Rajouri Day: Tributes paid to ‘people who laid lives to free Rajouri’
People who laid down their lives to free Rajouri from "rebel forces of Pakistan" in 1947-48 were today paid rich tributes on the occasion of Rajouri Day.
Rajouri Day is held every year on the eve of Baisakhi as on this day, Indian army with the help of locals pushed back "Pakistani rebel forces from most parts of Rajouri district and also freed Rajouri town from them."
The main event of the occasion today was held on martyrs point located in Gujjar Mandi chowk wherein senior army officer from Nagrota, Ace of Spades Division, police officers, senior civil administration officers and MoS Kuldeep Raj Gupta paid tributes to the martyrs.
Later, the army organised a multi-event programme on the eve of Rajouri Day 2017 in which a number of civilians, civil society members, ex servicemen, school students and officials participated.
In this event, school students presented cultural items of patriotism while skits and songs of cultural and religious harmony were also presented, a handout here said.
Army horse team extended daring skills of horse riding while army also presented martial arts.
One of the main performances of the event was Ghatka Team of 26 Punjab regiment presenting daring Ghatka which was well appreciated by all.
The Ghatka team is nationally recognised and has also showcased its talent in Republic Day parade as well as many other events,
Besides, Para Jumpers of army also attracted the audience with their jump from 10000 feet height after chopper dropping whereas Para Motors of army also enthralled the audience.
In their address, MoS Kuldeep Raj Gupta and Moulana Farooq Ahmed Niami threw light on the importance of this day and said that Rajouri is known for its communal harmony and every local plays its role in maintaining peace in Rajouri.
On the conclusion, an award ceremony was held in which all the participants of the event were presented medals.