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74th Independence Day Celebrated with Zeal, Enthusiasm in Baramulla

DC Unfurls the Tricolor; Extends Applaud, Appreciation to COVID-19 Warriors


Sofi Anayat KNS

Baramulla, August 15 (KNS): The function of Independence Day 2020 was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm across district Baramulla. Here the main function was celebrated in District Police Lines where the Deputy Commissioner Dr G N Itoo unfurled the tricolor. The DC inspects the parade and took salute on the ocassion.

The parade was presented by the contingents of J&K Police, CRPF, BSF, Home Guards, Fire and Emergency Services,Youth Services and Sports among other bands.

Meanwhile various colorful cultural programmes were presented at the event which evoked quite applause from the audience. Also special cultural items were presented by the Information department which enthrals the audience.

It is worth here to mention that during the function, all COVID-19 related SOPs and guidelines especially using face masks and maintaining social distancing, were taken into consideration so as to mitigate the risk of infection.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC extended his warm greetings to the people and highlighted the importance of I- Day in the history of India. He enlisted various achievements recorded by the district in different sectors and said that several developmental projects having great public significance, have been completed by the administration.

Meanwhile, DC extends his applause and appreciations to all such officers/officials who worked tirelessly during COVID-19 pandemic. He termed the COVID-19 warriors as real heroes who worked day in and day out for the welfare and betterment of the society.

Underling the need of maintaining peace and communal harmony for development, the DC said that Baramulla district is a glaring and shining example of brotherhood where people of different faiths and communities co-exists peacefully. He also said that different welfare schemes and programmes, sponsored by central government are being implemented smoothly so that their benefit reaches at the ground level.

Later, a prize distribution ceremony was organized during which different functionaries viz COVID-19 warriors, officers/officials, best performing cultural artists, parade commanders among others were felicitated.

GoC 19 Infantry Division, DIG North Kashmir, SSP, various district and sectoral officers among others were present on the occasion.

Similar functions were also organized at Sub-division and Tehsil levels where the respective BDC chairpersons unfurled the tri-color.(KNS) 

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