HAFLONG, Jan 27: On the occasion of the 74th Republic Day celebration across the nation, a grand celebration was also organised centrally in Haflong, the headquarters of Dima Hasao district. The chief executive member (CEM) of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC), Debolal Gorlosa unfurled the Tri-colour at NL Daulagupu Sports Complex in midst of the crowd who came to witness the event. While hoisting the National Flag, CEM Debolal Gorlosa was accompanied by the deputy commissioner Nazreen Ahmed, ACS and superintendent of police Mayank Kumar, IPS on the dais beside him.
CEM Debolal Gorlosa paid floral tribute to the portrait of the ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi, after which he inspected the guard of honour of the march past contentment. The unfurling of the Tri-colour by the chief guest was followed by the speech by the chief guest Debolal Gorlosa.
Paying homage and respect to the freedom fighters for their sacrifices, Debolal Gorlosa said that the statue of Jaya Thaosen will also soon be installed in the district as a mark of respect for her contribution and valiant fight for independence.
Referring to the recent unveiling of the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the heart of the town, Debolal Gorlosa said that each of the great figures deserve to have prominent place of statue installation so that the people and especially the new generation will always remember them and be thankful for the freedom that is enjoyed on this day.
He also spoke about the contribution of his government, how along with his council team their efforts are gradually sowing fruitful results. With the effective policy and efficient implementation, the district is performing well in various sectors such as the district topped the performance list in state in the DRDA PMAY-G (Awass+), HSLC examination, the result of HSSLC performance of the medical team during Kayakalp, etc.
He further reiterated how the council, keeping in view the traditions, history and culture of the place, has done works for upgradation and development works in preservation in this field. As Dima Hasao is naturally so beautiful, traditionally, culturally and historically so rich due to so many indigenous communities living in this region harmoniously, the council has taken up so many initiatives to further develop the existing resources and ensure popularity for promotion of tourism in the region.
He also spoke about the recent inauguration of the beautification site of Ranachandi Temple cum Park famously known as One Stone House, in Maibang. Constructed over the 22 bighas of land, the council constructed a complex of the temple with a beautiful heritage park, images and statues of the prominent Dimasa warriors, ministers and influencers of the society under different rulers.
Also referring to the disaster that took place in the district during the month of May and June, CEM Debolal Gorlosa said he is thankful to his team of council members and officials and also district administration for whose continuous efforts the place was restored in such a short period of time that amazed everyone. He also highly appreciated deputy commissioner Nazreen Ahmed for her efforts and good support during the time of disaster that helped in mitigating and combating the disaster.
The programme saw the uniformed contingents participating in the march past which included Assam Police, Scouts and students from various educational institutions. Colourful traditional dances were presented by various communities such as Dimasa, Jeme, Hmar, Kuki, Biate, Karbi, Jaintia, Hrangkhol, Khelma, Veiphai, Gorkha, Assamese, Bengali and Manipuri. A modern group dance was also presented on the occasion and a display of Shotokan Karate by the trainees.