BANDIPORA, AUGUST 15: The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with traditional enthusiasm here at S.K. Sports Stadium today.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, who was chief guest on the occasion, unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade and took salute at the March past presented by the contingents of JKP, CRPF, JKHG and SPOs.
In his address, the Deputy Commissioner congratulated the people and the administration for the successful implementation of recently concluded ‘Back to Village’ programme. He said that the district administration is committed to achieve the target of sustainable development.
Terming Bandipora as capital of sports activities, the DC said that an extensive youth outreach programme has been launched by the district administration for the welfare of the youth where in 100 playfields are being developed during this fiscal.
On the occasion, Mirza awarded a number of officers and fieldworkers for their outstanding performances.
Later, multi- lingual cultural programmes were performed by various school children, besides demonstration of martial arts was also showcased by students.
DIG BSF, SSP Bandipora, district and sectoral officers, senior citizens, social activists, fieldworkers and other concerned were also present on the occasion.
Independence Day functions were also held at Sumbal and Gurez where concerned SDMs hoisted the National Flag.