Thursday, February 2, 2023

Rio calls for befitting celebration to mark 75 years of independence


Paying rich tributes to freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country, chief minister Neiphiu Rio said 75 years of independence called for a befitting celebration.
Speaking at the launching of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign at World War II Museum, Kisama on Friday, he remarked that all citizens were expected to host the national flag as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
He said different activities like quiz competitions, social work, blood donations, drawing competitions, etc, were being organised as part of the campaign.
Rio disclosed that a target had been set to ensure supply of 4.5 lakh flags to reach all nook and corner of the State, while calling for involving village councils and village development boards to create awareness on the programme. He directed documenting processions and rallies being organised all across the State and submitting this to the administration for records.
He maintained that India had grown from strength to strength and the occasion demanded a befitting celebration where every house could participate.
Rio admitted that Nagas were struggling as the Naga issue remained unresolved. But he hoped that the issue would be resolved soon to usher in peace, progress and development in the State.
He urged all citizens to participate in the Independence Day celebration along with the rest of the country.
Adviser youth resource and sports, Zale Neikha, who too was present on the occasion, appealed to every household to fly the tricolour as part of the Har Gar Tiranga campaign, claiming that the State government was trying to promote the campaign through various means for people to participate in the initiative.
He said Nagaland had sought 4.5 lakh flags, of which 4.4 lakh flags had been received and distributed to various districts, while the administrative officials were coordinating with locals at villages to encourage them to be a part of the campaign.
Neikha informed the gathering that deputy commissioners (DCs) had also written to various villages urging them to celebrate the event by paying Rs 20 for the flag and spread awareness to encourage everyone to take part in the celebration.
In his address, technical education and election adviser Medo Yhokha said various activities were being organised throughout the country as a prelude to the commemoration of the 75 years of India’s independence.
He claimed that the activities included the vision, commitment and determination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India would soon become a world power and lead the global community in responding to all challenges.
The programme was chaired by chief secretary J Alam, while principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha proposed the vote of thanks.

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