Kupwara| : In order to ensure proper arrangements for ensuing Republic Day (RD) celebration in Sub district Handwara, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat Friday convened a meeting of all concerned officers, here and fixed responsibilities on them.
Speaking on the occasion, the ADC stressed upon the officers to ensure hassle free arrangements for smooth conduct of the National Event and instructed them to maintain proper coordination and follow a timeline for ensuring arrangements well in advance. He also directed them to follow protocol of COVID-19 strictly and ensure use of masks during the function.
He also stressed the need for maintaining protocol in seating arrangement and also issued directions to the police department for taking proper protocol of the National Flag.
Earlier, the meeting was briefed about the programme and responsibilities of each officer and was informed that the main function of the Republic Day will be held at District Police Lines (DPL) Handwara, 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, FPP, NCC, Home Guard and Students from Different Private and Govt Institutes.
It was also informed that the function will start with Shahnai Vadan at 9 AM, while the National Flag will be hoisted at 9:40 AM.
Entrusting the responsibilities for smooth conduct of the event, the ADC asked the R&B Department, Mechanical Engineering and Municipality Handwara 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.
The police department was entrusted with security arrangements and the Information Department was asked to facilitate proper Public Address System and media coverage of the event. The Police Department was asked to provide stand-by PAS while 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.
The ADC also directed Officers to ensure their presence including staff in the Republic Day functions.
Sub Divisional level Officers were present on the occasion, besides senior officers of Police, BSF and CRPF.