Administration takes stock of preparations
Jamshedpur, Aug 13: A team led by DC Suraj Kumar on Thursday inspected Gopal Maidan in Bistupur to take stock of preparations for the 74th Independence Day function. Along with Kumar, SSP M Tamil Vanan minutely inspected the areas and gave strict instructions of social distancing. The function will start at 9.05 a.m. with the hoisting of the national flag. State health minister Banna Gupta, who is also the Congress legislature from Jamshedpur West constituency will be the chief guest.
Appropriate to the current for the ongoing times, the East Singhbhum district administration has decided to stream live the 15 August celebration on Facebook page of DC East Singhbhum. Moreover, it will be mandatory for all participants to wear face masks and follow necessary COVID protocols.
The team also inspected the parade to be participated by the jawans of Indian Reserve Battalion ( IRB), Jharkhand Armed Police ( JAP ) and homeguards. The district administration banned participation of children at the event. The function will be organised with limited participations. Moreover, the local people have also been asked not to come to the venue but view the celebration on a virtual platform.
The Deputy Commissioner said that in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and Ministry of Health the program the day will be celebrated without violating the norms of COVID-19. The Deputy Commissioner has also directed educational institutes, social organisations to simply host Tricolour without mass gathering.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier it was decided to organise a small function at the district collectorate, not it will take place at Gopal Maidan, amidst limited gathering.
Freedom fighters would also be felicitated. Due to the pandemic, the district administration took a decision to felicitate freedom fighters by visiting their homes.
The administration has strictly banned participation of children in the event. The day will be celebrated without public gathering under social distancing norms.