DIPHU, Aug 16: As India marks its 73rd Independence Day, celebrations was held with pomp and show in every nook and corner of the country. The memorable day was also celebrated in a very grand and colourful note at Diphu, one of the hills districts in Assam.
The programme was held at Diphu Government College playground and was graced by Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) CEM Tuliram Ronghang, DC Mukul Kr. Saikia, EMs, MACs, party leaders and officers of various departments among others.
While addressing the huge gathering at DGC playground, KAAC CEM and chief guest Tuliram Ronghang said that several schemes and projects for rural people and especially poor families that have been launched by the BJP government at the centre have been implemented. He also mentioned that huge number of people across the two districts have already received the benefits of several schemes and projects that has been launched and implemented through Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).
On the other hand, MP Horen Sing Bey talked about the Autonomous State issue according to the provisions of the Indian Constitution. He firmly mentioned that the political demands of the people of Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao could be achieved only if the people, political parties and all types of organizations unite and move together.
“I would like to urge upon all parties and people for unity as our demand for autonomous state could only be possible through talks with the Centre and the Government of Assam. Implementation of Article 244 (A) of the Constitution of India is our right and we will achieve it through unity,” Bey stated.
He also mentioned that peace is the key for any development and lauded all parties and organizations for not calling shutdown on Republic Day and Independence Day this year which he said, was historic that shows that people wants development in the district.
The I-Day event started with playing of patriotic songs through FLS from the office of DIPRO, Diphu followed by unfurling of national flag at private buildings and institutions at 6:00 to 6:30 am and at government offices, buildings and educational institutions at 7:00 am. While school students gathered at the DGC playground for parade at 7:30 to 8:00, the leaders of Karbi Anglong went on to pay homage to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Park at 8:30 am. Ceremonial unfurling of national flag by the chief guest and other events was held between 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Fruits and sweets were also distributed to the patients of Diphu Civil Hospital, inmates of Diphu District Jail and Children orphanage at Birla, Diphu. The I-Day celebration concluded with illumination of all government offices, private institutions and memorial parks in the evening.