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Posted on Dec 07, 02:46PM | UNI
Uttar Pradesh government has started preparations to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the state Legislature on Januray 8.
According to official sources, the President of India, who has been requested to attend the function as the chief guest, has given his oral consent and his detailed programme will be shortly communicated to the state government here today which was chaired by its convenor and Revenue Minister Ambika Chaudhury.
It has been decided that important buildings in the state caiptal will remain illuminated for a week. "Besides, an exhibition will be held where photographs related to the state Legislature would be put up for display," an official spokesman said after the meeting. Deliberations also took place about holding other cultural events and make the lodging and food arrangements for the guests who will come from other states besides providing due protocol and security to them.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary (Vidhan Sabha), Principal Secretaries of Cultural and Tourism departments, Vice-Chairman of Lucknow Development Authority, State Estate Officer, Director of Inforamation department, District Magistrate of Lucknow and others.
The next meeting of the organising committee will he held on December 11.
Meanwhile, sources claimed that President of India has given his consent to attend the celebrations as requsted by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav recently. However, the request of the state government to Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal to release a postal stamp to mark the occasion is unlikely to be fulfilled due to some techniacal reasons.
"The request of the state government has come too late as issuance of new postal stamp requires at least three months prior to the occasion," a government source confided.