The government accorded sanction to the constitution of District Level Task Forces for providing care and protection to children infected by Covid-19 as well as children of Covid-19 infected parents in Jammu and Kashmir.
An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that these bodies would place such children in temporary shelters, whose parents are undergoing Covid-19 treatment and are left without relatives or guardians to take necessary care.
The spokesman said that they should also provide psychological and counselling support to children infected and affected due to Covid-19 as well as children of Covid-infected and affected parents.
As per the GAD Order No 495, the task force to be constituted in every district of J&K should comprise District Magistrate as chairperson, District Child Protection Officer as member secretary, Chief Medical Officer, Additional Superintendent of Police, District Social Welfare Officer, Chairperson of Child Welfare Committee or in his or her absence any member of the committee and an NGO running a child care institution nominated by the District Magistrate as its members.
As per the order issued by the Commissioner Secretary to the Government Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, the terms of references of the task forces should be to compile details of all adults who died due to Covid-19 and find out any orphaned children or children in need of care and protection.
According to the order, the District Task Force should produce such children before the Child Welfare Committee which should decide their rehabilitation such as adoption, foster care, sponsorship and institutionalisation as the last resort as per the provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
It said that the task force should place such children in temporary shelters, whose parents are undergoing Covid-19 treatment and are left without relatives or guardians to take necessary care. The order states that the task force should provide psychological and counselling support to children infected and affected due to Covid-19 as well as children of Covid-infected and affected parents.
As per the order, the task force shoulr ensure timely referral of children infected with Covid-19 to treatment centres along with ensuring their nutritional support during post-treatment period.
It said that they should identify and design one registered child care institution in each district and make arrangements for such institutions as Covid Care Centres exclusively for children.
“It was further ordered that the District Level Task Force should meet every week and as and when required for providing intervention programmes for care and protection of these children. The District Collector would be responsible for convening the meeting of the task force and submit a status report once every 15 days to the government,” the order read.
J&K Police SPO dies, forest guard injured in road accident
A Special Police Officer (SPO) was killed while a forest guard was injured after the car they were on board met with a road accident near High School Manoie in Tehsil Chilli Pingal, Bhalessa of Doda district.
Report said that a car bearing registration number JK02CM-0885 met with the accident at Manoie.
In the accident, SPO Ashok Kumar (1053/SPO) posted at SPP Malikpora died on the spot and another forest guard namely Mohammad Ashraf, son of Mohammad Shafi Zargar of Bhaderwah was injured.
The injured was shifted to SDH Gandoh for treatment.
Amarnath Shrine Board organizes Pratham Pooja at Holy Cave
Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) organised ‘Pratham Pooja’ at the holy cave on the auspicious occasion of ‘Jyeshtha Purnima’ on Thursday.
Nitishwar Kumar, CEO of the shrine board, performed the ritual amidst chanting of vedic mantras to “invoke the blessings of Shri Amarnathji”. ‘Hawan’ was also performed on the occasion.
The shrine board has been organising ‘Pratham Pooja’ on Jyeshtha Purnima every year to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva for the peaceful conduct of the annual ‘Yatra’.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2021 has been cancelled, but the shrine board is committed to carry out all religious rituals as per past practice, the CEO said.
“With the blessings of Lord Shiva, who is a source of strength for people during this difficult time, we shall overcome this health crisis and work towards welfare of the mankind,” Kumar said.
He further said in order to respect the religious sentiments of millions of devotees worldwide, SASB has made all the arrangements for carrying out traditional religious rituals at the holy cave.
The SASB would perform morning and evening ‘Arti’ of the ‘Holy Ice Lingam’ at the ‘Holy Cave Shrine’ from June 28 to ‘Shravan Purnima’ on August 22. The timing of the ‘Arti’ would be 6 am to 6.30 am in the morning and 5 pm to 5.30 pm in the evening. The devotees can have ‘Darshan’ through live telecast of morning and evening ‘Arti’.
PM’s all-party meet: Ek Jutt Jammu Protested in Jammu
Advocate Ankur Sharma led Ek Jutt Jammu staged a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not inviting any regional party for an all-party meeting. According to the party, the PM has not done justice to Jammu by not asking any political party from Jammu. Ek Jutt Jammu has called 24 June 2021 a black day for Jammu.
Speaking with the media, Ankur Sharma said, “today is the black day in the history of J&K, and this black day is being observed in all the ten districts of Jammu. The Central Government has called for restoring the democratic process in J&K but has left Jammu out from the exercise. The gang, which was labeled as Anti-National by the Central Government, has received the invitation, and by talking with them, the Central Government will decide the future of J&K”.
“The Central Government has made a contract with Kashmiri Parties, and that’s why they haven’t invited any party from Jammu; otherwise, they can’t execute their contract. They have not only done partiality with Jammu, but they have sold Jammu. Ek Jutt Jammu will fight for separate statehood”, Ankur added.
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