BISWANATH CHARIALI, Aug 16 - The 71st Independence Day was celebrated at Biswanath Chariali and Gohpur in Biswanath district along with the rest of the country.
The national Tricolour was unfurled at Kachari Maidan here by the Deputy Commissioner of Biswanath Asitaksha Chakravarty, followed by Guard of Honour presented by the troops Assam Police, NCC and Scouts and Guides of Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya.
In his address, Chakravarty highlighted the developmental works such as Deendayal Upadhyaya College, Operation Muskan etc., being carried out in the district.
MLA of Biswanath LAC, Pramod Borthakur; chairman of Biswanath Municipality Board, Ruli Sharma; Superintendent of Police of Biswanath, SP Diganta Kr Choudhury; among others, were also present on the occasion.
As many as 15 people representing different sectors and meritorious students were also felicitated in the programme. Earlier, floral tributes were paid to the martyrs at Cheniram Das Park and Trimurti Udyan.
At Gohpur: The Gohpur SDO (Civil), Dr Indranasi Das, hoisted the flag amid enthusiasm of local people and government officials. Dutta elaborated the developmental activities being carried out by the government in Gohpur Subdivision in his speech and urged the people to cooperate with the government. Local artistes made colourful presentations of patriotic songs and dances at both the places.
At Sivasagar: The Deputy Commissioner of Sivasagar, Narayan Konwar, while unfurling the Tricolour, said that the biggest effort of the government is to make Assam one among the most prosperous States in India involving the people in all-round development works.
In tune with the dynamics of the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government in the State, Sivasagar district administration has been making sincere effort to serve the needy people on a priority basis while going ahead with the development agenda.
Konwar said that the ONGC under the CSR scheme made sumptuous grants for a super specialty hospital in the district, the Jamuna cleaning project, the public auditorium in district library. Much-awaited 19 MW power project in Amguri, Azanpeer Khetra, in Geleki will also come up within the year or so. The government has sanctioned more than Rs 30 crore for the beautification and preservation of historic monuments in the district too, he added. It has also taken up 26 public road repairing works and through the help of World Bank, Gaurisagar GP will get safe drinking water soon.
Sivasagar has become one of the four districts in rural sanitations under Swacch Bharat Abhijan. The Deputy Commissioner also said that Rs 1 crore has been allotted for Charaideo Heritage project.
The deputy commissioner took salutes from different platoons of NCC, Scouts & Guides, police and paramilitary forces. The awards presented on the occasion were given away by the DC, Sivasagar Superintendent of Police Subudh Sonowal, among others. This year�s Independence Day celebrations were witnessed by massive gatherings in boarding field despite inclement weather.