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JAMMU: Principal Secretary, Home Department, R K Goyal today chaired a high level meeting to the review the arrangements for upcoming Armed Forces Flag Day celebration in the State. The Flag Day would be celebrated on December 7 to pay homage to the gallant armed forces personal. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, Brigadier Harcharan Singh (Retd), Director Sainik Welfare, Additional Commissioner, Rehana Batool Additional Secretary GAD, Subash Chibber, Joint Director Information, Manisha Sarin,  besides other concerned officers.

Speaking at the meeting, Goyal stressed upon the need to significantly contribute in the Flag Day fund to ensure welfare measures for our valiant soldiers, airmen, sailors, ex-service personnel and their families. He said that we need to recognize enormous sacrifices made by armed forces for safeguarding the honour, glory, and safety of the motherland.

He stressed on giving wide publicity of programmes and schemes of the J&K Rajya Sainik Welfare Board through means of public darbars, print and electronic media so that more and more people can donate funds for this noble cause.  Director Sainik Welfare Board, Brigadier Harcharan Singh (Retd) briefed the chair about the activities, programmes and welfare schemes for Ex-servicemen, war widows and their dependents.

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SRINAGAR: Director Food, Civil, Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department, Nisar Ahmad Wani today said that there is no shortage of flour and sugar at the Department’s sale centres in Kashmir as was reported by a section of print media. He said the Department is making its best efforts to ensure the availability of food grains in every nook and corner of the Valley.

 

“Food grains including rice, atta, sugar and Kerosene oil is distributed among bonafide rationees and beneficiaries on monthly basis well in advance and in case of any delay at any level which comes to our notice is immediately taken into consideration for its earlier redressal,” the Director said. The Director said that adequate quantity of ration, fuel and other essentials have been dumped at remotest areas of the Division which are expected to last till May 2018. He said that in case of any grievance, the general public can contact the Department on its toll-free numbers: 1800I807011, 1967 and 0194-2455019 for redressal of their grievances.

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SRINAGAR: Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) today said that results of annual Class 8 exams in Kashmir Division shall be announced on November 21, 2017. “This year around 86391 students appeared in the Class 8 examinations across the valley in which 42743 were boys and 43648 girl students,” a statement of the DESK said.

 

Meanwhile, a meeting was held at the Directorate to take stock of the preparations of CM’s free Super -50 coaching programme which is scheduled to start from December 2, 2017. The online registration for the programme shall continue up to November 22 and the test shall be conducted by November 25, 2017.

Around 1000 students, 50 for Medical (PCB) and 50 students for Engineering (PCM) shall be enrolled in each district with a total number of 1000 students besides 100 students shall be enrolled at the provincial level. The program is being conducted in collaboration with reputed organizations like Avanti Learning Centre Mumbai and Chinar International. Director School Education Kashmir Dr. G. N. Itoo has appealed students, parents and civil society members to make this free coaching programme a success.

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