Our Correspondent:
LEH, AUGUST 15: The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated today here at Leh with enthusiasm and patriotic fervour.
Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal unfurled the tricolour here at Polo-ground at an impressive parade.
MP Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgial, Deputy Chairman LAHDC, Tsering Sandup, Executive Councilors, Phuntsog Stanzin, Mumtaz Hussain and Konchok Stanzin, Div Com Ladakh, Saugat Biswas, Deputy Commissioner, Leh Sachin Kumar, SSP, Leh Sargun Shukla, Councilors, religious, political and social heads, eminent personalities, district officers and tourist groups were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, CEC expressed heartfelt wishes on Independence Day to the people of the district. He gave full assurance on behalf of Hill Council to leave no stone unturned to take Ladakh towards a new era of development and prosperity.
He mentioned major developmental projects underway and completed under PMGSY, NABARD, CRF, AMRUT, PMDP in the district. He said that the district has made major headway in various development indicators adding that upon completion of various projects will transform the development scenario in the district.
He also mentioned the Mission Organic Development Initiative of Ladakh and the initiatives taken by Hill Council in making Leh district completely organic by 2025. A book on the project was also released on the occasion.
On the occasion, contingents of paramilitary forces, police, school children and various bands presented March past.
Besides, a variety of cultural programmes by school children were also held.
Similar functions were also held at sub-divisions of Khaltsi, Nubra, Nyoma and other Tehsils of the district.