JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the tricolour at the State level function on the occasion of the 70th R-Day, at the Sports Stadium of the University of Jammu here on Saturday.
According to a statement, Governor inspected the parade and took the salute at march past which was commanded by Col Baskar Singh of 1st Battalion J&K Light Infantry. The contingents participating in the Parade were from the Army, Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, women contingent of the JKAP, J&K Police, State Disaster Response Force, Punjab Police, J&K Fire and Emergency Services, J&K Forest Protection Force, Excise Department, SSB 7th Battalion, ex-Servicemen, NCC Boys and Girls, Bharat Scouts and Guides (Girls & Boys), Boys and Girls from various schools, Bands of Army, BSF, J&K Police, Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police and of several schools.
On the occasion, students from various local schools presented a cultural show. Army Weapons and Equipment Display by Army; Motorcycle Acrobatics display by Dare-Devils of J&K Police was witnessed by the audience in the stadium.
Other attractions of the programme included tableau on “Rain Water Harvesting” by CCDU, Department of PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Jammu; “Rural Empowerment” by the Department of Rural Development, Jammu; “Swatchh Bharat Grameen” by Department of Rural Sanitation; “Ayushman Bharat” by NRHM, Jammu; “Swatchh-Survekshan” by Jammu Municipal Corporation; “Saubhagya” by the Department of Power Development, Jammu and “Poverty to Prosperity” by J&K State Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Ltd. Dr Nirmal Singh, Speaker Legislative Assembly; Haji Inayat Ali, Chairman, Legislative Council; K Vijay Kumar and K K Sharma, Advisors to Governor; Judges of the State High Court; Members of Parliament; MLCs; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dilbagh Singh, DGP; former MLAs; senior civil, police and army officers, political and social activists, media persons and the citizenry were present on the occasion.
Earlier Governor went to the Balidan Stambh and paid tributes to the military and para-military men who sacrificed their lives for the nation.