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Srinagar: A series of functions were held across Kashmir division with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour today in connection with the celebration of 73rd Republic-Day.

Republic Day is a prominent national festival celebrated every year to commemorate the day when the constitution of India officially came into force on January 26, 1950.

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.

At Anantnag: The Republic Day function was held at GDC for Boys Khanabal, here today where Chairman District Development Council (DDC) Anantnag, Mohammad Yousuf Gorsi unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the parade.

The contingents from CRPF, J&K Police, IRP, NCC and 108 BN took part in the march-past.

At Baramulla: Reiterating that nation is progressing in all fronts and Baramulla district is no exception to it, the Chairperson District Development Council Baramulla Safeena Beigh today said that district is today recognized as an Aspirational District and the fastest developing District in the country and the need of the hour is to make involvement of youth in the progress of the district by utilizing their potential in all the sectors.

The Chairperson made these remarks on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day Celebration 2022 at District Police Lines Baramulla here where she unfurled the tricolor besides inspected the parade and took a salute at the march past.

The march past was presented by the contingents of J&K Police, CRPF, Home guards, Fire and Emergency services, NCC and students from different schools.

The chairperson underlined the need to involve the youth to take part in democratic process so that they will contribute to the national building and do their part in strengthening democratic values of the Nation.

While highlighting the sector wise achievements made by the district, the Chairperson said that the district has shown a remarkable achievement with regard to road connectivity, and the new roads have been constructed for the ease of the general public.

The Chairperson also said that the spread of Covid-19 pandemic has been controlled to a large extent which became possible due to the dedication and enthusiasm of district administration.

While applauding the initiatives taken by the UT administration towards youth empowerment, Safeena Beigh said that recently launched ”Mission Youth ” is a welcome step and more needs to be done in this regard in Baramulla district.

DIG North Kashmir, Uday Bhaskar Billa, Principal District and Sessions Judge Baramulla, Mohammad Yousuf Wani, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla,  Bhupinder Kumar, SSP Baramulla, Rayees Mohammad Bhat, DDC members, BDC Chairpersons, MC Presidents, Officers of Judicial administration, Officers of Army and Police, District and sectoral officers, heads of different departments besides a huge gathering of people and students witnessed their overwhelming participation.

Meanwhile, a variety of cultural programmes were presented on the occasion depicting cultural diversity and heritage of the region.

At Budgam: The 73rd Republic Day was today celebrated with much zeal and zest across the district, with DDC Chairman Budgam, Nazir Ahmad Khan as a chief guest unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the march-past at Sports Stadium Budgam, where main function was held.

On the occasion, various contingents from JKP, JKAP, CRPF, Home guards, NCC Cadets besides Contingents of education institutions also participated in the march-past parade.

Among others, SSP Budgam Tahir Saleem Khan, ADDC Budgam Dr. Akramullah Tak, ADC Budgam Dr. Nasir Ahmad Lone, ASP, Gowhar Ahmad, GM DIC, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf, district officers and officers from Army, CRPF and BSF were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Nazir Ahmad Khan, in his address extended his Republic Day greetings to the people and paid rich tributes to leaders for drafting the Indian constitution.

At Ganderbal: The District Development Council (DDC) Chairperson Ganderbal, Nuzhat Ishfaq unfurled the National Flag and took the salute at the March Past presented on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day function held at Qamariya ground, Ganderbal here, today.

In her address, while congratulating the people of Ganderbal, DDC Chairperson 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 as on 73rd Republic Day.

At Pulwama: To celebrate 73rd Republic Day, a grand function was today organized at DPL Pulwama where Chairperson District Development Council (DDC) Pulwama, Syed Abdul Bari unfurled the National Flag and took salute at parade comprising contingents from CRPF, JKP, JKP Women’s Wing, Commando Palato, JKAP, Fire & Emergency, Home Guard, Youth Services & Sports Contingent and Band Squad contingent.

Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Baseer-Ul-Haq Choudary, Additional District Development Commissioner Pulwama Dr. Sheikh Ab Aziz, SP Pulwama Ghulam Jeelani, besides all District Civil, Police officers, DDC Members, BDC Members, PRI members, and large no of people were present on the occasion.

In his address Chairperson DDC extended his warmest greetings on the Republic Day to the people. He said it is an honor for every citizen of Pulwama that the district has been ranked as No. 1 district in Kashmir division under the Good Governance index launched by the Union Minister of Home, Govt of India.

Highlighting the developmental scenario of the district, the Chairman DDC said that during the current financial year, the District Capex Budget of Rs. 407.82 cr. has been approved which is three times more than the District Capex budget of 2020-21.

At Shopian: The 73rd Republic Day Celebration was today observed at District Police Lines (DPL) Shopian where DDC Chairperson, Bilqees Jan hoisted the Tricolour and took salute at march past presented by contingents of CRPF, JKP, IRP, Forest Protection Police, Homeguards and school children.

District Magistrate, Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya was the “Guest of Honour” on the occasion.

DDC Members, Sarpanchs Panchs, besides the seniors officers of District Administration, Police, CRPF, Prominent Persons of the society, social workers and political leaders among others attended the functions.

The DDC Chairperson congratulated the people of Shopian on Republic Day eve and aspired all to uphold constitutional values and ethics in letter and spirit.

In her address, Bilqees appreciated the District Administration for their fight against COVID-19 and also hailed the people’s cooperation on this behalf and said that keeping in view the 3rd wave of Covid-19, we all should together support the District Administration in eradicating the disease entirely.

At Kulgam: On 73rd Republic Day, a grand function was held at District Police Lines Kulgam where Chairperson District Development Council (DDC), Mohammad Afzal Parrey, hoisted the National Flag and took salute at the March past presented by the contingents of CRPF, JKP, JKP ladies police group, Home guard, fresh recruits, NCC cadets etc.

DDC, Vice Chairperson, Shazia Jan, DDC members, Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, SSP, Dr. G.V. Sandeep, BDC, President Municipal Council, Commandant CRPF 18th battalion, besides officers from civil and police administration and people participated in the programme.

At Kupwara: Republic Day was celebrated with traditional fervour and enthusiasm across district Kupwara.

The Main function was held at District Police Lines (DPL), Kupwara where Chairman District Development Council (DDC), Irfan Sultan Panditpori unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade and took salute at march-past presented by contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, IRP, Home Guards, FPF and police band.

Vice Chairman DDC, Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir; Principal District & Sessions Judge Kupwara, Tasleem Arief; Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din; Senior Officers of District Administration and Police including SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas; ADDC, Altaf Ahmad Khan; ADC Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat, District Officers, DDC members, BDC Chairpersons and PRIs besides, general public and Media persons attended the function.

While addressing the function, the Chairman DDC congratulated the people on the eve of Republic Day. He said it is because of the great values of Constitution, a new era of development has ushered in far flung district Kupwara, adding that the three tier Panchayati Raj System has built up an initiative of development across the district.

Later, the dignitaries distributed awards and certificates of appreciation among the officers and functionaries of the administration.

At Handwara, Republic Day celebration was also held at District Police Lines Handwara where President Municipal Committee Handwara, Masroor Ahmad Banday unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade & took salute at march past presented by contingents of JKP, JKAP, BSF, CRPF, IRP and Police band.

SP Handwara, Sandeep Gupta; Officers from civil administration, police department and other concerned were present on the occasion.

Later, Cultural programmes and Award ceremony was also held.

At Karnah, Republic Day was also celebrated at the border area Tangdar where SDM Karnah, Dr. Gulzar Ahmad Rather unfurled the National Flag. Cultural programmes were also held.

Meanwhile, Principal District and Sessions Judge Kupwara, Tasleem Arief hoisted the National Flag at District Court Complex Kupwara.

The Additional District and Sessions Judge (P.O) Fast Track Court Kupwara, Chief Judicial Magistrate Handwara, Sub-Judge Kupwara, Secretary DLSA Kupwara, Special Mobile Magistrate Trehgam, Munsiff Kupwara, Munsiff Handwara, Munsiff Sogam, Munsiff Kralpora attended the ceremony along with their staff.

At Bandipora: The main function of 73rd Republic Day was held at SK Stadium Bandipora where Chairman District Development Council Abdul Gani Bhat unfurled the National Flag and inspected the parade.

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad, SSP Bandipora, Mohammad Zahid, Vice Chairperson DDC, Kounser Shafeeq, ADDC Ali Afsar Khan, Joint Director, Planning, Imtiyaz Ahmad, officers of civil administration, police and Army besides representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions were present on the occasion.

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