Jammu & Kashmir

All Govt institutes, offices in Kashmir to hoist national flag of India on 26 January: Admin

National flag of India. [File Photo]

Srinagar: All Government Institutes and offices to hoist the national flag of India on January 26, directed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole on Saturday while reviewing the arrangements.

At the outset, Div Com Kashmir maintained that the main venue of the function of 26 January will be SK Cricket Stadium, Srinagar, and asked all the departments to make arrangements accordingly.

Addressing the meeting, Divisional Commissioner passed several directions to the concerned officers for the smooth conduct of the event with fervor and gaiety.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioners along with district officers, HoD’s and representatives of SMC, Srinagar; Academy of Art Culture and Languages, Kashmir; Information department, School Education, Floriculture, Health Services; Regional Transport;  Srinagar; PWD (R&B), PHE, KPDCL, UEED, MED Kashmir; Hospitality and Protocol, Fire and Emergency Services, Youth Services and Sports, State Motors Garages Kashmir and officers of other departments.

While from the police department the meeting was attended by DIG police, other senior officers of police, and Traffic virtually besides officers from paramilitary forces.

The Div Com directed officers of line departments to play a comprehensive and active role with full responsibilities in close synergy.

He issued directions to concerned departments for the selection of contingents, cultural programmes, rehearsals, and transportation facilities for participants, traffic management, security, refreshment, installation of screens/ LEDs, illumination of Government buildings and other important arrangements for smooth conduct of the event.

The  Information Department was asked to play Shahnaiwadan from 7:00 am to 10:00 am in the morning besides the provision of  PAS System and installation of LEd Screens at Jahangir Chowk, Lal Chowk and  TRC to webcast Republic Day celebrations.

Div Com also directed the Cultural Department officer to make arrangements for 3-5 cultural contingents besides directing for singing, dancing, and drama programmes based on patriotism.

It was informed that in addition to band contingents, contingents of CRPF, Police, Armed Police, BSF, ITBP, IRP, UTDRF, Fire and Emergency, Forest, Lady Contingent of police are participating in the parade besides NCC contingents of School Education and Colleges.

Also, for the live commentary, Div Com directed concerned officers, police, Information Department and Radio Kashmir to depute versed commentators.

Div Com also directed the Floriculture departments to make more decorative and creative floral arrangements in addition to the past practice.

Besides, he directed the Health department to deploy doctors, a paramedical team, and an ambulance beside the first aid team at the venue on January 26.

He also directed making arrangements for snow clearance at parking places, roads, and selected venues in case of snowfall.

Further, he exhorted all concerned officers to ensure that all necessary arrangements are put in place well in time for the smooth and successful conduct of the 26 January event.


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