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MON, Aug 15: Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Chotisuh Sazo was the Chief Guest of the 69th Independence Day 2015 celebration at Local Ground Mon on 15th August.
The parade commander was led by Asst. Comdt. Manom Wallim, 6th NAP. The contingents of the March Past included DEF, 6th NAP, Village Guards, NCC, Ex- Servicemen, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Govt. Higher Secondary School Boys and Girls, Govt. High School ‘C’ (Girls), Govt. Higher Secondary School ‘D’, Ahngjong Mission High School, Green Valley School, Edith Douglas School, Eastern High School, St. Joseph School, Don Bosco School and 6th NAP Pipe Band.
Special numbers were presented by Konjong Higher Secondary School and Ahngjong Mission High School. Cultural items were presented by Chenmoho Women Cultural Society and Pangpon Cultural Society (Male) Mon Town.
The Chief Guest took salute from the parade contingents and inspected the parade. He also delivered the Independence Day Speech. Government officials and public along with Nagaland Police and army personnel attended the programme.
The Chief Guestalso inaugurated the exhibition stalls put up by SHGs at Indoor Staduim, Local Ground Mon under Nagaland State Level Livelihood Mission (NSLM) RD Block of Mon after the main programme. Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) and SHG from NSLM participating in the exhibition included Yajem of Leangha Village; Teijem of Mon village; Minmei and Monlam of Totok Chingnyu village; Tanchong of Pongchong village; Mercy of Leangnyu; Chinshat and Mongjjum of Chi village and Metong from Leagnyu. Agro based items, indigenous crafts along with local bread were sold in the exhibition.
Deputy Commissioner, Mon, W. Honje Konyak was the Chief Guest of the evening programme where an exhibition football exhibition match was played between DC XI and Mon District Veterans. The result of the march pass for unarmed contingents were NCC, Don Bosco and Ahngjong Mission High School who were placed first, second and third respectively. Armed contingents winners were were 6th NAP and 6th NAP Pipe Band.
The prize was given away by the Chief Guest which was followed by display of band and beating of retreat by 6th NAP Pipe Band.