DC Kupwara Doifode Sagar Dattatray reviews arrangements for Republic Day celebration
Kupwara : In order to ensure proper arrangements for ensuing Republic Day (RD) celebration in district Kupwara, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kupwara, Doifode Sagar Dattatray today convened a meeting of all concerned officers, here and fixed responsibilities on them.
Speaking at the occasion, the DC stressed upon the officers to ensure hassle free arrangements for smooth conduct of the National Event and instructed them to maintain proper coordination and follow a timeline for ensuring arrangements well in advance.
Doifode Sagar directed all departments to display Tableaus on the eve of Republic Day Parade to showcase developmental activities of their respective departments and government schemes. He said all efforts shall be made to make the National Function more attractive and informative.
He also stressed the need for maintaining protocol in seating arrangement and also issued directions to the police department for taking proper protocol of the National Flag and security arrangements.
The DC gave directions that Republic Day celebration functions shall be held at Subdivisional, Tehsil and Block level with the same fervour and enthusiasm. He said the main Republic Day function shall be held at DPL Kupwara, while as Administrative level Function shall be held at DC Office Kupwara early in the morning.
He asked officers to ensure Flag hoisting functions at their respective offices also. Earlier, the ADC Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat briefed the meeting about the programme and responsibilities of each officer and informed that the main function of the Republic Day will be held at District Police Lines (DPL) Kupwara, where National Flag will be hoisted and the VIP will take salute on the March Past comprising the contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, IRP, BSF, FPP, Home Guard, NCC cadets and school children.
It was also informed that the function will start with Shahnai Vadan at 8.50 AM, while the National Flag will be hoisted at 9.55 AM. Entrusting the responsibilities for smooth conduct of the event, the DC asked R&B Department, Mechanical Engineering and Municipality Kupwara to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness of the DPL ground.
They were also directed to keep manpower available in case of snowfall on both days of rehearsal and main function. Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) was directed to make seating arrangements for the function, besides decoration.
Power Development and PHE departments were directed to ensure uninterrupted power and water supply. CMO Kupwara was ordered to deploy doctors and paramedics along with Ambulance and first aid.
The police department was entrusted with security arrangements and the Information Department was asked to facilitate proper Public Addressing System and media coverage of the event. The Police Department was asked to provide stand-by and additional PAS while SRTC was asked to make sufficient arrangements of vehicles.
Assistant Commissioner Panchayats was given overall responsibility of Audio System. Other arrangements including refreshment, deployment of magistrates, arrangement of cultural programmes, barricading, facility of commentators and availability of fire-tenders were also reviewed.
The DC also directed Officers to ensure their presence including staff in the Republic Day functions. SSP Kupwara, SP Handwara, ADC Handwara, ADC Kupwara, SDM Karnah, SDM Lolab, ACD, ACP, CMO, CAO, DIO, District and Sectoral Officers were present on the occasion, besides senior officers of BSF, CRPF and Police.