N. N. Vohra, Governor Jammu and Kashmir, hoisted the tricolour at the State level function on the occasion of the 64th Republic Day, at Maulana Azad Stadium, Jammu this morning.
On a bright sunny morning of Saturday, the Governor inspected the parade and took the salute at the march past of the smart contingents of the Army, Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, men and women contingents of the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police, Jammu and Kashmir Police, State Disaster Response Force, Jammu and Kashmir Fire and Emergency Services, J&K Forest Protection Force, Ex-Servicemen, National Cadet Corps, Bharat Scouts and Guides, boys and girls schools students and Bands of Army, BSF, Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police and various schools.
Mrs. Usha Vohra, Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, Amrit Malhotra, Chairman, Legislative Council, Ministers, Advisor to the Chief Minister, Vice Chairmen of various Boards, Judges of the State High Court, MP, Legislators, senior Civil, Police and Army officers, political and social activists, prominent citizens, media persons and a large number of the citizenry were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile addressing the gathering Vohra observed that till such time as sustained calm prevails on the north western frontiers our Security Forces cannot even think of lowering their guard under any circumstances.
The Governor said that growth and development can take place only in an environment of sustained peace and normalcy, adding that Jammu and Kashmir has not been able to timely pursue and achieve its developmental goals because of the malicious trans-border factors and the serious internal disturbances which our people have had to face for so many years. He said that in the past two years there has been a decline in the incidence of terrorist violence and observed that if there are no adverse developments along our frontiers in the coming time our people can look forward to enjoying the fruits of peace.