Govt Offices, Public Places In J&K To Be Decorated For R-Day

File photo of decorated Ghanta Ghar

Ensure Presence Of All Invitees And Celebrations in Each Panchayat: CS To Admin

Jammu- The Union Territory Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta on Monday directed Divisional and District Administrations in Jammu and Kashmir to lit up in decorative colours all the government offices and buildings on the eve of 74th Republic Day .

Mehta made these remarks while chairing a meeting to review the Republic Day arrangements, an official spokesperson said.

The CS, he said, urged the Police and Civil administration to make proper arrangements for the festive celebration of the 74th Republic in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Chief Secretary impressed upon the Divisional and District Administration to lit up in decorative colours all the government offices and buildings on the eve. He enjoined upon them to facilitate participation of public in the celebrations at each place. He also told them to hold cultural events at Block and Panchayat level for the recreation of people there,” the spokesperson said.

The CS, he said, directed for making special efforts to make each village and town clean for the national day and asked them to ensure smooth electric and water supply on the occasion.

“He made out that every school of the UT should carryout its own event. He directed each HoD and District Officer to conduct events at their offices too,” he added.

Mehta, the spokesperson said, further maintained that the awards conferred on such national days should be exclusively made on evaluating the performance of the individual. The CS, he said, asked for felicitation of all the public or social figures that have made remarkable contributions for making the lives of people better.

“He stated that the themes like Amrit Kaal, Viksit J&K, Nasha Mukt Bharat, Bhay Mukt, Bhrashtachar Mukt Bharat, Swachh Bharat, Digital J&K, Women Empowerment, SHGs are few of the themes that may be highlighted during the celebrations. He told them to conjure similar other themes where J&K has made an outstanding contribution,” he added.

The spokesperson said that the CS noted that J&K has made preeminent contributions in provisioning different public services like Land Passbooks, Amrit Sarovars, digitisation of services, e-office, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, PMEGP, DGGI, Departmental Deliverables, Aspirational Panchayats, Sports etc. Mehta, he said, declared that these should be publicized for the awareness of masses.

“During the meeting the Chief Secretary also took stock of the readiness of all the concerned regarding the holding of this national day with  fervour and enthusiasm. He asked all to prepare well in advance for the celebrations and wished them all best for the successful culmination of 74th National Republic Day,” the spokesperson added.

LG To Take Salute At R-Day Function In Jammu

Manoj Sinha will preside over and take salute on the main Republic Day function being held at the Maulana Azad Stadium in Jammu on January 26.

LG’s Advisor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar will preside over the function and take salute at the main function at Srinagar, reads an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) on Monday.

The order issued by Malik Suhail, Deputy Secretary to the government further says that DDC, Chairperson shall preside over the functions at respective district headquarters and take salute on the Republic Day.

It further says that BDC, chairperson/president Municipal Council/Committees shall take salute respective Block Headquarters and Municipal Block at Respective Headquarters.

“In case block headquarters and municipal headquarters are the same, two separate functions shall be organised,”  reads the order, adding, “SDM/Tehsildar/Senior Most Civil officers (shall take salute) at respective Sub Divisional/Tehsil Headquarters, in case BDC Chairperson/President Council / Committee is not available.”

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