JAMMU, Jan 27: Like in other parts of the country and State, the Republic Day was also celebrated with patriotic zeal and gaiety in Leh and Kargil districts.
In Leh, the main function was held at Historic Polo Ground where Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Dr Sonam Dawa Lonpo unfurled the National Tri-Colour and took salute at the march past by the contingents of police, paramilitary, NCC and school children.
This year, tableaux by Health Department, Education Department and Rural Development Department showcasing their achievements and contribution was also displayed on the occasion.
All the Executive Councilors, Councilors, DC Leh, SSP Leh, top-ranking civil and Army officers and leaders of political, religious and social organizations were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, CEC made a special mention about the Constitution of India drafted by Baba Sahib Ambedkar which provides equality for all and ensures security for every citizens of India. He said that this occasion is a day to take commitment to respect our Constitution and serve our motherland and contribute our part for development and progress of our nation.
Referring to the power scenario of Leh district, the CEC mentioned that in addition to Alchi Hydel Project, Leh will soon have 20 MW Hydel Power projects each at Taksha and Shayok besides a 20 MW Solar Power Plant at Taru-thang and 11 more major and minor power projects at different places.
Talking about the upcoming project of Eco-village under tourism sector at the banks of Pangong village, Dr. Dawa said that Council has identified a suitable land at Pangong-Tso for villages situated along the lake which will be developed in a planned way to benefit the local people with due share.
Giving a detailed scenario of ongoing projects under UIDSSMT and AMRUT in Leh city, Dr. Dawa gave assurance to complete all the projects by end of next working season.
In Kargil, the main function was held at Khree Sultan Chowk Sports Stadium where Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan hoisting the National Tricolor. He took salute at an impressive march past by the contingents of Jammu and Kashmir Police, NCC, civil and police band parties besides a number of contingents of Government and private educational institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Khan recalled the contributions of Constitution makers and supreme sacrifices of the national heroes who laid down their lives for the country. He hailed the services of the Army, Paramilitary forces and Police in guarding the frontiers of the country in harsh weather conditions and for maintaining peace, order and internal security in the country.
While highlighting the achievements and current developmental activities undertaken by the present Council in Kargil district, the CEC said that the Council is fully committed towards the wholesome development of the district and several important initiatives are presently underway in this regard.
A colorful cultural bonanza was also presented by the students which mesmerized the gathering.
Among others who were present on the occasion included Executive Councilor for Education Advocate Muhammad Amir, Executive Councilor for Health Muhammad Hussain, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Haji Gulzar Hussain, Senior Superintendent of Police Kargil Tsering Gyalpo, Brigade Commander 121 Infantry Brigade, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kargil Imteeyaz Ahmad Khan Kacho, Additional Superintendent of Police Arun Gupta, councilors, senior civil, police and army officers, representatives of religious, social and political organizations and a large number of general public.