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Bicycle rally, other programmes mark I-Day in Mangaluru

(Top) Pratap Singh Shami, Divisional Railway Manager of Palakkad, inspecting a guard of honour at the Independence Day celebrations on Thursday; and (above) members of Mangalore Bicycle Club taking out a ride in Mangaluru.

(Top) Pratap Singh Shami, Divisional Railway Manager of Palakkad, inspecting a guard of honour at the Independence Day celebrations on Thursday; and (above) members of Mangalore Bicycle Club taking out a ride in Mangaluru.   | Photo Credit: Supplied

Various organisations celebrate the day in their own way

Various organisations and associations ushered in the spirit of the Independence Day by celebrating unmindful of heavy rain in Mangaluru on Thursday.

Mangalore Bicycle Club (MBC) organised a special ride to mark the day. It commenced from Lalbagh after being flagged off by Col. (retd) Sharath Bhandary in the presence of club president Dijaraj Nair and others. A delighted Col. Bhandary complimented the club members for their presence in large numbers despite heavy rain early in the morning and stressed the importance of every citizen contributing to the nation’s growth.

At Palakkad, Divisional Railway Manager Pratap Singh Shami hoisted the tricolour in the presence of senior officials and students from Railway Mixed Higher Secondary School. The ceremonial parade was conducted by Railway Protection Force personnel, Scouts and Guides, and students. This was followed by a host of cultural programmes.

Konkan Railway Corporation CMD Sanjay Gupta hoisted the national flag at the corporation headquarters in Navi Mumbai in the presence of officers and staff. He urged the staff to work hard to contribute towards national growth. All of them resolved to strive to achieve excellence in all spheres of service.

Unfurling the flag at the Corporation Bank headquarters in Mangaluru, the bank’s MD and CEO P.V. Bharathi said it was an occasion for everyone to re-dedicate themselves towards national development. She also conveyed her Raksha Bandhan wishes.

Port employees and students from Kendriya Vidyalaya 1, DKZP Primary School and NMPT English Medium School joined to celebrate Independence Day at the New Mangalore Port Trust. Unfurling the tricolour, chairman A.V. Ramana listed out the achievements and contributions of the port towards nation building and promised that it would continue to strive for excellence.

At Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., M. Venkatesh, MD, hoisted the national flag and asserted the refinery’s commitment towards contributing to the nation’s development.

Principal District and Sessions Judge K. Satyanarayanachar unfurled the tricolour at the district court complex and received the guard of honour. Bar Association president N. Narasimha Hegde, judicial officers and others were present.

Fruit vendor Harekala Hajabba, who built a school building using his savings at his village Harekala, off Mangaluru, hoisted the tricolour at University College, Hampanakatte, in the presence of principal M.A. Uday Kumar and others.

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