The governor of Uttarakhand, Baby Rani Maurya unfurled the national flag on Parade Ground during the 71st Republic Day celebrations in Dehradun on Sunday. The army, ITBP, police, PAC, Home Guard and PRD personnel marched past the governor on the occasion. Cultural troupes from various parts of the state performed while tableaux of various departments also elicited the attention of the public on the occasion. On the occasion, the governor also felicitated police personnel for commendable services. The chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Vidhan Sabha speaker Prem Chand Agrawal, Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’, local MLA Khajan Das, chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, director general of police Anil Kumar Raturi, additional chief secretary Om Prakash and other public servants were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the governor hoisted the tri-colour at the Raj Bhawan in the morning. She also paid tributes to the freedom fighters and those who played an instrumental role in drafting the constitution of India.
Later, at the Parade Ground, various cultural performances and tableaux were appreciated by the citizens gathered on the occasion. Personnel of the 12th Garhwal Rifles, ITBP, Uttarakhand Police, Himachal Pradesh Police, IRB, Uttarakhand special police (women), Home Guard, PRD, NCC boys and girls carried out a march past on the occasion. The 12th Garhwal Rifles won the first position in the march past followed by NCC boys and girls in the second position and ITBP in the third position.
Various tableaux were also taken out on the occasion. These included representations by the MDDA, SDRF, Smart City, UREDA, Civil Aviation department, Women and Child Development department, Swajal, Rural Development, Culture and Tourism department, horticulture department, education, health, information and public relations department, industry department and civil defence. The tableaux were based on various governmental schemes and policies focused on public welfare. The women and child development department tableau won the first prize followed by UREDA and horticulture department at the second and third positions respectively.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020|PNS|Dehradun
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