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Republic Day arrangements reviewed at Kupwara, Budgam

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KUPWARA: To ensure smooth conduct of Republic Day (RD), 2021, function Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg and DC Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, convened a meeting of all concerned officers and fixed responsibilities on them in their respective districts.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC Kupwara stressed upon the officers to ensure hassle free arrangements for smooth conduct of the National Event and instructed them to follow the timeline for ensuring arrangements well in advance. He also directed them to follow protocol of COVID-19 strictly and ensure use of masks in the function.
The DC also stressed the need for maintaining protocol in seating arrangement and also issued directions to the police department for taking proper protocol of National Flag.
Earlier, ADC Kupwara briefed the meeting about the programme and responsibilities of each officer and it was 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, CRPF, FPF and Home Guard.
It was also informed that the function will start with Shahnai Vadan at 8 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 arrangement of the function. While Power Development & PHE departments were directed to ensure uninterrupted power and water supply. CMO Kupwara was ordered to deploy doctors & 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. SRTC was asked to make sufficient arrangements of vehicles.
Other arrangements including refreshment, deployment of magistrates, arrangement of cultural programmes, barricading, facility of commentators and availability of fire-tenders were also reviewed.
Among others, DIG, BSF, Sector Headquarter Kupwara, SSP Kupwara, SSP Handwara, Additional Deputy Commissioners of Kupwara and Handwara, ACR, SDM Lolab, District and Sectoral Officers were present on the occasion.
It was also given out in the meeting that Republic Day function will also be held at Handwara and Karnah subdivisions, besides at block levels.
Meanwhile DC, Budgam Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza also chaired a meeting of concerned officers to review the arrangements to be put in place for ensuing Republic Day celebrations in the district.
While addressing the meeting, the DDC said that all concerned departments shall ensure that all necessary arrangements are in place as per past practice.
He said that the main function will be held at Sports Ground Budgam and similar functions will be organized at all Tehsil/SDM Hqrs.
The DDC said that keeping in view the impending weather situation and predictions announced, R&B and Mechanical Engineering departments shall remain in pro active gear and will ensure immediate clearing of Road and spots where the functions are to be organized.
He directed the PDD to ensure that arrangements with regard to power supply on the prescribed dates are fully executed besides they shall also remain prepared to negotiate any emergency amid expected snowfall.
The DDC said that no laxity or leniency from any concerned vis-à-vis ensuring fool proof arrangements shall be tolerated.
The meeting among others was attended by Dy.Sp Hqr, Dy Commandant CRPF, CPO, CEO, All SDM’s, and all Ex. Er’s, Tehsildars and concerned district and sectoral officers.

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