Along with the rest of the nation the 72nd Independence Day was also celebrated in Udalguri with gaiety and patriotic fervour.
The programme started at 5:30 am in the morning by playing of patriotic songs which was followed by hoisting of national flag in the Parade Ground of DC office and then flowers were offered to the bust of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Chief Guest of the programme was the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri, Dilip Kumar Das.
The event was attended by Superintendent of Police, Udalguri, Rajveer Singh; Army Commandants, political representatives, and officials from Royal Kingdom of Bhutan also attended the programme as distinguished guests, besides staff and officers of various departments of Udalguri attended the programme.
Deputy Commissioner Das inspected the Guard of Honour which was then followed by the unfurling of the national tricolour accompanied by singing of the national anthem.
Das exhorted the august gathering to foster the message of brotherhood to maintain peace and prosperity among the people.
He also threw light on the different types of Government schemes like PMSA, Atal Amrit Abhijan, etc . of Health Department, free textbooks distribution of Education Department, construction of bridges under PWD and other schemes of Social Welfare department which are being implemented and successfully carried out which add to the development of the district.
Das also spoke about RKVY, KCC loans under agriculture department. He also said about the various schemes which are undertaken by Government for Women Empowerment. A Guard of Honour was showed by the Assam Police Battalion, school students etc. After that display of various tableau which was carried out as a showcase of various schemes like plantation programme of Agriculture Department, Swachh Bharat Mission, Health Schemes
displayed by the PHE Department and also a street play depicting the social problems of beneficiary was showcased.
The highlight of the programme was a cultural programme which was participated by school students and presentation of awards and gifts to the meritorious students scoring good marks in High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary (HS) examinations and also to beneficiaries, distribution of nutritious food among patients at the civil hospital and inmates of the district jail, Udalguri.
The district administration also felicitated Renu Daimari and Abhi Ram Daimari, the parents of promising archer Promila Daimary.
Similarly, the I-Day spirit gripped the people of Tangla town in Udalguri where Harisinga Revenue Circle Officer, Rittutam Bora unfurled the tricolour in the presence of the Rajya Sabha MP, Santiuse Kujur besides an
Earlier, 29 contingents participated in the march past parade. Meritorious students Vidhi Beria and Mohan Pradhan were also felicitated on the occasion.
School and college students also performed patriotic songs and amused the gathering audience. The march past parade was judged by the Tangla OC, Durga Kingkar Sarma; Dr Harakanta Das and educationist Binoy Medhi.
The effort of Kohinoor Society NGO to provide drinking water to the gathering was appreciated by all.