PULWAMA, AUGUST 15: Minister for Horticulture, Haj and Auqaf, Mr Abdul Rehman Veeri hoisted Tri-colour at Pulwama District headquarters and took salute at march past comprising contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, Home guard, Fire and Emergency Services and Police band and school children.
MLA, Pulwama, Mr. Mohammad Khalil Bandh, MLA Pampore, Mir Zahoor Ahmed besides Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, DIG CRPF, SSP Pulwama, ADC and senior officers of district administration were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Veeri said that after freedom, the country has made strides during last 68 years in various sectors particularly education, science and technology, health, power and agriculture. “Our country is the largest democracy in the world where everyone enjoys fundamental rights”, he added.
Referring to the prevailing situation in the Valley, the Minister appealed the people to cooperate with the Government to bring normalcy and peace, adding that it was imperative for the socio-economic development of the State.
The Minister said that the Government is abreast with the grievances of the people; especially the youth and all available resources will be pooled to redress these. He said to revamp the overall developmental process across the State; the government has initiated several reformative and exemplary measures for early benefit of the people of all the regions of the State.
He called upon youth to utilize their energy for making their future bright and not waste precious time of their life.
Later, the Minister prayed for the peace and tranquility of the state and distributed prizes among the contingents as well as among the top meritorious students from different schools.