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J&K LG launches online services for Amarnath devotees

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues and people still are restricted from normal travel routines, the Amarnath devotees were provided a relief by J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha as he on Tuesday launched various online services of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board which will provide some semblance of personal experience.

For millions of devotees who are unable to visit the Holy Cave of Shri Amarnath shrine this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Shrine Board has brought Darshan, Hawan, and Prasad facility under the virtual mode.

The devotees can book their Puja, Hawan, and Prasad online, and priests at the holy cave will offer it in the devotee’s name. Prasad will be subsequently delivered at doorsteps of the devotees.

With the launch of new online services of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, (SASB) the devotees of Lord Shiva from across the world can perform online virtual Puja and Hawan at the Holy Cave. observed the Lt Governor.

 

Online Prasad booking service was also extended to the devotees through this initiative, he added.

“Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board is extending online services including Virtual Pooja for devotees in their name, Virtual Hawan(with darshan) by name & Online Prasad booking,” said CEO, SASB, Nitishwar Kumar.

The CEO noted that the online services can be booked through Amarnathji Shrine Board’s website www.shriamarnathjishrine.com by clicking Book OnlineA Pooja/ Hawan/Prasad link & through the Board’s Mobile application (which may be downloaded through the link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? idcom.ncog.shriamarnath) from 6th July 2021, by payingA Rs 1,100/- for virtual Pooja, Rs 1,100/- for Prasad booking (with 5 gm silver coin of Amarnathji), Rs 2,100/- for Prasad booking (with 10 gm silver coin of Amarnathji) Rs 5100/- for the special hawan or combination of any of the above.

The Virtual Puja or Hawan would be carried out by the Holy cave Pujari at the Cave shrine by pronouncing the name and Gotra of the devotee along with chanting of Mantras and Shlokas.

The devotees would be let in a virtual online room through Jio meet application wherein they would be having a special virtual pooja and darshan of the Holy Ice Lingam in their name, he added.

“We are making an arrangement with the Postal Department for

dispatching Prasad within 48 hours,” Nitishwar Kumar observed.

Once the booking is done, the Shrine Board would share the link and date/time on the registered mobile number/ e-mail id of the devotee. The virtual Puja or Hawan would be performed as per the slots booked. The Shrine Board is also launching its dedicated channel on My Jio TV application wherein the devotees can watch live darshan anytime in the day. These steps have been initiated in the wake of cancellation of this year’s Yatra, the CEO SASB maintained.

The portal has been developed by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board with the help of National Informatics Centre, J&K.

The shrine board has already arranged for live telecast of morning and evening Aarti from Holy Cave of Lord Shiva both on TV and Digital platforms after Yatra was cancelled for the second consecutive year in the wake of Covid surge.

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High alert at Jammu-Kashmir National Highway, strict checking in Kathua

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Two mysterious flying objects suspected to be drones that were spotted at Birpur Kaluchak area of Jammu and Nihalpur in Kathua on Friday by the local youth have prompted the security agencies to go on high alert.

The video of the drones captured by the locals soon became viral. A quick reaction team of the police swung into action and shot it down using anti-drone strategy in the early hours.

Apart from Kathua, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has put nakas at all the entry points of the UT and the National borders. The security forces are led by SSP Kathua along with Kathua Police and SOG team.

The Administration has directed for the information inputs. Any information by the locals shall be taken into consideration and investigated.

The security forces have appealed the public and passerby people to co-operate with the checking on the Highways.

Since the drone attack at the Jammu Airforce airbase on June 27, several drones have been spotted on multiple locations in Jammu in the last month and the strict checking at the Police nakas is ongoing.

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Youth in Kathua Stage Protest Against SHO, Kathua, Demands Termination

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Yesterday a Councillor got engaged with a JK Police Officer. The Councillor has reached to review a protest by the Shiv Nagar, Kathua, over the power cuts. The protestors have blocked the National Highway. The police officer asked the protestors to stage their protest off the road and not block the Highway. But, on numerous requests by the police, the protestors didn’t leave the road then the police started dragging the protestors from the road.

On Saturday, the youngsters of Kathua protested against Kathua Police and blocked the road. According to the youngsters, the SHO has misbehaved with the Councillor. A police party tried to resolve the matter, but the protestors didn’t agree. The Councillor demanded that the SHO apologize for his actions in front of the media or be suspended.

While talking to the media, a Sarpanch said, “yesterday’s incident was very shameful. The people elected the Councillor, and the SHO dragged him like an offender. The locals were protesting only to demand their rights. They were not doing anything illegal. We criticize the incident and demand that the SHO should be suspended. If he treats the Councillor this way, then how he treats the common public”.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

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Yasha Mudgal chairs Board meeting of Jammu Central Co-op Bank Ltd to sanction a 100 Crores Loan for Govt backed JKIDFC

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Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Anshul Garg; Managing Director, Jammu Central Cooperative Bank, Nishi Kant Sharma; Director, Accounts & Treasuries Jammu, Neeraj Gupta Bakshi; Director, Agriculture Jammu, Dr K K Sharma; Senior Advocate, Seema Khajuria Shekhar; Ex President, J&K Bank Ltd, S K Bhat; attended the meeting as members of the Board via video conferencing.

Managing Director, Jammu Central Cooperative Bank apprised the meeting about the various components and the present status of the physical and financial achievements of the bank. He also highlighted the various issues pertaining to the dealing with disbursement of loans of agriculture, horticulture and Cooperative sectors.

On the occasion, the members of Professional Board of Directors of Jammu Central Cooperatives Bank Limited also spoke and gave their valuable suggestions to further improving the working of the bank and also agreed with the Chairman for sanctioning 100 cr rupees loan to JKIDFC Ltd, considering it a good business opportunity backed by irrevocable and unconditional guarantee by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. The board unanimously decided that bank should sanction and release the said term loan in favour of JKIDFC subject to compliances of the observations raised by the Directors during the deliberations.
Secretary directed the MD to follow guidelines of RBI, and NABARD . With the sanctioning of the said term loan of Rs. 100 crores, the CD ratio of the bank will improve substantially and NPA ratio will come down. This will also lead to an increase in the interest income of the bank with good returns. The bank which is reeling under losses year after year , will be immensely benefitted with this regular income which will result in its operating income going up and losses getting reduced .

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