Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall. The region was seen covered in a thick layer of the white blanket of snow. Snowfall dipped the temperature in the region and also affected normal life.
To promote the young budding players in Kashmir Valley, a state-level Taekwondo kids' championship was organized in Srinagar on 22-23 January. The championship was organized by a local NGO, Sunrise in Kashmir. The championship was organized in association with the sports council of Jammu and Kashmir to promote Taekwondo in the valley and attract children in sports activities. The motive of this championship was to engage kids in games so that they can make their career and stay away from other bad activities as schools are closed in valley due to winter break. Around 250 athletes from across the districts participated in the championship.
Mortal remains of Havaldar Nirmal Singh arrived at his native place in Ambala on January 22. Singh lost his life during ceasefire by Pakistan along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district in January 21. The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch. Havaldar Nirmal Singh of the 10 JAK Rifles unit of the Army was critically injured in the firing and succumbed to injuries.
In the recent times, Kashmiri youth have chosen art to express their thoughts. A 19-year-old girl Ritambra from Kathua district has astounded everyone with her artwork. Without any guidance from teacher, Ritambra has mastered in sketching. Her constant source of encouragement has been her parents and sibling. During COVID induced lockdown, she got a chance to shine her art and now she has become a sensation. From former President APJ Abdul Kalam and PM Narendra Modi to sports and film celebrities, Ritambra has made portraits of several known personality. Ritambra's father Sukh Dev Singh wanted her to join a professional filed but after seeing his daughter's skills, Singh motivated and encouraged her to sharpen the art form. Ritambra has become an inspiration for girls sitting idle in their homes to come up with their talent and skill.
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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Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has reconstructed Bailey bridge at Kela Morh in Ramban on Jammu-Srinagar highway in record 60 hours. One of the passways of the bridge was damaged due to landslide which led to the closing of the national highway for more than a week. A trial run was carried out successfully on January 16 and traffic will be able to run on it by evening, according to BRO. Brigadier IK Jaggi, Chief Engineer of BRO, said, "By evening, traffic will resume on it".
With heavy snowfall in Ramban, normal life in the district faced disruption. Higher range turned milky white following snowfall. Jawahar Tunnel has been blocked due to the snow. However, the work of removing the blockade is in progress.
The Border Security Force (BSF) organised a free medical camp in J-K's Rajouri on January 15. It was held under the 'Civic Action Programme' in Dhangri block. The camp provides free treatment and medicines to under-privileged families who cannot afford treatment. It was organised by 59th Battalion of BSF.
The constructions of bridges in far-flung hilly areas are underway for the better connectivity in JandK's Rajouri. The bridges are being built under the RandB Division of Rajouri. Locals were facing hardship due to lack of connectivity. Hundreds of far-flung hilly areas are now connected with roads and highways of Rajouri district.
People across India are coming to Rajouri's famous tourist spot 'Dehra ki Gali' in Jammu and Kashmir for capturing beautiful snowfalls. The entire region was seen covered with beautiful white layer of snow. Tourists were seen enjoying the beautiful weather and playing with snow. ''Dehra ki Gali' is surrounded with picturesque mountain peaks and dense forest.
Road safety month awareness camp has been organised in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The '32nd National Road Safety Month-2021' was organised by the Motor Vehicles Department in Jhalas area of Poonch. The transport authorities properly provided the awareness about driving rules and road safety.
Ceasefire violation was initiated by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on January 16. Regular shelling has been a major problem for the locals. People living in the Balakot sector urged government to not concentrate on elections instead on the people living here. One of the locals said, "The Central government has given the full emphasis on elections, but elections will not resolve people's problems. People want roads, bunkers, they are disturbed due to the regular shelling activities. The emphasis should not be on elections instead authorities should think about the people living here."
BSF soldiers celebrated Lohri at Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. The 72nd battalion of BSF jawans were seen celebrating and dancing on the occasion. Lohri is celebrated across the nation on January 13. The soldiers celebrated the festival with fervor and congratulated the countrymen. They also assured the people of the nation to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm as they were alert at the borders. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Women in traditional attire performed Gidha, a folk dance, at many places. People also distributed jaggery, peanuts, and popcorns--the three edibles associated with Lohri. Watch the full video for more.
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Vehicular movement on several highways remained suspended in Jammu and Kashmir due to heavy snowfall and rains. Srinagar National Highway in Anantnag is closed from past 4 days. On the other hand, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has also suspended movement in wake of severe weather. This has led to heavy traffic jam at the highway as trucks are not able to move. Truck drivers in Anantnag are stuck with nowhere to go. They also accused the government for doing absolutely no preparations to tackle such situations.
13-year-old Tabin Reyaz has become a sensation for his unique art of storytelling in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. He aspires to become a writer and pens down stories and articles to motivate others. Tabin, son of Reyaz Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Hassan-Noor Village, studies in class 7. He passionately writes short stories, articles and other kinds of write-ups as well, he likes to pen down the challenges and experiences being faced by him in life, in the form of short stories that have already attracted many writers in the district. He is also writing a book which will be completed in the next few months. His family is certainly proud of him for putting in such efforts at a young age.
A 23-year-old singer, hailing from Singhpora town of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla, has made his mission to revive Kashmiri folk music. The Kashmiri folk music speaks volume of its diverse and rich culture shared by the young artist Adil Manzoor. He is striving to revive the rich folk culture and music of Kashmir. Manzoor discovered his interest at a very early age. He started his journey in Kashmiri folk music under his father's guidance. Manzoor has come a long way in the world of music and has achieved a commendable stature. Amid COVID-19, he missed a foreign trip to perform, but in 2021 Adil is going to the United States of America to exhibit the rich Kashmiri folk music. Adil is on YouTube, with over a lakh subscribers, helping budding singers to adapt the skills.
Taking a step forward, the Indian Army has been organising free tuition classes for needy students in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. Tuition classes for meritorious students of families below the poverty line have been started at Government Middle School at Tarzoo area of Sopore in Baramulla district of North Kashmir. Around 50 students from nearby villages of Sopore are attending the coaching classes. "We are thankful to the Indian Army for providing us free tuitions," said a student, Nelofar Rashid said. Five local teachers having vast experience in the field have been selected to teach all mandatory subjects including English, Social Science, Mathematics, Science, and Urdu. I am teaching Urdu here, with these free tuition facilities to students we got employment opportunities," said Hilal Ahmad. The aim of conducting tuition classes is to provide free education to needy children of the far-flung areas in order to create better future prospects for the students.
Jashn-e-Baramulla a culture event organised in Baramulla by Chinar Corps of Indian Army to promote talent of the youth of Kashmir. Bollywood actress Ameesha Patel also attended the event to support the artists of Kashmir. The event also marks the starting of Chillai Kalan period to soothe the nerves and promote talent many events were organised promoting talent, cultural spirit and productive youth engagement. Many participants gave their breath-taking performance in the Kashmir's Got Talent and mesmerised the locals with their singing, cultural dance, folk music and mimicry. The K9 warriors from the Army Dog Unit displayed their obedience and guarding prowess which left the audiences in surprise.
An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on December 24. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wanigam Payeen in Kreeri area of Baramulla district of north Kashmir this morning. They received information about the presence of militants in the area. The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired at the forces. The operation is on and further details are awaited. Watch the full video for more.
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