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Manipur celebrates 67th Republic Day amidst boycott called by insurgence

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Manipur joins the nation in celebrating the 67th Republic Day of India yesterday amidst general strike and boycott called by various insurgencies of the region. Unlike last year not a single explosion took place as security has been strengthened round the clock since the last couple of days.
Main government celebration was held here at Imphal with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh as the Chief Guest. A total of 120 march pass contingents headed by period commander Th Radheshyam took part in the Republic day celebration. Among them 13 are security force (uniform) contingents, 11 band party, 6 NCC contingents 2 contingents from squad and guide, 61 schools and colleges contingents, 12 cultural troupe and 15 tableau were display. A contingent of Nagaland armed police also took part in the Republic Day celebration of Manipur.
The march pass begins from 1st MR period ground and snakes through Imphal head Post office and latter entered the sacred Kangla from the western gate where Chief Minister Okram Ibobi takes salutation to the contingents at Kangla Fort. Later the march pass  through Kangla and then proceeded towards Northern gate of Kangla Fort and then snakes towards the PWD road, Kanglapat road and then return at 1st MR period ground where they started.
Before the taking the salutation the Chief Minister of Manipur unfurled the tri colour flag of the Indian Nation.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh highlighted the achievement of his government. He said during his short tenure his government has succeeded in bringing some changes in the development of the state.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also conferred Police Medal for meritorious service to 6 police officers and Fire Service medal for meritorious service to one fireman. The six police officers are Dr. Soibam Ibomcha Singh, IPS, IGP Manipur, K Pakeho Mao, MPS Additional SP Senapati (in-charge of National Highway protection), Ksh. Rajen Singh Havildar 1st MR and Shamlal Pradhan. The fireman awarded on the occasion is Ranjit Wahengbam.
The republic day celebration was also held at all district head quarters of Manipur.

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