departments and reviewed the pace of developmental works in the area. They directed them to expedite and increase the pace of ongoing works to ensure time bound completion. They also directed the officers to start work on the allotted projects so that people are benefitted at the earliest. Reminding people of the various achievements in the recent past like installation of VHF mobile Tower in Machail, inauguration of Receiving Station at Paddar, sanctioning of model college, various MHEP for district Kishtwar among others, the MP congratulated the MoS and the district administration for their tremendous work and expected the same level of commitment in future as well.

Sukhnandan kick-starts development work at Marh

Lotus Logo copyMLA Marh, Sukhnandan Choudhary on Monday kick-started development works at Chatta-Gujjran area with an estimated cost of Rs 11.50 lakh. Sukhnandan started the work of sewerage at a Government school of Chatta-Gujjran. He said this was the long pending demand of the people of the area in particular and school staff in general. Addressing the gathering, Sukhnandan said that the work will be completed in a stipulated time frame so that all the basic requirements of the public could be met in a shorter span of time. He said that people of the area should personally monitor the quality of ongoing developmental works in their respective areas so that their involvement in developmental activities can build up the force of co-operation between Government and public in order to improve the development tempo and taking it to new heights. He asked the officers present to reach people and mitigate their hardships on priority basis, without any delay. The MLA said that he was well conversant with the problems of other areas of the constituency as well and efforts were being made to fulfill each and everybody's genuine demands. He also instructed the officials to complete the works in time to ensure that the local residents of the area should not face any kind of difficulty in the future. He said that it is his prime responsibility to strive such type of infrastructure for public so that masses of Marh constituency could get what they really deserve and for achieving such thing he is working day and night to build it a model Constituency. BDO Marh, Sarpanch, Panchs and BJP party workers were also present.

Paramedic institutes flouting norms to face strict action: Bali

Bali 30Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that Government would act tough against the Paramedic Institutes which are found flouting norms. "Such paramedical institutes which lack infrastructure and do not meet set norms will be closed and strict action would be taken against the owners," the Minister said while chairing a meeting of the J&K State Paramedical Council. He added that "every institute should have infrastructure and faculty as per norms so that a highly professional team of paramedics come out to serve in the field including in Government hospitals". Principal GMC Jammu and Head of Department of Pharmacology Dr. Zahid Gillani, Controller J&K Paramedical Council (JKPC) Dr. A S Bhatia, Registrar (JKPC) Dr. Sandeep Singh, president Paramedical Institutes Association, M S Katoch, besides Principals and staff members of private paramedical institutes were present in the meeting. The Minister asked the administrators/owners of paramedical schools to maintain the prescribed standards in teaching and training the students, adding negligence on this account would invite strict action. He directed the designated authorities to conduct surprise inspections of these schools and take strict action if any institute is found lacking in the standards. Listing the reformative measures introduced by the Government to streamline and regulate the functioning of these institutes, the Minister said that there will be a centralized system of admission for all Government and private paramedical schools/colleges in the State. Bali Bhagat asked the Principals of the paramedical institutes to impart quality training to the students so that their services are utilized for improving medicare facilities in the State hospitals. He said that paramedical institute is a pioneer institute for training the medical personnel and these should meet the set norms in matters of infrastructure, faculty and other requirements. While expressing his disappointment over the way in which the paramedic institutes were being run earlier, Bali Bhagat said that last exams were conducted after a long gap. "No regular exams were held during this period due to which precious years of students were wasted," he said and emphasized on timely conduct of the examination in future as well. It was informed in the meeting that about 11236 paramedical students appeared in 2015 examination in Jammu province of which 80 percent passed the exam. In the meeting various issues were discussed regarding the introduction of new paramedical courses, affiliation of the institutes, problem of inadequate faculty etc. Later, Bali Bhagat also handed over about 6700 diplomas to the heads of various paramedical institutes for further distribution to pass out students of their respective institutes.

Kailash Kund Yatra flagged off from Dudu

Kailash kund 30MLA Ramnagar, RS Pathania and MLA Chenani, Dina Nath Bhagat, today jointly flagged off Kailash Kund Yatra from historical Vasuki Nag Temple, Dudu. SDM Dudu, Sandesh Sharma, SDM Basantgarh, Kewal Krishan, SDPO Ramnagar, Deepak Dingra, prominent local social activist, Kasturi Lal Gupta, senior officials from local administration and various other departments including office bearers of Vasuki Nag-Kailash Kund Committee were also present on the occasion. A large number of pilgrims from District Chamba of Himachal Pradesh, Kathua, Udhampur, Doda and other parts of Jammu region besides other states participated in the yatra. Today, the yatra will take its first night stay at Hayan just five kilometers from the Bhaderwah and next day early in the morning, it will leave for Kailash Kund and it would reach the Kund same day. Yatris will take bath in cold water of the Kund and perform Pooja of Lord Shiva and Vasuki Nag. Yatra will then return to Bhaderwah. Tight security arrangements have been made for the Yatra in which police, CRPF and Army Jawans have been deployed. Earlier while flagging off the Yatra, MLA Ramnagar said, "Kailash Kund is an abode of Nagraj Vasuki and this Yatra is an epitome of religious fervor, communal harmony and adventurous spirit of the people of the area. Due to militancy it had been abandoned since 1992 but from last few years, it has been resumed and restarted with a message that this Yatra reinforces human beliefs in the irresistible diehard spirit of fight unto the last". He directed the local administration for making all the facilities available with the pilgrims. He directed the PDA (Patnitop Development Authority) to provide night shelters, bedding facilities, rest benches and footpath to the pilgrims. Health authorities were directed to arrange and make available oxygen cylinders for pilgrims if the need arises due to lack of oxygen at the Kailsh Kund. The MLA also called for early commissioning of DuduSeoj Dhar Road at the earliest which will be completed with an estimated cost of Rs 37 crore with a length of about 31 Km and will reduce the on-foot journey of the pilgrims.

DyCM invites big business houses to invest in J&K

Dycm 30Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today described the environment of Jammu and Kashmir most friendly and appropriate for investment and urged the big business houses to establish their units in the State. Deputy Chief Minister said this after laying the foundation stone of Manufacturing Unit of Blue Star Limited at Samba. Blue Star is setting up a modern, state-of-the-art factory at Samba, spanning over 18 acre of land to meet the requirements of its fast growing unitary products business, and keeping in mind the future capacity over the next 10 years. This involves an initial investment of Rs 150 crore in Phase I, with more investments planned in the following phases of development. The Plant will primarily manufacture room air conditioners, deep freezers, water coolers and water purifiers. Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga, Vice Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for Welfare and Development of Other Backward Classes, Rashpaul Verma, MLA Samba Dr Devinder Kumar Manyal, Chairman Blue Star Limited, Ashok M Advani, Vice Chairman Blue Star Limited, Suneel M Advani and Managing Director, Blue Star Limited Vir Advani were also present on the occasion. Describing the occasion as a historic moment, Dr Singh said that establishment of manufacturing unit of India's leading air conditioner and commercial refrigerator manufacturing company in J&K will definitely boost the State's economy. He said investments by big houses in the State would open new job avenues and boost its economy. Reiterating the Government's commitment to develop industrial sector in the State, Deputy Chief Minister said that the State Industrial Policy provides for 'Single Window Committees' to fast-track clearance of cases pertaining to investment in production industry. He said that 24x7 power supply is being provided to the industrial sector which was the long pending demand of the industrialists. Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga said that the Government is committed to provide a hasslefree investment environment for industrialists in Jammu and Kashmir. "Economy of any nation or State is linked with the growth of its industrial sector and industrialization can easily bring the change in the society", he said. The Minister asked the management of the company to employ local youth on priority and also engage women of the area to make them self reliant. He also said that the Government is focusing on skill development of youth to make them capable of meeting requirements of industries. The Minister assured full support to the company for setting up of manufacturing plant in the State and said that Industries Department will help them as and when required. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman Blue Star Limited, Ashok M Advani assured to engage maximum manpower locally for its human resource needs. He said that the Blue Star Jammu factory is planned to be a world-class manufacturing hub with superior aesthetics and ergonomics coupled with stateof-art technology.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha announced District Office Bearers, District Executives and Mandal Presidents for Doda District

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Distt. President Doda Manjeet Bhagat in consultation with State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and Doda District President BJP Adv Manjeet Razdan announced District Office Bearers, District Executives and Mandal Presidents for Doda District. Adv Sanjay Singh Rana, Vijay Rakwal, Atul Gupta, Yoginder Razdaan, Krishan Chandail, Ankit Gupta, Babu Ram Sharma and Parvinder Singh are vice-presidents, Vinod Prohit and Mudasir Wani are general secretaries, Adv Suneet Singh Thakur, Ashwani Sharma, Sunil Kumar, Dheeraj Kumar Bhagat, Vinod Kotwal, Vijay Kumar, Manjeet Singh and Shanti Bhushan are secretaries, Rakesh Sharma is Treasurer, Anil Bhagat is Office Secretary, Akashdeep Rana is Media Secretary, Ganga Dhar Sharma is Publicity Secretary and Ravinder Bhagat is Joint Publicity Secretary, Deepak Balouria is Social Media Incharge and Ajay Kotwal is Social Media Co-incharge, District Executives are Adv Surjeet Singh, Adv Devinder Singh, Nirmal Singh, Saqib Mir, Surinder Singh, Tosif Ahmed Sheikh, Suresh Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Ravi Kumar Bhagat, Dheeraj Kumar, Suresh Singh Chandail, Devash kumar, Arvind Singh, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Vishu Paul Rana, Chander Jeet and Feroz Din. Manjeet Razdan also announced Mandal Presidents as Shashi Kumar for Doda, Kuljeet Singh for Ghat, Rakesh Sharma for Jodhpur, Rajinder Kumar Bhagat for Khellani, Joginder Singh for Marmat, Sourab Gupta for Bhaderwah, Sachin Sharma for Bhalla, Yog Raj for Chiralla and Uttam Singh for Gandoh.

Rajesh Gupta started the civil work of laying of tiles at Rajinder Nagar Ward no.19

14203253_1076538189094545_916516250181379570_nJammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta started the civil work of laying of tiles at Rajinder Nagar Ward no.19 at a cost of rupees 3 lakhs. The MLA was accompanied by JMC officials Sanjay Raina,JE and supervisor Davinder Singh and also accompanied by senior BJP leaders Shiv Kumar Gupta,Ramesh Sharma,Prof Shyam,Gulshan Mahajan,Rajkumar, Rajesh Dogra,Vinod,Sunil Gupta,Lalli, Brij Lal,Maandevi,Swaran Singh,Suraj Prakash,Girdhari Lal,Vageesh Bharti,Rajinder Gupta,Amit Gupta,Rajesh Nischal,Anil Sharma and Ravi Singh. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that Jammu is going to witness a rapid growth in the days to come.The recent launch of IIT and IIM would have a transformational effect on the overall developmental scenario of Jammu.AIIMS already stands sanctioned for Jammu and once all these institutions start functioning Jammu would give the look of a modern city. A few years from now nobody could have dreamt that such institutions would come up in Jammu.

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 Tabl