DIBRUGARH, Jan 27: Along with the rest of the country, the 67th Republic Day was celebrated across the State on Tuesday with patriotic fervour. In Dibrugarh, State Forest and Environment Minister Atuwa Munda while unfurling the tiol Tri-colour at the Chowkidinghi Play Ground stressed the need on development of all the historical and heritage sites in Dibrugarh district in order to open up more tourism opportunity in the district.
The Minister took the salute of March Past displayed by Assam Police Battalion, Dibrugarh Traffic Police, Assam Police, 10th Assam Battalion tiol Cadet corps (NCC) Sr. Division, 10th Assam Battalion NCC( Girls), NCC Junior Boys, Scouts and Guides, Home Guards and parade teams of several schools including Dibrugarh Bengali High School, Victoria Girls Higher Secondary School, ndeswar Chakraborty High School, Marwari Hindi High School, Government Boy’s Higher Secondary School, Government Girls Higher Secondary School and Sampoor Kendriya Vidyalaya.
Referring tourism potentiality and its prospect in the district, Munda emphasized upon to build the district as a tourist destition.
He said, since past, District is known in the country for its varied cultural, religious richness and tural resources which, Munda claimed can be transformed into a tourist spot.
Speaking on various achievement of Congress government in several sectors like health, education, transport communication as well as improvement in law and order situation in the state, he said that it has been possible only due to successful implementation of several welfare projects and schemes for the welfare of poor and down trodden people.
The Minister in presence of Local BJP MLA, Prasanta Phukan, Deputy Commissioner, M.S. Manivanm, Superintendent of Police, Beer Bikram Gogoi felicitated Rajen Gohain, Bouthon Gogoi Ikbal Ahmed, Sachindralal Bhuyan and Asha worker Sumitra Rajkonwar for their contribution towards music, literature , jourlism, sports and health respectively.
The Assam Police Force and the senior boys team of 10th Assam NCC Battalion won the first prize in March Past in their respective categories while Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishery Departments bagged first, second and third prizes in Tableau competition respectively. The UBI harkotiya Branch and Allahabad Bank, Tipling Branch were awarded with prizes for opening of highest bank accounts.
Shankar Dev Prathomik Vidyalaya under Lahowal Educatiol Block and Hathkota Konwar Gaon School under Barbaruah Educatiol Block honored with prizes for making their institutions as Hygienic Primary Schools.
KOKRAJHAR: The 67th Republic Day was celebrated at Govt. HS & MP School playground, Kokrajhar with patriotic fervor on Tuesday. BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary hoisted the tiol tricolor in presence of distinguished guests and other dignitaries while in Chirang, BTC Deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary hoisted the tiol flag. Mohilary inspected the guard of honour presented by the arms personnel, NCC and schools students.
In his deliberation, Mohilary said Rs. 1000 crore special package for BTC has been approved for the development of the region. He said his council will emphasize on the equal development of all communities. He also said the council was receiving another Rs. 451 crore on the basis of population pattern released from the Centre for the development of all autonomous councils under 6th schedule of the North Eastern states.
Mohilary said he will give maximum importance for the improvement of human resources through development of education. The agriculture, health, tourism, surface communication and job oriented small industries would be given priority; he said adding that the BTC region is still backward in many sectors and thus the council needs more funds and package to develop the areas.
He also said that there could be many changes in the council if the Rs. 1000 crore special package is received for developmental activities.
He said his council has taken all initiatives for the rehabilitation of displaced people besides extending logistic support to the affected families.
He also appealed the militant groups of the region including NDFB (S) and Adivasi insurgents to come forward to the negotiation table so solve their problems.
Talking to reporters, the BTC Chief in reply to queries said not a single BPF MCLA of the council will join the congress as claimed by APCC president Anjan Dutta.
Dutta claimed that there was possibility of six BTC MCLAs and three MLAs to join congress. Mohilary said the BPF has already 21 elected members while the combined opposition party has 19 in strength. No BPF MCLA will join the Congress but the MCLAs of other small groups and independent could join the Congress.
He also rejected that there was no question of BPF MLAs to join Congress but the former MLAs of the party who are already expelled could join Congress.
On the occasion Republic Day, Sahitya Akademy award winner and litterateurs Surath rzary, Brajendra Kr. Brahma, child scientists Shibam Devth, Bidintha Brahma and Karsel Lakhra were felicitated. Besides, Mijink rzary, Fwidan Borgoyary, Mithinga rzary, Bikram Kr. Brahma, Sujugiri Brahma, Sanjay Boro and Himani Boro who represented India in different tiol and intertiol sport events were also felicitated. The 135 Infantry Battalion of Eco Task Force of Titaguri camp of Kokrajhar were also felicitated as the best environmentalist.
On the other hand, the 67th Republic Day was also celebrated in a befitting manner at Kajalgaon District Parade Ground in Chirang district. BTC Deputy Chief Kampa Borgoyary unfurled the Triocolour.
In his speech he highlighted the developmental activities being done by the BTC authority for last ten years. He welcomed the assurance given by the Prime Minister of India rendra Modi during his recent visit to Kokrajhar about the upgradation of Kokrajhar CIT to Deemed University within a year, according of ST status to the Bodos living in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Autonomous Councils and development of Rupsi Airport for use of Army and public.
Students from the Bengtal Don Bosco School and the 7-Sikh Li Regiment displayed band and arms and ammunitions which attracted the garhering lot.
Students of Gossaigaon JNV got the first prizes in both parade and culturaral programme. On the occasion, fincial assistance of Rs. 15,000 was also given to the Women SHGs under NRLM by the Chirang DRDA.
MANGALDAI: Along with the rest of the country, the 67th Republic Day was celebrated at Mangaldai on Tuesday. State Fisheries and Water Resource minister Basanta Das taking part in the celebration as the chief guest and unfurled the tiol Tricolour at Kachari Maidan here. Earlier he inspected a guard of honour offered by the contingents of the Assam Police, NCC, Home guards and IR (Mizo) battalion. He also received the salute from the contingents who took part in the march past led by District Commandant of Home Guards Suman Das.
Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar, Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar, senior officials of Judiciary, all heads of the departments, senior citizens, freedom fighters and a number of students also joined the celebration.
Later Minister Das on behalf of the district administration offered felicitation to several prominent persons including senior jourlist Prasanta Kumar Barua, artiste Pranjal Kumar Sarma and upcoming karate player Dixita Hazarika. Various cultural groups added more colour to the celebration with excellent performance of different cultural items.
HOWRAGHAT: The 67th Republic Day was celebrated centrally with patriotic fervour at Karbi Anglong Sports Association (KSA) stadium, Diphu defying the 36-hour Karbi Anglong bandh called by Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tiger (KPLT).
The function was organised by the district administration where State HAD Minister; Kharsing Engti unfurled the Tricolour and received salute from a parade of police and NCC contingents and school, college and university students.
The students of Assam University, Diphu campus participated for the first time in the parade this year. Addressing the gathering HAD Minister Kharsing Engti highlighted the proper implementation of all schemes formulated by the government. Meanwhile, he urged public to join hand in the tion building process.
DIGBOI: The 67th Republic Day was celebrated with a day-long programme here at the historic Jubilee playground in Digboi on Tuesday.
The programme was attended by host of digtaries from various walks of life including Pradip Kumar Gogoi, the ADC Tinsukia.
Following the hoisting of Tricolour and taking guard of honour by the chief guest and his brief speech, renowned persolities of Digboi were felicitated on the occasion.
Sandip Sarmah received the award on behalf of his father Dambarudhar Sharma for his outstanding literary and social contribution, while trader Dwarika Prasad Goyal was awarded for his contribution for boosting the growth of green tea and inspiring the small tea growers of various locations in bringing revolution in tea cultivation.
SIVASAGAR: Sivasagar joined the tion in celebrating the 67th Republic Day with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm on Tuesday.
State education minister Sarat Borkotoky unfurled the tiol Flag and took salute from paramilitary forces, Sivasagar Police, Home Guards, and students of different schools at an impressive function held at the Boarding Field in presence of nearly one thousand people.
Speaking on the occasion, Borkotoky highlighted the achievements of Tarun Gogoi-led government and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to build a prosperous state.
A colorful cultural and patriotic programme by various artists and school children was presented to mark the occasion.
The function was also attended by Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner Virendra Mittal, Superintendent of Police AP Tiwari, APCC president Anjan Dutta and other noted persolities of Sivasagar.
Similarly, ONGC Assam Asset Playground at zira too reverberated with the enthusiastic rendition of the tiol Anthem as Budhin Deuri, ED-Asset Mager unfurled the tiol Tricolour amidst the warm applause of ONGCians, former ONGCians, distinguished guests and a large numbers of people from surrounding areas of zira, assembled on the occasion.
JORHAT: The 67th Republic Day was celebrated in Jorhat with pomp and gaiety on Tuesday. The tricolour was unfurled by Assam Cultural Affairs, Handloom, Textiles and Sericulture Minister Bismita Gogoi. Later on the minister also distributed fruits among the patients hospitalized at the JMCH.
Besides felicitating freedom fighters for their role in India’s Independence, reading out a detailed note of the congress governments achievement in the last fifteen years and honouring three entrepreneur farmers—Pramod Bora, Bijoy Hazarika, Diganta Chutia, Minister Bismita Gogoi also presented a certificate of appreciation to Meera Rao, widow of Suman Rao of Socklating Tea Garden who showed exemplary courage in apprehending two armed robbers, who looted cash meant for payment of tea garden workers. Incidentally Suman Rao who did not let go off the robbers before others arrived filly lost his life after sustaining bullet injuries fired by the robbers.
Meera Rao talking to The Sentinel said, “The Jorhat district administration through the Socklating Tea Garden authorities help facilitated the payment of 10 Lakhs as interim relief besides giving other monetary assistance to organise rituals for the departed soul. The administration has also taken up responsibility to look after the complete education of my two daughters. I have also been offered a job in the tea garden. I am very much grateful to one and all”.
Child scientist Mustafa Ahmed was also felicitated by Minister Gogoi for bringing laurels to the state. 13-year-old Mustafa, who is a student of Cinmora Higher Secondary School had won the Child Scientist Award at the 23rd tiol Children Science Congress held at Chandigarh University. Mustafa had become the first student from a government run school to win a tiol level competition in innovative projects category from Jorhat while competing with 600 child scientists from various states.
Meanwhile, amidst the republic day celebration, an AJYCP activist identified as Montu Bora cut his finger and wrote a placard with his blood raising a question, “Why Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rava termed independence as false?”. The activist demonstrated in front of the Deputy Commissioners office. One or two policeman tried to persuade the activist to stop the demonstration and asked him to stop further blood loss but when repeated persuasion failed; the policemen whisked him away.