A banner seen on a street in Leh
A banner seen on a street in Leh

Ladakh locals rejoice as region celebrates first I-day since being announced as UT

ANI | Updated: Aug 15, 2019 15:27 IST

Leh (Ladakh) [India], Aug 15 (ANI): Expressing delight over the announcement of making Ladakh into a separate Union Territory, locals of Leh had put a banner on the street outlining the significance of 73rd Independence Day for the region.
A banner was seen on a street in Leh which proudly proclaimed the announcement "Union Territory of Ladakh celebrates its 1st Independence Day."
On August 5, the Central government had introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Re-organisation Bill in the Parliament as per which Ladakh will be taken out of the state and will be a Union Territory without legislature.
Earlier in the day, BJP leader Ram Madhav, who is also the party's in-charge of the northeast states, celebrated Independence Day here on Thursday. He unfurled the National Flag at BJP office in Leh today morning.
"This Independence Day is very special for the entire country, there is also the additional significance of securing Union Territory status (for Ladakh). I am happy to be a part of the celebrations of the first Independence Day of the Union Territory of Ladakh," he said while speaking to media.
Notably, Madhav was accompanied by Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal during the Independence Day celebration in the region and was welcomed by scores of BJP workers after reaching Leh. (ANI)