Baramulla: As a prelude to 72nd Republic Day, the Army at Baramulla organized a musical extravaganza “Jashn-e-Jamhooriyat“- A musical ode celebrating People’s Power!”. The event was facilitated by the Baramulla Rashtriya Rifles under the aegis of Dagger Gunners & Dagger Division on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day at Thimayya Hall on 24th Jan 2021 from 15:30 Hrs onwards. The evening function constituted Fusion Band, Sufi Songs, Bollywood songs, Rap & much more. Famous Singers Irfan, Bilal, Mehmeet, Abid Ali & winners of ‘Varmull Fankar’ performed live & entertained local awaam of Baramulla. It did not only showcase budding youth musical talent but also strengthened bonhomie between Local Awaam & Indian Army. The talented youths mesmerized the audience with their performances and left everyone spell bonded and enthralled.
The event marked as a new beginning for the town of Baramulla as no such event has ever been organized in last so many decades here. This event has given hopes to the people of valley who have seen more violence & suffered heavily due to extreme radicalization & terrorism in the 1990s and have literally no source of public entertainment since then. The youths of the area have exceptional talent & the Jashn-e-Jamhooriyat gave an apt platform to these talented youths to showcase it to the local audience. Events like these will not only keep the youths engaged into the mainstream, but also tap the young talents of the area & will certainly give them hope of a brighter future. The Indian Army has always been in the upfront when it comes to supporting the locals & would continue organizing such events for the people of valley.
The celebration culminated with an heartwarming echo of “National Anthem” where whole auditorium sang the “Jan Gan Mann” with utmost pride and self-respect. After the event Major General Virendra Vats, SM,VSM,GOC 19 Infantry Division congratulated all the participants & conveyed his best compliments to the people of valley on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day. The GOC also assured that Army will continue encouraging the young talents of the valley & many more such events will be organized in the town of Baramulla.