Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah dance moves with Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, at Amarinder Singh’s granddaughter's wedding going viral on social media. Watch the video.
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Under the Smart City scheme, the Jammu - Kashmir government is taking up various projects to attract more tourists in the Valley. The beautification of flyovers in the Valley has taken a pace. As part of the beautification, walls and pillars of flyover in Jehangir Chowk are being painted with colorful paintings showcasing the culture and picturesque landscapes of J-K. Locals appreciated the move as it will help in promoting the tourism sector of the Valley.The project is initiated by the Ministry of Urban Development.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha took the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine at Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu on March 04. The second phase of vaccination against coronavirus began on March 01, which covers people above the age of 60 years and those above the age of 45 years with comorbidities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over a 'chaadar' to Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on the 809th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Urs is observed on the death anniversary of a Sufi saint. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also handed over a 'chaadar'. Gandhi was seen posing with 'chaadar' in Delhi before it was offered. Naqvi said, “This is the seventh time that PM Modi sent 'chaadar' here. He also sent a message along with 'chaadar' and sent good wishes on the 809th Urs of Khwaja. PM Modi called the festival an example of communal harmony and said many faiths and traditions are heritage of India. PM Modi said that saints contributed to preserving heritage. Khwaja Moinuddin a symbol of our traditions and his messages of love, unity and service are inspiring. PM Modi paid homage to Khwaja by sending this 'chaadar' and prayed for nation's happiness and good health.” Watch the full video for more.
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Cutting across the religious lines, scores of pilgrims thronged Karajagi, a small village in Karnataka to commemorate the Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Saiful Maluk. A large number of pilgrims came together in the spirit of humanity and commemorated the Urs or death anniversary of their revered Sufi Saint whose teachings continued to inspire generations. During Urs, devotees, including women and children offer prayers and holy chadars at the shrine while chanting verses from the Quran. To mark the occasion, a grand procession was carried out from the Malipatil house, which is inhabited by a Hindu family. The procession included a bullock cart carrying the blessed sandal which was taken all around the city to commemorate the Urs of the Sufi Saint. It was indeed an eccentric view that exemplified the cultural assimilation of the two communities that have been residing together for years harmoniously. Devotees from near and far welcomed the holy sandal with amazing gusto. Later, after the procession, the sandal was taken to the Dargah where prayers were offered to the revered saint. The message of peace and brotherhood comes out loud from these Dargahs and these sites have been acting as symbols of communal harmony for ages.
Of the many initiatives taken up by the Indian Army to improve the quality of life in Kashmir Valley, Kashmir Super 30 coaching education project is one major highlight. Under this project, Medical, Engineering, NEET aspirants, who are not financially sound, get required guidance and support to crack the entrance exams. Executed by National Integrity and Educational Development Organization (NIEDO), Indian Army oversees the overall administration and logistics. After multiple written exams and screenings, only 30 students get selected from JandK for this programme. These students get trained for 12 months before they sit in the entrance exams. It not just provides an equal opportunity to the under-privileged but also reinvigorate the process of peace, progress and stability in the Union Territory.
Speaking on the current situation in the Kashmir Valley post abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Lt General of GOC (Chinar Corps), BS Raju, on March 01 said that the Indian Army have been able to establish trust and connect with the public through outreach programs which in turn will manifest into lower terrorist recruitment. "With better outreach programs by Army, civil administration and Police, we have been able to establish greater trust and connect with public. I believe this will manifest into lower (terrorist) recruitment," BS Raju said.
Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council is conducted screening of players for upcoming National Soft Tennis Championships. The trials are being conducted screening committee under the supervision of Divisional Sports Officer at Multi Sports Activity Centre, Gindun Stadium in Rajbagh, Srinagar. Professional coaches are conducting the trials for the upcoming National Soft Tennis Championships."We appreciate that the government is taking trials so that we can excel and get a better opportunities in the championship, said player Arif Farooq.
Devotees of the Kashmir valley celebrated annual Urs of renowned Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Mohammad Janbaz Wali with full religious zeal and fervour. The shrine is situated in Khanpora area of Baramulla...