Tawang, Aug 16: The 76th Independence Day was celebrated with full enthusiasm and patriotic colour in Tawang district. Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi hoisted the national flag at district headquarters of Tawang while Lungla MLA Jambey Tashi and Zila Chair person Leki Gombu hoisted the national flag at Lungla and Jang sub divisional headquarters respectively.
Tsering Tashi remembered the freedom fighters and all those who contributed for the development of the country. He conveyed his gratitude to Prime Minister and chief minister for launching various welfare schemes and other initiatives. Speaking on development of education sector in Tawang district, he congratulated principal and faculty members of Dorjee Khandu Govt College, Tawang for giving continuous good result since last few years. He congratulated Tenzin Chonzom daughter of former DC Tawang Sang Phuntsok for cracking UPSC examination and on being inducted to IFS, further to encourage the aspirants he declared Rs 3 lakh for clearing UPSC and 2 lakh for APPSCCE prelims examinations, for those monpa students securing 90% and above in classes X and XII examinations will be given Rs 30,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively from his own sources. MLA Tawang raised his concern for drug abuse and pollution and appealed the general public to keep Tawang clean.
Chairman DoKAA Jambey Wangdi, DC Tawang Kesang Ngurup Damo, Commander Tawang Brigade, Brigadier NM Bendigeri, SP Tawang Bomge Kamduk, abbot Tawang Monastery ven Gyabung Tulku, PRI members senior officers from Army, Para military and district administration with thousands of public participated in the grand celebration of Independence Day at Tawang.