Haflong, January 26, 2020: With rest of the country, the 71st Republic Day of India was celebrated with a daylong programme from 6 am today, the 26th January 2020.
In this connection, the field event was centrally held at Assam Rifle ground in Sarkari bagan of Haflong with a colourful programme.
The field event started with unfurling of the tri colour National flag by Debolal Gorlosa, Chief Executive Member of North Cachar Hill Autonomous Council accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Rajkhowa ACS and Dima Hasao Superintendent of Police Gaurav Abhijit Dilip IPS.
That was followed by singing of National Anthem by the students and inspection of the guard of honour by the VIP of the day, CEM Gorlosa.
Addressing the gathering, CEM Debolal Gorlosa wishes all the people of Dima Hasao a Happy Republic day. He also exteded his ‘Bisu’ wish to all Dimasa, who are going to celebrate ‘Busu Dima’, the harvesting festival on January 27.
The CEM spoke about the developmental achievements by his team of council members and executive members’ team which is benefitting the people dwelling the in the interiors of Dima Hasao.
Speaking about his achievements, he has acclaimed that the villages like Laisong, Dihamlai which had never dreamt of having proper passage to their villages have now been benefitted with good roads. In field of education considering the low attendance of school teachers to their duties due to no proper dwelling place for them, quarters are being constructed so that the teachers can concentrate in teaching the students.
Colourful dances were performed during the occasion by various communities of the district. Thousands of people gathered at the venue to celebrate the Republic Day and many awards were also distributed during the ceremony.
A beautiful pipe band performance was presented by students of St. Agnes’ Higher Secondary School. Students of nursing college under the Holy Spirit Hospital, Haflong presented a skit on awareness of ‘Leprosy’ and the students of Girls’ Higher Secondary School presented a skit on ‘Padai zaruri hai’ ( importance of education).
CEM on behalf of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council awarded a cheque of Rs. 1 lakh to the villagers of Purana Dimainu represented by their village headman declaring it to be the cleanest village of Dima Hasao. Among the recipient of the awards was Hosea L Tulour of Dima Hasao who was among the team that won second prize during recently concluded Khelo India at Guwahati, Surjya Thaosen for his contribution in the field of media and journalism in Dima Hasao.
A prize of appreciation was received by the participants of the contingents from the VIPS, by the students who sang the National Anthem at the venue. Towards the end of the programme declaration of the winners of the march past was made. St. Agnes’ Higher Secondary School begged the first prize among the contingents followed by Don Bosco Higher Secondary School in second position and Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalay in third position.
The programme was also attended by the Executive Members of the Autonomous Council, Members of Autonomous Council and officials from District Administration and NCHAC, Haflong, Army and Assam Police, Officers from various departments, senior citizens, NGO’s, students, teachers etc.
After the programme at the venue, CEM Debolal Gorlosa along with his council members and executive members in presence of officials laid foundation stone for construction of CEM’s secretariat at the premises of the Council secretariat, Haflong.