I – Day fest is on, but with all protocols in place

Lucknow: As Lucknow gears up for Independence Day festivities in weeks from now, the administration is pulling all stops to make it a grand success in a post COVID year.  A meeting was recently held under the chairmanship of District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash at Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Auditorium at the Collectorate. During this, the DM said that under the guidelines of Covid-19, it should be celebrated in a traditional and dignified manner. Everyone is aware of the importance of the national festival Independence Day, so we all have the responsibility to organizing it better by taking personal interest and care.

The District Magistrate said that special care should be taken of the team along with social distancing in the march past. In the Prabhat pheries to be organized in the wards, the warden of the Civil Defense Organization should get maximum people to participate with social distancing. Similarly, cleanliness and decoration of historical buildings, cleanliness and decoration in squares and parks should be done for the idols installed in the squares.

Like last year, on the eve of Independence Day, band players of army and other forces will perform band playing at Reserve Police Line Lucknow. Instructions were given to set up Covid-19 desks  on the occasion of Sarva Dharma prayer meeting at Gandhi Bhavan, besides thermal scanners,  and scanning etc.  Additional District Magistrate (City East) KP Singh, while giving information about the events of Independence Day, said that a morning march would be taken out in the wards by the Civil Defense Organization. Flag hoisting will take place at eight in the morning at government offices, non-government buildings, schools, colleges, gram sabhas, blocks, tehsils.

Tree plantation, free medical camp and Sarva Dharma prayer meeting will be held in Gandhi Bhavan for the martyrs from 5 to 6.30 pm, where the luminaries of all religions will give their views. After this, cultural programs will be organized. Mushaira and Kavi Sammelan will be organized in the evening of 14th August. Along with this, various traditional programs will be organized. The main squares of the city will be decorated and songs related to patriotic will be broadcast there. He said that tree plantation would also be done on August 15.

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