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JAMMU, Jan 26: The 71st Republic day was celebrated in the border district Rajouri with full zeal and enthusiasm. Senior BJP leader and Ex MLC Vibod Gupta presided over as Cheif guest in SVS women degree college Rajouri. Cultural programmes were presented to bring the national spirit alive.
While addressing the students Vibodh Gupta said,” On this day we should remember those who sacrificed their lives to make India one of biggest democratic Republic of the world”. “The young students should cherish the ideals, values and legacy that the constitution-makers of the nation left behind”, he added.
He further said that 71st Republic day is very significant for us as it marks the first celebration post realisation of One Nation, One Flag and One Constitution. He lauded the vision of Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi to promote development and prosperity in J&K and his efforts to protect the unity and integrity of the nation.
He strongly asserted that for the first time Tiranga will unfurl under Maharaja Hari Singh’s idea of J&K. The idea for which stalwart leaders like Syama Prasasd Mukherjee fought and sacrificed their life. He said that now it’s our duty to further take our beautiful UT to new heights of development. He appealed students to vow ‘service before self’ and add patriotic flavour to any profession they pursue in the service of society.
He also thanked Shri Swami Vishwatamanand Sarswati Maharaj(SWAMIJI) for his contribution to promote education in the border district and establishment of a degree college for women on the appeal of locals.