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Independence Day at Gopal Maidan to be livestreamed on Facebook

The Independence Day celebration at the Gopal Maidan in Bistupur will be streamed live on Facebook.

In wake of the Covid-19 pandemic the East Singhbhum district administration had earlier decided to organize a small event at the district collectorate to mark the 74th Independence Day on August 15.

However, the administration changed their stance due to the grounds’ wide area.

“The function will start at 9.05 a.m. with the hoisting of the national flag,” said district public relations officer (DPRO ) Rohit Kumar, adding that for the first time the function will be aired live on PRD East Singhbhum’s Facebook page.

The first rehearsals for the event took place at the Gopal Maidan on Wednesday. The rehearsal will continue tomorrow too. State health minister Banna Gupta, who is also the Congress legislature from Jamshedpur West constituency will be the chief guest.

Apart from hoisting the national tricolour we will also inspect the parade where Indian Reserve Battalion( IRB), Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) and home guards will participate.

Deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum Suraj Kumar, senior SP Tamil Vannan and a few other senior administrative officials will be present.

One of the highlights of the Independence Day celebration will be felicitation of coronavirus warriors.

The office of the district civil surgeon and special officers of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), Mango Notified Area Committee (MNAC ) and Jugsalai Municipality have been asked to furnish the list of coronavirus warriors so that they can be feted at the function.

The administration banned participation of children at the event. The function will be organised with limited participants.

It is mandatory for all participants to wear facemasks and follow social distancing norms. Deputy commissioner Suraj Kumar said the I-Day function will be organised in accordance with the guidelines of the ministry of home affairs.

Meanwhile, the markets particularly Sakchi and Bistupur have turned into sale points for Indian flags, stickers and banners.

The district administration is also taking necessary measures to maintain law and order. “Patrolling will be enhanced from tomorrow along with positioning of cops at all sensitive places including border check posts, ” said a senior police official of East Singhbhum.