The 66th Independence Day celebrated at Udalguri with gaiety. At the Parade Ground of DC’s Office, Udalguri. Thaneswar Malakar,Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri offered floral tribute to the Father of the Nation “Mahatma Gandhi” at Gandhi Smriti at 8-45 AM. before inspection of guard of honour. 19 contingents including police,para military forces and students took part in the march past. The DC hoisted the tri-colour at 9.00 AM in presence of the around five thousand people. On the occasion DC Malakar gratefully remembered the sacrifices of all known or unknown heroes of Indias freedom struggle. He also spoke on the development that had been implemented in the district. Dc also thanked people of Udalguri for maintaining peace while the whole BTAD is burning. Distinguished guests namely- Rihon Daimari,MLA, Udalguri, Mitharam Basumatary, EM,BTC; Col.DK Bose,Commanding Officer,159 Field Regiment; Col.Shashi Ghidiyal,Commanding Officer,315 Field Regiment; Debajit Deori, Superintendent of Police,Udalguri;Subroto Sinha, Commandant BSF etc attended the celebration ceremony.
In the celebration District Level award for Excellence in Public Service was awarded jointly to Bishnujyoti Sanskritik Gosti,Kalaigaonand Dibyajyoti Nath of Tangla. District Level award for Excellence in Public Administration was awarded jointly to Dr. CP Payeng,in-charge Kalaigaon State Dispensary and Bishnu Sarma,writter and educationist, Udalguri. District Level award for Excellence in Public Security was awarded jointly to Birinchi Das, SI and Mridul Ali of Paneri Police station. Chief Minister's Best Community Action Award for development was awarded jointly to ABSU leader Dipen Boro and Jakir Hussain Choudhuri.In view of the celebration of the I-Day exhibition stalls were displayed by 159 Fld. Regiment and different Govt. departments and SHGs. Fruits were also distributed amongst the patients of ‘200 beds Civil Hospital’ at Udalguri in connection with the celebration of Independence Day. Spectacular cultural items were performed by students of various schools. In march past JNV, Udalguri and Udalguri college won first two places respectively.