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SHOPIAN: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Gazanfar Ali reviewed the final arrangements for the ensuing auspicious day of Shab-e-Me’raj here today. The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Parvaiz Sajad Ganie, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Chief Education Officer and other concerned officers of the district. The meeting was called to finalize the arrangements for Me’raj–un-Nabi (SAW) all over the district, particularly in Assar-e- Sharief Hazratbal Pinjoora Shopian, and Hazrat Syed Bahu-ud-din Gunj Bakhash Simnani (RA) Arhama Shopian.


DDC on the occasion sought a detailed report from concerned officers regarding the arrangements of electricity, water supply, cleanliness, fire service, transport and medical aid. Stressing on the uninterrupted power supply during these days at all shrines/ mosques, besides arrangements for generator sets, DDC called for illumination of all the religious places where a huge gathering is expected. Regarding the availability of water supply, the PHE department was asked to take adequate measures for uninterrupted water supply and ensure availability of water tankers at these places.


The PHE officials informed the meeting that water tankers will be available at Assar-e- Sharief Hazratbal Pinjoora Shopian, and Hazrat Syed Bahu-ud-din Gunj Bakhash Simnani(RA)Arhama Shopian. The Assistant Director FS&CA informed the meeting that all the essentials including rice, sugar, kerosene oil, LPG cylinders have been ensured in buffer quantity, besides additional quota of rice and sugar will be provided to the consumers in the areas of these shrines.


To ensure hassle-free movement of traffic and pedestrians, DDC asked the transport authorities and DSP Shopian to provide sufficient transport facilities for the devotees, besides ensuring traffic routes are designed for the smooth travel of all devotees. Speaking on the occasion, the DDC asked the MC Shopian to carry out cleanliness drive in the vicinity of Assar-e- Sharief Hazratbal Pinjoora Shopian, and Hazrat Syed Bahu-ud-din Gunj Bakhash Simnani(RA) Arhama Shopian besides fixing all the defunct street lights in the Shopian city.


He also directed the health department to set up medical aid camps along with adequate doctors and paramedical staff round the clock at all these shrines. Fire Services was directed to make available sufficient number of Fire Tenders at these venues. The meeting was also informed that a security plan has been formulated for the Urs days and police volunteers will be deployed in strength to aid the civil administration in smooth conduct of Urs. The DDC also directed for setting up a team of all concerned officials for better synergy in executing the arrangements. 

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JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today released the 6th edition of Kailakh Dharam Divakar Panchang calendar brought out by Bawa Kailakh Dev Prabhandhak Committee. Vice Chairman Kissan Advisory Board, Daljeet Singh Chib was also present on the occasion. Appreciating the value of Panchang, Dr Singh, said it is a ready source of information about local fairs, festivals and other auspicious occasions.


He said it would also educate the young generation about the rich cultural heritage of Jammu and the state as a whole and inspire them to celebrate these functions with other communities in a harmonious manner. The Dy CM, while appreciating the publication, congratulated the editor of Panchang Dr Chander Mouli Raina and hoped that he would continue to contribute his bit to make the Panchang more informative.


Also present on the occasion were, General Secretary Bawa Kailakh Dev Prabandhak Committee, Committee President Master Ram Pal Seth, Kissan Morcha State Gen Secretary Sunil Dutt Sharma, Dr C M Seth, Bharat Bhushan, Director SV Group Dr Varun Padha Sahil Seth, Master Rattan Seth, Pawan Seth, Manik Seth Rajat Soodan and  Priest  Pujari Kewal Krishan Seth.

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  • Service to the man-kind biggest worship:  Priya, Yudhvir  

JAMMU: In connection with Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti, an impressive Shobha Yatra, organized  by Yagya and Bhajan Kirtan, at Dogra Brahman Pratinidhi Sabha,  Jammu,was taken out here today which started from Satwari Chowk and culminated at Brahaman Sabha near Parade Ground Jammu. The impressive  Shobha Yatra comprised of  tableau from different parts of Jammu region, depicting  the  role  played by different incarnations of God  for welfare of humanity.


A large number of people from Brahman community, students and prominent citizens took part in the Shobha Yatra. After passing through Bikram Chowk, Dogra Chowk, Jewel Bazar, Hari Market, Ragunath Bazar, Link Road, Purani Mandi Kanak Mandi, Chaowk Chaboutra, Moti Bazar, Pacca Danga, Ranbireshwar Mandir, culminated at Chanakaya Chowk Brahman Sabha, Parade, Jammu.

Renowned Saints, along with large number of followers of Bhagwan Parshuram was part of the Jhanki. Impressive Jhankies of Baba Bhair Devta and Mata Mahalakshmi were part of the Shobha Yatra. Enroute, the Shobha Yatra was accorded warm reception by the shopkeepers associations and other social organizations. Stalls were arranged at various points and the markets were decorated.


Besides, president of Dogra Brahman Paratinidhi Sabha, the a team of management committee also participated in the yatra. Minister of State for Education and Culture Priya Sethi along with  BJP State Vice President Yudhvir Sethi welcomed the Yatra at Brahman Sabha, Parade Jammu. A religious congregation was also held at Brahman Sabha. The priests prayed for the peace and prosperity of the State. On the occasion Priya Sethi said that the Jammu and Kashmir is known as cradle of saints and sofi’s world wide. She said they have taught us lesson of humanity and brother hood. She stressed upon the people to follow the teachings of spiritual leaders.


BJP State Vice President Yudhvir Sethi also spoke on the occasion stressed upon the people to work for bringing peace and prosperity in the State. He further said that service to the man-kind is the biggest worship which needs to be followed by one and all. Later, the Minister and Yudhvir Sethi also participated in a similar religious function organised by Sachkhand Nanak Dham at Toph pull.


Sant Tirlochan Darshan Dass Ji delivered SantSangh and recited Bhajan Kartan to bestowed the God's blessing to his devotees and public at large at Jammu. Main centre of Sachkhand Nank Dham is at Loni  (UP) and other centres at Batilia,UK, Canada,Usa ,South Africa  and other various places. Thousands of devotees were present on the occasion. A large number of people from different religions participated in the function.