As many as 75 important and historic squares, martyrs memorials, NMC buildings, Suresh Bhat Hall, R P Samarth Chitnis Park, Yashwant stadium and two important roads would be decorated and illuminated with tricolour lights in the city to mark Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsava.
Moreover, the district administration has launched a campaign for ‘Har Ghar Triranga’ from August 13 to 15 to mark completion of 75 years of independence under which citizens will display national flags on their homes for creating patriotic feelings among them. The city would be glowing with lights reflecting tricolours and creating festive atmosphere.
Radhakrishnan B, Municipal Commissioner and Administrator, NMC, took a review of the activities in the connection at a meeting held in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Administrative Building in Civil Lines here on Wednesday. He directed the officers concerned to ensure cleanliness, painting at the places to be illuminated and organise patriotic programmes there in cooperation with the local people. Illumination would be done on electric poles on the roads from Samvidhan Chowk to Ladies Club Square and Shankar Nagar to Japense garden square, Seminary hills. Similarly, teams beating drums would be present during illumination.
NMC has made available national flags for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign at all the ten zonal offices and Headquarters in Civil Lines at nominal prices of Rs 14 and Rs 26. Radhakrishnan has appealed to voluntary and social organisations to come forward for purchasing flags for weaker sections of society.
Dipak Kumar Meena, Ram Joshi, Addl Municipal Commissioners, Ravindra Bhelawe, Milind Meshram, Dr Gajendra Mahalle, Vijay Humne, Deputy Commissioners, Prakash Warade, Ganesh Rathod, Harish Raut, Ghanashyam Pandhre, Kiran Bagde, Asstt Commissioners, Manoj Talewar, Superintending Engineer, Pramod Gawande, Asstt Director, Town Planning, Rajendra Uchke, Chgief Fire Officer, Piyush Ambulkar, Sports Officer4, and others were present.