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JK Bank felicitates top achievers with ‘Honour badges’






Srinagar, Dec 18: Speaking highly about his employees, J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed Tuesday said that J&K Bank staff is an amazing human resource to work with as they surpass expectations even while working under stressful and challenging situations.

Parvez stated these words at the felicitation ceremony held here at SKICC. The function was held to compliment the top achievers of the bank, who played outstanding roles to enhance sales of the bank in various categories including car loan, housing loan, and digital products besides third party products like insurance.

The Chairman said that since he assumed the chair he have seen his  staff always accepting challenges, leveraging opportunities and amazing the critics by the power of their sheer performance.


Urging his employees to keep themselves updated with the changing technology, Parvez said, With fast-changing times we must upgrade our knowledge system as an institution, update our skill-sets and strengthen our frameworks to meet the upcoming challenges midway and ride over our great legacy towards becoming one of the best banks in global terms.”

The Chairman conferred ‘Honour Badges’ and ‘Letters of Appreciation’ upon 120 achievers in presence of the bank’s Executive Presidents P K Tickoo, R K Chhibber and Abdul Rashid Sheigan, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Zonal Heads and other officers of the bank.

The bank’s strategy department along with other supporting teams was also complimented on the occasion for successful planning and managing of these campaigns.

The Chairman struck a deep emotional chord with the audience when he responded to the feelings expressed by one of the recipients by saying, “It is truly my privilege to shake hands with the top achievers here today. For it gives me a nice and wonderful feeling worth preserving beyond these moments of mutual celebration.”

Expressing himself on the occasion, Chairman said, “While taking a fleeting survey of this hall studded with J&K Bank star performers I find it a wonderful sight to watch. It soothes my eyes besides reaffirming my faith in the human capital of our bank.”

“I believe that you are well on your way of taking this institution to greater heights”, he added.

Stressing upon the need to create a culture of acknowledgment and appreciation within the organisation, he urged the participants to understand that every individual’s act was a call to attention and acknowledgment.

“Recognition and appreciation are at the core of our yearnings as humans. We feel, we think and we act for this very intrinsic need of ours. That is why recognition is vital to bring out the best in us. Once we recognize and appreciate the efforts of our teams every day within the bank, a strong and certain positivity will burst forth reflecting upon everywhere within and outside the organisation. And positivity must become our inalienable virtue as members of J&K Bank family”, Chairman said adding, “The challenges emerging from the ecosystem need to be channelized in a positive way so as to augment our endeavours further in meeting the business objectives.”

Reiterating his customer-centric approach, he expounded it further saying, “At the heart of our task lies a great motto that we ‘Serve to Empower’ and that our services need to be the best available in the market. These words need to translate into action every day while serving our customers.”

Congratulating the awardees, EP P K Tickoo said, “I congratulate all the achievers and it is heartening to see a good number of them achieving and even surpassing their targets. The campaigns were launched so that the staff focuses upon digital delivery channels with the best available features.”

Speaking on the occasion, EP R K Chhibber said, “Let me compliment the colleagues who are overseeing the function at operative level and all the star performers for achieving the specified targets. After seeing the results of all these campaigns we are sure to achieve all the set business and other targets.”

While complimenting the achievers EP Abdul Rashid Sheigan said, “Complimenting the achievers is part of a vision to keep motivation levels of the staff high. Carrying forward such campaigns successfully also encourage the management to entrust further and higher responsibilities to the staff across various hierarchies.”

Earlier, President Rakesh Gandotra delivered the inaugural address at the function.

“This event is the way to recognize the potential of our dedicated workforce. I am hopeful that such initiatives by the bank shall encourage more to perform better and achieve their targets”, he said.

The awardees expressed great satisfaction over getting felicitated by the Chairman and CEO himself.

“We feel delighted to have been conferred this badges-of-honor and letters-of-appreciation by our worthy chairman in person. More so, we are honoured to be the audience to such a candid, open and warm address from our highest leadership”, echoed the visibly elated participants.

Pertinently, to enhance sales and further the spirit of salesmanship among the employees, the Bank had launched the marketing campaigns like Employee Delight Fest – Car Loan, Housing Loan– Ghar Ghar Khushiyan, and Digital Banking – The better way to the bank, Eid Wheel Offer and November Delight- Life Insurance mobilization drive.

On the occasion, four audiovisual presentations were made detailing the campaigns, objectives and the results achieved during the campaigns.

The function concluded with the vote of thanks presented by the bank’s President Arun Gandotra, who thanked the Chairman for gracing the function and expressed gratitude to the entire management and the awardees for their active presence on the occasion.



People have lost faith in PDP: NC




Bejbehara, April 18: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday said that people of Kashmir have lost faith in PDP saying that the people would never forgive Mufti’s for betraying and berating their verdict in 2014 by forging alliance with BJP-RSS.

Addressing an election campaign rally at Bijbehara, party’s senior leader Muhammad Akbar Lone said that there is no sympathy for Mehbooba Mufti on ground and that the people of Bijbehara will not forgive her for unleashing torments on the people particularly the people of Bijbehara, who had reposed faith in her during 2014 elections.

“Today she is again coming forth with the same set of promises she made while canvassing for assembly elections in 2014. However what followed is an open secret, it cannot be articulated in words, there aren’t any alphabets that can reveal the massive pain the people of Kashmir particularly the people of south Kashmir are going through,” he said.


“When enjoying the benefits of power, she had bolted her mouth. People who had voted for her were dejected by her changed outlook. People still remember how sordidly she mocked the death and misery of hundreds of families who had to shoulder the coffins of their beloved, with her ‘milk and toffee’ remarks. People remember how appallingly she had asserted that the guns of security forces aren’t for display but action. She shamelessly stuck to her chair when the youth who had voted for her were being fired upon. She didn’t have the gumption to bid good bye to BJP when scores of our youth, and elderly were being blinded and maimed. On the contrary she barefacedly presided over the relentless miseries of people. How can people forget her treachery and political duplicity? People across the state particularly in Kashmir are bidding goodbye to the PDP’s brand of politics, which is based on duplicity, crude lies and political Shenanigans. Mehbooba is herself admitting the fact that people of the state, in particular her workers are disgruntled with her.PDP is a spent force, it never was any; the edifice of PDP has stumbled down under the weight of its own deceit and falsehood,” he said.

Party’s South Zone President Dr. Bashir Ahmad Veeri, while addressing the public meet, said, “Today we see Mehbooba Ji taking pledges for the protection of state’s special status. How can she assume that she can fool people all the time? If she thinks on these lines then she is surely living in a fool’s paradise, people who come to spend time at the Dara Shikoh Park don’t veer around her late father’s tomb, the reason we all know is the doomed embrace of Mufti’s with BJP-RSS. When Mehbooba Ji was told to bow down by BJP, she crawled before them. There is nothing which suggests that she won’t join hands with the BJP in the future also.

He further added, “PDP is still in a tacit alliance with BJP; the way PDP supported BJP’s candidate for the post of deputy chairman of Lokh Sabha reveals it all. Nonetheless, how can she protect the sanctity of our flag now when she couldn’t stand for the interests of Kashmir when in government with BJP? On the contrary, it was she who allowed the implementation of SARFAESI, and NFSA in J&K. what was left of our autonomy; Mufti’s took it upon them to obliterate it. How can she protect it now?”

The leaders who addressed the public meet sought huge winning margin for party’s Anantnag parliamentary constituency candidate Retired Justice Hasnain Masoodi. The leaders said that Masoodi has been known for his pronounced judgments on the special status of J&K. They said that he is the best person to voice for state’s interests both inside and outside parliament.

Among others retired Justice Hasnain Masooodi, Peer Muhammad Hussnain also addressed the public meet and impressed upon the people to rally round the flag of National Conference.

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Vote for strong candidate: Altaf Bukhari to electorate




Srinagar, April 18: Former finance minister Altaf Bukhari Thursday said it was time to rise above the party system and vote for a strong candidate who can talk about Kashmir issue in the parliament of India.

Hinting that he has voted for National Conference candidate Farooq Abdullah, Bukhari said Farooq Abdullah is a strong candidate among all the people who were in election fray for the Srinagar parliamentary seat.

Bukhari while talking to reporters after casting his vote, said the attacks on the special identity of Jammu and Kashmir need to be defended and only a person like Farooq Abdullah can do that in the parliament.


“I feel we need to send a strong leader to the parliament. We need to send those leaders to the parliament who can make a strong stand for Kashmir cause,” Bukhari said.

Admitting that the previous government in which he was a strong minister holding the portfolio of education and later on finance, failed to respect the aspirations of the people, Bukhari said youth who are on the streets pelting stones, it is always a responsibility of the government to make atmosphere conducive and restore normalcy which the previous government completely failed.

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Whatever Sher-e-Kashmir had achieved, we are losing it in small issues: Khalida Shah




Srinagar, April 18: Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (ANC) President Begum Khalida Shah on Thursday said whatever Sher-e-Kashmir had achieved, we are losing it in small scuffles and issues.

Talking to reporters after carting her vote, Khalida Shah appealed people across Jammu and Kashmir to keep differences at bay and be united to fight their rights.

She added that State was ruined politically, saying it will be unfortunate in case people will not accept the reality on ground.


Khalida Shah further stated that people want their rights nothing else but “we should get united so that someone can help use in rescuing from the prevailing situation.”

She said that “there was a need to strengthen ourselves on ground. It is better to work for it. We have not achieved anything but whatever Sher-e-Kashmir had achieved, we were even losing that in small scuffles and issues.”

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