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FICCI FLO JKL Partners with University of Jammu for Health, Social Initiatives
2/6/2024 11:15:40 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Feb 6: The FICCI FLO Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh Chapter, a leading women’s business organization, has taken a significant stride towards fostering health and social initiatives in the region. A delegation from FICCI FLO JKL held a fruitful meeting with the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu, Prof. Umesh Rai.
During the meeting, the FICCI FLO JKL delegation proposed a collaboration with the University of Jammu for their upcoming Marathon’24 RUN4HEALTH. This marathon aims to raise funds for addressing crucial health concerns in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly focusing on Tuberculosis care, nutrition, and eradication.
The Vice Chancellor graciously agreed to support this noble cause.
The FLO JKL delegation also shared insights from their recent meeting with the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha Ji, who expressed his desire for FICCI FLO JKL to focus on Tuberculosis Eradication. His vision is to make Jammu and Kashmir Tuberculosis-free by 2025. In line with this directive, FLO JKL plans to conduct multiple health camps throughout the year in both rural and urban areas, targeting schools and colleges.
Prof. Umesh Rai, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu, welcomed the proposal and pledged support from various university departments, including the Department of Physical Education, NSS, and Students Welfare.
The collaboration extends to furthering FLO’s health objectives and ensuring the success of the FLO Marathon’24 RUN4HEALTH targeting tuberculosis eradication, mental health, cancer care and drug de-addiction.
Highlighting the importance of their initiative, Ruchika Gupta, Incoming Chairperson of FICCI FLO JKL, stated, “We believe that a collaborative approach is essential to make a meaningful impact on health issues in our region. The FLO Marathon’24 RUN4HEALTH is not just a run; it is a collective effort to promote health and well-being in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Representing FLO JKL were Varuna Anand, Chairperson, along with Ruchika Gupta, Incoming Chairperson, and Aarti Chowdhary, Vice Chairperson. Mr. Ranjeet Kalra, Teaching Faculty at UGC-HRDC, University of Jammu, was also present in the meeting.
This partnership marks a significant milestone in the collective efforts to address health challenges in the region.
FICCI FLO Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh Chapter and the University of Jammu are united in their commitment to creating a healthier and stronger future for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
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