KUPWARA, AUGUST 10: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today chaired a meeting of district officers and various security agencies to finalize arrangements for Independence Day celebrations 2018.
Among others the meeting was attended by ADDC, ACR, DIO, officers from the Army and CRPF, Education, Health, Municipality, officers from various engineering wings, Tehsildars, BDOs and other concerned.
It was given out that the main function of the Day shall be held at DPL Kupwara while as similar functions will be held at sub-division levels in Handwara and Tangdhar.
The meeting was informed that ten contingents from JKP, IRP, CRPF (98 & 162 Btn.), Home Guards, Youth Services and Sports, students of various educational institutions will participate in the march past parade followed by Cultural programme featuring various colourful items. The DC suggested cultural performances based on patriotic themes and diverse culture of the district.
The DC directed all the district heads to ensure the participation of the respective staff on the Independence Day function and also directed the revenue department to mobilize functionaries at the grassroots, Patwaris, Lumberdars etc. for ensuring overwhelming participation of the people.
Decoration of the main venue, rostrum/dias, seating arrangements, uninterrupted power supply/illumination, drinking water/tanker service, barricading of venue, medical aid camp, availability of ambulance, deployment of fire tenders, transportation facilities, invitations, media gallery for coverage of the event by media fraternity, cleanliness, sanitation measures, distribution of prizes, were discussed threadbare in the meeting while as special emphasis was laid on refreshments, transportation, mobile toilets and change room facilities for participants.
DC also suggested awards as a token of appreciation from the district administration for achievers in various fields from the district.
The DC impressed upon the concerned officers to ensure assigned arrangements are put in place well in time for smooth celebrations of the national day. He stressed on maintaining close coordination among different departments for timely completion of arrangements.
I-Day arrangements were also finalized in Handwara and Karnah.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara, Muzaffar Ahmad Pir today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the arrangements with regard to Independence Day celebration.
It was given out that the main function will be held at DPL Handwara. The meeting was attended by Tehsildars, besides officers from Information and Public Relations, R&B PHE, Health, Municipal Committee, Education, police and other departments.
The meeting discussed threadbare various arrangements regarding security, march-past, installation of PAS, illumination, rehearsal, drinking water, power supply, sanitation etc.
The ADC on the occasion enjoined upon the officer to ensure better arrangements for smooth conduct of I-Day.
I-Day arrangements were also reviewed at a similar meeting held at Mini-Secretariat Tangdar with SDM, Dr Aliyas Ahmad in chair, during which the concerned officers were directed to make all arrangements on priority.
It was given out that the chief guest will hoist the National Flag at the function followed by march-past to be presented by the contingents of JKP, NCC and students from educational institutions. Various cultural programmes will also be presented during the function.