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BJP will fight upcoming assembly polls in J&K on its own strength: Raina

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Ravinder Raina

Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on Wednesday said his party would fight the upcoming assembly elections on its own strength to form the next government in the Union Territory.
He said the BJP is fully prepared for the polls, which would be announced after the completion of the delimitation exercise, and had set a target of 50-plus assembly seats.

“The BJP will fight the upcoming assembly elections on its own strength and there will be no alliance with anyone,” Raina told reporters after addressing a workers convention in Doda district.

Raina, who is presently on a tour of various districts as part of the party”s mass contact programme and mobilising its workers ahead of the polls, said the party had to stitch an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the last assembly elections after it fell short of its mission of 44-plus seats.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government had worked tirelessly to mitigate the problems of the people over the past seven years. The welfare schemes launched by the BJP government have benefited every section of the society under the slogan of ”Sabka Saath, SabkaV ikas and Sabka Vishwas” and today we are witnessing that every child is moving with the BJP flag in hand everywhere,” he said.

He said the BJP”s mass outreach campaign is underway, besides the district and ward level party workers convention.

“We are fully prepared for the assembly polls, which will be announced after the completion of the ongoing delimitation exercise. We have taken a pledge to cross 50-plus seats to form the next government with a thumping majority. The next chief minister will be from our party,” he said.

Raina said BJP workers are full of enthusiasm waiting for the announcement of the assembly elections in the Union Territory.

In March 2020, the BJP-led government had constituted a delimitation commission to redraw Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The commission is yet to submit its report.

Asked about the anger among the youth against the BJP, the BJP president avoided a direct answer but said “we all know that during the last two years, the Covid-triggered lockdown caused recession around the world.

“Despite financial crunch, largescale recruitment was ensured in J-K Bank, police and civil services departments. The recruitment will continue to provide employment to the youth,” he said.

Earlier, on his arrival in the district, Raina was accorded a warm welcome by party workers.

Later, addressing the party workers meeting after a rally in the town, the BJP leader said the party has become the first choice of masses owing to the dedicated work by its workers at the ground level.

“BJP workers are always present to help the needy through thick and thin and as a result the people have developed immense faith in the whole organisation,” he said.

Asking the workers to keep up the momentum, he said with the dedicated selfless efforts of the party workers, the people have rejected the “opportunistic politics” of other political parties.

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Smarth Arora from Jammu wins Mr India 2021

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A production company, namely “Dreamz Production House” house, recently organised a fashion show under the banner of “Mr Super Model International 2021” in Lucknow. Several participants participated in the competition, but Smarth Arora from Jammu emerged as the show’s winner.

While sharing his experience with JK Media, Smarth said, “this was a 5-day competition, and it was full of ups and downs. There were several judges, and they not only judged us but also polished our skills. The company first conducted auditions in Jammu, and the semi-final and final was in Jammu, where I emerged as the winner”.

“Fitness was my passion, and from 9th standard, I was going to the gym. So when Dreamz production gave me an opportunity for modelling, I took the chance and won this trophy. However, for my parents, their priority is their studies. So even I have won this trophy for them, I should focus on my studies”, Smarth added.

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Choreographer Deepak Kumar’s Death Shakes Jammu

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Deepak Kumar, a renowned choreography from Jammu who presented the UT on international platforms succumbed to death on Friday in Jammu.

According to his family members, Deepak was on his way to a Temple near Jammu when he stopped by a spot near a water body. He and his friends went inside it, however unable to handle the pressure of water, he drowned.

“Deepak left the house at 6 in the morning. He met his friends on the way. Unfortunately, he left us today. He made his presence in the Dance Industry quite prominent. He trained students in Schools and Academies. It’s a huge loss for us.” said Deepak’s colleague

“Deepak only had his sisters in the family. His parents died too early to witness his success. He’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest dancers of Jammu. His kind and helpful nature made him more special for the society.” added another

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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3-day Black-day in the Memory of Martyr Students Begins in Science College

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To pay tribute to the movement’s martyrs on the issue of establishment of University, Medical College, Agricultural University for Jammu, a three-day black day was observed in degree colleges of Jammu division from Saturday.

In the 1966 agitation in Jammu, four students were martyred by police firing. In the memory of the martyred students, a memorial site has been built outside the Science College, Jammu, near the gate. Black Day is celebrated every year for three days, from 16 October to 18 October, in degree colleges of the Jammu division. Classes are not held for three days, and at the martyr’s site, representatives of student organizations, students, staff members of colleges pay homage.

This time the college has been closed for more than one and a half years due to the situation arising out of Corona. In such a situation, only online classes are being held. That’s why fewer students are reaching the martyrdom site to pay their respects. Today, as soon as the Black Day started, the staff members of the Science College went to the martyr’s place and paid homage to the martyrs.

Members of the Jammu Joint Students Federation have started a fast at the martyr’s site. Federation members have been on hunger strike for the past several years. On the third day, the Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University ends the fast by drinking juice to the members. Jammu University was established in the year 1969 due to the students’ movement. After that, a medical college was established in Jammu. Later Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Jammu, was established.

Staff members of other colleges of Jammu city, Maulana Azad Memorial College, Commerce College, Mahila College Gandhi Nagar, Women’s College Parade, Science College also visited the martyr’s site and paid homage to the martyr students. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, National Secular Forum, NSUI, will also pay tribute to the martyrs on Sunday.

 

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