The Republic Day was celebrated peacefully across the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
Amid heightened security measures across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India’s 72 Republic Day celebrations were held across the UT on Tuesday.
The Republic Day was celebrated across the UT peacefully with no untoward incident reported anywhere in the UT.
Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir Division, Vijay Kumar said that the situation remained peaceful across the Kashmir valley as no untoward incident was reported from anywhere and all the functions organized on the passed off peacefully.
In Kashmir, the main function was held at Srinagar’s SK Stadium, where Advisor to LG, Baseer Ahmad Khan unfurled the tricolour and took salute at the march past.
While in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a grand Republic Day function was organized at DPL Pulwama, where Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer unfurled the national flag and took salute at march past comprising of the contingents from Police, CRPF, JKAP, Fire & Emergency, Home Guard, Forest Guards and NYC’s.
In his address, the DC said that Pulwama has become synonymous with Industrial growth, excellence in education and entrepreneurship. He highlighted various developmental works and achievements of the district, particularly in Agriculture, Horticulture, Industry, R&B and other sectors.
In the education sector, he said, the district has a special significance as students have brought laurels to the district by achieving top positions in different national and UT level competitions.
He said that the district has been abode of renowned educationists, Sufi saints and poets. He praised the institutions like IUST, upcoming AIIMS, IGC Lassipora, and historical monument at Awantipora.
While praising the developmental trajectory the district has embarked on, he said that Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha during his visit to Pulwama district e-inaugurated 20 development projects worth Rs 40.86 crore and laid foundation stones for seven projects of public importance worth Rs 13.47 crore.
He said that youth of the district are creating models of entrepreneurship by establishing their own income generating units through Government of India’s flagship programmes like PMEGP, MSME and JKREGP.
He recalled the recent Central Governments Industrial package for UT announced by Lt. Governor which will also benefit the district in Industrial Development.
While hailing the efforts of the medical fraternity in COVID-19 mitigation measures, he said that doctors, health workers, and Asha workers are at the forefront in making the anti-COVID-19 vaccination programme a success.
On the occasion of Republic Day, local artists presented various cultural items like songs, skits, Chakhri, Ladi-Shah and Bangra.
Meanwhile, various government officials, students, organizations and individuals were awarded on achieving excellence in their respective fields.
A 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.
In Jammu, reports said that the main Republic Day function was observed at MA Stadium where Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha unfurled the tricolour.
Meanwhile, mobile Internet services remained suspended throughout the day in the Kashmir valley while voice calling and broadband services remained functional.
However, all shops and other business establishments remained closed while a thin movement of public and private transport was witnessed on the roads in Kashmir.
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