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Union Govt rep expresses satisfaction over conservation of heritage artefacts

Joint Secy Union Ministry of Culture visits SPS Museum Srinagar

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Srinagar, Oct 19: Joint Secretary Ministry of Culture, Government of India, NirupamaKotruFriday visited SPS Museum Srinagar to take stock of the conservation measures.

Kotru took stock of the preservation, promotion and renovation programs being undertaken by the Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museum. She expressed satisfaction over the renovation, propagation and conservation of the heritage artefacts at SPS Museum.

Commissioner Secretary, Culture, Mohammed Saleem Shishgar, Director Archives, Archaeology and Museum, Muneer-ul-Islam and other concerned officials accompanied the Joint Secretary during her visit to the Museum.

 

The Joint Secretary visited different sections of the museum and sought details regarding the renovation, display of artefacts and future plans regarding the promotion and preservation of artefacts, historic and archaeological sites of the state.

She urged the concerned for accomplishing the pending works at the new Museum building in a time-bound manner so that it is opened for public at the earliest.

Speaking on the occasion, Muneer-ul-Islam informed the Joint Secretary that the artefacts and objects housed in SPS museum cover various subjects like archaeology, numismatics, decorative art, arms and armory, paintings and textiles.

He added that the department is taking various innovative measures to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of the state.

He informed that the department will establish museums in different districts of the state and the same would be accomplished in a phased manner. He added that in Phase-I museums will be established in Bhosle, Gurez and Kishtwar and in Phase-II other districts will be identified respectively.

Muneer said The Department supports the culture and heritage preservation activities, besides assisting and support private museums established in Ladakh.

He informed that various initiatives are being taken by the department for digitizing the museum artefacts which includes informative booklets, coffee table books, photo documentation and promotion of artefact on social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  He added that the department is regularly updating the official websites to promote and inform about the departmental activates.


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KCSDS alleges delimitation Sangh Parivar’s agenda

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Srinagar, June 14: Prominent civil society group, Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Thursday alleged that “delimitation of assembly constituencies was the new agenda floated by Sangh Parivar and its drooling blind followers.”
In a statement issued here, KCSDS spokesperson warned government against any such misadventure as it is goaded on to act by them against all principles of justice in a democracy.
“Aggressive TV debates, columns, opinions and views have started appearing in print and social media providing the new government in effect to turn the numerical majority into a political minority in Jammu and Kashmir,” a statement issue here said.
“Imaginary grounds, bizarre justifications, outlandish claims are peddled to transplant brute majoritarianism in Kashmir to further politically disempower the Muslim majority.” “And yet the government intriguingly comes up with the allegation that it is Kashmiri political parties who are raking up the issue to deceive people.”
The KCSDS spokesperson said that the “delimitation of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly seats will end the partisanship that favors Kashmir. “We want to tell this Government that every day new narratives are manufactured in New Delhi through TV debates and social and print media to dislodge, disempower and denigrate Kashmiris to obfuscate their struggle for their rights,” KCSDS spokesperson said, adding “We are not fond of manufacturing false narratives. We have truth on our side for which we are struggling. We are compelled to respond to the falsehoods being perpetrated every day. We want to live in just peace which could dawn only by restoring people’s rights and not by snatching then under one pretext or the other.”

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World Blood Donor Day: Dulloo inaugurates mega blood donation camp at Srinagar

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Srinagar, June 14: To commemorate the ‘World Blood Donor Day’, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo inaugurated a mega blood donation camp here F riday.
The camp was organized by Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society at Government Medical College, Srinagar in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, GMC, Srinagar.
The event was aimed to raise awareness of safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
While appreciating the organizers of the camp, Dulloo said that such initiatives help in saving thousands of lives when several people suffer due to lack of availability of blood.
He also appealed the youth to generously donate blood for saving the precious lives.
During the camp, students from Medical College, Islamia College and Amar Singh College Srinagar also donated the blood.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society is celebrating the Day as a month-long activity during which seminars, symposiums, poster competitions will be held across all the educational institutions to create awareness among the masses regarding voluntary blood donation.

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PGRP program concludes

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Srinagar, June 14:- 23rd Postgraduate Research Presentation (PGRP) programme, which was inaugurated by the Governor Satya Pal Malik on 12th June, concluded on Friday at SKIMS auditorium.
During the event outgoing, Post-doctoral, Doctoral and Postgraduate students of SKIMS Soura, SKIMS Medical College Bemina, GMC Srinagar presented research papers on varied topics. 114 research papers were presented this year and the best research papers from Medicine and allied, Surgery and allied were awarded.
On the occasion Ex-Medical Superintended SKIMS & Dean Dr. G J Qadri was present as Chief Guest.
Director SKIMS, Dr. Omar Javed Shah appreciated presence of G J Qadri and recalled his contributions to SKIMS. Dr. O.J Shah urged young doctors to strive for honesty and be dedicated to profession.
Dr. G J Qadri in his address said that PGRPP is a platform for young doctors to present their research work, which is essential to find better ways of treatment. Every medical institute should have three focus areas which include patient care, teaching and research, he added.

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