Shillong, Jan 26: Along with the rest of the country the 72nd Republic Day of the nation was celebrated with much pomp and gaiety at P A Sangma stadium, Dakopgre, Tura, West Garo Hills.
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker, Metbah Lyngdoh unfurled the Tri colour and took the Rashtriya salute while the march past was performed by three platoons of the Meghalaya police led by parade commander Dy SP, MPS, K R Marak. The marching contingent consisted of an all women platoon of the SF Ten led by ABSI Ibandalin Wahlang, all women platoon of the Home Guards led by Nosilchi A Sangma and the police band party.
During the day’s celebration Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh presented certificates of Appreciation for the two best performing Health & Wellness centers of West Garo Hills district. He also felicitated twenty one health workers from the district for their selfless dedication in performing their duties and contribution during the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Speaker also gave away prizes to the winners of the cultural programme and tableau presentation.
Hamletson Dohling unfurls National Flag in Williamnagar
Together with the rest of the country East Garo Hills celebrated the 72nd. Republic Day in Williamnagar at Rongrenggre Govt. Higher Secondary School playground.
Unfurling the National Flag in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner, Swapnil Tembe, Superintendent of Police, Bruno A Sangma, Additional Deputy Commissioners, Govt. officials and other dignitaries, the C&RD Minister, Hamletson Dohling, took the rashtriya salute of the parade contingent represented by the East Garo Hills District Executive Force of Meghalaya Police led by parade commander Changchang R Marak, Unarmed Branch SI.
The highlights of the celebration included colorful cultural programs and tableau presentations by the Soil and Water Conservation Department on hydroponics, the PHE department on Jal Jeevan Mission, DRDA on PMAY DCIC on PMEGP and Medical department on TB eradication by 2025.
On the day, the minister also gave awards to Bansamgre PHC for being the best performing PHC, the best nutri gardens under Poshan Abhiyan, Rakse N Sangma and Indobiushbirth N Marak for winning gold medals in Pencaksilat, the Indonesian martial arts, the DRDA for the best tableau and Ferrando Memorial Secondary School for the best band display.