Dibrugarh: Along with other parts of India, 72nd Independence Day celebrations were observed here too. The official celebrations were held under the auspices of the District Administration at the Chowkidinghee Field. Gracing the occasion as its chief guest, Minister of Public Health Engineering and Cooperative Department, Rihon Daimari, hoisted the National Flag. Addressing the gathering after that, he recounted the sacrifice made by Mahatma Gandhi and all other freedom fighters for earning India’s freedom. Daimari also acknowledged a village named Auphulia for its cleanliness, and presented its Village Development Council a sum of one lakh rupees. Felicitations were also made to a few personalities – Jagdish Bharali, Munna Acharya and Hemanga Sonowal - who had carried a good name for the district in various domains. Winners of many competitions held in sync with the red-letter day, including drawing and quiz, were awarded on the occasion. Among the other dignitaries present at the event included MLAs, Prashanta Phukan and Rituparna Baruah; DC, Laya Madduri and SP, Gautam Bora. The Eidgah Committee of Dibrugarh also observed the day with much fervour. Flag hoisting was done by Senior Journalist, Ikbal Ahmed, who graced the occasion as its chief guest.
UDALGURI: Pramod Kumar Agarwalla, the commandant of 61bn SSB, hoisted the national tri-colour at a function organized at the SSB headquarter, Bhairabkunda. He conveyed wishes to the officers and jawans and their family members. He also urged his officers and jawans to follow the battalion’s ideal ‘Seva, Surakshya and Bandhutwa’.
Hailakandi: Unfurling the national tricolour on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day at Deputy Commissioner’s office campus here on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan said the administration would take punitive action against those ‘giving and taking bribe’ in its bid to bring an end to the scourge of corruption. Khan said in sync with Chief Minister’s Vision of a corruption-free, foreigners-free, insurgency-free and pollution-free Assam, the district administration is making all out efforts to translate the dreams of the Chief Minister into reality. In this context, the Deputy Commissioner appealed to all sections of the people of the district to extend wholehearted support and cooperation for achieving the avowed objectives of the present Government to usher in a ‘golden Assam’.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Khan accompanied by SP Mohneesh Mishra, ADC Amalendu Roy and other officials laid floral wreath at the Jatio Swahid Smarak (martyrs’ memorial column) in the morning. Khan also visited the District Jail and SK Roy Civil Hospital and distributed sweets on the occasion. Independence Day was also celebrated in Lala, Algapur, Katlicherra and South Hailakandi development blocks in a befitting manner.
TANGLA: Along with the rest of the nation, the 72nd Independence Day was celebrated in Udalguri with gaiety and patriotic fervour. The programme started in the morning with playing of patriotic songs which was followed by hoisting of national flag in the Parade Ground of the DC office and then flowers were offered before the bust of Mahatma Gandhi. The chief guest of the programme was the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri, Dilip Kumar Das. The event was attended by Superintendent of Police, Udalguri, Rajveer Singh; Army Commandants, political representatives and officials from the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan. Das received the guard of honour which was then followed by the unfurling of the national tricolour, accompanied by singing of the national anthem. Das exhorted the august gathering to foster the message of brotherhood and to maintain peace and prosperity. Various tableaus showcased various schemes like plantation programme of the Agriculture Department, Swachh Bharat Mission and health schemes. The highlight of the programme was a cultural function where school students took part and awards and gifts were given away to meritorious students who performed well in the 2018 HSLC and HS exams. The district administration also feted Renu Daimari and Abhi Ram Daimari, the parents of promising archery Promila Daimary.
JOYSAGAR/SIVASAGAR: “The age of conflict has passed and it is now time for cooperation and all-round development,” said State Water Resources Minister and Koliabor MLA Keshab Mahanta while taking part in the 72nd Independence Day celebration in Sivasagar town on Wednesday. Keshab Mahanta formally hosted the national flag in Boarding Field. He also inspected the guard of honour and took the salute at the I-Day parade. After hosting the tricolor, the minister in his speech said that due to internal problems in past the development of the State had been affected. But now the people of Assam were focusing on peace and development. The BJP-AGP-BPF coalition government was therefore, doing its best to fulfill the aspirations of the people. The MLAs of Thowra, Mahmora and Amguri were present along with the Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner, Sivasagar army camp Commandant and CRPF Joysagar camp Commandant.
GORESWAR: With the rest of the country, the 72nd Independence Day was observed at Goreswar in Baksa district. The national flag was hoisted by Maheswar Basumatary, EM of BTC, at Goreswar weekly market centrally on August 15. Alokananda Medhi, Circle Officer, hoisted the flag at the Circle Office. The tricolour was hoisted in all government offices, educational institutions and private offices.
On the other hand, a procession was taken out by the NGO Sunrise Youth Club with a national flag which was 3.5-km long and 6-foot wide on the Guwahati-Goreswar-Bogamati road. Thousands of local people took part in the procession along with Biswajit Daimary, Rajya Sabha MP, Ganesh Kochary, EM of BTC, and Emanual Muchahary, MLA of Tamulpur constituency.
Tezpur: Independence Day was celebrated in Tezpur with enthusiasm. State Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma hoisted the national flag at the Church Field. He also received the guard of honour from a contingent of police, paramilitary forces and Scouts and Guides. Social and cultural activist Tarun Das and some others were felicitated on the occasion. Monoj Kumar Deka, Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner, and Superintendent of Police, PP Singh were present on the occasion. In the Tezpur District Court complex, the national flag was hoisted by AK Borah, District and Session Judge, Sonitpur, in the presence of Additional District and Session Judge, Darrak Ullah. A plantation drive was carried out in Bindukuri in association with Bindukuri Mahila Samity, Bindukuri Gaonrakhi Bahini and Bindukuri Zubak Sangh.