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JAMMU: In support of its pledge, by celebrating the achievements of women on eve of International Women’s Day today young women of the State were honored with  “Young women achiever Awards" at auditorium College for women Parade. The event was organized by Nirvana academy - A Regd. Cultural Club & Indian Red Cross society Jammu Region in association with Government College for women parade.

The achievers were conferred under three distinguished categories “Young Women Achiever Award” “Honour of Excellence“ & “Certificate of Excellence” for individual excellence and contribution in their respective fields. Shantmanu Divisional Commissioner was Chief Guest on the occasion who presented Achivers awards to the women in different categories at award function. Mrs Hemla aggarwal Principal of the College was Guest of Honour on the occasion along with R C Puri Secretary Indian Red Cross Society Jammu region.

As many as 50 young women achievers were honored on the occasion in respective categories. The women who were conferred Young women achiver award & Certificate of excellence includes Sushma Chahuan(IAS), Arunima Sinha (Spirituality), Aarushi Thakur (Drama & Theater), Mukteshi Sharma (Music), Sapna  Soni (Film, TV &Entertainment), Anuradha Seth Kohli (Dance), Navneet Kour (Social activist/NGO), Mrs. Rashim Anand (Education), Dr. Neelam Khajuria (Health & wellness), Suneeta Bhagat (RJ/VJ), Shivangi Gupta (Entrepreneur), Bhanu Priya Sharma (Media),Dr Milan Sharma(Painting and Visual Arts) along with Sunita Kargotra (Chief Prosecutor Officer) and Sister Therese Franicis as special outstanding women.

The award of Excellence along with certificate was conferred among Manika Sharma & Palavi Sharma (Sports), Juhi Singh (Drama & Theater), Indu Bala (Music), Neha lalotra (Film, TV &Entertainment) , Kritika Sharma and Tanuja Chahar Chettri (Dance) ,Bushra Hassan, Deepika pandita and Rahat Mir (Social activist/NGO), Gurcharan Kour (Education), Mahua Gupta (Painting) & Gupta in (lifestyle & Fashion)

In his address Shantumanu while congratulating the award winner appreciated the efforts of the organizers for bringing together the women of different field under one umbrella. International Women’s Day encourages us to celebrate what women have achieved in the past; These women are inspirational role models and prove by example that women can achieve everything that men can in careers of their life. Mrs Hemla Aggarwal in her welcome speech said that it’s a day to recognize women’s economic, political and social achievements; past, present and future who are making a difference in the fight for women empowerment.

The receipt ants of award while speaking on occasion described award as a recognitition of their work at age when their contributions and  efforts are mostly goes unnoticed. It will help us to reutilize our energies to work with more dedication and commitment to reach at goals set by them in future life. Hitesh Badyal President Nirvana a while speaking on occasion said this the 2nr event in row to mark the recoginisation of young women achievers & is hopefull that same shall continue in near future.

The event was supported by FIBDO, Surya Milk, Littile Millennium Play way schools, Darpan Beauty parlour, Mindsacape Educational & Environment Trust, Education Express and Trikuta News Express. Prominent among the others were Sh. Vikrant Dogra (Vice Chairman FIBDO), Dr. Kewal Samnotra, Sh. Vikul Gupta, Sh. Vikas Dogra, Mrs. Meenakshi Sharma, Mrs. Neeru Dhalla, S. Pardeep Dutta, Sh. Jyoti Pachnanda, Sh. Parshant Sharma and Sh. Kunal Anand. Show was anchored by Rajni Anubhav Sharma.

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JAMMU: Expressing concern over the alarming  census data  released recently by Registrar General of India under Union Home Ministry , with regard to tribal women of Jammu and Kashmir,   wherein the Gujjar Bakrwal women figures at the bottom with Lowest literacy rate among the Schedule Tribe Women of  India and  J&K  State -the members of Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation today demanded extra ordinary   measure  to them pull them  out of the darkness of illiteracy and the ignorance associated with.


Dr. Javaid  Rahi Secretary of the Foundation today’s said that  the census data about tribal literacy-says the Gujjar-Bakrwal women which constitute 79.7% of total ST  women population of the state are at the bottom as 82.2%  of them are illiterate .  He said  a big chunk of Gujjars- Bakrwal women are suppressed  and are facing the brunt of  neglect , exploitation and ignorance  due to low literacy rate.


He was speaking in a programme organized  in connection with “International Women Day” with members of TRCF. He said  the  recent data released by Government of India is very  distressing wherein   Gujjar- Bakarwal women is figured below to Tribal women of India and the State of Jammu and Kashmir as per illiteracy rate of Tribal Women at National Level which is   50.35% and in the state of  J&K 68.02%  tribal women are illiterate.


He said as per the data of RGI other Tribal women of India are also low literate adding that 68.6% women belonging to Sippi Tribe are illiterate ,68.48% of Gaddi, 59.21% of Changpa, 55.29 of Brokpa, 52.72, Purigpa , 51.47% Beda,50.21% Garra,  49.76 Balti, 47.68% Moon,  44.95% Bot tribes are illiterate.  The  other speakers stated that the Gujjar-Bakrwal  women of Jammu and Kashmir live in utter deprivation due to poverty, illiteracy , nomadic way of life, early marriage , superstitions, traditional neglect and lack of awareness about welfare schemes


The speakers said “These Gujjar women are not aware of their rights and schemes launched by the government for their education and social uplift as they live in far-flung and difficult areas and are nomads moving from one place to another,” The said a very few girls from the Ajjhari and Manjhi nomadic sub-tribes of Gujjars-Bakerwals were sent to school, and there is a very high dropout percentage due to compelling economic or domestic reasons and early marriages. They said  TRCF will submit a memorandum to J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Tribal Affairs Minister Ch. Zulfkar Chowdhary  with the request to devise special plan for Educational Development of Gujjar- Bakrawal women.

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JAMMU: Lalded women welfare society (Regd) & Ek Smaan Munch staged a dogri play namely “Apne Talle Apni Boli” on 8.03.2015 at Janipur, Jammu in line to its Saturday series in which changing trend of culture & language of local people was highlighted. The play was decently performed that how our youngsters are forgetting mother tongue and perusing the western fashion becoming a challenge to our rich tradition & culture.

This play is conceived & written by Rampaul & directed by Naveen Pal. The story opens with Nattu who is a college student and he is always happy with his friends, he prefers to speak in  English or other language  to show advancement  neglecting mother tongue/ local language which was being viewed seriously by their family members Nattu like to wear western dresses to look attractive & modern and to leave impression on other of different kind in the college.

This  atticates  displeasing to his  parents who are always speaking  in local language  and wearing simple  dress. “Nattu” becoming puzzle that what to do and advising alike to him as there is  always debate open at home that “Nattu”  has come under influence of western culture and how he will sustain in the  society as he has no command over his mother tongue & putting odd dress.

Nattu is in fix where to go and what to do with the situation. “Nattu” was being laughed at by their own family on his broken language. One day his uncle “Ramu” visited his residence and explained after listening that whole story that the relevance of mother tongue / local language & dress code may be properly understood & followed to preserve our identity. He further told if we wear odd dress & speak English / other language, we should be misunderstood by the outsider and people will keep distance from us in which long gap will be developed.

He further told  that local language & culture connect us  with other people and we can understand their every things straight way. English/ other language may be used on need basis. We need to teach our children for our rich tradition culture etc so that our   language/ culture / dress code  may be maintained.


On this occasion Sh. M.P Gupta (Pawan) National Media (State President) was present who appreciated the actors and efforts of the organization spreading social awareness among the masses by picking up local issues of public importance. Sh. Rampaul (writer/singer/social activist & coordinator to LWWS) was given men to by Sh. MP Gupta (Pawan) & also to Naveen pal (Actor /Director) for their excellent performance. However Smt. Santosh Basotra organized the play with Barkha Thakur , Anju Sanotra & Sonu. The audience appreciated the play.