A walkathon, a part of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, was organised by the Border Security Force from the Lalit Ghat to the Botanical Garden.
A walkathon was organised on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Sunday in which Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, along with many senior civil, security officials and hundreds of security personnel, besides people marched holding Tricolour in hands.
The walkathon, a part of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, was organised by the Border Security Force from the Lalit Ghat to the Botanical Garden.
Sinha said that J&K was breaking all records in its enthusiasm for the celebrations on the completion of 75 years of Independence.
“The enthusiasm for this public campaign across the different parts of the country is phenomenal. And J&K is breaking all the records. The place which used to be in news for other reasons, over 10,000 people, including children, women and men, there are holding Tiranga and reiterating their promise of unity with the country,” he said while speaking on the occasion.
Sinha said that like Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March led to freedom of India, the walkathon will lead to J&K’s prosperity.
He claimed that J&K is scripting history in every sector. “Unprecedented performance in various parameters has been recorded, improving the standard of living of every citizen with equality and social justice,” he added.
Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir director general of police Dilbag Singh on Sunday said that attempts were being made from the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to push dormant militants into the union territory as a part of a conspiracy. The DGP, however, said the infiltration has been very negligible. The DGP said that J&K’s security situation is much better now.
Dairy farmers of Punjab on Saturday threatened to stage an indefinite dharna in front of Verka Milk Plant, Ludhiana, on August 24 against the non-implementation of the economic package announced by state government. “We had high expectations from the new government, but on the contrary, after the formation of the government, difficulties of dairy farmers have increased,” said progressive dairy farmers association president Daljit Singh Sadarpura.
The Central government on Sunday notified appointments of elevation advocates as additional judges of Punjab and Haryana high court. Supreme Court collegium had recommended names of thirteen lawyers on July 25 out of which 11 names have been cleared by the government. In the list are: taxation lawyer, Jagmohan Bansal; Harsh Bunger, Alok Kumar Jain, Sanjay Vashisth, Tribhuvan Dahiya, Namit Kumar, Harkesh Manuja and Aman Chaudhary.
Punjab government will be providing the option of home delivery of wheat flour to each beneficiary registered under national food security Act (NFSA), from October 1, food, civil supplies and consumer affairs minister Lal Chand Kataruchak said on Sunday. The scheme will be implemented in a single phase for which the entire state has been divided into eight zones. Besides, ration will now be distributed on a monthly basis, instead of quarterly.
Mansa police on Sunday dropped attempt to murder charges against Congress leader and party’s Sardulgarh candidate Bikramjit Singh Mofar, who along with several other persons, is accused of having assaulted a police team on late Saturday night. The hurriedly-quashed attempt to murder charges, came just hours after police registered a first information report (FIR) in the case during wee hours of Sunday, thus indicating possible political interference in the case.