22 - 10 - 2020

All districts in Tripura joins the 74th Independence Day celebration

Agartala, August 15, 2020: Tripura joined the rest of the nation on 15th August,2020 celebrate India’s 74th Independence Day. Amidst the shadow of Covid – 19 pandemic and the safety SOPs in place, Independence Day was celebrated across Tripura in all districts and its sub division. The central programme of the state was held at Assam Rifles ground in Agartala, where Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb hoisted the national flag and inspected the parade by police and other security forces.

In the main programme at Assam Rifle ground, a guard of honour by different security forces were presented to Chief Minister, but there are no march-past of the security forces and there were no cultural programme and events by school children.

After the speech of Chief Minister, a simple prize giving ceremony for security personnel for their meritorious services was also held. Later, in the programme, the ICA department showcased a small scale documentary and audio-visual programme on "Atmanirbhar Tripura" and "journey towards HIRA to HIRA plus", which has showcased the development of the state during past 28 months.  

Due to pandemic for Covid-19, there were no programme and events on the eve of I-Day celebration and government had conducted massive cleanliness drives in different parts of Agartala by Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Friday including in all government offices and educational institutions.

On the Independence day morning, the day started by hoisting of national flag in all houses and buildings, business establishments and educational institutions after sunrise. Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath unfurled the national flag in the civil secretariat complex at 7-00 AM and hoisting of national flags in all government offices. At 8.01 AM minister Nath has also garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Circuit House and has also offered floral tribute at the at the Martyrs enclave in Gandhighat area of Agartala. Minister Nath has also paid homage to the martyr’s memorial at Post Office Choumohani in presence of administrative officials.

All the political parties including ruling BJP and opposition CPI (M) has also observed the day with befitting manner in their respective party offices by hoisting the national flag. After hoisting the national flag at CPI (M)( headquarters in Agartala, party’s state secretary Goutam Das said that on the Independence day everyone take  the oath to protect the constitution and to strengthen the independence of the country. While, in bizarre incident, when former MP Sankar Prasad Datta tried to host the tricolor in Abhoynagar area of the city, police tried to obstruct the flag hoisting programme, but defying police obstruction, CPI (M) leaders and workers hoisted the national flag.

Apart from these, opposition Congress also observed the day with patriotic farvour and all ministers of the state has also observed the day in their respective constituencies.