Stage set for R-Day celebrations

Stage set for R-Day celebrations

Police personnel take part in a full-dress rehearsal in Ludhiana on Friday. Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 24

Full dress rehearsal for district-level Republic Day function was held at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today. The Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pradeep Kumar Agrawal reviewed the arrangements for this function. The DC unfurled the National Flag and took the salute from march past in the full dress rehearsal.

The Punjab Police and NCC teams from various schools participated in the march past. The march past was led by ACP (Headquarters) Manoj Gorsi.

The DC said a cultural programme showcasing the national integrity and the rich cultural heritage would be presented on the occasion. During the Republic Day celebrations, more than 2,000 students from different schools, mainly government schools, would participate in the cultural items.

He urged all government departments to celebrate the Republic Day with full enthusiasm. Families of freedom fighters would also be honoured on the occasion. The Deputy Commissioner informed that the function would start at 9:58 am with the unfurling of the National Flag by the Chief Guest.

Punjab Social Security, Women & Child Development Minister Aruna Chaudhary would be the chief guest on January 26, and would unfurl the National Flag.

While issuing necessary directions to the officials, the DC said: “Both Republic Day and Independence Day are our national festivals and all residents should celebrate these with fervour and communal harmony.” He directed the officials to perform their duties with utmost devotion. Municipal Corporation Ludhiana officials were directed to ensure cleanliness of the entire city. Agrawal appealed to all residents of Ludhiana district to attend this function along with their families.

Prominent among those present on the occasion included Commissioner of Police Rakesh Kumar Agrawal, ADC (Development) Amrit Singh, ADC (General) Iqbal Singh Sandhu, ADC (Jagraon) Neeru Katyal Gupta, besides all senior officials of the district administration.

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