Pothashang News Service
Imphal, January 25, 2018: All set to celebrate the 69th Republic Day to be held at Kangla, Imphal on Friday at 8 am with Governor of Manipur Najma A Heptulla as the chief guest amid 11 hours total shut-down imposed by several revolutionary organisations from 6am to 5pm of Friday boycotting the celebration.
At Kangla the Governor will inspect the Guard of Honour commanded by Ms. Bidyapati Thingbaibam, commandant 8th IR(CDO) battalion, and unfurl the National flag. She will distribute Police medal for gallantry, Fire Service medal for distinguish service, Fire Service medal for meritorious service, Correctional Service medal for meritorious service, Home Minister’s medal for excellence in police training etc., to 11 personnel which will be followed by march-past.
Achin Haokip, commandant 7th Bn. Manipur Rifles will be the Parade Commander of the contingents. Altogether 77 Parade contingents and ten cultural troupes will be participating as contingents in celebration. The parade contingent includes CRPF Band, Assam Rifle Band, 2MR Band, Sainik Band, 9 IRB (Mahila) Band, Home Guard (Male) Band, Home Guard (Female) Band, MPTC & 2 IRB Combined Band, Fire Service Band, Young Eagle Brass Band Party Association(A), Young Eagle Brass Band Party Association(B).
Other contingents to participate are Ex-Servicemen, BSF, CRPF (Male/Female), 1st Bn. Meghalaya Arm Police, Manipur Police Commando, Civil Police (Male/Female), Manipur Jail, Manipur Home Guard (Male/Female), VDF, Manipur Fire Service, Traffic Police, NCC, Manipur State Bharat Scout & Guides (Boys/Girls), Colleges, Higher Secondary Schools and High Schools. On the other hand, 17 Tableau of different Departments will showcase their achievements to the public on the occasion of Republic Day Celebration.
Later, at 11am Vote of Thanks ceremony will be held at 1st Bn. Manipur Rifles parade ground, Imphal. Chief minister N. Biren Singh will deliver vote of thanks to all the participants.
Governor, chief minister wished the citizens in Manipur on the occasion of the Republic Day celebration. Both the leaders appealed to together rededicate to promote peace and prosperity.