Along with the rest of the country, Meghalaya celebrated the 74th Republic Day yesterday.
In the state capital, Shillong, Meghalaya Governor, Brig. (Rerd.) B D Mishra unfurled the National Flag and took the salute of the marching contingents comprising of the CRPF, East Khasi Hills DEF, 1st MLP Battalion, SF10, Indian Reserve Battalion from Arunachal Pradesh, NCC Boys and Girls, Indian Red Cross Society, Unitarian Higher Secondary School-Puriang, JNV-Mawphlang and Brass Band of Border Wing Home Guards at Polo Grounds.
During the celebration, announcement was made for the President’s Home Guards & Civil Defence Medal For Meritorious Service to Homesingh Khongjoh, Havildar (HG); Bipul Khongwir, Havildar (HG); Ambrush A. Sangma, Havildar (HG) and Pynkhambor Harris Khongsngi, Senior Staff Officer (CD).
Announcements was also made for the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service to Prodenson Sangma, Havildar, 1st MLP Bn, Mawiong and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to Upendra Mothey, ABSI, 2nd MLP Bn, Goeragre; Kolan Swer, Havildar and Ram Bahadur Sonar, ABC/32, Tura.
Chief Minister’s Police Medal-2022 to Director General of Police, Dr. L R Bishnoi, Vivek Syiem, IPS, Queenie A B Fancon, Assistant Commandant SF10; Ravi K Sangma, MPS, North Garo Hills; Marbin B Marak, MPS, 5th MLP Bn, Samanda, East Garo Hills; Wisonroy Nongtdu, UBI, East Jaintia Hills; Simseng A Sangma, UBI, In-Charge Special Operation Team/Anti Narcotic Task Force, East Khasi Hills; Johnny Foster Thangkhiew, UBI, SB (HQ); Samuel Wanniang Sainsyiem, UBSI, SB (HQ); Ibashisha Kharpran, WPSI West Jaintia Hills; Nabin Chandra Barman, SBC, Special Branch; Rephika Mawlong, AB/WPC, Office of Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills; Wanjop Pakyntein, C.OPR, MPRO HQ, Shillong; Ibanri Syngkli, WP.BNC, 6th MLP Bn, Umran and Siddarth Thapa, BNC, 1st MLP Bn.
The Governor handed over the U Tirot Sing Award 2023 for Arts and Culture to Sweetymon Rynjah, Pa Togan N Sangma Award 2023 for Social Service to Dr Jennifer V Basaiawmoit and U Kiang Nangbah Award 2023 for Sports to Klingson D Marak.
Other highlights of the celebration include cultural programme and tableau presentation by the AH & Veterinary Department, DCIC-East Khasi Hills, Dairy Development, MSSDS, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Social Welfare Department, Meghalayan Age Limited, Horticulture Department, Fisheries Department, Soil & Water Conservation Department, Forest & Environment Department and District Basin Development Unit-East Khasi Hills. The best tableau was awarded to the Horticulture Department (1st place), AH & Veterinary Department (2nd place) and DCIC-East Khasi Hills (3rd place).
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