DC reviews preparations for Republic Day celebrations

Chandigarh, 9th 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 Commisioner emphasized that the event should be celebrated in its true spirit and urged the concerned departments to work in coordination with each other. The 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 organised at different areas of the city. Close vigil will be maintained at the strategic locations like markets, bus stands and hotels.

As per the programme, 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 colour and splendour shall be presented by the students of various schools.

The Deputy Commisioner 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.

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Photo ID must to buy acid, shopkeepers need licence to sell

Chandigarh.9 January,2020: The Deputy Commissioner, Mandip Singh Brar convened a meeting today with all the SDMs, Police Officialsand other senior officials regarding regulation of Sale of Acid.

The Deputy Commissioner strictly directed that Addional Deputy Commisioner, Sh.Sachin Rana and all the SDMs will ensure that no one will be able to purchase acid without submitting a photo ID. Also, shopkeepers who sell acid will have to obtain a licence to do the same.

The SDMs will also have to catch hold of all the illegal acid sellers in the Tricity .The Deputy Commisoer has set a three days deadline to crack them down. The Director Health Dr. Dewan has been assigned as the nodal officer for the project.