Aizawl (mizonews.net): The 66th Independence Day was celebrated in Mizoram peacefully and with great enthusiasm and fervor yesterday along with other states of the country.
Events were held in all the district headquarters and in various villages across the state. Governor Vakkom Purushothaman hoisted the national flag at the Raj Bhavan, while parades by armed police and students marked the celebrations in the Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl. Similar programmes were organised in the district headquarters and towns.
In the main function at Assam Rifle’s Parade Ground in Aizawl, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla who unfurled the national flag asked the people to examine the political leaders and “choose them wisely”.
He also asked government servants to see that their income match with their standard of living and properties held by them.
Referring to deep rooted corruption in Mizoram which has been described as chronic disease in the State, the Chief Minister said: “Corruption does not only mean financial but also include idleness, lack of punctuality and expectation of more output than the volume of input.”
On NLUP the Chief Minister said, over 90 lakh beneficiaries have been covered so far and attempt will be made to cover 1 lakh, 20 thousand beneficiaries by the end of the current financial year. He also advised the people to avoid drugs, drinking, smoking and used of other tobacco products for maintaining good health which will make them fit to work for more production. Referring to the yearly fund requirement of the State which is 4 thousand to 5 thousand crores rupees the Chief Minister underlined the need to increase the Gross Domestic Product of the State which is still less than 350 crore rupees.
In Serchhip, the Independence Day celebration was held at Khawtetlang Field, New Serchhip where Minister J.H.Rothuama Revenue Department, Excise & Narcptics Department etc., was the Chief Guest, who unfurled the National Flag. Minister J.H.Rothuama, in his speech, says that India, our country is a place where there is religious toleration which is maintained in the state of Mizoram too; and also said it is important to always remember the martyrs of the country.
In Mamit, as in other parts of the state, the Independence Day was celebrated joyously. The Chief Guest of the celebration programme P.C. Lalthanliana Minister, LAD etc. hoisted the National Flag. In his speech, the Chief Guest P.C. Lalthanliana, besides other matters, mentions the Helicopter Service being launched in Mizoram, and said that the service will soon reach Mamit district too, for which the concerned authorities are working. The Chief Guest invites all the people gathering at the I Day to strive for integration and to work collectively for the progress of the state.
The 66th Independence Day was also celebrated with prompt and fervor in Lawngtlai where the main programme was held at CYLA Field, and the programme was graced by Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Environment &Forests Minister H.Rohluna as Chief Guest.
The minister, in his speech, said that for adequate supply of LPG, the government is dong its best, and under RGGLV 6 Gas Agencies have been opened up, and process is also on for another 7 agencies, and added that steps are also being taken for new petrol pump in Lawngtlai.
In Lunglei, the Independence Day was celebrated with prompt and gaiety at Thuamluaia playground. Home Minister Pu R. Lalzirliana graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while V.sapchhunga, Lunglei DC was the Guest of Honour. The Chief Guest Lalzirliana hoisted the national flag.
In Saiha, the 66th “Independence Day “was celebrated at District Playground. S.Hiato, Minister i/c P.H.E etc. graced the celebration programme as Chief Guest and hoisted the national flag. He asks the gathering to always remember the past leaders of India and to maintain peace and harmony which is also the concern of the country.
Education Minister Lalsawta graced the India Independence Day celebration in Kolasib. The celebration programme was held at the muddy Tumpui field due to rains in the previous days.
In Champhai the tri-color was unfurled by the Health & Family Welfare Minister, Mr. Lalrinliana Sailo at a function at Chhangphut Field.
Addressing the gathering the Minister said, effort will be made to complete construction of Champhai District Hospital within this financial year.
In every parts of the state, the 66th Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervor and there is no report of any untoward incident during the celebration.
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