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Impressive parade marks Republic Day function

STATE FOREST Minister and minister in-charge of the district, Himmat Kothari took the salute at an impressive parade held to mark the Republic Day at Nehru Stadium yesterday. He read the Republic Day message given by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the occasion.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 13:36 IST

STATE FOREST Minister and minister in-charge of the district, Himmat Kothari took the salute at an impressive parade held to mark the Republic Day at Nehru Stadium yesterday. He read the Republic Day message given by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the occasion.

The function began with hosting the national flag, which was followed by the Chief Minister’s message. Amidst jubilation, the school children presented yoga and cultural programmes. The folk dances presented by eight schools were well received. Tableaux highlighting achievements and progress of various government departments rolled out amidst public cheers. Indore City Transport Services Limited also rolled out its bus to give a glimpse of the future mode of public transport.

The Minister along with the District Collector Vivek Aggarwal and Superintendent of Police Adarsh Katiyar inspected the parade in an open jeep. Then followed the march past by the various platoons to the accompaniment of the band.

The platoons that participated in the parade belonged to Border Security Force, Rustamji Arms Police Training College, First Battalion SAF, 15th Battalion, District Force, Home Guards, Central Jail, Traffic Police, Indore Fire Brigade, National Cadet Corps Air Wing Boys, Air Wing Girls, NCC Navy Junior, NCC First MP, NCC Junior Boys, NCC Junior Girls, Guides, Senior Red Cross, Red Cross Junior Girls and District Band.

The three-hour-long Republic Day function concluded with prize distribution ceremony. BSF and First Battalion platoons received the first and second prize respectively in ‘A’ category while NCC Senior Air Wing Boys and NCC Senior Air Wing Girls were adjudged first and second winners respectively in ‘B’ category. BSF, Police and Home Guard were joint winners in the band section.

Families of Kargil martyrs were felicitated on the occasion. Kothari gave away awards to Meera Kuchekar, Hemlata and Ganga Mavi whose husbands Subedar Kuchekar, Ramesh Chandra Simrol and Bhim Singh Mavi respectively laid down their lives in the Kargil war. Garima Higher Secondary

First Published: Jan 28, 2006 13:36 IST