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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 title Dy 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 party The 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 also implementation 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 far has 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 that recovery 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, Safai Karamcharis 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 DARPAN Dy 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 each Deputy 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 DELHI Union 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 background Dr 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 programmes Dy 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 purposes It 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 Jayanti BASHOLI,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 state Sunil 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 politics Chief 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 Sharma In 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 Sharma MP 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 Khanna BJP 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 activists BJP 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 Dansal Minister 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 Gupta BJP 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 Booth Every 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 team Both 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. 39 In 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 included Chander 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 locals Reaffirming 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 Mahajan Sh. 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 Sharma Gearing 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 problem Charak 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 Shri Yadhe 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 Central Body 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 now Harinder 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 जतिंदर सिंह मुख्य अतिथि के तौर पर शामिल हुए । उनके साथ भारतीय जनता पार्टी के प्रदेशाध्यक्ष श्री सत शर्मा जी भी इस अवसर पर मौजूद थे। इस अवसर पर फूल मालाएं पहना कर उनका स्वागत किया गया। कार्यक्रम में टिकरी मलाड मण्डल के प्रभारी जगदीश चंद्र ,अध्यक्ष करनैल सिंह व जिब रैम्बल मण्डल के प्रभारी विकास कोंगड़ा , और अध्यक्ष चूनीलाल डोगरा व दोनों बूथों से आए हुए कार्यकर्ता व बड़ी संख्या में लोग मौजूद थे। मंच का संचालन जिला महासचिव एडवोकेट अमित शर्मा जी कर रहे थे।इस अवसर पर जिला अध्यक्ष राकेश गुप्ता , भाजयुमो जिला अध्यक्ष अखिल पराशर , रमणीक शर्मा , अर्जन सिंह 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 गुजरात व हिमाचल में भाजपा की सरकार बन पाई है इसी तरह अब बूथ स्तर पर सम्मेलन किए जा रहे हैं। इन सम्मेलनों से कार्यकर्ताओं में एक नए जोश का संचार किया जाएगा जिससे कि कार्यकर्ता नए जोश और उमंग के साथ भाजपा व केंद्र की नीतियों को जनता तक पहुंचा सके। भाजपा की इन्हीं नीतियों की वजह से देश के 19 राज्यों में भाजपा की सरकार है। प्रदेश अध्यक्ष सत शर्मा ने बूथ समितियों की रिपोर्टिंग ली और टिकरी मलाड व जिब रैम्बल मण्डल की कमेटियों का निरीक्षण किया और कार्यकर्ताओं को पार्टी को मजबूत करने के लिए आग्रह किया । उन्होंने डॉ जतिंदर सिंह जी को मुबारक देते हुए कहा कि सूरत जिला की 16 में से 15 सीटों पर उनकी मेहनत से भाजपा ने जीत की नींव रखी जो कि उल्लेखनीय है। उन्होंने आगे कहा कि प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी ने विदेशों में भारत का नाम ऊंचा किया है।आज कोई भारतीय दुनियां के किसी भी कोने में हो उसे सम्मान की दृष्टि से देखा जाता है। मोदी जी के आश्वासन के बाद आज हर विदेशी व्योपारी यहां पर निवेश के लिए लालायित है। प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया ने कार्यकर्ताओं को सम्बोधित करते हुए कहा कि संगठन को मजबूत करने से ही चुनाव में सफलता मिलती है । उन्होंने जिला उधमपुर की कुछ और मांगे भी डॉ जतिंदर सिंह जी के आगे रखीं और उन्हें हल करने के लिए उनसे आग्रह किया ।उन्होंने देविका के प्रोजेक्ट के लिए भी उनका धन्यवाद किया और कहा कि उन्होंने अपना वादा पूरा किया । उन्होंने आगे कहा कि हम केवल राजनीति के लिए इस क्षेत्र नहीं आए हैं बल्कि इसके जरिए विकास को महत्वता व जनता की सेवा ही हमारा एकमात्र लक्ष्य है। उन्होंने कहा कि उन्होंने वादा किया था कि वह जीते या हारे जनता की सेवा करते रहेंगे और उनके उसी वादे को निभाने के लिए पीएमओ मंत्री डॉ जतिंदर सिंह जी ने भरपूर साथ दिया है। उनके सहयोग से उधमपुर विधानसभा क्षेत्र विकास की नई ऊंचाइयों को छू रहा है। डॉ जतिंदर सिंह जी द्वारा पिछले दिनों देविका नदी के सरक्षण के लिए घोषित 170 करोड़ की राशि के बाद अब इसके लिए डीपीआर भी बन चुकी है । वहीं पीएमओ में राज्यमंत्री डॉ जतिंदर सिंह ने कार्यकर्ताओं को सम्बोधित करते हुए कहा कि प्रदेश अध्यक्ष सत शर्मा जी के प्रयासों से भाजपा दिन व दिन तरक्की कर रही है उन्होंने जोर देते हुए कहा कि बूथ जीत तो चुनाव जीता और अगर बूथ कमजोर है तो चुनाव जीतना नामुमकिन है। उन्होंने कहा कि भाजपा किसी पारिवारिक पार्टी का नाम नहीं है ,यह जनता की पार्टी है ,उन्होंने कहा कि विकास के नाते pmgsy का 2800 करोड़ के पैकेज में से 1400 करोड़ जिला उधमपुर के लिए मंजूर किए गए हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि सभी सड़कों की मंजूरी मिल चुकी है और कुछ अगर नहीं मंजूर हुई हैं तो वह dpr की वजह से रुकी हुई हैं। उन्होंने आगे कहा कि बूथ सम्मेलनों में विकास की बातें उठना स्वभाविक है और इस पर ध्यान दिया जाएगा। गुजरात का उदाहरण देते हुए डॉ जतिंदर सिंह ने कहा कि गुजरात में पिछले 22 सालों से भाजपा की सरकार होना एक उदाहरण है कि जनता विकास को ही तबज्जो देती है। उधमपुर का स्पोर्ट्स स्टेडियम रामनगर चले जाने पर उन्होंने कहा कि जो निराशा उधमपुर की जनता को हुई है उसे दूर करने के प्रयास किए जा रहे हैं और पवन खजुरिया जी की इस मांग को देखते हुए कहा कि उधमपुर में स्टेडियम के लिए भी राशि मंजूर करवाई जाएगी। इस अवसर पर ओमप्रकाश, भारती शर्मा ,माणिक , मुनीश खजुरिया , विवेक गुप्ता , मोहन दीवान , विनय , विकास , राजेश , मनोहर सिंह , कुलदीप सिंह , भारत भूषण , पवित्तर सिंह , सोमनाथ ठंडा , अजय , संजय वर्मा , पूरनचंद , सतपाल सल्लन ,रमेश शर्मा ,सुरेंद्र , मोहन द्राही , मिलखी राम ,जुगलकिशोर ,रशपाल गगन , आदि भी उपस्थित रहे।

Supreme Sacrifices By Our Brave Soldiers Strengthens Our Resolve to Fight Terrorism: Sh. Vibodh Gupta

BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta visited Mahari Gujran, a remote border village of Rajouri and took stock of the various problems being faced by the local residents of this area. He very patiently listened to the various problems and issues of the local population there. The local residents of the area informed MLC that in the absence of a link road to the area the locals of the area especially the womenfolk and children are facing a lot of problems. On this MLC Vibodh immediately announces an amount of Rs. 5 lakh out of his constituency fund for construction of 1km. link road. Latter in order to pay homage to the martyrs of yesterdays unprovoked firing by Pak rangers in the Keri sector of Chingus a two minutes silence was observed. While addressing the gathering with a heavy heart, Vibodh said that yesterdays barbaric and unprovoked firing by Pak rangers is an act of cowardice and those involved in these will soon face suitable reaction from our brave soldiers. While appreciating the local border residents of Rajouri and Poonch, Vibodh said that the people of this area have always stood united against such unholy acts of Pakistan. He further added that present Government at the state and at the centre is well aware of the hardships being faced by the border people. This he said is the main reason that Government is trying every bit to ensure the welfare, safety and security of the border people who always stand united with the forces in the hour of need. While cautioning the locals against the nefarious designs of a hostile enemy country, Vibodh said that present time is the high time when every one of us must resolve to double our efforts to defeat the evil designs of our enemy. Latter local residents of the area thanked MLC for his visit to the area and for his prompt action on the long pending demand of locals residents related to the construction of the link road at Mahari Gujran. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion include Ex Sarpanch Mohd Sadik, Mohd. Sharief, Abdul Hamid, Mohd. Aslam, Rashu Kumar, Shonki Kumar, Mohd. Aslam, Tanveer Hussain, Mohd. Kabir, Mukhtar Hussain and Manzoor Hussain.

Swacch Bharat Abhiyan was organised at Purani Mandi chowk, Jammu city

Today a cleanliness drive was organised under Swacch Bharat Abhiyan at Purani Mandi chowk, Jammu city on the instructions of Hari Om Sharma Dist. President BJYM Jammu and Sunny Sangotra Incharge Swacch Bharat Samiti J&K. Prajwal Mahajan president BJYM Mandal Jammu East along with his team cleaned the road and urged the people to keep surroundings clean. He further added that the BJYM is actively contributing to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and Jammu East mandal is also doing the same and will continue to organise Swacch Bharat programs in future also. Pankaj Rana was appointed Mandal Incharge of Swacch Bharat Samiti, Jammu East. Other prominent who were present on the occasion were Raghav Gupta (Dist. Vice President BJYM Jammu & Dist. Incharge Swacch Bharat Samiti) and Gaurav Balgotra (Media & SM secretary BJYM dist. Jammu).

BJPMM celebrates Sh. Atal Behari Vajpayee’s birthday with Kusht Ashram inmates

BJP Jammu District Mahila Morcha District President, Rekha Mahajan, along with her District team visited Kusht Ashram (Leprosy Home) in Bhagwati Nagar area of Jammu city, to celebrate the 93rd birthday of former Prime Minister of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee and prayed for his good health. Rekha Mahajan and her team members, distributed clothes, sweets and fruits among the Ashram inmates, interacted with them and also enquired about their welfare. This day is also celebrated as "Good Governance Day" across the country. Atal Behari Vajpayee, who served the world's largest democracy, the India, as its tenth Prime Minister, was the founder member of Bharatiya Jana Sangh. He also has the distinction of being elected ten times as a Member of Lok Sabha, two times Member of Rajya Sabha besides leader of Opposition. He has been conferred with Bharat Ratna, the highest Civilian Award, by the President of India in the year 2015. The country needed his services for long but due to poor health, he retired from active politics few years ago. Rekha Mahajan, on this occasion, emphasized upon the Civil Society Members of Jammu to be sympathetic towards the people living in Kusht Ashram and said that this is our social responsibility to reach out them in whatever way we can. "Our interaction with these people will go a long way in removing the stigma of these friends who feel as being treated untouchables", said Rekha Mahajan. Members of the Mahila Morcha team accompanying Rekha included Morcha State Secretary Neeru Anand, District General Secretary Savita Anand, Saroj Gupta, Jyoti Sharma, Chand Bali, Kanta Devi, Kiran Aggarwal and others.

BJP Talab Tillo Mandal Distributes Pictures of Mahapurushs to ward Presidents

BJP Talab Tillo Mandal Under the Leadership Of Mandal President Jeet Angral Today Organised a Impressive Function Programme in Which BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma was Chief Guest, District President BJP Jammu West Ayodhya Gupta, State Executive Member Parneesh Mahajan, District General Secretary Prem Gupta also Attend the Programme. In this Programme Talab Tillo Mandal Team Distributed the Six Pictures of the Mahapurushs on whose names the Main Six Festivals of Bhartiya Janta Party are going to be celebrated in a year These Pictures were distributed among the 13 ward presidents of BJP Talab Tillo Mandal. Speaking On the Occassion Sat Sharma Said that it is a Very good Initiative taken by the Talab Tillo Mandal Team to distribute the pictures of the Mahapurushs to every ward president as these six programmes are most important for party and must be celebrated at every booth. District President Ayodhya Gupta also praised the Work of Talab Tillo Mandal for Distributing the pictures to wards and said that It's a very Good step to reach in every corner of the society State Executive Member Parneesh Mahajan also appreciated the Step of Talab Tillo Mandal Team for Distributing the Pictures to ward Presidents and said that We must reach to every booth to celebrate these festivals at ground level. BJP Talab Tillo Mandal Vice President Keshav Chopra Did the Proceedings of the Programme and Vice President Ravi Kant Sharma Presented Vote Of Thanks. Dr Akshay Sharma, Mandal General Secretary Munish Gupta, Satpal Khajuria, Raghubir Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Radha Krishan, Darshan Kumar, Rahul Mehra, Vinod Wazir, Suresh Kumar, Atul Bakshi, Sahil Sharma and several others were also Present.

Congress needs to introspect rather than blame BJP: Brig Anil Gupta

“Rather than gracefully accepting the verdict of the people Congress leadership is trying to blame Bharatiya Janata Party for all its continuous flop shows at the electoral battles one after the other. The Congress itself is responsible for its down fall because of its own follies and reluctance to draw lessons from its failure and institute corrective measures. The party’s belief in “dynasty” rather than “merit” is one of the major causes of its down fall. It is still not too late that the party carries out a serious “manthan” rather than shifting the blame on BJP,” stated Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the Party in a press release issued by the Party. The Ostrich-like approach of the Congress prevents it from looking beyond the Gandhi family under whose leadership the party has been reduced from a Pan-India party into a regional party with only two major Congress-ruled states in the country. On the contrary, the people of the country have imposed faith in the “development agenda” and sterling leadership of Narendra Bhai Modi by installing BJP led governments in 18 states of the country, a record by itself, highlighted the statement. Rather than rejoicing at alleged bursting of “balloon of BJP’s falsehood”, Congress needs to prevent its own boat from sinking and “Hand” becoming extinct forever advised Brig Gupta. Congress is trying to rejoice by terming the defeat in Gujarat as a “moral victory” because it has to justify the elevation of Rahul Gandhi as its President since he is visualised as an “icon of defeat” across the nation. But the fact is that despite Congress trying its best to revive caste-based politics in Gujarat failed to halt the BJP juggernaut from sixth successive victory defeating the “incumbency” factor but failed to save its own government in Himachal Pradesh after a lack-lustre performance in a single tenure. With its opposition of far-reaching economic policies of Modi government, Congress is visualised by the nation as a party lacking vision and not fit to rule, stated Brig Gupta. Congress is the leader of the “alliance of corrupt” and responsible for downward trend in nation’s growth due to its patronisation of leaders blamed for looting the national exchequer. Its leaders are making loud statements of victimisation in view of the 2G scam verdict failing to realise that the CBI has decided to appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court where the ultimate truth will come out. The tainted glasses worn by the Congress leaders prevent them from seeing the holistic development being carried out by BJP led central government across the board in all sectors. Congress has become a party of “excuses”, from faulty EVMs to political vendetta, Congress has tried its best to cover its follies and failures but it needs to accept the ground realities and acknowledge anger of the people over its decade long misrule, advised Brig Gupta. The nation will never let “Dynasty” overtake “Development” as per the press release.

Yuva Sammelan held at RS Pura to celebrate Sushasan Yuva Mahotsav

Continuing its programmes under Sushasan Yuva Mahotsav, BJYM R S Pura today organized Yuva Sammelan at Sabzi mandi R S Pura Jammu. BJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh presided over the function along with BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and BJP State Secretary & Parbhari BJYM Sanjay Baru. The Programme was conducted by BJYM District President Akash Chopra. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Narinder Singh said that Youth is the main power of our nation and 21st century belongs to the Youth of our country. India have seen a tremendous growth from the day Narendra Modi have taken the responsibility as Prime minister of our country. He said that BJP is the only party who shows concern about the power of youth in each and every sector and is ready to empower the hands of youth. The real power of our party is Youth and Booth, some of great leaders at National and State level have worked as booth level worker and the experience at ground level have taken them to the bigger positions in organization. He further said that under the leadership of BJP a lot of Youth from Kashmir have also decided to come forward and move with the nationalist ideology to take Kashmir out from the bloodshed. Dr. Singh further added that in coming panchayat and local bodies election the party will definitely try to give maximum mandate to the deserving Youth faces of our organization, BJP is the only organization where Youth have given an independent platform to work for the Nation. On the occasion, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra said that Youth is the only way to take India towards new heights across the globe. If we will dig our history we will find that, many Youths have given their sacrifices for the independence of our country but unfortunately no one in last 60 years when congress was ruling our country have taken their names and their families are still living normal life. Only one family have taken the credit of Independence and ruled India like their own property, congress is working as a private limited country where each and every important post will be given to the family members only, without seeing any skill or knowledge. Congress have looted our country for 60 years till they were in power and enjoyed their holidays in foreign countries. They don’t have any love for the country and treated India only as a big source of income for living a lavishing life. Prominent who were present on the occasion were Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma State General Secretaries, Vikas Samyal and Rahul Vaid State Secretaries, Harish Sharma, Jitender Singh, Jai Bharat, Manoj kumar, Balbir Chib, Anil kumar, Rohit Sharma, Rakshit Sharma, Amit Choudhary, Naveen Bharti, Amit Sharma, Sandeep Pragal, Vikrant Gupta and many others.

Sh. Jugal Kishore sanctioned RS 25 lac and dedicated scooters to Phsically Challenged persons

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu Poonch visited Raipur Domana and Nagrota Constituency and sanctioned Rs 25 lac for various development works and dedicated scooters to the physically challenged persons in Nagrota Constituency. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament visited Paloura and Muthi Talab in Raipur Domana Constituency and held public meeting.Jugal Kishore while addressing the gathering said that pond is the at the midpoint of village Muthi and should be developed as the tourist spot.The pond will provide benefit the whole public of Jammu and can be used as the walkers' point by the people of Muthi and adjoining areas.He sanctioned Rs 10 for the development of historical pond and also provided necessary directions to the concerned officers to take necessary steps for development of pond. Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament visited at Satsang Samellan Durga nagar and while addressing the gathering said that the religious and cultural samellans are the signs of National integrity and people should take part equally in them.He listened to the demand of gathering and sanctioned Rs 10 lac for development work and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is spreding his wave over the world wide and is the most popular party among the people.The ideology of BJP is liked by the people of each and very region of India and expanding under stewardship of great leaders like Prime Minister Sh Naredra Modi and National President Sh Amit Shah. Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament also visited village Dansal and Seri Panjgrain in Nagrota constituency and dedicated Scooters to the physically challenged persons costing more than Rs 5 lacs from his MPLAD Scheme and sanctione Bathing Ghat for village Dansal.He said that Bharatiya Janata Party believes in equal development of each class of the society and always react as helping hand the society.The gathering thanked Member of Parliament and the programme were organized by Senior BJP Leaders Nand Kishore at Dansal and Mandal BJP Dansal Unit. Executive Engineer JMC West Ghulam Rasool,District Presidents BJP Rural & Jammu West Ayodhya Gupta and Omi Khajuria with their teams and Senior BJP Leaders Suraj Padha,Mukesh ,Satish Sharma,Sum Dutt,Yash Pal,Balbir,Pawan Salathia and others were present at the occasion

Safety in sports should be given top priority: Sh. Yudhvir Sethi

Bhartiya Janta party (BJP) Vice President Yudhvir Sethi inaugurated the 2nd Association Cup 2017 at Brahmin Sabha Prade Jammu. More than 300 participants from 15 Districts has participated in the event. Speaking on the occasion, Yudhvir Sethi welcomed the players from different part of State and stressed the youths to spend their energy in sports without indulging into other evil activities. Sethi assured all possible help to the players in the future also. Among the others who were present on the occasion were P.C Sharma President Jammu and Kashmir Taekwondo Association, DN Pangotra General Secretary JKTA, Subash Shastri President National Mazdoor Union, Sh Romesh Sharma Manager Brahmin Sabha, Preet Dutta International Player. Speaking on the occasion Yudhvir Sethi said safety equipment like head guard and chest guard should be used by the players as their safety was of utmost importance. Congratulating JKTA and its executive members, he said participating teams will act as brand ambassadors of their districts and bridge gap. Such sports events, Yudhvir Sethi said bonds people and at the same time encourage competitive spirit amongst players. Welcoming participants in the championship at Jammu, the BJP vice president said such events also disseminate the message of the conducive and supportive environment offered here and encourage others to visit J&K. Congratulating J&K Taekwondo Association for organizing such a prestigious event, he hoped in future the State will host even National and International Level events. The state government, he added has taken several initiatives to promote sports in the state as well. Yudhvir Sethi said that coalition government is committed to develop each and every sector wherein sports has been given highest priority. At the end the vote of thanks was presented by Sh. PC Sharma President JKTA .Among others who were present on the occasion, Sudhir Anand, Harbans Singh, Kartar Chard, Ramesh Kumar, Varun Khajuria and Gulshan Kumar.

BJP holds Booth Sammelan at Kishtwar

With the focussed approach on the upcoming Panchayat Elections in the State, BJP held Booth Sammelan at the Thakrai Mandal of Kishtwar District and Inderwal Constituency involving activists from 15 booths under the series of programmes of Booth Sammelan at every Mandal level under the observance and guidance of BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and other senior leaders of the party in which all the District, Mandal and Booth level activists participated along with other senior leaders. Ashok Kaul while addressing the massive gathering of party leaders and activists, concentrated on the organizational fabric of the party and emphasized that the BJP is the party with set high standards with no compromise on its ethics and principles while keeping the aim of “Nation First, Party Second and Self Last”. He said that to achieve the aim of “Great India” all the booth level activists of the party have to work day and night as they have the best reach to the common masses. He prompted them to devote extra hours in the social life and concentrate on the social issues while extending their reach to every single household of the region. 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. BJP Senior Leader Tariq Keen, Mandal Presidents Chuni Lal and Shambhu Nath, party whole timer for Kishtwar Harbans, District Vice-President Roshan Lal, District General Secretary Lalit Sharma and others were among the prominent activists present in the Sammelan.

Sh. Sat Sharma initiates tiling work in school, distributes school uniforms

Fulfilling the promise of deliverance of quality public infrastructure to the population of J&K and the residents of Jammu West Assembly constituency in particular, J&K BJP State President & local MLA from the constituency, Sh. Sat Sharma initiated the work of Tiling in classes and the pathway at Boys’ higher Secondary School, Bakshi Nagar. District President Ayodhya Gupta school staff and PWD officials also accompanied the MLA. While speaking on the occasion, Sh. Sat Sharma said that a very keen observation has to be done to uplift the standard of education to be provided to the children who have to make efforts for the progress of the Nation in coming times. He said that it is the duty of the elders of the society to take care of these budding talents and nurture them with utmost care. He asked the teaching staff to provide the students with best educational facilities. He also pointed out the BJP dispensation under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed towards promoting and nurture the youth and launched various flagship schemes for the same. After initiating the laying of tile work, MLA also distributed uniforms to the needy school going children, so that they could concentrate on their studies instead of worrying over the petty issues. MLA expressed hope that one day these students will surely bring laurels to the state and the Nation along with their parents and society. Present developmental work in the school is being done with the help of PWD with cost of 11.78 Lakh Rupees, MLA added. School Principal Bala Sharma, thanked the MLA for his generous gesture towards the school children and assured him that the best educational facilities are being provided to them. Prem Gupta, Puneet Mahajan, PWD official Rajesh Sharma, Keshav Chopra, Ravi Sharma, Deepak Kumar, Atul Bakshi, Hardev Singh, Krishan Singh, Devinder Singh, Mahesh Sharma, Sahil Sharma, staff of School and others were among the prominent persons who were present on the occasion.

BJP Mahila Morcha holds “Sushasan Diwas” programme

BJP State Mahila Morcha led by Morcha State President Purnima Sharma held a programme in relation with the series of “Sushasan Diwas” programmes to remember the Bharat Ratna & Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee whose birthday on 25th December is celebrated as the “Sushasan Diwas” (Good Governance Day). Purnima Sharma while addressing the gathering of Morcha activists and the general public, said that the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee brought many changes in the political and the administrative set up of the country to give equal opportunities to all the segments of the society irrespective of caste, colour, creed or sex. She said that the good governance by the government led by Atal ji is still a benchmark for all the governments till today. Purnima Sharma said that to emphasize the virtues of social responsibility and unceasing work among the weaker sections of the society, BJP has decided to celebrate the events on the “Sushasan Diwas” among the booth level activists and the general public. She also threw light on the various benchmark achievements of the present NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and explained the public welfare schemes to the gathering present while prompting the Morcha activists to take all the welfare schemes to the targeted population. Programme also witnessed the joining of nearly 50 women who joined the ranks of BJP believing in the policies of the party. Morcha Secretary Anuradha Sharma who arranged the whole programme also spoke on the occasion and welcomed the new entrants into the party fold. Mandal Vice-President Asha Sharma along with other prominent members of Mahila Morcha were also present in the programme.

Sh. Vibodh Gupta inagurates the lawyer’s chambers at Thanamandi

MLC Adv.Vibodh Gupta, along with a team of social activists visited Munsif Court Thanamandi and inaugurated Chambers constructed for Lawyers, for which funds were released under CDF of MLC in the last week of October. Gupta was welcomed by the lawyer’s fraternity and president of BAR (Lawyers Association) thanked MLC Gupta for visiting Court Complex and showing lot of concern for redressal of issued highlighted by the group of Lawyers during his last visit. He on behalf of his colleagues also thanked Gupta for fulfilling the long pending demand regarding Construction of chambers, at Thanamandi Court Complex. President BAR association Thanamandi said that the Pro-active approach and broad vision can take a man towards excellence and the continuing with Developmental Agenda in mind with Public participation is actually being dealt under the leadership of MLC in efficient manner. Gupta in his address said that it is a platitude that the legal profession is considered the first among all professions. Men and women who find themselves in this profession are regarded as people of sound reasoning powers and judgement. Lawyers are the cream and conscience of human society. That is why when lawyers speak, people think twice. He said that, it is the duty of Advocates to perfect and safeguard not only the interests of their clients but to also ensure that Democracy prevail in our society. He said that Lawyers must be actively involved in the day-to-day activities of civil society. RULE OF LAW, which is the salient pillar of sustainable democracy and a guarantor of peace, harmony and tranquility, as well as unity in every human society is maintained by Lawyers. Gupta said that Lawyers involvement in the Legislature will ensure that the doctrine of separation of powers as enshrined in our Constitution is well respected and practicalized to the fullest. Gupta while referring to the people of the region, said that people of this Pir Panchal Region, are very cooperative and live in brotherhood relations with each other. He said that people of all religions are living with unity and share all their sorrows and Happiness in day to day life. Gupta appreciated the role of Youth, Religious leaders and general public for maintaining Peace and harmony in the Region, despite the tense situations in some other regions of the State. Gupta also congratulated the people of Thanamandi, as their wards qualified the State’s prestigious exam (KAS). He said that youth is the pillar of society and their right orientation means progression of society towards excellence. Gupta said that State Govt. is making all efforts to provide all facilities to the Youth of the state in respect of their education. Residential Schools in various districts are being constructed along with Hostel facility worth rupees in crores. Gupta also visited the House of Mr. Fareed Ahmed and showed his sympathy and concern. It is pertinent to mention that house of Fareed Ahmed gutted in Fire two days go, due to LPG cylinder blast. Gupta also provided an amount of Rs 1 lakh as immediate assistance to the family under CDF. Gupta said that he shall also take up the matter with the District Administration for providing Rs. 20.00 Lacs as Compensation for reconstruction of House. Gupta also appreciated the role of District Development Commissioner, Dr. Shahid Iqbal, who after the reports of fire incident rushed the senior officers of administration including SDM, SDPO and Tehsildar to the spot, coordinated the rescue operation and assessed the damage. Fire tenders were also pushed in to prevent further spread of fire. Public of the area demanded for Fire Tender and Gupta assured that shortly Fire Service Station shall be established at Thanamandi, to meet out any untoward eventuality in the area. Gupta also interacted with general public at Azmatabad and discussed several matters regarding availability of different facilities. He assured the public that all the areas of the state would be provided all basic facilities at their door steps. Several deputations and individuals from various parts of Thanamandi area met the MLC and brought their problems into his notice. Responding to the demands raised by deputations, Gupta assured them that he would take up the issues with the concerned Departments for their early redressal. He said that the Government is committed to development of rural and far flung areas. Gupta also said that People should come forward to avail the benefits of various schemes being launched by the Coalition Govt. under the headship of Madam Mehbooba Mufti and Dr. Niraml Singh, who have a unique mindset for making the State a developed and peaceful.At last he appealed the public to stand against the divisive forces and keep faith on Government and assured his full support and cooperation. Mr. Ghani Shawl, Mandal Pardhan said that the Thanamandi area was deprived from the Developmental aspects, but now under the rule of Coalition Government, various departments are seen working on ground like, Education, PDD, RDD & PHE. He said that Mr. Gupta, is doing at its best and doing works irrespective of region, religion & caste and is a tall leader of Pir Panchal Region. The BJP activists and Social Workers who accompanied him were Zahid Ahmed,Amjad Khan,Qazi Khalil Ahmed,Lali baba and others.

Follow reservation roaster in letter & spirit: Dr Narinder SIngh

Terming the recent decision of the state’s coalition government to regularize the services of 60,000 casual, contractual, daily waged employees working in different departments as historic and reflection of the commitment of the government to work towards the welfare of every section, BJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh stressed that reservation roaster should be followed in letter and spirit while undertaking this exercise. Talking to a group of the representatives of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories, who raised fingers on the modus operndii while implementing the decision of the government, told Dr. Narinder Singh that the unemployed youth from their communities have been regularly facing discrimination in the government employment in the state. The appointments made under Rehbar schemes like Rehbar-e-Taleem, Rehbar-e-Sehat, Rehbar-e-Zirat and so on, where no reservation roaster has been followed while providing jobs to thousands of people in the state, has thrown the reservation norms into dustbin. Expressing sympathies with them, Dr. Narinder Singh said that the BJP stands for implementation of reservation roaster in the matters related to employment and it cannot sit mute spectator when the interests of the youth of the weaker sections are not take care. He said that the basic mantra of the party is “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas” and the government at the Centre under PM Narendra Modi too is following the same. “While the departments under Union government follow the reservation roaster/rules strictly by granting reservation to the tune of 15 per cent, here in Jammu & Kashmir the provision of 8.5 per cent reservation to the Scheduled Castes is not followed, which is very unfortunate and need to be implemented”, the BJP State General Secretary said and added that the party will take up the matter with the state government.

BJP applauds New Airport, new Highway links

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta welcomed the announcement made by Union Minister for Surface Transport and Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister for Civil Aviation Gajapati Raju sanctioning new airport for Jammu and National Highway project linking all three region Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The decisions were conveyed to Dy. Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh who called upon them in Delhi. Nitin Gadkari agreed to demand raised by Dr. Nirmal Singh for construction of a new National Highway in J&K from Kishtwar to Kargil via Chandanwari and Panikhar. The Union Minister assured that shortly a team of National Highway Authority would be deputed to examine the project of the highway linking Kishtwar with Kargil. The work of Zozila tunnel to provide all weather connection to Ladakh, Jammu- Akhnoor-Poonch, Chenani-Sudh Mahadev, two ring roads proposed for Jammu and Srinagar were also discussed and it was assured that work on these projects would start next year. The Dy. Chief Minister also impressed upon the Union Minister for release of 396 crore to start the work on 3.5 km pilot project of development of River Tawi front on the pattern of the Sabarmati River Front. Other projects of road construction were also taken up with Nitin Gadkari. Pror. Virender also appreciated the announcement of Union Minister for Civil Aviation for construction of a new Airport of International Standard for Jammu. As conveyed to Dr. Nirmal Singh a team of Civil Aviation Ministry would visit to finalize the land identified by the State Government at Samba for the construction of the Airport. It was also told that in the mean time the work on expansion of the present Airport at Jammu would be taken up speedly. Prof. Virender said that with the completion of the projects as agreed by the Government of India, Jammu & Kashmir State, in particular Jammu region would find its place among the most developed areas of the country and Jammu city would be recognized as one of the advanced Tourist place.

BJP State Gen. Sec. (Org) Sh. Ashok Koul held booth sammelan

Booth Sammelan of Mandal Thakrai held at Thakrai, Kishtwar chaired by BJP State Gen. Sec. (Org) Sh. Ashok Koul & others senior leaders of the party.

Dy CM’s Dr Nirmal Singh Delhi Visit

Dy CM meets union Ministers, projects states issues Dr. Singh seeks funds for Mega connectivity projects DY CM Dr Nirmal Singh today met several union ministers during his visit to Delhi and flagged several issues related to the state. While calling on the Union Minister For road, Transport and Highways, Water resources, Nitin Gadkari, the deputy chief Minister raised the issue of conservation and protection of River Tawi River in Jammu city. He also called for taking up the pilot stretch of 3.5 kms in the first instance, passing through the main city with an estimated cost of Rs.396.525 on the pattern of the Sabarmati River Front Dr Singh asked for releasing the funds to the tune of Rs. 396 crore , so that work can be started on this prestigious project of the Jammu City, which is coming up as one of the main attractions besides, also ensuring the conservation of historic river. Deputy chief Minister also called for taking up the necessary measures on the proposed constuction of Panikhar(Kargil)-Chandanwari- Kishtawar road. He said that the road will act as an important link connecting the three regions of the state, besides providing the much needed connectivity to the people of these areas. Dr singh also asked for sanctioning five new road projects to be taken up with an estimated cost of Rs 150.28 cr which include widening of road from Phinter to billawar along with widening of balance work of Sukral raod at an estimated cost of Rs. 42.94 Crore, Dyalachak Challan Road to Kouli Kupd with an estimate cost of Rs. 20.00 Crore, additional 90 meter span RCC bridge over River Jehlum at Khannabal (Anantnag) at an estimated cost of Rs. 21.04 Crore, widening/upgradation of road from NHID to Archoo choskore (21 Kms) in Kargil with an estimated cost of Rs. 24.08 Crore and widening/upgradation of road fromBroglunna waka, sherling wak, Sarak Khangral, Kuktsay and link road Tumail to gronyur Grong and Lungma Broq (length 23.30 Kms.) with an estimated cost of Rs. 42.22 crore. Mr. Nitin Gadkari assured Dr singh that the central Government is keen to fast pace the development of State and he assured that the issues raised by him will be redressed within the shortest possible time. Dy. Chief Minister also called on Union Minister for Civil Aviation Mr. Ashok Gajapati Raju and projected several issues related to the upgardation and augmentation of the already existing airport at Jammu and also flaged the issue of identification of the land to be acquired for the new airport. He said that a technical team should be deputed to check the feasibility of the accured land besides also settling the compensation cases. The union Civil Aviation Minister assured the Deputy Chief Minister early redressal of the issues. Later the Dy. Chief Minister accompanied by Member Parliamentary Mr. Jugal Kishore, also called on the union Minister for Defence Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman and raised several issues related to the security scenario and the problems being faced by the peoples living on the border areas. The Union Minister assured Dr. Singh that issues raised would be redressed in the time bound manner.

BJYM launched Pamphlet Campaign under “Sushasan Yuva Mahotsav”

Continuing its activities under “Sushasan Yuva Mahotsav” BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra today launched “publicity through pamphlet” campaign at Kachwi Chawni Chowk Jammu along with BJP State Secretary and Prabhari BJYM Sanjay Baru. This campaign will be continued by BJYM in all organizational Districts across the State, where the aim will be to highlight the achievements especially for Youth by Modi-led government. BJYM is celebrating “Sushasan Yuva Mahotsav” on the eve of 93rd birthday of former PM and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajapyee Ji across the nation. The programme was managed by Karan Sat Sharma, Ajay Vaid vice-presidents and Sunny Sangotra secretary. Dr. Magotra said that Good governance festival is being celebrated across the nation on the eve of 93rd birthday of former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajapyee ji, BJYM is celebrating this occasion by organizing different type of programmes across the nation. Today we have launched a Pamphlet, in which we have highlighted some of the big achievements of Modi-led government for the common masses of our country. He said that our prime focus is to highlight those schemes which have benefitted the Youth, Poor and Women of our country so that those people who still have not taken these benefits can become aware for the same. He said that it is the responsibility of each and every citizen especially the Youth of the country to take these schemes at ground level so that those who actually needs it can be benefitted. Dr. Magotra urged more and more Youth to come forward and become part of this Good Governance festival. On the occasion Sanjay Baru appreciated BJYM initiative to celebrate the birthday of Atal Ji as “Sushasan Yuva Mahotsav”. Bharat Ratna Atal Ji is one of the few leaders of world who with their working styles has attracted not only their party men but also the people from other party or ideology, he is one of the big inspiration for all of us. After the launch State BJYM activists distributed the pamphlets among the peoples at Kachwi Chawni chowk. More than 35000 pamphlets will be distributed among the general public across the state till 25 December. Prominent who were present are Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma general secretary, Munish Khajuria vice-president, Adv Gurdev Thakur, Ajay Manhas, Vikas Samyal and Jeevan Sharma secretary, Er. Lalit Raina, Hassan Pascha, Keshav Madeen, Sanjay Sharma, Hari Om Sharma District President Jammu, Ashish Sharma District President Jammu west and many others.

BJP holds “Booth Sammelan” at Khour

In an attempt to streamline and pump the organizational activities at the very ground level, while mobilizing every single booth activist, BJP has initiated a move to hold series of “Booth Sammelan” at every Mandal. In the series, BJP State President & MLA, Sat Sharma (C.A.) alongwith State Vice-President Bharat Bhushan, MLA Khour, Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat and other senior leaders led a massive “Booth Sammelan” in Khour Mandal, where all the party leaders and the activists from the Mandal, Shakti Kendra and booth level participated to move up the vigour in order to make sure the win of party in approaching Panchayat Polls. Sat Sharma, while interacting with the leaders and activists focused on strong organizational fabric of the party and said that BJP holds distinction of being a truly democratic party wherein true recognition of the efforts by a booth level activist is rewarded which this is proved time and again. He said that BJP is working day and night to extend its reach to every neglected segment of the society while working on principle of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”. He also boasted upon the recent success of BJP in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat and said that the people of India have accepted and endorsed PM Modi led BJP Government and its policies with open arms. Sat Sharma, said that in view of approaching Panchayat Elections in the State, every party activist has to double pace of working to reach every single household of region. He also raised slogan of “Booth Jeeto, Chunaav Jeeto” while emphasizing need to empower booth level activist and said that booth level activist is the backbone of party as every single person of society can directly approach them any time to get remedy for their concerns related to personal or societal matters. Every single BJP supported candidate will win poll battle of Panchayat, he asserted. Dr. Krishan Lal, while speaking on the occasion, said that the people of region are witness to unprecedented growth which is being done by BJP. He also said that the BJP has ensured reach of all public friendly schemes to the most needy and neglected sections of the society and prompted the activists to work extra hours in order to mitigate the sufferings of masses. BJP State Media Secretary Suraj Singh, State Additional Publicity Secretary Parduman Singh, District President Manmohan Singh, Jagdish Bhagat, Jaswant Singh, Rattan Singh, Kali Dass, Master Faquir Singh, Deepak, Taro Devi and other party leaders were also present in the Sammelan.

Sh. Sat Sharma explains importance of PMKVY to Hundreds of youth at “Kaushal Mela”

To sustain the vision of skilled youth across Jammu and fulfilling the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of creating self employment amongst youth of nation, an impressive program under the banner “Kaushal Mela” was organized at Rehari Colony area of Jammu West which was organized by Symnotic Infotech under the aegis of Evergreen Education Trust. BJP State President and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) was the Chief Guest on the occasion where as Dr GN Peer Director State Skill Mission was the Guest of Honor. As part of the mass mobilization for PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna) skill development programs launched by PM Narendra Modi , Kaushal Mela was conducted for the awareness of students and public at large. More than 400 youth, especially women participated in the Kaushal Mela. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that explained the vision of PM for youth to make them skilled so that they do not face any problem concerning jobs and also stated that such program will make youth self dependent and further will create employment amongst others as well. He said that women candidates coming out in large number in Kaushal Mela is indicative of changing social norms. While interacting with the participants, he advised them to learn new skills and stated that “India Needs You and Your Skills” which will benefit our nation a lot in coming times and India will emerge as a superpower with our skilled youth. He also stated that youth is the backbone of our great nation and power of our PM as well who is working hard to make India stronger day by day. He also said that such programs will benefit a lot to youth especially candidates from needy sections of the society. GN Peer in his address said Government wanted to make our youth self sufficient and self dependent and they are spending liberally in this direction as well . He also said that Kaushal Mela is beginning of new chapter of India’ s progress which will take it to new heights. Rajan Gupta, Chairman Symnotic infotech conducting proceedings of the program and thanked the Guests for sparing their time for hundreds of youth who participated in the Kaushal Mela. District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, IT Incharge Puneet Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma and many others prominent people were also present on the occassion.

BJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma visited Khour Police Station

BJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma met with SHO Khour and enquired about his health after he was attacked by Bovine Smugglers. He wish him speedy recovery and the best of health.

Work in Priyadarshani Lane inaugurated by BJP leaders

BJP led by its State Secretary Sh. Sanjay Baru along with other political and social activists in the august presence of gathering of prominent people from the locality and Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) officials inaugurated lane and drain work of Priyadarshani Lane no. 1 in Ward No. 40 falling under Jammu West Constituency. Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Sanjay Baru said that BJP is working for the welfare of the common masses and has revolutionized the Public Sector machinery to provide the best infrastructure to the common masses. Keeping its promise of development, BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre and the keen concern of State President and local MLA from Jammu West Constituency, Sh. Sat Sharma in the State and particularly in his home constituency has taken ample measures for the improvement in the status of roads, electricity, water supply and all other essential life commodities. MLA has ensured that every genuine concern of the public is addressed in time bound manner with utmost quality, he boasted. While speaking on the present work, Sh. Sanjay Baru stated that the present work is done with the cost of 4 Lakh Rupees which will meet out the genuine demand of the local residents regarding the reconstruction and maintenance works of the said lane. The present work has been initiated by JMC under the direct supervision of MLA Sat Sharma, he stated. Local residents led by Mohalla President, Smt. Jyoti Gupta thanked the BJP leaders for the prompt action taken to address the concern of common masses and said that the Jammu West Constituency has witnessed such good pace of developmental works for the first time in decades. BJP State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, AE JMC Vinay Arora, Parneesh Mahajan, Keshav Chopra, Yashpaul Shivgotra, Neelam Nargotra, Mohan Gupta, Sanjay Mehra, , Sukhdev Singh, Bhatia Madam, Sanjay Soodan, Bittu Chib and others were among the prominent persons present during the inauguration.

Baridar Deputation meets Sh. Sat Sharma

A large number of members from Baridar community, Shree Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra, District Reasi met J&K BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma and apprised him of their long pending genuine concerns. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru also accompanied State President. Deputation, while interacting with the State President said that they have been deprived of their genuine rights which accrued by way of their worshipping the holy Shrine for thousands of years and they insisted that they be rehabilitated by amending the Shrine Board Act 1988 and making provision of some share to the Baridars from the income of the Shrine Board by way of offerings at the Sanctum Sanctorum. They also said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi also earlier assured the community that their genuine concerns will be attended to in due course of time. It is pertinent to mention here that the Holy Shrine of Shree Mata Vaishno Devi has been a most revered place amongst the Hindus from all over the world from time immemorial and the Baridar Community has been serving here ever since. The community has been deprived of its due rights after the constitution of “Shree Mata Vaisno Devi Shrine Board” when they were not given due consideration about their future prospects as the community was serving the Shrine and was solely dependent upon the income from the Shrine for the survival. The community has been through rough times regarding the education of their wards and other job opportunities ever since they have been dislocated. Sat Sharma while listening to the demands of Baridar Community patiently, said that the BJP is always focussed to end the grievances of the masses in every possible way and this is particularly evident from the selfless working of our worthy Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Focussing on the agenda of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”, he said that BJP in the State is also concerned about the hardships of the common masses and assured them that he will provide all possible help to the Baridar community regarding their issues. BJP State Office Secretary Rachhpal Singh, Sher Singh, Vijay Sharma, Ramesh Sharma, Shankar Singh, Ratan Singh, Sham Singh and others were among the prominent persons from Baridar Community who were present.

Sh. Vibodh Gupta Directs complete implementation of Free Drugs Policy, Announces 3.5 lakhs for ICU

Member Legislative Council, Sh. Vibodh Gupta issued stern directions to health department to ensure complete implementation of Free Drugs policy in district hospital Rajouri after some patients in Emergency ward of hospital were found to have purchased medicines from market. Member Legislative Council, Vibodh Gupta issued these directions during susprise inspection of hospital in morning hours. Inspection was paid by Member Legislative Council, Vibodh Gupta to take stock of health facilities available to masses in hospital. During inspection, MLC interacted with patients and their attendants in Emergency ward and found that about thirty to fourty percent of medicines have been purchased by them from private shops in markets and rest have been provided by hospital authorities. Taking note of this, MLC has issued stern directions to Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Rajouri to ensure complete implementation or Free Drugs Policy in hospital and to ensure that all medicines included in this policy are made available to patients without any excuse. Medical Superintendent informed MLC that there is shortage of about 30% medicines under Free Drugs Policy from Medical Supplies Corporation which is leading to some problems. Later, MLC visited CT Scan and other sections of hospital and found the functioning of these sections normal. He also directed hospital administration to ensure that all the bathrooms of hospital are made functioning at the earliest. Later, MLC Vibodh Gupta also paid visit to the ward where ICU is being set up and announced release of rupees 3.5 lakhs for ensuring immediate completion of unit.

DyCM Dr Nirmal Singh accorded warm welcome at Leh airport

DyCM Dr Nirmal Singh greet Ladakh people on Losar (New Year) The DyCM is scheduled to dedicate newly constructed Bridges, Roads to Ladakh people Jubilant BJP activists were joined by the DyCM in celebrations of HP, Guj victory.

BJP celebrates Gujarat, HP victory

J&K BJP led by its State President & MLA Sat Sharma celebrated the triumph of party in the Assembly elections of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh while dancing to the tunes of traditional Dhol, bursting crackers and distributing sweets along with Speaker Kavinder Gupta, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh and Harinder Gupta, Ministers Abdul Ghani Kohli, Priya Sethi, MLCs Ashok Khajuria, Ch. Vikram Randhawa, S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa, MLAs Rajesh Gupta and Ravinder Raina at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. Sh. Sat Sharma said that entire BJP is in jubilant frame of mind upon winning in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh which is the achievement of strong leadership by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and agenda of development and added that that this is the expected loss of Congress which believes in appeasement and dynasty based politics. BJP and its allies have increased tally from 18 to 19 states and the vote share which will hasten pace of development, euphoric Sat Sharma added. Ashok Kaul congratulated party leaders and activists over the thumping win in both states and said that this is the triumph of common masses while expressing hope that BJP will perform extremely well in the coming elections in the state. Kavinder Gupta congratulated fellow countrymen over the feast of great achievements in both the states and said that people have expressed conviction in policies of Modi Government. Priya Sethi said that the retaining of Gujarat and regaining HP in elections has proved time and again that people of India fully back PM Modi in his policies. BJP State Vice-Presidents Yudhvir Sethi, Parmod Kapahi, Karan Singh, Bharat Bhushan Bodi, Rajni Sethi, State Secretaries Sanjay Baru, Aseem Gupta, Rajinder Sharma, Anuradha Charak, State Spokespersons Brig. Anil Gupta, Prof. Varinder Gupta, S. S. Bijral, Vice-Chairpersons Balbir Ram Rattan, Manish Sharma, Varinderjit Singh, Naresh Dogra, Baldev Singh Billawaria, Ayodhya Gupta, Rajiv Charak, Arvind Gupta, Jugal Gupta, Suresh Sharma, Rakesh Mahajan, Parduman Singh, Kulbhushan Mohtra, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Purnima Sharma, Rajinder Singh Chib, Rekha Mahajan, Veena Gupta, Ajay Vaid, Karan Sharma, Vinay Gupta, Prem Gupta, Kuldeep Magotra, Shailja Gupta, Sheila Handoo, Veenu Khanna, Moulvi Tariq, Monika Gupta and others were among the prominent present.

Sh. Sat Sharma upgraded three lanes at Ward 29

With a mission to bloom Jammu West as a model Assembly Constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma(CA) inaugurated three new upgraded lanes including lane Number 3, 5 and 6 at Shakti Nagar area of Ward number 29. On the occasion, Sharma was also accompanied by a large number of people including JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, local residents and political activists of the area. The works were done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of Rupees 16 lakhs under stage work of the corporation and the lanes were remodeled under the same in order to provide best possible assistance to the masses. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it was indeed a pending demand of all the three areas as sometime back the works for sewerage was taken up by ERA which led to demolition of various parts of the lanes, so in order to provide good quality of infra to the residents of Jammu West at their doorsteps, the works had to be taken up. Sharma stated that all 26 wards of Jammu West are his priority and the developmental works pertaining to each and every Government department including PWD (R&B), PDD, ERA, PHE, JMC, UEED are completed in majority areas and also running in remaining spheres of Jammu West and it will be strictly seen that they are completed in a stipulated period of time and investment in hundreds of crores of Rupees by these departments in Jammu West particluarly in the last two years has shown that there is a rapid increase in development under his tenure. He also appealed to the residents of Jammu West to become his eyes and ears and stated that wherever the residents feel that a particular area needs immediate attention, they can bring it his notice as well so that a prompt action could be taken and residents of not only Jammu West but the whole Jammu and Kashmir could feel that all representatives of BJP work hard like their Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that best can be delivered to the masses at their doorsteps. He also stressed upon Swach Bharat Mission and appealed everyone to come forward and promote the noble cause by keeping their surroundings clean and green.

BJP celebrates Gujrat and Himachal victory with bursting crackers, distribution of sweets

Jubilant over the landslide victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, BJP Kashmir congratulated the people for entrusting party leadership and choosing BJP 6th time in Gujarat. The decision by people in choosing BJP with a massive mandate, are the fruits of BJP’s people friendly policies and welfare activities across India. The jubilant workers burst fire crackers, danced over the massive victory of party in these states. Speaking on the celebrations, the jubilant workers congratulated the party leadership for coming up with huge victory in these states. “People accepted the Modi Ji policies and welfare measures, which people have proved in these states,” they said. The workers said that the credit for the victory goes to PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and workers of the party. “Modi’s dynamic leadership and the commitment for the welfare of people has given the party the mandate to form the government in these states,” they said, adding, it was only possible because of the good governance, development and corruption free atmosphere which creates the present coalition government. BJP Kashmir said that the people of the state need services of dynamic leaders of BJP for the betterment of country. “People have strong faith on BJP that was why the party won with a huge margin”. Party workers also greeted BJP state president Sat Sharma, state general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul and state general secretary and Incharge Kashmir Dr Narendra Singh. Present on the occasion were, Altaf Thakur, Arif Raja, Ashok Bhat, Asif Masoudi, Advocate Wajahat, Mohammad Ashraf Reshi, Hial Jan, Dr Mohammad Hussain, Bilal Parray, Veena Gupta, Wasim Raja, Farooq Ahmad Rather, Suriya Jabeen, Mogammad Abdullah, Sheikh Rashid, Fayaz Bhat (RK) and others

BJP’s victory march was organised in Jammu East constituency.

The march was led by the MLA Jammu East and party chief whip Sh. Rajesh Gupta and a large number of party activists and leaders participated.The participants were all joyous on the victory of the BJP in the Gujrat and Himachal assembly elections. They were chanting slogans in favour of BJP and its leaders PM Narinder Bhai Modi and National Party President Amit Bhai Modi The march passed through various bazaars of the Jammu East including Lakhdatta Bazaar,Kanak Mandi,City Chowk,Link Road and Kachhi Chowni. Haluwa was also distributed among the people on the occasion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion congratulated the party leaders and the cadres of the Gujrat and Himachal and said that the leadership of PM Narinder Bhai Modi and Shri Amit Shah would be victorious in all elections in future also and they would transform the destiny of this nation. And also accompanied by kanak mandi traders association Anoop mittal & Vipan gupta, Lakhdatta bazar association kartar gupta, purani mandi traders association Rakesh gupta, Moti bazar traders association Chandan gupta, Paccadanga traders association Harish gupta and kali jani traders association ajay sawhney. The Prominents who accompanied the MLA included Prof.sham, Sanjay mahey, Parveen kerni, Rajinder gupta, Ashwani sharma, Rajesh nischal, Rajkumar, Vikram sawhney, Sunny sehgal, Surinder annnad, Anita gupta, Pardeep sharma, Balkrishan and Subash annand.

BJP compliments successful KAS aspirants

Bharatiya Janata Party has complimented all the successful candidates of J&K Combined Competitive Examination, 2014, the result of which has been declared recently by J&K Public Service Commission (JKPSC). It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that 36 out of 51 candidates called for Medical Examination belong to Jammu region, stated the press release issued by the Party. Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson said that it was heartening to note that candidates from all parts of the state including far-flung and backward areas have figured in the final list. A special mention needs to be made of Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak s/o Mohammad Bashir Khan of Surankote who has come out with flying colours by topping the prestigious list read the statement. The list has proved that talent and merit know no regional, communal or political boundaries. The fact that list contains majority candidates from Jammu region has proved that the youth of Jammu region is no less meritorious as compared to their counterparts in the other region if provided a level playing field, just and fair chance, said Brig Gupta. Referring to the earlier selection lists issued by the JKPSC, wherein hardly any candidates from Jammu region found place, Brig Gupta said that it to some extent justifies the earlier allegation of discrimination against aspirants from this region. The state government is urged to thoroughly investigate the matter and take suitable remedial measures if earlier lists are found tampered with. The faith lost in JKPSC because of earlier lists has yet to be restored among the youth of this region and hopefully this selection list will herald the much needed change in trend. Brig Gupta hoped that this new trend will to some extent kindle the hope of the youth from this region and motivate them to excel in their chosen fields. JKPSC needs to be not only just and fair but also transparent so that the youth of this state can feel safe in its hands as well as remain confident of their future and rely on their hard work and merit without bothering for extraneous considerations, stated Brig Gupta. The empowerment of the youth is a focal area of Bharatiya Janata Party and the Party remains committed to the youth of the state and wants to assure the youth that it shall always remain in the forefront to ensure equitable availability of opportunities to them reiterated the statement. The statement also highlighted the various schemes launched

Farmers’ deputation calls upon Sh. Sat Sharma

Deputation of farmers under the leadership of State President BJP Kissan Morcha, Rajinder Singh Chib met with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma to apprise him about various grave concerns of farmers of the region at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. While interacting with the BJP State President, deputation apprised him about various concerns of the farmers including the low rate of land compensation being paid to them by the authorities. Farmers stated that as the agricultural land is the only source of income generation for the hard working farmer community, upon acquisition of their land for the ring road, they have to create other sources of earning in order to run their families. On payment of stamp duty rate of their land, they will suffer badly and it would be difficult for them to earn their bread and butter. The farmers further stated that in order to save the poor farmers, Central Government’s Land acquisition Act 2013 should be made effective in the state. Since the Assembly session in the state is starting w.e.f. 02 January’ 2018, they appealed to the State President for the projection of the Bill regarding the issue in the assembly for clearance. Sat Sharma heard their grievances patiently and said that BJP is a party of the common masses and with the dedicated leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is working unceasingly for the protection of the rights of the general masses. He said that the main agenda of BJP is “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” and farmers being the backbone of the Nation, every step will be taken to address their concerns. He assured the farmers that a bill in this regard will be projected in the coming Assembly session and farmers will be paid appropriate handsome compensation for the loss of their livelihood from the land coming under the ambit of “Ring Road”. State General Secretary Kissan Morcha, Captain K.L. Sharma along with others also accompanied the deputation.

Councillor JTN dedicates 6KM Link Road to Chokdo and BSNL Mobile Tower in Shang village as Losar Gift to the people

Dr. Sonam Dawa Chairman/CEC, LAHDC Leh inaugurates newly installed BSNL Mobile Tower in Shang Sumda and a newly constructed Link Road from Sumda to Chokdo of Shang village and handed over to the inhabitants of the village which was dedicated by Martselang Councillor Jamyang Tsering Namgyal asLosar Gift to his people. During the inaugural function CEC was accompanied by Tsering Wangdus Executive Councillor (Rural Dev. Dept), and Jamyang Tsering Namgyal Councillor (Martselang) LAHDC Leh. Inaugurating the BSNL Tower in Shang CEC Dr. Dawa congratulate the people of Shang village and appreciate the remarkable initiative taken by Councillor Jamyang Tsering Namgyal by making possible to install a mobile tower in such a very small village by contributing funds out of his CCDF to construct Shelter, Road, Power Backup, Carriage & Labour Charges and providing of undisputed Land etc. Dr. Dawa Said, "Councillor Jamyang has set an example for other villages and leaders to work in way of convergence by contributing 70% of responsibility by him". He also appreciate the BSNL wing Leh for their prompt responses to the idea of the young councillor of the area and extending their all kinds of supports to fulfil the demand of the rural people. Inaugurating the 6KM Link Road from Sumdo to Chokdo Dr. Sonam Dawa dedicates the Road also as a Losar Gift from the Councillor Jamyang Tsering Namgyal as he has released Rs.5 Lakh and complete the fare weather Road through Rural Department withing last two years of his tenure as the road was 20 years of Demand of the people. Speaking on the occasion Tsering Wangdus EC (RDR) says that Road and Telecommunications are the basic necessaries of overall development and is has began in village like Shang after 70 years of Indian independent . He also express happiness for the achievements of the Shang village under the leadership of Councillor Jamyang Tsering Namgyal. Welcoming the CEC, EC, Councillor and Officials Village Nambarder and BJP senior leader Rigzin Sumda have expressed their happiness for accomplished of their long pending genuine demands. Extending his vote of thanks Jamyang Tsering Namgyal Councillor Martselang apprised the General Manager, Telecom District Ladakh, BSNL Leh and their staffs, Executive Engineer, AEE, and JE of PDD Leh and Villagers of Shang for this coordinations in completing the installation of BSNL Tower. He also extend his warm gratitude to the Assistant Commissioner Development, BDO Kharu and JE of Rural Dev. Department, Executive Engineer, AEE and JE of Construction Division of PWD, LAHDC Leh for their coordination and extraordinary performances. Concerned Staffs of BSNL lead by Additional General Merger, BSNL Ladakh, Field Staffs of the Rural lead by ACD Rural Dev. Dept and BDO Kharu, Staffs of Construction Division of PWD lead by Executive Engineer, BJP Team of Kharu Mandal lead by General Secretary and President BJYM Kharu Mandal were also present in the function.

Sh. Sat Sharma newly upgraded three lanes at Ward 29

With a mission to bloom Jammu West as a model Assembly Constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma(CA) inaugurated three new up graded lanes including lane Number 3, 5 and 6 at Shakti Nagar area of Ward number 29. On the occasion, Sharma was also accompanied by a large number of people including JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, local residents and political activists of the area. The works were done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of Rupees 16 lakhs under stage work of the corporation and the lanes were remodeled under the same in order to provide best possible assistance to the masses. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it was indeed a pending demand of all the three areas as sometime back the works for sewerage was taken up by ERA which led to demolition of various parts of the lanes, so in order to provide good quality of infra to the residents of Jammu West at their door steps, the works had to be taken up. Sharma stated that all 26 wards of Jammu West are his priority and the developmental works pertaining to each and every Government department including PWD (R&B), PDD, ERA, PHE, JMC, UEED are completed in majority areas and also running in remaining spheres of Jammu West and it will be strictly seen that they are completed in a stipulated period of time and investment in hundreds of crores of Rupees by these departments in Jammu West particluarly in the last two years has shown that there is a rapid increase in development under his tenure. He also appealed to the residents of Jammu West to become his eyes and ears and stated that wherever the residents feel that a particular area needs immediate attention, they can bring it his notice as well so that a prompt action could be taken and residents of not only Jammu West but the whole Jammu and Kashmir could feel that all representatives of BJP work hard like their Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that best can be delivered to the masses at their door steps.

Speaker Kavinder Gupta inaugurates Healing Touch Charitable Dental Dispensary

Speaker J&K Assembly Kavinder Gupta today inaugurated "Healing Touch Charitable Dental Dispensary" at 33/A Gandhi Nagar near Dhudha Dhari Mandir, Pawan Chowk. Dental dispensary is a selfless initiative of Dr. Priyanka Jamwal and Dr. Ujjawal Jojra to provide Dental Treatment at very nominal rates to all those poor people who are otherwise unable to afford Dental Treatment. The main objective of the dispensary will be to create awareness about Oral Health which otherwise can even lead to cardiac and other diseases of the body. Speaking on the occasion, Kavinder Gupta said that the initiative taken by 'Healing Touch Charitable Dispensary' under the initiative of Dr. Priyanka and Dr. Ujjawal is an appreciable step and will certainly benefit the poor masses of the area who suffer from diseases due to lack of awareness of oral health. The function was attended by a large gathering which included Natha Ram Retd Principal, Lakshman Singh Jamwal XEn PDD, Baldev Billawaria, Indubhushan Sharma, Harbans Choudhary, Ankush Gupta, Sunil Sharma, Kulbir Charak, Ankush Dogra, Harsh Gupta, Varun Sharma, Pawan Goswami, Joginder Singh, Nayan Gupta and a large number of people of the area. Dr. Ujjawal and Dr. Priyanka thanked Speaker Kavinder Gupta for sparing his most valuable time out of the busy schedule to bless the initiators of the dispensary to serve the poor masses of the area.

Sh. Vibodh Gupta Inaugurates a Transformer at Darboon Kha Village of Budhal.

Senior BJP leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta along with other BJP leaders today visited the Darboon Kha village and took stock of various problems being faced by the locals. On this occasion he also inaugurated electricity supply to the village by switching on a bulb. This electricity supply was ensured through a 63KV transformer which was provided by MLC out of his CDF. Upon his arrival in the village he was given grand reception there by the local people of the area.Darboon Kha village, which is at a distance of 40 km from Rajouri didn’t have any kind of electricity till date.For the first time in 71years, a village in Rajouri district was electrified. Gupta in his address firstly congrulated people of the area for getting their village electrified and children were seen playing in the bright light,he added. He said it was good to see the pleasure of greeting light for the first time on the faces of the villagers. He further said that the priority of BJP led Central Government under the leadership of Narendra Modi as well as alliance partner in Jammu & Kashmir Government is to mitigate the sufferings of common masses at all levels. He further said that our Prime Minister Narendra bhai Modi launched the “Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana” or the Saubhagya scheme to uplift the status of the last man of society who was neglected in the last 70 years of previous Congress led Governments. Scheme aims at providing 'last mile electricity connectivity to all rural and urban areas' On this occasion state secretary BJP Rajinder Gupta also addressed the gathering and highlighted the fact that present Govt. is for all those who were always neglected during the past. Speaking on the occasion senior BJP leader Dev Raj Sharma said Rural electrification is prime objective of our coalition government. Other prominent who were present on the occasion included Manual President BJP Lal Sing,Rakesh Raina,Gurdev Singh,Rajinder Singh,Raj Kumar,Nisab Singh and others

Quality supplements, apparels to make JERK one-stop shop: Sh. Yudhvir Sethi

Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Vice President Yudhvir Sethi said that good quality body supplements should be sold in the market as a lot many professional body builders of national and international repute besides those into sports as well as modeling industry consume them. The companies or dealers dealing into these projects must take these points into consideration. He was speaking after inaugurating Fashion and Fitness showroom "JERK" at Talab Tillo Jammu. Owner of the showroom Sidharth Wazir and Rahul Wazir were also present on the occasion and welcomed the chief guest by garlanding him in presence of prominent citizens of the area including Ayodhya Gupta, Puneet Mahajan, Anil Massoom, Keshav Chopra, Rajesh Dogra, Sudhir Anand, Nipun and others. Yudhvir Sethi said that more such entrepreneurs must come forward and set up their businesses which not only reduces their dependability in government jobs but also encouraged employment. Now that this store JERK also deals in fashion and body supplements its going to be a one stop shop for youth who are both into fashion and body building. Congratulating the store owners to their endeavour, Yudhvir Sethi said whike city youth are getting more attracted towards physically fitness there was definitely need of such store that sells quality supplements. He asked those present on the occasion take a queue from this venture and start their own businesses for which banks and financial institutions have been asked to support youth in a big way. Liberal funding and easgloan processing have eased financial transactions and this will help youth start their own Ventures easily. Referring to various self employment schemes started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state government, the BJP leader said that youth must avail benefits of such schemes that are aimed at making them self reliant. Extending his full support to the youth in their endeavour, Yudhvir Sethi said that he is always available for youth and would help them set their business in best possible means but they must come forward and their project reports prepared professionally so that banks don't find any excuse in helping them.

Dr. Ambedkar remained ignored during Congress rule : Sh. Sat Sharma

BJP Anusuchit Jaati Morcha held its State Working Committee Meeting at Bishnah, wherein BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma was the Chief Guest. It was organized under the leadership of Morcha State President & MLA Dr. Devinder Manyal. Over 100 delegates from all the districts of Jammu province attended this day long meeting spread over different sessions, which were addressed by SC leaders of the party. The meeting commenced with the lightening of traditional lamp by Sat Sharma, Dr. Davinder Manyal and other leaders. Sat Sharma, while addressing the meeting, said that BJP is a colourful bouquet, which has the fragrance of all the communities of the society and the contribution of SCs in making BJP world’s largest political party is as equal as of others. He said that the BJP recognizes that SCs are no less than others in any field and it is in this context that the party has showered honour on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who remained ignored by the Congress during its decades rule. He also stressed upon the Morcha activists to take six festivals of the party at the grassroots level and ensure the participation of members of their community in large numbers. Dr. Devinder Manyal, in his address, said that with the each passing day BJP is scaling new heights and registering one victory after the other in every election, which is the testimony of the fact that Narendra Modi has become a popular face among the masses across the country. “The SCs had been considered as mere vote bank by the previous governments at the centre and in the state and these people have now realized that it is BJP only which has real concern for the welfare of weaker sections, Dr. Manyal said and added that victory of seven assembly seats in last assembly elections itself speaks that SCs and BJP are united for the cause of the nation and the poor. BJP State Vice President Bharat Bhushan, party MLAs Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat, Kuldeep Kumar and Neelam Langeh, Morcha Prabhari N.D.Rajwal, District President Brijeshwar Rana, SC ST BC Development Corporation VC Balbir Ram Rattan, Morcha Ex President Chaman Lal Kanathia, also addressed the Working Committee Meeting. The meeting also adopted a political resolution containing issues related to the welfare and benefit of the SCs. It was presented by Dr. Devinder Manyal and seconded by Morcha Jammu District General Secretary M.L. Menia. Proceedings of the meeting were conducted by Morcha State General Secretary Dharminder Kumar and vote of thanks was presented by BJP State Working Committee Member Santosh Bhagat.

BJYM completed its Zone Level Social Media Workshops

Continuing its activities to reach the Youth, State BJYM organized Social Media workshops in 2nd phase comprised of “Y” and “M” zones, BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra inaugurated the Workshop for “M” zone along with BJP State Secretary and Prabhari BJYM Sanjay Baru and BJP Social Media incharge Jai Dev Rajwal at BJP headquarters Trikuta Nagar Jammu, while in Y zone the meeting was conducted in Nowshera for District Nowshera, Poonch and kathua. Earlier in 1st phase State Social Media team completed the workshops in Zone ‘B’ comprised of District Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Udhampur, Reasi and Zone ‘J’ comprised of District Kathua, Samba and Basholi. BJYM State Social Media Incharge Rohit Verma managed all these programmes. The State Social media team includes BJYM State vice-president and Prabhari Social Media Adv Anu Behnal Ghai, Social media co-incharge Mohd. Hassan Pascha, Ashish Kapoor, Sourabh Jain, Keshav Khajuria takes brain storming session during these workshops. Addressing the Workshop, Dr. Magotra first congratulated State Social Media team for doing excellent work by organizing the workshops at Zonal level and said that social media is the most used platform for any social, political or any other activities these days. He said that if we will work on the positive aspects of this platform, it can be a very beneficial tool in each and every sphere of our life. We should use this platform positively to deliver information regarding different schemes and opportunities for the Youth started by Modi-led government. All the development work in any field which our government is doing should be shared on these platforms so that the common masses can be aware about each and every schemes. On the occasion, Sanjay Baru said that Youth is the backbone of our society and this platform is mostly youth-oriented which can be used to deliver information about the different schemes by our government and other organizational work. He appreciated the whole team of social media for working hard and giving their selfless services for the organization. Jai Dev Rajwal also spoke on the technical aspect of social Media. All the team members shares the technical and other information regarding social media with the activists. The session was a brain storming one in which different aspects of platform was also discussed with the activists. The various platforms discussed were Facebook, Wattsaap, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter. All the IT and Social Media incharges from District Jammu, Jammu west, Jammu Rural, Akhnoor and RS Pura attended the workshop. Prominient who were present on the occasion were State secretary Adv Gurdev Thakur, State Media secretary Er. Lalit Raina, District president Jammu Hari Om Sharma, Jammu west Ashish Sharma, Jammu Rural Rohit Verma and many others.

Experimentation, practical training- key to learning: Speaker Kavinder Gupta

Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, stressing on students to focus on acquiring knowledge rather than just educating themselves, said that experimentation, practical application of facts and theories are key to gaining knowledge. Kavinder Gupta was speaking at the student Science Fair organized at Govt Girls High School Gandhi Nagar by Agastya International Foundation supported by R. Jhunjunwala Foundation and others with the support of Directorate of School Education, Jammu. Minister of State for Education Priya Sethi, MLCs Ramesh Arora, Vikram Randhawa and Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, Director Education Jammu, Director RMSA, Director SSA, Joint Director Education Jammu, CO Education, Principal School besides senior political leaders including Yudhvir Sethi, Baldev Baloria were present on the occasion. Kavinder Gupta, lauding this initiative by Agastiya Foundation and Education department, said that such programmes should be regularly organized in government schools to give students the necessary exposure, encouragement. He said that the education imparted should be such that it stays with students throughout their life. He said that Government is working to enhance the education scenario in state by upgrading many government schools into model schools. Priya Sethi, while speaking on the occasion said that Education is a powerful force that can bring positive change in the world. She said that state government is making efforts to provide quality education which focus on both practical and theoretical aspects of learning. “Prime Minister said that we must develop ourselves as not merely job seekers but job givers. The state government is also focusing to become a producer state by training our students with practical training from the beginning”, the Minister said. She appreciated student’s innovation in making these projects out of waste materials. The dignitaries also visited various models displayed at the fair and interacted with the students. The students briefed them about their science models and their concepts. Earlier, the Speaker launched work for construction of three additional classrooms at Government High School, Digiana. The project is being executed under RMSA with an estimated cost of Rs. 13 lakh, for augmentation of school infrastructure.

Promote literature to inculcate pride in State’s heritage: Smt. Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Culture and Tourism, Priya Sethi emphasized on promoting literature as a means for creating cultural and linguistic pride among people of the region. The Minister was speaking during the release of book “Astha ki Arthvyavastha" penned down by Yogita Yadav at an event organized by Duggar Manch Jammu at KL Sehgal Hall. The Minister called for collective efforts to preserve and restore the linguistic and cultural heritage so that it can be carried forward to the next generation. The author has done her part by documenting the knowledge of our rich spiritual culture, she added. Literature unites the culture and faith imbibes it in our lives, the Minister stated this while appreciating the author for bringing together spirituality and culture of Jammu region and documenting it for future generations. The Minister said that the book will contribute towards understanding the socio-cultural aspects of the region adding that through this book, the reader can explore the uniqueness of culture and identity of Jammu. “Jammu region has a great potential for religious tourism and the book will spread a positive message by showcasing the true colors of the region that are secularism, spirituality and rich culture” she added. Priya maintained that learning about the culture will prove to be an indispensable tool for inheriting the ancestral knowledge and must be taught in educational institutions as well as at homes. “Our culture is the most powerful tool for preserving tangible and intangible wealth of heritage”, the Minister affirmed. Highlighting various initiatives, the Minister said that the government is making resolute efforts in bringing Jammu on the map of prime tourist destinations and several projects are being launched in this regard. Chairperson, School Education Board Dr Veena Pandita, Additional Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Amrinder Singh Aman, President Duggar Manch Mohan Singh Salathia were present on the occassion. Dr Purshotam read a paper on book whereas stage was conducted by Dr Sunita Bhadwal and vote of thanks was presented by Dr Sushma Rani. A large number of writers and critics also graced the occasion. Duggar Manch hailed the Minister for her efforts in preserving and promoting the dogri language.

NC, Congress played with youth future: Smt. Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi held open Public and Karyakarta Darbar to address their issues at Party Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. While sharing her views on Public Darbar, Minister said that Modi Government at the centre as well BJP-PDP Government in the State is committed to the welfare of public in every segment following the principle of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikaas”. In order to address each and every problem faced by public, she said that BJP has chalked out a schedule of party MPs and MLAs every week to provide an easy access to the general public and BJP activists for direct interaction outside the Civil Secretariat. While putting blame on NC, Congress governments for playing with the youth future, Priya Sethi said that BJP –PDP alliance government is sincere towards every section of society which is particularly evident by the recent announcement of initiating process of regularizing 60,000 daily wagers which was pending for more than a decade, which is quite a number. She also boasted on the achievement of Education Department wherein about 1200 Rehbar-e-Taalim (ReT) teachers are being proposed to be regularized, for which the concrete steps have already begun. More than fifty deputations met the Minister for redressal of their personal as well as public problems. Various important issues were highlighted during the deputations like construction of roads, water, electricity, construction of health centres and other socially relevant issues. Other deputations asked for development of their areas, development of Ponds and Parks. Deputations asked for the construction and renovation of schools along with increasing the staff in Migrant Camp, Mawa Brahamana, Ghar, Mera Mandrian and other areas. Start of Music classes in schools was also requested. Works on parks including Sainik Colony was also requested by certain deputations. Work on Motor Pump and Green Poly House was also requested. Making of Urdu language compulsory at school level in Jammu was also requested by a deputation. Whole programme was coordinated by State Secretary & State Incharge Election Related Matters Rajinder Sharma and State Additional Office Secretary Suresh Sharma.

Provision of basic amenities to the far-flung areas is the top priority of the present government: Sh. Vibodh Gupta

With an aim to reach common people Senior BJP leader and MLC Rajouri Vibod Gupta, along with Party workers today visited Budhal area and addressed a marathon gathering, assembled to welcome him. Gupta on his visit to Budhal, 60 Kms away from Rajouri headquarter.Ex- Minister Thakur Purna Singh along with other party workers welcomed MLC with garlands and said that being the proactive leader, Gupta frequently visit far-flung areas of the District to listen and address the grievances of public. Gupta in his address firstly congratulated the public of the area, for Ambulance which was a long pending demand. He said that Health is the most important sector where strengthening is required at all the times. He said that State Govt. is committed to provide hassle free and best health care service to the Public. Providing free medicines in all the Hospitals is the innovative step to held the poor public. Gupta asked the health functionaries to do their best in providing health care services as this the Noble work aswell.Gupta also visited PHC Budhal and took stock of the facilities being provided to the Patients. Gupta also said that during the recent tour of Health Minister, in Rajouri district and budhal area, it has been decided that Addl. Accommodation at an estimated cost of 5.00 crores under PMDP, shall be constructed at PHC Budhal and the work of which shall be started in the current fiscal. Gupta also reiterated that 50 bedded Hospital at CHC kandi stands approved in DDB meeting for which DPR amounting to Rs. 7.00 crores stands prepared and shall be taken up under PMDP 2017-18. He said that Food and Civil Supplies Minister is also making all afforts in development of the Koteranka Budhal area. Double lanning of road from Rajouri to Budhal is under construction and a new Road from Budhal to Shpoian stands approved in DDB meeting and shall be considered shortly. Gupta said that many projects like Eco Tourism park at Kandi, ITI for kandi and major project costing rs. 89.00 crores are in pipe line. The Work of the ANS canal shall be started in the due course of time. Gupta said that PDP-BJP Govt. has also kept the proposal of Daily wagers and Casual labourers, alive and policy being framed under the supervision of Madam Mufti and Dr. Nirmal Singh. The people of the District shall get a sigh of relief as un-employment is the biggest frustration. Decision of Govt. for Regularization of 60000 Casual Labourers is really appreciable, which shall definitely bring graph of Unemployment on lower side. Gupta said that tjosr who spent their day and nights while providing us Water Supply and power supply must be addressed properly. He also pointed towards the common Agenda of BJP PDP Coalition Govt. Where equitable development with Transparency is primary objective and forms the nucleus of Functionig of Govt. Lastly Gupta reiterated that in a very short span of time BJP PDP Govt. has made good impression. He also assured the public that many more Foot Bridges and Motorable roads shalll be constructed besides providing basic facilities to last man of the area. He also asked the officers to work with zeal and dedication and provide the basic facilities at door step. Rajinder Gupta State Secy BJP while addressing to gathering said that Narendar Bhai Modi himself monitors the Development works in the Country and funds under various programmes are being provided in abundance. He said that in the coming years every literate person of far flung area shall be computer trained under Digital India programme, making people of villages aware of the Public benefit schemes. Ex-Minister Thakur Puran Singh said that BJP is working for the development of the State keeping in view the long term consequences of every policy Prominent citizens present among others Mandal President Pervaz Malik,Rajesh,Ramesh,DevRaj and others.

State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma(CA) tours Resham Ghar, Super Speciality and Income Tax Colony areas.

BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) visited Resham Ghar area along with Principal Commissioner Income Tax RN Sahay and different officials of different department including PDD, PWD, JMC at income tax colony looking into the matter of electricity, roads, sewrage, lane and drains etc near Super Speciality Hospital and Income Tax Colony. Sharma along with principal commissioner and other officials toured the the area and directed the officials of PWD to immediately look into the matter and start the work for blacktopping which connects the residntial complex of income tax officials with the area. He also directed the officials of PDD to maintain the system of power and if there is any requirememt for additional transformer for the area. It should be done at the earliest. Sat Sharma said that solving problems of the masses is his top most agenda and it will be seen that no person is residing in the Constituency is deprived of any development in his area. He also directed the health officer JMC to maintain the sanctity of place and a proper system of garbage disposal should also be done regularly so that an initiative to promote swacch bharat of PM Narendra Modi could be done. Distict President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Jeet Angral, SE PDD Sunil Gupta, Ex-En. PDD Neel Kamal, CA RK Gupta, CA Vinay Saraf, Health Officer JMC Dr. Anita Salgotra and many others were present.

BJP State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma lauds GOI for commencing construction of bunkers

J&K BJP State President & MLA, Sat Sharma expressed gratitude towards the humanly approach taken by the Government of India for commencement of the process regarding construction of bunkers for the inhabitants of International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in districts of Jammu region. Sat Sharma appreciated the decision of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for approving construction of bunkers to protect the border people from shelling and firing by Pakistani troops in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch districts. He said that the commencement of construction for 13029 individual and 1431 community bunkers having capacity of eight members for individual bunkers and of 40 persons for community bunkers out of 19000 individual and 4700 community bunkers announced by Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh during his earlier visit to to the state is a big relief for the border inhabitants. He also lauded the role of Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh for his incessant and fruitful effort in taking up the issue with Ministry of Home Affairs promptly for the protection of border dwelling people from mischievous acts of Pakistan. He added that the construction of bunkers was a long due and genuine demand which was continuously supported and taken up by State BJP and today it has been made feasible by the imminent concern of our worthy Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is deeply concerned with the plights of common masses. He said that the Nationalistic population dwelling in these area have braved continuous shelling of the hostile neighbour but did not let their spirit down which shows their commitment and love for the motherland and BJP fully stands by their side. Recalling the incident of gruesome pounding of Indian villages in May this year, he also welcomed the decision of reimbursement of entire compensation made to the victims of cross border shelling under the NDRF norms by the State Government for the crops, livestock etc. Sat Sharma further said that the BJP is committed to address every public concern while working on the principle of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikaas” and “Nation First, Party Second and Self Last”. Unselfish working of the Narendra Modi led Government is duly recognized by the worthy voters of India, which is evident by the growing popularity of the party in every segment and region of the Nation, which is evident by the results of Exit-Polls for the elections of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, boasted Sat Sharma. He also claimed that soon the misdeeds of Congress Party and simultaneously example set up by the good governance by the BJP Government will lead to complete wipe out of the Congress Party from the page of India and BJP will ensure the Golden era of “Developed India” with the best and equal opportunities for even the last man standing in row.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh reviews progress of projects in Power, Housing &Urban Development sectors

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today called for early accomplishment of various developmental initiatives especially in the Housing&Urban Development and Power sectors. He said timelines shall also have to be strictly adhered to in the projects taken up under the Prime Minister’sDevelopmentalPackage (PMDP). The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking during a review meeting convened to discuss the pace of implementation of various developmental initiatives undertaken in Housing, Urban Development and Power Sectors. The Dy Chief Minister called for regular monitoring of the projects in power sector to ensure their timely completion and judicious utilization of resources. He asked the concerned officers to regularly monitor the works on ground so that targets are optimally achieved. Dr Singh reviewed the present position of power supply and pace of work on various ongoing PDD projects. He stressed on augmentation of power infrastructure, and strengthening of the system, which he said is vital to realize the dream of uninterrupted power supply in the State. He asked the officers to follow the already notified curtailment schedule and avoid unscheduled power cuts especially in the winter zone of the state. He also directed to re-examine all feeders and adding more feeders into the system wherever it is necessary to minimize snapping of high-voltage power lines. To ensure speedy repair of electric transformers, the Deputy Chief Minister called for increasing the capacity of the Department’s workshops. He said steps are afoot to increase the human resource of the Department to better cater to rising demands. Dr Singh also reviewed progress on various ongoing works under PMDP. He stressed on the officers to expedite work on all the projects so that their time-bound completion is ensured. He said the Department needs to gear up to meet people’s expectations. He said there is no shortage of funds and called for time-bound completion of the development projects. While reviewing the initiatives being undertaken in the housing sector, the Deputy Chief Minister directed for maintaining a close co-ordination between different executing agencies so that the fast pacing of the flagship programs is done. He said that the officers should hold regular meetings in order to monitor the implementation of schemes on the ground and also get the requisite feedback about their status on the ground. Dr Singh while directing for early construction of Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUM) under NULM said that it would go a long way in addressing the housing needs of urban homeless. He also called for fast pacing development of parks and pathways in various colonies of JDA, construction of flats being undertaken by the authority and also early completion of modernization/development of general bus stand cum multi-level car parking cum commercial complex maintaining that adequate rehabilitation measures should also be undertaken for the affected people so that their means of livelihood does not get disturbed. The Deputy CM directed officers to ensure proper development of parks and other related facilities in the housing colonies already set up by the Housing Board and also explore the possibility of including private partners in these ventures. Dr Singh also directed for fast pacing the work on the projects being constructed under Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH) maintain that these would ensure the housing facilities to the urban poor of the state. He said that the schemes being implemented by the agency should also be monitored at regular basis, so that the impact of these at ground level is got besides also obtaining the necessary. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary PDD, Mr Hridesh Kumar, Development Commissioner Power, MD JKSPDC, Director Urban Local Bodies Jammu, Managing Director Housing Board, Chief Engineers of PDD and other senior officers of the Housing, Urban Development.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh flags off environmental awareness campaign

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today flagged off the environment and Swachta Mission led by Babu Bai Pipaliya a specially-abled activist from Surat, Gujrat. The campaigner will spread necessary awareness about Environment and Swachta from Jammu to Kanyakumari while travelling through seven states on his motor bike. Deputy Chief Minister while appreciating the efforts of the activist hoped that he through his mission would be able to rekindle the obligation of people to the environmental issues and overall cleanliness of our surroundings.

BJP is committed to empower common masses, strengthen democracy: Sh. Yudhvir Sethi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi today asked party workers and leaders to gear themselves up for Panchayat polls which he said will pave a way for strengthening Democratic institutions and empowering people at grass root levels. The elected Panchayats not only decentralise powers but will also make people partners in developmental activities. Going by the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yudhvir Sethi said that true essence of democracy lies in empoweirng people at grass root levels and these elections will do that work for people of Jammu and Kashmir state. He was addressing a well attended party workers from district and mandal level of Kolkote, Nowshera and Sunderbani area of district Rajouri today wherein the BJP leader also reviewed election preparedness of party cadres for coming Panchayat polls. Asking party cadres of all frontal organisations of BJP including Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) to reach out to masses, the BJP leader said these elections will become basis for 2019 Lok Sabha elections for which party must do its best. Pointing towards exit polls of Gujarat and Himachal, Yudhvir Sethi said the victory trend is continuing and people are rejecting divisive and corrupt forces. These trends show that people want credible governments that could take them along. He asked Patty cadres to ensure that each and every booth level worker is educated about election processes irrespective of cast, creed, region or religion. Yudhvir Sethi said encouraged party workers at booth level to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popular radio talk 'Mann Ki Baat' which gives insight about many issues and guides masses to work in that direction. He asked party cadres to prepare for Panchayats polls keeping an eye on next parliamentary elections. J&K has already suffered a lot and needs credible governments which none other than present dispensation can give. Yudhvir Sethi said liberal funding by central government coupled with state government's initiatives and party workers enthusiasm is going to change the fate of people of all three regions of state for which people of Sunderbani, Kalakote and Nowshehra must also gear themselves up. BJP Vice President Rajni Sethi asked Party works and leaders to encourage cadres to remember Pt. Prem Nath Dogra, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Pt Deen Dayal Upadhaya, Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar on their days and also celebrate party's Stapana Diwas (Foundation Day) with great enthusiasm. Som Dutt Sharma, BJP Distt President Nowshera, Ganesh Kumar, Disst President BJP SC Morcha, Capt. Ramesh, Tilak Raj Gupta, Sanjay Kumar, Sardari, Ashok Kumar Verma, Mull Raj Sharma, Mahinderpal, Rakesh Kumar, Bodh Raj, and others.

Prof Virender Gupta cautioned NGT against steps proposed

BJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta took strong note of National Green Tribunal (NGT) declaring Amarnath cave shrine as ‘silence zone’. He said that NGT decision of prohibiting chanting of mantras, religious kirtan and carrying anything from the stairs leading to the holy cave has been taken without making any scientific analysis about the effects of the sound created due to chanting of mantras and religious slogans nearby Shiva cave. Going by the logic of NGT it would stop the movement of traffic particularly heavy traffic like that of army vehicles, railways and the flight of aeroplanes and helicopters in or on the mountainous region of the state. “There has been not a fractional of damage to the holy cave so far witnessed because of chanting of religious kirtans for the last of so many years, since yatra to the holy cave started”, he added. Prof. Virender said that the decision of NGT is going to seriously hurt the religious sentiments of the people without any justification of the prohibiting steps suggested. “So far the issue of development of infrastructure is concerned there is need to revamp the infrastructure, particularly of providing better stay facilities at Panchtarni. The connectivity to the Amarnath cave on foot needs to be improved”, Prof. Virender said. He emphasized that to infringe upon the religious feelings of the people has to be taken into account and no effort should be made to hurt them. He warned that any step that goes against the public sentiments would compel the people to stand against the system and would jeopardize the peace of the state, which is otherwise a very sensitive part of the country.

Traders & Manufacturers’ Association meets Sh. Chander Parkash Ganga

Members of Traders & Manufacturers’ Association, Exhibition Ground led by its President and BJP State Vice-President, Parmod Kapahi approached the Minister of Industries & Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga and conducted a marathon meeting with the Minister for addressing the issues related to traders and shopkeepers working in complex of Exhibition Ground at Civil Secretariat, Jammu. While interacting with the Minister, Parmod Kapahi presented the issues concerned with the trader fraternity like the issue of cleanliness in the premises of Exhibition Ground, repair and maintenance, electricity and other major issues which are a cause of major concern for the local traders as it affects the footfall over there. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led out a major campaign on the importance of “Swachhta” in the whole of Nation and thus every place of the region must depict a picture of the ground level work done on the matter in the true sense. Chander Parkash Ganga, discussed threadbare all the necessary steps to be taken to address the concerns of traders and said that the necessary instructions will be issued to concerned department for the prompt action in this regard. He said that as this place is in heart of city, present government has decided to develop this a model business place. Elaborating on the issue the Minister said that all the modern amenities for a business centre will be provided at the place like Cinema facility for the entertainment of local population, good eating points and other business entities. He also said that in the proposed multi-storey project, the existing traders will be given appropriate space on the ground floor itself, so that their business should not suffer and rather should flourish at the swift pace. He also stressed that many projects are being brought into the region for the benefit of trader community and general public, which will result in overall growth and development of the economy of state.

People get Bunkers & Compensation for houses,Cattle soon: Jugal

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu Poonch calls on Hansraj Gangaram Ahir Minister of State for Home Affairs Government of India New Delhi and discussed the border area issues of District Jammu. Samba, Rajouri and Poonch.Jugal Kishore discussed the issue for expediting the construction of bunkers in the Border area as community and individual bunkers and have detailed conversation with Minister of Home Affairs.Sharma also narrated the issues to Hon'ble Minister regarding compensation for animal killings and destruction of houses of the people residing along the border areas. Jugal Kishore Member of Parliament said that so many houses get damaged due to cross border firings and animal get killed but the people get neither any compensation nor help from the government.He raised his voice and said that the people are the bold Indians still stay along the border after getting huge losses and Government has to take some decisions in their favor. Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir Minister of State for Home Affairs assured that the Construction work of bunkers will get started on soon and people of the border will also get compensation for their damaged houses and cattles got injured in cross border firing Jugal Kishore Sharma thanked Hon'ble Minister for giving him fruit result after hearing his voice.

BJP Public Meet at Kashmir

Braving chill of winters in Kashmir and disturbed situation, many people throng public meeting at Chanapora Khanshab, Kashmir which was chaired by BJP Senior Leader & VC Sicop Dr. Ali Mohd. Mir.

Sh. Vibod Gupta takes stock of developmental activities in Rajouri town

Senior BJP leader and MLC Vibod Gupta, along with officers of various Departments and party workers, visited different areas of Rajouri Town to take stock of developmental activities and works executed during 2017-18. To get firsthand information regarding developmental projects, Sh. Vibod Gupta firstly visited the Old District hospital Complex, where a GNM School is being constructed at an estimated Cost of Rs. 5.00 Crores by J&K Police Housing Corporation. Sh. Vibod Gupta was told by the Concerned that the building shall be Completed within 12 months and shall be handed over to Health and medical Education Department.Gupta also inspected the ongoing work of Bridge from Vedhant Asharam to MES Store Rajouri connecting Rajouri-Poonch Highway which will be constructed with an estimated Cost of 6.62 crores. Sh. Vibod Gupta asked the Engineers of JKPCC, to expedite the work, so that the same could be completed in time bound manner. Sh. Vibod Gupta also inspected numbers of works executed by Municipality Department, in ward-No-05, 02 and 04 out of Construction work(6 under District plan, 6 works under IDMT etc) being executed at an estimated cost of 47.00 lacs and feel satisfied with the work. Executive Officer MC Rajouri, informed Mr. Gupta that number of works other than lanes/drains like Construction of Compound Wall / Gate at yatra Ground (water point), tile work/ link road in Ward-No-03 besides other urgent nature of works under Public Demand are in execution and shall be completed in the Current financial year. Sh. Vibod Gupta also attended the Public meeting at Ward-No-04 and listened the Public issues. He was told that PDD Department has issued exaggerated Bills in respect of some poor persons of the area and sought intervention of the Department. He was also told the issues regarding the Construction of Lanes/drains, un-interrupted power Supply, Ration to BPL families etc. Sh. Vibod Gupta listened their grievances and in his address said that State coalition govt. is committed for the overall development of State. He said that during the first District Development Board meeting of the present Govt., issue for up gradation of Municipal Committee to the level of municipal Council was raised. Due to census figures, the same is still pending with the Government. He said that as and when the same shall be done, people of Rajouri shall get adequate funds for the development of this Town. He said that up-gradation of 20 MVA to 50 MVA Transformer at Thudi has been been done at an cost of Rs. 5.00 crores, which shall reduce the Curtailment in Power Supply especially Rajouri Town. Gupta also said that, Construction of Circular road, Mini Secretariat, Development of Parking places at Rajouri are in pipe line and shall be executed during the current financial year, to reduce the Traffic jams in Rajouri City and Mandi area. He said that work of approach road to Abdullah Bridge is under construction and shall be made open shortly. He further said that 40 number of roads under District plan against an estimated cost of 46 crores is under progress in Rajouri Constituency, whereas 3 number of Bridges under CRF against Estimated cost of Rs. 28.00 crores, have been sanctioned in Rajouri Constituency, besides number of Culverts, which shall enhance the outer Connectivity in the Region. Under Macadamization most of the roads are being blacktopped. On Electricity bills, Gupta assured them for constitution of committee, which shall verify the Bills. Gupta assured the public for redressal of their problems shortly and intimated that Rs.1.00 crores shall be provided for the Augmentation and up-gradation of Power Sector in the District. He also said that necessary steps are being taken for providing Water supply in uninterrupted manner and replacement of pipes is also under consideration under LIC-Project-2 Public of the area thanked Gupta, for his efforts in sanctioning and installation of 50 MVA Transformer, sanction of Bridge, which shall connect the Batalamang and Thudi area and a way to Medical College, giving a short passage to kalakote area as well. Prominent citizens present among others Atam Gupta,Mohd Saber , Master Mohd Bashir , iftikhar Mirza , Mohd Afzal , Naseer Bhat,Kamal Gupta,Vivek Gupta and others

Dozens of unemployed Sikh youth calls on Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

Led by BJP Minority Morcha State General Secretary S. Gurdyal Singh Bali, dozens of unemployed Sikh youth called on Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, to seek details related to grant of financial assistance in the form of loan under Minorities category. They held a meeting at Corporation Head office, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, with the Vice-Chairperson, who shared various schemes of the Corporation being run for the benefit of the unemployed persons belonging to the reserved categories like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Physically Disabled, National Level Notified Minorities and Safai Karamchari. Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan told them that the Corporation is provided funds by the National Minorities Finance & Development Corporation (NMFDC), an Apex Corporation in the Union Government, for the benefits of National Level Notified Minorities, which include, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Christians, Parsis and Buddhists. Any unemployed persons from among these categories can avail the loans to set up earning units and stand up on own instead of becoming burden on parents. He further told them that the Corporation has its offices in every district of Jammu and Kashmir and whosoever wants to get loan, can apply through his nearest district. S. Gurdyal Singh Bali and others informed the VC that a large per cent among Sikhs is unemployed and expressed hope that they will be benefitted by the financial assistance from the Corporation. They also suggested the VC to organise open awareness camps in remote and far flung areas of the State. Prominent among those who called on the Vice Chairperson included S. Randhir Singh Bali, S. Bikram Singh Sodhi, S. Harbinder Singh, S. Ashok Singh, S. Inderjeet Singh, S. Ravinder Singh, S. Sukhvinder Singh, S. Tony Singh, S. Kapildeep Singh, S. Gagandeep Singh and S. R.P Singh

Sh. Harinder Gupta welcomes GOI on Katra-Delhi Road Expressway

BJP State General Secretary, Sh. Harinder Gupta welcomed the move of Government of India to initiate the work on landmark and ambitious about 450 miles long strategically important Katra-Delhi Road Expressway via Amritsar. Sh. Harinder Gupta said that the allotment of the project regarding its alignment studies and other technicalities is a welcome move in way of one of the greatest projects, which will provide a major link in the coming times for the pilgrims and other tourists coming to the state along with the improvement of trade and business ties of state with the neighbouring states of Nation providing an easy and fast way of travel to the state saving fuel, time and energy of all the stake holders involved and this will go a long way in boosting the economy of state as well as paving the way for state to be developed as self sufficient and healthy competitor with other states. He also said that this will also result in the improvement of educational infrastructure as well as career opportunities for the youngsters of region. Harinder Gupta expressed gratitude to the Lok Sabha MP, Dr. Jitendra Singh for his concern over the issue and said that the he has taken personal pain for the same. He also thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari for allocating funds for the same so as to develop the said road on world class fashion, which will greatly reduce the time of travel as well as save the precious lives by reduction in the number of accidents. Gupta further said that the agenda of development put forth by the PM Modi led NDA government at the Centre is also visible at very ground level in the state despite its tough and versatile terrain. He enumerated various mega projects brought to the state in form of premier health and educational institutions, the state of the art “Chenani-Nashri” tunnel, development of tourist circles, widening of Jammu-Srinagar Highway, coming up of new industries and the most important of all beginning of return of normalcy in Kashmir Valley and shift of focus of valley youth towards the greater goals of life achievements making their lives peaceful and successful. He also boasted on the move of government to initiate positive steps towards the process of regularization of daily wagers, saying that the government is continuously working to address all the issues of common masses.

BJYM Chief chaired District Presidents meeting

BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra chaired a meeting of District Presidents of Jammu Province at Party headquarters Trikuta Nagar Jammu. The meeting was held to discuss various organisational activities which was held in last one month in all the District. Addressing the meeting, Dr. Magotra said that each and every activist of Yuva Morcha from State to booth level should follow the organisational discipline and ethics in day to day life. He should know whatever he is doing directly reflects his actual behaviour and being socially active it is a matter of concern in his long run career. A real activist is one who always shows a concern about the rules and regulations of his organisation and never indulge in any activity which will harm the image of the said organisation. Dr. Magotra also take reporting from District Presidents about the recent District Executive Meeting and Mandal Executive meeting which was organised in various Districts and said that all the programmes which the District got from the State should be organised on time. He also discussed about the One Booth Ten Youth programme with the Presidents and shows his serious concern about the completion of the same as soon as possible. He also emphasized on the monthly meeting at Districts and Mandals level. Dr. Magotra further said that all the Districts are doing good but still we all together need to do a lot of organisational work, so that Yuva Morcha will give its more than 100 percent to make the dream of New INDIA a reality seen by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Those who were present on the occasion were District President Jammu Hari Om Sharma, Jammu West Ashish Sharma, Udhampur Akhil Prashar, Doda Manjeet Bhagat, Reasi Rinku Rasyal, Jammu Rural Rohit Verma, Akhnoor Sukhdev Singh, Rajouri Raja Rattan Singh and R S Pura Akash Chopra.

Govt to strictly check power pilferage, increase power revenue & ensure proper electricity supply

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh announces seeding of power connections with aadhar, ration cards.

Many deputations meet Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh highlighted problems

Dr Nirmal Singh directs officers concerned to ensure that these problems are resolved soon.

J&K BJP prays for the well being of brave-hearts

5 Army-men missing in avalanche

VCs share welfare schemes for weaker sections

In a meeting held here the Vice Chairpersons of two vital Corporations Jammu and Kashmir SCs, STs & BCs Development Corporation Limited and Women’s Development Corporation, Balbir Ram Rattan and Vijaya Dogra Katoch, shared welfare schemes of their respective Corporations being run by the government for the benefit of weaker sections and women. Balbir Ram Rattan, while sharing significant aspects of these schemes informed that J&K SCs, STs & BCs Development Corporation is primarily working for the socio economic and educational upliftment of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, notified Minorities (Male members), safai karamcharis and Handicapped (Male members) in the state. These are supported by six Apex level Corporations of the Government of India, the NSFDC, NSTFDC, NBCFDC, NMDFC, NSKFDC and NHFDC, he said. He further said that the Corporation also provides financial assistance for income generating units to the SC, ST & BC categories members, who are living below poverty line with Bank Assistance under Bank tie up scheme, he said. During the course of interaction Vijaya Dogra Katoch informed that the WDC works exclusively for the benefit of women belonging to general category as well as from Minorities, Backward classes and Handicapped categories. She further shared that the rate of interest and related formalities are almost common between WDC and the SC, ST, BC Development Corporation. However, relentless efforts are needed by the officials to make more and more beneficiaries aware of all these schemes so that real and deserving groups and individuals get benefitted, she said. She also called for such efforts in order to make these meaningful and fruitful in terms of basic purpose. As for ‘Education Loan’, Rs 10 lakh are sanctioned for study within the country and rupees twenty lakh for abroad for the Target Group female students. Both the VCs were of the view that the two Corporation are working for the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society and emphasized need for regular interaction of the officials of the two Corporations to get updates.

Prof Virender Gupta rebuts J&K Govt stand on Minority Commission

BJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta strongly reacted to the affidavit filed by the State Government in the Supreme Court ruling out setting up of J&K Minority Commission and that National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 does not bind the state to constitute State Level Commission. He said that Kashmiri leadership that considers itself as a most secular lot in the country cannot afford to ignore the plight of minorities in the state which are criminally victimized and discriminated in the state. He further added that the state that constitutes about 68 percent of Muslim population cannot provide benefits to the majority community which are meant for minorities of the state. He pointed that the policy followed by State government amounts to cheating the nation and looting the money from Govt. of India exchequer meant for the religious and linguistic minorities of the state. He added that Govt. of India needs to notify state level minorities of various states and issue a clear-cut instruction to the state for providing the benefits to the actual state minorities of various schemes sponsored of GoI and also the Prime Minister’s 12 point programme for the welfare of minorities of the states. He said that J&K state plea that these benefits should accrue to the minorities at the national level, hence to the Muslims of the state who are majority in the state, shows its communal bias and communal politics that it is pursuing in the last 70 years. Prof. Virender said that J&K State government plea that “it will consider the need and feasibility of setting up State Minority Commission when need arises based upon the critical study of the social and educational backwardness of the minorities spread across various regions of Jammu and Kashmir” amounts to side tracking the issue and trying to hoodwink the Apex court and Government of India. The issue concerns that minorities of the state, it does not ask for region wise classification and on the basis of social and educational backwardness.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh inaugurated 63rd national school games

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh inaugurated 63rd national school games in football under 17 yrs boys organised by Directorate of Youth Services & Sports, J&K at MA Stadium.

Historic Developments Continue for Old Samba-Kathua Road

Union MoS Dr Jitendra Singh laid foundation for Old Samba-Kathua Road to further improve connectivity.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh inaugurates blood donation camp organized by ITBP

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh today inaugurated a blood donation camp organized by the 47 Battalion of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) here. The camp was attended by senior officers of ITBP, prominent citizens, doctors and donors from different sections of society. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh appreciated the efforts of the ITBP in organizing such events maintaining that these go a long way in serving humanity. He said blood donation is like donating life to the person who is in need of the same in case of an accident or being operated upon and we should all try to be voluntary donors, which would be our contribution towards humanity and nation. The Deputy Chief Minister also inspected guard of honor on the occasion and also interacted with donors.

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh insisted the workers at Dal Lake to play their role in preservation of Lake

BJP Convention at Dal Lake HIGHLIGHTS BJP today organized a day long convention with the workers Hundreds of workers attended the convention BJP senior leader and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh insisted the workers to play their role in preservation of Dal Lake. Dr Narinder Singh, State General Secretary and Incharge Kashmir Affairs during the convention said that BJP’s core policy is to reach the poorest man and help them in their upliftment. Surinder Ambardar, senior leader and MLC BJP said that he has his doors open for dialogue with all those youth who posse grudges.

The political misadventures of Dr. Farooq Abdullah have crossed all the limits of democratic norms: MLC Ramesh Arora

MLC Ramesh Arora said that Dr. Farooq Abdulla former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir made a statement yesterday stating therein that Secular fabric of the country was being eroded. Mr. Abdullah further said that minorities in the country are living under an atmosphere of fear and anxiety as various State Governments and the Center Government has tragically failed to speak unequivocally on the issue. It was stated in a public rally by Dr. Farooq Abdullah at Karnataka. Mr. Arora said that previously also his remarks over POK were shameful and against the Constitution of J&K State and that of India. Mr. Arora said that the matter is serious now. Exceptional and rare rest incidents if any cannot be justified and law will prevail but India is a secular, democratic and peace loving country and leaders like Dr. Farooq Abdullah are bent upon to create a dent in secular fabric of the country. This type of attempt is against basic spirit and nationality of his country he added. Deep rooted heritage is oneness in all i.e God is there inside every human being or in other words there is only one Atma which is present in every human being. Mr. Arora said that political misadventures of Dr. Farooq Abdullah have crossed all the limits of democratic norms. Nation and its identity cannot be challenged and it has been done by Dr. Farooq Abdullah. Mr. Arora said that it is political militancy and it is also responsible in spoiling peaceful atmosphere of Kashmir region. Dr. Farooq Abdullah never said a single word over the killing of innocents, police persons, Army persons and other members of Para military forces brutally killed by militants and he want to spoil the national character of our country at International level due to frustration being out of power in J&K state. Mr. Arora also said that Indian Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi have also condemned such provocative words spoken earlier. Now it is time to repeat 1953 and keep him at a place which was loved for sometime by Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah. India as a nation is secular country respecting and providing peaceful atmosphere to grow within Constitution and in the hearts of every Indian irrespective of his cast, creed and religion. It is time to curb such tendencies and Dr. Farooq Abdullah must tender unconditional apology to the nation he added.

Smt. Priya Sethi inaugurates Inter-State Youth Exchange Programme

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Priya Sethi today inaugurated Inter State Youth Exchange Programme, “Ek Bharat Sherestha Bharat” being organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, J&K. Around 50 youth from Tamil Nadu and 50 from J&K are participating in the programme. The inaugural ceremony was held at Govt Women’s College Gandhi Nagar Jammu. Director Colleges, Principle Women’s Degree College Gandhi Nagar Jammu, State Director Nehru Yuva Kendra J&K, District Youth Coordinator Leh and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion Priya Sethi said that “Ek Bharat Sherestha Bharat” mission was inaugurated on 31stOct 2015 with the aim to showcase the rich heritage, culture, tradition of the states of country and to appreciate the diversity of the nation and to create environment which promotes learning between states by sharing best practices and experiences. She welcomed the young boys and girls from Tamil Nadu and assured them of best hospitality during their stay in J&K. The students from Tamil Nadu expressed their eagerness to visit Kashmir and urged the Minister to facilitate their visit to the Valley. No:

Smt. Priya Sethi inaugurates workshop on ‘Digitized Libraries’ organized by DL&R

J&K’s Department of Libraries and Research today rolled out the maiden initiative of linking up with National Digital Libraries of India (NDLI) to provide free worldwide access to the students and academicians in the State to around 1.5 crore downloadable e-books and journals. The unique initiative was launched on the sidelines of a workshop on ‘Digitized Libraries’ organized by the Department of Libraries and Research here this morning. The Workshop was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Education, Ms Priya Sethi. Director Libraries and Research, Mukhtar-ul-Aziz, Professor IIT Kharagpur, ParthaPratim Das, Chief Librarian NDLI, N Gopal Chattopadhayay and other senior officers of the Libraries Department were present on the occasion. National Digital Libraries of India is an online repository of the e-books under the aegis of Union Human Resource Development Ministry. It has been developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. The repository hosts content in multiple languages on multiple subject domains including technology, science, humanities, agriculture and others with educational material available from primary to PhD level. The learning resources include e-books, journals, articles, thesis, manuscripts, audio and video lectures. To integrate J&K’s libraries with the online repository of National Digital Libraries of India, the state’s Libraries Department has already launched a massive digitization programme under which all the libraries in the State are going to be digitized in a phased manner. The National Digital Libraries of India will be also imparting training to the staff of the Libraries Department in J&K regarding the use of online services. Speaking at the inauguration of the Workshop, Ms Priya Sethi said in the age of internet, massive changes are occurring in life and it has become necessary to adopt and take benefit from new technological inventions and digital interventions. She said the new initiative will help the students to get online access to the best possible educational resources within and outside the country. “Once our libraries are fully digitized, joining hands with NDLI will contribute a lot in facilitating the teaching-learning process and the research work,” she said. Speaking on the occasion, Director Libraries, Mukhtar-ul- Aziz said the department has computerized all District and some Tehsil level libraries in the state so far and in the process to make all state libraries fully digitized in a more user-friendly way. The aim of this project is to integrate all national libraries, which will be centrally linked with central server to facilitate J&K students to take advantage of the massive learning resources available online. ParthaPratimDass in his speech said that project of MHRD was started in April 2015 with an aim to consider the needs of students and to put all those needs on single platform. MHRD came up with this idea and this program also aims at to make people aware how to access the program. He also said that virtual learning is to be introduced to the students to help them to understand the difficult concepts of various subjects.

Deputation led by Sh. Sanjay Baru meets Minister Sh. Ajay Nanda

Deputation of local people from Ransoo led by BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru approached the Minister of Finance & MLA from Reasi Constituency, Ajay Nanda regarding the concerns of local masses about the road and other local issues. While submitting the memorandum of demands to the Minister, Sanjay Baru said that black topping on the Road of Ransoo to Kotla road falling under Tehsil Pouni in Reasi is incomplete still after many years have elapsed since early eighties, when it was sanctioned, but the work was not commissioned on ground resulting in subsequent difficulties to the local population especially student community which is feeling the heat of the burnt due to unapproachable road in the region. He said that the proper road construction will also felicitate the diversion of heavy rush for the pilgrimage of Shiv Khori to the beautiful landscape of hilly areas around Kotla thus giving a major boost to the local tourism which will add up to the livelihood of many people. Baru said that the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre is committed to address all the issues pertaining to the common masses while working with the aim to uplift the status of last man standing in the row. He said that the BJP as alliance partner in government of Jammu & Kashmir is also committed to bring the state on the path of growth and prosperity, with every single party activist working tirelessly and selflessly for the welfare of the common masses. Minister promptly listened to the demands put forth by the local masses led by Sanjay Baru and said that their concerns will be addressed on the priority basis. He said that soon he will make sure that the work of blacktopping on the said road is started so as to promptly address the genuine demand of masses along with their other issues.

भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में निकाय चुनावों व शहर के विकास को लेकर बैठक

निकाय चुनावों व शहर के विकास को लेकर एक बैठक का आयोजन भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में किया गया। इसमें शहर के प्रमुख कार्यकर्ता मौजूद थे ।बैठक में प्रदेश भाजपा के महासचिव पवन खजुरिया मुख्य रूप से उपस्थित रहे। कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत में लगभग सभी कार्यकर्ताओं ने शहर में सफाई की व्यवस्था को लेकर चिंता जताई , उनका कहना था कि शहर में शायद ही कोई जगह होगी जहां पर गन्दगी के ढेर ना लगे हों। महिला मोर्चा की प्रदेश उपाध्यक्ष नीलम नरगोत्रा ने सुझाव देते हुए कहा कि स्वच्छता अभियान के तहत शहर के हर एक नागरिक को जागरूक होना जरूरी है। हम सब कुछ नगर पालिका पर नहीं छोड़ सकते , अगर हर नागरिक अपने आसपास गन्दगी ना फैलने दे तो कुछ हद तक इस समस्या से छुटकारा मिल सकता है। पवन खजुरिया ने बैठक को सम्बोधित करते हुए कहा कि आने वाले निकाय चुनावों में कार्यकर्ताओं को अभी से तैयारी करनी पड़ेगी। एमएलसी अशोक खजुरिया , राज्यसभा सांसद शमशेर सिंह मन्हास व पीएमओ में राज्य मंत्री डॉ जतिंदर सिंह द्वारा इस विधानसभा व शहर में कई विकास कार्य करवाए जा रहे हैं । उन्होंने कार्यकर्ताओं से उनके वार्ड के स्थानीय निवासियों से मिलकर उनकी समस्यायों को जाननें के लिए आग्रह किया।अब जबकि केंद्र ने राज्य में विकास के लिए दिल खोलकर फंड्स जारी किए हैं ,तो ऐसे में शहर का कोई भी वार्ड विकास से वंचित नहीं होना चाहिए। उन्होंने कार्यकर्ताओं को निकाय चुनावों के लिए अपने अपने वार्ड से ईमानदार व स्वच्छ छवि बाले उम्मीदवार को आगे लाने के लिए कहा। बैठक में संजय वर्मा , विवेक गुप्ता , अशोक मेहरा , मोहन द्राही ,जगदीश चंद्र ,सुभाष ,भारती शर्मा ,संजय , अक्षय बन्टी ,नीलम नरगोत्रा , गीता देवी ,नीलम देवी ,राज ठंडा ,सोमनाथ ठंडा , विनय ,राजकुमार ,सिंपल शर्मा ,वाचस्पति दुबे आदि प्रमुख कार्यकर्ता मौजूद थे।

Congress flirting with nation’s enemies for lust of power: Brig Anil Gupta

An article published in Sunday Guardian dated 18 December 2016 exposed the Congress leadership’s desperation and mindset, “Modi’s massive win and Congress’s complete decimation in 2014 had led the Congress along with its Lutyens moles to adopt a policy of total war with Rahul Gandhi at its helm against the government and PM Narendra Modi, the fact is that RaGa “has been working to a plan to derail Modi from the start”. Contra-Modi plan also envisages help from nations and agencies inimical to India, with the singular aim of dethroning legitimately chosen government by the people and to snatch power from it at any cost. The plan unfolded with a number of pro-Pakistan and anti-Modi statements by prominent Congress leaders immediately after Modi government assumed the rein of power. Former external affairs minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid while delivering invitation lecture at the Jinnah Institute in Islamabad in November 2015 was all praise for Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif, who not very long ago had referred to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as “Dehati Aurat”, while sparing no effort to lash out at own Prime Minister Modi. Incidentally, Salman Khursid was nation’s foreign minister when Nawaz had used these words for the country’s prime minister. Mani Shankar Aiyar, a senior Congress leader and close confidant of Gandhi family in a panel discussion on Pakistan’s Dunya TV said, “The first and the foremost thing is to remove Modi. Only then can the talks move forward. We have to wait for four more years. “Bring us (the Congress) back to power and remove them. There is no other way (to better the relations). We will remove them, but till then you (Pakistan) have to wait.” Indirectly, he was seeking Pakistan’s assistance to remove duly elected government of Modi to bring Congress back to power mid-course. The statement was not accidental but by design. Congress has always maintained a soft stand against Pak-sponsored terrorism. Digvijay Singh providing cover to Hafiz Saeed by blaming RSS for the 26/11 carnage or calling Osama bin Laden as "Osamaji", Congress Defence Minister A K Antony describing Pakistani terrorists as 'merely dressed in Pakistani Army uniforms', Saif ud Din Soz opposing killing of Burhan Wani and Sanjay Nirupam questioning the “surgical strikes” are a few examples. The entire nation is witness to Former Home Minister Sushil Shinde’s coining of the phrase of “saffron terror” and his successor Chidambaram advocating for removal of AFSPA from J&K and seconding the demand of “Greater Autonomy” as well as his pro-separatist statements. None of the Congress leaders have so far appreciated the NIA for its stupendous effort in exposing Hurriyat and the terror funding network. Even dreaded terrorist Hafiz Saeed praised the Congress party in an interview to Pak Zem TV and said, “Not everyone in Bharat is like this – there are good people there too in media and politics. But one segment is against me, my organisation (JuD) and Pakistan. They blame Pakistan for everything; to hide their mistakes, to hide their terrorist faces…they use my name. I talk of Kashmir, but they change the subject and to fool the world they blame me for terror activities. But there are people like Barkha Dutt too in Bharat, who talk well and make sense. Even Congress has recently made a statement asking BJP not to blame Pakistan but to look at how they (BJP) have oppressed the people of Kashmir and committed atrocities. Congress has said that by blaming Pakistan, you cannot solve the Kashmir issue. So I believe there are good people too in Bharat. Modi and the people around him have decided to defame me as a terrorist in front of the whole world, just to hide atrocities committed by them against their own people. This is their ploy.” An absconder as per the records of J&K police, youth Congress leader from Kashmir Suleman Nizami, who had supported the ‘Azadi’ of Kashmir and called the Indian Army ‘rapist’ is a star campaigner for Congress party in ongoing Gujarat elections. In a tweet, he went to the extent of questioning PM Modi’s origin and who his parents were. A known anti-national and pro-Pakistan, Suleman Nizami is a frequent tweeter in which he spits venom against India and Indian Army. A radical Kashmiri leader and hard core supporter of terrorist Afzal Guru, calls for Azad Kashmir & says 'har ghar se Afzal nikalega'. While the JKPCC disowns him, he is being patronised by the central leadership, what a hypocrisy? At the height of Doklam crisis, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accompanied by his brother in law Robert Vadhra, who holds no official position, held a secret meeting with the Chinese ambassador in New Delhi. No Indian, least of all Congress can forget how China backstabbed India even after years of Nehruvian ‘Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai’. Till 2003, China refused to recognize Sikkim as a part of India. Even recently, China threatened to encourage separatist movements in Sikkim if India did not hand over Bhutanese Doklam Plateau to China. Chinese media even went to the extent of threatening of ‘Third party’ intervention in Kashmir at Pakistan’s request. Given the sensitivity of the situation and the well- known track record of the Chinese to foment internal trouble to gain ground by encouraging in-fighting, as they did in Nepal by supporting its Maoists, why did Rahul Gandhi meet the Chinese ambassador in secret and that too with his tainted brother in law? The secrecy in which the meeting was wrapped and the Congress Party’s initial denial of any such meeting gives rise to a ‘conspiracy theory’. A few days back at the peak of campaigning for Gujarat elections, the Congress leadership again decided to meet the Pakistan’s ambassador at the residence of Mani Shankar Aiyar in New Delhi. The meeting among others was also attended by the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. While the nation is aghast, the Congress party is trying to cover its back by saying that the meet was convened to discuss improvement in Indo-Pak relations. Did they seek permission from Ministry of External Affairs or it had any mandate to convene this meeting? Surprisingly or as a matter of coincidence, a retired Pakistani General tweeted at the same time recommending Gandhi family’s loyalist Ahmad Patel as next Chief Minister of Gujarat. Unable to digest the fact that the Congress party has been rejected out rightly by the nation and denied the opportunity to rule, its leadership is so desperate to regain power that it does not hesitate to even flirt with the nation’s known enemies. The Contra-Modi Plan of Congress is unfolding as per planned script and is likely to gain momentum with Rahul Gandhi elevated as Congress President as per the dynastic tradition of the Party.

Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan continues inspection of loaned units

Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, Vice-Chairperson, Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan, alongwith Jammu District Manager, Joginder Paul Atri, reached Gadigarh area on Jammu-R,S. Pura road and inspected a small unit of manufacturing of hand pumps and welding work. The unit has been established by an unemployed male belonging to Backward Class category by availing financial assistance in the form of loan from J&K Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited under “Direct Financing Scheme”. Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, who is continuously inspecting the units set up by loan from the corporation, also interacted with Gar Singh, the loanee and sought details of his unit. He said that the male has started his ancestral work of earning livelihood instead of waiting for the job and becoming burden on parents. “It is indeed highly appreciable that more and more unemployed people of reserved categories are getting motivated to seek loans from the Corporation with an objective of becoming self dependent”, Balbir said and expressed hope that the financial assistance availed as loan by the beneficiaries will be utilized in proper way. He also appealed the people who have taken loan to deposit their monthly instalments regularly as the same money will be further provided to other unemployed males and females for starting their own earning units.

Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas Inaugurates Community Hall

Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas inaugurated Multipurpose Community Hall at Mohalla Dhok, Paloura Jammu near Ravi Dass Temple along with Jammu Municipal Corporation Officials accompanied by the huge local gathering. The total cost of the hall is Rs 45 lac approximately which is constructed under MPLAD fund in phase manners. . Manhas while addressing the gathering said that the demand for community hall raised by the inhabitants was genuine as there was no Community Hall in the area. Moreover, the community hall can be used by all the communities of the area for all purposes, he added. . He further said that the development of rural areas should be done on priority basis & assured the people that the BJP Govt. is always ready to mitigate the problems of the people. . On this occasion X.en Municipality Ghulam Rasool, AEE JP Saraf, AE Vinay Arora, President Ravi Dass temple Committee Raj Paul Hans, President JMC Contractor Union Karamvir Singh, Vice-President Dharminder Singh, Varinder Singh, BJP leaders Joginder Singh, Bahadur Singh, Shesha and others were also present.

Sh. Sat Sharma holds open Public Darbar, donates Automobile for Cleanliness

In persistence with the agenda of clean and transparent governance along with race for the growth and the development of the area, J&K BJP State President & local MLA from Jammu West Constituency, Sat Sharma toured the area of Krishna Nagar Mohalla, ward no 12 where a public meeting was organized by Navyug Yuva Sangthan (NYS) and simultaneously open public Darbar was organized by the MLA, in which various departmental officials also participated along with local BJP leaders. Health officer, Astt. Floriculture Officer, JMC officials, officials from Education Department, PWD and UEED were invited to sort out the issues of the local residents. While speaking to the general public in the interaction, Sat Sharma said that the prime focus of BJP is to work for the welfare of the masses while keeping in aim the upliftment of the last person standing in the final row of the most neglected section of the society following the principle of “Antodya”. He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unleashed an era of development with plethora of beneficial schemes for the common masses along with the flagship schemes like “Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan” for taking the Nation to whole new level into the league of Developed Nations. During the open Darbar, members of NYS also highlighted their demands mainly pertaining to development and cleanliness of the area. Issue of pending works of development was also taken up. MLA was requested to remove the Dumpyard from the front which was soon attended by the MLA. A matter of road construction was also taken up by the locals for the provision of which, MLA inspected the adjoining school. MLA also donated an Automobile from Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to clear the area of the debris in a time bound manner thus adding a feather to ongoing Cleanliness drive in the Constituency. Local Residents thanked the MLA for Science College Nallah which was a long pending and genuine demand. There was also an open discussion felicitated by the MLA, between the local residents and the officials of all departments regarding various issues of both sides after which the MLA accompanied by the officials conducted door to door survey of the area.

We intend to reach masses, make them partners in development: Smt. Priya Sethi

In order to restore the glory of Ramtalai Mandir and Dewan Mandir and also enhance facilities within the complexes to attract tourists, Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi joined by Chairman Shri Sanatan Dharam Natak Samaj (SDNS), Dewan Mandir and State BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi started development projects today. BJP Jammu district President Baldev singh billawria and BJP distt.Gen.Secy Vinay Gupta was also present While declaring development projects at historic Radha Krishan Temple, Ramtalai at Jullaka Mohalla and at Dewan Mandir, Priya Sethi said that culturally and historically rich Jammu houses several such sites that once developed could attract tourists from all over the globe. Built during the tenure of erstwhile Dogra Rajas during 18th century, these Temples she said are iconic and need preservation. Both Priya Sethi and Yudhvir Sethi disclosed that on the demand of local population waterproofing will be done at Ramtalai Temple after which landscaping followed by construction of view points, toilet block, store room, pantry and lighting work for illumination will be carried out in phased manner. To increase footfall of tourists and local population in this historic Temples located on hillock near river Tawi tiled path will also be constructed. Priya Sethi said that completely damaged ancient Deodi (entrance) of this temple will also be constructed to its glory. She also directed agencies to construct a canopy on the pond so that dry leaves don't fall in it and aesthetics of the temple is also maintained. The landscapin, she added will include sitting benches, park, path, view points and plantation. At Dewan Mandir, Yudhvir Sethi said that raising of platform which is going to be taken up on priority will ensure proper outflow of water. Simultaneously entire drainage system will also be upgraded so that rain water and other household waste gets proper exit thereby leaving temple premises clean and beautiful. Earlier a park has been developed and Auditorium upgraded for the convenience of people. He said multiple temples situated in the lanes and by lanes of Old Jammu City contribute to our history. The prime aim of BJP, he said is to not let people alienate from corridors of powers and stay amongst them. BJP, he said is committed to take everyone along and make them equal partner in development of Jammu and Kashmir State. Earlier, local residents joined by party workers welcomed Priya Sethi and Yudhvir Sethi by garlanding them and also brought issues confronting them. Instructions were issued to the officials to address the same at earliest possible timeframe. The visiting dignitaries also went around the temple premises and interacted with local residents. Among others present includes Anil Masoom, Ramesh Gupta Sunny Sehgal, Satish Kumar Sanjeev Anand, Ashok Gupta, Gurdas sharma, Sat Sharma Billu Pahalwan, Rajinder Singh, Raj Kumar, Krishan Lal Arun Sethi, Omesh Soni Sharda Devi, Neeru Anand Kiran Aggarwal, Savita Anand Harbhajan Singh, Lalit Sharma, Jyoti Prakash, Sunny Sehgal, Tripata Devi, Ram Prasad, Ravi Singh, Vipin Shastri, Vishal Kohli, Amit kapoor, Vishu Jagmohan Neelam Sharma

BJP State Human Right Cell celebrates International Human Rights Day

J&K BJP State Human Rights Cell celebrated International Human Rights Day at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar to cherish importance Human Rights for the Godly act. BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, MLC Vikram Randhawa, Varinderjit Singh and other senior party leaders showered the words of wisdom during the programme. While speaking on the topic, Ashok Kaul elaborated on the genesis of human Rights and its propagation and promotion in the society and community. He hoped that the awareness of Human Rights will trickle down to reach the society for its betterment. He further added that let us sit and provide an education which propels the students and the organizations in the right direction. Kavinder Gupta in his address said that 21st Century is embarked upon the protection and dissemination of Human Rights so that every community can prosper and live with dignity. He added that he has now realized that the only force for true development lies in the message of brotherhood of our “Sanskriti” practiced in the Indian Subcontinent from the time immemorial Vikram Randhawa said that the task of protection of Human Rights is complex topic and needs cooperation on the part of all sections of the society, government and non-government agencies as well as educational institutions. While advocating its spread, he also appreciated the effort of Cell for its endeavour towards great cause. Varinderjit Singh said that the human Rights relate to basic augmentation of all sections of the society for the growth and development in the true sense. He further said that let the message and education of human Rights spread to everywhere to transform the society to a better place to live in. State Convenor of Cell, Prof. P. L. Kaul threw light on the purpose of Cell, which is to spread the cause of human Rights across length and breadth of region and said that the various issues concerning human Rights Violation needs a review and detailed study. Vote of thanks was presented by State Co-Convenor of Cell S. Vajinder Singh Dutta. Vinay Pandoo, Vikram Gupta, Rohit Gupta, Akarshak Mahajan and others were among the prominent persons who were present during the programme.

Zonal Level Social Media Workshop held in Two Zones

With the aim to gear up social media activities across the state, State BJYM under the direct supervision of State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra organized zonal level meetings of State Social Media. In 1st phase State Social Media team organized brainstorming session in Zone ‘B’ comprised of District Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Udhampur, Reasi and Zone ‘J’ comprised of District Kathua, Samba and Basholi. BJYM State General Secretary Tarun Sharma attended the workshop at BJP office Udhampur where the State social media team shares valuable information regarding the use of social media with the activists. Addressing the meeting, Tarun Sharma congratulated State Social Media team for doing excellent work and said that this is the most important platform which is used these days in each and every field. We should use this platform positively to deliver information regarding different schemes and opportunities for the Youth started by the Modi-led government. All the development work in any field which our government is doing should be shared on these platforms so that the common masses can be aware about each and every schemes. All the team members shares the technical and other information regarding social media with the activists. The session was a brain storming one in which different aspects of platform was also discussed with the activists. The various platforms discussed were Facebook, Wattsaap, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter. For Zone ‘J’ the meeting was held at BJP office Kathua. BJYM State Social Media Incharge Rohit Verma managed all these programmes. The State Social media team includes BJYM State vice-president and Prabhari Social Media Adv Anu Behnal Ghai, Ashish Kapoor, Sourabh Jain, Keshav Khajuria takes brain storming session during the workshop.

Sh. Ajay Nanda holds public, karyakarta darbar

Minister of State for Finance and Planning and MLA from Reasi Assembly Constituency conducted open Public and karyakarta Darbar to address their problems at Party Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. While sharing his views on Public Darbar, Minister said Modi Government at the 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, so it 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 to take up with the MP or minister concerned, thus serving a convenient place to interact in other than the Civil Secretariat. Numerous deputations met the Minister for the redressal of their personal as well as public problems. Various important issues were highlighted during the deputations. People approached for their concerns regarding the issues of electricity supply and connections, water supply, road connectivity, CAPD issues, revenue related matters and other important issues. Deputations from all the areas around the Jammu region and Reasi approached the Minister. Minister sorted out many of their problems on the spot by telephonically interacting with the competent authority and forwarding the others to concerned departments with written instructions for their quick disposal. Whole programme was coordinated by State Secretary & State Incharge Election Related Matters Rajinder Sharma and State Additional Office Secretary Suresh Sharma. State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Kisssan Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib, Freedom Fighter & Martyr’s Cell State President Bharat Bhushan Sharma were among the other prominent persons present during the Darbar.

BJP holds state office bearers’ meeting

In a move to scrutinize the ongoing party activities and simultaneously planning for forthcoming Panchayat Elections in the State, J&K BJP held a meeting of its State Office Bearers’, District Incharges and Morcha State Presidents at the party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar led by its State President & MLA Sh. Sat Sharma along with State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta. Sh. Sat Sharma while addressing the party leaders said that the meeting held after gap of 1 month, helps the organization to have an insight into the party affairs and the necessary steps to further boost the working of activists. He said that the Governor has also called for early elections of Panches, Sarpanches and Urban Local Bodies. Common masses can also convey their issues more easily at the lowest level through elected representatives, he added. Sh. Ashok Kaul sought the reporting of various organizational activities going on in different districts through their Incharges. He prompted them to discuss all the details threadbare concerning the forthcoming Panchayat elections in the State. He asked the party leaders to choose the candidates for coming elections wisely so that every candidate corresponding with the party ideology turns out to be a winning candidate. Dr. Narinder Singh while addressing the meeting said that the party leaders and activists must concentrate on the Booth Sammelans as planned by the party. Sh. Pawan Khajuria apprised party leaders about various aspects of Panchayat election which is different from other States owing to its difficult geography. Sh. Harinder Gupta called for collecting the party fund with cent percent transparency, so as to promote cleanliness in the financial system. State Vice-Presidents Karan Singh, Yudhvir Sethi, Parmod Kapahi, Rajni Sethi, Sunil Sethi, Arun Gupta, Brig. Anil Gupta, Prof. Varinder Gupta, S. S. Bijral, Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana, Aseem Gupta, Anuradha Charak, Sanjay Baru, Rajinder Sharma, Vikram Randhawa, Varinderjit Singh, Arvind Gupta, Rachpal Singh, Jaidev Rajwal, Suraj Singh, Naresh Dogra, Rajeev Charak, Dr. Devinder Manyal, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Purnima Sharma, Rajinder Singh Chib, Dr. Tahir Choudhary and other state office bearers were also present in the meeting.

Road accidents: Who will do if we don’t

Media headlines ‘four Army soldiers killed, one injured in Ramban road mishap last week end remind one of expert comments ‘deaths in road accidents outnumber those by terrorists’ in Jammu Kashmir. S.S.Bijral former IGP calling for action observed road accidents take heavy toll leaving people accepting it as fait accompli, wondered: ‘who will do if we don’t’. Till September this year, 692 human lives were lost in 4,146 road accidents across state; 143 were killed and 903 injured in Doda, Kishtwar alone in last 3 years. Bijral state BJP spokesperson said having heard victim’s cries let’s not ignore their lifelong sobs and provide a safe road connectivity. Road connectivity ushers people in prosperity and to render them safe road engineering department and Motor Vehicle Act enforcers, are crucial two agencies. When developed countries minimise road accidents by corrective road engineering of accident spots, why can’t we, injecting expertise of Central Road Research Institute Okhla New Delhi. For combating over speeding contributing to road accidents, he said, instruments called ‘speed governors’ mandatorily should be installed in all commercial vehicles and stress to be on police effectiveness rather than numerical strength following Parkinson Law ‘Efficiency is inversely proportional to strength’. Traffic police, has to be deterrent and accountable to save people precious lives, the real Masters, Going by adage ‘well begun is half done’ BJP spokesperson said discipline at bus adda - critically guarantees a safe journey ahead determining drivers mindset. When terminus like Doda bus adda headlined in English daily ‘Doda Bus Adda or Well of Death’is that what would the journey ahead be. Truck Adda Doda with foundation laid in 2011 yet to come up, idle parking of buses, trucks, kiosks, hotels allowed by municipality, pot holes all over, trucks loading unloading there explains with what mind set driver start his journey and to what outcome.

Sh. Sat Sharma inaugurates “Apollo Bakers”

In a move to encourage the young and budding entrepreneurs of the state, J&K BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma inaugurated a new Bakery Shop near Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Gandhi Nagar. BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, State All Cell Incharge S. Varinderjit Singh, District Presidents Baldev Singh Billawaria and Ayodhya Gupta, other BJP leaders in the august gathering of the large number of local people along with the family members of entrepreneur Ankit Ghai were also present on the occasion. While speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma congratulated the young entrepreneur for the new venture and said that it is really a very encouraging trend that the youth is coming forward to look for the new avenues for reaching the zenith of success along with self-satisfaction in life. He said that the youth must follow their dreams and explore the ever growing new opportunities in the business world, which still has a large scope in the unexplored state of Jammu & Kashmir. He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led out a campaign for promoting the youth to develop their entrepreneurship skills, which will also lead India on the progressive path in the long run. He was informed by the entrepreneur that besides him he is giving employment to two other persons, which was appreciated by the MLA. Sharma asked the entrepreneur to not to compromise on the quality of raw material as well as the finished product and deal with utmost friendly dealing with the visitors. He was also informed by the owner that all the products in the bakery will be eggless thus providing a viable options for the veggies. Sharma was also told that the available bakery will provide a viable option in place of sweets as well while serving a large number of speciality products. State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Prem Gupta, Parveen Ghai, Ankush Gupta were among the other prominent persons present during the inauguration.

Trikuta Nagar Residents call upon Sh. Aseem Gupta

Large number of local residents of Trikuta Nagar along with Members of Trikuta Nagar Welfare Society led by President R. N. Padha and other associations called upon BJP State Secretary Aseem Gupta regarding their issues at the party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. Residents presented their issues regarding allotment of their residential plots, which is their major concern for past many years. They said that residents of Trikuta Nagar are facing large number of hardships related to Building Permission, NOCs for Transfer/Mortgage of plots by the Jammu development Authority (JDA). Most affected are the ones who are having some extra land on their allotted plots most of which are constructed and are in their possession since time of allotment i.e. more than 4 decades. They said that the plots at present are on 99 years lease basis and therefore, it is requested that the plots may be declared free hold in favour of allotees as is invogue at Channi Himmat Housing Colony. Aseem Gupta listened to their issues patiently and assured them that he will take up their matters with concerned persons at the earliest for their prompt disposal. He added that BJP government is working only to address the public aspirations and claimed that BJP will solve all the long pending issues which have not been solved by previous governments. He said that he has already discussed the matter with Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh and he has scheduled meeting with residents on 12th of December. Kuldeep Raj Magotra, O. P. Sharma, V. K. Chandan, S. K. Gupta, Bal Krishan Gupta, Vijay Deewan, Om Parkash, V. K. Razdan, S. K. Sawhney, Dalip Gupta, Surjeet singh, R. S. Soodan, Kuldeep Singh Arora, Ved Parkash Gupta and others were present on the occasion.

MLC Vibodh Gupta calls upon DGP Vaid

BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta called on Director General of Police and discussed various important issues of Police personnel who sacrifices, their lives for the safety and security of public. Referring towards the Rajouri-Poonch region, Gupta said that inspection and supervision ensure proficiency and accountability in the working of Jammu and Kashmir Police. He said that dedication and conviction is also must to maintain tangible bonds with the people.Gupta discussed the Security scenario and suggested that improvements in professional efficiencies and accountability at grass root level would garner public cooperation in efforts in different areas of policing. Behavioural change in the investigation field needs to be focussed to harvest people’s cooperation, he added. Gupta said that, Rajouri Police is doing good Job in curbing the Drugs menace and said there should be no laxity in the fight against terrorism and drug abuse, which is our major concern for maintaining peace and Order.Gupta also stressed for enhancing the surveillance in the border areas and put in place efficient measures for the security of the people. Frequent visits by the senior officers to Thanas and police posts should be ensured to improve their functioning and standards of discipline. “Activities of unscrupulous elements should be monitored and dealt under law. Gupta also said that in order to keep the morale of Jawans high, their living and working facilities needs to be enhanced. In case difficulties of cops in the field are addressed properly, their conviction towards public service would be doubled, he added. Gupta said that all precautions should be taken to protect Police Personnel from militant attacks and stone throwing when they are out on duty. He said that Bullet proof vehicles and protective gears should be put to maximum use and also care should be taken of the weapons allotted to the people on guard, escort and other general duties. Gupta also hailed the decision of Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), regarding the announcement for providing Rs. 30 Lakhs special ex-gratia to the next of kin of Jammu and Kashmir Police martyrs as relief, thus meeting long pending demand projected by the State Government and endorsed recently by Centre Government’s Special Representative, Dineshwar Sharma. Gupta thanked the Director General of Police for regular follow up, regarding the matter. He said that, no doubt that the loss is irreparable but providing Ex-Gratia, to the family members of the Police martyrs can never let them down, in society. Wards of the Police Martyr shall get Best Educational facilities and shall be treated with dignity and respect. In Toto a Police martyr shall get, Rs. 70 Lakhs as ex-gratia with immediate effect, and making the J&K Police Martyrs at par with CAPFs. He said that the family members of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel, martyred during the course of performing duties attributed to act of violence in the State, would get Rs 30 lakh including Rs 18 lakh from Government of Jammu Kashmir (State budget), Rs 7 lakh from Ministry of Home Affairs (Police Welfare Fund) and Rs 5 lakh from Ministry of Home Affairs (J&K, Security Related Expenditure, Relief and Rehabilitation) through Government of Jammu Kashmir. In addition to this, the MHA will also make payment of Rs 7 lakh in place of Rs 3 lakh to the next of kin of each Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel from the Police Welfare Fund. Rs 7 lakh from Police Welfare Fund and Rs 5 lakh in place of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel/Special Police Officers by MHA on the pattern of Central Armed Police Forces/Army personnel posted in Jammu and Kashmir. Grant of ex-gratia relief from SRE (R&R) of Rs 5 lakh in place of Rs 2 lakh would also continue.Gupta thanked the Hon’ble Home minister Sh Rajnath Singhji for fulfilment of long pending demand, regarding the enhancement of ex-gratia relief and to make it at par with ex-gratia being paid to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel in case of death occurring in course of performing duties has been met with. The DGP Vaid, assured Mr. Gupta said that to wean away the youth from militancy, efforts will continue so that all those who wish to live an honourable life, would be saved from death and destruction. He, however, said ‘Operation All Out’ launched by the police and security forces against militants will continue. He also said that, necessary steps shall be taken to curb the drugs menace from the society . DGP also assured for extending required assistance to the people in remote areas in case of any adverse situation caused by the predicted inclement weather.

Nar Sewa Narayan Sewa: Rajesh Gupta

Jammu East MLA and party chief whip Rajesh Gupta held a programme today to distribute financial relief to the cases of flash flood victims.On the occasion ration cards were also distributed among the people of the area. Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by the CDPO icds project social welfare Haqiqat Singh and the Mandal president Prof.Shyam Gupta. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that ever since he came in public life he has considered nar sewa narayan sewa as his principle. Rajesh Gupta while distributing financial assistance and ration cards among the victims of the flash floods said that we will not let anybody suffer on account of any natural calamity.He said that whenever there is any tragedy happening in the constituency our team reaches out to them with relief and succor as was the case in the case of those who suffered on account of fire in the area. Rajesh Gupta said that in addition to the government help there are voluntary self-help groups who also contribute significantly. Rajesh Gupta was all praise for the culture of self-help and philanthropy that the people of the area have demonstrated from time to time.Rajesh Gupta said that the hallmark of a great nation is where people help each other in times of difficulty. He said that India is a great nation and an emerging super power. The prominents who accompanied the MLA included Naresh Pardhan,Raj Kumar, Parveen Arora,Ashwani Sharma, Parveen Kerni,Chandan Gupta, Vikram Bhasin,Gopal Gupta, Shiv Kumar,Dwarka Nath Gupta and Kamal Jain.

Sh. Kavinder Gupta inspects development works, takes stock of public grievances

Speaker J&K Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta today undertook an extensive tour of various localities of his legislative constituency and interacted with people at these places. He visited areas of Bathinda, Channi Himmat, Deeli, GTB Nagar, Polli Hill and Sunjwan panchayat and interacted with the local residents. The Speaker was briefed by the people of Sunjwan and Narwal regarding the needs of the area like the issue of power supply to the tube well catering the requirement of the area and the up gradation of existing transformers, blacktopping of internal roads. Replying to the issues put forth by the people, the speaker said that additional transformers have been sanctioned for the area and the work for its installation will be completed very soon along with the ongoing blacktopping which will cover each and every corner. He also inspected the work for construction of roads and the blacktopping of roads at Polli Hill, Sunjwan, GTB Nagar, Chatta and adjoining areas. The work will be completed with an estimated cost of Rs 2.68 crore approx. and the same was executed by the Department of Public Works. The Speaker also held public Darbars at GTB Nagar and Chatta listened to the grievances of the people by visiting various areas of these localities. The residents demanded the construction of Culvert connecting their area with Ratti Srari, up gradation of lanes and drains, protection works for their house and lands, regular supply of ration, up gradation of primary school and implementation of state-sponsored and centrally sponsored Schemes. He assured full support to the locals and asked that all their genuine demands will be fulfilled on priority. SDM South Sonu Pargal, BDO Satwari Shahid Mughal, Xen PWD(R&B), Rajan Mengi, Ankush Gupta, Kulbir Charak, Harbajan Singh, Er. Ashwani Khosla, S.Balwant Singh, Ch. Mohd, Iqbal, Amit Gupta, Maan Singh, Liaqat Ali were prominent among others.

Prominent persons from Zanskar join BJP

Expressing their confidence in the strong and fair leadership put forth by the BJP led NDA government at Centre in the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the under the organizational skills of BJP National President Amit Shah, many prominent persons and socio-political activists joined ranks of J&K BJP in presence of BJP State leadership led by its State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, MLC Vikram Randhawa and Chairperson Darakhshana Andrabi at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. Sat Sharma welcomed new BJP members and said that joining of hundreds of prominent persons including Ex. Sarpanches and Panches from Zanskar led by youth activist Syed Murtazqa Rizvi has established the fact that public welfare policies of PM Modi have impressed common masses in every segment. He asserted that Nation is witnessing emergence of completely “New India” under present dispensation. Jugal Kishore Sharma while congratulating new entrants said that BJP is committed to do all out effort to address the concerns of common masses. He said that such is the commitment altitude of BJP that the party has specified entire innovative dimension to political working arrangement of Nation where the youth is looking forward to the leadership with towering hopes after decades of negative vibes. Ashok Kaul hailed the resolution of prominent persons for the welfare of people, who have joined BJP and said that the BJP has the unique character of cadre based organization with complete internal democracy, where every ground level activist of the party can claim the top position citing the example of PM Modi and National President Amit Shah. Vikram Randhawa claimed that people from all regions are feeling affection for BJP owing to excellent works done by party for welfare of people. He claimed that BJP will be a reckoning force in coming times in Kargil and Zanskar areas of state by concentrated efforts of prominent persons who have joined hands with party. New entrants led by Syed Murtazqa Rizvi also assured the senior leaders that they will work whole heartedly for extending the party to every single household of the region while addressing the issues of common masses.

BJP organizes day long convention with workers at Dal lake

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today organized a day long convention with the workers residing in Mirbehere Dal lake. Hundreds of workers thronged to attend the convention which was addressed BJP senior leader and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh. Dr Singh insisted the workers to play their role in preservation of Dal Lake. “You are the direct beneficiaries of Dal lake, so take active role in its preservation,” he told the massive gathering, adding, clean Dal would directly benefit to the Dal community. Dr Singh assured that those working as weed cutters in the Dal would be benefitted directly by the government and the wages would be directly deposited into their bank accounts. “We have ended the role of middleman, now you will get wages of your work directly into your account,” he told the huge gathering. Dr Singh also assured the community that any damage to Shikara during its use in de weeding activity would be provided financial assistance for repairing. Dr Narendra Singh, State General Secretary and Incharge Kashmir Affairs during the convention said that BJP’s core policy is to reach the poorest man and help them in their upliftment. “We are here not only to ensure preservation of Dal, but the welfare of its dwellers,” he told the gathering. Surinder Amberdar senior leader and MLC BJP said that he has his doors open for dialogue with all those youth who posse grudges. He said that there will be no condition for dialogue with our "own youth" as there is a sense of alienation prevalent due to poor reach out. "The reach out is poor and youths have not been heard yet properly. Our agenda is pro people and we will listen to them especially youth to address their grievances," he said. MLC while addressing the gathering of hundreds at Char Chinar in the dal lake said that they organized to reduce the trust deficit and promote harmony. "In future we will continue with such pro youth programmes in the nook and corner of valley," he said. He said Panchayat and local body elections are over due. People empowerment can’t be viewed without these election. So, government should announce election dates as early as possible. MLC Surinder Amberdar, Vice chairman Kisan Board Daljeet Singh Chib, Arif Raja, Molvi Tariq, MUshtaq Noorabadi, Asif MAsoudi, Hakeem Maoud and other senior members were present in the convention.

Sh. Sat Sharma convenes emergency meeting of ERA officials, shows concern on quality of works in some areas

BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) convened an emergency meeting of ERA(Economic Reconstruction Agency) officials, both water and sewerage wing and enquired about the restoration works of lanes and roads done in those areas which were left behind after connections of water pipes and sewerage were installed in these areas. Sharma took strict note over the pace of development works by ERA in some areas and directed them to take up these works at the earliest in order to avoid public distress. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that a fruitful meeting took place with ERA officials and they have been immediately directed to take up the restoration works in the areas at the earliest which were left behind after new connections of water pipes and sewerage were installed in the area. He said there are certain areas which are left in terms of restoration but their works will be started at the earliest so that no inconvenience is caused to the masses. Sharma said that present coalition Government in the State, especially BJP is working on the agenda of “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas” and it becomes our duty to work on the same in order to provide best infrastructure to our masses. Sharma also showed his major concern about some restoration works and directed the officials to maintain the sanctity of works by doing best quality of works in all areas of Jammu West Assembly segment. Ex En ERA (water) Manish Bhat, Ex En (sewerage) Rakesh Gupta, Karan Sharma, Prem Gupta, Sanjay Sawhney, Puneet Gupta, Dinesh Maini, Ashok Kumar and all other officials including AEE’s and JE’s were also present in the meeting.

Prof. Virender demanded enquiry into all sections

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta welcomed the judgment of Jammu & Kashmir State Information Commission directing the public service commission to place answer keys in the public domain, soon after the decision of the results of examinations for strengthening transparency in its functioning and to remove nagging doubts in the minds of candidates. He added that the SIC observation that deletion of Rule 12 (B) of the PSCs (conduct of examination) rules, which had earlier provided for showing the answer key, runs counter to section 19 of the RTI Act and that the disclosure of OMR sheet and the answer key after the examination involves public interest and such cannot be considered as secret and confidential. Prof. Virender said that the judgment of SIC is of far-reaching consequences and is an attempt to make the State PSC transparent to some extent. However, the Spokesperson is of the views that there are many other anomalies in the working of PSC. The marks obtained in the academic degrees of the candidates from different Universities are not being standardized. The candidates from a university/department where there is tendency to rate the student liberally by providing higher marks, are benefitted in the selection. Further, it has been observed that there is a deliberate attempt on the part of the state PSC of ignoring the achievements of a candidate belonging to Jammu region and thus not providing any credit/marks of his/her achievement. While illustrating his point Prof. Virender cited the case of Mrs. Renu Bala who was not given the benefit of her publications and higher qualification in the PSC interviews, for the post of Assistant Professor in Physics in the Higher Education Department. The Spokesperson opined that after the selections it should also be made mandatory for the PSC to put complete Bio-Data of the candidates appeared in the interviews which include the marks secured in the qualifying examination, name of the University from which the examination passed, weightage given to the candidates for various degrees/achievements and the marks secured in the interview etc., apart from the marks obtained in the examination, if conducted by the PSC. Prof. Virender demanded that Jammu & Kashmir government should hold impartial enquiry into the selections made against various posts by Public Service Commission in the last 2 to 3 years to remove the grievances and suspicions of candidates belonging to Jammu region about the process of selections. He said that the candidates of Jammu region were neglected and only 10 to 20 percent find their names in the selection lists. Prof. Virender observed that in the last about forty years none of the persons of Jammu region could occupy the position of Chairman of PSC and this reflects the irony of the conditions prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir state. The Spokesperson also expressed his concern in the recent selections made against the state cadre posts of Junior Assistants which reflects blatant discrimination with Jammu region. He condemned the selection made by State Service Selection Board where out of 28 open category positions only one candidate from Jammu region is selected and 22 candidates selected from Budgam district of Kashmir Valley only; out of nine posts under Reserved Backward Area (RBA) category, one candidate pertains to Jammu region. He demanded an impartial enquiry into the whole of the selection. He also questioned the so-called policy of equitable treatment with all the region and asked “is it a fair treatment to Jammu region”.

BJP remembers Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, pays floral tributes

J&K BJP SC Morcha led by its State President & MLA Dr. D. K. Manyal in presence of BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru paid floral tributes on the portrait of great social reformer of India, Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 61st death anniversary at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. MLA Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat, Vice-Chairperson Balbir Ram Rattan and senior leaders N.D. Rajwal and Chaman Lal Kanathia were also present during the programme. D. K. Manyal while paying floral tributes to the great personality said that, Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar popularly known as Baba Saheb was a great Economist, Politician, Jurist and Social Reformer who fought for the rights of neglected section of society. He also supported the rights of women and children, thus putting up fight against every social evil prevailing in society. He reiterated that Baba Saheb was not just the leader of a single community but his great deeds mark him as one of the global leader of the time. Sanjay Baru said that a leader like Baba Saheb comes to Earth only in centuries, so we must rejoice his acts on every single event, marking a significant change in our lifestyles and perception of the Universe. He also said that we must remember his advice that all communities must live in peace. He mentioned that BJP under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi has given representation to every community irrespective of caste, creed or region. Krishan Lal Bhagat, in his address, stressed on the fact that the most important point which binds any particular community to a lower strata is misinformation and less education, so he called upon all that they must educate their children to the highest level available for which their wards are capable. Balbir Ram Rattan called upon all the Morcha leaders to follow his ideology in order to pay true homage to him. He also claimed that only BJP gave him his due place in history, while the other parties earlier only played politics by using his name. N. D. Rajwal and Chaman Lal Kanathia also addressed the gathering. Whole programme was managed by Morcha General Secretary Dharminder Kumar who also conducted the stage proceedings and presented vote of thanks. Ashok Gandhi, M.L. Menia, Rakesh Sangral, Rajkumar, B. D. Naryal, Devraj, Suresh Manyal, Nek Sarmal and others were among the prominent persons who paid rich tributes to the great soul.

BJP asks party leaders to take its ideology to public

BJP led by its state Vice-President & Parliamentary Incharge for celebrating 6 party festivals, Rajni Sethi held series of meetings with its District Incharges regarding celebrating the festivals at every single booth level in Districts Jammu and Jammu West along with District Presidents Baldev Singh Billawaria and Ayodhya Gupta. While speaking on the occasion, Rajni Sethi said that the various booths and Wards of the Districts have been allotted to the senior leaders of the party in order to make sure the celebrations of the party festivals among the common masses of the region. She said that this has been initiated keeping in view the emergence of the party as mass party furthering the need to take the ideology of the party to every single person. Rajni Sethi further said that BJP is working with the principle of selfless service and “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”, hence its policies must reach to the public in original form and the celebrations of these festivals will ensure the same. She specifically focussed on the celebration of birthday of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee which falls on 25th of December among general public. Baldev Singh Billawaria and Ayodhya Gupta also addressed the present party’s leaders and said that BJP is the only cadre based organisation with time tested principles and values so it becomes the duty of every single leader or activist to take the party ideology to the general public and assured that Birthday of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be celebrated at every single booth in their districts. Mohan Singh Rana, Harbans Choudhary, Kehar Singh, Prem Gupta, Vikas, Jeet Angral, Parshottam, Ravi Sharma, and other senior leaders of the party.

Prominent persons from Sunderbani-Nowshera join BJP

Putting faith in good governance and era of development steered by BJP led NDA government at Centre and alliance government of BJP within the state, number of persons hailing from Sunderbani-Nowshera Constituency joined ranks of BJP in presence of BJP State leadership led by its State President & MLA Sat Sharma along with MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma and State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. While welcoming new entrants, Sat Sharma said that number of prominent persons including Ex. Sarpanch and Ex. Servicemen hailing from Block Bhawani in leadership of Mandal President, Ex. Sarpanch Bahadur Nath have joined BJP cementing the fact that public welfare policies of PM Modi have impressed common masses across the Nation. He said that today BJP boasts of 11 Crore primary membership and government in 18 states which will now turn to 19 states. He said that although Pakistan is hell bent to destabilize the region, but due to sustained effort of strong Central leadership of BJP, J&K is headed towards peace owing to the strong role played by various security agencies. Jugal Kishore Sharma while congratulating them said that BJP leadership is working with full zeal to carry state to zenith of development whilst bailing it out of crisis brought by previous inefficient governments. He said that today, for the first time, border victims are dispensed sum of 5 lakh Rupees with adequate compensation for livestock. He said that BJP has blossomed in every remotest division and people from all walks of life are coming forward to connect with the only Nationalistic party of India. He claimed that massive joining of people is testimony to the actuality that people are satisfied with down to Earth functioning of local MP and MLA of region. Ashok Kaul hailing the decision of people who have joined the BJP, said that the pro-poor policies of government, the principle of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas” and “Nation First, Party second and Self Last” and other similar traits of BJP have forced common masses to think that how the previous governments used to loot the treasure of Nation. He said that the cadre based structure of organization ensures the clean and clear policies of party for the benefit of the Nation. New entrants led by Bahadur Nath assured the senior leaders that they will work whole heartedly for taking the party to new heights while working selflessly for welfare of deprived.

Well governed state only guarantee against militancy: S.S.Bijral

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti assertion that ‘militancy won’t end by killing militants, need human approach’ is virtual statement of truth but viewing globally established fact that ‘well governed state is the only guarantee against militancy’, it calls for a careful reading. Addressing police recruits attestation cum passing out parade at Police Training School Kathua, S.S.Bijral former IGP said CM’s message of ‘humane approach’ was meant for security forces boasting of killing 200 militants in 2017. Pointing out that militancy in Kashmir, less local and more of foreign mercenaries, is terrorism least bothered about life of locals, Bijral said they deserve response they are receiving. He said marked change in ground situation could not have been possible without locals helping security forces and pointed determination of forces at rendering state borders inviolable. Let there be no laxity in the resolve to end terrorism. Bijral BJP state spokesperson said humane approach is hall mark of well governed state. For having trusted elected representatives for their welfare, people resolve to extend unflinching support to govt. But their dreams of being in well governed state proved a mirage after 1975. In 41 years since 1975 state reeled under ‘governor’s rule’ seven times. Congress dethroned Farooq Abdullah govt and installed NC defected Ghulam Mohd Shah, Farooq’s brother in law and twelve other MLAs, sowed the destabilisation seed. Dismissed by Governor Jagmohan on March 19, 1986 for being corrupt, National Conference and Congress under Rajiv Gandhi PM rigged state elections to keep Muslim United Front out of power, installed NC Farooq Abdullah as CM, gave birth to ongoing militancy and corruption. Bijral lamenting terrorism raising head time and again in France, Belgium, Germany, UK, Spain and numerous other European countries and worst in America in Sept.11, 2001 has not taken roots there, why it is deepening in J&K. This he said is when CM Mehbooba Mufti admits Kashmir valley 95% population is peace loving. Those countries are well governed and incorrupt while J&K the most corrupt Indian state with governance leaving lot to be desired, Bijral said emphatically ‘rid of corruption and good governance assured, no reason for terrorism not to end in J&K’.

Deputation from Zanskar apprises BJP leaders of their issues

Deputation from Zanskar led by youth activist Murtaza Aarzoo Rizvi visited BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar to meet BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Kaul, MLC Ch. Vikram Randhawa and Vice-Chairperson Balbir Ram Rattan to present and discuss their various issues related to development of region including its road connectivity and other local issues. Sat Sharma, while interacting with deputation said that, PM Narendra Modi is committed to best road connectivity as it is must for development. As Leh, Kargil and Zanskar remained disconnected with rest of Nation for seven months, Zojila tunnel is being constructed to provide round the year connectivity. He also hailed the concern of visiting leaders and activists who raised issue of development in deputation. He said that since the time VIkram Randhawa has been allotted Zanskar for its development, he is doing appreciable job for the same. Constructive and concentrated efforts of PM in form of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padho”, “Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan” and many other schemes have contributed a lot to uplift the ground scenario. Ashok Kaul, in his address, said that due to its people welfare policies and clean administration, today BJP has emerged as the biggest party of world in terms of primary membership which has the government in 18 states of India and the number will soon increase after the result. He said that the people from all the sections, regions have expressed their faith in the PM Modi’s leadership and they want to connect with the PM for strengthening his hands further so that the Nation be established as the superpower of the world. He maintained that cadre of BJP is working with the sole aim of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas”. Vikram Randhawa, in his address, said that he has disbursed 30 lakh Rupees for the development of Zanskar on request of MLA Zanskar, and also sanctioned 10 lakh rupees for the development of school at Abran (Zanskar) out of his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to provide pace to the ongoing developmental works in the remote region. He also stressed that he will work hard and fast for the extension of party activities at Zanskar.

Continuing the mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of building “Swach Bharat” and with a motto to preserve environment using all possible and fair means, BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) started Biotherm Decomposting Unit at Doda Basti, Belicharana. An impressive program was organized by joint efforts of JMC (Jammu Municipal Coproration), Faith Charitable Trust in collaboration with DNP Infrastructure Pvt Ltd Gujrat who also conveyed a major message amongst the masses regarding the management of solid wastes. A large number of people including officials of JMC, Pollution Control Board, locals and political activists were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma lauded the efforts of JMC, Faith Charitable Trust and DNP infra who are working round the clock to conserve our precious environment which has become the victim of drastic pollutants these days. He said by using Solid Resource Management an interinking concept of to utilize abundant existing natural resources to tackle the immediate issue of garbage management will be done through channelized usage of high efficient man power thereby contributing to solving the twin issues of waste management and unemployment. He said that this initiative is first of its kind in Jammu and all working agencies have done a major job in decomposting solid waste in Jammu. He stated that such initiative has been taken up in Ward 36 of Jammu West Assembly segment which has proved to be very successful and soon this initiative will be launched in every Ward of Jammu West so as to achieve the target of full cleanliness soon in every sphere of Jammu West. Sharma also appreciated the efforts of Dr Zaffer Iqbal Expert Soilid Waste Managament and Scientist Pollution Control Board Anuradha for their support in establishing biotherm compost unit in Jammu which is first of its kind. District Presidents BJP Ayodhya Gupta and Baldev Singh Billawaria, Jeet Angral, Puneet Gupta, Deepak Kumar, Ravi Sharma, Keshav Chopra, Ashok Kumar, Varinder, Anil Sawhney, Sarabjeet Sharma, Shridhar Pandey, rakesh and several others were also present during the occasion

Dr. Magotra chaired BJYM Monthly State Office Bearers Meeting

A meeting of BJYM State office bearers and Prabhari of various District of Jammu was held at Party Headquarter Trikuta Nagar Jammu. The meeting was chaired by BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra. The meeting was organization oriented and motto is to review and race up morcha activists in various Districts. Addressing office bearers, Dr. Magotra congratulated all the District Incharges for successfully organizing District working Committee meetings in their respective districts which was scheduled on 26th of November 2017. He said that it is the duty of each District Incharge to make sure that all the programmes in their respective districts should be done strictly on time as stated by the State office. All the District Presidents are doing good work in their districts with the coordination of district incharges but still a lot of needed to be done, so that our activists can reach to each and every youth of the state. He said that all the mandals of the State should complete their Working committee meetings till 10th of December 2017, so that without any much delay we can focus on other future programmes. Dr. Magotra also discusses about One Booth Ten Youth Programme and said that all the district incharges should make a blueprint so that, this can be completed as soon as possible. Our Party have a vision and those who have taken responsibilities as office bearers should know that if our PM is working so hard to make a New India where there is no place for Casteism, communalism, terrorism, poorness, dirtiness, we also have an equal opportunity to work with him voluntarily and give our services for the making of a prosperous, developed and New India. Prominent who were present were Vikas Choudhary general secretary, Vice-presidents Adv Ramneek Singh, Karan Sat Sharma, Ajay Vaid, Adv Annu Behnal and Munish Khajuria, Secretaries Sunny Sangotra, Rahul Vaid and Ajay Manhas, Abhishek Slathia, Sourab Jain, Narinder Partap Singh, Kapil Mahajan and Er. Lalit Raina.

Terror and talks cannot go together, Farooq should know: BJP

Dr Farooq Abdullah has time and again advocated talks with Pakistan as mandatory for return of peace in Valley knowing fully well that it is not India but Pakistan that is avoiding talks, stated Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party in response to Farooq’s utterances at a public meeting in Budgam District. Modi government has made it very clear that Pakistan must cease its support to cross-border terror and dismantle/destroy the terrorist infrastructure on its soil to create a conducive environment for commencement of bilateral talks to resolve all outstanding issues. However, Pakistan’s insistence of Kashmir being its jugular vein, unfinished agenda of partition and its Army’s urge to obtain parity with India is preventing the former from sitting on a negotiation table with India. Pakistan has to realise that both of its ambitions are impossible to acquire since India’s economy is 10 times larger than Pakistan’s as well as it is the fastest growing economy in the world and Indian Armed Forces are fourth most powerful in the world, explained Brig Gupta. Even the claim on Kashmir is bogus, if Kashmir is really the jugular vein of Pakistan, how it has survived for last seventy years, exclaimed the Spokesperson! J&K is the crown of India and her integral part. Even after acquiring nuclear weapons, Pakistan has chosen terrorism as an instrument of state policy which highlights Pakistan’s evil intentions. Dr Abdullah needs to know that a window exists even in a nuclear environment, Kargil War and surgical strikes in 2016 exemplify the same. But India wants peace which Pakistan doesn’t. Pakistan is using terror as a low-cost option to bleed India since it considers India as an existential threat and aims at India’s balkanisation to counter her growing might. There is no indication of any change in Pakistan’s intent despite India’s best efforts to normalise the relations according to Brig Gupta. It is surprising that a personality like Dr Abdullah is failing to recognise the realityor is feigning ignorance in order to play to the gallery since he is a master of theatrics. Pakistan has to give up terrorism as an ‘option’ against India and its mind-set has to change from “settlement first” to “peace first” for any engagement between the two neighbours. Ball is wholly and squarely in Pakistan’s court. Referring to his statement that “we have left our youth disillusioned and disenchanted,” Brig Gupta said that Abdullahs and National Conference are to be blamed for the same. The root causes of disenchantment are lust for power, politics of deceit and falsehood, communal, divisive and dynastic politics, financial mismanagement, self-promotion and poor governance, listed Brig Gupta while clarifying that none other than Kashmiri power brokers are responsible for these. Rather than batting for Pakistan and creating further confusion and dilemma in the mind of the youth, Kashmiri politicians have to accept the reality that their future is safe and secure only with democratic India and they have to learn to live with a hostile Pakistan as a neighbour. Bharatiya Janata Party firmly believes that the nation’s resolve and the might of Indian Army is capable enough of taking care of a hostile Pakistan but India would never succumb to the pressure of cross border terrorism or global Islamic terror, Farooq needs to know.

भारतीय जनता पार्टी के प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया ने गड़ी में शिव मंदिर व कैलड़ै मोहल्ला में बैठकें की

शिव मंदिर गड़ी में फार्मर्स एक्शन कमेटी के प्रधान बोधराज जी के नेतृत्व में जिब ,रैम्बल , मगैनी , पलत्याड , मनमैला आदि गाँवों से आए हुए किसानों के साथ एक बैठक की। बैठक में राजिंदर शर्मा ,यश पॉल ,मोहन लाल , अजय , संजय फोजी ,संतोष कुमार ,नीरू कोंगड़ा , आदि किसान मौजूद थे । उन्होंने बताया कि उनकी मांग उनकी उन जमीनों को लेकर है जो वर्षों से सेना के पास हैं और जिनका उचित मुआवजा उन्हें नहीं मिला है । इसके अलावा उनसे कहा गया था कि उनके घर के एक सदस्य को नोकरी मुहैया कराएगी। लेकिन ना तो मुआवजा और ना ही नोकरी को लेकर कोई बात करते हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि कोई भी नेता उनसे बात करने को तैयार नहीं है क्योंकि उनकी बात को ऊपर तक पहुंचाने के लिए उनके पास भी साधन नहीं है उन्होंने पवन खजुरिया जी से कहा कि जब भी उनके पास आए उन्होंने बात सुनी भी और ऊपर तक पहुंचाई भी। और अब उन्हें सिर्फ उन्हीं से उम्मीद है की वह उनकी समस्या को हल कर सकते हैं। पवन खजुरिया जी ने उन्हें आश्वासन दिया कि वह जल्द ही दिल्ली जाकर मंत्री जी से बात करके उनकी समस्या का कोई न कोई समाधान निकलेंगे। इसके अलावा पवन खजुरिया जी ने गड़ी के कैलड़ै मोहल्ले में स्थानीय निवासियों के साथ भी बैठक की ,जिसमें लोगों ने मांग की की उनके मोहल्ले में एक गली और पुली को लेकर वह हर नेता से कह चुके हैं मगर किसी ने भी उनकी मांग को गम्भीरता से नहीं लिया, लोगों ने बताया कि वोटों के समय तो सभी नेता आते हैं और बड़े बड़े वादे करते हैं मगर जब जीत जाते हैं तो इस तरफ ध्यान ही नहीं देते जबकि यह समस्या लगभग 40 सालों से ज्यूँ की त्युं है। पवन खजुरिया जी ने सभी लोगों को आश्वासन दिया कि गली की समस्या बहुत जल्द हल की जाएगी और पुली का निर्माण भी उसके बाद किया जाएगा। इस अवसर पर शाम सलारिया ,जगन सलारिया ,मोहन लाल आदि स्थानीय निवासी वहां पर मौजूद थे।

Will power is stronger than physical power: Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

On the eve of ‘World Disability Day’, falling on December 3, Jammu & Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, provided financial assistance in the form of a loan to the unemployed males with physical disabilities. In a simple programme held at Corporation Head Office, Jammu, Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, along with FA/CAO Vijay Kumar Tak, Divisional Managers G.Q.Khatana and Arshad Bhat, Projects Manager, Mohd.Iqbal Kataria, District Manager, Jammu, Joginder Paul Atri and Accountant, Kashmir, Babar Wani, handed over sanction letters to the beneficiaries, who had applied for a loan under the Handicapped category. A total of 13 cases amounting to rupees 31 lakh were cleared in favor of youth hailing from Kashmir and Jammu Divisions. While the sanction letters of Jammu were handed over directly to the loanees, those of Kashmir were handed over to Divisional Manager, Kashmir, for further distributing among the applicants of the valley. Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, on this occasion, said that the Corporation had received applicants for loan from unemployed youth with physical disabilities and their cases were processed on priority and sanction letters are handed over to them ahead of ‘‘ World Disability Day ‘’ to convey a message that they are not alone but the SCs, STs, BCs Development Corporation is with them whenever any one of them needs financial support for setting up of their own earning units instead of looking toward others for help. He said that days are gone when physically challenged persons were considered as a burden on families. He said that these people are stronger than others because they have the will and determination to compete. Will’ power is stronger than physical power and the same has been witnessed in many cases, wherein the disabled persons have climbed new heights in this modern era of technology, the VC said.

BJP Mahila Morcha holds Mandal Working Committee Meeting

BJP Mahila Morcha East Mandal falling under District Jammu held its working committee meeting at its Purani Mandi office, in which the office bearers and working committee members of East Mandal Mahila Morcha along with other senior leaders of Mahila Morcha participated to seek the guidance of senior leaders of the party and discuss forthcoming party programmes as well present report on various organizational and developmental activities taken up by the leaders of Mahila Morha which was addressed by BJP State Vice-President & Prabhari District Jammu Rajni Sethi, Party Chief Whip & local MLA from Jammu East Rajesh Gupta and Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma and other senior leaders. Rajni Sethi while addressing the meeting, said that ladies form 50% of total strength in any population or organization, so their role in the policy matters is eminent. She said the women folk has to increase their participation keeping in view the coming Panchayati elections by improving their work culture in party. Rajesh Gupta in his address focussed on the organizational set up of the party and said that the BJP holds the distinction of promoting women folk in every field be it political or any other. He prompted to further strengthen the organization by forming the booth level committees by involving minimum 5 women activists. Purnima Sharma, while focussing on the women centric welfare schemes initiated by the Central government, said that the PM Modi has worked hard to uplift the status of women on the ground, by citing the example of Izzat Ghar, Triple Talaq, Increase in pension, women hostels, Sukanya Samridhi yojna etc. Anita Gupta in her Presidential address, presented details of various organizational and developmental works done by Mahila Morcha in last 3 months while assuring the senior leaders of party that the Mahila Morcha will work sincerely and whole heartedly for extension of party activities in every household. Proceedings of the stage were conducted by Indu Gupta and vote of thanks was presented by Anita Sharma. Sangita Anand was nominated as Prabhari of Jammu East Mandal to strengthen the organizational structure of party. Parveen Arora, Sushma Gupta, Vidhya Gupta, Swarn Arora, all members of Mandal team, ward presidents and other prominent leaders also participated in the meeting.

Sh. Sunil Sharma conducts open Public, Karyakarta Darbar

Minister of State and MLA from Kishtwar Assembly Constituency, Sunil Sharma conducted open Public and Karyakarta Darbar to listen and address their problems at BJP Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. While sharing his views on Public and Karyakarta Darbar, Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government as well BJP-PDP Government in the State is working with keeping in view the circumstances of last person standing in the row. He said that BJP works on the principle of “Nation First, Party Second and Self Last” and holds the distinction of only Nationalistic party in the Nation. He said that BJP, in order to mitigate the sufferings of masses, has chalked out a schedule of party MPs and Ministers, where they interact with party activists and public. Sunil Sharma said that the people have expressed faith in able leadership of PM Modi. He also appreciated the appointment of special representative of Government of India, Dineshwar Sharma to have specific inputs for the restoration of peace and prosperity in state, while lauding the role of security forces in checking militant and separatist’s activities. He maintained that while BJP is taking every step for development of the state, it is committed to its stand of Nationalism while not ignoring aspirations of Jammu region. Number of deputations met Minister for redressal of their personal as well as public problems. Various important issues were highlighted by the deputations regarding revenue related problems, youth related problems, transport related problems, public works, rural development, Panchayati Raj and agriculture production from across the region. Minister sorted out many of their problems telephonically as well as recommending to the appropriate authorities. Whole program was coordinated by State Secretary & State Incharge Election Related Matters Rajinder Sharma and State Additional Office Secretary Suresh Sharma. Vice-Chairman OBC Board Rashpaul Verma was also present in the darbar.

Dr Narinder Singh lambasts NC for demanding Autonomy Wants Jammu Leadership of NC to Clear its Stand

Dr. Narinder Singh State General Secretary BJP joined issues with the National Conference president Dr. Farooq Abdullah for blatantly misleading the masses and speaking half-truths and post truths in the name of autonomy for the Jammu and Kashmir State. He said that Dr. Farooq Abdullah is pretending to be ignorant about the accord reached between his father, Sheikh Abdullah, and then Prime Minister of India in 1975 wherein the State could review post-1953 legislation on the concurrent list which would be sympathetically considered by the President. After 1975 accord Sheikh Abdullah constituted a committee under the chairmanship of D.D. Thakur to review post-1953 legislation. The D.D Thakur Committee recommend that all the legislative entries made during that period are in the interest of the people of the State; hence they should not be touched. Sheikh Abdullah had accepted the findings of the Committee. Why is Farooq Abdullah silent on this historical fact, and why he did not think of autonomy after assuming the office of chief ministers in 1982? , asked Dr Narinder Singh. He lambasted NC leadership for narrating half-truths thereby misleading the people of the Kashmir Valley. It was under Dr. Abdullah, those elections were rigged in the state in 1983 and 1987, and rigging of elections became a harbinger of militancy in the state. Dr. Abdullah seems to forget that Union Cabinet, of which Omar Abdullah was a part, dismissed State autonomy report of 2000. Why did not Omar Abdullah resign from union cabinet then, if he was not in agreement with the collective responsibility of the Union Cabinet? Dr. Singh lambasted Jammu leadership of the NC and its provincial president, Devender Singh Rana for creating ambiguity among the people of Jammu by his regional autonomy rant. He asked Devender Rana to clear his stand on the demand of reverting to pre 1953 position by his leader Farooq Abdullah. If Rana does not clear his stand then it should be assumed that he is a ‘caged parrot' of Kashmir centric leadership of NC. NC has always played the dubious role in the State's politics right from 1953 and asked its leadership to come out this policy of divisiveness. Dr. Singh also suggested that NC should accept their mistakes while governing the state and rigging the elections, and ask for forgiveness from the people of the state for their omissions and commissions.

Investigation into multi-crore JKCA scam be handed over to NIA: Brig Gupta

Jammu & Kashmir last week has expressed annoyance at CBI for its failure to complete investigation into the alleged multi-crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association that involves Dr Farooq Abdullah, MP and President of National Conference. A division bench of the Honourable High Court is quite justified in its observation since on March 9 last year the Court had handed over the probe to the CBI and had asked the agency to bring the investigation to a logical conclusion within six months, stated Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party in a press release issued today. The honourable High Court had handed over the probe to CBI, observing that police investigation lacked both speed and credibility and that lack of will to dig out the scamsters was writ large on the face of its performance. The Court had then observed, “Having regard for the quantum and magnitude of the scam involving huge loss of public money and failure of (police) to conduct the investigation with speed, fairness and objectivity and given the inordinate delay in concluding the investigation coupled with lack of credibility the (police) and also taking into consideration the serious allegations made against the, beneficiaries involved including the influential and mighty, we are of the considered opinion that it is a fit case where the investigation must be handed over to CBI for purposes of a fair and result oriented investigation,” the high court had said and order the court’s registry judicial to send a copy of the judgment to the Director CBI for taking the investigation. It directed the CBI to bring ingestion to a logical conclusion, as expeditiously as possible, “preferably within six months.” But the CBI has failed to meet the dead line set by the Court and instead CBI’s counsel Tahir Shamsi had moved an application before the court seeking more time to complete the investigation, stated Brig Gupta. Considering the fact that the accused are charged under Sections 406, 168 and 120-B of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) for allegedly making the sports body a lending agency and for operating many bogus accounts, a needle of suspicion arises if the misappropriated amount could have been used for terror funding, exclaimed Brig Gupta? Dr. Farooq Abdullah’s old links with Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and his pro-Pakistan stance lends credence to this suspicion. Though the Court has granted three week time as last and final opportunity to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file the status report, in all fairness the investigation needs to be handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has successfully busted the terror funding network in the State demanded the Spokesperson.

Sh. Harinder Gupta counters Bhalla by enumerating BJP’s achievements

J&K BJP State General Secretary Sh. Harinder Gupta took serious exception to the statement of Jammu based Congress leader & former Minister Raman Bhalla, as the latter has tried to shift the inefficiency of previous Congress led governments over the present popular dispensation. Harinder Gupta said that BJP under the dynamic leadership of charismatic leader PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah as well as State BJP under the active leader its State President & MLA Sat Sharma has scaled new heights in terms of rolling out public welfare schemes for the benefit of the poorest of poor and this fact is particularly evident from all the surveys of recent times. Improvement of Nation’s performance on International platform, increase in public satisfaction, revival of faith of youth on the political system of India, a new ever increasing search of avenues for self determination by resorting to entrepreneurship by the youth instead of looking for 9-5 jobs, provision of safety and security to women folk by giving them their due share and responsibilities and what not is achieved in the present dispensation, asked Harinder Gupta. Gupta said that, in our state for the first time, the valley is looking for the normalization of situation of despair and the youth is headed for a new start with bright future. The region of Jammu, from where the rejected Congress leader belongs, stands no exception to the unprecedented development, which was being ignored continuously for so many decades together, by the previous governments in which congress party and its leaders enjoyed all the powers and milked the system for making their own fortunes, and everybody knows this, he alleged. He said that the motto of BJP is “Nation first, Party second and Self last” and every single BJP volunteer is attached with the party to ensure the best services to the common masses. Gupta said that everywhere, never before quality roads are being laid, numerous new transformers are being sanctioned, new water pipes after decades have been laid, entrepreneurship is being promoted, new professional colleges are coming up, smart cities are being developed, public representatives are working like machines for the welfare of public, public accountability in government offices, move towards less cash economy for less corruption and uncountable achievements are there in the kitty of BJP partnered government. He further said that those who themselves live in glass houses, should not throw stones at others and that too foolishly, which will rebound with increased velocity to their houses.

Sh. Sat Sharma pays surprise visit to check macadamization works

In accordance with the promise of ensuring deliverance of quality public welfare services to the population of J&K and the residents of Jammu West Assembly constituency in particular, J&K BJP State President & local MLA from the constituency, Sh. Sat Sharma paid surprise visits to check the status of various ongoing developmental works in his constituency. He was also accompanied by departmental officials along with BJP District President Ayodhya Gupta, other BJP leaders and prominent citizens. Sat Sharma, while inspecting the work of black topping on the main road of Shiv Nagar Colony in Ward No. 33, closely inspected the quality of the material and the way of laying down of the road. He also interacted with the local leaders and residents of area and prompted them to discuss their various issues about the ongoing macadamization work in the area. Locals also appreciated the concern of the MLA and acquainted him with the various day to day problems they are facing. MLA also paid surprise visit to the Garden Avenue locality in Ward No. 31 near Guest house to check the progress of Macadamization work being done there and interacted with the local residents. He prompted the locals to report any type of loophole in the execution of the present work. While addressing the local people gathered during the inspection of the developmental works, said that the present time has witnessed an era of never before developmental in the Nation as well the state of J&K. He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government has left no stone unturned to extend its reach to the most neglected person in the most deprived sections of society. He said that BJP-PDP government has too unleashed an era of utter development in the state of Jammu & Kashmir which was not witnessed in the previous successive governments, which has led to the feel of uneasiness in the opposition parties who are fearing total loss of mandate in the coming times. MLA was also accompanied by BJP State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Prem Gupta, Puneet Mahajan, Jeet Angral, Keshav Chopra, Atul Bakshi, Vinod Wazir, Yashpaul Shivgotra, Sat Paul Khajuria, Ravinder Gupta and prominent persons of the area.

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma paid his maiden visit to Maharaja Gulab Singh Qila in Kalakote

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu Poonch visited Village Simbal Gala, Taryath, Gulabgarh are rural parts of Kalakote Constituency and sanction Rupees Ten Lac for various Development works in Kalakote Constituency. Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament paid his maiden visit to Maharaja Gulab Singh Qila in Kalakote Constituency and interacted with the public residing in Hilly areas of Kalakote Constituency. He listened the problems faced by inhabitants and demands raised by them. Member of Parliament assured that their demands are genuine and Full fill on priority. He said that Gulabgarh area would be Electrified on the top priority as they are still deprived of electric facility. We provided necessary direction to the Power Development Department on spot to electrify Gulabgarh in the First Manner. Moreover He said that all the best efforts would be provided to mark up Gulabgarh Qila in Tourism Map. He appraised the great deeds of Maharaja Gulab Singh while visiting to Gulabgarh Qila. He sanction Rupees Two Lac from MPLAD Scheme to initiate the Development in Gulabgarh Qila. The people of the area feel very happy as the First ever MP visited Gulabgarh. Thereafter He also visited to the Village Taryath and held Public Meeting at Pyt. Taryath. He listen the demand of inhabitant and sanction Rupees Five Lac for the Development works in Village Taryath. Capt. Som Dutt District President Sunderbani also appreciated the good works done by the Member of Parliament and advised the masses to avail the facility of Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Senior Leader Lekh Raj,Anchal Singh, Mohan Lal, Satpal Sharma, Naresh Kumar, Rakesh, Subash, Vijay Sharma and others are also present at the occasion.

J&K is spiritually rich: Smt. Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Smt. Priya Sethi today said that Jammu and Kashmir is a culturally and spiritually rich state where several religious places including that of Sufi saints are thronged by people of all faiths. State BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi, Distt President BJP, Jammu Baldev Singh Baloria, Gen. Secy BJP Distt Jammu Vinay Gupta, Distt VP, Anil Masoom along with others were present on the occasion She was speaking while interacting with local residents of Talab Khatikan wherein Mufti Inaiyatullah ,Imam Markazi Jamia Masjid Jammu, Haji Gulam Hussain, President Jamia Masjid Committee Jammu,(JMC), Md. Yousuf Malik, Gen, Secy. Jamia Masjid Committee, Arshad Hamid,Vice President,Jamia Masjid Committee, Md.Yousuf Chandial, Cashier, Jamia Masjid Committee, President Muslim Youth Jammu (MYJ)Jahangir Ahmed Bhat,Cashier MYJ, Imran Malik, VP-MYJ, Nasir wani,Gen. Secy MYJ, Rahail Malik and others were present. Priya Sethi also visited Jama Masjid Talab Khatikan where construction work is going on and took stock of projects/blocks which were assured to be taken up by various agencies by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Priya Sethi reiterating Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s commitment for construction of Bathroom and Wudu Khana in the premises of the Mosque and also instructed the concerned officers to include the prestigious project under Phase 2 of PMDP. The minister also asked officials to ensure availability of better facilities in and outside premises of Jama Masjid. Showing concern over the non availability of ramp for aged and disabled persons, the Minister directed to add the proposal of construction of ramp in DPR. This she said should have proper gradient and supported by railings so that people could ascend conveniently. Priya Sethi said that once contracted this Masjid Sharief will enable more than 12000 people to offer namaz in about 73966 sft area. One Minar, two number lifts, shopping complex and ample Parking space are also being constructed here. Tourism Department has also sanctioned Rs 30 lakh for the construction of Minar in the Masjid, she added. Government is determined to tap 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 stated this during her visit to Jama Masjid Talab khatikan here today. Director Tourism Jammu, Smita Sethi, Health Officer JMC Dr Anita Salgotra, XEN Tourism Pradeep Sharma and concerned AEEs & JE's of Tourism & JMC were also present on the occasion.

Clear under process loan cases of Kashmir before Dec 31 : Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

Stressing upon the Corporation officials to speed up the processing of under process loan cases of different districts of Kashmir, J&K SCs, STs & BCs Development Corporation Limited Vice Chairperson Balbir Ram Rattan, said that there should not be any further delay and as such all cases should be cleared by December 31st. The Vice Chairperson was chairing a meeting called at Corporation Head Office, Jammu, to review the status of the under process cases of Kashmir Division. It was attended by Financial Advisor/Chief Accounts Officer, Vijay Kumar Tak, Divisional Manager, Kashmir, Arshad Majid Bhat, Manager Projects, Iqbal Kataria, Manager Recovery K.L Bhagat and Accountant, Kashmir Division, Babar Wani. The meeting was briefed about the activities of the Corporation undertaken during the last one month after the shifting of Camp Office to Head Office, Jammu, with Darbar Move. It was told that a total of thirty-one cases related to Minorities, Safai Karamcharis, Handicapped, Backward Classes and Scheduled Tribes categories have been forwarded to Head Office by the Kashmir Division Office for further processing and approval. One case for Education Loan is also under process, which is to be availed by a Minority Community male student for pursuing his B.Tech course in Chandigarh. Balbir Ram Rattan, while speaking in the meeting, said that every case is important for the loan aspirant and no one should be made to suffer as it is directly concerned with the economic empowerment of the unemployed people belonging to Target Groups. He also asked to immediately clear the Education Loan case so that the student do not suffer loss of studies.

BJP condemns blazing of its leader’s house in Kashmir: Sh. Sat Sharma

BJP State President & MLA, Sh. Sat Sharma denounced the appalling act in which a newly built house of a Kashmir based BJP leader was blaze down after being torched by miscreants in Sopore town of Jammu & Kashmir. BJP leader (Constituency Incharge) Farooq Ahmad Rather was not present at his house at the time, when shocking event of burning down of his house occurred in Dangarpora village, four kilometres away from main town, after which miscreants also came to threaten him at his other residence. Sat Sharma, while condemning the incident, said that this ongoing onslaught of miscreants over BJP leaders in Kashmir is disgusting owing to the fact that militants, separatists and opposition is terrified by the pace of true ground development of favourable conditions in Kashmir, decrease of radicalism and increased performance of valley students at various competitive platforms at the National level. Pertinent to mention here that few days have elapsed since the brutal killing of youth BJP leader, martyr Gowhar Ahmad Bhat. He said that BJP led NDA government at Centre under dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-PDP government in the State is committed to the development of common masses in every sphere. He said that the BJP is working with sole aim of providing all public welfare schemes initiated by Modi government to the most deprived sections of society which were neglected by previous governments right from the day of Independence and this is not at all acceptable to perpetuators of hatred, violence and people who are loathed with blood of innocent for their petty gains at the stake of their fellow brethren. He said that the civil society of Kashmir has to take initiative as it has major role in returning valley to its pristine glory, increasing influx of tourists, growth of industrialization along with career opportunities for the youth of State. He said that youth of Kashmir is performing well at all competitive platforms, which is a positive sign for return of peace and prosperity and a major step towards the establishment of a self-sufficient and leader state among all states of Nation.

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma, Sh. Davinder Kumar Manyal inaugurated PMKVY Center at Sumb.

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch along with MLA Samba Davinder Kumar Manyal visited Village Sumb in Samba Constituency and inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Kendra at Sumb. Jugal Kishore while addressing the gathering said that Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Yojna is Serving to youth of India for their upliftment and the projects launched under PMKVY Scheme are providing best role to start their entrepreneurship and making themselves Skilled. The Schemes launched by Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi Ji is providing best services to the youth and the society. Member of Parliament added 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. Davinder Manyal MLA Samba Constituency thanked Member of Parliament for visiting Samba Constituency and said that Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Yojna will serve the Rural Part of Samba Constituency Village Sumb and adjoining areas and admired that every person eligible should take benefit of the Scheme. District President BJP Samba Jangbeer Singh, Omkar Padha, Narsingh Dayal, Mandal President Sanjeev and Kumar Singh, Co-ordinator Narinder Singh, Sadoor Singh, Chairman N V Dhatoh, Ex Sarpanch's and Panch's also present at the Occasion

Sh. Sat Sharma inspects ongoing Kamla Palace road widening work

In continuation of agenda of development and ensuring best infrastructure for public convenience with excellence, BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Sh. Sat Sharma inspected ongoing construction work of road widening with the construction of drain on congested Kamla Palace Road in ward no. 40 under Jammu West Constituency, which serves as a vital connecting link between Akhnoor Road and Talab Tillo Road inviting heavy flow of traffic which often leads to traffic jams during peak hours. He was also accompanied by departmental officials along with BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, District President Ayodhya Gupta, and other BJP leaders. While inspecting, Sat Sharma issued specific instructions for the quality check on the ongoing developmental work and said that this road serves as passage for public en route Talab Tillo, Kabir Colony, Hajuri Bagh, Bohri and for majority of persons going to Lale Da Bagh, Marh and other areas, so quality work on road is indispensable. He also solicited for the delay in completion of the project and asked for its completion in time-limited fashion. MLA said that under the dynamic leadership of PM Modi, India has progressed in every single field which is evident from swift pace of road constructions, less cash economy, decreased corruption, the rise of India as one of the superpowers in the world and much more. The state of Jammu & Kashmir has also received special attention in terms of major projects and liberal financial assistance from Central Government, he added. While giving details of the project, he said that this present work is undertaken under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme, with an estimated cost of around 2 Crore Rupees. He also mentioned that money is no restraint for development of the region and he is committed to mitigating sufferings of masses. He said that he has issued specific instructions to various public concern departments to address public issues at earliest. He also appealed to common masses to keep hawk’s eyes on ongoing work for ensuring its quality. Local residents led by Sanjay Baru and Ayodhya Gupta thanked MLA for his committed approach towards development of the area. BJP State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Prem Gupta, Keshav Chopra, Yashpaul Shivgotra, Neelam Nargotra, Rahul and other prominent persons also accompanied the MLA during the inspection.

‘BJP committed to serve masses’, Aadhar Camp brought to People’s doorsteps for convenience: Sh. Yudhvir Sethi

On persistence demand of people of Panjtirthi, Mubarak Mandi, Jain Bazar, Dhounthaly Bazar, Chowk Chabutra, Ward no 19 and adjoining areas, BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi insisted local administration to organize the special camp for the convenience of residents and arranged Three-day special Aadhar Camp at Panjtirthi and Commerce College. The Three-day special camp for registering biometric data for Aadhaar card for the residents of these areas began today with large number people throbbing three site office. Yudhvir Sethi during his visit to the campsite interacted with them and listened to their issues. Several people had gathered there to get name and addresses corrected which were got done on the spot. On the insistence of Yudhvir Sethi Party Karyakartas (workers) helped people in getting their issues resolved art camp officer of Aadhar Card. During house intersection with media at the site, Yudhvir Sethi said that BJP is committed to the welfare of people and such issues confronting people are of utmost importance for it that require special attention. He said that party workers will visit door to door and apprised people about special camp so that those desirous of getting their Aadhar Cards corrected can visit the camp office. Similar camps, he added will be held at other places as well. Earlier Yudhvir Sethi appealed to the members of the public to utilize the opportunity to register their biometric data for issuing the Aadhaar cards or making necessary correct changes in them. Yudhvir Sethi said People were facing teething inconvenience at the Aadhar Card camp which was addressed by active assistance of party workers who are camping there. The Karyakartas were categorically told to help senior citizens and ensure that they don't have to stand for hours waiting for their turn. Proper guidance regarding the filling of forms and other formalities was also rendered at the camp. The BJP Vice President thanked the local administration for its support and deploying trained officers took help people get their Aadhar Card prepared or corrected. Local residents were Jubilant and also thanked Yudhvir Sethi for getting this camp at their doorsteps. Other who were present on Ramesh Gupta, Bittu Dogra, Ravi Kumar, Rajesh Dogra,Brij lal ,Anil Gupta, Vinod Gupta,Ashwani Gupta,Ravi Singh Thakur,Sunny Sehgal,Vandana Tehran, Nipun Malhotra, Naresh Abrol,Ram Parshad,Shiv Kumar Sharma and Pardeep Baru.

BJP IT, Social Media Deptt. strengthening presence

IT and Social Media Department of J&K BJP is out to further strengthen its presence in every nook and corner of the State. In this regard State Incharge IT and Social Media, Jai Dev Rajwal is visiting every Assembly constituency of the State and holding meetings there. Sh. Jaidev Rajwal held such meeting of Gandhi Nagar and Jammu East Assembly constituencies of District Jammu at Party Headquarters Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. Addressing in the meeting, Sh. Rajwal stressed upon promoting social media links of the party upto Booth level. He also talked about ethics to be followed in Social Media and stressed on Social Media literacy For latest updates on govt schemes and achievements, he asked to connect more and more people with Modi App. Speaking on the occasion Dist Jammu President Baldev Singh Billowria appreciated the initiative of Rajwal and assured full cooperation. He asked Mr. Rajwal to organize Social Media workshop in December at District Jammu. The meeting was attended by District Jammu President Baldev Singh Billawaria, Distt. Gen. Sec. Vinay Gupta, Distt Jammu Social Media Incharge Sandeep Singh Chib, Mandal Presidents Ankush Mahajan, Harbans Chowdhary, Sham Lal Gupta, Mandal Gen Secy Kulbir Charak. Mandal Social Media Incharge Rajesh Nishcal and Ankush Dogra.

Prof. Virender Gupta rebut Farooq’s statement

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta while rebutting the statement of DR. Farooq Abdullah, asking the Centre to dare to hoist the national flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, said that had the process of complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir state with India started by Gulam Mohd. Sadiq continued and had Indira Gandhi not committed the historical and Himalayan blunder in 1975 to give the Chief Ministership of the state on the platter, with the Congress support in J&K Legislature, to Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah, who was loitering in street of Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah along with his son would have preferred to settle in London and would not have dared to say these words. He said that the reign of terror and injustice that Pakistan government has inflicted on the people made the masses of these areas to start the revolt against the present regime. He stated that sooner or later PoJK, Gilgit and Baltistan shall be the part of India and Balochistan is going to be an independent country like Bangladesh. Prof. Virender Gupta said that Farooq Abdullah is not “Bap” of Jammu & Kashmir. Had the Indian forces not landed in the valley and had not flushed out the invaders, where would have been “Bap” of Farooq Abdullah. He reminded Farooq Abdullah that Kashmir was part of Sikh kingdom and it was Dogra Maharaja Gulab Singh who got the Kashmir from the Sikh raj by paying rupees seventy-five lakh. He further added that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the person who challenges the integration would have to vanish or take refugee in Pakistan. He further cautioned Farooq to desist from making these types of anti-national and unrealistic statements. Otherwise, he may face the music and wrath of the people.

BJP carries out “Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan” in park

BJP District Jammu West led by its President Ayodhya Gupta carried out a programme under “Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan” along with BJP State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra and BJP leaders in presence of local public in which cleanliness drive was conducted in the park located opposite Shree Gurudwara Sahib in ward no. 31 falling under Jammu West Constituency. Speaking on the occasion, Ayodhya Gupta said that taking the dream of Mahatma Gandhi of clean India towards its true implementation on the ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the flagship scheme of “Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan” to take the message of the importance of cleanliness in the surroundings. He stated that our worthy State President, Sat Sharma who is also the MLA of Jammu west Constituency is too passionate and working enthusiastically for ensuring that no loophole remains on the matter. MLA has ensured that all the public welfare departments must work professionally towards the fulfillment of their duties in letter and spirit, he added. Ayodhya Gupta further said that common mass must also embed the very feel of cleanliness in their spirit, so as to pass on the same virtuousness to their future generations. He said that the cleanliness is next to Godliness and it is our very little act of self-motivation that is enough to keep mother Earth free from all ill effects of every type of pollution whether it is air, ground, water, light or any else, which will go long way in ensuring the good health, sound mind and sustainable environment for future generations. Adv. Rajesh Gupta, Prem Gupta, Dr. Akshay Sharma, Puneet Mahajan, Keshav Chopra, Munish Gupta, Vinod Wazir, Yashpaul Shivgotra, Deepak Kumar S. Gurcharan Singh, Jyoti Sharma, Suresh Salgotra, Munish Rakwal, Asha Sethi and others were also present in the programme.

Sh. Sat Sharma interacts with locals at Ward 40 also solves their grievances

Working on his agenda of being in masses, BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) visited Vijay Nagar area of Ward 40 and interacted with hundreds of locals residing in the area. His main motto was to interact with the masses and know about the problems they are facing in their areas. Sharma was also accompanied by a large number of people including JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, local residents and political activists of the area. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that whole area was extensively toured with locals and a Nullah site was also checked on which there is a dire requirement of installing gratings so that the deep drain is covered properly and no mishap takes place in the area. He also directed the concerned officials of JMC to immediately take up the process of cleaning of Nullah so that a clean and conducive atmosphere could be built in the surroundings. Sharma also visited the adjoining lanes in the area and directed the engineering wing of JMC’s Central Division to prepare estimates for coping up with basic requirements including lanes and drains of the area so that a proper infra could be given to the masses at their doorsteps. Sharma also stressed upon conducting cleanliness drives in all 26 wards of Jammu West assembly segment and also appealed the masses to come forward in the noble cause so that the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of building a Clean and Green nation could be achieved. Ex En JMC Central Divison Ghulam Rasool Choudhary, District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Prem Gupta, Tilak Gupta, Keshav Chopra and several others accompanied the MLA during his visit in the area.

पंचायत लोकतंत्र की पहली सीढ़ी है: प्रदेश संगठन महामंत्री अशोक कौल जी

भारतीय जनता पार्टी के जिला कार्यालय उधमपुर में जिला उधमपुर और जिला रियासी के प्रमुख कार्यकर्ताओं की बैठक हुई।जिसकी अध्यक्षता प्रदेश संगठन महामंत्री अशोक कौल जी ने की। बैठक को सम्बोधित करते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि राज्य में पंचायत चुनाव होना हर हालात में तय है यह बात अलग है कि मौसम को देखते हुए इन्हें दो तीन महीनों के लिए आगे किया जाए, उन्होंने कहा कि पंचायत लोकतंत्र की पहली सीढ़ी है और इसमें सभी कार्यकर्ताओं से आग्रह किया जाता है कि इसमें अच्छे लोग चुन कर आएं ताकि हर पंचायत क्षेत्र का विकास हो सके । इसके अलावा संगठन को मजबूत करने के लिए उन्होंने बूथ स्तर पर कमेटियां बनाने पर जोर दिया और कहा कि बूथ समितियां मजबूत होने से पार्टी मजबूत होगी, जिसका लाभ पंचायत और आने बाले लोकसभा चुनावों में मिलेगा। इसके इलावा चिनैनी के विधायक दीना नाथ भगत व रामनगर के विधायक आर एस पठानिया ने भी अपने अपने क्षेत्रों में हो रहे विकास कार्यों का उल्लेख किया और कहा कि वह संगठन के साथ तालमेल करके पार्टी को मजबूत करने में लगे हुए हैं और उनके इलाके में संगठन के पदाधिकारियों से परामर्श करके ही विकास कार्यों को अंजाम दिया जाता है। प्रदेश महासचिव पवन खजुरिया ने भी पार्टी कार्यकर्ताओं से पार्टी को मजबूत करने पर बल दिया तथा कहा कि प्रदेश में होने बाले सभी कार्यकर्मो को उधमपुर में सफलता से किया जा रहा है। इसके अतिरिक्त सभी मण्डल पदाधिकारियों ने रियासी व उधमपुर जिला को लेकर संगठनात्मक दृष्टि से बात रखी और कहा कि उनकी टीमें बूथ स्तर पर कार्यकर्ताओं को संगठित करने में जुटी हुई है। वरिष्ठ नेता सोमराज खजुरिया ने कहा कि हर माह के अंतिम रविवार को प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा मन की बात को बूथ स्तर पर कार्यकर्ता लोगों के साथ सुनें ताकि वह प्रधानमंत्री जी का मार्गदर्शन हासिल कर सकें। इसके अलावा कारपोरेशन फंड्स को लेकर भी चर्चा हुई जिसमें पार्टी के लिए धन जुटाने की बात हुई। भाजपा के जिला प्रधान राकेश गुप्ता ,जिला महामंत्री एडवोकेट अमित महिला मोर्चा की नीलम नरगोत्रा , गीता देवी,मण्डल प्रधान करनैल सिंह, महेश शर्मा ,चुनी लाल डोगरा , संजय वर्मा ,विस्तारक जुगलकिशोर , देविंदर सिंह , अक्षय बंटी , अजय शर्मा आदि भी कार्यक्रम में उपस्थित थे।

Give right to displaced people to cast their vote in coming Panchayati elections: MLC Ajay Bharti

Bharatiya Jantata Party Kashmir Displaced District today under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MLC Ajay Bharti protested at the office of Chief Electoral Office at Rail Head Jammu in which hundreds of BJP Supporters took part. The protesters demanded to give the right to displaced people to cast their vote in coming Panchayati elections and declare Panchayats in the Migrant Camps at Jagti,Nagrota,Purkhu and Muthi,so that the people residing in Camps choose their representatives for development of the respective areas. Further President BJP Kashmir Displaced District Chand Jee Bhat demanded the abolition of M-FORMS required in the Assembly and parliamentary elections so that displaced people vote without any unnecessary Formalities during the elections and incorporate names of all the Displaced persons in the Municipal Corporation voter list according to their Municipal Wards. The Mahila Wing of the BJP Kashmir Displaced District was led by Smt. Sweety Koul and its Gen. Secretary Neeru Zutshi and Dolly Raina. Yuva Morcha of the BJP Kashmir Displaced District was led by its Gen. Sectaries Kamal Warikoo and Sanjay Bhat. All the Mandal Presidents Sunil Bhat, Makhan Lal Bhat, Vijay Raina, Raja Ji Tikko also took part in Protest.Others who participated in the Protest are Bharat Bhushan Bhat, B.L Razdan, Maharaj Krishan, Sanjay Bhat, Satish Zutshi, Arvind Bhat and others.

J&K team brings laurels in 8th Sambo National C’ship

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh congrats J&K team, assures all possible help to promote sports talent.

BJP Kashmir with nation listens to ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kashmir on Sunday morning gathered at party office to listen ‘Mann Ki Baat’ along with the nation, where PMs Program was heard at every polling booth. The Prime Minister in his monthly radio program highlighted many important issues in his 36th program. He saluted the makers of the constitution to safeguard the rights of every section of society. Baba Rao Ambedkar ensured the welfare of every section of society while drafting the Constitution. His contribution towards making the country prosperous and powerful is invaluable. The workers attended the radio program in presence of Ashok Kaul state general secretary (Org). The program was full of information; Modi Ji highlighted the importance of constitution, army, navy and flag day in his program. He also greeted Muslim community on the eve of Eid Milad un Nabi. “Modi ji also spoke about the terrorism by saying the world has realized that the sovereignty was under attack after 26/ 11 attack in Mumbai,” Kaul said. The time has come for the world to unite and defeat the menace of terrorism. “We salute all those brave women and men who lost their lives in the gruesome 26/11 attacks in Mumbai,” Modi said. India being the land of Lord Buddha, Lord Mahavira, Guru Nanak, Mahatma Gandhi, has always spread the message of peace and non-violence across the world. Ashok Kaul also addressed the Srinagar district Minority Morcha working committee. The program was attended by MLC Surinder Amberdar; State Media Secretary Altaf Thakur; Protocol Incharge Arif Raja; Ashok Bhat vice president Srinagar; Asif Masoudi vice president Srinagar; state minority morcha vice president Advocate Wajahat Hussain; Sheikh Bashir state general secretary minority morcha; in charge Pulwama Ashraf Azad; Vistarak in charge Malik Mushtaq Noorabadi; state social media incharge BJYM Tawheed Bazaz; ST Morcha district president Dr Hussain; district president BJYM Srinagar Raja Showkat; Harbinder Singh state secretary minority morcha; Shalinder Singh district president minority morcha Srinagar and others.

Sh. Baldev Singh Baloria patted police back on capture of 75 Crores heroine

Jammu District president BJP, Baldev Singh Baloria, a day before, 15.3 kg of heroin caught by the police from Gandhi Nagar area, which was valued at around Rs 75 Crores, along with a cash of Rs 24 Lakhs and a car, etc. Police Department patted on arrest talking to the reporters, Baloria said that the action taken by the police in the process of drug addiction is commendable, but it is making it clear that efforts are being made to make Jammu into the addiction like Punjab. Baloria said that the drug smuggler has joined JAMMU in an attempt to make Udta Jammu, which is a matter of serious concern. He said that the recovery of such a huge amount of narcotics, cash etc., is pointing to the fact that there is a large number of intoxicants in Jammu who are serving this poison to the younger generation. The police have arrested four people in this case, but the police will have to know that these four people are not only drug addicts but the big fish who are involved in doing the drug business is required to reach them. For this, the police will have to work harder and cautiously. Police should set up special teams for it to prevent Udta Jammu from becoming Udta Punjab to form Jammu. He said that the role of the police in which the action has taken place in the present time has been very commendable, but this recovery has snatched the parents of the youth of Jammu and now the police have a duty that a village in Jammu cannot survive intoxicants. So that parents can sleep for peacefully. He said that BJP has already passed the resolution in BJP District Working Committee meeting and the BJP has always opposed the intoxication and soon the district BJP team together with the police to make youth aware about drug addiction Campaign will run. In this, with awareness of drug addicts in the youth, efforts will be made to improve the children who are addicted to drugs and also to try to detect the drug smugglers through them. He said that BJP will give full support to the police in every

BJP Mahila Morcha holds District Working Committee Meeting

BJP Mahila Morcha District Jammu held its working committee meeting which was attended by its District Office Bearers and executive members, Morcha Mandal Presidents and other senior Morcha leaders which was inaugurated in the august presence of State Vice-President Rajni Sethi, Speaker J&K legislative assembly & MLA Kavinder Gupta, MoS Education Priya Sethi, State Secretary Anuradha Charak, Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, District Jammu President Baldev Singh Billawaria and District General Secretary Vinay Gupta. Kavinder Gupta, while addressing the meeting, focussed on the strengthening of the organization at the grass root level by taking various programmes at the community level. He prompted the Mahila Morcha activists to involve the various prominent ladies from the general public to make inroads into every single household of the region. He asked them to form the committees at every booth level to ensure the success of all organizational and developmental programmes. Priya Sethi, while appreciating various endeavors taken by Morcha for promoting the cause of women at every level said that it is not a very easy task for women to balance between home and organization at the same time, thus testing the strength of women at every level. She also embarked on the various achievements of State government for women like special buses for women, women hostels, increase in pension from 200 rupees to 1000 rupees. Purnima Sharma while focussing on the organizational structure said that working committee meetings are an essential tool in the implementation of party programmes from the top to bottom i.e. from National to State to District and Morcha levels and then to Mandal levels which result in the strengthening of the organizational fabric of the party cadre. Mahila Morcha District Jammu President, Rekha Mahajan in her Presidential address embarked upon organizational and developmental programmes undertaken by District Mahila Morcha during last three months and ensured senior party leaders that they will continue to work enthusiastically for implementation of party programmes. Rajni Sethi, Anuradha Charak, Baldev Singh Billawaria and Vinay Gupta also addressed the meeting. District General Secretary, Savita Anand conducted the stage proceedings.

Choudhary Lal Singh holds interaction with Party Activists, Public

Minister for Forest, Ecology & Environment and Choudhary Lal Singh conducted open Public and Karyakarta interaction programme to listen and address their problems in Party Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. Several officials from the department were also accompanying the Minister. Ch. Lal Singh, while taking note of public grievances, said that BJP both at Centre in NDA led by PM Narendra Modi and BJP-PDP coalition government in the State is working tirelessly for the development of Nation. He said that BJP follows the principle of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” and is committed to mitigating the sufferings of the masses at all levels. He said that these type of regular interaction programmes scheduled by the party are enabling party Ministers and MPs to have a direct reach to party activists as well as general public. He also threw light on various drives undertaken at the Ministry level for the revival of numerous water bodies in the state as well as various plantation drives to promote greenery in the region. He also mentioned about the historic zoo which is upcoming on the outskirts of Jammu to promote the ecotourism in Jammu to attract the tourists and pilgrims to the winter capital of the state. A number of deputations met Minister for redressal of their personal as well as public problems. Various important issues were highlighted by the delegations which included construction of roads, development of Ponds and Parks in their areas. Deputations from Akhnoor, Kalidhar, Kathua, Samba and from across the region approached the Minister regarding their issues. Minister addressed many 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 Suresh Sharma.

Convert your poverty into prosperity: Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

To reach the target groups at their doorsteps with the schemes meant for their economic empowerment, Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, in collaboration with the National Safai Karamchari Finance Development Corporation (NSKFDC), organized an awareness camps in Reasi and Katra towns for the benefit of the members of Safai Karamchari community. Vice Chairperson of the Corporation, Balbir Ram Rattan, along with NSKFDC Deputy General Manager, P.K. Bhandari Divisional Manager and Gulam Qadir Khatana, interacted with a large gathering of the Safai Karamcharis and highlighted various schemes exclusively launched for their betterment. Balbir Ram Rattan, while addressing the gathering, said that the six Aex Corporations at the national level are working towards the socio-economic upliftment of the unemployed people belonging to the SCs, STs, BCs, Handicapped, Minorities and Safai Karamchari categories and in J&K all the schemes are channelized by our Corporation. As far Safai Karamcharis, loans are provided on less interest to set up own income generating units, besides giving incentives to shift from the centuries-old practice of manual work. He asked them to keep pace with the modern era and convert their poverty into progress by taking benefits from the Corporation. P.K. Bhandari, on this occasion, provided the printed material containing details related to each scheme meant for the Safai Karamcharis. He said that the time has changed and hence they must adopt new means of earning the livelihood and live a dignified life. “You people walk two steps, the Apex Corporation will walk four steps towards you to extend benefits of various schemes”, the DGM assured. Gulam Qadir Khatana briefed the gathering about the procedure and related formalities to be completed while applying for the loan adding that each district has Corporation office and anyone can apply through their nearest branch of SCs, STs, BCs Development Corporation. Additional DC, Reasi, Babu Ram and Corporation District Manager Sat Pal also graced the occasion. At Katra, the VC, Divisional Manager, and DGM also met the Railway officials and prominent people from Safai Karamchari community and discussed these schemes with them.

Positivity in Our Thinking and Actions Will Lead Us Towards The Path of Growth and Development: MLC Vibodh Gupta

In order to listen to the Maan Ki Baat programme by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narinder Modi, a special programme was organized at the polling booth No. 104 in Rajouri. On this occasion, a large number of the local residents together listened to the Maan Ki Baat over a cup of tea. The programme was chaired by BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta. After the programme, a detailed discussion on various issues touch by Hon’ble PM was discussed and deliberated upon. Addressing the gathering MLC Vibodh Gupta said that since the major focus of today's Maan Ki Baat was on positivity so he called upon everyone to follow this very good advice by PM and try to create positivity in our thinking and in our actions. This he said will lead all of us towards the path of growth, development, and prosperity. He also touched upon the Sawidhan Divas which is being celebrated across the country today as a mark of respect to all those who made our constitution. He said that our constitution is one of the best in the world as it gives right to every citizen of the nation to live a respectful and dignified life. While throwing light on the PM’s remarks on connecting the Children with Nature Vibodh said that nature is the best teacher and we must use nature and wilderness to teach our kids. During this episode of Maan Ki Baat PM also discussed 26 / 11 attacks in Mumbai and on this Vibodh said that terrorism has no religion and we must stand united to oppose terrorism in all its forms. He Strongly supported the PM’s views on this when he said that earlier when India would raise voice against terrorism no one will take this seriously, now when the whole world is bearing the brunt of this, then only global community realized the seriousness which this issue deserves. During today Maan Ki Baat, PM highlighted the fact that every year thousands of people across the globe lose their lives due to terrorism. He saluted the brave soldiers who fight with the terrorists on daily basis. On this Vibodh said that since PM has given a call to everyone to be part of the Armed Forces Flag Day on 7 December, so everyone must use this opportunity to salute our brave soldiers. The other issues touched upon by the PM like the importance of soil, global warming, climate change and call to reduce the use of urea were also discussed by MLC Vibodh during this very special discussion on today's Maan Ki Baat. Latter Vibodh described this programme as one of the most powerful communication tools which history has ever seen between a Leader and common masses. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Atam Gupta, Mohd. Saber, Iftikhar Mirza, Master Mohd. Bashir, Mohd. Afzal, Naser Bhat. The programme was coordinated by Ravi Kumar who is in charge of polling booth no. 104.

BJP felicitates winners of “Run for Unity” programme

J&K BJP felicitated winners of “Run for Unity” marathon organized on the birth anniversary of Loh Purush Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel on 31st October, which was organized from the Satwari Chowk to the MAM Stadium in a programme organized at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar in the Presidentship of BJP State President & MLA, Sat Sharma along with Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly & MLA Kavinder Gupta, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh and Harinder Gupta, Vice-Chairperson Rashpaul Verma and senior leader & “Run for Unity” Incharge, Anil Gupta where the winners were given cash prizes, mementos in various categories along with certificates. Sat Sharma, while felicitating the winners said that on the initiatives of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all the true heroes of Indian freedom struggle are today being recognized in the society through mass awareness programmes. He said that Sardar Patel played a leading role in the country’s struggle for Independence and guided its integration into a united, independent Nation which was total and uncompromising, earning him the sobriquet "Iron Man of India" so the government has decided to celebrate it every year as “Rashtriya Ekta diwas”(National Unity Day). Modern day generation must know and recognize the contribution of the great men of India in letter and spirit, for which the society needs to do such exercises time to time, he added. Dr. Nirmal Singh while addressing the gathering, said that Sardar Patel, who came from a very humble background, by integrating maximum states after the Independence of India, manifesting true statesmanship, contributed a lot to the India as Nation. He remembered the contribution of Sardar Patel in various Kissan agitations like Khera and his positive role up to the first Home Minister and Dy. Prime Minister of India. While remembering his commitment to the Nation, he prompted the students to take the pledge for serving the country and studying history to know about the great leaders. He also mentioned about grand statue of Sardar Patel which is being built by the contribution of Iron from every Indian Farmer starting ‘Statue of Unity movement’. Kavinder Gupta congratulated all the participants for the effort they demonstrated to participate in the ‘Run’ which confirms the strong sentiment of love for Nation. He expressed hope that all the participants will also perform up to mark in other fields while nurturing their love for Society and Nation. Anil Gupta thanked all the participants as well as various agencies for extending help in the smooth conduct of the programme. State Secretary Sanjay Baru conducted the proceedings of the programme.

BJP celebrates Samvidhan Diwas

J&K BJP SC Morcha led by its State President & MLA, D. K. Manyal held an impressive programme on the “Samvidhan Diwas (Constitution Day)” of India at the party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar in the presence of BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta as chief guest on the occasion along with State Secretary Sanjay Baru, Corporation Vice-Chairperson Balbir Ram Rattan and senior leader N. D. Rajwal, by paying floral tributes to the portrait of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Bharat Mata. Harinder Gupta, while addressing the party leaders and activists, prompted all the party leaders to take a pledge in making the India a great Nation, a truly “Vishav Guru” while taking the Nation to its pristine glory. He said that as the dedicated cadre of the organization, it becomes our prime duty to work for the unification of society by working on principles of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. 26th November is chosen for the spread of great values embedded in our constitution, he added. D. K. Manyal, while congratulating the fellow Indians on a pious day, said that the Constitution Day of India is being celebrated for the 3rd impressive time in a row after its announcement by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi n 19th November 2015. He said that as the perfect tribute to the great leader, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, who had chaired the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly and played a pivotal role in the drafting of the Constitution. Sanjay Baru targeted the opposition parties for always playing the politics over the names of great leaders and said that it is the BJP who has truly recognized the great efforts of Baba Saheb as he does not belong to a particular community, but to all Indians. Balbir Ram Rattan focussed on the importance of knowledge about Constitution for every citizen. He stressed that Dr. Ambedkar is still remembered today for his intelligence and contribution towards Nation, so we must concentrate towards educating our wards. N. D. Rajwal prompted all the leaders to follow the footsteps of Dr. Ambedkar and take the path of growth and prosperity. Similar programmes were held at district levels also by the party leaders. Morcha State General Secretary, Dharminder Kumar conducted the stage proceedings. Jagdev Toofani, Faqir Chand, Rakesh Sangral, Raj Kumar, Hardesh Khokhar, Manohar Lal Menia were among the prominent leaders present in the programme.

BJP distributes blankets among weaker sections, visits centre of Naryan Sewa Sansthan

J&K BJP State President & MLA Jammu West, Sat Sharma participated in a programme organized by “Narayan Sewa Sansthan” at Dewan Jana Ghar Mandir Morh, Jammu. Members of Sansthan highlighted the works and achievements of Trust as per which it cleared that Narayan Sewa Sansthan Trust, Udaipur has been doing a commendable job in service of humanity, which so far has successfully performed more than 3.10 lakh free of cost surgeries on Polio patients and those born with deformity successfully. It also included 310 patients referred by Jammu branch. Narayan Sewa Sansthan also conducted free diagnostic Medical Camps for Polio and those born with limb deformities wherein 10 screened patients got free treatment including operation plus rehabilitation. Sat Sharma while appreciating the role of Trust in this Noble cause said that they are giving service to the humanity. He lauded their special efforts to reach out to the needy population on their own and ensured every possible help to this gracious cause. MLA also sanctioned One lakh rupees from their Constituency Development Fund for the repair of Ladies Snaan Graha (Ladies wash Room) at ward no. 18. Upon request by sansthan, MLA said that he will work for provision for all possible helps to the students of Computer Centre. MLA was also informed that Jammu branch of Narayan Sewa Sansthan is also running a free computer training center for poor and handicapped children. Sat Sharma also visited the computer lab and interacted with the students who are availing education in the Institute. Blankets and clothes were also distributed to needy individuals in the programme. President of “Naryan Sewa Sansthan” Jagdish Raj Gupta, Senior Vice-President Col. R. P. Gupta, General Secretary Rakesh Kumar, Women Wing General Secretary Shakti Choudhary, BJP District General Secretary Sanjeev Sharma, Ex. Corporator Dinesh Gupta, Sangeeta Mahajan were present on the occasion.

Our Composite Culture and Mutual Respect for eachother’s Religion Makes Us Great: MLC Vibodh Gupta

An annual Urs of renowned religious scholar Miyan Rakman Sab was held at the Ziarat Sharief of Miyan Rakman Sab at Pullian in Rajouri. In this Urs thousands of locals participated to seek the blessings and prayed for peace. Mian Rakman Sab on whose name this famous Ziarat is built was a great faqir and a religious scholar and he contributed a lot towards peace and spirituality in the region. On this occasion, BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta also participated in the Urs and prayed for peace and development in the state. Addressing the gathering there, Vibodh said that one of the most important strengthens which our country has is our composite culture and mutual respect for each other's religion. This he said has always helped us in making our country a great country. While appreciating the people of Pir Panjal in upholding this unique culture and diversity, Vibodh said that in this area there are hundreds of shrines of different faiths and religions and people of different faiths togather attend different religious celebrations. He further added that it is the faith among various communities that they visit various shrines in search of peace and to seek the blessings. He called upon everyone to uphold this unique tradition and as the present era is an era of a fast-changing world and in the mad rush towards growth and development we must not forget our unique ethos and traditions. He cautioned the people about the evil designs of our enemies how never want us to develop and who never tolerate peace among various communities. Therefore he sought support from every section of the society for maintaining peace and harmony in the region. He laid stress on the fact that development is possible only when there will be peace and all the developmental works initiated by the Government can move forward with desired speed. For this appreciation of each others region and religious feelings will always guide us towards a path of growth and development MLC added. On this occasion, he greeted everyone and said that today he is feeling blessed by visiting the shrine and by being part of the annual Urs.  Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Miyyan Mehfaoz, Miyyan Imran, Miyyan Zafoor, Mouli Khateeb, Moulvi Farooq, Maqbool Hussain and Haji reyaz. Latter the Urs management committee thanked MLC Vibodh for visiting the shrine and for being part of the Urs.

Govt. will help Youth to establish their own Business: Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas

Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas today inaugurated Multi Brand Car Workshop Nav Durga Motors at Ward-59, Near JK Bank, Paloura, Jammu. While inauguration workshop he said that Youth Should come forward to establish their business & Government will provide every opportunity to the Youth. He also said that Youth should become entrepreneur and provide jobs to others also. Central government has also started Skill Development Programmes under Pradhan Mantri Kushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in which Youth are trained in various trades so that they can earn their livelihoods by using their skills. On this occasion Nav Durga Motors owner Vikram Singh Manhas, Mohan Singh Manhas, Zorawar Singh, Parshotam Singh, Ashok singh, Shesha & others were also present.

Sh. Sat Sharma kickstarts macdamization work in Shakti Nagar

Fulfilling the long pending demand of residents of Main Bazar, Shakti Nagar, Ward No. 29 falling under Jammu West Constituency, BJP State President & MLA Jammu West, Sh. Sat Sharma along with departmental officials and local BJP leaders in presence of august gathering of prominent locals, kick started the Macdamization work of main road of market keeping his promise of unbolting an era of development in accordance with the aspirations of the local residents and commuters.

Sat Sharma, while starting the work on the said road, addressed the locals gathered there and said that it was a genuine demand of the market and the local residents and keeping in view the needs and requirement of the masses, the macdamization work is taken in order to mitigate the sufferings of common public. He said that quality and durability will be the hall mark of this work and stressed upon the concerned contractor and department to not to compromise on quality of work. MLA also appealed to local people to ensure quality check of works going on in their areas and said that if any work is being done of spurious quality, they can approach him any time so that there is no compromise regarding quality or quantity of the works.

While giving the details of present developmental work, Sat Sharma said that the total stretch of 600 metres will be covered at an estimated cost of 50 lakh rupees. He said that maximum stretches of roads that needed attention in Jammu West Constituency along with almost all the internal roads and lanes have been covered with the quality of works which was not evident in the decades together in the region. He also said that majority of the left out works will also be completed till the year end.

ExEn Uttar Kumar Sharma, AEE Rajesh Sharma, JE Rakesh Khajuria, District President Ayodhya Gupta, Bawa Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Munish Khajuria, Surinder Choudhary, Keshav Chopra, Rakesh Mishra, Atul Bakshi, Ajay Gupta Kaka, Mantu, Sanjay Sawhney, Ravi Sharma, Suresh Gupta, Ashok Gupta, Ashok Tandon,Ravi Mehra and others were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.    

BJP State Gen. Secretary (org) Ashok Koul today solve the long pending issue of weed collectors of world famous Dal Lake

Continuing its mission to serve every citizen by providing all essential facilities on daily basis, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State Gen. Secretary (org) Ashok Koul solve the long pending issue of weed collectors of world famous Dal Lake affiliated with Jafaria Foundation a famous organization of Shia Community in Srinagar. While expressing happiness, the weed collectors said solution of the long pending problem for the people residing in the area of around 8 sq.kms, after India’s Independence deserves special thanks to Deputy C.M of J&K Dr. Nirmal Singh, Ashok Koul , Surinder Ambarndar MLC, Molvi Tariq and Wajahat Hussain. Meanwhile, weed collectors association of Dal Lake headed by its president Mukhtar Ahmad today held a detailed meeting with Ashok Koul, BJP’s State General Secretary (Org.) and put before him the long pending demands of locality. Ashok Koul, BJP’s State General Secretary (Org.) 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. Meanwhile State General Secretary (Org) 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 “Today 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. Ashok Koul also took the meeting of District Office Bearers Srinagar regarding upcoming panchayat elections and organisational matters.

Walk through Jammu, Srinagar streets is novelty, privilege: Smt. Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Smt. Priya Sethi today flagged off a Heritage Walk from Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex as part of the World Heritage Week 2017 being observed from November 19th to 25th. The event was organised by Department of Tourism to celebrate the J&K’s shared cultural heritage. In Jammu the walk started from the Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex and culminated at Gummat. The Minister was accompanied by MLC, Ch Vikram Randhawa, MLC Advocate Ramesh Arora, Senior state BJP VP, Yudhvir Sethi, Jammu BJP Distt President Baldev Baloria, Viney Gupta, Director Tourism, Smita Sethi, Director School Education Jammu, S. Ravinder Singh, members of Bazaar Associations, Travel Associations, students of various educational institutions and officers of Tourism Department. Speaking on the occasion, Priya Sethi said the future generations will get inspired by seeing these historical monuments and other heritage sites. “These monuments represent our tradition, history, art and design besides they are also the symbols of our architectural skills” the Minister said adding that the aim of the drive is to make students as well as the people aware about their heritage. The Minister said that historical monuments and other heritage sites is the identity of the society as one gets the glimpse of past through these monumental sites. With an aim to apprise and sensitize the people about the importance of heritage, the students were carrying banners and placards depicting messages to save and preserve the rich heritage of the state. Similar events were also organised in Srinagar to acquaint students and civil population with rich heritage, culture of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh held a high level meeting of FCSCA officials

Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh Convened a high level meeting of FCSCA officials on the issue of Ration Distribution to the West Pakistan Refguees in presence of Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and consumer affairs Ch. Zulfikar and President West Pakistan Refguees Association President Sh. Labha Ram Gandhi.

Jammu East is the model constituency : Sh. Rajesh Gupta

MLA Jammu East and party chief Sh. Rajesh Gupta started the work of the black topping of roads at warehouse at an estimated cost of rupees twenty 1.10 crores. MLC Vikram Randhawa and Distt.President Baldev Singh Balloria were present on the occasion. The officials who accompanied the MLA included Xen PWD Rajan Mengi, AEE Rajesh Agastham, Jr.Engg Ram Lal Sharma and warehouse federation President Rajesh Gupta, Gen.Secretary Deepak Gupta, Ram Langar,Naresh Pradhan, Rahul Gupta. The social activists Sd. Charanjeet Singh Raina and Sushil Sharma were present on the ocassion. The BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Ashok Lambad ,Raj Kumar, Anil Gupta, Kuldeep Balgotra, Swaran Singh, Opinder Singh and Darshan Singh. The prominents who accompanied the MLA included Ashwani Sharma, Suraj Sharma, Kurnesh Gupta,Subhash Sanghra, Gokul Koul, Kuldeep Kandhari, Rajesh Nischal, Rajinder Gupta and Viney Gupta. Sh. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that Modi Ji has transformed the developmental profile of the nation and we are also in the process of introducing all the schemes launched by the Modi government.MLC Vikram Randhawa said that the BJP government would look into developmental needs of all the constituencies and would ensure that all the services reach the people. Sh. Baldev Ballowria also assured the warehouse association of all the support and cooperation.

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha), MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina kick started Devak-Hathal Road under CRF.

Sh. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) Jammu-Poonch along with MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina kick started the construction work of Laiter-Devak-Hathal Road under CRF Scheme at Village Laiter & Devak in Nowshera Constituency.

Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament while addressing the gathering present at the occasion said that the Village Laiter -Hathal Road is stretch over the Length of 24 Km and would get constructed by the cost of Rupees 15 Crore approx. The said road would start from the take up point at Village Laiter and will move through the Devak and get connected to the Village Hathal provide Connectivity to the large Rural area of Nowshera Constituency.

He said that the road would get Constructed under Central Road Fund Scheme involves the upgradation & improvement of the Road and this Road is the big achievement & burning demand of Inhabitants of the area. He also said that Bhartiya Janta Party is working on the agenda of "Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas" and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji is working for the betterment of each and every Citizen of India. The ideology of BJP is appreciated by each & every Citizen of India and Everyone wants to join hand with BJP. Ravinder Raina MLA Nowshera Constituency thanked Member of Parliament and said that everyone should believe in National Integrity which leads to the wave of Development of every area in Nowshera Constituency. Executive Engineer PWD Parvez, AEE PWD Ashwani, District Presideent BJP Nowshera Som Dutt & Senior Leader Capt Ramesh, Tilak Raj, Bodh Raj, Sanjay Sharma,Ashok Sharma, Davinder, Rajinder and Others were also present at the occasion.

Himalayan Heritage Museum Observed World Heritage Week

On the eve of World Heritage Week Himalayan Heritage Museum Organized a colorful function in Jammu, Honorable MoS Education Tech Education, Tourism Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture Parks Smt Priya Sethi was Chief guest while M.S Zahid Director Archives, Archaeological & Museums was guest of Honor, The guests appreciated the exemplary work done by Sr. Inder Singh Chairman for collecting invaluable objects of different types single handedly.They said that these objects have glimpses of the golden era of our ancient art, Culture and civilization and preservation conservation thereof it is very expensive beyond the capacity of a person having modest means of income and such organizations are undoubtedly supplementing the efforts of the govt in preserving and conserving the objects of antique value which are lying with individuals living in far and wide of the state who may be unaware of the real value of these objects.
 
HHM Put several antique objects on display in the museum several people from all walks of life who visited the museum viewed the objects very keenly and were enthused to see all this as Inder Singh gave a narration of each object in depth. Assistant Director Dr Sangeeta Sharma also Attend the function.
 
BJP Leader Ayodhya Gupta, Keshav Chopra, Simran Singh, Pareneesh Mahajan, Tilak Gupta, Deepak Kumar Gopal Singh, Bhajan Singh were also accompanied the Minister.
 

Sh. Sat Sharma inaugurates Diagnostic Laboratory in Sarwal

BJP State President & MLA Jammu West,  Sh. Sat Sharma along with prominent citizen & social activist, Bansi Lal inaugurated a diagnostic center by the name of Shivangi Health Care, which is an authorized collection center for Swastik Diagnostic Laboratory at Jalebi Morh, Sarwal, Jammu in order to cater out the health needs of the local population in the presence of local BJP leaders and august gathering of large number of prominent and elderly persons during the programme.

Sat Sharma, while addressing the gathering after the inauguration of the laboratory, said that the health is the primary concern of all individuals for every age right from the infantile stage to the old age and particularly in the present times owing to the sedentary life styles by the ever increasing number of use of gadgetry in every household or official works. He said due to the lack of the physical exercise and increase of stress in the day to day working marred by the hectic schedules, the bodily organs are unable to cope with new lifestyles especially adopted in the urban areas, which leads to the imbalances in the biochemistry of our human body system and to timely diagnose and to avoid the unwanted ailments, quality diagnostic services are needed in every nook and corner of the human rehabilitation.

Sat Sharma said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken many steps to promote the entrepreneurship in the Nation and congratulated the proprietor of the new enterprise for venturing out in the self sustaining mode of living. He hailed their decision of becoming entrepreneur and eventually a job giver in place of job seeker and said that there are plenty of growth opportunities in the self businesses and the youth of J&K must shift their focus towards entrepreneurship instead of wasting much time their precious years running from pillar to post in search of government jobs. He expressed hope that the laboratory will provide quality health services in reasonable rates to the needy population. Owner of laboratory, Ajay Kanotra apprised the MLA that free test reports for the particular age groups will be provided at their doorsteps and quality tests under hygienic conditions will be conducted.

Besides the owners Sanjeev Sharma, Keshav Chopra, Jatin Sethi, Neeraj Gupta, Atul Bakshi, Sanjay Sawhney and other prominent locals were also present on the occasion.

Sh. Kuldeep Raj Gupta enumerate achievements of Pahari speaking advisory Board

Vice-Chairman (MoS), State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People of J&K,  Sh. Kuldeep Raj Gupta held a press conference at BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar on the various issues which he has taken during his joining of the office in order to  revive the esteemed Board.

While addressing the media persons, Kuldeep Raj Gupta said that he has conducted many camps to strengthen the people’s causes and the BJP at gross root level. He said that, as a matter of his commitment to the government and party he has managed the awareness programme regarding the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, “Swach Bharat Mission” and other social assistance schemes or pension schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in different schools of district Rajouri and Poonch, and every nook and corner of district Rajouri and Poonch.

Sh. Kuldeep Raj Gupta said that he did took meetings of BJP workers of Anantang and advised them to disseminate the information about the schemes launched by the Prime Minister of India. He tried his level best to inculcate the sense of patriotism and nationalism among all the people he addressed and approach. Every time he held the press conference and media interaction whenever it came to the concern of national and territorial sovereignty. He also told about various achievements and the works he has taken up with different departments.

9 Pahari hostels are running in the state with total intake capacity of 700 and most of the inmates are from the down trodden section. Disbursed scholarship to the deserving Pahari student’s studying in state as well as outside state to the tune of 19.36 cr for the year 2015-16 and 15.70 cr for the year of 2016-17. Took up the matter for grant of ST status for the Pahari speaking people with the PM and apprised him that Pahari speaking people are socially economically and politically backward. Laid foundation stone for construction of boy’s Pahari Hostel Jammu at Bantalab, the estimated cost is 5.46 cores with 33 rooms and intake capacity of 100 having 19 kanals of land on Pahari Advisory Board. Funds to the tune 21 lac have been released for construction of toilet complexes. Increase in diet charges form earlier 50 to 100. Disbursed 2.50 lac discretionary grants to the poor. He thanked BJP working committee for recommending grant of Pahari status to Pahari ethnicity. He took up the matter of grant of ST status to Pahari speaking people with the national security advisor. A book on demography of Pahari speaking people is under process.

Establish De-Radicalization, Rehabilitation Camps for Stone-Pelters and Surrendered Militants: Brig Gupta

While the decision to free 4500 young boys who have been categorized as first-time stone –pelters is welcome if it helps in carrying forward the peace process set in motion by the Central government, haste in releasing them must be avoided cautioned Brig Anil Gupta, veteran Security Analyst and State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. While the planned release of first-timers is needed for assuaging hurt feelings of the affected families and is seen as a positive healing touch, the past experience on this issue has not been very encouraging and healthy. A thorough screening to include past antecedents, police records including chances of a remote association with any terrorist outfit, intelligence inputs and family background (to rule out terror sympathizers) must be done before taking a decision to grant amnesty to any stone-pelter, suggested Brig Gupta.

On earlier occasions it has been experienced that after availing amnesty same persons were found recycled for stone-pelting during the large scale agitations that erupted in 2008, 2010 and after elimination of Burhan Wani. These stone pelters are housed in the jails with hard core terrorists who use this opportunity to further radicalize them and brainwash them with extremist ideology. The time spent in detention adds to their frustration and anger against the system which is exploited by the extremists, felt Brig Gupta. After thorough screening, the next logical step should be to De-radicalize them so that they can easily adjust themselves with the main stream and do not again fall prey to the extremist and anti-national elements recommended Brig Gupta.

Taking note of another welcome move wherein the misguided youth is shunning terrorism and returning home to lead a normal life, Brig Gupta felt that it was the responsibility of the government to ensure that these young men do not rue their decision to surrender/return to mainstream. In the absence of a comprehensive surrender policy large number of surrendered terrorists in the past have been recycled into the militancy accounting for increased number of local militants.Brig Gupta has recommended that the government should consider establishing De-radicalization and Rehabilitation Camps where all released stone pelters and surrendered militants should be housed for a definite period before they are allowed to merge with the society. The stay in these camps should be used for skill development /skill enhancement and De-radicalization. This will prepare the young men to face the vagaries of life and stand on their feet, act as ambassadors of peace and give boost to the peace process feels Brig Gupta.

BJP Giving Priority to Remotest Areas of the state: Sh. Ashok Koul

Sh. Ashok Koul told that the workers of BJP Kargil have covered almost 80% of Kargil District including all the constituencies falling under LAHDC after reviewing the achievements of one-month BJP Vistarak Expansion Programme. This was stated by State Organizing General Secretary BJP Ashok Koul during a Press Conference at BJP Office Kargil while answering to media people. During the Press Conference, He said that BJP has given special attention to the remotest areas of the State including Kargil and is always working for the development of the people who were deprived since decades. He assured that after the results of the Vistarak various loopholes has come up to the surface such as irregularities in Ujwala Scheme, Special Food Scales under Food Security Act, etc., will be rectified on the priority basis, he added in-fact the scale of places like Kargil, Leh, Gurez etc has been increased. He also assured that the Government led by Narendra Modi is bound to open Kargil Skardu Road for the divided families of the region on both sides as well as to develop a hostile environment between the Neighbouring Countries but Pakistan is not a Trust Worthy Country. At the end BJP State General Secretary (Org) Sh. Ashok Koul also said that Pak Occupied Gilgit Baltistan is an integral part of India and the Prime Minister of India has expressed his support to the people of GB and we are concern about all their problems and difficulties. Answering the question related to the operation of Civil Air Service in Kargil, Ashok Koul told that Government of India has already started Helicopter Service in Kargil, Drass, and Zanskar and J&K BJP is always taking the issue of Civil Air Service for Kargil with the Government of India.

Youth must honor Martyrs, learn from their sacrifices: Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today emphasized upon the youth to develop great respect and honor for the martyrs and learn from their sacrifices. “It is imperative to honor our heroes especially the martyrs who have laid down their lives for safeguarding the nation as it imbibes a sense of patriotism and linkage to country”, the Dy CM maintained. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized by Bikram Singh Yadgar Committee in memory of late Lt General Bikram Singh on his Martyrdom day at Bikram Chowk here. MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta, MLCs Ashok Khajuria, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, prominent politicians, intellectuals and people from different walks of life participated in the function. Dr. Singh said that it is essential that we should be regularly honoring our martyrs who have without caring for their precious lives rendering the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of the nation. He said that patriotism and love towards one's country is the most sacred feeling and now the onus lies on us to ensure that it is properly propagated among the younger generation and the posterity. Deputy Chief Minister, while recalling the contribution of late General, said that he was a people's general and the masses at the grass root level had great love and regard for him which is evident from the fact that he still held in great esteem of the people from Jammu and other parts of the country as well. He said we should learn from the contribution rendered by the icon and adopt principles of such legends in our daily lives to lead towards a better world to live in. While asking for holding such functions on regular basis, Deputy Chief Minister, said that these events are necessary to create awareness among the people. Several cultural items were also presented on the occasion. Later, the Deputy Chief Minister also released a CD on the life of late General.

Sh. Sat Sharma kick starts various developmental works at Rajpura Magotrian

Coping up with the basic needs of residents of Jammu West Assembly segment, BJP State President and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) kickstarted construction works for community hall at Shiv Mandir, Lane number 29 at Rajpura Magotrian. The area falls between two wards namely ward 24 and ward 29 and the hall which is going to be constructed will cope up with the needs of both wards and other adjoining areas. Also, the works for laying of new water pipes in the area were also started by the BJP President which will provide a major relief to the locals as earlier there was shortage of water supply in the area. A large number of people including officials of JMC, PHE, local residents and political activists were also present. The funds for works of community hall have been sanctioned by Sat Sharma through his CDF (Constituency Development Fund) scheme and an amount of rupees 8 lakhs have been sanctioned for the same and works will be done under the supervision of JMC(Jammu Municipal Corporation). Also the works of pipes will be done at an estimated cost of Rupees 6 lakhs which will be done under the supervision of PHE department. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that construction of hall was a long pending demand in Shiv Mandir and a large number of female devotees from the area met him sometime back and apprised him of the need of a hall in temple which was a long pending demand for the locals as there was no proper place in the area where people could gather at one place at times of happiness and sadness so keeping in view their demand, the work had to be taken up. He stated that with the help of PHE department, new pipes will also be laid down in the area so that acute shortage of water supply could be overcome and residents could get interrupted water supply. He also visited the Nullah site in the area as well and directed the officials of UEED as well to prepare estimates for the covering of Nullah so that a major contribution could be given in promoting the vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi who always stresses of building a Clean and Green Nation. AEE JMC JP Saraf, AEE PHE Sapolia, District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, State VP BJYM Karan Sharma, Surinder Choudhary, Munish Khajuira, JE JMC Asok Sharma, JE Sk Bhat, Jatin Sethi, Sanjay Sawhney, Kaka Sharma, Shakti Gupta, Atul Bakshi Veena Rani, Pushpa Devi, Madhu Sheetal, Rano Devi, Giano Devi, Prem Lata, Sheela Vijyal, Radha, Purnima, Sourav Gupta, Neeraj Gupta Tony and several others were also present.

Dr Narinder lauded the Central Government’s CBMs

Dr. Narinder Singh State General Secretary BJP lauded the Union Ministry of Home Affairs headed by Rajnath Singh for likely announcement of a series of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) for Jammu and Kashmir including complete reimbursement of compensation paid by the State Government on account of losses suffered during ceasefire violations by Pakistan army on Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) and massive increase in relief paid to the kin of state policemen killed in action in militancy-related operations. He said this was long overdue. He also hailed the decision of Union Home Ministry in compensating the losses caused to movable and immovable properties of border area residents in shelling from across the border. The decision of the Union Home Ministry that the compensation amount should be given from the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) shows the empathy of the Central government. Dr. Singh opined that the residents of the international border need to be brought under the ambit of reservation, that is provided to 285 villages of Rajouri, Nowshera, Mendhar, Haveli, Kupwara and Akhnoor falling under the LoC as per the J&K Reservation Act 2004, as the people living on international border are similarly placed. For this, he urged the state government to bring necessary changes in J&K Reservation Act 2004.

More youth joins BJYM in Jammu

More than 20 youth of Greater Kailash including Prashant Gupta and his team on Wednesday joined Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and pledged their unconditional support to work for BJP and BJYM. On this occasion, Prashant Gupta was made Incharge of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao BJYM Jammu. The programme was attended by Hari Om Sharma BJYM Dist. President Jammu and Rohit Verma State social & print media Incharge. Welcoming new entrants in the party, Hari Om Sharma said that the nation today is standing on various pillars of the society and the youth of this nation is one of those pillars which is necessary to take the country to the path of progress. He said that more and more youth today are joining BJYM and this shows the confidence which state and central leadership is building among youth with their successful & youth favoring policies. He said that the central leadership of the party is interested to promote the youth of Jammu and Kashmir in every sphere which has always been ignored by the previous governments in the State and the Centre. The team of BJYM Jammu & Mr. Vikram Charak President Greater Kailash Welfare Society was also present on the occasion.

BJP felicitates meritorious girl students under “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”

BJP conducted an impressive programme in its state headquarter, Trikuta Nagar to felicitate meritorious girl students who have scored good percentage in the academics in the presence of its State President & MLA, Sh. Sat Sharma along with State General Secretary Sh. Harinder Gupta and State Spokesperson & “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” state convenor S. S. Bijral (Retd. IGP). Sat Sharma lauding the girl students for their excellent result and bringing laurels to their and their parent’s names, said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi while pursuing agenda for the development of Nation and extending every possible help to ensure strengthening of weak and neglected sections of society, PM has exerted incessantly to promote opportunities for women. He asserted that “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” scheme is a major thrust along with “Ujjawala”, “Nari Shakti Puraskar”, “Maternity Benefit Programme”, “Swadhar Greh”, “Women Helpline Scheme” etc. for women empowerment, which are specifically focussed to give women their due respect, right and opportunity in society. Harinder Gupta said that the BJP which is a cadre-based organization has always tried to promote the women rights in every possible field. He said that the BJP has batted for the women in all the legal as well as public based struggles so that they could never be oppressed again. He focussed on the education of women saying that the education executes as a tool for the self-assertion and expression of the women folk in the fast-moving modern world and congratulated all the meritorious girl students for their hard work. S.S. Bijral said that women focussed development is crucial for the balanced wholesome progress of the country as they form 50% of country’s population. Mentioning that projection of women as weak is a fallacy, society needs to shun as they are strong competitors of men in all fields even out beating them at places. Move to honor students is to boost the spirit of young girls for Nation development. 13 girl students from 10thand 17 from 12th class were felicitated with merit certificates, medals, and mementos, he added. Scheme State Member Kamal Choudhary presented the vote of thanks whereas Mahila Morcha General Secretary & Scheme State Member Anju Dogra conducted the proceedings of the stage. State Secretary Sanjay Baru, Vice-Chairman Dr. Ali Mohammad Mir, Neeru Anand and other prominent political activists along with the parents of felicitated students were also present in the programme.

Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas holds public, karyakarta darbar

MP Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas held public, karyakarta darbar to attend to the aspirations of public and party activists in order to mitigate their problems at BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. Shamsher Singh Manhas, while listening to the public grievances, said that Prime Minister Modi led Central Government is functioning with a new vigor and work culture for the development of Nation. He said that BJP following the principle of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas” is working with every new enthusiasm with a plethora of public-friendly schemes for the welfare of common masses both at the Centre and the State. He said that to give an easy access of Party MPs and Ministers to the party karyakartas and the general masses, the regular sittings are being arranged in party headquarters, so as to provide them various administrative and other help, regarding public issue. Numerous deputations led by prominent BJP leaders and the activists met the MP regarding their personal as well as public problems. Various important issues were highlighted by the deputations. Deputations asked for construction of roads in their respective areas. Some asked for the development works in their village. Several deputations met with the MP for their revenue and land-related matters. Other delegations met MP for constructions of Nallah and drain. Certain delegations met MP for PHE related matters. MP addressed many of the problems by telephonically talking to the authorities and issued written instructions for others. The whole programme was coordinated by State Additional Office Secretary Suresh Sharma. State Secretary Sanjay Baru and State Additional Publicity Secretary Arun Chhibber were also present on the occasion.

Dr. Farooq Abdullah a man with erratic behaviour: Prof. Virender Gupta

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta strongly criticized the statement of Dr. Farooq Abdullah for his repeated anti-national statements while siding with Pakistan and separatists. He said that statements degrade his stature and do not behoove to a person who remained four times Chief Minister of the State, Cabinet Minister at the Centre and at present a Member of Parliament. He added that after opposing the 1994 unanimous resolution of Parliament which stated that POJK is an integral part of Indian Union and vowed to get it vacated from Pakistan occupation, he needs to resign from Indian Parliament on the moral grounds. The Spokesperson reminded Farooq Abdullah that whole of Jammu and Kashmir state, including POJK, Gilgit, and Baltistan, got acceded to India when Maharaja of the State signed the Instrument of Accession in favor of Indian Union. PoJK was forcibly occupied by Pakistan and had the Indian forces not landed in J&K whole of Jammu & Kashmir including Kashmir Valley would have become part of Pakistan and Farooq Abdullah could well imagine has to fate in that scenario. Prof. Virender asked Farooq Abdullah to go through the pages of the history of that time and also glance at the Jammu and Kashmir constitution, whole of Jammu and Kashmir existing before 1947 mentioned as part of J&K state that acceded to India and wherein it is stated that the state is and shall remain an integral part of India. He said that Farooq Abdullah number of times have taken the oath of the J&K constitution and also that of Indian Constitution and as such questioned him that how can he betray his own commitments those he made while taking that oath. The Spokesperson said that by not uttering a single word against Pakistan, not asking it to stop importing terrorism in the valley and stop violation of LOC and bombardment from across the borders, Farooq Abdullah has become a person of doubtful loyalty towards the state and towards the Indian Union. He asked Farooq not to confuse the masses of the state and yourself while making statements which are self-contradictory. He reminded Farooq Abdullah of his statements asking India to invade and finish Pakistan, deal terrorists with iron hands and recently supporting terrorists and stone pelters and expressing his desire to join them. He asked Farooq Abdullah which of his statements should be believed.

Dy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh chairs Coordination Committee meeting

The coordination committee of the ruling alliance in the State today met under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh. The meeting was attended by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Revenue, Relief, Mr. Abdul Rahman Veeri, Members of Parliament, Mr. Jugal Kishore and Mr. Shamsher Singh Manhas. Mr. Sartaj Madni, Mr. Dillawar Mir, Mr. Trilok Singh Bajwa and Dr. Narinder Singh also attended the meeting. The meeting disused several issues related to the functioning of the State Government and ensuring coordination at various levels.

BJP TEAM INSPECTS GONDOLA PROJECT

Led by BJP State President and MLA Sh. Sat Sharma, Legislative Assembly Speaker Sh. Kavinder Gupta, MLA Sh. Rajesh Gupta, MLC Sh. Vikram Randhawa and BJP All Cells Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh inspects ongoing work on Gondola project at Bahu Fort & Peer Kho.

BJP State General Secretary (Org) Sh. Ashok Koul meets Vistaraks from Leh at BJP Leh office and received report from them.

Exploitation of youth, nepotism by Dr. Farooq Abdullah dynasty destroyed peace in J&K: Sh. Yudhvir Sethi

Scared of rising popularity of BJP government at the Centre and coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir State, National Conference (NC) chief Dr. Farooq Abdullah is speaking ill against RSS only to mislead masses. To regain his party's lost ground he is now misleading people by his rhetorics and has even gone ahead to distort facts about RSS and the constructive role it plays in uniting India". This was stated by BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi while replying to queries of media persons after attending Saptah meeting organized by Dinesh Bharti at Udhampur today. He said RSS ever since its existence had been uniting countrymen with mainstream and trying to remember sacrifices of hundreds of unsung heroes of India's Independence war against Britishers. RSS, he added was never and can never be against anyone but is trying to unite the country. Now that a system of good governance has been established in J&K State, NC is feeling threatened. To keep their flock together, NC Chief and his son are trying to issue baseless statements, Yudhvir Sethi said. He said Farooq Abdullah is a failed leader who spoiled the state and its composite culture. It was because of his non-serious attitude that his government was dismissed twice that led to the imposition of Governor Rule in J&K putting democracy on the back burner. Politicians like him played with sentiments of people and only instigated youth when not in power to cross over to Pakistan and seek arms training. Those anti-nationals statements and gestures aggravated the deteriorating situation in J&K and even collapsed our economy which was quite unfortunate. It's this Abdullah Dynasty or its three generations who had always been speaking one thing in Delhi, another in Jammu and different in Srinagar just to exploit people's sentiments and grab power. Yudhvir Sethi said that Farooq Abdullah also raises autonomy issue and even appointed Dr Karan Singh as chairman of State Autonomy Committee. Unfortunately, even Dr. Karan Singh resigned from the post and that report never saw the light of the day. Instead of performing to the best satisfaction of people and percolating democracy to the grass root level by holding elections to Panchayats and Municipalities besides local bodies NC and its Chief Farooq Abdullah always confused people by raising unproductive issues like that of autonomy or Pre-53 statuses - moves that have lost all relevancies. Farooq Abdullah who is accusing RSS was once part of BJP government at the Centre. Back home he and his son encouraged corruption and pushed the state towards complete anarchy. Now that BJP and PDP are doing well NC Is not able to digest a transparent and accountable government which is sensitive to people's issues. Earlier Dinesh Bharti recited Ram Katha and asked devotees to work for the upliftment of downtrodden. He also asked people to unite India and work towards strengthening it without cast, creed, region or religion.

Speaker Sh. Kavinder Gupta holds public meeting, takes stock of grievances of residents of Aerobera Apartments, Channi Himat

Speaker Legislative Assembly and MLA Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta held a Public Meeting at Aerobera Apartments, Ward 51, Channi Himat to address the grievances of the residents of the apartment and to take firsthand account of the problems being faced by them. The Speaker was accompanied by BJP Gandhi Nagar Mandal President Ankush Gupta, Mandal General Secretay Kulbir Charak, Office Secretary Nayan Gupta (Sunny), BJYM District Secretary Karan Chopra, Kamlesh Sharma (Amit), Surjit Singh Sonu, Manmeet Singh, Om Prakash and other party workers. The meeting was organized by team BJP Gandhi Nagar Mandal along with BJYM Distt Secretay Karan Chopra and was attended by a large number of residents of Aerobera Apartments and adjoining localities, who apprised the Speaker about their problems and developmental needs and sought redressal of their grievances. Taking serious note of the deteriorated condition of the approach road, Kavinder Gupta assured the residents to immediately take up the issue to get the road blacktopped at earliest. During the meeting a huge number of people was present and they put forth various other demands and grievances related to power and water supply to which Kavinder Gupta assured them of solving them on priority. Mandal President Ankush Gupta while speaking thanked the residents for their warm welcome, also introduced the residents with his team of local workers and assured them that his team would be available