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In a first, BDCs unfurled Tricolor during Independence celebrations in parts of Kashmir valley. In the picture above, BDC chairperson, Fareeda Khan, receives guard of honour at DPL Sopore. Photo- Bilal Dar/ Kashmir Images

SRINAGAR: The 74th Independence Day-2020 celebrations were held across Kashmir valley with great fervor and enthusiasm on Saturday.

Apart from the main function held at SK Cricket Stadium, the celebrations were held at all district and the

Tehsil headquarters where dignitaries unfurled the tricolor and addressed the participants.

ANANTNAG: The main function was held at GDC Boys Khannabal, where District Development Commissioner Anantnag, KK Sidha, unfurled the tricolour and addressed the participants.

The contingents of CRPF, Executive Police, IRP, District Ladies Police, Home guards and District Police Band participated but no parade was held in view of the COVID-19 situation.

In his Independence Day Speech, the DDC Anantnag praised the role of the frontline workers in creating mass awareness regarding containment of COVID-19.

Cultural wing of DIC Anantnag presented a colourful programme on the occasion.

The certificates of appreciation and cash rewards were given to frontline workers. Also, the students who participated in various online competitions regarding COVID-19 were awarded with certificates, mementos, Tabs, Smart Phones and Laptops as per their performance.

Among others, DIG South Kashmir, SSP Anantnag, Commandants of CRPF, IRP and officers from district Administration, ward members, Panchs and Sarpanchs and political leaders were also present on the occasion.

Similar functions were also held at Sub Divisional & Tehsil Levels, where the concerned SDMS and Tehsildars unfurled the tricolour.

BARAMULLA: The main function of Independence Day was held in District Police Lines, where Deputy Commissioner, Dr G N Itoo, unfurled the tricolor and inspected the parade and took salute on the occasion.

The parade was presented by the contingents of J&K Police, CRPF, BSF, Home Guards, Fire and Emergency Services among other bands.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC extended his warm greetings to the people and enlisted various achievements recorded by the district.

On the occasion, prizes were distributed among COVID-19 warriors, officers, officials, best performing cultural artists, parade commanders, et al.

Meanwhile, various colorful cultural programmes and cultural items were presented by the Information department.

GoC 19 Infantry Division, DIG North Kashmir, SSP, various district and sectoral officers among others were present on the occasion.

Similar functions were also held at Sub-division and Tehsil levels where the respective BDC chairpersons unfurled the tri-color.

KUPWARA:  Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara,  Anshul Garg, unfurled the National Flag on eve of Independence day here at the District Police Lines and also took salute at the March Past presented by contingents of  JKP, IRP, CRPF, FPP, JK Home Guards and Police Commandos.

Addressing the function, the Deputy Commissioner congratulated the people on the eve of Independence Day.

On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner felicitated 300 COVID-19 Warriors and Certificates of Appreciation were given to them through concerned District officers.

A variety of Cultural programmes were presented by local artists and martial art was performed by the children.

SSP, Kupwara, Shriram Ambarker; ADDC, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat; ADC, Nazir Ahmad Lone; Senior Civil, Police and Army Officers were present on the occasion, besides Chairman Municipal Council Kupwara, BDC Chairpersons, PRIs and government employees.

Independence Day was also celebrated at Sub Division Handwara, where Additional Deputy Commissioner Nazir Ahmad Mir hoisted the National Flag at DPL Handwara and took salute on the parade.

Similar Function was held at Border Sub-Division Karnah where, BDC Chairman Tangdar, Reyaz Ahmad unfurled the Tri-Colour and took salute on parade.

BUDGAM: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza, on the occasion of Independence Day unfurled the tricolor and took salute from the contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, Auxiliary police and Home Guards at the main function venue sports Stadium Budgam.

In his address, the DC highlighted the development scenario of the district. He DDC also spoke about the launching of Nasha Mukt Abhiyan in district Budgam from today.

On the occasion, DDC presented awards and mementos to selected officers, officials representing different organizations and departments for their meritorious service.

During the celebrations the dignitaries present include prominent political workers, security officers, all district and sectoral officers besides large gathering of officials from other departments.

The Independence Day celebrations were also held at all tehsil headquarters, besides BDCs also unfurled the tricolor and celebrated the day in their respective jurisdictions.

PULWAMA:  Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer,  unfurled the National Flag and took salute at parade  comprising contingents from Police, CRPF, JKAP, Fire and Emergency and Home Guard at DPL Pulwama.

In his address, the Deputy Commissioner congratulated the people on the 74th Independence Day and hailed the rich heritage of the district.

DC said that Pulwama has become synonymous with Industrial growth, excellence in education, entrepreneurship and tourism.

On the occasion, Local Artists presented various Cultural items and skits whereas a demo of Sqay martial art was also performed by martial art academy Pampore.

Meanwhile, employees of various departments who have done exemplary work during Covid-19 Pandemic were awarded with certificates of appreciation and prizes. Whereas meritorious students were also felicitated who have shown exemplary performance in the field of education and sports.

ADC Altaf Ahmad Khan, ADC Tral S.A Raina, Assistant Commissioner Development, ASP Pulwama, all District Civil, Police officers, BDC Chairmen, PRI members and a large no of people were present on the occasion.

Later, DDC visited District Jail (correctional Home) and District Hospital where he distributed sweets among jail intimates patients and attendants.

Similar functions were held at Awantipora and Tral where concerned Additional Deputy Commissioners unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade and took salute at the march past.

KULGAM: The main function was held at District Police Lines where Deputy Commissioner, Showkat Ajaz Bhat, hoisted the National Flag and took salute at the March Past.

Addressing the gathering, DC Kulgam, Showkat Ajaz Bhat gave a historical background of the day.

An award ceremony was also held and COVID warriors were felicitated for their exemplary work in covid-19 mitigation efforts.

Colorful cultural programmes were also presented which enthralled the audience.

MP Rajya Sabha, Nazir Ahmad Laway, SSP Kulgam, Gurinder Pal Singh, ADDC, Riyaz Ahamd Sofi, Commandant CRPF 18th Bn Mayank, and other  senior officers and employees  from Civil and police administration were present on the occasion.

Independence Day celebrations were also held at Sub-Division DH Pora. Similar functions were organized at all tehsil and block headquarters of the district.

SHOPIAN:  The main function was held at District Police Lines Shopian where DDC, Chaudhary Mohammad Yasin hoisted the national flag, took salute and inspected the parade.

On the occasion, DDC highlighted the achievements and developmental activities under-taken by various executing agencies besides implementation of centrally sponsored schemes.

He said the District Administration is on job to ensure that all the measures are put in place to meet the challenges arising due to covid-19.

The contingents of CRPF, J&K Police, Home Guard, Forest Protection, Fire Services and Emergency, Youth Services and Sports besides, students of various schools participated in the March past.

Cultural programmes were presented by the District Information Centre Shopian and students of various educational institutions.

Later a coffee-table book “SHAAN-E-SHOPIAN “was also presented & released by DDC Shopian on the occasion.

Prizes and certificates of appreciation were distributed among the Officers, Official’s and students for showing best performance in various activities.

Among others SSP, ADC, ACR, Civil and Police officers besides a large gathering of people were present on the occasion.

BANDIPORA: The main function was held at SK Stadium Bandipora where Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad, unfurled the national flag and took salute at the march past presented by the contingents of JK Police, JKAP, IRP 21 battalion , JK Home Guards, JKP Mahila Police, JKSPOs, JKP Band and CRPF 3rd Battalion .

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the DC highlighted the importance of the day and also paid rich tributes to the COVID warriors.

Similar functions were also held at Sub-District Level at Sumbal and Gurez besides at Municipal Council and Committee offices and Tehsil Headquarters.

GANDERBAL: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal unfurled the National Flag and took the salute during the Independence Day function celebrated at Gadoora Stadium, Ganderbal here.

While congratulating the people of Ganderbal, DDC highlighted the various developmental achievements registered by district administration in different sectors in the district besides implementation of welfare schemes.

In his speech, the DDC highlighted the initiatives taken by the District Administration in containment of COVID-19 infection in the district.

The function concluded with distribution of prizes among Covid Warriors and students who excelled in different fields.

The event was witnessed by District and Sessions Judge, Mohammad YousufWani, SSP Ganderbal, President Municipal Council Ganderbal, ADC, Farooq Ahmad Baba, BDC Chairpersons,  Sarpanchs, Panchs besides various other officers and officials from Police and District Administration.

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