The Municipal Board, Hailakandi marked the beginning of the celebration by garlanding the statue of Netaji.
The 123rd birth anniversary of Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was observed across Hailakandi district of Assam on Wednesday.
The Municipal Board, Hailakandi marked the beginning of the celebration by garlanding the statue of Netaji. People from all walks of life visited Bata Point since early morning to pay their homage.
Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan also observed the day in a befitting manner at Loyal Academy in Hailakandi town. In his welcome address, District Youth Coordinator, Shekhar Ranjan Deb recalled the contributions of Netaji in the freedom struggle and stressed the need to inculcate the ideals of the great leader to strengthen the country’s national integrity.
Describing Netaji as the son of the soil, Deb said Netaji’s strong morale, distinct ideology and spirit of sacrifice for the country will continue to inspire generations to come. Some of the speakers recalled the tribulations and thoughts of Netaji who wanted the country to become free from colonialism.
A voluntary blood donation camp was also organised at Club Sunlight in which president and secretary, Barak Valley Voluntary Blood Donors’ Forum, Dr. Paritosh Chandra Dutta and Secretary, Nazrul Yuva Parishad, Sudarshan Bhattacharjee and other dignitaries were present.
A function was also observed at Lala town where Chairman, Municipal Board, Lala, Pulok Nath and other dignitaries paid glowing tribute to his memory by garlanding the statue of Netaji. Students of SRSM Adarsha Vidyapith brought out a rally through the main thoroughfares of the town and paid floral tributes at Netaji’s statue.
Lala Athletic Club organised a marathon race from Lala to Sahabad in which 33 participants took part in it. A painting competition was also held among the school students on the occasion.