The 64th Republic Day celebrations were by and large peaceful, despite a boycott and general strike called by underground organisations. No casualty was reported despite sporadic incidents during official functions.
Governor Gurubachan Jagat hoisted the national flag at the historic Kangla in Imphal. Over 100 contingents of students, cultural organisations, police and security forces took part.
On the occasion, 36 police and paramilitary personnel were given medals for meritorious services.
Public attendance was low since the insurgents had penetrated even the First Battalion of Manipur Rifles ground from where all contingents marched past and later Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and his senior colleagues would attend the function.
Home Minister G. Gaikhangam said an insider’s hand was suspected in the bomb explosion in the camp on Friday. He has sought a report from the Director General of Police Yumnam Joykumar.
Director of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, S. Sekharjit took salute from the contingents of medical, dental and nursing students.
Public attendance low at celebration in Imphal 36 police and paramilitary personnel honoured for their service
Public attendance low at celebration in Imphal
36 police and paramilitary personnel honoured for their service