GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - The 70th anniversary of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) was celebrated as United Nations Day at the Don Bosco School, Panbazar, today.
The programme was jointly organised by the Indian Federation of UN Association (IFUNA), United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan and Don Bosco School, Guwahati.
The chief guest on the occasion was Rajiv Bora, State Additional Chief Secretary, who, along with other dignitaries like Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, director UNIC; Mohan Boro, State Commissioner & Secretary, PWD; Fr Sebastian Mathew, Principal, Don Bosco School, Guwahati and Dr Aswini Sarma, executive director, UN Resource Centre, NE Region and secretary IFUNA Guwahati, lit the ceremonial lamp in presence of students and staff of the host school.
The dignitaries were felicitated on the occasion with mementos and phoolam gamochas. After a colourful dance show by the school students which was choreographed by Reema Sharma, the message of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was read out by Dr Aswini Sarma.
In their respective speeches, Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman and Rajiv Bora dwelt on the progressive role of the UN in the contemporary world scenario.