JAMMU: 70th Republic Day was celebrated across the Jammu division with great enthusiasm, gaiety and fervour on Saturday.
At Kathua, the main function to celebrate the 70th Republic Day was held today at Sports Stadium, Kathua.
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.
Felicitating the people on 70th Republic Day, Rohit Khajuria said the Day is a national festival, which is a matter of pride and honour to celebrate.
The DC said 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.
SSP Kathua, Shridhar Patil, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ghanshyam Singh, ADDC, Shubra Sharma, ASP, Nasir Khan, District Officers, prominent citizens and a large number of people and students were present on the occasion.
Similar functions were held at Billawar, Hiranagar, Bani, and Basohli areas of the district.
At Udhampur, the 70th Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotic fervour here today. 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.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the Constitution of independent India was enacted on 26th January 1950, which provides fundamental rights to every citizen of the country irrespective of any caste, creed, colour or religion.
The DC highlighted the major projects and achievements of district Udhampur.
DIG Udhampur Reasi Range, Suleman Choudhary, Director SKPA, M. S Salaria, SSP Udhampur Rajiv Omparkash Pandey, ADDC Ashok Kumar, ADC Gurvinderjeet Singh besides district officers and other senior officers of Army, CRPF, Air Force, BSF Police and civil administration were present on the occasion.
Similar celebrations were also held at Chenani, Majalta, Dudu-Basantgarh, Ramnagar and in other parts of the district.
At Doda, the day was celebrated here today with great patriotism and enthusiasm. The tricolour was hoisted by the District Development Commissioner Anshul Garg.
The DDC inspected the parade and took salute at the march past Contingents of JK Police, IR 5th Bn, CRPF 76 Bn, NCC senior and junior, FPF and various school children attended the parade.
On the occasion, DDC congratulated people on Republic Day and complimented the people of the district for huge participation in ULB polls and Panchayati elections 2019. He said that various developmental projects are underway in the district.
A colourful cultural programme was presented by the school children. The programme was highly appreciated by the dignitaries and gathering.
SSP Doda Mohammad Shabir Malik, ADDC Doda Mohammad Hanief Malik, ADC Doda Kishori Lal Sharma, SP HQ Vinay Kumar Khullar, DFO Alok Mourya, and other officers of district administration, Army, CRPF, Police, representatives of various political parties, prominent citizens and a large gathering of people attended the Republic day celebrations.
Similar functions were held at all the sub-divisions and Tehsils Headquarters of the district.
At Kishtwar, the Republic 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.
SSP Kishtwar Rajinder Kumar Gupta, Brigadier Vikram Bhan, Commandant CRPF 52 Battalion, Suresh Kumar, ADDC Kishtwar Imam Din, ADC Pawan Kumar Parihar besides other officers from Army, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, district administration, prominent citizens, social workers, political activists and a large number of people were present on the occasion.
The Deputy Commissioner while highlighting the importance of Republic Day 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.
Similar celebrations were also held at different subdivisions and Tehsil Headquarters of the district.
At Rajouri, Various functions were held across the district with great enthusiasm and fervour today.
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 JK Police, JKAP, CRPF, Ladies Police, Forest Protection Force, NCC cadets and students from different schools and hostels.
Among others, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Deepak Kumar Salathia, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, Yougal Manhas, Principal PG Degree College Rajouri, Registrar BGSBU, Rajouri, ex-legislators, senior citizens, senior officers of civil administration, Police and Paramilitary Forces besides a large number of people attended the function.
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.
At Ramban, Deputy Commissioner Showkat Aijaz Bhat unfurled the national flag to mark the Republic Day celebrations. The main function was held at DPL Ramban which was attended by a large number of people.
The DC took salute at the march past comprising contingents of J&K Police, CRPF, IRP, FPF, SDRF, Home Guards, SSB, NCC and students.
Students of various institutes also presented cultural items which were highly appreciated by the audience.
SSP Ramban, Anita Sharma, Brigadier, 11 Sector RR, ADDC, Nawab Din, ADC, Dr. Basharat Hussain, President MC Ramban, Amit Bharti, Ex- legislator Neelam Langeh and other officers of civil, police and Army were present.
In his address, the DC recalled the contribution of freedom fighters and supreme sacrifices made by soldiers of different forces.
The DC 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.
At Poonch, Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav hoisted the National Flag at Sports Stadium here today.
The DC 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.
MLC Pardeep Sharma, SSP Ramesh Angral, ADDC Abdul Hamid, ADC Krishan Lal, ASP Adil Hamid, ACR B A Lone, besides Ex legislators Dr Shehnaz Ganai and Jahangir Mir and other district officers were present on the occasion.
The Deputy Commissioner mentioned various ongoing developmental and social schemes in the district and informed the public about achievements made under there.
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.
At Reasi, Republic Day was celebrated today 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, J&K Police, JKAP, NCC cadets and educational institutions.
Cultural items were presented on the occasion and around a dozen departmental tableaus were displayed.
SSP Nisha Nathyal besides ACD, ACR, district officers and a large number of people were present on the occasion.
The DC congratulated the people of Reasi on the Republic Day and for record voter turnout in recently held local bodies elections. He 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’.
At Samba, 70th Republic Day was celebrated in a grand, impressive and colourful manner at sports stadium here.
Deputy Commissioner Samba Sushma Chauhan unfurled the National flag in presence of SSP Samba Dr. Koushal Kumar and took salute at the impressive march past of JK Police, 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.
ADDC Arvind Kotwal, ADC Vikas Gupta besides district officers, officials and other members from Police, Army, NCC, Red Cross were also present on the occasion.
At JMC Jammu, Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta along with Deputy Mayor Purnima Sharma, and Commissioner JMC Pankaj Magotra unfurled the tricolour at JMC Town Hall Complex Jammu.
They also distributed blankets among the widows of safai karamcharies.
On the occasion, Mayor and Deputy Mayor conveyed greetings to the employees of Jammu Municipal Corporation and appreciated the work of officials as well as safai karamcharies.
They stressed upon them to fulfil their duties and responsibilities with dedication, hard work and sincerity.
Among others, councillors of different wards, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Prem Singh Chib, Secretary Sunaina Sharma, Chief Accounts Officer, Health Officer, Municipal Veterinary Officer and other concerned were also present.