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Red Cross Committees to come up in all educational institutions: Farooq Shah

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SRINAGAR, MAY 08: Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmed Shah today said the government will constitute Red Cross Committees in all the educational institutions of the State.
He made these remarks during a state-level function to mark the World Red Cross Day at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothibagh. He said the aim of the initiative is to train students in providing first aid to people caught in disaster.
“Education Department can play vital role in producing best Red Cross volunteers from the schools. Proper guidelines should be issued shortly to all the heads of the educational institutions for expending the amount being raised as Red Cross fund,” Shah said, who was chief guest on the occasion, said.
The theme of this year’s day is “Everywhere for every one smile”. The function started with a flag hoisting ceremony by chief guest followed by a prayer ceremony attended by the students of the school.
While paying tributes to Dunant Henri, the founder of the Red Cross, the Secretary Education said Henri dedicated himself to serve humanity and the society must follow the teachings of such men.
He said the State Red Cross Society is playing yeoman’s role in serving the people of the State in disaster and other eventualities. He said the World Red Cross Day is being celebrated to make people aware on how to get relief during natural calamities and other disasters.
The Secretary appreciated the commendable work of the Red Cross volunteers of Ramban district who saved many lives of Shri AmarnathjiYatries at Banihal last year when their bus rolled down and they were crying for help. He felicitated the 35 volunteers by given them mementos.
On the occasion, General Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Red Cross Muhammad Shafi Rather highlighted the importance of the day. He said the main aim of the activities of the Red Cross was to serve the humanity.
Rather said the day makes the people aware on how to save lives by providing assistance during disaster conditions.
A.M. Mir, who is the Executive Director of the J&K Voluntary Health and Development Association, Principal, Girls Hr. Sec. School Kothibagh, Romana Qazi, staff of SP Hr. Sec School and Kothibagh Hr Sec School, guests from ICRS, volunteers from Ramban and large number of students were present.
On the occasion, master trainers of Indian Red Cross and students of Higher Secondary School, Kothibagh, carried out mock drills about life saving and providing first aid, which was hailed by the audience.
Renowned announcer Fayaz Ahmad Fayaz was the presenter of the programme.


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Release Kashmiri political prisoners on or after oath ceremony: JKDFP to GoI

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Srinagar, May 25: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has stressed upon the government of India (GoI) to release all Kashmiri political prisoners as a good will gesture on or after taking oath of office for the next inning.
Party Spokesperson has said in a statement that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become very powerful after sweeping the recently held elections so he must now concentrate on becoming an international figure by resolving the political disputes like Kashmir. If Modi resolves Kashmir dispute he is sure to become a strong contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.
“The Kashmir dispute which is continuously consuming human lives has become a nuclear flashpoint between India and Pakistan, the two neighbouring countries, which have a very bright and larger role to play for the stability and peace of the South Asian region. So, both New Delhi and Islamabad must get the Kashmir issue resolved to make way for a larger role on international level,” Spokesperson said.
He said “the fresh dispensation at New Delhi, as a matter of beginning should announce releasing of all Kashmiri political prisoners as a good will gesture to build a confidence and create a situation which can lead to a resolution process. Since both India and Pakistan have numerous issues to address at their domestic levels so, it is high time for both to get engaged as mature democracies so as to find a final resolution of the long pending Kashmir dispute and end the sufferings of Kashmiri people who are suffering a lot since decades together for demanding for their internationally acknowledged political rights.”

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No one can stop AIP now: Rasheed

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Srinagar, May 23: Awami Itihaad Party (AIP) President and Party’s candidate for Baramulla Parliamentary constituency Er Rasheed has said that results are much encouraging for AIP and no one on earth can stop the party from becoming alternative to NC, PDP and other regional parties.

In a statement issued today, Rasheed said that the spirit of democracy needs to be respected and all those who have won the elections deserve congratulations. However, AIP has proved all political analysis wrong and has shown excellent performance by improving its performance beyond imagination. Those who used to accuse AIP of dividing votes should realize that party was not there to divide votes but to give a befitting fight despite all compulsions and the results have proved all those forces wrong who claimed to be lone warriors of Kashmiris.

Rasheed while thanking AIP cadres said that party is thankful to every single voter and party colleagues who voted and worked for an ideology and have laid a strong foundation stone for the future. AIP promises to follow its pro-people agenda with consistency and sincerity. One should not forget that AIP decided at the eleventh hour to contest the elections and without a proper cadre the party volunteers succeeded in sending a deep message to the masses that AIP has the potential to replace those who have given Kashmiris nothing except disappointments and false promises.

 

Rasheed reiterated his appeal to sincere political workers to join AIP and become part of a change which will not only ensure leadership that represents sentiments, sacrifices and aspiration of masses but will also give them best and corruption-free governance.

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Moulvi Yousuf Shah (RA) put in all-out efforts to highlight Kashmir issue globally: Mirwaiz

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Srinagar, May 23: The 52nd death anniversary of Mahajar-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulvi Yousuf Shah (RA) was observed on both sides of the divide in Kashmir with full respect and honor.

Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of battle of Badr and to highlight the role and great contribution of Muhajir-e-Milat (RA) on social, moral, educational and religious and political front, Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq while addressing the gathering at the historic Aali Masjid at Eidgah here, shed light on the life and religious political contribution of late Mirwaiz.

While paying rich tributes to him for his commitment to the people’s political movement as a pioneer in creating awareness among them regarding their political rights for which he was exiled, Mirwaiz paid homage to the great leader for his great contribution in the spread of religious teachings and social justice among the people of the state. He said that Mujahir-e-Milat put in all-out efforts during his lifetime to highlight the Kashmir issue globally and to pitch for Kashmiri’s.

 

Mirwaiz said that the translation and commentary of holy Quran in Kashmiri language by the late Mirwaiz helped put Kashmir on the global Islamic map and earned him great respect in Islamic world.

Mirwaiz also paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the battle of Badr stating that the great companions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) despite being less in number fought against the enemy to keep the Islamic flag high and that their priceless sacrifices will always be remembered till the day of judgment.

Those who spoke on the occasion include Professor Abdul Gani Bhat, Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Moulana Khursheed Ahmed Qanoongo, and Moulana Syedur Rehman Shams. The speakers paid rich tributes to Mujahir-e-Milat and vowed to take his mission to its logical conclusion.

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