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SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the arrangements for the forthcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW). Deputy Commissioners of Anantnag, Shopian, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Leh, Kargil, Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora districts participated in the meeting through video conferencing while Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Chief Engineers of various departments, SSP Traffic, SP Hazratbal and officials of Wakf Board, Health Department, SMC, FCS&CA attended the meeting.   

 

Addressing the meeting, the Divisional Commissioner directed for making all essential commodities available and all facilities to be provided uninterrupted. He directed for immediately making a Control Room functional under the supervision of ACR at Dargah Hazratbal. He directed the officials of PDD to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all the congregation sites in the Kashmir division during the entire period. He also directed for the restoration of street lights in and around these areas. He said that the largest congregation will be held at Dargah Hazratbal and additional staff will be deployed wherever needed.

The Div Com directed the officials to make all street lights functional at the Hazratbal and keep a Genset on standby condition in case there is a power failure. The Divisional Commissioner also directed for making provision of safe drinking water, adequate supply of ration, healthcare facilities, fire fighting arrangements, parking facilities and ensuring cleanliness at Hazratbal Shrine and at all other Masjids and shrines where a large number of devotees are expected to arrive. 

The State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) officials informed the meeting that around 20 vehicles shall be made available for the transportation of devotees and further buses will be provided according to need. On the occasion, Baseer Ahmad Khan directed the officials of R&B to carry out repair works on all important roads leading to the congregation sites. He also directed for intensifying market checking to curb profiteering and hoarding.  Seeking details of related preparations made in their respective districts, he directed the Deputy Commissioners to immediately hold meetings with all the concerned departments to ensure all the instructions are abided by.

 

 

The Div Com directed the FCS&CA director to ensure that adequate amount of rice, sugar, kerosene, wheat are available at all the localities around the important shrines.

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JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the teachings and the path shown by our religious seers and saints are more relevant today and these need to be propagated, promoted and imbibed in order to usher an era of peace, tranquility in the world. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a function organized in connection with celebration of 6th Annual function of Bharat Seva Ashram Sangha,  at Panch Garian Nagrota here today after laying the foundation of a School (Vidya Mandir) being constructed by the organization.

Minister of State for Education and Tourism, Priya Sethi, prominent people from different walks of life, families in large numbers were present on the occasion. Dr Singh while speaking on the occasion said that teachings of great saints and Gurus have great significance for promoting world peace and prosperity. While calling upon the people to infuse such spiritual teachings in their lives to fight the challenges of today’s modern living, the Deputy Chief Minister said teachings of seers have more relevance in present time for heralding peace, prosperity and amity in the State. He said the present, society is being guided by the materialistic pursuits and spirituality is the only tool to liberate it from this unending web of self-destruction.

He asked the people to follow the teachings of seers and Sufis which remind us of the importance of practicing of non-violence, compassion, harmony and peace in our personal as well as social life. He said that we should also effectively propagate these teachings among the younger generation, so that they are attracted towards the concept of Ahimsa, mutual co –existence and tolerance towards each other.

 

Priya Sethi while speaking on the occasion said that the teachings of non-violence, truth and compassion enunciated by our seers and saints hold great significance in the present times and by following them we can promote world peace and amity. A colorful cultural programme was also presented on the occasion.

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JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has pleaded for extending more facilities to the Hajj pilgrims of the State during the coming annual pilgrimage. In her letter to union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Chief Minister has detailed the facilities being provided to Hajj pilgrims at Srinagar embarking point and beyond. She has sought further strengthening of the same in future. The Chief Minister said the facility of embarkation at Srinagar saves a lot of time and cost of the pilgrims from the State and sought continuation of the same.