LAKHIMPUR: Along with the rest of the nation, the 75th Independence Day was celebrated across Lakhimpur district on Sunday amid adverse situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
The programmes, organized on this occasion by Lakhimpur district administration, kicked off with patriotic songs presented by District Information and Public Relation Department in the morning. The central programme organized by the district administration on the occasion was held at North Lakhimpur Government HS School playground.
Minister of Labour & Employment Welfare of Tea Tribes-cum-Guardian Minister of Lakhimpur, Sanjoy Kishan took part in the event as chief guest. After paying floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Maidan, the minister hoisted the national flag. He paid deep homage to the freedom fighters of the nation and commemorated their dedication and sacrifice while fighting for achieving freedom from colonial power. In his speech, he elaborated the developmental activities implemented by the State Government across the State as well as in Lakhimpur district. In the same programme, special felicitation was given to a galaxy of health officials for rendering rendering relentless and dedicated service as frontline fighters against COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, HSLC exam district topper Luis Ranjan Konwar, HS exam Arts Stream topper Tanaya Hazarika, Science Stream topper Binanda Pratim Dutta, and Commerce Stream topper Birendra Dutta were also felicitated along with a galaxy of prominent personalities of the district who have achieved tremendous success in their field of work.