Independence Day arrangements finalized at Ganderbal
GANDERBAL: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal today convened a meeting of officers to review and finalize arrangements for upcoming Independence Day celebration in the district.
The meeting was informed that the main function will be held in the stadium of Government Physical College Gadoora, Ganderbal where the National Flag will be unfurled by the chief guest followed by the march past presented by contingents drawn from District Police, CRPF, Armed Police, NCC, PTS Manigam.
In view of COVID Pandemic it would be celebrated in a limited way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as maintaining social distancing. Besides it was decided that school children shall not take part in march past and cultural programs as a precautionary measure.
The DDC directed the concerned departments to ensure proper arrangements related to security, sanitation, seating, barricading, water, supply, power supply, issuance of invitation cards, transportation and illumination of important buildings etc. on Independence Day.
CMO was directed to ensure availability of ambulance at the venue with adequate staff and medicine.
The DC urged the ADC who is designed as overall Nodal Officer for arrangements to ensure hand sanitizer and face masks are kept available at the main entrance to ensure everyone has put face mask.
The DDC while impressing upon the officers to show coordination, stressed that the committees already formulated will finalize all the arrangements before 13th August, the day of full dress rehearsal.
Meanwhile, the DDC directed the SDM Kangan and Tehsildars of the district to ensure that all arrangements are put in place timely for the celebration of Independence Day in their respective jurisdictions.
SSP Ganderbal, Khalil Poswal, ADC, Farooq Ahmed Baba, ACR, SDM Kangan, CMO, Executive Engineers of PHE and R&B, EO Municipality, DIO Ganderbal and other concerned were present in the meeting.