Shillong, Aug 15: At ‘Home’ hosted by Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday at Raj Bhavan celebrating the 75th Independence Day of India. A cultural programme featuring songs and dances was organised by the Department of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with ICCR, Shillong.
Besides Chief Minister Conrad Sangma unfurling the national flag in Shillong, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong hoisted the national flag and took the rashtriya salute of five parade contingents of 6th Battalion Meghalaya Police Umran and a band troop of St. Pauls’ Higher Secondary School Nongpoh at NSCA Mini Stadium Pahamsyiem, Nongpoh.
Other highlights of the day included distribution of awards for best PHC, best CHC, best Private Hospital, award for a village achieving 100% vaccination, Entrepreneur championship award, online competition, award for Covid warriors of 6th Battalion Meghalaya Police Umran and distribution of prizes to the winners of the cultural programme.
The celebration also highlighted by patriotic songs and dances, showcase of training on boxing and distribution of food package to the inmates of civil hospital, leprosy colony, children home, Saiden and jail inmates.
Nongstoin: Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui hoisted the national flag and took the rashtriya salute of three police contingents of West Khasi Hills district executive force, the 4th MLP Bn Sohpian and Home Guards at St. Peter’s Higher Secondary School playground Pyndengrei, Nongstoin.
Other highlights of the day included cultural programme, awards to PHC, CHC and District Hospital category, where Pariong PHC, Nongkhlaw CHC and Nongstoin Civil Hospital were selected as the top performing PHC, CHC and District Hospital respectively in the district.
The celebration ended with the distribution of edibles to patients of Nongstoin Civil Hospital, St. Peter’s Green Pasture Orphanage, Pyndengrei, S.Wollington Children’s Home, Nongpyndeng & Shelter Homes for Boys & Girls and Nondein New- Nongstoin.
Jowai: Urban Affairs Minister, Sniawbhalang Dhar hoisted the national flag at Jrisalein playground. The minister acknowledged the service and contributions made by frontline workers of Covid-19, including doctors, nurses, health workers and policemen who have put their lives at risk to protect the masses. He also distributed certificates of appreciation to health workers.
Tura: Minister for Agriculture, Banteidor Lyngdoh hoisted the national flag at Matchakolgre L P School Field, New Tura and took the rashtriya salute of parade contingents comprising Tura DEF, 2nd MLP Battalion, Goeragre and Home Guards.
During the function, the chief guest presented the certificate of recognition for frontline Covid warriors to Gracefield Marak and Tengsrang B Marak, Tura Municipal Board for their continuous duty.
He also felicitated the Tura Civil Hospital with a certificate of appreciation for its outstanding dedication and effort during the Covid-19 pandemic.
He presented the certificates of appreciation to Dr. Gauri G Momin, senior medical and health officer, 2nd BN MLP Unit Hospital Goeragre and Clyforth K Sangma, Hav/Compounder, Unit Hospital, Goeragre.
Certificates of appreciation were also presented to Selsella CHC and Purakhasia PHC for their performance under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya and Megha Health Insurance Scheme.
Celebrations were also held in other district headquarters and sub divisions.