Srinagar: On the eve of 77th Independence Day, grand celebrations were on Tuesday held across all the districts of Kashmir, with people flocking the venues of function in large numbers to celebrate the national festival.
This year ‘Meri Maati, Mera Desh’ campaign was launched as a culminating event to ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ commemorating 76 years of Independence. The campaign had a range of impactful programs that were aimed at invoking a feeling of patriotism and unity in the hearts of people and promoting a sense of respect for the soil of the nation and symbols of the country’s Independence.
Key components of the campaign included the installation of ‘Shilaphalakams’ (Memorial Plaques) dedicated to freedom fighters and security forces, as well as initiatives such as ‘Panch Pran Pledge’, ‘Vasudha Vandan’, and ‘Veeron ka Vandan’, Rashtragaan and Amrit Kalash Yatra all of which celebrate the courageous sacrifices of our brave hearts.
Apart from the main function held at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar, the celebrations were held in all districts where the District Development Council (DDC) Chairman/ Chairperson hoisted the tricolour and addressed the participants.
They said that the nation is paying rich tributes to the leaders, freedom fighters and martyrs who made countless sacrifices for the freedom of the country. Glorifying their contributions, they said that it is the result of their supreme efforts that we are living in a free country.
The Independence Day was celebrated with fervour in all the districts of Kashmir.