Chandigarh/ 09th January 2020: The Deputy Commissioner, Mandip Singh Brar convened a coordination meeting today to review and discuss the preparation for the celebration of Republic Day with all the stakeholders. The Deputy Commissioner emphasized that the event should be celebrated in its true spirit and urged the concerned departments to work in coordination with each other. DC also urged everyone to come up with innovative ideas to make the celebrations memorable.
The discussions centered around arrangements of security, parade, tableaux, awardees, etc.
It was also decided that a special checking drive will be organized in different areas of the city. The close vigil will be maintained at the strategic locations like markets, bus stands, and hotels.
As per the program, the flag hoisting ceremony would take place at Parade Ground where Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh Sh. Manoj Parida will unfurl the National flag. After the flag hoisting, Units of the Army, Police, Home Guards, NCC, NSS, and Scout and Guides would take part in the march-past. Besides this, the cultural items on patriotic and national themes adding color and splendor shall be presented by the students of various schools.
The Deputy Commissioner also stated that it is a national celebration and an occasion of pride which calls for everyone’s participation. He also gave directions for according due respect including proper seating arrangements for freedom fighters, ex-soldiers, and their families and Senior Citizens.