JAMMU, MARCH 25: Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, has approved a Scholarship Scheme for the B. Sc. Nursing students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, Kakryal.
This scheme has been introduced to inculcate competitive spirit among the students and provide financial assistance to the meritorious as well as poor and needy students to enable them to pursue and complete the professional course in Nursing at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, Kakryal.
This scheme, titled “Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Nursing Scholarship Scheme” will benefit 24 students, three each under Merit and Merit-cum-Means categories, year wise for four years. Each selected student will get tuition fee waiver of 100%, 75% and 50% amounting to Rs. 40,000/-, Rs. 30,000/- and Rs. 20,000/-, respectively, in each academic year on the basis of her inter-se merit among the first 3 positions in the previous two semesters of the 2nd, 3rdand 4th academic years. However, for the 1st year students, the combined merit of 10+2 marks and Entrance Test will be considered for award of merit Scholarship.
The amount of scholarship will be directly credited into the bank account of the selected student.
On the advice of the Chairman of the Shrine Board, the Governing Body of the College of Nursing finalised the Scholarship Scheme at its 22ndmeeting which was held recently and subsequently approved by the Chairman of the Board.
It is pertinent to mention that the Shrine Board has established the College of Nursing in 2016 for providing top quality nursing education to the students. It is approved by the Indian Nursing Council and J&K State Nursing Council with a current intake capacity of 60 students. The College is affiliated to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. The two batches of students are already studying in this College. The admission process for 3rd Batch of 4 year B.Sc. Nursing Course for the Session 2018-19 will commence from 16 April when the online filling up of applications will start and the last date for online filling up the applications will be 27 May. The Entrance Test will be held on 3rd June 2018.
It may be mentioned that the Board has at its 62nd meeting held on 16th March 2018, approved the College of Nursing Master Plan at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence at Kakryal. The approved Master Plan envisages for establishment of an autonomous campus for the College of Nursing which comprises academic/administrative block, hostels, residential, sports and other allied facilities. The work on the two hostel blocks, as per the Master Plan, has already commenced and these hostels will be ready for accommodating students by July 2019.
Jammu airport to function till 9 PM
Jammu, Jan 19: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to extend the watch hours’ upto 9:00 PM at the Jammu Airport.
In a communication to the State Government, AAI has conveyed that it is ready to handle extended ‘watch hours’ operations at Jammu Airport. As and when the airlines submit their flight schedule, AAI will permit these operations.
The extension in the watch hours’ will enable flights to take off and land at the Jammu Airport during the late evening hours thereby increasing the number of flights moving in and out from Jammu.
Presently, the run way watch hours’ for the flights operating at the Airport are from 8 AM to 5 PM.
This decision will provide the much needed boost to various sectors particularly tourism and pilgrims to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.
The State Government has been repeatedly requesting the Central Government, Ministry of Defence and AAI to extend the watch hours’ at the Srinagar and Jammu Airports to enable late evening flights for the convenience of passengers/tourists.
Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department has been asked to liaise with Airport Authorities, security agencies and airlines to work out the modalities for commencement of evening flights from/to Jammu.
Rajouri man killed in Saudi two weeks back, family demands MEA to help bring body home
Rajouri: A 44-year-old man from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir was killed after being hit with some sharp object in Saudi Arabia, his family said on Saturday.
The poor family has no means to bring the body back home and urged the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to see that the body is brought to Rajouri for last rites. “We came to know that the body is lying there in a mortuary since the last couple of weeks”.
“Mohammad Khalil Mirza (44) son of Haji Mohammad Azam Mirza of Malhut, Darhal, Rajouri was killed after being hit by some persons with a sharp object at Amaan area of Riyadh where he was working as a labourer,” Mohammad Amin Mirza, brother of the deceased said.
He said that the family lost contact with Khalil from December 22, last month and despite best efforts, the family was unable to find his whereabouts.
“Yesterday a person from Pakistan administered Kashmir called us and informed that Khalil Mirza’s body is lying in a mortuary and he his body was found with an injury in his head,” Amin said.
“We are very poor and we request the government of India especially Minister of external affairs to ensure that body is brought to Rajouri for last rites,” Amin said.
The family also demanded proper investigations and stern punishment to those responsible for his death and provide due compensation to them.
PM Modi failed to fulfill promises made to people: IYC
Srinagar, Jan 19: National president, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Keshav Chand Yadav on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra modi has failed to fulfill the promises, he made with the people.
Addressing media persons at JKPCC headquarters on the sidelines of a function organized in connection with Yuwa Kranti Yatra, he said that Narender Modi has done a big mischief in the Rafale deal.
In connivance with Anil Ambani, Modiji has misled people, he said, adding that most of the centrally sponsored schemes have seen misdoings.
He said Modi’s promise of providing jobs to youth in the country has proved to be a mere rhetoric.
“The youth of the country are asking questions for when is Modi going to provide them jobs? The elections are coming nearer, he has limited time. He has assured the country that he would be creating 2 crore jobs for the youth during his tenure,” Keshav said.
Raising concern over farmer suicides, he said that Modi government has been waiving off the loans of industrialists only.
‘The inflation is on rise. People have been suffering. The loans of farmers have not been waived off. They continue to suffer. The prices of petroleum products at the international level were decreased but here, the prices remained unchanged,” he said.
Among others, vice president, IYC Srinivas B Venkatesh and leaders of youth congress were also present.