Sufi izam Jashne Sadeeq Akbar programme was organised in JandK's Rajouri district on February 06. Every year the celebration takes place for conducting special prayers for peace, prosperity and brotherhood. Special prayers during this year's event was also organised amid fear of COVID-19 pandemic. Famous Molanas participated in the programme and people gathered in large numbers from all over the Rajouri district.
Economically weaker sections living in far-flung hilly areas in Rajouri are getting an opportunity to earn living. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has provided jobs to below poverty line people. MGNREGA continues to attract rural labourers pushed into distress. Scheme is becoming a ray of hope for people living in these far-flung hilly areas of Darhal block in Rajouri.
The shrine of Sufi saint Dil Mohammad Sahib located in the Fatehpur village of Rajouri district is an abode of peace and tranquillity. People cutting across all religious lines gathered at the shrine to attend the Urs of the holy saint. They offered special prayers at the shrine and wished for peace and prosperity to prevail across the nation. As a part of celebrations, Sufi scholars and Imams sermoned the public on the life, religious services, teachings and spiritual strength of the saint who devoted himself in service of the public good. Forming an integral part of the public 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. Community Kitchen or Langar was also set up at the outdoors to serve meals as a holy sacrament to the devotees coming from different regions. The Urs commemoration of the Sufi saint and the number of devotees coming to visit the shrine clearly indicates that the lesson of humanity and compassion that was once preached by the saint is still having its roots deeply embedded in the culture and traditions of India.
The Government of India (GoI) has launched many schemes for the betterment of common people especially those who lives in rural and backward areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has improved mobility of local people in JandK and also generates employment in the areas. Locals of JandK's Udhampur got jobs through this scheme and also appreciated the govt's
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The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was reopened for traffic on Sunday after remaining closed for nearly two months due to heavy snowfall. This is the earliest reopening of the high mountain Zojila pass and also the minimum period of the closure of the road.According to the Border Roads Organisation, the highway was thrown open for traffic after remaining closed for 58 days due to snowfall.
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Strategic Srinagar-Leh highway opened by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) after over 58 days. The highway was closed due to the thick layer of snow. Snow clearance of Zojila Pass was a big challenge owing to snow accumulation of 30-40 feet, threats of avalanches and inclement weather conditions. Inspite of all odds, the snow clearance operations had been conducted and completed by BRO. This road is important from the strategic point of view, being the only route between Kashmir and Ladakh. The route is a lifeline for the survival and economic development of people of Ladakh and for the security forces.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) finished the construction of a 110-feet bailey bridge at Kela Morh near Ramban on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in a record time of 60 hours on Jan 16. The bailey bridge, which would be opened for regular traffic on Saturday evening, was required as retaining wall of the existing bridge collapsed on January 11 cutting the valley from the rest of the country. Bailey bridge is made from portable and prefabricated steel panels that can be quickly assembled. Brigadier IK Jaggi, Chief Engineer project Beacon of BRO, who monitored the construction of the bridge said that BRO put men and machinery working day and night despite cold winter. “We have accomplished the completion of the vital bridge in just 60 hours. Traffic can run on it as the trial run was completed,” he added. Watch the full video for more.
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