Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav: Kathua Admn organises rallies

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STATE TIMES NEWS

KATHUA: On the second day of its special event series, District Administration today organized rallies to highlight the spirit of National Integration under ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ celebrations here today.
In the first event, Deputy Commissioner, Kathua Rahul Yadav flagged off a group of cyclists in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
The Cycle rally organized district youth services & sports officer ,sunil kumar which started from Government Degree College for Women, Kathua comprising young students and residents moved towards the Keerian Gandyal Bridge culminated at the starting point.
The DC Kathua, while interacting with participating Cyclists said the objective of the Cycle rally was to encourage youth to adopt a healthy lifestyle and channelize their energies in a better way. He said the healthy youth is an asset for any country and key contributor in nation building. He asked them to get inspired from the contributions of freedom fighters and always strive for maintaining unity and amity within communities.
Later in the day, a ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ rally under the aegis of ICDS Kathua unit was organized which was flagged off by President, MC Kathua Naresh Sharma from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park where ADC Atul Gupta, ASP Ramnish Gupta and DPO, ICDS were also present. The rally comprising of Anganwadi Workers raised slogans like ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Ghar Ghar Sandesh Pohnchana Hai, Beti Ko Bachana Hai’ and holding placards of female freedom fighters passed through several areas of the town and ended at Government Degree College for Women; the venue of the special Photo Exhibition.
President, MC Kathua Naresh Sharma expressed hope that the spree of events organized by District Administration will educate masses about the importance of ‘Save the Girl Child’ besides propagating the contributions of female freedom fighters in the national freedom struggle.
ADC Atul Gupta said district administration has taken plethora of initiatives to involve stakeholders in the celebrations of ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ for which a five day activity calendar has been launched to make it a people’s campaign. He appealed to people to visit the venue of the Photo Exhibition and have a pictorial glimpse of the Indian freedom movement.