SIVASAGAR: As part of the nationwide flagship programme of NCC to commemorate 75 years of India's independence, a programme titled 'Shaheedon Ko Shat Shat Naman' was organized by 11 Assam Girls (I) Coy NCC, Sivasagar in association with Gargaon College on Thursday.
On the occasion, rich tributes were paid to several martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the honour, prestige and pride of the nation and their families were felicitated with mementoes, gamusas and saplings on behalf of the Prime Minister of India. Rupram Gogoi, Somir Ranjan Sharma, Binodhar Gogoi, Puniram Bharali, Umesh Gogoi, Nor Bahadur Thapa, Loknath Borgohain were some of the martyrs who were paid homage and remembered for their acts of bravery and patriotism.
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Dr Sabyasachi Mahanta, Principal, Gargaon College and eminent academician, paid homage to the war heroes who had sacrificed their lives for the sake of defending and upholding the sovereignty, integrity and unity of the country. Recalling the sacrifices of the martyrs, he opined that it is solely due to the valour of the brave hearts that people of the nation have been able to live in peace with their head held high. He applauded the efforts of Dr Raktim Patar, CTO, 49 Assam Naval NCC, Gargaon College and Pimily Langthasa, CTO, 11 Assam Girls NCC, Gargaon College and the NCC cadets in organizing such a meaningful programme.
Col. Ravideep Singh Chhabda, Commanding Officer II, Assam Girls (I) COY NCC, in his speech spoke of the trials and tribulations of life and hailed the supreme sacrifice of the soldiers while fighting the adversary against all odds and achieving martyrdom for the nation. He urged the people to forever remember the gallantry of such soldiers and the fortitude of their kin.
On this special occasion, the NCC unit of the college also remembered the martyrdom of the soldiers and paid homage to them. The programme was also graced by Lt. Commander Rajesh Bhujel, Commanding Officer, 49 Assam Naval Unit, PI staff of 11 Assam Girls (I) Coy NCC, Sivasagar, the Vice Principal of Gargaon College, Dr Rina Handique and faculty members of the college.