Kohima, August 15 (NEx): Nagaland joined the rest of the nation on 15th August 2020 to celebrate India’s 74th Independence Day. Amidst the shadow of COVID-19 pandemic and the safety SOPs in place, Independence day was celebrated across Nagaland, in all the districts and its sub-divisions with limited numbers of guests.
Advisor, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Economics & Statistics and Evaluation, L.Khumo unfurled the National Flag during the 74th Independence Day Celebration held at Noklak Hq on 15th August 2020 and took the Rashtriya Salute. The Advisor also read out the Independence Day Speech.
The contingent from 3rd NAP ‘F’ Coy Noklak led by Platoon Commander P.Pukha Khiamniungan, Platoon 2i/c C.Thongo Khiamniungan and Flag man Hangtoi Khiamniungan participated in the parade. National Anthem was sung by Hermanas Band of Noklak town.
As part of the first Independence Day Celebration of newly formed Noklak district, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) adopted two villages namely Noklak village and Kingjung village with a donation of 2500 LED bulbs for distribution to each villages which was handed over by Advisor, L.Khumo.
Kingjung village with a power generating of hydroger energy in every household is giving four bulbs to ensure best energy efficiency. Similarly, every household of Noklak village were also been provided with LED bulbs gift packs.
As a collaborative effort of District Administration and EESL, targets to make energy efficiency with a motto of bringing energy efficiency in the district within a period of one year. EESL is also empowered to set up with solar plants in the district. EESL is a government of India, a joint venture Public Sector undertaking under Ministry of Power is implementing UJALA Schemes across the country.
Felicitation of NGOs in the frontline against COVID-19 was also presented by the Advisor L.Khumo. Red Cross Society and Social Welfare Department of Noklak made an institutional visit to Community Health Centre, Noklak. The celebration on the occasion was concluded by beating of Retreat by 3rd NAP Noklak.
Deputy Chief Minister Nagaland and Minister incharge for Home and R & B, Y.Patton unfurled the Tri colour National and took the salute during the 74th Independence Day celebration at DDSC stadium Dimapur.
Delivering the Independence Day speech, Patton noted the present times as challenging yet asserted that the COVID 19 crisis has only spurred us for putting in more efforts and for walking the extra mile. With the support of everyone, we will continue to put up a determined response to combat the calamity, Y.Patton added.
On the occasion Patton conveyed appreciation to each and every citizen of the State for their contribution and for walking shoulder to shoulder with the Government for successful implementation of all measures taken, thereby keeping the people safe.
Observing that the pandemic has exhibited our resilience and capacity for raising our efficiency, management and planning capabilities to further heights, Patton was optimistic that other challenges particularly on the economic front could be dealt with in a similar approach.
Calling upon the citizens for working in their own walks of life with the same zeal and spirit as shown against COVID, Patton concluded the Independence Day speech with ” Our determination and collective efforts will not only help us come out of this crisis, but will definitely help us take our State to greater progress and prosperity in months and years to come.”
Prior to his arrival in the DDSC stadium, Patton was accorded guard of honour by the Nagaland Police from Police guest House Chumukedima.
Parade commander for the day was ACP, Seyiesezo Peseyie while SM, from CP office Dimapur Lanuchuba was the 2 I/c. Marking the day, parade contingents from the Commissionerate Dimapur, and 15 IR Mahila and band party from the 15 IR Mahila took part during the celebration.
In view of the present pandemic, very few invitations was extended and the Programme was conducted with minimal attendance following all safety protocols. The program officially concluded in the evening with the beating of retreat.
Along with the rest of the country, the 74th Indian Independence Day was celebrated at Imkongmeren Sports Copmplex, Mokokchung today 15th August 2020. On the occasion, Minister for Housing & Mechanical, Nagaland, Tongpang Ozukum unfurled the National Flag and took the Rashtriya Salute, followed by delivering the Independence Day Speech.
The Parade Commander was ABSI Tiakumzuk, DEF Mokokchung and 2nd in Command was Naik Mapusangba, 2nd NAP Pipe Band.
The 74th Independence Day was celebrated in Mon at local ground. Minister for Transport, Civil Aviation, Railways & Land Resources, P.Paiwang Konyak as chief guest who unfurled national flag and took salute and also read out Independence Day speech. Parade review was done by DEF Mon. In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic only heads of offices attended the programme.
Tuensang celebrated 74th Indian Independence Day Celebration on 15th of August 2020 at Parade Ground Tuensang. Toshi Wungtung Advisor for IP&R, SCERT and VG Government of Nagaland was the special guest of the celebration.
Review of Parade was done by Rajashekara N IPS DIG-R NAP. Only one contingent of DEF and One 3rd NAP Pipe Band participated in the parade. The contingent was led by Imtisingba Chang ABI DEF as parade commander and Ngon Khaimniungan ABSI as Platoon commander.
The district Commendation awards were also given to A. Bendangtoshi Ao GT DEO, H. Longhen Gr-1 DB ADC Noklak, Lakiumong Gr-1 DB DC Offcie Tuensang, Sunny John Surveyor water resource Dept Tuensang, Imli Khumba Sangtam LDA DC Office Tuensang, Puthai Phom PD DRDA, Mabala Typist DSCO, Hopise Sangtam Agri Inspector SDAO Longkhim, Chillia Khaim Surveyor DLRSO, A. Yanrenthung Jami SMO (Gynaecologist) MS DH, Tsajungchem Sangtam UDA MS DH, Moshamongko Fishery Demonstrator Fishery and K. Namang ngaku Chang Forester –II Noklak Range.
Along with the Nation Wokha district celebrated the 74th Independence Day celebration at Public ground Wokha, With Deputy Commissioner, Wokha Orenthung Lotha as the Chief Guest.
The chief guest, after unfurling the National Flag, read out the Independence Day message. March pass display was done by DEF, Wokha with ABSI Jhonronthung as the parade commander and National Anthem was played by 40 Assam Rifles, Band Party Wokha. Flag hoisting was also done in all the Government Offices, Institutions, Official residence, Private residence, shops and business establishments in the district.
The 74th Independence Day Celebration was held at Phek Town Local Ground on 15th August 2020 with Sachin Jaiswal, IAS Deputy Commissioner Phek as the Special Guest.
He unfurled National Flag, took Rashtriya Salute with National Anthem and read out the Independence Day Speech. The national flag was hoisted in all the offices and institutions even in private residents.
In Peren, Deputy Commissioner, Sentiwapang Aier unfurled the National flag, took Rashtriya Salute from the parade contingents and read out Independence Day Speech during the celebration programme of 74th Independence Day on 15th August, 2020 held at Deputy Commissioner’s Office Complex, Peren.
To mark the occasion, National flags was hoisted in all Govt. Offices/Residences/Institutions & special song was also presented by Victoria Haihing and Anthony Zeliang. The programme culminated with beating of retreat by District Executive Force (DEF), Peren.
In Longleng the Independence Day 2020 was celebrated at public ground Longleng with M. Shayung Phom (NCS) Deputy Commissioner Longleng as special guest. Special guest unfurled the National Flag and deliver the Independence Day speech. National anthem was sung by Nyengching ward youth.
Kiphire District celebrated the 74th Independence Day at the Local ground Kiphire on 15th August 2020 with Minister Soil & Water Conservation, Geology & Mining, V.Kashiho Sangtam as the special guest who unfurled the national flag and took salute from the parade contingents of DEF Kiphire, followed by the band display by Phelungre village guards (VGs).
Advisor for Tourism, Art and Culture, Khehovi Yepthomi hoisted the National Flag and took the Rashtriya Salute at Zunheboto district commemorating the 74th Independence Day of India, today, August 15, 2020.
The State celebrated the 74th Independence Day at Nagaland Secretariat Plaza on 15th August 2020 despite the pandemic which has affected the whole of humanity, taking thousands of lives and infecting millions of people. The Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, the special guest of the program, hoisted the National Flag.
(With inputs from DIPR)