Cultural extravaganza marks Republic Day celebrations across state
Dimapur, Jan. 26 (EMN): People across Nagaland have enthusiastically participated at the 69th Republic Day celebration by exhibiting vibrant cultures through dances and songs. The day was also marked with various events including reaching out to under-privileged sections of the society with gifts and making them aware on the significance of the celebration.
Dimapur: In Dimapur, the 69th Republic Day celebration was held at DDSC Stadium with the minister of health and family welfare, elections & parliamentary affairs, Imkong L Imchen as the chief guest. He unfurled the national flag and took salute from parade contingents.
The chief guest flagged off the road safe motor cycle rally and inaugurated the exhibition stall cum sale. Other highlights of the day included cultural show by Reju sporting and cultural club from 4th Mile Dimapur, Niu Colony, Sumi cultural troupe, Dimasa Kachari cultural club from Bamunpukhuri, Rengma cultural troupe from Bor-Lingri village, Tsondi Club, Trithrongse village Doyapur, Garo cultural troupe Eralibill. An exhibition football match was also played between Dobashis and GB Union.
Medziphema: Medziphema additional deputy commissioner headquarters celebrated the 69th Republic Day at Medziphema local ground with advisor of higher and technical education, N Thomas Lotha as the chief guest.
The chief guest unfurled the national flag and took the rashtriya salute from seven parade contingents.
To commemorate the occasion, an exhibition football penalty shootout for men and women team was organised on the occasion. The day-long celebration concluded with prize distribution. The best contingent in the march past was awarded to NCC cadets of SFS Higher Secondary School, Medziphema. Other highlights included Kuki cultural dance presentation by youth the from Molvom village. The occasion was also marked by presentation of special number by a student from Excel School of Music, Medziphema, and pipe band display by 41 Assam Rifles.
Wokha: In Wokha, the 69th Republic Day was celebrated at local ground with minister of road & bridges and political affairs, G Kaito Aye, as the chief guest.
Besides inspecting the seven parade contingents, the chief guest inaugurated the stalls put up by various departments and NGOs.
Highlights of the programme included war dance by Lotsu Village cultural troupe, folk song by Akuk women cultural troupe, indigenous games by Rena women cultural troupe and special song by Youth Ministry, Wokha Town Baptist Church.
Tuensang: In Tuensang, the 69th Republic Day was celebrated at the parade ground with Y Vikheho Swu, minister of national highways, as the chief guest. The chief guest inspected eleven parade contingents led by Repjenyangba Ao, assistant commandant of 3rd NAP.
The chief guest gave away the district commendation awards to ten government officials for their outstanding duties in their respective services. In the exhibition of stall competition organised by ATMA Tuensang, Lily SHG and Seri SHG were declared first and second winners respectively.
The celebration was also marked with presentation of cultural items performed by Chang, Khiamniungan, Sangtam and Yimchunger cultural troupes.
Mokokchung: The 69th Republic Day celebration in Mokokchung was observed at Imkongmeren Sports Complex with the state home minister Kuzholuzo Nienu as the chief guest.
The chief guest inspected the nine parade contingents and took the rashtriya salute. Special presentation by Salukum Rogo from Ungma, Medem Ruju cultural club from Mongsenyimti, Phomla Hoichem from Mokokchung town and 44 Assam Rifles marked the celebration. The chief guest also inaugurated the exhibition stalls after the formal programme.
Phek: In Phek district, the 69th Republic Day was celebrated with the power minister Kipili Sangtam as the chief guest. The chief guest after unfurling the national flag took rashtriya salute from the eight parade contingents.
Kusheyi Soho and Atolu and friends presented special songs, while Lalho group presented a folk song at the programme. Staff of social welfare department and Phek chamber of commerce distributed foods to the patients at civil hospital and the inmates of district jail.
Longleng: Longleng district celebrated the 69th Republic Day at the local ground with the deputy commission, John Tsulise Sangtam, as the chief guest.
The chief guest unfurled the national flag and took salute from eight parade contingents. Presentation of patriotic song by students of JNV Tangha, folk dance by Namching Hong students’ union, volleyball exhibition match between the deputy commission and superintendent of police team have marked the celebration.
Mon: Minister of cooperation, relief & rehabilitation and chairman of MARCOFED, Imtilemba Sangtam, unfurled the national flag and took the salute from seven contingents during the Republic Day celebration at local ground held at Mon town. He also inspected and took the rashtriya salute from eight parade contingents.
Santham Walo Cultural Society, Mon, has performed cultural item while a folksong “Kenkah” was presented by the Eastory Project. The chief guest also inaugurated the departmental stalls.
Charitable organisations have also visited the patients at District Hospital Mon, and inmates of Sub-Jail Mon and Orphanage.
Peren: Peren celebrated the 69th Republic Day with SI Jamir, minister of urban development and municipal affairs, as the chief guest. He unfurled the national flag and took the rashtriya salute from the parade contingents.
In the entertainment programme, the Kejanglwa village cultural troupe presented a festival dance, while the students of JNV Jalukie showcased a patriotic dance.
Kiphire: Kiphire celebrated the 69th Republic Day at public ground with P Longon, minister of geology & mining and border affairs, as the chief guest. The celebration began by hoisting of national flag in all government offices and private institutions at 6 a.m.
The chief guest also took the salute from 10 parade contingent and inaugurated the exhibition stall set up by Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission, ATMA, Department of Land Resources, Horticulture Department, District Legal Service Authority Kipihre. It was followed with presentation of folk dances by Kiphire village town union, Tikhir tribal union Kiphire town. The other highlights of the programme included an exhibition football match between DC XI v/s SP XI.
Zunheboto: Zunheboto celebrated the 69th Republic Day at local ground, Zunheboto town, with the minister of rural development, CL John as the chief guest.
The chief guest unfurled the national flag and took rashtriya salute from 12 parade contingents. He also inaugurated various stalls put up by various departments and self help groups. As part of the celebration, IRCS visited Civil Hospital while STH Zunheboto visited district jail. An exhibition match was also played between 5 Assam Rifles and Home Guards.
Noklak: Noklak celebrated the 69th Republic Day at public ground, Noklak town, with the additional deputy commissioner Thsuvisie Phoji as the chief guest. The chief guest unfurled the national flag and took salute from nine parade contingents.
Cultural dance was presented by Nokhu village guard. On the occasion, Indian Red Cross Society Noklak Branch and 45 Assam Rifles visited CHC Hospital Noklak and distributed food items to the patients.
Jalukie: Jalukie ADC headquarters celebrated the 69th Republic Day at Government Higher Secondary School Ground, Jalukie, with the advisor of irrigation and flood control and SIRD, Tovihoto Ayemi, as the chief guest.
The chief unfurled the national flag and took rashtriya salute from the parade contingents.
On the occasion students of JNV sang the national anthem, while a special song was also presented by Pautingaule. Presentation of cultural dance by Mhainamtsi village cultural troupe, students of JNV Jalukie, students of College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Jalukie, and Taekwando exhibition by Taekwando Association, Peren, were other highlights of the programme.