A scintillating cultural program was today organised by District Administration at Teachers Bhawan Gandhi Nagar to felicitate the achievers of Essay writing, poster making and National Anthem singing competition under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav India @75.Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation, Chander Mohan Gupta was the Chief Guest and District Development Council Chairman Jammu Bharat Bhushan was the Guest of Honor.Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg; Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Avny Lavasa; ADC Satish Sharma; Director School Education Dr. Ravi Sharma; Joint Director Information Namrita Dogra; ACG Rakesh Dubey; CPO Yoginder Katoch besides other district officers were also present in the event.The function started with the National Anthem followed by cultural dance items by the students of GHSS Shastri Nagar and Canal Road.Artists of Information Department also mesmerised the audience by their astonishing performances.A total 898 students had taken part in the easy writing competition (English/Hindi), poster making competition (Junior/Senior) and National Anthem Singing Competition (Individual/Group) categories. The Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta along with DDC Chairman Bharat Bhushan and Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg felicitated the winners.
The winners were conferred with a certificate, gold medal and a cash price of 5 thousand rupees. The second and third runner ups were also presented a certificate, gold and silver medal and a cash price of Rs 3000 and Rs 2000 respectively.It was also informed during the function that several activities were conducted under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in Jammu District.Under plantation drive, 3615 saplings were planted at 271 places and Sanitation drive was also held at 490 places.Under sports activities, 85 games were organised at different places in which 1508 players participated. Similarly, 590 camps were organised in which 78527 domicile certificates were distributed, 57813 cards under JKPMJAY, SEHAT Health scheme were issued and 5230 Attestation of Mutations of Inheritance were completed.Speaking on the occasion, the Mayor said that India is celebrating its 75th Independence Day and it is the time to educate the youth about the value of freedom as they are the real strength and future of the country. He said that thousands of freedom fighters sacrificed their lives to attain Independence and now ‘it is our responsibility to create the nation of their dream.’While addressing the gathering, DDC Chairman called upon all to set personal goals toward nation building. 'Striving to excel in one’s line of profession also leads to the nation's development and prosperity’ he added.