72nd Republic Day functions held across Kashmir Division
Srinagar: A series of functions were held across Kashmir Division to mark the celebrations of 72nd Republic Day.
On the occasion, awards for meritorious services were distributed among concerned officers and officials for demonstrating excellence in their respective fields.
At Budgam: The main function was organized at Sports Stadium Budgam where District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Shabaz Ahmed Mirza unfurled the tricolor, took salute at the march past.
Addressing the gathering, the DDC said that the constitution has given equal rights to all citizens living in the country besides envisaging opportunities for sustainable development and progress.
On the occasion, a variety of cultural programmes were organized by the Department of Education and YSS, besides the Information Department.
The function among others was attended by SSP Budgam, Amod Ashok Nagpure, ADC Budgam, Dr. Nasir Ahmad, ACR, ACD and other officers/ officials besides DDCs, prominent political persons and general public.
Similar functions were also held at all SDM and Block Levels where concerned SDMs and BDCs unfurl the tricolor and witnessed the function held on the occasion.
At Ganderbal: A grand function was organised at Qamaria ground, Ganderbal where, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the March past.
In his address, while congratulating the people of Ganderbal, DDC lauded the importance of Republic Day celebration and highlighted the various developmental achievements registered by district administration in different sectors in the district besides implementation of welfare schemes.
The function concluded with distribution of prizes among participants and students.
The event was attended by District and Sessions Judge, Mohammad Yousuf Wani, SSP, Ganderbal Khalil Ahmad Poswal, President Municipal Council Ganderbal, Advocate Altaf Ahmad, ADC, Farooq Ahmad Baba, newly elected DDCs, BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanchs, Panchs besides various other officers and officials from Police and District Administration.
At Pulwama: A grand function was organized at DPL Pulwama, where Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the March past.
In his address, the DC said that Pulwama has become synonymous with Industrial growth, excellence in education and entrepreneurship.
On the occasion, local artists presented various cultural items programmes.
Similar function was held at Awantipora where concerned Additional Deputy Commissioner unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade and took salute at the march past.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Shabir Ahmad Raina, SP Pulwama Ashish Mishra, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Assistant Commissioner Development, Civil and Police officers besides DDC Members, BDC Members, PRI members and a large number of people attended the function.
At Baramulla: The main function was held at District Police Lines, Baramulla where the Additional District Development Commissioner Baramulla Aijaz Abdullah Saraf unfurled the tricolor and inspected the parade and took salute at the March past.
Speaking on the occasion, the ADDC extended his warm greetings to the people and highlighted the importance of R- Day in the history of India.
Meanwhile, various cultural programmes were presented at the event.
DIG North Kashmir, SS, ADC, various district and sectoral officers among others were present on the occasion.
Similar functions were also organized at Sub-division and Tehsil levels where the concerned authorities unfurled the tri-color.
At Anantnag: The main function was held at District Police Lines (DPL) Anantnag, where Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg unfurled the tricolour and took salute at the March past.
In his speech, the DC highlighted the achievements of the district.
The Artists of District Information Centre Anantnag presented Colourful Cultural programmes on the occasion.
Among others, DIG South Kashmir, SSP Anantnag, Commandants of CRPF, IRP, Army and officers from district Administration, besides DDC members, Sarpanchs and Panches, political leaders and general public were also present on the occasion.
Similar functions were also held at Sub Divisional and Tehsil Levels, where the concerned SDMS and Tehsildars unfurled the Tricolour.
At Shopian: The main event was held at District Police Lines Shopian, where Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Shrikant Balasaheb Suse hoisted the national flag and took salute at the March past.
While addressing the participants, the DC said that this day is celebrated to remind the citizens of the country to follow all the rules and regulations laid down in the Constitution.
On the occasion, special colourful cultural programmes were presented by District Information Centre Shopian and school children of various educational institutions.
Later, prizes were also distributed among the officers and functionaries of the administration.
Republic Day was also celebrated at Zainapora and tehsil headquarters also.
At Kulgam: The main function was held at District Police Lines Kulgam, where District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, hoisted the National flag and took salute at the March past.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC highlighted developmental activities and achievements carried out in the district.
He distributed awards among officials, social workers, writers, artists, students and agrarians.
SSP Kulgam, Gurinderpaul Singh, ADDC, Riyaz Ahmad Sofi, A-SP, Mohammad Yousuf, ADC, Showkat Hussain Rather, Commandant CRPF 18th Bn, DDC’s, ULB members, BDC’s, other civil and police officers besides members of PRI’s and locals participated in the event.
In Sub Division D.H.Pora, tehsil headquarters and Blocks of the district similar functions were also organized to celebrate the R- Day.
At Bandipora: The main function was held at SK Stadium, where Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais unfurled the National flag took salute at the March past.
Addressing the gathering, the DC highlighted the importance of the day and the achievements registered in the district.
On the occasion, students presented several cultural programmes, besides 3rd Bn CRPF presented a Punjabi Bhangra and JK Police showcased Martial Art performance.
Among others, SSP, Bandipora, Rahul Malik, ADC, Bandipora, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Joint Director, Planning, Imtiyaz Ahmad, officers of civil administration, police, army, besides Panchayat representatives were present on the occasion.
Similar programs were also held across the district at Sub-Divisional level in Gurez and Sumbal.
At Kupwara: The Main function was held at District Police Lines (DPL), Kupwara where Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade and took salute at March past.
Senior Officers of District Administration and Police including SSP Kupwara, Ram Ambarker; ADDC, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat; ADC Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone, District Officers, DDC members, BDC Chairpersons and PRIs besides and general public attended the function.
While addressing the function, the DC congratulated the people on the eve of Republic Day.
A variety of cultural programmes were presented by the school children, Police and Information Department, Kupwara.
Later, the DC distributed awards and certificates of appreciation among the officers and functionaries of the administration.
Meanwhile, at Handwara, Republic Day celebration was held at District Police Lines Handwara where Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nazir Ahmad Mir unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade and took salute at March past.
At Karnah, Republic Day was also celebrated at the border area Tangdar where BDC Chairman, Reyaz Ahmad unfurled the National Flag.
The Republic Day function was also held at various block headquarters of the district.