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74th Republic Day: Celebrations held across Kashmir amid patriotic fervour

Flag hoisting ceremonies, inspection of parade, cultural events mark celebrations

Post by RK News on Friday, January 27, 2023

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Srinagar, January 26: A series of functions were held on Thursday across Kashmir division with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour in connection with the celebration of 74th Republic-Day.

Republic Day marks the adoption of India's constitution and the country's transition to a republic on January 26, 1950. Every year, the celebrations marking the day feature spectacular flag unfurling ceremonies, inspection of parade by the chief guest and cultural pageantry.

Meanwhile, unfurling 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 across Kashmir.

At Anantnag, the Republic Day was celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm at GDC Khanabal (Boys) 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 among others took part in the march-past.

Addressing the gathering, the DDC Chairman said that the nation is paying rich tributes to the leaders, freedom fighters and martyrs who made countless sacrifices for the freedom of the country. Glorifying their contributions, he said that it is the result of their supreme efforts that we are living in a free country.  

At Baramulla, Chairperson, District Development Council (DDC) Baramulla, Safeena Beigh unfurled the tricolor, inspected the parade and took salute at the march past on the eve of 74th Republic Day celebrations organised at District Police Lines Baramulla.

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

Chairperson DDC said that Baramulla district has shown inclusive growth in all the fronts and the need of the hour is to make involvement of all stakeholders in the progress of the district by utilizing their potential.

DIG North Kashmir, Vivik Gupta, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, SSP Baramulla, Amod Ashok Nagpure, MCB President, Touseef Raina, DDC members, BDC Chairpersons, Officers of Judicial administration, Officers of Army and Police, District and sectoral officers, heads of different departments were present at the event besides a huge gathering of people and students also showed their enthusiastic participation.

At Budgam, the 74th Republic Day was today celebrated with much zeal and zest across the district.

 The Chairman, District Development Council (DDC) Budgam, Nazir Ahmad Khan unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the march-past during the main function held at Sports Stadium Budgam.

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.

Deputy Commissioner Budgam, S F Hamid, SSP Budgam Al- Tahir Gilani, DDC/ BDC members, ADDC Budgam Dr. Akramullah Tak, ADC Budgam Dr. Nasir Ahmad Lone, ASP, Gowhar Ahmad were present on the occasion.

Besides all district and sectoral officers, officers from police, CRPF and BSF were also present on the occasion.

The Republic Day functions were also held at Sub Divisional level in Chadoora, and at Khansahab, Beerwah besides at Tehsil, Block levels and Municipal Councils where concerned unfurled the National Flags.

The events witnessed huge public participation, where different cultural performances and March past performances were also held at all venues.

At Ganderbal, 74th Republic Day was today celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor across the district during which various programs were organized at district, Sub-district, tehsil and panchayat levels.

The main function was held at Qamaria ground Ganderbal where District Development Council (DDC) Chairperson Ganderbal, Nuzhat Ishfaq unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the parade.

The march-past was presented by the contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, SSB, PTS Manigam, Forest Protection Force, SPO Ganderbal, District Police, Home Guard, Fire Service and students of various schools. Besides, a colorful cultural show was presented by the students who also presented patriotic songs and folk dance.

The event was witnessed by Deputy Commissioner, Shyambir, SSP Ganderbal, Nikhil Borkar, President Municipal Council Ganderbal, ADDC, ADC, DDC members, BDC Chairpersons, Municipal Councilors besides various officers and officials from Police, Army, CRPF and District Administration.

In her address, while congratulating the people of Ganderbal, DDC Chairperson lauded the importance of Republic Day and said that the constitution of India distinguishes the country from other countries, the spirit of which provides equal rights to every resident of the country without discrimination of religion, nationality, color, race and caste, she added.

At Pulwama, Chairman, District Development Council (DDC), Syed Abdul Bari Indrabi unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the march past on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day celebration held at DPL Pulwama.

The march past was presented by the Contingents of JKP, CRPF, IRP, JKP Women Contingent, Home Guards, NCC, SPO’s, Fire & Emergency Services and school children.

District Development Commissioner Baseer ul Haq Choudary, SSP Pulwama Gh Jeelani, Additional Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, 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.

Speaking on the occasion, DDC Chairman highlighted the importance of the Republic Day celebrations and deliberated on various development initiatives undertaken in the district for the progress and prosperity of the general public.

Similar function was held at Awantipora where Shameema Raini president Municipal Committee Awantipora unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade and took the salute at the march past.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora Zafar Ahmad Shawl, SSP Awantipora Mohd Yousuf were present on the occasion.

At Kupwara, the 74th Republic Day was celebrated across the district with great enthusiasm and fervour.

The main function was held at District Police Lines Kupwara where Chairman District Development Council (DDC) Kupwara, 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, Special Commandos, Police Band, NCC Cadets and school children.

Besides, in its first experience, Tableaus (Jankis) were also presented during the parade which showcased achievements of different line departments.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray; Vice Chairman DDC, Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir; SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas; ADC Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat; DDC Members, BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanchs, besides, Police, Army and District officers and officials of all departments were present on the occasion.

Addressing the function, the Chairman DDC highlighted the historical background of the Republic Day with special reference to the Constitution of India. He also remembered the martyrs of the Independence of India.

The Republic day functions were also held at Handwara, Lolab and Karnah sub-divisions, where President Municipal Committee Handwara, Masroor Ahmad Banday, SDM Lolab, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat and SDM Karnah, Dr. Gulzar Ahmad Rather respectively unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade & took salute at March past.

At Shopian, the 74th Republic Day was today celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour at District Police Lines Shopian, here where District Development Council (DDC) Chairperson, Bilqees Jan unfurled the Tricolour, took salute at the March Past and inspected the parade consisting of contingents of CRPF, JKP, IRP, Fire and Emergency, Forest Protection Force, Homeguards, NCC and School Children of various Educational Institutions.

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Chairperson, while extending her warm greetings to the public of Shopian, highlighted the significance of the day.    

She appealed to people to work together for promoting national integration, communal harmony and peace in the district.

At Kulgam, On 74th Republic Day, a grand function was held at District Police Lines Kulgam where  Chairperson, District Development Council (DDC) Kulgam, Mohammad Afzal Parrey unfurled 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, students etc.

Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, SSP, Sahil Sarangal,  President Municipal Council, DDC members, BDC members, MC Councillors besides officers from civil and police administration and people in large numbers participated in the programme.

Addressing the gathering, the Chairperson DDC congratulated the people on Republic Day eve and highlighted the importance and historical background of the day.

Giving a developmental profile of the district, the DDC Chairperson highlighted the overall Developmental scenario of the district and progress and achievements recorded in the district through various schemes and programmes.

Achievements recorded in Agriculture, Health, Social Welfare, YS&S, PHE and other departments were also highlighted.

He also complimented the District Administration for their prompt response in restoration of services during recent snow spells.

On the occasion, Multiple Cultural programs and musical sessions were also held which enthralled the audience.

Later prize distribution ceremony was organized in which officers, officials, academicians, sports persons and police personnel were felicitated.

At Bandipora, To celebrate 74th Republic Day, Grand functions were held across Bandipora.

The main function was held at S. K stadium Bandipora where Chairman District Development Council (DDC) Bandipora, Ab Gani Bhat unfurled the National flag and took salute at the march past presented by contingents of CRPF, JKP, JK IRP, JK Fire and Emergency, SPOs, JK Home Guard, NCC, students of various schools and  JKP Band Group.

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr. Owais Ahmed and SSP Bandipora Lakshay Sharma, VC DDC Kousar Shafeeq, ADDC Bandipora Ali Afsar Khan, District Nodal Officer Coordination Mohammad Ashraf Hakak, ASP Bandipora Ashiq Hussain Tak, ADC Bandipora Waseem Raja, Padmashree Faisal Ali Dar, DDC Members, BDCs PRIs, senior officers from civil administration, Judiciary, Police and para military and large gathering of public attended the event.

The programme witnessed presentation of various cultural events and patriotic songs depicting India's vibrant cultural, economic and social progress.

Jhanki’s by the Education Department and IDPS also enthralled the participants.

Chairman DDC in his speech congratulated the participants and highlighted the historical background of R-Day Celebrations. He threw light on the contribution of constituent assembly and various personalities towards the nation.


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