Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today visited the Mini Stadium, Parade to get the first hand appraisal of the arrangements being made for the Independence Day Celebration in Jammu.IGP Jammu, Dr SD Singh, SSP Jammu, Vivek Gupta, SSP Traffic Joginder Singh,Director School Education Rakesh srangal , Director Floriculture Babila Rakwal, Director Health , ADC Jammu , Jt Director Hospitality &Protocol, RTO Jammu and other senior functionaries of the concerned departments accompanied the Div Com.While taking stock of the security arrangements, the Div Com asked for thorough sanitization of the entire Mini Stadium and surrounding areas.The Div Com directed the Secretary, Sports Council to facelift the venue where the Chief Guest will unfurl the National Flag and take salute at the march past. Traffic department was directed to indentify spots for parking of vehicles of the visitors.He further directed the concerned departments to make arrangements keeping in view the chances of rain. Later, the Div Com chaired a meeting to take review of arrangements entrusted to different departments.
The meeting held a detailed discussion on seating arrangement, illumination of buildings on the eve of August 15, barricading, PAS, availability of dewatering pumps , transportation, Fire tenders and critical care ambulances.The Div Com asked the Youth Service and Sports department to submit its requirements of buses to SRTC for transportation of students.He directed the School Education department to ensure maximum participation of school children in the function. The Div Com also directed for participation of all government employees in the national function. The meeting was informed that the Shehnai Vadan will performed on August 15 at various places including Parade, Auquaf Market, MubarakMandi, Town hall, Divisional Commissioner’s office, High Court and City Chowk.The Div Com asked the heads of departments to ensure the implementation of directions passed in the earlier meetings. He also reviewed arrangements put in place by PDD, PHE, JMC, PWD, Health department for smooth conduct of the national event.