Shri Kiren Rijiju takes salute at SSB Asstt. Commandants’ Passing Out Parade

Shri Kiren Rijiju takes salute at SSB Asstt. Commandants’ Passing Out Parade

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju has said that guarding the country’s open and porous borders is the most challenging assignment. Addressing the 19th Assistant Commandants Passing Out Parade at the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Academy at Srinagar, Uttarakhand today, he said the SSB personnel are ably handling this difficult task on the borders with Nepal and Bhutan by being vigilant and at the same time conducting themselves with peace and affection.

On the occasion Shri Rijiju released the SSB magazine ‘Alaknanda’ and presented trophies and the sword of honour to the graduating cadets. He also inspected the Parade and took the salute of the marching contingent. Eighteen cadets were inducted into the force as Officers.

Shri Rijiju was accompanied by the Director General, SSB, Smt. Archana Ramasundaram.


 Training Programme for Foreign Police Officers at NCRB concludes.
67 Participants from 26 countries attended the Training Programme

The Minister of State for Home affairs Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary attended the valedictory function of the training programme of the foreign police officers at the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) here today.

The Minister also distributed certificates and prizes to the participants on this occasion. He appreciated the work of NCRB in organizing such training programmes for the national and international participants.

The training programme at NCRB is being conducted for foreign police officers since 1990 under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and Special Commonwealth Africa Assistance Programme (SCAAP) of the Government.

NCRB conducts six courses on Information Technology and Fingerprint Science on three occasions in a year. The current training programme is attended by 67 participants from 26 countries which is the highest ever participation.

Earlier, in his welcome speech Director General, NCRB Shri Radhakrishna Kini A highlighted the achievements and new initiatives taken by the NCRB in imparting training on Information Technology, Cyber Security & Fingerprint Science.

Diplomats from the Foreign Mission of the participating countries were also present at the valedictory function.


 Shri Rajnath Singh distributes scholarship Cheques

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh distributed about 300 scholarship cheques to the school going children of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation.

Shri Rajnath Singh said that he had a long pending desire to do something for the families of the jawans and when he met Shri S.D. Shibulal, Co-founder and former CEO, Infosys Limited last year, they discussed the possibilities in this regard. The Home Minister felt extremely happy when Shri Shibulal extended the help of Sarojini Damodaran Foundation (SDF) which identifies students in need of financial assistance during schooling.

The Ministry of Home Affairs carried out an exercise and identified 295 children (CRPF-229, BSF-33, CISF-11, ITBP-3, SSB-5 and Assam Rifles-14) from different CAPF’s families and decided about these scholarships in consultation with the SDF. Shri Rajnath Singh distributed cheques of Rs.6000/- per annum for students in classes from 1st to 4th standard, Rs.9000/- per annum for 5th to 7th standard students and Rs.12000/- per annum for 8th to 12th standard and SDF has agreed to continue this assistance in subsequent years. The assistance will also be extended for needy children for their higher studies in due course.

The Union Home Minister appealed to the corporate world to join hands in assisting the families of Police, CAPFs and Defence personnel. Shri Rajnath Singh said though the amount is meagre but it is a good beginning and he will ensure to increase it. Shri Rajnath Singh mentioned that these small children are like flowers who will bloom in due course.

Shri Rajnath Singh said that no help could be better than that of education or ‘Vidyadhan’ as it is mahadhan and it will help these children to perform better in their lives. The Home Minister said that it is not obligation but our duty to assist the families as our jawans leave no stone unturned for the security of the country even by sacrificing their lives.

Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State for Home Affairs, heads of CAPFs, Senior Officers of MHA, Smt. Kumari Shibulal, Patron and Sh.S.D.Shibulal, Managing Trustee, Sarojini Damodaran Foundation (SDF) and family members of CAPF personnel attended the function.


Health Advisory for Yatris During Shri Amarnathji Yatra

            The Pilgrimage to Holy Cave of Shri Amarnathji involves trekking at altitudes as high as 14000 feet. Yatris may develop High Altitude Sickness with following symptoms: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness and difficulty in sleeping, visual impairment, bladder dysfunction, bowl dysfunction, loss of coordination of movements, paralysis on one side of the body, gradual loss of consciousness and mental status changes, drowsiness, chest tightness, fullness, congestion, fast breathing and increased heart rate. If high altitude sickness is not treated timely, it may be lethal in a matter of hours.

Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has issued  the following Health Advisory for the Yatris:

Do’ s for prevention of High Altitude Sickness.

1.         Do  prepare  for  the  Yatra  by  achieving  Physical  Fitness  –  it  is advisable to start a preparatory Morning/ Evening walk, about 4-5 km per day, at least a month prior to the Yatra.

2.         Start deep breathing exercise and Yoga, particularly pranayam for improving oxygen efficiency of the body.

3.         Do check with your physician prior to travelling to higher elevations, if you have any existing pre-existing medical conditions.

4.         Do walk slowly while ascending and take time to acclimatize-, relax for a short while on steep inclines.

5.      Do avoid exerting beyond your normal capacity.

6.         Do take compulsory rest at various locations and ensure time logging and take ideal walking time mentioned on the display boards while moving towards next location.

7.      Do check with your physician prior to taking any medications.

8.      Do drink lots of water to combat dehydration and headaches – about

5 liters of fluid per day.

9.   Do follow the prescribed food menu – available at Shrine Board’s website, – when having food in the Yatra area.

10.    Do consume plenty of carbohydrates to reduce fatigue and prevent low blood sugar levels.

11.     Do bring portable oxygen with you as it is helpful in case you have difficulty in breathing.

12.    Do descend immediately to a lower elevation, if you start having altitude illness symptoms.

13        In case there is any change in the status of your health after having obtained Compulsory Health Certificate some weeks earlier, do consult your doctor before embarking on the pilgrimage.

14.       In case of any signs of high altitude sickness or any other discomfort, immediately contact the nearest medical facility located at every 2 kms.

 Don’ts  for  prevention  of  High  Altitude illness.

1.      Don’t ignore the symptoms of high altitude illness.

2.      Don’t drink alcohol, caffeinated drink, or smoke.

 3.    Don’t ascend any further if you have altitude illness. Instead, descend immediately to an elevation where you can acclimatize.

4.     Don’t accept everything a sick Yatri says since his/ her judgment is impaired.

Route to Holy Cave during Amarnath Yatra
      There are two routes to the Holy Cave one is BALTAL Route and another is PHALGAM route. The distance and  time taken for  journey upto Holy Cave by two routes is given below:

Baltal Axis (District Ganderbal)

Mode of Trspt
By Air
By Mech.Trpt
By pony
Neelgrath to Panjtarni
Baltal to Pahalgam
200 Kms
5 hours

10 min
Sgr to Neelgrath
94 kms
3 hrs
Baltal to Domel
2.75 kms
1 hr
(on foot)
30 min
Domel to Brarimarg
6 kms
3-4 hrs (on foot)
2 hrs
Brarimarg to Holy Cave
6 kms
2  to 3 hrs
(on foot)
Baltal to Holy Cave
14 kms
8 hrs (on foot)
4.50 hrs


Pahalgam Axis (District Anantnag)

Mode of Transport
By Air
By Mech.Trpt
By pony
Pahalgam to Panjtarni
Pahalgam to Baltal
200 kms
5 hours

15 min
Distance from Jammu to Khanabal
239 km
8 hrs By car/ Coach
Khanabal to Pahalgam
40 km
90 min By car/ Coach
Pahalgam to Chandanwari
16 kms
1 hr
5 hrs
Chandanwari to Sheshnag
(on foot)
4 hrs
Sheshnag to Panjtarni
14 kms
8 hrs (on foot)
5 hrs
Panjtarni to Holy Cave
6 kms
3 hrs (on foot)
2 hrs
Nunwan to Holy Cave
48 kms
1 hour upto Chandanwari
12 Hours from Chandanwari to Holy Cave


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