Kangpokpi, August 16,
Amidst light drizzle and misty sky, a large number of Kangpokpians spirited to join the 73rd Independence Day celebration yesterday at the muddy Brigadier M. Thomas Ground, where the celebration was centrally observed under the aegis of the District Administration, Kangpokpi.
Exhilarating the huge crowd was the Deputy Commissioner, Kangpokpi, Lalithambigai K, IAS, who, donning an electric-red sari, unfurls the tricolour with the tune of the national anthem on the background. Later the DC took salute of 34 marching contingents, which include contingents from Police, VDF, NCC, ASHA, ICDS, Fire Service, Ex-servicemen, differently-abled groups and several government and private schools in the district. The parade was commanded by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kangpokpi Sony Siemgosang Gangte, MPS.
In her address to the public on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner stated that for every Indian August 15 is sacred, it’s a celebration of our sovereignty. Freedom for us is a gift, a gift of the sacrifices, sleepless nights, brutal tortures and struggle bid by our forefathers. Today, the hope and freedom and principles of our national freedom struggle are protected and safeguarded by many of our stakeholders. Right from the farmers, the arm forces to the police and paramilitary forces, all are upholding our civic freedom. Every Indian who does his or her job with sincerity and commitment, who are true to professional ethics, upholds the principle of our national freedom struggle. We shall maintain our peaceful co-existence and above all love of our nation. It is our duty as citizens to work with unity and purpose to ensure benefits of all government policies reach all sections of the society. The government has started such Bharat Mission. It is of each of us to ensure which Bharat. The government can frame laws and strengthen law enforcement, but it is of each of us to be a law abiding citizen.
The DC further stated that though we need participation of young and old, regardless of caste and community, it is the energy that is provided by the young youth that is required to build a strong nation. Youth are India’s most significant human capital.
While sharing the achievements of several departments of the district in the previous year, the Deputy Commissioner said “Kangpokpi District is at the door of great achievement. Every Kangpokpian should become an agent of change in building a brighter future.”
“Let us feel the freedom, strive for peace, spread love and take pride in seeing the tricolour fluttering high in the sky, and proud to be an Indian”, she added.
yesterday’s celebration was well adorned by a number of thrilling cultural performances by various school and local cultural troupes, which further enthralls the crowd. A special issue of “Kangpokpi yesterday”, published by DIO Kangpokpi was released on the occasion. Awards and certificates of appreciation for outstanding service were also handed over to officials from different departments in the district.
Vice-Chairman, SH-ADC, Thangjakam Misao, CEO,SH-ADC, T. Manihar Singh, SP Kangpokpi Hemant Pandey and several police and civil officers, participated in the celebration.
Independence Day was celebrated for the first time yesterday at Champhai Sub-division of Kangpokpi District, where SDO/BDO, Champhai, Chunglenmang, who attended the function as Chief Guest unfurls the tricolour making it a historic day for the people of the Sub-division.
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