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Republic Day celebrated across the State

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, Jan 27: Meghalaya Governor V Shanmugathan in his Republic Day speech at the Polo Grounds here said that although the interl security situation in the State is largely satisfactory, the situation in Garo Hills was a matter of concern.

“This challenge to interl security is being dealt with firmly by our security forces. The State Police, ably supported by the Central Armed Police Forces, are putting in commendable efforts to b these militant groups and neutralise their activities,” Shanmugathan said.

The Meghalaya Governor also acknowledged the effort of the police personnel who laid down their lives fighting the militants.

He also said that the state has sought the support of the Central Government to fight militancy.

According to Shanmugathan insurgency and terrorism have widespread networks extending across States and even beyond the tiol borders.

In his speech the Shanmugathan also cautioned the citizens of the state to not resort to or encourage any activities or practices that will adversely impact the perception and image of the state.

“In today’s closely connected world, perceptions created about a place and its people have become very important,” the Governor said.

The Governor pointed out that, a landmark event to be held this year would be the 12th edition of the South Asian Games being co-hosted by Meghalaya.

“It is indeed a matter of great honour that Shillong will be hosting eight sports disciplines of Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Women’s Football, and Wushu from the 6th to 16th February, 2016,” Shanmugathan said. On the other hand, at Tura, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma unfurled the tiol Flag and took the Guard of Honour during the ceremonial parade to mark the celebration of the 67th Republic Day at the Dikki-Bandi Stadium in Tura. March past of 11 contingents from 2nd MLP, DEF, Civil Defence & Home Guards, Scouts & Guides, including the band party and a display of tableaus by various departments from the district were some of the highlights of the celebrations.

Later, the Chief Minister along with Parliamentary Secretary in charge PHE, Noverfield Marak and other dignitaries, gave away the prizes for the winners of the tableau display, march past and cultural programme. A Football match between DC XI vs Doctors and games & sports for children were held during the day as part of the celebrations.

R Day was also celebrated at Jowai, Nongpoh, Williamgar, Nongstoin, Baghmara, Resubelpara, Ampati, Mawkyrwat, Khliehriat, Dadenggre, Mairang, Amlarem, Sohra, Patharkhmah, Mawshynrut

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