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With proven failure of present leadership Congress evokes Indira Gandhi: BJP

With the current leadership of the Congress having failed to swing the fortunes of the party, a desperate attempt is being made by its leaders to evoke Indira Gandhi as a popular great leader and a bold, decisive Prime Minister the like of which country has yet to see, reads a press statement released by Bharatiya Janata Party countering the press release of the Congress. The present leadership has brought the Party to such a stage that it now is forced to piggy back on regional parties to remain politically relevant. The blind loyalty for the “Family” has made Congress a fiefdom of the Gandhi Parivar where the leadership is not earned but inherited, said Brig Anil Gupta BJP’s state spokesperson.Scared of being completely wiped out in the 2019 Parliamentary elections, the party is hoping to revive its fortunes by singing paean of its founder President Indira Gandhi. The readers would recall that grand old party of pre-independence era, Indian National Congress was split in 1969 when Indira Gandhi formed her own party Congress (R) or New Congress and later Congress (Indira). She as nation’s Prime Minister was expelled from the party by the then Congress President for violating party discipline. The present day Congress party is the lineage of same split party of Indira Gandhi and is a splinter group of INC contrary to the tall claims made by its leaders of having participated in the nation’s freedom struggle, a ploy used to mislead the nation described Brig Gupta.No doubt Indira Gandhi was a tall leader and she played a decisive role during the 1971 war with Pakistan. It was for this reason that in keeping with the democratic traditions BJP’s Atal Behari Vajpayee had praised her in the Parliament. But the present day Congress leadership has displayed lack of that decorum and courtesy when it openly challenged the veracity of Surgical Strikes launched in September 2016 under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi accused Brig Gupta. Congress party feels that it was the divine right of Gandhi Family to rule this country and no other dispensation can do that.Though 1971 war was won due to the valour of Indian Army and the sterling leadership of its military hierarchy yet Indira Gandhi took the credit for having taken the political decision. But at Shimla she surrendered everything to machinations of Bhutto when she decided to return one lakh prisoners and captured territory to Pakistan without securing any benefits for India including vacation of POJK. In the annals of history Indira Gandhi will go down as leader who lacked vision and strategic thinking claimed the statement. As claimed by the Congress, Shimla Agreement was not a victory for India but a classic example of surrendering the victory on platter to the enemy betraying the supreme sacrifices made by the Indian Army blamed Brig Gupta.Who can forget the dark chapter of India’s history when in 1975 emergency was imposed by misusing the provisions of the Constitution of India for personal interest rather than the national interest? The emergency was declared not because India was in danger but Indira was in danger said Brig Gupta. The nation will never forgive Indira Gandhi for this great betrayal. “The Congress Party rightly decided not to evoke Pandit Nehru because it realised the angst among the nation due to the famous Nehruvian blunders. I would like to warn the Congress that evoking Indira Gandhi may also boomerang because of her image of a ‘dictator’ and a selfish leader who first split her party for personal ambition and later imposed emergency on the nation to save her personal interest,” cautioned Brig Gupta.

BJP Leaders met Governor, discuss vital projects

On wednesday, a high level BJP deligation met the Governor NN Vohra at Srinagar and discuss the vital issues and developmental projects alongwith centrally sponorored schemes at Rajbhawan. at around 3:30 pm BJP deligation led by its State President Ravinder Raina alongwith former dy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta, Sunil Sharma-MLA-Kishtwar, Sham Choudhary-MLA Suchetgarh, Sat Sharma-MLA Jammu West and Rajeev Jasrotia-MLA Kathua met the Governor and meeting run for one hour, This meeting is seen significant as after the recent Jammu visit of BJP National president Amit Shah, in which Mr.Amit Shah directed the State unit of the BJP to follow the Completion of Vital projects and address the long pending important issues. The works highlighted by Amit Shah at his mamoth public rally at Prade-Jammu and to be taken up with the Governor by the BJP delegation included, Withdrawal of all the pending Cases registered during Shree Amarnath Yatra in 2008, Early Panchyat and Urban Local bodiy elections, Compensation to the remaining families of POJK Refugees and Compensation and to adress all the issues pertaining to West Pakistan refugees, All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Jammu (AIIMS), Government Medical Colleges at Rajouri, Doda and Kathua, four-laning of Jammu-Akhnoor road followed by double-laning of Akhnoor-Poonch road via Sunderbani-Nowshera Rajouri, Chenani-Sudh Mahadev-Pul Doda National Highway, Akhnoor-Pargwal bridge, Ring Road and various other projects of similar nature, which have been approved by the Central Government either under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) or under other Centrally Sponsored Schemes for the past quite some time but the work on which was yet to be started. Governor NN Vohra assured the BJP members that he will personally monitor all theses issues and will expedite the process so that general public may get maximum benefit. Governor Vohra Convened a high level meeting of all the officers on Thursday at Rajbhawan regarding early redressal of the issues and concerns of the BJP members.

BJP gears up for Parliamentary elections, allots constituencies to senior leaders

Focussing its attention towards the Parliamentary elections, J&K BJP alloted various constituencies to its state office bearers and senior leaders in a meeting conducted at its state headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.

The meeting was presided over by its State President Ravinder Raina (MLA) along with BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, former Dy. CM Kavinder Gupta, former Minister Sat Sharma, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh and Harinder Gupta.

Ravinder Raina while addressing the meeting, stressed on the need to ensure the extension of party activities to the booth level. He said that all the public welfare schemes initiated by the Centre government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi must reach to the targeted population. Every BJP leader has the duty to reach up to the marginalized sections so as to ensure their growth and development, he added.

Ashok Kaul, while discussing the details of various issues related to the Parliamentary Elections, alloted various Constituencies to the senior leaders of the party. He stressed that these leaders will personally supervise all the developments related to the Parliamentary Elections by conducting “Pravas” in these constituencies. He said that these leaders will ensure that the party ideology reaches the masses through conduction of various programmes among the common masses. He also stressed on the strengthening of booth level structure of the party.

State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi, State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, State Secretaries Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana, Sanjay Baru, Anil Parihar, MLCs Vikram Randhawa, Girdhari Lal Raina, former Minister Priya Sethi, Daljit Singh Chib, Kuldeep Raj Gupta, Subhash Jandyal, Munish Sharma, Rashpaul Verma, Rajinder Singh Chib, Chander Mohan Gupta, Altaf Thakur, Rajeev Charak and Jagdish Bhagat participated in the meeting.

BJP National General Secretary Dr. Anil Jain addresses Press Conference

Congress Murdered Democracy to remain in power: Dr. Anil Jain

Congress murdered democracy for its lust to remain in power, this was stated by BJP National General Secretary, while he addressed a Press Conference at the party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. He was here at Jammu in connection with the observance of “Save Democracy Day” by J&K BJP.

While The then Prime Minister of country, Indira Gandhi ditched the Nation by imposing “Emergency “in the country. All the stalwarts of politics as well as social activists were arrested and jailed at the convenience of then government, whereas the media was gagged. A black page in the book of Nation. Emergency was not a period but a cold blooded murder of all the democratic voices of the Nation. For shielding the mass Corruption in the elections, formed the basis of imposition of emergency in the Nation by a virtual Dictator. BJP has decided to observe the day of imposition of emergency as black day across the Nation to denounce the dreaded act by Congress. This day is being observed in every district of the Nation, he informed.

The recent statements given by Congress leaders Soz and Azad clearly showcase the mindset of Congress. They support the stone pelters and virtually shield the terrorists and their supporters, which is not at all good for the country. Congress and its supported fragments are today turning into a group of “Pakistan favouring faction”. BJP totally denounces these anti National acts. BJP will always expose these elements.

The aim of BJP is to take the Nation on the path of “Param Vaibhav” making it numero uno in every field.

He also dared Congress National President Rahul Gandhi to take action on Soz for his mis-writings in his just launched book. He said that Congress has to give reply on this matter.

He said that BJP was fully committed to the Agenda of Alliance and Centre government fully contributed to the development projects. He also said that BJP has not left its any single core issue but was serving according to the “Coalition Dharma”.

He said that the accession of J&K state with the rest of India is full and final and no body can dare challenge the status and BJP is full committed to it.

He also praised the people of J&K while saying that he has a rich experience of working in the state of Jammu & Kashmir while working as the Seh-Prabhari of the state.

BJP observes “Save Democracy Day”

BJP works for Nation, Congress works for power: BJP National General Secretary Dr. Anil Jain

Jammu & Kashmir BJP observed “Save Democracy Day” to mark the dark period of “Emergency” which was imposed in the Nation 43 years ago. BJP National General Secretary Dr. Anil Jain was the chief guest in the programme organized by the state BJP which was presided over by former Dy. CM of the state Kavinder Gupta. MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, MLC Ashok Khajuria, District President Baldev Singh Billawaria shared the stage.

State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, State Office Bearers, Morcha State Presidents, District Presidents, senior leaders were also present along with the persons who were jailed during the period of emergency.

The function started with the showering of flower petals on the portraits of great personalities, Jai Prakash Narayan and Nana ji Deshmukh.

While addressing the gathering, Anil Jain said that the “Save Democracy Day” is observed by the party as the ill decision of Congress government clamped the Emergency to plug the freedom of expressions, while curbing every type of civil liberty and snatching the fundamental rights of the people. He alleged that Congress always preferred its own interests over the National interest to remain in power. He said that the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi when feared that she will be ousted from power by the people, imposed emergency to become a dictator.

Dr. Jain said that former PM Jawahar Lal Nehru in his friendship for former CM Sheikh Abdullah and grudge for Maharaja Hari Singh harmed the cause of Jammu & Kashmir.

He said that previous to 2014 India was thudded with scams and now due to able leadership of Modi ji, India is on the path of “numero uno” in every field around the world. He said that BJP works with the aim of “Antodaya” to uplift every neglected person or section while believing in the sayings of “Vasudev Kutumbhakam” and “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah”. He stressed that our aim is to take the country on “Param Vaibhav” and emphasized the importance of dedication for country in our hearts.

Dr. Jain in his address termed the people of Jammu as vibrant, emotional and energetic and said that he always felt good while he served as the Seh-Prabhari for the J&K state.

He said that BJP works for Nation and Congress for power and for doing so it always murdered the democracy be it in its own party or in government citing the examples of making Pt. Nehru as president of Congress party in place of Netaji Subhash Chander Bose or making of Pt. Nehru as PM of India in place of Sardar Patel.

Jugal Kishore Sharma alleged that the wrong policies of Congress government led to the present problems in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. He said that Congress always misused the official machinery for its own hunger of power and serving the single family at the cost of other National heroes, who were thoughtfully ignored from the history.

Kavinder Gupta recalled the memories of emergency period and the its aftermath on the civil society, especially the crackdown on the Nationalistic population to curb every opposing voice. He said that the arrogance of Congress party led it to take the decision of imposition of “Emergency” in the country.

The programme also stood witness to the sharing of personal experiences by a number of persons who were jailed at the time of emergency.

Surinder Sharma conducted the proceedings of the stage.

MP Rajya Sabha, Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas today distributed free LPG connections among BPL families

MP Rajya Sabha, Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas today distributed free LPG connections among BPL families at a function organized by Bharat Petroleum at Village Bhadrore, Block Marh, Jammu accompanied by EX-MLA Bharat Bhushan & Sarpanch Bhadrore Raghubir Singh.                                            

 More than 100 free gas connections were distributed on the occasion.While speaking on the occasion, the MP said that Central and State Governments are committed to provide every basic amenity to the rural population. It is a great responsibility of the NDA govt. to provide basic amenities to the weaker section of the society, so that we able to give strength and make them strengthen in every section. He further said that providing free gas connections in the name of the female head of a household under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is a step to empower women besides protecting their health. He further said that scheme envisages to provide 8 crore free LPG connections to poor families across the country in 5 years.On this occasion prominent people of the area were also present.

Public can easily connect with govt activities by Modi App: Sh. Yudhvir Sethi

BJP Jammu Distt. organised   Modi App  Camp at Kachi Chawani

Jammu, Jun 18: In a function organized at Kachi Chawni, BJP Jammu District Unit of IT & Social Media Department J&K installed awareness camp under the directions and supervision of its State Incharge Jaidev Rajwal to download, promote and aware the public about “Narendera Modi App” and its benefits. The camp was organized under the leadership of Jammu District Prabhari & State Executive Member BJP State IT & Social Media Department J&K Adv. Ishant Gupta accompanied by Jammu East Prabhari & State Executive Member BJP State IT & Social Media Department J&K Rajesh Nischal and Jammu East Mandal Incharge Sailesh Gupta.  

BJP State Vice President Yudvir Sethi was chief guest and gave his blessings to the entire team.

While briefing to media, Yudvir Sethi said that we are promoting “Narendera Modi App” because it has many benefits. He said general public can easily connect with the government activities, new schemes and other activities launched by our Honb’le Prime Minister Narendera Modi.

Sethi added that with the use of this app one can give suggestion directly to Modi Ji by just single click on a option available “Connect With PM”. Rajwal added that our government is committed to work for each and every sector of the society with slogan “Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas”.

Adv. Ishant Gupta also spokes about uses and benefits of downloading “Narendera Modi App”. He said that the main feature of the “APP” is that it is available in various languages. He added that the APP is fully updated with the latest activities of Government. He also guided the public how to operate the app.

Prominent who present were Ravi Singh Jammu East Mandal Co-Incharge, Nipun Gupta, Raghav, Karun Mahajan, Nitish Mahajan, Parvez & others.

BJP will ensure SC community’s development with dignity: BJP SC Morcha State President Sh. Jagdish Bhagat

BJP will ensure SCs development with dignity while working sincerely for their grass root level upliftment, this was stated by State President of BJP’s Anusuchit Jaati (SC) Morcha, Jagdish Bhagat, while he addressed a press conference at the Party Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. BJP Senior leader Narsingh Das Rajwal, Morcha State Vice President Dharam Pal, Morcha State General Secretaries Dharminder Kumar and Karan Bhagat also accompanied Morcha State President while elaborating on the issue. While addressing the Press Conference, Jagdish Bhagat pointed out that BJP has always been on the forefront while airing voice to uplift the status of Anusuchit Samaaj. He said that recurrent Centre and State Governments headed by Congress have always done opportunistic politics on the issues of SCs. He alleged that Congress have made the SCs bleed on multiple occasions to use them as vote bank. He accused that Congress has deliberately kept the neglected community underprivileged following “use and throw” policy. Bhagat welcomed the judgement from Double Bench of Supreme Court, in which hon’ble Supreme Court has enabled the Centre government to consider the issue of “Reservation in Promotion” on its own as “in accordance with the law” as the Centre earlier submitted that due to separate verdicts by different high courts on the reservations in promotions, the whole issue has been on standstill. He also welcomed the formation of committees from Council of Ministers to look into the matter. Bhagat further said that only BJP has always taken up the core issues of community on the frontfront truly like Reservation in Promotion, Implementation in Atrocities Act and Reservation in U.G.C. He said that now BJP MLAs will take up the issue strongly in the State Assembly as well so that the community living in the state could also be benefitted on various fronts especially in education and employment. He expressed faith that the state government will take up the matter on priority for its early implementation in the state. Ashok Gandhi, Seema Devi, Bhushan, Bishnu, Janaki Devi, Shakti, Santosh Devi and others were also present during the Press Conference.

BJP is opposed to allotment of government land to JamaitAhileHadees

Reacting to the media reports that extraordinary haste is being shown by the office of divisional commissioner Kashmir to allot 50 kanal of government land in Srinagar to JamaitAhileHadees for construction of an Eidgah, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party has said that BJP is opposed to any such move. The administration, reportedly, is working post haste at the behest of a letter received from the Chief Minister. AhileHadees is responsible for easing out of Sufi Islam from Kashmir and for spreading radical Wahaabi Islam. It is funded illegally through petro-dollars from Saudi Arabia and is a Sunni sectarian organisation. It is also alleged to have links with ISI of Pakistan and suspected to provide shelter to Pakistani terrorists, said Brig Gupta. Scarcely visible a decade and a half ago, AhileHadees now has over 25 lakh members, over 20 per cent of Jammu and Kashmir's Muslims. Besides the 700 mosques and madrassas it built, AhileHadees is believed to have funded 150 schools, several colleges, orphanages, clinics and medical diagnostic centres according to available data. It had also proposed a Rs 200-crore Islamic university, Trans world Muslim University (TWMU), in Hyderpora, Srinagar, affiliated to leading Saudi institutions. The proposal was referred to a select committee after the then state Congress Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz opposed it in the Legislative Council on October 9, 2010. This was done due to the concerns expressed by the security agencies. About 100 kanal of government land has already been allotted for the proposed University, said Brig Gupta. Brig Gupta said that when Srinagar District Administration was approached by Rajya Sainik Board for allotment of land for construction of a Sainik Colony, for ex -servicemen, it was flatly refused on the ground that no government land is available in and around Srinagar. Where has this 50 kanal land surfaced from now, questioned the spokesperson? If anybody deserves government land, the priority should be given to the ex-servicemen who yearn for a decent home to live after retirement, said Brig Gupta. In case for some reason, the government is reluctant to hand over land to RajyaSainik Board, it should build exclusive housing colonies at these three sites mentioned in the application of AhileHadees for allotment to ex-servicemen and ex-police personnel, suggested the spokesperson. Salafi Wahhabis are known to espouse violent jihad against civilians as a legitimate method to enforce their puritanical version of Islamic Shariah and Khilafah. The recent killings in Kashmir is a witness to manifestation of this ideology. How can an organisation like JamaitAhileHadees be patronised by government when it is known to divide the society than unite it questioned Brig Gupta?

BJP Human Right Cell condemn the brutal killings of Sr. Journalist Shujaat Bukhari and Rifleman Aurangzeb by terrorists

 

BJP Human Rights cell in its meeting held today at Party Headquarter under their State Convenor Prof. K.L. Kaul condemned the dastardly attack on Srinagar based Senior Journalist Shujaat Bukhari and conveyed shock and grief on such gruesome killings. He was veteran editor in chief of English daily Rising Kashmir and a brave and courageous editor. Killing of Senior Journalist Shujaat Bukhari is a cowardly act said Prog. Kaul and further stated that the security situation in the state should be reviewed in the valley to avert such attacks in further to ensure a situation where the media and press can discharge its duties without any fear of violence. His killing is a big loss to the media fraternity in Kashmir in particular and the situation it is media which stood together to boost the morale of all such forces that work for unity and integrity of the country.

 We also condemn the brutal killing of Rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and later killed by militants in Pulwama district when he was on his way home for Eid celebration with his family his body laden with bullets was found by a team of police and army at Gussu village in Pulwama district. He was a brave soldier who lived for peace and died for peace. We salute this great son of India.

We pray for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family of these two patriots to bear this irreparable loss. We also pay homage to Bukharis two personal security offices who were also killed in this terror attack.

The esteemed members who were present in the meeting were Co-Convenor Vikas Gupta and Executive member Vinay Pandoh. 

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma,Sh. Kavinder Gupta tours Simbal Camp & Digiana Ashram 

 

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu Poonch along with Kavinder Gupta Deputy Chief Minister J&K State &  Mla Gandhinagar Constituency,Gagan Bhagat Mla Rs Pura,Charanjeet Singh Khalsa MLC tours Simbal Camp Area in RS Pura Constituency and sanctioned Rs 15 Lac from Constituency development funds for development of Simbal Camp in RS Pura Constituency.

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament listed the grievances of people of Simbal Area and while addressing the gathering said that their problems would be readdressed soon.He also said that he will discuss all their major issues with the high command and in party meeting and soon the initiatives would be taken in their favour.He said that Simbal Camp is the thickly populated area mostly with the sikh community and it is our duty to develop this area with all the basic amenities Jugal Kishore announced Rs 15 lac for the development of Simbal camp and said that timely more funds would be arranged to execute the development works in Simbal camp.Moreover Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament said that Center Government has completed his 4 four years under the leadership of our Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi and narrated the achievements of Government among the masses.He also visited Ward No 58 of Digiana Ashram in Gandhinagar Constituency and appraised centrally sponsored schemes among the masses.

Kavinder Gupta Deputy Chief Minister J&K State &  Mla Gandhinagar Constituency said that Narendra Modi is the great Prime Minister spread the fame of India over the worldwide and Bhartiya Janata Party is now emerged as the worlds largest party.He listened the demand inhabitants and said that the works for the improvement of Simbal Camp Road road would be started soon.Gagan Bhagat Mla RS Pura and Charanjeet Singh Khalsa thanked Member of Parliament and Deputy Chief Minister for visiting Simbal camp and said that chain of development works already done in Simbal Camp will also get more share of development.All the Dignitaries present at the occasion honored Paramveer Chakar Vijayata Sardar Bana Singh.Narinder Singh General Secretary BJP,District presidents BJP Brijeshwar Rana & Baldev Billawaria,Ex Sarpanch Rajinder Singh,Manjeet Singh,Ex Sarpanch Paramjeet Singh Raina Raina,Karan Bhagat,Vinay Gupta,Sakina Bano,Mandal Presidents Davinder Sharma,Natha Ram & others  

BJP condemns killing of Senior Kashmir Journalist

BJP State President Sh. Ravinder Raina (MLA), condemned the gruesome attack and killing of Senior journalist from Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari who was Chief Editor of daily “Rising Kashmir”.Ravinder Raina said that the killing of a senior journalist is really a shocking news for everyone who believes in the pillar of democracy. He said that such attack further reinforce the strong will of media fraternity to work for the society. He also conveyed is heartfelt condolences to family of journalist.
BJP State General Secretary & Incharge Kashmir Dr. Narinder Singh also condemned the attack and said that BJP fully stand with the family and the media in this hour. He said that such barbaric act cannot be justified at any cost. He also conveyed his sympathies to journalist’s driver and personal security officers who were also shot alongwith him.Meanwhile, BJP State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta also condemned the killing.

BJP conducts State Office Bearers meeting

J&K BJP conducted a meeting of its State Office Bearers, District Prabharis, District and Morcha Presidents at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.Meeting was chaired by new State President of BJP, Sh. Ravinder Raina (MLA) along with Minister for Housing & Urban Development, Sh. Sat Sharma, MP Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Sh. Pawan Khajuria and Sh. Harinder Gupta.
Meeting witnessed the threadbare discussions on various organizational matters, various programmes conducted by the party recently as well as on the forthcoming party programmes. The senior leaders entrusted with the job of successfully implementing various programmes in connection with the completion of 4 years of Narendra Modi led Central government also presented the blueprint for the same.Ravinder Raina, while addressing the meeting, stressed on the importance of sincerity to the job assigned for a great success. He talked about the implementation of “Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan” for addressing the issues of villagers. He prompted all the senior leaders to put in extra efforts for ensuring the implementation of public welfare schemes and said that this will enhance the interaction with the common masses and the booth level workers of the party. He also said that BJP will never compromise on its basic ideology of “Nation First, Party Second and Self Last” and is known in public for its Nationalistic stand at all costs.Sat Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, compared the party activists to the soldiers dedicatedly working for the party growth. He emphasized the importance of Pravas among the senior leaders of the party so as to increase the outreach of party to ground level activists. He said that as 26th May marks the completion of 4 years of successful and eventful Modi led government in the centre, the countdown for the elections of 2019 has well begun on cards.Ashok Kaul emphasized the importance of various programmes undertaken by BJP leaders at various levels. He said that all the programmes in the present dispensation have been initiated with a particular eye on increasing the standard of living of the neglected and downtrodden sections of the society. He prompted the leaders to make a thorough plan for cross checking the availability of centrally sponsored public welfare schemes to the targeted population. He also sought the detailed report of programmes form the district presidents and district incharges.Jugal Kishore Sharma, Yudhvir Sethi, Dr. Narinder Singh, Aseem Gupta, Rajinder Sharma and Jugal Kishore Gupta also spoke on the occasion.Pawan Khajuria conducted the proceedings of the programme.

Jammu East and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta started the work of the upgradation of lanes and drains in Raghunath Pura Mohalla

Jammu East and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta started the work of the upgradation of lanes and drains in Raghunath Pura Mohalla at four different places in Ward No 15.The estimated cost of the work is rupees 7.80 lakhs . Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by the JMC officials Anil Gupta AEE and Mohd.Yaseen JE. The BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Pardeep Sharma, Raj Kumar Gupta, Adv.Vageesh Bharti, Balraj Gupta, Ramesh Sharma, Ashwani Sharma, Raju Sethi, Harjang Singh, Sushil, Ramesh Ji,Subhash Gupta, Gokul Koul, Kuldeep Kandhari and Chaman Lal. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion instructed the JMC officials present on the ocaassion to execute the works without causing any let or hindrance to the public.Rajesh Gupta also appealed to the people of the area to connect themselves with the various schemes launched by the Modi government in order to bring a positive transformation in their lives.Rajesh Gupta thanked the people of the Jammu East constituency for having provided accurate feedbacks about the various initiatives launched by the government. He also asked the people to keep on projecting their demands as it is their right to do so. Rajesh Gupta said that in the coming days we are going to witness several landmark projects coming up in the Jammu city that would add to the glory of the city and also improve its tourism potential. He said that this all has been possible because of the developmental agenda of the BJP government.

Congress piggy-backing the Bar since it lacks popular support claims BJP

Congress has always sacrificed the interests of people of Jammu right from 1947 and let down/ betrayed the people due to the lust for power and policy of appeasing the Kashmiri power brokers alleged Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. Starting from the unilateral ceasefire by Nehru, Art 370, Delhi Agreement, 35A, return of Poonch-Uri and Shakargarh bulges and Chhamb, reinstatement of Sheikh, rigged elections of 1987 and re-entry of Farooq, the list is endless.That is why the people of Jammu showed them the door in the last assembly elections and today it fears complete dissemination, in tune with the rest of the country. Unable to bear the shock and reconcile to their defeat, the Congress has now adopted a policy of destructive politics with a single point agenda of return to power through hook or crook. Their leaders have mastered the art of telling lies after lies to hide their failures and blame BJP, which is the true representative and voice of the people of Jammu, stated Brig Gupta. Unable to enforce the Bharat Bandh, a call for which was given by Rahul Gandhi, in Jammu, the Congress is now trying to fire the gun from the shoulder of Jammu Bar Association by giving a call for Jammu Bandh on 11 April. “I fail to understand that with which face Congress leaders are supporting the four-point charter of the Bar because the Congress is the root cause of resentment for all the four issues,” exclaimed Brig Gupta! People of Jammu know those who are behind settling of Rohangiyas as well as the intent with which they were brought here but the same leadership now is shamelessly demanding their ouster. These turn-coats must know that people are demanding for legal action against them for their involvement in playing with region’s security, warned Brig Gupta. Similarly, till date none of their leaders has visited Rassana or publicly made their stand clear. The fact is that Congress is a divided house with two different stands on every issue with their main leadership in hand of Kashmiris who advocate Greater Autonomy, 370, 35A, talks with Pakistan and support Azadi yearning stone pelters. As regards District status for Nowshera, the Congress is responsible for tearing apart the recommendations of Wazir Commission which recommended three districts for Jammu and one for Kashmir but Ghulam Nabi Azad gave four each. Why didn’t Congress party think of Nowshera than which has been a Tehsil since 1947? By now shedding the crocodile tears and posing to be their sympathisers Congress is befooling itself only, claimed Brig Gupta.As far as the tribal policy is concerned once again the Congress leadership has remained mum on the issue, an example of opportunistic politics. Appealing to the Advocates, Brig Gupta said that they should not allow their genuine concern for people of Jammu to be hijacked by opportunistic Congress party, which has no popular support base and wants to piggy back on them for their survival politics. Since, three of the four issues highlighted by the advocates are sub-judice, it would be better if the lawyers used their professional skills and prayed judicial remedy rather than dabbling in politics, hoped Brig Gupta.

BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) starts construction works of Deep Drains at Gurha, Bakshi Nagar

With a mission to provide cleanliness everywhere and promoting the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of building a "Swach Bharat", BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) inaugurated the works of covering of Deep Drain (Nullah) at Gurha Bakshi Nagar area of Ward 28. Pertinent to mention, the works for construction of wall were taken in first phase and now the Deep Drain is being covered so that foul smell and garbage could be stopped in order to build a conducive and clean atmosphere in the surroundings of the area where hundreds of people are living. A large number of people including officials of UEED, local residents and political activists were also present on the occasion.The works will be done under the supervision of UEED at an estimated cost of Rupees 34 lakhs and a major stretch of Nullah will be covered under the same.Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it is his priority to create such an atmosphere in Jammu West Assembly segment which makes it clean and green amongst all Constituencies in State and for this he urged the masses as well to contribute their efforts as well so that we could achieve the goal of making our environment free from all ills caused by pollutants.He said that people have to be eyes and ears of their representative in every nook and corner and wherever there is a dire need of taking up developmental works should be informed at instant so that works could be taken up in the area immediately.He stated that all 26 wards of the Assembly segment are on his priority list and every ward is almost completed in terms of development and in coming times every ward will bloom as most developed wards of any city in the State which will surely give a major boom to Jammu West in becoming model Constituency of the State.He asked the masses to trust him concerning development and stated that no area will be left behind under his tenure and he also appealed everyone to come forward in promoting the noble cause of “Swach Bharat” as it requires not only the initiative of the representative but public as a whole which will ultimately help in building a clean and green nation.

BJP Training department J&K, Kr. Rajeev Charak led delegation calls on , Deputy CM, Speaker, Demands shrine board for Bawe Wali Mata, recruitment for Bahu Fort youth in cable car project

A delegation of local youth from Bahu Fort led by senior BJP leader and party's State Incharge BJP Training department J&K, Kr. Rajeev Charak called on Dr Nirmal Singh, Deputy Chief Minister and discussed various issue including constitution of Shrine board for Bawe Wali mata temple. As per spokesperson, the delegation apprised deputy chief minister about importance of having Shrine Board to create more avenues for pilgrims and to streamline the management. They also informed that campaign was started in 1997 and got tremendous support from people but unfortunately successive government put the demand son backburner. The delegation also said tat a hashtag #shrineboard4bawetemple was launched to gather support for shrine globally, which is very successful. Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh listen the demand and assured all possible help in near future. The delegation also called on Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assemble, Kavinder Gupta, who is also MLA of Gandhi Nagar Jammu The issues pertaining their area including recruitment on upcoming cable car project were discussed in detail. Kr. Rajeev Charak, informed speaker that previous governments always discriminate with people of Bahu Fort. “Local youth not get its due in project like Fish Aquarium, Bagh-e-Bahu or Jammu University. Employment opportunity to local was rejected outrightly,” he informed and demanded recruitment of local youth in upcoming cab car project at Bahu Fort and Mahamaya park. Kavinder, who is also MLA of the area was apprised of depilated condition of roads and drains beside shortage of water. The delegations appealed MLA to initiate development works at the earliest, so people don’t have to suffer anymore. The speaker, showed the keen interest to resolve all the issues discussed and informed the delegation that much work has been done regarding all the issues.

Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore held Public Meeting at Nagrota

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch visited nagrota market and held a Public meeting with the people of various panchayats and Vyapaar Mandal of Nagrota in Nagrota Constituency.Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament listened the problems and demand of the people from various panchayats adjoining Nagrota as Dhok Waziran,Kattal Battal, Jagti and met with the shopkeepers association of Nagrota market.People raised the issue regarding the passengers vehicles passing through the By-Pass flyover of National Highway and not enters into the Nagrota Market.They urged the demand to pass the vehicles through the Nagrota Market so that people and the passenger not face more difficulties and can get reach to their destinations in time.More over,they also raised the demand to Black top the road of Nagrota market as it in very torn condition.People came from the various panchayats put froth the problem of water scarcity and installation of new supply line.Jugal Kishore readdressed their problems and demands and directed the concerned officials on the spot to fulfill their demands.People and the shopkeepers association thanked Member of Parliament for his valuable support to them.Block President BJP Nagrota Heem Raj Verma,Senior BJP Leaders Girdhari lal Keshav,Ashu Sharma,Kishore,subash sharma,Balbir Singh,Ankush Jamwal and others were present at the occasion.

Double face of Dr Farooq exposed, BJP says Ganga Gaye to Ganga Ram, Yamuna Aaye to Yamuna Das

Taking a dig at Dr Farooq for his statement in a public rally at Mandi in Poonch condemning the demand of “Azadi” which he had advocated only a couple of days back while making a speech in a seminar organised by Central University, Kashmir in Srinagar, a press release of Bharatiya Janata Party has stated that the double face of Farooq Abdullah has been exposed once again. “Knowing fully well that there are no takers of Azadi, south of PirPanjal, Farooq has very cleverly changed his stance by demanding the Line of Control (LoC) to be converted into a Line of Peace thus making it amply clear that his party has no ideology and only believes in arousing passions by playing with people’s emotions for vote-bank politics,” explained the spokesperson of the party, Brig Anil Gupta. Farooq thinks that the people do not understand the game he is playing. National Conference has survived as a political party by posing itself as the well-wisher of Kashmiri speaking Muslims. It has always been wary of losing prominence due to the challenge posed by other Muslims like Paharis, Punjabis, Gujjars& Shia, in general and Muslims of erstwhile Jammu province in particular. Same fear continues to haunt Farooq and Co even today and that is why rather than uniting the population living across the LoC, he advocates it to be made a permanent border, asserted Brig Gupta. It was for the same very reason that his father, the Sheikh forced Prime Minister Nehru to announce unilateral ceasefire when the invaders were on the run and Indian Army was well poised to recapture the areas of Mirpur, Kotli, Poonch, and Muzaffarabad. Had Muzaffarabad been recaptured, the strategic areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, Hunza and other frontier districts would have automatically returned to India as all lines of communications to these areas passed through Muzaffarabad and also saved the state from the problem of refugees which haunts the state till date, highlighted the press release. NC’s dislike of non-Kashmiri speaking Muslim leaders is evident from the fact that when Mirza Afzal Beg resigned from the Maharaja’s cabinet in 1945 due to differences within the party, the Maharaja appointed Mian Ahmed Yar, a National Conference leader from Jammu. MianYar was however expelled from the Party because his being in the council of ministers was not acceptable to Sheikh for Mian being a non-Kashmiri speaking and hailing from Jammu, said Brig Gupta quoting from history. As regards return of Haji Peer and Chhamb, Brig Gupta asked Dr Farooq to question his ally Congress who not only betrayed the people of the state but also belittled the sacrifices of the Indian Army by returning to Pakistan the territories captured by the later. Has strategic Haji Peer Pass been in our possession today, there would have been no Uri-Poonch Bulge and there was no question of Pakistan launching a proxy war against us as well as it would have provided a direct link between Poonch and Kashmir Valley via Uri, explained Brig Gupta.

Jammu Ropeway Project will add to aesthetics of city, boost tourism: Smt. Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Culture and Tourism, Priya Sethi today reviewed preparedness for trial run of Jammu Ropeway Project scheduled for this month.The Minister accompanied by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Managing Director, J&K Cable Car Corporation Shamim Ahmad Wani,ACR Jammu,Nisar Ahmad Shad, GM, JKSCCC, Riyaz Malik, Deputy Project Manager, Rakesh Bhat besides senior functionaries of the concerned departments and executing agencies visited Peerkho - the first take off point, Mahamaya temple - second landing bay area and Bagh-e-Bahu - the third and final destination where huge chunk of land has been acquired for developing parking, restaurant, viewing decks, landscaping, ticketing and landscaping for the conveniences of tourists.Priya Sethi issued on spot directions to the officials of J&K Cable Car Corporation to expedite work and ensure that first trial between Mahamaya Temple and Bagh-e-Bahu is conducted in time. The project, she said, is of utmost importance and going to be biggest tourist attraction besides adding to aesthetics of Jammu City. She said that successful trial run of eight coaches will encourage the engineers which in turn will boost their morale to complete first ropeway as well.Priya Sethi said that this 1.7 Kilometer Jammu Ropeway Project Rs 70 Crore, is going to have dedicated power connections, state of the art decks, well lit and maintained restaurants and heavy-duty DG sets for power backups. In the initial stages, eight cable cars will be put on tiral this month and then 12 more cars will be made operational on first stretch connecting both ends of river Tawi in the middle of this year.Giving details of the physical achievements of project, the Managing Director J&K Cable Car Corporation, Shamim Ahmad Wani and engineers informed that work on casting of truss beam of Section-I Mahamaya station and 7 number of Tower structures have been completed. They said that work on approach roads and construction of retaining Wall at Bahu besides restaurants at all places are in the completion stages.Priya Sethi said, keeping in view ecotourism, this cable car project will provide people a high-quality tourism experience that ensures that transportation, sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment are associated with zero-pollution. To give people accessibility to these decks, battery operated cars have been planned so that environment and forest area of Jammu is protected. Compared with road vehicles, cable cars are environmentally friendly, convenient, and economical and will connect Mubarak Mandi, Old city, Mahamaya Temple and Bagh-e-Bahu.She said that other than this the coalition government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has developed Sidhra Golf Club, parks on river banks of Tawi, Suchetgarh, tulip Garden at Sanasar, Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex, Mahara Hari Singh park.The Minister said that the prestigious ropeway project is going to be an alternative transportation, connect recreational hotspots, provide new perspective for viewing scenery and enable tourists to appreciate unique natural views and scenery.

Ongoing Historic Development Projects Will Make Rajouri a Model Town: MLC Vibodh Gupta

BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta accompanied by senior party leaders and officers of various departments today visited various areas of Rajouri town and took stock of the ongoing developmental works. On this occasion Vibodh also addressed gatherings of locals in these areas. In his address Vibodh mentioned that at present developmental works worth 150 crores are being implemented in Rajouri. Such a fast pace of developmental works in Rajouri shows the seriousness with the state and central Government is giving to the beautification and overall development of Rajouri. He said that at present work is simultaneously going on the bridges, new road stretches and for developing parking slots at various prominent locations in Rajouri. Once completed all these works will make Rajouri a model town of our state as these are being implemented under a special master plan. On this occasion, Vibodh also sought the cooperation of locals in the proper implementation of these developmental projects and called upon every citizen to become an equal partner in this massive developmental drive. While reacting to the past neglect of the earlier Governments, Vibodh said that during the past earlier Governments have always neglected the Pir Panjal region in general and Rajouri Town in particular. He also thanked Hon’ble Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti for her keen interest in the development of Rajouri town and for her specific directions for completion of various works within a set time frame. Appreciating the peace-loving people of Pir Panjal Vibodh said that peace is a prerequisite for implementing such a massive developmental drive in the area. He also called upon the youth in Kashmir to focus on their studies and be part of the Hon'ble PM's mission in making J&K most developed state of our country.

 

Senior party leader and BJP district president Mr. Dinesh Sharma also addressed the gathering and expressed his party’s resolve to restore the historic glory of the Rajouri. He stressed on the fact that Rajouri is a historic town and all historic places in the area specially the historic buildings need to be developed and promoted at key tourism sites of the state. This he said will open up massive employment opportunities for the educated unemployed youth. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Atam Gupta, Abdul Hussain, Daljeet Singh, Vikram Singh, Mohd. Sharief, Javeed Ahmed, Kousahl Kumar, Mohd. Shafi, Jasbir Singh, Raja Rattan, Dinesh Tara, Kewal Kumar, Balbir Kumar, Hemakant and Garu Ram.

Meeting of BJYM State office bearers and District Presidents with their general secretaries was held at BJP headquarters Trikuta Nagar Jammu

The meeting was chaired by BJYM National General Secretary Abhijat Mishra along with BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, BJP State Secretary and Prabhari BJYM Sanjay Baru and BJYM National Executive member Bharat Sharma. The meeting was organised in context of “Samrasta” Programme to be held across the State.Speaking on the occasion Abhijaat Mishra said that we are working in an organisation where aim is to reach the people from all sections of society, we have the priority to work for the weaker section and not just to enjoy the power. Our beloved Prime Minister have changed the working style which was mostly adopted by previous successive governments of just enjoying the profit of being in power, BJP government led by Narendra Modi is working very hard to uplift the weaker sections of the society. On the same node BJYM at national level have taken a “Samrasta” programme which will connect more and more needy and weaker section of the society with the organisation. On 14th April i.e the birth anniversary of B. R. Ambedkar BJYM will organise “Samrasta bhoj” at State and District level and this programme will be continued for one year.Dr. Magotra welcomed Abhijat Mishra in the city of temples by presenting holy Chunri and patriot of Mata Vaishno Devi, he said BJP is the only party who wants to uplift the weaker section of the society so that they can compete with each and everyone to excel in their respective fields. He said that the previous governments in our country have never works for the weaker sections, no one cares for the poor “the rich was becoming more rich and poor was becoming more poor”, but Narendra Modi led government have worked to develop equal opportunities for the weaker section by starting a lot of schemes for the youth, women and weaker section of our country.Prominent who were present on the occasion were general secretaries Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma, vice-presidents Karan Sharma, Ajay Vaid, Adv Annu Behnal, Adv Ramneek Singh, Ashish Sharma, Secretaries Adv Gurdev Thakur, Sunny Sangotra, Jeevan Sharma, Ajay Manhas, Vikas Samyal, Rahul Vaid, Shrey Sethi, Abhishek Slathia, Narender Pratap Singh, Er. Lalit Raina, Kapil Mahajan, District Presidents Hari Om Sharma, Ashish Sharma, Rohit Verma, Sukhdev Singh, Akash Chopra, Akhil Prashar, Kachu Tashi and many others.

Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore Calls on Piyush Goyal,Union Minister for Railways

Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore Sharma met with Piyush Goyal Union Minister for Railways Govt. Of India at New Delhi and discussed various development projects regarding railways in his Jammu Poonch parliamentary constituency.Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament met with Piyush Goyal Union Minister for Railways GOI New Delhi and urged him to start survey for laying of Jammu to Poonch Railway Line.He said that large number of area near about 400 kms is connected only through surface transport and it is very much difficult to deveop the connected areas only by surface means. Jammu Poonch Rail services are burning and genuine demand of people which they should get by the time but they are deprived off these services.He also discussed the other projects like Rail crossing over Bridges at Samba,Vijaypur,Bajalta and other areas.Jugal Kishore laid stress over the modernization of Jammu Railway Station and its extension by adding 3 new platforms.He requested Minister that the Construction work for New Platforms should be started soon and ongoing works should be expedited that the big Jammu Railway station should compete with the demand of users.Moreover,he submitted for stoppage of Uttar Sampark Kranti at Manwal Railway station and brought his kind notice that the people of Manwal Kishenpur and adjoining area have to ply more than 70 kms to travel through Uttar Sampark Kranti train which seems very uneasy to them. He said that the people of said area have raised their demand many a times in front of him during his tour programmes towards his constituency and it is his foremost duty to Wipe out their sufferings.He also submitted charter of demands to the Hon'ble Minister.Piyush Goyal Union Minister for Railways directed the concerned official to put up these demands and assured Member of Parliament that they would be considered on priority and be fulfilled soon.

NEW HIGHWAYS LINKING DODA

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Sh Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh met here to discuss the status of the two newly approved National Highways, namely the 170 km Basohli-Bhaderwah-Doda Highway through Chhattergala tunnel and Thathri-Kahaljugssar-Kilothran-Mankan-Chochool to Himachal Pradesh Highway via tunnel respectively, linking the erstwhile district Doda and decided to insist upon the Central as well as the State Government authorities to expedite the work on these two important projects. MLA Bhaderwah, Dilip Singh Parihar was also present during the meeting.Pertinent to mention that the Basohli-Bhaderwah-Doda Highway was approved by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (RTH) last year and includes landmark Chattergalla tunnel which is expected to cost over Rs. 3,500 crore. The 6.2 km long Chattergalla tunnel will save the travel distance from Doda to Basohli and Lakhanpur by over 26 kms and also reduce the travel time by over two hours. Not only this, this Highway, through the Chattergalla tunnel, will provide all-weather road connectivity as well as an alternative road transport option.The second National Highway linking Thatri-Kahaljugssar-Kilotran Makan-Chochool to Himachal Pradesh via tunnel was approved on the eve of Holi festival this year. This project will be 100% funded by the Centre and provide an easy and convenient direct connectivity between district Doda and Himachal Pradesh. Dr Jitendra Singh, while thanking Sh Nitin Gadkari for his magnanimous support to all the road and bridge projects in Jammu & Kashmir, said that the two National Highways linking district Doda may take quite a few years to complete, but after completion, these will prove to be game-changers from the point of view of revenue generation, trade promotion and job generation. He said, for himself personally, this will be a cherished memory for all times to come that the approval and initiation for these two path-breaking projects was accomplished during his Parliamentary term as Member of Lok Sabha from this area.

LAHDC Leh delegation calls on PM, projects vital issues

Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC),Leh delegation led by its Chairman/ Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), Dorjay Mutup called on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and projected the burning issues of Ladakh region. In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister the LAHDC, Leh members demanded rationalization of aviation system in the region. The Council stressed that a fully operational and rationalized aviation system was absolutely necessary for constant inter-action between people of a remote area of Ladakh and rest of the country. They pointed out that the key issue affecting the common man of remote Ladakh is the skyrocketing airfares these days. It is needed to be reviewed. They also demanded development and expansion of Civil Airport terminal building at Leh. The LAHDC further referred to pathetic condition of Telecommunication in the region and demanded that same be improved to have good network. The Council also stressed for preferential treatment to Cooperative Marketing Societies in award of contracts for supply of vegetables, fruits, milk etc to the Army and para- military forces in the region. The CEC demanded road upgradation in Leh district for the benefit of defence forces and civilians. He pointed out that works on the vital roads (Upshi to Loma, Kharu to Durbuk and Leh to Chulunka) are being taken up by BRO for upgradation and widening, but the pace of work is very slow due to limited funding in a working season. He stressed for adequate funding for swift completion of these critical projects. The CEC also stressed for construction of multipurpose Tunnel through Khardungla Pass. He said project would immensely benefit the locals as well the Army in cost savings on many fronts. Besides, water from the north side of Khardungla will quench the severe water shortage of Leh for irrigation as well drinking. The tunnel can also be used for telecommunication and power grid lines. The Council demanded all weather road across Parang La and said Korzok in Ladakh (J&K), which can be connected with the Spiti in Himachal Pradesh with all weather road across the only pass of Parangla. It said 80 kms of road need to be constructed to connect Korzok and Spiti. This allweather road would connect Ladakh with rest of the country throughout the year. The LAHDC pointed out that Saichan River in Nubra valley is known for causing massive destruction and damages to lives and properties of the inhabitants of the villages situated along the river course due to floods. The inhabitants, since last two decades are yearning for taking up the training works on Saichen River. An expert team from the Central Government needs to be deployed for surveying and estimation. They also demanded Prime Minister Development Package for J&K, with good share to the people of Ladakh region. They also sought immediate intervention of the PM for early starting of works and completion of major projects under PMDP. They included Construction of tunnels at Lachungla pass and Tagnangla pass and Nimu Padum Darcha road (PMRP 2004, completion of project). They also stressed for establishment of Medical College at Leh and said setting up of Medical College in Leh will prove very beneficial to thousands of critical patients who are necessitated to travel to State capitals for treatment. The other demands included Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, early commissioning of 220 KV Transmission line from Srinagar to Leh, direct Central funding to Ladakh, flood Management Programme for Ladakh, more stress on BADP Programme and National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) for the region.

After unleashing corruption Congress leaders now are on their knees: Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi today came down heavily on Congress for what she alleged launching false and frivolous campaign against BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir State. She said that many former Congress ministers who looted state exchequer and created liabilities worth crores of rupees in various departments are being vocal to gain some foothold.Priya Sethi was speaking after starting development works worth Rs 10 lakh in ward Number 2 of Jammu East constituency. She said having lost ground and facing cases of corruption in State Accountability Commission (SAC), Congress leaders are trying to portray themselves as people’s sympathisers. They are virtually on their knees begging little support from people whom they had cheated and looted during their tenure. Those who got kickbacks even in development works but did nothing substantial during their tenure are today making futile efforts to gather crowds on Jammu streets.She alleged that these very corrupt Congress leaders who doesn’t have any face now destroyed state’s economy, stagnated development, destroyed departments for their vested interests, encouraged nepotism, created liabilities, violated codes, created mess and built their personal empires. They are now roaming in streets to prove their worth which they have already lost. This effort, she added is too little and too late. People have understood their gimmicks and are not going to get swayed away with such tactics now.The present government, Priya Sethi said is functioning according to wishes and wills of people. A clean and transparent government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has not only restored faith of people in the system of governance but also given sleepless nights to Congress leaders who did nothing for people. They have lost opportunity and now people’s mandate is against them, she said adding that liberal funding from Centre is going to develop all three regions of J&K State equally, now.She started construction of lane and drain near house of Darbari Lal and Rajinder Raji on back side of Rani Kalori Mandir, Jullakha Mohalla and repair of drain near house of Dubey at Ward No.2. Construction of shed at Shani Mandir near Mishra house opposite Rani Kalori Mandir, Jullakha Mohalla and upgradation of lane near Kothi Sheikh Amin at Jullakha Mohalla Ward No.2. These works woth Rs 10 lakhs were all started and departments asked to complete the same in time bound manner.MLA East Rajesh Gupta and State Vice President BJP Yudhvir Sethi was also present on the occasion.Later locals thanked the minister for her cooperation ad starting works in their wards. They also criticised previous government for leaving several works midway. They also appreciated the move of government in completing several projects including Cable Car project which is likely to be inaugurated in the mid of current year.Among others present included Lalit Gupta,Ramesh Gupta,Vicky Gupta,Savita Anand,Tripta Devi, Darshna Devi, Suman, Rajinder Sikka, Arun Sethi, Ramesh Gupta. Sunny Sehgal,Ravi thakur, Saroj, Ajesh Gupta, Govind Sareen, Kirtar Gupta, Gurmeet Singh, Nipun Malhota, Sharda,Gokul Koul, Shashi Sapolia, Subash Sangra, Kirti Singh, Jyoti Mishra Advocate, Kuldeep ji, Satish Kumar

Development Initiatives in Ladakh Will Contribute to Making J&K a Model State: Sh. Vibodh Gupta

Chairman & Chief Executive Councilor of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Mr. Dorjey Mutup today met BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta. Both the leaders discussed a wide range of issues and ongoing developmental projects in Ladakh and in other parts of the state. During this meeting, Mr. Dorjey informed that since Ladakh is a unique and difficult region of our state, therefore every leader must try his level best to contribute in whatever way he can in mitigating the suffering of the people of Ladakh. As this area remains cut off from rest of India for almost six months due to the closure of high passes, as a result of this the local population, as well as the pace of development, is affected. On this occasion, MLC Vibodh also congratulated Dorjey Mutup on assuming the charge of Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. He hoped that under the able and Visionary leadership of Mr. Mutup, Ladakh will march ahead towards the path of growth and development. Gupta also informed Mr. Mutup that since Ladakh is the most strategic location of our state, therefore, it becomes much more important for the state as well central Governments to lay special focus on this region. Vibodh further added that Ladakh because of its unique topography offers tremendous potential for tourism activities. This potential needs to be further harnessed by making a proper roadmap for tourism development in Ladakh. This he said is important as most of the economy of the area is linked to the tourism activities in Ladakh.Laying emphasis on the equal development of all three regions of the state, Vibodh said that development activities in Ladakh besides contributing locally will also contribute in making J&K a model state of India. Both the leaders during their discussions agreed on the fact that Hon’ble PM Sh. Narinder Modi has a special vision and love for J&K and every citizen of the state must avail the tremendous growth and development opportunities created by the Government. During this meeting, Vibodh wished success to Mr. Dorjey on his future programmes for Ladakh and hoped that this will also strengthen the BJP in this border belt of the state. He also hoped that under the able leadership of present CEC of Ladakh, BJP will touch new heights.

MP Jugal Kishore Sharma Calls on Union MoS Road & Transport Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu-Poonch met with Mansukh L. Mandaviya Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Govt. of India at New Delhi and discussed various development projects regarding Road Connectivity in his Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency.Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament said that roads are major component of development and road connectivity primarily plays a major role in development of each and every countrymen. He discussed the widening and four lanning project of Jammu to Akhnoor and up gradation of road upto Poonch for early commencement of construction work of road.He also discussed major projects under CRF and their approval recommended by the State Government. He urged that all the under going projects should be expedite and fulfilled in time so that the people of the Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency will get their timely benefit. Moreover he also discussed the construction of Roads and Bridges under Bharat Mala Development Plan.Mansukh L. Mandaviya Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways assured Member of Parliament that his demands would be considered on priority and be fulfilled soon.

Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore Sharma, Mla Akhnoor Constituency Rajeev sharma calls on Subhash Bhamre MOS Defense.

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu-Poonch along with Mla Akhnoor Constituency Rajeev sharma met with Union Minister of State for Defense Subhash Bhamre at New Delhi and and raised several issues related to Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency.Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament informed Union Minister of State for Defense Subash Bhamre that the Akhnoor Jourian Road Upto Pallanwala is the major road connecting the border area and observes much traffic hails much traffic and very contested to ply easily to the border area. This road also hails defense traffic and very congested to ply easily to the border area. He urged Minister to start the Construction work for widening pf road from Akhnoor to Jourian Road upto Pallanwala so that people and defense personnel can easily move through on this road. At the same time,he also discussed the issue of public land belongs to army and land beyond the fencing point as the people not allowed to cultivate their land and even not getting any compensation & rent since far.Moreover, Jugal Kishore added that more recruitment drive should be started for the youths of the border area.He also submitted the charter of demands to the Hon'ble Minister.Rajeev Sharma Mla Akhnoor said that the lot of works would be done under Border Area Development Plan and Sadbhawna in the Akhnoor and Chamb border area in previous plans but now the area and population has been increased so more funds would be provided to the cope up with the left over works in the border areas.Subhash Bhamre Union Minister of state for Defense GOI resulted meeting to be fruitful and assured them that their demands would be readdressed and more funds would be provided for the development of the Border Areas.Senior BJP Leaders Ajay Gupta, Balkrishan, Ashok Kumar others were also present.

Better collaboration amongst the party workers need of the hour: Shrey Sethi (State Secretary BJYM)

With an objective of strengthening the Yuva Brigade further for better collaboration to produce fruitful results, Shrey Sethi (State Secretary BJYM) accompanied by Ashish Sharma (State Vice-President BJYM) Abhishek Salathia (State Secretary BJYM) Anil Sharma and Prabhat Singh (Distt. General Secretaries) Neelu Sharma (Mandal President Katra) and Sanjeev Sharma (Mandal President Pouni).had an organizational Tour at Katra and Pouni Mandal of District Reasi in which series of meetings were held with local party workers and Yuva Morcha Volunteers for ensuring collaboration amongst them, Sethi stressed upon party workers to enhance their knowledge about the organization and ongoing developmental schemes so as to elaborate the facts before people especially living in rural areas.Ashish Sharma defined the role of Booth committees (one booth ten youth) and stressed upon regular meetings as per the calendar defined by the party cadre je also highlighted the role of social media before the party workers for better Campaigning and information.Stressing upon the Mega Programme of "Millennium voter Campaign" the same was started today at District Reasi besides the start of Plantation Drive.Sethi as well as Ashish Sharma also hailed the efforts of local representative from the area Minister of State Ajay Nanda for his competency and on ground work.

School renovation initiated by J&K BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma

Improving the infrastructure for the education in the region, J&K BJP State President & MLA Jammu West, Sat Sharma facilitated the renovation of class rooms and other allied works at Government Boys High School, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu.While speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that the growth & the development of any society is dependent upon its level of education and awareness. He said that the schools are not just a transit point in the phase of life, but a target in itself. Using the metaphor of “Mandir” for the school, he said that it is widely acknowledged from the time immemorial that it is very difficult to absorb the essence of life without the approach of good schooling atmosphere around. He also asked the pupils to imbibe the virtues of disciples as they have to prepare themselves for the greater good of the society later on.Sharma also grabbed the opportunity to flaunt the various schemes launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government for the welfare of the students and the youth. He prompted all the pupils to acquire the vocational skills along with the educational proficiency, so as to excel in life. He maintained that to provide the best infrastructure for the ease of acquiring knowledge by the pupils is kept on priority by him as a responsible public representative.While giving the details of the work, MLA said that the amount spent on present renovation and the allied works in the schools will be around 8 lakh rupees. Principal of the school, Bela Sharma thanked the MLA for his kind gesture for the cause.ExEn PWD Rajan Mengi, JE PWD Rakesh Khajuria, State Treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta, District President Ayodhya Gupta, Bawa Sharma, Naresh Sharma (Montu), Karan Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, Prem Gupta, Rakesh Mishra, Keshav Chopra, Ravikant, Deepak Kumar, Atul Bakshi, Raju Sharma, Sanjay Sahni, Rahul Nargotra and others were among the prominent persons who accompanied the MLA.

State General Secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul addresses ‘Booth Workers Sammelan’ in Bandipora “Work for the welfare of all sections of society”

State General Secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul organized ‘Booth Workers Sammelan’ in North Kashmir’s Bandipora District. The Sammelan was organized by District President Bandipora Sheikh Wasim Bari.Kaul was the chief guest on the occasion, where scores of booth level workers of the constituencies of District Bandipora attended the sammelan.Terming the ‘Booth Workers Sammelan’ as the major boast for party activities, and workers as the face of the party in the public, Kaul reiterated party workers to work hard to strengthen the party cadre at the grass root level by organizing door to door campaign.“Holding the Sammelan of grass root level party workers shows the importance of booth level workers in strengthening the party,” he said, adding, every worker should work extensively on every single booth to ensure maximum participation of people in the party fold.Kaul added party workers are the ambassadors’ and without any discrimination of caste, Creed, region and religion BJP is equally working for the welfare of all sections of society.On the occasion District President Bandipora Sheikh Wasim Bari provided detailed feedback of party activities to the Ashok Kaul.Present on the occasion were: V.C Horticulture and Marketing G.M Mir, Organizing Secretary North Kashmir Mudasir Wani, Protocol Incharge Kashmir Arif Raja, General Secretary Baramulla Mohammad Anwar Khan, District Gen. Secretary Bandipora Sheikh Bashir, Constituency President Baramulla Sheikh Gousia Islam, Constituency President Sumbal Tariq Ahmad Daga and others.

Bharatiya Janata Party district Jammu organized a program at district office in Kachi Chawani Jammu under the chairmanship of District President Baldev Singh Billawaria

Bharatiya Janata Party district Jammu organized a program at district office in Kachi Chawani Jammu under the chairmanship of District President Baldev Singh Billawaria in a program Pay rich tribute to martyars who were eliminated by Isis militants in Iraq (Mosul). The killings of 39 Indians in Mosul (Iraq) by ISIS condemned by Bharatiya Janata Party and senior leader MLA Rajesh Gupta, State-Vice President Yudhvir Sethi & Rajni Sethi Prabhari District Jammu. Two minute silence was observed to mourn the sad demise of people killed whose physical remain ants were recovered from beneath the ground.               Baldev Singh Billawaria while addressing the party activists termed there killings as most heinous crime against humanity. He said that the face of ISIS is most bariatric and needs to be crushed with united efforts of all nations of the world. Billawaria said that it was the high time for the international community to arise and frustrate the ugly design of ISIS. He also deplored the roll of Pakistan in supporting and sponsoring the terrorism in its neighborhood. He said that such acts of Isis and Pakistan will not deter India to desist from its known policy of secularism establishment of peace in the world and professing democratic norms. He prayed for eternal peace of deported souls and also for giving sufficient strength to the bereaved families to dear irreparable loss of their dear ones.          Vinay Gupta conducted the proceedings of the meeting. Others who pay tributes. Rajesh Gupta MLA, Yudhvir Sethi State Vice-President, Rajni Sethi Prabhari District Jammu, Shiv Kumar Gupata ,Jaswant Singh president Kissan Morcha District Jammu, Reena Salathia, Kulvir Kour, Ramesh Gupta, Bagish Gupta ,Surat Singh Chark, Hari Om Sharma, Hunar Gupta ,Kulwant Singh Bhatti, Raj Kumar Gupta, Neeru Anand, Savita Anand, Anil Massom, Ram parsad Mahajan.

Union MoS Dr Jitendra Singh hosted in New Delhi a luncheon get-together for students from Jammu & Kashmir.

Most of these students belonged to the age group of 14 to 19 years and a large number of them hailed from the terror-affected districts of Kashmir Valley. Nearly all of them were travelling outside the State for the first time in their life.The get-together was a part of the periodic exercise undertaken by Dr Jitendra Singh, from time to time over the last three years, by holding such interactive meets with youth and students from J&K. In an interaction lasting over one-and-a-half hour, Dr Jitendra Singh engaged himself in an informal conversation with the students and also responded to the individual queries made by each one of them.

BJP holds State Office Bearers’ Meeting

BJP to hold state office bearer, executive meeting on 31st March, 1st AprilJammu & Kashmir BJP conducted meeting of its State Office Bearers and State Morcha Presidents to review the ongoing party programmes while discussing the forthcoming party programmes including state working committee meeting in the state.The meeting was chaired by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) along with State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta.Sat Sharma, while welcoming all the State Office Bearers in the meeting emphasized that the organization forms the basis of any government, so the prime focus of the party is to strengthen the organization. He said that that all the activists of BJP irrespective of the party responsibility have been working enthusiastically for the advancement of the party without any target on election. He called for increased “Pravas (frequent visits and stay in allotted areas)” by office bearers of party. He said that National President, Amit Shah is also impressed by the organizational outreach in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.Sat Sharma also informed that the State BJP will hold its office bearers and working committee meeting on 31st of March and 1st April respectively. He said that the working committee meeting forms an important part in the programming and implementation of party programmes and policies.Ashok Kaul, while addressing the Office Bearers, said that although BJP has continuously worked for the welfare of the common masses since its inception, but there is a further need to increase the efforts to address the people’s issues. He said that the people of the region have always viewed BJP as their own party, so the party activists have to increase their efficiency and the efforts, while they are in government as they have to balance in between the organization and the government. He particularly emphasized on the outreach of the party’s ideology to the remotest parts of Ladakh, Kashmir and all the hilly areas of Jammu.Dr. Narinder Singh earlier presented the agenda of meeting and threw light on the recent organizational programmes organized in the state.Pawan Khajuria presented complete details of forthcoming office bearers and working committee meeting.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today visited the LoC of the poonch sector along with the Chief Minister, cabinet Ministers and senoir officers of Police and adminstration.He also visited the injured and assured full cooperation vis a vis relief and medical assistance.

Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore Sharma visited Village Jadd on the eve of First Navratra and attended Shri Mata Ji Chadi Yatra in Akhnoor Constituency.

Member of Parliament while addressing the people said that these religious functions and festivals play a great role in the part of national integrity and people should unitedly take part in these events. He also visited Village Panjgrain, Baseyra rural part of the Akhnoor Constituency and listen to the problems and demands of the Public.He while addressing the public at village Jayanti said that the Budget 2018-19 announce by Sh. Arun Jaitly Ji Hon'ble Finance Minister under the leadership of our Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi Ji is a blessing to each and every class of the society. The budget is framed in favour of Common Man, Farmers, Youth, Old Age and every citizen of India. He fulfilled the demand of public and announced Rupees Ten Lac for the Construction of Community Hall at Village Jayanti. He added that this Community Hall will be used in every occasions and functions in the Village and adjoining areas.Rajeev Sharma MLA Akhnoor Constituency thanked Member of Parliament for putting his share and efforts for the development of Akhnoor Constituency and said that public should always remain united and their unity will provide share to their own development.Senior BJP Leader Suraj Singh, Jagdish Bhagat, Sobha Ram, Mangal Sharma, Rattan Kumar, Tilak Sharma & others were present at the occasion.

Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu Poonch Jugal Kishore held Janta Darbar at Bhatyari

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu Poonch visited village Pathwar ,Ponthal and Bhatyari and held Janta Darbar at panchayat ghar at Bhatyari in Nagrota Constituency.Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament while addressing said that the Government is working on the agenda of "Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas" and it is the first priority to develop the rural part.The people of Ponthal welcome Member of Parliament and put froth their genuine demand for construction of road.Member of Parliament listened to the demand of village Ponthal, Pathwar, Korga and Bhatyari and directed the administration to make necessary arrangements to sort the problems. He delivered necessary direction to the concerned staff to make Project for Construction of Road Kalyar to Taryar via Pathwar and send them to the higher authorities for approval so that the construction work of road be executed at the earnest He added that the water,electricity and the road are the basic amenities and it is the responsibility of the government to fulfill them by putting the best efforts.Moreover,he said that the BJP Government under the leadership of our great Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi is keen worried to provide the rural connectivity.Executive Engineer PWD Rajan Mengi, Executive Engineer PHE Rural Rajesh Gupta, Executive Engineer PDD Neelam Kumar Singh along with their staff and Senior BJP Leader Om Parkash,Vikas Gupta,Uttam Singh,Balkrishan,Baldev Singh,Mansa Ram,Vijay Kumar,Sansar Singh & others were present at the occasion.

Deputation from Pouni calls upon Health Minister

Deputation of prominent persons under the banner of “Tehsil Pouni Development Forum” in the leadership of BJP State Secretary & local leader, Sanjay Baru met Health Minister of Jammu  Kashmir, Bali Bhagat to apprise him of the Health Services related issues of the area.

The deputation asked the Health Minister to raise the Health infrastructure in Tehsil Pouni. They apprised the Health Minister of the very scanty availability of emergency health services in the area. The deputation said that the area caters to the needs of about 80,000 souls. Also in addition to the local population, the area boasts of providing the services to the thousands of pilgrims visiting the famous shrine of “Shiv Khori”. They apprised the Health Minister that there is no major hospital nearby and the ailing and the ill have to move distances for availing simpler surgical purposes. As such they requested the Health Minister to recommend for the upgradation of existing Primary Health Centre in the area.

Sanjay Baru also thanked Health Minister for his prompt action on the matter of providing availability of 2 Doctors in the area. Shortly few days before, the deputation from the area approached Health Minister for the same. Sanjay Baru said that the locals had requested Health Minister for the provision of 2 doctors in the area including one Gynaecologist for the female population of the area, to which Minister acted swiftly.

Bali Bhagat assured the deputation, that the matter will be taken due care in swift and prompt manner. He immediately issued instructions to look into the matter and asked them to prepare the DPR for the same. He said that their every issue related to Health or any matter will not remain unattended.

Vikas Gandotra, Suraj kumar, Parkash Singh, Deedar Singh, Romesh lal, Surinder Kumar, Gurdyal Singh, NHPC Mohinder Singh, Babu Ram, Joginder Singh, Mukesh Salaria, Sanjay Kumar and other prominent members of Civil Society from Pouni also accompanied the deputation. 

BJYM KDD organizes Blood Directory Grouping Programme

On the directions of BJYM State president Dr Suresh Ajay Magotra, BJYM Kashmir Displaced District organised Blood Directory Grouping Programme at Muthi.On the occasion, MLC Surinder Ambardar was the Chief Guest while BJP District president Chand Bhat was the guest of honour.BJYM KDD District President Kamal Warikoo along with Incharge Blood Director Programme Vikas Sambyal and Co- Incharge Rinku Choudhary, District Kashmir Displaced Incharge Sanjay Bhat organised the Programme.After inaugurating the camp, the chief guest Surinder Ambardar highlighted the need for conducting such camps in order to create a Directory of volunteers who could donate blood at the time of need. He thanked the public for participating in large numbers & also appreciated the role played by BJYM activists in making the camp successful.The others who graced the occasion were State Vice President BJYM Anu Behnel, District President BJYM West Ashish Sharma, District General Secretary BJP KDD Bharat Bushan Gousain, Ravinder Bhan, Rakesh Sadhu & Puneet Pandita Vice President BJYM KDD, General Secetary BJYM KDD Ravi Mantoo, Secretary BJYM KDD RaKesh Bhat and Sunny Vashnavi and others.

BJYM Jammu organised Blood Directory Programme

BJYM Jammu organised Blood Directory (grouping) programme at Purani Mandi Jammu. Hon’ble Health Minister Bali Bhagat was the Chief Guest on the occasion along with Guest of Honour Hon’ble MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta and BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra. BJYM District President Hari Om Sharma organised the programme, State Secretary and incharge Blood Directory programme Vikas Sambyal was also present on the occasion.Speaking on the occasion Bali Bhagat said that blood directory programme is a great initiative taken by BJYM at State level which is a noble cause and will help people at emergency time. All the peoples who have done their blood grouping should also provide an authentic cards of their blood type so that we can easily get the blood of any type during the case of emergency. He further added that our organisation believes in noble and ground work that is the reason despite having in government at centre and state we are increasing our activities and public programmes day by day among the masses so that we can reach to each and every person on ground who is in need of help.On the occasion Rajesh Gupta said that the youth wing of our party is doing fantastic work in execution of all the organisational and public programmes across the state, BJYM activists has shown the power of youth during recent time, when they organised some big and historic programmes under the leadership of its President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra. He further said that Youth is the main backbone of our country and if we want to grow at global platform in any sector we have to empower Youth of this country.Dr. Magotra on the occasion congratulated BJYM Jammu District for organising this programme and said that BJYM is organising these programmes across the state where aim is to identify people along with their contact numbers and blood group so that a Blood Directory is maintained in each district which will help in getting blood during emergency situations.Prominent who were present on the occasion were District President Hari Om Sharma, State Secretary and Prabhari District Jammu Sunny Sangotra, District incharge Blood directory programme Gourav Balgotra Rahul Vaid, Bilal Parray, Rohit Verma, Er. Lalit Raina, Keshav Madeel, Rinku Choudhary, Vikas Sharma, Shodhya Sharma, Akshay Gandotra, Madan Singh, Lavdeep Pathania, Jitender Slathia, Amrish Sharma, Varun Sharma, Prajwal Mahajan, Amit Sharma, Bharat Sadotra, Paras Dogra, Honey Singh, Madan, Rakshak, Sangharsh, Akash, Kavya Gill and many others.

Root cause of Nowshera agitation is appointment of ADC Koteranka accuses BJP

The decision taken by the government to appoint Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) for Koteranka was politically motivated and meant to please a particular vote bank segment alleged Bharatiya Janata Party in a press release issued from the party office. According to Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson, “There was no justification in appointing an ADC to be seated at Koteranka, which became a tehsil in 2014 and is a newly created sub-division of Rajouri District and forms part of Darhal Constituency neglecting the claim of Nowshera, a Tehsil since 1947, which was promised a district status comprising of two constituencies based on the three Sub-divisions of Sunderbani, Nowshera & Kalakote. As per the latest notification of the government Kalakote, an assembly constituency, has been clubbed with Kotranka for rotational ADC, which happens to be part of Darhal constituency. It defies logic. ”There must be certain norms that dictate whether a particular area qualifies for establishing the office of ADC. Arbitrary decisions brew resentment and are against the concept of good governance said Brig Gupta.The anger of the people of Nowshera is justified because they feel cheated for narrow political gains at their expense. While Kotranka was nowhere in contention, it was given preference over Nowshera, which has become the bone of contention and root cause of the agitation. There is no end in sight and a prolonged agitation in the border belt is a big security risk as well said Brigadier Gupta. The government has appointed a six-member delegation of officials to meet the agitators in order to find an amicable solution. The solution lies in cancelling the arbitrary appointment of ADC Kotranka and acceding to the demand of people of Nowshera and Kalakote asserted the press release.

Maharaja Hari Singh Park was inaugurated with great fanfare

Maharaja Hari Singh Park was inaugurated with great fanfare by the Honourable Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba along with the Deputy CM Dr.Nirmal Singh Ji on the banks of river Tawi. A statute of the late Maharaja Hari Singh Ji was also inaugurated on the ocaassion along with a library for the benefit of the general public and also the people visiting the park .The entire project has cost 5 crore rupees and has come to fruition due to the efforts of the MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion thanked the Honourable Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba along with the Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh Ji for having taken a keen interest in the development of the park.He said that the park would be a source of recreation for the people of Jammu city and particularly the people of Jammu East constituency. Rajesh Gupta said that Jammu East is a densely populated area with limited open spaces for the people to enjoy and the opening of this park today would be a source of great entertainment. Rajesh Gupta said that now he would also work hard to follow up upon the fast development of Tawi River Front project on the lines of Sabarmati River Front project in Ahmedabad Gujrat.

Jatadari Sewa Mandal Phagwara calls on Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

A deputation of Shri Jatadari Sewa Mandal Phagwara, Punjab, called on Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh.The deputation highlighted several issues related to the smooth pilgrimage of Shri Amarnathji and facilities for the pilgrims like freelangar permissions, upgraded necessary public facilities, utilities enroute the pilgrimage track and around the Holy Cave of Shri Amarnathji.Dr Singh assured them that all the highlighted issues would be looked into and redressed appropriately. He said it is utmost endeavour of the State Government to ensure safety and all necessary facilities to the pilgrims during the entire period of yatra every year.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh condemns attack on journalists

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh has condemned the attack on senior journalists while discharging their professional duties here today.In a message of solidarity with the media fraternity, Dr Singh said that these types of attacks are highly condemnable and should be condemned by every section of society.

Mubarak Mandi restoration work picks up momentum: Priya Sethi

In order to give fillip to pace of work on Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex, Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi chaired a meeting with the Executive body of Mubarak Mandi Jammu Heritage Society (MMJHS) and reviewed the status of ongoing work on the prestigious project of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex on Monday evening here.Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Secretary Tourism, Sarmad Hafeez, Director, Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Mohammad Shafi Zahid, Joint Director, Tourism, Shauket Ahmed, Executive Director, MMJHS, Sham Lal besides Members of MMJHS along with the experts form heritage consultancy and senior officers of executing agencies attended the meeting.Priya Sethi, who is also the chairperson of executive committee especially for the purpose of restoring prestigious heritage complex in Jammu, said that the Mubarak Mandi restoration work has picked up the momentum in the recent times and disclosed that work on Central Courtyard work has already been taken up and will be completed in record time for the use of public.The Minister took a detailed assessment of the inception report submitted by the Sanrakshan – a heritage consultancy that has been engaged by the recently constituted Mubarak Mandi Jammu Heritage Society (MMJHS) headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti other than Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for the restoration work of the heritage complex.The Minister asked the consultants to create a vision document for entire complex and accordingly set priorities for conservation and adaptive reuse of buildings.In a way, the consultants will be preparing a Master Plan for the entire Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex after conservation strategies for each and individual buildings will be worked out.She asked the concerned for swift completion of the work on Royal court and Darbar Hall that is already on finishing stages.The consultants appointed have been asked to first go in for structural investigations started which will be followed by Geo-Technical services for structural assessments of buildings and ground penetrating radar service to understand archaeological remains under ground. Once completed, the radar mapping to document all existing buildings will be done and any deflection will be recorded before initiating work.‘To make a beginning , working on a five year road map serves the purpose but short term strategies involving immediate structural stabilisation including propping wherever needed must be integrated, the Minister said ,adding that, this will at least stabilize all structures and enable the work to begin.Priya asked the concerned to bring in interpreted materials before starting formally and further instructed to light up the dark areas for people to walk in and see the restoration work going on.She directed to carry out the work in such a way that no one will be barred from entering the complex while the agencies are executing the restoration work.The Minister stressed on involving the local communities to bring complete transparency in the entire project.The Minister passed instructions to install lights in the entire Mubarak Mandi Complex so that work could be taken up at any given point of time even in the evening hours as well.During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held on several issues pertaining to restoration of central courtyard, face-lifting of Dogra Art Museum, development of tourist facilities around heritage complex, display of signage boards depicting history of buildings of the heritage complex, requirement of Engineering staff, energy stabilization, illumination of building and general lighting in central courtyard, creation of website and more alike.The meeting was also informed about the conservation master plan, immediate actions, conservation works, electric connection, water supply and civil lines.Earlier, the Minister visited different segments of the heritage complex to have on ground appraisal of the ongoing work in the heritage complex.

BJP’s government is responsive, accountable: Pawan Khajuria

Opposition must do constructive politics

J&K BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria responded to the allegation hurled by Panther Party’s leader as a desperate try to build air castles as it loses ground among the masses. Harsh Dev had earlier mocked BJP for holding “Maha Rally” at this particular time.

Pawan Khajuria stated that by forming the alliance government after last Assembly elections in the state, BJP respected the people’s mandate entrusted in the party by voting enmass in the favour of BJP. He said that BJP feels itself to be answerable to the people of the state and especially to those who have voted for the better future of the state.

Khajuria pointed out that unlike the previous governments where one hand wasn’t ever aware of the action being taken out by other hand and what to talk of the general masses, BJP government stands committed to complete transparency in all the things. This is the reason BJP decided to take its works among the masses on the completion of 3 years of alliance government in the state.

Speaking on the “Maha Rally”, Khajuria said that the motive of the rally was to bring to the notice of general public, of all the development works being undertaken by the BJP’s government since the formation of the government in the state. He stressed that the massive turnout in the rally is itself a testimony to the faith, the people of the region have developed in their own party.

Khajuria said that the leaders of the opposition have nothing concrete to counter BJP on ground. He said that opposition is contributing nothing, as far as the development of the region or the state is concerned. He said that this is the reason they (opposition) are trying to play with fire while flaring out the emotional outbreaks and playing with the people’s sentiments.

Khajuria also advised the opposition leaders to do constructive politics and put forth the role of effective opposition for the betterment of state and the region. He further asked the opposition leader to concentrate energy on the positive approach to the people’s issues.

Land grabbing posing a great challenge: Prof. Virender Gupta

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta expressed his anguish on the large scale grabbing of government land including that of Forest, that under the control of custodian department, JDA and other state authorities by the people with vested interests and those with special motives to change the demography of Jammu region. “Number of such cases of land grabbing can be witnessed in Bathindi, Sunjwan, Sidhra, Kotwal area etc. in the vicinity of Jammu city and in and around other towns of Jammu province,” he said.  He told that in most of the cases the influential people and the musclemen are behind such acts. The Spokesperson quoted the news item appeared in one of the daily newspaper, published from Jammu wherein a Minister is involved in the attempt of grabbing two kanal of prime land worth crores of rupees by musclemen and some of the government authorities, at Bahu Herbal Eco-Park, Mohamaya Forests located on the main Sidhra bypass National Highway. He said with the intervention of Division Forest Officer, Jammu Urban and some of the other officers of Forest Department, the attempt to grab the land was stopped.

Prof. Virender said in the Bantalab and Kotwal area falling under the Marh constituency lot of Custodian land in the possession of allottees or falling vacant is being sold to the people with vested interests. The government land in Bathindi, Sunjwan, Sidhra, Majalta, Chawadi and in some other areas around Jammu city have been occupied or being occupied by the land mafia with the connivance of the authorities. He added that such act of land grabbing with Jammu people remaining mute spectators going to turn Jammu city vulnerable to the anti-national forces. He said that the situation poses great challenge to the security and integrity not only of Jammu province, but whole of Jammu and Kashmir state and should be a cause of great concern for the Govt. of India.

National President BJP Minority Morcha Ab. Rasheed Ansari chaired one day Convention of the BJP State Minority Morcha

A one day Convention of the BJP State Minority Morcha J&K led by Mohd. Sadiq was held at party headquarter which was chaired by the National President BJP Minority Morcha Ab. Rasheed Ansari. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma was the Guest of Honour. The meeting was also graced with the presence of National Vice-President BJP Minority Morcha S. Akram, BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, Vice-Chairperson SC, ST, BC Development Corporation Ltd. Balbir Ram Rattan and other senior party leaders.

Meeting started with the lighting of traditional lamp and welcome of the dignitaries.

Speaking on the occasion, Ab. Rasheed Ansari deliberated on the achievements and policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government especially focussed on the development and the rights of Minorities. He gave important organizational tips to the Minority Morcha activists and prompted them to strengthen the party in the State. He further said that the welfare schemes launched by the party must reach the targeted population who have started on the path of true development and progress in NDA regime.

Sat Sharma, while addressing the Morcha activists, encouraged the party’s Morcha activists to mobilize the basic cadre of the party at booth level to strengthen the party at the grass root level. He asked the Morcha leaders to work with focus on the 2019 general election. He further congratulated the party on the marvellous victory in the North-East by smashing the bastion of the Congress and leftists.

Ashok Kaul threw light on the organizational working of the party specially focussing on the need to strengthen the Morcha. He said that the party is making inroads in all the remotest areas of Jammu- Kashmir irrespective of the region or the community. He also gave the stress on “Victory formula of 44 seats in J&K” for the next elections and role of Morcha activists in achieving the target.

  1. Akram also spoke on the occasion and gave the historical journey of the party. He asked all to learn from the failures and success of the party on various platforms to make the party stronger in their working atmosphere.

Balbir Ram Rattan expounded in detail the schemes of Central government which are beneficial to the SC, ST, OBC and Minority community members. He prompted Morcha members to take these schemes to the targeted population.

Mohd. Sadiq in his Presidential address threw light on the various activities taken up by the State Minority Morcha for the welfare of the minorities in the state as well as for the extension of party activities in every difficult area of the region.

Two minute silence was also observed in the memory of departed soul Mohd. Sharief Malik State Secretary Minority Morcha.

Morcha State General Secretary Tariq Keen conducted the proceedings of stage, where as the note of thanks was delivered by Morcha State General Secretary Gurdyal Singh Bali.

Avtar Singh, Sheikh Bashir, Randhir Singh Bali, Harvinder Singh, Harpal Singh, Haji Taj Khan, Amarjit, Munira Begum, Surinder Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Amarjit Singh, Arshad Ali, Mohd. Maqbool, Javed Rana, Irfan Choudhary, Fauja Singh and others were among the prominent Morcha activists who attended the convention.

J&K BJP holds “Maha Rally”

Celebrates 3 years of governance focussing on BJP’s achievements

Jammu & Kashmir BJP organized a grand rally jampacked by the enthusiastic party activists and general public on completion of three years of its alliance government in the state of Jammu & Kashmir at Dushehra Ground, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.

The rally was graced by the presence of BJP National Vice-President & Prabhari J&K Avinash Rai Khanna, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Minister of State in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh, BJP Minority Morcha National President Ab. Rasheed Ansari, MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas, Satte General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria, Harinder Gupta

MLCs Ashok Khajuria, Speaker Kavinder Gupta, Ministers Chander Prakash Ganga, Sham Choudhary, Bali Bhagat, Ab. Gani Kohli, Sunil Sharma, Ajay Nanda, Priya Sethi, MLAs Sukhnandan Choudhary, Rajesh Gupta, Dr. Gagan Bhagat also shared the dias.

Avinash Rai Khanna, while addressing the rally, said that the BJP has ensured the implementation of every  scheme started by the Narendra Modi led NDA government at the very ground level. He said that BJP has worked to see that every single scheme reaches the targeted population. He also prompted the BJP’s Ministers in the state to double their efforts in serving the people of this state and ensure that public again gives them a decisive mandate. He said that the opposition has turned issueless and hence playing with the public sentiments, but today’s public is well aware of ground facts. Earlier, during the rule of non-BJP parties, only members of one family were aware about the funds being provided by the Union government, but now there is total transparency and every citizen has the information about what is being sanctioned for the state.

Dr. Jitendra Singh, in his address, said that the Narendra Modi government has given specific stress on the development of state of Jammu & Kashmir. He termed it as his fortune to get a chance to serve as his Minister. He talked about various major projects like Devika Project, Chattrakala tunnel, increased road links, especially work on road to Himachal. He said that the Centre has given special focus on the J&K.

Sat Sharma in his Presidential address said that the BJP and PDP honoured the mandate given to both the parties in the last assembly elections. He said that the alliance is based on the development agenda for J&K. He mentioned about the Jambu Zoo, Cable Car Project, Circular road and other achievements of the BJP’s alliance government.

Jugal Kishore Sharma embarked upon the various landmark achievements. He discussed about the mega project of Jammu-Poonch National Highway. He also touched the upgradation of Jammu Railway Station with three new platforms. He said that modification of Jammu Airport is underway along with sanctioning of new Airport of the Jammu region.

Shamsher Singh Manhas focussed on the organizational matters and lauded the role of BJP activists in the building of a strong party. He emphasized that BJP’s strong organizational fabric has ensured the end to the long standing discrimination with the Jammu region. He also talked about the multiplied and enhanced defence budget especially focussing on J&K.

Other Ministers also spoke on the achievements of their respective departments and the landmark achievements for the region and the state.

Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta conducted the proceedings of stage.

Meanwhile BJP also released a book named “Jammu-Kashmir Sarkar Ke Teen Saal Bemisaal” on the achievements by the BJP’s Ministers, MLAs, MLCs etc. on the occasion. The book especially focuses on the various landmark achievements by the BJP’s alliance government during last three years.

Besides party activists from different areas and the general public, the rally was also attended by State Office Bearers, MLCs, MLAs, Morcha Presidents, Cell Convenors and other party functionaries.

Quality products enhances city’s reputation: MOS Priya Sethi

Minister of state for education, technical education, culture, tourism, horticulture, floriculture and parks Priya Sethi joined by BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi today inaugurated certified gems and jewellery store under the name and style 'Nice Gems' at Auqaf complex. Saihil Maharaj was guest of honour.Speaking on the occasion, Priya Sethi said availability of such certified gems and jewellery besides antique designs of art pieces will not only attract potential customers but also serve as best gift items for the buyers for special occasions. She said Jammu and Kashmir State is becoming self sufficient in all respects and such stores of quality products enhance city's reputation.Congratulating Managing Director of the store Ajay Verma for introducing 'Nice Gems' in Jammu, BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi said quality products attract potential buyers and booklet that the store will make good business. He said since the the store is centrally located and houses quality products of varied ranges, is very likely that it will become most favoured destination of those into buying gems and jewellery.Ajay Verma while welcoming the guests apprised them about products available in the store. He said that the store promises not to compromise on quality of products and will serve customers in an honest way. He added that certified gems, silverware and other gift items besides jewellery available in the store is exclusive and Congress with warranty.Earlier Sahil Ji Maharaj showered his blessings and wished the store owners success.Among Others who were present on the occasion Baldev Singh Balowria District President B.J.P, Vinay Gupta, Ankush Gupta, Neeru Anand, Savita Anand, Darshana Devi, Saroj Gupta and others

Why Jammu Kashmir out of step in progressive India?

Crown of India Jammu Kashmir rests not on bed of thorns, but its hostile neighbour with terrorism as state policy is determined to lay it such and burn it in flames consuming its own self. That’s ‘why Jammu Kashmir is out of step in progressive India’ said S.S. Bijral former IGP.Frustrated with tough challenges surfacing for the second most populous country in world, people of India giving a sweeping mandate to PM Narendra Modi in 2014 general elections provided for country’s progressive trajectory. But Jammu Kashmir thanks to hostile self-destructive Pakistan, had to bear with 872 terror incidents in 2015-2017, when 471 terrorists, 201 security personnel and 72 civilians were killed in two years of 2016 and 2017 affecting normal life.Bijral, BJP state spokesperson said the master minds of proxy war unleashed against people of Jammu and Kashmir for third decade continuing are ensuring youth pelt stones on security for get killed to give them excuse of roasting political loaves least bothered about others bloodshed. Citing that there were 4799 stone pelting incidents in 2015-2017, spokesperson said idea of Shah Faisal topping IAS and many more securing merit in All India Services for better future is hardly digestible to neighbouring country holding begging bowl before USA & others.Asserting J&K people welfare is at core of heart of NDA govt, Bijral quotedCM Mehbooba Mufti admitting execution of welfare projects in time is her problem and funding of projects is not. He said Dr Jatinder Singh MoS PMO using his good offices had five years upper age relaxation granted for youth here to take UPSC exams on request of Mehbooba Mufti indicates country wants the backward state to keep pace wi country progress.Bijral said if two industrial corridors, each of investment of Rs 20,000 crores can be undertaken in backward area of UP and another between Chinai and Bengaluru as announced in union budget generating tremendous employment opportunities, there can be third industrial corridor in northern India linking Jammu Kashmir to usher in unimaginable prosperity. But for that there has to be peace with people rising to defeat enemy evil designs.Asserting that gun never ever succeeded in bringing change, he said if for our hostile neighbour the declaration in Jammu Kashmir constitution that the state is an integral part of India is not bearable, let it fight politically shunning violence. That would be well honouring ‘Rabial-ul-Almeen’ reference in holy Quran to God all life is subordinate to.

Issue-less Congress is left with single point agenda: BJP

A press note issued by Bharatiya Janata Party has blamed Congress for all the problems of Jammu region and stated that the state unit of the party has no issues to be highlighted and its leaders follow a single-point agenda of criticising Bharatiya Janata Party. Every opposition party has the right to criticise the ruling party but the criticism should be realistic, constructive, useful and based on facts rather than just criticising for the sake of it according to Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the Party. “Even after three years, Congress has failed to digest the humiliating defeat it suffered and the way it was rejected by the people of Jammu region. The party instead of raising major issues of public importance has chosen to maintain stony silence on them and instead keep blaming the electorate for voting for BJP and giving it a huge mandate. The people are not easily going to forgive Congress and its leaders for they hold the party responsible for all the woes being faced by the people of the region,” stated Brig Gupta.Listing the misdeeds of Congress Brig Gupta said that the reality is that these leaders are faced with a dilemma of with which face to confront the people since they were the architects of all their problems. It was Nehru and the subsequent Congress governments at the Centre and State which are responsible for the so called “Kashmir Problem.” Despite having ruled the state and nation for almost four decades or more, the party failed to address the genuine grievances of the West Pakistan Refugees. No serious effort was made by the Party for resettlement of displaced Kashmiri Hindus and other minorities. The POJK and Chhamb refugees were merely exploited as a vote bank but failed to provide them any relief. The long standing demand of the Paharis fell on the deaf ears of Congress leadership. Congress is also responsible for injustice done to the region in respect of creation of new districts. Congress under the leadership of Ghulam Nabi Azad allotted four districts to Kashmir ignoring the advice of Wazir Commission, which was setup after relentless pressure by BJP. Congress has always ignored the interests of the Jammu region including the plight of border and LOC residents. During its regime it did nothing except giving them false hopes and unfulfilled promises. It never thought of creating jobs or establishing institutes of higher learning like IIT, IIM, IIMC, AIIMS and additional Medical and Engineering Colleges which would not only generate employment but enable the youth of the region to acquire degrees from institutes of national repute. Majority of the ministers in the Omar Government had tainted records including involvement in financial irregularities, misappropriation/ diversion of government funds and scams of huge proportion. The Roshini Act scam that caused huge loss to the state exchequer and benefitted a few influential families and bureaucrats was also the gift of Congress. Its leaders and elected representatives are responsible for promoting illegal settlement of Rohangiyas and Bangladeshis in the region.BJP is thankful to the people of Jammu for the huge mandate and is committed to fulfil all its promises. He also stressed that the Party is holding a huge rally at Dusshera Ground, Gandhinagar, Jammu on 11th March, Sunday in which it will present to the people its report card of three years. The last three years have witnessed unprecedented holistic development. The party invites the people to attend the rally in huge numbers to get first- hand account of its achievements.

BJP conducts review meeting ahead of “Maha Rally”

J&K BJP conducted a review meeting ahead of its “Maha Rally” to be organized on 11th of March’2018 at Dushehra Ground, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu which was attended by its State Office Bearers, party MLAs, MLCs, District Presidents, District Prabharis from around the region.The meeting chaired by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma accompanied by State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria & Harinder Gupta, Speaker Kavinder Gupta, Minister for PHE Sham Choudhary saw threadbare discussions to review the preparations for a mega rally to be organized by the party to showcase the achievements by party’s public representatives.Sat Sharma while addressing the meeting focused on the need to take all the party’s achievements to the public. He said that BJP as an organization has always remained on the forefront to struggle for the public causes even when it was not a part of government. He said that after sharing the government in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, BJP has increased its efforts manifold in the mission to serve the public on all fronts.Sharma said that the state has witnessed unprecedented development in last 3 years of present dispensation which was absent in the state for decades. This rally will facilitate the bridge of trust between the party and the public by ensuring that the work for the public reaches the public, added Sat Sharma.Ashok Kaul deliberated all the leaders about the important assignments related to the rally. He also enquired them about the various steps they have taken to ensure the maximum participation of activists and general public in the rally. He focused on the need to ensure that no traffic chaos or any other problem be caused in the vicinity of rally area. He shared his valuable suggestions regarding the various rally management issues. He said that the sole issue of the rally is to take various achievements by BJP’s public representatives to the public and that is to be ensured by sincere efforts by all party functionaries.Harinder Gupta conducted the proceedings of stage.State Vice-Presidents Yudhvir Sethi, Parmod Kapahi, Bharat Bhushan, Rajni Sethi, MLAs Rajesh Gupta, Dr. D. K. Manyal, Dr. Krishan Bhagat, Sukhnandan Choudhary MLC Vikram Randhawa, State Secretaries Sanjay Baru, Rajinder Sharma, Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana, Anuradha Charak, Ashwani Sharma, Nand Kishore, Prof. Varinder Gupta, Brig. Anil Gupta, Arun Gupta, Chander Mohan Gupta, Naresh Dogra, Varinderjit Singh, Jaidev Rajwal, Arvind Gupta, Suresh Sharma, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, Rajinder Singh Chib, Kulbhushan Mohtra, Jugal Kishore Gupta, Arun Chibber, Ayodhya Gupta, Baldev Sigh Billawaria, Omi Khajuria, Brijeshwar Rana, Chandji Bhat, Jangbir Singh, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra and others were among the prominent BJP leaders present in meeting.

Civic action is critical for success of Swachh Bharat Mission: MLA Rajesh Gupta

MLA Rajesh Gupta said that civic action and community mobilisation is central to success of Swachh Bharat Mission. He said this while inauguratingShramdaan activity organised by Directorate of Publicity,Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India  atSabziMandi, Parade, Jammu in which NSS volunteers from various colleges of Jammu participated. The Shramdaan was organised with the active support of Jammu Municipal Corporation.Shri Gupta said that it is only by committing ourselves individually and collectively to the cause of Swachhtathat a ‘Clean India’ can be build. All agencies of Government, NGOs, youth, political leaders and various sections of society all have to come together for this initiative so that the goals of Swachh Bharat Mission are achieved.Deputy Director, DFP(J&K Region), Miss NehaJalali while encouraging the volunteers said that keeping public places clean was as important as keeping our homes clean and shramdaan activities like these help in developing and spreading this consciousness. She urged the volunteers to become Swachhta Ambassadors and in taking the message of swachhta and shramdaan to various mohallas of Jammu.Shri Gupta administered Swachhta pledge to the volunteers and led the cleanliness drive at SabziMandi. The volunteers along with officials and workers cleared area with help of JMC workers. Theme based songs by troupes of Song& Drama Division, Ministry of Information &Broadcasting  encouraged the volunteers and created a buzz in the area.Gandhi Memorial College of Science, ShriPartap Memorial Rajput College of Commerce and Government Ploytechnic College, BikramChowk participated in the shramdaan activity. Over 100 volunteers and Officials and Staff of DFP, S&DD,DAVP and other media units of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting participated in the cleanliness drive. The Programme was a part of various initiatives being taken by Directorate of Field Publicity and Song and Drama Division of Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with Union Ministry of Housing &Urban Affairs for mobilisation and awareness related to Swachhta titled ‘Swachh Bharat AbhiyanSwachh Surveksvan-2018’ that is being organised all over the country from 15th Jan to 15th March.

Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan hands over wheel chair to Pak firing victim

Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation rendered yet another yeoman’s service to a woman, which will go a long way in betterment of her life ahead.Continuing with his mission of serving the needy and extending help to them, Chairperson of the Corporation, Balbir Ram Rattan, went all the way to village Chachwal of Rajpura Tehsil falling in Samba district and handed over a wheel chair to a woman Vijay Kumari, who was rendered disabled due to firing from across the border. Ironically, she had this disability neither from her birth nor due to any accident, instead due to injuries she received from firing from across the border.When the Vice Chairperson Balbir Ram Rattan came to know of the case about this woman, who was injured in firing from across the border few years ago, he took swift action into the matter. She had become100 per cent disabled and was in need of a wheel chair. The VC approached Red Cross for help and hIs request was honoured within a week. In a prompt gesture, a wheel chair was released for the victim.Balbir, while interacting with Vijay Kumari, said that although she has been rendered physically disabled with almost limited movement of lower body, she is displaying courage to live like others, which is indeed an example for such people who are physically disabled.“Her story is indeed tragic but at the same time, she is an inspiration for other such people who become disabled due to mishaps”, Balbir said adding that this woman has been showing exemplary courage all through her traumatic life.As for providing financial help in the form of loan from the Corporation to Vijay Kumari to set up own earning unit, Balbir asked her to avail the same and become self reliant instead of being dependent upon others.Samba District President Jangveer Singh also accompanied the VC to village Chachwal.

BJP Mahila Morcha held a half marathon on the eve of “International Women’s day”

To mark the importance of women’s role in the society, J&K BJP State Mahila Morcha organized a marathon on the eve of International Women’s Day. The marathon named as “Ek Daud Nay Dour Ki Aur (A run towards new era)”BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary(Org.) Ashok Kaul, State Vice-President Rajni Sethi,  MoS Priya Sethi, MLA Rajesh Gupta, BJP State Mahila Morcha President Purnima Sharma graced the occasion.While addressing the participants, Sat Sharma congratulated women for their role in building new India. He said that women form fifty percent of the population so their role can never be underestimated. He prompted them to come forward and take a lead in every sphere.Ashok Kaul appreciated Mahila Morcha for conducting this half marathon and also congratulated them for their appreciable role in the society.Priya Sethi emphasized on the specific state and centre government schemes which have a specific objective of promoting women’s Health, Education.Purnima Sharma voiced her concern against any type of violence, gender bias and un equal treatment of any kind to the women.Rajesh Gupta appreciated Mahila Morcha for doing very well for women welfare and for party.Mahila Morcha also announced awards for Dr. Mehak National Awardee Younger Scientists Palwi, Vandana, Palak Mohali National General.Rubeda Islan Income Tax Commissioner, Suhaprani Senior Worker of Mahila Morcha.Morcha State General Secretary Veenu Khanna conducted the proceedingsAnuradha Charak, Sanjita Dogra, Suresh Jamwal, Sheela Handoo, Neena, Kamla, Sukntla, Anuradha, Morcha State Team, Morcha District team members, Morcha Mandal team members were present in the event.

Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randhawa dedicates lane, drain to public at Khamb

Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randhawa, dedicated a lane and drain to the residents of village Khamb in R.S Pura assembly segment.A simple but impressive function was today organized by the local residents at village Khamb in RS Pura assembly segment, wherein, Ch. Vikram inaugurated the newly constructed lane and drain. While speaking on the inaugural function Randhawa said that on the demand of the party cadres he had visited the village earlier and was shocked to see the dilapidated condition of the lanes and drains. He said that none had ever paid any heed towards the genuine demand of the villagers. The people were forced to pass through waterlogged lanes and were living in unhygienic conditions.“Being the Prabhari of the RS Pura district I owe the responsibility of the problems of the people” Randhawa added. The said lane and drain has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakh which was released by the MLC from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF).Randhawa said that the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Jammu and Kashmir is committed to carry forward the slogan of the  Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas” to the doorsteps of the people irrespective of caste, colour and creed. Randhawa also appreciated the quality of the work done by the contractor. He said that the taxpayers money should not misused through poor quality works. Randhawa further assured the people that he will continue to render his services to the people of RS Pura district and will enhance his efforts to uplift the underdeveloped hamlets. He also sought the support of the public in this endeavor.The residents of the village appreciate the MLC for fulfilling their demand and assured full support to the Bhartiya Janta Party in the coming future.Those present on the occasion include Brijeshwer Rana, Akash Chopra, Yash Paul Kumar, Anil Kumar, Rajinder Kumar, Rajesh Kumar,  Ashok Choudhary, Tilak Raj, Jeet Raj, Krishan Lal and Sanjeev Kumar.

उधमपुर के जिला भाजपा कार्यालय में महत्वपूर्ण बैठक

उधमपुर के जिला भाजपा कार्यालय में एक महत्वपूर्ण बैठक हुई जिसमें प्रदेश संगठन महामंत्री अशोक कौल , प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया जिला प्रधान राकेश गुप्ता जिला महासचिव अमित शर्मा व जिला उधमपुर के सभी पदाधिकारी , मोर्चों के अध्यक्ष व मण्डल अध्यक्ष शामिल हुए । इस संगठनात्मक बैठक को संबोधित करते हुए अशोक कौल जी ने कहा कि प्रदेश में कॉर्पस फंड को लेकर एक मुहिम चलाई गई है, जिसमें हर जिला और मंडल स्तर पर इसको लेकर कार्यकर्ताओं को जनता के बीच जाकर पार्टी के लिए फंड जुटाने की बात की गई है उन्होंने कहा कि विश्व की सबसे बड़ी पार्टी के कार्यालय जिला स्तर पर बनाए जा रहे हैं इसके लिए पारदर्शिता रहे और पार्टी कार्यकर्ताओं और समर्थकों से इस राशि के जरिए पार्टी कार्यालय का निर्माण किया जाए । उन्होंने कहा कि उधमपुर में भी एक दो मंजिला भाजपा कार्यालय का निर्माण किया जा रहा है जिसके लिए धन संग्रह की भी आवश्यकता है इसके लिए सभी से सहयोग की अपील की गई है प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजूरिया जी ने कहा कि इस कार्य को लेकर कार्यकर्ताओं में उत्साह है और कार्यकर्ता घर-घर जाकर धन संग्रह कर रहे हैं। उनका कहना था कि इससे हर कार्यकर्ता का मान सम्मान बनेगा और वह गर्व के साथ कह सकेगा कि वह ऐसी देशभक्त पार्टी का सदस्य है जिसमें हर कार्यकर्ता का समान रूप से योगदान है। उधमपुर में दोमंजिला भाजपा कार्यालय भी कार्यकर्ताओं के योगदान से ही बन रहा है। राकेश गुप्ता और अमित शर्मा ने कहा कि इस मुहिम के लिए पार्टी की गतिविधियों और कार्यालयों के निर्माण के लिए धन राशि एकत्रित की जाएगी सभी से इसके लिए आग्रह किया जा रहा है उन्होंने कहा कि इसको लेकर पारदर्शिता बरती जाएगी और पार्टी के कार्यालय और गतिविधियों के लिए राशि का उपयोग किया जाएगा। इसमें मंडलों के प्रधान बिशनदास , चुन्नीलाल डोगरा, करनैल सिंह के इलावा मंडलों के महासचिव संजय वर्मा ,विकास , मोहन दीवान , नीलम नरगोत्रा , राज ठंडा ,विवेक गुप्ता , कृष्ण लाल , पूरनचंद , अजय, भारती शर्मा , भूषण , नरेंद्र ,महेश, मोहन दराही ,दीपक वर्मा, रमणीक शर्मा, रशपाल सिंह करनैल सिंह ,मिलखी राम जुगल किशोर ,रमेश आदि भी इस अवसर पर उपस्थित मौजूद थे।

Sh. Harinder Gupta chairs BJP State Minority Morcha Meeting, discusses future programmes

BJP State Minority Morcha led by its State President Mohd. Sadiq Khan conducted a meeting at the Party Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar to review the ongoing party programmes undertaken by the Morcha activists and discuss the forthcoming programmes. The meeting attended by Morcha state team, presidents from all district, was chaired by BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta accompanied by BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, State All Cell Incharge Varinderjit Singh and State Additional Treasurer Arvind Gupta.Meeting especially witnessed the detailed discussions regarding the forthcoming visit of National President BJP Minority Morcha, Abdul Ansari along with Morcha National Secretary S. M. Akram to the state of Jammu & Kashmir on 12th of March 2018.Harinder Gupta, while speaking on the occasion threw light on the organizational matters especially concerned to the Morcha. He emphasized that Morcha constitutes an important organ of the party. He said that Morcha activists ensure the reach of the party schemes and programmes to the targeted population. Morcha members act as eyes and ears of the party in all the issues concerning the communities for which the particular Morcha is formulated.Gupta also directed the Minority Morcha office bearers of the state as well as district to mobilize the cadre and made the visit of National President a grant success. He called upon all the Morcha activists to make full use of the visit by senior leader by taking out important lessons from him regarding organizational working.Sanjay Baru called upon the Morcha members to work in hand and hand with the senior party leaders. He said that the efficient working by the Morcha members will ensure justice to the particular communities as well as the extension of party activities in every section of society. He also prompted Morcha members to review the preparations threadbare regarding forthcoming state visit by Morcha National President.Mohd. Sadiq Khan threw light on the Morcha working and enumerated various forthcoming party programmes for the Morcha. He asked all the district president of the state to ensure the participation of the public belonging to religious minorities in the meeting to be held at party office. He further said that the problems being face by the Minorities in the state of J&K needs to be brought to the notice of the National President and the welfare schemes launched by the BJP government at the centre are to be disseminated among the minority people so that the benefits of welfare schemes reach the target population.Morcha State General Secretary Gurdyal Singh Bali conducted the proceedings of the meeting.Haji Taj Khan, Harpal Singh, Randhir Singh Bali, Asad Malick, Charan Singh, Chanan singh, Javed Rana, Dara Singh, Fauja Singh and others were the prominent Morcha members who attended the meeting.

Corp sanctions loan for Anantnag, Kupwara unemployed persons

Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, has sanctioned financial assistance in the form of loan in favour of two unemployed males and two females of Anantnag and Kupwara districts.The individual sanction letters of the loan were handed over to Kashmir Division Accountant, Babar Wani, by Corporation Vice Chairperson Balbir Ram Rattan, Managing Director, Ravinder Kumar Pandita and Manager Projects, Mohammed Iqbal Kataria, at Head Office, from whom the applicants will collect the same at Srinagar Division Office.The Corporation had received three applications for fresh loan from Mohammed Hussain Chowhan, Shoukat Ahmed Mochi and Miss Khalida Junaid of Anantnag District under Scheduled Tribe and Safai Karamchari categories. Similarly, Mrs. Hameeda Begum of Kupwara District has been sanctioned loan under Safai Karamchari category.After processing the cases, a total of rupees six lakh got sanctioned in favour of the said beneficiaries to set up small units to earn livelihood and be self dependent instead of becoming burden on others.Vice Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, on this occasion, stressed asked the Kashmir Division Accountant to convey to the beneficiaries that whatever has been availed them as loan is to be paid back in monthly instalments and hence every penny need to be utilised properly without wasting any time.Managing Director, Ravinder Kumar Pandita, said that the Corporation is concerned for the economic upliftment of the weaker sections in all the three regions of the state and is making untiring efforts to cover the maximum population of the Target Group adding that more cases are in pipeline and will be cleared at the earliest.

Maintain consistency in learning, attach yourself to a goal: Priya Sethi

Extending her best wishes to students for taking their annual board examinations being conducted by State Board of School Education (BOSE), the Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture and Tourism, Priya Sethi said that each and every student must do his or her best without caring for the end result.The Minister visited several examination centers in Jammu and took stock of arrangements made for students for smooth conduct of examinations. She said that this is for the first time that schools where there are examination centers have been asked to stay off for the day so that incidents of mass cheating or any other kind of disturbance is avoided.Considering the stress of examinations on the students, Priya appealed the parents to not put much examination pressure on their children. The aim shall not be to score only higher grades but to attain the knowledge and contribute towards the welfare of the society and development of the nation.She said that instead of pushing children into unnecessary competitions, they must be asked to do their best according to their abilities. Emphasis should be laid on academics, sports and other hobbies must also be pursued simultaneously so that overall growth of child is developed.Priya Sethi asked children to play sports, do yoga, meditate and build a discipline and consistency in their life.Meanwhile, During her visit to Government Model Central Basic Higher Secondary School, the Minister laid foundation for the Floor tile work as a part of the upgradation programme under state funds for the school. Under the scheme “Strengthening / Renovation in HS/HSS Schools, a total of Rs 9.90 lakhs were released for the renovation of the school which includes the work for laying vitrified tiles and ceramic glazed tiles for store/Bio and Commerce class rooms and classrooms from 9th to 12th standard.The Minister also took a round of the school premises and took stock of available facilities and infrastructure.Citing the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy environment, the Minister announced funds to be released from her CDF for enhancing the sanitation facilities. She said that Prime Minister’s nationwide clean sanitation drive Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is making a solid impact and the schools shall not left behind. She also instructed the school administration for maintaining the green spaces in the school premises.Priya also interacted with the students there and wished them a great success for their examinations.Taking stock of the ongoing work for the Playway wing in the school premises, the Minister directed the school administration to prepare a proper publicity plan to spread the word for the opening of admissions for the Playway wing. She asked them to hold meetings with the local parents to ensure the more number of enrollments.During her visit to Government Primary School, Jullaka Mohalla, the Minister directed the concerned officials to make the school functional by starting the nursery and primary classes.Later, the Minister visited Government Middle School, Digiana and directed for the completion of the ongoing work at the earliest while maintaining the quality norms. Taking serious note of damaged and unsafe structure in the school premises, the Minister directed the concerned officials to prepare a report in this regard.The Minister was accompanied by MLA East, Rajesh Gupta, Joint Director, Education, Charanjeet Singh, Chief Education Officer, Jammu, JK Sudan, Senior Politician, Yudhvir Sethi besides senior functionaries of the concerned departments.

BJP Govts at Centre, State Ushering Development Era in J&K: Dr. Narinder Singh

BJP governments at the centre and state brought agenda of development to forefront for making Jammu and Kashmir a developed state, stated Dr Narinder Singh, BJP State General Secretary.“Previous Congress and National Conference governments in J&K only played divisive politics, looted the state exchequer and made it a “Bimaru State” said Dr. Singh. He said that rhetoric of congress leaders cannot bury facts and figures of BJP’s achievements and contribution for Jammu region. He advised congress leaders for introspection, as to why they could not contribute to the educational, infrastructure development of state. These leaders of Congress should be held accountable as to why they miserably failed in bring prosperity to the region. He said BJP is doing development politics for all and appeasement for none.Dr. Singh enumerated the achievements of BJP and said that the party’s greatest achievement is in making Jammu an “Education Hub” by setting up national institutes namely All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management and Institute of Mass Communication.Dr. Singh also highlighted the achievements of the BJP-PDP government in doing work on ground for POJK displaced families as Rs 2000 crores have been sanctioned for 36384 displaced POJK families, out of which about Rs 500 crores paid through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) thus eliminating corruption. To eliminate leakages, DBT has been adopted by the government.Dr. Singh said that Rs 400 crores have been sanctioned for construction of 14000 bunkers for border residents and SRO 43 for providing employment to victims of cross border firing. He also told that 1404590 Jan Dhan accounts have been opened in the state and account holders have deposited Rs 526.18 crores in these accounts resulting in financial inclusion of poor to ensure access to financial services.Dr. Singh said that Under Prdahan Mantri Ujjwala Yogna, against the target of 6.67 lakh connections 3.63 lakh gas connections have been distributed to BPL women beneficiaries. For Workers Welfare Board and Jammu and Kashmir employees provident Fund Organisation will implement and enforce 32 Labour Acts and till date 3.2 lakh workers registered and an amount of Rs 275.26 crores disbursed, and minimum wages enhanced for un-skill, skilled and highly-skilled and ministerial staff to Rs 225, Rs 350, Rs 400 and 325 day respectively, he added.For employees Seventh Pay Commission implemented, full pension qualifying service reduced from 28 years to 20 years and family pension benefit extended to unmarried daughters irrespective of age. In earlier regimes of National Conference and Congress, employees used to face police lathi charge for securing their demands, he said.Dr Singh said that present governments at the centre and state are responsive governments and the BJP is working with a mission to make J&K a developed state while touching every aspect with healing hands.

Dozens join BJP in Srinagar, People have embraced party: Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul

After visiting different places in north and south Kashmir to organize ‘Booth Workers Sammelan’ in past five- days,Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul, addressed senior party workers at party office at Jawahar Nagar here, on Monday.While sharing his five- day experience with party workers, Kaul expressed happiness that people have acknowledged the party’s developmental model. “People are joining the party after realizing its pro people agenda without any discrimination on the basis of creed and caste,” Kaul told the workers. Kaul, Thanked party cadre for turning in huge numbers to attend party activities despite prevailing situation in Kashmir. “You are the ambassadors’ of our party,” he told workers, adding, use party platform to work for the welfare of all sections of society without any discrimination with region and religion. “‘Seva He Dharam Hai’, ‘Insaniyat ki khidmat karna hamara maqsad hai’,” Kaul told workers. Kaul also added that BJP don’t discriminate people on the basis of religion or region. “BJP treats all religions equal that is why BJP has two Muslim cabinet ministers in state,” he said. Kaul reiterated party workers to work hard to strengthen the party cadre at the grass root level by organizing door to door campaign and work for the marginalized section of society.MLC, Surinder Amberdar told the workers to reach out to the youth in Kashmir and involve them in main stream politics. “Youth is the future of a nation, we must encourage youth to join the mainstream,” Ambardar told the workers. On the occasion scores of people joined the party in presence of Kaul. M Y Bhat, G M Sheikh, Shabir Ahmad, Arbaaz Ahmad, Hakeem Sahil, Dr Ghulam Rasool Dar, Javaid Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad Najar and professor G M Paul were the prominent faces. Present on the occasion were: State Media Secretary- Altaf Thakur; State president minority morch Mohammad Sidiq Khan; Organising Secretary south Kashmir, Veer Saraf; Protocol incharge Kashmir Arif Raja; office incharge Kashmir Mohammad Tahir Mir; state general secretary Sheikh Bashir; district vice president Srinagar Asif Masoodi, Ashok Bhatt, state secretaries minority morcha Rasheed Aakori and Harbinder Singh; district president Srinagar minority morcha, Silender Singh; G M Sofi and others.

Priya Sethi highlights role of women lawyers in societal reformation

Minister of State for Education, Culture and Tourism, Priya Sethi today said that women lawyers have a vital role to play in the society, especially in dealing with the cases of domestic violence and child abuse.Speaking at a meeting convened by Bar Association Jammu (BAJ) here today, Priya Sethi said women’s entry in legal profession is a remarkable social change which the society has experienced over a period of time. “After medicine or journalism, I see more women joining legal profession and most of them have even proved their mettle during the course of time as well”, said the Minister.The influence of feminism in legal profession, she said though is not new, yet many young girls are nowadays joining law schools all over the country to become good advocates, judges or corporate lawyers. The only regret she said is that almost equal number of boys and girls join law schools, but after passing out only a few girls make it to courts for practicing.The percentage of women among lawyers is not yet encouraging, she said adding in a society where gender discrimination is there and cases of domestic violence besides child abuse are on rise. National Crime Record Bureau status reveals that trial in rape cases is 83%, therefore, the women must come forward in choosing law as their profession to seek justice for these victims. The demand for credible women lawyers in this profession will always remain high, she added.Earlier, on the demand of working women lawyers, the Minister directed the officers of education department to look for a suitable school in the vicinity of high court where a crèche could be opened. Responding to other genuine demands, Sethi asked the core team to prepare the proposal and she will contribute from her constituency development fund.The lawyers presented a charter of demand before the Minister, which included proper and adequate washrooms, lockers, computers for maintaining records and extensions of Bar Room to accommodate more professionals.President, Bar Association Jammu, B.S. Slathia, Advocates, Ms. Surinder Kour, Ms. Radha Sharma, Ms. Monika Kohli, Sachin Gupta, Prem Sadhotra were prominent among those present on the occasion.

Need to create more awareness among STs : Balbir Ram Rattan

Stating that the objective of providing financial assistance to the members of the weaker sections is to empower them economically, Vice Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation, Balbir Ram Rattan, said that there is need of going for massive awareness among the Target Groups so that the genuinely deserving people can avail the benefits of various welfare schemes.Balbir Ram Rattan, while interacting with a group of males belonging to the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category at Corporation Head Office, Jammu, shared the loan facility meant for the unemployed people of SC, ST, BC, Notified Minorities, Physically Disabled and Safai Karamchari categories and also briefed them about the procedure for applying for loan. He said that although some sections of the society are familiar with the welfare schemes but the population which lives away from main cities and towns need more awareness.As the majority of the STs are scattered, live in rural and far flung areas, they need more awareness and the Corporation is making sincere efforts to educate the unemployed males and females of this community about the welfare schemes meant for their socio-economic upliftment, Balbir said and added that during the current financial year dozens of vehicles have been provided to the STs besides providing financial assistance in the form of loans, thus helping them in setting up of small earning units as per their comfort and capability.Those who had interaction with the VC were led by Scheduled Tribe State Advisory Board Member Choudhary Haroon and comprised of Mohammed Sardar from Udhampur and Mohammed Rehaz from Reasi.

MLA Jammu East and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta started the development work at Pacca Danga in Ward No 10.

MLA Jammu East and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta started the work of deep drain near Mahalakhshmi Mandir Pacca Danga in Ward No 4 and also started the work of the construction of water tank near Municipal Park Pacca Danga in Ward No 10. The estimated cost of the work is rupees 6.5.lakhs.The JMC officials who accompanied the MLA included AEE Anil Gupta and JE Mohd.Yaseen. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that the model of development given by our Prime Minister Shri Narinder Bhai Modi Ji of sab ka saath sab ka vikaas is being hailed and acknowledged all across the country and the results of the recent elections are a testimony to that.The footprints of BJP in the North East states are a very positive sign for the country.He said that this victory gives us renewed vigour to rededicate ourselves to the task of nation building and in particular the Jammu east constituency.Rajesh Gupta urged the party workers to fan out in all the wards of the constituency and ensure that all the developmental schemes launched by the government are being impimented in letter and spirit. The BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Prof. Shyam,Subhash Gupta, Ashwani Sharma, Subhash Anand, Balkrishan, Rajesh Gupta, Chandan Gupta, Vikram Bhasin, Gourav Soni, Subhash Sanghra, Gokul Koul, Rajinder Gupta, Chaman Lal, Shashi Sapolia, Rajinder Sikka, Chaman Lal, Hari Om Sharma, Amit Gupta, Madan Singh and Amit Manotra.

Issue confronting businessmen will be taken up with Govt: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice President Yudhvir Sethi

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice President Yudhvir Sethi joined shopkeepers and owners of other businesses including small time vendors in Old city are in protesting against what they called dictatorial attitude of Traffic authorities. The protestors alleged that their articles were destroyed and damaged by the traffic authorities during routine checking.The businessmen and traders of Old City informed Yudhvir Sethi that the traffic officials not only damaged their articles but also abused and assaulted them. They said that this dictatorial attitude of traffic authoriries was hampering their livelihood. They demanded that traffic authoriries must manage their own affairs and leave the work of JMC to its officials.After listening to the grievances of protesting traders and businessmen, Yudhvir Sethi said that government will not tolerate such attitude of officials towards its own people and said that the matter will be taken up with higher authoriries. He asked JMC to first identify special sites for PhariWallas (vendors) and then deal with them accordingly only if they are occupying roads or carriageways.He asked traffic authorities to not to harass vendors and businessmen in Old Jammu City and if they have any issue, the matter can be taken up with elected representatives of Businessmen of all important bazars. However, harassing the traders without any provocation or abusing them will not be tolerated. Yudhvir Sethi assured the protesting traders that their issues will be taken up with higher authoriries that ensured that no one harases them.Earlier the traders raised slogans against the traffic authorities and warned them to not to interfere in other departments. They said that those working in Old City for the last over fifty years have never been treated in such a shabby manner and said that they are in no way hampering any traffic or encriacing upon any carriageway.

State BJP Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta endorses public demand of Hiranagar

State BJP Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta strongly reacted to the situation created in village Riasana in Hiranagar. He said that whosoever has killed the teenager girl of particular community after committing rape needs to be strictly dealt and be punished as per the law. He further said that whosoever has committed this heinous crime irrespective of his religion, he does not belong to any community instead is the enemy of the whole humanity and a particular community cannot be held responsible for the heinous act. He expressed shock and anguish the way investigating agencies are conducting investigation which has led mass exodus in the area and leading the situation towards deterioration.The atrocities committed by the law and order authorities on the villagers has compelled them to migrate. Those at the high ups required to take cognizance of this fact and should resolve the genuine grievances of the people residing in the village. If the law and order authorities continue to spread the reign of terror, this would result into serious repercussions, making the situation out of control. He said that to satisfy the grievances of the residents of the village and to pacify the situation and avoid its flaring up. Prof. Virender appealed the government to immediately order the CBI or judicial enquiry to save the situation.Meanwhile, Prof. Virender Gupta appealed the general public and leadersof the area to not get swayed by the emotional rhetoric of various agencies and must stand with justice without any prejudice to anyone or any community and let the real culprits be brought to book. He also warned the authorities of any sort of communal overtones in handling the situation.Prof. Gupta, while giving a piece of advice to some ministers who gave irresponsible statements in a section of papers alleging demeaning of professional capabilities of JKP, said that these ministers should not politicized the situation and desist from giving these type of statements. He said that any democratic institution has to respect the sentiments of the general public and in this case ordering CBI enquiry is not going to cause the sky to fall on the ground.

BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma kick starts development work in ward 18

To further the cause of reaching up to the expectations for development of Jammu West Assembly constituency, BJP State President & local MLA Sat Sharma kick started the construction work of lane and drain construction at ward no. 18.State Additional Publicity Secretary Parduman Singh, District President Ayodhya Gupta along with other local BJP leaders, social activists and prominent citizens from the locality also accompanied the MLA during inauguration.While addressing the common masses, Sat Sharma emphasized on the need to pace the ongoing developmental works in every sphere. He prompted the common massed to become eyes and ears for the elected representative to achieve the target.Sharma claimed that the present dispensation headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the centre has pledged to take India on the path of New India. He said that this is a dream come true, when the people have again started to see themselves in the same boat as the government due to the public friendly policies and the concentrated effort to extend every welfare scheme to the most neglected sections of the society. This is an era of rejuvenated hope, people have shredded the chains of hopelessness, MLA claimed.While giving details of the ongoing work in Ward No. 18, Sharma said that the lane construction near Radha Krishan Mandir is being carried out with the help of JMC with the cost of 12.5 lakh rupees. MLA said that he is working with the sole aim of serving the society and the funds will not be of any restraint for the development works in the region.He also instructed the concerned agency to provide the best workmanship in the construction of lane.Ex. Corporator Dinesh Gupta, Ex. Corporator Balwan Singh, Onkar Singh Bose, Sangeeta Gupta, Vijay Sharma, Gurcharan Singh, Manohar and others were among the prominent persons who were present on the occasion.

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul addresses ‘Booth Workers Sammelan’ in Brakpora Shangas Anantnag

BJP victory in North east states signifies party’s model of developmentCongratulating the party high command for winning majority seats in North east states, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul said the party was working for the welfare of people without any discrimination on the basis of creed, caste, religion and region.Kaul was addressing ‘Booth Workers Sammelan’ at south Kashmir’s Brakpora in Shangas constituency of Anantnag district, on Sunday.Kaul, Thanked party cadre for turning in huge numbers to attend party activities despite prevailing situation in Kashmir. “You are the ambassadors’ of our party,” he told workers, adding, use party platform to work for the welfare of all sections of society without any discrimination with region and religion.Kaul also added that BJP don’t discriminate people on the basis of religion or region. “BJP treats all religions equal that is why BJP has two Muslim cabinet ministers in state,” he said, adding, BJP candidates won in Muslim majority areas of Doda, Bhaderwah, Ramban and Kishtwar.Kaul also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paused his speech for Azaan during his visit to the new BJP central office after party's stunning victory in Tripura.Soon after he began his speech, Modi told the gathering of enthusiastic party workers that he was pausing for 'azaan', the Muslim call to the faithful for prayer, audible from a mosque.Kaul also paused his speech for Azaan.Quoting Ghulam Nabi Dar, BJP district president Kulgam, Kaul said Dar recently visited party headquarter New Delhi, where he was offered prayer mat (Jahnamaz) to offer Namaz by a party worker. “Dar was also shown the direction of Qubla by a party worker,” Kaul said.District president Rafiq Wani gave detailed feedback about party activities in Anantnag.The jubilant workers also celebrated the party’s victory in north east states by bursting fire crackers and distributing sweets.Present on the occasion were: State Media Secretary- Altaf Thakur; State president minority morch Mohammad Sidiq Khan; Organising Secretary south Kashmir, Veer Saraf; Protocol incharge Kashmir Arif Raja; state general secretary Sheikh Bashir; district general secretaries Anantnag- Ashiq Hussain and Mohammad Maqbool Ganaie; district press secretary Anantnag Pinka Malik; state secretary minority morch Rashid Aakori, district vice- president Atal Gul Mohammad Mir and others.

BJP celebrates NE win, It’s a victory of democracy, reflects people’s mood: Yudhvir Sethi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice President Yudhvir Sethi today said that victory of BJP and its allies in North-East reflects people’s mood all over the country. He said that this is a victory of democracy over violence unleashed by Communists in places like Kerala and other states which now stands nailed.Yudhvir Sethi was speaking at a public gathering in Purani Mandi which was also well attended by party workers drawn from various areas of Jammu. He said that NDA government under the leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team had worked relentlessly in North-Eastern states, which was why people pinned their faith in BJP and defeated Communists.Rubbishing allegations of opposition parties, the BJP Vice President said they must understand that repeated wins of BJP reflect people’s mood and faith in the party which has given best of governance in the states where it has formed government. This recent victory in NE is also reflective of the fact that people want good governance.‘The model of Good Governance effectively implemented in other states is making BJP win other states and this unending cycle of victories is nothing but sincerity and commitment with which our governments are performing’, Yudhvir Sethi said adding that this is a mandate for peace, stability and development. The voters have voted for including North-east as a part of the national development agenda.Congratulating senior party functionaries, he asserted that NDA government has set up new standards for federalism in the governance and party cadres all over the country are following those principles. As said by Prime Minister, this is also a win for democracy over brute force and intimidation, he added. Those present on the occasion thanked voters of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya for reposing overwhelming support for the BJP, its allies and friendly parties.People of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura he added have scripted history and more such victories are yet to follow. He asked party cadres to keep working on party’s programmes and policies. These results have indicated people’s mood in coming Lok Sabha polls, trumpet of which has already been blown up by the party. The BJP Karyakarta who were present on the occasion celebrated the victory with enthusiasm and resolved to work industriously on the ground in coming years as well.Among others who were present on the occasion are Vishal Kohli, Ramesh Gupta, Pardeep Baru, Govind Sareen, Gulshan Prajapati, Subash Chander, Ravi Thakur, Ved Padha, Rajesh Dogra, S. Rattan Singh, Satish Kumar, Kartar Chand, S. Harbans Singh, Arun Sethi, Sudhir Anand, Dwarka, Rajesh Bali, Raj Verma, Amit Kapoor, Sat, Om Parkash, Parvesh Kumar and Trilochan Dutt.

Jammu East Mandal celebrated the victory of BJP in the recently held elections in the North East states especially in Tripura and Nagaland.

MLA Jammu East and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta led the victory celebrations along with the party workers throughout the main bazaars of the constituency. Halwa was distributed and fire crackers were also burst to celebrate the victory of BJP in the North East states. The workers and the office bearers of the Jammu East started dancing to the tunes of dhol as soon as the results of the elections became clear in favour of the BJP and it became evident that the party has made big inroads in the hitherto uncharted territory for the BJP. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that the victory of BJP has proved that the mantra of sab ka saath sab ka vikaas is the ultimate philosophy that will lead to the development of the country across all the geographic regions of the state and finds resonance in all the states of the country. All the party cadres of the North East states under the dynamic leadership of Amit Shah Ji and our Prime Minister Shri Narinder Bhai Modi Ji deserve congratulations for the wonderful victory and many more to follow in the coming year.Rajesh Gupta said that this victory also reminds us to rededicate ourselves to the welfare of the people and to ensure that the fruits of development reach the grass root levels and our growth becomes truly inclusive. MLA Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by BJP leaders Prof.Shyam Gupta, Subhash Gupta, Ashwani Sharma, Subhash Anand, Balkrishan, Rajesh Gupta, Chandan Gupta, Vikram Bhasin, Gourav Soni, Subhash Sanghra, Gokul Koul, Rajinder Gupta, Chaman Lal, Shashi Sapolia, Rajinder Sikka, Chaman Lal, HarI Om Sharma, Amit Gupta, Madan Singh and Amit Manotra.

BJP’s Historic Win in the North Eastern Region Will Give a New Momentum to Growth and Development in J&K: Vibodh

BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta accompanied by senior party leaders and workers today led a victory procession of BJP in Rajouri town. On this occasion, the party workers celebrated the yesterday’s win of BJP in the north-eastern region by dancing to the drum tunes and by distributing sweets to everyone. Everywhere in the town, there was an atmosphere filled with jubilation and happiness. Addressing the gathering, Vibodh said that yesterday’s historic win of BJP in the northeastern states is a strong endorsement of the Governments works, policies and programmes. This he said is a clear indication of the fact that our country is marching ahead under the able leadership of Narinder Bhai Modi. Vibodh also attributed this win to the excellent strategies of Party President Amit Shah and said that he along with other party leaders worked hard to ensure this victory. While celebrating on the impacts of this win on the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Vibodh said that this win will also give a new momentum to the growth and development in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. He said that every leader and every worker is feeling empowered now. He congratulated everyone present in the victory procession and called upon party workers and leaders to work hard to ensure that BJP is further strengthened in remote and border areas like Rajouri and Poonch. He also cautioned everyone about the fact that such wins also come with the huge amount of responsibility and expectations and expressed his full confidence that the Government will come up to the expectations of one and all. With such type of regular wins, MLC hoped that now day is not far off when India will emerge as a superpower of the world.BJP senior leader and former chairman of the Rajouri Municipality Rajinder Gupta also addressed the gathering and congratulated everyone. While expressing his happiness on the occasion, he said that this is a time for celebration. He called upon everyone to use this win as a stepping stone for making BJP party more strong in every nook and corner of the state. This he said will ensure the overall growth and development of the state. Prominent among others who addressed this victory procession included Atam Gupta, Talib Mir, Jahid Ahmed, Raja Ratan, Amrish Kumar, Nischal Rotra, Bodh Raj, Jasbir Kumar, Sahil Gupta, Makhan Singh, Iqbal Bhat and Rakesh Raina.

Dy. CM congratulates party cadre, credits PM Modi for North-East win

In connection with the Vijay Diwas for the party in recently declared results of the North-Eastern states of India as the party has come with the flying colours for 2nd Holi wit in days of 1st Holi, Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh accompanied by BJP state President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh and Harinder Gupta held a press conference at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.Dy. CM congratulated all the cadre of BJP for the impressive poll results in the North-Eastern states as the party makes inroads in the corridor. Dy. CM said that this win comes after a great price that has been paid by the numerous lives laid down by dedicated BJP cadre, who have worked on the very ground level bearing all odds and various threats.Dr. Singh said that this win could not be achieved but for the efforts of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP National President Amit Shah, who have worked tirelessly for the party and common masses.Dr. Singh accredited this success in the North-Eastern states to the strong roadmap fordevelopment of the region that has been put forth by the present dispensation. All thanks to the central leadership, he said and attributed success to the achievements that have been reached in the last 3 years in the region.Dr. Singh said that those propagating hatred against BJP stood exposed in verdict given by the masses and have been answered very sternly by the people to mend their ways.Dr. Singh said that in coming Parliament elections, BJP will scale newer heights under the present leadership. He stressed that the dedicated BJP workers are working day and night for addressing the concerns of the every single segment of the society keeping “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”, good governance, corruption free environment and Zero tolerance to any subversive activity.While replying to the queries put forth by the media persons, he maintained that in the Parliamentary Resolution, it was resolved that only pending issue between India and Pakistan is to take back area of PoJK from illegal possession of Pakistan.While commenting on Congress, Dy. CM said that it always exploited poor people since decades. To save its name from being erased in the history, Congress must take lesson from its performance in Nagaland & Tripura, where it went blank and lost ground.

BJP Mandal Bhaderwah celebrates party victory in North-East

BJP Mandal Bhaderwah under the chairmanship of its president, Ramneek Manhas today celebrated party’s maiden victory in three states of North-East region of India replacing both Congress and CPIM from their respective bastions.The function was organized by Mandal’s city president Raju Charak.On the occasion, sweets were distributed and crackers exploded in the historical Seri Bazar amid jubilation.Giving credit of this historical win to the Prime Minister Modi ji, party’s national president Amit Shah ji, and local party workers, the speakers said that people’s support to BJP was due to the right and positive policies of Modi led government, which people have begun understanding now. They, however, cautioned the party workers not to be complacent and counter the misleading propaganda of the Opposition with full strength.Describing the secularism and progressivism of Cong-Left as farce, they said that just four years of BJP’s peaceful tenure has broken the myth about BJP being a communal party created against it by its opponents. “Believe us; BJP will strictly adhere to its policy of Sab ka Saath sab ka Vikas’ without discrimination”, they assured.Senior party leaders who spoke on the occasion include: District vice president Raj Singh Kotwal and District Kissan Morcha President Raj Singh Charak. And those present were district advisory committee member and senior party leader Balkrishan Kotwal, district and Mandal’s working committee members Anandpal Dogra, Anil Charak,Shiv Kumar Pandita, Ashwani Razdan, Sanraj Bhagat, Sanjay Shan, Bhanu Partap, Shadilal Kotwal, Mandal’s BJYM president Sourav Gupta and Minority Morcha president Mohamad Ameen Mir and others.

Farooq selectively quotes from history to rouse communal passions, blames Patel, Azad and praises Jinnah: Brig Gupta

The communal harmony that prevails in Jammu region is increasingly becoming an eyesore for the valley-centric political parties whose leaders are trying to disturb the already fragile harmony through their provocative speeches thus contributing to the nefarious designs of our hostile neighbor who has made repeated attempts in the past to initiate communal riots lamented Brigadier Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. Taking serious exception to the statement of Dr Abdullah made at Chamber House, Jammu in which he blamed the nationalist leaders like Sardar Patel and Maulana Azad for the partition of India and praised Jinnah, the real spoilsport, Brig Gupta said that through selective quoting from history Farooq was not only trying to please his vote bank but also triggering communal passions. Dr Farooq referred to Cabinet Mission which visited India in 1946 but conveniently ignored to tell his audience that the demand for Pakistan was made by Jinnah much earlier in 1940,known as “Lahore Resolution”, calling for the creation of “separate states”-plural not singular-to accommodate Indian Muslims whom he argued were a separate “nation”, clarified Brig Gupta. While there was a mass movement against the British Rule in 1942 called “Quit India” movement, Jinnah’s Muslim League allied with the British in exchange for future political safeguards and did not join the movement but nationalist Muslim leaders like Maulana Azad were jailed by the British.Clarifying further Brig Gupta said, “Cabinet Mission failed to secure consensus for its proposal of a loose federation. The idea was rejected by both Congress and the Muslim League, which vowed to agitate for “Pakistan” by any possible means”. This attitude of Muslim League leadership led to communal violence leading to Great Calcutta Killing of August 1946. The communal riots gradually spread to other parts of British India forcing nationalist leaders like Sardar Patel and Maulana Azad to concede to the separatist demand of Jinnah rather than see the entire country engulfed by senseless communal riots. It is also a fact that the partition of India was a result of political ambitions of Nehru and Jinnah in which both were unwilling to concede their personal ambitions.The timing and venue of such a statement from Dr Farooq Abdullah is intriguing in which he tried to pitch the minority versus the majority at a time when the communal tensions are already running high in part of Jammu region? Rather than trying to pacify the matter, is Dr Abdullah attempting to disturb the delicate communal harmony by making such statements, questioned Brig Gupta?DrAbdullah has mastered the art of misquoting from history or distorting historical facts to suit his political narrative but a leader of his stature needs to use discretion keeping in mind the existing ground realities said Brig Gupta. “What was the need to refer to Cabinet Mission, a failed mission that led to Hindu-Muslim riots,” questioned Brig Gupta? The Jammu based NC leaders and members of the Chamber also owe an explanation to the people as they were clapping and cheering the statement of Dr Abdullah that was obviously aimed at creating a rift between the majority and the minority.

भाजपा के गांधीनगर मंडल, सतवारी मंडल व जम्मू ईस्ट मंडल में भारतीय जनता पार्टी को पूवरेतर में मिली शानदार जीत को लेकर समारोहों का आयोजन किया गया

भारतीय जनता पार्टी को पूवरेतर में मिली शानदार जीत को लेकर जहां पूरा देश जश्न में डूबा है वहीं राज्य जम्मू कश्मीर में मंडल स्तर पर जश्न समारोहों का आयोजन किया जा रहा है। इसी के तहत भाजपा जम्मू जिला अध्यक्ष बलदेव सिंह बलोरिया की अध्यक्षता में भाजपा के गांधीनगर मंडल, सतवारी मंडल व जम्मू ईस्ट मंडल में समारोहों का आयोजन किया गया। इस मौके पर बलोरिया ने कार्यकत्र्ताओं को जीत की बधाई दी और कहा कि 25 वर्ष के बाद पूवरेतर में कमल खिला है जो कि इस बात की गवाही देता है कि वामपंथियों का गढ़ माने जाने वाले पूवरेतर ने भी प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी व भाजपा अध्यक्ष अमित शाह की नीतियों को स्वीकार किया है। यानि जो नीतियां भाजपा देश भर में लेकर आई है उसे वे राज्य में सम्मान दे रहे है जहां पर कभी भाजपा को आपना जनाधार खोजना पड़ रहा था। बलोरिया ने कहा कि पूवरेतर की जीत उन लोगों को जवाब है जो लोग यह बात कह रहे है कि भाजपा अगली बार सत्ता में नहीं आएगी क्योंकि भाजपा की नीतियों व नोटबंदी ने इसके जनाधार को चोट पहुंचाई है। बलोरिया ने कहा कि भाजपा की नीतियों व नोटबंदी जैसे निर्णयों से आम आदमी भाजपा के साथ आया है और इसकी मिसाल पूवरेतर में मिल गई है। बलोरिया ने कहा कि इस जीत में पूरा देश जश्न में डूबा है और जम्मू कश्मीर के प्रत्येक भाजपा कार्यकत्र्ता को इस बात पर फख्र होना चाहिए वे भाजपा से जुड़ा है। ऐसे में अब हर भाजपा कार्यकत्र्ताओं को बूथ स्तर पर जाकर और कड़ी मेहनत व लग्न के साथ पार्टी के लिए काम करना होगा ताकि आगामी संसदीय व विधानसभा चुनावों में एक बार फिर से भाजपा राज्य की सत्ता में पूर्ण बहुमत के साथ काबिज हो सकें !

North east victory celebrated at party office Leh

The Historic victory of North east states by BJP is celebrated at party office Leh under the chairmanship of Sh. Tsewang Gonbo district president .while speaking on the occasion Sh. Tsewang Gonbo termed the victory of North east as the end of congress in the nation. It is decided that Tripura and Nagaland and even Magalaya to form government by BJP .For it is the golden time of BJP and sure to form government at the centre in 2019 but it does never meant that we are over confidence but workers have to work harder.The occasion was addressed by. Sh. Gyal P wangyal hon’ble executive councilor for Health LAHDC Leh, Sh. Stanzin Konchok Hon’ble councilor Chushul, Sh. Tsering Angchuk Mandal President Saspol, Sh. Sonam Punchok former councilor Lingshet constituency, Sh. Akbar Thiksay.Sh. Nazir Ahmad district vice president. It was participated by district executives of mahila morcha, yuva morcha and mandal executives from all over the district.Sh. Dorje Angchuk district General Secretary thanked the participants and wish all the members a successful future.Office secretary

BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) holds Janta Darbar at Puran Nagar

With a mission to provide every possible facility to the residents of his Assembly segmet at their doorsteps, BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) with the efforts of local residents held a Janta Darbar at Puran Nagar area and interacted with the masses as well in order to know about their grievances and take stock of the remaining works to be done in the areas. Sharma was also accompanied by a large number of people including officials of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation), political and social activists of the area while he was interacting with the general public of Ward 31.Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that a fruitful discussion was held with the locals and many things came up during the public meeting where the locals have stressed upon taking up some utmost important works in the area and it will be seen that these works are taken up and completed in a stipulated time frame.He said that he has directed the officials of concerned departments to take up the pending works in the area around Puran Nagar and if any other area has left behind in terms of develpment, such work should also be taken up in order to provide better infra to the locals of the area.Sharma also announced creation of a Community Hall through his CDF (Constituency Development Fund) scheme for which he announced a sum of Rupees 10.50lakhs. He stated that the work for the same will start soon and will cater to the needs of locals and people from other adjoining areas as well.He also stressed upon promotion of SWACH BHARAT and following the steps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that his vision of building a Clean and Green Nation could be achieved .

त्रिपुरा व नागालैंड प्रदेश के विधानसभा चुनावों में मिली जीत पर भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में जश्न का माहौल

त्रिपुरा व नागालैंड प्रदेश के विधानसभा चुनावों में मिली जीत पर आज भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में जश्न का माहौल था । जिसमें भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं , महिला मोर्चा सहित सभी मोर्चों से आए हुए कार्यकर्ताओं ने इस जीत पर आपस में मिठाइयां बांटी ।इस अवसर पर सभी कार्यकर्ताओं ने ढोल की थाप पर जम कर नृत्य किया । खासकर इसमें महिलाओं का जोश तो देखते ही बनता था। हर तरफ मोदी मोदी की आवाजें आ रही थीं । पूरा माहौल वहां पर मोदीमय हो गया था।इस अवसर पर जिला महासचिव एडवोकेट अमित शर्मा ने कहा कि पूरा देश जानता है कि इन चुनावों में जनता ने विकास को महत्व देते हुए भाजपा को वोट दिया है । हिमांचल और गुजरात में मिली जीत के बाद देश में प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के विरोधियों को जबरदस्त आघात पहुंचा है। उन्होंने आगे कहा कि अब देश के 21 राज्यों में भाजपा की सरकार हो जाएगी और अब वो दिन दूर नहीं जब देश के सभी प्रदेशों में भाजपा का कमल खिलेगा । कांग्रेस के अंगर्ल प्रचार और जातिवाद को लोगों ने ठुकरा दिया , तथा एक बार फिर भाजपा में अपना विश्वास व्यक्त किया। इस अवसर पर वरिष्ठ नेता सोमराज , कृष्ण लाल ,नीलम नरगोत्रा , संजय वर्मा , रमणीक , अखिल पराशर , भारती शर्मा , मोहन द्राही , जुगलकिशोर , विनय , गीता देवी , नीलम शर्मा , जगदीश , समक्ष राजपूत , सन्नी कलसोत्रा, आकाशदीप केवल परिहार व बड़ी संख्या में भाजपा कार्यकर्ता मौजूद थे।

J&K BJP celebrates North-East victory with full pomp, show

Jammu & Kashmir BJP celebrated victory of party in North-East with full pomp and show, distributing sweets and dancing at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma led the celebration along with State Vice-Presidents Parmodh Kapahi, Rajni Sethi, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Harinder Gupta, MLC Vikram Randhawa, MLAs Rajesh Gupta, Dalip Parihar and other senior leaders of the party.Party activists were busy in distributing offering sweets to one another and singing songs as these results are going to raise the tally of BJP ruled states to above 20.Sat Sharma, while congratulating the party workers, said that the all credit of present victory in North –Eastern states goes to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah. He stated that this win has further cemented the BJP’s claim that it is the only true voice of all the common people from each and every region of country. Sharma claimed that the Indian people have accepted the ideology put forth by the party by their hearts.Sharma said that BJP has always worked with the “Nation First, Party second, Self Last” while keeping focus on the last person living in the most neglected sections of the society. “This is the victory of truth, development and Nationalism”, said jubilant Sat Sharma. He further said that Congress and other parties have clearly signed on their ouster from the Nation. He said that common masses have voted for the ;country rising above the party and other politics.Aseem Gupta, Anuradha Charak, Prof. Varinder Gupta, Arun Gupta, Arvind Gupta, Rajeev Charak, Satish Sharma, S. Virenderjit Singh, Kulbhushan Mohtra, Jaidev Rajwal, Arun Chibber Jugal Kishore Gupta, Rakesh Mahajan, Suresh Sharma, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Tilak Raj Gupta, Baldev Singh Billowaria, Ayodhya Gupta, Govind Sareen, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, S. Darshan Singh, Vinay Gupta, J.D. Singh, Harbans Choudhary, Rekha Mahajan, Adv. Bhanu Partap Singh and others were among the prominent leaders present on the occasion.

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch laid foundation stone for construction and upgradation of roads in Nagrota Constituency.

Jugal Kishore while addressing the gathering said that PMGSY is the major head funded by Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi Ji and Central Govt. provide the rural connectivity to the interior part of the constituency. Construction and up gradation of road from Village Baleeni to Kattal Batal costing Rs 4.85 Crores stretch over the Length of 6.4 Kms is the genuine demand of inhabitants of the area is now fulfilled. This Road will also provide connectivity to the holy Pilgrimage Bawa Bhaid Dev Ji Dev Sathan in Nagrota also boost Pilgrims and the tourist in the said area.Jugal Kishore also laid foundation stone for construction of road from Tarah to Doa under PMGSY stretch over the length of 5.5 Kms costing Rs 3.01 Crores. He said that this Road connects the interior part of the constituency to the National Highway and people will now get rid of their sufferings. He said that the Central Government is working on the agenda of "Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas" and putting great efforts to provide Connectivity to the rural area by the mean of Pardhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna.Executive Engineer PMGSY Sanjeev Gupta and Senior leader Nand Kishore Sharma, Hem Raj, Satish Sharma, Balbir Singh, Yograj, Dawarka Nath, Ashu Sharma, Yash Pal and others were also present at the occasion.

State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma starts developmental works at Rajpura Magotrian

Providing basic infra and relief to the residents of Jammu West, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) along with local residents of the area started developmental works at Lane Number 10, Rajpura Magotrian of Ward 33. The area suffered with a lot of distress before as there was no basic infra for the residents of the area. The BJP MLA also interacted with the locals in the area and on spot redressal of their problems was also done. A large number of people Iincluding officials of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation), local residents and political activists were also present.The works will be done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of Rupees 8.50 lakhs and a major boost will be given to internal lanes and drains of Lane number 10, Rajpura Magotrian.Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma assured the masses of Jammu West under his tenure no lane and drain in the Constituency will be left behind as public has the right to get basic infra at their doorsteps and the present coalition government in the State is committed to provide the same.He said that similar works are also in progress in many areas and it is seen strictly that people are not deprived of their basic rights and every possible facility is provided to the resident of Jammu West.He also stated that there is no ward left behind in terms of development and major amounts have been spent in all 26 wards of the Assembly segment which has shown that development is running in all spheres of Jammu WestAEE JP Saraf, District Preisdent BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Jeet Angral, Bawa Sharma, Surinder Choudhary, Munish Khajuria, Keshav Chopra, Sat Pal Khajuria and many others were also present on the occasion.

BJYM launched Millennium voters Campaign

State BJYM launched state wide millennium voters campaign at Party headquarters Trikuta Nagar Jammu. This programme was taken by BJYM at National level in which millennium voters will be registered nation wide in each and every corner of the country. BJP State President and MLA Jammu west Sat Sharma CA was the Chief guest on the occasion along with BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and BJP State Secretary & Prabhari BJYM Sanjay Baru. The programme was managed by BJYM State general secretary Tarun Sharma, vice-president Ashish Sharma and secretary Shrey Sethi, these all are State Incharges for Millennium voters connect programme. Sat Sharma distributed the forms among the millennium voters who just turned 18 and will cast their vote first time in coming lok sabha elections.Speaking on the occasion, Sat congratulated all the millennium voters, who will cast their vote first time in their life and said that your vote will be a power to whom you allow to serve our country. He said that the decision to vote is a very important and every millennium voter should take it wisely by seeing the pros and cons of decision to which party you are giving opportunity to serve our country. He said our party have taken the initiative to connect with those voter who just turned 18 and will cast their life’s first vote, and we are amazed to see that the youth is inspired by the way Narendra Modi is working and is ready to give BJP another chance to serve the country.On the occasion, Dr. Magotra said that it is the youth who have given our party a chance in 2014 to serve the common masses of country, Youth is the main focus of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all the Pro-Youth policies of our central government is an real evidence that how much our PM believes on the Youth of this country. The way word Youth have shown a trend in the whole country from the day Narendra Modi government resumes the office shows BJP’s concern for the Youth, so millennium voters should vote wisely as this is the first time they will be using the power of their precious vote.On the occasion Sanjay Baru appealed all the millennium voters to have a brain storming session on the internet and get themselves aware about the working of Modi-led government before they will cast vote. He said that the way our country have risen in the world politics and the way India have formed international relations across the globe shows the concern of BJP about the Youth, as all these steps will be helpful and beneficial for the Youth of the country.This programme of BJYM will be continued across the state in each and every organisational district.Prominent who were present on the occasion were BJYM State general secretary Vikas Choudhary, secretary Sunny Sangotra, Er. Lalit Raina, District President Hari Om Sharma, Ashish Sharma, Akshay Gandotra, Deewakar Sharma, Pawan Kesar, Deewakar Singh, Vikas Sharma, Shodhya Sharma, and many others.

Mahila Morcha will hold women’s marathon on “International Women’s Day”: Purnima Sharma

BJP Mahila Morcha led by its State President Adv. Purnima Sharma accompanied by Morcha State General Secretaries Veenu Khanna and Sanjita Dogra held a Press Conference at BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar.Purnima Sharma conversed about the host of issues based on the women empowerment, role of BJP Mahila Morcha in the state and holding of a women marathon “Ek Daud, Rashtra Ke Naam” on International Women’s Day on 8th of March 2018.Purnima Sharma while talking to the media persons said that in today’s scenario the status of women has changed a lot due to the increased awareness in the society. But still much work needs to be done as it can be gauged by seeing the atrocities on women in one or another instance. She emphasized that women have proved their excellence in every field today. Women have made their niche by their commitment and proved to be an asset to any institution, they are working for, she added.Purnima Sharma also shared the moments from the episode of “Mann Ki Baat”, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw light on the “Women leadership and excellence”. She said that in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, BJP Mahila Morcha has always worked for the empowerment and safety with dignity for women.Purnima Sharma also threw light on the importance for celebrating the “International Women’s Day”. She said that it celebrates the social, economical, cultural and political achievements of women. It focuses on accelerating the gender parity across the globe, she said. She also called upon various organizations to work for the cause of women.Purnima Sharma also informed that the Mahila Morcha will hold a women marathon on 8th of March as “Ek Daud, Rashtra Ke Naam”. The marathon will start at Mubarak Mandi and after passing through various parts of the city through old city, will culminate at Mini Stadium, Parade. She stressed that the marathon is focused at projection of women awakening and empowerment through society. Sharma appealed to all the women to participate enmass in the marathon.

Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore Sharma inaugurated Passport Seva Kendra at Rajouri.

Jugal Kishore while addressing the gathering said that the establishment of Passport Office in Rajouri will serve as a boon to the people of Rajouri, Poonch and people of the constituency falling under both the Districts. He said that the people have to face so many difficulties to get their Passport and to come in Jammu for applying and other procedures. The verification and other process in the formation of Passport of the said areas involves so many days and they have to stay in Jammu with no time bound. Now the people will get all these services at Rajouri and their far off demand have been fulfilled. Moreover, he also said that it is a great achievement of Government under the stewardship of Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi Ji and great gift to the people of District Rajouri and District Poonch by Smt. Sushma Swaraj Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs. The Government is forwarding their major steps working on the agenda of "Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas" and establishment of Passport office at Rajouri will play a great role in formation of Transforming India.N.K Shil Regional Passport Officer said that approximately 50 Applications per day will received at Passport Office and it will required 21 days approx. for the little process. He assured Member of Parliament that he and his concerned staff will serve to the people with great mind and hard deeds.Vibodh Gupta, Pardeep Sharma Member of Legislative Council and Ch. Talib Hussain Ex-Member of Parliament also present at the occasion thanked sitting Member of Parliament of Constituency for putting his great efforts for establishment of Passport Office in Rajouri. The people of the area will get great benefit by this act and only the BJP Govt. have fulfilled their far off demand. The people of the area feeling very happy and grateful to their kind leadership.Shahid Iqbal Choudhary DDC Rajouri along with administrative staff, Yougal Manhas SSP Rajouri and senior BJP leader Rajinder Gupta,Wasim Kohli, Dr. Nisar, Shahid. Atam Gupta, Sanjay Dutt, Sardari Lal, Mohinder Singh, Rakesh Raina and others were also present at the occassion.

Corp loanees giving employment to others: Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

The unemployed youth belonging to the weaker sections of the society, who have set up their own earning units by availing financial assistance in the form of loan from Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation, are giving employment to other unemployed males and females. This was claimed by Corporation Vice Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, while inspecting a small unit of Cutting, Tailoring and Embroidery Work in Sidhra area run by one Prithvi Raj, a Scheduled Caste male from village Pargalta of Nagrota Block.Balbir Ram Rattan said that there are a number of successful entrepreneurs who have started small units by availing loan from SC, ST, BC Development Corporation under Direct Financing and Bank Tie Up schemes and established themselves in the market. These people are not only earning their livelihood but providing employment to others, which is indeed a matter of pride for the Corporation as well.Balbir further said that the Cutting, Tailoring and Embroidery Work unit at Sidhra started three years back with a loan of rupees two lakh from the Corporation, has turned out to be a successful unit, where the beneficiary, his wife and three others are earning their bread.The Vice Chairperson stressed upon the beneficiary to educate unemployed males and females in their areas about the welfare schemes of the Corporation and motivate them to avail the benefits and become a self reliant and employer. He expressed hope that the units set up with loan, give employment to more poor, needy unemployed people.Balbir Ram Rattan was accompanied by Jammu District Manager Joginder Paul Atri and Field supervisor Jatinder Singh,

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh in New Delhi attended the BJP’S Chief Ministers Council Meeting

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh in New Delhi attended the BJP'S Chief Ministers Council Meeting at BJP's Central Office in presence of PM Narendra Modi Ji and BJP'S National President Amit Shah ji, several Union Ministers were also present in the day long meeting.

BJP holds District Jammu West Meeting

BJP Jammu West District led by its President Ayodhya Gupta conducted a meeting at party office, Kachi Chawni. BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul chaired the meeting in which he reviewed the ongoing organizational and developmental programmes in the District and also threw light on the forthcoming party programmes.Arrangements regarding the conduction of a mass programme to be hosted on the completion of three years of BJP government in office were also discussed in the meeting. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, State Add. Office Secretary Tilak Raj Gupta, District Secretary (Org.) Mohan Singh Rana were also present in the meeting.Ashok Kaul, while addressing the meeting sought details of all the major organizational and developmental programmes done in the district recently and asked for the suggestions and the comments of the leaders for improvements. He also asked the leaders to increase their public contact.Kaul also deliberated on the programme on completion of 3 years of term, which will concentrate on showcasing the achievements of BJP’s public representatives during their tenure in public office. He prompted the leaders to sincerely work on the move, as this will ensure the reach of BJP’s achievements to the public. He added that this will counter the miscampaign against the BJP and its leaders by the opposition parties.Kaul concentrated on the need of taking the public friendly schemes launched by the Government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as BJP-PDP alliance in the state. He emphasized that the development which was absent in the last several decades, is now visible on ground in a very short time due to the efforts of BJP.Sanjay Baru also stressed on the need to cement the organizational fabric of the party at the grass root level. He said that the activist of the BJP must acquaint himself or herself with all the schemes as well as the party ideology to successively deliver among the public life.Ayodhya Gupta presented the details of the important tasks being done by the BJP leaders in the District and assured the senior leadership that every party activist is working dedicatedly for the extension of party activities in the area.Mandal Presidents Jeet Angral & Vijay Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Kulbhushan Vohra, Sangeeta Gupta, J. D. Singh, Balwan Singh, Dr. Dineshwar Sharma, Puneet Mahajan, Dr. Akshay Sharma, Kuldeep Mahajan, Ashish Sharma, Jatin Sethi, Deepak Kumar, Neelam Nargotra, Ashi Mahajan, Asha Sharma, Jyoti Sharma were among the other prominent leaders present in the meeting.

BJP believes in development and welfare of public : State General Secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul

On day two Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul organized ‘Booth Workers Sammelan’ at Watergam- Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, where he termed booth level workers as the face of the party in the public.Kaul reiterated workers to work hard to strengthen the party cadre at the grass root level by organizing door to door campaign.Kaul was the chief guest on the occasion, where scores of party workers of the area attended the sammelan, which was organized by Gulzar Ahmad- party’s president for Rafiabad constituency.“Holding the Sammelan of grass root level party workers shows the importance of booth level workers in strengthening the party,” he said, adding, every worker should work extensively on every single booth to ensure maximum participation of people in the party fold.Kaul also highlighted the achievements of Narendra Modi led NDA Government at the Centre and BJP coalition in the state. “We should take benefit from the different schemes meant for general public,” he said.Kaul said party equally worked for the welfare of Muslim community in the country. “Modi Ji reduced the fare for holy pilgrimage for Hajj, which will benefit lacs of Muslim pilgrims’ every year,” he said.Kashmiri Hajj pilgrims’ will get maximum benefits.Kaul said the BJP was concerned for the welfare of general public in Kashmir, because of its consistent efforts ring road for Srinagar city was approved.Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s today’s address at a conference on 'Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation', Kaul said every religion promotes human values, and India had been a "cradle of all major religions in the world".Party district general secretary Mohammad Anwar Khan also said on the occasion that dialysis facilities in district hospitals were made available for the patients. “Patients were bound to travel longer distances to avail these facilities, now which is available in district hospitals,” Khan said.He also appealed party workers to educate people about the schemes initiated by Centre and State Governments for the welfare of poor and downtrodden section of society so that maximum deserving people get benefited.Present on the occasion were: Incharge Kissan Morcha Kashmir MM War; Protocol incharge Kashmir Arif Raja; Organising Secretary North Kashmir, Mudasir Ahmad; Hameed Bhat and others.

State General Secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul addresses ‘Booth Workers Sammelan’ in Baramulla

Terming booth level workers as the face of the party among masses, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) asked its workers to strengthen the party at the grass root level by organizing door to door campaign.The sammelan was held at Dak Banglow Baramulla, where state general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul was the chief guest on the occasion.The sammelan was organized by party district general secretary Mohammad Anwar Khan.Hundreds of party workers of Baramulla Constituency attended the sammelan.Addressing the Sammelan, Ashok Koul said that holding the Sammelan of grass root level party workers shows the importance of booth level workers in strengthening the party and prompted every worker to work extensively on every single booth to ensure maximum participation of people.Kaul asked the workers to meet the challenge by identifying the respective areas (booths) and strengthen the party.While speaking on the occasion Kaul highlighted the achievements of Narendra Modi led NDA Government at the Centre and BJP coalition in the state. “We should take benefit from the different schemes meant for general public,” he said.Kaul also met a youth delegation and appealed them to stay away from drugs. “A student delegation met me here, who said that maximum number of youth is involved in drugs, which is a cause of concern. “I appeal youth to stay away from drugs and come forward to contribute for the nation building,” he said.Party district general secretary Mohammad Anwar Khan also asked the party workers to educate people about the schemes initiated by Centre and State Governments for the welfare of poor and downtrodden section of society so that maximum deserving people get benefited.After the sammelan, Kaul inaugurated the party new office located at court road in main town Baramulla.Present on the occasion were: state media secretary, Altaf Thakur; Incharge Kissan Morcha Kashmir MM War; Protocol incharge Kashmir Arif Raja; Organising Secretary North Kashmir, Mudasir Ahmad; Incharge Baramulla DD Singh and others.

BJYM conducts Blood Group Testing Camp

In a mission to help the deserving population in need for timely blood transfusion to save the precious lives in case of accidents or other emergency needs, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) District Jammu West conducted a blood testing camp at party office, Kachi Chawni. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion which was also attended by BJP State Vice-President Rajni Sethi, BJP District Jammu West President Ayodhya Gupta and BJYM State Vice-President & BJYM Jammu West District Incharge Karan Sharma.Sat Sharma while addressing hundreds of youths who thronged the blood testing camp venue to get their blood group tested, said that blood donation is the noblest and the easiest human gesture that can be done by a person during maximum years of his or her life. He said that a single unit of blood donated can be used for several different person according to the components needed during their ailment.He prompted the BJP and BJYM leaders to take forward this message to every nook and corner of the society. He said that the blood donation does not cause any weakness in the body as it is soon recovered by the bodily system but can sure save a precious human life. He also called for making blood donation a routine habit by everyone.Sharma also termed this to be a proud movement when the BJYM activists have come forward and contributed in such activity. He said that this gesture proves that every activist of BJP is working dedicatedly working in the society under the philanthropic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Ayodhya Gupta prompted the youth and the BJP leaders to spread the cause of blood donation across the length and breadth of society. He linked this to the Godly act for the welfare of the society.Karan Sharma who organized the programme, said that the youth which forms the backbone of the Nation must come forward for the cause. He said that BJYM will conduct more such camps in future.BJYM District President Jammu West Ashish Sharma thanked all the persons who contributed in making the programme successful.Vikas Sambyal “Blood Group Testing” State Incharge, Rinku Choudhary, Varinder jit Thakur, Vansh Mahajan, Asha Gupta, Pawan Kesar, Balram Singh, Sanjay Sahni, Sanjay Parihar, Kunal Gupta, Puneet Gupta, Balbir Singh and others were also present on the occasion.

Jammu-Bathinda UDAN flight service commences

Affordable air travel will enhance regional connectivity: Priya SethiYudhvir Sethi lauds GOI for Unique connectivity scheme "UDAN"JAMMU, February 27: Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi and State Vice President BJP Yudhvir Sethi today inaugurated Jammu-Bathinda flight service from Jammu Airport under Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) regional connectivity scheme.The inaugural flight at a subsidized fare of Rs 1230 will operate on both ways. “Flight 9I-611 Jammu/Bathinda will depart from Jammu at 9:15 am to reach Bathinda at 10:20 am and flight 9I-612 Bathinda/Jammu will depart from Bathinda at 10:50 am and will reach Jammu at 12 pm.Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the newly launched flight service will provide easy access to religious shrines and other tourism destinations for the people coming to visit the state from Bathinda and its neighbouring regions as well as further boost the trade.Priya said UDAN makes air travel accessible to a wider range of citizens and also enhances connectivity with many more airports across regions. She said that Prime Minister has introduced UDAN with a vision to help common people travel by air and connecting remotest of areas of the country.With the launch of this flight, air services will not only remain confined to elite but common people especially patients who will now be able to use this service for speciality treatment.Priya Sethi said that government's regional airports and routes development scheme with capped-airfares has been well taken by the people. She hoped that more such flights will be started in Jammu and Kashmir where landlocked stations need better air connectivity.She resolved government’s promise to reach out to masses in a bigger way and said that coalition government in the state intends to promote more such schemes that will help common people.

Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan reviews new loan cases of 5 districts

Vice- Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation, Balbir Ram Rattan, in a meeting at Corporation Head Office, Jammu, reviewed the status of new loan cases of five districts which include Udhampur, Samba, Kathua, Doda and Kishtwar. He was briefed about number of fresh applications received in each of the said districts by Divisional Manager, Gulam Qadir Khatana and Manager Projects, Mohammed Iqbal Kataria.Divisional Manager Gulam Qadir Khatana told the Vice-Chairperson that the unemployed males and females belonging to the reserved categories have submitted their prescribed forms with related documents for availing financial assistance to set up own earning units. A total of 232 fresh applications have been received in five districts of Jammu Division. In Udhampur District, 52 applications have been received. Similarly, 46 unemployed youth in Samba, 57 in Kathua, 42 in Doda and 35 in Kishtwar District have applied for availing loan from the Corporation.The Vice Chairperson was further informed that interviews to assess the capability of the loan aspirants have been completed in all these five districts and soon the cases would be forwarded to the Head Office for approval and sanction.Manager Projects, Mohammed Iqbal Kataria told that as soon as these fresh cases reach Project Section, each of them would be processed for granting sanction.Vice Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, on this occasion, stressed upon the officials to process the fresh cases in the shortest time and also conduct the interviews in the remaining districts at the earliest so that anyone who applies for the loan is not made to wait for long.

BJP District Jammu west organizes “Holi Milan” programme

BJP District Jammu west led by its President Ayodhya Gupta organized “Holi Milan” programme at the BJP office, Kachi Chawni to commerote the event with full fervor and zeal. BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul graced the occasion with special presence among the BJP activists. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, State Add. Office Secretary Tilak Raj Gupta, District Secretary (Org.) Mohan Singh Rana were also present on the occasion.BJP activists used the dry colours, flower petals, danced in traditional style and distributed sweets amongst themselves on the occasion.While wishing for good health and prosperous time ahead to the party activists, Ashok Kaul said that the Holi is a festival of colours. He said that these colours give meaning to the life and reason to live happily. He asked all to shun enmity, clash, conflicts and the ego. Holi can only be celebrated in the true colours by understanding its message for love and universal brotherhood, he added. He also prompted the party workers to work for the upliftment of the weaker sections so that they can also celebrate the joy in true essence. On the occasion he prayed that the State of Jammu & Kashmir to progress on the path of development and prosperity.Sanjay Baru also wished the enthusiastic party activists on the occasion and said that this festival of joys teaches us to lead contended lives. It also teaches us to shun the path of violence and hatred and love the supreme power having faith on His creation. He also prayed for communal hormony in the society on the occasion.Ayodhya Gupta also wished all the BJP activists on the occasion and wished for happiness and prosperity amongst all. He asked all the BJP leaders to make a commitment on this day to fight the evil within and work with ever increasing enthusiasm among the public.Mandal Presidents Jeet Angral and Vijay Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Kulbhushan Vohra, J. D. Singh, Dr. Dineshwar Sharma, Puneet Mahajan, Dr. Akshay Sharma, Kuldeep Mahajan, Ashish Sharma, Jatin Sethi, Deepak Kumar, Jyoti Sharma were among the other prominent leaders present on the occasion.

Connectivity Plays Major Role in Development: Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore Sharma

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch Visited village Nud in Samba Constituency and sanctioned Rupees Twenty Lac under convergence for construction of Road from Nud to Taintha in Samba Constituency.Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament personally viewed the dilapidated condition of the road and listened to the demand of inhabitants of the area.He while addressing the gathering said that the roads play the major role in the development of the rural areas and the demand Road from Nud to village Taintha is genuine and public is suffering a lot due to its bad condition. The construction of road will provide connectivity from Main road of village Nud to Taintha which is the integral part of Samba belongs to Rural Area. He said without connectivity it is impossible to develop the rural part of the country. Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi Ji is putting his great interest to develop the villages and by his hardwork & good dees the country is getting better road connectivity and also developing by other means.The people of village Nud, Taintha and adjoining areas welcomed Member Parliament and thanked for readdressing their genuine demand on priority.District President BJP Samba Jangbir Singh Chiku ,Anchal Singh , Sanjeev Kumar, Mohinder Bika Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar, Surinder Singh ,Roshu Sharma and others were also present at the occasion.

BJYM launched Blood Directory Programme at RS Pura.

BJYM launched its Blood Directory programme in which one day blood grouping camp was organized at village Chakori RS Pura Jammu. This programme was taken by BJYM at National level in which the blood directories will be maintained at District level which will help in getting blood easily during the emergency like situations. Cabinet Minister Sham Lal Choudhary was the Chief guest on the occasion, BJP State General Secretary(org) Ashok Koul, BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, BJP State Secretary and Prabhari BJYM Sanjay Baru and BJP District President RS Pura Brijeshbar Rana also graced the occasion. This programme was managed by BJYM State Secretary and State Incharge Blood Directory Campaign Vikas Sambyal.Speaking on the occasion Sham Choudhary appreciated the great initiative of BJYM and said that this is a noble cause which will help the people at District level to get blood easily without any delay during the emergency situations. He said that BJP is the only party which wants to work at ground to help the needy and poor people, our government is doing good for the welfare of the people across the state. Our coalition government is working on the agenda of development to reach the poor and needy in the society, all the projects which are either initiated or is in pipeline by our government shows its concern for the common masses.On the occasion Koul said, our party have a vision to work for the poor and needy and with the ideology of reaching the last needy in the society we are stepping ahead with great enthusiasm. Our organization have given us precious gift of ethics, discipline and will to learn at every step, we are in government at Centre and State but our prime focus to reach to the common masses is still continued so that nobody will remain out of the benefits from our schemes and initiatives for the poor, more and more youth should come forward and give their contribution to make this noble cause a success.Dr. Magotra said, the aim behind maintaining a blood directory at each District headquarter is to identify the Youth who usually donate their blood at the emergency time. When there is need of blood either we didn’t get donor or donor of a particular group, this directory will not only help in getting the blood of particular group but also maintain technically the complete detail of donor and his eligibility for donating next time. Dr. Magotra also appealed to the Youth of the state to come forward and join hands with BJYM in this noble cause.Similar camps will be organized in future at each organizational Dsitrict of BJP. Prominent who were present on the occasion were BJP Mandal President Suchetgarh Swaran Singh Chib, State Executive Member Satpal Pappi, BJYM State Secretary Rahul vaid, State Social Media Incharge Rohit Verma, District President RS Pura Akash Chopra, Rinku Choudhary, Gourav Sharma, Jai Bharat, Amit Choudhary, Naveen Gupta, Anil Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Chopra and many others.

Deputation of Jammu Central Cooperative Bank Ltd. meets Sat Sharma, Ashok Kaul

Deputation of officers from Jammu Central Cooperative Bank Ltd. Officers Association BJP led by its President Sanjeev Sharma and others visited BJP state headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. The association met with the BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretary Harinder Gupta to present their issue before the top leadership of BJP. Convenor BJP State Cooperative Cell H. S. Pammi also accompanied the deputation to effectively present the case before the top leadership.Deputation presented their charter of demand before the leadership and apprised them of their concern about the announcement made by Finance Minister Hasseb Drabu about merger of banks during his speech made in the budget session of Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly.The deputation focused on the fact that the Jammu Central Co-operative Bank Ltd., Jammu is working sincerely since its inception in 1914 by his highness Sh. Maharaja Hari Singh for the betterment of Jammuites. They said that this bank presently has the business of 2200 crore rupees and customer base of around 10 lakh people. They said that the move will erode the independent status of the bank and will dilute its purpose.Sat Sharma informed the deputation that this matter is already discussed in internal meeting of party. He assured the deputation that BJP will review the matter in detail once again in the party meeting and take up the matter with the Co-operative Minister Chering Dorjey. He said that the matter will also be appropriately taken up with the Finance Minister. He assured that no such move will be allowed to be taken which will compromise with standard working of the bank.Ashok Kaul also assured that all the concerns of the bank will be taken appropriate care. He said that BJP will make sure that the Identity of age old house is well preserved and it continues serving the society in a better way.Association Vice-President Ajay Singh, General Secretary S. K. Dutta, Sanjay Mahajan, Rajeev Gupta, Randheer Kotwal and others were among the prominent persons who accompanied the deputation.

BJP leaders Arvind Gupta, Kulbhushan Mohtra, Rajinder Singh Chib, Rajnish Jain, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra and others were also present on the occasion.

 

COMPENSATION TO J&K BORDER VICTIMS

Union MoS Dr Jitendra Singh said here that, following a request made to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), it has been agreed that the MHA will reimburse all the funds spent by the Jammu & Kashmir State Government to pay compensation for damages and losses to the victims of cross-border firing. Back to the union capital after the weekend visit to the border districts of Kathua and Samba, Dr Jitendra Singh today took a briefing from the officials of Union Home Ministry, led by Joint Secretary In-charge J&K, Gyanesh Kumar. After the briefing, Dr Jitendra Singh said, this decision by the MHA should put an end to the repeated complaints from the State about non-payment or inadequate payment of compensation to the border victims. The delay in providing compensation, he said, can be avoided by the State Government by adopting an expeditious mechanism and seeking prompt reimbursement of funds from the Centre. He also appealed to the State Government to ensure better coordination in order to avoid delay in payment of compensations and said that possibly, an exclusive Nodal Officer for the purpose could be appointed by the State Government in order to put an end to frequent complaints from the border areas.

Altaf, Priya Sethi review functioning of UIET

Ministers ask JU to resume classwork immediatelyThe Government has asked the Jammu University to immediately restart the class work for the students of University Institute of Engineering Technology at the varsity campus to avoid loss of their studies.“There will be no compromise on the career of the students and I will personally oversee the functioning of UIET. The Government will go out of way to provide every concession for the children” Altaf Bukhari said here at a high-level meeting chaired by him to review the issues concerning the newly established Engineering institute.The Minister of state for Education, Priya Sethi Vice Chancellor, Jammu University, R D Sharma, Principal Secretary Higher Education, Dr Asgar Samoon, Register JU MenakshiKelam attended the meeting in presence of a group of students and parents, who called on the Education Minister here today.“The UIET will continue to function at Jammu University Campus Jammu as a constituent college of the Varsity and the class work should be resumed immediately purely in the interest of academic career of the students for the current session” the meeting decided.The Minister further asked the Jammu University to hire a building in future to meet the accommodation needs till the permanent building is established.However, it was resolved that the decision for the establishment of permanent campus of UIET shall be taken separately in a meeting scheduled on March 6, 2018 to be chaired by the Chancellor of the University of Jammu.Meanwhile, the Minister assured the students of every support from him and added “We will go out of way to provide every concession to the children”, he asserted.Altaf Bukhari assured to provide all required financial support for infrastructure, faculty and other staff to the University for running the institute. He asked the JU to submit detailed proposal for the same to be taken up with the planning department.

BJP conducts District Jammu West meeting

J&K BJP led by its State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul along with State Vice-Presidents Yudhvir Sethi & Rajni Sethi, MoS Priya Sethi, MLC Vikram Randhawa and MLA Rajesh Gupta took meeting of Jammu District at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar to review the ongoing developmental programmes in the District and simultaneously gearing for arrangements of a programme to be hosted on the completion of three years in office.The programme will concentrate on showcasing the achievements of BJP’s public representatives during their tenure in public office. The move is being viewed as of particular importance to reach to the public and counter the mis-campaign against the BJP and its leaders by the opposition parties.While addressing the meeting, Ashok Kaul sought the details of all the major programmes done in the district recently and asked for the suggestions and the comments of the leaders for improvements.Kaul concentrated on the need of taking the public friendly schemes launched by the Government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as BJP-PDP alliance in the state. He emphasized that the achievements of the BJP government must be taken to the public to create the awareness among the masses.Kaul also stressed on the need to cement the organizational fabric of the party at the grass root level. He said that the activist of the BJP must acquaint himself or herself with all the schemes as well as the party ideology to successively deliver among the public life.He prompted all the BJP leaders present in the meeting to increase their first hand contact with the public and maintain that the BJP does not only make contact with the public in the election time but every time in the moment of the joy, sorrow or need.District President Baldev Singh Billawaria presented the vote of thanks.State President BJP Mahila Morcha Purnima Sharma, Vinay Gupta, Jai Deep Sharma, Ankush Gupta, Harbans Choudhary, Hari Om, Hartesh Kumar and others were among the prominent persons present in the meeting.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh in Jaipur, Rajasthan attended the national level function for youths

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh in Jaipur, Rajasthan attended the national level function for youths organised by Shankra Group of Institutions in gracious presence of Sh. Satya Prakash Malik Governer of Bihar,Sh. Sant Kumar Choudhry President, Shankara group of institutions and Sh. Ashwani Kumar Choub,Union minister.

Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randawa conducts extensive tour, listen public grievances

Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randawa conducted extensive tour to various areas in Gandhi Nagar assembly constituency.On the request of the inhabitants of Vikram Nagar, Gadi Garh, Chatha Pind and Karan Bagh in Gandhi Nagar assembly segment Ch. Vikram Randhawa today conducted an extensive tour to these areas and listened to the problems being faced by the people.While speaking to the people at various places during his tour Randhawa said that it is a matter of shame for those who ruled the State for 70 years after independence as no development has been carried out. He said that these areas despite few kilometers away from the heart of the city are still underdeveloped and one can imagine the fate of other far off areas. He said the claims of the previous regimes of carrying out all round development were mere slogans to lure the voters.“You are my family and treat me as your family member” Randhawa added while addressing the people and said that Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) is committed to carry forward the slogan of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’ to the doorsteps of the people. He assured the people to carry out various developmental works to ensure the upliftment of the inhabitants of these areas.The locals appreciated the MLC and extended full support to the Bhartiya Janta Party in the coming future.Others who were present on the occasion include S.Jaswant Singh, S.Tirath Singh, S.Assa Singh, S.Daljeet Singh, S.Parminder Singh Ex Sarpanch, S.Harcharan Singh, S.Gurcharan Singh Gurudwara Pradhan, S.Balwainder Singh, Surinder Kumar and Capt Ramesh.

Resolute efforts are underway to tap JK’s immense potential in religious tourism: Smt. Priya Sethi

“Resolute efforts are underway to tap the immense potential for growth in religious tourism of Jammu and Kashmir”. Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi stated this during her visit to Prachin Mata Temple at Prem Nager here today.Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that J&K has a vast potential to be a major religious tourist destination as it show cases the perfect bouquet of diverse tradition and culture and several prestigious projects has been initiated to give a boost its tourism sector.Citing various steps undertook by the coalition government, the Minister said that several new initiatives including Ropeway projects, Multilevel parking, developing Bawe, Mohmaya and Peerkho as a tri-shrines on the lines of the idea once conceived by Jambhu Lochan, connecting five shrines and many more prestigious projects are underway to attract more tourists and enhance the pilgrim tourism in the region.The Minister said that the recently held Peerkho mela has attracted a huge crowd and successful conduct of such events will prove to be decisive in development of Peerkho and other such religiously significant places.Priya asked the people who were gathered in the large numbers to pay a visit to the Peerkho to have glimpses of newly inaugurated Shiv Vatika costing Rs 47 lakhs executed by Floriculture department.The Minister stressed on the need of putting in a collective effort by all stakeholders to ensure the holistic development of various places of religious importance in the region through which, not only devotes but more tourists will be attracted which will give a fillip to the economy of the area.Priya said that the state government has included the development of pilgrim tourism in the development plan and is reaching out to the tourists by undertaking several promotional activities in the state as well as outside J&K.She further said that the government is determined on tapping every aspect of tourism in State with special focus on developing the places of spiritual and religious importance to meet the aspirations of people.The Minister said that the government has initiated requisite measures for the development of prominent religious places to improve facilities for the devotees and asked the concerned officers to assess the developmental need of the Temple and further instructed them to put in place a proper mechanism for the development of the spiritual heritage.Speaking on the occasion, State Vice-President,BJP, Yudhvir Sethi called upon the civil society to work jointly with the Government for the welfare of the people without any self interest. He said that it is duty of all haves to help the have not's as selfless services of humanity is the service of God.BJP is working with the agenda of equitable development as development cannot be achieved without taking every section of the society into account, he maintained.Yudhvir further said that every religion teaches its followers to be generous and help the one in need. By doing so, we can serve the right purpose and contribute to the welfare of the society.Later, the dignitaries also served langer to the devotees and paid obeisance at the temple.Others Who Were Present on the occassion Sh. Munish Sharma (Vice Chairman JAKFED ), Sanjeev Sharma Senior BJP Leader, Anil Massom, Shiv Kumar,Vishal Kohli, Ramseh Gupta, Ravi Thakur, Sunny Sehgal , Pardeep Baru , Nipun Malhotra, Sudhir Anand , Ram parkash, Brij Mohan , Amit Kapoor , Neru Anand, Savita Anand, Saroj Devi and Sharda Devi.

JKI employees hail Sh. Haseeb Drabu, Smt. Priya Sethi for pensionary benefits

Expressing their gratitude towards finance minister Haseeb Drabu and education minister Priya Sethi for their efforts in releasing pensionary benefits in favout of hundreds of employees of JK Industries who had been struggling for the past several years, Retired Jammu and Kashmir Industries Employees Association today said that this decision will go a long way in helping thousands of family members sustain and have a dignified life post retirement.The employees had called on Priya Sethi, minister of state for education, technical education, culture, tourism, horticulture, floriculture and parks at her residents today wherein BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi was also present. They said that it was after persistent struggle and minister’s intervention that this case of giving pensions to hundreds of employees of JK Industries was agreed upon by the finance minister Hareeb Drabu. They extended their gratitude towards Yudhvir Sethi for pursuing their case vigorously and getting the decision implemented in the larger interest of employees.Speaking on the occasion, Priya Sethi said that coalition government is employees friendly that it was towards this end that finance minister during his budget speech announced enhancement of minimum wages of unskilled workers from Rs. 150 to Rs. 225 and those of skilled labour to Rs. 350 from Rs. 225. A new category of highly skilled worker was also introduced and Rs. 400 was fixed as the minimum wage for them.It was employees’ friendly decision that government released one per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) for employees due from 1st July 2017 and also committed to implement 7th Pay Commission Recommendations from April 1, 2018, which will be effective from 1st January, 2016. Priya Sethi said BJP-PDP coalition government is sensitive enough to understand employees of employees and its towards this end that it wants out own people to live an honourable life.Speaking on the occasion, Yudhvir Sethi said that the cases of pension of JKI employees was pursued from table to table and finally got implemented which now will help several families live honourably and have a quality life. The employee who had given their best part of life to the government will not have to work anymore and they will be entitle to enjoy their pensionary benefits.Yudhvir Sethi said the recent reduction of eligibility for full pension from 33 years of qualifying service to 20 years of qualifying service is also aimed at benefitting employees. Unmarried daughters of the employees, who were hitherto not entitled to receive pension, have also been made eligible to receive pension once the employee and his/her spouse is no more. These employee friendly benefits have been taken by the government keeping in view their needs and minimum resources available to them.Yudhvir Sethi said that now the employees of JKI under SRO 291 will help employees from Jammu as well as Kashmir get pensionary benefits. Over 1300 employees, he said will be benefitted from this decision which has been taken after much deliberations and persuasion. Employees of JK Art Emporium, JK Industries and even JK Handloom, he added besides other departments will now get pensions.Those present on the occasion include Sh.H.S Jamwal (Chairman J&K Industry Employees Association),Ashok Gupta, H.N Baigh,Krishan Lal Sharma,Sham Lal Sharma,Ashraf Chowdhary,B.D Kalsi , S.N Thaper and Kuldeep Gupta

Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma dedicate Ambulance for PHC Bharore in Chamb Constituency

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch along with MLA Chhamb Constituency Krishan Bhagat Visited Village Bharore and dedicated Ambulance for Primary Health Centre Bharore in Chamb Constituency. Jugal Kishore while addressing the gathering said that the Ambulance was the primary demand of the inhabitants of area and now get fulfilled.Member of parliament said that village Bharore exists at the interior part of Sunderbani and Chhamb Constituency and joins both the constituencies and Ambulance will will serve to the residents of both the Constituencies for common cause.The Ambulance will remain at PHC Bharore and Public should keep and preserve it as their own.The Ambulance sanctioned under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme and costs Rupees Four Lac Approx..Jugal Kishore said that the Government is working on Prime Ministers Narendra Modi's theme of "Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas" and committed to develop the rural parts for equal development.Krishan Bhagat MLA Chhamb Constituency thanked Member Parliament for providing Ambulance at Village Bharore and said that Jugal Kishore is the first ever Member of Parliament who tries to visit integral parts and provide equal share for their development.MLA Chamb also announced to provide transformer for village Bharore.District President BJP Manmohan Singh,Mandal President BJP Jagan Nath,BMO Chowki Choura Vinod, Suresh, Govind Ram,Ex-Sarpanch Narayan Sharma,Parshotama Bawa,Sanjay Sharma,Darshan lal and others were also present at the occasion. 

BJYM Chief chaired meeting of District Presidents Kashmir

BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra chaired a meeting of BJYM District Presidents of Kashmir at Srinagar, Kashmir. The meeting was organized in context of the upcoming programmes taken by BJYM in coming days across the Kashmir.Addressing the meeting Dr. Magotra appreciated the working of BJYM activists of Kashmir and said the way all the young activists are working in entire Kashmir shows the will power and determination of the youth, in spite of having so many hurdles and intolerable conditions against the nationalist forces in Kashmir they are moving step by step with good pace for launching a new era of peace and development in Kashmir. He said that our organizational structure is increasing day by day, the new people particularly the youth of valley is approaching BJP by getting motivated from the policies and ideology of the party.He further have a detail discussion on the organizational matters and programmes with all the District Presidents of Kashmir. He said that in the coming lok sabha elections our party has focused on all the youth who will vote first time in their life. The millennium voters will play an important role and the happiest part is our party have initiated the step of registration of these voters in entire country and we are getting very positive results as most of these voters are highly motivated with Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and they are openly supporting him, on the same note the BJYM activist will start the registration of millennium voters in Kashmir also. Dr. Magotra also discussed on the formation of Blood group Directory in each district of Kashmir which will help in getting the blood for the needy people in emergency time.Prominent who were present on the occasion were BJYM State Secretary Billal Parray, BJYM District Presidents Srinagar Raja Shoket, Ganderbal Azmat Khan, Baramulla Imran Ahmed Dar, Anantnag Mushtaq Ahmed Khanday and Shopian Raja Waseem.

BJP Yuva Morcha holds district meeting at Reasi

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) conducted its District level meeting at Dak Bungalow, Reasi to chalk out the strategy for the future programmes and review the functioning of the Morcha in the region. BJP State Secretary & State Prabhari Yuva Morcha Sanjay Baru was the chief guest in the meeting, while Yuva Morcha District President Reasi Rinku Rasyal, BJP Mandal President Reasi Dheeraj Gupta and other senior leaders also attended the meeting.Sanjay Baru, while addressing the meeting said that BJP is the only political party in the Nation which has strictly followed the principle of “Nation First, Party Second and Self Last” in the letter and spirit. He said that the youth of the society forms the backbone of the Nation and as such Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated many youth oriented schemes at the war level to keep the Nation’s youth at the forefront in today’s die hard competition.Baru appreciated the constructive efforts being put in by the Yuva Morcha team in the region relating to the issues of the student and the youth. He lauded that they have rallied at the vast level on the ground for the youth welfare schemes like Mudra Yojna, Skill India etc. He also prompted them to conduct sports events in the region to promote the sports culture amongst the youth. He also deliberated about the forthcoming party programmes to the Morch activists.Baru also enquired Yuva Morcha for the work on the millennium voter's list which contains the names of all the youth acquiring the age of 18 years till next parliamentary elections. He also asked them to prepare list of blood donors in their district.Several deputations of the local youth also discussed their problems with the BJP leadership during the meeting.Rinku Rasyal detailed about the activities taken by the BJYM activists in the region. He said that the Morcha activists have dedicatedly taken up all the Centrally sponsored schemes to the youth of the region so that they could reach the targeted population.Karan Dev Singh, Subash Kumar, Surinder Sharma, Ankush Nagotra, Ashwani Sharma, Ganesh Kumar, Dharam Chand, Pawan Singh, Anil Kumar, Sanjay Singh, Ankush Kumar and others were among the prominent persons present in the meeting.

BJP delegation visits Nowshera, Sunderbani, assures action

To end the deadlock created due to the agitation by people of Nowshera and Suderbani Sub-Division for the district status, BJP delegation comprising of senior BJP leaders led by its State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Minister for Health & Medical Education Bali Bhagat, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Choudhary, Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry & Fisheries Abdul Ghani Kohli, BJP State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi and MLA Ravinder Raina met with the Nowshera Union Committee. Officers from the state machinery including DC and SSP were also present in the meeting.It is pertinent to mention here that the Nowshera residents are demanding district status so as to have direct and easy access to the various administrative facilities for the last 8 days. The demand has been fully endorsed by the local BJP unit with its MLA Ravinder Raina extending support to the cause.Sat Sharma while addressing the Nowshera Union committee comprising of Beopaar Mandal, Sanatan Dharam Sabha and other social organization assured the protesting masses that their demands will be worked by BJP at the party level within 10 days. He assured them that they must look out for positive outcome till 10th of March 2018. Sharma said that BJP has always taken up public concern issues with cent per cent dedication. It is the first and foremost duty of BJP to address people’s aspiration and that’s the sole reason for continued win of BJP in all the major states of Nation, he added. He assured of equal and justified treatment to all the regions similar to Kotranka.Bali Bhagat also assured the protesting people that their demand will be taken up by the concerned BJP legislators in the State Cabinet to bring out favourable outcome. He said that their demands regarding Additional Deputy Commissioner and others will be appropriately addressed by the BJP with no favoritism.Meanwhile the BJP leaders also conducting a public meeting with the local people at Sunderbani while assuring them that their all the genuine demands will be addressed promptly.

Omar desperate for political mileage from monstrous crime: Brig. Gupta

“Former CM & sitting MLA Omar Abdullah must decide what he believes, before he sermonizes” said J&K BJP State Spokesperson Brig. (Retd.) Anil Gupta.Gupta was responding to a tweet by Omar Abdullah, in which the latter almost accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of prejudice. Gupta said that it is rather important to see that the person who is trying to make political ground by fiddling into the sensitive matters like rape. “Political mileage from monstrous crime”, Gupta alleged.Gupta said that it is indeed a matter of shame, as the society irrespective of political affiliations must stand univocally against the grave sin and rather demand highly professional attitude in putting the culprits behind the bars.Gupta said that Omar Abdullah has taken oath of Constitution and having this sarcastic attitude for a Central Agency for manufacturing attack on competitor political party on a sensitive issue, is a new depth of disgrace. He also said during the earlier times Abdullah did not reflect no such anger while he was in power and enjoying all luxuries. He said that Omar knows that CBI is also investigating the JKCA scam involving the senior Abdullah. He is possibly trying to malign the CBI with intent to question it’s finding in the JKCA scam, lamented Brig. Gupta.Gupta said that rather it should be welcomed that a premier Central Agency is being given entry into the case to ensure that justice prevails. He warned that it has become the habit of certain persons to fiddle with sensitive issues sometimes tactical and other times social which often lead to the grave situations.Gupta also targeted some valley based so called intellectuals and political leaders for a desperate bid to give communal colour to the heinous crime. Gupta alleged that dividing on the communal and regional lines and cultivating profit has remained the character of some double faceted people. He further said that certain vested interests have become judgemental even before the court verdict is out conceptualizing hypothetical situation which goes in accordance with their very own ultier motives.

PoJK Refugees must be included in the Pahari Reservation: Dr. Narinder Singh

J&K BJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh batted for the inclusion of PoJK Refugees in the reservation benefit extended to the Pahari speaking people.Pertinent to mention that J&K State Cabinet approved the J&K Reservation (amendment) Bill 18 of 2014 that extends 3 percent reservation to the Pahari Community.Dr. Singh said that it is a matter of appreciation that all the Paharis could enjoy the benefits which will be accorded to them after this. This would provide an equal platform to the Paharis like those of SC/ST/OBC for competing in this fast world.But at the same time Dr. Singh pointed out that the refugee population from Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) which includes population from Poonch, Mirpur, Muzzafarabad etc. must also be considered for the above benefit. He batted for their inclusion in the list citing the reason that the PoJK population has been victimized for decades together for absolute no fault of theirs and have been at the receiving end of the circumstances due to continued apathy of the governments and various departments.He said that the plight of these people must not go unheard and should be taken care of at the earliest possible opportunities.Dr. Singh pointed out that BJP has always stood for their cause through odds and even. He claimed that for the very first time BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken concrete steps for the settlement of all the issues of this population by taking swift measures like compensation and all.Dr. Singh also concentrated on the fact that the Indian Parliament has established about the PoJK being the indispensable part of India and as such to serve the interests of the refugees from the area comes to be the first duty of Governmental agencies.

BJP addresses crucial public issues in Jammu, Jammu west meetings

Cementing the organization at ground level, J&K BJP conducted meeting of prominent leaders from the Jammu and Jammu west District which was addressed by its State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma along with Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, Ministers Chander Parkash Ganga, Bali Bhagat, Ch. Lal Singh, Priya Sethi, Ajay Nanda, MLA Rajesh Gupta, MoS Rashpaul Verma, Vice-Chairperson Subhash Jandyal and other senior leaders.Meeting witnessed the District wise individual approach of all the senior leaders and the BJP Ministers to address the issues of prominent leaders from the Jammu and Jammu West District.Sat Sharma said that this move is particularly focused to provide the party leaders with an opportunity of direct interaction between the senior leadership as well as the ground worker. He said that BJP is a cadre based party and it is the cadre which ensures the party’s victory at all levels. He also said that the activist who works among the common masses is the best judge of the problems being faced by the public. Sharma added that this interaction will ensure that the voice of common public promptly reaches the senior leaders and Ministers of BJP and is addressed at the appropriate level.Dr. Nirmal Singh prompted the leaders to share their issues about the governance and other matters. He emphasized that the BJP works on the core principle of “Nation First, Party Second and Self Last” and thus is concentrated on the welfare of the common masses in letter and spirit. He asked the activists to report any act of mis-governance promptly to the party seniors so that the public doesn’t get harassed in any public concern department. He also threw light on the PDD related developments and entertained issues concerning the departments from the activists. He also took cognizance of the matters related to difficulty in distribution of Ration at certain places. Dr. Singh maintained that no dilly dallying approach will be tolerated in public related issues.Ministers Chander Parkash Ganga, Bali Bhagat, Ch. Lal Singh, Priya Sethi, Ajay Nanda also addressed the meeting while sorting out many issues related to their departments on the spot by talking directly to the authorities and took cognizance of the other matters.Dr. Narinder Singh who conducted the meeting informed that similar meetings will be conducted in other districts as well.State Vice-President Rajni Sethi, State Secretaries Sanjay Baru & Anuradha Charak, District Parbhari Jugal Gupta, Parduman Singh, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Ayodhya Gupta, Baldev Singh Billawaria, Mohan Singh Rana, Jeet Angral, Vijay Sharma, Harbans Choudhary, Ankush Gupta, Veena Gupta, Ashish Sharma, Hari Om Sharma were among the prominent BJP leaders present in the meeting.

Govt committed to solve problems confronting border residents: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Meets several deputations, assures early redress of grievancesDy CM Dr Nirmal Singh, said that the government is committed to solve the problems being faced by the people living alongside the international border.The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers during a meeting convened to discuss the issues confronting the people living alongside the International Border in Jammu division.Principal Secretary Home, R.K. Goyal, Additional Commissioner, Jammu, Deputy Commissioner, Kathua and senior officers were present.It was decided that issues like providing reservation to people living alongside the International Border (IB) on the pattern of those living on Line of Control would be taken up with the concerned for early redressal. It was also decided that the demand of providing compensation to the people whose properties like land has been acquired for defense purposes would be taken after proper quantification of the losses with the concerned.Dr Singh said that the people living alongside the IB have been rendering sacrifices for the cause of the nation and it is imperative that we should be aware to the problems being faced by them by ensuring their timely redressal.Later, Deputy Chief Minister also met a deputation from different parts of Bhaderwah constituency led by MLA, Dalip Singh Parihar and projected several issues related to the power sector like construction of a receiving station at Changa and up gradation of the receiving station at Gandoh besides installation of a new 132 KV transmission line from Doda to Bharedwah. A deputation led MLC Pardeep Sharma and other MLAs called on Deputy Chief Minister and thanked him for extending reservation benefits to the Pahari speaking people.Deputy Chief Minister assured the deputations that all their genuine issues would be looked into and redressed properly.A deputation of the Civil Secretariat Non GazettedEmployees’ union led by its President GR Mir and Vice president Suresh Bedi also called on the Deputy Chief Minister and projected the issue of extending the benefits of the Flag Ship programme Housing For All (HAL) to the employees of the Civil Secretariat.

Settle Rohingyas, Bangladeshi outside State: Prof. Virender Gupta

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta asked the Government of Jammu & Kashmir and that of the Centre to deport Rohingyas and Balgladeshi from the State in view of the sensitive and peculiar situation of Jammu & Kashmir and the strategy of Pakistan inflicting Jehadi-Terrorism in the State. The episode of Sunjwan where army personnel and one civilian were martyred and many other injured during terrorists attack on the army camp is eye opening. The suspicions has been raised against the local support including the Rohingyas who were settled in the vicinity of the camp’s boundary. “The resistance offered by those at the helm of affairs in the state government and the majority community of the state against their deportation from the state is not understandable”, the Spokesperson said. He added that by their resistance, they want to invite great trouble for the peace and communal harmony of the State.Prof. Virender said that if such people have great concern of humanity, then why they are not providing shelters to them in the Valley. “Infact they have mysterious designs of changing the demography of Jammu province and are advocating their cause with ulterior motives”, he added. The Spokesperson advised them to look at the Middle East counties which have predominately Muslim population. Each country has its own nationality (Komiat) and all such countries fight with each other keeping their own agenda and interests. The Muslim population residing in these countries to engage in sectarian battles among themselves and even do not hesitate to butcher their own countrymen.The Spokesperson calls upon the Government of India to take necessary steps to get Rohingyas and Bangladeshi deported from Jammu & Kashmir State while looking at the gravity of the situation and asked it to settle them temporarily in some other parts of the country. This is essential to avoid their use by the anti-national and Pro-Pak forces, which are bent upon to disturb the State and challenge the integrity of the country

Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randhawa dedicates lane, drain to public

Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randhawa dedicated a newly constructed lane and to public at Mohalla Shomali of Chatha panchayat under Satwari Block.While speaking on the inauguration ceremony Ch. Vikram lambasted those who remained legislators from Gandhi Nagar for two consecutive terms i.e., 12 years and claims to be the father of development. He said that Mohalla Shomali which just few kilometers away from the heart of the city is still underdeveloped as no lane and drain had ever, since independence, was constructed in the area. Randhawa said that the people of the area approached him for the construction of the lane and drain and during his visit to the locality he had promised them to fulfill their demand.He said that the lane and drain has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 3.5 lakh which he released from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF). “I am happy that I have kept the promise” Randhawa added. He said that the claims of development by the previous Congress legislator were mere slogans as nothing on ground particularly in the areas which were underdeveloped has been done.He said that least has been done and a lot more requires to be done in the Mohalla Shomali and assured the public that they need not to go here and there as strong legislators from BJP (MLA and MLC) are with them which would bring an era of development in the area as they are committed to carry forward the slogan of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’.The locals present on the occasion extended whole hearted support to the Bhartiya Janta Party in the coming future and thanked Ch. Vikram Randhawa.Others who were present on the occasion include Bhushan Lal, S.Surjeet Singh, S.Darshan Singh, Sanjeev Gupta, Rinku Gupta, Prithvi Singh, Dr Happy Singh, Ranjeet Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Rinku Chouhan and Raj Kumar.

भारतीय जनता पार्टी उधमपुर के जिला कार्यालय में उधमपुर विधानसभा की बैठक का आयोजन किया गया

बैठक में मण्डलों के अध्यक्ष , मोर्चा अध्यक्ष , महिला मोर्चा , युवा मोर्चा सहित भाजपा कार्यकर्ता व विभिन्न गांवों से आए हुए लोगों ने अपने अपने इलाके में आ रही समस्याओं को लेकर चर्चा की। इनमें कई शिष्टमंडल लांदर , थाथी , जगानू , जिब , रिटी , गरनई , बडाली , गंडाला व उधमपुर नगर की समस्याओं को लेकर प्रदेश भाजपा महासचिव पवन खजुरिया से मिले और उन्हें अपनी समस्या से अवगत कराया। शिष्टमंडल में कई लोगों ने बिजली ,पानी व सड़क की समस्याओं के बारे में पवन खजुरिया जी को अवगत कराया । उन्होंने बताया कि आए दिन उन्हें बिजली की समस्या से जूझना पड़ रहा है अब जबकि बच्चों की परीक्षाएं चल रही हैं इस दौरान कम बोल्टेज और अघोषित बिजली कटौती से बच्चों को पढ़ने में परेशानी आ रही है। इसी तरह पानी की समस्या को लेकर भी चर्चा की गई। मंच का संचालन करते हुए भाजपा में विस्तारक के नाते एक साल के लिए उधमपुर विधानसभा को समय देने वाले जुगल किशोर ने भाजपा की नीतियों , केंद्र व राज्य सरकार की योजनाओं को लेकर विस्तार से चर्चा की। इस दौरान जिला अध्यक्ष राकेश गुप्ता , जगदीश चन्द्र , सोमराज , रमणीक आदि ने केंद्र सरकार के प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना के तहत राशि को पांच गुना बढाने पर खुशी प्रकट की । उन्होंने कहा कि इससे पांच गुणा ज्यादा मकान गरीबों के लिए बनाए जाएंगे । इसके इलावा उन्होंने हर बूथ को मजबूत करने के लिए कार्यकर्ताओं को आह्वान किया । बूथ कमेटियां बनने से केंद्र की योजनाओं को आसानी से हमारे कार्यकर्ता जन जन तक पहुंचा सकते हैं ।उन्होंने कहा कि बूथ को मजबूत करने से ही आने वाले लोकसभा , विधान सभा व दूसरे चुनावों में सफलता हासिल की जा सकती है। नीलम नरगोत्रा ने केंद्र द्वारा घोषित बजट को महिलाओं और किसानों पर केंद्रित करने के लिए नरेन्द्र मोदी सरकार का धन्यवाद किया। भाजपा के प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया ने इस अवसर पर कहा कि केंद्र सरकार ने जम्मू कश्मीर में सड़कों के निर्माण के लिए 2900 करोड़ जारी किए हैं लेकिन यह हमारे लिए यह गर्व की बात है कि इनमें से 1400 करोड़ केवल उधमपुर लोकसभा क्षेत्र के लिए जारी हुए हैं । इसके लिए पीएमओ मंत्री व लोक सभा सदस्य डॉ जतिंदर बधाई के पात्र हैं उन्हीं के अथक प्रयासों से ऐसा संभव हो पाया है। पवन खजुरिया ने आगे कहा कि आज देश मजबूत हाथों में है । प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के मजबूत नेतृत्व में हर एक नागरिक अपने आप को सुरक्षित महसूस कर रहा है। दावोस में उद्घाटन भाषण भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी द्वारा दिए जाने पर आज हर भारतीय गर्व महसूस कर रहा है। इसके इलावा उन्होंने कहा कि बिजली व पानी की समस्या को कई इलाकों में दूर किया गया है और जल्द ही सम्बन्धित मंत्रालयों से मिलकर उचित कदम उठाए जाएंगे , ताकि दूसरे क्षत्रों से भी इन समस्याओं को दूर किया जा सके । बैठक में नरिंदर कुमार , पवित्तर सिंह , रोहित सिंह , भारती शर्मा , सुरिंदर मगोत्रा , शामलाल , वीरसिंह , अजय , परविंदर सिंह , गीता देवी , राज ठंडा , नीलम देवी , संसारो देवी , अनवर अली , धर्मचन्द , करनैल सिंह , मोहिंदर सिंह , मोहम्मद यूसुफ , बलवान आदि भी मौजूद थे।

BJP nominates District Presidents for OBC Morcha

J&K BJP OBC Morcha State President Murari Lal Balgotra in consultation with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma and BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul nominated and entrusted the party activists with new responsibilities as Morcha District Presidents in the party.Sh. Abdul Rasheed Ganai has been nominated as the Morcha District President of Rajouri, Gopal Krishan of Billawar, Nissar Ahmed of Ramban, Madan Lal Verma of Nowshera.Sh. Sat Sharma and Sh. Ashok Kaul congratulated the new District Presidents and expressed hope that they will work for the empowerment of the Morcha as well as the general masses for which the Morcha has been formulated. The senior leaders stressed that this nomination comes with a great sense of accountability so they have to work harder among the masses now onwards.New Morcha Presidents also thanked the party for entrusting them with the new assignment and said that they will work selflessly for the welfare of the maases and the extension of party work among the masses

Rs 100 CRORE ROAD PROJECTS IN GHORDI & BASANTGARH IN DISTRICT UDHAMPUR

Union MoS and Lok Sabha MP from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda constituency, Dr Jitendra Singh today launched around Rs.100 crore worth of road projects at Ghordi in Chenani Assembly segment and Basantgarh in Ramnagar Assembly segment of district Udhampur.Out of this, an amount of around Rs. 92 crore is to be spent on widening from single lane to double lane and upgradation of crucial road from Ghordi to Udhampur and the first phase of work from KM-13 to KM-26 amounting to Rs. 40 crore began today. The importance of this much-awaited road project is that, this is believed to be an extremely accident-prone stretch and several casualties have taken place in road accidents in the past.The other road project launched today was that of PMGSY road from Basantgarh to Kanned, which had been sanctioned much earlier but got delayed due to certain reasons. Since the helicopter could not land in Basantgarh today, the foundation stone plate for this project was also unveiled from Ghordi while MLA Ramnagar R.S.Pathania addressed the gathering at Basantgarh and Dr Jitendra Singh addressed them through mobile phone.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said that a number of such projects had been initiated in the Udhampur-Kathua-Doda constituency which had been pending for several decades. The question, he said, is why these initiatives were not undertaken earlier even though for the last 50 years, there have been influential Ministers and MPs representing this constituency.Dr Jitendra Singh, however, appealed to the State Administration to avoid delays in execution of these projects. The Ghordi road upgradation started today, for example, he said, had been approved nearly two years ago, but the tender and allotment of work took place only last month. Similarly, he said, for river Devika cleaning project, Rs.170.50 crore was allocated in February 2017, but it took almost one year to prepare the DPR. The first-of-its-kind Bio-tech park at Kathua had also got delayed because of the avoidable Forest clearance issues, he added.

हम सब के लोकप्रिय नेता एवं देश के प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी के साथ भाजपा के वर्तमान जम्मू-कश्मीर प्रदेश प्रभारी श्री अविनाश राय खन्ना जी एवं पूर्व प्रदेश सह-प्रभारी श्री आर. पी. सिंह जी जम्मू-कश्मीर की वर्तमान परिस्थितियों पर चर्चा करते हुए I

Dy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh addresses seminar in Kerala

Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh along with Daljit Singh Chib , Vice Chairman of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kissan attended the Seminar at Bhartheeya Vichara Kendaram, Kerala on "External and Internal Threats being confronting by the Nation" which was organized by the Kerala BJP’s Legal Cell.While speaking in the seminar, Dr. Nirmal Singh thanked the people of Kerala, the land of Gods for their overwhelming love and gesture. He focussed on the various factors contributing in the development of the Nation as well as the various other factors which have posed various threats to the country.Dr. Singh threw light upon the history that has led to the present turmoil in the social fabric of the Indian society, while prompting the audience to take active role in the constructive changes in the present world.He lauded the role of Cell which has organized such a platform in which intellectuals from various corners of the Nation participated to share their thoughts for the love of country.Dy. CM also honoured Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram Director P. Parameswar ji who has been conferred with Padma Vibushan. Large number of people attended the Seminar including people from Civil society, NGOs of kerela.Adv. K. R. Rajagopal, Adv. Rajmohan G. J., Dr. Jayaram, A. N. Radhakrishanan, Prof. Rajashekharan, Adv. S. Suresh, Adv. K. R. Chandra Mohan, Adv. Parabrahmam Sree Kumar and others were among the prominent dignitaries present in the seminar.

MLC Sh. Ashok Khajuria, MLA Sh. Rajiv Jasrotia adjudged best legislators

“There is more in the world than just to live and serving the society with a generous heart”, this was stated by the BJP National Vice-President, National Vice- Chairperson Indian Red Cross Society & Incharge J&K Affairs Avinash Rai Khanna who was in the state in connection with the election of new CEC, Ladakh. He was speaking on the sidelines of the function organized in the BJP state headquarter, Trikuta Nagar where he along with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, Minister for Health Bali Bhagat, Minister for PHE Sham Choudhary, MLC Vikram Randhawa, and other senior leaders felicitated former State President & MLC Ashok Khajuria and MLA Rajiv Jasrotia for being rewarded as the best legislators. Avinash Rai Khanna, while speaking on the occasion appreciated the effort of the felicitated BJP leaders and said that this outstanding performance is the testimony to the selfless working of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders. He said that BJP doesn’t stand for a party but for a strong urge to serve the humanity. He said that this is just not the token of respect for the two leaders but as the testimony to the strong ideals of the party which are upheld in very high esteem by all the party workers. He claimed that the humbleness and softness are the two virtues of true power citing the examples of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah. He further prompted them to work for the grass root level empowerment of common masses. Sat Sharma also wished both and said that these leaders have taken forward the cause initiated by the likes of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay and Dr. Shyama Parsad Mookherjee. Sharma said that these leaders stand as the role model for the rest of legislatures and this stands as particularly a moment of joy for the party as its two representatives have set an paradigm of exemplary work in the Assembly. Ashok Kaul, Bali Bhagat, Sham Choudhary were among the other prominent leaders who spoke on the occasion. Ashok Khajuria and Rajiv Jasrotia also thanked the party leaders for their generosity and stressed that they will continue to serve the party and the public in the selfless manner in the times to come. State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria carried the proceedings of the stage. Parmod Kapahi, Yudhvir Sethi, Rajni Sethi, Sanjay Baru, Anuradha Charak, Brig. Anil Gupta, Prof. Varinder Gupta, S. Varinderjit Singh, Chander Mohan Gupta, Kulbhushan Mohtra, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Tilak Raj Gupta, Ayodhya Gupta, Baldev Bilawaria, Parneesh Mahajan, V. K. Sethi, Jeet Angral, Prem Gupta, Vinay Gupta, Sheila Handoo and others were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.

Efforts afoot to develop JK as a major religious tourism destination: MOS Smt. Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi today stated that the government is committed to develop the places of religious importance and other tourist’s places “Efforts are afoot to tap the immense potential of pilgrim tourism in the state and putting J&K in the world map as one of the major religious tourist destination”, the Minister asserted.The Minister was speaking during the inauguration of Shiva Vatika at Peerkho costing Rs 47 lakhs executed by Floriculture department. The work included supply , installation, testing and commissioning of Red sand stone Sculpture of Lord Shiva Fountain in three layers.Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the government is working with a purpose to boost the religious tourism besides providing the requisite necessary facilities not only to the tourists but also catering to the needs of everyone coming to pay their obeisance in the shrines across the state.Citing various steps undertook by the Government, the Minister said that several new initiatives including Ropeway projects, Multilevel parking, developing Bawe, Mohmaya and Peerkho as a tri-shrines on the lines of the idea once conceived by Jambhu Lochan, connecting five shrines and many more prestigious projects are underway to attract more tourists and enhance the pilgrim tourism in the region.Priya said that the government is ensuring the proper augmentation of the infrastructure at religious places and working on the same line, the installation of Fountain will add to beautification of the Peerkho shrine and attract more footfalls to the holy place,the Minister maintained.She said that the recently held Peerkho mela has attracted a huge crowd and successful conduct of such events will prove to be decisive in development of Peerkho and other such historical significant places.She further said that a special component has been earmarked for the tourism sector under Prime Minister's Development Package that will prove to be key factor in expansion of JK’s tourism industry.Priya said that the state government has included the development of pilgrim tourism in the development plan and is reaching out to the tourists by undertaking several promotional activities in the state as well as outside J&K.Terming J&K as a unique bouquet of diverse tradition and culture, the Minister said that the state inherited the wealthy traditions and spirituality wherein several religious places are thronged by people of all faiths.A comprehensive mechanism has been put in place to promote and develop the prominent places of religious and tourist importance, she added.PeerKho shrine has been a major pilgrim tourist destination in the region and requisite measures have been taken to enhance amenities for the pilgrims, the Minister said adding that its development will act as a stimulus for the economy of the area.MLA East , Rajesh Gupta,State Vice President Yudhvir Sethi, Distt President Baldev Baloria, Mahant Pir Ravinath Vinay Gupta, Hari Om, Shashi Khajuria and Director Floriculture, Babila Rakwal,xen Arvind Gupta besides prominent citizens from all walk of life and functionaries of the concerned departments were present on the occasion.

Sh. Dorjay Motup elected unopposed as new CEC, Leh

Amidst simple but enthusiastic ceremony, Councillor Dorjay Motum elected unopposed and assumed charge as new Chief Executive Councillor, Leh in presence of BJP National Vice-President & Incharge J&K Affairs Avinash Rai Khanna, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, BJP State General Secretary & Incharge Leh-Ladakh Affairs Pawan khajuria, Minister Tsering Dorjay, District President Gonbo besides all the officials and other senior BJP leaders as the prestigious post was lying vacant after the sad and sudden demise of former CEC, Leh and tall leader from the soil Dr. Sonam Dawa.Usually the procedure for the assumption of the office of the CEC involves the usual election process in front of all official machinery, but in the unanimous decision by the body, Dorjay Motup was able to soon assume the office as he found no opposition from others.Avinash Rai Khanna said wished the new CEC all the very best for his future edeavours in the development of the region and also asked him to hold the service of the society in very high spirits and pure essence. He also wished him on the behalf of Central BJP leadership.Sat Sharma while wishing good luck to the new 7th CEC, said that he has to fit himself in the boots of the late Dr. Sonam Dawa who was always there for the persons in need.Ashok Kaul wished him good luck as asked him to work for the development of the region as the head of BJP led Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh.Pawan Khajuria wished him good luck and prompted him to work on the principles of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”.Chering Dorjay asked him serve his duty well as he has served representative of people in his constituency for more the decade.On the occasion, four Executive Councillors were also nominated to run the affairs.Soon a meeting was called in which all the councilors from the region participated to discuss the further plans and strategy to run the affairs. It was decided in the meeting to take forward the message of the Late CEC who worked for the upgradation of the living standards and infrastructure in the region.Whole proceedings were managed by Dy. Commissioner, Leh Avni Lavasa.

MUDRA “LABHARTHI” SAMMELAN in JAMMU (Mudra Beneficiaries Congregation)

Mudra Loans worth Rs 12.5 crore distributed to 478 beneficiaries from districts Kathua, Udhampur and Jammu. This brings the total amount of Mudra loans distributed so far to 202 crore received by 4598 beneficiaries. Many of the beneficiaries came on the stage to narrate their experience and thanked PM Sh Narendra Modi. One of them, for example, was earning his livelihood by carrying gas cylinder on his back but through Mudra he got carriage transport vehicle of his own.Union MoS Dr Jitendra Singh appealed for taking inspiration from PM Shri Narendra Modi and follow the example of "Give It Up" campaign as a result of which those who could afford Gas cylinders, surrendered their subsidy, as a result of which 5 crore families got free cylinders. He said, Modi Government's economic reforms are also social reforms and they will cultivate in us the habit of keeping only as much money as required and sparing the surplus for others who are needy.

BJP State General Secretary Sh. Harinder Gupta dubs Congress as double faceted party

“A person can only preach, what he has nurtured over the years in his mind”, this was stated by the J&K BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta while taking a jibe at Raman Bhalla, senior Congress leader and former Minister in the NC-Congress Government in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.Harinder Gupta in a reactionary phase to the comment passed by the former Minister said “Nationalism flows through the arteries of Bharatiya Janata Party, so the party will remain addicted to the flavour of the toast of Nationalism & it will continue to teach it”.Gupta added that Congress as a National Party remained devoted to feed the demon of its power hunger but never really cared for the National interest. Accusing the Congress for slow pace of development despite the rich treasure of intellectuals in the Nation, Gupta accused Congress leaders of nurturing “Self interest, exploitation, corruption” in the country.Harinder Gupta also grabbed the chance to hurl accusation of “Congress a Double Faceted Party” towards the senior Congress leader, when the latter along with other Jammu based political leaders from Congress remained mum during “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans by their close political ally, Akbar Lone in the J&K assembly. Gupta asked why on Earth, did anybody from Congress had the guts not to openly criticize him for the statement, when sitting MLA tried to play with the sentiments of Muslim Community saying that as a Muslim, he couldn’t tolerate anti-Pakistan sloganeering by BJP MLAs. Gupta also said that role of former Minister in the habilitation of outsiders in the Jammu regions is often the hot topic of discussion among the Jammuites.Gupta also asked the former Minister to answer for the role of Congress in all the major riots in the Nation right from the moment of Indian Independence. He said that the misappropriations of various resources of the country made during previous Congress regime are surfacing one by one during the present NDA dispensation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi due to the zero tolerance and crackdown on the corruption.Gupta also said that the residents of the border state of Jammu & Kashmir have witnessed unprecedented development which was nowhere in sight for nearly seven decades of Indian independence. Gupta further said that not even a single scam has surfaced, which has taken place in the BJP government, while the level of corruption has decreased many folds in all the departments.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh in Kerala, visited the renowned Padmanabha Vishnu Temple and paid obeisance

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh in Kerala, visited the renowned Padmanabha Vishnu Temple and paid obeisance. Dr. Singh prayed for the peace, prosperity, happiness and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir. State Kisan Welfare Advisory Board Vice Chairman Daljit Singh Chib also accompanied Deputy Chief Minister during the visit.

नवनिर्मित भाजपा केन्द्रीय कार्यालय करोड़ों कार्यकर्ताओं को समर्पित। दीन दयाल उपाध्याय मार्ग, नई दिल्ली में स्थित नवीन भाजपा केंद्रीय कार्यालय की कुछ झलकियाँ।

Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randhawa, today inaugurated the office of the Jammu and Kashmir Sarnarthi Action Committee (JKSAC) at Roi Morh, Gadigarh in Gandhi Nagar.

The Jammu and Kashmir Sarnarthi Action Committee (JKSAC) which is fighting for the rights of the refugees has opened its new office at Roi Morh which will benefit refugees from PoK.While inaugurating the office Ch. Vikram said that the refugees who have been given onetime settlement package by the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi are being befooled by many agents.Pertinent to mention that the Central government had announced to deposit Rs. 2,000 crore into the bank accounts of 36,000 refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).The compensation package for the refugees from PoK was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, and it got the clearance from the Union Cabinet in December. These refugees migrated to Jammu and Kashmir in 1947, 1965 and 1971. “Each PoK refugee would get Rs. 5.5 lakh in his or her bank account, and the Centre will bear the cost,” Randhawa said.However, Randhawa said that few stooges had started befooling the gullible people and were demanding money in the name of working out modalities for the completion of getting his package. “The JKSAC is saving people from felling prey to such people and is hence saving their money and precious time as well” Randhawa added. He also congratulated the team of JKSAC.Others who were present on the occasion include S. Gurdev Singh President JKSAC, Netar Prakash Sharma Gen Secy JKSAC, S. Avinash Singh Vice President JKSAC, Dwarika Nath Vice President JKSAC, Rajesh Khajuria Cashier JKSAC and others.

BJP to host programme showcasing achievements of 3 years

JK BJP led by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta held a meeting of BJP Ministers Chander Parkash Ganga & Sham Choudhary, MLAs Sukhnandan Choudhary, Rajesh Gupta & Dr. Krishan Bhagat, District Presidents and District Incharges to discuss the strategy for taking the achievements of BJP and State Government since last elections.While addressing the meeting, Sat Sharma said that BJP has delivered on its promise to lead from the front for the growth and development of Jammu & Kashmir state. He said that BJP has focused on the equilateral development of all three regions of the state with the special attention on the schemes designed for the weaker sections of the society.He said that the opposition not withstanding the era of development in the state is trying to flash misinformation campaign. To present the facts in front of the worthy voters and the residents of the state who have voted enmass in favour of BJP in last Parliamentary and Assembly elections, BJP has decided to forth the bullet points with all the facts and figures of various developmental projects during last 3 years of governance.He said that BJP always stood first to air voice of people and as an alliance partner in J&K Government, BJP has taken all the public concern issues at the appropriate forum. The society and particularly the youth has accepted the clean and good governance of BJP led governments by heart, he asserted.Ashok Kaul also deliberated that the BJP bound by its ethics is devoted to address the needs of the last person standing in the most neglected section of the society who was denied the basic necessity of life even after the 70 years of Indian Independence. He further said that, In coming days, a programme will be conducted by BJP showcasing the achievements of BJP and its alliance government, which will further cement the faith of common man in the party as well as democracy. BJP has been conducting Booth Sammelans and even Shakti Kendra Sammelan to aware the ground activist and empower him/her so that he/she can serve the society efficiently. And this programme will be an asset to the ongoing campaign, he said.BJP State Vice-Presidents Bharat Bhushan Bodi & Rajni Sethi, Sanjay Baru, Naresh Dogra, Suraj Singh, Arvind Gupta, Rakesh Mahajan, Suresh Sharma, Parduman Singh, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Purnima Sharma, Baldev Singh Billawaria, Ayodhya Gupta, Omi Khajuria, JAngbir Singh, Brijeshwar Singh Rana, Manmohan and others were among the prominent BJP leaders present in the meeting.

BJP conducts “Booth Samelan” at Pargwal

JK BJP led by BJP State general secretary Ashok Koul keeps up his momentum to reach up to its ground level activist working at each booth level by organizing booth sammelan of Mandal Pargwal of Akhnoor District falling in assembly constituency Chamb. The booth Sammelan held at Hamirpur Kona was attended by all the BJP leaders residing in the Mandal which was also addressed by BJP State Vice-Presidents Bharat Bhushan and Karan Singh, MLA Dr. Krishan Lal and other senior leaders.He also threw light on the organizational matters and apprised the cadre with the forthcoming party programmes. BJP cadre has the moral obligation to serve the people with zero self interest, he said. While speaking on the occasion he enumerated the achievements of Narendra Modi led NDA Government at the Centre and BJP coalition in J&K.He asked the party workers to educate people about the schemes initiated by Centre and State Governments for the welfare of poor and downtrodden section of society so that maximum deserving people get benefited.Dr. Krishan Lal apprised the activists of the various central and state government achievements. He also spoke about the steps he has taken in his assembly segments for the welfare of the masses.District President Manmohan Singh presented the vote of thanks.Suraj Singh, Parduman Singh, Jagdish Bhagat, Ramesh Khajuria and others were among the prominent BJP leaders present in the Booth Sammelan.

Booth Sammelan held at Nagrota Mandal of Jammu Rural District.

Kargil deputation calls on Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh; Extends appreciation for accelerating development

A deputation of Kargil led by Mohammad Ali Mazhar called on the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh and projected several issues besides extending thanks for undertaking several projects in the hilly area.The deputation while interacting with the deputy chief minister exuded hope that the developmental initiatives undertaken in the hilly area would be further accelerated besides ensuring their time bound completion.They also extended thanks to the government for ensuring that work on Zojila tunnel which would ensure all weather connectivity to the Leh and Kargil would be started soon. Besides, the Kishtwar-Panikhar road which had been a major demand of the people of Kishtwar and Kargil has also been sanctioned.The deputation also thanked for inclusion of Kargil in the UDAN 2 scheme, which would also boost the tourism of the area besides providing all year connectivity to the people of the area.Deputy Chief Minister assured the deputation that the government both at the centre and state would further accelerate the development of the area. He said that the prime minister believes in SabkaSathSaabkaVikas which would ensure equitable development of every part of the country.Dr Singh further assured them all other issues would also be redressed in a time bound manner

Govt resolute to give new direction to JK’s tourism sector: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Annual 4-day PeerKhoMela concludes; Bhupinder lifts Dangal titleDy CM Dr Nirmal Singh on Friday said that the Jammu and Kashmir state possesses immense potential for growth in tourism sector and that resolute efforts are underway to give new dimensions to State’s tourism industry by placing J&K in the world map as one of the major tourist destination.He said this during the concluding ceremony of annual PeerKhoMela. Dr Singh said from adventure to pilgrimage tourism, the state government is reaching out to the tourists by undertaking several promotional activities, facilitating the exchange of tourism market by easing the barriers of travel and encouraging the partnerships between the public and private sectors.During the Annual PeerKhoMela, devotees from within and outside district paid obeisance at the historic PeerKho shrine. The four-day event witnessed various cultural programs based on Shiv-Parvati theme like Tandav, Shiv Barat, Shiv-Kali and Bhajans devoted to Lord Shiva. Traditional sports activities, Fun Rides, Ethnic stalls put up by the locals and government departments attracted huge footfall. The district administration and the Mandir committee made elaborate arrangements for the devotees visiting the holy place.The Mela was concluded with the Dangal. The final match of the event proved to be a one-sided affair as Shamsher tried to adopt a defensive approach to slow the match down but Bhupinder Singh from Punjab proved to be too good for the rival and registered the victory to lift the title.Gurj and Patta were awarded by PeerKho Mandir Committee to the winner whereas cash Prizes of Rs 25,000 and Rs 10,000 were awarded to the winner and the runner-up respectively by the Tourism Department.Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said that the state has a vast potential to be a prime tourist destination as it showcases the perfect bouquet of diverse tradition and culture. He said by initiating several prestigious projects, the government is ensuring that the tourists will witness a new attraction every time they come to the state that will ultimately give a boost to JK’s tourism sector.To develop and enhance the structure of state’s tourism, synergized efforts by all stakeholders are required to ensure the development of various tourists’ places in the state especially the unexplored one, Dr Singh added.J&K is a land Sufis and Saints inherited with the wealth of rich culture and spirituality wherein several religious places are thronged by people of all faiths, Dr Singh said adding that the government is determined on tapping every aspect of tourism in the State with special focus on developing the places of spiritual and religious importance to meet the aspirations of people.“The State has set a great example of religious harmony that remained us stand united to fight against the evil of terrorism”, Dr Singh asserted. Stressing on the development of prominent places of religious and tourist importance, Dr Singh said that the inclusive mechanism has been put in place to promote historically significant tourist spots.Dr Singh said that with the development of shrines like Peerkho, not only devotes but more tourists will be attracted which will give a fillip to the economy of the area. “PeerKho shrine has been a major pilgrim tourist destination in the region and requisite initiatives have been taken to enhance amenities for the pilgrims”, he added.Citing various steps undertook by the Government, he said that in times to come many new initiatives such as, Ropeway projects, River front, Lake, Multilevel parking will see the light to attract more tourist footfall in the region.

BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma inaugurates lane, drain work at Janipur

BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma along with local political leaders in the august gathering of prominent citizens inaugurated lane and drain construction work in Booth Numbers 1 and 10 of Ward No. 37 of Janipur area falling under Jammu West Constituency.While addressing the local people gathered on the spot, Sat Sharma said that the prime motive of the BJP is to address the public’s problems on the ground. He claimed that the people have developed a faith on the present political dispensation due to the good governance by BJP. He said that the issues related to the water, roads, electricity, sanitation and other issues are being taken promptly with the appropriate agencies. He also claimed that the many new projects are being worked upon for improving the infrastructure in the constituencies.Sat also made the door to door approach to local people and enquired about the issues concerning for the appropriation of public utilities. Locals apprised the MLA with their grievances they are having with the public concern departments. Locals claimed that the constituency has seen unprecedented growth in the recent years under the present dispensation which was not witnessed in several decades.Sat Sharma, while briefing on the present lane and drain work said that the present work is being done by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) with the estimated cost of 25 lakh rupees. He called the JMC officials to complete the work in the stipulated time while taking care not to cause any inconvenience to the general public. He also called the local people present on the spot to monitor the work for its quality so that the work lasts for long time keeping its utility on ground.BJP State Additional Publicity Secretary Parduman Singh, Janipur Mandal President Vijay Sharma, Sahil Gupta, Booth President Viney Gupta, Ramesh Khajuria, Sunita Gupta, Sangeeta Verma, Swaran Singh, Raidulari, Vicky Sharma and others were among the prominent persons present during the inauguration.

Monthly organisational meeting of BJYM held at Party Headquarters

Monthly meeting of State BJYM held at State headquarters Trikuta Nagar Jammu, the meeting was organised in context of various organisational activities across the state taken by BJYM in near future. The meeting was chaired by BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra along with BJP State Secretary and Incharge BJYM Sanjay Baru. All the State Office Bearers, District Presidents and district incharges attended the meeting.Speaking on the occasion Dr. Magotra stressed upon the organisational way of working along with the issues of youth taken by the activists in their concerned areas, he said our central government have initiated a lot of schemes for the general masses especially for the youth belonging to rural areas and poor families. It is the responsibility of each post holder of BJYM to take all the schemes and initiatives of the government to the needy and poor people of the state. Mostly the people residing in the urban areas are aware of all the schemes but people belonging to rural belt needs the help of the youth activists to get aware about these schemes so that they can be benefitted. Dr. Magotra said that our Prime Minister Narendra Modi have a lot of exceptions from the youth of the country and it is the youth who have the capacity to play a major role in the foundation of new India (a dream seen by our Hon’ble PM).On the occasion Sanjay Baru said that Youth is the main pillar of our party, who have always played an important role right from the day of its foundation. Youth of the state have played a major role in the formation of first ever government of BJP in the state and we also have a lot of responsibilities towards the Youth of the state. Our government is very keen onlooker on all the possibilities of formation of employment opportunities for the youth of the state.Prominent who were present on the occasion were general secretaries Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma, Vice-presidents Karan Sat Sharma, secretaries Sunny Sangotra, Ajay Manhas, Rahul Vaid and Adv Gurdev Thakur, Rohit Verma, Er. Lalit Raina, District Presidents Hari Om Sharma, Sham Mehra, Ashish Sharma, Rohit Verma, Akash Chopra, Akhil Prashar, Sukhdev Singh, Amit Dubey and many others.

BJP Unit Kargil takes up issues regarding Animal Husbandry and Fisheries with Abdul Ghani Kholi

A delegation of BJP Unit Kagil today met Abdul Ghani Kholi Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fishers to apprise the Hon'ble minister about the issues faced by the people of district Kargil.The delegation was lead by President BJP Unit Kargil Shri Mohammad Ali Majaz and comprising of its Executive Bodies and Seniors Members.Mohd Ali Majaz took the occassion to thanked the Hon'ble minister on behalf of the people of the Kargil (Ladakh) district for the sanctioning of the Zojila Tunnel, Inclusion of kargil Airport in UDAN Scheme and to declare Kishtwar - Panikar road as National Highway and 10% SDA for the employees working in difficult areas like Kargil-Leh (Ladakh) Region.Some of the main issues taken up were the following:1. Filling up of vacant position of vertinanary doctors at Animal and sheep husbandry Kargil District on urgent basis. 2. Infusion of Marino and Karakul blood in the entire sheep population of the district with the aim to improve the quality and quantity of wool and mutton industry. 3. Technology from Iran country can be used to explore more possibilities in this sector particularly in the Carpet Industry for which Karakul Wool is perfect.Karakul Sheep Fram which is established in Kargil way back in the 70s. 4. Health coverage to all the sheep and goat population of the district to prevent losses due to contagious and non contagious diseases. 5. Upgradation of cattle with gorsy breed through artificial insemination with frozen semen technology as well as with natural service. 6. Value addition and market linkages to animal produce especially surplus milk of farmers. Conservation and propagation of native breeds of yak and zanskari horse. 7. Up gradation of veterinary centers at various block of kargil district. 8. Sanctioning of initiatives for establishing fish farm, sheep and goat units.The Hon'ble minister gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured them of taking up the demand at the earliest. He also sought the cooperation of the local populace to the department so that they could provide better services to the citizens. He reiterated the coalition government's commitment to the upliftment of the remotest region of the state. At the end he asked BJP Unit Kargil President to convey congratulations to the people of Kargil on his behalf.The delegation was comprised of Senior leader and Meida Incharge Suffan Jafari, BJP District Organiser Lama Paljor, BJYM state Sectrey Mohammad Hassan Pasha and Prabhari BJYM Kargil, BJP Senior leader Mohd Qasim, Zakir Zakiri District General Secretary, Akhon Niyaz Ali join sec, Mohd Ali Khoti Casher, BJYM District President Mohd Hussain Baba and besides a large number of a senior members.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh declares open first Maharaja Hari Singh Gold Cup Football tourney

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh said it is imperative to honor the state’s legends and icons who have contributed immensely in different fields of life.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating the first Maharaja Hari Singh Gold Cup Football tournament organized by Jammu and Kashmir Football Association in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Police at GGM Science College.MLA East, Rajesh Gupta, Director General Police Dr S P Vaid, Ex-Minister Gulchain Singh Charak and several prominent citizens and sports persons were present.The Deputy Chief Minister while highlighting the contribution of Maharaja Hari Singh said he has contributed in every sphere of life and the same is of historic nature. He said his special focus was on educating the weaker and downtrodden sections of the society and he ensured that free education is introduced in the State.Dr Singh said that by organizing the football tournament in the name of late Maharaja, the organizers have done a commendable job as it would come up as a regular feature and the younger generation especially the sports persons would also come to know about the historic work and contribution of the Maharaja.Deputy Chief Minister further said that the sports activities ensure that the energies of youth are channelized in a proper and coordinated direction and does not get swayed by other tendencies. He said the government has undertaken several measures for catalyzing the sports activities and in this regard several national and international tournaments have been organized whereby our youth get an opportunity of competing with several stall wards and get the requisite exposure to excel at various fora.

India’s educational system synonymous with civility, reverence: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today said the Indian educational system is synonymous with respect for parents and senior citizens.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Bhartiya Shiksha Samiti (JKBSS) in connection with the celebration of honoring parents and senior citizens at Bhartiya Vidhaya Mandir, Amphalla, Jammu.Prof Naresh Padha, Social Activists, Mamta Singh, Reena Rajput and Satesh Mittal were also present.While referring to the Indian system of education, the Deputy Chief Minister said its main focus is to inculcate sense of respect and dedication of the young generation for their parents and senior citizens. He said the fine nuances of civility and related things formed the major part of India’s educational curriculum.Dr Singh said with the advent of modern education and technology the joint family system, which was also responsible for ensuring that the young generation develops sense of respectability towards their parents and elderly, started to vanish and a new concept of nuclear families propped up. He said the same has also contributed towards giving rise to several things which were alien to our culture and ethics.The students of the school presented several cultural items.Later, the Deputy Chief Minister visited the Shiv Mandir near the Tawi Bridge and paid obeisance there. He also inaugurated the community Langer organized by the Temple Management on eve of Mahashivratri

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh e-inaugurates 2 Receiving Stations in Budgam

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh said that several flagship schemes have been launched for augmentation and strengthening of generation, transmission and distribution network to achieve self-sufficiency and provide 24×7 supply to the consumers.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking after e-inauguration of two receiving of two 33/11 KV receiving stations constructed by PDD at Waterhailand Arizal in Budgam District here today.Minister of State for PDD, Ms Asiea Naqash, MLA Hakim Yasin, MLC Saif-ud–Din Bhat, Commissioner/ Secretary PDD, DCP Power, Chief Engineers, Executive Engineers and other senior officers were present on the occasion.It is pertinent to mention that the two receiving stations would be benefiting a population of 18300 consumers and have been constructed with an estimated cost of Rs. 6.94 crore and would benefiting more than 20 villages / areas of the district.While referring to the several initiatives undertaken for strengthening the transmission distribution system in the state, the Deputy Chief Minister said that GoI has sanctioned Rs 1189.59 crore under PMDP for strengthening transmission system at 220kV and 132kV level. “Tenders for all schemes in both Jammu and Kashmir provinces stand issued. Out of 32 projects 8 stand allotted,” he added.“To remove existing constraints at transmission level, the department is striving to complete the critical Grid Stations and Transmission lines well before December, 2018 which include Grid Station, Alusteng, Budgam, Delina, Gladni, 220 KV, Srinagar -Leh, transmission line and 400 KV D/C transmission line NRSS-XXIX from Jallandhar-Samba to Amargarh”, he added.Dr Singh that GoI has approved an amount of Rs 616.59 crore under DDUGJY for strengthening the distribution system in rural areas of 21 districts of the state.Referring to providing electricity to un-electrified villages of the state, the Deputy Chief Minister said that electrification of 102 un-electrified villages of the state is included in the DDUGJY and RGGVY-II schemes, of which 78 un-electrified villages are included in DDUGJY and remaining 24 are included in RGGVY-II.He added that electrification of 22 villages has been achieved till January, 2018 and 26 villages shall be electrified by April, 2018. Remaining 54 villages shall be electrified through off grid mode by June, 2018, he added.

Hiranagar border villages deputation calls on Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

A deputation of border villages of Hiranagar constituency led by MLA Hiranagar Mr. Kuldeep Raj today called on the Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh and projected several issues.Chief Secretary, Mr. B. B. Vyas, Principal Secretary, Home, Mr. R. K. Goyal and other senior officers were also present.The deputation projected issues like a reservation to the people living on international border on the pattern of those living on the line of control, providing 5 marls plot at a safer place and compensation to the land acquired by the security forces.Deputy Chief Minister assured the deputationists that all their genuine issues would be looked into and redressed properly.

MOS for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi attacks NC, Congress for double standards

Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi attacked National Conference and Congress for double standards and said that both the parties are putting their vested self interest over the National Interest.The Minister was speaking during Polling Booth Sammelan at Nagrota here today.In the quest of gaining political mileage, NC and Congress are playing dirty politics over the blood of our brave Soldiers, the Minister maintained.Priya said that Bhartiya Janta Party is a party of Nationalists and every member of BJP will always put the National Interest first and held the flag of the Nation high till his last breath. The Minister criticizes NC and Congress for playing a vote bank politics and said that BJP believed in equal development for all and Nation Building while all these parties want is power. As a citizen of India, we are fortune to have a Prime Minister like Shri Narendra Modi who is taking the nation to a new era of development and becoming a world leader, the Minister affirmed.While addressing the gathering, the Minister lauded the party workers for their dedicated efforts by working for the welfare of the public at large.The Minister asked all the party leaders at the Booth Level to work for the strengthening of organization at the core level and cover every single issue of the common masses by approaching them individually. She said that every BJP activist played a decisive role in building a strong foundation for the partyThe Minister said that the BJP has never compromised in its core ethics and principles while working for the welfare of the society keeping agenda of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas" in mind.A threadbare discussion was also held for strengthening and extending the party base in the constitutency.Enumerating various developmental works initiated n Nagrota constituency, the Minister said that the the present government has taken several revolutionary measures for the welfare of masses in Nagrota by initiating prestigious projects like IIT, IIM, FCI, ZOO and many more. She said that the no false promises being made by BJP and development is not merely on papers but can be seen on ground.She said that the blood and sweat of every party worker of the BJP behind the success of the party. The Minister while making a special mention of party workers of the Nagrota constituency said that it’s all because them that BJP has managed to won the seat this twice in 2002 and 2008.Priya also asked the party workers to spread awareness regarding all the welfare schemes launched by the Central and the State government to ensure that the common masses will reap their benefits.The Minister also stressed on adding more female members to the party’s organizational setup.District President, Rural, Omi Khajuria, State Executive Member, Nand Kishore Sharma, Mandal President Nagrota, Hemraj Verma were present on the occasion.

BJP conducts series of meetings with District, Mandal Presidents. Every public issue to be addressed: Dy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh

J&K BJP led by Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh along with State BJP Vice-President & District Incharge Parmod Kapahi, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, Minister for Industries Chander Prakash Ganga, Minister for Education Priya Sethi, Minister for Transport Sunil Sharma, MLAs Dr. Davinder Kumar Manyal, Jeevan Lal and Kuldeep Raj, State Secretary Adv. Vijay and other senior leaders conducted series of exhaustive meetings with the party District Presidents, Mandal Presidents, Organizing Secretaries and other BJP leaders from Kathua, Samba and other areas to promptly address the activists and public.The leaders participating in the meeting presented the local and other developmental issues before the august panel of senior leaders from the party. Issues related to motor vehicle department like initiating of new bus service, due stoppage at some places, effective provision of healthcare facilities, increasing pace of work for the formation of bunkers, matter of appropriate compensation to the border dwelling persons, ease of doing business in the government departments, issue of shifting KV and many others were raised. Ministers swiftly acted upon their grievances and suggestions duly noting them down and asking officials telephonically as well as issuing written instructions for others.Dr. Nirmal Singh asked the party men to act as the eyes and ears of the party for the effective good governance of the present dispensation. He stressed that the BJP stands for the welfare and the cause of the down-trodden and the neglected sections of the society. He said that the sole aim of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for direct interaction between ground leader and senior leaders so as to make sure that every public issue is addressed promptly.Chander Prakash Ganga stressed for coordination between party and public dealing departments so that public issues are promptly taken care of. He prompted party leaders to approach him for any industry related issue and also promote self employment generation among youth.Priya Sethi stressed on the need to focus on the quality education among the children. She also focused on the initiatives taken for highlighting the tourism sector in the state.Sunil Sharma deliberated on various policy matters in the Public works department as well as also on increasing rural revenues by various rural development schemes.Dr. Narinder Singh conducted the whole proceedings of meetings, deliberated that all the Ministers will soon visit the various districts allotted to them for looking after various affairs on the ground level while taking effective measures to sort out the developmental issues.Addl. Treasurer & Distt. She-Prahari Arvind Gupta, Addl. Media secretary & She-Prabhari Rakesh Mahajan, District Presidents Jangbir Singh and Prem Dogra, Organizing Secretaries Inderjit Sharma and Naresh Sharma, and others were among the prominent BJP leaders present in the meetings.

भाजपा किसान मोर्चा की जिला कार्यकारिणी की बैठक आज जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में सम्पन्न हुई।

बैठक में किसान मोर्चा के प्रदेश अध्यक्ष आर एस चिब व जिला उधमपुर के अध्यक्ष संसार सिंह व जिला उधमपुर के विभिन्न इलाकों से आए हुए मोर्चा के पदाधिकारी ,ग्रामीण व किसान मौजूद थे। कार्यक्रम में भाजपा प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया भी मुख्य रूप से शामिल हुए। बैठक में किसानों ने अपने अपने इलाकों में आ रही समस्याओं को उनके समक्ष रखा। उनका कहना था कि सरकार की कई स्कीमें अभी तक हमारे इलाकों में नहीं पहुंची हैं। इसके लिए सरकार को चाहिए कि इन स्कीमों को जल्द ही किसानों तक पहुंचाया जाए ताकि बाकी किसान भी इनका लाभ ले सकें। इस अवसर पर जानकारी देते हुए आर एस चिब का कहना था कि वित्त मंत्री अरुण जेतली ने बजट किसानों को केंद्रित कर बनाया है। उन्होंने कहा कि सरकार ने किसानों को सभी फसलों के साथ साथ बांस की पैदावार बढ़ाने पर जोर दिया। इससे निकलने बाले पदार्थ से गाड़ियों के लिए ईंधन तैयार किया जाएगा। प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया ने बताया कि केंद्र सरकार ने किसानों के लिए बहुत सारी योजनाएं बनाईं हैं। जिनमें किसान फसल बीमा योजना प्रमुख है इस योजना से किसान बहुत कम पैसों से अपनी फसल का बीमा करवा सकता है, जिससे वह भविष्य के प्रति चिंतित नहीं होगा। पवन खजुरिया ने आगे कहा कि सरकार लगभग 1 लाख पंचायतों को इंटरनेट से जोड़ने जा रही है। इससे किसान घर बैठे केंद्र की योजनाओं से सम्बंधित जानकारी हासिल कर सकेंगे। इस अवसर पर भाजपा उधमपुर के जिला अध्यक्ष राकेश गुप्ता , जुगलकिशोर, मिलखी राम,सुभाष अत्तरी , मूलराज , बद्रीनाथ , पवित्तर सिंह , सूरम सिंह , करनैल सिंह , रामेश्वर और घनश्याम दास भी मौजूद थे।

Enough is enough defeat enemy ‘thousand cuts’ design

Wondering how long we are going to be bled by our sworn determined enemy set to bleed India as its state policy. Country has to rise to exclaim “enough is enough, defeat its thousand cuts design’ of bleeding India through low cost proxy war, said S.S. Bijral former IGP and BJP state spokesperson.Responding to two terrorist attacks in two days succinctly at army camp Sunjwan Jammu killing six soldiers on FEB 10 and at CRPF camp Karan Nagar Srinagar on Feb 11 Bijral observed the attacks is not a new phenomena, but a link of long chain: November 2016 Nagrota army camp attack, 7 soldiers were killed; in March 2015 two soldiers were killed at army camp Samba; a day before Samba attack police station kathua was stormed killing seven people; in 2003 attack at Sunjwan army camp 12 soldiers were killed; a month later of Sunjwan attack in 2003 fidayeen entered army camp Tanda and killed eight soldiers including one Brigadier and in 2002 in Kaluchak biggest attack terrorists targeted tourist bus and an army camp killing 38. He said this war on since 1990 is impacting state development and people welfare but we somewhere short of understanding our enemy staring us in our eyes holding Jammu Kashmir, integral part of our motherland India, its own jugular vein, and indulge in bonhomie. This while impairs our war preparedness, bolsters enemy morale and determination.Convinced Pakistan is not going to be tamed until weakened through further splits, a gift from its rulers, Bijral stressed on need to remove veil of our complacency, girdle up for exigency, strengthen, for sure, weak links, be focused/determined under efficient accountable command to uproot enemy penetrating on its own choosing. It’s time to be aggressive following doctrine ‘offence is the best defence’ we harvested richly with in 1971 war. Let’s learn, Bijral said, from Israel grown into a world power in midst of hostile nations. Here he hailed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying: “Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure. The deaths of our soldiers won’t go in vain.”Former senior cop emphasized, to win against enemy, people solidarity with fighting forces is a vital prerequisite, that can be earned only through dedicated, transparent, efficient and corruption free governance. Failing to so provide is helping enemy. Let’s all dedicate ourselves for nation like we did under Lal Bahadur Shastri accepting ‘enough is enough’ to see Tiranga not wrapped the martyred soldiers but flying high on the tallest ‘Mast’.

Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan reviews recovery status, implementation of schemes

Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan, Vice Chairperson, Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, in a meeting held at the Corporation Head Office, took a review of recovery of loans advanced under Direct Financing Schemes in collaboration with various National Level Corporations and alsoimplementation of welfare schemes meant for the economic upliftment of the weaker sections in the state.The officers concerned, Mohd. Iqbal Kataria, Manager Projects, K.L Bhagat, Manager Recovery and Mohinder Paul, Statistical Assistant, apprised the Vice Chairperson that the corporation so farhas disbursed loans to the tune of rupees 84.68 crores since inception under Direct Financing Schemes by covering 5798 beneficiaries in different activities in the State.It was apprised by Manager Recovery that Corporation has recovered rupees 31.05 crore so far and during current financial year an amount of rupees 4.15 crores has been recovered up to ending December 2017.Vice Chairperson issued instructions to Manager Recovery to regularly monitor the recovery progress of each District and apprise the Management for timely action where default is reported. He said thatrecovery of loan is backbone of the finance and all District Managers should be instructed to take necessary steps to ensure that every month the recovery target is achieved.Manager Projects briefed that Corporation is implementing various welfare schemes for the upliftment of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Notified National Minorities, SafaiKaramcharis and Handicapped categories, in collaboration with National Level Corporations and funds under all categories are available with the Corporation and allocation of funds as per population of target groups has already been made to each District.

BJP State President & MLA, Sat Sharma (C.A.) Inaugurates lane construction work at Hari Nagar

Addressing the issues of local residents from Hari Nagar area in Ward 34 falling under Jammu West Constituency, BJP State President & MLA, Sat Sharma (C.A.) along with BJP State Additional Publicity Secretary Parduman Singh, District President Ayodhya Gupta, JMC officials other political activists inaugurated lane construction work in the august presence of prominent members of the civil society.While addressing the gathering, Sat Sharma said that BJP believes in the policy of development rather than profiteering and today every Indian National can proudly say that the country is heading towards its pristine glory under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah. He said that working on the policy of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’ BJP has taken every issue of public concern on utmost priority, while typically focusing on the living status of the last person residing in the most neglected sections of the society.While giving information about the present construction of lanes, Sat Sharma said these are being constructed by the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) with an estimated cost of 11.40 lakh rupees. He instructed the concerned agency to undertake the present work with no compromise on the quality of materials utilized and the workmanship.Sat Sharma also conducted door to door meeting with the locality residents to enquire their issues regarding any concerns they are having with the development works in the area. He appealed to the common public to monitor the ongoing work and report any dissatisfaction.Vijay Sharma, Om Parkash, Parshottam Dogra, Parsuram, Rajesh Kumar, Sandeep Kaul, Sunita Thapar and others were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.

Union Defence Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman met those injured in the Sunjuwan Army Camp attack at the Military Hospital in Jammu.

A delegation of the Sikhs from Kashmir met MOS Dr. Jitender Singh

A delegation of the Sikhs from Kashmir under the aegis of J&K Bharatiya Janata Party Minority Morcha met Dr. Jitender Singh, MOS in the Prime Minister`s office in New Delhi to present the charter of demands which the Sikhs of J&K in general and Kashmir in particular are demanding since the dawn of independence and more so after the turmoil erupted in valley. Among other demands like implementation of central Minority Commission Act, 1992 to the state of J&K, Anand marriage Act, the stress was laid on the controversial and discriminatory SRO 425 of 2017 dated 10th Oct. 2017 issued by the Govt of J&K in which the benefits of employment under Prime Minister`s Special Package of Employment and rehabilitation of 2009 are denied to the Sikh population of Kashmir who stayed back in the valley amid persistent treats and provocations sacrificing their lives and properties. They emphasized that this discriminatory SRO be withdrawn immediately or the Sikhs of the valley be also covered by making necessary amendment in the SRO, so that Sikhs in Kashmir don’t feel alienated and are rehabilitated by providing employment. Gurdyal Singh Bali, State Gen. Secretary said that the policy of the central Govt is to rehabilitate the minorities in the valley, so that there is no further exodus but by issuing discriminatory SRO the Govt of J&K state is encouraging the silent migration of the Sikhs. Randhir Singh Bali, President, Distt. Jammu affirmed that the Sikhs want the Kashmiri Pandits staying back in valley be given all moral,political and financial support to sustain their lives and to keep them tied to their motherland in Kashmir but at the same time the Sikhs in valley be not denied with the same benefits from central Govt welfare schemes. Delegation brought to the notice of Dr. Jitender Singh that only 1738 Sikh families have migrated from the valley which is less than 8% of the total Sikh population and notwithstanding ,more than 92% living there need all support from both the state and central Govts to hold them back otherwise this silent migration will continue unabated. R.P. Singh National Secretary, BJP present on the occasion also apprised Dr. Jitender Singh about the problems being faced by the Sikhs of J&K.Dr. Jitender Singh listened to the demands and grievances patiently and assured the delegation to take up the matter of controversial SRO with the Chief Minister of J&K and an early solution will be found. Meeting among others was attended by Harpal Singh Bali, State Media Secretary, Gurpreet Singh, Maninderpal Singh, and Raminderpal Singh.

BJP MP from Jammu-Poonch Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma interacts with Public, party activists

BJP MP from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma interacted with the public and BJP activists to address their problems in Party Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar.MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, expressed his views on public and the activist interaction programme and said that this interactive session between the public and the BJP activists is a regular programme initiated by the BJP to facilitate the execution of all the personal concerns as well as public welfare put forth by the general public as well as party activists. He said that usually public and grass root level activist is not able to get a chance to have first hand interaction with the senior leaders of the party, so in order to bridge that gap the sitting of MPs and Ministers from the party fold is organized time and again at the party headquarter. He also attributed this working culture to the tireless working attitude by our worthy Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah.Huge gathering of party activists and general public from all areas of the region visited Party office to discuss and present their problems. They presented the problems like water scarcity, upgradation of lanes, laying of roads, road, bridges, electricity and others. MP sorted out many of their problems on the spot by telephonically interacting with the competent authority and forwarded the others to concerned departments with written instructions for their quick disposal.While answering media persons, MP said that the focus has been laid on the all round development of Jammu city with an increased effort to bring Centrally sponsored projects here. He also said that the work on the 4 lanning of Akhnoor Road will be commenced soon. He said that despite the misinformation campaign led by the opposition, that BJP has proven its committed to the public welfare while giving the benefits of bunkers to the border residents for their safety from the unabated Pakistan shelling with all compensation for the loss of lives, livestock, crops etc. I will also raise issue of compensation for land on both sides of fencing to the border dwellers, claimed MP.People appreciated the sincere effort on behalf of BJP and MP Jugal Kishore for patiently attending to their problems. Whole programme was coordinated by State Secretary & State Incharge Election Related Matters Rajinder Sharma and State Additional Office Secretary Suresh Sharma.

Sh. Sat Sharma inaugurates reconstructed lanes, ShivRatri Bhandara in Rajpura

Sh. Sat Sharma prompts public to contribute in “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, “Swacchta Abhiyaan”Keeping up the pace for the development of Jammu West Constituency, BJP State President & Local MLA from the Assembly Constituency, Sat Sharma inaugurated newly built lanes of Rajpura locality, Ward No. 33. BJP State Treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta, District President Ayodhya Aupta and other senior leaders along with the august gathering of prominent persons from the locality were also present during the inauguration.While inaugurating the reconstructed lanes, Sat Sharma reaffirmed his commitment towards the development and progress of the community on the modern lines keeping all the factors like sanitation, approachability and other factors in mind. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit shah has started a mission to take India on the top of the world in terms of technology, literacy, infrastructure and more importantly simplified approach to every single public concern facility.Sh. Sat Sharma said that informed public has the greatest plus in availing every benefit and women education will be an important tool for this and that’s why PM Modi has put so much emphasis on “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” and prompted the common mass to contribute in the same. he also sought help of the local residents to keep their surroundings clean and green, while also contributing to the cause of “Swacchta Abhiyaan”.Sh. Sat Sharma also inaugurated Bhandara on the auspicious occasion of Maha ShivRatri and wished all that the blessings of Bhole Baba be showered upon all and this MahaParv brings the best of health and good fortune for all.While giving the details of the present work, Sat Sharma said that these lanes are constructed with the total cost of around 10.77 Lakh rupees. Agency employed in the present work is Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) which completed the work within a set time frame to the utmost satisfaction of the local residents.Local residents also thanked the MLA for his constant effort to mitigate the sufferings of masses and claimed that such pace of development works was not witnessed in the area for decades.Bawa Sharma, Karan Sharma, Manish Khajuria, Ashok Sharma, Ram Prashad, Mohit Vaid, Master SOm Dutt, Parshottam Shastri, Jagdev Singh and others were among the prominent persons also accompanied the MLA during the inauguration.

MP BJP (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore sanctioned Rs 15 Lac on eve of Mahashivratri

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu Poonch visited village Raipur and Bhalwal in Raipur Domana Constituency and greeted people on the eve of Mahashivratri. Jugal Kishore sanctioned Rupees 15 Lac for development works in Raipur Domana constituency.Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament greeted the people on the eve of Mahashivratri and said that that the Mahashivratri is the holy festival and people are celebrating it in each and every corner of the country.He paid his tribute in holy Temple of Lord Shiva at Raipur Mandi and prayed for the peace and development of the whole Community. Jugal Kishore while addressing the gathering said that the Narendra Modi is the Great Prime Minister of India and spreading the fame of India over the worldwide.His efforts are always remarkable and he always work for the betterment of whole community.He listened to the problems and demand of the people of the area and assured that all their demands would be re-addressed and fulfilled.The demand of Community Hall is raised among the masses and he sanctioned Rs 10 lac from his MPLAD Scheme.He further visited village Bhalwal and readdressed the demand of in inhabitants and also sanctioned Rs 5 lav for the development of cremation ground on the demand of general public.Pandit Prabhakar Khajuria,Bakshi Singh Jamwal and People of village Raipur and Bhalwal welcomed Member of Parliament and thanked him for visiting their village and sanctioning the amount from his MPLAD Scheme for various development works.District President Rural BJP Omi Khajuria,Yash Pal Seth, Ex-Sarpanch Bhupinder Singh ,Ex-Sarpanch Narinder Singh Jamwal ,Booby , Raju Singh, Shakti Dutt ,Sheesh Pal ,Harsh Vardhan Singh ,Pt. Ravi sharma ,Nittu Verma,Joginder Kumar,Sunil Rakka,Gulshan Bhagat and others were Present at the occasion.

Talk with Pak on “Parliamentary Resolution” after militancy ceases: Sh. Sunil Sethi

National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation (NSCFDC) (Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India), Assistant General Manager Dr. K.C. Mahato, who was in Jammu to attend the meeting of the Board of Directors of J&K SC,ST, BC Development Corporation Limited, called on Corporation Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan and apprised him of the welfare schemes being run by the Union government through them for the socio economic upliftment of the members of Scheduled Caste community across the country.Dr. K.C. Mahato told the Vice-Chairperson that different types of earning units are being setup by the unemployed males and females belonging to the Scheduled Caste category by availing the financial assistance in the form of loan provided by National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation through local channelizing agencies in their respective states. He further told that the unemployed SCs in North Eastern states are earning their livelihood by establishing the local traditional small units.The Vice-Chairperson was informed that the National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation has concern for the employees of its channelizing agencies and that every employee has the facility of availing personal loan up to rupees five lakh at rate of interest lesser than banks and other financial institutions.Balbir Ram Rattan, while interacting with the AGM, said that J&K SC, ST, BC Development Corporation is making all efforts to reach every nook and corner of the state and provide financial assistance to the unemployed members of the reserved categories with a motive of making them self reliant instead of becoming burden on their families. He also discussed the schemes meant for the Scheduled Castes and expressed hope that the NSCFDC would adopt more liberal approach while providing funds for the SCs in the state.

Jammu East Mandal held a programme in connection with the celebration of Sampuran Diwas

Jammu East Mandal held a programme in connection with the celebration of Sampuran Diwas at Purani Mandi office.Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion and the other prominent leaders who attended the function included the Seh Prabhari of Jammu Distt. Anuradha Singh Charak,Distt.General Secretary and Prabhari of Jammu East Viney Gupta and state working committee member Shiv Kumar Gupta, Subhash Gupta and Naresh Pardhan. The programme started with the Shanti Path in memory of the martyrs of the Sunjwan terrorist attack after the lighting of the traditional lamp and floral tributes were also paid to Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion paid rich tributes to the valour of the armed forces who laid down their lives while fighting the terrorists from across the border.Rajesh Gupta said that today on the occasion of Sampuran Diwas we are paying our tributes to Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhyaya . Anuradha Singh Charak talked about the ideology of Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhaya and exhorted the cadres of Jammu East to fully imbibe his teachings. Viney Gupta while addressing the gathering said that the BJP is scaling new and new heights due to the sound ideological platform laid by men like Shri Deen Dayal Upadhaya. The prominents who attended the function included Gopal Gupta, P.C.Gupta, Rajinder Gupta, Suresh Bharti, Shashi Sapolia, Amit Khanna,Chandan Gupta, Chaman Lal, Jaspal,Surinder Anand, Anil Masoom,Raju Sethi,Sd.Gurchran Singh and Vinod. Stage was conducted by General Secretary of Jammu East Mandal Rajesh Gupta and vote of thanks was proposed by General Secretary Arun Sethi.

National SC Corp AGM calls on Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation (NSCFDC) (Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India), Assistant General Manager Dr. K.C. Mahato, who was in Jammu to attend the meeting of the Board of Directors of J&K SC,ST, BC Development Corporation Limited, called on Corporation Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan and apprised him of the welfare schemes being run by the Union government through them for the socio economic upliftment of the members of Scheduled Caste community across the country.Dr. K.C. Mahato told the Vice-Chairperson that different types of earning units are being setup by the unemployed males and females belonging to the Scheduled Caste category by availing the financial assistance in the form of loan provided by National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation through local channelizing agencies in their respective states. He further told that the unemployed SCs in North Eastern states are earning their livelihood by establishing the local traditional small units.The Vice-Chairperson was informed that the National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation has concern for the employees of its channelizing agencies and that every employee has the facility of availing personal loan up to rupees five lakh at rate of interest lesser than banks and other financial institutions.Balbir Ram Rattan, while interacting with the AGM, said that J&K SC, ST, BC Development Corporation is making all efforts to reach every nook and corner of the state and provide financial assistance to the unemployed members of the reserved categories with a motive of making them self reliant instead of becoming burden on their families. He also discussed the schemes meant for the Scheduled Castes and expressed hope that the NSCFDC would adopt more liberal approach while providing funds for the SCs in the state.

Literature imbibes sense of aesthetics, humanism:Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Releases Poetic collection MAN DARPANDy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today said that Literature has a pivotal role in our life as it besides educating imbibes a sense of aesthetics and humanism in us.Deputy Chief Minister was speaking after releasing “MAN DARPAN” a Hindi Poetry Collection compiled by Vikram Singh Sahi here at J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages Arts (JKAACL). The function was attended by Mamta Singh senior leader, several prominent writers, and people from different walks of Life.While complimenting the author, the Deputy Chief Minister said that this type of collection is very contemporary and needs to be appreciated by all. He said that the book presents vividly the realities of life and society and it would also be a good addition to the literature of our state.“The thoughts in the poem have been presented imaginatively and creatively. While as descriptive language has also been used,” Dr Singh added.Earlier, Dr. Seema Sharma, presented the detailed view of the book “MAN DARPAN”,The author also recited many of his poems and other works at the event.The poetic collection presents a collection of emotions covering all aspects of human relations, religion, patriotism, spiritualism, socialism, politics and many more societal issues. The book is based on basic human values and empathy which a poet feels towards all people around him.

BJP Kashmir pays tribute to Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay

Paying glowing tribute to Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay on his death anniversary,Bharatiya Janata Party, today organized different functions across Kashmir to highlight the struggle and contribution for the nation building.The main function was held at party office, Srinagar, organized by District vice President Srinagar; Ashok Bhat; State Vice President Minority Morcha; Adv. Syed Wajahat Hussain, Office Incharge Kashmir; Mohammad Tahir Mir, Constituency President Habakadal; Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, State Secretary Minority Morcha; Sheikh Ab. Rashid Akouri, Sheikh Shahid, Muneer Ahmad Shah, Manzoor Ahmad Ganie, Bashir Ahmad, Shabir Shah, Mohammad Maqbool Wagay, Mohammad Adil Malik and others, were Present in the function and was presided by State media Secretary Altaf Thakur , who threw light on the life of Deen Dayal Upadhayay and his contribution to the nation."Pandit Ji came in contact with Sangh in 1937, opted to go as Pracharak in 1942, worked as Vibhag Pracharak and later Seh- Prant Pracharak of Uttar Pradesh. Elected National General Secretary of Jana Sangh in Kanpur convention and remained on this post from 1951 to 1967," Thakur said, adding, Pandit Ji led a number of protests and Satyagrah, including that of Kashmir Stayagrah, held protest demonstration with 5 lakh people outside Parliament House in the protest against on August 16, 1965.Thakur said Pandit ji despite hardships qualified Civil Services examination, he did not go for government job and devoted his life for the service of the nation after being inspired by the ideology of Sangh.Terming him a great visionary leaders and inspiration for generations, Thakur said Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay view was "the nation cannot progress until the people living at the lowest level are not uplifted".'On the occasion Ashok Bhat Said was of the view that the illiterate, Foolish be worshipped. It is our social and human dharma; we should provide them basic amenities. Integral humanism, cultural nationalism, organization, co-ordination like subjects, he had very positive and relevant views," Bhat Added.Ashok Bhat further said that he led a life of a saint only two pairs of clothes and few books were his personal asset. "Pandit ji was masiah of poor In just 44 days of his election as Jana Sangh National President, his dead body was found on Mughal Sarai Railway Station under mysterious circumstances on February 11, 1968," he said.

BJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma, Speaker J&K legislative Assembly Sh. Kavinder Gupta visits Military Hospital, prayers for early recovery

BJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma, Speaker J&K legislative Assembly Sh. Kavinder Gupta visited the Military Hospital Satwari and enquired about the well being of the person injured in Sunjwan terror attack. Condeming the attack, Sh. Sat Sharma expressed his solidarity with the families of the martyred; he said such acts is the outcome of building frustration among the militants & their commandors due to the tightening of noose and killing of more than 200 militants by the security forces. The legislators met the injured at the Miltary Hospital; one of whom was a minor girl of nine years and wished for their early recovery. Terming the attack as “cowardly act”, the Speaker said that J&K has already paid a very heavy cess in the field of socio-economic development since the inception of violence in the state. He said that targeting the innocent families of armed forces can in no way be tolerated and the mastermind behind such barbaric acts will be dealt with iron hands along with those who eat here and sing songs of the other side. The Speaker said that the people who want to tear the social fabric of the state should remember the famous quote that “whoever digs a pit will himself fall into it”. He expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of human life and said that the sacrifices of the brave soldiers who were martyred in fighting for their motherland will be remembered with respect and honour for years to come.

State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sh. Sat Sharma Inaugurates construction work of Park at Old Rehari near VHP Office.

Continuing with his untiring efforts to make a clean and green Jammu. State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) inaugurated construction of Park at Old Rehari near Vishwa Hindu Parishad Office. He was also accompanied by a large number of people including officials of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation), local residents, social activists and political activists of the area.The construction work of the park will be carried in different phases. The first phase includes works like Levelling of ground, construction of boundary wall and installation of benches for sitting. The cost of works in this phase is estimated at Rupees 4.00 Lakhs and the works will be supervised by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC).Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it was a long pending demand of local residents for a park and this is a great step taken in the process of making our constituency clean and green. This will also provide a great environment for morning walkers of the area as well as the children. He also said that other parks of the area will also be facelifted with improved and better conditions.He appealed to the masses to keep the surroundings clean and take active part on Swacch Bharat mission of our Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi Ji.Ex-En JMC Abdullah, Jeet Angral , Dr. Akshay Sharma, Suresh Salgotra, Ajay Anand, Sham Kumar, Madan Gupta, Parmod Kumar, Darshan Kumar, Susheel Kumar, Ashwani Gupta, Diwakar Singh, Prashant Singh, Mahesh Choudhary, Rattan Gupta, Om Prakash, Rajesh Kumar, Sunil Singh, Vipin Kumar and many others were present on the occasion.

BJP Condemns MLA Akbar Lone for “Pro Pak” Slogans and Demands his Expulsion from Legislative Assembly

BJP State General Secretary Dr Narinder Singh took strong exception to the anti-national and pro-Pakistan statement of former J&K Legislative Assembly Speaker, former Cabinet Minister in the Congress-National Conference coalition government and sitting NC MLA Akbar Lone for his anti-National statement in the J&K Legislative Assembly.Dr Narinder Singh said that the such a bizarre, unfortunate statement and the shameless attitude of the sitting MLA show the real mindset of the National Conference party whose sitting MLA says that he is from a particular community so he will not tolerate “Pakistan Murdabad". Dr Singh asked National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah to explain to the nation as to why did MLA’s feelings get hurt when our security forces are fighting proxy war waged by Pakistan and slogans are raised against Pakistan. He said it is a proven fact throughout the world that Pakistan has adopted “Terrorism” as its State Policy and that why it has been named “Terroristan". Dr Singh also maintained that when MLA gave the statement that he is Muslim and so will not tolerate anti-Pakistan slogans shows his true colours and unmasks real face of NC leadership. He advised NC leadership not to forget about the Crores of Nationalistic Muslims of India, who are ready to lay down their lives for safeguarding the interests of Nation.Dr Singh regretted the loss of lives in cowardice act by Pakistan supported terrorists which started in the early hours of Saturday at Sunjwaan Army base Camp. He also said that the Indian Security Forces have enough strength to neutralize any security threat.He also demanded that NC must take stringent action and expel Akbar Lone anti-national/pro-Pakistan legislator from the primary membership of the party for it to prove its nationalistic and secular credentials. He said that MLA has tried to communally polarize the atmosphere in the already trouble-torn state of J&K by its utterances well within the house which is the sanctum sanctorum of the temple of democracy.He said that it is only the Constitution of India that gives so much liberty to speak whatever they want but the utterances of Akar Lone who during his tenure as speaker in Congress-NC government had brought disrepute to Speakers Chair by using abusive language against MLAs of other parties without then Chief Minister taking any action. He needs to be expelled from legislative assembly. He also said that the anti-National utterances are not new to the leaders of National Conference which has the history of airing such statements to remain in limelight, especially when out of power. NC leadership has always created a gulf between patriotic and anti-national forces.Dr Singh said that these types of persons add fuel to the fire of already volatile atmosphere and their activities have contributed to the burning of the “Valley" for decades. It is the blooming of fear psychosis among the leaders of the opposition to check the Valley’s developmental surge that has been evident in the whole state after the government formation by BJP, and Congress and NC’s ouster from the administration.

State Bharatiya Janata Party condemns the militant attack on Army camp in Sunjwan

State Bharatiya Janata Party has condemned the militant attack on Army camp in Sunjwan which was apparently executed by Pakistan trained and misguided militants. Though with gallant fight by army militants were neutralized but in the process there was unfortunate loss of precious lives from our side including minor. This shows utter frustration with Pakistan who wants to divert attention of World about their own internal failures.Sunil Sethi Chief Spokesperson of state Unit of Bharatiya Janata Party said that circumstances do reveal that it could have been executed with local aid and help and as such it is imperative to investigate and apprehend all such persons. He said role of Rohingiya settlers near Sunjawan area is also required to be seriously investigated and it is no time to protect persons enmical to country in the name of religion.Sunil Sethi further noted that it is unfortunate that at the time when militants trained and sent from across were attacking army camp and our armed forces were fighting them, national conference leader and former Speaker Akbar Lone choose to raise slogan in favour of Pakistan. He said the stand and stance of National Conference stood exposed and it is eye opener for people of Jammu and particularly voters of Nagrota and Arnia constituencies who voted for National Conference and whose representative remained mum when Akbar Lone was uttering words against interest of Nation. He said with these types of leaders existing on soil of state there is always encouragement to enemies sitting across Border.Sunil Sethi further asked Chief Minister of the state to have relook on the policy of softness towards stone pelters and militants and their supporters whether underground, Over ground or political. It is time for while Nation to And Take together to flight not only militants but also their supporters sitting inside nation particularly state. He further noted that recent attack has exposed fragile security set up around Jammu which has to be addressed on priority to provide safety and security to people.

BJP Mahila Morcha, Yuva Morcha protests against Pakistan

BJP State Mahila Morcha led by its State President Purnima Sharma staged a strong protest against Pakistan for its involvement in the militancy related incidents in the State of Jammu & Kashmir especially in the wake of recent fidayeen attack on the Army base Camp in the Sunjwaan area of Jammu. Mahila Morcha activists also burned the effigy of Pakistan while raising anti-Pakistan slogans.Purnima Sharma said that by engineering such attacks on the Army and their family members is the result of the stone age mindset of the rogue state of Pakistan. She said that Pakistan has proved to be a failure state in all its internal affairs and thus concentrating to foment trouble in India just to mislead its residents by aiding terrorists for ghastly acts here. She said that the nefarious designs of Pakistan will not be tolerated at any cost and befitting reply will be given by our security forces. She also praised Indian Army for its valour shown in neutralizing militants.She also condemned the NC MLA Akbar Lone for raising “Pakistan Zindabad” in J&K Assembly and said that it shows the skewed mindset of the regional party. she said that the Government agencies must take cognizance of the matter and may be his links with the failed neighbouring state as evident from his soft corner towards Pakistan.Mahila Morcha State general Secretaries Veenu Khanna and Sanjita Dogra, State Secretary Anu Gupta, Veena gupta, Praveen Arora, Pooja Chouhan, Shubhlata Sharma, Prerna Nanda and others were among the prominent Morcha activists present during the protest.Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) also held series of protests, in which they raised slogans against Pakistan and burned its effigies in every district to denounce the cowardly move by Pakistan supported terrorists led by its district teams with participation of all the BJYM activists.

Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore met with General Manager Northern Railways

Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore Sharma  along with Senior BJP leader Nand Kishore met with Vishvesh Choubey General Manager Northern Railways at Manwal Railway Station on his visit to Jammu and submitted charter of demands to him.Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament had a meeting with the General Manager Northern Railways at Manwal Railway Station and discussed number of development works in his parliamentary constituency.He said that Manwal Railway Station needs to be redeveloped as the number of passengers increased at Manwal Railway Station. Jugal Kishore Sharma discussed that the approaching road to Manwal Railway Station is in very worst condition and needs to be constructed and upgraded.He further said that the height of the platform at Manwal Railway Station needs to be increased to meet with the foot steps of the train as the old persons,ladies and children as well have to face large number of problems during arrival and departure of the Trains.Moreover,he also discussed the other issues regarding stoppage of Uttar Sampark Kranti and DMU at Manwal railway Station and to incorporate the Manwal Station into A Category Railway Stations.He said that Tehsil Dansal,Tehsil Majalta and large number of villages get connected through Manwal Railway Station and urging for the stoppage of Hemkund Express as the people has to cover up with the journey of 70 KMS appx to travel through this Train from Jammu Tawi or Katra Railway Station.The demand of over bridge at Manwal Railway Station also added to it.Vishvesh Choubey General Manager Northern railway accepted the charter of demands and assured that all the demands would be redressed soon. The work for the approaching roads and renovation of platform would get started soon and construction of Crossing over bridge would also be processed.People of village Kishenpur,Manwal,Kuthar,Dansal,Majalta,Bhatyari,Jamble ,Korga and adjoining areas greeted General Manager at Manwal Railway Station and thanked Member of Parliament for putting froth their demands in front of him.Senior BJP Leaders Nand Kishore,Parkash Singh,Kartar Singh,Chunni Lal,Ganesh Kumar,Vikas Gupta,Uttam Singh,Som Dutt and others were present at the occasion.

Shri Sat Sharma raises issue of PoJK displaced families in J&K Assembly

BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma moved “Calling Attention Notice” in the Legislative assembly of Jammu & Kashmir for the Minister of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Floriculture related to the delay in distribution of Funds to displaced families from Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK).While calling the attention of Minister, Sat Sharma highlighted the grievances of families who are displaced and facing distress due to the lack of facilities and other essentials. Sharma argued that that it is a matter of concern for all that why the issues pertaining to displaced families have not been sorted out yet.Sat Sharma sought the details of number of families who have been already paid the designated amount and also about the number of cases of beneficiaries lying pending with the R&R department as well as the Central government.He was duly replied that the Ministry of home Affairs (MHA) has already paid the amount of four hundred thirty six crores eleven lakh twelve thousand three hundred and five rupees (4,36,11,12,305) to the eight thousand fifty one(8851) beneficiaries so far. While 847 cases are presently lying with the Relief and Rehabilitation Department, which will be cleared with in a week’s time. He was also told that 2699 cases are presently lying with the MHA Department thus putting sum of all such cases as 12397. Total number of families to receive the benefit under this process are 36384.Sharma also requested the Minister to provide a soft copy to all the Hon’ble members of house and formulate a team of worthy members to address the issues of displaced families. He also stressed on the point that the 5300 families who have settled outside the state have been denied compensation till date, but they must be included in the list for the package as they are also the sufferers of same distress.Sat Sharma lamented that for the decades filled with long years of distress and distraught, the families who were forced to abandon their homes while parting with the lives of many of their near and dear ones including the loss in terms of property and livestock, it becomes the first duty of the government to make out the best effort to dress their wounds, but the successive governments in the past never cared for their plights and only pursued their vested agendas. He stressed that only the BJP under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took concrete steps to give healing touch to these deprived sections.Hon’ble Minister in the reply assured that the cases will be processed on the fast track basis in a time bound mechanism and every effort will be done to address their issues.

Stop shedding crocodile tears for border dwellers and Army: BJP to Congress

New found love of Congress leaders of the State for border dwellers and Army is nothing but another example of opportunistic politics,blamed Bharatiya Janata Party in a press release issued here today. Congress during its rule did nothing to mitigate their woes but exploited the border dwellers for vote bank politics with false promises. It is the Bharatiya Janata Party which has not only embarked upon to fulfil the promises made to them but has gone a step ahead by including “development of border areas” as a flagship programme by the Modi led NDA government. Green signal has been given for construction of community and individual bunkers in all the five districts on the IB/LOC in the Jammu region to minimize loss to life and prevent causalities, the compensation for loss of human life and injuries, damage to property, loss of cattle and injury to cattle has been increased manifold. There is a glaring difference in what Congress did for them and what BJP is doing and in order to hide their guilt and non-performance Congress is now shedding crocodile tears by holding road side shows and rallies, accused Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson. “Can Congress spell out even a single measure taken by them for the welfare of border dwellers during the tenure of last two successive governments, if not then why this drama all of a sudden,” questioned Brig Gupta? The border dwellers may appear simple but are very alert and alive to the realities and are not likely to be carried away by these theatrics warned the statement. Congress is also misleading the people by blaming the present BJP government at the Centre for heightened tension on the LOC. The truth is otherwise. According to Lt Gen D S Hooda, ex-Northern Army Commander, “the increase in violence along the LOC had actually started during the previous UPA government and has little to do with any political rhetoric.” The Congress is playing politics in the name of the Army which is an apolitical organisation and is best advised to refrain from the same said Brig Gupta. It were the Congress leaders who demanded evidence after the successful surgical strike carried out by the Army thus challenging the veracity of the statement made by the then DGMO of Indian Army. “Armed Forces are considered sacrosanct universally and are never subjected to partisan political debates. Only here we find some political parties bickering over a non-negotiable condition without realising its implications on the morale of rank and file. While it is understood that the separatists have to toe the line of Pakistan because they are on its payrolls, the behaviour and statements of Congress leaders are baffling and mind-boggling. Be it during the surgical strikes or on the question of interference with anti-terror operations, Major Gogoi case or calling names to the present Chief of Army Staff, Congress has repeatedly emerged on the wrong side. Finding itself on the losing side everywhere and every time and shrinking in popularity and mass base, the party is acting out of desperation visualising its total eclipse,” said Brig Gupta. The Congress leaders on many occasions have openly expressed support for the terrorists while criticising the Army. Salman Nizami, a joint secretary of JKPCC who had recently campaigned for the party in Gujarat and called Indian Army “a bunch of rapists” in a latest tweet has called Major Aditya “killer”,whereas, the local leaders of the same party are trying to gain public sympathy by condemning Mehbooba Mufti for using the word “black sheep”. What a duplicity, exclaimed Brig Gupta!

BJP pays tribute to Shri Ved Mankotia

State BJP led by its State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with State Vice-President Karan Singh, General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and other senior leaders paid rich tributes to its tall leader Ved Mankotia who breathed his last on Wednesday due to a sudden cardiac arrest. Sat Sharma termed Ved Mankotia as the man of integrity and said that tall leader has served the party as District President and due to his continuous hard work, made sure the extension of party activities in the far flung areas while ensuring the reach of party activities and ideology to every single household in the region. Party made him the State Executive Member in the present team and also the Seh-Prabhari for the District Basohli. Sharma said that all the party workers especially in the region of Basohli must pledge to complete his pending tasks to pay him true homage. His death is personal loss not just for his family but also for the BJP family, claimed Sat Sharma. Ashok Kaul threw light on the life of Ved Mankotia and said that the popular personality of Basohli and Bani didn’t work as political leader but purely as a social worker in difficult circumstances who always fought for the commoner’s issues. Kaul said that Mankotia’s efforts ensured the win of party in all the three assembly seats during his tenure as district President of BJP. He further prompted all the party activists to follow his footsteps. Others who spoke on the occasion were senior leader Satish Sharma, Som Raj Khajuria, Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, Shiv Kumar and District President Baldev Singh Billawaria. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru conducted stage proceedings. Two minutes of silence was also observed to pray to God Almighty to bless his soul and give the family enough strength to bear the loss. BJP State Secretary Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana, Vikramjit Singh, Chander Mohan Gupta, Rachpal Singh, Kulbhushan Mohtra, Ajay Pargal, Pawan Sharma, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Tilak Gupta, Onkar Seth, Pt. Ashok Khajuria, Vinay Gupta, Shailja Gupta, Anuradha, Gopal Mahajan, Harbans Choudhary and others were among the prominent leaders who paid floral tributes on the portrait of Ved Mankotia.

Rs 17.53 cr spent on BADP works during past 2 years: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh informed the Legislative Assembly that the government has spent Rs 17.53 crore on power infrastructure under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) across the state in two years.Replying to a question by Dr Devender Kumar Manyal, the Dy CM said that Rs 46.00 lakh BADP works were completed in the District Samba during the year 2015-16 and 2016-17, while Rs 2.71 crore was allotted for the year 2017- 18, of which Rs 2.15 crore were spent till ending December 2017. He said the funds were spent on augmentation of seven 11/0.4 KV Sub-Stations along with HT/LT network. He said apart this, RAPDRP Part-B is also under execution in Samba District to improve and upgrade power infrastructure.Responding to another part of the question, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the capacity of the 66/11 KV Receiving Station, Thalote and Rahiyan has been augmented from 5 MVA to 10 MVA eachDeputy Chief Minister further told the House that a Detailed Project Report (DPR) amounting to Rs.27. lakh has been formulated for Revamping/Improvement of 1x3.15 MVA, 33/11 KV Receiving Station Mandal Block has been prepared. The work shall be taken up as and when the funds are provided.

Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan briefed about fresh loan cases of the Corp

Senior officials of Jammu & Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, during their meeting with the Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, briefed him about the status of fresh loan cases in different districts of Jammu province.Divisional Manager, Ghulam Qadir Khatana, along with Manager Projects, Mohammed Iqbal Kataria and Jammu District Manager, Joginder Paul Atri, informed the Vice-Chairperson that unemployed males and females belonging to reserved categories have submitted loan applications in their respective district offices of the Corporation and the interviews in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Reasi , Rajouri, Doda and Kishtwar districts have been conducted. The loan applicants have been asked to submit the required formalities so that the complete cases are prepared to be forwarded to the Head Office for sanction and disbursement of the loan.Balbir Ram Rattan, while speaking in the meeting, asked the officials to conduct the interviews of the remaining districts of Poonch and Ramban at the earliest. He said that there should be no delay in processing the cases of the applicants.The Vice Chairperson stressed upon these officials to educate the unemployed people of the Target Groups and guide them to avail the benefits of various welfare schemes of the government at the centre and in the State. “The prime objective of these schemes is socio-economic upliftment of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Physically Disabled Persons, members of the Minorities Notified at the National Level and Safai Karamcharis”, Balbir said and added that Corporation officials should take these schemes to the remote and flung areas of the state. He also asked them to highlight the Education Loan scheme under which the meritorious students of weaker sections can get financial assistance to study within and outside the country.

MoU worth Rs.2500 Cr signed between JKPDD, CPSUs for works under IPDS, PMDP, R-APDRP

J&K State Power Development Department (JKPDD) and three CPSU’s today signed Memorandum of Understanding in presence of Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh which is subsequent to approval of state cabinet to sign the Distribution works under IPDS, PMDP and R-APDRP (Part-B) in selected Circles of Power Development Department, J&K.While speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said that commissioning of these projects would go a long way in providing adequate power supply to consumers of the State.It was informed that the Rural Electrification Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL), Project Implementing Agency, is engaged for execution of distribution works for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for Design, Engineering, Procurement supply, erection, testing and commissioning of all the material and services works to be taken-up for execution of Distribution works under IPDS, PMDP and R-APDRP (Part-B) in five circles of J&K State with an estimated cost of Rs.931.33 crore, on nomination basis.Besides, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) as Project implementing Agency is signed for execution of distribution works for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for Design Engineering, Procurement, supply erection testing and commissioning of all the material and services works to be taken-up for execution of Sub- transmission and distribution works of 8 Districts under RGGVY-II, DDUGJY and PMDP (Rural) with an estimated cost of Rs 507.73 crore on nomination basis and for execution of transmission works in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas at an estimated cost of Rs 426.13 crore, under PMDP.Similarly, REC Transmission Project Company Ltd (RECTPCL) as Project Implementing Agencies is signed for execution of transmission works for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for an amount of Rs 495.54 crore under PMDP.Dr Singh said the State Government is working under a well knit strategy to ensure that the power scenario in the State is transformed towards an improved and enhanced utility by ensuring an easy access to electricity for all.The Deputy Chief Minister, while elaborating on Government’s initiatives of ensuring access to electricity for all, said that today’s agreement with the stake holder is a major step in this direction.These projects will solve the problems being faced in the distribution, transmission and generation of power in J&K state and will help in proper augmentation and renovation of the existing power infra, he added.Minister of state for Power Development and Industries and Commerce, Asiea Naqash, Commissioner Secretary PDD, Hirdesh Kumar, DCP, Asgar Ali, CE Project Wing Jammu, Som Raj, CE Project Wing Kashmir, Daljit Singh, CE, S K Koul, CEO RECPDCL, P Shakeel Ahmad, CEO RECTPCL, Gautam Sharma, Chief Project Manger REC, Ajay kumar, GM PGCIL, S K Palit and other senior officials of department were also present on the occasion.

JK BJP hails statement of PM Modi

BJP J&K State hailed statement of Prime Minister Modi, in which the PM referring to the history said that the seeds of dissatisfaction and socio-political uncertainty in the state of Jammu & Kashmir were sown by the former Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru due to the mishandling of ground situation.Had strong leader like Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel be the Prime Minister of India at the time of Independence or at least Independent Incharge for the affairs of Jammu & Kashmir like other states of India, the situation would be different in the trouble torn valley in present time but Congress due to certain vested interests thought otherwise, the state secretary of J&K BJP, Sanjay Baru said.Sanjay Baru referred to the incident of taking the matter of aggression by Pakistan Army in the boundary of J&K into the UN as historic blunder, which has proven dearly for the people of J&K and the whole Nation and particularly at the time when Indian forces were having advantage in the battle field and India could easily manage to free all the area under occupation by Pakistani forces.Sanjay Baru also quoted the PM’s statement targeting Congress party for serving the interests of a particular family in which Congress party only glorified Nehru-Gandhi family while deliberately ignoring the sacrifices made by the other great leaders of Nation and their contributions in the Nation making while watering the friendship of a single family in the state.Baru said that ill efforts of Centre leadership of Congress were also supplemented by the ill efforts of State leaders of Congress party, who equally looted the resources of the state at their will. He said that only BJP has taken various concrete steps for benefits and ease of operation by Forces and also facilitated Bunker formation and other concessions for the border residents which includes compensations for the loss of life, property and livestock, he said.He said that the J&K state has suffered on every front right from the education to the other developmental sectors and now the BJP as the alliance partner in the government is taking all steps for the uplifting the status of the state. Baru pointed out that Congress has jeopardized the State’s advancement on the crucial sectors due to vested interests.

BJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma along with State General Secretary Sh. Pawan Khajuria,VC Sicop Dr. Ali Mohd. Mir,State Executive Member Arif Raja chaired a meeting at Friends Colony,Budgam.

Allegation of 1984 riot victims vindicated: BJP Minority Morcha

In view of the recent development which unravelled the direct involvement of Former Congress Minister Jagdish Tytler, a meeting of the BJP Minority Morcha district Jammu was held to deliberate on the expose which showed the direct involvement of the Jagdish Tytler in 1984 anti Sikh riots post assassination of Former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi particularly in Delhi. The sting operation which was made public by the GK Manjeet Singh President Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee has given the judicial strength to the allegation of 1984 Sikh victims regarding the direct involvement of the Former Minister in the killing of 100 Sikhs.Speaking on the occasion Randhir Singh Bali, District President BJP Minority Morcha said that the FIR lodged against Jagdish Tytler by National Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party R.P. Singh is the right step in the right direction and the Minority Morcha of the State endorses his action and hopes that the riot victims feel relieved of the pains and sufferings which they have been suffering for the past 33 years.Gurdyal Singh Bali State General Secretary BJP Minority Morcha said that Jagdish Tytler be brought to justice in a judicial process as soon as possible so that the victims of the 1984 riots feel happy and satisfied with the fruitful judicial outcome.The meeting was attended by Morcha leaders, S. Harbinder Singh State Secretary, S. Harpal Singh State Media Secretary, S. Charan Singh Bali District Vice-President, S. Gurucharan Singh Mandal President Satwari, S. Gunwant Singh President Mandal Gandhi Nagar.

Centre to take cognizance of present situation: Prof. Virender

State BJP spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta strongly criticized the political parties, for exhibiting their stiff resistance to the resolution moved by Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs, condemning Pakistan’s unprovoked heavy firing, using mortars and anti-tank missile in Rajouari Sector, killing four soldiers of Indian Army that included an Army Captain. He said that the resolution represented the national sentiments against the Pakistan’s aggression and against its actions to make India to bleed by importing and supporting the terrorism and the so called Jihad and in particular causing great destruction in the Valley. He expressed his anxious on the fact that PDP which in alliance with BJP, is running the Government did not stood by its partner and opposed the resolution. The spokesperson was also critical of the opposition to the resolution by the MLAs of Congress and National Conference, specifically those representing Jammu province.Prof. Virender also condemned the attitude of the Kashmiri leaders to equate the aggressor, Pakistan and the victim of its aggression, India, the country to which they belong to and enjoying all the privileges, even more than other countrymen. “Their act of Blaming India for the war like situation created by Pakistan and asking both India and Pakistan to hold talks and negotiations for the peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue amounts to indirectly supporting Pakistan’s actions and committing treacherous like act”, the spokesperson said. He expressed his unhappiness on the role of Congress and other national political parties which are toeing the same line just for the sake of opposition to BJP and thus doing great disservice to the country. He said that India as a sovereign country cannot afford to declare ceasefire unilaterally unless Pakistan stops its aggression, desists from unprovoked firing from across the border and stop supporting terrorist activities.Prof. Virender also expressed its great resentment against the acts of political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir that demoralize the forces which are fighting a war against the dangerous and perilous designs of Pakistan and antinational forces under very odd circumstances and providing security to the common masses and the political class of the Valley. He condemned the criticism of the forces and making them villain, and the act of projecting the stone pelters as innocent. He said that any person causing hindrance in the action of the forces that are duty bound to curb the terrorism and eliminate the terrorists needs be treated as culprit. He added that the action to express sympathy with such person and humiliate the forces cannot be justified. He asked the Government of India to take serious cognizance of the recent happenings in Jammu and Kashmir State and some of the actions of the people at the helm of the affairs and take appropriate actions to stop further aggravation of the situation. He asked whether the step of giving amnesty to stone pelters and rehabilitate them, has boomeranged and became the cause of resurgence of stone-pelting.

BJP lays foundation stone of Sports stadium at Bhagwati Nagar

BJP led by its State Vice-President Parmod Kapahi, who is also the President of Bhagwati Nagar Welfare Association, laid the foundation stone for the construction of Playground near 4th Tawi bridge, Bhagwati Nagar, Ward No. 14 falling under Jammu West Constituency in the august presence of large number of prominent persons from the locality.Parmod Kapahi while laying the foundation stone, said that the BJP is committed to provide the best infrastructure for the convenience of the public. He also praised the local MLA and BJP State President Sat Sharma for his concentrated efforts for the welfare of the general masses. He said that MLA is doing his all out effort for the development of the area.Parmod Kapahi said that it was the long pending genuine demand of the local people to provide a proper space for the playing activities to the children and now Sat Sharma has taken this welcome step by allocating 11 Lakh rupees out of Constituency development Fund (CDF) for the construction of sports stadium. He also said that the MLA is furthering the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the future of the youth by promoting the slogan of “Khelo India”.Kapahi said that this playground will provide the children with opportunity for their overall development as the age old saying goes like “Sound mind resides in sound body”. He also said that this step will also restrict the drug menace in the area, by changing the direction of the forces within the youth and directing it towards the constructive works.Asha Sharma, Darshan Lal, Ashok Singh Chib, Raj Singh Chib, Rajinder Tikoo, Santosh Bhagat and others were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.

There should be no politics in condemning Pakistan: Brig Gupta

Bharatiya Janata Party has asked the valley-based political leaders to rise above party politics and condemn Pakistan in unison for its deep rooted involvement in terrorist activities in Kashmir. It is ironical that the leaders of the Party which was in forefront of rejecting the two-nation theory and religion based division of the country are today furthering Pakistan’s agenda in Kashmir by demanding talks at a time when Pakistan has crossed all limits of humanity by spilling the blood of innocent citizens of the state be it on LOC/IB/hinterland rued Brigadier Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the Party. Condemning the terrorist incident that took place on the premises of SMHS Hospital Srinagar, Brigadier Gupta said that the Pakistani hand is obvious in the said terror act because out of the six terrorists taken for medical check-up to the hospital, the only Pakistani terrorist among them was freed from the clutches of the police by his colleagues. “It appears to be a pre-planned operation in which involvement of some insiders cannot be ruled out. A thorough inquiry needs to be done to ascertain manifold lapses and identification of black sheep who assisted in the whole plan. Rooting out of these black sheep is mandatory for elimination of terrorism from the state,” said Brigadier Gupta. Dwelling further on the issue, Brig Gupta explained that the said incident highlights the domination of Security Forces over the terrorists operating in the valley resulting in the elimination of Pakistani terrorists and their leadership. Pakistan is finding it extremely difficult to infiltrate fresh lots due to the highly successful anti-infiltration grid established by the Army on the LOC. Despite unprovoked ceasefire violations targeting the civilian population and creating a fear-psychosis among the brave border and LOC dwellers, Pakistan has failed repeatedly in its endeavour to push terrorists into our territory. “In order to overcome the dearth of Pakistani commanders and terrorists, who mastermind and execute terrorist acts at the behest of ISI, it has now evolved the new strategy of freeing them from police custody and organise their escapes. It is similar to the strategy of looting of banks and cash vans to overcome the lack of financial resources due to tightening the screws on terror funding from Pakistan. Daring attacks on jails or jail breaks with the help of black sheep also form part of this new strategy. The unified command under the leadership of the CM needs to plan a counter-strategy immediately,” stated Brig Gupta. Brig Gupta also questioned the NC President, Dr Farooq Abdullah, for his frequent anti-Army statements and blaming Indian Army for the current situation in Kashmir while giving a clean chit to Pakistan. Reminding Dr Abdullah of the role played by Indian Army in maintaining a safe and secure environment in the State, Brig Gupta said, “But for the sacrifices of the Indian Army since 1947, you would not have dared to move and speak as freely and fearlessly as you do now.” Pakistan is no friend or sympathiser of Kashmiris but has a single point agenda of disintegrating India and by toeing Pakistan’s line instead of condemning these leaders are only helping Pakistan to achieve its aim, cautioned the spokesperson.

BJP holds Booth Sammelan of Vijaypur and Bari Brahmana Mandals of District Samba.

Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Leh, Dr. Sonam Dawa’s mortal remains consigned to flames with state honour

The mortal remains of Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Leh, Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, were consigned to flames at his native village with full state honour today at Shey village of Leh Ladakh with Guard of honour.All the government institutions were closed for the day today while shops were closed in Leh for half day in honour of the departed leader.BJP National General Secretary Sh. Ram Madhav,Dy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, BJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma,State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Koul, Chairman Legislative Council Haji Inayat Ali, J&K Minister for R&B Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Cooperatives & Ladakh Affairs Tsering Dorjey Lakrok, Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga, Minister for PHE Sham Lal Choudhry, CEC Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Member Parliament Thupstan Tsewang, former minister and Member Legislative Assembly Leh Nawang Rigzin Jora were present.DC Leh Avny Lavasa, SSP Leh Sargun Shukla, all the councillors of LAHDC were also present.

BJP conducts Booth Sammelan at Inderwal

BJP J&K State in its continuous drive to strengthen the booth level structure in the region, conducted Booth Sammelan at Chattru Mandal in Inderwal Constituency of Kishtwar District. BJP State Secretary Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana along with State General Secretary BJP Minority Morcha Tariq Keen and BJP District General Secretary (Org.) Harbans Singh and other senior leaders of the party interacted with activists in the Sammelan in which all the BJP leaders and the activists from the Mandal participated.Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana, while speaking on the occasion, said that the BJP is just not the political party aiming at the Government formation, but an organization with a mission to uplift the status of the common masses. He gave a reference of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his continuous tireless working towards the welfare of the public and the numerous schemes Modi Government has launched with a particular vision to reach up to the last man standing in the most deprived sections of the society. He said that Modi government is finishing the middleman system from every scheme and department so that every work and every benefit is directly delivered to the targeted population. He also said that Inderwal has seen unprecedented developmental now which was not visible during last 60 years of Congress led rules.Tariq Keen appreciated the work of ground level of working by the booth level activists and prompted them to work with every increasing enthusiasm to address the issues of masses at any administrative or other levels. He said that the common man is feeling empowered in the present dispensation and has again started to develop the faith in Political leadership.Harbans Singh concentrated on the organizational matters and said that polling booth comprises the basic unit of the organization which plays a major link between the common masses and the top leadership of the organization making sure that the ideology and policies of the party reach the common masses.

MLA Jammu East and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta started the construction work of the laying of deep drain at Link Road Bazaar Ward No.4

MLA Jammu East and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta started the construction work of the laying of deep drain at Link Road Bazaar Ward No.4.The estimated cost of the work is rupees 5 lakhs. The leaders of various traders associations who accompanied the MLA included Purani Mandi Traders Association leader Rakesh Gupta, Purani Mandi Traders Association President Ramesh Soodan Kaka, Link Road Bazaar Traders Association President Rajinder Gupta and also accompanied by JMC official R.K.Koul. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that fast track growth is the hallmark of the BJP government and in the days to come the pace of growth is going to increase further. He said that in order to realise the full potential of the growth every individual must allign himself with one or the other scheme launched by the Modi government. All the international rating agencies have predicted a higher rate of growth in the year 2018 and it is reflective of the good work of the Modi government in accelerating the growth process. The BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Prof. Sham Gupta, Vijay Mahajan, Chandan Gupta, Dinesh Varmani, Kannav Abrol,Munish Gupta, Vikram Bhasin and Surinder Sarran.

Ever-increasing landmark achievements for J&K in BJP’s kitty: Sh. Sanjay Baru

Congress rendered issueless, is making baseless and misleading statements, this was stated by the BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru while he took a dig over the failed leadership of the Congress when Ghulam Ahmed Mir, J&K State Chief of the National Party, Congress termed the BJP-PDP alliance as opportunistic during a rally in district Reasi.Sanjay Baru said that Congress needs an immediate self introspection that it has lost the public’s confidence due to its continuous and unabated servicing of a single political family and trying to mend money and other benefits on the sufferings of the common masses. Baru asked them to keep in view all the malpractices his party has promoted to remain in power over the ages like that of the “Emergency” which even today reminds the whole world of the blackest period in the democratic set up, gagging up all the voices in the political, social and media fraternity virtually taking the humanity to its most diminutive.Baru also remarked that the in the history of the state of Jammu & Kashmir everybody knows that right from the rigging of the elections to other negative gimmicks, Congress has virtually harnessed every sector of black forces for the lust of power. He remarked that the BJP has come to government not to rule but to serve the people and is committed to all round development of the State and the Nation.Sanjay Baru while enumerating the plethora of steps taken to uplift the status of masses, said that it is only the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that has ensured the deliverance of all the benefits to the targeted population by checking the loopholes within the system that were infused by Congress for the profit making of its leaders. He said that basically Congress is feeling clueless to face the masses as it is astonished to see the pace of development in the state which was totally out of sight during the last 70 years of their government. He also said that 2 AIIMS. IIT, IIM, twin Smart Cities, bunkers for the border dwellers, packages for the refugees, sports stadium in every district, development of tourist circuit and many other achievements are just a few of the ever-increasing landmark achievements for J&K in BJP’s kitty during just a period of 3 years of present dispensation.

Sports channelize youth energy in a right direction: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh said that sports is instrumental in channelizing the energy of youth in a right direction saving them from falling prey to social evils like drug menace.Dr Singh said this while addressing the 2nd Pandit Prem Nath Dogra Memorial Football Gold Cup Tournament which was organized by JKFA Jammu at State Sports Club J&K. He paid tributes to Prem Nath Dogra for his contribution towards sports and overall development of the State.Appreciating the efforts of organizer for holding such tournaments, the Dy CM said that these activities immensely help in bringing out sports talent among the youth besides instilling in them competitive spirit. “Sports promote ‘spirit of discipline and health’ among youth”, he asserted. He said that the impact of sports on the society is multi dimensional.Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, Member of Legislative Assembly, Rajesh Gupta besides others were also present on the occasion.Speaking on the occasion, Ganga, said that Prime Minister is taking keen interest in encouraging sports to channelize youth energies in a right direction. He highlighted initiatives like Khelo India saying that youth must participate in sports activities to be fit and healthy. The Government is taking initiatives to provide playgrounds at every block level, he added. He also announced Rupees one lakh for the tournament.About 25 teams from the State and outside the State are participating in the tournament.

State BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta calls for a an investigation by the CBI on the charges levelled by the Chief Engineer, Design Inspection and quality control P.N. Bali

State BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta calls for a an investigation by the CBI on the charges levelled by the Chief Engineer, Design Inspection and quality control P.N. Bali against bureaucrats and others involved in looting the tax payers money. He said that as per the report published in a daily newspaper on the basis of letter written by the Er. P.N. Bali, there is a nexus of politicians, officers, Engineers and contractors in minting crores of rupees in de-silting and in repair/maintenance of canals and Khuls every year. The Chief Engineer has alleged that hardly 10-15 per cent amount is actually utilized in the de-silting and repairs of canals/Khuls and rest of the money goes into the pockets of those at the helm of affairs. Prof. Virender while citing the report said that an amount of Rs. 5 to 6 crore are released for the de-silting of canals/Khuls and Rs. 15 crore for the maintenance /repair. He said that the corruption in the de-silting and repair of canals and tributaries adversely affect the farmers as water does not reach the tail end and the farmers have to remain on the mercy of rains, thus affecting the agriculture production.“It was also revealed that no tenders are called in the execution of works, the works executed are not checked at the ground level and crores of rupees are spent where about ten lakh of rupees are required”, the Spokesperson said. The spokesperson appreciated the courage and honesty of Engineer P.N. Bali in exposing the misdeeds, irregularities and frauds committed in the department. He requested the government to protect the honour and dignity of such persons and asked for providing security to the daring Engineer.

Sacrifices rendered by martyrs need to be remembered: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today said that that the scarifies rendered by our martyrs in safeguarding the nation from internal and external threats needs to be remembered and propagated as it inculcates a sense of belonging and patriotism in us besides also urging us to contribute our bit in nation building.The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh was addressing gathering, at the 114th function of Shaheed Parivar Fund being organized by Hind Samachar and Punjab Kesari Group, here on Sunday.The Deputy CM lauded the role played by security forces in safeguarding the country against the designs of anti-national elements, besides warding off the threat of external aggression.The need of the hour is to honour the sacrifices of martyrs and create awareness among the masses and youth in particular about their selfless service to the nation, he added.Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jairam Thakur, Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs Punjab Government, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Chief Editor Hind Samachar Group Vijay Chopra, Journalist Mr Tarunvijay, journalists and academicians were present on the occasion.Dr Singh while highlighting the contribution of security forces said that they have been offering sacrifices and it is due to their tireless efforts that the threat of violence has been brought down in different parts of the country especially in J&K and in the Naxal Infested areas. “We all should be indebted to these brave hearts who without caring for their lives have been instrumental in guarding the country from internal threats and external aggression”, he stressed.“Terrorism in any form can’t be tolerated and befitting reply will be given to those fanning these tendencies and we are competent enough to give a befitting reply to those harboring ill will towards the territorial integrity of India”, he added.While referring to the various initiatives being undertaken by the Prime minister for solving the problems being confronted by the west Pakistan refugees of 1947, 1965, 1971 and the Kashmiri Migrants, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the special package to the tune of Rs 2000 cr is being distributed among the refugees and several other measures are also underway to ensure that their grievances are redressed,Later the relief material was distributed and two trucks carrying relief was flagged off to Jammu and Kashmir.

Booth Sammelan held at Gandhi Nagar Mandal of Jammu District.

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh hosted a get- together for a group of school children from Jammu & Kashmir

J&K SCHOOL CHILDREN IN DELHIUnion Minister Dr Jitendra Singh hosted a get- together for a group of school children from Jammu & Kashmir, who comprise the State contingent for "Khelo India Games", currently going on at New Delhi.In an informal interaction with children, Dr Jitendra Singh said that youth of J&K have immense unexplored talent and potential, which sometimes remains unutilized either because of lack of opportunity or lack of mentorship and grooming.He recalled that when he was briefly holding the additional charge of union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2016, a mega Nehru Yuva Kendra festival was organised at Bhaderwah which offered a unique exposure to the local youth. During the same intervening period of additional charge, he recalled that one Sports stadium was sanctioned for each of the 22 districts of the State of Jammu & Kashmir.He said that in changing context and current milieu, the youngsters also deserve to be provided opportunity to train and reorient themselves to the new requirements. Citing an instance, he said, the Kandi belt in Kathua district, for example, has produced great warriors in the past, but now, young boys in this region find it difficult to make a mark because of the constraints in the new existing selection process for recruitment to military and paramilitary forces.In the Northeast, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the DoNER Ministry had introduced Venture Capital Fund for young Start-Ups wishing to set up their entrepreneurship. Similar provisions, he suggested, could also be introduced in Jammu & Kashmir. Similarly, for generating jobs for youth, he said, special impetus have been given to organic farming in Northeast with the State of Sikkim in forefront while Saree, textile and handicraft of Manipur were being promoted through “Self Help Groups” of youth and women. A similar impetus could also be exercised in Jammu & Kashmir. He also referred to the two-day Global Investors' Summit held in Guwahati, as a result of which, leading business houses, including Tata Sons, Reliance Industries and Patanjali had, on the spot, announced huge investments with consequent job generation for North Eastern region.

Development of Shiv Khori, Peer Kho shrines afoot to boost religious tourism: Smt. Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture Priya Sethi said that the government is working with the vision to develop J&K as a religious tourism destination and in this regard synergised efforts by all stakeholders are required to ensure the development of various religious places and shrines.The Minister said that with the development of shrines like Shiv Khori and Peer Kho, not only devotes but more tourists will be attracted which will ultimately give a boost to the religious tourism in the region.The Minister stated this during a high level meeting convened to review the arrangements for forthcoming Maha Shivratri festival to be observed at holy shrines of Shiv Khori and Peer Kho here on Saturday evening.Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Kumar Sharma , Deputy Commissioner , Jammu, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, IGP Jammu, Dr S D Singh, Commissioner, JMC, Ramesh Kumar, Director, Health Services, Dr Gurjeet Singh, SSP Reasi, Tahir Sajad Bhat, Joint Director Tourism, Shokat Mahmood Malik , CMO Jammu, Dr Sanjay Turki, Dy SP, Hqts, Raj Paul Singh, Dy SP Traffic, Daljeet Singh, , ACR, Reasi, Harbans Lal Sharma, Dy Director, ULB, Harmeet Singh, besides SE Hyd, Ashwani k Anand, SE PHE Jammu, Ajay Singh Wazir, XEN, PHE Reasi, PP Arora, XEN PHE, Jammu, Hamesh Manchanda, Tehsildar Pouni, Rajesh Baru, AEEs, Ratnesh Puri, Rajesh Sharma, Executive Officer, Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board (SSKSB) Om Parkash, Mahant , Pir Shiv Nath , Shashi Khajuri and senior functionaries of concerned departments attended the meeting.During the meeting, the Minister assessed the preparedness on the account of Tourism, Police, Traffic, JMC, PHE ,Health and other concerned departments in view of the festival and directed the concerned officers to put in a synergize efforts to ensure smooth festivities on this devout occasion.She directed the concerned officers to ensure all the requisite facilities to the devotees coming to pay their obeisance at Shiv Khori and Peer Kho shrines.Laying special focus on security and traffic arrangements, the Minister asked the concerned departments to deploy adequate man power and stressed on effective management along with regular transportation between the designated parking areas to the shrines to ensure safe and hassle free pilgrimage.Taking strong note of wrongly parked vehicles around the shrines, the Minister instructed the concerned for taking swift action in this regard. She further asked to identify more parking spots near shrines for smooth traffic movement during the festival.She directed for appropriate arrangements for the comfort of old and disabled devotes travelling to the shrines.Priya asked the Tourism department to extensively promote and publicize the arrangements being made for the festival to attract more pilgrims. She directed JMC officers to ensure cleanliness in and around the shrines, renovate viewpoints besides other infrastructure.The Minister directed the district administration to put in place a proper mechanism for landslide prevention and safety measures. She also asked the concerned officers to identify the halting points and directed to build shelters as a protection from rain and shooting stones.The Minister also asked the senior functionaries of the concerned departments to personally visit the shrines and entrusted the officers to take necessary steps to ensure proper management.The Minister passed the instructions for beautification and illumination of Ranbireshwar Temple, Aap Shambhu Temple, Shiv Mandir, Shallamar, and other temples of Deity Shiva for Maha Shivratri and directed to make proper arrangements for the devotees visiting these temples.In the meeting, a threadbare discussion was held on sanitation, Medicare, besides ensuring uninterrupted water and electricity supply, improved road connectivity and proper illumination at the shrines.With regards to Peer Kho festival, the Minister appointed ADC Jammu as nodal officer for the event and asked him to ensure proper execution of directions for successful celebrations. She further instructed for making a control room which will served as a helpline and will also monitor the arrangements.The Minister asked the board and the management of the shrines to ensure close coordination with the administration and asked them to explore several avenues to showcase the ethnic food, cultural of state besides organizing leisure activities including funfair rides, dangals to attract more participation.The Minister also instructed for diversion of Tawi river water towards the Peer Kho Ghat during the festival.Priya directed the health department to provide well equipped ambulances to accompany the procession. The Minister asked all the concerned departments to ensure proper execution of directions passed in the meeting.

Govt committed to promote, develop infra for rural sports: Smt. Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi stressed on promotion and development of rural sports and said that the government is making committed efforts to develop adequate sports infrastructure in the state particularly in rural areas to provide basic sports facilities to encourage and nurture the local talent.The Minister was speaking during the finals of Junior Gold Cup Kabaddi Championship 2018organized by Jammu District Kabaddi Association at Green Field Ground here.Vishwa Bharti Kendra drubs Gandhi Memorial, RS Pura by 30 points in Boys section and KV-No. 1 Gandhi Nagar beat Women College Gandhi Nagar by 6 points to clinch the Junior Gold Cup Kabaddi Championship 2018.In boys category, Gandhi Memorial, R.S Pura and Unique Public School bagged 2nd and 3rd place respectively where as GCW, Gandhi Nagar took away the runners trophy and SOS Hermann bagged the 3rd spot in girls category .Stressing on necessity of developing sports infrastructure, the Minister highlighted several initiatives taken by the government to strengthen the sports structure in the state by ensuring modern sports infrastructure and providing an appropriate platform to give necessary exposure to the local players at national and International level.The Minister appreciated the organizers for providing a platform to the local talent especially the female players to display their ability and encourage them to compete at higher level.“A collective efforts on the part of parents, teachers and other private sports organizations should be put in to develop a sports culture in the state", the Minister affirmed.Priya said it is important to nurture the raw talent and for doing so more such organizations must come forward to support the future sports stars.She said that the rural sports like Kabaddi have an immense potential in the state and more such tournaments will act as an encouraging factor for the local players and inculcate a sense of great competitiveness among them.Priya said that these talented players have proved that with proper facilities and support, they can achieve greater heights. She interacted with the players and congratulated them for their efforts.Referring to Centre Government’s initiatives to promote the rural sports, the Minister said that under Khelo India, there is an exclusive component for the development of traditional sports.Showing her keen interest for the promotion and development of Kabaddi, the Minister assures that every necessary measure will be taken to provide better facilities and ensure safety of the Kabaddi Players and if required, funds will be released from her CDF in this regard.Speaking on the occasion, State Vice President, BJP, Yudhvir Sethi said that such type of events will encourage youth to take up sports and lay down a platform for local players to display their talent at higher level. Sports not only lead to better health but also build character, promote team spirit among the youth and guide them towards a disciplined life, he added.The dignitaries distributed the trophies, medals and certificates to the winners, runners and third placed teams.Asif and Ayushi declared as Best Players of the tournament in their respective categories.CEO of J&K Kabbadi Association, Kuldeep Kumar Gupta, General Secretary, J&K Amateur Kabaddi Association, Surinder Mohan Gupta, Treasurer, Sangram Singh, Observer ,Naveen Sharma, Jammu Distt Secretary, Dinesh Gupta, Organizing Secretary, Anil Modi, Kabbadi Coaches, Anil Sharma,Shashi Sharma, Ajay Gupta & Dhiraj, Kabbadi Trainers, Anuradha & Poonam Jamwal, and Commentator, Rakesh Kumar besides senior Kabaddi players and other sports personalities were present on the occasion.

BJP holds state core group meeting ahead of “All Party Meeting”

BJP will press for early Panchayat Elections in the state.BJP J&K State held an important review meeting of its State core Committee, just ahead of “All Party Meeting” at State Guest House, Jammu on Saturday which was chaired by State President & MLA, Sat Sharma and attended by Dy. Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, MLC Ashok Khajuria, MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Koul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria, Harinder Gupta and Health Minister Bali Bhagat.Sat Sharma greeting the members of Core Group, said that the Core Group meeting forms an indispensable leg of organizational working within the party which serves of discussing all the essential issues from the top level to the ground level in hierarchy of party.Sharma also led the discussions with the Core Committee members regarding the issue of “All Party Meeting” for holding Panchayat Elections in the State, which was called by the Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti. It was decided that Party State President and State general Secretaries will represent the party in the “All Party Meeting” to put forth the stand of party in the meeting to be attended by all the top leaders of leading political parties of the state.It was unanimously decided in the core group meeting that the BJP’s holds a clear view regarding the holding of Panchayat elections in the state as working by the perspective of people’s welfare, it is mandatory to hold the elections in a time bound manner which will eventually lead to the decentralisation of power. It was also said that “Panch” level provides the common masses an easy approachable level of administrative set up for addressing their issues and hastening of developmental processes in the region. So in the “All Party Meeting”, BJP will press for early Panchayat Elections in the state.In the meeting the issue on the Leh was also discussed in detail as the void has been created after the death of Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa who was the tall political and social personality as well as top leader of BJP there. It was also decided in the meeting that the Sat Sharma, Ashok Koul, Pawan Khajuria who also serves as Incharge Leh, Dr. Nirmal Singh and other top rung senior BJP leaders will visit Leh on 6th February’ 2018 to pay homage to the great leader.

State BJYM felicitated newly appointed Prabhari of BJYM J&K

State BJYM under the leadership of its State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra organized an impressive felicitation programme for newly appointed Prabhari of BJYM Jammu & Kashmir Rohit Chahal at BJP headquarter Trikuta Nagar Jammu. BJP State General Secretary and Prabhari Jammu Province Harinder Gupta, BJP State Secretary and Prabhari BJYM Sanjay Baru graced the occasion. Rohit Chahal is presently BJYM National Media secretary and newly appointed Incharge (Prabhari) of Jammu & Kashmir.Speaking on the occasion, Harinder Gupta first congratulated Rohit Chahal for his appointment as Prabhari Jammu and Kashmir and said that the organisation work of J&K is little different from the rest of country, as activists in the said state works with very high will power and against all the odds in day to day working conditions. Jammu and Kashmir is always remains a special state in the eyes of Delhi as it is the crown of India and a lot of things depends on this state. He further said, it becomes possible only because of the hard work of the ground level Youth worker that we have won both the two seats from Jammu Province and lone seat from Ladakh in lok sabha elections. He further added that in 2019 we are very much sure to open our account from Kashmir as the Youth brigade is doing very good in Kashmir also.While felicitating Chahal, Dr. Magotra introduced him with all the key positions he holds in past in ABVP at State and National level and expresses his happiness over this appointment. He said that BJYM State team can learn a lot of organisational things from the newly appointed Prabhari as he has a vast knowledge and experience of organisational work. Dr. Magotra also elaborated a lot of organisational and public programmes done by BJYM in past and give a detailed working of BJYM from State to Mandal level to newly appointed Prabhari. Dr. Magotra further added that all the activists of BJYM are doing good in all the organisational work but a lot need to be done to reach the last man in the queue who has high aspirations from BJP.On the occasion Rohit Chahal thanked BJYM Jammu and Kashmir for this small but impressive welcome and said that you all will find me ready for any type of help to take the organisational work of BJYM at gross root level. Jammu and Kashmir always remains the centre of attraction of National and International politics, and to be a part of this state it is an amazed feeling with a lot of more responsibility. He appreciated all the activists of State BJYM for the fantastic work they are doing under the leadership of Dr. Magotra, he said the conditions in this state are very hard but despite of all the hardships Youth activists are giving their 100 percent without caring for their life as well.Sanjay Baru also spoke on the occasion, Proceedings on the dias was done by general secretary Vikas Choudhary. Prominient who were present on the occasion were general secretary Tarun Sharma, vice-presidents Adv Annu Behnal, Ajay Vaid, Munish Khajuria, secretary Adv Gurdev Thakur, Sunny Sangotra, Office secretary Abhishek Slathia, Social Media Incharge Rohit Verma, Media secretary Er. Lalit Raina, District Presidents Ashish Sharma, Manjeet Bhagat, Rohit Verma, Sukhdev Singh, Vikas Gupta, Akash Chopra, Happy Raina, Sanjay Bhat and many others.

Speaker Kavinder Gupta pays rich tributes to 19th Gyalsras Bakula at Legislative Assembly Complex

As part of remembering the noble work and contributions made by 19th Gyalaras Bakula Rinpoche, a program was organised to pay rich tributes to the architect of modern Ladakh and the first MP in 1949 at Legislative complex here today.The legislators from across the party lines participated in the event and paid rich tributes to the H.E Bakula Rinpoche and recalled the contributions of the late leader for uplifting the downtrodden and weaker sections of the society.Recalling his contributions towards the society and mankind, the Speaker termed him as true philanthropist, who has not only stood for the right but has always been on the forefront in extending his hand to the needy.Gupta said that though being decorated by Padma Bhushan and being the first MP, his kindness and generosity cannot be limited to such titles only and he will be remembered for years and years to come.The Speaker further said that despite being a active politician, he was a true religious leader who played an instrumental role in making of the modern ladakh.He informed that a portrait of H.E Bakula Rimpoche will be displayed in the Legislative Assembly Complex and a tradition will be made to organise such programs in future.Besides Deputy Speaker, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, MOS, Ajay Nanda & Priya Sethi, MLA’s, Satpal Sharma, Sukhnandan Chowdhary, Nawang Rigzin Zora, Dinanath Bhagat, Asgar Ali Karbalai, Rajesh Gupta, Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat, Rajiv Jasrotia, Kuldeeep Verma, Pawan Gupta, Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, Usman Majeed among others were present on the occasion.

15000 kanals land retrieved by JDA: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh informed the Legislative Council that so far more than 15000 kanals of land has been retrieved from the encroachers despite tough resistance and JDA is putting every effort to check the encroachments by launching anti-encroachment drives on regular basis.The Deputy Chief Minister was responding to a Calling Attention Notice by legislator Vikram Randhawa to call the attention of government towards the situation that has arisen due to the encroachment of government land adjoining Tawi River aftermath 2014 floods.Dr Singh informed the House that the demarcation of land along river Tawi has not been accomplished while as, some exercise has been done and list of unauthorized occupants along with the details of the land is being compiled, he added.Pertinently, in order to expedite the process of demarcation and identification, the Jammu Development Authority (JDA) has provided 500 boundary pillars to the Revenue and Irrigation & Flood Control departments for fixing boundaries. JDA has to formally receive Revenue records of all adjoining land along the river bank, he added.He said that in this regard, J&K High Court has appointed two Commissioners to monitor the progress of Revenue, Irrigation & Flood Control Department for checking unauthorized constructions and extraction of mineral material from the river bed.Further, the Deputy Chief Minister said that High Court is also monitoring the development/status on this front through these Commissioners. “Recently the Court has directed the concerned authorities i.e. Divisional Commissioner Jammu, IGP Jammu, DC Jammu and VC JDA to file the status report regarding the identification and demarcation of JDA land. The Divisional Commissioner Jammu has also been nominated as Nodal Officer for the same,” he stated.While adding, he said that the process of mapping and demarcation is being carried out jointly with the Revenue Department.

Regular drives being conducted to remove encroachments in Srinagar city: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh informed the Legislative Council that regular drives are being conducted on daily basis for removal of encroachments in Srinagar city.The Deputy Chief Minister was replying to a Calling Attention Notice by legislator Zafar Iqbal Manhas to call the attention of government towards situation that has arisen due to the manipulative erection of unauthorized business establishments across National Highway and adjoining roads near grid station Sanat Nagar and dumping of garbage giving way to assembly of dogs.Dr Singh further informed the House that it is a fact that the number of restaurants, bakery shops, tea stalls, timber depots etcetera across NHW and adjoining Circular road near Grid Station at Sanat Nagar Bye Pass have come up during the last three to four decades. In this regard, a survey is being conducted for taking further remedial measures.“As and when any encroachment is reported or noticed action is taken swiftly and massive drives are being conducted on daily basis for removal of encroachments from footpaths and roadsides in Srinagar city by anti-encroachment squad,” he said.Regarding open garbage shed near Grid Station Rawalpora, Dr Singh said that the same has been replaced by installation of big dumper.Furthermore, the Deputy Chief Minister informed that the garbage of the area is being collected in early morning and shifted in the big dumper for onward transportation to landfill site for further treatment under Solid Waste Management Rules.

Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan conducts inspection of the unit financed by Corp

In order to have the physical verification of the small units financed by Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, its Vice Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, along with Jammu District Manager Joginder Paul Atri and Field Supervisor Jatinder Singh, inspected a Tailoring & Cutting shop in Sanjay Nagar area of Jammu District.This shop is being run by one Jeet Lal, belonging to Scheduled Caste category, with the financial assistance of rupees one lakh as loan from the said Corporation.Balbir Ram Rattan, on this occasion, enquired about the utilization of the loan availed by the loanee and stressed upon him to educate the unemployed males and females of his community to avail the benefits of the welfare schemes of the union government as well as those of the state government meant for the socio-economic upliftment of the weaker sections.The Vice Chairperson, while advising Jeet Lal to ensure timely deposit of the monthly instalments of the money taken by him as loan from the Corporation, said that the amount paid back is used for providing loan to other people of the weaker sections for helping them in establishing own earning units and become self dependent instead of sitting idle. He also shared the scheme of granting Education Loan and said that the meritorious students of the reserved categories, whose parents cannot afford to send their wards for professional and technical courses, can get financial assistance from the Corporation for studying within the country and abroad.

BJP Kissan Morcha credits Union Government for Public Friendly Budget

BJP State Kissan Morcha led by its State President Rajinder Singh Chib credited Union government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely for the public and especially farmer friendly budget in 2018 during a press conference held at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar.While interacting with the media persons, Rajinder Singh Chib said that the present dispensation is seriously working for upgrading the status of .living of farmers while opening new paths for the increase in the income of the farmers while also focussing on the distribution and other factors after the production till its final consumption by the consumers.While enumerating various farmer friendly points, he said that farmers will get 1.5 times more price than their last price from Kharif crops. He also said that the farmers working in fisheries and dairies will also be issued with Kissan Credit Cards, which will go a long way in meeting their day to day investments in the business. He remarked that rupees 2000 Crore have been kept for construction of local markets where they can have direct access, 10,000 crore will be spent for increasing the fisheries work/dairies rupees while rupees 2600 crores will be spent for irrigation purpose in 96 districts, thus reducing dependency on the natural rains. Under Yojana ‘Operation Green’ for protection of Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onion rupees 500 crores will be spent while for standardizing Bamboo production, rupees 17.90 crores will be spent, he added.He also enumerated various other things which will help farmers like all Agro Companies will be excused from Tax on profits for last 5 years. For pacing the modernization of farming techniques, 5 Crore villagers will be connected with internets for which rupees 1000 Crores is kept. He also said that every poor family will be covered for Health Insurance of rupees 5 lakh each by which over all 40 crore people will be benefits from this budget.Kissan Morcha State General Secretaries Capt. Kasturi Lal Sharma and Capt. Raghubir Singh Manhas and Morcha State Media Secretary Deepak Sharma were also present during the Press Conference.

BJP holds review meeting for displaced persons from PoJK, Kashmir

JK BJP led by its State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul along with State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh held a review meeting regarding the issues pertaining to Displaced persons from Pakistan occupied Jammu-Kashmir (PoJK) and Kashmir.Minister Sham Choudhary, Minister Ajay Nanda, MLCs Ramesh Arora, Surinder Ambardar, Girdhari Lal Raina, Rufugee Cell State Convenor Pt. Ashok Khajuria, Displaced Kashmir Migrants’ District President Chandji Bhat and other senior leaders participated in the meeting held at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar.While addressing the meeting, Ashok Kaul said that the prime aim of BJP is to address every single issue of the common masses promptly, so that no group or community feels deprived of its due rights. He said that the core of the BJP lies in its organizational principles of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas” and “Antodaya (ensuring the reach of every benefit to the last person in the most deprived section of society)” which has been taken on the war foot by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Centre Government. He said that BJP has always been on the front foot to raise the issues of Displaced persons whether form PoJK or Kashmir and is committed to end the woes of concerned communities. He called upon the BJP leaders to seek every minute details of the compensations and other issues of the affected families.Dr. Narinder Singh who also heads the BJP’s committee for Kashmir Displaced Persons said that all the details concerning issues pertaining to the community have been enlisted and have been time and again brought in to the notice of concerned authorities. He also provided with the details of the concentrated efforts done by the party in the matter while expressing hope that soon their issues will be taken care of. He also discussed various points under strategy to preservation of the rich culture and traditions of the community after their displacement from the valley.Pt. Ashok Khajuria, informed that out of 36, 384 registered cases for Displaced persons from PoJK, 12844 cases are already cleared and sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), out of which 6601 cases have been settled so far on the ground by clearing their payments through DBT by MHA and termed this as a big achievement for the community. He also said that about 2800 cases will be cleared in the coming 10 days and all the pending cases will be followed by the BJP’s Refugee Cell for their clearance very soon. He also informed that the Cell will hold a programme for the beneficiaries in the month of April.Chandji Bhat also deliberated on the progress over issues of the members from the Kashmir Displaced community that have been taken on hand by the displaced district and said that there is an urgent need to ensure the implementation of 2500 jobs as means of employment to the community members and also construction of accommodation of these employees in Kashmir Valley that has been set into motion by the Modi Government. He also discussed the PM Package of 2000 Crore rupees and said that there is a dire need to expedite the process which will ensure the land cost, construction cost and employment generation for the community youth.

Many Youth from Jammu West join hands with BJYM

A Youth joining programme was organised by BJYM Jammu west at kachwi Chawni office Jammu. BJP State President and MLA Jammu west Sat Sharma CA presided over the function along with BJP State General Secretary (org) Ashok Koul, BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and BJP State Vice-President Rajni Sethi. BJYM general secretary Vikas Choudhary was also present on the occasion. BJYM District President Ashish Sharma managed the programme along with his team.Welcoming the new entrants Sat Sharma said that BJP government across the nation have boosted the morale of Youth, Youth oriented schemes and packages have given them a reason to believe in BJP, from the last four years since Modi led government have resume the work a new and highly motivated wave can be seen in the entire country. Youth wants to become job providers not only job seekers. Make In India, Skill India and many other Youth oriented schemes started by BJP government have given a big hope to the Youth of this nation and they have developed a faith to start their ventures on their own. Sat further said that, to achieve the target and dreams of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi every Youth activists has to work day and night so that we can achieve the target of New India.Ashok Koul, while addressing the joining programme said, there is a reason to choose BJP over other political outfits, here anyone from any normal background can become the PM, CM or MLA. BJP have the clear vision of Country first, party second and self last. Our government is for all the sections of the society, the schemes launched by Narendra Modi for the welfare of Youth, farmers and rural population itself speak that the BJP government at the Centre is concerned for the economic upliftment of each and every section and want to bridge the gap between Poor and Rich population of our country. He further added that our party have big hope from the Youth and Youth of the country have always chosen BJP above other political outfits because of the Pro-Youth policies of our organization.Dr. Magotra, said that the Youth of our state have chosen BJP for the peace and development of the State, BJYM have a good strength of Yuva activists in every district of the State, our mandals are already completed, now the next focus is to reach at booth level. He further said the way Hon’ble Prime Minister and high command of the party is working, it have boosted the morale of the Youth activists of our Party and our Youth activists are working very hard to laid the strong foundation of the organization in each and every corner of our State. Dr. Magotra also added that Panchayat and local bodies elections are coming, the youth brigade of the party is ready with all the energy to take again the party on winning note.Keshav Bali, Sawal Shah, Haroon Masi, Irshad Chowdhary, Saqib Chowdhary and Siras prominently joined BJYM along with their friends.

MLC Vibodh Gupta addressed the pooling booth workers meet at Patrara Rajouri

BJP senior party leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta addressed the pooling booth workers meet at Patrara Rajouri and called upon all the participants to work with more dedication and determination to ensure strong base for the party. This very specific gathering was organized for the BJP Manjakote Mandal. In this meeting various polling booth workers and senior party leaders participated. In his address Vibodh said that strengthening booth level management is key to winning elections. He also asked the booth level workers to ensure that local issues of the common man are addressed on priority. While referring to the ongoing tension in the border area, he appreciated the patriotic locals of the area and said that besides facing so many problems these locals never fall prey to the evil designs of the enemy. He termed the polling booth workers of the part as very strong pillars on which BJP stands and said that a strong party means a strong nation. He further informed that today our state as well as our nation is marching towards the path of growth and development only because of the fact that booth level workers across the nation are working hard. This he said is ensuring that by every passing day our Government under the dynamic leadership of PM Modi is becoming stronger and stronger. Giving details about various historic decisions taken by PM Modi, Vibodh said that present Government is taking strong and sustainable decisions in favour of the country only because of the fact that country is being led by a strong leader like Modi. On this occasion many prominent leaders and workers from congress including Mohd. Dawood, Mohd. Irshad, Mohd. Arif, Mohd Azeem, Mohd. Ramzan, Mohd. Naseem, Shamsheer Ahmed, Karamdaat, Khaliq Hussain, Mohd. Yunis and Khalid Hussain joined the BJP.Meanwhile another polling booth workers Sameelan was organized at Thanamandi and was addressed by BJP district president Dinesh Sharma and Former Chairman of Rajouri Muncipality Rajinder Gupta. In this meeting 200 workers from 30 polling booths participated. In his address Dinesh Sharma called upon the young party workers to do out reach programmes to ensure that more and more people understand the work and ideology of BJP. In his address Rajinder Gupta stressed on the need to inform the common masses about the remarkable progress that our country is making under the dynamic leadership of PM Modi. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Mohd. Azam, Kamal Bakshi, Talib Mir, Bodh Raj and Sanjay Dutt.

IIM, IIT will change socio-economic profile of Nagrota: Senior BJP leader and MoS Priya Sethi

Senior BJP leader and Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi said that booth level workers are vital link between organisation and the government. They, infact are footsoldiers of BJP who take party's programmes and policies amongst masses.Priya Sethi was speaking at well attended gathering of booth level workers of Nagrota assembly constiencucy where she encouraged them to strengthen party, counter negative propaganda of opposition and prepare for Panchayat elections. She said that each and every success of party during past is the end result of tireless efforts and campaigning by booth level workers.Referring to establishment of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and Indian Institute of Tecnology (IIT) in the state, Priya Sethi said that these two prestigious institutes are biggest contributions of NDA government towards state and by choosing Nagrota as location for these two business and engineering institutes, the BJP-PDP government has widened the scope of socio-economic development of this Constituency.These two premier institutions in Nagrota are being developed on most modern lines to facilitate students and help faculty reap all benefits of being in a prosperous state of Jammu and Kashmir, Priya Sethi said adding that their campuses will not only help students but also add to economy of this Constituency.Lauding the role of booth level workers, the senior BJP leader and Minister Priya Sethi said Its because of this force that BJP is scaling new heights and winning over hearts of masses in entire country including Jammu and Kashmir State. Their efforts which they are putting in in most hostile conditions are keeping the spirit of commoners live. Its their patriotic zeal and a commitment towards people that is keeping them go on the right path, she asserted.Priya Sethi said that be it party's identified six programmes, elections, organising mass contact programmes or implementing state as well as centrally sponsored programes booth level workers always stay on forefront which is why BJP is able to reach its targets in every state of the country. Appreciating their work, the BJP leader asked them to keep this memonetum so that party is able to reach out to masses in a bigger way.Among others who were present on the occassion Omi Khajuria B.J.P Distrct President Rural ,Hem Raj Verma,Subash chander sharma,Ajay kumar sharma, Nasib Singh,Bodh Raj,Talib hussain,Kaka Ram,Renu Jamwal, Awa Jamwal ,Ganesh Dutt,Girdhar lal,kaka ram and Som Dutt

MLA Jammu East and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta held a meeting today to finalise the arrangements for the forthcoming Shivratri festival.

The officials of the administration who attended the meeting included Additional DC Arun Manhas,SDPO city Varun Jandyal,Health Officer JMC Dr.Anita Salgotra, AEE PWD Rajesh Sharma, AEE PHE Vijay Sharma, Dr.Shahid and Neeraj Sharma from the tourism department. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion issued instructions to the concerned authorities to ensure adequate water supply to all the temples of the city and to also ensure proper regulation of the traffic around the temples. On the occasion of Shivratri a mela is held every year in the Peer Kho Temple complex and Rajesh Gupta instructed for the black topping of the road from the D.C.Office to Peer Kho and also the white washing of the retaining wall of the Peer Kho complex area. Instructions were also issued for the painting of iron poles in the area and also the repair of view point at Circular Road.Authorities were also instructed that all the food stalls installed during the mela must be of good quality and maintain proper hygiene.Instructions were also issued for the repair of the Sulabh toilet complex in the area as large number of people from all walks of life visit the mela on the ocassion of Shivratri.

BJP holds ‘Booth Sammelan’ of Ananatnag constituency ”Observes two- minute silence for late Dr Sonam Dawa”

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held booth sammelan of Anantnag constituency in which members of all the booths participated.The booth sammelan was chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Koul, which was organised by Rafiq Wani BJP District President Anantnag, at Dak Bangla Anantnag.The party workers also observed two- minute silence and remembered the contribution of Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh Dr Sonam Dawa Lonpo, who passed away due to cardiac arrest last evening.Before CEC-LAHDC, Dr Sonam was the BJP Councillor from Thiksay and President of the Leh District Unit of the party.While addressing the gathering, Sh. Ashok Kaul emphasized on the importance of effective working by booth activists for the growth and extension of party.Sh. Ashok Koul asked party workers to maintain direct contact with every single voter of the area. “The booth activists hold key to the hearts of the public as they are the face of party at gross root level,” Sh. Ashok Koul said, adding, workers should join hands with the common masses for the constructive work within the community.Sh. Ashok Koul said the party was committed to address the public issues which have been left unattended by the previous governments. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Centre Government as well as state government have been working on the development and welfare of the people,” he said, adding, the party believes in "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas".

BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma bats for reservation benefits to IB residents in J&K Assembly

BJP State President & MLA from Jammu West Constituency, Sat Sharma tabled questions on the issue of plights faced by the residents of the villages alongside International Border (IB).Sh. Sat Sharma while participating in the proceedings of the J&K Assembly asked the government to clear that if the State Cabinet had already approved the inclusion of areas within the 8 kms. from IB in Jammu sector in the list of socially and educationally backward so as to avail reservation benefits, then reasons for the non implementation of above said decision be justified.Sh. Sat Sharma voiced his concern to consider the steps taken for its implementation while he was replied that the International Border does not come within the definition of Actual Line of Control. But due to the persistent demand and concern, the proposal will be examined under lawful considerations and will be screened by the J&K State Commission for Backward Classes.Sh. Sat Sharma asked that double standards must not be maintained while considering the plights of the people living at the receiving end. He said that every single person knows the extent that has been caused to the residents of IB villages due to continuous shelling from across the border. He strongly batted for the extension of all benefits under socially and educationally backward be extended to the residents of the villages alongside IB as these are the people who hold their ground firmly for the love of motherland and mark the identity of Nation’s borders.Sh. Sat Sharma stressed that due to the hostile relations with Pakistan, the residents of villages along the International Border, the people suffer the continuous damage of life, property and livestock, which also affects their livelihood of adults, social fabric of day to day life and educational standards of their wards. Bombs also fall and play havoc at these places, he remarked.

Indian army is considered as one of the most disciplined force in the world: Prof Virender Gupta

State BJP spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta while reacting to Shopian incident said that nothing should be done that demoralizes the forces who are fighting the Pakistan sponsored terrorism in the valley against many odds to restore peace and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir state and save the integrity of the nation. He said that the Indian army is considered as one of the most disciplined force in the world which played its unique role throughout the world on the UNO call.The Spokesperson added that the circumstances that were created by the stone pelters in Shopian while subjecting army convoy to heavy pelting, hurting JCO and others and damaging its vehicles, left no other option for the army personnel to resort to firing in self defence. He said that it is unfortunate and disgusting that FIR has been lodged against a major and other personnel of 10 Garhwal unit on the charge of murder and attempt to murder by the state government in the Shopian incident whereas no FIR was lodged or enquiry ordered against the stone pelters.Prof. Virender asked what business the so-proclaimed innocent mob had to attack the army convoy with stones and damage its vehicles. He said that the forces are facing great resistance from the people whenever they cordon an area in search of terrorists. The people of the area come out in a mob and attack the forces with stone and make their work extremely difficult and the fact of the matter is that none of the Kashmiri leaders appeal to the people for not cause hindrance in the operations being executed by the forces to save the valley from destruction. However, when forces retaliate then the political leaders make hue and cry and come in the defence of mob. The Spokesperson said that if the political class of the valley is so much against the forces then the morality demands that they should shed away the security that is being availed by them.

Prof. Virender rebuts Gulam Nabi Azad Statement

State BJP spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta while commenting on the statements made by Gulam Nabi Azad in his recent visit to Jammu said that Mr. Azad is hoodwinking the people and trying to exploit the victims affected during the heavy firing from the Pakistan side on the borders. He said that the decision to construct bunkers for the villagers residing nearby the borders and providing them plots for seeking shelters during the firing were taken about ten years back when Congress Party was in power both at the centre and in the State, but it did nothing in this direction. He reminded Azad of his speeches made during the subsequent elections, particularly in 2002 and 2008 in the state for treating the people residing near the International Border with those putting up near the LOC and his concern about the West Pakistan refugees and promising to address their grievances by issuing permanent state subject in their favour. He questioned Azad about his achievements against his promises and said particularly, when he remained chief minister of the state. He added that during his chief minister ship his role on the Shri Amarnath land row remained quite controversial when his actions divided the people of Jammu region and those of Valley on communal and regional lines and whole of the administration became paralyzed because of the people’s aggressive resentment and massive protests.On his remarks that Modi Government lacks policy on Kashmir and that Prime Minister was focusing on International Issues and ignoring concerns of the country, particularly with regard to Jammu and Kashmir and border security situation, the spokes persons said that it is because of the International Policy of the present Government that Pakistan has been completely isolated in the world forum and world powers consider it as haven of terrorism. He added that when enemy is forcing a war like situation, there is no option for the Government at the centre to give it a befitting reply and that is what Modi Government is doing. “The forces have been given free hand to deal the situation both on the borders and also internally against the proxy war of Jihad launched by the enemy and there is no option for the government who so ever be in the power” Prof. Virender Said. He further added that for restoring the confidence of the people of the state the government has taken number of steps, apart from pursuing people friendly policies, the Prime Minister and the Home Minister visited the state number of times to interact with the people and assess the situation at the ground level, and the Centre Government has appointed interlocutor to approach the concern groups on its behalf. The spokesperson commented that the Congress Party who remained in power for the most of years at the centre and at present is the main opposition party, needs to shed its negative attitude to everything that the Government does and asked it instead of adopting a positive approach to deal with the situations that the nation is facing.

BJP holds Shakti Kendra Pramukh Sammelan

J&K BJP led by its State President & MLA Sat Sharma carries its agenda of strengthening its ground level structure to a step further by holding “Shakti Kendra Pramukh Sammelan” while it is already carrying out its “Polling Booth Sammelans” across the region on Mandal level. BJP National General Secretary Ram Lal was the Chief Guest and speaker on the occasion, who along with Union MoS in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh, Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, MLC Ashok Khajuria, MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta guided the leaders with their valuable life experiences and organizational skills.Ministers Bali Bhagat, Chander Prakash Ganga, Sham Choudhary, Abdul Ghani Kohli, Sunil Sharma, Priya Sethi along with all BJP State Office Bearers, MLAs, Morcha State Presidents, District Presidents along with teams besides all the Incharges of Shakti Kendra participated in this sammelan held at K.K. Resorts, Talab Tillo, Bohri.While addressing the BJP leaders, Ram Lal spoke on the concept of Congress Free India and emphasized that basically this is a mission to even free the Congress supporters from the corrupt thinking and ideology. He said that all the activists right from “Panna Pramukh” to “Pradhan Mantri” are doing excellent job for the progress of the country and the party. He boasted that today borders are protected at maximum, Nation’s pride has increased world over and the welfare of poor has been kept on priority by the Modi Government. He said that today the government is completing the world class projects with minimum budget and set time frame. He emphasized that party’s win id decided by the performance of the party at “Shakti Kendra” level, so this whole programme is organized. He also pointed out the killings of more than 200 BJP activists in recent months and claimed that they gave their life only for the slogan of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”. He said that every election from “Panchayat to Parliament” will be won by BJP.Sat Sharma said that the decision to hold the “Shakti Kendra Pramukh Sammelan” at the regional level while the Polling Booth Sammelan were still on, was very rewarding which was evident from the presence of such huge enthusiastic gathering of BJP leaders. He informed that till now about 90 Booth Sammelans are already successfully over. He said that such meetings carry a particular significance to provide a platform for the transfer and sharing of information from top level and the ground level. He said that we have to pledge together to ensure the win of every polling booth and this will be achieved by working on every individual “Shakti Kendra”.Dr. Jitendra Singh gave all the credit of party’s victories to the activists and ground level leaders. He threw light on the glorious proud history of BJp which is full of struggle s by the dedicated partymen. He asked all to take this as an opportunity to connect with the people. Terming election as the festival of democracy, he prompted all to take all the public welfare schemes of Modi government to common masses. He said that we are living in the times of facts and figures and also there is an ever increasing need to counter the negative propaganda of opposition promptly. He also claimed that only BJP can truly voice the issues of Jammu and if not, then why the opposition in J&K Assembly didn’t support the anti-Pak resolution voiced by Sat Sharma, he asked.Dr. Nirmal Singh said that the booth level activist forms the building block of the party. He explained that the Shakti Kendra signifies an entity in between the Mandal i.e. Block and Polling Booth that can be compared to the Wards in the Urban areas thus including average 3-4 Polling Booths per Shakti Kendra. He said that BJP is working with all inclusive approach i.e. “Vasudev Kutumbhakam”, while the opposition is working on the negative propagandas, but we have to take India to the top slot, he insisted.Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the presence of BJP led by Pm Modi at Centre has made every Indian proud by taking historical and significant steps. He claimed that BJP government has provided effective governance at doorsteps of common man.Shamsher Singh Manhas emphasized on the importance of Shakti Kendra and the Polling Booths for ensuring the win of party in every election. He also prompted the party cadre to stick to the basic organizational skills while working.Ashok Kaul threw light on the organizational matters and presented the details of all the present and future programmes. He also said that “Navratna (Nine Gems)” will be formed at every single booth level.Earlier the popular AIR programme of PM Modi “Maan Ki Baat” was listened from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.by the whole gathering.Pawan Khajuria carried the proceedings of the stage.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh flags off “Bharat Darshan” tour organized by BSF

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh flagged off the ‘Bharat Darshan’ tour of children from Frontier Head Quarter BSF, Paloura Camp Jammu. Deputy Chief Minister Dr.Nirmal Singh also discussed the border situation arising due the continuous cease fire violation from the Pakistan with top BSF officers.While addressing the participants Dr Singh, said that it is a great opportunity for these children to know the rich heritage, culture, people and understanding unity in diversity of our great nation.Such tours expose the children to different cultures and areas of the country and go a long way in overall personality development, he added.He said during the tour the students would visit various historical places and get firsthand experience of their country’s rich historical backgroundDr Singh said that India has a rich civilization in context of scientific and technological advances and the youth should have knowledge of these things, which will help in their career.He further added that the interactions with the students of other institutions would acquaint them with cultural diversity of the country and make them committed to Nation’s progress by inculcating sense of patriotisms in them.Total 40 children, 20 boys and 20 girls, in the age group of 12 to 17 years, are selected from remote areas of Jammu region. During the tour children will get an opportunity to visit monuments in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Amritsar. On 26 January 2017, they will witness ‘Republic Day Parade’ at the Rajpath. The children are being fully equipped in all respect by the BSF.IG BSF Ram Avtar, DIG BSF Harminder pal and other BSF and police officials were also present on the occasion.

Efforts on to showcase Jammu as major pilgrimage tourist destination: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the sustained efforts are underway to make Jammu division as one of the major pilgrimage tourist destination and in this regard necessary mechanism has already been put in place to upgrade the existing infra besides creating awareness about the same in rest of country.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating Mathwar festival at Akhnoor here today.Vice Chairman Kissan welfare Board, D. S. Chib, Social Activist Mamta Singh, prominent citizens of the area and senior officers of various departments were also present on the occasion.‘Akhnoor area is of very great historical and cultural importance in the whole of Indian sub-continent and we have already set in process the mechanism which would not only preserve its historicity but also ensure development on the modern lines especially in the tourism and other related sectors.”, Dr Singh added.Deputy Chief Minster while enumerating the steps undertaken for development of tourism sector said that the Prime Ministers development package envisions for the holistic development of the tourism and the focus is also on ensuring that the Jammu division comes up as one of the major destinations of the pilgrimage tourism in the country. He said that the efforts are also on for bringing the other unexplored areas on the tourism map.“This would also go a long way in promotion the overall tourism in the Jammu division, which would in turn give a fillip to the economy of the areas by way of generating the necessary job opportunities to the people related with tourist activities as well as the youth”, he maintained.Deputy Chief Minister said that these occasions serve as a great opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the festivals and the spirit of India. He said that we should come together and pray for peace in our state and the whole world as well.

BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma accompanied by Vice-chairperson Munish Sharma, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, addressed and interacted with the massive gathering of BJP leaders and activists working in Talab Tillo Mandal

In continuous drive to strengthen the booth level structure ahead of the approaching Panchayat Elections in the state, State BJP led by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma accompanied by Vice-chairperson Munish Sharma, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, addressed and interacted with the massive gathering of BJP leaders and activists working in Talab Tillo Mandal falling under Jammu West Constituency in a "Booth Sammelan" held at the Mandal level.Similar Rajouri was addressed by State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, MLC Vibodh Gupta, Sammelan was held in R. S. Pura which was addressed by State Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh and MLC Vikram Randhawa, Udhampur Jaganoo Mandal was addressed by State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria and Somnath Khajuria, Jammu East was addressed by MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, MoS Priya Sethi, MLC Ashok Khajuria, MLA Rajesh Gupta. Chenani Mandal was addressed by State Secretary Anil Parihar and MLA Dinanath Bhagat. Ramnagar, Chowki Jindrah Mandal was addressed by Senior leader Pawan Sharma and MLA R.S. Pathania, Satwari Mandal was addressed by J&K Lagislative Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta and District President Baldev Singh Billawaria. Samba Nud Mandal was addressed by State Addl. Media Secretary Rakesh Mahajan and Sanjeev Sharma and Bishnah mandal addressed by State Media Secretary Suraj Singh, MLC Ramesh Arora, Ashwani Sharma, Naresh Sharma and Narain Dutt.Sat Sharma while interacting with the activists prompted them to work with more energy and never ending enthusiasm for the party as BJP is the only party which works for the welfare of the all neglected sections of the society while keeping the aim of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas" in mind. He said that BJP is the only true Nationalistic force in the Nation which is trusted by al the sections across the regions.Shamsher Singh Manhas asked the party activists to engage themselves in the community programmes to have first hand insight into the needs of the society.Yudhvir Sethi promoted every activists to work energetic for party while addressing the genuine concerns of common masses.Ashok Kaul deliberated on the organisational matters and said that only BJP is working with the sole aim of serving the Nation and fellow citizens. He provided the activists with valuable points about the working system of party. He prompted all activists to work with enthusiasm for the welfare of masses as well as for extension of party base among general masses.Dr. Narinder Singh also prompted the party activists to approach every single voter of the region while specifically focusing on their personal and societal needs. He also gave the mantra of "Booth Jeeto, Chunaav Jeeto" while prompting them to work actively for the welfare of the masses.Pawan Khajuria prompted all party activists work for the panchayat election whole heartedly.Vikram Randhawa deliberated on the various public welfare schemes for the common masses and the achievements of the Central and State Government.Priya Sethi spoke on the central and state government achievements and various public welfare schemes for the common masses.Munish Sharma prompted all to ensure that every genuine concern of public is addressed by acting as eyes and ears of party.Ayodhya Gupta, Jugal Kishore Gupta, N.D. Rajwal, Chander Mohan Gupta, Varinderjit Singh, Jaidev Rajwal, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Mohan Singh Rana, Jeet Angral and others were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.

भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में दो बैठकों का आयोजन किया गया । इस सम्मेलन में बूथ कमेटियों के साथ साथ शक्तिकेन्द्रों की भी जानकारी कार्यकर्ताओं को दी गई।

भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में आज दो बैठकों का आयोजन किया गया । देशभर में भारतीय जनता पार्टी बूथ सम्मेलनों का आयोजन करा रही है इन्हीं सम्मेलनों के तहत आज भाजपा कार्यालय में जगानू मण्डल का बूथ सम्मेलन किया गया । इस सम्मेलन में बूथ कमेटियों के साथ साथ शक्तिकेन्द्रों की भी जानकारी कार्यकर्ताओं को दी गई। वहीं दूसरी बैठक उधमपुर विधानसभा क्षेत्र के कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ हुई । प्रदेश भाजपा महासचिव पवन खजूरिया , जिला अध्यक्ष राकेश गुप्ता , पांचों मण्डलों के प्रभारी , अध्यक्ष , कार्यकर्ता व विभिन्न क्षेत्रों से सैकड़ों लोगों व महिलाओं ने इनमें भाग लिया। मंच का संचालन जगानू मण्डल के महासचिव नरेंद्र कुमार द्वारा किया इस दौरान कई वक्ताओं ने अपनी अपनी बात रखी। जगानू मण्डल के प्रभारी रमेश शर्मा ने इस अवसर पर कार्यकर्ताओं को भाजपा के कार्यक्रमों को नियमित रूप से करने का आग्रह किया ,इसके अलावा उन्होंने 15 अगस्त व 26 जनवरी जैसे राष्ट्रीय त्योहारों को भी अपने अपने इलाकों में मनाने के लिए कहा। महिला मोर्चा की प्रदेश उपाध्यक्ष नीलम नरगोत्रा ने कहा कि हमें भाजपा संगठन को और मजबूत करना होगा इसके लिए बूथ स्तर पर महिलाओं के लिए बनाई गई विभिन्न योजनाओं को जन जन तक पहुंचाने के लिए कार्यकर्ताओं को आगे आना होगा। वरिष्ठ नेता सोमराज जी ने कार्यकर्ताओं को एकजुट होने के लिए कहा । इसके अलावा उन्होंने विस्तार से विभिन्न पोलिंग बूथों में बनाई गई कमेटियों व शक्ति केन्द्रों की जानकारी कार्यकर्ताओं को दी। जिला भाजपा अध्यक्ष राकेश गुप्ता ने केंद्रीय संगठन द्वारा दिए गए ,एक बूथ 10 यूथ के नारे को हर बूथ पर अपनाने के लिए कार्यकर्ताओं को प्रेरित किया। प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया ने उपस्थित कार्यकर्ताओं को केंद्र सरकार की योजनाओं की विस्तार से जानकारी दी और कहा कि आज भारतीय जनता पार्टी पूरे विश्व में सबसे ज्यादा सदस्यता के कारण सबसे बड़ी पार्टी बन के उभरी है। आज पूरे विश्व में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी लोकप्रियता में तीसरे नम्बर पर हैं और नित् नई ऊंचाइयों को छू रहे हैं। आज देश का हर छोटा बड़ा नेता उनको अपना आदर्श मान कर चल रहा है। पवन खजुरिया ने कहा कि केंद्र सरकार द्वारा प्रायोजित कई ऐसी योजनाएं हैं जिनका लाभ समाज के हर वर्ग तक पहुंचना चाहिए लेकिन जनता के नुमाइंदे व सम्बन्धित विभाग उन तक यह योजनाएं पहुँचाने में फिसड्डी साबित हुए हैं और कई लोग इनसे अभी भी वंचित हैं। अंत्योदय यानी कतार में अंतिम खड़े व्यक्ति तक इनका लाभ पहुंचे , इसके लिए आज भाजपा कार्यकर्ता दिन रात एक कर रहे हैं लेकिन इसके साथ साथ सम्बन्धित विभागों का भी यह फर्ज है कि वह भी समाज के प्रति अपना दायित्व निभाएं। सबका साथ सबका विकास के नारे को चरितार्थ करते हुए केंद्र सरकार ने इन योजनाओं के लिए दिल खोलकर फंड्स जारी किए हैं। इसके अलावा उन्होंने कार्यकर्ताओं को आने वाले पंचायती चुनावों के लिए कमर कसने के लिए कहा और बताया कि जो भी उम्मीदवार चुन कर आएगा वह शहर की तर्ज पर गांव में भी समान रूप से विकास कार्य करवा सकता है। पवन खजुरिया ने सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को सचेत किया कि इन चुनावों को कतई हल्के में न लें। इस अवसर पर वरिष्ठ नेता कृष्ण लाल , जगानू मण्डल के अध्यक्ष महेश , विस्तारक जुगलकिशोर , अशोक कुमार , परमानन्द , रमन , अजय , भाजयुमो अध्यक्ष अखिल पराशर , मोहन द्राही ,मुश्ताक ,ताज अली ,पवित्तर सिंह , भारत भूषण , सूरम सिंह , विकास ,गीता देवी , रेणु देवी , करनैल सिंह , जगदीश भी मौजूद थे।

BJP intensifies Panchayat election campaign at Jammu rural

Intensifying the working for ensuring smooth win in the upcoming Panchayat elections in the State, BJP led by State Vice-President Parmod Kapahi, State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, State Secretary Aseem Gupta and other senior leaders held a marathon meeting in the Jammu Rural area to discuss the threadbare all the points related to the strategy formation regarding Panchayat Elections in the State as well as other organizational and developmental matters.While addressing the meeting, Harinder Gupta focussed on the organizational matters and emphasized that the leaders and the activists of BJP must imbibe within themselves the qualities of utmost discipline and dedication while working in the public life. He stressed that the common mass believes BJP to be their own party and so it is our duty to deliver according to their expectations. He said that the BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken numerous steps for addressing the core issues and the genuine concerns of the public which felt so neglected during the past black regime given by Congress led governments.Harinder said that the win of BJP supported candidates in the upcoming Panchayat elections will ensure the good governance to the door steps of every person. He prompted the senior leaders of the party to chose the candidates wisely with high moral values and character for the Panchayat elections who can serve the general public without self interest and prejudice.Gupta also spoke on the plight of the victims due unprovoked shelling and firing by Pakistani Army and said that the Pakistan has crossed all limits. He said that every BJP activist must contribute in every possible way to help and aid those are affected.Gupta also said that all the money utilized in the party management must be in black and white setting the example of clean financial political system.Parmod Kapahi and Aseem Gupta also addressed the meeting.District President Omi Khajuria, Nand Kishore, Vikas Choudhary and others were among the prominent leaders present in the meeting.

BJP holds Booth Sammelans at Chingus, Bhamag

BJP held “Booth Sammelan” of Mandal Dhangri and Chingus at Chingus comprising of 40 booths, which was chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul along with VC Pahari Board Kuldeep Raj Gupta, MLC Adv. Vibodh Gupta, Prabhari & State Incharge All Cells S. Variderjit Singh and other senior leaders of the party and attended by all the District, Mandal, Ward, Booth activists and Morcha Presidents residing in the area.Booth Sammelan at Mandal Bhamag comprising 32 Polling Booths was also addressed by MoS Ajay Nanda, Prabhari & State Secretary Rajinder Sharma and other senior leaders of party.Posing faith in the policies of the party, Retd. CEO Nigesh Sharma also joined BJP and said that only BJP can really address the issues of the public that have been left unattended by the previous governments for near about 70 years who was whole heartedly welcomed by Ashok Kaul and other senior leaders present in the sammelan.While addressing the “Booth Sammelan”, Ashok Kaul emphasized on the importance of effective working by booth activists for the growth and extension of party by working in direct contact with every single voter of region. He said that the booth activists hold key to the hearts of the public as they are the face of party in every moment of joy and grief of common masses. He also focussed on the organisational matters and shared important tips of constructive working within the community.Ajay Nanda said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Centre Government as well as the BJP-PDP coalition government has been working on the development of the Nation since day one of the formation of the government.Kuldeep Raj Gupta said that BJP is the only party with cadre based structure which works for the welfare of all the neglected sections of the society while keeping the aim of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas” in mind.Adv. Vibodh Gupta enumerated various public welfare schemes initiated by the Modi Government to uplift the status of the masses and said that it is the moral duty of every party activist to take these schemes to public.Rajinder Sharma prompted leaders to work with more energy and never ending enthusiasm for party and threw light on the working system of booth level committees on ground level while sharing the slogan of “Booth Jeeta, Chunav Jeeta”.Seh-Prabhari Rajinder, District President Dinesh Sharma, Atam, Adv. Vinod, Mahendra Singh, Koushal Sharma and others were present at Chingus, whereas, Naresh Soodan, Sat Pal Sharma, Chain Singh, Pawan Kumar, Rattan Singh, Sansar Chand and others were present at Bhamag.

BJP holds Booth Sammelan at Samba

In the ongoing campaign for strengthening of Booth level structure of BJP in the state keeping in view the approaching Panchayat and then other elections in the State, BJP held Booth Sammelan at the Samba Mandal of Samba District under the series of programmes of Booth Sammelans at every Mandal level under the observance and guidance of BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul along with SC Morcha State President & MLA Dr. Devinder Manyal, District Seh-Prabhari & Addl. Secretary Rakesh Mahajan, other senior leaders of the party in which all the District, Mandal and Booth level activists participated along with other senior leaders.Sh. Ashok Kaul, while addressing the massive gathering of party leaders and activists, concerted on the organizational fabric of the party and emphasized that the core ideology of BJP lies in promoting the booth level activist of the party as the foundation on which big institution such as BJP thrives, while boasting to be biggest political party of the world in terms of primary membership. He said that the booth sammelans are being organized in the entire region with a clear motive to empower the booth activists, so that they can address all the genuine public concerns promptly and ensure the implementation of “Good Governance”.While boasting on the good governance by the BJP, Ashok Kaul asked all the activists to work while keeping in view the approaching Panchayat Elections and asked them to work with such enthusiasm that every candidate supported by the party turns out to be a winning candidate. He also asked them to take the public welfare schemes initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the last man standing in the most neglected sections of society.Dr. Devinder Manyal embarked upon plethora of public welfare schemes initiated by Central and State Governments and said that the present dispensation is committed to address maximum public issues which were left unattended by the previous governments for 70 years and asked all the leaders to take these achievements to public.Rakesh Mahajan prompted the BJP leaders present in the Sammelan to work whole heartedly for the growth of the organization and ensure that the party ideology touches the soul of common masses.District President Jangbir Singh thanked all the BJP leaders for their active participation in the meeting.BJP State Executive Member Subhash Bhagat, Kashmira Singh, Amar Singh and Santosh Bhagat, Narsingh Dayal, Mandal President Sanjeev Kumar.

BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma inquires the health of Pak firing victims, asks for best medical facility to victims

Taking strong notice of yet another ongoing gruesome incident of unabated shelling and firing by Pakistani Rangers, BJP State President & Chairman Government Medical College & Hospital (GMC&H) Development Board Sat Sharma (MLA) accompanied by State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, State Secretary Sanjay Baru and other leaders visited the GMC&H to inquire about the health of victims who are undergoing treatment here.During the visit, Sat Sharma enquired about the condition of all the victims who were injured in the firing and shelling from across the border. He said that the present dispensation under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to the welfare of the masses at all levels be it inside the civilian areas or at the borders. He said that the neighbouring country Pakistan is not taking any lessons from the history and again resorting to the inhumane behaviour along the border, which will not be tolerated at any level.He said that even in the old times, two warring sides used to spare the areas inhabited by the civilians but Pakistan has crossed all limits by thrusting number of wars, promoting militancy taking it as its state policy and resorting to other mean ways like thrusting of Havala money, drugs etc. into our Nation. He said that the plight of these innocent civilians must be looked upon on a greater scale as this has given rise to mental trauma in addition to physical, financial and livestock losses to these border dwelling people.He asked the Hospital authorities to arrange for the best medical facilities to these injured people. He stressed that every diagnostic facility and every medicine must be provided to the innocent victims without any cost and without any delay along with the prompt supervision under the senior doctors.District President Ayodhya Gupta, District General Secretary Prem Gupta also accompanied the State President during the visit.

District President Jammu West Ayodhya Gupta along with other BJP leaders kick-started the construction of lane and drain at Gole Gujaral, Ward No. 32

BJP led by District President Jammu West Ayodhya Gupta along with other BJP leaders kick-started the construction of lane and drain at Gole Gujaral, Ward No. 32 falling under Jammu West District & Constituency.Sh. Ayodhya Gupta in his address said that it was the long pending demand of the people of the area. He said a deputation of the local residents of the area had called for their genuine concern and demanded the construction of the lane and drain and now on the instructions of the BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma the present work is kick started to mitigate the suffering of the masses.He said that the lane and drain would be constructed at an estimated cost of rupees 4.45 lakh. He said that the locals were facing many difficulties due to the non-maintenance of lane and drain in the locality as there was no proper drainage of the waste water that used to gather in the lane itself producing stink and mosquitoes. He said that the filthy water was an epidemic threat for the locals of the area. He said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is committed to carry forward the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ and these measures will certainly be an added advantage to the mission. He also appealed to the locals to keep vigil on the quality of the present work being executed.

Sh. Baldev Singh Billawaria held a booth level meeting in Ward no 52 and 57

Bharatiya Janata Party's Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria on the instructions of Speaker Kavinder Gupta, visited ward number 52 and 57 and reviewed the problems of the people. Officials of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and Power Development Department (PDD) were also present with Billawaria.Billawaria asked the people to tell about the development works needed to be done in their areas for which the local people are having difficulty. People highlighted the problems of lanes and drains in front of Billawaria, who told that the development of these will be done soon. He asked the departmental officials to make their best and earliest effort to address the concerns of people.Afterwards, Billawaria held a meeting with President ward number 57 ward, in which all the booth Incharges and activists participated to discuss the developmental programmes of the party. On this occasion, Billawaria made the workers to plan and work ahead of the Booth Sammelan on January 21 for maximum participation.Billawaria said that BJP is organizing the booth sammelans not only in Jammu and Kashmir but in all the states so that the party can be strengthened to the grass root level. He asked every party programme must be organized at booth level. He said that in the coming Panchayat elections BJP Activists and leaders should be promoted at the booth level so that the common masses is awarded of the candidates well and vote in favor of them at election time.

Booth activists hold the key to win: BJP State President and MLA Sat Sharma

BJP Talab Tillo Mandal intensified its preparations for chain of elections starting initially by Panchayat then Urban Local Body followed by Parliamentary elections. Although the whole of Jammu West Constituency comprising of Janipur and Talab Tillo blocks is not going to witness any Panch elections, but leaving no chance to luck for future elections, BJP State President & MLA from the constituency sets to task the whole of District as well as Mandal units and conducted meeting to review organizational and developmental works going on in Talab Tillo mandal. He was also accompanied by District Prabhari & State Add. Office Secretary Jugal Gupta, District President Ayodhya Gupta and other senior leaders.Sat Sharma, while interacting with the BJP leaders, promoted them to work more actively and aggressively to make sure that every single public welfare scheme reaches the intended population so as to uplift the status of the last person belonging to the most neglected sections. He said that only the BJP under the leadership of PM Modi can lead the nation to its pristine glory so every activist has to work unceasingly till every single Panchayat, Assembly and Parliamentary election is won by the party. He said that to achieve the target of good governance to the common masses, party has decided to hold Booth Sammelans at Mandal level, by which the Booth level activists will be boosted and will ensure the mitigation of problems faced by common masses. After all, booth activists are the actual connection between the public and party and hold the key to win hearts as well as seats, he added.Ayodhya Gupta asked all the BJP leaders from Talab Tillo Mandal to work actively for maximum participation of all members of Booth Committees in the Booth Sammelan as this will give them the rejuvenated power to work dedicatedly for the welfare of masses.President (Talab Tillo Mandal) Jeet Angral thanked all BJP leaders, who actively participated in the meeting.BJP State Treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta, State Social Media Incharge Jaidev Rajwal, State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, State Additional Office Secretary Tilak Raj Gupta, State Executive Members Parneesh Mahajan, Bawa Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Organizing Secretary Mohan Singh Rana, Manish Khajuria, Surinder Choudhary, Rajesh Gupta, Prem Gupta, Sat Pal Karlupia, Dr. Akshay Sharma, Rakesh Mishra, Veena Gupta, Jatin Sethi, Manish Gupta, Pushpa Wazir, Vinod Wazir, Deepak Kumar were among the prominent leaders present in the meeting.

Loan granted to Disabled youth by SC ST BC Dev Corp

A physically disabled youth, Harvish Sharma, resident of Gangyal area of Jammu District, has been granted financial assistance of rupees 2 lakh in the form of loan by Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation, for setting up of own small unit and earn livelihood.The Corporation Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, along with Divisional Manager Gulam Qadir Khatana and District Manager Joginder Paul Atri, handed over official Payment Authority Letter (PAL) of the sanctioned amount to Harvish Sharma at Corporation Head Office on Friday.The beneficiary, Harvish Sharma, with 40% disability, had applied for loan to set up his shuttering unit and the Corporation, after processing the case, sanctioned rupees two lakh in his favour through National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation (NHFDC) with an interest of 4% and the loaned amount is to be paid back in monthly instalment of rupees 4200 in four and half years.Balbir Ram Rattan, on this occasion, stressed upon the beneficiary to set up his shuttering unit at the earliest and start earning so that his days of misery are over and he becomes a self earner instead of sitting idle at home and looking at others for some sort of help. He said that Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited is the channelizing agency, which receives funds from the Apex Corporations of the union government and the State government and the same are provided as loan to the unemployed people belonging to Target Groups to make them self reliant.

BJP holds booth sammelan at Katra

To strengthen the Booth Level Committees ahead of Panchayat Elections in the state, J&K State BJP held Booth Sammelan of Mandal Katra falling under Reasi district, which was chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Koul along with MoS Ajay Nanda, Prabhari District Reasi & State Secretary Rajinder Sharma and other senior leaders of the party.While addressing the Sammelan, Ashok Kaul said that the present endeavour to hold the polling booth Sammelan has the deep message of showing the booth level activists their importance and respect in the organization to boost their public working within their specific regions. He said that this fact particularly gains importance in our organization, where every single grass root level activist is viewed as the face and pillar of the party devoted selflessly to the welfare of the society keeping the aim of “Nation First, Party Second and Self Last”.He said that every BJP activist has a duty to serve the society with a passion having only the thinking of doing something good for the country and for this specific purpose every effort needs to be done to strengthen the party. He said that the BJP National President Amit Shah has called for celebrating minimum 18 programmes on every Polling Booth which also includes “Mann Ki Baat” acting as a direct tool to link with the PM of the Nation, which will help to acquaint the general public with the party ideology and the numerous public welfare schemes initiated by the Modi Government specifically for the upliftment of the living standards of the last person standing in the row.Ajay Nanda threw light on the achievements of State Government, while saying that BJP is only focussed for the welfare of needy and poor population at all levels. He added that the residents of state are witness to the unprecedented growth that was not done in last 70 years.Rajinder Sharma prompted the activists to work with utmost dedication for the organization as only the committed cadre with high confidence level will lead to the success of party in every poll battle in state.State Executive Members Sheel Magotra, Shashi Gupta and Ramesh Sharma, District General Secretaries Joginder Singh and Satpal Sharma, Mandal President Ajay Baru, Mandal General Secretaries Shiv Jamwal and Rajinder Mengi were among the prominent leaders present in the Sammelan.

J&K BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma pays homage to martyr BSF Head Constable, A Suresh

J&K BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma today laid wreaths on the mortal remains of BSF Head Constable Suresh hailing from Tamil Nadu, who was martyred in an unprovoked firing and shelling by Pakistani troops on Indian positions along the International Border in R. S. Pura sector of Jammu at BSF Camp, Ploura.Sat Sharma while paying tributes to the martyred soldier said that Pakistan is feeling frantic by the fitting reply by Indian Armed Forces and particularly the apt action of Indian Forces in Uri and so resorting to such mean behaviour of unprovoked firing and shelling on the border outposts and civilian areas in Arnia belt and adjoining villages thus martyring one Head constable and injuring several civilians as well.He said that the Security forces as well as civilians are braving the heat of the unpleasant atmosphere created by the hostile neighbour. He tried to remind the wicked neighbour the wording of Bharat Ratna Former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee that “Neighbours cannot be replaced”, while advising hostile neighbour to improve its behaviour. He asked Pakistan to understand the very fact that the promotion of subversive groups and elements on its soil typically adopting militancy as its state policy will harm its core philosophy as the proposed Nation of Brotherhood with pious hearts and so as a Nation it must try to initialize the process of containing and eliminating all type of anti-human groups on its soil so that it may no more be individualized on the world platform. Leniency shown by Indian forces must not be taken granted by Pakistan, he warned.While stressing on the stand of BJP under the leadership of PM Modi, he said that India as the proud Nation will take all possible measures to defend and if need arises avenge them with full force, the life of its security personnel and citizens. He said that in no way any atrocity or attack on the life, livestock or property of civilians or the security forces will be tolerated. He also directed the civil administration to take quick action for the support of army and civilians as needed.

DY CM Dr Nirmal Singh chairs meeting on PIA charges

PIA Charges fixed at 8% for transmission, 8.5% for distribution works for various programmesDy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today chaired the meeting of Project Implementation Agency (PIA) charges under IPDS, DDUGJY, RGGVY-II, PMDP and R-APDRP (Part-B) today at Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi.The Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb A. Drabu also attended the meeting.During the meeting certain issues pertaining to re-negotiation of Project Implementation Agency (PIA) charges of Power for transmission and distribution and RE works were discussed. It was decided that the charges would be 8 percent for the transmission works and 8.5percent for distribution networks.Union Power Secretary, Union Jt. Secretary Power, Commissioner/ Secretary PDD, Chairman Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd., Chairman and Managing Director PGCIL, Dev. Commissioner (Power) J&K, CEO -RECPDCL, CEO-RECTPCL attended the meeting.The Project implementing agencies who attended meeting are RECPDCL, PGCIL, and RECTPCL.

BJP holds meeting of Incharges, Co-Incharges to review Panchayat election preparations

J&K State BJP held an important review meeting ahead of Panchayat elections in the State chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul along with State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta which was attended by the Incharges and Co-Incharges for various Districts across the region deputed by BJP to look after the affairs of elections at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar.The meeting saw the detailed discussions for strengthening of booth level structure of the organization in state, in which it was also decided to hold Shakti Kendra Incharge and Ward Incharge/Pramukh Sammelan in Jammu.Ashok Kaul, while addressing the meeting, said that all Incharges and Co-Incharges for districts have to do extra work as the time for elections is approaching. He prompted them to visit every single booth activist individually and conduct vigorous Booth Meetings. He asked them to boost up activists for public contact while taking up the local issues to solve all genuine concerns of common masses. He added that the energetic work will help to ensure win of every single party supported candidate in the coming Panchayat elections. He also asked the leaders to listen PM Modi’s popular AIR programme “Mann Ki Baat” among general public.Pawan Khajuria asked the party leaders to gear up for the Panchayat election campaigns, while saying that although the elections will be held on non-party basis but still party leaders have to support candidates with clean image and ensure good representation of youth and women from each and every community.Harinder Gupta prompted party leaders to ensure reach of party achievements, Public Welfare Schemes and major projects initiated by Modi Government to common masses, focussed on the collection and expenditure of party funds in black and white for promotion of clean economic system and transparency in Indian Political system.State Vice-Presidents Yudhvir Sethi, Parmod Kapahi, Karan Singh, Bharat Bhushan, Rajni Sethi, State Secretaries Aseem Gupta, Sanjay Baru, Sunil Gupta, Adv. Vijay Sharma, Anuradha Charak, Suraj Singh, Suresh Sharma, Rakesh Mahajan, Arun Chibber, Arvind Gupta, Jugal Gupta, Parduman singh, N. D. Rajwal, Rajiv Charak, Smt. Suresh Jamwal, Pawan Sharma, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, Purnima Sharma, Dr. Tahir Choudhary, Rajinder Singh Chib, Jugal Sharma were among the prominent leaders present in the meeting.

Ch. Vikram Randhawa, Member Legislative Council (MLC) today inaugurated newly constructed lane and drain at Mohalla Tarkhana, Narwal Bala in Gandhi Nagar constituency.

While inaugurating the lane and drain MLC Ch. Vikram Randhawa,  said that it was a long pending demand of the residents of the locality as despite repeated requests and reminders to previous legislators from Gandhi Nagar none of them paid any heed. He said that a deputation from the area approached him with the demand around a month ago and he immediately directed the concerned Block Development Officer (BDO), Satwari and a lane and drain at the cost of Rs 4 lakh has been constructed. He requested the public to keep the lane and drain neat and clean as it is their property now. He said that it is the responsibility of the locals of the area to see that public property is not damaged by anyone.Randhawa while addressing the gathering asked the people to come forward and get aware about the various welfare schemes of the government and get maximum benefit of them. MLC said that he is committed to carry forward the slogan of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’ to the doorsteps of the public.BDO Satwari, Shahid Iqbal who was also present on the occasion apprised the MLC Vikram Randhawa regarding the various developmental schemes of the Block.The locals present on the occasion appreciated the people friendly approach of the Member Legislative Council and extended whole hearted support to the BJP in the coming future.Prominent among others who were present on the occasion include Tarun Sharma, Amit Gupta, Beli Ram Bhagat, Subash Sharma, Maan Singh, Ajay Sharma, Mohinder Sharma and Gara Ram.The meeting saw the detailed discussions for strengthening of booth level structure of the organization in state, in which it was also decided to hold Shakti Kendra Incharge and Ward Incharge/Pramukh Sammelan in Jammu.Ashok Kaul, while addressing the meeting, said that all Incharges and Co-Incharges for districts have to do extra work as the time for elections is approaching. He prompted them to visit every single booth activist individually and conduct vigorous Booth Meetings. He asked them to boost up activists for public contact while taking up the local issues to solve all genuine concerns of common masses. He added that the energetic work will help to ensure win of every single party supported candidate in the coming Panchayat elections. He also asked the leaders to listen PM Modi’s popular AIR programme “Mann Ki Baat” among general public.Pawan Khajuria asked the party leaders to gear up for the Panchayat election campaigns, while saying that although the elections will be held on non-party basis but still party leaders have to support candidates with clean image and ensure good representation of youth and women from each and every community.Harinder Gupta prompted party leaders to ensure reach of party achievements, Public Welfare Schemes and major projects initiated by Modi Government to common masses, focussed on the collection and expenditure of party funds in black and white for promotion of clean economic system and transparency in Indian Political system.State Vice-Presidents Yudhvir Sethi, Parmod Kapahi, Karan Singh, Bharat Bhushan, Rajni Sethi, State Secretaries Aseem Gupta, Sanjay Baru, Sunil Gupta, Adv. Vijay Sharma, Anuradha Charak, Suraj Singh, Suresh Sharma, Rakesh Mahajan, Arun Chibber, Arvind Gupta, Jugal Gupta, Parduman singh, N. D. Rajwal, Rajiv Charak, Smt. Suresh Jamwal, Pawan Sharma, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, Purnima Sharma, Dr. Tahir Choudhary, Rajinder Singh Chib, Jugal Sharma were among the prominent leaders present in the meeting.

Physical disability no longer ailment for strong willed persons: Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

Disability is no more an ailment or any state of sickness for any person afflicted with such disorders who have strong will power to defeat and overcome it with hard work. Such strong willed persons neither become any burden on the family nor society as they prove it with their hard work and zeal to live a dignified life that they are no less than normal people.This was stated by J&K SC, ST Corporation Vice Chairman Balbir Ram Rattan while interacting with a physically disabled person from Jammu Somnath who has approached the Corporation to get loan and other facilities to set up his own small business unit. Pertinently, 35 years old Somnath has physical disability on account of Polio with which he got afflicted at a young age but despite having this infirmity and incapacity to move about like a normal person, he did not let this become a handicap to lead a normal life. While narrating his case history during the meeting with Corporation chief, he said he moved on despite facing many hardships and started tailoring work on a small shop. Now that he is married and blessed with two sons, his earnings fall short of increasing expenditures which is why he has now approached this Corporation for loan to expand his tailoring work.On this occasion while appreciating the spirit of Somnath, Balbir Ram Rattan said government is supportive of such people who do not give up due to any physical disabilities. There are many facilities and loan schemes which should be availed by the people of this category, he said adding that the need is also to have courage and spirit like Somnath and those sitting back should get inspired by his efforts, hard work so that they too can lead a normal life.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh discusses the Khair Wood Issue, Calls for allowing its transportation within and outside state

Dy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh directed the officers for taking the necessary steps to allow the transportation of the Khair Wood by the farmers of the state within and outside Jammu and Kashmir.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a meeting convened to discuss the Khair Wood issue.It was attended by Mr. Chief Secretary BB Vyas, Advocate General Mr. Jahangir Iqbal Ganai, Commissioner /Secretary Forest, Commissioner /Secretary Revenue, Commissioner /Secretary Law and Managing Director State Forest Corporation.The Deputy Chief Minister directed for immediate redressal of the issue which has arisen out of not allowing the transportation of the Khair Wood by certain vested interests on some nonexistent grounds.He said that Since It involves a huge chunk of the state’s population and the onus lies on the government to settle the issue as early as possible.Dr. Singh also directed the officers for providing the form 25 to the farmers who are desirous of transporting the Khair Wood. He said that the same would go a long way in arresting the steep hike in the price of the wood being sold to the people and also provide the necessary source of income to the people who have been cultivating the same for commercial purposesIt is pertinent to mention that the Apex court has recently lifted the ban on the transportation of the Khair wood and certain quarters are citing some reasons and forcing the farmers to sell the Khair wood at a rate lower that that prevalent in our neighboring states.

Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir will soon get a full-fledged Airport facility with provision for Aircraft landing and taking off

In a major leap forward, Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir will soon get a full-fledged Airport facility with provision for Aircraft landing and taking off, for which, an upgraded Airstrip will accordingly be constructed adjacent to the Chaugan ground in the city. This was disclosed here today by Union MoS Dr Jitendra Singh, after presiding over a joint meeting of senior officers of J&K State Government and Defence Forces to sort out the nitty-gritties and other related aspects of the issue. The meeting was arranged by MoS Defence Dr Subhash Ramrao Bhamre and also attended by Sh Sunil Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) Transport, Jammu and Kashmir. The State Government was represented by Chief Secretary Sh Bharat Bhushan Vyas and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sh Rohit Kansal through video conferencing, while those physically present at the meeting included Sh Dheeraj Gupta Principal Secretary (Coordination) Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Mandeep Bhandari former Divisional Commissioner Jammu and ShAngrez Singh Rana Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar. Dr Jitendra Singh said that in the next few days, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed between the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and Defence authorities wherein an Airstrip will be constructed and maintained by Government of Jammu and Kashmir, and the extra piece of land required for construction of this strip will be made available from the land currently under the possession of the Army. The airstrip that will come up, he said, will be for joint use of landing of Aircrafts and taking off, both by the civilian authorities as well as the Indian Army. Dr Jitendra Singh said, with the development of a full-fledged Airstrip at Kishtwar, the town will get round-the-year facility for landing and taking off of Aircraft and even though, the operation of commercial flights may not be possible in the very near future, but there will be certain and definite provisions for landing of State Aircrafts, Chartered aircrafts and operation of emergency flights.

Construction of bunkers is need of the hour and not anti-developmental: BJP

To ensure the safety of its citizens is the responsibility of every government and they cannot be left to fend for themselves when our hostile neighbour is hell bent to repeatedly target civilian areas close to the IB/LOC in violation of all international conventions/norms stated Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, in a press release issued by the Party. It is to meet this onerous responsibility that Government of India has sanctioned 415.73 crore for construction of bunkers for the security of people residing on the IB/LOC. In fact, this was a long pending demand of hapless border dwellers. The bunkers are needed to provide immediate shelter in case of hostile firing to minimise causalities and loss to life said Brig Gupta.It is unfortunate that an impression is being created that the construction of bunkers will hamper the development of these areas rued Brig Gupta. The construction of bunkers in no way will affect the overall development of these areas as development is a continuous process and the sustained development of border areas is a major thrust of Modi government. Apart from many centrally funded schemes, the development of infrastructure for transport, health, education and tourism is already under execution and will continue to be executed along with construction of Bunkers. Frequent ceasefire violations are done deliberately by Pakistan to cause fear and panic among the border dwellers so that they vacate those areas but the Government is determined to beat the nefarious design of the enemy and boost the morale of our valiant border dwellers said Brig Gupta.Construction of bunkers will also ensure that need to occupy school buildings as relief camps will be minimised thus ensuring that the education of the children is not hampered. Frequent disruption in education has been a major cause of worry among the parents resulting in migration from the border areas. The bunkers will also provide security to the border residents in case of surprise NBC attack by our hostile neighbour which has always been threatening the use of tactical nuclear weapons read the statement. The statement also highlighted the genuine concern of Modi government for the welfare of border dwellers by sanctioning much higher rates of relief for damages/losses suffered by them due to hostile firing. Bharatiya Janata Party has recommended to the government that the benefit of reservation in government jobs and admission to professional colleges should also be provided to the residents of three districts on IB namely Kathua, Samba and Jammu in the same manner as provided to the LOC residents and hopes that CM Mehbooba Mufti who is also the Home Minister will respond favourably said Brig Gupta.

MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, Sh. Harinder Gupta conduct extensive tour of Gujroo Nagrota, Mandli, Kohag

Extending outreach to all areas of the region in order to push further the party activities, State BJP led by State General Secretary, Harinder Gupta and Rajya Sabha MP, Shamsher Singh Manhas conducted extensive tours of the Gujroo Nagrota, Mandli and Kohag to review the party’s organizational as well as developmental activities over there.The BJP senior leaders visited Ashram of Shree Hari Prabhu Sanstha in Gugroo Nagrota and the distributed Blankets over there while having interaction with the officials of the Sanstha and the people present. They held a public meeting in Mandli discussing all the development related issues ad interacting with the gathering while also reviewing the works beig done under MP LAD funds. They also visited the Shree Narsingh Goushala and reviewed the development and others works done under the MP LAD funds and gave the assurance of further development of the area to the local people.Harinder Gupta while addressing, said that the BJP is committed to basic mantra of “Vikaas for All” and the common public stands witness to the fact that party has delivered on its promise of equitable development of all the persons following principle of “Antodaya” i.e. assurance of deliverance of all the basic amenities of life to the last man standing in row. He further added that the Nation under the leadership of PM Modi will attain status of “Vishav Guru” in coming times and no force in Universe is now able to limit advancement of the country. BJP worker doesn’t work for the personal gains, he added.Shamsher Singh Manhas, said that the working system of the BJP needs a lot of devotion with full dedication and love for the motherland and the society while reciting the “Nation First, Party second and self Last” and said that the party activists have to ensure the reach of all public welfare schemes initiated by the Central Government to every household of the region. Asking the party activists to come with the concentrated effort for those in need, he also assured that the money is no restraint for the development but the focus must be towards the benefit of general masses.District Vice-President (Basohli) Narain Dutt Tripathi, Mandal Presidents Kuldeep Abrol, Captain Om Parkash, Chander Bhushan Gupta, Sansar Chand Gupta, Dev Kumar Gupta, Vijay Kumar Verma, Jagdish Raj (Sarpanch), Baldev Singh and others were the prominent leaders present.

BJP holds Booth Sammelans at Pouni, Muthi-Paloura

While working with clear aim to strengthen the party’s organizational structure at grass root level and all eyes on upcoming Panchayat, Urban Local Body and thereafter Parliament elections BJP has started to work for the cementing of booth structure in the State. BJP has advanced its work on series of Booth Sammelans at various Mandals across the region. All the district team members and Shakti Kendra Incharges were also present in the meeting.Mandal Muthi-Paloura in Raipur-Domana Constituency of Jammu Rural District by State Secretary & Prabhari Jammu Rural Aseem Gupta and Minister Bali Bhagat and Booth Sammelan at Mandal Pouni-Reasi was addressed by State Secretary & Prabhari Reasi Rajinder Sharma and MoS Ajay Nanda.Bali Bhagat enumerated various achievements of State Government and said that BJP-PDP has initiated new era of development in last 3 years embarking on works of Medical College, Nursing Hospital 100 Bed upgradation of Shalamar Hospital, while attacking the opposition for its negative role, just to remain in limelight. He said that PM Modi has stressed for strengthening of Panchayati Raj system at grass root level for promptly addressing the issues of villagers.Ajay Nanda threw light on the strong and well knit organizational fabric of the party concentrated towards the service of society and emphasized that the people in the recent times are taking more interest in the politics of Nation and attributed the credit to the dynamic leadership of PM Modi. He said that common mass feels connected to the present dispensation owing to the bold and public friendly decisions taken by Modi government.Assem Gupta, while addressing the activists of 27-polling booths at Sammelan, focussed on the strengthening of booth by reaching out to the public and help to solving their personal and societal issues. He stressed on the formation of active teams on every single booth and prompted them to work on the all 6 party programmes, Mann ki Baat etc.. He also discussed the importance of booth level structure of organization for ensuring win in Panchayat elections.Rajinder Sharma prompted the activists from 48 booths to share their various developmental issues and asked them to approach the public with positive and constructive approach in an organized manner while giving slogan of “Har Ghar Jana Hai, Har Insaan ko Apnana Hai”. He prompted activists to be eye and ear of party for public welfare. He also termed the Booth Presidents as the Party Generals giving importance to their work for the win of party.State Executive Member Sheel Magotra, District President Omi Khajura, Sukhdev, Suraj Padha, Adv. Puran Dev Singh, Pawan Salathia, Mukesh Ved Prakash, Ajay Seth, Kuldeep Singh, Karuna Nidhi, Pooran Chand, Sat Pal Sharma, Neelam Sharma, Rajnish Sharma were among the other prominent leaders present.

Culture plays an important in the development of any nation : Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dr. Nirmal Singh launched 'Basholi Anthem on Vivekananda JayantiBASHOLI,January 13th :- Culture plays an important role in the development of any nation. It represents a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices. Culture and creativity manifest themselves in almost all economic, social and other activities. A country as diverse as India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture.DyCM, Dr. Nirmal Singh said this during ‘Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Celebrations’ being organized by Vishwasthali — a Basholi-based NGO working to revive the dying Basohli art, where he was the Chief Guest along with Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary and Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture Priya Sethi who marked their presence as Guest of Honor in the celebrations.As many as 200 students from different schools of Pathankot, Jammu, Kathua, Samba and Udhampur participated in different events organized to mark Vivekananda Jayanti celebrations.At the outset Dr. Singh launched ‘Basohli Anthem’, a sort of tele film to promote art, culture and heritage of Basohli besides attracting tourists. He also said that it is a first of its kind initiative in Jammu region commenced in collaboration with Tourism department to promote world famous Basohli Paintings, Basholi pashmina shawl and tourist avenues viz. Atal Setu and Ranjit Sagar Dam.He also lauded the efforts of Vishwasthali to revive the indigenous art of Basholi and popularise it in the international market.Kashmir and Basholi (in Jammu province) are the only places in the country where pashmina shawls are manufactured on looms, DyCM added and further disclosed that concerted efforts are underway to conserve and revive the world famous Basohli paintings besides reviving pristine glory of historical Basohli town.To increase the tourist foot fall in the region, DyCM announced that DPR for converting Lakhanpur-Dunnera road to N.H. has been prepared and will soon be submitted with the concerned department for early approval.Invoking the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, Dr. Singh said Vivekananda’s teachings have left tremendous impacts towards the enrichment of Indian socio-cultural traditions besides bringing spiritual reawakening among the Indians in the 19th century and is popularly known as the “Intellectual Monk of India” among the youth.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh for synergised efforts to promote LPG penetration availability, better services

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today launched Diya Gas Bottling Plant Ltd operations which will provide hassle free and timely LPG access to domestic and commercial users in the state.Minister of State for Tourism and Education, Priya Sethi, MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, CFO Diya Gas, JK Handa, CEO Diya Gas, Sandeep Sheron besides other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.While speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister congratulated the entrepreneur for the venture and expressed hope that it shall provide better services to the consumers in a hassle free manner.Dr Singh said that it is the Mission of Prime Minister that each and every household in the country has LPG connection and hassle free availability of cooking gas that would lead towards smoke free society, less pollution, convenience and healthy life. He said that central and state governments are working in tandem to ensure better implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme to achieve the envisioned goal of safeguarding the health of women & children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel – LPG, so that they don’t have to compromise their health in smoky kitchens or wander in unsafe areas collecting firewood.Dr Singh expressed hope that more such projects shall come up in the state creating employment avenues for the youth besides ensuring better LPG penetration. He expressed hope that Diya Gas Bottling Plant Ltd shall ensure good hassel free services to the consumers.Priya Sethi, while speaking on the occasion, complimented the team of Diya Gas and said that this initiative shall provide better services to the consumers besides generating employment avenues for our youth. She hailed the concept of on call LPG delivery system being offered by the agency that shall make the service mechanism more prompt and easy.CEO, Sandeep Sheron, CFO, JK Handa and Janveer Singh Channel partner also spoke on the occasion and informed about the services in offing by the organisation.

State BJP Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta expressed his anguish on the report of J&K State Vigilance Commission (SVC) tabled by Minister for R&B

State BJP Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta expressed his anguish on the report of J&K State Vigilance Commission (SVC) tabled by Minister for R&B, Naeem Akhtar in the State Legislative Council revealing that 8935 enquires are pending with the vigilance officers of different government departments for the last over nine years. He said that report is an aspersion on the working of the Vigilance Officers and the functioning of state government headed by Omar Abdullah. He said that vigilance department is an important component of the state machinery that ensures transparent, corruption free and responsible state administration. He added that it becomes imperative on the part of the government to guarantee efficient working of the State Vigilance Organization. He pointed that therefore, it is the need of the hour for the government to take note of the report of State Vigilance Commission and tighten the vigilance officers of various departments to make it mandatory to submit the reports of the enquires those are referred to them, in specified time. “On non submission of the report about enquires referred to them in the scheduled time a mechanism is required to be developed to punish the guilty vigilance officers and it should be presumed that such officers are defending those against whom the enquiries are asked for,” the Spokesperson Said.The spokesperson said that proper functioning of the Vigilance organization and punishing those involved in corruption cases or of dereliction of their duties, within a specified time period, is essential to make the administration and public servants responsible to the citizens of the state and it proves a deterrent for the guilty ones.Prof. Virender asked the State Vigilance Commission for the early completion of the cases pending against the ex-ministers and bureaucrats who engaged in corrupt practices when they were at the helm of affairs during the previous governments. He added that the action against them going to put the present Ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats on their toes and generate a fear psychosis in them, in case they involve themselves in foul means.Prof. Virender demanded that State Vigilance Commission needs to be empowered to initiate suo-moto action against the Minister, bureaucrats indulging in corrupt practice., Naeem Akhtar in the State Legislative Council revealing that 8935 enquires are pending with the vigilance officers of different government departments for the last over nine years. He said that report is an aspersion on the working of the Vigilance Officers and the functioning of state government headed by Omar Abdullah. He said that vigilance department is an important component of the state machinery that ensures transparent, corruption free and responsible state administration. He added that it becomes imperative on the part of the government to guarantee efficient working of the State Vigilance Organization. He pointed that therefore, it is the need of the hour for the government to take note of the report of State Vigilance Commission and tighten the vigilance officers of various departments to make it mandatory to submit the reports of the enquires those are referred to them, in specified time. “On non submission of the report about enquires referred to them in the scheduled time a mechanism is required to be developed to punish the guilty vigilance officers and it should be presumed that such officers are defending those against whom the enquiries are asked for,” the Spokesperson Said.The spokesperson said that proper functioning of the Vigilance organization and punishing those involved in corruption cases or of dereliction of their duties, within a specified time period, is essential to make the administration and public servants responsible to the citizens of the state and it proves a deterrent for the guilty ones.Prof. Virender asked the State Vigilance Commission for the early completion of the cases pending against the ex-ministers and bureaucrats who engaged in corrupt practices when they were at the helm of affairs during the previous governments. He added that the action against them going to put the present Ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats on their toes and generate a fear psychosis in them, in case they involve themselves in foul means.Prof. Virender demanded that State Vigilance Commission needs to be empowered to initiate suo-moto action against the Minister, bureaucrats indulging in corrupt practice.

BJP holds “Booth Sammelan” at Rehari

Giving boost to the booth level structure ahead of approaching Panchayat Elections and Urban Local Bodies in the state, State BJP led by Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, accompanied by BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, State Vice-President Rajni Sethi, MLC Ramesh Arora and other senior leaders addressed and interacted with the massive gathering of BJP leaders and activists working in Janipur Mandal falling under Jammu West District and Constituency in a “Booth Sammelan” held at the Mandal level at Baby Caterers, Rehari.Jugal Kishore Sharma, while interacting with the activists prompted them to work with more energy and never ending enthusiasm for the party as BJP is the only party which works for the welfare of the all neglected sections of the society while keeping the aim of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas” in mind. He said that BJP is the only true Nationalistic force in the Nation which is trusted by al the sections across the regions.He asked the party activists to engage themselves in the community programmes to have first hand insight into the needs of the society. He also gave the mantra of “Booth Jeeto, Chunaav Jeeto” while prompting them to work actively for the welfare of masses. He also deliberated on the various public welfare schemes for the common masses and the achievements of Central and State Government.Pawan Khajuria threw light on the approaching Panchayat Elections in the state. He said that extra hours of public working is required by the BJP leaders at this time as the state is about to witness a series of elections starting by Panchayat, then Urban Local Body followed by Lok Sabha elections. He stressed that BJP holds the distinction of working selflessly for the welfare of masses with the principle of "Nation first, Party Second, Self Last".Ramesh Arora focussed on the organizational matters and shared important tips of constructive working within the community.District President Ayodhya Gupta prompted all the activists to take the public welfare schemes initiated by PM Modi led Central Government to common masses.Mandal President Vijay Sharma presented report of important developmental and organizational works done in Janipur Mandal.BJP District Prabhari Jammu West Jugal Gupta, State Secretary Rajinder Sharma, Vice-Chairperson Balbir Ram Rattan, State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Parduman Singh, Chander Mohan Sharma, Mohan Singh Rana, Rajesh Gupta, Puneet Mahajan, Prem Gupta, Veenu Khanna, Sanjeev Sharma, Kulbhushan Vohra, Kunti Jasrotia, Veena Gupta, Balbir Singh and others were among the prominent leaders present on the occasion.

Road connectivity prime focus of Govt : Sh. Vibodh Gupta

Senior Bhartiya Janta Party leader and Member Legislative Council, Vibodh Gupta today inaugurated a link road from Dhangri Higher Secondary School to Ram Mandir constructed out of his CD fund.A programme in the village was organised wherein Member Legislative Council, Vibodh Gupta inaugurated the road after completion of its earth work of laying of concrete.Road has been constructed out of his CD Fund and further work on the road is in pipeline.While inauguration of road, a large number of people of the area were present who widely hailed the concern shown by Member Legislative Council towards the road connectivity.In his address, MLC Vibodh Gupta said that Government of India as well as state government is paying a lot of concern towards road connectivity which is regarded as the base of development of any area.Gupta further said that this road was a major demand of the people of the area.Gupta also talked about different schemes run by Government of India for public welfare and asked people to take benefits from these schemes.Other who accompanied MLC included Ex-Sarpanch Khem Raj, Rakesh Raina, Suresh Sharma, Pritam Lal, Subash Sharma and others.Attachments area

BJP advises Education Minister to smell the coffee rather than locking horns with COAS

Reacting sharply to the comments of Mushtaq Bukhari, Minister of Education, wherein he blamed the Army for ‘meddling’ in the affairs of the state, Bharatiya Janata Party has advised the minister to be pragmatic and accept the reality rather than locking horns with the Chief of Army Staff who in a statement has warned about the misuse of social media, government schools, mosques and madrasas in spreading “disinformation campaign resulting in radicalisation”. In a statement issued here today, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the Party has stated that the statement of the Army chief should be viewed positively rather than turning it into a political issue since his statement is based on his vast experience of service in the Valley as well as through his interactions with students at various levels. “Even, the Chief Minister of the state has voiced her concern over radicalisation and indoctrination of youths in her recent speech on the floor of the house while replying to the motion of thanks on the Governor’s address. She had also referred to ‘glorification of gun’ on the social media as a matter of concern,” stated Brig Gupta. The Army is an important stake holder in the restoration of peace and normalcy in the state. The Chief is well within his rights and democratic mandate to voice concern against issues which affect national integration and act contradictory to the achievement of the desired goal of long lasting peace and normalcy. There is no denying the fact that the youth in the far flung areas is being radicalised and taught that the J&K State and India are two distinct identities rather than being one. It is a matter of worry not only for the State but the entire nation more so for those who are the custodian of nation’s integrity read the statement. Mr Bukhari should know the Army’s contribution to education sector in the state. The Army runs many Army Goodwill Public Schools in J&K which are considered as model schools and provide unhindered quality education to our children stated Brig Gupta. It was the Army which took the initiative of restoring schooling in the Valley through its “School Chalo” programme when the schools were being burnt one after the other and the education system had virtually collapsed in the Valley as an aftermath of killing of Burhan Wani reminded Brig Gupta. Using a local slogan ‘Chyem ne zaroorat Daulat-o-Rubab, Faqat Gochum School te Kitab (I don’t need money and fame, I need books and school)’, the Army officers and men motivated the parents to start sending their wards to the schools recalled the statement. Terming the trend of radicalisation among the youth as an “aberration” is a gross miscalculation on the part of the Education Minister and his refusal to accept the presence of elephant in the room is certainly to misfire and prove disastrous for the state warned Brig Gupta. It is in the best interest of all to take the statement of Gen Rawat in a constructive and positive manner and institute remedial measures wherever needed rather than dismissing it as interference in the domain of Education Minister advised the statement.

MLA and BJP State President Sat Sharma inaugurates Nallah work at Ward 24

Keeping pace with the ongoing developmental works and ensuring the quality infrastructure in the constituency, BJP J&K State President & MLA Sat Sharma inaugurated construction work of Nallah at Ward number 24 falling under Jammu West Constituency. MLA was also accompanied by a large number of people including officials of Urban Environmental Engineering Department (UEED), local residents and political activists of the area.Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it was an long pending genuine demand of the residents of the area for which they approached him and as elected representative he felt need to issue immediate instructions to the department to take up the matter on priority basis. While giving details of the present work he said that the works will be done under the supervision of UEED at an estimated cost of rupees 60 lakhs for the construction of 60 feet Nallah at Ward no. 24 near Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education, Rehari. He said that the areas through which this Nallah, causes difficulty to the local residents particularly in the rainy season and lots of problems occurred due to its non channelization. He said after construction of the same, no problem will occur in the future and the residents of of this area and other adjoining wards will benefit a lot through this as proper structure will be given to the deep drain.Sharma also stressed upon the locals to watch the quality of the pursued work and said that only BJP has ensured the proper development of the area. With the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm of affairs, he said that BJP has taken the Nation on the path of progression while starting to put a full stop on all type of malpractices existent in the country. He also referred to a number of Centrally sponsored schemes and prompted the locals to take the benefit of the same.BJP District President Ayodhya Gupta, Praduman Singh, Sanjeev Sharma and several other prominent persons were also present on the occasion

BJP celebrates Lohri with full religious fervour

J&K State BJP led by its State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State Vice-Presidents Parmod Kapahi, Karan Singh, Bharat Bhushan Bodi, State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, other senior leaders and party activists celebrated Lohri with full religious fervour and enthusiasm while the traditional fire was lit and various nuts and sweets were offered. The enthusiastic workers danced spontaneously into Bhangra on the tunes of drum beats and congratulated each other on the occasion at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar.Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that festivals are harbinger of peace and prosperity and people should celebrate with mutual amity and togetherness. He also acquainted the activists on the importance and history of the day and its special significance in the Northern India while speaking that all the festivals in our Nation are linked with the common issues, harvest season, change of seasons and other joyful occasions bringing all the persons in a region together thus cementing the bond of brotherhood for the greater good of society. He also wished all the residents of Nation the best of health and joyful time ahead.Ashok Kaul while wishing all the activists on the joyous occasion, called for promoting peace and mutual brotherhood between various communities for ensuring development of the common masses and said that humanity is above all the things in this material world.BJP District Jammu under the leadership of its District President Baldev Singh Billawaria celebrated Lohri festival amongst the Leprosy patients and distributed eatables amongst them.BJP District Jammu West under the leadership of its District President Ayodhya Gupta along with Puneet Mahajan, Deepak Kumar and others while dancing on the tunes of traditional Dhol and distributing sweets.BJP MLCs Girdhari Lal Raina, Sofi Usuf, Surinder Ambardar, State Secretaries Sanjay Baru, Rajinder Sharma, Varinderjit Singh, Arvind Gupta, Jaidev Rajwal, Praduman Singh, N. D. Rajwal, Chander Mohan Sharma, Rajeev Charak, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Tilak Gupta, Karan Sharma, J. D. Singh, Harbans Singh, Malvinder singh(Shanty), Dharminder Kumar and others were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.

Every Citizen and Leader Must Respect and Help the Martyr’s Families: MLC Vibodh Gupta

BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today visited village Hasyote and offered condolences to the bereaved family of Mohd Tuffail who attained martyrdom during a gunbattle with terrorists in Lithpora Pulwama on 31st December. On this occasion, he assured all possible help to the family and children of the soldier. He interacted with the family members and the people who were present there and told family members that his supreme sacrifice will be remembered forever and at this time the whole nation stands with them. He offered deep condolence to the family members. Latter addressing a group of locals who gathered there Vibodh said that Nation will always remain indebted to this brave soldier for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty. He called upon everyone that we must always remember the great sacrifices which our soldiers make during every day of their duty. He further added that it is the duty of every one of us, be it a civil society citizen or a leader that we must always respect the families of our martyred soldiers. Such soldiers give their lives for our safety and security and therefore it is our duty to help the families of these soldiers in whatever way we can.BJP state secretary Rajinder Gupta also addressed the locals present there and assured his party’s full support to the family of Mohd. Tufail. It is pertinent to mention here that Mohd Tuffail attained martyrdom during the terrorist attack on the camp of CRPF in Lethpora Pulwama. He was survived by his wife two daughters and two Sons. His daughter was a topper in 12th class and awarded twice. Later family members of this martyr thanked MLC Vibodh for his visit and for listening to the vows of this grief ridden family. They said that MLC Vibodh is the only leader who has visited them and this they said will go a long way in mitigating their sufferings. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Lamberdar Alam Din ,Chowdhary Farooq, Irfan Mirza, Rakesh Raina, Sardar Mohinder Singh, Mirza Jang Bhadur, Shafayat Mirza and Junaid Mirza.

Anantnag BJP Minority Morcha leaders meet Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

To have direct interaction with the Vice Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Development Corporation, Vice Chairperson, the Office Bearers of Anantnag District BJP Minority Morcha called on Balbir Ram Rattan at Jammu and discussed various schemes of the Corporation meant for the welfare of Minorities in the state. They also discussed the modalities to be completed for obtaining financial assistance in the form of loan for the unemployed people of their community.Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan, while sharing schemes of the Corporation with them, told that Jammu and Kashmir SCs, STs & BCs Development Corporation caters to Minorities notified at the National Level- the Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists,Parsis, as well as members of other reserved categories. All these categories are allotted funds from the Apex Corporations under union government with a share from the state government.“Any unemployed State Subject, who has attained 18 years of age, belonging to Minority Category or any other, is eligible for availing loan from the Corporation provided he or she fulfils the prescribed requirements”, Balbir told them adding that the applicant has not to travel to capital cities of Srinagar or Jammu as the Corporation runs it office in every district of the state for the convenience of the weaker sections. He also told them that the meritorious students from weaker sections can also avail Education Loan for studying within the country or abroad.Balbir also stressed upon them to motivate the unemployed members of their community to not sit idle at home and wait for government jobs but take a decision of standing on their own by availing loan and setting up of livelihood earning units.Those who met the VC were Anantnag BJP Minority Morcha District President Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat, District General Secretary Afroze Ahmed Bhat and Anantnag Constituency Incharge Mohammed Tahir Dar.

पूर्व सरकार के कार्यकाल में हर तरफ रहा भ्रष्टाचार का बोलबाला: भाजपा जम्मू जिला अध्यक्ष बलदेव सिंह बलोरिया

गंग्याल वैलफेयर एसोसिएशन द्वारा क्षेत्र मे लोहड़ी मिलन कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया गया जिसमें भाजपा जम्मू जिला अध्यक्ष बलदेव सिंह बलोरिया मुख्यातिथि थे। समारोह में बलोरिया ने लोगों को लोहड़ी की मुबारक देते हुए लोहड़ी के इतिहास पर प्रकाश डाला। उन्होंने कहा कि भाजपा-पी.डी.पी. गठबंधन सरकार ने अपने तीन वर्ष के कार्यकाल में भ्रष्टाचार मुक्त शासन दिया और भाजपा के एक भी मंत्री या विधायक पर भ्रष्टाचार को लेकर कोई ऊंगली नहीं उठी पर पूर्व सरकार के कार्यकाल में हर तरफ भ्रष्टाचार का बोल बाला था। उन्होंने कहा कि भाजपा गठबंधन सरकार ने हर खित्ते को उसको अधिकार देते हुए राज्य में कई योजनाओं का शुभारंभ किया और आने वाले समय में भी सरकार की इन योजनाओं को लाभ लोगों को निरंतर मिलता रहेगा। उन्होंगे कहा कि विकास कार्य हो रहे है और आने वाले दिनों में विकास जारी रहेगा लोगों की हर उम्मीद पर भाजपा के नेता व विधायक खरे उतरेंगे। उन्होंने कहा कि आने वाले समय में निकाय चुनाव और पंचायत चुनाव होने वाले है इससे लोगों की परेशानियां और कम होंगी। लोगों को पंचायत व निकाय चुनावों में भी भाजपा को दिल से अपना सहयोग देना होगा। उन्होंने कहा कि राज्य में सरकार व केंद्र सरकार ने देश की बेटियों के दर्द को महसूस करते हुए उनके लिए कई योजनाओं को लाया है जिनमें लाडली बेटी, आसरा, बेटी पढ़ाओं बेटी बचाओ इन सब योजनाओं को लाने का मकसद महिला शक्ति को समाज में मजबूत बनाना है ताकि आने वाले समय में देश की राजनीति में बल्कि हर क्षेत्र में महिलाएं पुरुषों के समान अधिकार प्राप्त कर सकें। बाद लोहड़ी जलाकर लोगों ने उसमें अर्द दिया और देश और राज्य के साथ परिवार के लिए सुख शांति की कामना की। समारोह में मंडल अध्यक्ष हरबंस चौधरी, ज्योति शर्मा, रंजीत सिंह, बी.एस. बागी, अमरनाथ, शेर सिंह, ओमनाथ, संदीप चिब, सुरेश जम्वाल, डा. गोविंद व रंजीत सिंह भी मौजूद थे।

BJP holds booth Sammelan at Arnas, Scores join BJP

To cement the victory of BJP supported candidates in the approaching Panchayat and then local body Elections in the State, BJP led by State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul held booth Sammelan in its ongoing campaign to strengthen booth level structure of the organization at Arnas falling in Gool-Arnas constituency of district Reasi.Ashok Kaul, while addressing the party leaders and activists from Mandal and all booths, said that the BJP is working with the sole aim of providing best infrastructure in public sector and uplifting the status of the most neglected person in the most unreachable sections of the society which forms the core base of the ideology held in high esteem by the party cadre as “Antodaya” and “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”. He prompted all the party leaders to strengthen the booth level structure of the organization by forming the booth committees so that the party activists could work with more vigour and encouragement to mitigate the sufferings of the masses in their respective areas to ensure the win of party supported candidates in the forthcoming elections.Kaul focussing on the achievements of BJP led government prompted the party workers to take all the beneficial schemes to the common masses and asked them to work whole heartedly and extra hours with utmost personal integrity for the betterment of every single citizen of the country.Posing faith in the clean and good governance of the organization dozens of people led by social and political leaders also joined the BJP and said that only BJP can today provide a stable and realistic government with only Nationalism in mind. They were welcomed by the senior leaders of the party who said that today people are eager to join the organization due to the plethora of public friendly schemes and approach by the Modi government.BJP State Working Committee member Raman Sharma, State Incharge Vistarak Programme Pawan Sharma, Mandal President Sukhdev Singh, General Secretary Joginder Singh and others were among the prominent leaders present in Sammelan.

BJP giving due recognition to Sikh community contributions: S. Varinderjit Singh

Members from Sikh Community led by BJP Senior leader and State Incharge All Cells S. Varinderjit Singh held a press conference in which he threw light upon important issues and decisions concerning to Sikh Community.While talking to Media persons, Varinderjit Singh threw light on the major issues concerning to the Sikh community and said that previous successive governments have only exploited minority community although history has been flooded with incidences of exemplary valour and pride during the sacrifices made by community in the times of distraught, foreign invasions and other events in war and peace.Varinderjit Singh said that the Sikh community has been viewed as peculiarly optimistic and respected community in whole world, who always take the lead in social causes with love for those in distress on the principles of Saint Soldier Guru Gobind Singh ji and setting an example of how a person must incorporate the feeling of donating instead of seeking from the world. The contributions from the community being given due recognition by BJP, he added.Varinderjit Singh further said that the Sikh community is today feeling thankful to the leadership of Central Government being headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the approval of including the history of Char Sahibzaada of Shri Gobind Singh Ji in NCERT School Books from next session. He also thanked J&K BJP especially State President Sat Sharma and State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul for providing 51 lakh rupees to Jammu University to establish Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji Chair. He also thanked Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly & MLA Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta and MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa who gave 25 Lakh rupees towards Guru Nanak Mission hospital.Varinderjit Singh also apprised the media persons that he has written a letter to PM Modi in which he has elaborated about S. Vagal Singh, S. Jassa Singh Alhuwalia, S. Jassa Singh Ramgaria who uprooted the Mughals from India and unfurled the Kesri flag on Red Fort on 11 March 1783 and said that their statues should be established at the public place so that justice could be done to their contributions for the Nation.Kulwant Singh Bhatti, Gurdyal Singh Bali, Malvinder Singh, Gurdeep Singh Bali, Harpal Singh Bali, Inderjeet Kour and others were among the prominent persons present in the Press Conference.

BJYM celebrates National Youth Day

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) led by its State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra in presence of BJP State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi and BJP State Secretary & State Prabhari BJYM Sanjay Baru celebrated the birthday of Swami Vivekananda on 12th of January as the National Youth Day (Yuva Diwas) with full enthusiasm by garlanding and showering flowering petals on his statue while remembering his preaching at Swami Vivekeananda Chowk, Jammu.Yudhvir Sethi while terming the Swami Vivekananda as maker of modern India said that in order to inspire youths of country towards philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, his birthday is commemorated as National Youth Day. Swami Vivekananda was a great person who always believed in youth power to nourish culture of country and carry advancement required by country to be developed. He said that PM Modi has termed Swami ji as his ideal for numerous schemes he has launched for welfare of youth like Skill India and emphasized that youth of Nation should be empowered so that in place of looking jobs they must provide job to others as successful entrepreneurs.Sanjay Baru while addressing said that the PM Modi is working on the vision of Swami Vivekananda to make India as Vishav Guru. He prompted all the youths to pledge for working sincerely towards the betterment of the society and the Nation. Youths are the most important part of the country who leads the country ahead, that’s why youths are selected to be inspired first by the ideas and ideals of the Swami Vivekananda to shape their future in positive way, he added.Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra said that every year BJYM activists celebrate the National youth Day with great enthusiasm as it is the great way to wake up the eternal energy of the youths as well as their big efforts to make the country developed. Philosophies, teachings and ideas of the Swami Vivekananda are the great cultural and traditional assets of India and the youth need to follow their footsteps into the everyday life for the greater goal of life, he said.BJYM State General Secretary Tarun Sharma carried the stage proceedings whereas vote of thanks was presented by Jammu District President BJYM Hari Om Sharma.BJP leaders Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Govind Sareen and Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, BJYM State Vice-President Karan Sharma, BJYM State General Secretary Vikas Choudhary, Jeet Angral, Er. Lalit Raina, Sunny Sangotra, Sanjay Sharma, Hari Om Sharma, Ashish Sharma, Manish Gupta, Atul Bakshi, Shodhya Sharma, Vikas Sharma, Luvdeep Pathania, Karanveer Chopra, Raghav Gupta, Amrish Sharma, Jatinder salathia, Gaurav Balgotra, Varun Sharma, Nikhil Sharma, Prajwal Jasrotia, Mahadev Singh, Sanchit, Prajwal Mahajan and others were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.

MP Jugal Kishore Sharma Chaired BSNL TAC meeting

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu-Poonch & Chairman BSNL Telephone Advisory Committee,Jammu along with Shamsher Singh Manhas Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha Chaired Telephone Advisory Committee meeting at BSNL office Bahu Plaza Jammu.Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament discussed the issues regarding the poor service of BSNL and directed the staff to work hard to improve the service among the people.He said that mos of the people now a days are switching to the private companies which is the matter of great cause and put a serious note over it. The service should be better and satisfactory and should content the customer is the main motto.He also put a check to the progress report of the officers and said that soon a meeting will also scheduled which will involve all the concerned staff and departments whomsoever required to cope up with all the issues regarding poor signal and call drop as per complaints of the people.Member of Parliament urged to the staff to interact with the public efficiently for expansion of the BSNL connections and to improve the facilities by their feedback.Moreover he added that the BSNL is the largest service provider all over the India and it is the duty to take care about the mobile tower signals provided to the border area people.He also discussed the upcomming projects proposals and installation of new mobile towers in Jammu.Shamsher Singh Manhas Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha Co-Chairman TAC BSNL said that BSNL is the first Mobile as well landline service provider and people have dear faith on them.The staff members should work hard to cope up wit the issues raised by the public and should maintain best deals to team.P Vinodchandaran GMTD BSNL Jammu thanked Member of Parliament for providing his valueable support to the BSNL team and assured that he will put his best deads to improve the BSNL service in future.O.P Jhangid DGM panning,Kulbhushan Sharma DGM City,Randhir Singh DGM technical with their wing staff and Vinay Saraf TAC member also present at the occasion.

Corporation provides rupees 1 lakh as loan for small unit

The Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, is making sincere efforts to reach the families of the reserved categories with a motive of providing financial assistance to the unemployed males and females from amongst them for establishing income generating units as per their capability and expertise.This was stated by the Corporation Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, while handing over Payment Authority Letter(PAL) of loan amounting to rupees one lakh to a Scheduled Caste unemployed youth, Jeet Lal of Sanjay Nagar,Jammu, along with Managing Director Ravinder Kumar Pandita, Divisional Manager Gulam Qadir Khatana and Jammu District Manager Joginder Paul Atri, at Head Office, Jammu.Balbir Ram Rattan said that J&K SCs, STs, BCs Development Corporation gets funds from the union government through different Apex Corporations with each of them working exclusively for a particular community like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Physically Disables, those from national level notified Minorities and Safai Karamcharis. The state government also contributes towards it. The procedure and related formalities are common for each category and the aspirants can apply through the District Office near to their place of residence in Jammu, Kashmir or Ladakh.Managing Director, Ravinder Kumar Pandita, on this occasion, stressed upon the loanee to make proper use of the money availed by him as financial assistance and said that monthly instalment should be repaid to the Corporatio regularly. He also asked Jeet Lal to motivate the unemployed people of his community to avail benefits of the welfare schemes of the Corporation and earn livelihood in a dignified way.

Govt has initiated massive reforms in power sector: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh, while replying to a question raised by legislator Surinder Kumar Choudhary, informed the House that the Union Government has launched various schemes to strengthen the power infrastructure in the State. Dr Singh informed the House that the central Government has sanctioned Rs 1885.02 crore under various centrally sponsored schemes for carrying out power reforms and strengthening sub transmission and distribution network in Kashmir and Ladakh during the last three years. Similarly, an amount of Rs 2211.01 crore has also been sanctioned for up-gradation of power infrastructure in various rural and urban areas of Jammu province. Giving details, the Deputy Chief Minister informed that for Kashmir and Ladakh, Rs 242.20 crore was sanctioned under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), Rs 382.72 crore under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), Rs 665.71 crore under PMDP-Urban and Rs 594.39 crore under PMDP-Rural. Similarly, Rs 202.27 crore was sanctioned under IPDS, Rs 233.86 crore under DDUGJY, Rs 557.58 crore under PMDP-Urban, Rs 340.32 crore under PMDP-Rural, Rs 775.71 crore under RAPDRP-B and Rs 101.27 crore under RGGVY-II for Jammu province. Dr Singh further informed that a total length of 33.91 km of multi-purpose cable has been laid in Srinagar under RAPDRP-B, 17.07 km in Anantnag, 1.85 km in Kulgam, 1141.88 km aerial bunched cables in Jammu province, 31.35 km in Kishtwar, 19.11 km in Doda and 17.87 km in Bhaderwah town to minimize Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses. Legislators Firdous Ahmad Tak, Sofi Yousuf and Vibod Gupta also raised supplementary questions related to the main question.

DY CM Dr Nirmal Singh hails budget proposals, say will catapult the economy of the State

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today hailed the budget proposals by terming them as growth oriented and people friendly , which has catered to every section of the society .In a message, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the welfare budget, which was presented in the State Legislature has the potential of catapulting the growth indices of the state by ensuring holistic and sustained economic growth. He said that it will ensure that the economy of the state gets the requisite boost and it comes up as one of the most vibrant economies of the country.Every section of the society like industrialists, horticulturists, employees, journalists have been given due attention by taking care of their needs and aspirations in the budget, he added.He said that these types of welfare budgets are normally presented by the governments during the electioneering year but the government has presented it well before that with the motive of implementing it in toto so that the people of the state get benefited from it.

PDP legislator Aijaz Mir has lost mental balance to talk in the language of militants and Separatists while under oath of constitution as legislator: Sh. Sunil Sethi

Jammu and Kashmir State Bharatiya Janata party has strongly condemned statement of PDP legislator Aijaz Mir who described militants as martyrs. Star Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi in a statement said that it seems that said legislator has lost mental balance to talk in the language of militants and Separatists while under oath of constitution as legislator.He further said that such utterances by PDP legislator are absolutely intolerable and nobody in political mainstream can be given liberty to cross line of nationalism He demanded immediate lodging of FIR against concerned and also his detention under public safety act as his emailing at large even after making such statement will surely affect security of stateSunil Sethi also called open PDP president to take note of reckless statement made by her party leader and to take appropriate disciplinary action against him. Aijaz Ahmed has also insulted the security forces and will of nation to fight militancy and if he has sympathy with militants then he should leave mainstream politicsChief Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party further said that making such utterances for pity political Gains will only deteriorate the present peace scenario in the state which has been achieved with much efforts by security forces. He also called upon Speaker to take note of such anti national statements made by member of house.

BJP remembers 1953 martyrs

Elders must pass on proud legacy to youth: Sh. Sat SharmaIn order to remember the supreme sacrifice of martyrs of 1953 agitation, who sacrificed their lives for the greater good of J&K state and the Nation, J&K BJP led by BJP state President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma along with MoS Rashpaul Verma, State Secretary Adv. Vijay Sharma, MLA Hiranagar Kuldeep Raj held an impressive function where common public gathered enmass along with the socio-political class to mark 65th Shaheedi Diwas at the Samadhiya Ground, Heera Nagar in order to pay their respect to the great men.Sh. Sat Sharma, while paying homage to the great souls, recounted their heroic deeds and said that the people are remembered for their great deeds in this mortal world as nothing in this world is permanent and more important than the principles and love for one’s motherland. He narrated the incidents of 1953 while he swept with the feeling of patriotism along with the senior generation present in the gathering. He said that India has a history glorified with the acts of valour and pride and even small kids have sacrificed their beautiful lives while fighting and going down bravely for defending the very Earth we stand on. He stressed that the BJP has always stood for the right cause right from its inception as Jana Sangha or Praja Parishad and will keep fighting for establishing the Nation as the crown of the Universe. He appealed the other political parties to also come forward and take part in all such programmes which are organized in memory of the martyrs. Elders must pass on proud legacy to youth for the greater and brighter future of State and Nation, he added.Sh. Rashpaul Verma asked to follow the footsteps of patriotic people who faced bullets for carrying Indian tri-color during the historic agitation of 1953 under the banner of Praja Parishad and said that the slogan of Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan Ek Pradhan witnessed massive unity among the people across the state, Jammu province in particular, which was the outcome of the anti-national policies pursued by the then National Conference leadership.Adv. Vijay Sharma while prompting the gathering to inculcate the habit of remembering great souls, said that it should not be mere a formality to assemble once in a year but regular programmes should be organized to make aware the masses about what exactly ignited the flames of agitation in 1953.Senior Leader Adv. Th. Ranjit Singh, Ex MLA Durga Dass, District General Secretary(Org.) Inderjeet, District president Kathua Prem Nath Dogra, District President Samba Jangbir Singh Kaka Ram, Indu Rekha, Mohan Lal Sharma, Bhanu Prakash Gupta, Tarsem Singh, Sudesh Sharma, Mukesh Padha, Deepak Jasrotia, Dr. Hansraj Badyal, Naresh Goswami, Som Raj, Rajinder Bakshi, Ravi Salgotra, Ashwani Kumar Sharma, Sat Pal Salgotra, Pawan, Sunil, Bobbi, Sohan Lal Sharma, Ramesh Singh and others were also present during the ceremony.

Deputation from Darhal visits BJP senior leaders, presents their issues to Sh. Avinash Rai Khanna and Sh. Sat Sharma

A deputation of Senior Party’s workers led by Dev Raj Sharma BJP State Working Committee Member and Incharge Darhal Constituency met BJP National Vice-President, Vice-Chairman Indian Red Cross Society & Prabhari J&K State along with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma to present their issues in front of them.Deputation discussed the issue of reservation of Panchyat and Panch wards for schedule tribes in Rajouri and Poonch district where more than 75% of Panch wards and more than 70% Panchayat (Sarpanch) is reserved for schedule tribe people. Further the deputation discussed that most of the Panchayats are reserved for ST category where population of other categories are also equal in ratio than ST, which is discrimination with other communities. The deputation appealed the senior leaders to look into the matter and take necessary steps before the issuance of notification of Panchayati elections.The deputation also discussed about the reservation for the Pahari speaking people of J&K who were fighting for their rights from last 30 years in the state. The deputation said that Parhari speaking people of J&K are socially economically and educationally backward and following same life style as the other tribes of J&K are following. The deputation strongly demands ST status for Parhari speaking people.Sh. Avinash Rai Khanna gave patient hearing to the issues put forth by the deputation and said that the BJP leadership is committed to erase any type of discrimination being faced by any community at any level. He said that the PM Modi has always strived for the upliftment of the poor and the downtrodden that have been left out by the successive previous Congress led Governments and assured that every effort will be done to address the genuine aspirations of the people represented by the deputation, while laying the stress on “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”.Sat Sharma also interacted with the deputation and appreciated their concern for the general masses. He said that BJP has led the state on the developmental path and the alliance government has many achievements in its kitty focussed on the growth of the last man living in the most difficult of the circumstances on the principle of “Antodya”. He assured them that the party has taken due cognizance of their concerns.Other prominent persons present on the occasion are Adv. Gurudev Singh Thakur State Secretary BJYM, Chain Singh Mandal President Peeri Maira, Abdul Rashid Ganai Sr. Vice-President Darhal Mandal, Mohd. Farooq Ganai General Secretary Darhal Mandal, Chain Singh General Secretary Kha Jamola Mandal, Sobey Singh General Secretary Kot Ranka, Ghulam Mustafa Malik President Minority Morcha Darhal Mandal, Munshi Khan Jatt Vice-President OBC Darhal Mandal and Amit Sharma BJYM.

BJP holds Booth sammelan at Sumb

In a push to further the agenda of party into the interior areas of the region, BJP led by its State Additional Treasurer Arvind Gupta along with District President Samba Jangbir Singh held an impressive programme in the ongoing schedule of Booth Sammelans at Mandal Sumb in Samba District.Arvind Gupta, while addressing the Sammelan threw light on the importance on the regular meeting between all the functionaries of the party and deliberated that the Booth Sammelans are being organized by the party with a vision to incorporate the feeling of togetherness between the senior leaders and the booth level activists of the party. He said that this whole exercise has a special significance in the present times when BJP under its National programme has committed to practice the high morality in the political life by every single activist and this is a major move to rescue the Nation out of deep slumber which was forced upon by the malpractices by the previous governments.He prompted the booth activists to devote more time for the strengthening various teams at booth level and celebrating all the party festivals among the general masses. He also laid emphasis on the “Mann Ki Baat” the popular AIR programme of PM Modi for directly talking to the people. While discussing the preparations for the Panchayat elections, he prompted the party leaders and activists for ensuring the win for every single Panchayat Candidate in the coming election in the state. Every single public welfare scheme started by the Centre Government must reach the targeted population, he asked the activists.Jangbir Singh also addressed the activists and said that every BJP activist is devoting his time and energy for the welfare of the society while not caring for his personal interests. He also threw light on the constructive work done by the Vistaraks for the extension of party activities in the area.State Executive Member Kashmir Singh, District General Secretary (Org.) Samba Naresh Sharma, Narsingh Dayal, Shiv Manyal, Tara Chand Mandal President Kumar Singh, Balwinder Singh, Tarsem Sharma, Bodh Raj, Sanjay Singh, Ramesh Singh, Buti Ram were among the prominent persons.

Booth level workers are bridge between organisation, govt: Sh. Yudhvir Sethi

BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi today said that booth level workers are not only foot soldiers of party but are vital link between organisation and government who leave no stone unturned to percolate party's programmes and policies amongst masses. These are the party workers who also stand as shield between people and negative propaganda launched by opposition.Yudhvir Sethi was speaking at a booth level workers meet at Mathwar in Nagrota assembly Constituency today. Asking party workers to stay prepared for Panchayat polls, he said that this exercise will also prepare them for 2019 general elections. Like past, party workers especially those at booth level will have to put in double the efforts to register BJP's victory with thumping majority.Cautioning people from divisive forces who he alleged are out there to divide country on communal or regional lines, Yudhvir Sethi said recent victories of BJP in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are testimony to the fact that country has made up its mind to not to hand over power into the hands of corrupt. BJP ruled states he added are delivering as per aspirations of people and this is for the first time that state like Jammu and Kashmir too is witnessing ever governance.Nand Kishore, state executive member BJP in his address asked booth level workers to prepare themselves for Panchayat polls and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi intends to decentralise powers only to ensure that people at grass root levels are made to participate in development works of their respective areas. He said that Panchayat elections will be followed by local bodies’ polls which in turn will pave way for establishing smart cities in Jammu and Srinagar.Omi Khajurua, District President and Suresh Sharma co-incharge of the district who were also present on the occasion said that booh level workers have always stood by the party and its this force which disseminates party's ideologies amongst masses. They said that its their patriotic zeal and a commitment towards people that is keeping them go on the right path and strengthen party at all levels. The function was organized by booth level committee and Mandal Pardhan Neelkanth.Later, Yudhvir Sethi appreciated the role of booth level workers in every election and also asked them to gear up for coming panchyat elections with full throttle. It is because of this force that BJP is scaling new heights and winning over hearts of masses in entire country including Jammu and Kashmir State, he asserted. Also assured all possible help to them in strengthening organisation at all levels.

पंचायती चुनावों के मद्देनजर आज भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में एक बैठक का आयोजन किया गया।

बैठक में उधमपुर विधानसभा क्षेत्र के गरनई , मलाड , टिकरी मांड , लांदर , जिब ,थाथी , लड्डन ,जगानू , पट्ठी , बट्टल , गंडाला आदि क्षेत्रों से आए हुए कई पंचों व सरपंचों ने भाग लिया । बैठक में प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया , जिला प्रभारी अनिल परिहार ,सुभाष कुमार ,रतन लाल , चुनी लाल डोगरा , मोहन लाल ,वीर सिंह ,रमेश , अविनाश ,सुरेंद्र मगोत्रा, कुंज लाल आदि मुख्य रूप से शामिल हुए। इस अवसर पर पवन खजुरिया ने कहा कि फरवरी माह में होने वाले पंचायती चुनाव भी दूसरे चुनावों की तरह ही महत्वपूर्ण हैं। इन चुनावों में जीते हुए उम्मीदवार पर सबकी नजरें होंगी ,क्योंकि लोक सभा सदस्य व विधायक की भांति ही उनको भी विकास के लिए अलग से फंड्स जारी होंगे और वह शहर की तरह अपने अपने इलाकों में विकास करवा सकेंगे और इसके साथ ही ग्रामीणों की यह शिकायत भी दूर होगी कि ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में विकास नहीं होता। उन्होंने आगे कहा कि प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के भविष्य का भारत बनाने के सपने को साकार करने के लिए योग्य व ईमानदार छवि बाले उम्मीदवार को ही आगे लाएं। इसके अलावा विभिन्न क्षेत्रों से आए हुए भावी उम्मीदवारों ने भी इस संदर्भ में अपने अपने सुझाव दिए। भाजपा जिला अध्यक्ष राकेश गुप्ता, विकास , सुरजीत सिंह , पूरनचंद , नरेश भगत ,ताज अली , रोहित सिंह ,भारती शर्मा , शौकत हुसैन ,संजय सिंह , नीलम नरगोत्रा , राज ठंडा ,गीता देवी ,दर्शन कुमार आदि भी इस अवसर पर बैठक में शामिल हुए।

MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma holds Darbar, interacts with Karyakartas, Public

Public Darbar acts as boon for persons in distress: Sh. Jugal Kishore SharmaMP Lok Sabha from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency, Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma conducted open public darbar to interact with party activists and general public to address their concerns at Party Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria also accompanied the MP during darbar.While addressing during Public Darbar, Jugal Kishore Sharma stressed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government has initiated a new era of development in the Nation keeping and delivering on its promise of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”. He also said that the State Government, where BJP is an alliance partner has also taken steps on war foot to address the mass issues that have been kept afloat by the previous successive inefficient governments of J&K, thus breaking the ice for the settlement of long pending issues in all the regions of the state. He said that the schemes of the Central Government are specifically targeted to every geographically difficult area of the state keeping in view the aspirations and the genuine requirements of the people and the regions, having mantra of “Antodya” in mind which targets the welfare of the last man standing in row. “Public Darbar” is acting as boon for the persons in distress by easing out the hassle in approaching civil secretariat.More than fifty deputations from all the areas across the regions visited Party office to discuss and present their issues to the MP. Deputations included the problems like Installation and repair of Handpumps, Tubewell, water scarcity, wells, upgradation of lanes, laying of roads, bridges, electricity and others. Deputation of Displaced persons presently in Samba also presented their woes. Deputation of NHM also approached the MP. MP sorted out many of their problems on the spot by telephonically interacting with the competent authority and forwarded the others to concerned departments with written instructions for their quick disposal.MP interacted with the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People appreciated the sincere effort on behalf of BJP and MP Jugal Kishore for patiently attending to their problems. Whole programme was coordinated by State Secretary & State Incharge Election related Matters Rajinder Sharma. State Secretary Sanjay Baru, State Library Incharge Kulbhushan Mohtra, State Social Media Incharge Jaidev Rajwal and State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra were also present on the occasion.

Sh. Avinash Rai Khanna chairs holds review meeting ahead of J&K Panchayat elections

Public has hopes on BJP: Sh. Avinash Rai KhannaBJP National Vice-President, Vice-Chairman Indian Red Cross Society & Prabhari J&K State chaired a meeting with the top brass of J&K BJP which includes the names of BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Harinder Gupta, MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma, Minister Bali Bhagat. The meeting saw the detailed discussions on the issues related to the forthcoming Panchayat and then Urban Local Bodies election to the organizational set up of the party in the state.Sh. Avinash Rai Khanna while chairing the meeting said that today BJP has become synonymous with the development of the Nation and particularly the youth has accepted and adopted its ideology through the core of heart. He said that for the very first time in the history of Nation, it has happened that the people are looking towards the democratically elected Government at the Centre with sky high hopes for taking the Nation to its pristine glory. He asserted that it is highly imperative that BJP remains at the helm of affairs at all levels for the equitable developments of all the sects and faiths across the regions.Khanna said that consistent good performance of BJP in every elections across the Nation is a testament to the good governance of BJP, while giving all credit to the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah.Khanna stressed that general public has very high hopes on the BJP and thus the responsibility of BJP leaders requires utmost of loyalty towards the public issues. He stressed that the appeal of BJP must touch heart of every single voter, be it in Panchayat, ULB or any other election eradicating those forces which have only looted the economic and other resources of Nation.Sh. Sat Sharma while speaking on the occasion, enumerated various programmes for the promotion and extension of party ideology among the general public in all three regions of J&K while putting particular emphasis on the role of Morchas in bringing together all the sects. He also threw light on the various important organizational and development taken up by party.Sh. Ashok Kaul deliberated on the organizational matters of the party during the meeting and claimed that the party has exhibited the satisfactory performance in the Kashmir region while scaling new heights in the Jammu and Ladakh regions. He assured the National Vice-President that every single party supported candidate will win in the forthcoming Panchayat elections.Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma acquainted the National Vice-President with the various Centrally sponsored schemes for the welfare of J&K state. He also asked Avinash Rai Khanna to advocate the State for more developmental projects, which will create more job avenues for the youth of state and push them towards constructive role in the society.

क्रिमची मण्डल का बूथ सम्मेलन भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में सम्पन्न हुआ।

भारतीय जनता पार्टी जिला उधमपुर में बूथ सम्मेलन आयोजित किए जा रहे हैं । कार्यक्रम में प्रदेश भाजपा महासचिव पवन खजुरिया , वरिष्ठ नेता सोमराज, क्रिमची मण्डल के प्रभारी डॉ ललित, अध्यक्ष वीर सिंह मुख्य रूप से शामिल हुए। इस मण्डल के बली , क्रिमची , सलमेडी , गण्डाला , तिरछी , नरोड आदि क्षेत्रों से आए हुए सैंकड़ों बूथ कार्यकर्ता व शक्ति केंद्रों के अध्यक्ष शामिल थे। जिला संगठन मंत्री पूर्ण चन्द ने क्रिमची मण्डल की बूथ समितियों की रिपोर्टिंग ली और शक्ति केंद्रों का जायजा लिया। इस अवसर पर जिला अध्यक्ष राकेश गुप्ता, सुरेंद्र मगोत्रा , रमणीक शर्मा , एडवोकेट अमित , अविनाश कुमार , सुभाष अत्तरी आदि वक्ताओं ने बोलते हुए कहा कि राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष माननीय अमित शाह जी के दिशा निर्देशों के मुताबिक भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा बूथ स्तर पर किए गए कार्यों के कारण ही आज भाजपा का दामन थामने वालों की संख्या दिन प्रतिदिन बढ़ रही है। और अब बूथ स्तर भी पर सम्मेलन किए जा रहे हैं। इन सम्मेलनों द्वारा भाजपा की नीतियों व केंद्र सरकार की कल्याणकारी योजनाओं को जन जन तक पहुंचाना आसान हो जाएगा और जनता इन योजनाओं का सीधे तौर पर लाभ ले सकेगी। जिला उधमपुर के प्रभारी अनिल परिहार ने कार्यक्रम में केंद्र सरकार की योजनाओं का व्याख्यान किया और कार्यकर्ताओं को आह्वान किया कि देश को एक नई ऊंचाई की तरफ ले जाने का जो प्रण प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने लिया है उनके इस कोशिश में आप भी अपना योगदान दें । प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया ने कार्यकर्ताओं को सम्बोधित करते हुए कहा कि संगठन को मजबूत करने से ही चुनावों में कामयाबी हासिल होती है। उन्होंने जोर देते हुए कहा कि बूथ जीता तो चुनाव जीता और अगर बूथ कमजोर है तो चुनाव जीतना नामुमकिन है। बूथ स्तर पर काम करने से ही आज देश के 19 राज्यों में भाजपा की सरकारें हैं। उन्होंने कार्यकर्ताओं को आने वाले पंचायती चुनावों में योग्य व ईमानदार उम्मीदवारों को आगे लाने के लिए कहा ताकि ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में भी समान रूप से विकास हो सके । इस अवसर पर सरपंच रतन ,भारती शर्मा , विकास कोंगड़ा, राजकुमार , सुभाष कुमार , बलबीर सिंह , सूरम चन्द , ताज अली, रघुवीर सिंह , अशोक कुमार , अनवर हुसैन , शौकत अली , द्वारका नाथ , रामदास , पवित्तर सिंह , मिलखी राम , दर्शन , रमेश , आदि भी उपस्थित रहे।

संस्कृत स्कॉलर राज्यमंत्री अजय नंदा जी से मिले इस अवसर पर उन्होंने मांग की संस्कृत को किया जाए पहली कक्षा से अनिवार्य ।

श्री कैलख ज्योतिष एवम वैदिक संस्थान ट्रस्ट के अध्यक्ष महंत श्री रोहित शास्त्री ने राज्यमंत्री अजय नंदा से मुलाकात कर प्रदेश में संस्कृत भाषा के प्रचार व प्रसार करने हेतु प्रदेश की शिक्षा प्रणाली में पहली कक्षा से संस्कृत भाषा को अनिवार्य करने की मांग की रोहित शास्त्री ने बताया की उन्होंने राज्यमंत्री अजय नंदा जी को मांग पत्र सोंप यह अपील की है कि आगामी विधानसभा एवं विधानपरिषद् सत्र के अन्दर इस मुद्दे पर चर्चा कर ये प्रस्ताव पारित किया जाये तथा प्रदेश में संस्कृत भाषा को पहली कक्षा से अनिवार्य किया जाए ।इस अवसर पर रोहित शास्त्री ने राज्यमंत्री अजय नंदा जी अपना प्रकाशित राघवेंद्र पंचांग भेंट किया,राज्यमंत्री अजय नंदा ने प्रधान संपादक डॉ चंद्रमौली रैना एवं सह संपादक महंत रोहित शास्त्री (ज्योतिषाचार्य ) को इस उत्तम कार्य को लेखन एवं प्रकाशन करने के लिए हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं दी। महंत रोहित शास्त्री राज्यमंत्री को बताया की बड़े अध्ययन वा विश्लेषण के बाद पंचांग को लिखा जाता है। इस अवसर पर एडवोकेट पवन खजुरिया विशेष रूप से उपस्थित थे।

BJP District Jammu West discusses future programmes

Ensuring the coordination among all BJP leaders, with a view to plan for successful future programmes along with the introspection of organizational activities and ongoing developmental projects in the District, BJP District Jammu West led by its President Ayodhya Gupta held its monthly meeting which was attended by all the district office bearers, Mandal Presidents and the Morcha Presidents at the residence of District Vice-President Surinder Choudhary.Ayodhya Gupta, while addressing the meeting sought the report of programmes commenced by the District, Mandal and Morcha leaders for the welfare of general masses. He also sought report of various organizational programmes undertaken by them during past one month. He said that every leader must ensure that all the developmental works undertaken by various public concern departments are completed within a set time frame and are completed with best quality.Gupta attributed the increased pace of development in the District to the selfless working of the present BJP State President and local MLA from the Jammu west Constituency Sat Sharma and stressed that the MLA is doing unparalleled work for the welfare of the masses leaving no stone unturned for the cause, while paying personal attention to make Jammu West as “Best Constituency”.Gupta also discussed various forthcoming party programmes and discussed the strategy to implement them on ground level. He discussed the plan related to holding programmes on the Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Republic Day of Nation and other important events coming in the month and prompted all the leaders present in meeting to ensure the participation of maximum number of activists as well as general public in the programmes, which will further help the masses to link with the ideology of the party.Prem Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Surinder Choudhary, Rajesh Gupta, Balwan Singh, Jai Deep Sambyal, Sat Pal Karlupia, Bal Khajuria, Sangeeta Gupta, Jaswinder Kaur Jassi, Parveen, Ghai, Veena Gupta, Vijay Sharma and others were present in the meeting.

Terrorist is a terrorist, whether he is a Pakistani or Kashmiri: Prof. Virendra Gupta

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta strongly condemned the tendency of some of the Kashmir based leaders to equate the killing of militants with innocent persons killed by the militants and with the martyrs belonging to security persons who sacrifice their lives while fighting with the Pakistan sponsored militants, engaged in the destructive activities and disturbing the peace and tranquillity of Jammu and Kashmir State. He said that a terrorist is a terrorist, whether he is a Pakistani or Kashmiri, is enemy of the people of Jammu and Kashmir state and that of the Indian Nation and added that those equating terrorist killing with a policeman or a security person who lays down his life to defend the state and public in general, are doing a great dis-service to the state and to the country.The Spokesperson also criticized those, in particular the leaders of National Conference and those of Congress party who treat India which is victim of Pakistan’s proxy war and is trying to protect its land and the people from its aggression, with Pakistan which is recognized as haven for the terrorists and inflicting injuries to Indians, in particularly the people of Jammu and Kashmir State. He asked Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar to give their pious advice to Pakistan for which they have great sympathy, to stop importing terrorism into the Indian territory and its unprovoked heavy firing on the Indian side. He added that in the present situation when the Indian government is forced to counter Pakistan sponsored Islamic terrorism and defend its borders from its aggressive activities, the dialogue between the India and Pakistan cannot be viewed. The dialogue can only be fruitful if tension on the borders is minimized and Pakistan stops nefarious designs to bleed India and Indian people living in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Pakistan must understand that its policy of enmity with India is not going to pay it. Ultimately, it is going to weaken itself and further disintegrate.

Sh. Sat Sharma takes monthly review meeting of Janipur Mandal

Imbibe spirit of selfless service: Sh. Sat Sharma to BJP activistsBJP Janipur Mandal falling under Jammu West Constituency held a monthly review meeting of its office bearers and Ward Presidents to discuss the ongoing developmental and organizational works in the area which was chaired by BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma. All the issues pertaining to forthcoming Booth Sammelan of Janipur Mandal were also discussed threadbare in the meeting.Sat Sharma, while addressing the meeting sought detailed information about all the ongoing projects taken by the BJP leaders in Janipur Mandal during last one month. He also prompted them to share their grievances about any work that may cause hindrance in the development of the region so that timely action could be taken. He asked them to act as the eyes and ears of the party to achieve the mission of transformation in every sector that has been taken up by the ever active Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah. He stressed that every BJP activist has to take the responsibility of development of surrounding area and ensure the reach of public welfare schemes to all the persons in need of support by imbibing the spirit of selfless service.He also asked the Mandal office bearers to plan for the execution of successful Booth Sammelan in Janipur Mandal which will pave way for ensuring win of all BJP supported candidates in the coming series of elections in the state. He called for the stress upon maximum participation of booth activists in the Sammelan with minimum of ten youths from every booth of Mandal.District President Jammu West Ayodhya Gupta also asked the activists to work extra hours for ensuring the reach of party ideology and party achievements in the Centre and State to every household of the region.State General Secretary Mahila Morcha Veenu Khanna, District General Secretaries Sanjeev Sharma, Prem Gupta, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, Balbir Singh, Ravish Mengi, Ravi Gupta, Aishi, Sangeeta Verma, Onkar Bose, Sahil Gupta, Lalit Luthra, Romesh Khajuria, Kishore Chandan, Narinder Gupta, Jai Singh, Mandal team, Ward Presidents and others were present in the meeting.

House Committee to Look into the Issue of Coal Mine Workers: Sh. Vibodh Gupta

BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today raised various issues related to the coal mine workers of Kalakote in the upper house of state legislature today. He highlighted the serious working conditions under which these coal mine works are working. Related to various questions which were asked by MLC, the house was informed that the work on coal mines was started in 1961 and the workers of coal mines are paid a daily wage of Rs. 201 per day and in some cases even less than this. Reacting to this information, MLC said that it is very sad and unfortunate that the workers of coal mines have made many sacrifices at the cost of their own health. Besides all this, there has never been any attempt to look into the genuine demands of coal mine workers and they have always been exploited by the successive Governments. MLC further added that during the past the earlier Governments, on the contrary, made efforts to close the coal mines as part of a conspiracy. He said that the workers of coal mines have very high expectations from the present Government and all efforts should be made to address the genuine issues of the workers of coal mines. On this, MLC Vibodh Gupta was supported by MLC Surinder Choudhary and he said that the workers of coal mines are the most exploited workers in the state and they deserve special and sympathetic consideration of the Government.Later, when MLC Vibodh Gupta asked about the regularization of the coal mine workers of Kalakote, he was informed that at the moment Government has no plans for such a regularization. On this MLC strongly advocated that these coal mine workers must be regularized on the priority basis. He also demanded that the house must constitute a special committee to look into all the matters related to the coal mines and the issues of the workers of these coal mines. To this the Chairman of the legislative council agreed to constitute a house committee to further look into the various issues of the coal mine workers which were raised and discussed in the house. On this MLC Vibodh Gupta hoped that the constitution of a house committee for looking into the matters of coal mine workers will go a long way in resolving the long pending issues of the coal mine workers of Kalakote.

Minister for PHE,Irrigation & Flood Control Sh. Sham Lal Choudhary today listened public problems at Party Headquarters, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu

Minister for PHE,Irrigation & Flood Control Sh. Sham Lal Choudhary today listened public problems through BJP Karyakartas at Party Headquarters, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. Sh. Sham Lal Choudhary assured all the Karyakartas that the publics issues raised by them will be redressed soon. BJP Karyakartas from across J&K participated in the meeting.

Govt working on agenda of equitable development: Smt. Priya Sethi

Smt. Priya Sethi lays foundation stone for multiple development works at DansalMinister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Smt. Priya Sethi toured Nagrota and adjoining areas and laid foundation stone for multiple development works at Block Dansal to be executed through her Constituency Development Fund (CDF) here.The works included upgradation of road of Mata Kali Temple at Panchayat Churta and construction of community hall at ward no.1 of Panchayat Dansal to be initiated by Department of Rural Development funded under CDF at an estimated cost of Rs 18 lakhs and Rs 20 lakhs respectively.Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the coalition government is working on an agenda of equitable development to ensure welfare of every section of society with special focus on population living in rural and far flung areas.Stressing on development and beautification of the historic temple, the Minister announced Rs10 lakhs under NREGA for beautification works with installation of decorative lights on the path, construction of parks along with several other facilities like installation of benches, clean drinking water to cater to the visiting pilgrims.Priya said that the construction of park and other beautification works will not only add to the scenic view around the Temple but will also tap the tourism potential of the area by attracting more tourists.She asked the concerned officers to assess the developmental need of the Temple and instructed them to put in place a proper mechanism for the development of spiritual and religious heritage.Priya also announced an additional Rs4 lakhs for construction of its boundary walls through Tourism department.The minister said that the government has initiated requisite measures for the development of prominent religious places to improve facilities for the pilgrims.She instructed the concerned officers to construct a toilet complex and a kitchen in the community hall premises and also directed for extension of the hall to cater the needs of the locals.Highlighting Government’s initiatives, the Minister implored upon the locals to avail the maximum benefit of several schemes launched by the centre and the state government for the welfare of the people. She said that the present government has done some remarkable work with initiating prestigious projects like IIT and Food Craft Institute (FCI) that proved to be decisive factor for the development of Nagrota and adjoining areas.Responding to demands put forth by the locals regarding various development issues in the area, the Minister assured them that all their genuine demands would be looked into on priority and directed the concerned officials to take all necessary measures to address their issues at the earliest.The Minister also paid obeisance at Mata Kali Temple.Locals hailed the Minister for initiating much needed development works in Dansal area.Later, the Minister visited Surinsar area and called for preservation of sensitive eco system of Surinsar Lake. Priya asked the concerned authorities for developing infrastructural facilities to attract more tourist footfalls.“Surinsar has tremendous potential to emerge as important tourist halt in the region”, she maintained.The Minister was accompanied by ACD Jammu, Tasir Balwan, BDO Dansal, Muktar Lone, Tehsildar Dansal, Saima Khan along with XEN Tourism, Pramod Sharma , senior politicians Nand Kishore Sharma and Omi Khajuria, female social activist Sheetal besides officers of concerned departments

Sh. Sat Sharma pays surprise visit to Ward No. 31

In order to check the pulse of ongoing developmental works in the Jammu west Constituency, BJP State President & local MLA from the constituency, Sh. Sat Sharma today paid a surprise visit to Ward no. 31 area of Talab Tillo in Jammu West Constituency and interacted with the local residents to inquire any loopholes in the works and any other issue they are facing.Sat Sharma while interacting with the locals listened their grievances carefully and promptly talked to the officials concerned in the matter. People while appreciating the ongoing works and particularly the good quality of blacktopping and new water pipes for the drinking water, awared him of the certain pending internal lanes for the blacktopping, water supply issues in certain homes at the tail end and other issues. He also enquired about the functioning of the street lights and said that soon all the areas will be lightened by the abundant LED lights.Sat Sharma gave patient hearing to the locals and assured them that all their concerns will be kept on the priority as he believes that his sole purpose of holding the prestigious office is to serve the general masses. He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a pledge to progress India to the top slot in the world, for which he is working very hard. Thus nobody from the BJP will allow any type of work which can hinder the development works of the Nation. He said that the commitment of the BJP can be gauged from the fact that it has initiated each and every public welfare scheme keeping in view the aspirations of the people from the last section of the most neglected society of the Nation.The local people appreciated the concerned effort of local MLA and thanked him for his commitment towards addressing the issues of the public and claimed that they have first time witnessed so much hard work by any public representative.District President Ayodhya Gupta, Ward President Deepak Kumar, Manish Rakwal, Sahil Sharma, Sohan Karlupia, Captain ji, O. P. Thappa & others were also present on the occasion.

Speaker Sh. Kavinder Gupta is accelerating the development of Gangyal: Sh. Baldev Singh Billawaria

Rajiv Gandhi Hospital's slab will be inaugurated by Speaker Sh. Kavinder GuptaBJP District Jammu President Baldev Singh Billawaria conducted comprehensive tour and reviewed the construction work of 100-bed Rajiv Gandhi Hospital at Gangyal on the instructions of Speaker & MLA from Gandhi Nagar Constituency Kavinder Gupta.The hospital is being built with the special effort of Speaker Kavinder Gupta at a cost of about rupees 17 crore and on Tuesday and the slab work in the construction of this hospital will be started by Speaker Gupta. The speaker had sent Billawaria to review the work till now before starting the slab work of about 20000 Square Feet so that if any of the work could be done it could be completed.Baldev Billawaria took stock of the progress of work by talking to the agency and departmental officials and gave valuable suggestions to remove those weaknesses which were left. Billawaria said that due to the formation of this hospital, the Gangyal residents will get better health facilities as well as the load of Gandhi Nagar Hospital will also be lessened. This hospital was the long pending demand of the people, which could not be fulfilled due to the negligence of the former government, but the current BJP coalition government has released funds for its construction for the acceleration of work. He told that Speaker Gupta has a special focus on the Gangyal area and is continuously accelerating its development.Billawaria also quoted the example of Gangyal Nallah as the biggest example of developmental works by the Speaker by which the people will be saved from the devastated affects of flood. He said that rupees 5.40 crore are being spent for constructing a park in Gangyal and Dashmesh Nagar, while about Rs 92 lakh is being spent on construction of lanes. The construction of a bath house for people on the canal in Sector-2 of Gangyal has also been arranged along with the fencing for plantation along the canal.Billawaria said that not only Speaker Kavinder Gupta, local MP is also spearheading the development of Gangyal. From the MP fund, money has been released to build a stage and boundary wall in Ramlila Ground so that people can get better infrastructure in every area. On this occasion, Harbans Chaudhary, Ranjit Singh, Jyoti Prakash were also present with Billawaria.

BJP Mahila Morcha holds meeting, discusses future programmes

In order to strengthen the booth level structure ahead of series of elections in the state, BJP Mahila Morcha State led by its State President Purnima Sharma, held an impressive meeting at BJP office, Kachi Chawani, which was attended by all the members of its state team.Purnima Sharma, while addressing the meeting, said that in the recent visit of BJP National General Secretary (Org.) Ram Lal to the state, the National leader precisely impressed on the view that each booth president has to be supported with at least five activists from Mahila Morcha which would definitely help in winning the Panchayat election which are to held in the upcoming month of February 2018.Smt. Purnima Sharma also sought detailed reports of various organizational and developmental programmes undertaken by the Mahila Morcha leaders during the last month. She discussed and elaborated the procedures in which Mahila Morcha leaders have to work so that the party and the Morcha rises to new heights while working for the welfare of the society in general and the women in particular.She also prompted the Morcha leaders to collect any fund avoiding cash transactions as far as possible giving boost to the less cash economy in the Nation and said that Mahila Morcha is both socially and financially efficient to help in raising the party funds. She also presented the details of the forthcoming party programmes and asked the Morcha leaders to deliver their best in those.Morcha State General Secretary Veenu Khanna, who carried the proceedings of the stage thanked all the leaders of Morcha for their constructive and active participation in the meeting and said that ladies form the fifty percent of the total population and their participation is essential in the mainstream politics for the true implementation of all welfare policies in the society as well as recognition of the Nation as the true global leader, while citing the examples of successful women who have influenced the world.

Go for massive awareness of welfare schemes: Sh. Kavinder Gupta

Speaker, J&K Assembly, Sh. Kavinder Gupta, who represents Gandhi Nagar Constituency in the State assembly, stressed upon the Jammu & Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation, to go for massive awareness about various welfare schemes run by the Corporation in J&K for the socio-economic upliftment of the weaker sections of the society.Kavinder Gupta putforth this suggestion when he was apprised of the schemes of the Corporation by Vice Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, during their meeting at Jammu, wherein he was told that six Apex Corporations at the national level provide funds for financial assistance to unemployed males and females belonging to SC, ST, BC, categories, Physically Disabled Persons, National Level Notified Minorities and Safai Karamcharis, to enable them to establish own earning units. The Corporation also provides “Education Loan” to the meritorious students of poor families of reserved categories to pursue their professional and technical courses after completing 10+2, Balbir further told.Kavinder Gupta, during this meeting, said that it is indeed a noble service to the people, who are not financially well off and cannot afford to help their children to set up livelihood earning units or send them for higher studies. He told the VC that his constituency houses large population of the families from weaker sections and the Corporation should identify the deserving people and help them to stand on own. He further stressed for wider publicity of the welfare schemes meant for the members of the reserved categories.The Vice Chairperson assured Kavinder Gupta that the Corporation will plan awareness camps in Gandhi Nagar constituency for the benefit of the unemployed people of the reserved categories.

Everyone’s effort will build Swach Bharat : Sh. Sat Sharma

With a vision to promote cleanliness across all spheres of Jammu West Assembly segment, BJP State President and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) kickstarted construction works for a community toilet(Tutian Bathroom) at ReshamGhar area of Jammu West. The bathroom is being constructed near Shiv Mandir to cater with the needs of the locals and people passing by. Accompanied by a large number of people including officials of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation), Sharma started the works in the presence of local residents and political activists of the area.The Bathroom will be constructed under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of Rupees 14.23 lakhs.Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it was a long pending demand of thousands of locals and shopkeepers of the area which has been fulfilled today and the area will soon a witness modernized toilet cum bathroom which will not only cater to the needs of the locals but will also promote the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of building a clean and green nation.He said that sanitation is one of the major concerns in today’s world and it is not only the duty of Government but general masses as well to contribute in the noble cause so that a clean aura could be built around and that mission will be accomplished when masses and Government will work together in promoting cleanliness across the areas.He stated that he is working hard to reach the objective of cleanliness in Jammu West and he also appealed the masses of his Constituency and the State of Jammu and Kashmir as well to contribute some time in a week or month to promote the noble cause. He also stressed upon JMC officials as well to keep a vigil check in all areas concerning sanitation.He also stated that fast track tours of all 26 wards of the Assembly segment are already in progress to check the sanitation condition of each and every area and whatever necessary will be done to build a clean atmosphere in all spheres of Jammu West Assembly segment.VC JAKFED Munish Sharma, District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, AEE JP Saraf, Prem Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Dr Ali Mohammad, Jeet Angral, Deepak Kumar Manohri Devi Rahul Sharma and many others were also present on the occasion.

Bunkers will prove to be life savers: MP Jugal Kishore Sharma

With the sanctioning of rupees 415.73 crore for the construction of bunkers on IB /LoC for the security of the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Government has fulfilled the long pending demand of helpless border dwelling people.This was stated by Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma while addressing media persons at BJP headquarter, along with MLC Ch. Vikram Randhawa, BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru and State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra.Jugal Kishore Sharma said that it is indeed a matter of joy and satisfaction for the people who had been continuously suffering loss of precious human lives, crops, livestock etc. due to cross border firing. He said that the BJP had been, in the Parliament and outside, demanding security of the people living on the borders and the Union Home Minister too had been apprised of the problems of the people during his visit to border areas in Jammu. The Government at the Centre took the issue seriously and on priority and hence sanctioned rupees 415.73 crore for constructing individual and Community Bunkers in Samba, Jammu, Katra, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu Province as these districts had been worst hit by the firing across the border.Elaborating on the subject and sharing the official communication in this regard, Jugal Kishore Sharma told that 8 large community Bunkers of 800 sq. feet having capacity of 40 persons will be constructed in Samba, 120 large in Jammu, 243 in Kathua, 688 in Poonch and 372 large community bunkers will be constructed in Rajouri, whereas 2515 Inividual Bunkers with size of 160 Sq. feet having capacity of 8 persons will be constructed in Samba, 1200 in Jammu, 3076 in Kathua, 1320 in Poonch and 4918 bunkers will be constructed in Rajouri. In total 14460 bunkers will be constructed providing relief to the border residents. Sharma claimed it to be big achievement as the individual bunkers would serve as life saver more efficiently and quickly in case of emergency and big bunkers will provide relief in the succession.The MP further told that the Union Home Ministry has also provided for the relief and compensation for housing damages/losses, crop losses or livestock losses, relief for stay at Relief Campus and displacement etc. to those affected by Cross Border Firing.Jugal Kishore Sharma expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for acceding to the genuine demand of the border people.

Stay cautioned from divisive forces: Sh. Yudhvir Sethi

Lauding the role being played by party workers at booth levels in border areas of Sunderbani and Nowshehra, Bhartiya Janta party (BJP) Vice President Yudhvir Sethi said that their efforts which they are putting in in most hostile conditions are keeping the spirit of commoners live. Despite hostilities, the BJP workers at booth levels address keeping the morale of people high by extending all possible help.Yudhvir Sethi was addressing booth level workers at two different places in Sunderbani today. He said, despite Pakistan's unprovoked firing from across the border, based weather conditions, minimum resources and though reach, booth level workers are continuing to put their best for forward and strengthen party at all levels. Its their patriotic zeal and a commitment towards people that is keeping them go on the right path.Appreciating their role in every election, Yudhvir Sethi asked them to also gear up for coming panchyat elections as well as 2019 general elections. These polls he added are going to be quite crucial and we don't have to adop a laidback attitude. The party workers especially those at booth level will have to put in double the efforts to register BJP's victory with thumping majority. He cautioned people from divisive forces who here alleged are out there took divide country on communal or regional lines.Describing booth level workers as backbone of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the BJP Vice President said that their contribution in organising various programs and disseminating party programmes and policies amongst masses can never be ignored. Its because of this force that BJP is scaling new heights and winning over hearts of masses in entire country including Jammu and Kashmir State.MLA Nowshehra Ravinder Raina who was also present on the occassion said that he owes his victory to booth level workers, party functionaries and people who showed their faith in the leadership of PM Narinder Modi. He added that Sunderbani-Nawshehra assembly Constituency is being nurtured in best possible way and sought People's cooperation in making it a model Constituency. He said the attendance in these both level workers meet speaks of party's popularity and People's faith in it.Ravinder Raina said be it party's identified six programmes, elections, organising mass contact programmes or organising state as well as centrally sponsored programes booth level workers always stay on forefront which is why BJP is able to reach its targets in every state of the country. Appreciating their work, the BJP leader asked them to keep this memonetum so that party is able to reach out to masses in a bigger way.Asking people to not to fall a prey to divisive politics, said that country is progressing and BJP will not stop putting in its best to give people their due.Among who were present on the occasion Capt. Somnath Sharma District President Sunderbani Nowshera, Sanjay Sharma Mandal Pardhan Sunderbani and Mohinder Singh Sudan Mamdal Pardhan Lambari.

Changed strategy of terrorist tanzeems needs detailed analysis and a fresh response: BJP

Denouncing the killing of four police personnel due to an IED blast in Sopore market Bharatiya Janata Party feels that the recent terrorist activities in Kashmir point towards a change in strategy of the terrorist tanzeems which needs a detailed analysis and a de-novo response from our intelligence agencies and security forces. In a press release issued by the Party, itpaid homage to the gallant policemen and expressed solidarity with their families.“There is an obvious design behind the changed strategy which does not augur well if not countered immediately and aggressively. The choice of targets, use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and growing involvement of local youth are a cause of concern,” stated Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the Party as per the release.The last major IED attack against the Army in the Valley was in 2008 in Narbal, thereafter repeated attempts were made but without much success and had witnessed no blast since 2015. However, there have been indicators in the recent past which should have alerted the police and intelligence agencies. The body of a Jaish Pakistani terrorist was found lying outside the Eidgah area in Tral in mid-December last year.A letter was also attached with the body which read that the deceased was a non-local Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorist namely Umer Bhai of Pakistan. "He was killed when an IED went off accidentally in some forest area. Kindly bury him at the earliest,” read the letter. This should have raised the hackles of the police and alerted the troops to take adequate precautions, said Brig Gupta. The terrorists are targeting the police and security forces personnel during winter months, generally considered as a dormant period, to attack their morale.Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) despite having suffered major losses in the Valley is resurfacing as a major tanzeem with increasedrecruitment of local youth. The New Year eve suicide attack on a CRPF Camp at Lethpura in Pulwama wherein a local youth also participated is also a worrying development since the last such known participation of a local youth in a suicide attack was recorded in 2001, according to the press statement. The increased use of social media to lure local youth is evident from the fact that the local terrorist involved in the suicide attack had recorded a video and released it on social media before launching the attack, “the aim is to increase the sagging morale of the remaining terrorists and attract the local youth,” stated Brig Gupta adding that “a lot needs to be done to win back the disgruntled youth and getting them back into the mainstream.”Highlighting other changes in strategy, Brig Gupta pointed out the use of steel piercing bullets during the suicide attack on CRPF camp and cautioned the security forces to analyse its effect on the VIP security, police bunker vehicles as well as static bunkers used for personnel protection. Brig Gupta said that it has also been learnt from media reports that Pakistan’s ISI has equipped the terrorist groups with Super High Altitude Clothing like the one used in Siachen. This is a very dangerous trend and a detailed analysis of likely infiltration routes through rugged high altitude terrain when the passes are closed need to be done and preventive measures taken. Also, any attempt to repeat Kargil like intrusions need to be analysed warned Brig Gupta. Aerial surveillance of the area should not be compromised at any cost advised the spokesperson.

BJP holds Booth Sammelan across the region

With a clear intention to ensure win in upcoming Panchayat, Urban Local Body and thereafter Parliament elections BJP has started to fuel the working strategy for strengthening of Party’s Booth structure in the State. BJP has expedited its ongoing project by holding the series of Booth Sammelans at various Mandals across the region.Booth Sammelan at Raipur-Domana was attended and addressed by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State Vice-President Karan Singh and Health Minister Bali Bhagat, Ramkot by Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh and MLA Jeevan Lal, Suchetgarh by MP Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, Minister Sham Choudhary and Ch. MLC Vikram Randhawa, Miran Sahib by Jugal Kishore Sharma, Ch. Vikram Randhawa and MLA Dr. Gagan Bhagat, Manwal-Kishanpur by MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, Jourian by BJP State Vice-President Bharat Bhushan Bodi, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and MLA Rajiv Sharma, Suderbani-Lamberi by State Vice President Yudhvir Sethi and MLA Ravinder Raina, Mandi-Poonch by MLC Pardeep Sharma and Gajansoo-Marh by MLA Ch. Sukhnandan Kumar.Sat Sharma, while addressing the booth activists at sammelan, focussed on the strengthening of booth by reaching out to the public and help to solving their personal and societal issues. He stressed on the formation of active teams on every single booth and prompted them to work on the all 6 party programmes, Mann ki Baat. He also discussed the importance of booth level structure of organization for ensuring win in Panchayat elections.Dr. Nirmal Singh enumerated various achievements of State Government and said that BJP-PDP has initiated new era of development in last 3 years embarking on works of more than rupees 600 crore in Billawar only, while attacking the opposition for its negative role, just to remain in limelight. He said that PM Modi has stressed for strengthening of Panchayati Raj system at grass root level for promptly addressing the issues of villagers.Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing mammoth gathering prompted the booth activists to share their grievances and various developmental issues and asked them to approach the public with united, positive and constructive approach in an organized manner while giving the slogan of 25 youths per booth. He prompted activists to be eye and ear of party for public welfare. Also threw light on the recent sanction bunkers for border people.Shamsher Singh Manhas emphasized that the people in the recent times are taking more interest in the politics of Nation and attributed the credit to the dynamic leadership of PM Modi. He said that common mass feels connected to the present dispensation owing to the bold and public friendly decisions taken by Modi government.Ashok Kaul focussed on the organizational matters and said that the working system of the BJP needs a lot of devotion with full dedication and love for the motherland and the society while reciting the “Nation First, Party second and self Last”. He boasted that booth activists have to act as key to win of BJP supported candidates not for the sake of party but for ensuring progress of country.Others prominent who spoke in the programmes were Aseem Gupta, Sunil Gupta, Suraj Singh, Jugal Kishor Gupta, Suresh Sharma, Omi Khajuria, Anil Parihar, Brijeshwar Rana, Inderjit, Nand Kishore, Praduman Singh, Manmohan, Capt. Som Dutt, Capt. Bansi.

Polling Booth karyakarta Sammelan of 16 Polling Booths and 6 Panchyat of Phalyan Mandal (Marh Constituency) Held under the Leadership of State Secretary & Prabhari Jammu Rural Sh. Aseem Gupta.

Sh. Aseem Gupta, in his address, to the Karyakarta appeal to take the party karyakaram’s to Polling Booth level and involve maximum people of the Polling Booth so that they can come to know about party’s ideology and working.He said to karyakarta the 6 Programs to be done by every karyakarta in every Polling BoothEvery Years and 7th Program of “Maan Ki Baat” to be Listened by every karyakarta at Polling Booth.Aseem said the Party is doing fabulous work under the Leadership of Prime Minister Narendera Modi and Party’s National President Amit Shah and the best example is when Smt Indra Gandhi was PM of India the Congress was in 18 states and under the Leadership of PM Modi today BJP party is in 19 states.Aseem said that Polling Booth karyakarta is back bone of Party and requested them to get ready for up-coming Panchyat Elections.Aseem said the development going in J&K is a big jolt for congress- Nc as they have been in power for 70 years in state and can’t bring Big Projects like IIT, IIM, AIIMS, express way , fast connectivity of roads under PMGSY schemes , Ropeway coming in katra, Zojila tunnel recently sanctioned will connect Leh with rest of India 24*7*365 Days and the prestigious Delhi-Amritsar-Katra 8 Lane express highway with Approximately Rs:-64,000 Crores.All the Leaders of Congress-NC Are afraid that if this development goes on they will lose their Groun totally.Jugal Kishore Gupta State Secretary BJP and In -charge Polling Booth committee of the state and he took meeting of Booth organizations to be done in planned manner so that the election strategy is comfortably managed..Vikas Chowdary State Yuva Morcha General Secretary Also Said that Marh is one of the best developed Constituency in J&K state and also stressed karyakarta that Polling Booth is the most important part of BJP karyakarta which is to be nursed time to time.Others Prominent were present Mandal President Marh Babu Ram, Vistark Marh Constituency Babu Ram Baghat, Shakti Kendra Parmukh Subash, Narendra and Kuldeep and all Polling Booth president and Karyakarta.

MP Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas & MLC Vibodh Gupta releases Shri Raghvendra Panchang.

Member Parliament Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas & MLC Vibodh Gupta today released the 18th edition of Raghvendra Panchang brought out by Shri Raghvendra Jyotish Sansthan Trust as they appreciating the utility of the panchang, Shamsher Singh Manhas said that it is a ready source of information about all local fairs, festivals and auspicious occasions.On this occasion Mlc Vibodh Gupta said 'Ragvendra panchang' give accurate dates and timing about the festivals and events like marriages , dwiragaman , eclipses, yagyopavit , mundan, puja path etc and this panchang also gets an ISSN 2249-751x, which is a big achievement for the panchang teamBoth congratulated Dr.Chander Mouli Raina, the Editor in Chief of the Raghvendra Panchang and his team member of Bawa Kailakh Dev Asthan Mahant Rohit Shastri (Sub – Editor of the Panchang). At the time of releasing the Shri Ragvendra panchang, following are the dignitaries are also present: Shakti Dutt Sharma (State Vice president, Vishwa Hindu parishad), Pt. Shiv Parsad Raina, Pt. Ravinder Raina, Rajender Soguniya .

Sh. Sham Choudhary conducts Public, Karyakarta Darbar

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control and MLA Suchetgarh Sham Choudhary conducted Public and Karyakarta Darbar for the public as well as BJP activists to address their problems at Party Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar.While sharing his views on Public Darbar, Sham Choudhary said that the PM Modi led Government at centre as well BJP-PDP Government in the State is committed to the welfare of public in all spheres. BJP follows the principle of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”. BJP is committed to address each and every problem faced by public. He said that BJP has chalked out a schedule to conduct these type of programs on a regular basis where anybody can approach for any type of social or political problem, so as to mitigate sufferings of the visiting. He also said that BJP has ensured direct interaction between Public, Karyakarta and Leader to make sure that every genuine mass issue could be promptly addressed.Many deputations met the PHE Minister for the redressal of their personal as well as public problems. Various important issues were highlighted by the visiting deputations. Many deputations asked for the handpump facility in various parks, cross roads and near localities for ease of drinking water. Many other deputations asked the Minister to intervene in their issues related to drinking water supply, flood management, revenue related problems and other developmental issues in their respective areas. Minister addressed many of the problems by telephonically talking to the authorities and issued written instructions for others.The whole program was coordinated by State Secretary & State Incharge Election Related Matters Rajinder Sharma and Additional Office Secretary Suresh Sharma. State Vice-President Karan Singh, Sanjay Baru, Rajinder Singh Chib, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra and others were also presented on the occasion.

Youth of India stands by BJP’s side for its “Clean Governance”: Sh. Sat Sharma

Sh. Sat Sharma Inaugurates lane work at Ward No. 39In a move to fulfil the commitment of development in every single area of Jammu West Assembly Constituency, BJP State President & Local MLA, Sat Sharma inaugurated the repair work of lanes in and around Shanti Nagar area falling under ward no. 39 of Jammu West Constituency. He was also accompanied by various departmental officials, District President Ayodhya Gupta and other local BJP leaders along with the august gathering of prominent locals.Sat Sharma while speaking during the inauguration, said that the BJP has delivered on its commitment of development of all (Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikas) in the Centre under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and organisational skills of BJP National President Amit Shah as well as in the state as the alliance partner in the state government. He stated that BJP has always focused on the equitable development and growth of all the persons in all the regions of the Nation while keeping in aim on Antodya (ensuring the best opportunity to the last person standing in the row), whereas, the other political parties have always tried to materialize on the “divide and rule” policy by sowing the seeds of hatred among the various communities and regions. The youth of India today stands by the side of BJP for its “Clean Governance”, he claimed.While speaking on the present developmental work MLA stated that present work of installing the paver tiles in the lane and repair work of adjoining lanes near Shri Ram Sharnam Ashram, Shanti Nagar will be completed with the estimated cost of 6.15 Lakh rupees. He also conducted tour of all surrounding areas to have face to face interaction with local residents and enquired them of any issues they are facing in their day to day lives and assured them of all help from his side. He asked them to feel free to approach him directly as he feels committed to the common masses as elected representative, while prompting them to closely monitor the ongoing work for its quality.Ghulam Rasool XEN JMC, J.P. Saraf AEE JMC, Rahul Sanyal JE JMC, Satish Malhar, Pradhuman Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Vijay Sharma, Keshav Chopra, Varinder Thakur, Kamlesh Shoor, Reema Devi, Konika, Rajni, Kuldeep Singh, A.K. Bhat, Jaimal Singh and others were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.

BJP achieving targets because of booth level workers: Sh. Yudhvir Sethi

Booth level workers are the real backbone of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) whose contribution in organising various programs and disseminating party programmes and policies amongst masses can never be ignored. Its because of this force that BJP is scaling new heights and winning over hearts of masses in entire country including Jammu and Kashmir State.This was stated by Bhartiya Janta party (BJP) Vice President Yudhvir Sethi while addressing a Block level workers meet of Sunderbani-Nawshehra assembly Constituency here today. The meet was well attended by booth level workers who resolved to strengthen party at all levels and spread party's programmes in every nook and corner of the state. MLA Nowshehra Ravinder Raina was also present on the occassion.Speaking on the occassion Yudhvir Sethi said be it party's identified six programmes, elections, organising mass contact programmes or organising state as well as centrally sponsored programes booth level workers always stay on forefront which is why BJP is able to reach its targets in every state of the country. Appreciating their work, the BJP leader asked them to keep this memonetum so that party is able to reach out to masses in a bigger way.Urging party workers, leaders and booth level workers to prepare for coming Panchayat as well as local body polls, Yudhvir Sethi said that the aim of holding these elections is to decentralise powers and make people partners in developmental works. He said previous government deliberately ignored election of these bodies for vested interests and keeping power to themselves. Contrarily, Coalition government in the state is going to empower people.MLA Ravinder Raina in his address said the victory of BJP in recently concluded aseebky elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh speaks of the volume of party's popularity. Its good governance and accountability that's is making BJP reach its target of making India free of Congress. The slogan Congress Mukt Bharat is proving to be true in real sense.Ravinder Raina asked party workers to continue their efforts with same zeal and strengthen party to the extent that People's faith in the BJP enables BJP ruled states to govern in most effective manner. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Man Ki Baat should be listened carefully as it motivates and inspires many. Many a times Jammu and Kashmir and its achievers have found a mention in it as well,he said adding that it's an honour for the state.Among other present includedChander Mohan Gupta, BJP State Cashier,Capt. Som Dutt Sharma,District President Nowshera, Mool Raj District Gen Secretary Nowshera and Ravinder SIngh ,Mandal President Seeri.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh for expediting work on power projects to achieve the target “Power For All”

Dy CM, Dr Nirmal Singh exhorted upon the officers of Power Development Department to expedite work on various power projects being implemented in the state for timely completion.Dr. Nirmal Singh, while chairing an officers meeting convened to review implementation of various schemes in the power sector, emphasized the need to accelerate the pace of progress on all works being done under different power projects so that the motive of the government of ensuring Power to All is met in letter and spirit.Dr. Nirmal Singh had a detailed review on the status of several schemes envisaging adequate power supply in the state which inter alia include RAPDRP, DDUGJY, PMDP etc. He asked the officers to keep a regular monitoring on execution of various works under these schemes and ensure they are completed in time.Dr. Nirmal Singh asked the officers to synergize their efforts, so that effective implementation of various initiatives meant for augmentation of the power infra under the PMDP is fast paced and these are completed within the stipulated timeline. He said commissioning of these projects would go a long way in providing hassle free power supply to the consumers of the state.Dr. Nirmal Singh said it has to be ensured that the funds earmarked for the power sector are utilized fully so that the problems being faced in the transmission, distribution and generation of power are mitigated and people get benefit from the same. “We have to ensure that the funds released by the centre are fully utilized, so that proper augmentation and renovation of the existing power infra is done and new ones are added as well’, he added.The Deputy Chief Minister also directed for expediting work under RAPDRP maintaining it would go a long way in improving the distribution of power in major towns in the state. He also called for expediting the implementation of DDUJGY and carrying out necessary formalities needed for it. Commissioner Secretary PDD Hardesh Singh, Development Commissioner Power, Asgar Ali, Chief Engineer PDD Jammu Ashwani Gupta and Chief Engineer PDD Kashmir Shahnaz Gani besides other senior officers attended the meeting. Dr. Nirmal Singh said that the State government is working under a well knit strategy to ensure that the power scenario in the state is transformed towards an improved and enhanced utility by ensuring an easy access to electricity for all. It was informed in the meeting that the work on RAPDRP is underway and out of 30 towns 24 have been covered under RAPDRP while the work in remaining towns is going on in full swing.The Deputy Chief Minister, while elaborating on government’s initiatives of ensuring access to electricity for all, said that ‘Power for All’ program is a major step in this direction. Dr. Nirmal Singh expressed gratitude to the Government of India for extending complete financial and logical support to Jammu and Kashmir for augmenting its power sector.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh inaugurates road from Hiranagar Degree College to Dayalachak

Convenes Public meet, takes stock of grievances of the localsReaffirming government’s commitment towards improving road connectivity between rural and urban areas, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, said that it will give a further fillip to social and economical growth in the state. The Deputy Chief Minister said this today while addressing a gathering after inaugurating 3.5 Km road from Hiranagar Degree College to Dayalachak constructed at a cost of Rs. 4 Crore. Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister convened a public meeting at Mela Morh and took stock of public issues. On the occasion, various deputations from Hiranagar, Billawar and Kathua Tehsils called on the Dy CM and apprised him of their problems and demands seeking an early redressal to the same.Dr. Nirmal Singh assured the people that all their genuine issues would be considered and redressed in a time bound manner. He directed the officers to look into all the issues raised by the people and initiate necessary steps for early redressal of the same.Highlighting the achievements of present dispensation in Health, Education, PHE and PWD sectors, Dy CM apprised that Rs. 600 Crore have been spent on development works in Billawar constituency in the past 3 years and more projects are in pipeline to make Billawar a model constituency. He further added that the development of Billawar will be done in such a manner that the comprehensive development model will be emulated by others. “The Government is all set to hold panchayat elections in the state to deepen the democratic values at the grassroots level,” DyCM said and appealed to the general masses to actively participate in these elections to elect genuine and capable candidates who will ultimately strengthen the Panchayati Raj institutions. Dr. Nirmal Singh also emphasized on the fact that early redressal of people`s grievances and problems are priority of the present government which is committed for the equitable development of all the regions of the State. He announced that work on road connecting Chadwal to Mangloor through Moori will begin soon under CRF with an estimated cost of Rs. 18 Crore. Among others MLA Hiranagar, Kuldeep Raj, Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria; Executive Engineer PWD, SDPO Border and other District Officers were present on the occasion.

Need to create awareness about Skill Dev Courses : Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

The main objective and goal of skill development courses is to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of talents of the youth of this country, particularly of those who have hidden talents but have not been able to utilize it for one or the other reason. The idea is also to develop more of those sectors which have already been put under skill development for the last few years, said Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, Vice Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, adding that efforts of the government at the centre and in the state are also to identify new sectors for skill development in addition to what is being done at present in the state. He further said that there are many families and individuals who have a lot of talent and skills in our state but they have not been able to hone it in right direction due to lack of opportunities. However, now that the Government of India has started these skill development courses, there is need is to create more and more awareness at all levels so that deserving get benefits of the same. He further said that efforts are being made to train the underprivileged, unemployed, unskilled, semi skilled in a state of art technology and making them skilled and employable for a dignified living. Balbir Ram Rattan made these observations while interacting with and seeking detailed information about various skill development courses from R.K.Chahotra, Patron, Study Villa, a registered NGO being run in Roop Nagar area of Jammu city which imparts training in such courses for the benefit of unemployed males and females.

Bharatiya Janata Party Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria organized a meeting at ward no. 55, of Satwari Mandal

Bharatiya Janata Party Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria organized a meeting at ward no. 55, of Satwari Mandal Gandhi Nagar Constituency. Ward Presidents, Booth Presidents and active BJP’s activists. Meeting was organized by Concern Ward President. Meeting was also attended by BJP's former councilor Balwant Singh Chib. On this meeting, Billawaria said that all the Booth Presidents with Ten Youth to attend the Booth Samelan which is being organized by Satwari Mandal On dated 21, Jan, 2018. Billawaria said that every program of the party is mandatory at booth level and it is the BJP's goal to make this program among the people. He said that in the coming Panchayat elections, the promotion of BJP activists and leaders should be done at the booth level so that the people can know the candidates well and vote in favor of them during the elections. He said that the activists have to ensure that they have to win their booths in every election. They do not have to worry about the other booth. Only focusing their entire focus on the booth will have to work towards the day to win the booth won the election and it is BJP's goal. He said that after the Panchayat elections, the body is also happy about the elections, so now the workers may be running a little more in the next few months. Billawaria later listen the problems of people regarding the lanes, drains, sanitation problems and electricity problem of the adjoining areas. Billawaria said that whatever problems of the people, they will be resolved with immediate effect, with the aim of developing urban and rural areas, the speaker Kavinder Gupta Efforts will be made to raise the problems of people before them and give them better development. On this meeting, BJP's Satwari Mandal President Harbans Chaudhary, Ward President Pawan Singh, Joginder Singh, Prof. Lalit, Jagdish and Piyare Lal were also present.

BJP Gen Sec.(Org) Sh. Ashok Kaul meets scores of different delegations in Srinagar: “Development is our Core Issue”

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), State General Secretary (Org) Sh. Ashok Koul today met a number of delegations from different parts of Kashmir Valley, and gave patient hearing to their grievances at party office, Jawahar Nagar Srinagar here.The delegations put the grievances and issues faced by people in their respective areas“Since early in the morning i met scores of delegations from different walks of life and from different areas and listened the issues and problems faced by them in their areas ” Kaul said, adding, BJP is committed to address their grievances and genuine issues.The delegations informed that people are facing day to day issues in most of the places and appealed him to redress the same. "Koul said.He also said: “I have received the feedback from these delegations and will forward their problems to the concern ministers, so that the grievances are addressed on time,” he added.He also said that there are scores of centrally as well as state sponsored schemes meant for general public and assured them their genuine issues would be addressed by properly using these schemes.Koul further said, “BJP is committed to fulfill the promise made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP has a vision is to bring Kashmir at par with other places of the country and transform the lives of people.”Kaul added and said that BJP believes in “Sarva Dharam” which means treating people of different faiths equal and providing them equal opportunities. “BJP believes in serving all equally, which is the only reason that it has formed the government in Muslim dominated states including Kashmir,” Koul said.Koul also greeted the people on the occasion of Guru Purab and said “May this festival bring peace, prosperity and illuminate the lives of people in the state.Later Koul interacted with constituency Presidents of District Srinagar, and also took the meeting of state office Bearers and senior party workers.

Sh. Jugal Kishore calls on Minister of state for Roadways

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu-Poonch along with Senior BJP leader Nand Kishore met with Mansukh L Mandaviya Minsiter of State for Road,Transport & Highways Govt. Of India at New Delhi discussed various projects reagring roads and flyovers in Jammu Poonch parliamentary constituency .Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament urged Minister of state for Roads to construct flyover at Katra-Domail crossing over to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra road as flyover is the primary demand of time to cross the road and reduce the mishappenings at Domail-Katra chowk. He said that due to the construction National Highway the road got divided people belonging to village Dansal,Jindrah,Manwal,Kishenpur, kathar get cutt off from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra road and by construction of flyover bridge at Domail National Highway people can move through easily to said road.Jugal Kishore also discussed the other projects for construction of roads and flyover bridges which involves the construction of flyover bridge at National Highway Samba near Chichi Mata Mandir and expedite the process to start the construction of Jammu Akhnoor four lane.Flyover bridge near Shri Chichi Mata Temple in District Samba is the pending demand of inhabitants of the area and will provide a way to the piligrims comming from the other state to pay worship to the temple.He further requested Minister to expedite the process and to start the construction work of Jammu Akhnoor four lane as it is the major project and will provide great relief to the whole Jammu province.Mansukh L Mandaviya Minsiter of State for Road,Transport & Highways assured member of Parliament that he will pay interest to all his demands and said that construction of flyover at Katra-Domail chowk will be started at the earnest.

BJP has delivered on its commitment: Sh. Sat Sharma

BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma lauded the approval of Asia’s longest bi-directional Zojila Pass Tunnel expressing it as a boon to the border state of J&K.Pertinent to mention that Asia’s longest bi-directional Zojila Pass Tunnel is approved by the Union Cabinet at an estimated cost of Rs. 6,089 Crore which will reduce the travel time through Zojila Pass to 15 minutes from the current 3.5 hours.Sat Sharma, while putting emphasis on the strategic importance of the tunnel thanked the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which gave nod to the 14.2 kms. long tunnel project in the State of Jammu & Kashmir to provide an all weather accessibility to Kargil and Leh which otherwise remained disconnected with the rest of India due to heavy snowfall in majority of months. He also thanked Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for providing with great engineering marvel in the project, which will be inaugurated by PM Modi in this very year.Sharma said the “Development” is the core agenda of BJP and it is achievable only when there is an easy accessibility to all the remotest regions of the Nation so that every essential commodity can be provided to the general masses irrespective of the environmental or circumstantial hindrances. He said that it will also ease the movement of our Armed Forces along with the public, moreover it will woo the domestic as well as International tourists to visit the area. He said that this will also hasten and strengthen up the socio-economic growth of the region by giving boost to the local markets and increase in the employment generation in the region. BJP has delivered on its commitment towards a long pending genuine demand, he added.

Booth Sammelan of Pahalgam Constituency held at Town Hall, Pahalgam

Booth Sammelan of Pahalgam Constituency held at Town Hall, Pahalgam which was chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Koul,MLC Sofi Yousuf, BJP State Minority Morcha President Sadiq Khan, State Executive Member Arif Raja, South Kashmir Secretary (Org.) Veerji Saraf,Incharge Vistarak Kashmir Province Mushtaq Noorabadi and others leaders of the party.

State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma(CA) starts works of deep drains in Ward no. 16, New Plot.

BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) started works for covering of deep drains (nullah) at Ward no. 16, New Plot, Jammu. The works will be done under the supervision of UEED department at an estimated cost of Rupees 10 Lakhs. Sharma was accompanied by officials of the department, local leaders and the local residents of the area.Earlier the nullah was open from various sides and it created a foul atmosphere in the surroundings which caused problems for the locals and also caused pollution in the environment and now after the construction of nullah, there will be no problem for locals and a conducive atmosphere will be built around in order to make a clean area and ultimately it will also help in achieving the vision of Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi of building a cleaner and greener nation.Sharma also toured the area along with the officials of JMC and UEED and he also directed the officials as well to take up the remaining works in the area from stage work amount of Rupees 9 Lakhs of corporation under which several lanes will be repaired and constructed.Ex-En Ueed Taj Choudhary, AEE UEED Chander Kant Sudan, JE UEED Vikram Koul, District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, Dinesh Gupta, Onkar Singh, Balbir Gupta, Jeet Kumar, Balbir Singh, Ajit Singh, Abrol, Naseeb Singh and many other were present on the occasion.

MLA Sh. Sat Sharma and Speaker Sh. Kavinder Gupta participates in Nagar Kirtan

BJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma, Legislative Assembly Speaker Sh. Kavinder Gupta along with other BJP leaders distributing fruits to devotees at Nagar Kirtan in Jammu.

BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Koul,MLC Sofi Yousuf inaugurates electric works at a temple in Anantnag.

BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Koul,MLC Sofi Yousuf inaugurates electric works at a temple in Anantnag.

Kathua students visit parliament house

Union MoS Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that Kathua is fast emerging as an important education centre and a series of new academic institutions in the last three or four years, with liberal funding from the Modi Government, have placed it as a front-ranking education-imparting district in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. He was interacting with a group of high-school students from Kathua who called on him at the Parliament House today. The students were accompanied by Kathua born Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Misrikh, Uttar Pradesh, Smt Anju Bala. The young students were excited to visit the Parliament House complex and were later conducted to various wings of the Parliament House. Dr Jitendra Singh said, in the last three years, the foundation stone of a Medical College funded by Union Health Ministry was laid at Kathua and an Engineering College was sanctioned by the Government of India under "Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan"(RUSA). Similarly, the Union Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India is coming up with North India's first-ever "Bio-Tech Park" near Gaati in Kathua at a budget of Rs. 100 crore. This is going to be a unique institution of research, study and job generation with a game - changing outcome for youth, he said. The Kathua campus of the University of Jammu existed prior to 2014 but it was only recently that the decks were cleared for acquisition of land for the construction of its own building under the ownership of the University authorities. As for school education, he mentioned that the existing Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kathua is being shifted to a newly constructed building shortly, while a proposal is being filed for another Kendriya Vidyalaya. In addition, he said, the AIIMS approved by the Government of India is also likely to come up in close proximity on the Kathua-Jammu National Highway. Dr Jitendra Singh also informed that he had facilitated an MoU between ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the J&K State Department of Education, under which the possibilities are being explored to start coaching through satellite tele-education for Civil Services / IAS examinations in with the help of faculty persons from Delhi and other centres.

BJP’s Sh. Ashok Koul visits Pulwama, Kulgam and inaugurates District office Kulgam

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Koul visited south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Kulgam district and interacted with party workers, on Wednesday.Kaul took feedback from the party workers about the party activities in these districts. “I visited these areas take stock of party activities,” he said, adding, he directed party workers to listen to the grievances of the people and forward the same to the party high command.Kaul also asked party workers to intensify the party activities in the area and prepare a smooth ground for upcoming Panchayati elections. “As government has already announced the tentative date for Panchayati elections, our party people should also be ready for it,” he said.“Panchayati elections are directly beneficial for general public as it strengthens democratic set up at gross root level and by this institution developmental activities reach to common masses,” he said.Kaul was accompanied by Arif Raja- protocol incharge; Veer Saraf- Organisational secretary south Kashmir; Mohammad Ashraf Azad- incharge Pulwama; Master Abdul Gani- district president Pulwama and Shabir Bhat- constituency president Pulwama; Sajad Raina, Distt. Gen. Secretaries Kulgam Manzoor Ahmad Parray and Abid Hussain and others.

Various measures afoot to make JK garbage free: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today said that under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) launched in the state on October 2, 2014, various initiatives have been take to make the state garbage free. He informed that for the purpose funds to the tune of Rs 39.62 crore have been released by the Centre till date under SBM-Urban. The Deputy CM was responding to a question raised by MLC Surinder Kumar Choudhary. “As part of SBM initiatives, works are underway to establish Solid Waste Management facilities in all towns. Three districts of Leh, Kargil and Srinagar have been declared ODF under SBM-G while as Leh town has been certified ODF and Gulmarg is in the process of being certified as ODF,” he added. Listing achievements under the mission, the Deputy CM informed that against a target of 94091 Individual Household Toilets (IHHT)s, 8742 have been constructed and work on 12501 is in progress. He further informed that against the target constructing 2078 seats for Community/Public Janta Toilets (CT/PTs), 1271 have been completed and 695 are under construction. The Deputy CM informed that government has targeted to set up Solid Waste Management facility in all urban areas of the state. He said nine projects have been tendered and work on one has been started. He further informed that an amount of Rs 1055.62 lakh have been released to the implementing agencies SMC, JMC, DULBJ and DULBK out of which Rs 176.63 lakh has been incurred on advertisement and publicity of the scheme, he added.

BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Koul visited Hanuman Mandir and paid tribute to Mahant Saigram Das, who breathed his last breath on 16th December

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Koul visited Hanuman Mandir, Amira Kadal to pay tribute on the 17th day of death of Mahant Saigram Das, who breathed his last on 16th December.On the occasion, Koul took part in the Hawan performed by Maha Mandleshwar president Jammu and Kashmir Vainsnivi Beragi Samiti, Sri Rameshwar Das and Mahanat Varinder Das Ji- Katra; Dr Mahant Satnarayan Das Ji.Special prayers were also performed for the deceased Mahant Saigram Das, in which scores of spiritual Gurus and other people joined the ritual.On this occasion, two newly Mahants were appointed by the Samiti. Mahant Kaneshwar Das, Mahant Ganeshwer Das were appointed.Ashok Bhat, BJP District vice- president, Srinagar was also present on the occasion.Special langer (feast) was also made available for the visitors in which many people from Muslim community participated.

Jammu East MLA and party chief Sh. Rajesh Gupta inspected the ongoing problem of nallah of Paharian Mohalla Shalamar Road

Sh. Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by Xen UEED Taj Chowdhry,AEE C.K.Sudan,JE Sanjeev Mahajan and also accompanied by CTO JMC Tariq Raina and JMC Health Officer Dr.Anita Salgotra.The members of the Paharian Mohalla Association Surinder Pargal,Om Prakash,Kaku,Anil Jandyal,Rajinder Malhotra,Raj Kumar,Hari,Pankaj and Pardeep Sharma. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that the problem related to the nallah would be solved and the matter has been discussed and analysed with the concerned authorities. Rajesh Gupta also discussed the problems related to Mohalla Paharian with the members of the Paharian Mohalla Association. Rajesh Gupta said that Modi Ji has made a qualitative change in the way we think from lethargy to speed and development in the affairs of the country. Rajesh Gupta said that now we have a much more responsive and speedier government in place with a plethora of people friendly schemes to benefit a large segment of population. He said that people need to take advantage of these schemes and become a part of the Indian growth story.

Sh. Harinder Gupta lauds step of Centre Government on electoral bonds

BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta lauded the decision of Central Government move of finalizing the terms of issuance of electoral bonds during the ongoing winter session of Parliament.Pertinent to mention that Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley on Tuesday announced the terms of electoral bonds for funding of political parties. The bonds will provide interest free banking instruments like promissory notes that can be encashed by an eligible political party through a designated bank account. Gupta mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government tabled the idea of electoral bonds in Budget 2017-18 to make political funding more transparent and were viewed as the major step to a move towards the white and alternative to cash donation made to political parties. Any Indian citizen or body can procure the bond from selected branches of State Bank of India for 10 days in the months of January, April, July and October, which will be available in multiples of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 1 crore, he added.Harinder Gupta said that the motive of BJP to provide clean and good governance will be furthered by this step as this will provide insight into the political funding and this will increase the level of confidence of general masses towards the working of political system of the country.

Remembering First PM of J&K

Union Finance Minister Sh. Arun Jaitley along with Union Ministers Dr. Jitendra Singh and Sh. Manoj Sinha released Postal Stamp in Memory of J&K's First Prime Minister Justice Sh. Mehar Chand MahajanSh. Jitendra Singh stresses on retrieving PoJK to honor legacy of Mehar Chand Mahajan

BJP nominates District Convenors for Kashmir Urban Local Body Cell

BJP Urban Local Body Cell Convenor for Kashmir Province Molvi Tariq, in consultation with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State Incharge All Cells S. Varinderjit Singh Cell and State Convenor Deepak Gupta announced District Convenors for the Cell in Kashmir Province to smoothen and efficient the working of Cell in the Province of Kashmir in view of the approaching Panchayat and Urban Local Body in the State.Deepak Gupta said that the BJP is committed to work for the welfare of the masses and to efficient the working of the all public welfare departments, it becomes essential to drive the full machinery of the government as well as all departments so that no genuine need of the public goes unattended. He said that to achieve the purpose, the government of J&K is making all efforts to hold the elections in coming times and BJP has started to work in the direction.While announcing the District Convenors, Molvi Tariq said that for the ground level work of the organization, it becomes absolute necessary to from the efficient teams so that all the issues of the common masses could be paid attention to and properly addressed.Hakeem Masood has been nominated as Srinagar District Convenor, Abid Hussain Bhat for Ganderbal, Mushtaq Ahmed Bala for Budgam, Abdul Rashid Khan for Bandipora, Mohi -Ud-Din Sofi for Baramulla, Mohd. Shafi Bhat for Kupwara, Advocate Sofi Muzaffer Ahmed for Anantanag, Mohd. Sikander Shah for Shopian, Gh. Mohd. Bhat for Pulwama and Manzoor Ahmed Parrey for Kulgam.

Sh. Harinder Gupta lauds Postal Stamp on Justice Mahajan

BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta lauded the Centre Government’s historic move on issuance of commemorative Postal Stamp on the name of country’s third Chief Justice and former Prime Minister of J&K, late Mehar Chand Mahajan.Pertinent to mention here that MoS for Communications, Manoj Sinha in presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh released the Stamp while paying glowing tributes to Justice Mahajan for his enormous contribution to the Nation.Harinder Gupta said that the versatile personality of Justice Mahajan not just remained confine to legal circles but also made vital services to the Nation. Gupta said that Justice Mahajan as the PM of J&K was instrumental in accession of state with Union of India while working closely with then Deputy PM Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He played a crucial role when entire Gurdaspur was awarded to Pakistan and as a result there could have been no rail and road link between India and J&K and Pakistan could have easily grabbed entire J&K, which would have proved calamitous for lakhs of Non-Muslim residents of state. Mahajan pressed Mountbatten to give part of Gurdaspur to India. His role in complete accession of J&K along with Guru Golwalkar of RSS with Maharaja Hari Singh to join the India Union saved the state. Mahajan also served as director of Punjab National Bank and President of Akhil Bharatiya Mahajan Shiromani Sabha as well as his contributed in Arya Samaj movement in modern India, he added.Gupta appreciated the concern of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all those who have serviced the Nation and the Society without any prejudice and self interest. While stressing on the role of State Unit of BJP for this achievement, he forcefully lauded the great contributory and endless endeavour of Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh for the feast and thanked him for raising the concern time and again, so that every hero of the soil gets duly recognized at every platform. He also his effort for raising his voice to reclaim land of J&K under illegal occupation of Pakistan, saying that it will be the true tribute to great soul Justice Mahajan. Gupta said that the keen interest of Dr. Jitendra Singh for the welfare of the common masses has resulted in the upcoming of landmark projects particularly in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and remarked that his presence in the prestigious office of PM has benefitted the people of J&K in multifaceted ways bringing laurels to the state.

PM’s Mann Ki Baat

BJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma, BJP State Gen. Sec. (Org.) Sh. Ashok Koul among other BJP leaders listened PM along with locals & party activists.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh condemns attack on CRPF camp

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today expressed grief and sorrow over the killing of four security personnel who lost their lives in a militant attack on 185th Battalion Camp of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Lethpora in Pulwama district. He also prayed for early recovery of other two Jawans who have suffered bullet injuries.The Deputy CM while condemning the incident said that it is a despicable act which needs to be condemned by every section of the society.Deputy CM while expressing his solidarity with the bereaved families, prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls.

Sh. Sat Sharma flags off Shiv Khori Yatra from Gurha

A mesmerizing Shiv Khori Yatra was flagged out today from Gurha, Bakshi Nagar. The Yatra was flagged off by State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA). Hundreds of devotees including men, women and children participated in the Yatra and chanted names of the Lord Shiva. As part of a old tradition, the yatra is being taken to holy shrine at Reasi every year by the locals of Gurha and other adjoining areas of Jammu City.Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that the presence of hundreds of people shows the enthusiasm of the people and their devotion which has created a beautiful atmosphere in the area.Stating Yatra’s significance, he said yatra is an essential part of the ritual of the Hindu system of worship and being unique among all Yatras, it is one of the places which is considered to be very important in our religion as well.The devotees, enroute were dancing and reciting Bhajans in praise of Lord Shiva. Sweets, Water and Fruits were also served to the devotees who had participated in Yatra.Prominent present were District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Raju Sharma, Munish Gupta, Atul bakshi, Swantantar Ram, Prem Gupta, Sahil Sharma, Sunny Gupta, Bikas Gupta, Snajeev Malhotra, Ripu daman, Kanta Devi, Rita Kumari, Sheila Sharma, Meenakshi Gupta, Seema Gupta and many others were also present.

India heading towards big change, political stability: Sh. Sat Sharma

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) State President Sat Sharma today said that political stability coupled with credibility and transparent regimes both at state as well as Centre are reasons why people are pinning their faith in BJP and joining party in large numbers. He said, India is heading towards a big change which is imminent for the reason that a system of Good Governance has been set rolling in the country.Sat Sharma was speaking at a party workers’ meeting of district unit where hundreds of people including those belonging to some other political outfits also joined BJP in presence of BJP MP Shamsher Singh, Speaker State Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, Minister of state for education Priya Sethi, BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi and Rajni Sethi, MLCs Adv. Ramesh Arora and Vikram Randhwa and State Secretary Anuradha Charak, District President BJP Baldev Singh.Those who joined BJP showed their faith in leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and resolved to work for party with complete dedication.Welcoming those who joined BJP, Sat Sharma said BJP intends to reach every nook and corner of the country for the reason that it wants to give them credible governments and make them partners in development. People’s participation, he said goes in sync with true spirit of democracy and enables people to decide their fate as well. Recent successes of BJP in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, he said are enough indicators that people want a big change in country.Speaker state legislative assembly Kavinder Gupta in his address said during past tenure of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), BJP councillors had left no stone unturned to ensure that all wards represented by them are developed on modern lines. The Corporation, he said had set a process of people’s participation in development activities rolling that had resulted in massive change. Once the proposed elections to Corporations will be held that era will again be repeated.He said that workers are backbone of party who are tirelessly spreading party’s messages and programmes and deserve appreciation.Criticizing Congress for playing with sentiments of people of nation, BJP MP Shamsher Singh Manhas said that it was because of corruption and half baked schemes that nothing substantial ever reached people at grass root levels. He said previous governments both at state as well as Centre opened hundreds of B.Ed colleges without any planning or need which is why maximum of them have either been shut down or are running with poor intake numbers.Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi said that the role of women folk, youth and those belonging to weaker sections of society cannot be ignored in strengthening party. Its because of these people that BJP registered win in every election be it Gujarat, UP, Himachal Pradesh, UP or Jammu and Kashmir.BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi while welcoming those who joined BJP into the party fold said that party cadres in all over the Jammu and Kashmir State are upbeat and working hard. BJP during past some years has made a mark in the hearts of people by taking some very important and historic decisions that are going to prove a mile stones in country's development and women empowerment.District President BJP Baldev Singh thanks all the party workers and leaders at booth and district level for their support. He said that during all six identified programmes of BJP that are celebrated all over the country every year party Karyakartas left Jo stone unturned. Besides these programmes whenever party needs their services that work selflessly and with utmost dedication. This spirit he said is sure to lead them towards building a strong nation and self reliant J&K State. Others who were present on the occasion senior B.J.P Leader Sureshta Jamwal, Sunil Sharma, Vikas Sharma, Ankush Gupta, Rekha Mahajan, Anil Masoom, Neeru Anand, Anil Masoom, Govind Sareen, Sunny Sehgal, Satish Kumar, Hardesh Kumar, Sunil Sharma, Bageesh Gupta, Sharda Devi, Subash Chander, Krishnan Lal, Lalit Sharma, Narotam Sharma, S. Gurcharan Singh, Reena Salathia

Budhal residents thank BJP

Dozens of local residents hailing from Budhal visited BJP State headquarter, Trikuta Nagar to meet BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma in order to express their deep sense of gratitude and thankfulness for the commendable work done in the region for the very first time since Independence.While meeting State President in the leadership of Rajesh Kumar, residents said that the recent visit by Health Minister Bali Bhagat in the town has reflected the clean and clear view of BJP leadership to extend every benefit of public friendly policy to the last neglected man in the society which is popularly known as "Antodaya". They said that not only this was first ever visit by any senior Minister in the area, but also his taking recognition in the improvement of health infrastructure and provision of Ambulance for the welfare of masses has fulfilled the long pending genuine demand of locals.The residents contributed this special gesture as the special efforts of State President under whose leadership State BJP has progressed leaps and bounds and today the flag of party is waving high even in the remotest of the towns.They said that today people from all walks of life from across the regions cutting the boundaries of religions and individual faiths have entrusted BJP owing to the strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his selfless love for the countrymen truly bringing to life the famous line of " Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas" towards the bringing of "Ache Din" for everyone. They also ensured the Party President that they will be ready to make any sacrifice for the mother Nation as they are first Indians and then afterwards they belong to any particular sect or faith. They also said that next time all the MLA seats will fall into BJPs kitty in view of the continued public centric agenda pursued by BJP leaders.They also asked Sat Sharma to arrange his own and other Minister's visit to the area to boost developmental works and asked for provision of Samarh Sar Road, Sub Treasury, Adhaar Card Camps, Educational Up gradation, Electricity supply and other issues.Sat Sharma patiently listened to the social and political activists from the region and reciprocated with the warm regards for their thankful gesture towards the party. He insisted that only motto of BJP is to ensure the quality life of every single citizen, nothing matters who remote he or she dwells. He said that PM Modi has emerged as not only the most successful leader of India, but as the most regarded leader of the world and all the countries are looking towards greater role of India for every issue. He further said that the BJP has led a new era in the history of J&K with minimum of discrimination which has been a hallmark of earlier successive governments and has largely been successful in bridging up the gap between the two major regions, religions and taking the state into renewed phase of development, Industry, Job avenues, self employment health, education and everything else.BJP Senior leader S. Varinderjeet Singh was also present on the occasion.In the deputation- Mohd. Shabir Kamlak, Master Javid Iqbal, Ashik Ali Thakar, Ab. Latif, Mohd. Shafait, Louqket Ali, Mohd. Mushtaq, Adil Hussain and others were the prominent persons who approached the State President.

Govt committed for well being of disabled people: Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

J&K SC, ST, BC Development Corporation Limited, Vice Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, today called upon the people with physical disabilities in the state to come forward without any hesitation to seek the help provided by the Corporation through various welfare schemes of state and central government. He also emphasized that people with any form of disability should not feel isolated nor should they consider inferior in any way to others as there are ample instances to illustrate physically disabled persons have performed better and excelled in many fields.Vice Chairperson was speaking at a programme organized by Handicapped Welfare Association, which works for the welfare and betterment of people of this category. This organization holds monthly meetings under its president Rajinder Singh Manhas in which the problems of the people are discussed besides making them aware about welfare schemes and initiatives of the government for people with physical disabilities.In the programme, which was organized at Akhnorr today, Balbir Ram Rattan, while addressing the people drawn from different areas, said that disability is no more considered to be a stigma or less capability as people having any such problems have overcome it with their strong will power and excelled far better than normal citizens in various fields, despite facing struggle and difficulties. Balbir Ram Rattan further said that no society can progress unless the people of this category moves ahead with progress as they are part and parcel who should get their respectful place besides avenues for better living. He said it is for this reason the government is laying emphasis on development and progress of physically disabled people and coming out with various welfare schemes. “All you need to do is to keep updated about these schemes so that you take full advantage of the same”, he said.In order to avoid trouble of travel and unnecessary expenditure, he also distributed application forms to the loan aspirants on spot and explained in detail the procedural steps about the same to avail the loan facilities offered by the government.Social activist Anju Dogra, Handicap Welfare Association General Secretary Mohinder Pal Sharma and Treasurer Vijay Kumar also spoke on the occasion.

BJP Kissan Morcha State & President Ring Road Sangarsh Samiti Rajinder Singh Chib met with Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore Sharma

BJP Kissan Morcha State & President Ring Road Sangarsh Samiti Rajinder Singh Chib alongwith Kissan Morcha State General Secretary Capt. Kasturi Lal Sharma met with Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore Sharma and apprised him the grievances of the poor farmers whose land/residential/commercial buildings/units coming under ring roads. He told MP that the farmers are being paid stamp duty rate as compensation of their fertile agricultural land which is very low. This will adversely affect the poor farmers and their families on losing of their agricultural land the farmers will face hardships to earn their bread and butter. This would a great injustice the farmers.Rajinder Singh Chib requested the MP that farmers should be paid equal to four times of present market rate of their land including custodian/state land, pay present market value of their residential/commercial buildings/units, provide government job to any one member of the family of the farmer whose 75 per cent or more land coming under the Ring roads, pay present market value of wooden/fruit trees.Jugal Kishore Sharma assured the President that the matter will be discussed in the Cabinet and efforts will be made to compensate the affected farmers. Suitably Morcha District Vice-President Deepak Shama and progressive farmer Madan Lal were also present on the occasion.

Panchayat and ULB elections will usher the era of grass root level empowerment: BJP

Welcoming the statement of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that the panchayat polls would be followed by elections to urban local bodies, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party stated that the holding of these elections would lead to real decentralisation of power thereby empowering the grass-root level institutions in the State. The BJP-PDP government is committed to devolution of democratic powers and financial resources to the Panchayats and ULBs for realising its promise of holistic development. The all- round development envisioned by the alliance government cannot see the light of the day without the participation of all the citizens through these democratic institutions said Brig Gupta. The polls are being held due to the insistence of BJP leadership which continued to raise the issue of early elections at different forum. The sincerity of the BJP-PDP alliance in financial empowerment of the panchayats can be gauged from the fact that separate budgetary allocation for Panchayats is being made by the Finance Minister, a clear and welcome departure from the past.As far as the ULB elections are concerned they are long overdue. The elections have not been held since 2005 wherein Ghulam Nabi Azad and Omar Abdullah led coalition governments did not dare to hold the elections due to political considerations depriving the state huge amount of funds due from the Centre. It goes to the credit of BJP-PDP alliance government that it is fulfilling the commitment made on the floor of the house in June 2016 regarding holding of elections to rural and urban local bodies according to the spokesperson. The availability of central funds to the elected bodies will enable them to improve the living conditions and basic infrastructure in the rural and urban areas with direct participation of the affected people.Brig Gupta reiterated the appeal of the chief Minister for maximum participation of the people in the forthcoming polls and her passionate appeal to the people “to prefer ballot over bullet.” He also appealed to the people to ignore the boycott call given by the separatist leaders under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) and said that total integration with the democratic institutions of India is in the best interest of all Kashmiris. “The conduct of the elections will be a big challenge for the state election authorities and JKP and I have full confidence in them that they would surmount all challenges and hindrances leading to successful conduct of polls,” hoped Brig Gupta.

Winning now habit of BJP: Sh. Ram Lal

In a bid to ensure the ground implementation of party agenda right to the ground level, BJP held a crucial party meeting ahead of Assembly session and Panchayat Polls and witnessed the vital presence of BJP National General Secretary (Org.) Ram Lal along with Union Minister in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh which was chaired by BJP State President Sat Sharma along with Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma and MLC Ashok Khajuria. Meeting saw the threadbare discussions on Panchayat elections and Organizational Matters.Ram Lal, while addressing the meeting, focussed on various points taken by BJP National President Amit Shah during his visit to the city of Temples earlier this year and taking cognizance of their implementation in letter and spirit. He said that the election scenario in the J&K is different from the other states owing to its difficult topography and emphasized that BJP being a true National party and committed to its agenda of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas” never discriminates on basis of region, religion or creed, that’s why it has succeeded in filling the ditch of mistrust among two major regions of state. He said that the winning is now habit of BJP and one is surprised on the loss of even a single by-poll. He emphasized on direct and continuous touch between the elected representative and office bearers of party.Sat Sharma welcomed National General Secretary (Org.) in meeting, while thanking him for his presence in meeting and congratulated him for the convincing win of party in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. He focussed on increased need of coordination in party leaders and activists for the growth of party and extension of party ideology into every corner of region in view of approaching Panchayat elections. He prompted all party leaders to strategise effectively to ensure win of every party supported candidate.Dr. Jitendra Singh shared his invaluable experiences as Seh-Prabhari in Gujarat elections while stating that total technique of elections has transformed owing to improved technology emphasizing that BJP has an advantage due to world’s most regarded and successful Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that despite being the false propagandas propagated by Congress in the then poll bound Gujarat, it was the clean and good governance of Modi Government and organizational skills of Amit Shah that won the end battle. He also emphasized on the role of “Panna Pramukh” in ensuring the win, while saying “Har Din, Naya Din”.Dr. Nirmal Singh emphasized on role of party MLAs and Ministers in the present Assembly in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and said that a regular dialogue process between the party and government has been an asset to the present dispensation for which the regular Coordination Committee Meetings are being organized from time to time consisting of senior party leaders from both the parties. He also stressed on tackling the opposition while recounting on the achievements of State Government.Ashok Kaul stressed on the improved coordination of all party functionaries for the implementation of organizational agenda within the general public. He also stressed on the role of Dstrict Presidents and Incharges as well the Shakti Kendra over the booths. He also detailed about the constructive role of party Vistaraks in the implementation of the good governance as well as the focus on winning crucial Panchayat Polls emphasizing on the mantra of “Panchayat to Parliament” given by Party National President.State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh detailed about the ongoing schedule of meeting by party Ministers with activists in a bid to further the cause of organization and address their concerns.State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria spoke on the party’s endeavour to improve the relations between the MLAs and the ground level activists of the party and carried the proceedings of stage.BJP State Office Bearers, BJP Ministers, MLAs, MLCs, Chairpersons & Vice-Chairpersons of Boards and Corporations, District Presidents, Morcha Presidents and Organizational General Secretaries of various districts were present in the meeting.

Many people join BJP at a rally in Drabshalla of District Kishtwar.

The new entrants were welcomed in the party by BJP State Gen. Sec. (Org.) Sh. Ashok Koul, MoS Sh. Sunil Sharma, State Executive Member Tariq Keen & others.

BJP holds marathon meeting at Samba

Victory of BJP candidates will ensure progress of region: Shri Sat SharmaGearing up the momentum of working for the extension of the organizational activities in the every single region of the state in view of the approaching Panchayat elections in the state and the afterwards whole chain of elections of Urban Local Bodies, then Parliament and later Assembly Polls, State BJP leadership held a marathon meeting which was organized by MLA Dr. D. K. Manyal and District President Jangbir Singh. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma was the Chief Guest accompanied by State Vice-President Parmod Kapahi, State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta.Sat Sharma, while addressing the meeting, sought and discussed threadbare about the ongoing preparations going on for the execution of the plan regarding forthcoming Panchayat elections and said that every single leader and the party activist must make sure that every single issue of the general public is addressed in the time bound manner. He said that there is high need of time to work extra hours to ensure the implementation of public welfare schemes initiated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre. Victory of BJP supported candidates will ensure the progress of the region, he added.Pawan Khajuria elaborated on the various issues related to Panchayat elections and said that only BJP has the concrete action plan to address the concerns of the masses and development of the region which is equitable for all.Harinder Gupta while focussing on cadre based structure of BJP spoke on the various organizational matters and stressed on the need of high esteem for the values, organization has followed for decades while going into the public life.Dr. Manyal embarked on the various achievements of the Central and State Government for the welfare of the common masses and said that the present dispensation is dong all out effort to mitigate the sufferings of the masses.Earlier Jangbir welcomed the senior leaders in the meeting and vote of thanks was presented by Rakesh Mahajan.BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, State Additional Treasurer Arvind Gupta, State Addl. Office Secretary Jugal Gupta, Additional Media Secretary Rakesh Mahajan, Jai Sharma and others were the prominent leaders of BJP present in the meeting.

BJP Mahila Morcha welcomes Lok Sabha decision on “Triple Talaq”

J&K State BJP Mahila Morcha led by its State President Purnima Sharma along with its State General Secretary Sanjita Dogra welcomed passage of bill in Lok Sabha making Triple Talaq via any medium punishable during a Press Conference held at party office, Kachi Chawni.It is pertinent to mention here that the historic bill has remained a highly debatable topic in all the forums at National level and now the Lok Sabha has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) bill by voice vote after the prohibition of instant Triple Talaq (Talaq-e-Biddat) by Supreme Court in August. The bill will now be put to test in Rajya Sabha, before it will be presented to the President for final approval. This was also the poll promise of BJP at National level.Purnima Sharma while addressing the Press Conference told the media persons that the bill will go a long way in the protection of rights of Muslim sisters from the demonic law. She said that there is no place in the modern civilized society for Triple Talaq and this law will play a major role in the equality and empowerment of Muslim women.Sharma also said that those who are criticizing for making this as criminal offence must bear in mind that this has already been done so after the judgement of honourable Supreme Court of India. She said that certain quarters who are alleging that this will lead to further harassment of Muslim women, must understand that this bill is itself framed for the protection of women from the plight they had to face after Talaq, and this criticism is the result of their male chauvinistic ego and opportunism.She also made fervent appeal to the State Administration to make sure the quick implementation of law in the state of Jammu & Kashmir so that the Muslim women of the state are also benefitted by the law.

Delegation from Jammu met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh discussed various issues regarding Border areas in Jammu Province.

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu-Poonch along with Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha and Sh. Sham Choudhary Minister for PHE,Irrigation & Flood Control J&K met with Rajnath Singh Union Home Minister Govt. Of India at New Delhi and thanked him for sanctioning bunkers along with LOC and also discussed various issues regarding Border areas in Jammu Province.Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament urged union Minister to start the construction work of bunkers along the LOC at the earnest so that the people migrated from border area can go back to their homes andd can live secured. In his detailed discussion with Sh Rajnath Singh said that the people living along the LOC will get their primary demand fulfilled by construction of community as well as individual bunkers in their area. Member of Parliament also put froth the main issue of compensation to the people who got their land beyond the fencing point.The sequence of disturbances along the LOC had blocked the usage of land beyong the fencing point even niether the people are able to cultivate the land.He laid the stress to compensate the people for the land beyond the fencing point as demand was also raised by the people while Union Minister's Nowshera border visit and he said that it is his foremost duty to highlight the sufferings of the people residing along LOC in his parliamentary constituency and to sort them.Shamsher Singh Manhas Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha also joined Jugal Kishore and thanked Union Minister for sanctioning bunkers in Border areas and strengthen his request to start the construction work of bunkers along the LOC at the earnest.Sham Choudhary Minister for PHE,Irrigation &Flood Control J&K state thanked Union Minister as well as both the MPs for putting their best efforts to sanction bunkers along LOC and raised his voice to start their construction as soon from his assembly constituency.Senior BJP Leader Adv. Dev Raj also accompanied with Honble Minister for PHE.Rajnath Singh Union Minister Home Minister resulted meeting to be fruitful and assured them that he will expedite the process and construction work would be started as soon.

BJP Mahila Morcha holds Mandal Working Committee Meeting

BJP Mahila Morcha Talab Tillo Mandal of Jammu West District held its Mandal Working Committee Meeting at Bhagwati Nagar to discuss the ongoing organizational activities, forthcoming party programmes while providing a platform for two way interaction between the ground level party activists and the senior leaders of the party. BJP State Vice-President Parmod Kapahi, Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, BJP District President Ayodhya Gupta, Morcha State General Secretary Sanjita Dogra and other senior leaders were also present during the meeting.Parmod Kapahi, while addressing the meeting, said that the Working Committee Meeting act as the strong medium to strengthen the organizational network of the party and as BJP is a proud cadre based party owing to its fundamental democracy embedded principles. He asked all the party especially Mahila Morcha activists to create a strong affectionately bound relations with all the women living in their vicinity to ensure that all the public welfare schemes and policies of Government are targeted to the deserving population.Purnima Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, emphasized on the role of women in the society and said that the women being the 50% of the total population must acquire a more pro-active role in every field of the world while attending to their familial responsibilities and just not restrict themselves to the secured boundary of 4 walls of the home.Ayodhya Gupta also threw light on the various organizational matters and the future programmes to be undertaken by the activists and prompted them to work hard in view of continuous election season ahead.Morcha Mandal President, Asha Sharma apprised the various programmes undertaken by the Morcha Mandal activists during the past months and assured that the Morcha activists will work dedicatedly for the extension of party activities

Hundreds of political workers from different political parties join BJP

Hundreds of senior activists from Congress and other political parties joined the ranks of BJP by posing utter faith in the good governance and clean and transparent policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre in the presence of BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul. The workers who joined the party were residents of in and around Dunadi and Kahra falling in Inderwal Constituency and Kahra Mandal.While speaking on the occasion, Ashok Kaul welcomed the new entrants in the party fold and said that the it is the result of selfless service to the mankind that today the party holds distinction of being the largest party of the world in terms of primary membership and the great, bold leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the best organizational capabilities of Amit Shah that BJP has succeeded to touch the hearts of more than hundred millions of people. He said that the BJP is committed to its policy of “Antodaya” approach of all public welfare schemes to the last person standing in the row in society with the aim of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas” and that is the reason that most people want to join the mission of making Great India put forth by BJP. He again emphasized that the first and foremost important thing for the party cadre is to hold up to the principles and character in mind always, while working in public.All the new entrants assured the senior leadership of the party that they will work for the growth and the extension of party into the remotest areas and make sure that the benefit of all public welfare schemes of government are made available to the targeted population.BJP State Executive Members Tariq Keen, Brij Mohan Sharma, Basant Raj Thakur, Organizational General Secretaries Harbans, Vippan Sharma and others were the important persons present on the occasion.Swami Raj, Mudassir Malik, Master Abdul Khaliq, Bhatt Jeniar, Choudhary Saib Mohammad, Manmohan Vir, Irshad Ahmad Bhatt, Zakir Hussain Bhat, Ghulam Rasool Bhat, Farooq Ahmad Wani, Ashiq hussain Bhat, Shahdeen Bhat, Shahdeen Mir, Javed Ahmad, Ghulam Mohammad and others were the prominent persons who joined BJP.

Banihal’s village finally gets electrified

Located just 500 meters downwards on Jammu Srinagar National Highway, an ignored village Karalana- panchayat Sarbgani, in Banihal Tehsil of Ramban District, has received electricity for the first time.This has happened with untried efforts of, BJP’s in-charge for Ramban District, Rajeev Charak, who also dedicated the first transformer to the people and electrified the village, which is long pending demands of the inhabitants.Fallen in Banihal assembly segment, Karalana, the village, is located just 500 meters away on Jammu –Srinagar Highway between Painthal and Khooni Nalha, has over 35 households and a population of 250.In the winter months, the village witness heavy snowfall and sometimes the mercury plunges to below freezing point here but unfortunately, it was ignored by all successive governments and representatives.Recently, during a tour the remote areas, people of village apprised Rajeev Charak, in-charge BJP’s Ramban unit, about their long pending problemCharak took the case with Deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh, who is also state’s Power Minister.“With personal intervention of Dy. CM and untried efforts of Rajeev Charak, power development electrified the village in record three months and enable people to see first light after 70 years of independence,” a local said.Speaking after inauguration, Charak appreciated the efforts made by the Dy. Chief Minister for taking personal interest in electrifying the village.People are demanding this since independence but successive governments failed to address this genuine issue, It is all due to efforts of Dr Nirmal Singh that this village near Highway gets electrified” Charak said.Earlier, Charak conducted extensive tour of Assar, Batote Doda, Kashtigarh, Ramban, Ukhral and adjoining areas for booth level workers meet and listen the grievances of the people of far flung areas.In a weeklong tour started on 21 December, Charak interacted with large gatherings and where people apprised him about various problems being faced by them.In his addresses, he said, “Government is steadfast on commitments and promises made to people and is working on the agenda of good governance besides providing basic facilities to the people”.“Our Government is working to reduce the miseries of common man and in this regard various welfare schemes have been initiated to lessen the miseries of common man and ensure all over development of neglected areas,” he added. Other who accompanied were included Narad Singh Mandal President, Om Singh Mandal Vice President, Bheem Singh & Rustam Ali Gen Secretaries, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Sher Singh, Chur Singh, Satvir Singh, Javed Ahmed, Mahmood Soil & Gulzar Manhas

Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan doing fantastic job in SC, ST, BC Dev Corp: NGO

Hum Log Samiti, a Jammu based registered Non –Governmental Organisation (NGO), has came forward to recognise the working of Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, Vice Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, for doing fantastic job after assuming the chair.The NGO Chairman, Ashok Sehgal, handed over a Letter of Appreciation on behalf of his organisation to the Vice Chairperson in his official Chamber at Jammu on Friday in presence of Corporation Divisional Manager Gulam Qadir Khatana and District Manager Joginder Paul Atri.The letter mentioned that the Director of the NGO is himself witness to the changes seen in the functioning of the said Corporation and the people-friendly approach of the officials dealing with the public at different levels. It further said that the manner, in which the Vice Chairperson is working, has started inducing trust of the poor and needy towards the Corporation.The Letter of Appreciation expressed appreciation to the dedication of the Vice Chairperson towards work and concern for the needy and hoped that Balbir Ram Rattan will continue to work with the same zeal and commitment in the future as well. It also wished the Vice Chairperson every success in his mission of serving the poor and weaker sections.

Sh. Vibodh Gupta Kickstarts Various Works for Facelifting of Rajouri Town

The most vital road in Rajouri city, from Dudhari Chowk to Court Complex got a complete facelift. The work for repair and blacktopping of this road stretch was inaugurated by BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta in presence of prominent citizens of Rajouri and senior party leaders. This road stretch along with lanes and drains is being renovated under the city and town roads programme of the Government. These works are being executed with an estimated cost of Rs. 60 lakh. Addressing a gathering of the local residents MLC Vibodh congratulated the citizens of Rajouri for all the works which are being implemented to ensure a quality life for the residents and for the everlasting experience of the visitors. On this occasion, MLC informed that currently projects worth 100 crores are being implemented in Rajouri town for overall development of the city. This he said will go a long way in providing much-needed relief to the local residents who have always suffered in the absence of basic amenities like good roads, lanes and drains. He further added that ongoing works in the city are being implemented with full zeal and dedication and will be completed within the set time frame. While referring to the recent visit of Hon,ble Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti in Rajouri, MLC said that the kind of funds allotment made by her for various developmental projects in Rajouri give a very clear indication that present Government has only one agenda and that is development. He called upon the citizens to become part of this massive development programme of the Government and take pride in ensuring a bright future for our future generations. He also asked the citizens that Government can only create a good infrastructure through all the hard work but it is the responsibility of a common citizen to ensure the proper use and safety of such infrastructure. He hoped that responsible citizens of Rajouri will take care of their own assets which are being created to give a quality life to the common man.BJP senior leader and former chairman of the Rajouri Municipality Rajinder Gupta also addressed the gathering and hoped that the massive developmental projects being implemented in Rajouri will ensure that this town gets back its lost glory as a heritage town. He said that such projects will also give a further boost to the various tourism activities in the area. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Kamal Bakshi, Kiran Sharma, Atam Gupta, Vickey Dutta, Bashir Bhat, Mohd. Iqbal, Sardar Nirman Singh, Nalesh Bakshi, Sanjay Gupta, Rajiv Gupta and Sudesh Sharma.

BJP IS THE OTHER NAME OF DEVELOPEMENT : Sh. RAJESH GUPTA

Jammu East MLA and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the construction work of the foot path of Rajinder Bazaar at an estimated cost of rupees 8 lakhs.The PWD officials who accompanied the MLA included AEE Rajesh Sharma, JE Jagdish Singh,Sanjay Kapoor and Rakesh Khajuria. The members of the Rajinder Bazaar Traders Association welcomed the MLA for the having initiated the process of the construction of foot path.The members of the association who were present on the occasion included Atul Rajpal,Krishan Lal Gupta, Arjun Gupta, Balraj Gupta and Raman Gandotra. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that development is an ongoing process and would continue at a rapid speed.He said that Modi Jis inspirational leadership has energised the whole country and every citizen is whole heartedly contributing in the process of nation building. The welfare schemes launched by the Modi government provide every individual the opportunity to grow and prosper.He said that no previous government's in history have been able to provide so many opportunities for its citizens that Modi government has provided in 3 years time.He said that this is the time when our nation would take its place amongst the very top nations in the world,A place that it richly deserves. Rajesh Gupta said that the government has taken landmark decisions like demonetisation, GST implimentation and abolition of Triple Talaq Bill.He said that the BJP is only driven by the long term interests of the nation and not populism as practised by other parties. And also accompanied the MLA included BJP leaders mandal president Prof.Shyam Gupta, Chaman Lal, Rajesh,Gopal, Jia Lal,Rama Pul,Ramesh Sharma, HarI Om,Madan Gopal,Tony,Surinder Anand,Naveen Anand, Vijay Mahajan, Bodhraj, Ashok Kumar, Joginder Gupta,Vikram Jeet,Manson, Janu Goswamy,P.C.Gupta,Tej Ram Chowdhry, Tilak Gupta and Vinod Bablu. The Prominents who accompanied the MLA included Subash sangra, Rajeev bharadwaj, Gokul koul, Rajinder gupta, Rajesh nischal and Rajkumar.

JK among the safest destination for tourists, especially women: Smt. Priya Sethi

Inviting people from South India to experience the real Jammu & Kashmir, Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi said the state offers an array of facilities to cater to every type of tourism needs of the visitors - be it business, adventure, religious tourism.The Minister was speaking at seminar and press meet on J&K tourism organized here by the Department of Tourism J&K in collaboration with J&K Tourism Alliance.The seminar is a part of series of road shows organized by the department to promote J&K as a destination to travelers from South India.“People have apprehensions about visiting Kashmir, but I must tell you that Jammu and Kashmir is one of the safest tourism destinations,” the Minister affirmed.Welcoming the tourism tie-up between the J&K and Tamil Nadu, Priya Sethi said that the national tourism promotional programme ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ has provided both the states a platform to support each other in promoting tourism. She also invited corporate houses to hold their conventions and meetings at J&K, saying the state has finest properties to host such events.Business houses can host their events, board meetings, annual meets etc at J&K, the Minister said adding that the visitors have options to pick between many famous star brands like Taj, ITC, Radisson, Sarovar, Four Point Sheraton, Fortune. She further said that to J&K has world class properties like Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), Pahalgam Club to hold a variety of business events.Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez gave an overall overview of the J&K tourism products. He highlighted the distinct features of all the three regions of the state.Secretary Tourism also quoted the recently released report of National Crime Records Bureau which has stated that no crime was recorded against tourists whether foreign or local in Jammu and Kashmir.“J&K is an extremely safe destination for women travelling alone. The feedback from women travelers from all over has been tremendous with respect to how safe they felt there”, he added.Sarmad Hafeez said J&K state is diverse in every aspect – be it culture, handicraft, cuisine, landscape, religion, architecture.“J&K is a complete package for a traveler to experience a variety in one state,” he said, adding, “the state is home to many famous gardens and heritage sites like Pari Mahal, Hari Parbat fort, over 3000 years old Burzuhama ruins, Mubrak Mandi, Shankar Acharya temple (250 B.C.), one of the biggest sun temples in India Martand Sun temple which was built in the 8th century, the Nara Nag temple ruins, and also famous sufi Shrines like Char-i-Sharief, Mukhdoom Sahaib, Ashmukam, Khankah Mohallah and many more.”Secretary Tourism who is also the MD Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) said they have already announced 50 percent rebate on all its properties across J&K.“The hoteliers and the hotel associations have also announced rebate on their properties which can be availed on holiday packages to Kashmir,” said Sarmad Hafeez.He said this road show in Chennai will help build a strong relationship between J&K and Tamil Nadu. “People of Tamil Nadu have always had a special place in our hearts as we share the qualities of warmth and hospitality which are so dear to us”, he added.Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah also spoke on the occasion and informed the gathering that tourist flow to J&K for South India has seen an increase this year and hoped for this trend to continue in future.On the occasion, the department also screened many Tamil movies shot in Kashmir over the past two decades which was appreciated by the audience on the occasion.Scores of the travel agent, hoteliers and houseboat owners from all the three regions of the J&K visited Chennai to participate in the tourism show which was also attended by over 100 leading tour operators of the Tamil Nadu State.The travel agents on the occasion expressed their willingness to promote JK which, they said, has huge attraction among travelers in South India.Deputy Director Tourism Kashmir Peerzada Zahoor, GM Operations Delhi Haat C B Koul were also present there along with host of travel trade fraternity from Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions.The department is also organizing road show and Press Meet at Bangalore on December 27 and another road show and seminar at Hyderabad on December 28, 2017.Commissioner Tourism Tamil Nadu Palni Kumar, President Travel Agents Association of India Sunil Kumar and Chairman Southern Chapter TAAI Shahul were also present on the occasion.

Dr. Jitendra has given to pace of development in region: Pawan Khajuria

BJP holds Press Conference, counters misinformation campaign by Panther.Taking strong exception to misinformation campaign being carried by National Panthers Party (JKNPP), BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria held a press conference at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu enumerating the achievements of BJP for the outright development of the whole region and particularly Udhampur, which was targeted by politically rejected JKNPP. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru and State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra also accompanied him during Press Conference.Pertinent to mention here that Balwant Singh Mankotia, President JKNPP had alleged that Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has failed in serving the people. While taking dig at Balwant Singh Mankotia, Pawan Khajuria said the failed leader once was himself the MLA from the region and was in office for the long 12 years, asking him that what all steps he took for the development of the region and alleged that their party is just a family business, formed in 4 walls of a room and how can they target the world’s largest party with “True Democracy” in roots and “Good Governance” in core. Out rightly rejecting the allegation, that Dr. Jitendra Singh while serving in PMO is not serving the public in his constituency, he said that even common mass is objecting to this baseless allegation. He said that they should introspect themselves, while always pursuing double standards and airing different speaks in Jammu and Kashmir, while serving to their own selfish mottos.While enumerating various achievements, Pawan Khajuria said that the region has always witnessed unprecedented growth and development whenever any BJP candidate has got elected from the region. He said that, Today Udhampur-Doda MP Dr. Jitendra Singh has proven his worth in PMO helping PM Narendra Modi in the service of Nation, which is a matter of pride for the people of Jammu & Kashmir. He said that Dr. Jitendra Singh has given pace to the development while doing unmatched work for the region, while focussing on equitable development in whole J&K.Khajuria mentioned special package for the beautification and preservation of Devika river, with a whooping sum of 170.5 Crore Rupees, coming up of super-speciality hospital in Udhampur, Passport Office in Udhampur and soon in Kathua, allotment of Sports Stadium in every district, allotment of 1400 Crore Rupees out of 2700 Crore rupees under PMSKY to Udhampur-Doda, work on Smart cities, coming up of Radio Station at Udhampur fulfilling long pending genuine demand of people. he said that Dr. Jitendra Singh has spent 2 Crores out of CDF in only this particular year for various welfare works. Work started on building of bunkers in border districts on which work was initiated by Atal ji, Bio-Tech Park as a gift to Jammuites, Tunnel from Sudh Mahadev to Marmat, IIT, IIM, Kiria-Gardyal Bridge, procurement of Metrological Equipment. National river preservation project is also given momentum. Increase in honorarium from 3000 to 6000 Rupees for SPOs. Regarding Saddal village, he said that due to natural disaster, numerous innocent villagers lost their life and now Dr. Jitendra Singh has spent near 1 Crore Rupees for it. He also said that while working as Incharge in Gujarat elections, Dr. Jitendra continuously visited Jammu at every weekend to address to public and party activists. He always served the land of Jammu & Kashmir while serving on important portfolio in the PMO, he added.

BJP holds organizational meeting

Giving pace to the effective working of booth level activists in view of approaching Panchayat Elections in state, BJP held a District level meeting led by its State General Secretary Harinder Gupta. State Additional Office Secretary & She-Prabhari Suresh Sharma, former Minister & MLA Sukhnandan Kumar, District President Omi Khajuria, senior leader Nand Kishore also accompanied him in the meeting which saw the detailed discussions about the forthcoming Panchayat Elections and organizational matters.Harinder Gupta, while addressing the meeting, prompted all the party leaders to work for the strengthening of organization in every hamlet. He said that the working of a BJP activist must be viewed in high regards by the common masses owing to the strong and high character building in the organization. He said that the BJP has never compromised in its core ethics and principles while working for the welfare of the society keeping agenda of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas” in mind. He asked all the party leaders to cover every single issue of the common masses by approaching individually to the last man standing in row and ensure that every candidate supported by the party turns out to be a winning candidate. He also threadbare discussed about the ongoing Polling Booth Sammelans for strengthening the party base and asked the party activists to promote digital transactions while collecting any party fund.Sukhnandan Kumar boasted on the achievements of Centre and State Governments and said that the present regime is doing unmatched work to end the woes of common masses. He also enumerated various developmental works he has initiated for the welfare of masses in his constituency and prompted the activists to approach him for any type of public issues at any hour.Suresh Sharma asked the party leaders to ensure reach of all public welfare schemes of Central Government to the common masses in order to prompt them to take their benefits, while discussing the various organizational matters with the party leaders.Omi Khajuria assured the senior leaders of the party that the dedicated cadre of the organization will leave no stone unturned to strengthen the party while pursuing the developmental and organizational works and claimed that all the election promises are being fulfilled in the area.Vikas Choudhary, K. L. Sharma, Pawan Slathia, Mukesh Sharma, Neetu Verma, Rohit Verma, Darshana Sharma, Ashok Sharma, Sat Paul, Babu Ram, Neel Kanth, Narinder singh Jamwal, Yashpaul Seth, Ravi Verma and others were among the prominent leaders and activists present in the meeting.

Prof. Virender called for early development of Aparna Ashram

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta expressed his deep concern on the fact that development of Tourism in Jammu region is not inviting the required attention of the State Government. He said that one of the examples regarding neglected of tourism potential of the region came up when Director General Tourism of Union Govt. Satyajeet Rajan expressed his deep displeasure on his finding that State Government, like the previous coalition government of NC-Congress has not shown any interest in developing huge property of Aparna Ashram at Mantalai while ignoring the advice of Union Tourism Ministry.Prof. Virender Gupta said that as reported in the media that the State Tourism Department has not taken even the step of preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR) of developing infrastructure of Aparna Ashram. Prof. Gupta said that Aparna Ashram left by Swami Dhirendra Brahmchari has a worth of several hundred crores of rupees which is spread over 1002 kanals of land. He said that merely spending around Rs. 8 crore, the Aparna Ashram can be put into best utilization by creating 30 to 40 rooms in addition to 27 rooms / halls those are alreading existing.He further added that the above work if undertaken, it would supplement the proposed International Yoga Centre on which the National Project Construction Corporation would start the work in the month of January-February in 2018. As per the report the Director General has advised the State Tourism Department and Patnitop Development Authority for taking immediate steps to develop infrastructure of Aparna Ashram so that the work gets completed before the completion of International Yoga Centre at Mantalai as it would supplement the Yoga Centre which would be ready within next three-four years.Prof. Virender stated that without the development of Aparna Ashram the Mantalai-Sudhmahadev-Patnitop Tourism circuit would remain incomplete.He mentioned that in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the matter before the State High Court, the High Court has appointed a Commissioner to visit Mantalai as well as Sudhmahadev to furnish report concerning the existing infrastructure and the facilities available at the site.The Spokesperson expressed his hope that with the intervention of High Court the State Tourism Department might wake up and start initiating work on the development of infrastructure in Aparna Ashram.

Increasing hostility of Pakistan deserves a befitting response: Brig Gupta

The prompt punitive strike carried out by Infantry Commandos (Ghatak) of the Infantry Battalion of Indian Army in the Rakh Chakri sub-sector of Rawalakot (POJK) across Poonch should serve as a perfect warning to the Pakistan Army of the brilliant professionalism and valiant spirit of the Indian Army troops deployed on the Line of Control who will revenge each and every violation by the Pakistan Army with greater ferocity and vigour stated the press release issued by Bharatiya Janata Party wherein praises have been showered on the befitting and timely response of Indian Army to the dastardly and barbarous act of ceasefire violation in Keri (Nowshera) sector couple of days back. Pakistan needs to behave and exercise proper control and restraint on its troops deployed on Indian border failing which it should be ready to face the consequences has warned Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the Party. The release states that ever since the installation of Modi government at the Centre there has been a policy shift on responding to unprovoked ceasefire violations wherein local commanders have been delegated full authority for appropriate response in order to maintain tactical assertiveness under the umbrella of strategic restraint. The prompt retaliation by the Indian troops wherein they went across the LOC to plant an Improvised Explosive Device (IED)and killing six Pakistani soldiers in the resultant cross fire speaks volumes of the valour of our troops and deserves kudos stated Brig Gupta.Such actions lead to quid pro quo responses and may lead to escalation of tension on the LOC causing undue harassment to the local residents according to Brig Gupta. He advised the local administration to prepare various contingencies so that they are not caught unaware leading to unnecessary loss of life or injury to the locals. The loss suffered by the Pakistani Army will not be easily digestible to it and it may respond by targeting the civilians warned the press release.Bharatiya Janata Party also expressed dismay and concern at the inhuman behaviour of Pakistani officials during the meeting of the mother and wife of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with him. Pakistani authorities failed to adhere to the mutually agreed protocols prior to the meeting and deliberately violated them to harass the visitors. The personal and religious sentiments of the ladies were hurt and they were subjected to an “emotional torture” read the statement. Pakistan crossed all limits of civility and humanitarianism during the planned visit and proved to the world the scant respect it has for social values and human rights lamented Brig Gupta. The meeting not only proved to be farce but a blatant attempt to create false narratives regarding involvement of Commander Jadhav in alleged cases of terrorism in Pakistan which we strongly condemn. The increasing hostility of Pakistan deserves a befitting response which hopefully should be done soon said Brig Gupta.

बलदेव सिंह ने वार्ड नंबर 46 में बैठक कर संगठनात्मक कार्य का लिया जायज़ा

भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जम्मू जिला अध्यक्ष बलदेव सिंह बलोरिया ने वार्ड नंबर 46 में प्रवास कर बूथ स्तर के कार्यकर्ताओं और लोगो से बैठक की और उनकी समस्याओं का जायजा लिया। वार्ड नंबर 46 के बूथ कार्यकर्ताओं ने बलोरिया का स्वागत किया और उन्हें गुजरात और हिमाचल प्रदेश की जीत पर बधाई दी बलोरिया ने कार्यकर्ता से कहा की गुजरात और हिमाचल के जीतने के बाद भाजपा के पास अब 19 राज्यों में भाजपा की सरकार है और अब भाजपा का हर कार्यकर्ता जम्मू व कश्मीर राज्य में होने वाले पंचयत चुनाव के लिए त्यार है। मौके पर बलोरिया ने लोगों से कहा कि वह अपने उन विकास कार्यो के बारे में बताये जो जल्द होने की जरूरत है। ऐसे में लोगों ने कई गलियों और नालियों की समस्या को उजागर कर बलोरिया को बताया कि इन गलियों का विकास आज तक नहीं हुआ ऐसे में इनका निर्माध अतिशीघ्र करने की जरूरत है। बलोरिया ने लोगो को आश्वासन दिया कि यह काम जल्द स्पीकर कविंदर गुप्ता के समक्ष रख उन्हें जल्द से जल्द करवाया जायेगा!

BJP Mahila Morcha celebrates “Sushasan Diwas”

BJP Mahila Morcha led by its State President Purnima Sharma celebrated Sushasan Diwas on the birthday of former Prime Minister & Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee among the students of Government Middle School, Sarwal, which was organized by its State General Secretary, Veenu Khanna. Mahila Morcha State Secretary Neena Gupta was also present on the occasion.Students and the staff of school led by the School Principal remembered the good works of the great leader Atal ji and wished God Almighty that his life ahead be filled with years of joys and prosperity so that his guidance be available to all future generations for the character building and Nationalism. There were host of cultural programmes marked by the Debate Competition and the poetry written by Atal ji, after which the students were distributed stationary and eatables by the Mahila Morcha leaders.While speaking on the occasion, Purnima Sharma said that Atal ji has worked for the poor and the downtrodden in his entire life while always focusing on the upliftment of last man living in the most neglected sections of the society. She said that he raised his voice for the deserving in the most hostile circumstances and his dedicated life inspires every single person to do something good for the society.Veenu Khanna prompted the students to take the invaluable lessons from his life instances where he braved all the odds and evils prevailing in the society with a mission to make India “Vishav Guru” among all the Nations of Earth.The vote of thanks was given by the Principal of the school to the all dignitaries for embracing the event by their presence. And a special thanks was given by the Principal to BJP Mahila Morcha team for organising the event.Sanjeev Gupta, Vijay Suri, Amit and others were among the prominent persons present on occasion.

A function to celebrate the sushasan diwas was organised by the BJP in Ward No.2 in Julaka Mohall

The day is observed on the occasion of the birth day of the former Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee who set very high standards of governance during his tenure as the Prime Minister of India. The members of ward No.2 were present on the occasion to felicitate all those govt.servants who excelled in their field of public service. MLA Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion and was accompanied by distt.president Baldev Singh and Gen.Secretary Vinay Gupta. Rajesh Gupta was also accompanied by social Activist Dinesh Khanna,Rajinder Sikka, Yogesh Ji,Rajeev Bhardwaj and Subhash Baru. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that we have been shown a path of Good Governance by Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee Ji and now it is our duty to emulate the high standards of governance and bring all the administration within its ambit.Rajesh Gupta said that Atal is the ideal of many leaders of our generation. Distt.president Baldev Singh said that sushasan diwas needs to be observed at all the places and districts and the contours of Good Governance to be percolated at all levels. The BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Prof. Shyam,Ramesh Sharma, P.C.Gupta,Daleep Gupta,Subhash Sanghra, Krishen Kapoor,Shashi Sapolia,Gokul Koul, Neetu,Neetesh Trikha,Raman and Lalit.

Be regular in paying back loaned money: Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

Reminding the loanees that they should be regular in depositing the monthly instalments of the loan availed by them from Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, its Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, stressed upon them to utilize the money in proper way without wasting any time.Balbir Ram Rattan stated this while handing over of Payment Authority Letters (PALs) to the beneficiaries of the Target Groups at Corporation Head office, Jammu, in presence of Divisional Manager Gulam Qadir Khatana, Manager Projects Mohammed Iqbal Kataria and Jammu District Manager Joginder Pal Atri.The Vice Chairperson advised these fresh loanees that they should immediately set up their units by making the judicious use of the financial assistance taken by them from the Corporation so that they are in a position to start earning, stand on their own, and in a position to deposit the monthly instalments on time. He also stressed upon them to educate other unemployed males and females around them to take benefits of the welfare schemes of the Corporation meant for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, National Level Notified Minorities, Physically Disabled Persons, Safai Karamcharis etc.‘For each of these categories, the funds are provided by the State government and the union government through its Apex Corporations’, Balbir said and added that the beneficiary have to contribute margin money.Balbir Ram Rattan further asked them that failing to deposit the monthly instalments may not be healthy as the amount to be paid back will obviously go up.

BJP celebrates Sushasan Diwas, emphasizes Co-operative movement

Focussing the importance of Co-operative movement in the society, BJP State Cooperative Cell led by its State Convenor H. S. Pammi held an impressive function which was presided over by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, Minister of Cooperative Chering Dorjay and All Cells Incharge Varinderjit Singh on the theme of “Good Governance” on the eve of birthday of former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, owing his aim of promotion of people’s participation in the affairs for an effective outreach of Central Government schemes to the common masses, while wishing him healthy years of life ahead.Sat Sharma while addressing outsized gathering, stressed that the Concept of Co-operative movement was given a major boost by the great thinker and ideologue, former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his tenure at the prestigious office. He said that the sense of Co-operative movement coincides the core ideology BJP in his “Mool Mantra” i.e. “Sabka saath, Sabka Vikaas” where the working on the principle of “Antodaya” is emphasized while aiming all the beneficial schemes of government to the last neglected person standing in the row of cornered section of society. He also took a dig on the misdeeds of previous Congress led regimes in which whole power was Centralized in single family. He boasted that BJP is the only true Nationalistic party, which carries the message of true democracy in his heart, nurtured on the ideas of Atal ji and the carried to the top by present Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also cited Atal ji’s work on 4-laning of National Highways, Unification of Rivers, Pokharan Blast, Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan and others.Ashok Kaul, while praying for the long life, drew a live life-sketch of Atal ji by his mesmerizing narration of his inspiring life experiences, the hardships Atal ji had to face in his life time of struggle for the fellow brothers and sisters of Nation. He also drew a comparison by narrating the stories of Swami Vivekananda and asked the activists to follow the footsteps of these great men, the true sons of Nation. He also went through Atalji’s role in incidences of “Praja Parishad” movement, the struggle of 1953, abolishing Permit System and all the historic occurrences leading to true unification of the border state of Jammu & Kashmir saving the “Crown of India” from the evil designs of anti- Nationalistic forces.Chering Dorjay enlightening the gathering about the Cooperative movement and its history in the State and the Centre, threw light on the working pattern of Cooperative Movement within the society. He said that the movement has suffered a great jolt in the state due to non-transparent policies of previous governments in this regard due to vested interests. He said that the cooperative movement can further the cause of self employment generation in the state, while citing the examples of other states of Nation. He wished the Atalji for long and prosperous years ahead.H. S. Pammi, S. Varinder jit Singh also spoke on the occasion, whereas the proceedings of stage were carried by senior leader Suresh Sharma.Cell District Convenor Gagan Bhatia, Naresh Sharma, Narayan Dutt, Dharminder Kumar, Kapil Mahajan, Bishan Choudhary, Rajiv Gupta, Rajinder Singh Langeh and others were among the prominent persons present in the programme.

Increasing hostility of Pakistan deserves a befitting response: Brig Gupta

The prompt punitive strike carried out by Infantry Commandos (Ghatak) of the Infantry Battalion of Indian Army in the Rakh Chakri sub-sector of Rawalakot (POJK) across Poonch should serve as a perfect warning to the Pakistan Army of the brilliant professionalism and valiant spirit of the Indian Army troops deployed on the Line of Control who will revenge each and every violation by the Pakistan Army with greater ferocity and vigour stated the press release issued by Bharatiya Janata Party wherein praises have been showered on the befitting and timely response of Indian Army to the dastardly and barbarous act of ceasefire violation in Keri (Nowshera) sector couple of days back. Pakistan needs to behave and exercise proper control and restraint on its troops deployed on Indian border failing which it should be ready to face the consequences has warned Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the Party. The release states that ever since the installation of Modi government at the Centre there has been a policy shift on responding to unprovoked ceasefire violations wherein local commanders have been delegated full authority for appropriate response in order to maintain tactical assertiveness under the umbrella of strategic restraint. The prompt retaliation by the Indian troops wherein they went across the LOC to plant an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and killing six Pakistani soldiers in the resultant cross fire speaks volumes of the valour of our troops and deserves kudos stated Brig Gupta. Such actions lead to quid pro quo responses and may lead to escalation of tension on the LOC causing undue harassment to the local residents according to Brig Gupta. He advised the local administration to prepare various contingencies so that they are not caught unaware leading to unnecessary loss of life or injury to the locals. The loss suffered by the Pakistani Army will not be easily digestible to it and it may respond by targeting the civilians warned the press release. Bharatiya Janata Party also expressed dismay and concern at the inhuman behaviour of Pakistani officials during the meeting of the mother and wife of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with him. Pakistani authorities failed to adhere to the mutually agreed protocols prior to the meeting and deliberately violated them to harass the visitors. The personal and religious sentiments of the ladies were hurt and they were subjected to an “emotional torture” read the statement. Pakistan crossed all limits of civility and humanitarianism during the planned visit and proved to the world the scant respect it has for social values and human rights lamented Brig Gupta. The meeting not only proved to be farce but a blatant attempt to create false narratives regarding involvement of Commander Jadhav in alleged cases of terrorism in Pakistan which we strongly condemn. The increasing hostility of Pakistan deserves a befitting response which hopefully should be done soon said Brig Gupta.

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma sanctioned Rupees 10 Lac for various Development Works

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu Poonch along with MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina and MLA Chamb Krishan Bhagat Visited village Banpuri, Chowki Choura, Dhakher and innaugrated Banpuri Malla Defence Road under BRO and sanctioned Rupees Ten Lac for various Development Works.Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament while addressing the gathering present at the occasion said that the demand of Banpuri-Malla Road was genuine and public was suffering alot due to its bad ondition.But now the dem,and of puiblic had been fulfilled and road is constructed by Border roads Organisation. the road was importants as it connects two constituencies Nowshera as well Chamb.He also paid his visist at village chowki choura and urged the concerned department for renovation of pond and sanctioned Rupees Five Lacs from MPLAD Scheme for the same. He said that Pond are the natural water bodies and should be preserved with keen interest as they pay their great usage to the society.Jugal Kishore also visted village Dhakher in Chamb Constituency along with MLA Chamb Krishan Bhagat and paid his holy worship at Geeta Samelan at village Dhakher and had interaction with the public. The demand of Community Hall was raised in between the meeting and He sanctioned Rupees Five Lac from his MPLAD scheme for the same.He said that the number of schemes launched by the Prime Minister for the betterment of each and every citizen of India and the people should take advantage of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes,also appraised by Member of Parliament among the masses.District President BJP Rt Capt. Som Dutt, Major Rakeeb, Senior BJP leaders Jugal Dogra, Sanjeev Verma, Bodh Raj, Jernail Singh, Suresh, Mandal President Sanjay Sharma, Jagan Nath, Kali Dass, Govind Ram, and others were also present at the occasion.

MP Jugal Kishore Sharma celebrated 93rd Birthday of Bharat Ratna & former PM Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji

MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Cabinet Minister Sham Choudhary in presence of MLA Akhnoor Rajeev Sharma & MLA Chhamb Dr. Krishan Lal dedicates Passenger Waiting Shed named after Atal Ji.

Member Parliament Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas inaugurated Free Medical Camp

Member Parliament Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas inaugurated Free Medical Camp at Palorka park near Raina Hr. Sec. School, Paloura Jammu on the Birth Anniversary of Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. The camp was organized by Arogya Foundations of India where Dr. Vikas Kumar President Arogya Foundation distributed free medicines among the patients along with his team members. More than 200 patients from the adjoining areas were examined and treated. Bone Density Test also conducted during the camp by Mr. Vishal who specially camed from Delhi. On this occassion BJP Leaders Joginder Singh, Ashok Chib, Sarpanch- Balbir Singh, Bahadur Singh, Uttam Singh, Sushil Singh, Parshotam Singh, Satish Kumar & Arogya Foundation Members Chander Singh Manhas- General Secretary, Gourav Sharma, Vikram Jamwal, Mohit Anand, Naresh Taak, Sanam were also present.

93rd Birthday of Bharat Ratna and Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was celebrated at BJP Office Jawaharnagar ,Sriangar as Good Governance Day

Ashok Bhat Distt. Vice President Srinagar alongwith Arif Raja Distt. General Secretary Srinagar and party workers chaired colorful programme and lighted 93rd earthen lamps. While addressing the party workers Ashok Bhat spoke on the life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He terming Altal Bihari Vajpayee as architect of Good Governance in the country. Ashok Bhat also red out one of Vajpayee ji’s Kawita“ Mara Pass na Dada ki Dalat hai aur na Bap ki, mara pass sirf Maa ka Ashirwad hai” .Arif Raja also spoke on this occasion and said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Narendra Modi, the BJP Govt. have followed Principle of “ Antodya” with the sole motive of reaching last man in the row and wipe out his tears .Asif Masoodi also said that Vajpayee ji believes in “ Insaniyat, Jamooriyat, kashmiriat “ for which BJP is committed to fulfill its promises. Minority Morcha also participated the function.The following leaders were also present on the occasion , State Vice President M.M Adv. Wajahat Hussain, State General Secretary M.M Sheikh Bashir, Distt. President Minority Morcha Srinagar Salinder Singh, Distt General Secretary Srinagar M.M Shabir Shah, Cont President EIdgah Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, Constituency Vice President Eidgah Showkat Ahmad, General Secretary Eidgah bashir Ahmad, General Secretary EIdgah, Vice President Habakadal Bashir Ahmad Halwai, Secretary Habakadal Hilal Ahmad, Secretary Farooq Ahmad Pala, Riyaz Ahmad Shah, Imtiyaz Ahmad Gudoo, Mohammad SUbhan Bhat, Baby Bano, abdul Rashid Sheikh and others.

Responsive administration is end result of Good Governance: Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi said that it's because of 'Good Governance' that Jammu and Kashmir State has been brought back on the rails of development, peace and prosperity. The previous regime, she added had created a big mess in terms of employment, administration, development and even financial accountability that had led to complete anarchy leaving people high and dry.Priya Sethi was speaking at a function to commemorate 8th Nari Sammelan day organized by Prajapati Sabha J&K on the Prakash Utsav of Shri ShriYadhe Mataji at Sant Gora Ji Bhawan here today. She said that it's because of coalition government's continuing efforts that a system of governance has been put in place in this state. Unlike past, administration today is responsive, people's issues are being addressed, jobs are being done in a time bound manner and most importantly an accountability has been established.Greeting former prime minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 93rd birthday today, Priya Sethi said he remained a parliamentarian par excellence for over four decades before retiring from active politics due to health concerns. She called upon the civil society to work jointly with the government with an aim to both protect rights and promote opportunities for them to achieve the objective of women empowerment.She said that the coalition government is making comprehensive efforts and working tirelessly for the welfare of the people with special focus on the welfare of women. Programmes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, women police stations, special buses for women, scooty scheme for girls are all flagship programmes to help society give girls an honorable life, Priya Sethi informed the audiences.Priya Sethi, while remembering work done by Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his tenure said that he's a political persona known for his exemplary leadership and contribution to Indian politics. Atal Bihari Vajpayee has also been conferred Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour after which as a special gesture, the Narendra Modi-led government in 2014 had announced that Vajpayee's birthday would be celebrated as Good Governance Day annually.On being apprised with some demands put forth by the members of Prajapati Sabha,the Minister assured them that all their genuine demands will be considered at the earliest.BJP Vice President Yudvir Sethi, Master Darshan Lal, Jeet Singh Sangotra,Madan Lal Balgotra and krishan Lal Dafaara and other CentralBody members of Sabha were also present on the occasion. The event was presided over by President Sabha, Ayoudhya Kumar Manwa. Later mementos were given to the meritorious students of Prajapati community. Suman Bala, Veena Kumari and Dr Komal were the women speakers for the day. General secretary, Sabha, F C Satia conducted the proceedings whereas large number of women participated in the programme.

BJP celebrates “Good Governance Day”, felicitates newly selected KAS candidates

Taking over the agenda of good governance to common masses, BJP organized several programmes across the State on the eve of birthday of former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee whose day of birth is celebrated as the “Good Governance Day”. Main event in this regard was held by BJP J&K State Unit at its State headquarter, Trikuta Nagar wherein the newly selected KAS candidates were also felicitated by senior leaders led by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and State General Secretary Harinder Gupta. Programme was organized by BJP State Spokesperson, Brig. (Retd.) Anil Gupta.Sat Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, said that governance period of 6 years, right from 1998 to 2004, is remembered for the agenda of development for the first time since independence. He said that former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Atal took the developmental pace to new heights, by the way of Saksharta Mission, Chaturbhuj, the endeavour of linking all the villages through the roads, the Pokhran nuclear tests and then winning the Kargil war not only on battlefield but on the table also, which was always lost during earlier battles. Today the agenda of development is taken forward by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi which was started by Atal ji, he said. He also asked the newly selected KAS candidates to keep Nation first while taking the motto of Good Governance while they will be serving in executive services. Wished and prayed Almighty on his 93rd birthday that he remains healthy for decades to come so that we all are showered with his blessings and guidance in the times to come.Ashok Kaul gave the brief life sketch of Atal Bihari Vajpayee from his early childhood and the struggles he has seen throughout his life. He also emphasized his role in the “Praja Parishad Andolan” of 1953 under the great ideologue, Shyama Prasad Mookherjee. He also emphasized the linking of rivers for the boosting the water resource especially Narmada.J&K State Assembly Speaker & MLA, Kavinder Gupta emphasized the role of Atal ji on the mobilization of people against the corrupt rule of Congress in the Nation. He also recalled his important role in the formation of BJP over issue of dual membership.MLA Rajesh Gupta spoke on the importance of “Sushsan Diwas” and highlighted that the concept of Good Governance was conceptualized by the BJP, while speaking on his Drinking water, pro-people schemes nowHarinder Gupta conducted the proceedings of the stage.Brig. (Retd.) Anil Gupta welcomed all the selected KAS candidates in the programme and expressed hope that they will serve the Nation effectively with sincerity and unmatched professionalism.On the occasion, Brig Jamwal also joined the ranks of BJP owing to the good governance of the party and was welcomed by BJP State President.Special issue of BJP Update was also released on the occasion.Similar programmes on the birthday of former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee were organized by District Jammu West at Baby Caterers, Rehari and State SC Morcha at Bishnah. VC Rashpal Verma conducted Sushasan Diwas programme at Kunde Chak, Hiranagar.State Vice-Presidents Parmod Kapahi, Bharat Bhushan and Rajni Sethi, MLCs Sofi Yousuf, Surinder Ambardar, Girdhari Lal Raina and Ch. Vikram Randhawa, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, District Presidents Baldev Singh Billawaria and Ayodhya Gupta, Vice-Chairpersons Munish Sharma and Balbir Ram Rattan, Arvind Gupta, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, Purnima Sharma, ND. Rajwal, S. Varinderjit Singh, Adv. Chander Mohan Sharma, Rachhpal Singh, Kulbhushan Mohtra, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Tilak Raj Gupta, Rajnish Jain, Arun Chibber, V. K. Sethi, Suresh Jamwal, Bharat Bhushan, Surinder Bhagat, Rakesh Mishra, Kuldeep Magotra, Parneesh Mahajan, Karan Sharma, Tarun Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Vikul and others were also present on the occasion

BJP celebrates Vajpayee’s Birthday as “Sushasan Diwas” at Booth Level

In connections With The celebrations of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 93rd Birthday Which is being observed as “Sushasan Diwas”, Sh. Keshav Chopra BJP Booth President 77 of Talab Tillo Mandal Jammu West today Organised an impressive function at Booth level in which they Distributed Halwa Prasad.District President BJP Jammu West Sh. Ayodhya Gupta, State Executive Member Parneesh Mahajan and Talab Tillo Mandal President Sh. Jeet Angral was also Present during the function.Speaking on the occasion Sh. Ayodhya Gupta Said that Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a great leader and We all must follow the path which Atal ji has shown us.Speaking On the occasion Sh. Parneesh Mahajan Said that The Contribution of Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the country is known to all that is the reason Every Body belongs from any cast, religion or Party likes Atal Bihari Vajpayee.Throwing Light on the Life and Struggle of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Jeet Angral Said that Atal Ji is a role Model For all the Youngsters as he started his political career from a Very Small Background and reached the Heights of Indian Democracy.While Highlighting the Contribution of Former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Keshav Chopra said that Atal Ji has been a iconic and he is one of the most Respected leaders of India. Today is the day when we can take inspiration from a great Leader Keshav Further Added.Puneet Mahajan, Munish Gupta, Dr RK Gupta, Tarsem Lal, Sourav Gupta, Radha Krishan, Manoj Tandon, Abhishek Gupta, Purshotam Gupta, Divyansh Gupta , Anshu, Sushil, Suraj Peer and Several Others were also Present.=================

BJYM started Sticker Campaign under “Sushasan Yuva Mahotsav

Continuing its activities under “Sushasan Yuva Mahotsav” BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra today started “Publicity through Sticker” campaign at Satwari Chowk Jammu in a programme organised by BJYM Jammu under the president ship of Hari Om Sharma. This campaign will be continued by BJYM in all organizational districts across the State, where more than 10,000 stickers will be pasted on buses, trains, trucks, autos and two wheelers to celebrate good governance festival on 93rd birthday of Atal Bihari vajapyee Ji. State Incharge for Sticker Campaign, BJYM State Secretaries Ajay Manhas, Shrey Sethi, Rahul vaid and Narinder Partap Singh were also present on the occasion. Dr. Magotra congratulated people across the nation on 93rd birthday of Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapyee Ji and said that BJYM across the state have celebrated Good governance festival from 10th December to 25th December in which various programmes were organized as given by the national level. Ataj Ji is an inspiration to each and every citizen of the country and have a lot of fans across the globe also. The man who have given our country the definition of Good Governance and have gifted a lot of beneficial schemes to the poor and people living in the remote areas of Bharat. His visionary schemes like PMGSY, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Telecom Revolution and many others which have become a revolutionary steps in the modernization of our country, he laid a strong foundation of the organization across the country and have given all his life to the service of Motherland. He is one of the gem of country who will always be an inspiration to the Youth of the nation. His Leadership abilities have attracted not only the patry men but people from other parties also. He is the one who have given the slogan of Kashmiryat, Insanyat and Jumuryat and today I want to urge the Youth of Kashmir to move forward with this slogan for a prosperous and developed Kashmir. Prominent who were present on the occasion Tarun Sharma general secretary, Karan Sat Sharma vice-president, Sunny Sangotra Secretary, Sham Mehra District President Nowshera, Raman Sharma, Vikas Sharma, Lavdeep Pathania, Tarun kumar, Amrish Sharma, Akshay Gandotra, Karanveer Chopra, Varun Sharma, Nikhil Sharma, Prajwal Mahajan and many others.

BJP Mandal Bhaderwah celebrated 93rd Birthday of former prime minister, founding member BJP and Bharat Rattan Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji

BJP Mandal Bhaderwah celebrated 93rd Birthday of former prime minister, founding member BJP and Bharat Rattan Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji at Bhaderwah.The proceedings of the meeting were conducted by Mandal President Ramneek Singh Manhas.The meeting was attended by prominent party workers and local party leaders including District President, Adv. Manjeet Razdan, state executive member Shri Dhananter Singh, District vice President Shri Rajsingh Kotwal, District Kissan Morcha President Shri Rajsingh Charak, District advisory committee member Shri Balkrishan Kotwal, up mandal President Shri Davinder Singh, City President Shri Raju Charak, Mandal General secretary Shri Kujlal Parihar, Mandal treasurer, Shri Puneet Mehta, BJYM's President Sourav Gupta, City President Lucky Pandit, Shri Suresh Sharma, Sandeep Singh, Shri Karnivesh, Shri Ashok Padha, all Shakti Kendra Pramukh and Shri Mathama Ram Katal and others. Various speakers highlighted the multi-dimentional personality of Vajpayee ji who continues to be source of inspiration of political workers of Indian politics. They also asked the party workers to follow the path of modesty, humility, sincerity and honesty on politics and social life.They also prayed for his quick health recovery.

Good Governance Day was organised in Ward No 5.

MLA Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion of the celebrations of Good Governance Day that was organized today in Ward No 5. The day is observed on the occasion of the birth day of the former Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee as the sushasan diwas every year. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that the government led by Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee set very high standards of governance during his tenure as the Prime Minister of India.He said that the Atal Ji was much ahead of his predecessors in terms of ability and charisma and had the capacity to carry everyone together. The day is very rightly called the Good Governance Day due to the right practices of governance that were adopted at the time of Atal Ji. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that we all have to dedicate ourselves to the high and lofty standards of administration and governance set by Atal Ji and take our nation and state forward on the path of growth and development. and also accompanied by BJP leaders Prof.sham, Parshotam gupta, Chamanlal, Rajesh gupta, Ramesh sharma, PC gupta, Madan tony, Tejram choudhary, Anil sharma, Ram lubhaya, Surinder annand, Naveen annand, Jialal, Anu gupta and Geetu gupta.

BJP remembers former PM, organizes get together of veterans

BJP organized get together of BJP veterans who have worked with the former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birthday which was chaired by its State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul. Former Union Minister and senior leader Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta was Chief Guest and was hosted by Vice-Chaiperson Pahari Development Board Kuldeep Raj Gupta at his official residence.Sat Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, said that all the seniors who worked in the troubled times when there were no resources or other mediums and all type of hostile atmosphere prevailing in those times, but still worked with the sole aim of taking Nation to its pristine glory need to be given due importance and take lessons from their life experiences while working selflessly. He stressed that BJP was formed with a vision to plug every single condition which is holding the Nation back by theses stalwarts. On this auspicious day, "Sushasan Diwas", we pray to God Almighty, that the ambassador of "Good Governance" Bharat Ratna Atal ji be blessed with many more years filled with health and prosperity.Ashok Kaul while laying stress on the great charismatic persona of former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said that he started the true era of development in the Nation and still stands as the strong pillar of determination and guiding force for Crores of BJP activists throughout the length and breadth of Nation. He said it is the effort of BJP veterans who are present here as well as those who laid their lives in the service of Nation, that today BJP is able to work effectively for fulfilling the aspirations of the region.Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta thoroughly shared his treasure of experiences while serving the society. He also narrated memorable moments of Atal ji's life and emphasized on the character building of the party leaders and activists while always keeping the Nation first in all the decisions of life.Kuldeep Raj Gupta who was the host of programme, said that this meeting is an attempt of the organization to remember all those who have worked in the building of party and take lessons from their life experiences.BJP veterans who were the special guests and light of the programme shared their invaluable life experiences with all and were often seen nostalgic over the dias while remembering Atal ji and old times. Prominent among them were Amarnath Gupta, Sukh Dev Singh, Y.R. Gupta, Dr. Kuldip Gupta, Rachhpal Singh, H.N. Chander, Ch. Piyara Singh, Rashpal Verma, Jagdish Dogra, Balbir Ram Rattan, Joginder Padha, Puran Singh, Manish Sharma, Prem, Mahesh Sharma, Krishan Lal, Bansi Lal, Raj Sharma, Dawarka Nath Sangroo, Daljeet Singh, N.D. Rajwal, Krishan Lal, Murari Lal, Sat Ji, Rattan Hindu, Kapai ji, Mangat Ram Gupta, Suraj Padha, Varinder Sharma, Surinder Sharma, Manhori Lal, Gian Chand, Bharat Bhushan, Ram Lal, Chand ji, Varinder, Balkrishan, Bodh Raj Dogra, Atma Ram, Shiv Kumar Gupta, Th. Ranjeet Singh, Ram Parkash Gupta, Banarsi Dass and Bodh Raj.State In charge Library & Documentation Kulbhushan Mohtra conducted the stage proceedings.State Vice-President Parmod Kapahi, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, Board Chairpersons Rashpal Verma, Dr. Nirmal Kamal, Vice-Chairpersons Munish Sharma, Balbir Ram Rattan, State Treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta, Chander Mohan Sharma, Surinder Bhagat.

BJP Baramulla Organizes party workers convention

Bali Bhagat Minister for Health and Medical Education and Dr. Narindra Singh State General Secretary and Incharge Kashmir affairs ‘celebrated Vajpayee’s birthday as good governance day with Blind Children at Baramulla.Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) District Baramulla today organized party workers convention here, in Dakbangloo Barmuulla in which Balibhagat and Narendra Singh highlighted the achievements in central as well as state level by the BJP led government.Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat while speaking to Party workers said that BJP has worked tirelessly from the day one for the welfare of people.He asked the party workers to spread awareness of dozens of state and centrally sponsored schemes so that general public would be benefitted.Bali Bhagat also highlighted achievements of the Centre and State Govt. Bali said the importance of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that his birthday would be observed as national 'Good Governance Day'.Dr Narindra Singh State General Secretary/ Incharge Kashmir Affairs, while speaking on the occasion asked the party workers to act as ambassadors in their constituencies to strengthen the party. “You are the Prime Ministers of your constituencies from party side, so, spread the awareness of different schemes among the masses’ for their benefit,” he said.The function was organized by Distt. President Baramulla D.K Nehru,District General Secretary Baramulla Mohammad Anwar Khan, Protocol incharge Kashmir Arif Raja were also present in the convention.

Sh. Sat Sharma holds Janta Darbar at Ward 37, also tours the area

With a mission to provide every possible facility to the residents of his Assembly segment at their doorsteps, BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) with the efforts of locals held a Janta Darbar at Janipur area and interacted with the masses as well in order to know about their grievances and take stock of the remaining works to be done in the areas. Sharma was also accompanied by a large number of people including local residents, political and social activists of the area while he was interacting with the general public of Ward 37. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that a fruitful discussion was held with the locals and many things came up during the public meeting where the locals have stressed upon taking up some utmost important works in the area and it will be seen that these works are taken up and completed in a stipulated time frame. He said that he has directed the officials of concerned departments to immediately prepare the estimates and take up the works for remaining lanes in the area around Janipur Colony and if any other area has left behind in terms of development, such work should also be taken up in order to provide better connectivity to the locals of the area. While touring the area, Sharma also stated that work for Multipurpose Community Hall and other works at Trimurti Mandir will also be started soon in coming days and will cater to the needs of locals and people from other adjoining areas as well. Sharma also inspected the works done in the area with the locals on site and also expected good quality works from the concerned departments which will be done by them in coming days. He also stated that an aura of cleanliness should also be maintained in the surroundings so that the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of building a Clean and Green Nation could be achieved . Ex Corporator Ravinder Gupta, Mandal President Janipur Vijay Sharma, District General Secretary Prem Gupta, Ravi Kant Sharma, Sahil Gupta, Amar Singh, Purshottam Dogra, Ramesh Khajuria Kaku, Monika Gupta, Sangria, Yash Pal and many locals accompanied Sat Sharma during his visit in the area.

जिब – रैम्बल मण्डल व टिकरी – मलाड मण्डल का बूथ सम्मेलन टिकरी के अर्थ पैलेस में सम्पन्न हुआ

भारतीय जनता पार्टी जिला उधमपुर में बूथ सम्मेलन आयोजित किए जा रहे हैं ।इसी कड़ी में आज दो मण्डलों जिब - रैम्बल मण्डल व टिकरी - मलाड मण्डल का बूथ सम्मेलन टिकरी के अर्थ पैलेस में। सम्पन्न हुआ । इस सम्मेलन में उधमपुर -कठुआ- डोडा लोकसभा क्षेत्र से एमपी व पीएमओ मंत्री श्री जतिंद