Independence Day celebrated with patriotic fervour in Ongole
The public and staff of various institutions and offices including the district administration celebrated the 73rd Independence Day with patriotic fervour on Thursday.
Ongole: The public and staff of various institutions and offices including the district administration celebrated the 73rd Independence Day with patriotic fervour on Thursday.
The Independence Day is officially celebrated at the Police Parade Ground and the district in-charge and Irrigation Minister Dr P Anil Kumar Yadav hoisted the national flag after receiving the guard of honour while his cabinet colleagues Balineni Srinivasa Rao and Adimulapu Suresh, Collector Dr Pola Bhaskara, SP Siddharth Kaushal and other district officials participated.
The Minister for energy, forests, environment, science and technology, Balineni Srinivasa Reddy hoisted the tricolour at the YSRCP district office. The Mministers P Anil Kumar Yadav, Adimulapu Suresh also participated in the programme.
Later, the Ministers Balineni Srinivasa Rao, Adimulapu Suresh participated in the flag hoisting at the CVN Reading Room and freed the doves into the air as a symbol of freedom. The joint collector S Shan Mohan hoisted the national flag at the district collectorate and asked the cooperation of the staff in distributing the fruits of the freedom to the eligible.
District SP Siddharth Kaushal hoisted the flag at the district police office as the staff from DPO, SB, DCRB, PCR, command and control room also participated in it. Padma Shri awardee from Khammam district in Telangana and fondly known as Vanajeevi Dr Daripelli Janakiramaiah participated in the Independence Day celebrations with Parchur MLA Eluri Sambasiva Rao.
They planted trees at Parchuru in association with the VOP Foundation as part of the Save Trees campaign. Sambasiva Rao also hoisted the national flag at his camp office and mandal parishad office in Martur. Kandukur MLA Manugunta Mahidhar Reddy hoisted the tricolour at the Area General Hospital and Municipal Office in Kandukur.
Kanigiri MLA Burra Madhusudan Yadav hoisted the flag at the ZP High School and distributed cycles and prizes to the students. Ongole Municipal Corporation commissioner P Niranjan Reddy hoisted the flag at Municipal Corporation office as the other employees joined the celebrations.
Former Minister and treasurer of the Telugu Desam Party Sidda Raghavarao hoisted the flag at Prakasam district TDP office in Ongole. The TDP leaders Mantri Srinivasa Rao, Kamepalli Srinivasa Rao and others participated in the programme.
District BJP president PV Krishna Reddy, state vice president Dara Sambaiah, Minority Morcha state president Sk Khalifatulla Basha and others participated in the flag hoisting ceremony at the district BJP office.
The members of Lions Club of Ongole Citizens participated in the flag hoisting at the Andhra High School in 60 feet road. They felicitated Sk Iqbal, who lost his leg in the Kargil war and said that the tricolour is flying high from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on this Independence Day.
The members of the All India Mahatma Social Club Ongole, Vasavi Club KCGF Youth, Vasavi Club Femina, Vasavi Club Ongole Citizens hoisted the flag at the Kargil Martyrs Pylon at the Bandlamitta in Ongole. The JCI Ongole Brilliants president T Nagarjuna Babu hoisted the national flag at their office and extended Independence Day wishes to the members.
The officer on special duty at the Andhra Kesari Tanguturi Prakasam University Dr N Sanjeva Rao, Acharya Nagarjuna University Ongole Campus special officer Dr G Somasekhara, NSS PO Dr Harsha Preetham Dev participated in the hoisting of the tricolour at Acharya Nagarjuna University PG Campus, while the Tobacco board RM G Umamaheswara Rao hoisted the flag at the tobacco board office in Ongole.
The Andhra Bank Ongole zonal manager P Ramakrishna hoisted the flag at the zonal office and the other staff members joined him. At the celebrations at the APNGOs Association in Ongole, the district president Kuchipudi Sarath and secretary RCH Krishna Reddy participated as the chief guests.