Patriotic fervor and gaiety marked the 72nd Republic Day Celebrations across Jammu division.
Hoisting of the tricolour was held amid impressive Parades and mega cultural events at all venues of functions organised at district, sub-division, Tehsil and block levels.
Newly elected DDC members, besides the senior officers of civil administration, police, army, CISF, prominent persons of the society, social workers and political leaders among others attended the functions.
At Kathua: A mega function was held at Sports Stadium Kathua where Deputy Commissioner, Om Prakash unfurled the tricolor and took salute at March past comprising contingents drawn from Army, Police, PTS, CRPF, and Boys and Girls wings of NCC battalion. Greeting the people, the DC said the day has great significance as on this day India became a Secular, Sovereign, Socialistic and Democratic republic. The DC hailed the cooperation of the people during lockdowns, and listed the achievements of the District Administration in the key sectors and implementation of the flagship schemes.
Republic Day celebrations were also held at Sub-district, Tehsil and Block Headquarters of the district.
At each Block level the National flag was hoisted by the concerned chairpersons.
At Udhampur: The 72nd Republic day was celebrated with great patriotic fervor in district Udhampur, where the main function was held in the premises of Government PG College, Boys Udhampur. District Development Commissioner, Dr. PiyushSingla was the chief guest who hoisted the National flag at 9:55 AM and took salute at an impressive march past comprising 12 contingents drawn from CRPF, SKPA, Volunteers Home Guards, District Police, NCC, educational Institutions, besides Police Band,
While congratulating the mammoth gathering, the DDC said that the Constitution of independent India was implemented on 26th Jan 1950, which provides fundamental rights to every citizen of the country. He also listed the achievements of the District Administration.