The recent bomb blasts that rocked Bangalore and Ahmedabad have left the neighboring states like Maharashtra in a sensitive spot and with festivals like Dahi Handi, Independence Day and Ganesh Utsav but a few days and weeks away, Home Minister R R Patil assures that all preparations in terms of security have been carried out. Speaking on the security preparations done by the state keeping in mind the festivals like Dahi Handi, August 15 and Ganesh Utsav not far away, Home Minister R R Patil stated that the appropriate measures have been taken to maintain peace during these times. While he spoke on the preparations done in terms of security for 15th August, he also expressed contentment on the security measures taken for other celebrations. There is obvious pressure at the Home Ministry with the many celebrations coming up in the state. There is also immense pressure at the police department who would have to ensure peace and harmony during these times. And it is here that citizens too can be more responsible and be on their guard to team with the police and ensure a happy and safe festive season. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Rajeev Mishra for NMTV News.
August 24, 2011
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