More Independence Day reports from across Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/16/2018 1:05:38 PM IST

The 72nd Independence Day was also celebrated in Akuluto and Mangkolemba on August 15. Besides these, various organizations, institutions, clubs etc. marked the day by organizing programs, going on altruistic drives and performing various activities.

Akuluto: Akuluto ADC Hq celebrated the 72nd Independence Day at Zero Point Akuluto with advisor Skill Development Labour & Employment and CAWD, Kazheto Kinimi as the guest of honour. On arrival, he unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade, read out the speech and took salute. National anthem was sung by Royal School Akuluto, special song was presented by Akuluto youth, a patriotic song was presented by St Clair School Akuluto, drill display by Hilto Children Home School Akuluto and traditional dance by GA Colony. Altogether five parade contingents took part in the program.

Mangkolemba: Along with the rest of the country the 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at local ground Mangkolemba with ADC Mangkolemba, Razouvolie Dozo as the chief guest.

After unfurling the national flag, the chief guest took salute from the parade contingents. Presentation of cultural show, inauguration of exhibition stalls by the chief guest, 4th Inter ward tug- of-war and volleyball exhibition match between 2nd NAP C Company and Sporting Club Mangkolemba were the highlights of the day long program.

Other organizations, clubs etc: Nagaland House staff celebrated the 72nd Independence Day at Nagaland House 29-Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road and R.K Puram Sector 12, New Delhi. The tricolour national flag was unfurled by Jyoti Kalash, Principal Resident Commissioner (PRC) Nagaland House, New Delhi in the presence of all the staff on August 15.

Kohima Press Club (KPC) members visited district TB and Chest disease hospital Khuzama on Wednesday as part of the Independence Day visitation program. KPC donated nutritional food and grocery items to the patients.

On the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day, the Dimapur Press Club (DPC) on August 15 visited Central Jail, Dimapur and gave away essential food items for the inmates.

Assam Rifles Battalions all across Nagaland celebrated I-Day with district administration and citizens by setting up recruitment and medical stalls, distributing pamphlets, marching in the I-Day parade contingents, marching band and weapon displays, and hoisting the National Flag in their headquarters. 

Members of the Mokokchung District Legal Services Authority (MDLSA) celebrated Indian Independence day by distributing leaflets on people’s free legal rights, at the venue of the celebration (Imkongmeren Sports Complex), then later at Mokokchung Town Square.

Classic Club Kohima visited Bright Morning Star Children Home (BMSCH) Kohima as part. The children presented special numbers. Classic Club president K. Neibou Sekhose and member Mezhiio Solo delivered short speeches and encouraged the children to be obedient and strive towards becoming worthy citizens.

Nagaland fitness community represented by Life Fitness, Ciekhan Fitness, Flex Appeal, Oriental Fitness, Capital Gym, Star Gym & others came together to clean up the World War II heritage tank site which had become a garbage dumping site filled with bottles & a large amount of litter.

AH & Veterinary office Kohima, organised a “free animal health camp” at Veterinary Hospital compound, in commemoration of the 72nd Independence Day. The camp witnessed a good response from animal lovers with 214 animals and birds treated and 167 animals vaccinated.

Angami Students’ Union visited Naga Hospital Kohima as part of the Independence Day celebrations, on Wednesday and donated some cash. The student body also visited mental hospital Kohima and donated rice and meat on the occasion. 

Celebrating Independence Day, 11 plus bikers ‘CHIEF’ from the Nagaland Bikers Club visited Jo Foundation Inclusive School, Agri Colony Kohima, where president Medozhatuo Rutsa spoke on behalf of the club and encouraged the children to study with passion and make every effort to love and protect the environment. Children of Jo Foundation presented a special number with sign language, a martial art demonstration and sang the National Anthem.

A 2nd Blood donation campaign was organized at Dimapur Blood Bank Civil Hospital Dimapur on August 15, by team Dimapur 24_7 under the banner “Dimapur Humanity Foundation” in collaboration with Royal Raider’s- Mithari Rajasthan. Members from Dimapur Railway Samshanghat Committee and various individuals participated in the camp.

Office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Wokha, led by Dr. Zuben Kikon deputy CMO, Dr. Mhonchan ZLO in the presence of Dr. Tumchobeni, medical superintendent DH, paid a special visit to the patients admitted at Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital Wokha and gave away nutritional food stuffs as a token of love, care and encouragement.

Dimapur Bengali Students’ Union (DBSU) observed I-Day at Dayanand Vidya Niketan ST Boys Hostel, Purana Bazar, Dimapur. The occasion was graced by Lipok Pongen, vice president of NDPP as a special guest who also unfurled the flag.

Dimapur Gorkha Union and Gorkha Students’ Union Dimapur visit Holy Redeemer Centre Chümoukedima on the eve of the 72nd Independence Day celebrations, under the direction of district administration. The Gorkha community distributed sweets and refreshments to the staff and the admitted patients.

Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Dimapur district branch visited Bethesda Youth Welfare Centre to distribute edibles on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day.

Leo Club of Dimapur (LCD) hosted the national flag at Lions Club with Lions and Blue Vanda president and members. The group also visited Spastic Society of St. Mary’s Montessori & Higher Secondary School, Dimapur. The members of Leo Club distributed juice, biscuits, chips, chocolates and stationery items among the students.

Lion’s Club of Kohima (LCK) visited Orphanage and Destitute Home Kohima and held a fellowship program with the residents. The program was chaired by LCK president Er. Aroba. The group interacted with the inmates and donated food grains, fresh meat and eatables.

The Nagaland Association for Adventure Mountaineering and Education (NAAME) supported by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) celebrated 72nd Independence with Tabitha Enable Academy Kohima, an institute for differently able students. The visit to the institute was part of Kohima District official Independence Day Celebration. 

Nagaland Adventure Club (NAC) visited the Old Age Home at Kohima on Wednesday, as directed by Government of Nagaland. During their visit the club donated ration supplies to the home and also interacted with its residents.

The 25th NL (I) Coy NCC Woodland Higher Secondary School Zunheboto, participated in a march past with ANO, Dipen Kalita and C.S.M., Bombo Yeptho as the contingent commander, where 30 cadets participated in the parade held at Zunheboto parade ground.

NPF Minority Wing celebrated Independence Day at its Dimapur office on August 15. Minority Wing organised social work and free food distribution program for needy people at Railway station area under. Office bearers and division members visited Dimapur District Civil Hospital and distributed food packets, juice and water to patients.

National Service Scheme, DBHSS Unit Dimapur, visited Railway Station area, New Market in search of the needy. They distributed cloths and food under the theme, “feed poor to needy”. Fifty NSS volunteers participated in the drive. Ten volunteers also went to meet traffic police and Indian Army personnel and distributed sweets and cold drinks among them.

SSL Basket Club, Phaipijang organized a cleanliness drive under the motto, “always better together”. The village community property cleaning program was initiated by SSL Basket Club in collaboration with Kuki Christian Khangthah (KCK), Phaipijang Youth & Students’ Union (PYSU), Kuki Nute Kiloikhom Phaipijang (KNK) and Village Level Organisation (VLO). 

Rotary Club Dimapur (RCD) celebrated Independence Day with students of St. Joseph Childrens’ Home, Burma Camp and distributed dry rations, sweets, food packets and scholarship to students.

St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School (SMHSS) celebrated Independence day along with members of Leo Club on August 15. Students from classes- 9 to 12 and special class along with their teachers took part in the flag hoisting.

Sainik School Punglwa celebrated Independence Day in the school premises with the unfurling of the Tri-colour flag by the chief guest Gp Capt Sharad R Keskar, the principal of the school. All the participants sang the national anthem and cadets delivered speeches in English and Hindi and also presented patriotic songs. 

Members of Inner Wheel Club of Dimapur, conducted a “Say no to Plastic” campaign to minimize the use of non biodegradable substances and promote sustainable environment in the society for future generation. It started off with pasting posters in and around main market places of Dimapur city. 

Bengali Youth Generation (BYG) celebrated Independence Day with the kids of Neighborhood Orphanage Home, Supply Colony, Dimapur.

On the eve of the 72th Independence Day 2018, Gorkha Public Panchayat Kohima (GPPK) along with GBs and executives of the Gorkha NGOs visited differently abled children of Cherry Blossom, Lerie Kohima. The visiting team interacted with the school administration and donated pedestal fan, stationeries and eatables.

Rotaract Club of Dimapur celebrated Independence Day at DDSC stadium. The club distributed food packets to more than 600 people who came to see the event of 72nd Independence Day organized by Dimapur district administration.

Vivekananda Welfare Foundation (VWF), Dimapur in collaboration with DMC distributed 300 food packets to the patients, attendants and staff at CIHSR (Referral Hospital), 4th Mile, Dimapur and also to the sucurity personnel at the Dimapur Airport on August 15.


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