GUWAHATI, Aug 16 - Along with rest of the nation, the 72nd Independence Day was celebrated across the State with pomp and gaiety. A large number of people took part in the official functions and many others celebrated the occasion in schools, colleges, clubs and various organisations etc.
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JORHAT: The Minister of State for Power Tapan Kumar Gogoi unfurled the Tricolour on the occasion of Independence Day yesterday at the Court Field here.
Speaking at the function, the minister, while paying rich tributes to the freedom fighters, recalled their contributions and sacrifices during the Freedom Movement. He also mentioned about Jorhat�s contributions to the Freedom Movement. Gogoi thanked the people of the State for their active participation in the NRC update process, the final draft of which was published a fortnight ago.
Gogoi announced that all open electrical wires across the State will be replaced by aerial bundled cables to prevent theft of power and increase safety levels. The minister said that his department was working to improve the power position of the State.
On the occasion, three doctors, senior surgeon Dr Hadagar Deuri and Dr Madhab Handique and Dr Bhaktimay Bhattacharyya (District TB officer) were felicitated with citations for exemplary work by the minister.
As part of Independence Day celebrations, the NSS unit of Assam Agricultural University here took out a Swachhata awareness rally which was flagged off by Vice Chancellor Dr KM Bujarbaruah.
Similarly, Dikh, an organisation involved in socio-cultural and sports activities organised �Ride to Freedom,� a cycle rally which started from the historical Rajmao Pukhuri here to Cinnamara through Baghchung, Jail Road and back to the historic pond.
Meanwhile, the Majuli Deputy Commissioner Deba Prasad Mishra unfurled the Tricolour at the Kachari Maidam at Garmur (district headquarters) of the Brahmaputra island yesterday on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day celebrations.
In his address, Mishra spoke about the slew of schemes and projects being undertaken by the government for all-round development of the island.
The DC highlighted various programmes to uplift the socially and economically weaker sections of people and about the initiative to boost connectivity of Majuli via waterways with the mainland.
In Golaghat, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Finance and PWD Himanta Biswa Sarma unfurled the National Flag at the General Field in Golaghat. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the minister made several announcements for the benefit of farmers. Sarma said that farmers will not be required to pay interest if a farmer takes a loan up to Rs 2 lakh. He also said that the government will pay 25 per cent per lakh on behalf of those farmers who have failed to return their loans.
In order to revive the Kisan Credit Cards, the government will extend a sum of Rs 5000 to the farmers, Sarma announced. The minister also disclosed that around 35000 teachers have been appointed in the past two years.
SILCHAR: In sync with rest of the country, the 72nd Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and reverence across Cachar district on Wednesday.
The main celebration was held at the SM Dev stadium in the premises of the District Sports Association wherein State Minister of Labour and Employment (Independent charge) Tea Tribes Welfare (Independent charge) and Education Pallab Lochan Das hoisted the Tricolour and inspected the Guard of Honour. Addressing a large gathering, Das narrated the vision and achievements of the government towards ensuring better lives for the people of the State.
The minister further said that the initiatives such as Gunotsav to evaluate the status of education, to enhance better connectivity by extending 9843 kms of PMGSY roads, constructing 1000 concrete bridges and a whooping 7000 kilometres of National Highway, improved air connectivity both within the country and with other nations, are being taken up by the Government. Rs 1 crore will be utilised across the tea belts within the State to improve the road condition. Also, new universities, medical colleges and cancer hospitals are coming up in the State, the minister added.
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HAILAKANDI: Deputy Commissioner, Hailakandi, Adil Khan said that the district administration is for weeding out corruption from all realms through its zero tolerance policy against corruption.
Unfurling the national Tricolour on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day at Deputy Commissioner�s office campus here on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Khan said that the administration will take punitive action against those �giving and taking bribe� in its bid to bring an end to the scourge of corruption.
Khan said in sync with Chief Minister�s vision of a corruption-free, foreigners-free, insurgency-free and pollution-free Assam, the district administration is making all out efforts to translate the dreams of the Chief Minister into reality. In this context, the Deputy Commissioner appealed to all sections of the people of the district to extend wholehearted support and cooperation for achieving the avowed objectives of the present Government to usher in a �golden Assam�.
Khan said construction of 14 rural roads is going on at a good pace under the Chief Minister�s special package and most of them will be completed within December this year.
Colourful cultural programmes were performed showcasing the rich culture of Assam and other North Eastern States. Independence Day was also celebrated in Lala, Algapur, Katlicherra and South Hailakandi development blocks in a befitting manner.
Tezpur: The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated with much pomp and gaiety by the district administration at Judge�s Field here. State Cabinet minister Chandan Brahma received the Guard of Honour presented by different schools and colleges and armed forces.
Unfurling the national flag, Brahma, in his speech, spoke on the developmental works that have taken place in the State during the BJP rule. He also stressed on developments in the tourism sector utilizing the potentiality available in the region.
In the programme, altogether 38 people having contribution towards different fields of the society were awarded. Besides the pipe band presentation by the troop of Assam Rifles, cultural demonstration by the Gurukul High School here mesmerized the audience.
Meanwhile, under the banner of the juvenile service, the Sonitpur district legal services authority celebrated the Independence Day at Nabaprabhat Orphanage here with a different fervour. District Judge Ashok Kumar Bora hoisted the Tricolour and dignitaries like Assistant District judge Ramen Barua, CJM, Debasis Sakia, artist Gorima Garg were present in the event. Patriotic song sung by noted artist Pankaj Bordoloi enthralled one and all present in the programme.
UDALGURI: Along with rest of the country, the people and Udalguri district administration celebrated the 72nd Independence Day of the nation with the spirit of gaiety and fervour.
The Independence Day was organised centrally at the DC parade ground yesterday here where students and security forces participated in the march past parade. Dilip Kumar Das, Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district unfurled the Tricolour and gave a brief on various government welfare schemes carried out so far.
Ripen Daimari, MCLA of Bhairabkunda BTC constituency and chairman of Udalguri Town Committee hoisted the national Tricolour at Gandhi Maidan at Udalguri town in presence of senior citizens of the town and offered floral tributes to Gandhiji on the occasion.
Reports of celebration of Independence Day was also received from Tangla, Rowta, Orang, Mazbat and Harisinga areas of Udalguri district.
DERGAON: The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm here. The Tricolour was unfurled by Dergaon Circle Officer Homen Gohain Baruah at the central programme held at Naren Sarma Memorial field on Wednesday.
Addressing the large gathering, the Circle Officer read out his speech where he explained the significance of the Independence Day. He paid tributes to the martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. He also took the salute of the march past of the NCC and NSS cadets of the local schools.
Taking part as the chief guest, the Dergaon MLA Bhabendra Nath Bhorali highlighted the different government schemes undertaken for Dergaon constituency.
Rajen Borpujari, who was awarded ex-gratia for sports by the State government was also felicitated in the programme. The matri bandana presented by senior citizens of Dergaon was praised by all.
The I-Day was also celebrated at Dergaon Police Training Complex i.e., at PTC, BTC, 11th APBn, RTS and APTC with enthusiasm.
MANGALDAI: Along with rest of the State, Darrang district celebrated the 72nd edition of the Independence Day amidst tremendous enthusiasm and gaiety. Darrang district administration in association with educational institutions and local public organisations celebrated the Independence Day with variety of socio-cultural, educational and sports programmes.
In the centrally-organised main function here at the Kachari Maidan, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman hoisted the national tricolour in presence of Superintendent of Police, Darrang Sreejith Thiraviam and other distinguished guests and a large gathering of people. The chief guest inspected the Guard of Honour and also received the march past. The celebration also witnessed a colourful cultural presentation and felicitation to a few selected senior and young individuals and non political organisations.
KALAIGAON: The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at Kalaigaon, Bhergaon and Tangla with gaiety.
At Kalaigaon, Biraj Kumar Barua, Circle Officer, Kalaigaon Revenue Circle hoisted the National Flag at Gandhi Bakori field in presence of thousands of people The Circle Officer paid floral tributes to the martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for mother India. He specially mentioned about the great contributions of freedom fighters of Kalaigaon, namely, Pani Ram Das and Bangshidhar Sarma in India�s Freedom Struggle. Vivid Academy, Kalaigaon team won the first prize in the march past event followed by Gyandip Junior College, Kalaigaon and Kalaigaon HS School contingents. Five persons, namely, Mayur Kashyap (singing ); Suren Kachari (best gaonburha); Narapati Dutta (NRC, LRCR); Dhiren Daimari (sports) were felicitated by the administration for their excellent performances in respective fields. Cultural events were presented by 15 groups to the much delight of the public.
At subdivisional HQ Bhergaon, DN Hazarika SDO (Civil) i/c Bhergaon sub-division hoisted the National Flag at SDO (civil) parade ground in presence of 5000 people. Nineteen contingents, including police and schools, took part in the march past. Alangbar HS of Khoirabari won first prize in the march past event followed by UN Academy, Bhergaon and Axulary English School, Bhergaon. Five people were felicitated on the occasion for their contributions in their respective fields.
Distinguished people, namely, Jagadish Sarkar, Lwmsraow Daimari, Bonjar Daimari, BTC EMs, Nerson Boro, Deputy Speaker, BTC; Kamali Basumatari. MLA, Paneri; Maheswar Boro, MLA, Kalaigaon also attended the Independence Day celebration at Bhergaon.
At Tangla, Rittotam Bora, Circle Officer, Harisinga Revenue Circle hoisted the Tricolour at Tangla HSS playground in presence of nearly 5000 people. Thirty contingents took part in the march past event.
RANGIYA: The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at Rangiya with great enthusiasm amidst a huge public gathering at Rangiya HS playground on Wednesday here. The National Flag was hoisted by chief guest SDO (civil ) of Rangiya, Munindra Bordoloi. In his inaugural speech, the SDO recalled the sacrifices of all those martyrs including forerunner of Indian Freedom Movement Mahatma Gandhi and all others. He also recalled the sacrifices of freedom fighters of Assam.
The SDO later talked about various schemes and policies undertaken by both the governments at the Centre and State for the overall benefits of people.
Thereafter, a colourful march past was carried out by the troupes of Assam Police battalions, NCC, Scouts and Guides, students of schools and colleges etc.
Later, cultural programmes were performed by the students from different schools and friendly matches were played between SDO civil XI and leading citizens XI.
Tinsukia: Along with rest of the nation, the 72nd Independence Day was celebrated amidst tight security at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Boroguri here on Wednesday. The Tricolour was unfurled by Minister of State (Independent charge) for Panchayat and Rural Development etc., Naba Kumar Doley, as the chief guest on the occasion. He has also inspected the contingents and took the salute of the march past.
In his speech, Doley elaborated on the developmental tasks in all spheres, namely, education, health, agriculture, industry, veterinary, fishery, road communication, land policy reforms etc. Through various schemes that have been undertaken and implemented by the present State government, the socio-economic status of the people has drastically improved. He also informed that some of the developmental projects and social welfare schemes have been undertaken by the Union Government for Assam. The minister also stated that the present State government is duty bound to curb corruption at all levels.
The function was participated by Pradan Baruah, MP, Lakhimpur constituency, Sanjay Kishan, MLA, Tinsukia, Oinam Sarankumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta, Superintendent of Police, besides other government officers and dignitaries.
DOOMDOOMA: Along with rest of the nation, the 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at the tea city Doomdooma with great enthusiasm. The day�s programme started with prabhat pheri and a marathon race organised by Doomdooma branch of Marwari Yuva Mancha .
The main function of the day was held at Doomdooma Town Field where Pankaj Nagbongshi, Circle Officer of Doomdooma Revenue Circle unfurled the tricolour. Addressing the gathering, Nagbongshi recalled the contributions of the freedom fighters in making our country free from the British rule. He also highlighted various welfare schemes launched by the State government. Doomdooma MLA Durga Bhumij and ex-MLA Dileswar Tanti also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, the chairman of Doomdooma Town Committee , Dulu Arandhara offered floral tributes to the martyrs of the Fredom Struggle.
Rotary Club of Doomdooma felicitated veteran academician and social activist Beena Deka and national level handball player Mamu Khanikar Begum. On behalf of the club, Sujit Kumar Baruah, in memory of his father late Ajit Kumar Baruah, awarded Annashree Mahanta, who topped in the HSLC Examination, 2018 among the three examination centres of Doomdooma and Ujjawl Jain from Saikhowa, who secured the 10th position in HS Final Examination, 2018 (Science) from Cotton College, Guwahati.
Independence Day was also celebrated at Doomdooma Press Club. In presence of the club members, the president of the club Arjun Baruah hoisted the tricolour.
KOKRAJHAR: Along with rest of the country, the 72nd Independence Day was also celebrated here with a day-long colourful programme.
The Chief of BTC Hagrama Mohilary unfurled the Tricolour at Government HS & MP School playground amidst a huge gathering.
Addressing the gathering, Mohilary appealed to all, irrespective of cast and creed, to remain united for the greater cause of peace and development of the region. He further said that several schemes of the State and Central governments are in the right direction in the BTC. He also dwelt at length about various developmental schemes undertaken by the BTC administration. He also said that on February 10 next, the BTC administration will provide Rs 5 Lakh each to martyrs� families who sacrificed their lives during the decade-long Bodoland movement.
Earlier, the chief of BTC took the Guard of Honour on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day celebration in Kokrajhar and distributed rewards and citations of honour to the beneficiaries and those for outstanding performances in various fields.
NALBARI: The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated in Nalbari district with great enthusiasm. Thousands of people joined the central function at Nalbari SP office parade ground organised by the Nalbari district administration.
State Minister of Agriculture Atul Bora hoisted the national Tricolour at Nalbari. Addressing the gathering, Bora recalled the contributions of freedom fighters in the country�s Freedom Movement. He added that the zero tolerance of Sarbananda Sonowal-led State government against corruption has succeeded to unearth corruption in various government department including the APSC. He said that the government has prepared an estimate of Rs 600 crore for the infrastructure development of those schools which have performed better in the first phase of Gunotsav. Besides, the minister said that the government has decided to set up 72 girls hostels at selected high schools and higher secondary schools in academically backward development blocks for the girls of poor families.
Bora also inspected the Guard of Honour presented by the security personnel and the students of local schools and colleges. All total 10 freedom fighters of Nalbari district were felicitated in the function.
SIVASAGAR: Hoisting the 72nd Independence Day Tricolour at historic Sivasagar Boarding Field on Wednesday, Keshav Mahanta, Minister for Water Recourse, highlighted the Sonowal government�s achievements and said that it has relentlessly tried to work in line with the commitments made to the people of Assam. Mahanta said that their government has invested in a big way for qualitative development of Education, Health, Agriculture, Sericulture, Sports, Culture and Tourism under the Chief Minister�s rural development schemes. The NDA-led Central government has sanctioned Rs 949.57 crore for free textbooks up to class XII and free admission. The government will spend Rs 1.3 crore each for the 26000 villages of Assam, he added.
The Minister announced the names of Pronobjit Chaliha, Pradip Dutta, Makhon Bora, Bhaben Borthakur Avanti Pamegum Chetia and Dilip Buragohain of the district as beneficiaries of pension scheme in sports, culture, journalism and literature this year.
Rajiv Thapa, ADC, hoisted the National Flag in the Nazira stadium while SD Maske, ED & Asset Manager, ONGC, hoisted the Tricolour in ONGC HQs. Mousumi Chetia, Revenue Circle Officer, Augury hoisted the Tricolour in America stadium.
RAHA: Along with rest of India , Raha administration on Wednesday celebrated the nation�s 72nd Independence Day and remembered with gratitude the sacrifices of the freedom fighters.
The celebration began at the Sudhakantha Dr Bhupen Hazarika field where the Tricolour was unfurled by the Raha Circle Officer Pallavi Kachary at 9 am. Addressing the gathering, the Circle Officer, in her speech, urged the people of Raha to be united in the greater interest of the integrity of India and Assam. She also recalled the dedication of the freedom fighters of Assam and India in Indian Freedom Movement.
The Circle Officer took the salute of the march past performed by Raha Police Station personnel, Raha HS School NCC boys, and Raha College NCC cadets. After the flag hoisting, a cultural programme was held where a large number of school students took part. The students of Raha Sankardev Sishu Vidya Niketan displayed different yoga asanas on the occasion. A large number of distinguished guests besides the local people actively took part in the celebration.
Mirza: Kamrup district celebrated the 72nd Independence Day at the district headquarters at Amingaon playground with a day-long colourful programme .
Deputy Commissioner , Kamrup district, Kamal Kumar Baishya hoisted the Tricolour in presence of thousands of spectators gathered in the parade ground. The DC also took part in the march past held on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Baishya recollected the contributions of eminent freedom fighters in the national and State levels. He highlighted various schemes taken up by the State government and assured the gatherings that government will ensure health, food , education, housing and employment facilities to the people of Kamrup district.