Jammu: Arrangements for the celebration of Independence day were discussed at a district level officers meeting held here at Reasi and Udhampur today. District Development Commissioner Reasi Shabir Ahmad Bhat presided over the meeting.
During the meeting it was decided that the celebrations of Independence Day would start with the playing of Shehnai Vadan from Kalka Mandir Reasi by the Information Department in the wee hours from 5 am to 6 am.
DDC asked the officers of various departments which include PWD, RDD, PHE, PDD, Education, Police, Information, Health, Fire Services, ARTO and executive officers of Municipal Committee Reasi to make all necessary arrangements well before the schedule date and time.
The meritorious students would be honored on this occasion and all government buildings would be illuminated in the evening.
Similarly, a meeting of officers of different departments was convened under the chairmanship of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Vikas Sharma.
It was decided in the meeting that the main function would be held in the premises of Government PG College for Boys ground where the VIP would unfurl the National flag.
The ADC directed the engineers of R&B, PHE and PDD to ensure effective arrangements of barricading, seating and drinking water besides uninterrupted power supply on the day of function. He stressed upon the officers of various departments to celebrate the function with patriotic spirit, make close rapport and coordination between different agencies in order to make the National function a grand success.