DC Hoisted Tri-Colour
Kupwara Aug 15: The 74th Independence Day was celebrated here at District Police Lines Kupwara, today. Deputy Commissioner (DC), Anshul Garg unfurled the National Flag, took salute and inspected the parade comprising of the contingents of JKP, IRP, CRPF, FPP, JK Home Guards and Police Commandos.
SSP, Kupwara, Shriram Ambarker; ADDC, Mohd Ashraf Bhat; ADC, Nazir Ahmad Lone; Senior Civil, Police and Army Officers were present on the occasion, besides Chairman Municipal Council Kupwara, BDC Chairpersons, PRIs and government employees.
Addressing the function, the Deputy Commissioner congratulated the people on the eve of Independence Day and glorified the freedom fighters of the nation who sacrificed their lives for the attainment of freedom of the country.
Referring to the developmental scenario, the DC enlisted the developmental projects which were completed during this year. He said it is for the first time that the border area Keran situated at Line of Actual Control was connected with Grid Station, thereby providing 14,000 people in four panchayats uninterrupted power supply. He said border area; Machill will also get power supply soon. He said work is apace on 170 Community Bunkers in border areas of Karnah, Keran and Machill, besides, 750 Individual Bunkers have also been sanctioned to border areas of the district. The Deputy Commissioner also said that 1.18 lakh farmers have been covered under KCC by Agriculture and allied departments during last month, besides, 20,000 new enrolments have been registered by Social Welfare Department under Pension scheme during last 6 months. He added, macadamization of 500 Km road length has been taken in hand and 50% of works have been completed so far across the district. Deputy Commissioner said work on Rafiabad-Kupwara-Tangdar four laning shall be started this year.
Referring to COVID-19 pandemic containment efforts, Deputy Commissioner appreciated the efforts of government employees’ especially Health, Police, Revenue, Municipality and Information department for rendering their best services in the district. He also appreciated general public for their cooperation with administration in mitigating the ill effects of COVID-19. He appealed them to follow social distancing, wear masks and avoid unnecessary venturing out of their homes.
On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner felicitated 300 COVID-19 Warriors and Certificates of Appreciation were given to them through concerned District officers.
The Deputy Commissioner also felicitated UPSC achievers of the district.
On the occasion, a variety of Cultural programmes were presented by local artists and martial art was performed by the children.
Independence Day was also celebrated at Sub Division Handwara, where Additional Deputy Commissioner Nazir Ahmad Mir hoisted the National Flag at DPL Handwara and took salute on the parade.
Similar Function was held at Border Sub-Division Karnah where, BDC Chairman Tangdar, Reyaz Ahmad unfurled the Tri-Colour and took salute on parade.