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Lt Governor launches Senior Citizens National Helpline ”Elderline”-14567 in J&K

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Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today launched the Senior Citizens National Helpline ”Elderline”-14567 in J&K, at Raj Bhavan here.

On the occasion, the Lt Governor also distributed motorized tricycles, prosthetic and other aids worth Rs 3.25 crore to divyangs from across the UT.

The Lt Governor observed that ElderLine will serve as a vital support system to comfort the distressed elderly through a dedicated Decentralized Call Center, extending emotional care and support, health services, and other aids to needy senior citizens. This toll-free helpline will fill a crucial gap in the institutionalized Eldercare Ecosystem in UT, he added.

It was also informed that the J&K Maintenance and Welfare for Parents and Senior Citizens rules 2021 have been prepared and will be notified in a few days.

The Lt Governor lauded the efforts of Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) for providing assistance to divyangs of the UT and making it specially-abled inclusive and accessible.

The Social Welfare Department shall be holding Panchayat level assessment camps in association with ALIMCO to identify all those in need of any kind of prosthetic aid and the J&K government shall ensure that all eligible persons are provided with requisite prosthetic and other aids within this year.

The Lt Governor further said that the J&K Social Welfare Department has conducted a survey of those in need of motorized tricycles and all those who are eligible for Old age, Widow, and Divyang pensions. The UT government shall be attaining saturation in the distribution of these benefits within this year.

He said about 9 lakh people have received funds under different pension schemes. Another, 2 lakh 72 thousand additional people have been added to our pension schemes, and for the first time in the history of UT, pensions have been provided to transgenders.

He noted that in line with the vision of Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi calling for ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’, the UT government is determined to ensure welfare of all sections of the society.

“We are moving towards 100% saturation of all 55 public welfare schemes of the Central government so that the benefits reach out to the last needy person in the society”, the Lt Governor asserted.

He said that the J&K government has ensured provision for reservation in jobs for specially-abled persons in the UT. Further, the Social Welfare Department has given reservation benefits to the needy at different levels and now 10% reservation in government jobs has been extended to the people living below the poverty line.

In wake of COVID pandemic, SASCM/Saksham scheme has been started by the UT government to provide financial help to the families who have suffered due to Corona. Under this, the families who have lost their breadwinners will be given a monthly pension of Rs. 1000 and special scholarship has been arranged for the children who have become orphaned due to Covid, besides extending benefits of other social welfare schemes to them, the Lt Governor added.

The Social Welfare Department has constituted a special cell which will work properly for their help throughout their life, he added.

Those present on the occasion included Sh. Farooq Khan, Advisor to Lt Governor; Dr. AK Mehta, Chief Secretary; Ms. Sheetal Nanda, Secretary Social Welfare Department; Dr. Raghav Langer, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Sh. Anshul Garg, Deputy Commissioner Jammu; Ms. Vivek Sharma, Director Social Welfare, besides senior officials of Social Welfare department.

 

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366 terrorists eliminated in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370: MoS Home Nityanand Rai

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Union Minister for State for Home affairs Nityanand Rai on Wednesday informed Rajya Sabha that 366 terrorists were eliminated in Kashmir after the abrogation of article 370.

Rai in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on the question of Congress MP Digvijay Singh said, “366 terrorists killed, 96 Civilians also lost their life while 81 Security Forces (SFs) martyred in Kashmir after the repeal of Article 370 on 5th August 2019 till 30th November 2021.”

Rai further informed the Upper House that after the repeal of Article 370, no Kashmiri Pandit/Hindu has been displaced from the valley.
“However, recently some Kashmiri Pandit families, mostly women, and children, living in Kashmir have moved to the Jammu region. These families are of Govt. employees, many of whom, move to Jammu in winter as part of the movement of officials and the winter vacation in educational institutions,” he further added.

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With Snowfall Tourists Reaching Kashmir see the Sight of Paradise

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With the snowfall in Kashmir, tourist places have become buzzing. Many tourists are arriving in the valleys of Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam for fun. This has also opened the doors of employment for the local people. Let us tell you that according to the government data, 1.27 lakh tourists visited the valley in November this year. With the snowfall two days ago, the influx of tourists has increased further.

Gulmarg, a world-famous tourist destination called the valley’s crown, is covered with a white sheet of snow. Thousands of tourists are reaching here to see the beautiful plaintiffs and enjoy the snow. Locals and tourists from every corner of the country are coming and capturing the sight of nature in cameras and mobiles. Some are taking a gondola tour, some enjoy a sledge ride while some enjoy the ATV.

An official of the tourism department said that around two thousand tourists were coming to Gulmarg every day for the past few weeks, including locals and people from outside the state. But since two days this number has increased. After the snowfall, tourists have turned to Gulmarg and other tourist places. Talking about Gulmarg, this number has reached close to three thousand.

In charge of Gulmarg Gandola, Shaukat Ahmed said that the season has been going well for the last three-four months. Here, two to three thousand people are riding the gondola right now. Along with this, people are also enjoying the sledge ride. More tourists are expected in the coming days. Said that we are fully prepared, the effort is that any tourist who comes will be given better facilities as per the government’s instructions. Covid protocol is being followed.

Let us tell you that the gondola ride in Gulmarg is one of the most breathtaking to see the stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. It is the highest and longest ropeway in Asia. The gondola starts from Gulmarg and travels to the mountains at 13000 feet above sea level. Unfortunately, tourism and business have been affected due to covid in the last two years, and it is expected that now it will be compensated.

Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media 

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Jaish Terrorists Looking for Suicide Attack, Two Teams of 10 Terrorists Infiltrated from across Border

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Pakistani terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed plans to carry out major suicide attacks in Jammu, Kashmir, and other parts of India. According to sources, two teams of 10 Jaish terrorists have infiltrated from across the border. After this, intelligence agencies have issued an alert. However, the army has denied the information about any such infiltration. According to the report, one team has infiltrated from the Punjab and Jammu border adjoining the Sakkargarh area of ​​Pakistan.

In contrast, the other team has infiltrated PoJK from Poonch LoC. These terrorists belong to Jaish-e-Mohammed and are thoroughly tested. They have received orders from masters sitting in Pakistan to carry out suicide attacks at different places.

Terrorists have failed to carry out any major attack in the last two years. Due to this, Pakistani intelligence agency ISI has ordered to attack the organization of Jaish-e-Mohammed at any cost. The infiltrating parties are planning to launch a significant attack. Preventing infiltration along the LoC and the border in winter is always a big challenge. Because the monitoring equipment also works less due to bad weather.

At present, there is no information on infiltration. Although there are some areas of Poonch, there is always a challenge of infiltration from here. There is a fast deployment of the army, and infiltration is monitored. Terrorist organizations Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba present in Pakistan are also in contact with Taliban terrorists. So that with their help, attacks can be carried out in Kashmir. – Colonel Devendra Anand, Spokesperson, Jammu, Indian Army.

 

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