Full Dress Rehearsals held across Jammu division


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Div Com inspects Parade, unfurls National Flag at MA Stadium

JAMMU, August 13: The Full Dress Rehearsal for celebration of Independence Day 2023 was held today at Mulana Azad (M.A) Stadium Jammu with enthusiasm and Patriotic fervour.

The contingents of CRPF, JKP, SSB, NCC cadets, Forest, Fire Services and other departments, besides children of different schools presented an impressive March past.

Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar unfurled the nation flag, inspected the parade and saluted the March Past.

School children and artists of J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages presented a colorful cultural programme featuring theme based presentations  which mesmerized the audience.

The cultural items depicted communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu Kashmir UT, Government initiatives besides featuring patriotic based presentations, folk music and dance.

Among others present were Additional Director General of Police, Mukesh Singh; DIG, Shakti Pathak; Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Avny Lavasa; Commissioner JMC, Rahul Yadav; Joint Director Information, Atul Gupta; ADCs besides Heads of different Departments and other civil and police Officers.

 At Kathua: The full dress rehearsal for 77th Independence Day was held in Kathua at Sports Stadium where contingents of Police, CRPF, Army, NCC cadets presented the march past. 

The rehearsal started with hoisting of National Flag by Deputy Commissioner, Rakesh Minhas followed by inspection of the parade.

In his address, the Deputy Commissioner greeted people on behalf of district administration. He highlighted the sacrifices made by Freedom Fighters to achieve the hard earned Freedom.

Addressing the participating students, the DC said that youth should not stop trying after encountering failures at initial stages as these are stepping stones to success. He said the idea of making India a global leader can only be realised through concerted efforts of all the citizens.

SSP Kathua, Shivdeep Singh Jamwal, ADC Ranjit Singh, besides other officers of district administration were also present on the occasion.

 At Rajouri: The spirit of patriotism and national pride filled the air as Rajouri conducted a successful full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day Celebrations. Under the overall supervision of District Magistrate Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, the district witnessed an impeccable display of discipline and unity.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajeev Kumar Khajuria inspected the parade held at the District Police Lines, Police, CRPF, Forest Protection Force, NCC, and students from different educational institutions presented an impressive.

A symphony of patriotism reverberated through the air as the Police Band set the tone, leading the parade with precision. The contingents’ march past was nothing short of impressive, a testament to their dedication and preparation. The audience present at the event was treated to a feast for the eyes as students captivated hearts with cultural performances brimming with patriotic fervor, while also addressing societal issues that need attention.

 Addl. SP, Vivek Shekhar; Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Imran Rashid Kataria; Chief Education Officer, Sultana Kouser and other civil and police officers were also present.  

 At Samba: The Rani Suchait Singh Sports Stadium came alive amid Full Dress Rehearsal. ADC Suresh Chander Sharma inspected the parade, hoisted the national flag, and took salute at the march past setting a solemn and unified tone for the occasion.

The participation of a large number of local residents added to the significance of the event.   In his address, the ADC talked about achievements and challenges in the district after paying tributes to the freedom fighters.

The stage lit up with vibrant cultural performances by students, showcasing the diversity and talent of J&K and India. A total of 15 groups, including students from Government and private schools, police, and para-military forces, displayed their unity and pride, embodying the spirit of the nation. The Senior Superintendent of Police Benam Tosh and other District and Sectoral Officers highlighted the event’s importance in fostering a sense of togetherness and shared purpose.

 At Doda: Full dress rehearsal for Independence Day celebration was held at Sports Stadium Doda.

 Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr. R K Bharti hoisted the National Flag, inspected the parade and took salute at the march past comprising contingents of JKP, IRP 5th Bn, SSB, FPF, Home Guard, Schools children, NCC Senior and Junior wing, and District Police band.

SSP, Abdul Qayoom and other civil and Police Officers were also present at the program. The SSP directed some minor rectifications in the March past parade.

 The ADC highlighted the relevance of the National festival and remembered the sacrifices of the freedom fighters. He paid homage to the martyrs of the district whose efforts and sacrifices have guaranteed our safety, security, and prosperity. He listed the indigenous initiatives of the district administration under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav named ADBHUT Doda, wherein various district specific measures have been taken for inclusive development of the people.

He referred to Online classes, study material made available on ADBHUT Doda portal and appointment of Prabhari Officers for Schools to improve the quality of education.  

ASP Hq, DIO DIPR, DYSSO, Dy SP DAR, CAO, Cultural Officer, besides other senior officers of Police and Civil Administration were also present on the occasion.

 Similarly, a full dress rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations was held at New Bus Stand Bhaderwah. ADC Chowdhary Dil Mir hoisted the Tricolour and took salute at the March past.

 At Ramban: Full Dress Rehearsal for 77th Independence    Day celebrations was held with patriotic spirit at District Police Lines Ramban. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Harbans Lal Sharma unfurled the National Flag and  inspected the parade comprising contingents of Police, IRP, Home Guard, Forest Protection Forces,  and school children.  A cultural program highlighting the composite culture and the  theme ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ was also presented.

 Additional SP, Gourav Mahajan; ACR Giasul Haq,  and other officers were also present. The stage proceedings were ably conducted by Ranjay Kumar and Ruhi Kundal.

 At Udhampur: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Joginder Singh Jasrotia took salute at an impressive march past comprising contingents of J&K Police, ITBP, SKPA, Volunteers Home Guard, NCC and Police Band.

Deputy Commissioner Sachin Kumar Vaishya, Senior Superintendent of Police, Dr Vinod Kumar,  ACR, Rafiq Ahmed Jaral,  besides district heads of various departments were also present to witness the full dress rehearsal.

The Full Dress Rehearsal commenced with the unfurling of national flag by the ADC at 9: Am followed by signing of National Anthem.

The ADC congratulated the participants in general and public in particular on the eve of upcoming Independence Day and paid tributes to the freedom fighters.  

The ADC also highlighted the achievements registered by different departments in the current financial year and listed  the schemes launched by the Government  and appealed to the people to come forward and avail the benefits of these schemes.


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