Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu hoisted the national flag in Jammu on Republic Day on Jan 26. He also extended his wishes to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion. India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day. Speaking at the event, Murmu said, "Last year was the year of a major change for the people of JandK. The abrogation of temporary provisions has driven away the financial and legal obstacles between JandK and other parts of the country. It has united JandK to the country in its true sense."