Kupwara : The 75th Republic Day was celebrated today across the frontier district Kupwara 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, and school children. Besides, in a scintillating spectacle , Tableaus (Jankis) were also presented by different departments during the parade which showcased achievements and welfare Schemes.
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Ms. Ayushi Sudan ; SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas; ADDC Kupwara, Altaf Ahmad Khan, ADC Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat; DDC Members, Police Officers, Army Officers and District officers, officials of all departments, people from different areas , besides students from different educational institutions were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Chairperson,Irfan Sultan Panditpori while extending his warm greetings to the public of Kupwara district highlighted the significance of the day. He appealed to people to work together for promoting national integration, communal harmony and peace in the district. He highlighted various measures taken by the LG administration and District Administration for the overall development of the district. In his address, the Chairman, while appreciating District Administration said that district has recorded appreciable achievements on the socio economic and developmental fronts under the leadership of District Development Commissioner Kupwara Ms. Ayushi Sudan.
The Chairman congratulated Deputy Commissioner Kupwara and her team of officers for putting best efforts in public service delivery and transparency.
He said Kupwara district has vast potential of tourism and the administration is on toes to tap the potential and explore the tourist destinations of the district.
Panditpori said Bungas valley is one of the best tourist destinations to visit. It is also a great place for adventure as well eco tourism
Bangus is replete with a diverse variety of flora and fauna.The valley is traversed by many small streams with many tributaries۔ The meadows and the slopes of the side plateaus are covered with a range of flowers and medicinal plants. The valley’s forests and plains serve as the breeding, feeding and protection grounds for many wild animal species.
Earlier, the Chairman DDC, DC Kupwara, and SSP Kupwara laid floral wreaths on the Martyrs Memorial.
A variety of cultural programmes were presented by the school children and local artists during the function. Later, an award ceremony was held during which awards were given to the best performers in the March Past, Tableaus and cultural programmes. Awards were also given to various Officers and officials of the administration for their good work.
The Republic day functions were also held at Handwara, Lolab and Karnah
At Handwara ADC Nazir Ahamed Mir unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade & took salute at March past. Cultural programmes were also presented by the school children and awards were given to the achievers. At Karnah and Lolab SDMs concerned unfurled the flag and took salute of March Past.
Republic Day Celebrations were also held at all MCs of the district, the main function was held at MC Kupwara. Besides all educational institutions, Government offices and Panchayats celebrated Republic Day across the district.