DC reviews security arrangements with peace committees, akharas
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur: East Singhbhum district administration has tightened its girdles to ensure peaceful celebration of Ramnavami in the city. Deputy Commissioner cum Returning Officer Amit Kumar convened a meeting of district level peace committee and Ramnavami akhara committees at Rajendra Vidyalaya auditorium in Sakchi to review preparations and seek suggestions of various stakeholders.
Addressing the participants, Kumar said the district administration had made elaborate security arrangements for peaceful conduct of Ramnavami procession in the city. Notwithstanding all preparations, the support and cooperation of the people, especially peace committee members, is must to keep peace, he said.
The DC thanked one and all for their support in ensuring peace during Holi and Hindu New Year. He said several festivals are to be celebrated in April for which the administration has sought active participation of peace committee members. He appealed to all citizens not to pay heed to rumours on social media. He said the district administration would keep a close watch on social media platforms such as Facebook and Whatsapp.
Kumar said there are a total of 210 Ramnavami akhara committees in the city out of whom 189 have licence. Unlicensed committees should also apply for licence, he said.
The DC said the district administration would ensure basic civic amenities including drinking water, power supply and accessibility during the upcoming festivals of Ramnavami, Chaiti Chhath and Shab-e-Barat.
SSP Anoop Birtharay asked all akhara committees to submit list of 15-20 volunteers each with their respective police stations. These volunteers will help the administration identify trouble-mongers during Ramnavami procession, he said.
Birtharay further appealed to all akhara committees not to play provocative songs or engage in unlawful activities. CCTV cameras installed at various public places will capture the entire procession, he said.
Many other officials were present at the meeting. They included SDO Dhalbhum, SP City, ADM law and order and SP Rural.