Amidst biting cold conditions hundreds of people turned up to attend the 70th R-Day celebrations in Leh and Kargil on Saturday.
At Leh chairman, chief executive councilor LAHDC, JamyangTseringNamgyal unfurled the tricolour at historic Lehpologround.
The CEC took salute at the march past presented by contingents of various security forces.
Others who were present on the occasion included former state minister TokdanRimpoche, deputy chairman LAHDC, LehGyal P Wangyal, executive councilor minority MumtazHussain, executive councilor agriculture PhuntsogStanzin, councillors of LAHDC, Leh, deputy commissioner LehAvnyLavasa, SSP LehSargunShukla, additional district development commissioner, Leh Moses Kunzang, heads of different religious, political and social organizations, high ranking Army, Air Force and paramilitary officers. Besides hundreds of people witnessed the R-Day function.
At Kargil chairman and chief executive councillor, LAHDC, KargilFeroz Ahmed Khan hoisted the tricolor at Khree Sultan Chow Sports stadium and took salute at march past by the contingents of Jammu and Kashmir Police, NCC, Army and civil band besides a number of contingents of government and private educational institutions.
Executive councilor for Rural Development, Aga Syed Mujtaba, deputy commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, KargilVikasKundal, superintendent of police DrVinod Kumar, councilors, district officers besides the representatives of various political, social and religious organisations were also present on the occasion.