The people of Tamenglong in Manipur celebrated India's 76th Independence Day 2022 with great joy. The national Tricolour and grand I-Day welcome gates were installed at various locations. The verdant hill district HQ witnessed the biggest-ever Independence Day gathering since the COVID-19 outbreak. And, as many as 36 contingents joined the I-Day parade but, this time, without any musical accompaniment.
In the past years, the 5th Manipur Rifles Band Party used to play the music for the parade. But, as they were transferred out of the district, there was no band to play the music for the parade display this time.
However, the participants of the 36 contingents, which included school students, 5th Manipur Police, Manipur Police, CRPF, ASHAs and ICDS workers led by general parade commander Paukhanmung Guite, Additional Superintendent of Police, Tamenglong, took out the parade with great pride and love for their motherland.
Before the parade display, as the 76th Indian Independence Day celebration kicked off at the Mini Stadium, Lower Ground, Tamenglong HQ, Deputy Commissioner Tamenglong district, Pawan Yadav hoisted the national Tricolour and took the Rashtriya salute.
In his speech as chief guest, Yadav stated that the District administration, Tamenglong, which has 84 officials, has been undertaking several measures for multidimensional development in all fields by leaps and bounds.
The depuy commissioner said the district administration has not only put sincere efforts to provide good governance but has also planned various innovative projects to improve the overall administration.
Yadav said that under the Health department, District Hospital Tamenglong received Kayakalp Award with cash prize of Rs 3 lakh for the year 2021-22. Under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis programme, Haemodialysis had started in district hospital Tamenglong, he said.
Two oxygen PSA plants have been installed in Tamenglong district, solar-powered systems have been installed in 19 peripheral health centres, including district hospital Tamenglong, 10 bedded ICU donated by CHD group and 10 bedded tele-ICU set up in district Hospital Tamenglong (by e-gov Foundation), he said.
Yadav said that as many as 2,357 families are enrolled and provided CMHT cards while 24,299 beneficiaries have been provided PMJAY cards, so far.
The district administration planned to set up a functional blood bank at District Hospital Tamenglong and to have a fully functional District Early Intervention Centre, he stated.
The DC said the district police have also been performing their duty to avoid untoward incidents within the district. Tamenglong police, apart from checking regular crimes and cases, is carrying out frisking and checking on NH-37 to check unwanted social elements moving on the National Highway, he said.
The District Police is also carrying out poster and awareness campaign on War against Drugs, Crime against Woman, children and weaker section of the society etc, he said.
The deputy commissioner further said that under the Jal Jeevan Mission, Tamenglong, 75 per cent of water supply scheme works are completed and the target is likely to be achieved by December 2022.
Addressing the students present at the celebration event, he urged them to work harder in the fiercely competitive world.
In the cultural programme, Zeme Youth Club, Phelong Youth Club, and Chabagan women dance troupe performed beautiful traditional dance while Vanchengphai dance troupe performed bamboo dance and enchanted the audience.
The district administration Tamenglong also gave out prizes for quiz and painting competition organised as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Meanwhile, Tousem subdivision under Tamenglong district also witnessed a vibrant and grand celebration of 76th Indian Independence Day with people of all age group taking part in the joyous occasion amid the scenic landscape.