Biswanath Chariali: The 71st Republic Day was observed at Biswanath Chariali and Gohpur in Biswanath district along with the rest of the country. The national tricolor was unfurled at the Kachari Maidan by Ranjit Dutta, Minister for Handloom and Textile, followed by the presentation of Guard of Honour of Assam Police, CRPF, NCC, Scouts, and Guides. In his address, Dutta highlighted the various developmental schemes undertaken by the State Government. He reiterated his commitment to making Biswanath one of the developed districts in the State.
Earlier, he paid a floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Cheniram Das Children’s Park. MLA of Biswanath LAC, Pramod Borthakur, Deputy Commissioner of Biswanath, Dhruva Jyoti Das, Superintendent of Police Rakesh Roshan, among others, were present on the occasion. A good number of eminent personalities of Biswanath district, including Khiradhar Baruah, Gopal Nag and Chayanika Gogoi were felicitated in the programme. Food was distributed among the patients of Biswanath Chariali Civil Hospital, inmates of district jail and students of Balipukhuri Differently-Abled School.
On the other hand, Narendra Shah, Subdivisional Officer (Civil), Gohpur, hoisted the flag in the presence of local people and government officials at Gohpur High School playground. He elaborated on the developmental activities being carried out by the government in the Gohpur subdivision in his speech.
MLA of Gohpur LAC, Utpal Borah, and others was present on the occasion. Eminent social workers, educationists, meritorious students, and sports personalities were felicitated on the occasion. Local artists presented patriotic songs and dances in both places.
KOKRAJHAR: The 71st Republic Day was observed in a befitting manner in Kokrajhar along with the rest of the nation. The chief of BTC, Hagrama Mohilary unfurled the national tricolor. Earlier, he inspected the guard of honour of various contingents. He also paid rich floral tribute to national martyrs at the martyrs’ tomb before hoisting of the national flag.
Addressing the gathering, Mohilary said the BTC region witnessed the return of a peaceful atmosphere. The developments in all spheres were taking place in a fast manner and people of the region had seen many new changes, he said, adding that more development would be possible if peace prevailed in the region. He called upon people to maintain peace and tranquillity.
Mohilary said the new accord with the NDFB factions would usher in a new era of peace and progress. He added that the construction of Kokrajhar Medical College and Hospital was going on in full swing. The hospital in Kokrajhar Medical College will have 500 beds. Besides, there will be a Cancer Care Unit and Mother and Child Care Hospital with 100 beds each. A dental college is also proposed to be set up in Kokrajhar while construction of Nursing College at Besorgaon is in the completion stage, he said.
“Other landmark achievements in BTC region include up-gradation of existing Central Institute of Technology (CIT) to deemed university, foundation of North East Military School at Betagaon, Bijni, laying of foundation stone for second RCC Bridge (1 km in length) over the River Aie in Chirang district and foundation of Chopper Heliport at Udalguri while Rupsi Airport in Kokrajhar is likely to be operational soon. Apart from these, proposals have been taken up to establish a sports college at Kokrajhar, Forest School at Kajalgaon in Chirang, Agriculture College at Koklabari in Baksa district and Bodoland University campus at Udalguri,” said Mohilary, adding that financial support for infrastructure development of Bodoland University, BB Engineering College and Kokrajhar Government College had been extended. The BTC chief said that so far, BTC had 1242.93 km of blacktopped roads in Kokrajhar district, 600.52 in Chirang district, 850.90 km in Baksa district, and 875.35 km in Udalguri district with total 3569.07 km. He said the construction of girls’ hostel at Bodoland University, Kokrajhar at a cost of Rs. 572.40 lakh was going on. The BTC chief also spoke in detail about the other ongoing schemes and projects.
SIVASAGAR: Sivasagar along with the rest of the country celebrated 71st Republic Day on Sunday. The district-level celebration of the day was held at the Boarding Field, Sivasagar with the hoisting of the tricolor by Jogen Mohan, the newly-inducted minister in the Sarbananda Sonowal cabinet. An hour-long cultural programme was also held by various cultural troupes to commemorate the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on January 26, 1950.
Speaking on the occasion, Jogen Mohan highlighted the various developmental projects and schemes initiated by the State Government. He also took the salute of the march past of armed and unarmed police force, NCC, Scouts and home guards. The tableaus brought out on the occasion by the Sivasagar Municipality Board, PHE, office of the DTO, Cultural and Health departments received cheers from the crowd, while other government departments displayed various projects and schemes of their respective departments in the exhibition stalls. Awards and felicitation were accorded to prominent freedom fighters, artists, farmers, weavers, teachers and other prominent personalities for their immense contribution towards society in their respective fields. A friendly cricket match between Sivasagar district administration and Sibsagar Press Club was also played on the occasion.
Golaghat: The 71st Republic Day was celebrated at Golaghat General Field in Golaghat district on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner Dhiren Hazarika hoisted the tricolor and inspected the Guard of Honour. The Superintendent of Police, Pusparaj Singh, Additional SP Surajit Singh Panesar, and CEO of the Zilla Parishad, were also present on the occasion.
Professional and non-professional troupes took part in the Republic Day parade and several government departments exhibited tableaus on the occasion. Several colourful cultural programmes were also held. Around 5,000 people gathered at the Golaghat General Field.
Winners of various competitions organized on the occasion of Republic Day were felicitated during the programme. Exemplary contributors in various fields were also felicitated. Fruits and sweets were distributed among inmates of Golaghat Central Jail and patients at the SKK Civil Hospital as a part of the celebration. Earlier in the day, officials of the district administration paid floral tributes at the statues of various freedom fighters of the district.
Hailakandi: Along with the rest of the State, the 71st Republic Day was observed with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm in Hailakandi district. Unfurling the national tricolor at a central function held at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Stadium after taking guard of honour here on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli said a slew of developmental projects and people-oriented welfare schemes are being implemented in the district with the support and cooperation of the people.
Listing out the achievements, Jalli said 560 low lift pumps have been distributed to small and marginal farmers for increasing micro-irrigation potential in the district, besides 230 tractors under the Chief Minister’s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana. The Deputy Commissioner said that rapeseed-mustard under zero tillage is being cultivated on 15 hectares of land.
In a bid to ensure farm mechanization, Jalli said paddy reapers, threshers, and other tools have been given away to farmer groups to double their income. Under Kanya Taru Yojana, five numbers of saplings of high-value fruit crops each are given to a mother giving birth to a girl child, she said, adding that more than 2,600 beneficiaries were already provided saplings so far.
Jalli said the administration has taken a new initiative to procure pure and undiluted cow milk from small and marginal farmers at a reasonable price. A milk plant being set up at Kuchila will start its operation soon. Initially, the milk packet containing 500 ml under the brand name of Barak Milk will be sold to consumers at Rs.30.
The Deputy Commissioner said under skill development, areca-nut leaf plate making and diversified products from Sheetal pati by SHGs have been taken up at Lala and Algapur development blocks.
In the health sector, Jalli disclosed that 40 sub-centers have been upgraded to health and wellness centers, besides setting up a birth waiting room at Katlicherra PHC especially for women from rural and remote areas at an estimated cost of Rs 80 lakhs.
“Under Matrideep, a pilot project is underway for the identification and follow-up of high-risk pregnant women. All these initiatives are aimed at reducing maternal and perinatal mortality rates”, she added.
LAKHIMPUR: “Still there are lots of things to be done in order to propel Assam towards more development. Safeguarding of jati, mati Aru bheti is not a slogan but it is the pledge of our BJP-led State Government. In order to realize this pledge and to secure the greater interests of the indigenous communities of the State, our Union and State governments have adapted various attempts and optimistic policies. Assam is secure under the regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal-led governments,” stated Naba Kumar Doley in Lakhimpur on Monday.
The State P&RD Minister made this statement while delivering his speech after he had unfurled the tricolor during the 71st Republic Day celebration organized under the auspices Lakhimpur district administration. In connection to his speech, Naba Kumar Doley underlined the achievements of the BJP-led Union and State governments during the past years and threw light on the new policies taken by both governments to be launched in upcoming days in the State.
Lakhimpur district administration celebrated the 71st Republic Day in a befitting manner at North Lakhimpur Boys’ Government HS School playground. The agenda of the event kicked off at 5.30 am with the playing of patriotic songs by District Information and Public Relations Officer. It was followed by the unfurling of the national flag at individual residences, social institutions, in government, semi-government, non-government offices and educational institutions of the district. Attending the programme, Naba Kumar Doley did the ceremonial hoisting of the national flag in the presence of Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner Dr. Jeevan B, Superintendent of Police Rajbeer Singh and the freedom fighters, officers of the district administration and local people.