Baramulla, Oct 27: A Mega Legal Services-Cum-Awareness Camp was organized by Chairman District Legal Services Authority Baramulla, Rajesh Shekri Principal District and Sessions Judge Baramulla, in collaboration with District Administration here on Saturday.
The camp organized under the aegis of NALSA was aimed to make general masses aware of their entitlements under the law and apprise them about the availability of free legal services, besides to connect them to several welfare schemes launched by Central and State governments.
District Development Commissioner Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, officers from various departments, judiciary and banks besides a large number of people including beneficiaries attended the camp.
Around 45 stalls were installed by various departments including District Legal Services Authority, Social Welfare, Education, Labour, JK Bank, Grameen Bank, Agriculture, Health, Revenue, NYK, Municipal Committee, Fisheries, ICDS, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, PHE, Handloom, FCS&CA, Rural Development, SHG UMEED and JKEDI.
The departments, on the occasion, delivered their services wherein the Social Welfare Department provided 2 motorized tricycles, 3 hearing aids, 12 sticks and 4 wheelchairs to disabled persons. The Municipality department issued 102 Birth certificates and 11 death certificates while as Rs 60 lakh under the Individual Household Latrines scheme were disbursed among the beneficiaries.
On the occasion, the health department organized a free medical-cum-screening camp as part of the mega event during which about 400 patients availed the medicare facilities.
Motor Vehicle department issued 57 Registration certificates, 10 driving licences, route permits, License renewal and 8 Helmets under subsidized rates among the beneficiaries. Meanwhile, Labour department distributed Rs 54 lakh as financial assistance among 582 beneficiaries under Educational, Marriage and other categories.
Moreover, Youth Services and Sports distributed various sports kits among young athletes whereas ICDS distributed Rs 5000 under PMMVY among beneficiaries.
Principal District and Sessions Judge thanked the efforts of DDC, officers of various departments and judiciary for their cooperation and tremendous support in holding such an awareness Camp at the district headquarter.
He urged the youth to avail benefits of various welfare schemes launched by the government.
District Commissioner, during his address, highlighted the significance of the camp and said that such events enable different departments to deliver their services in a smooth and efficient manner. He assured that the district administration shall organize such camps in the remote areas of the district.
Later, the Education department organized a painting competition which marked the participation of many students from different educational institutions. Best performing students were given awards as felicitation.
People of Anantnag will defeat deceptive policies of BJP, PDP, others: Congress
Srinagar, April 22: Asserting that people of Anantnag will defeat the divisive and wrong policies of Modi and Muftis in present elections, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has reiterated its appeal to people to ensure the defeat of deceptive policies on the part of PDP-BJP.
In a statement the Party spokesperson has expressed confidence that people of Anantnag will vote in large numbers against “divisive and wrong policies” adopted by PM Narinder Modi, Muftis and others, who were hell bent upon to divide people for electoral gains, but, at some time, he felt confident that they (people) have realized how much damage has been caused to Jammu and Kashmir state in every respect by PDP-BJP unholy alliance to serve their vested interests.
Time has come to respond to their opportunist and divisive policies by ensuring their defeat in the elections, as that, will ensure peace and development in the State, Spokesperson said.
I would appeal the people of entire Anantnag to cast their vote in favour of Congress Party in large numbers to ensure that Communal, divisive and opportunist forces were defeated miserably.
Both PDP and BJP owe an explanation to people for betraying them and playing with their emotions for the sake of coming into the power, the spokesperson added and said the defeat of PDP-BJP in the present elections will be an appropriate response to their opportunism, exploitation and betrayal, Spokesperson said.
He said Congress Party will not allow PDP, BJP or any other political force to play with the sentiments of people for political mileage and is fully capable to defeat their designs. Congress Party has always taken care of urges and aspirations of the people in all the three regions and is fully committed to ensuring equitable development of J&K.
Mehbooba hits out at PM over nuclear bombs remark
‘Pakistan has not kept their for Eid either’
Srinagar, April 22: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing nuclear bombs in the political discourse, saying if India has not kept the nuclear bomb for Diwali, Pakistan has not kept its for Eid.
During a rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer Sunday, Modi had said India is no more afraid of nuclear threats of Pakistan.
“Otherwise every other day Pakistan used to give nuclear threats. What do we have? Have we kept it for ‘Diwali’? (Warna aay din nuclear button hai, ye kehte the. Hamare paas kya hai? Ye diwali ke liye rakha hai kya),” he asserted.
Mufti tweeted, “If India hasn’t kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it’s obvious Pakistan’s not kept theirs for Eid either. Don’t know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this.”
PDP demands more NEET centres in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday demanded adequate number of exam centres for NEET aspirants in Kashmir so that the hardships they face by traveling outside Valley are avoided.
In a statement issued to media, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that in view of the highway ban, inclement weather, dilapidated condition of national highway and sky rocketing airfares, the NEET aspirants are made to face immense hardships for appearing in the exams.
Hanjura said that keeping in view the predicament being witnessed by the student community at large in Kashmir Valley; it is high time for the Ministry of Human Resource Development to allot more number of NEET exam centres in Kashmir Valley so that without any hindrance Kashmiri students could appear in the exams.