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Jammu celebrates anniversary of state’s accession with India
10/26/2010 9:47:14 PM
JAMMU, Oct 26: Several functions were held across city of Jammu and other places in the region today as part of celebrations of the 64th accession day of Jammu and Kashmir with India.
The Indian tricolour was hoisted in almost all localities and at main crossings in the city. Men, women and children came out in strength at all the places and sang the national anthem after unfurling the tricolour. Sweets were also distributed by participants to celebrate the day.
Many people greeted one another with “Happy Vilay Divas” or “Happy Accession Day”.
It was on October 26, 1947 that the last Dogra King Maharaja Hari Singh had signed the accession of his princely state with India. The accession was ratified among others by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, grandfather of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Sheikh Abdullah’s endorsement of the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India is recorded in his autobiography “Aatish-e-Chinar”.
“It is a message to the world that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India,” said Mohinder Sharma, a resident of Gandhi Nagar. Others echoed him.
As a part of its “Accession Week” celebrations programme, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today organised a public rally at RS Pura
Asserting that Jammu and Kashmir’s accession with Union of India is full and final, the BJP State President Shamsher Singh Manhas today said that no body can dare to challenge it and any one who does should be put behind the bars.
Jammu and Kashmir became a part of India like other states through an Instrument of Accession signed by the then Maharaja Hari Singh and supported by the then popular Kashmiri leader Sheikh Mohd Abdullah. This accession cannot be challenged by any one, Manhas said addressing the rally.
Those who raise questions should know that Article-3 of J&K constitution which says “Jammu Kashmir is and shall continue to be an integral part of India”. Hence, there is no scope for any one to raise fingers on the finality of the accession of this border state to India and therefore the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who has challenged this issue by making controversial statement on the floor of house recently, has even crossed limits by uttering unconstitutional words, and hence he should be sacked and put behind the bars.
Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) also held series of programmes across state to commemorate the day.
This morning an impressive celebration rally was held at Leh under the chairmanship of Ramzan Khan, President of Ladakh Panthers Party.
The JKNPP Celebration Committee also organized massive rallies in Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Udhampur, Kathua and Jammu.
Several side rallies were held at sub-district headquarters of Kalakote, Nowshera, Sunderbani, Batote, Billawar and Basohli also.
The State President of the Panthers Party Balwant Singh Mankotia addressed a huge rally at Jammu District Headquarters and in Kathua.
At Samba District Headquarters and Reasi large number of Panthers Party workers took out procession for the celebration of Accession carrying tricolour flag and raising slogans, “Jammu Kashmir Hamara Hai Sare Ka Sare Hai”. A huge rally was held at District Headquarters of Samba which was addressed by Prof Bhim Singh (Chairman of JKNPP), Harsh Dev Singh, local MLA (Leader of the Legislature Party), Yashpaul Kundal, MLA Anita Thakur (General Secretary), Faqir Nath, ex-MLA, (Provincial President) and others.
As a rejoinder to J&K Chief Minister who had declared in the Assembly that J&K is not integral part of India, the Panthers Party Supremo Prof Bhim Singh declared the celebration of the Accession in every District of the state tomorrow. The state level historic celebration shall be organized at Mubarak Mandi, Jammu, the seat of Dogra Kings, whereas the celebration in Srinagar shall take place at Panthers Party Headquarters in Srinagar.
Maintaining that the accession of Jammu & Kashmir with India is "full and final", Jammu Bar Association Celebrated the Accession day in the premises of Court today. Large number of Advocates took part in the Programme,holding national flag Tri-colour in hands advocates raised the slogans like Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Vande Matram.
Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) also celebrated accession day by hoisting national tricolour
The National Flag was hoisted by Munish Sharma President of BJYM and
Aseem Gupta (National Executive Member of BJYM). The people gathered danced on the tune of drums.
To commemorate the accession day, Jammu Joint Students’ Federation (JJSF) held a celebration programme in SPMR College of Commerce, Jammu . All the students of college gathered at center ground. The function was organized under the guidance of Arun Dev Singh Jamwal (president SPMR College ) and Vishal Sadhotra (General Secy, SPMR College ).
Members of Jammu Province Peoples Forum (JPPF) celebrated 'Accession Day' in a different way by distributing the copies of agreement on accession signed between Maharaja Hari Singh and the Government of India, among the people here.
JPPF activists also hoisted a Tricolour and distributed the copies of agreement, ''We want to make aware people of Jammu region regarding Jammu and Kashmir's accession with the Government of India, which is being projected wrongly by the Kashmiri ideologists,'' the Forum members told reporters.
He said Jammu and Kashmir was and is an integral part of India and no force can divide it.
The star attraction of the 64th Accession Day celebrations, however, was a joint 64 kg ladoo among the masses that had gathered at historic Mubarak Mandi Complex Jammu. The celebrations of 64th accession day organised by Duggar Vikas Manch (DVM) started with the national flag hoisting at Mubarak Mandi by Sh Chaman Lal Banal IGP (Retd) J&K Police. The children gathered on the occasion sung the national anthem and later on were told about the importance and purpose to celebrate the this historic day on which the then Maharaja of J&K State Hari Singh had signed instrument of Accession which was accepted by the Mountbatten of Burma the then Governor General of India .
After the briefing, a rally of the children was taken out. The rally which started from historic Mubark Mandi after passing through Pacca Danga, Moti Bazar, Raj Tilk Road, Purani Mandi, City Chowk, Shaliamar, Prade Ground Road Kachi Chowni, Palace Road, Panjtirthi culminated at Mubark Mandi where they were addressed by convener of Duggar Vikas Manch Dineshwar Singh Jamwal.
Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad also celebrated the 64th J&K Accession day as National Integration Day at Jammu University campus , various functions of this type were celbrated with enthusiasm through out J&K by ABVP Units at their respective district headquarters.
On the occassion of "Accession Day", an impressiv programme was organised by BJP City Unit, Udhampur under th presidentship of City President Raj Kumar Bucha. BJP State Vice-President Pawan Gupta was the chief guest in the programme. The BJP activists from various parts of the City gathered near Indira Chowk where they danced to the tunes of doll-drums & celebrated the day with great fervour & enthusiasm.
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