PATHSALA, Aug 16: Along with the rest of the country, Bajali also celebrated the 71th Independence Day in a befitting manner. The programme was organized by Bajali civil administration. The tiol flag was hoisted at Bajali Higher Secondary playground. The chief guest during the celebrations was Pera Sarma, SDO (civil) Bajali, who hoisted the tiol flag.
After the flag hoisting, various cultural programme was held where a large number of school and college students took part. The SDO civil took the salute of the parade and spoke on the significant of Independence Day.
TANGLA: The 37th BN, SSB Mangaldai celebrated the 71st Independence Day with full zeal and patriotic fervour at the battalion headquarters in Gelaindi of Darrang and its border outposts. This year to boost the morale of troops, all senior officers moved to the border to celebrate Independence Day with the troops and to pay respect to the freedom fighters of the border region. The gaon burhas, school headmasters VCDC secretary and president were invited to the flag-hoisting ceremony at BOPs.
The headmasters and VDP secretaries and VCDC chairman received letters of appreciation from the commandant for their sincere discharge of duty and cooperation with the border force personnel. School children from SSB adopted schools along with their teachers and guardians in large numbers participated in the celebration. Each BOP was represented by a senior officer from SSB Hqrs. The children participated in the games and were rewarded with prizes. On the occasion, Commandant 37th Bn, Shiv Gopal Shukla, spoke about the great sacrifices of the freedom fighters and exhorted the SSB personnel to continue their duty.
DEMOW: The 71st Independence Day celebration which started in Demow from August 14,concluded on August 15.
As per the programme, on Tuesday morning patriotic songs were performed. After that the tiol flag was hoisted in government offices and educatiol institutions. Before the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the ceremonial lamp was lit by rath Chetia, retired Principal of Demow College. The swahid tarpan was offered by Swarlata Gohain Gogoi, tiol award winning teacher. The tiol flag was hoisted centrally by Monuroma Morang, Demow Circle Officer in Demow Public Playground. She paid homage to all the great martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country.
Kushal Dowari, MLA of Thowra Constituency, was present in the programme. Bonti Hazarika, a resident of 3 No Udaipur Gaon, made two Assamese gamosas where she weaved the tiol anthem and State anthem within four days and for this, the local administration of Demow felicitated Bonti Hazarika in Demow Public Playground.
SIVASAGAR: The 71st Independence Day was celebrated with pomp and gaiety in Sivasagar district with freedom fighters and their kins were being honoured and Deputy Commissioner and heads of institutions unfurling the tricolour to mark the occasion.
Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner rayan Konwar, who unfurled the tiol flag at a colourful event held at Boarding Field, rolled out the contours of comprehensive development plan envisaging series of initiatives to accelerate the district’s growth by creation of dependable infrastructure like Multi-Specialty Hospital and RGIPT.
The hoisting of the tiol tricolour was followed by the enthusiastic rendition of the tiol anthem. Konwar inspected the parade and received the guard-of-honour, presented by contingents of CISF, 1st Assam Police Battalion-Ligiripukhuri, 25th Assam Police Battalion (ONGC)-Ligiripukhuri, Home Guards, NCC and students of various institutions.
‘As many as 30 freedom fighters and their kins were honoured at the event by the Deputy Commissioner. Certificates were also distributed to employees who had performed well in various departments of the government and also to some NGOs which had been contributing in various social causes. Enchanting cultural programmes full of patriotic fervour were presented by students of Gurukul Xattriya Sangeet Charcha Kendra, Jorhat, Sankardev Sishu Niketan, Sivasagar and Krishtir Kothiya, Sivasagar. Prizes were distributed for the best turnout among participating platoons in parade. A large number of people, including women and children, turned up at the venue to participate in the tiol event.