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JAMMU: In a major achievement, the Jammu & Kashmir State created history under Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) by securing first position for the first time in Role Play Competition at National Level at NCERT, New Delhi. This magic was created by the students of GMS, Lehnu, Zone Tikri, District Udhampur under the guidance of Mr. Rohit Magotra.

The team had recently qualified for the National Level by winning State Level competition held recently at Jammu. The teams from all the States, Union Territories and RIEs of the Country participated in this category. The themes covered under this competition were Charms and Challenges of Adolescence, Healthy Relationship amongst Adolescence, Substance/ Drug Abuse, HIV/ AIDS- Stigmatization, Gender Equality, Beti Bachao - Beti Padhawo, Protection of Environment, Removal of Female Foeticide and Care & Respect for Elders.

The other team from J & K namely GGHSS, Nowabad, Jammu also participated in National Level Folk Song/ Dance Competition under the guidance of   Poonam Gupta. Virtually, Adolescence Education Program is being run by J&K State BOSE, implemented and sponsored by NCERT, New Delhi under the guidance, supervision and leadership of Prof. Veena Pandita, Chairperson/ Patron, JKBOSE,  Riyaz Ahmad   Secretary/ Honarary Director, JK BOSE, Dr. Farooq Ahmed Peer, Director/ State Project Director, Dr. Yasir Hamid Sirwal, Assistant Director/ State Project Coordinator.

On this occasion Dr. Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director NCERT, New Delhi was the Chief Guest who vehemently highlighted the importance of Adolescence Education in the present contemporary era and said that the adolescents see the challenges before them in fresh ways and are responding with enthusiasm and imagination. Besides, Major Harsh Kumar, Joint Director/Secretary, NCERT, who was the Guest of Honour, in his thought provoking speech, said that the world clearly needs the energy, participation and skills of adolescents. Prof. Saroj Yadav, Dean Academics and National Project Coordinator NAEP, thoroughly inspired the participants with her matured perceptions and thought provoking speech on adolescence education and appreciated the remarkable efforts of J&K State BOSE for taking this program to the new heights.

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Sqay Association conducted selection trials at Indoor Stadium Srinagar to pick the State team for participation in 19th National Junior / Senior Athletics Championship to be held at Panchkula Haryana from 25th to 27th January  2019. The trials were held under the supervision of J&K State Sports Council. Over 300 athletes drawn from various districts of the State took part in the trials. Thr selected players have to go through screening on 22 nd December 2018 conducted by J&K Sports Council. Mr M A Hakak Joint Director Information  Kashmir, Grandmaster Mir Nazir Ahmad were present on the function. Mr M A Hakak highlighted the importance of the sports and hailed the efforts of Grand Master Mir Nazir Ahmad for the upliftment of sports activities in the State.

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DODA: District Development Commissioner, Anshul Garg, today felicitated Nikhil Kumar who won bronze medal in the 64th National School Games Taekwondo championship U-14 year category organized by School Games Fedreration of India (SGFI) at Imphal Manipur. Coach Brinder Singh Manhas (P.E.T) HSS Kandhote was also honoured on the ocassion. District Youth Services and Sports Officer Ashok Kotwal and other officers were also present on the occasion. Pertinently, Nikhel Kumar has brought the first ever medal to Doda district in taekwondo national. DDC presented the memento to Nikhel Kumar and his coach Brinder Singh Manhas and wished them great success ahead.