GUWAHATI, Aug 16 - Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi hoisted the National Flag on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day at the Raj Bhavan in presence of the officers and staff of the Bhavan. On the occasion, the CRPF personnel presented the Guard of Honour.
Though the celebrations were kept very simple because of the coronavirus pandemic, the whole programme was conducted adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. The Governor greeted the people of Assam and conveyed his warm greetings on the occasion.
Prem Mukhi, the first lady of Assam, was also present during the celebrations.
The 33rd Batallion, ITBP celebrated Independence Day on Saturday. The National Flag was hoisted by Commandant Manish Kumar of the 33rd Batallion, ITBP.
Kumar, in his address, conveyed his greetings to all the personnel and appealed to the jawans to be ready to make supreme sacrifice, if needed. On the occasion, he also announced the names of medal awardees for gallantry, distinguished and meritorious services and congratulated them, a press release stated.
A �Fit India Freedom Run� was organised at the Games Village and Basistha Chariali on the occasion. A team of ITBP officials and the local people participated in the run.
The 128th Battalion, CRPF also celebrated the day with great spirit at Noonmati by maintaining social distancing norms.
Commandant Surjeet Kumar Atri hoisted the National Flag and offered warm greetings to all the officers and jawans who were present at the programme. He announced the names of the officers and personnel of CRPF who were rewarded with Kirti Chakra, Ashok Chakra and the President�s Police Medal on the occasion.
The 1st Battalion National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrated Independence Day at its Patgaon camp. Randhir Singh Gill, Commandant, 1st Battalion NDRF, hoisted the National Flag and addressed the troops and rescuers.
The 74th Independence Day was celebrated by the FTR HQ, BSF, Guwahati and under command units with great zeal and enthusiasm.
The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) celebrated the Independence Day in a befitting manner. The central programme was held at the Maligaon Railway Headquarters complex where Sanjive Roy, General Manager of NF Railway, hoisted the National Flag. The Independence Day was also celebrated in all the five divisions of NF Railway � Tinsukia, Lumding, Rangiya, Alipurduar and Katihar.
Independence Day was celebrated at all the northeastern airports by hoisting the Tricolour at different stations.
The State Bank of India (SBI), local head office, northeastern circle, Dispur also celebrated the day in a befitting manner.
The All Assam Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Birthday Celebration Committee observed the day in presence of few members of the committee. The National Flag was hoisted by Dr Babita Choudhury, principal, RG Baruah College.
Saluting the Nation and its freedom fighters on Independence Day, the management, staff and students of BRM Government Law College here, which was established in 1914 as Earle Law College, marked the occasion by hoisting the Tricolour, singing the national anthem and the Axomiya Jatiya Xongit, stated a press release issued here today.
Students also conveyed the message of patriotism and national spirit through speech and songs.
Dr Asutosh Kundu, principal-in-charge, BRM Government Law College, told the students about the supreme sacrifice made by the great martyrs for the sake of freedom.
The Gauhati Press Club (GPC) celebrated Independence Day at its office premises here on Saturday.
The National Flag was hoisted by GPC president Manoj Kumar Nath in the presence of other office-bearers and members.
An art competition was also organised among the mediapersons. Galibur Rahman of Pratidin Time came first in the art competition while the second and third prizes went to Utpal Bora of Niyomiya Barta and Sanjoy Das of Sangbad Live respectively.
On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day, Swargojyoti Event, a Guwahati-based event management company organised a nationwide online art competition titled �Chitrakaar � Celebrating Freedom�.
It was organised in four groups from August 4 to 14 with the aim of providing the children creative freedom during the lockdown.