Imphal: The 77th Independence Day was also celebrated in all the district headquarters of Manipur with pomp and gaiety on Tuesday, the 15th of August.
In Jiribam, the main function was held at DC Complex, Chingdong Leikai where Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jiribam I. Dinesh Kumar, unfurled the Tri-colour and took salute from the 2 contingents of Jiribam District Civil Police commanded by Sub Inspector, S. Suraj Singh and 87th Bn. CRPF commanded by Sub Inspector B. Mangal Bhai.
Addressing the gathering, Additional Deputy Commissioner, I. Dinesh Kumar recalled that India got its independence at the stroke of midnight on 15th August, 1947. At that historic moment when half the world slept, India was born as a free Nation from the British Colonial Rule. Now the country has grown rapidly as a vibrant democracy taking the place of pride in the country of nations as the world’s largest democracy.
Superintendent of Police Jiribam, A. Ghanashyam Sharma, CO 87th Bn. CRPF, CO 7th IRB, Additional SP Jiribam, SDO Jiribam and other DLOs and Government officials of the District and public participated in the celebration. As part of the celebration, Manipur Today Special Issue published by DIPR Manipur was also distributed to the gatherings.
In Churachandpur, The 77th Independence Day was celebrated at Peace Ground, Tuibong with grandeur. Deputy Commissioner of the District Dharun Kumar hoisted the tricolour flag and received the guard of honour.
About 21 parade contingents including BSF, Civil Police, School students and AR Band party took part in the Independence Day parade today.
Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest, Dharun Kumar said that the district’s strength lies in its diverse communities, each with its unique strengths and needs. When people come together to address common issues, the entire community is uplifted. He then appealed to all to embrace an inclusive approach where every voice is heard, and every individual given the opportunity to contribute.
Amongst others, Mannuamching, District Nodal Officer (Relief), Kabib K, IGP, LM Haokip, DIG, Karthik Malladi, SP, Churachandpur, L. Khongsai, Commandant, 1stIRB, and other Central Armed forces, District Level Officers, Tribe leaders, attended the Independence Day celebration programme.
In Kamjong, District Administration, Kamjong today celebrated the 77th Independence Day at Kamjong Higher Sec. School Ground, where the Indian tricolour was hoisted by Deputy Commissioner, Kamjong alongwith the rendering of the National Anthem. The DC also saluted the marching parade consisting of 19 contingents belonging to school students, ASHA workers, district police and other forces, etc. Cultural performances by cultural troupes of different communities were also held as part of the celebration.
Addressing the gathering, Deputy Commissioner, Kamjong Rangnamei Rang Peter, stated that the day is being celebrated to pay special homage and remember those who laid down their lives for India’s independent future to whom we are indebted for the cause of our Nation.
Stating that caring for Mother Nature has been part and parcel of Indian culture, the Deputy Commissioner appealed to all to conserve water, soil and bio-diversity for our future generation and also to preserve all that make our country beautiful.
The 77th Independence Day was celebrated Tuesday in Thoubal with full fervour at at the Mini Secretariat Complex, Thoubal.
Deputy Commissioner Thoubal, Ahanthem Subhash Singh, hoisted the National Flag and took Rashtriya Salute accompanied by National Anthem. As part of the celebration, he took the salute at the march past contingents led by Parade Commander Shri Wairokpam Ibocha Singh, MPS, SDPO Thoubal. All together 6 (six) contingents including Manipur Police Male, Manipur Police Female, Traffic Police, VDF, Home Guard, VDF Band Party Thoubal participated in the march past.
Addressing the gathering, Deputy Commissioner Ahanthem Subhash Singh highlighting the achievements and contributions of various departments in the district stated that development activities by the State Government is also reflected in the district. The Trans-Asian Highway passing the district which is around 20 kms in total is almost completed. The authorities are taking up all measures at the Waithou Protected Forest to restore the green cover, he added.
Highlighting the achievements of Police in the district, the Deputy Commissioner stated that the actions taken up pertaining to War on Drugs is commendable. He said the Police force has also been successful in controlling law and order issues from time to time in maintaining peace. He said the responsibility taken up by the SP Thoubal and his team is laudable.
Commissioner and SP Thoubal Sachidananda Soibam, gave away participation certificates to each commander of the contingents. Manipur Today Special Issue published by DIPR was also distributed to the gathering.
The program was attended by DLOs of various departments, police and staff of DC office Thoubal. Meanwhile, the Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign, ending today, encouraging the officials and public was also celebrated in many parts of the district.