MORIGAON, Jan 19 - The Morigaon district administration is gearing up its machinery for the smooth and peaceful celebration of the forthcoming 69th Republic Day in the entire district.
To discuss the progress about the preparations, an official meeting was held at the conference hall of the Morigaon Deputy Commissioner�s office on January 18. In the meeting, DC, Morigaon Hemen Das took stock of the progress of works entrusted to the various Government departments of Morigaon district in this connection.
As per the official programme, the Day will begin with the playing of patriotic songs at 5am on January 26, followed by the hoisting of the National Flag in private houses at 7 am. This will be followed by hoisting of the National Flag at all educational institutions and business establishments at 8 am. At 8.30 am, the swahid tarpan programme will be held at the historic Morigaon Gandhi Bhavan followed by paying of homage at the statue of Motiram Bora, an illustrious son of Morigaon. The main hoisting of the National Flag programme will be held at the Tarun Ram Phukan playground, Morigaon at 9 am. The DC, Morigaon has instructed all school principals of Morigaon town to ensure participation of the students in the Republic Day main function of Morigaon.
Meanwhile, security has been tightened in the Morigaon district in view of terrorist threat. Police and security forces have beefed up search operations to avert any untoward incidents in the district.
Dharna staged: Hundreds of people under the banner of Morigaon district Tribal Sangha staged a three-hour sit -in strike programme in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s court, Morigaon demanding the solution of three demands of tribal people of Central Assam. The signatories of the memorandum sent to the Chief Minister of Assam through the DC, Morigaon demanded the filling up of 12155 vacancies meant for ST (P) and ST(H) in various State Government departments by Special Recruitment drive within March 31, 2018. They also demanded eviction of suspected Bangladeshi encroachers from tribal belts and blocks and implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act 2006.