Chandigarh: : The Chandigarh Administration todayÂ celebrated the 62nd Republic Day very enthusiastically in ParadeÂ Ground, Sector 17. Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr. PradipÂ Mehra, was the chief guest on the occasion.Â Adviser unfurled the National Flag and took salute Â from theÂ various contingents participating in the Republic Day Parade.Â Tricolor balloons were also released to mark the day. Â Addressing the gathering Mr. Mehra said that the year is justÂ starting and it should be our aim to make concerted efforts toÂ ensure harmony and growth of the nation. I would also like toÂ take this opportunity to wish all of you great success in all yourÂ endeavours in the coming times. I, on behalf of the ChandigarhÂ Administration, hope that we will all work together to make ourÂ nation a shining example of progress while staying true to ourÂ traditions, values and heritage. I appeal to all to come forwardÂ in contributing towards the growth of not just our country butÂ that of the entire human race. I implore you all to becomeÂ leading examples of brotherhood, warmth, generosity andÂ mutual understanding.Â Tableaus aesthetically decorated, full of information, fromÂ different departments, colleges and societies including Dy.Â Conservator of Forests,U.T., Govt. College of Arts, ChandigarhÂ Architecture College, Director Of Industries, Dean Â StudentsÂ Welfare, PEC University of Technology, Director, CensusÂ Operation, Adult Education, Chandigarh, Chandigarh State AIDSÂ Control Society, Indian Red Cross Society were the Â major attraction. A colorful cultural programme was also Â presentedÂ by the students of Government Model High School, Sector 28Â and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10.Â The Chandigarh Administration also announced holiday ofÂ January 27, 2011 for Government and Private Schools ofÂ Chandigarh.Â On the occasion Adviser awarded the Police officials withÂ Administratorâ€™s Police Medal for their distinguished andÂ meritorious services. Commendation certificates were alsoÂ given to 15 public personalities for their outstanding servicesÂ in various fields including Public Service, Social Â Service, Art&Â Culture and Sports. Adviser also awarded various contingentsÂ and schools for their remarkable performances. ChandigarhÂ Police received the overall best contingent award. Â In PoliceÂ category, the first prize was bagged by I.R.B.Chandigarh PoliceÂ where as the Chandigarh Police took second position andÂ Haryana Armed Police came third.Â Â In NCC contingents, NCC Naval Wing bagged the first position,Â NCC Girls Battalion came second and Army Wing came third.Â In the Civil Defense category Chandigarh Home Guard receivedÂ the first prize, Chandigarh Fire Services second and ChandigarhÂ Civil Defense got the third position.Â Home Secretary, Mr. Ram Niwas, Finance Secretary, MrÂ V.K.Singh, IG of Police Mr PK Shrivastava, SSP, Mr. NaunihaalÂ Singh, Chairman CHB, Mr. Mohanjeet Singh, DeputyÂ Commissioner Brijendra Singh, Commissioner Mr RoshanÂ Sankaria, Special Secretary Finance Mr. Ajoy Sharma, MayorÂ Ravinder Pall, other senior officials of UT Administration, Municipal Corporation and Police along with the residents of Â the city were during the function.