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77th Independence Day celebrations were held in Kupwara, Jammu & Kashmir with support of IIFL (India Infoline Group) Foundation in partnership with Indian Army and REACHA

Students of Hospitality and Retail supported by IIFL Foundation and implemented by REACHA participated in flag hoisting at DC Office (Kupwara) and interacted with Deputy Commissioner/District Magistrate Ms. Ayushi Sudan (IAS). Students handed over the Tiranga to the DC as a token of their love for the nation. The National Anthem was also sung. There were more than 100 people present during the Flag Hoisting/exchange, including people from the local community. The event was undertaken with guidance from Col MS Navalgatti, CO, 41 RR of the Indian Army at Kupwara.

Staff, Students of the above project and local civilians participated in a Tiranga Rally to Machil (60 km from Kupwara) near the line of control and distributed Indian Flags in the villages that were on the way. Participants were received at Machil under supervision of Brigadier Vinod Singh Negi (Commander 53 Infantry Brigade). Col Rajat Kumar Birman (CO 56 RR) along with other Army officers hoisted the Tiranga on 15 August 2023 along with our students and staff and paid tribute to army martyrs at Machil War Memorial.

There was a lot of excitement amongst everyone as people came out of their homes together to celebrate the 77th Independence Day!

The Indian army appreciated the efforts of IIFL Foundation and REACHA for organising such an event near the line of control. This has sent a very positive message across the border that people of Kashmir love their nation like other citizens of India.


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