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KARGIL: Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Vikas Kundal today chaired a meeting to review arrangements of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) to be observed on October 30, 2018. The meeting reviewed arrangements for Chehlum processions and congregations to be held across Kargil Town and other areas of the district. Superintendent of Police Kargil, Dr Vinod Kumar, senior officers of the district and representatives of Islamia School Kargil (ISK) and Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT) attended the meeting.

Issues pertaining to the deployment of magistrates, uninterrupted power supply, water supply, availability and deployment of doctors and ambulances, traffic management, installation of Public Address System, sanitation of roads from where processions will pass, security, traffic management besides other necessary arrangements were discussed threadbare. Addressing the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner asked the concerned departments to make requisite arrangements well in time so as to ensure the smooth conduct of mourning congregations and procession. He stressed on better coordination among the religious organisations and the concerned department so that all possible service delivery can be ensured during observance of Chehlum.

 In another meeting, the Deputy Commissioner reviewed the activities of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) of district Kargil. He also reviewed the progress of the schemes achieved during the current financial year so far. During the meeting, detailed discussion was held on POSHAN Abhiyaan and Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojna (PMMVY) schemes. It was informed that under Poshan Abhiyan, 42 Awareness Camps were conducted so far and 1363 beneficiaries were benefited. It was also given out in the meeting that under PMMVY, an amount of Rs 21.49 Lakh has been transferred into individual accounts of 851 pregnant ladies of the district Kargil. 

Taking stock of the supplementary nutrition, the DC asked the concerned to ensure the availability of the same. The DC also stressed for an integrated approach for the effective implementation of various welfare schemes. The meeting was attended by the District Programme Officer, ICDS, Kargil Smt. Nargis Banoo and all Child Development Programme Officers of the district.

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JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, B.B Vyas today greeted the people on the occasion of Dussehra and Mahanavami and highlighted the significance of the day as the triumph of good over evil.  He said that corruption is greatest enemy of people in present times and we have to join hands to fight it out. The Advisor was addressing a huge gathering during Dussehra celebrations at Parade Ground where he was present as a chief guest.

 

Celebrating Dussehra with religious fervour and gaiety to mark the victory of good over evil, a series of events were held at different places in Jammu region where the effigies of demon King Ravan, his brother Kumbkaran and son Megnath were consigned to flames. In Jammu, a grand Shobha Yatra was taken out by Sanatan Dharam Sabha before Dussehra celebrations at Parade.

 

Elaborating on significance of Dussehra, the Advisor said that this festival commemorates victory of good over evil thus inspiring us to create a better society to live in. He further added that such festivals reminds us that those who follow the path of virtue and goodness always emerge victorious. Besides, MLA Jammu  East Rajesh Gupta, MLC Ramesh Arora, Principal Secretary, Rohit Kansal, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, IGP Jammu, S D Jamwal, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar  were among the prominent persons present on  the occasion.

 

Earlier, a Jhanki after passing through various markets reached the Parade ground in the evening where the pooja archana was performed by the chief guest, other guests and a large number of devotees before consigning the effigies of Ravan, Kumbkaran and Meghnath to flames. The authorities had made elaborate security arrangements for the functions and a big contingent of police was deployed at venue and on the roads outside to maintain total vigil.

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SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has extended greetings to the people on the auspicious occasions of Mahnavami and Dussehra and expressed hope that these great festivals will usher in an era of peace, harmony and prosperity in the state. In his message of felicitations, Ganai said that celebrating holy festivals is an important part of our rich cultural heritage which strengthens the bonds of amity and brotherhood. The Advisor also prayed for wellbeing of the people of the state.