Patriotic fervour engulfs Jammu division amid Azadi ka Amrit Mahaotsav celebrations

Jammu : Reflecting widespread festive mood, Jammu division witnessed massive public participation in variety of activities organised as part of nationwide Meri Maati Mere Desh Campaign launched towards the end of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav- the 75 week grand celebration to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence and the glorious history of her people.
At Udhampur: District Administration Udhampur organized a mega Tiranga rally as part of Nationwide Meri Mera Desh campaign launched under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” here Boys. Deputy Commissioner, Sachin Kumar Vaishya along with SSP, Dr Vinod Kumar flagged off and participated in Tiranga rally from Government Degree College comprising more than 2000 children from different schools of the district, Officers/officials of government departments, Police, Paramilitary and Civil defense personnel, Ex-Servicemen, , members of Beopar Mandal and Civil Society, besides elected public representatives. The rally passed through Dak Bunglow, MH Chowk, Matadoor stand, Gole market, Ramnagar Chowk, Court road, Slathia chowk, Barrian and finally culminated at Martyrs Chowk Domail. Later, the participants took Panch Pran Pledge administered by the
At Ramban: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Harbans Sharma flagged off a Tiranga Rally from Government Model Higher Secondary, Ramban comprising nearly one thousand students of the different schools. CEO Ramban, Devadand, ZEO, Firdous Ahmed, Principal Kewal Sharma, staff attended the programme. A “Panch Pran” pledge – the five life forces was also administered to the participants, embodying their commitment to uphold the nation’s values. Meanwhile, Tiranga rallies and other events were also held at different educational institutions and locations across the district Meanwhile, Government Higher Secondary School, Batote, organized a Parbhat Feri besides various events under the Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign in which locals, students and staff of schools participated.
At Rajouri: In a remarkable display of commitment to environmental conservation and national pride, Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, led the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ initiative by hoisting the national flag and plantation drive in the premises of the Tehsildar’s office.
At Reasi: District Administration Reasi organized a Heritage walk and promotional Rally on JJM, Nasha Mukt Bharat, Anaemia Mukt and TB Mukt Bharat from District Administrative Complex to Bhimgarh Fort, which was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Reasi Babila Rakwal under the ongoing campaign “Meri Maati Mera Desh”. Students from different educational institutions from across Reasi Town took part in the rally holding colorful banners and placards in their hands with messages against substance abuse. They raised slogans against the social evil and pledged to join their hands to eradicate this menace from society. Later, a cycle rally was flagged off by District Programme Officer, Mohd. Anwar Banday in the presence of District Panchayat Officer, CMO and Tehsildar Reasi. The rally started from the District Administrative Complex and culminated at Bhimgarh Fort via Reasi town. Refreshments were distributed among students. Later, District Development Commissioner Reasi Babila Rakwal participated in the Dogra Food Festival with SHG ladies organised by the Tourism Department in collaboration with JKRLM. at Duggar Dhani in Kheral Panchayat of Block Pouni The event aimed to reinforce the bond between the community and the nation, while also fostering a greener and healthier environment.
At Doda: The district Doda came alive with vibrant celebrations as it joined the nationwide “Meri Mati Mere Desh” campaign initiated by the Government of India, alongside the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ movement. The District Information and Public Relations, Doda Office, under the guidance of Director, Information and Public Relations, Jammu and Kashmir – Minga Sherpa and Joint Director, Information and Public Relations, Jammu, Atul Gupta, orchestrated a colorful event as a part of ongoing ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’ Campaign at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) School situated near Radhay Sham Mandir in Doda Town. The entire event, meticulously organized under the supervision of District Information Officer Doda, Mohd Ashraf Wani, received a warm welcome from the students and staff of the school. The program was chaired by President Municipal Council Doda, Ved Prakash Gupta, and District Information Officer Doda, Mohd Ashraf Wani. The school’s grounds resonated with the vibrant spirit of the initiative, hosting essay/ debate competitions, painting contests, and a spirited rendition of the National Anthem.
Horticulture Department: Department of Horticulture Jammu on Friday organised Interaction Program with Farmers & Fruit Growers under “Meri Maati Mera Desh” Campaign at Laswara, Bishnah. Later, Fruit plants were also distributed free of cost among the participating farmers.
Nowshera Forest Division: Nowshera Forest Division created 31 Amrit Vatikas under “Vasuda Nandan” after formal launch of “Meri Maati Mera Desh” campaign by planting/supplying 75 indigenous plants in each Amrit Vatika with active participation of PRI members, school children, other local people of concerned panchayat, staff of RDD and other departments under the Banner of JK Green Drive.
Relief Organisation: In line with the schedule of activities notified by the Relief Organisation for celebration of Meri Maati Mera Desh- Meeti ko Naman, Veeron ko Vandan hosted Paanch Pran Pledge and singing of National Anthem in all the migrant camps, schools and Relief Offices across the J&K. Camp Commandants and Zonal Officers led the Campaign in their respective jurisdictions. K. K Sidha, Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner (M) J&K led the Paanch Pran Pledge taking ceremony at Head Office which was attended by all the officers, officials of the Relief Organisation. Different competitions like Diya making were held in migrant schools.

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