Div Com reviews arrangements for Jan 26 functions

Div Com reviews arrangements for Jan 26 functions

The meeting was informed that the main function will be held at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Srinagar, where the chief guest will unfurl the tricolour and take salute at the march past.

Divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a high-level meeting here to review arrangements for January 26 celebrations in Kashmir division including Leh and Kargil districts.

The meeting was informed that the main function will be held at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Srinagar, where the chief guest will unfurl the tricolour and take salute at the march past.

Ten contingents of schools, Police, Army and other Belt forces, besides a band, will participate in March-past, an official spokesman said.  

The divisional commissioner directed SMC to deploy men to clear snow manually at the venue and immediately conduct sanitation drive in and around it. Mechanical Engineering Departments were asked to keep their snow clearance machines ready.

To reduce water-logging, SMC and Fire and Emergency departments were asked to deploy an adequate number of de-watering pumps at the venue in case of inclement weather.   

For smooth movement of transport, traffic department was directed to identify and provide adequate space for parking of vehicles around the venue for the convenience of the visitors.  PDD and PHE departments were directed to provide uninterrupted Power and water supply with back up facilities, besides the Health department was asked to put up adequate number of medical camps at the venue with required staff, ambulances and Medicare facilities.

The provision for seating as per protocol, Public Address System, holding of cultural programme, installation of CCTV cameras, illumination of govt buildings, barricading, ceremonial jeeps, construction of dice, flower petals, Media Gallery, Joint Control Room, SRTC buses for transportation of employees and children besides deployment fire tenders at the venue was also finalized in the meeting.

All Deputy Commissioners (DCs) briefed the meeting regarding the hassle-free arrangements made by them for the smooth conduct of Republic Day celebrations in their respective districts including Leh and Kargil.

The divisional commissioner directed the deputy commissioners to involve sports and youth personalities on this national level function and organize Republic Day celebrations at Tehsil and Sub Divisional levels so that large number of locals are involved in the national day function.

The divisional commissioner also reviewed the arrangements put in place for “AT HOME” function at SKICC, Srinagar.  

He called for close coordination among the concerned Departments for the smooth, more colourful, grand and peaceful conduct of the Republic Day celebrations across the valley.