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Shürhozelie lauds progress
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JAN 26 (NPN):
Published on 27 Jan. 2010 12:22 AM IST
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The Moderate public turnout marked the 61st Republic Day celebrations in Dimapur where the minister for urban development and higher & technical education, Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu unfurled the national tri-colour and took the salute presented by ten contingents. Former state chief minister and former governor of Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat, Dr. S. C. Jamir, former chief minister K. L. Chishi, former deputy chief minister, R. C. Chiten and Rajya Sabha MP Khekiho Zhmomi were among the prominent leaders who attended the celebration besides a host of government officials. Dr. Shürhozelie in his speech pointed out that progress in the field of infrastructure was noteworthy where almost every village in the state has been connected with a network of surfaced and un-surfaced roads. To facilitate the traveling public, he said that the transport department has developed and operationalised web-based Online Ticketing System at Dimapur station which would be extended to other stations in a phased manner. Stating that the technical education department was preparing the youths for their future career through various technical courses, the minister pointed out that a MoU was recently signed with Career Aviation Academy for establishment of National Flying Training Institute (NFTI) at Dimapur during the year 2010-11. Highlights of the programme included Taekwondo demonstration by Faith in Action, cultural items presented by six troupes, stall exhibitions put up by Agri and allied departments, small arms display by 24th Assam Rifles, feeding and distribution of various items at different hospitals and charity homes by various NGOs. Later, in the day a football exhibition match was played between IGP 11th and Dimapur Youth Club. Beating of the retreat was displayed by 24th Assam Rifles Pipe Band.

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