I-Day celebrated with fervour across J&K


Slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s father Muzaffar Wani also unfurls tricolour at Govt Higher Secondary School in Tral

Jammu: Unfurling tri colour, exchanging sweets and even taking out Tiranga rallies, Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm from the plains of Kathua to the hilly Kupwara district along the Indo-Pak border, Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm across Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Muzaffar Wani, father of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, hoisted tricolor at the Government Higher Secondary School in Tral as the national anthem was played in attendance of school staff. Wani is principal of the school.

Burhan Wani was killed along with two other terrorists in 2016.

Meanwhile, soldiers of the Ace of Spades Division commenced an ardous 400 km “Jazbaa-e-Tiranga’’ relay marathon carrying national flag all along the Line of Control. “Neither rain, hail, storn nor terrain shall daunt our valiant brave..the sage of the Tiranga held proudly by the soldier,’’ an official tweet said.

Commander of the Sunjuwan Brigade Brig A P Singh laid wreath at Balidan Stambj here, while IG BSF N S Jamwal hoisted national flag at BSF stadium in Paloura in presence of officers and jawans.

India Army exchanged sweets with Pakistani counterpart at various places along the border on the occasion of Independence Day.

Civilians also hoisted tri colour across the Union Territory, exchanged sweets and played patriotic songs.