Taking a cue from Gujarat’s five-year celebrations of governance, the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH) and Daman and Diu will celebrate five years of governance by Administrator Praful Patel.
A four-day celebration will be conducted from August 24-27 to mark the five years of governance of Praful Patel.
A special programme will also be conducted on August 28 to mark the birthday of Praful Patel, who was appointed as the Administrator of DNH and Daman and Diu on August 29, 2016.
Patel was the former home minister of Gujarat and the first politician to be appointed as the administrator of both the union territories, a post which used to be held by senior bureaucrats.
Currently, he also holds the administrator post of Lakshadweep too. As per sources from the district collectorate at DNH said that as part of the celebrations, August 24 will be observed as ‘Swachha Diwas’ at Daman Lighthouse beach. As part of this drive, cleanliness drives will be carried out at all the beaches, hotels, bars, restaurants, industries, panchayat and municipal areas. The drive will be carried out at 135 public places covering 4,778 establishments in all three districts of DNH and Daman and Diu.
On August 25, Harit Diwas (Grow strong, Stay Strong) will be celebrated. The main event will be at Chauda ground at Khanvel in DNH. With people’s participation, over one lakh saplings will be planted at the under-construction sites at schools and colleges.
On the third day, August 26, Kalyan Diwas will be observed, where the main event will be held at Dunetha Pariyari Panchayat office in DNH. During the event, PMAY instalments, cash incentives to the farmers, pending payments of pensioners and benefits of other government schemes will be distributed to the beneficiaries. On the fourth day, a valedictory function will be conducted at Kala Kendra in Silvassa, DNH, which will have competitions like elocution, essay writing and singing for students.