Srinagar, Aug 15: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday hoisted the tricolour on the occasion of the Independence Day, at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium.
The Governor inspected the parade and took the salute at an impressive march past which was commanded by SSP Manzoor Ahmad.
The contingents participating in the Parade were from the Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, women contingent of J&K Police, Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police, Executive Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, State Disaster Response Force, J&K Fire and Emergency Services, J&K Forest Protection Force, ITBP, Indian Reserve Police and Brass Band of BSF and Brass and Pipe Bands of J&K Police.
A colourful cultural pageantry based on national integration and the glorious composite heritage of the J&K and Ladakh was presented by artists of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Reasi Cultural Academy, Cultural teams of Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF and BSF.
Prizes were given by Governor to the best adjudged March Past Contingents. The 1st prize in this category was secured by BSF, 2nd by CRPF and Contingent of ITBP stood 3rd.
Meanwhile in the evening, Mr Malik hosted an ‘At Home’ at the Raj Bhavan Auditorium to celebrate the Independence Day.
Governor interacted with the invitees and exchanged Independence Day greetings with them. (UNI)