Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, delivered a clear warning to other nations on April 9. Speaking at the convocation ceremony at Indian Institute of Management, Jammu, he said that the Union Territory is an integral part of India. Stating that India has the capability to solve its own problems, he asked other nations to refrain from commenting on the J&K dispute or other Indian issus, and instead focus on their own domestic problems. Watch the full video for more.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu attended convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Management Jammu. He said, "Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. We are capable of solving our problems and no country for that matter has any business to interfere or make comments on internal affairs of another country. I advise some friends, who are trying to give unasked advice in between and make commentaries, to confine themselves to their domestic problems. We are capable of taking care of our own problems. They need not worry about us."
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.
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.
To promote the handicraft and handloom weavers in the Valley, awareness camp was organized in Srinagar. Organized by the Industrial Co-operative Society (INDUSCOS) wing of the Department of Handicrafts and Handloom, Kashmir, the camp aimed to raise awareness of the various financial schemes provided by the government. "We have a rich cultural history. Programs like these are very important. The government should organize more programs like in the Valley," said an artisan, Abdul Wahid Dar.
Locals of Anantnag's Tailwani village in South Kashmir have lauded the construction of a new type of Primary Health Centre (PHC). Construction of PHC is expected to be completed in a few weeks and is expected to ease the difficulties they faced due to lack of medical care facilities in the town. "Construction work on this Public Health Centre (PHC) was started two years ago at the estimated cost of Rs 3.51 crore and within one month this new PHC building will be handed over to Jammu and Kashmir Health Department," Assistant Executive Engineer Public works Department (RandB) Syed Ishfaq Ahmad told ANI. People had to face many problems due to lack of medical care facilities in an emergency situation like deliveries and accident as they had admitted their patients either to district hospital Anantnag or Srinagar. The new Public Health Centre (PHC) in Tailwani village in Achabal block of district Anantnag) in South Kashmir is the latest to join new initiated by the administration of the Union Territory for the welfare of the people.