R-Day function to be a low-key affair

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 9

The district-level 72nd Republic Day function this year would be a low-key affair in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. A strict adherence to safety precautions would be ensured at any cost, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Jasbir Singh on Saturday.

He said this while chairing a review meeting to oversee the ongoing preparations for the event. As per the guidelines, the gathering would be limited this time and the function would be kept simple. Referring to the state government’s guidelines regarding R-Day function amid Covid, the ADC said there would be no massive gathering during the event as it used to be in previous years and the contingent of the Punjab Police would only give salute. He also clarified that there would be no other activities such as PT shows, cultural events, parades, etc, in order to maintain the safety guidelines.

Singh said that health and safety protocols, including social distancing, wearing masks, hand sanitising, disinfecting the premises would be accorded top priorities. He directed the police officials to make sure that their security personnel abide by the safety protocols to avoid further spread of the virus.

Prominent among those present included SDM Jai Inder Singh, SDM Rahul Sindhu, District Education Officer Harinder Pal Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police Arun Saini.

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