Dimapur, August 15: Along with the rest of the country, the 73rd Independence Day was celebrated at DDSC Stadium Dimapur with Deputy Chief Minister and Minister in-charge of Home and Roads & Bridges, Yanthungo Patton unfurling the National flag and taking salute from 16 parade contingents.
Delivering the Independence Day speech, Deputy Chief Minister stated that Nagaland has marched shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the country and in its own way, has contributed meaningfully in the rise of the nation. He highlighted various achievements under different sector and also the schemes and projects that are being implemented in the state for all round development.
Urging the people to keep in sight of the achievements of more advanced states in the country and to keep striving to reach up to their level, Patton said that nothing is insurmountable and impossible with the capacity and will power and the natural resources that the state is endowed with. He was sure that very soon the state will figure in the league of the most developed states of the country.
During the function best Progressive Farmer and best Self Help Group under ATMA were awarded, who were selected by ATMA management committee based on their performance, consistency and outstanding contribution in their respective field of agriculture and allied activities thereby motivating and inspiring other farmers in their block to follow suit.
To mark the occasion, exhibition stalls were also put up by various departments and agencies under ATMA, District Industries Centre, District Development Agency, Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission and paramilitary forces and Dimapur District Legal Services Authority. The exhibition stall was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister.
Other highlights of the day included exhibition match between Deputy Commissioner-XI and Dimapur District Veterans-XI and prize distribution and retreat by Assam Rifles Pipe Band.
Zunheboto: Along with the rest of the nation Zunheboto district celebrated the 73rd Independence Day with Minister, PHED, Jacob Zhimomi, as the host. The Minister reviewed the parade and unfurled the national flag.
Earlier, national flag was hoisted in all government offices and educational institutions.
Entertainment programme included cultural dance by Kids World Montessori and Merry Hill School, cultural song by South Point East colony and special song by Toni K Shohe.
Later, Sumi Officers Union Zunheboto visited the civil hospital, GBs Union visited District Sub Jail and Sumi Totimi Hoho visited the juvenile home.
Mon: Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation, Railways & Land Resources, P.Paiwang Konyak, unfurled the national flag at local ground, Mon and took salute from 16 parade contingents. The chief guest read out the Independence Day speech on the occasion.
The chief guest visited the departmental stalls set up by the respective departments under Mon. In one of the stall, the Social welfare department along with the convergence of Poshan Abhiyaan Committee Mon Block set up a spot online registration of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (Maternity Benefit Scheme) among others.
The minister also gave away the Farmers Awards under ATMA Mon.
Paiwang Konyak also flagged off “Mon Town Bus Service” on the occasion.
In the evening programme, Thavaseelan K, IAS Deputy Commissioner Mon and Imnalensa, IPS Superintendent of Police, Mon were the chief guests. To mark the occasion, penalty shoot-out competition was played.
Kiphire: Kiphire District celebrated the 73rd Indian Independence Day at Kiphire District public ground. Deputy Speaker NLA, Sharingain Longkumer graced the function as chief guest and unfurled the tricolor and took salute from the parade contingents. He read out the Independence Day speech and also inaugurated the exhibition stall.
The evening football exhibition first match was played between District Officers XI vs USSC and the second match was played between United Vikings Club Vs Van Quish FC. The celebration ended with beating of the retreat.
Longleng: In Longleng the 73rd Indian Independence Day was celebrated with Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S. Pangnyu Phom, as the special guest at local football ground. He unfurled the National flag, inspected the ceremonial parade and took salute from 14 contingents.
Women volleyball exhibition match between Veteran Vs United Women and Phenei Soti Vs Police Women was also played. The special guest also inaugurated and visited the exhibition stall.
Mokokchung: In Mokokchung, the 73rd Independence Day was celebrated at Imkongmeren Sports Complex with Minister for Housing & Mechanical, Tongpang Ozukum as the special guest. He unfurled the National flag, delivered the Independence Day speech and took salute from 13 parade contingents.
Other highlights of the programme included special song by GMS Salangtem, dog drill by Takowati, Retd. Inspector, NAP and band display by 44 Assam Rifles. Cultural items were presented by Ao Sungkum Cultural Club, Nungden Reju Cultural Club and Phomla Hoichem.
The special guest also gave away the District Award 2019 to Government servants, voluntary service organizations and ATMA Mokokchung District Level best individual farmer & best farmers’ group.
Peren: The 73rd India Independence Day was celebrated at Deputy Commissioner Office Complex, New HQ Peren with Minister for Planning & Coordination Land Revenue & Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu as the chief guest. He unfurled the Tri-colour and took Rashtriya salute from six contingents. He also gave away District award for meritorious service.
As part of the Independence Day celebration exhibition stalls were put up by the Department of Social Welfare Peren under Rashtriya Abhiyaan Nutrition mission Poshan Mela by ICDS, Medical, PMMVY and Sakhi-One Stop Centre (Women Help Line) and Peren District Legal Authority.
Tuensang: Along with the rest of the country Tuensang celebrated 73rd Independence Day at Parade Ground, Tuensang with Minister Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along as the chief guest.
A total of 23 contingents participated the parade march past.
The minister gave away District Commendation Awards and ATMA Farmers awards.
To mark the celebration feeding of patients/ visiting of district jail & orphanages were also carried out. Tug of war was played between Tuensang Town All Ward Union and the programme culminated with football exhibition match between SP XI Vrs Commandant XI.
After the formal programme, the chief guest visited the GBs Customary Court and had a short discussion on culture and tradition.
Wokha: The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated at Wokha local ground with Minister for Rural Development, Government of Nagaland, Metsubo Jamir as the chief guest. 20 parade contingents including pipe band from 28 Assam Rifles participated in the march.
In the morning, special visit at Mhondamo memorial hospital was carried out by CVO Vety & AH, Wokha, Dr Motsuo Memorial District hospital by Team Metamorphosis and 28 Assam Rifles hospital by Land Resources Department.
The chief guest also handed District level and commendation award.
Phek: Along with the rest of the country, the 73rd Independence Day celebration 2019 was held local ground at Phek with the Minister, Agriculture & Cooperation, G. Kaito Aye as the chief guest. He unfurled the national flag, took rashtriya salute and also inspected 17 parade contingents.
The chief guest delivered his Independence Day speech and presented the District awards. He also inaugurated 20 exhibition stalls put up by various departments and NGOs.
The evening programme witnessed prize distribution and beating of the retreat by 22 Assam Rifles.
Noklak: Independence Day at Noklak Hq was celebrated at public ground with Advisor for IPR, SCERT and Village Guard, Toshi Wungtung as the chief guest. He unfurled the national flag and took salute from 10 parade contingents. He also read out the Independence Day speech.
Exhibition football match was played between Khiamniungan Tribal Council and SDP&DB members. To mark the Independence Day celebration Indian Red Cross society also visited Community Health center and distributed food items to the patience.
Tuli: With rest of the country 73rd Independence Day celebration was held at Tuli town ADC office complex. ADC Tuli, Imsongmeren unfurled the national flag and read out the Independence Day speech. He also took salute from DEF Tuli which was followed by the National anthem.
Tuli area running penalty shootout was also organized by the administration commemorating the occasion.
Jalukie: With the rest of the nation, Jalukie Sub-Division under Peren District celebrated 73rd Independence Day with Advisor for Social Welfare, Home Guard & Civil Defence, Noke Konyak as chief guest at GHSS Ground, Jalukie Town. He unfurled the National flag and took Rashtriya salute from 7 parade contingents.
In the afternoon an inter-ward penalty shot-out was organized for both boys and girls followed with beating of retreat by DEF, Jalukie.
Seyochung: 73rd Independence Day Celebration was held in Seyochung HQ at Public Ground. ADC Seyochung, Japheth Woch unfurled the National Flag and delivered the Independence Day speech. He also took salute from parade contingents led by Nikihe Chishi, Seyochung Area VG Commander.
Bhandari: Bhandari sub- division celebrated the 73rd Independence Day at the public ground with Advisor Power, Tovihoto Ayemi as the chief guest. He unfurled the National flag, inspected the seven parade contingents, took the Rashtriya salute and delivered the Independence Day speech.
Later in the programme the chief guest also inaugurated the stalls put up by Agriculture Department to sell and exhibit their products.
The day concluded with a football exhibition match between officers based in Bhandari and civil societies, Bhandari.
Medziphema: The 73rd Indian Independence day was celebrated at local ground, Medziphema with ADC Medziphema, Thsuvisie Phoji gracing the occasion as the chief guest. He unfurled the National flag and took the Rastriya salute. He then inspected the parade contingents and delivered the Independence Day speech.
To commemorate the occasion an exhibition football match was also played between Students Union, NU SASRD vs MTSU. The daylong celebration concluded with prize distribution.
Pughoboto: With the rest of the country, Pughoboto celebrated the 73th Indian Independence Day with ADC Pughoboto, Er. Phuleshe K Yepthomi as the special guest who unfurled the National flag and took the Rashtriya salute.
The special guest also opened the exhibition stalls put up by different departments.
The 7th Inter-departmental badminton tournament final was also played.
Thonoknyu: Thonoknyu Sub-Division celebrated the Indian Independence Day at SDO (Civil) Office Campus. The National flag was unfurled by Tuchethung Tikhir. All the DBs and GBs attended the program.
Satakha: Satakha ADC Hq celebrated the 73rd Independence Day at Satakha public ground with ADC Satakha TL Kiusumong Tikhir as the special guest. He unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade, read out the speech and took salute from the march past contingents.
Aboi: 73 Indian Independence Day was celebrated at local ground Aboi with Advisor, Department of Horticulture and Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan as chief guest who unfurled the national flag and took rashtriya salute from 12 parade contingents. The national anthem was sung by Ying Angh School.
The chief guest also formally inaugurated the KVK exhibition stall.
Atoizu: Atoizu ADC Hq celebrated the 73rd Independence Day at Atoizu ground with ADC Atoizu, Arikumba as the guest of honour. He unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade, read out the Independence Day speech and took salute from the march past contingents.
Jakhama: Jakhama sub-division celebrated 73rd Independence Day at SDO (C) office, Jakhama with the hoisting of the national flag by SDO(C) Jakhama. Officials and staff of SDO(C) Jakhama along with their families and friends celebrated the occasion.
NDPP: NDPP central party leaders visit central jail on August 15 and had a fellowship with the jail inmates at the jail Chappel hall. Chaired by Vikali A Zhimomi, general secretary central, speeches were delivered by Kevekha Kevin Zehol NCS, DC Dimapur; TL Merry, general secretary; Tokheli Kikon, vice president, while word of God was shared by Rev. Kilang Longkumer, Pastor, Doragapathar Ao Baptist Church .
DGC: Dimapur Govt. College, Dimapur along with the rest of the country celebrated the 73rd Independence Day today with much fervour. The National tricolor was hoisted by the Principal of the College Kavili Jakhalu which was immediately followed by the singing on the National Anthem.
In her speech, the principal highlighted the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters to make India a democratic country, as a result of which we are enjoying many liberties erstwhile denied to us. She also stated that India believes in unity in diversity and this should be respected. She urged the gathering to become responsible citizens as agents of change in addressing the many ills prevalent today.
Leading the guard of honour and the parade was the NCC wing of the college. The celebration was attended by teaching and non-teaching staff of the college.
PVHSS: Pranab Vidyapith Higher Secondary School celebrated Independence Day with patriotic fervour in the school premises. The programme commenced with hosting of National flag by the principle, vice-principle and other teachers. All the students and teachers saluted the flag and sang the National Anthem.
Speeches were delivered by principle and vice-principle who reminded the students about the freedom struggle, sacrifices of the people and the great freedom fighters.
AMK: The Angamimiapfu Mechü Krotho (AMK) visited Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) as part of the 73rd Independence Day celebration. Led by its president, Kevinourheno Seyie, the AMK officials extended edibles to the 161 patients and 56 hospital staffs in sharing the joy of Independence Day through charitable work.
DCCI: The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrated Independence Day with students of Spastic Society at St. Mary Higher Secondary School auditorium. DCCI president unfurled the National flag and distributed food and snacks packets to the students.
NBS: The Nagaland Bhojpure Samaj celebrated Independence Day at NBS Office by hoisting the National Flag and after that member of NBS visited Mother Teresa Charitable Home, and served lunch and sweets. They also gave Mother Teresa photo frame.
LCD: The Lions Club of Dimapur Blue Venda celebrated Independence Day in Lions premises with Lions and Leo Club of Dimapur.
BAN: Business Association of Nagas (BAN) visited Nagaland Children’s home orphanage, Diphupar on the occasion of Independence Day as allotted by the district administration. The BAN donated musical instruments, sports items and eatable to the orphanage and spent time with them.
NCSU: The Nagaland Contractors’ & Suppliers’ Union (NCSU) Head Office Kohima led by its president Pele Khezhie visited Kripa Foundation Kohima on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day celebration.
Director of Kripa Foundation Kohima Abou Mere gave the introduction and welcomed the NCSU team. NCSU president, advisor Povotso Lohe and general secretary John Kath also exhorted the inmates of Kripa Foundation to have strong determination to overcome all forms of problems and go back home to be a better person. They also appreciated the staffs of Kripa Foundation for the sacrifice they are making.
ATMA, KVK Phek: In commemoration with 73rd Independence Day celebration, the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Phek organized an exhibition cum sale programme at Pfutsero on August 15. It was inaugurated by H. Haiying, advisor prisons, printing & stationery who was also the chief guest during the Independence Day celebration programme.
ATMA Phek displayed various indigenous and hybrid seeds to the visitors along with distribution of technical folders for references.
Leaflets and technical folders were also distributed on the occasion.
(Page News Service)