Schools across several states to reopen from September 21 amid coronavirus pandemic. Preparations underway at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jammu as it reopened today. Ministry of Home Affairs permitted states and Union Territories to permit up to 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to schools for online teaching and related works. COVID guidelines were put by the school authorities.
The 'dargah' of Peer Budan Ali Shah or Peer Baba as it is known, is the perfect example of communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir. People of all religion throng this shrine and get blessings. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs come to this 'dargah' in large number and pray. There is a belief that the 'dargah' protects people of this city from mishaps and evil spirits. The shrine is located in the outskirts of Jammu city at a distance of about 8 Kilometres towards the aerodrome at Satwari. Baba Budan Shah was born at Talwandi in Punjab, and it is said that another shrine of this Peer is located at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. In spite of being the 'dargah' of a Muslim saint, Hindus and Sikh devotees who flock this religious place particularly on Thursdays are far greater in number than the Muslim followers. The devotees of Peer Baba have many interesting stories to share.
In wake of surge in coronavirus cases, the Jammu and Kashmir administration updated the existing healthcare infrastructure of the Union Territory. Eight more ventilators were added at Government Medical College in Baramulla, the nodal hospital treating patients across North Kashmir. The procurement of the life saving machines was facilitated some days back by the JandK Medical Supplies Corporation Limited. Locals laud the administration's initiative to update the healthcare infrastructure to fight the pandemic. Medical Superintendent of Government Medical College said, "This facility is a landmark now, we will be able to provide high class facilities here. It was our dream to provide intensive care facility at this level. As, whenever a patient requires ventilator, either he dies in midway or he does not gets a ventilator in the hospital. So these things are now getting established here, it is a landmark in itself."
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In its bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the Kashmir valley, the Jammu and Kashmir administration is setting up COVID-19 testing camps in rural areas of the union territory. These camps are being set up for ensuring safer testing for the people who can't visit the hospitals due to the threat of the virus. In line with this, the government organised a testing camp in Sheikhpora village in Budgam district where the health officials went door to door to take the samples of locals and provided immediate results. People in large numbers took part in the camp and appreciated the government initiative which they said will further help in controlling the spread of the deadly virus. The testing camp also helps those who travelling plans since the immediate results helps in determining their health status. This COVID-19 testing facility ensures isolating those who found positive and containing the pandemic which continues to trouble the country.
Kashmir valley has no dearth of talented singers of different genres including famous sufi. Singers, composers have come together to promote rich classical music of Jammu and Kashmir at a global stage. They are coming up with an album 'Qaraar'. They come up with the project as studios reopened after a hiatus of almost a year. They were closed over security situation in the valley and later coronavirus pandemic. Renowned singer and music composer of Kashmir, Waheed Jeelani and a group of singers came forward to restart the recordings in studios with a new concept aimed to preserve the rich Kashmiri music. This is the first initiative taken by these music lovers aimed to involve several singers of the Valley to prepare a special song titled 'Wattan' for the 'Qaraar' album. "The reason why we have started this initiative is to provide an opportunity to our Kashmiri artists. After a long time we are able to resume recording in studios, courtesy relaxations from the government but we are keeping in mind all the necessary guidelines," Waheed Jeelani told ANI. Singer Jameela Khan said that all the different genres of singers performing together is a good thing. "It feels great that recording studios have now opened up," she added.
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