Governor hoists Tricolor, reviews parade at State level function

Governor Satya Pal Malik inspecting Republic Day parade in Jammu. — Excelsior/Rakesh
Governor Satya Pal Malik inspecting Republic Day parade in Jammu. — Excelsior/Rakesh

Republic Day celebrated with enthusiasm across Jammu region

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 27: Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the Tricolour at the State level function on the occasion of the 70th Republic Day, at the Sports Stadium of the University of Jammu.
Governor inspected the parade and took the salute at an impressive march past which was commanded by Col. Baskar Singh of 1st Battalion J&K Light Infantry. The smart contingents participating in the Parade were from the Army, Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, women contingent of the JKAP, JKP, State Disaster Response Force, Punjab Police, J&K Fire and Emergency Services, J&K Forest Protection Force, Excise Department, SSB 7th Battalion, ex-Servicemen, NCC Boys and Girls, Bharat Scouts and Guides (Girls & Boys), Boys and Girls from various schools, Bands of Army, BSF, JKP, JKAP and of several Boys and Girls Schools.
A colourful cultural pageantry based on national integration and the glorious composite heritage of the State was presented by students from various local schools on this occasion. Army weapons and equipment display by Army; Motorcycle Acrobatics display by Dare-Devils of J&K Police was witnessed by jam-packed audience in the Stadium.
Other attractions of the programme included tableau on “Rain Water Harvesting” by CCDU, Department of PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Jammu; “Rural Empowerment” by the Department of Rural Development, Jammu; “Swatchh Bharat Grameen” by Department of Rural Sanitation; “Ayushman Bharat” by NRHM, Jammu; “Swatchh-Survekshan” by Jammu Municipal Corporation; “Saubh-agya” by the Department of Power Development, Jammu and “Poverty to Prosperity” by J&K State Scheduled Castes, Sche-duled Tribes & Back-ward Classes Develop-ment Corporation Ltd.
Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker Legislative Assembly; Haji Inayat Ali, Chairman, Legislative Council; K. Vijay Kumar and K.K. Sharma-Advisors to Governor; Judges of the State High Court; Members of Parliament; MLCs; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dilbag Singh, DGP; former MLAs; senior Civil, Police and Army officers, political and social activists, prominent citizens, media persons and the citizenry were present on the occasion.
Earlier, Governor went to the Balidan Stambh and paid tribute to the brave military and para military men who sacrificed their lives for the honour of the country.
SAMBA: The Republic Day was celebrated in a grand, impressive and colourful manner at Sports Stadium. Deputy Commissioner Samba Sushma Chauhan unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the impressive march past of JKP, Army, along with NCC cadets and different schools children.
Addressing the gathering, the DC gave a brief note of historical significance of the National Day along with the achievements made under the district development front.
Medals, mementoes, trophies and certificates were also distributed among the winners of cultural events, March-past contingents, best performances in administration and in other categories.
KATHUA: The main function was held at Sports Stadium where Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria, unfurled the National Flag and took salute at march past comprising contingents from Police, CRPF, Police Training School, NCC and students from various government/private schools.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that India is the biggest democracy of the world and brotherhood, communal harmony and tolerance are its key attributes. He said the past generations have maintained the ethos and democratic values and “now it’s our responsibility to carry on with this legacy.” He said the recently inaugurated Keerian-Gandial Bridge connecting J&K with Punjab will not only improve connectivity but the socio-economic profile of the area will also be uplifted.
Similar functions were held at Billawar, Hiranagar, Bani and Basohli areas of the district.
UDHAMPUR: The Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotic fervour across the district. The main function was held in the premises of Government PG College, Boys Udhampur wherein Deputy Commissioner Ravinder Kumar hoisted the National Flag.
The DC took salute at an impressive march past of 35 contingents drawn from CRPF, SKPA, Home Guards, District Police, NCC, Flag troops, Civil Scouts, of specially-abled and students from different educational institutions besides Police Band. Speaking on the occasion, the DC highlighted the major projects and achievements of district Udhampur.
Similar celebrations were also held at Chenani, Majalta, Dudu-Basantgarh, Ramnagar and in other parts of the district.
DODA: The day was celebrated with great patriotism and enthusiasm with Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg unfurling the Tricolour. He inspected the parade and took salute at the March Past.
On the occasion, DDC complimented the people of the district for huge participation in ULB polls and Panchayati elections. He said that various developmental projects are underway in the district. A colourful cultural programme was presented by the school children.
Similar functions were held at all the sub-divisions and Tehsils Headquarters of the district.
KISHTWAR: The day was celebrated with great enthusiasm, fervour and national spirit at New DC Office Complex wherein Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana unfurled the Tricolour.
The DC took salute at the march past of contingents drawn from JKP, CRPF, CISF JKAP, FPF, NCC and scores of students from various schools of the district. Speaking on the occasion, the DC highlighted the importance of Republic Day and said it laid the foundation of democratic process and good governance in the country. He further stressed on promoting national integration, communal harmony and peace. He also counted numerous developmental projects taken up in the district.
RAJOURI: The main function was held at District Police Lines wherein Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the march past presented by the contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, Ladies Police, Forest Protection Force, NCC cadets and students from different schools and hostels.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner highlighted various developmental works undertaken in the district. He said district administration is making all-out efforts to provide better civic facilities to the people. He said various initiatives have been taken to make administration accountable, transparent and time-bound so that people do not face any difficulty.
RAMBAN: Deputy Commissioner Showkat Aijaz Bhat unfurled the National Flag to mark the Republic Day celebrations at the main function held at DPL Ramban which was attended by a large number of people.
The DC took salute at the march past comprising contingents of JKP, CRPF, IRP, FPF, SDRF, Home Guards, SSB, NCC and students. The students of various institutes also presented cultural items which were highly appreciated by the audience.
In his address, the DC recalled the contribution of freedom fighters and supreme sacrifices made by soldiers of different forces. He also gave a brief account of the main developmental activities in the district including those which are to be completed in near future.
Similar functions where also held at Gool, Ramsoo and Banihal Subdivisions besides all Tehsil and Naib Tehsil headquarters including Batote, Chanderkot, Rajgarh.
POONCH: Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav hoisted the National Flag at Sports Stadium and took salute at the march past presented by 29 contingents of JKP, JKAP, NCC, Band of Police, QRT Commando and platoons of students of various educational institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner mentioned various ongoing developmental and social schemes in the district and informed the public about achievements made. He said that efforts are underway to take the district to new heights of development. He also mentioned the successful Panchayat and Municipal elections conducted in the district.
On the occasion, the students of various schools presented a colourful cultural program which was highly appreciated by the jam-packed audience.
REASI: Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm, fervour and national spirit at Zorawar Singh Stadium here wherein Deputy Commissioner Dr Sagar Dattatray Doifode unfurled the Tricolour and took salute at the march past from contingents of CISF, CRPF, JKP, JKAP, NCC cadets and educational institutions.
Cultural items were presented on the occasion and around a dozen departmental tableaus were displayed.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner said that various development projects would be completed soon in the district. He also appreciated the efforts of Education, Youth Services, Sports Departments and others for the successful conduct of Khelo India Games.
A social worker and environmentalist, Yograj Mengi, was also felicitated for his immense contribution to environmental protection.
Later, DC also distributed 30 cycles to needy students on behalf of NGO ‘Amhi Punekar’.