District sees colourful celebration of 64th Republic Day

The 64th Republic Day was celebrated in the district on Saturday. Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan hoisted the tricolour and inspected the ceremonial parade held at Vikram Maidan, West Hill near here, on Saturday.

Delivering the message of the day, the Home Minister said the national feeling of India was its valuable asset and it should not be tampered with under any circumstances. People should not fall victims of external forces to hamper the peaceful co-existence and harmony of the country, he said.

The Minister said the country had progressed a lot from its past phase as a hunger state. “Today, India is a country that stands out from other world nations in development,” he said.

Mr. Radhakrishnan said it was time to lay more focus on completing the long-term projects already undertaken by the government. “The cooperation of people was vital for the time-bound completion of all those works,” he added.

Mr. Radhakrishnan said the State government was making all attempts to lead the administrative machinery without any bias or fear Mayor A.K. Premajam; Purushan Kadalundi, MLA; district panchayat president K. Jameela; District Collector K.V. Mohan Kumar; and City Police Commissioner G. Sparjan Kumar were present at Vikram Maidan.

Platoons of City Armed Reserve, Rural Armed Reserve, city traffic police, city police, Junior NCC Boys, Junior NCC Girls, Scouts and Guides, and Student Police Cadets took part in the parade. Cultural programmes echoing the message of the day were also staged by educational institutions.