Targets to showcase 75 off-beat destinations under Azadi Ka Mahotsav. To revive the tourism industry and celebrate the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Directorate of Tourism, Jammu, is organizing a one-day event of Kite Flying, Painting Competition, Tug of War and Musical Chairs at Purthu Beach, Basholi, in Kathua district on 27th of November, 2021.
Addressing a press conference here today, the Director of Tourism, Jammu, Vivekananda Rai, Natasha Kalsotra Joint Director of Tourism and Naresh Kumar, Deputy Director (Publicity), Jammu, said that the department is going to promote 75 off-beat destinations with scenic landscape under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” initiative of the Government of India.
These destinations have immense potential for adventure tourism, water sports and leisure tourist attraction and are being promoted as destinations for the future, said Director Tourism, Vivekanand Rai.
He further said that tourism bore the brunt when Covid-19 struck India and is on the path of recovery. “Such events will aim at reviving the tourism sector and accelerate growth in domestic tourism sustainably and responsibly”, he added. He also said that cooperation of the media is required to promote such unexplored tourist destinations. This will also make it easier for tourists and adventure-loving people to explore such unseen spots through adventure sports, environmental research, etc.
He also said that another objective of the events is to benefit the local vendors and boost the local economy and the whole Union Territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir. More expeditions and activities are being planned to encourage travellers to visit different areas, he added.
Events and activities are considered an integral part of global tourism, and the Covid-19 pandemic has caused massive turmoil in the form of cancellations and postponements. This unprecedented crisis has especially hit the tourism sector hard. Thus, it has become the need of the hour to increase the footfall of tourists in different destinations and revive the economy.
JMC Mayor appeals General public to come forward and take benefits of Medical camps
The Mayor of Jammu Chander Mohan Gupta has appeal to the general public, especially the women folk, to come forward and take full benefits of medical camps being organized by Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).
Interacting with the locals after inaugurated ICDS medical camp at Anaganwadi centre in Shiv Nagar area Jammu, the Mayor said that all the councillors of Jammu Municipal Corporation in collaboration with other allied department are committed to provide best possible amenities to the inhabitants irrespective of any caste, creed or religion. He said that the municipal Councillor have been carrying this campaign for the last over three years since the establishment of JMC.
Mr. Gupta said that he had talked to Commissioner JMC, who is also CEO of Jammu Smarty City Ltd., to take necessary measures under Jammu Smart City Project so that Anaganwadi centers functioning within the limits of the JMC be upgraded and modernized.
Today, especial medical checkup camp was organized at Shiv Nagar Jammu with an object to provide best possible medical facilities to the needy & downtrodden families. The Mayor was accompanied by Mr. Surinder Chowdhary Councillor of ward no. 29 and Mr. Devinder Katoch, Joint Director, ICDS, Madam Akansha Kalsotra Child Development Project Officer Jammu alongwith other field staff of the department.
Doctors and Para Medical staff from Health Department thoroughly conducted medical checkup and provided free medicines to the persons. Madam Kamla Gupta, Mr. Ved Sharma, Mr. Naseev Raj, Mr. Balvinder Kumar, Mr. Kushan Verma, Mr. Shamsher Singh & other prominent inhabitants of Shiv Nagar, Rajpura & its adjoining localities were also present on the occasion.
Officers of department apprised the Mayor that under “Poshan Abhiyan”, the ICDS has continuously been organizing medical camps especially for the ladies from 15 to 49 age group & their thorough medical checkup is being conducted by the team of Doctors for their Anemia deduction & free medical treatment. Necessary medicines & other allied amenities are being provided free of cost to them, they added.
In today camp, children from age group 0-6 years have also been thoroughly checked up for their height & weight deduction & free medical treatment, necessary medicines were also provided to them. Besides, on the request of the general public a special camp for preparation of Aadhar Cards of persons belonging to any age group has also been started at this site.
The Mayor also supervised a plantation drive conducted within the premises of Anaganwadi centre at Shiv Nagar where a large numbers of ornamental & seasonal saplings were planted at the vacant area in order to maintain eco friendly atmosphere in and around the locality.
30 officers of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service to go on training, one officer transferred
Approval has been given to send thirty senior Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service officers on deputation for competency program in regional administration. According to the order issued by the General Administrative Department, the officers will be given training in the work efficiency program through the Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management and Public Administration and Rural Development. It will be organized by the Personal and Training Department of the Central Government.
The training will run from December 13 to December 25 at the National Center for Good Governance, Dehradun. The officers included Rukhsana Ghani, Mohammad Akbar Wani, Sheikh Arshad Ayub, Manzoor Ahmed Qadri, Babila Rakwal, Bashir Ahmed Khan, Rubina Kausar, Subra Sharma, Mathura Masoom, Sudarshan Kumar, Rakesh Kumar Sarangal, Abdul Rashid War, Mohammad Shahid Salim Dar, Mufti M Farid Uddin, Naseem Javed, Gulzar Ahmed Dar, Ravi Shankar Sharma, Pankaj Magotra, Manzoor Ahmed Bhatt, Manisha Sareen, Mohammad Yunus Malik, Ram Sevak, Raj Kumar, Rift Kohli, Mohammad Mumtaz Ali, Poornima Mittal, Vikas Gupta, Pawan Kumar Sharma and Tasdduk Hussain Malik.
Meanwhile, Khadi Village and Industry Board (KVIB) Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Atul Sharma has been transferred and sent to the Industries and Commerce Department for a new appointment. The General Administrative Department has issued this order. It should be noted that the administrative department organizes such capacity expansion training programs from time to time so that administrative work can be made modern. Understanding makes it easy to work.
Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media
Jammu: Unidentified Body Recovered from Tawi
An unidentified male body was retrieved from Tawi on Tuesday. Police and SDRF team, on getting information, swung into action and brought the body out of the water.
The person has not been identified yet, but the person’s age was around 50 years as per the sources.
A case has been registered, and an investigation is underway.
Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media
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