In the wake of recent spike in Covid pandemic and occurrence of its new variant Omicron resulting in continuous rise in positivity rate on daily basis, District Magistrate, Udhampur, Indu Kanwal Chib, ordered urgent measures to avoid any kind of Covid-19 related flare at Patnitop tourist destination.
As per the order issued by the office of Chairperson District Disaster Management Authority/District Magistrate Udhampur, all the persons who intend to visit Patnitop except Day Picnickers shall have to produce prior hotel booking for which he/she shall necessarily tie up with the hotel authority to obtain any proof of booking which shall be checked at Chenani Naka before proceeding towards Patnitop. Any person without valid proof of hotel reservation shall not be allowed to proceed towards Patnitop after 05:00 PM.
Only fully vaccinated persons and those with RAT/ RTPCR sampling report of last 72 hours coming with prior confirmed booking of hotel shall be allowed to proceed towards Patnitop. Besides, no Day Picnicker shall be allowed to stay in Patnitop or its peripheral areas after 04:00 PM.
The order further reads that SDM Chenani and SDPO Chenani shall constitute teams to check and ensure that no person shall be utilising vehicles for night shelter on the plea of non availability of rooms. Also, CEO Patnitop Development Authority and Sub Divisional Magistrate Chenani shall carry out awareness session/capacity building session of Hoteliers/staff so as to ensure that adequate COVID-19 related safety precautions are adhered to.
Similarly, all Hotels and Guest Houses/Lodges in Patnitop shall deploy only fully vaccinated staff in their establishments. Covid Health Cards are mandatory and shall be shown to the visiting inspection team with minimum one Covid Sampling done per month.
73rd Republic Day Celebrations Held Across Jammu
On Wednesday, on the 73rd Republic Day of the country, the tricolour flag was proudly hoisted at every square and square of the city. Amid patriotic songs and music in all the squares and streets of the town, people hoisted the tricolour flag paid tribute to the country’s martyrs and saluted the brave soldiers deployed in defence of the borders. On this national festival of Republic Day, after flag hoisting by business organizations in many city areas, Prasad was also distributed among the people by putting up stalls of halwa-puri.
Jammu Mayor Chandramohan Gupta hoisted the tricolour and regional traders at the historic Raghunath Mandir Chowk. Apart from this, the Mayor hoisted the tricolour flag at Shaheed Major Akash Singh Park in his residence area, celebrating Republic Day with people in more than a dozen city areas.
The main program was organized on behalf of the State Bharatiya Janata Party at the party headquarters at Trikuta Nagar, where the state president Ravindra Raina unfurled the tricolour flag along with former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and other leaders. Next, former Minister Sat Sharma and other leaders hoisted the tricolour flag in the BJP’s Kachi Cantonment office. Then, in the Chamber House located at Railhead Complex, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu, President Arun Gupta, and other office bearers and main businessmen unfurled the tricolour flag.
In Jammu’s biggest wholesale grain market Ware House-Nehru Market, the Federation’s head Deepak Gupta and market traders hoisted the tricolour flag. Apart from this, regional corporators in all 75 wards of Jammu Municipal Corporation shared the happiness of Republic Day by hoisting the tricolour flag along with the people of their respective wards.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha hoists National Flag at Republic Day function
Rapper cop of Jammu and Kashmir awarded by DGP
Jammu and Kashmir Police constable Jeevan Kumar whose rap performance on a television reality show has gone viral and won him praise was awarded by Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday night.
The police chief gave a commendation certificate and a reward of Rs 10,000 to the constable.
The police chief congratulated Kumar and his family for his excellent performance and for making the force proud.
Jeevan’s rap song was a tribute to the security forces.
Police officials said rapping is a hobby of the 25-year-old constable hailing from the border belt of Bishnah in Jammu.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Mukesh Singh had shared a video of Kumar singing last year and said the constable was a passionate singer.
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