Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao convened a coordination meeting today at the A.P. Secretariat with the Secretaries and HoDs to take stock of arrangements for the Republic Day Celebrations. The Chief Secretary informed that the celebrations will be held at Municipal Stadium, Vijayawada and allocated duties to all the Departments for Republic Day Celebrations. He directed the Officers concerned to make arrangements in advance and all the employees involve in the celebration duties performed seriously.
The Chief Secretary issued instructions to the Medical and Health Department to ensure medical teams with requisite equipment, near the venue during rehearsals and celebrations. Municipal Corporation to be maintained cleanliness in and around the Stadium and the officers concerned to focus on the arrangement viz., to ensure better security arrangements, parking, water proof shamiyanas, uninterrupted electricity, supply of drinking water, proper seating arrangements, decoration around the city and important places, installation of welcome gates in the city. There is a need to take special care on the school children and students on their participation and who will perform cultural programmes during the celebrations. Tableaux presented by the Departments to be focussed projecting the developmental activities and schemes taken up by the Government in the State viz., NTR Jalasiri, Panta Sanjeevani, River linkage Pattiseema etc., Chief Secretary said.
The meeting was attended by Spl. Chief Secretary TR&B B. Sam Bob, Director General of Police Sri J.V. Ramudu, Secretary Political Sasi bhushan Kumar, Krishna District Collector Babu .A., Vijayawada Commissioner of Police D. Gautam Sawang, Addl. Director Information and Public Relations Department D. Srinivas and others attended the meeting.