New Delhi: Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (34), BJP MP from Ladakh, who recently shot to prominence with his emphatic address in the Parliament hailing the creation of Union Territory of Ladakh, on Thursday celebrated Independence Day with much vigour.

Namgyal hoisted the Tricolour at the BJP office in Leh and later called August 15, 2019, Ladakh’s first Independence Day.

Dressed in the traditional dark brown ‘goucha’ — Ladakhi dress for men — and donning dark sunglasses, Namgyal along with senior party leader Ram Madhav and others hoisted the Tricolour in Leh.

A video of him dancing with other leaders soon went viral.

He also posted pictures on Twitter of Buddhist monks of his native village Matho hoisting the national flag and saluting it.

“Buddhist Monks and people of my native village Matho hosting national flag celebrating 1st Independence Day after declaring Ladakh as Union Territory. Ladakh got independence from Kashmir,” he tweeted with the hashtag FreedLadakhFromKashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said the Tricolour has been hoisted “in each and every house” across Ladakh, which “symbolises the patriotism of the people and their unwavering commitment towards India”.

Earlier, he tweeted: “It is always an honour to celebrate Independence Day with the people of Ladakh. The presence of Shri Ram Madhav ji has made this celebration even more special accompanied with UT status. #NewLadakh.”

With IANS inputs