Unity marathons, cultural events mark celebrations across Jammu

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Scintillating programes featuring unity marathons, cultural shows and events on patriotic themes today marked the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations across Jammu districts.

The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel – the architect of united post independence India.

A divisional level function was held at Divisional Commissioner office, Jammu to celebrate ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day).

Additional Commissioners Manisha Sareen and  Rakesh Kumar Srangal,  Joint Director Information, Naresh Kumar, Revenue Attorney, Atul Gupta, Assistant Commissioner  Jatinder Mishra, Deputy Director Information, Rehana Akhtar Bijli, Cultural Officer, Parul Khajuria, Field Publicity Officer ,Vipin Bhagat besides other senior officers attended the programme.

The pledge of maintaining unity and integrity of the country was administered to the participants present on the occasion.

A scintillating cultural program was presented by artists of cultural wing of the Information department along with renowned artists.

The Additional Commissioners highlighted the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in upholding the Indian Unity. They said the leader worked on national integration and devoted his life to the nation. The occasion strengthens the spirit of oneness, peace and amity in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the nation,” they added.

Jammu:  A pledge Taking Ceremony was held at Deputy Commissioner Officer, Jammu.

Deputy Commissioner Sushma Chauhan administered the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge’ to the officers/ officials of the DC office.

The DC and the officers and officials pledged to dedicate themselves to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation and to strive hard to spread this message among the fellow countrymen.

Later, the district administration Jammu also organized ‘Run for Unity’ from Vivekanand Chowk to Parade Ground.

The run was flagged off by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jammu (ADC), Rishpal Singh.

Senior functionaries of Education Department and Department of Youth Services & Sports, several District and Police officers, large number of students, sportspersons and people from all walks of life assembled at Vivekanand Chowk for the run.

The participants carried placards with slogans like- “Unity is Strength”, “Aneekta mein Ekta” and passed through Raghunath Bazaar, City Chowk, Purani Mandi , Raj Tilak road and culminated the run at Parade ground.

Ramban: A ‘Run for Unity’ was organized in Ramban district to mark the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.     The event was organized by the Education, youth Services and Sports and police departments which was flagged off by the Deputy Commissioner (DC),   Nazim Zai Khan   from District Administrative Complex, Ramban.

SSP, Ramban, Anita Sharma, ADDC, Nawab Din, ADC, Ashok Sharma, ACR, Harbans Lal various  officers of police and civil administration besides a large number of people from all walks of life   participated in the event.

Poonch: Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm at Sports stadium Poonch.

Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav, SSP   Ramesh Angral, BDC Chairpersons, senior officers of Police and civil administration and a huge gathering of people were present on the occasion.

The event witnessed a ‘Run for Unity’ organized by District Police Poonch from DC office complex to Sports Stadium Poonch, which was followed by a unity pledge and March past.

Samba: Deputy Commissioner Rohit Khajuria flagged off “Run for Unity” to commemorate the Day in Samba.

District Officers, students and people from all walks of life participated in the 1 km run.

Udhampur:  To Commemorate Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, district administration organized an impressive programme at District Head Quarter Udhampur.

District Development Commissioner,   Dr. Piyush Singla was the chief guest who flagged off a rally “Run for Unity” from DC Office Complex.

Kishtwar:  Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ was celebrated with great enthusiasm and massive participation in Kishtwar.  The district administration in collaboration with DYSSO and District Police organized ‘Run for Unity’ from New DC Office Complex Kishtwar to Chowgan Ground Kishtwar.

The run was flagged off by the Deputy Commissioner (DDC), Angrez Singh Rana and SSP, Dr. Harmeet Singh Mehta.

Doda:  To commemorate ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’   a ‘Run for Unity’ was held here from sports stadium. It passed through the main areas of the Doda town and culminated back at the take off venue.

The run was flagged off by the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Dr Sagar D Doifode and SSP, Mumtaz Hussain.

Reasi: Jubilant celebrations mark National Unity Day at the district headquarters Reasi. District officers, elected member of urban local bodies and students also took Pledge of Unity.

Students from 14 local schools, Government Degree College Reasi and Government Polytechnic College   took part in Run for Unity. The students rallied from Government High School Gair Mari to the District Headquarters.

Rajouri: Thousands run to mark the National Unity day in Rajouri. The unity marathon was flagged off by District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad. DIG Rajouri-Poonch Vivek Gupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sher Singh and other senior police and civil officers were present.

The marathon commenced from Dakbanglow, which after passing from Kachhar Ground, Gujjar Mandi, ALG culminated back at the take off venue.

Kathua: District Development Commissioner, O P Bhagat flagged off the run for unity to commemorate the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The unity marathon began from GDC Kathua, witnessing participation of a large number of people, including NYK volunteers, sports enthusiasts, students and District officers among others.


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