Srinagar, Oct 31 (UNI): Jammu Kashmir Union Territory (UT) Foundation Day and Rashtriya Ekta Diwas were celebrated on Tuesday with great enthusiasm across Kashmir division.
The UT Foundation Day marks the transition of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State into Union Territory on October 31, 2019.
The day marked a pivotal moment in this region, opening a new chapter of integration, development, and peace, a government spokesman said.
As part of the programme, all districts of Kashmir organized mega events with the theme ‘Badalta Jammu Kashmir, Badhta Jammu Kashmir; Aman aur Taraqqi Ki Nayi Tasveer’.
At Anantnag, the Union Territory Foundation Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm across the district.
Speaking at the District level event, the Deputy Commissioner, SF Hamid said that this day holds great importance as it signifies the formation of the Union Territory and the beginning of a new chapter in its journey of growth and development.
To celebrate the Day various cultural and informative events were held in which the growth and progress made since the establishment of the Union Territory were highlighted and shared with the general public.
The events saw a massive participation of students and youths and had a festive look.
At Budgam, the UT Foundation Day was today celebrated with high enthusiasm across the district with the main function held at Boys Higher Secondary School Budgam.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Akshay Labroo chaired the memorable event. The day unfolded with a series of activities aimed at fostering unity, patriotism, and cultural exchange, corruption free environment, transparency, accountability, participation, commitment towards good governance.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that this day serves as a tribute towards the vision of development. He appreciated and lauded the active community engagement and vibrant unity demonstrated by the school children.
He emphasised the essence of love transcending barriers of caste, color, creed, and religion, urging everyone to embrace unity, harmony, equality etc.
Addressing the gathering of young minds, the DC said “Follow your passion, in which ever professional field you want”
He encouraged them to invest in careers they aspire to excel in. His words echoed a vision of a harmonious society built on the principles of love, unity, and individual fulfillment.
The DC said that the UT Foundation day celebration in Budgam reflects a collective commitment to the principles of integrity, inclusivity, and harmonious coexistence. The event stands as a testament to the district’s dedication to fostering a strong sense of national identity among its residents.
At Ganderbal, the UT Foundation Day/ Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations witnessed mass participation in a grand function organized by District Administration Ganderbal at Qamaria Ground, here.
The participation of PRIs, government officials, residents, and prominent citizens presented the spirit of unity and collaboration that defines the Union Territory.
Among others, the program was attended by Chairperson DDC Ganderbal, Nuzhat Ishfaq; Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shyambir; ADDC, President Municipal Council Ganderbal and other district and sectoral officers and officials.
At Kulgam, functions were held across the district to commemorate UT Foundation Day with much fanfare.
The main function was held at Mini- Secretariat, Kulgam, which was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat.
At Shopian, the District Administration Shopian led by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Faz Lul Haseeb today enthusiastically celebrated Jammu and Kashmir UT Foundation Day.
At Bandipora, UT Foundation Day, was Tuesday celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm across district Bandipora with main function held at Mini Secretariat Bandipora which was presided over by DDC Chairperson Bandipora, Abdul Gani Bhat in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad.