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Enthusiasm, gaiety marks Union Territory Foundation Day celebration in winter capital Jammu

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Departments showcase flagship initiatives, wide ranging achievements made in past 4 years

Div Com calls for timeline completion of Projects for augmentation of infrastructure

JAMMU, OCTOBER 31: The Union Territory Foundation Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety across Jammu Division. The main event was held at Teachers Bhawan Jammu, where the Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, graced the occasion as the chief guest.

The celebrations commenced with the lighting of the traditional lamp, led by the Chief Guest and other distinguished guests present on the occasion. The event showcased a range of stalls established by different departments, including Skill Development Department, Social Welfare, Health, Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), Sheep Husbandry, Horticulture, Agricultural departments, and the Regional Transport Office.  The Departments also offered online services to the public. Self-help groups and NGOs also participated actively, displaying their products and crafts.

The Divisional Commissioner commended the departments for highlighting their schemes, initiatives and the entrepreneurs for showcasing their products and services to the public.

The occasion witnessed a scintillating cultural show, featuring Dogri songs by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages besides skits, songs, dances and a cultural costume parade presented by students of different schools.

Documentaries on flagship initiatives of the Government were screened, highlighting projects related to the Smart City, such as the River Tawi front view, smart mobility and data science. The Directorate of Information also screened a documentary providing an insight into the extensive progress made by J&K UT in the past four years.

Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner also handed over loan sanction letters to beneficiaries from the Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries departments, enabling them to embark on their entrepreneurial journeys. Letters of approval for old age pensions, widow pensions and disability pension schemes from the Social Welfare Department were also presented to the beneficiaries. Specially-abled individuals received keys of tricycles to enhance their mobility and independence.

In his address, the Divisional Commissioner emphasised the completion of different developmental projects in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly proposed for augmenting the infrastructural base in key sectors. He highlighted the ongoing progress in the UT, citing completed projects and those currently under execution. The Div Com underscored the importance of different departments, schemes, and projects in fostering comprehensive development in the Union Territory.

The celebration of the UT Foundation Day in Jammu was a testament to the commitment of Jammu and Kashmir to usher in development and progress across all sectors. The event served as a showcase of unity, innovation, and the dedication of various departments and individuals working towards a brighter future for the Union Territory.

The Divisional Commissioner alongwith Officers and gathering also took unity Pledge to mark the celebrations of National Unity Day.

Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Sachin Kumar Vaishya; SSP Jammu, Vinod Kumar, Director School  Education Jammu, Ashok Sharma; besides HoDs of various departments, students and general public  attended the function.

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