JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner, Avny Lavasa today visited M.A Stadium and reviewed on the spot the arrangements for Republic- Day 2023 celebration.
Commissioner JMC, Rahul Yadav; SSP, Chandan Kohli; Director School Education, Ravi Shanka; Deputy Director Information (PR) Dr Vikas Sharma along with senior functionaries from Police, Security, Jal Shakti, PDD, Health, Hospitality and Protocol, Sports and Youth Affairs and other concerned departments were present on the occasion.
Threadbare discussion was held with regard to the security arrangements, traffic regulation, seating arrangements, Full Dress Rehearsal, decoration, Shahnai vadan, PAS, power and water supply, transport arrangements, sanitation, Medicare facilities, Barricading at venue of the function and other vital issues.
The DC inquired from the officers from security and police about the arrangements being put in place by their respective departments. She directed them to make fool-proof security arrangements in advance for the National event.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the Deputy Director Information to make the arrangements of Public Address System, Media coordination for proper coverage, Shehnai Vadan besides recommendation of commentators for the event.
The Deputy Commissioner also asked the concerned officials to complete the face lifting works well before the event.
The DC instructed the Jammu Municipal Corporation to ensure cleanliness in and around the venue on the R-Day celebrations.
The JPDCL and Jal Shakti department were directed to ensure proper management of electricity and water including water tankers at the venue.
The CMO was asked to ensure proper medical facilities along with staff and ambulances at the venue.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the Officers to ensure all related arrangements in advance and work in close coordination for the smooth conduct of Republic Day celebrations.
Meanwhile, Lavasa on Monday encouraged the artisans to avail the benefits of the initiatives and schemes launched by the Government for the promotion of handicrafts and uplift of weavers.
The DC was addressing the gathering at the closing ceremony of ‘Gandhi Shilp Bazaar’, the 10 day Exhibition cum sale of Exquisite Handicrafts held at Bahu Plaza.
The exhibition started on 24th of December ’22 and was organised by Rural Artisans Welfare Society and sponsored by Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
The Deputy Commissioner said that such kinds of events are organised with the main aim to connect artisans directly with the customers. She said that the event provided a significant platform for the rural artisans from all over India to showcase their products to the general public.
The Deputy Commissioner said that Handicrafts are part of our rich cultural heritage and reflect the old age traditions and values for which our country is known across the Globe.
The Deputy Commissioner also presented certificates of participation to the artisans on the occasion.
Around 100 Artisans from across the country participated in the event and showcased their products in 72 broad categories of craft.
On the occasion, the artists of the Information Department presented a colourful cultural bonanza which was applauded by one and all. The cultural presentation showcased the ethos of Dogra Culture through the traditional Dogri folk and other songs.