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Jamshedpur gears up for Republic Day celebrations, parade rehearsal starts at Gopal Maidan

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Jamshedpur, Jan 23: Preparations have begun for the Republic Day (January 26 ) celebrations in the city. The Deputy Commissioner, Vijaya Jhadav called upon officials of government departments and corporate houses to cooperate with the district administration in celebrating the Republic Day on a grand scale.

Presiding over a meeting of the district-level Republic Day Celebration Committee, she said various sub-committees had been formed to discuss cultural programmes to be chalked out in connection with the Republic Day.

As per the programme, the flag hoisting ceremony would take place at 9 am at Gopal Maidan. A colourful pageantry would be taken out in which children of local schools, government offices would take part. The parade rehearsal on 21st and 22nd January was held in Police Line, whereas on 23rd and 24th January the parade rehearsal is scheduled at Gopal Maidan.

Units of the Army, Home Guards, NCC, NSS, and Scout and Guides would take part in the march-past. Students of various schools would participate in the Republic Day programme.

She urged the chairpersons and members of sub-committees to identify eminent personalities who could be honoured on the Republic Day for their service to society.

“It is a day of national celebration and an occasion of pride, everyone ought to participate in it. Proper seating arrangements for freedom fighters, ex-soldiers and their families and senior citizens would be made so that they could observe the Republic Day Parade,” said a senior official.

The ground would be jointly decorated by the district administration. Meanwhile city hotels are making elaborate arrangements to mark Republic Day celebrations ( January 26) in their own special way. Food festivals with a variety of delicacies have been planned for the occasion.

“We have decided to give a good taste of food for their holidays. People can enjoy a variety of parathas and kebabs. We are also distributing discount coupons for the festival in which food lovers can avail a discount,” said a senior official of a hotel.

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