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Manipur celebrates 75th Republic Day

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Manipur celebrates 75th Republic Day

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Imphal, Jan 27:

Manipur joined the nation in celebrating the 75th Republic Day, with Governor of Manipur Anusuiya Uikey unfurling the National Flag and taking salute from different march-past contingents at Kangla.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Legislative Assembly Constituencies, Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, and Senior Civil and Police Officials also took part in the celebration.
The celebration began with the Governor inspecting the Guard of Honour accorded by a contingent commanded by Gaurav Dogra, an IPS Probationer.
Later, Governor Anusuiya Uikey unfurled the Tricolour amidst the playing of the National Anthem and then took salute from 24 march-past contingents including different band contingents, commanded by Commandant of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Ksh. Ravikumar Singh. Apart from this, 11 different Cultural Troupes including the Mounted Police and Tableaux of 13 different Departments also took part in marching contingents following the march-past.
Meanwhile, during the celebration at Kangla, officers and personnel of the Manipur Police Department were decorated by the Governor with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, Police Medal for Gallantry, Police Medal for Meritorious Service, Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation and President’s Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service.
President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service were awarded to Dy. Commandant, 6th IRB Aribam Basanta Sharma and Retd. SDPO Laimayum Amarnath Sharma, while Sub-Inspector Ningthoujam Ibotomba Singh was accorded with Police Medal for Gallantry.
Police Medals for Meritorious Service were presented to Assistant Commandant, 7th MR Takhemayum Gojendro, Subedar, MPTC Sunil Kumar, Jemadar, MPTC Yumnam Guneswor Singh, SDPO/Bishnupur Laishram Khogen Singh, Dy. SP/CID (SB) Kamei Abui Kabui, Sub-Inspector Thingbaijam Lalitkumar Singh, Sub-Inspector Yumnam Prafullo Singh, Rfn. 2nd MR Konjengbam Pratap Singh.
The Governor also accorded Inspector, OC/Kasom Khullen Marchang Wungmahai and Civil Defence Instructor (Senior), Department of Relief and Disaster Management Phurailatpam Hemolata with Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation and President’s Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service respectively.
Meanwhile, delivering the Vote of Thanks at the 1st Bn. Manipur Rifles Parade Ground to the participants of March Past, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that Bharat attained independence on 15th August 1947.
After attaining independence, Bharat gained the opportunity to bring development to the nation and improve the standard of living of its people, he said.
He said that taking full responsibility for drafting a Constitution, the Constituent Assembly drafted the Constitution of India.
The Constitution of India came into effect on January 26, 1950, which is celebrated as the Republic Day of India, he said and further paid homage to those greats who gave Bharat its Constitution.
Stating that it is the duty of each and every Indian to show respect to the Constitution, he continued that it is under this Constitution that the citizens of the country exercise their rights and fulfill their duties to become responsible citizens.
He further appreciated and lauded the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, Ministers, MLAs, officials, uniformed contingents, and all others who participated in the event.
In a republic, the power is in the hands of the people, and the government is formed by the elected representatives of the people, he added.
Under such a democratic process, we should respect one another, be secular, and not hinder others in their efforts to develop and preserve their own culture, language, and traditions, he added.
Bharat, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has witnessed huge developmental changes since 2014, occupying a spot among the superpowers of the world in the fields of space, defence, economy, he added.
Every Manipuri has a responsibility towards building a united Bharat, he said urging the people to respect the Constitution exercise their rights, and fulfill their responsibilities to protect the unity of Manipur and the unity of India.
Expressing unhappiness with the present unwanted incidents happening in the State, N. Biren Singh also said that the present issue can be faced only when we stand united.
N Biren Singh also expressed gratitude to the Central government for conferring the Padmashri to Machihan Sasa, (Nungpi Pottery) and further congratulated the artist.
After the celebration at Kangla, Governor Anusuiya Uikey along with Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly, Ministers and MLAs visited Rani Gaidinliu Park at Mantripukhri in Imphal and paid homage to the statue of Freedom Fighter Rani Gaidinliu on her 109th Birth Anniversary.
Earlier, before departing for the Republic Day Celebration at Kangla, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh also unfurled the National Flag at his Secretariat.
At Senapati District, the District Administration celebrated the 75th Republic Day yesterday at Sanyi Dahrii Memorial Sports Complex, Khabung Karong, Senapati.
The Deputy Commissioner, Senapati Mamoni Doley, IAS inspected the Guard of Honour and unfurled the National Flag. The National Anthem was sung by Sprouting Oak Academy students and later Senapati DC took the salute from 18 March Pass contingents led by parade commander M L Kaisungbou, ADSP, NH-2 Security, Senapati.
Addressing the gathering, Senapati DC Mamoni Doley, IAS stated the Republic Day celebration holds significance importance in the history of India as it marked the establishment of India country as a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular and Democratic Republic state after a long journey of colonial journey. Applauding the visionary of those who lay down the core values of the constitution she appealed to the people of Senapati to strife for peace by abiding by the principles and values that have been enshrined in the constitution.
During the celebration, 9 departments displayed their tableaus out of which CEO/ ADC, Senapati were awarded as the winner. In gate construction, DIC and the Sericulture department won the top position.
The programme was attended by Anupam, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Senapati, ADM, DLO’s, CSO’s, Senapati Karong Area Town Committee, Village chairmen and secretaries, school principals, and students.
At Bishnupur District joined the nation in celebrating the 75th Republic Day yesterday. The district-level celebration was organised by District Administration, Bishnupur at the Mini Secretariat Complex, Bishnupur.
As part of the celebration, Deputy Commissioner, Lourembam Bikram unfurled the National Tricolour flag. Abhinav, IPS was the march past contingents Parade Commander.
Speaking as the Chief Guest, the DC highlighted various achievements and successful implementation of various schemes of both the Central and State Governments in the district.
The State of Manipur in general and Bishnupur district in particular had been going through an unprecedented crisis for the last eight and half months, he said.
At Noney district in Manipur on Friday witnessed the 75th Republic Day Celebration of independent India amid tight security at Longmai III common ground, Noney District Headquarters.
DC Noney Joseph Pauline Kamson unfurled the tricolor national flag with Rashtriya salute and national anthem.
SP Noney N Madhunimai, ADC Noney S.Khapudang, 107 Battalion Territorial Army, ZEO Noney, CMO, CRPF Assistant Commandents, DLOs, other related officials, and locals were present at the celebration amongst others.
The District Administration of Ukhrul, Manipur successfully organised the 75th Republic Day at Bakshi Ground, Ukhrul yesterday. Deputy Commissioner Zuringla Kengoo, IAS unfurled the tri-national flag of India accompanied by the singing of the national anthem in the presence of SP Ukhrul Ningsem Vashum MPS, Parade Commander Ringthing Hongchui,MPS, Additional SP, DLOs, Invitees and public.
Addressing the gathering Chief Guest of the function DC Zuringla Kengoo recalled this day 75 years ago in 1950 when the constitution of India came into effect proclaiming our country as a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic. She reflected on the journey of struggle and sacrifice which eventually led to victory from British colonial rule.
At Chandel district the 75th Republic Day at Maha Union Hr. Sec. School Ground at Japhou. The celebration started with the inspection of the guard of honor and the unfurling of the national tricolor accompanied by the national anthem by the Chief guest, Deputy Commissioner, Chandel, Mayanglambam Rajkumar.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner emphasized the need for every individual to be more disciplined and to adhere to the duties, enshrined in our constitution rather than looking only for our rights, in order to bring harmony to our society.
Altogether 22 contingents, comprising Police, NCC, School students, line departments like ICDS, Anganwadi workers etc participated in the march past. As part of the celebration road safety demonstrations were also shown by traffic control, the district transport department
Different village chiefs were honored with red blankets and officers, staff, and security personnel of various departments were given cash awards and meritorious certificates for their devotion and outstanding performance in discharging their duties. For the first time, employees of the district who had or are retiring in the coming months were also honored for their dedication as government employees.

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