BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, February 5: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi congratulated the NCC contingent that participated in the 66th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi and brought laurels to the region by their performance.
Gogoi, while interacting with the NER contingent of the 160 Cadets that participated in the Republic Day Parade at his official residence this morning, lauded the performance of the contingent and said: "You have made the region proud by your glittering and excellent performance".
The Chief Minister said: "North East is an integral part of the country and representing the region in the tiol festival like the Republic Day with all its hue and heritage has made everybody proud.” Terming the NCC contingent that represents seven northeastern States as a symbol of integration, the Chief Minister said that the contingent through its performance brought to the fore a colourful canvas of cultural assimilation at the tiol are.
Reiterating the role of the region in forging a unique pan–Indian culture, Gogoi said that Assam along with other northeastern States through ages made the tiol bond even stronger. Acknowledging the performance of the contingent, the Chief Minister also gave away trophies and mementoes and wished their bright future. The NER Contingent secured first position in JD Drill. It had the highest number of cadets in the PM’s Rally, Guard of Honour and Rajpath Drill, secured best pilot award in Guard of Honour and got second position in group dance and third position in group song in this year’s Republic Day celebrations. Additiol Director General of NCC, NE Region S Kohli, Colonel D Mahapatra who led the NER Contingent to New Delhi for Republic Day Parade along with a host other dignitaries were also present at the programme.