GUWAHATI, Aug 16 – The 68th Independence Day was celebrated with fervour across the State on Friday. Our Correspondents report:
Sonari: The 68th Independence day was celebrated here with a day-long programme. NN Nath, SDO (Civil) Charaideo hoisted the National Flag. In this speech, Nath briefed about the on going developmental programmes in the sub-division.
Freedom fighter Motram Hatimuria and folk artist Tapan Tanti were felicitated on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Army of 299 Field Regiment donated six computer sets to Rajapukhuri MV school here on I–Day.
Summet Arya, CO of 299 Field Regiment stationed at Maibella, Major Aniket Sourav and Subedar Jaman Singh were present on the occasion.
Doomdooma: Along with the rest of the country, the 68th Independence Day was celebrated at Doomdooma amidst tight security.
The Circle Officer of Doomdooma Revenue Circle, Pallav Mazumder hoisted the National Flag in the main function held at Doomdooma Town Field and addressed the gathering. The local MLA Dilip Moran also addressed the people on the occasion. Earlier, retired teacher and social worker Dharmakanta Gogoi garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. The chairperson of Doomdooma Town Committee Trishna Das Chetia initiated the smriti tarpan.
Rotary Club of Doomdooma awarded Pallav Sharma Bordoloi of Rupai Jatiya Vidyalaya with Ajit Kr Baruah Memorial Award for securing top rank in Doomdooma area in the HSLC Examination-2014. The club also felicitated former principal of Doomdooma College Beena Deka and social worker Siranjilal Goyal. Six teachers of Doomdooma area who have completed 30 years in service were also felicitated on the occasion.
State level football player Dipankar Baruah was also felicitated by the Lions Club of Doomdooma. Various cultural programmes were performed by the students.
I-Day was also celebrated at Doomdooma Press Club where DPC president Anuj Kalita hoisted the National Flag.
Raha: The 68th Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Raha. People from all walks of life participated in the celebration. The main function was held at the Sudhakontha Dr Bhupen Hazarika playground. The National Flag was unfurled by the Raha Circle Officer Manuj Sakariya.
In his speech the circle officer urged the people to be united in the greater interest of the integrity of India and Assam. He also recalled the dedication of the freedom fighters of Assam and India in the freedom struggle.
Digboi: The 68th Independence Day was celebrated with great fanfare at the Central Field, Margherita. SDO (Civil) of Margherita Sub-Division, Adil Khan was the chief guest of the occasion. After inspecting the guard of honour, the chief guest Khan hoisted the National Flag and delivered the Independence Day speech to the huge congregation.
In his address, Khan highlighted the ongoing developmental projects in the subdivision. He revealed that priority was being given by the subdivisional administration on the issues relating to senior citizens, women, landless people and other weaker sections of the society. He also mentioned that steps were being taken to clear the government and ceiling surplus land from illegal encroachers.
Khan underlined the tourism potential of the picturesque Margherita subdivision and urged the citizens to come forward to develop the area into a tourism hub.
The subdivisional administration of Margherita felicitated veteran litterateurs, Surendra Nath Barua and Barun Bora, who had been conferred the Assam Government’s literary award and literary pension respectively. Meritorious students and other citizens who contributed to the society in some way or the other were also awarded and honoured in the ceremonial programme. This was followed by colourful cultural programmes representing the rich culture of Assam rendered by the students from different schools of the subdivision.
Tinsukia: Amidst tight security, the Independent Day was celebrated with galore at Industrial Training Institute (ITI) field, Boroguri, here. The National Flag was hoisted by Pradyut Bordoloi, Minister of Power, Education etc,. Earlier, he inspected the guard of honour and took the salutes of the march past. The minister also paid floral tributes to the martyrs.
Speaking on the occasion the minister highlighted about the various developmental schemes undertaken by the present State Government under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi. He also appealed the people to extend their cooperation to the present Government for implementing various public welfare schemes that have been earmarked in the coming years.
The minister felicitated freedom fighter Lila Bora on the occasion. The function has been attended by the Deputy Commissioner, Puru Gupta, Superintendent of Police, Akhilesh Kr Singh, chair person, Tinsukia Zila Parishad, Meera Singh, officers of the district administration among others.
At Sadiya the National flag was unfurled by Raju Sahu, Parliamentary Secretary, Govt of Assam, Labour and Employment department in presence of Dr Laxamanan S, Sub Divisional Officer, (Civil), Sadiya and other dignitaries at Rajahua Khelpathar, Chapakhowa.