Canindia News

R-Day celebrated in minus 10 degrees in Himachal town

Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Facing extreme freezing temperatures, people in Himachal Pradesh’s remote Kaza town in the Spiti Valley celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day.

The district administration hoisted the national flag at an altitude of 3,720 metre with temperature nearing minus 10 degrees Celsius.

Sub-divisional Magistrate Jeevan Singh Negi hoisted the national flag and took the salute from the marching contingents of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Indian Army, the police and the Home Guards.

Students of local Government Senior Secondary School performed a patriotic programme.

Subedar Ringjing Dorje, Capt C.N. Bodh, Border Roads Organisation engineer Rajinder Singh and state Public Works Department official Tashi Bodh were among those honoured.

Kaza is some 350 km from the state capital Shimla.

–IANS

vg/prs

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN

Himachal likely to get thundershowers, gusty winds

Dol Jatra/Holi celebrated with gaiety in West Bengal

Nearly 13% polling in Himachal (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.)

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More