Monday, February 29, 2016

Darakhshan receives D.Lit

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi receives D.Lit degree 
        Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, the Bhartiya Janta Party State Vice President and Member Central Wakf Council of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs (Government of India) has received the Prestigious D.Lit degree for her research work. Doctor Andrabi is known as the highly educated, intellectual Politian of Jammu & Kashmir.

9th Indo-Pak Love & Peace Day 2016

           Ashok Koul & Dr Darakhshan sent valentine of Peace to Pakistan

           Indo-Pak Love & Peace Day celebrated on International Border

Despite cold-hot relations between two neighboring countries, Indo-Pak Love & Peace Day was celebrated today this year for the ninth time by the people from all walks of life at the famous Octroi Post at International Border at Suchetgarh in Jammu. This unique initiative was conceived by writer-politician of J&K Dr Darakhshan Andrabi nine years ago christening Valentine’s Day as the Indo-Pak Love & Peace Day. And since then she has been sending her valentine messages to Pakistan for peace and prosperity in the region. Since last year the programme got immense support from Shri Ashok Koul, the BJP State Organizational Secretary who participated in today’s programme as the Chief Guest. Local MLAs Shri Shyam Chowdhary and Gagan Bhagat were also present on the occasion. This programme has reached out to the people in Pakistan and world-over as it always got immense media coverage throughout the sub-continent and the rest of the world. Many NGOs working in Pakistan or associated with affairs of Sub-continent working worldwide have highlighted its importance. Recently America based NGO “AMERICAN NON-RESIDENT PAKISTANIS” has awarded Dr Darakhshan Andrabi for this historic initiative of Peace & Friendship at Non-Government level. Today Dr Darakhshan Andrabi sent her Valentine to Pakistan which read: “This is the time to prove that Pakistan also believes in eliminating terror-groups from this part of the world so that a new era of Peace and prosperity ushers in within the sub-continent.” Chief Guest of today’s function Shri Ashok Koul accompanied Dr Darakhshan Andrabi in paying floral tributes to Siachan Hero Lance Naik Shaheed Hanumanthappa and other along with those BSF warriors who laid down their lives in protecting our borders. Speaking on the occasion Shri Koul said that our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has tried his best to reach out to Pakistan extending his hand of love and cordiality recently and now it was the turn of Pakistan to respond to India in the same spirit. “Whole nation is waiting for Pakistan Government’s bold steps in dealing with Indian Criminals roaming free on Pak soil so that the region becomes a Centre of Peace and brotherhood.” Dr Darakhshan said that for making twenty first century, the Century of Asia, India & Pakistan need to live in harmony, trust and co-operation in all spheres of life. Shri Ashok Koul and Dr Andrabi were joined by all in lighting the candles of hope in a Heart Shape before they released white pigeons into the skies across the border signifying the transmission of the goodwill and love for Pakistan. Many slogans were demonstrated on the venue addressed to Pakistan which read: “Shun Politics of Violence….it is must for your existence and the cordial relations between us”; “Peace is a weapon through which we can change the world”.  Among others present were Ajay Kumar, Sardar Gursagar Singh Isher, Kamaljit Singh and other prominent persons.  

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi appointed Member of the Central Wakf Council

BJP State Secretary and Party Spokesperson Dr Darakhshan Andrabi has been appointed as Member of the Central Wakf Council of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt Of India. She is part of the twenty member newly constituted council regarding which notification in the Gazette of India has been published. The high power council has been constituted under the provisions of the Wakf Act 1995. Dr Najma Heptullah, Union Minister for Minority Affairs is the Ex-officio Chairperson of the Central Wakf Councli while as the members belong to Lok Sabha, Judiciary and the prominent people from different streams of life having influence on society. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi was today felicitated by BJP office bearers at BJP Headquater in Jammu on her appointment.

BJP organisational elections in Srinagar conclude (29 Nov 2015)

BJP concludes Constituency Level Election Process in Srinagar
Elects constituency Presidents and Representatives for Zadibal and Hazratbal

BJP today held the concluding Constituency Level Election Conventions for Srinagar in which the booth presidents and other booth level elected representatives of Zadibal and Hazratbal elected their Constituency Presidents and Constituency Representatives. The convention was held under the Chairpersonship of BJP State Secretary Dr Darakhshan Andrabi. The other party leaders who were present in the convention included Dr Ali Mohammad Mir, Arif Raja and Mohammad Tahir Mir.  Neelam Gaash was elected as President and Imtiaz Ahmad Dar as Representative for Zadibal Constituency while as Mohammad Ishfaq Malik was elected as President and Nissar Ahmad Mir as Representative for Hazratbal Assembly Constituency. Speaking on the occasion BJP State Secretary Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that it was a moment of contentment for the Party to conclude the Constituency Level election process for whole of Srinagar district today with great participation of the Active Members of the Party from grass root level throughout the district. She thanked the party workers for their hard work and disciplined effort in convening the elections from booth levels to the Constituency levels. “This type of democratic process at the grass root in Kashmir will undoubtedly give a boot to BJP in Kashmir and she was hopeful that through these elected representatives the party will be able to expand its field of support in Kashmir,” said Dr Andrabi.

BJP Organisational Elections for Amirakadal & Khanyar held


BJP today concluded organisational election process of Amirakadal and
Khanyar Assembly Constituencies at special Election Conventions of the
party at Srinagar which were conducted under the Chairpersonship of Dr
Darakhshan Andrabi, State Secretary of BJP. Booth presidents and other
elected representatives of the constituency elected Mohammad Ashraf Reshi
as the President and Ali Mohammasd Mir as the Representative for Amirakadal
Assembly Segment whileas Imtiaz Ahmad Lone was elected President and Fayyaz
Ahmad representative for Khanyar Assembly constituency. Dr Darakhshan
Andrabi along with party leaders Ashok Bhat, Arif Raja and Ali Mohammad
garlanded the new elected office bearers. Speaking on the occasion, Dr
Darakhshan Andrabi said that by this democratic activity at the
organisational level, the party has succeeded in reaching out to the grass
root in a very effective way. "New Constituency Presidents will soon meet
to elect District Prsidents throughout Kashmir and later in the same
fashion, Divisional and state level bodies will be elected", said Dr Andrabi

Friday, November 20, 2015

BJP organises the first ever Organisational Elections in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar/ 20th November 2015 : Bharatiya Janata Party today organised the first ever Constituency Level Election at a special convention held at Srinagar in which the booth Presidents and representatives from all booths of Sonawar Assembly Constituency participated. The Convention was chaired by the BJP State General Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Koul while as the Election In-Charge of Srinagar and BJP State Secretary and Party Spokesperson Dr Darakhshan Andrabi was also present. The election process on spot was convened by Dr Nissar Ahmad Dar. Party leaders Zubai Nazir Wani, Dr Rafi and Arif Raja were also present. “This is the historical moment for BJP. First time we are able to conduct the grass root level elections on such a big scale. Dr Darakhshan’s efforts have enabled us to take democratic process within the organisation to the real public life and this way the party will undoubtedly be represented by the worthy people and ultimately it will strengthen BJP,” said BJP General Secretary Ashok Koul. He taught working mantras to Booth Level presidents of the constituency and said that they should not let those down who have recently elected them as their local representatives. Ashok Koul said that soon the Constituency level Presidents and representatives will choose District Presidents in whole of Kashmir Valley. He along with Dr Andrabi congratulated the newly elected Constituency President Ghulam Hassan Mir and Constituency Representative Ali Mohammad and garlanded them.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Darakhshan Andrabi thanked his able brigade of the party for their hard work and commitment to serve people together under BJP umbrella. She said that Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas is not just a slogan but our mission to be translated into reality but our collective hard work.

Newly elected Office bearers also spoke on the occasion and assured the party leadership and representatives that they will work tirelessly for the party and the people who have trusted and elected them.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

At Srinagar

Mega Contact Programme 

Friday, June 19, 2015

At Kashtwar

                          With Mos Revenue & PWD Shri Sunil Sharma  at a rally in Kishtwar

Presentation of membership records


With Minister for Minister for Minority Affairs

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi met Union Minister for Minority Affairs Dr Najma Heptullah in Srinagar and discussed with her the problems of the youth of the state who are studying and doing jobs or business out of the valley in other parts of the country. She also requested to look into the matter of hassle-free scholarships for Kashmiri youth under GOI scheme for minority students.


                                Darakhshan meets Defence Minister                                     Discusses security situation, submits memorandum for development of Cantonment Colonies

 22 May, 2015: Bhartiya Janta Party senior leader and party spokesperson Dr Darakhshan Andrabi met Union Defence Minister Monohar Parrikar in Srinagar today. She discussed the latest security situation in the state with the minister and briefed him with the situation status report from all parts of the state. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi presented a Memorandum to the Defence Minister in which she demanded a package of development for the Cantonment managed colonies of Srinagar city which were severely-hit  by the recent floods that damaged all infrastructure. She also presented her viewpoint in the Memorandum about the effective steps needed for more public friendly activities of Army in the state. Dr Andrabi said the minister that Army has been the biggest employment source for the youth of the state but still special employment drives for the state in Army.


10th May 2015

 Mandal level Mahasampark Workshop of BJP held in Batamaloo

 Continuing its Mahasamparak Abhiyan in Srinagar district, the first Mandal Mahasampark Workshop was organized by the party in Batamaloo Mandal today at Fruit Mandi Parimpora which was attended by Active Members of the party and many other prominent party workers and leaders. BJP Mandal Pramukh of the Mahasampark Abhiyan for Batamaloo Zubair Nazir Wani presented a roadmap of the contact programme following which the party leadership will reach out to all workers at their doorsteps. The programme was presided over by the Srinagar Pramukh for the Mahasampark Abhiyan Dr Darakhshanm Andrabi who hailed the steps taken by Zubair Nazir Wani for reaching out to each and every registered member of the party and trying to evolve a mechanism for addressing to the problems of the workers and the people associated with them. Prominent activists Ghulam Rassol, Fayyaz Ahmad Narvaroo, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat and others participated in the Workshop. 



Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi calls on Governor
          JAMMU, APRIL 11: Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi, BJP senior leader, called on Mr. N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today.

          During her meeting with the Governor, Dr. Andrabi discussed various issues relating to the socio-economic development of the State and the need for definitive measures to empower women to be able to play a meaningful role in the growth of J&K.

On the mission of Party Expansion in Kashmir

With National In-Charge of the Membership drive at a meeting where I was entrusted the job of Membership Drive for Srinagar Mandal

Filing nominations on PARTY TICKET

At Jammu with senior party leaders


In conversation with YOUNG-BITES Chief Editor Shri Vijay Gupta in the studios


Darakhshan dends peace messages to Pakistan
“Darakhshanji’s peace intiative is now our Initiative. We adopt this concept,”said ASHOK Koul

14th Feb 2015, Amid continuous ceasefire violations and support to the terror structure operating in Jammu & Kashmir, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi organized an impressive function to commemorate 8th Indo-Pak Love & Peace Day today on the bank of the river Chinab at border town Akhnoor.  In 2008 Dr Darakhshan had christened Valentine’s Day as Indo-Pak Love & Peace Day and since then she organizes this grand event to commemorate the day at the LOC or the International Border. Her Valentine messages of peace have reached well to Pakistan and the media of the neighboring country has debated a lot on the peace messages sent from this end. Many NGO working on Peace have also sent appreciation to Dr Darakhshan Andrabi for this unique and historical move. This year for the first time we saw a Chief Guest on the occasion. And he was none other than the General Secretary of State BJP Ashok Koul while as the MLA of Akhnoor Rajiv Sharma and MLA Chamb Dr Bhagat were the guest of honour.  This year’s Valentine message to Pakistan was to shun border violations, and stop support to terror structure operating in J&K. The colourful event included rubber boats filled with flowers and burning diyason them which were flown down the Chinab waters into the Pakistan territory. When Dr Darakhshan along with Chief Guest Ashok Koul  dispatched these rubber boats carrying flowers for Pakistan , she spoke to about her intention, “Despite hodtile situation on borders we send love and peace to Pakistan,”. Speaking on the occasion, BJP State General Secretary Ashok Koul said that darakhshan’s initiative is not BJP ‘s initiative. “We have adopted this historic initiative of Darakhshanji and henceforth we will be celebrating this day on a very bigger scale,” said BJP General Secretary. He said that peace loving India cannot allow any direct or indirect attack to our national integrity and solidarity. He said under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership separatism has started being isolated in the state and the country and the tough stand of the present government regarding the national security has yielded results. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, Ashok Koul, MLA Akhnoor Rajiv Sharma, and others paid tribute to the martyrs who laid their lives fighting terrorism in J&K. White Pigeons signifying peace were flown into skies towards Pakistan signifying our wish that the sub-continent becomes a place of peace and brotherhood.  Coloured candles anddiyas in heart shape were illuminated on the occasion with which signified the wish of the people of India that the darkness of hate, terror and bias goes away with the light of peace, love and brotherhood. Other prominent people which attended the function included Dr Nissar Ahmad, Ajay Kumar Sharma, Kamaljeet Singh, , Mohan Lal and other leaders of BJP.

Darakhshan's Sonwar Assemby Election Crusade

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SDP merges into BJP

Greater Jammu  
JAMMU, NOV 1: The State unit of BJP got further strengthened when Socialistic Democratic Party (SDP), under its State President Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi, merged into BJP besides a large number of social activists joining the party on the occasion. The new entrants led by Dr Andrabi were garlanded and welcomed into the party fold by State President and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Leader of Legislative party Ashok Khajuria, State Election Campaign Committee Chairman Dr. Nirmal Singh, State General Secretaries Ashok Kaul, Kavinder Gupta and Bali Bhagat besides party MLA Sham Choudhary. Jugal Kishore Sharma, on the occasion said that BJP is heading towards becoming the dominant and the largest party due to its popularity and acceptability among all in Jammu & Kashmir and SDP’s merger has strengthened our base throughout the state. He said that the merger of SDP and joining of such a large number of people drawn from different walks of life
will obviously prove to take BJP to new heights. Ashok Khajuria said that the entire length and breadth of the state is yearning for the victory of BJP in the ensuing assembly elections. The party's slogan 'BJP Lao Pradesh Bachao' is attracting the attention of the masses and we are getting overwhelming response. There is no doubt that with each passing day, BJP is reaching closer to government formation in J&K.
 Ashok Kaul said that the much awaited "Achche Din" have begun as the people themselves are realizing that in the shortest time the BJP led government under Narendra Modi has been displaying its commitment for good governance, corruption free administration, bringing down price line and working for common people.He prased Dr Darakhshan for her nationalistic and pan-India ideology.
Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi, while briefing about the merger of SDP into BJP, said that the slogan of change, has been echoing in every nook and corner of J&K and the whole nation is looking towards the people's decision to show door to NC, Congress and PDP and bring in BJP which has proved its credentials during four month rule at the centre. She said that her new political innings will be equally important so far her contribution to the peace, development and service through politics was concerned.

SDP shares the pain of Kachwari fire affected people in Budgam

18th of Oct 2014
“Government should come out with Priority Guidelines regarding  relief after natural calamities”: Dr Darakhshan                                  

Socialistic Democratic Party President Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today visited Kachwari village in Budgam where a fire had gutted many houses resulting in a huge damage to the property. She was accompanied by SDP leader Dr Nissar Ahmad Dar. Dr Darakhshan met the villagers who had lost their houses in the village and assured them full help. She also assured them that she will be taking up the issue of their rehabilitation with the district administration and with expedite the process of their rehabilitation.  “I demand to the state government to devise Priority Guidelines regarding relief and rehabilitation of the people who are hit by natural calamities. It will help the people in distress without facing the difficulties as is a practice in our state,” said Dr Darakhshan. SDP President said that those who are affected by natural calamities should not face doo-to-door humiliation for their rehabilitation. Dr Andrabi said that it was surprising to see no political representative or administrative officer visiting the fire victims. She said that the government should expedite the process of the rehabilitation of these homeless people who will suffer due to the cold climate if they are not provided with financial help. She said that she will soon try to provide some help to the sufferers.

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi addresses Party Convention at Kulgam

17th June 2014
                                                                                                                     “Self- Sufficiency of the State is our Political Thrust Point”: Dr Darakhshan

“People of Kashmir have been exploited by politicians for the last six decades by different politicians and political parties of J&K,” said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi while addressing a district level SDP workers’ Convention in the Town Hall of Kulgam. After successfully completing the first phase of door-to-door membership drive in all the blocks of Kulgam district, SDP District President Bilal Ahmad Bhat had convened the Convention to assess the party’s Public Contact Programme of the district. Other leaders who addressed the convention included Dr Nissar Ahmad, Engineer Ghulam Hassan and Choudhary Mohammad Aslam. In her address Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that the irony of Kashmir has been that the public representatives rather than addressing the basic public needs have been selling the sentiments to people. She said that the real issue of Kashmir is the issue of eradication of the politics of exploitation. “Politicians have given us nothing but deprivation of basic amenities. The myopic vision of our politicians has remained a barricade in our dream of self-sufficiency,’ said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi. She asked the people to go for a change and vote for development only. “SDP is the only local political group which has devised extensive scientific survey based economic reconstruction plan for the state targeted to the economic self-sufficiency of the state,” said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi.