Jamshedpur, Jan 27: The city celebrated Nation’s 71st Republic Day with patriotic fervour. Deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum, Ravi Shankar Shukla unfurled the Tricolour at the function organised by the district administration at Gopal Maidan in Bistupur on Sunday. Dignitaries like East Singhbhum SSP Anoop Birtharay; DDC B. Maheshwari and other officials from the government department were present at the Gopal Maidan.
Republic Day parade were presented by Rapid Action Force (RAF), Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP), home guards and NCC cadets. Organisations and corporates also presented their respective floats. Red Cross Society, Civil Defence, education department, agriculture department, Tata Steel, Tata Motors displayed their floats based on various themes.
The district education department showcased dance forms from various states. E-Vidyavahini, parent teacher meeting and other initiatives were showcased too. The social welfare department presented a tableau on women empowerment with two extremes- one where women are exploited and on the other hand their dominance in every field.
About 30 freedom fighters, their families and widows by presenting them shawls. Students of about 40 government schools participated in the Republic Day celebrations at Gopal Maidan.
” It is time to reaffirm our commitment towards the largest democracy and we are doing our best to ensure better development of the country by facing the existing challenges. In East Singhbhum, we are working towards better schools, quality education, and other schemes. We are trying to ensure that even the last person in remote areas can benefit from government schemes,” said Shukla.
He also added about upcoming Panchayat Libraries, beneficiaries under various housing schemes and that 86 villages have been connected to the Internet under e-governance. He also said that the district will soon have 100 model Anganwadi centres.