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Pomp, gaiety mark Republic Day fete

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State to take up works worth Rs. 2,180 crore for delta modernisation

Patriotic spirit:Police Commissioner N. Madusudhan Reddy taking salute at CAR grounds on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations in the city on Thursday.— Photo: RAJU. V
Patriotic spirit:Police Commissioner N. Madusudhan Reddy taking salute at CAR grounds on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations in the city on Thursday.— Photo: RAJU. V

The State government was taking up works valued at Rs.2,180 crore to modernise Krishna East Delta. To resolve the land related problems in the district, revenue sadassulu are being organised since January 18 to March 17, district Collector S.A.M. Rizvi has said.

District Collector S.A.M. Rizvi took salute and inspected the guard of honour from the marching contingents as part of Republic Day celebrations here on Thursday. The Collector, on the occasion, explained about the welfare activities and developmental works taken up the district.

The Government provided ration coupons to 1.07 lakh people who applied for ration cards in Racchabanda programme. More than 12.18 lakh families were benefited with the one kg rice scheme in the district, he said.

Loan eligibility cards

The governments' loan eligibility cards were issued to 28,000 tenant farmers, and loans worth of Rs. 49 crore were sanctioned to them. The bankers also sanctioned Rs. 105 core bank linkage loans to 4,000 groups as against target of Rs. 130 crore to 4,500 groups. As many as 1.18 lakh houses were sanctioned under the Indiramma housing scheme in three phases. Of this, 1.18 lakh houses were completed, he said.

The houses would be provided to people living on canal berms, hilly areas and river beds, he added. Machilipatnam MP Konakalla Narayana Rao, District SP P.V.S. Ramakrishna, Joint Collector Gaurav Uppal, additional Joint Collector N. Ramesh Kumar and others were present.

Tri-colour unfurled

Municipal Commissioner G. Ravi Babu unfurled the national flag at municipal office. He distributed meritorious certificates to the staff who exhibited extraordinary performance in discharging their duties.

The Commissioner listed out the achievements of VMC and asked the officials to work with commitment. Staff of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax celebrated Republic Day at the Assistant Commissioner's Office.

Information and Public Relations Department Regional Joint Director L. Swarna Latha hoisted the national flag at the RJD's office. She recalled the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters during the movement.

Assistant Director K. Jaganmohan Rao, Divisional. PRO S.V. Mohana Rao and other staff attended.

At Government Dental College and Hospital, Principal T. Murali Mohan participated in the celebrations and delivered his message on Republic Day. Students of Vijaya Marie Integrated School for the Blind performed cultural dances on the occasion.

Telugu Desam Party leaders Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, Buddha Venkanna, party urban president Vallabaneni Vamshi garlanded portraits of Mahatma Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar and paid tributes to the leaders.

Bharatiya Janata Party city unit president Kothamasu Venkata Pichaiah unfurled the tri-colour flag at the BJP office on Thursday. He called upon the youth and students to strive for forming a corruption-free society.

CPI city secretary Navaneetha Sambasiva Rao called upon the people to launch an uncompromising fight against the corruption in the society. Leaders of YSR Congress party unfurled the national flag at Singh Nagar and participated in the celebrations.

‘Feel the essence'

City Police Commissioner N. Madhusudhan Reddy called people to feel the essence of republic during a grand parade organised at the City Armed Reserve (CAR) here to celebrate the Republic Day. The city police, NCC cadets, city armed reserve personnel and others took part in the parade.

The folk dances, classical dances etc. by the schoolchildren and artists attracted the audience. Taking the salute of parade, the Police Commissioner honoured 50 police personnel, including officers, office staff, home guards and constables, for their outstanding performance. He also gave away 11 medals to good citizens.

Inspector-General of Police, Guntur Range, Harish Kumar Gupta, was the chief guest at the colourful celebrations held at Acharya Nagarjuna University.

The city police succeeded in bringing down the fatal accidents rate.


  • Houses will be provided to people living on canal berms, hilly areas and river beds: Collector

  • Folk, classical dances by schoolchildren and artistes enthral audience



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