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JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Patron of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides (S&G), presented ‘Rajya Puraskars’ to 330 Scouts and Guides at an Award Presentation Ceremony held here today. 4 teachers who did advance training were also awarded certificates and badges. Governor and Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisor to Governor; Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor were presented Scout Scarves on the occasion. Ms. Sarita Chouhan, Secretary School Education, Sh. Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary Youth Services and Sports Department; Mr. Saleem ur Rehman,Director General Youth Services & Sports were among the senior government functionaries present on the occasion.

Governor congratulated the recipients of the Awards and wished them bright careers ahead. He lauded the valuable work being done by the functionaries of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides. Highlighting significance of the Scouts and Guides movement, Governor observed that it is a respectable movement with emphasis essentially on inculcating a value based education in the child. He stressed that involvement of students in such character building activities is as essential as securing good results in the examinations.

Governor noted that a nation which gives due importance to character building of its young generation stays stronger. He lauded the way Scouts and Guides are contributing towards community service. Governor observed that it is the Government’s responsibility to allocate adequate funds for supporting the maintenance and growth of the Scouts & Guides movement in the State. He wished continuing success to the Scouts and Guides movement and to all its leaders and seniors.

Sh. Ganai shared his experiences of being associated with Scouts and Guides movement and highlighted the importance of such activities in shaping sound minds and healthy bodies.  Sh. I.D. Soni, State Chief Commissioner, J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides presented a brief report of the movement while Ms. Roma Wani, Senior Vice-President, J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides presented the Welcome Address. Senior functionaries of the School Education Department, Department of Youth Services and Sports and Scouts and Guides and their leaders were present at the function.

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SRINAGARPeoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone has yet again asked Omar Abdullah to clarify whether he met the top brass of the BJP post 2014 Assembly election results to discuss government formation. “It is time you give a clear answer. You have projected yourself as the sole warrior to save the people of Kashmir from the BJP. But if you were in talks with them for government formation, you will have to come out and tell the people that all along you have been lying and that you are a covert BJP stooge, have allied with them in the past and will ally with them in the future”, Sajad said in a statement.

He said that this theatre enacted by Omar Abdullah has to come to an end. “You want to project yourself as the new ideological defender. You can’t take on that role. You are bereft of any ideology. Lust for power does not add up to an ideology. We will keep on reminding you about the talks that you held with the BJP for government formation. We have reminded you earlier and we will remind you again”, he added.

Sajad said that Farooq Abdullah has time and again gone out of the way to lick up to BJP-RSS. “The sole reason Farooq Sahib raised slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ at a function to remember late Atal Bihari Vajpayee was to keep the RSS in good humor. The sole reason Farooq Abdullah wanted to start the construction of Ram Mandir temple was to keep them in good humor”, he added.

In response to the allegations levelled by Farooq Abdullah, Sajad said that the last person on mother earth to lecture about morality is Dr. Farooq Abdullah. “A person charge sheeted by the CBI and out on bail, for stealing 120 crores in the JKCA scam, is the new sermonizer of financial morality in the town. If anything goes to credit of Farooq sahib, it is in terms of setting new standards of thievery. Dr. Farooq sahib sits on assets worth thousands of crores and is the most notorious mismatch between known sources of income and wealth holding. I promise I will apologize publicly if you are able to match your income with the huge wealth that you have accumulated.

It would take an entire book to record the details of loot and plunder. Under Omar Abdullah regime a non-state subject friend was inducted as a director in the JK Bank, who gained the sobriquet of corporate broker. Hundreds of crores were loaned to non-state subject companies who were blacklisted or on the verge of joining the category of NPA. It is a well known fact that the commission rate going for granting loans was 2-5%. So will ‘Mr. 2-5%’ aka Omar Abdullah tell us what his net earnings was from the kickbacks received from these companies? We will come up with details very soon”, he added.

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JAMMU: Homage to Dr. Ambedkar on 128th Birth anniversary" was organised by All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organisations. The Bike Rally  was flagged off by State President,All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organisations Sh R K Kalsotra, Padamshree Awardee Hon'ble  S P Verma & BL Bhardwaj, Gen Secy, Confederation at 10.30 AM on 14th April 2019 at Ambedkar Park, Resham Ghar to Ambedkar chowk Rail Head Jammu.

Majority of participants were youth from City of Jammu who with full enthusiasm with panchsheel flags and raising slogans like jai bheem jai bharat, jab tak suraj chand rahega baba tera naam rahega etc. A number of drummers were also part of the celebration. Portrait of Baba Sahib is graced with flower showering. Paying tribute to Baba Sahib, State President Confederation R K Kalsotra apprised the gathering that in 1954 on Oct 27 while addressing the masses at Jalandhar Baba Sahib Ambedkar said when he came from England after getting my degree of Doctor of Pgilosophy, there was nobody in India with such qualification.

I declined all tempting offers of Government jobs because I had a great feeling for the service of my community. He further said while in Congress Govt. I retained true to my people.My critics pointed out that I had joined the Congress. I explained that I am like a rock which does not melt but turns the course of rivers. He apprised there were 30 S/C MPs. They never asked any question and never submitted a bill for consideration in the Parliament,. giving impression to the outside world that the people have no problems and they do not require any special consideration.He also said, I have built the house for you. Now it is up to you to maintain it in proper order.I have planted the tree, if you water it you will enjoy the fruits and it's shade.If not, you will have to sit in the sun and our community will be ruined. Kalsotra appeal to the community to come forth and strengthen the Confederation to complete the unfinished work of Baba Sahib for the welfare of the prople. 

SP Verma gave his greeting to the nation on the auspicious occasion & said that Ambedkar's contribution in the Freedom of the nation was at par with Father of nation Mahatma Gandhi. Ambedkar became the Messiah of the downtrodden. He said every individual, regardless of class, caste, gender can progress by drawimg learning from his life.  While addressing BL Bhardwaj appraised the participants, Baba Sahib was a learned man with following qualification like B.A., M.A., M.Sc., D.Sc., Ph.D., L.L.D.,

*D.Litt., Barrister-at-LAW.  B.A.(Bombay University) Bachelor of Arts, MA.(Columbia university) Master Of Arts, M.Sc.( London School of Economics) Master Of Science, Ph.D. (Columbia University) Doctor of philosophy ,D.Sc.( London School of Economics) Doctor of Science L.L.D.(Columbia University) Doctor of  Laws ,D.Litt.( Osmania* *University) Doctor of *Literature, Barrister-at-La  (Gray's Inn, London) law *qualification for a lawyer in royal court of England.

*Elementary Education, 1902 Satara, Maharashtra. Matriculation, 1907, Elphinstone High School, Bombay Persian etc.,Inter 1909,Elphinston e  College,Bombay Persian and English B.A, 1912 Jan, Elphinstone College, Bombay, University of Bombay, Economics & Political Science  M.A 2-6-1915 Faculty of* *Political Science, Columbia University, New York, Main-Economics Ancillaries-Soc iology,* *History Philosophy, Anthropology, Politics Ph.D 1917 Faculty of* *Political Science, Columbia University, New York,The National Divident of India - A Historical and Analytical Study' M.Sc 1921 June London  School  of Economics, London 'Provincial Decentralizatio n of Imperial Finance in British India' Barrister-at- Law 30-9-1920 Gray's Inn, London Law D.Sc 1923 Nov London* *School, of Economics, London 'The Problem of the Rupee - Its origin and it's,  solution' was accepted for the degree of D.Sc. (Economics).

L.L.D (Honoris Causa) 5-6-1952 Columbia University, New York For HIHchievements,*Ladership and authoring the  constitution of India  D.Litt (Honoris Causa) 12-1-1953 Osmania University, Hyderabad For HIS achievements, Leadership and writing the  constitution of  India!  Bike Rally was led by Mohd Shafi Bajjad marched through Maheshpura Chowk, Breg.Rajinder Singh Chowk, Indira Chowk, Lower Gumat Chowk, Jewal, Dogra Chowk, Bikram Chowk, Last More Gandhi Nagar, via Valmiki Temple culminated under the Statute of Baba Sahib Dr Ambedkar at Ambedkar Chowk were all the members of the rally garlanded the statute of Baba Sahib  and joined  in a Megha Mela which was organised.

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