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Principal Secretary School Education inaugurates two day ‘Divisional Level Kala Utsav 2021’

Divisional Level Kala Utsav 2021

Principal Secretary, School Education, B K Singh, today inaugurated two day long ‘Divisional Level Kala Utsav 2021’ being organized by the Directorate of School Education. Director School Education Jammu, Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma, Joint Director, DSEJ, H R Pakhroo, Chief Education Officer, Suraj Singh Rathore and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Pertinently, Kala Utsav is a regular feature of the academic calender with an aim to promote finer arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students. It also recognizes the importance of aesthetics and artistic experiences which play a major role in creating awareness about the rich cultural heritage of India and its vibrant diversity.

The winners of district level competitions, held earlier, competed in 5 different categories today to exhibit their talent and reserve a berth in the Union Territory Level competitions with an eye on the national level competition. A total of 20 students from 10 districts of Jammu division represented their respective districts.

Speaking on the occasion, BK Singh appreciated the efforts put in by the students and their mentors and wished them good luck for the competition and future endeavors. He asked the teachers to adopt a student centric approach so that all round development of the students can be achieved. Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma expressed pleasure over the pool of talent at display and lauded the students and teachers for making the event a show piece of unique aptitude.

He also made a mention of a government school student, Pari Mugdha Nischal of GGHSS Mubarak Mandi, who won the first prize at National level in sculpture making and Khushi from High School Kawa Udhampur who brought laurels for the UT at national level Kala Utsav competition by winning first prize in singing competition.

The Directorate will take all measures to ensure that students get every possible facility to develop, nurture and showcase their talent, he added. The event was coordinated by the Cultural and Academic cell of Directorate of School Education Jammu.

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Delegation of Jammu University Teachers’ Association calls on Lt Governor

Today, the office-bearers of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

The delegation led by the President of the Association, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various welfare issues of the teachers of the University including promotion under CAS; grant of earned leave and enhancement of the age of superannuation to 65 years in favour of teachers, and various other benefits as per UGC regulations, besides establishment of housing society exclusively for University teachers.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the delegation members, advised them to make continuous efforts to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation in the University.

The Lt Governor assured them that the issues projected would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.

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JKP Border Battalion aspirants submit memorandum to Div Com Jammu

Today, a delegation of aspirants seeking recruitment in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer.

The Aspirants apprised the Divisional Commissioner that they had applied for the post of Head Constable advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Board in 2019 and appeared in Physical and medical tests. But now, the JKP HQRS (police recruitment board) has reissued an advertisement notification for the recruitment of Head Constable in the border battalion.

The Aspirants demanded the withdrawal of the new advertisement issued by JKP HQRS. They further appealed to conduct the written examination of already qualified candidates and give a separate ad for more vacancies.

The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that the matter would be taken up with police authorities.

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Jammu Police Foils Bovine Smuggling Bid, 2 Arrested

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Nagrota police recovered six cattle from a stubble-laden truck going from Jammu to Kashmir. The accused had made a wooden box inside the vehicle. Although cattle were kept hidden inside this box, the top and front of the box were loaded with straw so that the police personnel posted at the checkpoints did not even know that cattle were being smuggled in the truck.

The vehicle driver, Obad-ul-Rehman resident of Belicharana and his companion Murad Ali resident of Belicharana, Satwari, were arrested. A case was registered against both of them at Nagrota police station for violating the order of the district commissioner and cruelty to cattle. The police are not even denying that the accused must have stolen these cattle from somewhere. The interrogation of both is on.

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On the midnight of Wednesday, Thursday, on strong information about cattle smuggling, police personnel blocked the Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. During this, vehicle number JK02AW-5753, carrying straw from Jammu to Kashmir, was stopped by the police personnel for investigation. However, when the people in the vehicle were asked about their destination, they could not answer satisfactorily.

Due to suspicion of the words of both the occupants of the vehicle, the police personnel searched the vehicle. When the stubble was removed, the police personnel found a wooden box inside the vehicle. When I looked inside the box, there were cattle there. After the cattle were recovered from the vehicle, the people tried to run away, but the police personnel did not let them escape. The vehicle was seized on the spot. Both the passengers in it were taken into custody.

Amish Mahajan

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