GUWAHATI, Jan 27 � The 63rd Republic Day of the country was celebrated by the Guwahatians in a befitting manner defying the diktats of the militant outfits asking the people a to keep off from the celebrations of the National Day.
A section of the journalists and conscious citizens of the city hoisted the National Tri-colour at the Guwahati Press Club campus and took out a procession waving the National Flag and chanting patriotic slogans.
Hoisting the National Tri-colour, senior journalist Hiten Mahanta said that it is the courage and determination of the people that has again and again foiled the secessionists' attempts to arm-twist the patriots not to celebrate the Independence and the Republic Days. Insurgency in the State has become a failure as there is no taker among the people to the call for a sovereign Assam.
Hoisting the National Tri-Colour at the Kumarpara Pachali, noted social worker Minati Choudhury made an appeal to the people to work in a committed manner to free the country from the malice of corruption.
The highlight of the function was the participation of the school children, women and other sections of the people of Greater Kumarpara area in great number. On the occasion, Dulal Choudhury, the innovator of the mechanical process for weaving muga fabric was felicitated.
At Panjabari, the Greater Panjabari Senior Citizens' Association celebrated the occasion in association with Asomi Mahila Samiti and Greater Panjabari Sahitya Sabha. On the occasion, the National Flag was hoisted by writer Tabiul Hussain. The function was addressed also by N Zaman, Dal Bahadur Chetri, Ranjit Sutradhar and veteran journalist Dhirendra Nath Chakravartty. School students also took part in the function.
On the occasion, the National Flag was hoisted also at Ulubari Chariali, Paltan Bazar, Kahilipara, Lalganesh, Chunchali, Fancy Bazar and at Khanapara Shantigram Complex, among others. Meanwhile, the 63rd Republic Day was officially observed by the Dairy development Dept at its premises at Khanapara, a press note said.