At Baramulla, a grand function was organized at District Police Lines Baramulla, with Minister for Horticulture Syed Basharat Bukhari as the Chief Guest. DIG North Kashmir VK Birdi, DDC Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, SSP, Mir Imtiyaz, ADC Farooq Ahmad Baba, and all district Officers besides civil citizens attended the function.Minister hoisted the tricolour and inspected the Parade and took salute to the March Past presented by the contingents of District Police, CRPF, Fire and Emergency Service and School children. Highlighting the importance of Republic Day, Minister stressed for promoting national integration, communal harmony and peace. He in his speech stressed upon the fact that these are the basic building blocks needed for making the Nation strong and great.
The Minister also highlighted the fact that state has shown tremendous growth in Education, Health and Horticulture sectors and various schemes have been successfully implemented in the State. He said that road connectivity has been ensured in all the areas of the state. He said that government is to going establish a cold storage to preserve the horticulture produce particular apple so that every benefit accrues to the fruit growers, boosting their economy and thereby financial health of the state. He also said that government is committed to promote tourism and education sectors and already 400 high schools and higher secondary schools have been established so that the children from far-flung area take benefits. He said 61,000 daily wagers have been regularized by the present government.Various cultural programmes depicting the cultural diversity and heritage of the state were presented by the groups of school children and Information Department. Skits based on the theme of “National Integration” were presented by the school children. A Prize distribution ceremony was held, wherein awards were presented to the Schools for their best performance in March Pasts and Cultural programme presentation. Officers were also given awards for their excellent works in different fields.Meanwhile, functions in connection with the Republic day celebration were held across the district at Sub-Divisional and Tehsil levels.