MC marks Republic Day
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Mayor Subhash Chawla hoisted the national flag at the Municipal Corporation building, Sector 17. Addressing the gathering, he reiterated his promises of making Chandigarh construction waste-free, ensuring better water supply, improving the condition of sanitation and development of green belts and parks.
Chawla stated that in the past few years the civic body has taken steps towards providing better facilities. He stated that work has been initiated for construction of Mahila Bhawan, an overbridge in Sector 17, additional floors on the MC building, etc.
Chawla added that in order to tide over the problem of water logging during rains, cleaning of the road gullies will start from March 15 onwards. Additional garbage bins will be provided. As many as 200 kilometres of road will be carpeted this year. Development of villages will be an area of focus. He added that primary schools that have been transferred to the civic body will be provided with better facilities.
Commendation certificates were given to nine employees of the civic body. The majority of the councillors, however, skipped the programme.
Meanwhile, the president of Chandigarh unit of BJP, Sanjay Tandon also hoisted the tricolour at the party headquarters Kamlam in Sector 33. A large number of party activists participated in this programme. Sweets were distributed amongst the activists. Tandon participated in functions at different parts of the city including Mauli Jagran, Ramdarbar and Sector 20.
Air India staff holds function
The officers and staff members of Air India celebrated Republic Day at a function organised in front of its building in Sector 34. A flag hoisting ceremony took place. Martyrs and freedom fighters were remembered. A pledge was taken by everyone to look after the interests of the country.