GOLOKGANJ, Aug 16 - Along with the rest of the nation, the 74th Independence Day was celebrated in the India-Bangladesh border town of Golokganj in the presence of a few officers and heads of institutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dhrubajyoti Das, Circle Officer hoisted the National Flag in the playground of Jagamohan Vidyapith amidst police and para-military personnel.
Floral tributes were paid in memory of the martyrs of the Independence movement at the Swahid Bedi by the dignitaries present.
Jhimli Dutta, chairperson of Gauripur Town Committee hoisted the Tri-colour at the historic Mahamaya playground in the presence of the ward commissioners and prominent citizens of the town. Sports and cultural activities were cancelled.
Nagaon: Along with the rest of the country, the Nagaon district administration also observed Independence Day at the Nurul Amin Stadium.
State Urban Development and Health (state) Minister Pijush Hazarika unfurled the Tri-colour and took the guard of honour from Nagaon Police, Home Guard and other para- military forces.
In his speech, Pijush Hazarika highlighted various flagship schemes sponsored by the BJP-led Union Government as well as Sarbananda Sonowal-led coalition government for uplift of the people.
He also paid homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country�s independence.
Meanwhile, a book written on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the district as well as in the state and written by a scribe named Murali Boruah was also released by the minister.
Local MLA Rupak Sarma, former Railway minister and senior BJP leader Rajen Gohain, Nagaon DC Jadav Saikia and Superintendent of Police Gaurav Abhijit Dilip and other senior officials of Nagaon district administration as well as senior citizens of the district attended the function.
Sivasagar: Inclement weather and lock down restrictions marred the traditional festivities associated with Independence Day celebrations yesterday where Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary hoisted the Tri-colour at the Boarding Field. He took the salute from security contingents and Assam Police bands as there were no NCC cadets.
Later, the Minister told the media that settlement of a section of teachers� problems in Sivasagar is being looked into by the Education Department and would have been settled by now had not a few amog them gone to the High Court.
The Minister also informed that the much-touted Asian Tri-lateral Highway that would connect South East Asia with mainland India from Moreh in Manipur will be completed soon after work on three small bridges are over. The Minister said that the said highway will usher in a new era of development in the North East as people from Myanmar and Thailand will have easy access to our educational institutions, hospitals and other commercial centres.
On the other side of the Boarding Field, AASU�s Sivasagar district unit resorted to a 10-hour hunger strike in protest against the BJP government�s alleged conspiratorial move to settle millions of illegal Hindu Bangladeshis in Assam through CAA.
AASU leaders said they would continue the stir until CAA is abolished.
Tezpur: Along with the rest of the state, the Sonitpur district administration too celebrated the 74th Independence Day at the Church Field.
State Cabinet Minister-cum-Behali MLA Ranjit Dutta unfurled the National Tri-colour and spoke about various developmental activities in the state as well as in Sonitpur district during the last four years of BJP rule.
Highlighting the same, he mentioned that public welfare activities carried out by the government are being executed in Sonitpur district under various schemes and benefitting people from all sections of the society.
The Minister took the salute presented by SSB, Assam Police and Home Guard. In the programme, video clips on different cultural events were screened. Over 80 persons from different parts of the district having contributions in different fields were awarded.
On the other hand at Chitraban Bakori, in the presence of the president and secretary of Bharat Mata Pujan Samiti, Nilakhya Sharma and Amitabh Saikia, besides other office- bearers along with the Eidgah Committee members, ADC Rohan Jha unfurled the National-Tri-colour.