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Delhi govt cancels all public engagements on Friday due to Pulwama terror attack

By Varun Bhardwaj 

New Delhi, Feb 15, 2019: CHIEF MINISTER AND DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER OF DELHI CANCEL SERIES OF PUBLIC PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING INAUGURATIONS IN WAKE OF THE HEINOUS TERROR ATTACK ON CRPF PERSONNEL AT JAMMU SRINAGAR HIGHWAY AT PULWAMA, JAMMU & KASHMIR.

Delhi government on Friday canceled all its public programmes, including inaugurations of various developmental works and festivals, as a mark of respect to the 40 CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the highly condemnable terror attack in Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) on Thursday.

Chief Minister  Arvind Kejriwal canceled the inauguration of the new office building of District Magistrate (West) at Shivaji Palace, Raja Garden, New Delhi.

He also canceled the inaugural programme of replacement of old sewer line in Basti, Hazrat Nizamuddin at Markaj road, Nizamuddin, New Delhi and also the inauguration of DUSIB toilet block at Motinagar.

The Chief Minister has regretted all invitations for participation in marriage and other functions for Friday.

In his message condemning the Pulwama terror attack, the Chief Minister said: “Our 40 brave CRPF brothers have lost their lives in a brutal and cowardly attack by terrorists. The entire country is in grief and there is tremendous anger among the people on this highly condemnable and cowardly act. We salute the martyrs and we stand firmly with their families. The government and people of Delhi are fully with the Central government at this hour and we support whatever action the Central government and our armed forces deem fit. We are ready for any cooperation to deal with this dastardly attack,”  Kejriwal said.

While, the Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia cancelled the inaugural programme of seven new world-class skill centres at integrated institute of technology, sector-9, Dwarka, wherein the inaugurations of seven world-class skill centres at Vivek Vihar, IBBS  BTC Pusa, IIT Dwarka, SSE  Wazirpur, SSE Jhandiawalan, RIT Rajokari, and  DPSRU Campus Pushp Vihar were to be done by him.

The Deputy Chief Minister also canceled the inauguration of 32nd Garden Festival organized by Delhi Tourism at Garden of Five Senses, Saidulazab, New Delhi.

All ministers – Satyendra Jain, Kailash Gahlot,  Imran Hussain and  Rajinder Pal Gautam also canceled all their public engagements as a mark of respect to the CRPF martyrs.

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