N. N. Vohra, Governor Jammu and Kashmir, hoisted the tricolour at the State level function on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day, at Maulana Azad Stadium, here this morning.
On a bright sunny morning Sunday, 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, J&K Prisons, Police, Jammu, J&K 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, J&K Police, Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police and various schools.
Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, Mubarak Gul, Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Amrit Malhotra, Chairman, Legislative Council, Ministers, Advisor to the Chief Minister, Vice Chairmen of various Boards, Legislators, Chief Justice and Judges of the State High Court, 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.
A colourful cultural programme based on national integration and the glorious composite heritage of the State was presented by thousands of students on this occasion. Bhartiyam, in which over 1500 students from various educational institutions participated received a thunderous applause. Gun Drill by 26 Inf. Div. and Motorcycle acrobatics display by Dare-Devils of J&K Police also received repeated cheers from the jam-packed audience in the Stadium. Army weapon and equipment display and dog show by BSF were other highlights of the function.
Among the other attractions of the programme included the tableau on “Shiksha Mera Adhikar” by the Directorate of School Education, Jammu; “Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation” by the Deputy Commissioner, Jammu and “Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram by Directorate of National Rural Health Mission, Jammu.