Security has been increased in Srinagar ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on March 4, 2024 | Photo Credit: ANI


The J&K Lieutenant Governor’s administration has made elaborate arrangements to mobilise hundreds of government employees to attend the upcoming public rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Srinagar’s Bakshi Stadium on March 7.

Top official sources said 13 departments have been directed to send their employees to the venue.

These departments include Education, National Rural Livelihood Mission, Agriculture, Rural Development Department, Handicrafts, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Integrated Child Development Services, Directorate of Youth Services & Sports, Nehru Yuva Kendra, J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board, Social Welfare, and Jal Shakti.

The Food Safety department has been directed to ensure the presence of representatives from 62 bakery shops across the city.

“All Departmental/Sectoral Nodal Officers shall strictly ensure that vehicles allotted to their respective sectors shall only be utilised at respective identified pickup locations, keeping in view of the security measures. No alteration shall be entertained in the list of participants, Vehicle Nodal Persons, allotted vehicles etc.,” an official circular reads.

One list, accessed by The Hindu, suggested around 7,000 employees from 13 departments will attend the PM’s rally.

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