Police on Monday held a rehearsal parade for August 15 at government Degree College in south Kashmir’s Anantnag.
A police spokesman said that additional deputy commissioner Anantnag Riyaz Ahmad sofi accompained by senior superintendent of police Anantnag Altaf Ahmad khan unfurled the tricolor, inspected parade in an open jeep and took salute from the march-past at Boys Degree College Khanabal, Anantnag.
He said that various contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, women Police, band of District Police Anantnag and students from different schools participated in march-past.
Students from different schools later presented colorful cultural programmes.
“On the occasion, SSP Anantnag Altaf Ahmad khan JKPS ,SP OPS Amrit Pal IPS, CO IRP 11TH BN Altaf Ahmad, CO CRPF 40 BN Shri Ashu Shukla , DYSP DAR Shri Poshkar Nath , SDPO Achabal Tanveer Ahmad ,DYSP HQRS Anantnag Burhan Kanth and other senior officer of Police and civil administration were present.” The spokesman added.
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