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J&K BIS to celebrate World Standards Day with series of activities

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Jammu: The Bureau of Indian Standards – Jammu and Kashmir Branch Office is celebrating World Standards Day from Friday.

As per the communique, on Friday 3 km “Run for Quality ‘ in Partnership with Central University of Jammu will be flagged off from Brigadier Rajinder Singh Ring Road on a theme “Shared Vision for a Better World”.

The aim of the programme is to create awareness among the citizens about the importance of Sustainability in the three facets of life namely economy, Social and environment through 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations.

More than 530 participants have already registered for this Run for Quality as a step to move forward to the SDG Goal 3 “Good Health and Well Being”, it read.

It further said that the BIS JKBO is also celebrating the occasion as Manak Mahotsav by organizing Technical Session on “Shared Vision for a Better World” at Hotel Viraj Sarovar Portico, Bari Brahmana, Jammu to be graced by the Vice Chancellor of Sher-a-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology – Jammu, Prof. JP Sharma.

The Technical Programme will focus on the 17 SDGs adopted by the United Nations for achievement by 2030.

Standards support the three pillars of sustainable development namely, Economics — by facilitating international trade, improving national quality infrastructure; Social sustainability is supported by standards by improving health and well being of citizens; and Environmental – by helping businesses manage their environmental impact.

In this program BIS JKBO, in a first of its kind initiative, will felicitate the Long-standing Licensees of Jammu and Kashmir and Award BIS Certification Licences.

The technical Session will be chaired by S Ramesh Kumar, Director, Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing – Jammu. Prof. Jyoti Kachroo, Head of Agricultural Economics and ABM, SKUAST Jammu, Experts from Varun Beverages and Trumboo Industries will give Technical Lectures.

Moreover, on Saturday BIS JKBO will kick-start a Door to Door Campaign through 150 Volunteers from Govt. Polytechnics and MIET Jammu to raise awareness among the public about ISI Mark on household goods and Hallmark on Gold Jewellery to protect them from spurious/ low quality products and for purity guarantee of jewellers.

Through this Campaign, people will be informed about BIS Care App on which Authenticity of ISI Mark and Hallmark can be checked and complaints can be registered in easy steps.

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