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Meeting on Ramnavami: 159 akharas to take out processions

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Jamshedpur, April 7: East Singhbhum district administration is all set to place a high security arrangement with a special focus on eve teasing during the 10-day long Ramnavami.

The festival is on April 15, while the procession is scheduled on April 16. In all, 159 akharas will take out processions along with martial arts display on city thoroughfares culminating with immersion at different ghats on banks of Subernarekha and Kharkhai Rivers.

DC Amitabh Kaushal informed that arrangements are in place to provide uninterrupted power supply but said that akharas committees should ensure that electricity pilferage should be stopped and pending amount cleared with power supplier.

The deputy commissioner also asked akharas committees to submit a list of such areas with hanging electricity wires to help JYVNL officials in installing guard wires on such points. The administration is serious in ensuring first aid and ambulance services during the festivity and the procession.

Directives were issued to all the akharas committees to strictly abide by the rules laid out in their licences especially pertaining to use of loudspeakers (public amplifiers).

The Akhara committees were also asked to complain about any violation of dry day provision on April 16. The DC has directed all the departments concerned to gear up for the festival and ensure all arrangements to the akhara samities before the festival gets start.

At the Sakchi traffic island, a watchtower would be erected to keep vigil on the movement of Ram Navami processions passing through the area.

Senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew said that all police stations have been asked to interact with local akharas committee on a regular basis for a peaceful festival.

District administration has fallen back on corporate help to tide over water exigencies during Ramnavami festival earlier it was only Jusco who was asked to provide water through tankers to various akharas taking out Ramnavami processions.

But this time different corporate sectors have been asked to provide water tankers for water supply in their nearby areas.

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