Srinagar, Aug 15: In a first, the Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narandra Modi was on Saturday morning telecasted on big screens installed at many places in the summer capital, Srinagar.
A big screen and speakers were put up at Jahangir Chowk, less than a km from Lal Chowk — the nerve centre of the summer capital of the Union Territory of J&K — where PM Modi’s ID speech was played live.
The PM in his speech from Red Fort said that delimitation is under process and once it is completed, Assembly elections will happen soon after.
Similarly, LED screens were put up at TRC crossing and some other vital places in the summer capital, Srinagar.
Meanwhile, the main ID function in J&K was held in this summer capital at S K Cricket Stadium amid unprecedented security arrangements. The security was further beefed up after two policemen were killed and another was injured in a militant attack in Srinagar outskirts on Friday.
Mobile internet services of all cellular companies were restored in the valley after remaining suspended for about five hours as a precautionary measure on the 74th Independence Day.