Meeting for Independence Day preparations concludes at Bhopal
3rd August 2019
Bhopal, August 3, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): Chief Secretary Shri Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty has said that the families of freedom fighters, Kargil martyrs and families of jawans who lost their lives in terrorist attacks should be invited with full honour to attend the Independence Day celebrations. Shri Mohanty also gave instructions to promote tree plantations on Independence Day. He was addressing a meeting held at the Mantralaya today regarding preparations for the upcoming Independence Day celebrations. In the meeting it was informed that the main function in the capital Bhopal will be held at 9 am at Motilal Nehru Stadium. Prior to this, the Chief Minister will pay homage to martyrs at Shaurya Smarak. The Chief Secretary sought information about the arrangements of seating, traffic, broadcasting of the ceremony, medal felicitation and prize distribution. Shri Mohanty said that arrangements for barricading, drinking water and toilet etc. should be ensured at the venue. In the meeting information was given that instructions had been issued to ensure lighting arrangement in all public buildings and monuments of national importance on the night of August 14th and 15th. Information about the instructions issued regarding preparations for Independence Day celebration in the districts, development blocks, panchayat headquarters, urban bodies and educational institutions was also given in the meeting. Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Smt. Gauri Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Sports and Youth Welfare Smt. Veera Rana besides officers of all departments and representatives of the Army were present in the meeting.