District Development Commissioner, Kathua, Rohit Khajuria today chaired a meeting of officers to discuss arrangements for the celebration of Independence Day, 2018.
The meeting decided that the main function will be held at Sports Stadium, Kathua where the VIP will unfurl the National Flag and take salute at the march past comprising the contingents of District Police, CRPF, Forest Protection Force, NSS, NCC boys and girls, students drawn from various government and private schools.
The celebrations on the day will begin with the playing of Shahnai Vadan and patriotic songs by Information Department in the wee hours at Deputy Commissioner Office and SSP Office, Kathua.
The DDC directed the concerned departments to ensure proper arrangements related to security, sanitation, seating, barricading, water supply, power supply, prize distribution, invitation cards, transportation and illumination of important buildings on Independence Day.
Regarding presentation of cultural programme, DDC directed the institutional Heads of government and private schools/colleges to organize cultural programme with innovative ideas based on patriotic and cultural themes.
The DDC also constituted various committees for different activities and exhorted upon them to start the preparations well in advance so that this festival could be celebrated with traditional fervor.
He also exhorted upon the officers to remain present at the function and also direct their subordinate staff to be part of the national day event.
Later, a meeting of district task force of immunization to discuss arrangements for kick starting Measeles- Rubella campaign was also held under the chairmanship of DDC. It was apprised in the meeting that District Health administration aims to cover approximately 2.13 Lacs children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years with a single dose of MR vaccine in the month of September 2018 to improve the life chances of significant number of childrens. The campaign will be implemented through schools and anganwari centres.
The DDC directed all the stakeholders to make this campaign successful by planning concerted efforts to improve health and well-being of its people by protecting children against vaccine preventable diseases. The campaign is significant as it is expected to accelerate the country’s efforts to eliminate Measles and Congential Rubella Syndrome (CRS), DDC added.
Earlier in the day, DDC listened to the grievances of several deputations who came to flag their issues from far off places like Basohli, Mahanpur, Hiranagar, Bani, Marheen and Billawar area. Their issues ranged from lack of quality power in their area besides drinking water facility and roads. Problems related to revenue department and augmentation of irrigation facilities were also discussed threadbare and immediate instructions were passed to the concerned officers to resolve their issues in a time bound manner.
Among others, SSP Kathua, Shridhar Patil, ACR, RTO, Principal PTS Kathua, CEO, Engineers, CMO, CAO, CDPO, ADMO, representatives from private school associations, Officers of District Police and CRPF along with other District Officers were present in the meeting.