SRINAGAR, Jan 27: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, unfurled the Tricolor and took salute at the march-past during Republic Day celebration at S.K Stadium here.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor said that Jammu and Kashmir is marching fast towards rapid growth and development and the Government of India is leaving no stone unturned to make the UT progressive and prosperous.
He highlighted some major achievements of Government like recently launched healthcare scheme Sehat under which each individual will get Rs 5 lakh cover as health benefit across the country. He also made a mention of other healthcare measures like establishment of new Medical Colleges and BSs Nursing Colleges in the UT.
Appreciating security forces for their selfless services, Advisor said that “our security forces are alert and have been successfully foiling all attempts of miscreants and dealing up professionally to maintain peace and tranquility in the UT.”
Advisor paid rich tributes to the martyrs who laid their lives for the cause of the country.
Organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, (JKAACL), a variety of cultural programmes was also presented by both male and female artists on the occasion.
Meanwhile, a special yoga training session was demonstrated by young yoga trainees, who received appreciation for their skilful performances.
Later, Advisor also felicitated the participants with certificates and trophies.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and various senior civil administration and police officers were present on the occasion
BUDGAM: The main function was organized at Sports Stadium where District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shabaz Ahmed Mirza unfurled the Tricolor, took salute on the march past presented on the occasion by the contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, Home guards, NCC besides many students from educational institutions.
Addressing the gathering, the DDC said that the constitution has given equal rights to all citizens living in the country besides envisaging opportunities for sustainable development and progress. It shall be our sincere endeavor to strengthen its roots and follow constitution principles in letter and spirit.
The DDC on the occasion threw light on the development scenario in the district while touching all sectors. He said that district administration through relentless efforts taking all stakeholders along was able to achieve maximum targets in all key sectors despite facing odd circumstances due to COVID-19 pandemic.
During the celebration a variety of cultural programmes were displayed/presented jointly organized by the Department of Education and YSS besides the Information Department.
The function among others was attended by SSP Budgam, Amod Ashok Nagpure, ADC Budgam, Dr. Nasir Ahmad, ACR, ACD and other officers/ officials besides DDCs, prominent political persons and general public.
Similar functions were also held at all SDM and Block Levels where concerned SDMs and BDCs unfurl the tricolor and witnessed the function held on the occasion.
GANDERBAL: A grand function was organised at Qamaria Ground where, District Development Commissioner Shafqat Iqbal unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the march past.
In his address, DDC highlighted the importance of Republic Day celebration and various developmental achievements registered by district administration in different sectors in the district besides implementation of welfare schemes.
The function concluded with distribution of prizes among participants and students who excelled in different fields.
The event was attended by District and Sessions Judge, Mohammad Yousuf Wani, SSP, Ganderbal Khalil Ahmad Poswal, President Municipal Council Ganderbal, Advocate Altaf Ahmad, ADC, Farooq Ahmad Baba, newly elected DDCs, BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanchs, Panchs besides various other officers and officials from Police and District Administration.
PULWAMA: A grand function was organized at DPL where Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Raghav Langer unfurled the National Flag and took salute at march past comprising of the contingents from Police, CRPF, JKAP, Fire & Emergency, Home Guard, Forest Guards and NYC’s.
In his address, the DC said that Pulwama has become synonymous with industrial growth, excellence in education and entrepreneurship. He highlighted various developmental works and achievements of the district particularly in Agriculture, Horticulture, Industry, R&B and other sectors.
In the education sector, he said the district has a special significance as the students have brought laurels to the district by achieving top positions in different National and UT level competitions. He said that the district has been abode of renowned educationists, sufi saints and poets. He praised the institutions like IUST, upcoming AIIMS, IGC Lassipora, and historical monument at Awantipora.
On the occasion, Local Artists presented various cultural items like songs, skits, chakri, Ladishah and Bangra.
Similar function was held at Awantipora where concerned Additional Deputy Commissioner unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade and took salute at the march past.
BARAMULLA: The main function was held at District Police Lines where the Additional District Development Commissioner Baramulla Aijaz Abdullah Saraf unfurled the Tricolor and inspected the parade and took salute at the march past presented by the contingents of J&K Police, CRPF, BSF, Home Guards, Fire and Emergency Services, Students among other bands.
Speaking on the occasion, the ADDC highlighted the importance of Republic Day in the history of India. He enlisted various achievements recorded by the district in different sectors and said that several developmental projects of great public significance have been completed by the administration.
He also highlighted various initiatives taken by the district administration to combat the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic.
Various colorful cultural programmes were presented at the event which evoked quite applause from the audience.
Later, a prize distribution ceremony was organized during which different functionaries viz officers/officials, COVID-19 warriors, best performing cultural artists, parade commanders among others were felicitated.
DIG North Kashmir, SS, ADC, various district and sectoral officers among others were present on the occasion.
Similar functions were also organized at Sub-division and Tehsil levels where the concerned authorities unfurled the tri-color.
ANANTNAG: The main function was held at District Police Lines (DPL) where Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg unfurled the Tricolour and took salute at the march past presented by the contingents of CRPF, Executive Police, IRP, District Ladies Police, Home Guards and District Police Band.
In his speech, the DC highlighted the achievements of the district under various sectors including, Education, Healthcare, Communication, Agriculture & Allied Sectors, Rural Development, Road Connectivity, creation of Durable & sustainable assets.
The artists of District Information Centre Anantnag presented colourful cultural programmes on the occasion.
Later, the participants of march past, meritorious students from different schools of the district and officers of district administration were awarded with mementos and certificates for their excellent performance.
Among others, DIG South Kashmir, SSP Anantnag, Commandants of CRPF, IRP, Army and officers from district Administration, besides DDC members, Sarpanchs and Panchs, political leaders and general public were also present on the occasion.
Similar functions were also held at Sub Divisional and Tehsil Levels, where the concerned SDMS and Tehsildars unfurled the Tricolour.
SHOPIAN: The main event was held at District Police Lines where Deputy Commissioner Shrikant Balasaheb Suse hoisted the National Flag and took salute at the march past presented by the contingents of CRPF, JK Police, JKAP, Home Guards, Fire and Emergency Services ,District Youth & Sports besides school children of various educational institutions.
Addressing the function, the DC said that this day is celebrated as a reminder for everyone to follow all the rules and regulations laid down in the Constitution and prove ourselves as responsible citizens of the country.
On the occasion, special colourful cultural programmes were presented by District Information Centre Shopian and school children of various educational institutions.
Later, prizes were also distributed among the officers and functionaries of the administration.
KULGAM: The main function was held at District Police Lines where District Development Commissioner (DDC) Showkat Aijaz Bhat, hoisted the National Flag and took salute at the March past presented by the contingents of CRPF, JKP, JKP ladies police group, Home Guard, fresh recruits, NCC cadets and school children.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC highlighted developmental activities and achievements recorded this year in the district.
Later, the DDC distributed awards among officers, officials, social workers, writers, artists, student’s and agrarains to felicitate them for their work. Multiple colorful Cultural programmes and Martial Arts were presented on the occasion.
SSP Kulgam, Gurinderpaul Singh, ADDC, Riyaz Ahmad Sofi, A-SP, Mohammad Yousuf, ADC, Showkat Hussain Rather, Commandant CRPF 18th Bn, DDC’s, ULB members, BDC’s, other civil and police officers besides members of PRIs and locals participated in the event.
BANDIPORA: The main function was held at SK Stadium where Deputy Commissioner Dr Owais unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the march past presented by the contingents of CRPF, JK Executive Police, JKP Womens Wing, SPOs, Fire and Emergency Services, NCC cadets, Home Guards, Youth Services and Sports and students.
Addressing the gathering, the DC highlighted the importance of the day and the achievements registered in the district. He said the current financial year witnessed major developmental activities in the district despite major challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.
Later students presented several cultural programmes that enthralled the audience besides 3rd Bn CRPF presented a Punjabi Bhangra and JK Police showcased Martial Art performance that received a huge appreciation from the audience.
Among others, SSP, Bandipora, Rahul Malik, ADC, Bandipora, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Joint Director, Planning, Imtiyaz Ahmad, officers of civil administration, police, army, besides Panchayat representatives were present on the occasion.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bandipora, Zahoor Ahmad Mir unfurled the tricolor at Mini Secretariat Bandipora.
Similar programs were also held across the district at Sub-Divisional level in Gurez and Sumbal, wherein Chief Guests unfurled the national flag and took salute on the march past. Colorful cultural programmes were presented by school children.
KUPWARA: The main function was held at District Police Lines (DPL) where Deputy Commissioner Imam Din unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade and took salute at march-past presented by contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, IRP, Home Guards, FPF, SPF and police band.
Senior officers of District Administration and Police including SSP Kupwara, Ram Ambarker; ADDC, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat; ADC Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone, District Officers, DDC members, BDC Chairpersons and PRIs besides and general public attended the function.
While addressing the function, the DC congratulated the people on the eve of Republic Day and said that it is because of great values of the Constitution that a new era of development has ushered in this far flung district.
He also highlighted developmental activities carried out during this year in the district.
A variety of cultural programmes and martial art was presented by the school children, Police and Information Department, Kupwara. Later, the DC distributed awards and certificates of appreciation among the officers and functionaries of the administration.
Meanwhile, at Handwara, Republic Day celebration was held at District Police Lines Handwara where Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nazir Ahmad Mir unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade & took salute at March past.
The Republic Day function was also held at various block headquarters of the district where concerned BDC chairpersons presided over the function.