GUWAHATI, Aug 18 – Reports of the celebration of the Independence Day in different parts of the State, filed by our correspondents, are still pouring in.
Udalguri: The people of Udalguri district unfurled the National Tricolour at public and private places.
In Udalguri town, Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner of the district, hoisted the National Flag at the Udalguri parade ground amid a huge gathering. He also received the guard of honour from Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, students from 14 schools and colleges and security forces which included Assam Police and SSB.
Malakar, in his speech, elaborated on the various government schemes implemented so far and under implementation in the district. He also felicitated 12 persons of the district for their contributions in various disciplines.
Despite a bandh called by the outlawed ULFA, people from all walks of life came out to celebrate the 66th Independence Day at Orang, Mazbat, Rowta, Harisinga, Tangla, Paneri, Bhergaon and Kalaiagaon in the district
Haflong: The 66th Independence Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at NL Daulagupu Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
The Chief Executive Member, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council, Debojeet Thaosen unfurled the National Flag and received the guard of honour from the participating contingents accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Dima Hasao.
The CEM, in his speech, highlighted the developmental activities implemented during a short period of time, especially in road communication, education and sports. He stressed the importance of education for which steps have been taken to improve the infrastructure.
On the occasion, grants-in-aid were distributed among senior citizens and other beneficiaries through the Social Welfare Department. An award for the Chief Minister’s Best Community Action Award for Development (2012) was given to Evergreen Club of Muolhoi which was handed over by the Deputy Commissioner, Dilip Borthakur. The Best Field Assistant Service Award was given to Bani Chandra Barman of the Veterinary Department. A cultural show was presented by different communities of the district during the programme. The prize for the best parade contingent went to St Agnes Convent High School. Two ambulances of Haflong Medical Department were flagged off by the CEM for public service.
Other programmes included a friendly football match between Dima Hasao Sports Association XI and 119 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army), distribution of fruits and sweets to the patients in Haflong Civil Hospital and inmates of jail and orphanage by the Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Among others, the programme was also attended by EMs of DHAC, government oficials, dignitaries from the Indian Army, senior citizens and people from all sections of society.
Namrup: Despite the diktat of the militants, Namrup celebrated Independence Day with zeal. The three industries and educational institutions here left no stone unturned to make the celebration a grand success.
At APL, after taking the guard of honour , the National Tricolor was unfurled by Ratul Bordoloi, MD, in front of the Administrative Building.
At BVFCL, the Tricolor was hoisted at Gandhi Field by the CMD, while at NTPS by the GM. The educational institutions of Namrup – Namrup College, BVFC HS School, Public High School, APL High School, Hapjan High School, Janata High School, ASEB High School, etc. – bore also celebrated the 66th Independence Day with fanfare.
Hailakandi: Excise, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ajit Singh ceremonially unfurled the Tricolour.
After paying tributes to the martyrs of India’s Freedom Movement, Singh urged the new generation to salute their contributions for the cause of freedom of the motherland. Speaking on the developmental activities of the present State Government, Singh said that unprecedented developmental activities have taken place in all the sectors and specially mentioned the achievements in Health, Agriculture, Education and Fishery sectors. He sought the cooperation of people for the successful implementation of all the Government-sponsored schemes.
He thanked the people for helping the Government in restoration
of peace in the Bodoland area. He claimed that peace was totally restored in the violence-hit areas and now the process of rehabilitation of refugees is going on.
Minister Singh took the parade salute, gave away citations, cash prize of Rs 5,000 to the members of the Greens, an NGO working for the protection of environment. He also felicitated two educationist Manash Kanti Das and Bijoy Kumar Dhar. Singh distributed financial assistance to the beneficiaries under different schemes of the Government.
North Lakhimpur: The 66th Independence Day of the nation was celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety in North Lakhimpur. The main function was held at the playground of North Lakhimpur Govt HS School playground with the hoisting of the National Flag by Basanta Kumar Das, Minister for Information and Public Relations and Fisheries.
The minister took the guard of honour and along with Deputy Commissioner Dr Anwaruddin Chaudhury and Superintendent of Police Prasanta Bhuyan took the salute of the parade.
In his speech, Das gave a detailed account of the developmental activities and programmes initiated by the State Government and declared the inauguration of a Meen Bhawan for the Fisheries department in North Lakhimpur. The minister also announced Lakhimpur as a border district and development funds for that.
Kampur: Along with the rest of the country, the 66th Independence Day was celebrated centrally at the historic Raas Field of Kampur with enthusiasm and patriotic favour.
The National Tricolour was unfurled by Nirala Phangsopi, senior BDO, Kothiatoli block in the presence of a large enthusiastic crowd.
Phangsopi also inspected the guard of honour presented by NCC cadets of schools and colleges in Kampur area.
In her speech, Phangsopi appealed to the people to be honest and hardworking and strive hard to protect the hard-earned independence at all costs.
A number of functions were also organised on the occasion.