Karbi Anglong marks R-Day with call to insurgents to shun violence
Diphu, Jan.26 (EMN): The Karbi Anglong district administration celebrated the 69th Republic Day with a programme at the Diphu govt. boys’ higher secondary ground on Fri. Jan.26.
The celebration began with patriotic songs. The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Tuliram Ronghang, and other dignitaries paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Swahid Tarpan at the Gandhi Park.
Parade commander Jaydeep Daudung Langthasa led the parade. Addressing at the ceremony, Ronghang said that on the day the country became a federal democratic republic country, abolishing the British Raj. ‘The constitution has a special significance for us. The sixth Schedule of the Indian constitution was provided for the hill territories of Assam , Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao giving us a power of self-government,’ Ronghang said. The government of India had inserted article 244 (A) into the constitution of India giving provisions for the creation of an autonomous state for Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.
“We the representatives of the KAAC are full committed for the early implementation of Article 244(A) and we shall continue to work relentlessly towards achieving it,” Ronghang said.
The administrator also emphasized on development of Karbi Anglong. The spoke about new roads, besides some of those that are being widened in Karbi Anglong. Tourism, he said, has the potential to solve unemployment problems. He referred to the development of tourism infrastructure in Karbi Anglong.
Likewise, he said that sport facilities were being developed particularly in Diphu and Dongkamukam. Soon there will be sport facilities in all 28 MAC constituencies of the KAAC, it was informed.
Ronghang also urged insurgent groups to join the mainstream society referring particularly to the PDCK and others. He urged them to reject violence and follow the path of peace and democracy.
During the celebration the authorities gave away prizes to best-performing contingents of the programme. The event also saw the felicitation of the three oldest citizens in the district: Baneswari Hasnu (105 years), Kajir Rongpipi (110 years) and Ating Khobung (105 years).
Various cultural troupes from the Karbi, Rengma Naga, Adivasi, Hmar ,Boro, Tiwa and Bhangra groups danced during the occasion.
In the evening a friendly cricket match was also played between District Administration XI and Journalist-XI . Journalists-XI won the match by 52 runs placing the target of 91. Karbi Anglong’s Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan gave away the winner’s trophy to Journalists-XI.