From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, Aug 16: Despite the adverse weather, a large number of people joined the ceremonial celebration of the 71st Independence Day at Kachari Maidan here at Mangaldai.
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman accompanied by Superintendent of Police Sreejith Thiraviam unfurled the tiol tricolour and took the salute from the contingents of Assam Police, NCC, Home Guards who took part in the march past under the command of Deputy Superintendent of Police, S Hojai.
Media person and social activist Mayukh Goswami, who has been taking a key role in creating awareness on voluntary blood dotion in the district, and another media person Mukut Raj Sarma were offered felicitation in the celebration. Composer, dramatist and director Hemanta Kumar Dutta, social activist Abul Hussain of Pothorughat were also offered felicitation while Yogacharyya Danda Pratap Sarma of Pacchim Mangaldai Yoga Kendra was honoured with CM’s Best Community award. The district administration also offered honour to both the living freedom fighters, Madhab Sarma and Maheswar Bora.