Assam Fire and Emergency Service Department will observe Fire Service Day on April 14 next paying homage to the fire fighters who sacrificed their lives in rendering service to the nation.
The department will observe "Fire Service Week 2013" from April 14 to 20 by organizing various activities and awareness programme.
As a part of the Fire Service Week, on April 14 there will be hosting of flag, paying homage to the fire personnel by laying wreath on the Swahid Bedi and road procession.
Fire awareness programme will be organised throughout all the Fire and Emergency Service Stations of the state.
As part of the programme various competitions for students will be held on April 20, such as spot drawing competition, essay competition for lower section from Class VII to Class XII and higher sections comprising of students from TDC First Year to University level.
Winners of the spot drawing competition will be awarded cash prize of Rs 1,000, Rs 750 and Rs 500 as first prize, second prize and third prize respectively.
Meanwhile, winners of the essay competition of Lower Section will be awarded with cash prize of Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 and winners of Higher Section will be awarded Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 as first prize, second prize and third prize respectively.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)