Full dress rehearsals for I-Day functions held in Valley


Kupwara, Aug 13 Keeping in tune with the government's plan to hold Independence Day functions in every district of Jammu and Kashmir, a full dress rehearsal of the flag hoisting ceremony was held in the District Police Lines in Kupwara on Tuesday.

Similar preparations are being carried out in other districts as well, including Handwara and Karnah.

In Kupwara, Additional District Development Commissioner Mohammad Ashraf Bhat unfurled the national flag and took salute at the march past comprising contingents of J&K Police, Indian Reserve Police (IRP), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), J&K Home Guards and police commandos.

Speaking on the occasion, Bhat said that work on 161 languishing projects with an allocation of Rs 415 crore was going on in full swing in Kupwara.

He also said that Rs 213 crore have been incurred for the execution of various development and welfare schemes under the district plan.

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