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JAMMU / MUMBAI: Actor Naveen Pandita, who rose to fame with Star Bharat's Jiji Maa is all set to tie knot with his long time girl friend, Shubhi Choudhary on the 27th of April, 2019 at Rajmahal Resorts, Shamli. The actor is a Kashmiri Pandit too. 

Recently, we got in touch with him for a short interview, here are the Excerpts. 

  1. How did acting happen to you?

My dad was a part of a Kashmiri theater group in Jammu, I used to watch him rehearse and perform. It started from there, but as the sayings go for a Middle class boy ' sapne sapne hi rehne do', I stopped dreaming but I never quit on my dreams, so I found my escape in studies and got out of the small town life and started persuing my dreams.

  1. Challenges that you've faced in your journey?

My journey is no different than any other actor or a small townie. Firstly, I had to prove myself to my parents that m worth leaving my job for this dicey career, I had to go through deceptions, rejections and again rejections. Days don't get better you just become stronger provided you are passionate enough. You have to deal with frustrations and people repeatedly keeping you on a hook, still you have to stay humble. "In short you have to dig a well everyday to drink water."

  1. How and when did you meet Shubhi?

I am a former IT engineer and my fiance shubhi is still an IT professional l, so I met her there at the gym of our firm, we happened because of the common interest we share i.e fitness.

  1. Tell us something about your wedding? What special arrangements and plans you've made? 

It's a regular Hindu marriage, I didn't want to change the wedding ceremony according to my likeness, as I am the first boy in my family to get married I wanted my parents to decide everything.

P.S I wanted a Christian wedding.

  1. You are a Kashmiri Pandit, any special wedding ritual you can share with us? 

We have a ceremony called ' Devgon', in which the bride/groom sits in his/her old clothes under a piece of cloth held by maternal relatives on the 4 corners and then the realtives pour milk over the cloth held over  groom/bride and make them bath.

  1. Any special honeymoon plans that you have? 

We have Syhchelles and Maldives in mind, so have to choose, I guess I have a month to decide.

  1. Tell us something about your character in your upcoming show?

My character name is Ali Bahadur, he is the illigitmate son of the king of Jhansi raghunath Rao (Predecessor of Gangadhar Rao), he was expecting the throne would come to him after the death of Maharaja but it went to his younger brother Gangadhar Rao. So he envy Gangadhar rao, but he is a duel face character, positive in front of Gangadhar and an evil behind.

  1. Lastly, a message for your fans

Thank you everyone for accepting me as an actor and asking for more of me to watch on screen. I would keep entertaining you all and get better with everything I do. Keep showering your love. God bless you all.

Wishing Naveen and Shubhi a very happy married life and wishing both of them success in their respective careers. 

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DEEPIKATHUSOOJAMMU:  Adding yet another feat to her career, Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat has been inducted as a member of renowned Indian Police Foundation (IPF) General Council, owing to her tireless service in the field of criminal justice and social activism. Sharing the list with eminent police officers of the country, Deepika Singh Rajawat shall be part of an independent think tank on policing. Besides, K. Vijay Kumar- Advisor to Governor, J&K and former DG CRPF, DGP TN and former Director NPA, Deepika is the only member from Jammu and Kashmir.

The list of 54 eminent members, comprising the General Council of IPF also include the names like Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain (Lt Gen (Retd), Indian Army, Former GOC 15 and 21 Corps, Military Secretary Chancellor, Kashmir University), G.K. Pillai (Former Home Secretary, Government of India), Durga Prasad (Former DG, CRPF), M.R. Reddy (Former Secretary (Security), Former Director SPG) among others.

Deepika Singh Rajawat who is an advocate by profession has been working on Juvenile Justice, Child Rights, Human Rights Law, Women Rights, Prisoners Rights, Custodial Cruelty, Illegal Arrest and Detention, Public Interest Litigation, Refugees Issues, Civil Law, Land Mine Victims and Criminal Law in the state of Jammu and Kashmir since 2009.

Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat has been conferred with Women of the Year Award by Indian Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ladies Wing, Mumbai in June 2018 at Mumbai for her contribution in women welfare initiatives. She has also been awarded with Humanitarian Award 2008 by Trinjan at festival of Mothers and Daughters at Vancouver BC Canada on June 24th 2018.

Deepika has been awarded with Women of the Centaury Award at Salute Success 2018 Thalilulam Block Panchayath Kazhimbram, Kerala on 17th June 2018 at Kochi for being a courageous woman. She has also received Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice -2018 and was invited to be Speaker at the Harmony International Conference on ‘Celebrate Her, Protect Her, Empower Her’ in Mumbai. She was also declared as Vogue Crusader of the Year.

Rajawat who has been working for Human Rights specially Child Rights and Women Rights since 2008,  has also been awarded with Rippen Kapoor Fellowship in 2008 by Child Rights and You (CRY) for working on the Child Rights Violations in the militancy infested J&K. She was also awarded with Sonjoy Gosh Media Fellowship by Charkha Foundation in 2008 for conducting study on the Child Rights Violations in the militancy infested areas of Jammu province.

Deepika who is heading Voice for Rights an NGO working for the protection of Human Rights in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is also awarded with Life Saver Award for contributing services for the children suffering from Thalassemia in Jammu by Department of Immunohematology Blood Transfusion & Medicine, Government Medial College Jammu on National Blood Donation day observed across the country on October 1, 2009.

For highlighting the plight of the children in the conflict ridden areas of Jammu region (Jammu and Kashmir) Deepika Singh Rajawat has also received UNFPA -Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2009-10 for Northern region on April 14, 2010 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. She has bagged Young Women Achievers Award 2013-2014 by Nirwan Academy, Jammu. She was also nominated for Rajeev Gandhi Global Excellency Award for the year 2018.

The International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)-an ECOSOC affiliated Organization has invited Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat to attend the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 10–28 September-2018.

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AMANTHAKUR1JAMMU: Aman was born on 12th of February in 1980 in the lush green village of Gagla Kashtigarh of District Doda. Before joining police, he served in Social Welfare and Higher Education departments. However, his passion to serve the nation donning the khaki led him to joining the Jammu and Kashmir Police Service in 2011.

In the year 2017, he was posted as DySP (PC) Hatipora Kulgam. During his tenure at Kulgam, for both his colleagues and the local citizens, Aman became the most sought- after officer owing to his dedication, humility, and highest standards of professional ethics. In various challenging situations he displayed exemplary valor, presence of mind and courage, thus preventing loss of human lives while risking his own. He was decorated with numerous gallantry and commendation medals.

Aman sacrificed his life on February the 24th 2019 while taking on three terrorists during an operation in Turigam Kulgam. He was fatally wounded by terrorists’ bullets while rescuing injured Army jawans and breathed his last in the line of duty facing enemy bullets, but not before killing his assailant.

Aman is survived by his aged parents, wife and his six-year-old son Arya.  He was a devoted son, a faithful husband, an affable father, an adorable friend, a dependable colleague and epitome of what it means to be a cop.

You were a charming, lively and cheerful even in telling times. You lived by an ideal. You defined the word ‘professionalism’. You are loved and missed by every rank and file. Even though you have left us physically, but you are alive in our hearts and minds.

JKP and Team Kulgam is proud of your sacrifice and salutes you!

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