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JAMMU: The Vidyamandir Classes organized its annual event ‘Udhgosh-15’, here at Jammu Club. Minister of State for Education, Culture and Information Priya Sethi was the chief guest and senior leader Yudhvir Sethi was the guest of honor on the occasion. The function was organised by the Vidyamandir Classes (VMC) to felicitate and honor the toppers of NTSE, JEE (Mains/Advanced), JKCET and Board examinations.

Priya and Yudhvir Sethi felicitated students of VMC, who excelled in different exams, including Shuvang Jandiyal JKCET RANK 1, Prateek Kaul JKCET RANK 2, Sahildeep Singh Raina  JKCET RANK 4 and Susheem Koul JKCET RANK 5.

Underlining commitment of the government to promote modern education in the state, the Minister said students today have to face tough competitions and right guidance and support can prepare them for facing state and national level examinations. She said the government is committed to provide all required human resource and infrastructure in government institutes.

 “We have best team of teachers and in the recent board examinations government run schools have shown good results proving that with proper guidance and support government run schools can give results at par with private institutions,” she said.

Felicitating the students, Yudhvir Sethi said children of the state are rich in talent and with right professional teaching they can excel in any examination. He said private institutions are playing good role in providing expert coaching and such institutions should also adopt economically weaker students for providing coaching, adding that talented students who cannot afford coaching should be enrolled on nominal fees.

“We are proud of our children who have excelled in various fields and talent in any form may it be sports, education, music or dance,” he said. On the occasion, students displayed their talent in extra-curricular activities. NTSE state topper Mitashini Koul performed classical dance and Prateek Koul played electric guitar. Director VMC Delhi Sanjeev Verma and Director VMC Jammu Amit Langar also awarded students who secured good position in these prestigious exams.

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JAMMU: Minister for Cooperatives, Chering Dorjay today visited Jammu Cooperative Wholesale Ltd, Super Bazar, Jammu. During the visit, the Minister took stock position of various counters like Grocery, House Hold, Electrical, Furniture and Fixture within the main complex of Super Bazar.

The Minister was briefed about the working of the Institution and its various branches by the General Manager, Super Bazar Jammu. The Minister expressed satisfaction over the working of the Super Bazar and computerized invoice system adopted by the institution. He directed the officers and officials to work with zeal and dedication to make the institute a profitable venture.

The Minister laid stress on encouraging work culture and professionalism for revival of cooperative institution like Super Bazars. He directed General Manager to work out a comprehensive plan for face lifting of the Super Bazar Complex so that it can be used for maximization of the business.

The employees apprised the Minister of various problems seeking an early redressal to the same. Dorjay assured them that their problems will be looked into and sorted out in a phased manner. Additional Registrar Cooperative Societies, Jammu, Anjana Tickoo was also present on the occasion.






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JAMMU: Expressing serious concern over continuation of anti-commuter and anti-state road tax being levied by the National Highway Authority of India at Ban in Nagrota, Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana has said that vested interest has germinated a vicious circle which seems difficult to be broken given the apathetic attitude of the Union Government.

“While we deferred our proposed agitation at Nagrota on the assurance of the State Government which later informed us also that the matter with regard to rationalisation of toll tax has been taken up at an appropriate level at the Centre but it seems now that a powerful lobby is using its clout to scuttle the process to facilitate their henchmen to fleece the people”, Mr Rana said while responding to  deep anguish among  people of Nagrota during a workers meeting.

The Provincial President hoped the State Government to vigorously pursue the issue with Centre so that the people are not forced to take recourse to agitation. He said the people of the state in general and the Nagrota Assembly Constituency in particular have been put to additional burden and cumbersome process on the toll plazas notwithstanding the highway being still under construction. He described levying of tax as unethical and a conscious ploy to favour some vested interests who were harassing the commuters by misusing their political connections. The fact is known to the people and still the ruling coalition prefers to look to the other side for obvious reasons.  He warned against the highhandedness and said the government should take the issue seriously.

Mr Rana said that the government cannot sleep over the matter as it will amount to giving long rope to anti-people elements who were not only deriving huge gains but sadistic pleasure also in putting the travelling public to strains. He questioned the rationale in charging road tax from the vehicle owners of Nagrota, an extended part of the Greater Jammu, who are required to travel to the winter capital several times a day in pursuit of their jobs, business and academics of their children. Also, he said, the tax collection is going to impact the tourist cum pilgrim influx, which is the key economic activity of people in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. “Instead of providing incentives to ensure hassle free pilgrim cum tourism activity, the Centre has misadventured to create road blocks”, he lamented.

The Provincial President observed that the coalition government has lost grit to govern due to inherent contradictions and said the end sufferers remain the people. Due to visionless policies, the youth have been antaganoised by bringing a controversial recruitment policy, daily rated and anganwari workers have been forced to take to streets, the old and destitute stand deprived of their financial assistance while the utility services tell a tale of neglect and apathy. The government, he said, seems to have lost the sense of proportion which is why the people in all the three regions feel a sense of deprivation, he said adding that there is nothing sort of a government in Jammu and Kashmir.

“This is a common perception and the coalition has only precipitated this rather than dispelling”, Mr Rana said while referring to erratic power , scarce drinking water supply and dilapidated condition of the roads due to non-maintenance. He questioned if the situation of the capital city of Jammu is so deplorable, one can only understand the scenario in rural areas.

The Provincial President said that due to reckless and anti-people policies of the government the people were suffering on all the fronts. Their miseries have further accumulated due to demoralised administration, which is finding itself in a fix due to dual command. “They are in confusion whom to listen and whom to ignore, as the coalition partners were working at cross purposes”, he maintained.

Mr Rana assured the people that he will fight for their legitimate cause as their representative and ensure that the wheels of the administration move as per the will of people. “In a democratic set up, the people are supreme and those not appreciating this reality are destined to doom”, he observed.