KATHUA: Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Rahul Yadav chaired a meeting of district officers to discuss the arrangements for Independence Day 2021 celebrations.
In the meeting it was decided that the main function would be held at Sports Stadium, Kathua, where the chief guest would unfurl the National Flag and take salute at the march past comprising the contingents of Police, CRPF, Army, PTS, Army Band, Police Band and platoon of NCC cadets.
The decision regarding a seven-day rehearsal schedule including a full dress rehearsal on 13th August 2021 was taken during the meeting.
The celebrations on the day will begin with the playing of Shahnai Vadan and patriotic songs by the Information Department in the wee hours at the Deputy Commissioner Office and SSP Office, Kathua.
The DC directed the concerned departments to ensure proper arrangements related to security, sanitation, seating, barricading, drinking water supply, power supply, transportation and illumination of important buildings etc on Independence Day.
The Chief Executive Officer Municipality was asked to maintain cleanliness in the town as well as at the venue besides illumination of important official buildings. The health department was directed to ensure the deployment of a medical team along with one ambulance in order to have availability of requisite medicines & staff at the venue. The District Police and Traffic Police would ensure security and traffic management, the DC added.
Department of Fire & Emergency Services were directed to station one fire tender at the venue to meet out any exigency.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the concerned officers to select impressive cultural items (based on cultural and patriotic themes) to be presented on I-Day celebrations while observing Covid SoP’s. Different committees like the Reception Committee, cultural committee, seating arrangement Committee, etc were also constituted for the successful celebration of the national function.
The DC, Rahul Yadav called upon the district offices to ensure plantation and cleanliness drive at their respective offices before the National Day function, further asked them to ensure flag hoisting be done in their offices with full honor while following the Flag Code of India.
ACD Kathua was directed to ensure that the flag hoisting ceremony shall be held on Independence Day in all Panchayats of the district.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Puneet Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Atul Gupta, ASP, ACR, ACD, CPO, and other senior officers from Civil Administration and Police were present in the meeting.