Kathua : The five day special events under ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotasav’ organized by Kathua district administration kick started today with great patriotic zeal.
District Development Council, Chairman Kathua, Mahan Singh was the chief guest at the inaugural day events held in the premises of Government Degree College for Women, Kathua.
The Chief Guest along with DC Kathua Rahul Yadav inaugurated a ’Photo Exhibition’ organised by Regional Outreach Bureau, J&K Region displaying different facets of Indian freedom movement.
The cultural events started with offering of floral tribute to the freedom fighters, followed by ‘Saraswati Vandana’ and lighting of traditional lamp by the Chief Guest and other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Chairman Mahan Singh said the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ is a great opportunity to learn the spirit of nationalism from the rich contribution of our freedom fighters. He said youth must inspire themselves from the glorious Indian freedom saga which depicts the rich heritage of unity and coexistence.
Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav said the motive behind the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ programme was to instill the spirit of nationalism among the people and to look for innovative ideas of development to make India lot more progressive, socially and economically. He further informed that district administration is going to launch a drive to educate stakeholders about achievements of different departments in coming weeks. He appealed the people to visit the venue of 5 days ‘Photo Exhibition’ and witness events such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Rally, Cycle Rally, Marathon, and Poster making Competition etc to be held in the next four days.
President MC Kathua, Naresh Sharma, President MC Nagri, Anil Singh Andotra also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, various solo and group performances on patriotic theme were presented by Cultural Unit of DIPR, Jammu, GHSS Budhi, GHSS Jakhbar and Cultural Troupe of Regional Outreach Bureau, J&K. A Fancy Dress Competition on the theme of Female Freedom Fighters under ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative was presented by ICDS Kathua won thunderous applause from the audience.
The chief guest also gave away trophies to the participants.
Pertinently, the ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ is being celebrated to mark the celebrations of 75 years of Independence of India under which nationwide launch of activities were inaugurated by the Prime Minister on March 12, 2021.
DDC Member Hiranagar, Abhinandan Sharma; DDC Member Nagri, Sandeep Majotra; DDC Member Marheen, Karan Kumar Attri; DPO ICDS, Ritu Mahajan; ADC Kathua, Atul Gupta; CPO Uttam Singh; Vice President, MC Nagri, Bablu Kumar; ACD, Narayan Dutt; DEPO Aruna Sharma; Principal GDCW Kathua; Field Publicity Officer, ROB Vijay Mattoo; Stage Managar, ROB, Durga Prakash and a large number of locals including college students were also present.