August 15: A Photo Essay

By Bilal Bahadur

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday hoisted the tricolor at the State level function on the occasion of the Independence Day, at Sher-i-Kashmir, Cricket Stadium.

Governor inspected the parade and took the salute at an impressive march past which was commanded by S.S.P. Benam Tosh, Commanding Officer IR 17 Battalion.

Governor N.N.Vohra salutes during an Independence Day Programme at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket stadium Srinagar on  August 15, 2018.

The smart contingents participating in the Parade were from the Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, women contingents of J&K Police, JKAP, Executive Police, Himachal Pradesh Police, ITBP, SSB, State Disaster Response Force,  J&K Fire and Emergency Services, J&K Forest Protection Force, NCC Boys and Girls, Boys and Girls from various  schools, Bands of BSF, CRPF, J&K Police, and of  several Boys and Girls Schools.


Kashmiri students while performing a cultural dance during an Independence Day celebrations held at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar on  15 August 2018.


Two Ex-Chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah participated in an independence ceremony at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar.

A colorful cultural pageantry based on national integration and the glorious composite heritage of the State and an impressive display of martial arts were presented on this occasion.

A group of paramilitary forces on duty at a deserted road in Nowhatta old city Srinagar during a strike on August 15, 2018.


A Jammu and Kashmir policeman patrolling at a deserted road during a strike in Srinagar, on August 15, 2018.



A women contingents of Jammu and Kashmir Police during a march-past at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium Srinagar on   August 15, 2018.

Usha Vohra, First Lady; Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, Speaker Legislative Assembly; Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of J&K High Court; Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah former Chief Ministers; K. Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisors to Governor; Judges of the State High Court, Legislators; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dr S.P. Vaid, DGP; and senior Civil, Police and Army officers, political and social activists, prominent citizens, media persons and the citizenry were present on the occasion.


A view of security forces during the parade on August 15, ceremony at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium Srinagar.


Three Kashmiri students during a cultural dance performance on August 15, an Independence Day celebrations at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar.


A photograph showing two Ex-chief ministers of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti sitting together during an independence ceremony at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar.

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