Independence Day celebrations in Kashmir Valley have an uncharacteristic jovial atmosphere with the Awaam eager to participate and make them a success. To promote the feeling, a painting competition was organized by the Indian Army on 12 August 2021. 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 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 children were gifted stationary kits to further encourage them in pursuing their studies and taking painting as a hobby. The painting competition was the beginning in the series of events planned to make the 75th Independence Day an event to remember.