Independence Day celebrations in Kashmir Valley this year, have an electrifying atmosphere with the people, eager to participate and make it a success. To promote the feeling, a painting competition was organized by the Army today and the theme for the competition was aptly selected as “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”. More than 75 children of various age groups from nearby villages of Thalli and T Suntwari of Macchal sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, participated in the competition. It was the first event of its kind, for most of the children from these remote villages. The enthusiasm, creativity and patriotism of the children added to the charm of the event. The painting competition was the beginning in a series of events planned to make the 75th Independence Day an event to remember.