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JAMMU:  Advisor to the Chief Minister, Prof Amitabh Mattoo Monday urged giving greater impetus to the Relief & Rehabilitation effort launched by the State Government.  In a meeting with the Chief Secretary, Mr B R Sharma here, Prof Mattoo discussed various issues pertaining to the overall progress and plan of action being followed to ensure complete synergy at all levels so that commitments of the Government towards the affected people under various Relief & Rehabilitation categories is realized expeditiously.

Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr B B Vyas, Principal Secretary, Relief & Rehabilitation, Mr Sundeep K Nayak, Commissioner Secretary, R&B, Mr Rohit Kansal, Managing Director, JKPCC, Mr Daleep Thusoo were also present in the meeting.

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  • Senior citizens richly deserve love, affection: Pawan Gupta

UDHAMPUR:  Minister of State for Finance & Information Technology, Mr. Pawan Kumar Gupta today visited Jagriti old age home, Udhampur and attended a function regarding celebration of Dhanwantri day here.  Mr Gupta was the chief guest and DIG Udhampur- Reasi range Surinder Gupta was the guest of honour on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister appreciated the efforts of the President, old age home for organizing the function and spreading awareness among the people on the importance of Dhanwantri day celebrations. Terming the senior citizens an important part of society, Mr. Gupta said that we have to respect our elders and show them love and affection they so richly deserve.

The Minister on the occasion also highlighted the various developmental initiatives launched by the government in the district. He also appreciated the selfless services of President Jagriti Oldage, Dr. R.C. Nagar for helping the deprived and downtrodden people. While responding to the demands and problems faced by the Jagriti management committee and locals of the area, Mr. Gupta assured them that all genuine demands shall be addressed.

DIG Udhampur- Reasi Range, Mr  Surinder Gupta also spoke on the importance of Dhanwantri day celebrations and  appreciated the efforts of old age home for organizing such programmes, urging them to organize such programmes in future also. On the occasion, Dr Makhan, Dr T R Gupta and Dr Hirdyanath were honored by the Minister for excellent service to the people in the medical profession. Among others, SSP Udhampur Suleman Choudhary, DSWO Rachna Sharma, prominent citizens and people of the area were also present on the occasion.

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  • Cleanliness drive in Kashmir Valley from Nov 12-19

SRINAGAR:  Stressing on the need for creating clean surroundings, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today said that for clean environment people need to be involved in various cleanliness campaigns.

The Divisional Commissioner said this during a review meeting of one-week cleanliness drive starting from November 12 to November 19, 2015 held here at his office with the officers from Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Urban Local Bodies. The drive will be started in all 34 Srinagar Municipality wards and 43 municipal committees in all the districts of the Kashmir valley.

Mr. Samoon said that the Kashmir Valley has good community system which needs to be regulated. We have to raise awareness among masses about the importance of maintaining clean surroundings, he said. Asking people to refrain from littering, the Commissioner said people put polythene and other solid wastes into water bodies eventually clogging them.       

“We can seek help from people from all sectors like business community, religious scholars, civil societies, NGOs, teachers, and students to raise awareness about the importance of keeping clean surroundings,” Samoon said. He also urged using various forms of media including social, print and electronic in this regard. Apart from cluster formation in North and South Kashmir, the officers from local bodies were asked to make a project for solid waste management during the meeting.

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