Monday, 27 Jan, 6.31 pm Hindusthan Samachar

71st Republic Day was celebrated in Reasi, Rajouri

Jammu, January 27 (HS): The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with great passion and zeal by the Indian Army. Functions were organized for children, teachers and village elders at different places with the aim of instilling the feeling of patriotism among the locals.

The National flag was hoisted in the presence of a large number of students by the Army at Government High Schools Dharat Bhowani and Kalakot, Government Middle Schools Nalla Mangot and Kalal and Higher Secondary Schools Indh, Gool, Bagga and Samote.

The programme commenced with the Flag Hoisting followed by speech which conveyed the message of achieving high educational standards, national integration and bonhomie among all the sections of the society. The Army is ever committed to bridge the gap and foster the bond of friendship and brotherhood between the local populace and the men in uniform.

Meanwhile, 71st Republic Day was also celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour by Army and civilian population at various places in Rajouri and Poonch Districts. Army in conjunction with various schools and civil administration organised numerous events to instill a sense of pride in the local populace as Indian Citizens.

The celebrations witnessed hoisting of the National Flag and reciting of the National Anthem along with conduct of cultural programmes by the school children. People from all sections of society including students, teachers, sarpanches, ex servicemen, village elders and other prominent members of the society witnessed the functions.

As part of the event, school students glorified the occasions with various cultural programmes enacting roles of freedom fighters, traditional folk dances and songs which left the audience enthralled and mesmerized.

Hindusthan Samachar/Ranjit/Manish

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