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BANDIPORA, APRIL 28: The Student Council HKM Degree College Bandipora under the guidance of Seminar and Debates Committee organised a farewell programme bidding adieu to the outgoing batch of students.

On the occasion, Prof. Sajad Manzoor, Convener of the Seminar and Debates Committee, expressed his strong rapport with the students and offered sincere wishes for their success in their academic endeavours.

Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Masood Ahmad Malik also extended his best wishes to the outgoing students.

He appreciated 4th-semester students for orchestrating the programme smoothly.

He also emphasized the need to revive Bandipora’s reputation for knowledge and highlighted the importance of developing reading habits, stating that they contribute to personal perfection.

The event was marked by various performances and presentations, including the singing of College Tarana and a traditional Kashmiri Rouf by a group of girls, adorned in captivating traditional Kashmiri attire.

Additionally, powerful speeches expressing gratitude and well wishes were delivered, accompanied by musical renditions ranging from inspiring tunes to nostalgic melodies, and even regional language performances with live instrumental accompaniments.

Dance performances were also a highlight, captivating the audience and adding a vibrant touch to the proceedings.

Among others who spoke at the occasion were, Prof. G. M. Khan, from the Faculty of English and Dr. Mohammad Sheikh-ul-Ashraf, senior Faculty in the Department of Botany.

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Umar Dar
Sopore, April 23, 2024

On World Book Day, the literary talents of young students at SRM Welkin Higher Secondary School in Sopore were on full display as they shared their creative works with peers and teachers alike.

Among the budding writers were Aqsa Wani and Peer Madeha, both grade 6 students, who captivated the audience with their imaginative stories. Aqsa presented her gripping tale “A Call That Ruined My Life” while Peer Madeha took everyone on an adventure with “The Famous Explorer.”

Other notable contributions included Daneen Sherjeel Khan’s poignant poetry, Aiza’s charming short story, and Hazika Nisar’s nostalgic reflection on childhood. Zeeshan shared his winter experiences, Usman Javid challenged minds with “One Thousand and One Tricky Questions,” and Aleena Norul Ain delved into the realms of mystery with “Hepta.”

While talking to Director Students affairs SRM Welkin Ms. Sadaf Anayat, she said the event wasn’t just a platform for showcasing literary prowess; it was also a testament to the school’s commitment to nurturing young talent across various genres of writing.

Teachers and students alike praised the creativity and dedication of their peers, inspiring others to explore their own literary passions.

Sobiya, an eighth-grade student, left the audience eagerly anticipating her next work of fiction, showcasing the depth and diversity of talent at SRM Welkin School Sopore.

Chairman SRM Welkin Haji Anayatullah Hajni also praised all the budding Authors and felicitated them.

As the event concluded, it left an indelible mark on all those present, reminding everyone of the power of words to inspire, provoke thought, and ignite the imagination.

Theme : An attempt to revive culture of reading among students.

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Swami Priyam Ji:- Jammu and Kashmir is the pride of every Indian. Together we have to take Jammu and Kashmir to new heights . Youth of kashmir is the backbone of a country. Youth can play an important role in building a strong and atmanirbar bharat. Unfortunately, for decades, since independence, Kashmiri youth have felt neglected, disillusioned and rudderless. They need a sense of direction, involvement and responsibility. The youth power should be harnessed to tackle the age-old social evils and other problems facing the country.

In a region pulsating with energy and vitality, the youth of kashmir valley embody the promise of tomorrow. They hold the key to unlocking the immense potential that lies within India, propelling us towards the realization of our vision for a Dream achieving of atmanirbarbharat. With passion coursing through their veins and dreams illuminating their path, the youth of kashmir valley can wield a transformative force, shaping the destiny of our great nation. Youth of kashmir valley bulge is an unparalleled demographic advantage, with a staggering 65% of ​population below the age of 35. This vibrant cohort possesses an untapped wellspring of creativity, innovation, and resilience. To harness this immense potential, it is imperative to channel their energy towards constructive avenues and provide them with the necessary tools and platforms for self-expression.

Education stands as the cornerstone for empowering our youth of kashmir. Access to quality education, tailored to meet the evolving needs of the 21st century, is the bedrock upon which the future of India will be built.
As Swami Vivekananda famously said, “Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.”
It is essential to nurture critical thinking, problem-solving, and entrepreneurial skills among our young minds, equipping them with the ability to navigate the complexities of the modern world. In this era of digital revolution, the youth have unparalleled access to information and technology. Their innate fluency in the digital realm can be a powerful tool for social change. With the power of social media, they can amplify their voices, raise awareness about pressing issues, and mobilize communities towards a shared vision.

As Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai once remarked, “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” The youth of kashmir valley possess the capacity to initiate dialogue, challenge the status quo, and propel societal transformations. Entrepreneurship and innovation are the driving forces of economic growth in a rapidly evolving global landscape. The youth of kashmir can spearhead the creation of a vibrant startup ecosystem that fosters job creation, economic inclusivity, and technological advancements. By encouraging a culture of innovation and providing incubation support, we can unleash the latent entrepreneurial spirit of our youth. As business magnate Ratan Tata aptly put it, “I urge young people to become entrepreneurs and help create jobs.” Furthermore, the youth of kashmir can play a pivotal role in addressing pressing social issues, such as gender inequality, poverty, and environmental degradation. Through community engagement, volunteering, and social activism, they can champion causes that resonate with their values. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” the youth can inspire transformative actions and bridge the gap between intent and impact. However, realizing the potential of youth of kashmir requires concerted efforts from all stakeholders. It demands a collaborative approach involving government, educational institutions, private enterprises, and civil society organizations. Policies must be crafted to foster an ecosystem that nurtures talent, rewards innovation, and provides equal opportunities for all. Investments in skill development, vocational training, and research and development are essential to equip the youth with the necessary tools to thrive in a rapidly evolving world As we march towards the 100th anniversary of our independence, let us recognize the power and agency of our youth. They are the torchbearers of our dreams, the harbingers of a radiant future.

To quote former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, “Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts, and thoughts result in action.” It is through their dreams and actions that the vision of a Dream atmanirbarbharat will be realized. Let us unite as a nation, inspire the youth, and together forge a path towards a resplendent future where India shines as a beacon of hope and progress.

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The event commenced with a warm welcome address by Dr. N. A Shah, Registrar, SSM College of Engineering, who highlighted the significance of celebrating International Women’s Day and the importance of empowering women in all spheres of life. The esteemed Chief guests and Hon’ble guests of Honour were then invited to share their valuable insights on various topics related to women empowerment and their journeys.

The audience was spellbound by the motivating speeches of the distinguished speakers and performance from the orphanage. The event emphasized the importance of creating an enabling environment for women to achieve their potential and contribute to the development of society.

The event was attended by a large number of women from the college, including students, faculty, and other dignitaries. It was an excellent platform for women to come together, learn from each other, and network. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Er. S.S.A Rufai, Principal SSM Polytechnic College , who besides expressing gratitude to the esteemed guests and the audience for making the event a grand success he announced that as mark of gratitude ,SSM adopted 10 orphans from the Trust and cover their all educational expenses. It was also declared that as a part of the theme of the event and to increase digitALL learning awareness among students, free computer course would be offered in the college premises on every Saturday to the orphanage inmates.

SSM College of Engineering takes pride in organizing such events to promote gender equality and empower women. The college remains committed in providing a conducive environment that nurtures and supports the growth and development of women in all spheres of life. The event was concluded with a valedictory function where the guests were felicitated with honour ,mementoes and certification

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National Science Day was celebrated by SSM College of Engineering Diver Parihaspora on 28th February 2023 at its Campus to commemorate contribution of Dr. C.V. Raman first Indian Nobel laureate. The theme for this year’s Science Day was “Global Science for Global Well Being”.

The programme was attended by Alumni of the Institute Er. Irfan Reshi, Technical Officer PMGSY Kashmir and Er. Gazi Shohaib Legal Metrological officer besides hundreds of students, faculty and staff of the institute.

The programme comprised of Scientific presentations, Project display, Poster Competition, Quiz and Prototype display by the Alumni, faculty and students. The speakers highlighted the importance of the National Science Day more so when the theme for this year is “Global Science for Global Well Being” and advised the students to utilize this occasion to get enlightened by deliberations of the dignitaries and other speakers.

Er. Haya Qazi, Education Administrator of the college in her brief address to the gathering stressed upon the adoption of latest technologies in the field of science including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Nano Technology and other related fields which have become more relevant in every field of Science/Engineering.

Prof. (Dr.) N.A. Shah, President Alumni Association of the college also spoke about importance of celebrating National Science Day and stressed upon students to inculcate scientific temper for the overall contribution for the well-being of the society.

The programme ended with distribution of mementos and Certificates to the Alumni and other contributors.

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Abdul Basit

The Planning Commission bemoaned the region’s slow growth ten years ago while examining the development situation in Jammu and Kashmir and gave various explanations for it. It claimed that inability to find work and generate income was caused by the climate of armed militancy in Kashmir and low productivity in the agricultural and related sectors. The industrial sector is still in its infancy due to a lack of investment opportunities and poor industrial infrastructure.

The inadequacy of existing strategies for the potential sectors to experience greater economic growth was noted. It went on to say that the state’s weak economic growth has also been attributed to poor fiscal management and poor governance.
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been moving toward development over the past two years as a result of government initiatives, including various development schemes carried out under the Prime Minister Development Package that focused on individual beneficiaries and revived long-pending projects that had lain dormant for several decades by removing the obstacles, through ensuring effective and transparent administration.
The UT’s local population has benefited from the use of technology by both the Union and UT governments. A number of procedures have been established in the IT sector, including the provision of and construction of two sizable IT parks, one in each of Jammu and Srinagar, each covering more than 500,000 square feet.
The UT administration also unveiled a real estate policy with a transparent bidding process to distribute government-created “land banks” to private developers, among other initiatives. The development of a network of roads and highways is the sole focus of the JandK government’s comprehensive approach to development.
Nearly every project across various sectors that was ignored has been given new life in order to ensure growth in the valley and allow the UT to catch up to the other states of the nation.
The Modi administration allocated a sizable sum of Rs. 800 billion to the state government in 2015 to launch a number of development projects to convert J.
The advantages of repealing Article 370 are now beginning to benefit the populace. After August. 5, 2019, the J.
Over the previous two years, the J. A road map has been created to ensure that all 10816 million rural households will have access to piped water by the end of December 2021. Currently, 43% of rural households have household water connections, which is double the national average of 21%.
A multipurpose irrigation and power project in Jharkhand was given approval by the Indian government in February 2020 for Rs60 billion. Power projects have been overseen by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation to address the severe electricity shortage in J. 2019 saw the groundbreaking of 20 additional power projects worth Rs100 billion and the inauguration of 15 power projects. Jammu Power Development Corporation Limited (JPDCL) and Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) were established to assist J. With a comprehensive strategy for all-around human development in the UT, including key industries like tourism, healthcare, employment creation, education, and industrial growth. To ensure that Kashmiri children and youth receive high-quality education, the government has opened hundreds of schools, 50 new educational facilities with 25,000 seats available, and launched scholarship programs that have helped more than 500,000 students thus far. An Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and a new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) are developing in the UT. For better healthcare services to the J&K region, two All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), seven new medical colleges, five new nursing colleges, and a state cancer institute are being built.
The people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially those from the Valley, consciously expressed their political preference for democracy and the idea of India, which includes peace, pluralism, equality, the right to life and liberty without fear of terrorism, as opposed to the death and destruction inflicted on the people of Kashmir by terrorists.
The concept of India in Kashmir and the ethos of Plural Kashmir are meaningless to Kashmiri society and the rest of the world unless the exiled Kashmiri Pandits are physically returned to their homeland with dignity and are given access to political and economic power.
The Panchayati Raj system’s Zila Parishad law was passed, and after Article 370/35A was repealed, it was expanded to include the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. This was a major step toward establishing democracy and local government at the grassroots level. In other words, it entails bringing governance to those who reside in the farthest reaches of the UT.
Nevertheless, this is J’s first time implementing it. The election process was largely peaceful and normal, which added to the overall positive atmosphere.
Achieving a voting rate of 50% in the UT overall despite extreme cold, the Covid19 situation, and the valley’s boycott politics in the background is no small feat. Kashmiris long for peace and the peaceful enjoyment of their rights to life and liberty because they are tired of the ongoing terror violence that has plagued their region for more than three decades. India is viewed by them as a land full of opportunities. The people of Kashmir Valley have once more rejected separatist rhetoric and religious extremism by opting for democracy, the mainstream political narrative, and a liberal Sufi Islamic way of life. In an effort to win people over, New Delhi is making every effort. Kashmiris must put forth extra effort to combat terrorism and separatism, foster peace and a fresh start for reclaiming their nation’s lost glory.

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The way to demonstrate your skill . singing is an art of trouble many person concern it as a profession and many for fun but music is a rivalry of life
Many singers face troubles distractions difficulties in their music career let’s take an example of a singer namely Mohammed sami-ullah lone son of Late Gh Mohammed lone
He is a resident of district Ganderbal sub district kangan akhal he is born 1994 in kangan Ganderbal .At the age 4yrs he starts his education in a primary school
After one year at age of 5yrs the shadow of father arose. During course of time his mother brought him up and give those sources to his son that he needs in his literary . some how in 2014 he completes his course of b.A in Degree College Ganderbal. Meanwhile in 2015 his mother suddenly died and he also arose the shadow of mother he again faced troubles distractions and difficulties in his life but during this time he was very fond of singing since childhood. But due to these obstacles in his life he can’t do such a thing where shows in talent . sincerely the the art of singing doesn’t left him he starts his singing career in YouTube portal . Nowadays he has channel and he live his life very much good people knows him nowadays as Lone After
In this example we learnt that if we have the talent we have to express it and the art doesn’t left us.

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Most students who passed out of school during the pandemic found it hard to get their life on track. But imran khan one of those students, took a path that led straight to the fashion industry.
Not about fame and faith, just an inspiration , dedication uphill bettle resulted the unexpected glory of imran khan, son of mason . Boy from an unknown remote backward area belongs to a marginalised class family strikes the doors of oppertunity turns out to be a model . His positive attitude towards his carreer knock down the social and economic obstacle .He says there are always ups and downs behind the success of everyone, but one should move forward and keep the show on.He has started his journey from nothing however is accelerating on his way ,with in short time period he has installed his plinthplinth in the modelling field. Its an appriciation for indian audience, who have allowed discrimination to dessipate and accept kasmiri models ,imran khan @imrankhan_official07 as fashion industrie’s newest leading model. Imran khan worked for known and renowed desighner KUNAL RAWAL and brands like IDEE sunglasses with SIDHANT CHATUVEDY and have future bookings with so many desighners. Recently he has done a print shoots for AIRTEL INDIA . In next few months he is going to do internation work in modelling . Imran khan is the first person in kashmir to have hoardings in many places in kashmir.

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SRINAGAR, Jan 10 : For Syed Taqwa Shah, a passionate writer who hails from Safa Kadal locality of downtown Srinagar, perseverance has been the key to success.

Taqwa, 26, a graduate, is currently a school teacher at Kids Nursery School in Bemina locality of Srinagar.

Despite having grown up in a difficult time when Kashmir was hit by crisis after crises, Taqwa kept herself motivated and stayed on course by writing about different public issues.
For her, Kashmir’s young author Azra Mufti is a role model who motivated her passion for writing.

Taqwa believes that there is no one who has not faced hurdles while following their respective passions.

But what sets her apart from others is that the fact that she has used the hurdles that have come her way to motivate herself and pursue her dream of becoming an author.

“Had my family and friends not been there, thinking about this would not have been possible. It is due to their support that I have been able t achieve something in my life. I still have a long way to go,” she said.

Being interested in writing, Taqwa first important public reach out was through an article for a prominent English daily in Kashmir. In the article, she appeal people to follow SOPs to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 infection in a creative way and her way of reaching out was appreciated.

Her recent writings focusing on health and women empowerment have been published in different newspapers and websites. She is also the co-author of Soul Speaks published by Notion Press, India.
Taqwa shah wants to give a message to the youth of valley that they should not waste their time on issues which may spoil their dreams and those of their families.
“As far as our Kashmir is concerned, due to the lack of employment, youth of valley are going for bad things like drugs. It’s the time that we can create something new which will help our upcoming generation to become their inspiration,” Taqwa said.

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On this occasion, Commanding Officer 14 RR, Colonel Ajay Singh Rawat SM, CO 26 AR, Colonel Yogeshwar Singh, and all officers were present.

An official said the officers appreciated the contribution of Mohammad Zaid rendered by him in ensuring a peaceful and safe district. They said the efforts of him to ensure a drug and crime-free Bandipora will be a benchmark for all other officers. The Army officers expressed best wishes to the SSP Bandipora for future postings.

They said as a police head of Bandipora district, Zaid has been in the forefront combating terrorism, maintaining law and order in the town and generating intelligence for effect based operations. “His synergised efforts resulted in jointmanship and synchronised and coordinated conduct of conter-terrorism operations”.

Zaid is a 2001 batch JKPS officer who held the appointment of SSP Bandipora in March 2021. During his illustrious career spanning 23 years, he has tenanted various appointments in various districts of J&K.

As a token of appreciation and remembrance a Garhwali Soldier momento was presented to the outgoing SSP.

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