Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, Delhi police have stepped up checks, and security measures across the National Capital, police officials.
While speaking to the media, Delhi Police Special CP Dependra Pathak said, “Like every year, this year too, the Delhi Police is very professional in its approach. Delhi Police has planned adequate, robust, and failproof security arrangements.”
Meanwhile, DCP, North Sagar Singh Kalsi while talking to media said, “PM Modi will hoist the National Flag here (Red Fort)…We are very proud of this…It becomes our responsibility to ensure that the security asrrangements are absolutely strict.”
India will be celebrating its 77th Independence Day, and the Prime Minister is scheduled to address the nation on the occasion from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, recently announced the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign during his Mann Ki Baat broadcast.
The campaign aims to honour the brave freedom fighters and bravehearts who sacrificed their lives for the country.
PM Modi had informed, “Under this, many programs will be organised across the country in memory of our immortal martyrs. In memory of these luminaries, special inscriptions will also be installed in lakhs of village panchayats across the country. Under this campaign, the ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra’ will also be organised across the country.”
J&K gears up for Independence day
Security has been scaled up across Udhampur district in view of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15, with security forces patrolling and manning the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
Besides, round-the-clock security checks, security forces are conducting checking of vehicles across the region.
“As India gears up to celebrate Independence Day, security measures have been significantly heightened in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur region, with a special focus on the crucial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. In a proactive measure, round-the-clock security checks and frisking of vehicles are being conducted across the region,” Sources said.
The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban (DKR) Range, Sunil Gupta on August 10 led a comprehensive security assessment and case evaluation during his visit to Kishtwar district.
The primary objective of the visit was to ensure robust security arrangements in anticipation of the upcoming Independence Day celebrations and the “Meri Matti Mera Desh” campaign.
DC Srinagar Aijaz Asad told media that the main Independence Day function in Kashmir is scheduled to be held at Bakshi Stadium, Srinagar.
Shopian Police organised a Tiranga Rally under the banner of “Meri Maati Mera Desh” on August 10.
During his latest address of Mann ki Baat, the Prime Minister said ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign will be launched to honour our braveheart men and women.
Earlier, the Additional Director General of Police of Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh on August 9 held a meeting with Army, BSF, CAPF, Intelligence agencies, Security wing and Civil administration to discuss the Police and security arrangements, in view of the Independence Day celebrations.
(with inputs from ANI)