Independence Day celebrated despite heavy showers
KANGPOKPI| Aug 16
The 73rd Independence Day of India was observed with vigour despite heavy showers of rain at the mud-spattered Brig. M. Thomas Ground located at Kangpokpi district headquarters.
The celebration, the third of its kind for the people of Kangpokpi after attaining districthood in 2016 began impressively with DC, LalithambigaiKalidas, who attended the occasion as chief guest. He also acted as the Guard of Honour of the March Pass parade held on the occasion.
Lalithambigai accompanied by SP Kangpokpi, Hemant Pandey set the mood alive by hoisting the Tricolour amidst cheers and applauds from the crowd. The hoisting of the Indian Flag was accompanied by the singing of the National Anthem from students of JNV Kangpokpi and followed by a presentation of enthralling music by the SFS band party.
Speaking on the occasion, LalithambigaiKalidas expressed praise for the gathering stating that it is one of the most honourable ways to pay the highest honour to the Indian freedom fighter. “India’s freedom is a gift of sacrifices, sleepless night, brutal tortured and struggle of our forefathers,” the DC said.
She also highlighted that achievements of various departments adding that the newly created Kangpokpi District is at the door of great achievement and at this very juncture every Kangpokpians should become an agent of change for a better bright future. “A moment comes, which comes but rarely in the history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the souls of a nation, long suppressed find utterance. So let us, feel the freedom; strive for peace, spread love and take pride in seeing the tri-colour fluttering high in the sky and proud to be an Indian, Jai Hind!” she concluded.
Officials of the District Administration Kangpokpi also conveyed wholehearted gratitude to the huge crowd, village chiefs, members of ADC Sadar Hills, DLOs of the district and District police along with the students’ community, March Past contingents and others for their enthusiastic participating and making the event a grand success.
In connection with the 73rd India Independence Day, a souvenir titled ‘Kangpokpi Today’ edited by Laishram Roshan of District Information Officer (DIPR) Kangpokpi and published by DIPR, was also released on the momentous occasion by LalithambigaiKalidas.
On the occasion, two individuals recommended by a local journalist were also felicitated for their bravery and humanity. PaominlenMisao of Thangkanphai village Saikul had save two drowning boys at Zilvadung in Saikul Hill Town; and SehkhohaoLupheng, a taxi driver at Kangpokpi DHQs who returned a loss wallet containing a huge amount of money and important documents were awarded with certificates of appreciation along with cash rewards.
The Independence Day celebration at Kangpokpi was attended by vice chairman-ADC Sadar Hills, ThangjakamMisao and other members of ADC Sadar Hills along with CEO-SHADC Kangpokpi, T. Manihar Singh and SP of Kangpokpi, Hemant Pandey. It also witnessed the attendance of DLOs of Kangpokpi District’ post commander, 38 AR Kangpokpi Post, village chiefs, student, parents and representatives of KWWO and KYU.
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