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72nd Republic Day celebrations held across Jammu Division

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JAMMU: Patriotic fervor and gaiety marked the 72nd Republic Day Celebrations across Jammu division.

Hoisting of the National Flag was held amid impressive Parades and mega cultural events at all venues of functions organised at district, sub-division, Tehsil and block levels.

Newly elected DDC members, besides the senior officers of civil administration, police, army, CISF, prominent persons of the society, social workers and political leaders among others attended the functions.

The R-Day concluded with felicitation of the government officers/officials for their extraordinary service and presentation of the prizes to the participants.

It is pertinent to mention here that all the COVID19 protocols were followed while performing different activities related to the function to avoid the risk of infection.

At Kathua: A mega function was held at Sports Stadium Kathua 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.

While greeting the people on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, the DC said that 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.

At Udhampur: The main function of 72nd Republic day 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 at 9:55 AM 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 26th Jan 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 Padhao, CoronaVirus, were also presented by the students and Artists amid thunderous applause from the spectators.

At Kishtwar: The 72nd Republic Day celebration was marked by great enthusiasm, fervor and national spirit at 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.

At Reasi: The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic zeal here at General Zorawar Singh Sports Stadium

The National Flag was unfurled by Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, while the General Salute was received by SSP, Rashmi Wazir.

In her address, the Deputy Commissioner expressed Republic Day greetings to the people and 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.

The Deputy Commissioner 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 DC also appreciated the Health Department, civil administration, Education Department, other departments and every citizen for their role in the fight against COVID-19.

At 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.

The celebration witnessed huge participation with the presences of thousands of people at the venue.

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.

At Samba: The tri-colour in Samba was hoisted by Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria in presence of Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajesh Sharma here 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, N.C.C, 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.

At Ramban: Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam  unfurled the national flag here 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.

After greeting the enthusiastic audience including the locals, students, officers and government employees, the DDC gave a brief account of the main developmental activities in the district during the current year.

At Rajouri: The Republic Day was also celebrated across   district Rajouri with great fervour and national spirit.

The celebrations were held at district Headquarter, all additional districts, sub-divisions and tehsil headquarters.

At Poonch: Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav unfurled the National Flag here 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.

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