Preparation R-Day Celebration underway in Diphu

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DIPHU, Jan 23: Heavy preparations are going on in Diphu for the 69th celebration of Republic Day at KASA stadium on January 26.

The programme is slated to start at 5:30 am with playing of patriotic songs through FLS from the office of DIPRO, Diphu followed by hoisting of national flag at private buildings and institutions at 7:00 am. Government offices will hoist the national flag at 7:30 am followed by procession of schools students of Diphu town to Diphu Govt. Boys’ HS School playground. At 8:40 am, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be garlanded while at 9:00 am to 11:00 am; chief guest of the occasion will unfurl national flag at parade ground.

Events like March past, display of tableau, cultural display, patriotic dance will be displayed while prizes for outstanding achievements, distribution of government grants and other awards will be distributed during the function.

At 11:30 am, fruits will be distributed to patients of Diphu Civil Hospital, inmates of Diphu District Jail and Children Orphanage while at 2:30, a friendly football match between DC XI and KASA XI will be held at KASA stadium.