27 Jan , Diphu: The 62nd Republic Day was celebrated here under the aegis of the district administration with a day-long programme, an official release said.
Khor Sing Engti, Minister HAD, Vety. etc, unfurled the Tricolour amidst a huge gathering in spite of the bandh call by some organisations.
The minister mentioned development schemes for hill areas including the proposed establishment of a medical college, nurse training centre at Diphu and engineering college. He appealed to all for maintaining peace so that the State would prosper in the coming days.
The day-long celebrations started with the transmission of patriotic songs by DIPRO in the morning and ended with the beating retreat in the evening.