Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik and Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Sidhu on Tuesday participated in full dress rehearsal to mark the 74th Republic Day celebrations at local Guru Nanak Stadium.During the full dress rehearsal, the Deputy Commissioner unfurled the national flag and took a salute from the march past led by ACP Jasroop Kaur Bathh.
The Deputy Commissioner also gave the necessary directions to the forces and the officers regarding the fool-proof preparations for the mega event on January 26. During full dress rehearsal, the march past consists of contingents from Punjab Police, NCC, Punjab Home Guards and others.
Later, 930 students took part in mass PT show and cultural activities including choreography on patriotic songs, Bhangra and Giddha were presented.Malik reiterated the firm commitment of the administration to observe this mega event in an unprecedented manner with full enthusiasm and zeal. She said that Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan would be chief guest of the district level function on January 26.
She said that the function would start at 9:58 am with the unfurling of the national flag by the Chief Guest.Malik said that the preparations for this mega event were going on in full swing and every effort would be made to make sure that auspicious day was celebrated with full patriotic and nationalistic fervor.
Deputy Commissioner further said that the officers were assigned duties regarding the event and any sort of callousness in this duty was unwarranted and undesirable. Later, she also held separate meetings with the officials at the site.
Prominent among present on the occasion included Additional Deputy Commissioner Rahul Chaba, Amarjit Bains, Anita Darshi and others.