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Jamshedpur on the radar of terror groups: Saryu Rai

Jamshedpur, Jan. 27: Jharkhand food and civil supplies minister, Saryu Rai unfurled the Tricolour at the function organised by the East Singhbhum district administration to make the 67th Republic Day at the Gopal Maidan in Bistupur here.

Addressing the gathering, Saryu Rai said, today our country is facing both internal and external challenges. Jamshedpur has also become sensitive from the perspective of terrorism and is on the radar of divisive forces and terrorist groups. The police administration and people of the city are capable of giving these forces a smashing reply.

The steel city celebrated the event with patriotic fervour and commitment to work towards development.

Several organizations including the Rapid Action Force (RAF), Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP), home guards and NCC cadets participated in the Republic Day parade.

Various organisations and corporate houses also presented their respective tableaus on the occasion. Red Cross Society, Civil Defence, State education and agriculture departments, Tata Steel, and Tata Motors displayed their floats based on various themes.

RAF was felicitated for the best parade, while the Civil Defence was given a prize for the best demonstration on floats. Rai also felicitated freedom fighters and their widows by presenting shawls to them.

Senior district officials like Amitabh Kaushal, deputy commissioner, East Singhbhum; Anoop T. Mathew, SSP, East Singhbhum; Chandan Jha, city SP and other officials from the government departments were present at the Gopal Maidan.

In his address, Roy said that the state government is dedicated to the progress of the society. All the welfare schemes funded by central and state are being passed on to the needy. “We are celebrating the 67th Republic Day, which in itself means a lot.

At the same time, the challenges to sustain as a free democracy have also increased with onslaughts from external forces. It is in this time that time that we ought to remain united and fight everything together,” said Rai.

He added that the state government is trying its best to create a skilled country referring to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana and the ambitious ‘Make in India’ programs.

He took the salute from police and rescue personnel, NCC cadets, Home Guards and forest personnel and inspected the guard of honour. Cultural performances were presented by the students of several schools. Children, as usual, stole the show with tiny tots dressed in a riot of colours, dancing to the melodies of patriotic songs.

Ashish Mathur, managing director, Jusco also hoisted the national flag at Jusco Greens, while Tata Motors plant head A B Lall hoisted the Tricolour at Sumant Moolgaonkar Stadium in Telco Colony.

About 16 schools from Telco area participated in the parade at Sumant Moolgaonkar Stadium, while more than 300 students presented a colourful drill. Chandan Goswami, a voluntary blood donor with 75 blood donation was also felicitated on the occasion. A dog show was also presented by Tata Motors kennel on the occasion.

City-based school colleges and educational institutions also organised events to pay homage to the leaders and salute the nation. Various contests were also held to mark the day. Flag hoisting ceremonies were organised in most of the public and private institutions.

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