JAMMU, Jan 27: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha hoisted the National Flag at the Union Territory level function on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day at the Maulana Azad Stadium.
The Lt Governor inspected the parade and took the salute at an impressive march past. Motorcycle Acrobatics displayed by J&K Police, besides youth displaying various musical performances, cultural and sports activities were the main attractions of the programme.
Scores of students from various schools presenting a cultural spectacle based on national integration and the glorious composite heritage of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir marked the day.
The smart contingents from Army, BSF, CRPF,SSB, women contingents of the JKAP, JKAP/IRP, J&K Police, Disaster Response Force, J&K Fire and Emergency Services, J&K Forest Protection Force, Excise Department, ex-Servicemen, NCC Boys and Girls, Bharat Scouts and Guides (Girls & Boys) , Boys and Girls from various schools and Bands of Army, BSF, J&K Police, Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police and scores of Boys and Girls Schools participated in the Parade.
Earlier, the Lieutenant Governor laid wreath at Police Martyrs Memorial and Balidan Stambh. He paid homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the honour of the country. “We are eternally indebted to our men in uniform for their supreme sacrifices towards ensuring integrity and sovereignty of India”, said the Lt Governor.
Besides the First Lady, the colourful celebration of Republic Day filled with patriotic ethos was witnessed by Chief Justice Jammu and Kashmir High Court; State Election Commissioner; Advisors to the Lt Governor; Judges of the J&K High Court; Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation; Members of Parliament; Chief Secretary; DGP; elected representatives of ULBs and PRIs; former Legislators; senior Civil, Police and Army officers; political and social activists; prominent citizens from all walks of life; media persons and the citizenry.
KATHUA: A mega function was held at Sports Stadium here where Deputy Commissioner, Om Prakash unfurled the Tricolor and took salute at march past comprising contingents drawn from Army, Police, PTS, CRPF, and Boys and Girls wings of NCC battalion.
Greeting the people, the DC said the day has great significance as on this day India became a secular, sovereign, socialistic and democratic republic.
The DC hailed the cooperation of the people during lockdowns and listed the achievements of the district administration in the key sectors and implementation of the flagship schemes.
Republic Day celebrations were also held at Sub-district, Tehsil and Block Headquarters of the district. At each Block level the National flag was hoisted by the concerned Chairpersons.
UDHAMPUR: The main function was held in the premises of Government PG College, Boys Udhampur. District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla was the chief guest who hoisted the National Flag and took salute at an impressive march past comprising 12 contingents drawn from CRPF, SKPA, Volunteers Home Guards, District Police, NCC, educational Institutions, besides Police Band.
While congratulating the mammoth gathering, the DDC said that the constitution of independent India was implemented on Jan 26 1950, which provides fundamental rights to every citizen of the country. He also listed the achievements of the district administration.
A scintillating cultural programme featuring patriotic songs and folk dance and music besides, theme based skit on ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Corona Virus, were also presented by the students and artists amid thunderous applause from the spectators.
Similarly, the Republic Day function was also organized at Tehsil, Sub Divisional, Niabat level and various educational institutions in District Udhampur with great pomp and show, today.
KISHTWAR: District Development Commissioner, Ashok Sharma unfurled the Tricolor and took salute at the march past.
The DC congratulated the people of Kishtwar on this auspicious occasion of national importance and aspired all to uphold constitutional values and ethics in letter and spirit. .
He also highlighted the developments and awareness programmes launched by the Union Government in the field of science and technology, health and sanitation, promotion of Yoga among others, which he said has helped India leap frog in all respects of development. He listed the achievements made in the developmental sector.
REASI: The Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic zeal at General Zorawar Singh Sports Stadium where Deputy Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib unfurled the National Flag while the General Salute was received by SSP Rashmi Wazir.
In her address, the Deputy Commissioner appreciated the communal harmony and unity in diversity displayed by people of the district. She highlighted the achievements of the country since independence including the successful ‘Mission Mars’.
The DC praised the ambitious Back to Village initiative and said that it has been instrumental in facilitating Government’s outreach to remote villages. She urged the public to resolve to follow traffic rules and fight drug menace. She urged people to maintain communal harmony and do not pay heed to rumours being spread on social media.
The contingents of J&K Police, CRPF, IRP, JK Home Guard, NCC Boys Higher Secondary School, Girls Higher Secondary School and NCC unit of Government Degree College Reasi participated in the march past. A cultural programme was also presented by the students of Girls HSS Reasi, including a solo Patriotic song.
DODA: The people in Doda celebrated Republic Day with great gusto, national spirit and enthusiasm. Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, unfurled the Tricolor. He paid tributes to constitution makers, corona warriors and inspected the guard of honour.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner highlighted the importance of Republic Day and stated that it is the most significant day in the history of India as on this day in 1950 our country adopted the world’s largest written constitution which laid the foundation of democratic process and good governance in the country.
He counted numerous developmental projects and works undertaken in the district, besides congratulated the people of Doda for their extraordinary cooperation in successful conduct of maiden DDC elections. He also listed various important projects which are in the pipeline, including the Development of various tourist spots like Seoj Dhar, Dedni, Lal Draman (cable car connectivity from Khaleni to Lal Draman), development of New recreation parks at Doda, etc.
SAMBA: The tri-colour was hoisted by Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria in presence of Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajesh Sharma at Sports Stadium, Arazi .
The DC inspected the parade and took salute at the march past led by DySP, Govind Rattan, Dy. Parade Commandant Sub Inspector, Sohan Singh, of Jammu Kashmir Police and comprising contingents of ITBP, Home Guard, NCC, Govt Girls and Boys higher secondary school, and Govt. Degree College. The Army and ITBP Musical Band and Troop squad were also part of the parade.
The Deputy Commissioner, in his address, said that the celebration of 72nd Republic Day has great historical significance in the backdrop of her rapid growth over the years. He said the people of India owe all this to the great Indian freedom strugglers.
About the development activities in Samba, Deputy Commissioner, said that various works have been completed in the district, including construction of AIIMS at Vijaypur, 5 New Degree Colleges, additional District Hospital Block, Bunkers in the borders and others.
A cultural programme depicting the rich composite traditions was also presented by the school children. A total of 1800 students participated in the Republic Day function.
RAMBAN: Deputy Commissioner Mussarat Islam unfurled the National Flag at District Police Lines to mark the 72nd Republic Day celebrations in presence of huge gathering of people and government functionaries.
After the National Anthem and inspection of the parade, he took salute from the marching contingents of JKP, IRP, CRPF, Home Guard and Military Piper Band.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC gave a brief account of the main developmental activities in the district during the current year. He particularly appreciated the public of Ramban for maintaining peace, communal harmony and brotherhood in the district.
A cultural programme based on patriotic and social reform themes presented by the students entertained the limited audience amid COVID restrictions.
The Republic Day was also celebrated in Gool, Banihal and Ramsoo Sub divisions besides Tehsil headquarters of the district.
RAJOURI: The main function was held at DPL Grounds, where the chief guest, Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Kumar Shavan unfurled the National Flag and took the salute at the march past comprising the contingents of JKAP, JK Executive Police, JK police band, CRPF, JK FPF, besides students of different schools. DySP, Zaheer Abbas led the parade.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner paid rich tributes to the freedom fighters for their supreme sacrifices which won the freedom to the nation. He also paid homage to all the martyrs of Rajouri who laid their lives from time to time for safeguarding territorial integrity of the nation.
He said that India is competing with other developed nations and has proved mettle in Education-Agriculture-Science and Technology, Energy space Technology, health and other sectors.
He listed several developmental milestones achieved in the district and informed that the Government has sanctioned Rs 370 crore to the district to complete 370 languishing projects in key sectors.
On the occasion, students of Government and private institutions presented a scintillating cultural programme based on themes of patriotism, customs and communal harmony.
POONCH: Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav unfurled the National Flag at Sports Stadium and took salute of the march past comprising contingents of CRPF, JKP, JKAP, Home Guards, JKPQRT Commando, NCC Cadets, Home Guard besides, Police Band led by DySP, Sachin Gupta.
Congratulating the people on Republic Day, the Deputy Commissioner said that after gaining independence the successive Governments in India made remarkable strides in Agriculture, Science & Technology, Industry, education, health, human resource, roads, and infrastructure.
He mentioned various ongoing developmental and social schemes in the district and informed the public about achievements made under them. He highlighted various completed developmental works and achievements under the Government schemes, capex budgets and the roll out of the corona vaccine.
On the occasion, a colorful cultural program was presented by the artists and children, which was highly appreciated by the jam-packed audience.