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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.



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.

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Rajouri man killed in Saudi two weeks back, family demands MEA to help bring body home

Global News Service



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.

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PM Modi failed to fulfill promises made to people: IYC

Syed Nashir Ali Gillani



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.

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