DC Kashmir reviews Independence Day arrangements

Srinagar/IBNS: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Tuesday chaired a meeting of officers to review the arrangements for the ensuing Independence Day- 2021 celebration.

The meeting informed that the main function shall be held at SK Stadium, Sonwar in Srinagar, where the chief guest shall hoist the national flag.

Sensitizing officers about their role and responsibility, the Div Com instructed to ensure that all arrangements are made in advance for smooth conduct of the celebrations in all districts.

He stressed about making fool-proof arrangements and said that no laxity or loopholes shall be tolerated at any venue.

At the outset, Div Com stressed creating awareness on ‘Covid Appropriate Behaviour’ through hoardings at all venues.

The Director of Education was instructed to ensure the participation of students in various online competitions like painting, essay competitions and debates as they cannot directly participate in parades and other cultural events due to Covid-19.

YS&S and Sports Council were instructed to arrange accommodation for the artists and others participating in the main function in Srinagar.

The Div Com instructed on felicitating covid warriors and frontline workers for the recognition of their services during the current pandemic.

He emphasized on the publicity of developmental works through the speeches to be represented by chief guests in all districts.

Instructions were given to the concerned department to ensure a live telecast of main functions through  LED screens at different locations.

Similar instructions were given to the concerned to ensure organizing cultural performances at all major venues during the celebrations.

The Health department was also instructed to deploy a team of doctors and paramedics for thermal checking of participants from the beginning of rehearsal activities of function.

Meanwhile, contingents of J&K Police, Armed, CRPF, Lady Contingents, Home Guard, Fire &  Emergency Services and Forest Protection Force shall participate in the march past and make band arrangements as per the past practices.

Security arrangements, traffic, security passes, seating arrangements, decoration,  Shehnaivadan, commentators, illumination of offices were discussed and concerned were given strict instructions to ensure all related arrangements are made properly and in advance for smooth conduct of functions in all districts.


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