MORIGAON, July 20 - The Morigaon district administration is gearing up for elaborate arrangements of the 70th Indian Independence Day in entire Morigaon district.
To chart out plans for the Independence Day celebration, Pranjit Gogoi, Deputy Commissioner (In-Charge), Morigaon, held a general meeting recently at Morigaon DC�s conference hall.
Explaining the purpose of the meeting, Gogoi said that the Assam Government issued directives to all the DCs and SDOs (Civil) to celebrate the Independence Day in a befitting manner this time. As per directives, this year, the Independence Day will be celebrated with a three-day programme. The main function of the celebration will be on August 15. Every government department must perform some activities during the three-day celebration, Gogoi added.
The Agriculture Department has been asked to showcase their success activities in the district on the occasion of the Independence Day. Likewise, Rural Development Department will also highlight the success stories in Morigaon district.
On the other hand, the Forest Department will take up massive plantation programmes as part of the celebration. The Morigaon Municipal Board has been asked to launch a cleanliness drive in and around Morigaon town to mark the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhaskar Ballav Deka, president of Morigaon District Freedom Fighters� Association, appealed to the administration to organise a function to pay respectful homage to those noble souls of Morigaon district namely Tilak Deka, Hemram Pator and Gonabhi Ram Bordoloi who sacrificed their lives in India�s freedom struggle.
Addressing the gathering, Nilesh Savarkare, SP of Morigaon district, spoke on the security measures taken up by the district police during the time of celebration. He said that the police have tightened the security measures in the district in view of the threat posed by the fundamentalists in and around of the State.
However, the police and security forces are facing a law and order situation due to several protests by local organisations and residence demanding the establishment of AIIMS at Raha.