J&K LG Manoj Sinha stops salary of social welfare dept dir
Thursday, 25 February 2021 Jammu & Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, during the fifth round of his ‘Mulaqaat-Live Public Grievance Hearing’ on Thursday, ordered stoppage of salary of the director of Kashmir division social welfare department, Bashir Ahmad Dar, as punishment for not releasing the wages of staff members of a Srinagar-based school for specially-abled children for several months.
Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju along with Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha inaugurated Khelo India State Centre of Excellence for rowing in Srinagar. Built at renowned Dal Lake, the centre will provide an opportunity to water sports enthusiasts in the region. Local residents and authorities believe that this centre will also play a key role in boosting adventure tourism. This is the second such centre with one in the fencing discipline already operating for a significant time now.
The first convocation of 31 students of National Institute of Fashion Technology Srinagar was held in Srinagar's Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre on April 09. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was the chief guest on the occasion and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju was the Guest of Honour at institute's convocation. JandK Governor Manoj Sinha also attended the convocation via video conferencing from Jammu's Raj Bhawan. NIFT Srinagar offers two undergraduate courses in Fashion Design and Fashion Communication of four years respectively. It plays a vital role in providing exposure to students in order to enhance their creativity. Students were overjoyed with the convocation that took place amid pandemic.
With an aim to fortify the bond of love and communal harmony among the people of Jammu and Kashmir, a religious conference was organized at the Sher-e-Kashmiri Convention Centre in Srinagar city. Inaugurated by the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, the conference urged religious leaders to spread the message of peace and brotherhood among the citizens of the union territory. The Lieutenant Governor highlighted that Jammu and Kashmir is an ocean of spirituality and that multicultural harmony has always been one of the key features of the territory. The daylong conference witnessed the participation of around 550 religious leaders including Moulvis and Muftis with around 200 youngsters and 200 women. Representatives also discussed the role of religion in the betterment of society and how it can build strong connection among people of different faiths. Events like these not only spread a message of religious coexistence but also paves a way for building a peaceful and harmonious society.
At least six people died and four got injured after a mini bus fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda on April 12. Rescue team was present at the spot and injured persons have been admitted to a hospital in Jammu for treatment, said Doda CMO Dr Yakoob Mir. More details are awaited.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on April12 appealed to the youth of Union Territory to leave weapons and start advocating for the welfare of JandK. Underlining the Bodo peace talks in Assam, she also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not initiating similar peace deals in Kashmir. "We ask our nation to give us back what was snatched away from us. If you want people of Jammu and Kashmir, you'll have to reinstate our honour. There's no other way. I say this to my country. Why does BJP get angry when I say it? Will I ask from Pakistan? If PM Narendra Modi appeals to militants of Assam to join the mainstream and leave their weapons, if talks are held with Boro (Bodo), then what is the difficulty in doing the same in Jammu and Kashmir? Why is there no option besides jail? How long will this injustice continue?," said PDP chief. She further said, "Nobody will understand the language of weapons. If you present your views peacefully, the world will listen to you. If you speak language of guns you'll be killed and you'll gain nothing. I appeal to Jammu and Kashmir youth to leave weapons and talk. They'll have to listen one day."
Smart classes are not only transforming education in highly paid private schools, but it is gradually making inroads in government schools set up in the backward and rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Students pursuing education in Government Girls Middle school in Ghordi area of District Udhampur, now have access to audiovisual mode of learning also known as smart class. The main aim of smart classes is to impart quality education to the students hailing from the rural and backward area. The initiative was taken by school teachers; they contributed money and took out a chunk from school funds to bring this idea to ground reality. Students expressed their delight over the modification that engulfed the education system in the district. All COVID protocols were adhered to at the school. Teachers and students wore masks, sanitize hands and ensured social distancing at school.
A one-day trekking programme was organised by Shugul events for children in Srinagar under the theme of "Save Jhelum" from Zabarwan Park to Shankaracharya Hill and also to keep their surroundings neat and clean for good life. The organisation took steps to clean famous places in Srinagar and to make people aware not to throw waste in the river and to save it for future generations.
The annual Urs Mubarak of famous Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Dawood Sahib (RA) popularly known as Batmol Sahib (RA) observed with zeal in Srinagar. Devotees thronged the shrine wearing mask to offer prayers. The devotees including women, men, children, and old were seen paying obeisance and offering special prayers at the shrine. Forming an integral part of Indian ethos for the last several centuries, even today the Sufi traditions play an important role in the lives of the people and connote them with an understanding of the world in all its spiritual dimensions. "Not just Batmol areas, but people from different dimensions come here to attend this celebration. You must have seen that there are Sikhs community as well as pandits to offer prayers," said Firdous Masood, Member of Urs Committee.
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J-K), Manoj Sinha inaugurated General Bus Stand along with a multi-level car parking cum commercial complex in Jammu worth Rs 213.08 crore. LG Sinha termed the..
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