Baisakhi Mela from April 13, arrangements discussed -
Baisakhi Mela from April 13, arrangements discussed
Posted 05 Apr 2018 03:16 PM

Arrangem-ents for three-day historic Baisakhi Mela commencing from 13 April 2018 at sacred Devika Ghat, Udhampur were discussed at a meeting of District Officers of various departments here today under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Ravinder Kumar.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Subash Dogra, Chief Planning Officer, Ashok Khajuria, Chief Executive Officer Muncipality, Santosh Kotwal, DFO Territorial, Jugal Gupta,District Youth Services & Sports Officer, Udhampur Sudesh Kumar, Dy SP HQ, Kameshwar Puri, Mela Officer, Mehboob Iqbal and other district officers of different departments besides prominent citizen were present in the meeting.
Threadbare discussions were held on various arrangements related to security; safe drinking water, power supply; barricading, First-aid, sanitation, checking of rates etc. and directions were issued to district heads of various departments to ensure fool-proof arrangements pertaining to their respective department well before the start of the mela. To check the rates and quality of eatables, a team was constituted to ensure that no shopkeeper sells sub-standard eatables during the mela days at Devika ghat.
It was decided in the meeting that Executive Engineer PHE would ensure drinking water arrangements while Executive Officer Municipality for ensuring proper cleansing of the site besides First Aid Camp by Health Department. Executive Engineer, PDD would ensure uninterrupted power supply during the Mela days. Likewise, police department would ensure adequate security arrangements at mela site. Other issues related to cultural programmes , install Devika project and SBM during the mela , Ban on polythene bags, set up red cross donation box in the mela site and deployment of fire tender were also discussed in the meeting.
While addressing the meeting, the DDC directed all the district officers to work in coordination with each other for finalizing necessary arrangements adding that all the necessary arrangements must be put in place well before the commencement of the Mela. Besides, he asked the officers to install different departmental stalls for generating awareness among the people regarding the various Government schemes. Tehsildar Udhampur has been appointed as the Mela officer. The Deputy Commissioner called upon the officers for putting in their dedicated and coordinated efforts in making arrangements pertaining to their respective departments.

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