Republic Day full dress rehearsal held at Jammu, Srinagar

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JAMMU: The full dress rehearsal for celebration of Republic Day 2022 was held on Monday here at M. A Stadium Jammu amid tight security arrangements.
The contingents of Army, CRPF, JKP, NCC cadets and other departments besides various schools presented an impressive March past.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer inspected the Parade and took salute at the march past.
School children and artists of J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages presented colorful cultural programme featuring theme based presentations. Brilliant performance by the Dare Devils of Jammu and Kashmir Police mesmerized the audience by spectacular stunts.
Stunning Gymnastic performances, shows were also presented by sportspersons of J&K Sport Council.
The cultural items depicted communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu Kashmir UT, besides featured patriotic based presentations, folk music and dance.
The function was also attended by Additional Director General of Police, Mukesh Singh; Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Anshul Garg, besides other civil and police Officers.
A full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade was held at Srinagar as police said security measures have been beefed up across Kashmir to ensure incident free celebrations on January 26. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, P K Pole presided over the dress rehearsal parade at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket stadium here amid tight security arrangements, officials said.
Various contingents of the police and other paramilitary forces took part in the march past, they said. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar said security has been beefed up across Kashmir to ensure peaceful and incident free Republic Day celebrations.
“For the past one week, police with help of the army and the CRPF have been carrying out area domination and other drills. We are also carrying out drone surveillance to ensure peaceful celebrations not only in Srinagar but in all district headquarters,” Kumar said.
Security forces have been carrying out random checking of vehicles to prevent movement of subversive elements, the officials said. The deployment of security forces around vital installations and sensitive areas in the city has been increased, they added. The main Republic Day programme of Jammu and Kashmir will be held at Jammu where Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will preside over the official function. In Kashmir, the main function will be held at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium.