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74th Independence Day celebrated in Dimapur

74th Independence Day celebrated in Dimapur
Y. Patton unfurls the tricolour during Independence Day celebration at DDSC stadium in Dimapur, Saturday. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR, AUG 15 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/15/2020 12:03:06 PM IST

The 74th Independence Day celebration in DDSC stadium Dimapur was a low-key affair, where deputy chief minister, Y. Patton unfurled the Tri-colour and took the salute during. Delivering the Independence Day speech, Patton said that everyone has been faced with challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the support of everyone, Patton said that the government will continue to put up a determined response to combat the calamity. 

On the occasion, Patton conveyed appreciation to every citizen of the state for their contribution and support to the government for the successful implementation of all measures taken, thereby keeping the people safe. He said that the pandemic has enabled the state to exhibit its resilience and capacity to raise the efficiency, management and planning capabilities to further heights.

Patton was optimistic that other challenges particularly on the economic front could be dealt with in a similar approach. 

Calling upon the citizens to work with the same zeal and spirit as shown against battling the COVID pandemic, Patton concluded his speech saying: “Our determination and collective efforts will not only help us come out of this crisis, but will definitely help us take our State to greater progress and prosperity in months and years to come.”

Earlier, Patton was accorded guard of honour by the Nagaland Police from Police guest House Chumukedima.

The parade was led by Seyiesezo Peseyie (ACP) while Lanuchuba (SM) from CP’s office was the 2nd I/c. Personnel of the Commissionerate, 15 IRB Mahila and band party of 15 IRB Mahila took part in the parade. The program ended in the evening with the beating of retreat.

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