Along with other parts of the country, Manipur also gears up to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day on August 15.
As the State authority plans to organise the State level function in Imphal, the district and sub-divisional headquarters of the State are also planning to organise the event at their respective areas.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh will hoist the national flag at the main venue located at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground in Imphal.
Meanwhile, necessary security arrangements have been made in the State in view of the Independence Day celebrations to avoid any unwanted incident.
Regular search operations in the suspected areas in and around the State capital and areas under the district headquarters of the valley districts particularly in the Imphal West,Imphal East,Thoubal and Bishnupur districts continue to be conducted in the past few days.
On Tuesday, search operations were also conducted at Hatta in Imphal East district, Elangbam Leikai sector of Nambul river bank under Imphal West district, a village in Bishnupur district.
Steps have been taken up in view of the total shut-down called by insurgent groups in Manipur from 1 am to 6.30 pm of August 15 to boycott Independence Day celebrations in the region, according to reports.
Meanwhile, the full rehearsal of the Independence Day celebrations was conducted at many places including Tamenglong and Moreh.
On the other hand, altogether 15 police personnel/officers have been selected for Police Medal for Meritorious Service 2017 and Presidents’ Police Medal for Distinguished Service, according to a press release.
The awardees of Medal for Meritorious Services and Distinguished Services would be honoured at the Independence Day celebration on August 15, said Superintendent of Police (NAB) W Basu Singh, who is the public relations officer of Manipur Police Department in the release.
Inspector Rk Tejbir and Inspector Shyamchoron Singh Asem would be conferred the Presidents’ Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Moreover, 13 personnel/ officers have been selected for Police Medal for Meritorious Service 2017. They are DIG IK Muivah, Deputy Commandant Th Bijananda Singh, Assistant Commandant A Basanta Sharma, Inspector Pamreingam Longpinao, Inspector Chabungbam Subol Singh, Inspector Nongthombam Ingocha Singh, Head Constable Y Roshankumar Singh, Havildar Md Rashid AH, Havildar S Sanatomba Singh, Havildar Md Anuwar Shah, Rifleman T Abhiram Singh, Rifleman Md Kayamuddin and Rifleman L Miralkumar Singh.