Promoting girl education govt’s commitment: Sham Lal
JAMMU, OCTOBER 13 – Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today reiterated government’s commitment to promote girl education in the state and highlighted various schemes being implemented by the government for ensuring the same.
The Minister said this while distributing school uniform among the students of Government Girls High School, Chakrohi.
The Minister said that it is the priority of the government to provide quality education in government schools besides improving sports infra in these educational institutions.
He further said that the people should come forward to take optimum benefit of various welfare schemes including Ladli Beti, Marriage Assistance Scheme and Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao being implemented for giving boost to the future of girls.
The government is working relentlessly to provide every facility in government schools at par with the private schools so that more and more people send their wards to government schools for their education.
The Minister called upon the teachers to imbibe discipline among the students and conduct debates, symposiums, competitions, sports events for the overall development of the students.
Responding to the demand of installation of hand pump in the school, the Minister said that not only clean drinking water facility, the government will provide every facility to the students including mid-day meal, clean toilets, play grounds and power supply.
Earlier, the Minister kick started the construction work of 1.5 km long road from Chak Boli to Chak Baje being constructed at the cost of Rs. 20 lakh by PWD (R&B).
Jugal Kishore Sharma inaugurates week long School Olympics
JAMMU, OCTOBER 13 – Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma while inaugurating week long sports festival under the banner “School Olympics” today said that the School Olympics is a great step towards inculcating the spirit of competition and sportsmanship in our youth and to prepare them for greater arenas of sports at national and international levels ultimately peaking to Olympics.
MP further congratulated the district administration for organizing the first of its kind tournament and associating the same with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which will mould the youth in the discipline of both sports and cleanliness.
Deputy Commissioner Simrandeep Singh, SSP, Sunil Gupta, ADDC Anuradha Gupta, SDM North Avni Lavassa, SP City North, Vinod Kumar, Commandant CRPF, DSW, Vipan Bhagat among others were present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Deputy Commissioner said that the event is being held with the objectives of promoting a culture of sports amongst the students and giving them an opportunity to compete and showcase their sporting prowess and talent. “The event aims at encouraging sportsmanship, teamwork and is an attempt to bring schools government as well as private, affiliated to Central as well as State Board- to compete on a common platform”, he added.
DC also acknowledged the support and coordination extended by the Sports Council J&K, 160 Bn of CRPF, BSF Jammu Frontier, NHAI, JMC, ICICI Bank, PNB, HDFC, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanathan, Rashtriya Madhyammik Shiksha Abhiyan along with other sponsors towards organizing the event on such a large scale.
The district level inter school sports meet is being organized from October 13 to October 21 by the district administration and the Department Of Youth Services & Sports. The event will see participation from 1500 girls and 2500 boys from 90 schools across the district in 10 sporting events including football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, kabaddi, athletics among others.
Jugal Kishore Sharma later unveiled the trophies and declared the Olympic meet open. In addition to the medals in individual sport category the schools will also be competing for three overall performance trophies – one overall performance trophy for boys and girls each and a special ‘Silver Swachh Bharat Trophy’ to be given to the school which maintains highest standards of cleanliness, punctuality and discipline.
Later, the participants took oath for participating in the tournament with fair play, dedication and discipline in the spirit of sportsmanship. School Olympics commenced with the inaugural volleyball matches between GHSS, Channi Himmat and Army School, Nagrota alongside Army School, Domana and JK Public School, Jammu being played in the presence of the Member of Parliament and the district administration.
Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24 hours a day: Div Com
SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today said Jawahar tunnel would remain open round the clock to facilitate hassle free movement on the National Highway.
He said the decision was taken in view of transportation of fruits, Ladakh Supplies, winter stocking and to make travel of passengers on Srinagar-Jammu road easy and to avoid unnecessary traffic jams.
The Div Com also said winter supplies have to be carried out in a time bound manner because of impending winter and it was deemed necessary to keep both tubes of the Jawahar tunnel open 24 hours a day for the same.
DC directs quick disposal of land compensation cases
KATHUA, OCTOBER 13 – Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Ramesh Kumar has asked all collectors to quickly dispose off the land compensation cases of acquired land of the people so that the sanctioned and ongoing projects executed under various schemes get completed within stipulated time frame.
DC gave these directions while chairing a meeting of officers from revenue and other concerned departments.
DC instructed Collectors to conduct special camps in villages to resolve various issues and ensure disbursement of the compensation among the land and property owners at the earliest, whose land and property have been acquired for carrying out various developmental works.
Various issues related to land acquisition under PMGSY, and other land acquisition cases in which the draft and final award have been issued besides scheme wise details, amount of compensation received and disposed off were also reviewed in the meeting.
The meeting discussed land acquisition cases related to Border Observation Posts( BOP’s), 33 roads projects under PHASE 10th of PMGSY, land measuring 2886 kanals 14 marlas of 5 villages of Ghatti Industrial Complex, National Highway, Toll Plaza, Medical Sub-Centre (Katal Brahamana), Satellite Fruit and Vegetable Market at Taraf Manjli and other projects.
The meeting was attended by ADC Kathua, Dr Bharat Bhushan, ACR Kathua Jitendra Mishra, SDM’s of Hirangar, Basohli, Bani, Billawar and others.
DC reviews functioning of Revenue Department at Ramban
ACR, Vevaik Puri, SDMs, Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, threadbare discussions were held on the issues regarding the regular updation of land record.
Tehsildars were directed to complete Girdawari work (Khrif 2016) in their respective areas besides attesting all types of Mutations as per instructions already issued. They were instructed to submit the details of Darida Lathas, Aks Massavi immediately.
DC directed the SDM Banihal to resolve the issue regarding 400 KV transmission line and SDM Gool was directed to settle the matter of land transfer proposed for the construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) in coordination with DC KV Sangathan Jammu.
DC directed the Tehsildars to utilize the services of Lambardars and Chowkidars for taking feedback regarding encroachments of land. Tehsildars were also directed to organize public camps and make proper roaster of patwaris for field visit. The DC directed the officers for not leaving the station without permission.
JAMMU, OCTOBER 13 – To carry out works for erection, testing and commissioning of 132 KV SF-6 Circuit Breaker at Grid Station Hiranagar, repair works of 220 KV Circuit Breakers at Grid Station Bishnah and to carry out maintenance works on 220 KV Hiranagar-Bishnah Transmission Line, the shutdown of 320 MVA, 220/132/66 KV Grid Station Hiranagar is allowed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Kathua, Hiranagar, Samba, Bishnah, Billawar, Mahanpur, Suhagpur, Nandpur and adjoining areas shall remain affected on October 16 from 7 am to 1 pm.
Similarly, to carry out works by M/s IRCON International Ltd under R-APDRP scheme, the shutdown of 11 KV JDA-5 feeder emanating from Receiving Station JDA is allowed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Trikuta Nagar area shall remain affected on October 14 from 7 am to 11 am.
Meanwhile, to carry out emergent repair and maintenance of 33 KV G-10 line by Executive Engineer, Sub-Transmission Division-II, Jammu, the shutdown of 33 KV G-7, G-3 and G-2 lines emanating from Grid Station Gladni is allowed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Transport Nagar, Fruit Mandi Complex, Narwal, Bathindi, Railway Colony, Sunjwan and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on October 14 and 16 from 9 am to 12 noon.
The power supply shall also remain affected to Gandhi Nagar, Bahu Plaza, Part of Trikuta Nagar, Jammu University, Divisional Commissioner Office, Bikram Chowk and its adjoining areas on October 16 from 12 noon to 2 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Nanak Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Part of Gandhi Nagar and its adjoining areas shall also remain affected on October 16 from 1 pm to 3 pm and to Gladni Complex on October 16 from 12 noon to 3 pm.
Situation remained peaceful today: Police
SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13: According to a statement issued by the Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir, the situation across Kashmir remained peaceful today. “There was no curfew anywhere in the valley and there was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere,” the statement said adding adequate deployment was made in sensitive areas. “Today also some Muharram processions were taken out in Budgam and Srinagar,” it said.
According to the statement the roads witnessed constant increase in traffic in Srinagar city as well as in the towns across the valley. “Shops were open and a large number of vendors were on the streets,” it said.
The statement said that in the drive launched by the police to nab the miscreants and the persons involved in disruption of normal activities, 52 more such persons were arrested, during the past 24 hours.
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