NAP parade and regimental display impresses Dy. CM
Dimapur, Nov. 17 (EMN): In the run up to the statehood day celebrations on Dec. 1, the Dy. Chief Minister, Y. Patton reviewed the parade and other regimental displays of the Nagaland police in the presence of DGP Nagaland, John Longkumer and other officers at the NAPTC (NAP training centre) parade ground on Saturday.
The programme started with a display of handling weapons blindfolded, disassembling and assembling, by the police personnel. There was a drill display by the Mahila drill platoon and a march-past by 7 platoon representing the Nagaland Police and the Nagaland Village Guards.
Commanded by Asst. Commandant, Lucy Yhome, this year there was a slight breakaway from tradition as for the very first time, a “Hell March” was included to add flavour to the parade. The march was competently carried out by 3 platoons of the NAP (IR) battalions on parade.
The parade also witnessed a band display comprising of ‘Brass and Pipe bands’ from the Nagaland Police, Home Guards and the Nagaland Village Guards. The massed bands played a number of tunes including Coloney Bogey and Scotland the brave for the March Past; and the wooden heart, Scipio, Arunachal , the Drummers call , Kohima will shine tonight and others featured during the band display.
Apparently satisfied and impressed, the dy. chief minister, Y. Patton, in his speech, appreciated and congratulated the DGP and the team under him for taking the initiative, coordination and efforts to present an excellent parade and regimental display.
Patton also congratulated and exhorted all those on and off the parade on the ethics and values of being in the uniform service, and the responsibilities that is attached with it.
He also advised them to abide by the core values of being in a disciplined organisation as Nagaland Police was second to none as was evident from the laurels earned from both within and outside the state.
In appreciation, he donated a sum of INR 2 Lakh for all those on parade. The programme ended with a closing remark by the DGP Nagaland.