• Mon. Jun 17th, 2024


The vibrant North Eastern States of the country have made noteworthy and significant contributions towards overall nation building as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations, Indian Army, under the aegis of HQ Eastern Command is organised a two day Mega Event on the theme of ‘Celebrating Contribution of India’s North East Region (NER) in Nation Building’ on 20 & 21 Nov 2022 at Guwahati with an aim of highlighting contribution of NER towards nation building, felicitate Veer Naris and showcase North East culture.

During his welcome address Lt Gen RP Kalita, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding in Chief Eastern Command, said that the event will be an apt opportunity to spread awareness about role of unsung heroes of NER in India’s independence struggle, contribution of the Indian Armed Forces and other important organs of the Government like North Eastern Council (NEC), Assam Rifles and Northeastern Frontier Railways (NFR) towards overall development of NER, promote integration of NER as also further cement Civil- Military relations. It is the first time that such a unique event has been conceived and the mega event is being supported by the State Governments of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim & Nagaland as also North Eastern Zone Cultural Council (NEZCC), ONGC and IOC.


Gracing the occasion with their presence were the CM of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma &  CM of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu respectively. During their address to the people they congratulated the Indian Army for bringing to the people of North East a grand event that highlighted the important role played by the people of North East in the progress of our great Nation.

The keynote address for the event was delivered by virtual media by the Defence Mnister Shri Rajnath Singh, wherein he highlighted the stellar role played by the people of the North Eastern region in Nation Building over the years and emphasised on how the transformational development was taking place in the North Eastern States which will propel the entire nation towards progress.

The grand finale of the event was organised at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati on 21 Nov 2022. People from all states of North East came to witness the event in large numbers. The events for the day included a weapon and equipment display and adventure activities display by Armed Forces, fusion band concert, medley of cultural performances from NER, special performance by musical sensations such as Zubeen Garg, Priyanka Bharali & Tetseo Sisters, an extravagant musical theatrical followed by the first ever Drone Show at Guwahati.

The mega event was a fitting tribute to the indomitable spirit of the people of North East and symbolised a perfect synergy amongst all stakeholders in North East Region.

SOURCE: Indian Army
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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