Congress party celebrated 70th Independence Day in all its District and Block Headquarters today. The main function was held at PCC HQ Jammu where Mr. Anil Chopra, President District Congress Committee Jammu (Urban) hoisted National Flag in the presence of functionaries of PCC, DCC, Mahila Congress, Youth Congress, Seva Dal, INTUC, NSUI and the people from all sections of society. Senior Vice Presidents PCC Shri Sham Lal Sharma (former minister); Vice President Smt. Kanta Bhan; General Secretary Shri Vikram Malhotra, Shri Chaman Jain, Smt. Lalita Sharma office bearers of DCC Jammu (U) B. B. Gupta, Ch. Sukh Dev Singh, Madan Lal Malagar, Mian Nazir, Dr. R.K. Khajuria, Gourav Choprra, P.S.Chouhan, S. Kirtan Singh, J.L.Kaul, Pawan Sharma,, Vijay Sharma, Babu Singh,Chamail Singh, Sardar Singh,, Manmohan Sharma, Santosh Sharma, Sushil Sharma, Mohinder Kumar, Chanchal Popli, B.S. Mastana, Vijay Singh Chib, Kuldeep Kumar, Harjeet Singh Bagi,Vijay Sharma,Vinay Kumar, Krishan Lal Bhagat,Tariq Ahmed, Maqbool Shokat, Bodh Raj Sharma, , Parshotam Mehra, were among the prominent who attended the function.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Sham Lal Sharma congratulated the people of J&K on this occasion and also cautioned about the nefarious designs of the divisive forces working against the State and Country. He said that Congress party has always played a vital role to maintain unity and integrity of the nation and it is the need of the hour that we should unitedly fight and thwart the evil designs of the divisive and antinational forces who are raising their ugly head time and again to weaken the nation. Mr. Anil Chopra greeted the people of the State on the occasion and recalled the supreme sacrifices of countless countrymen to achieve freedom under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Jawahar lal Nehru . Neta Ji Subash Chander Bose, Shaheed Azam Bhagat Singh, Sardar Patel, Mulana Abul Kalam Azad, Lal Bahadur Shastri, and many other freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to liberate India from foreign rulers and guide modern India towards its substantive progress. He also recalled the leaders like Smt. Indira Gandhi, Shri Rajiv Gandhi who sacrificed their lives for the unity and integrity of the country.
Later Mr. Anil Chopra hoisted National flag at Bakshinagr in presence of large number of prominent citizen of Bakshinagar including women and children, Prominent among them were Mr. Nikal Basotra-SDPO Bakshinagar, Ashwani Sharma-SHO Bakshinagar, Dr. Amarjeet Singh Bhatia-HOD Biochemistry, Raman Verma,, Sanjeev Chander, Gourav Chopra, Brij Mohan, Vijay Chopra, Subash Gupta, Bodh Raj, Jatinder Singh Dimpa, Kartar Singh, Vijay Kumar, Ravinder Singh, Ajay Kumar, Narinder Sharma, Varinder Sharma, Sunni Sharma, Ravi Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Balak Ram and others.