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KOHIMA, Oct 31: A combined programme of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day), Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas and Vigilance Awareness was held on 31st October 2016 at the conference hall, Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Kohima under the chairmanship of the State Chief Secretary, R.B. Thong IAS.
On the occasion, the Home Commissioner Abhijit Sinha IAS gave a short speech on the significance of the day. Regarding the National Unity Day he said that the nation on his day remember Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a prominent leader and a freedom fighter of the country. He has contributed for the national integrity and unity in bringing together the three (3) princely states in India and therefore regarded as the father of united India, he added.
On Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas, Sinha said that it is also the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India who was also remembered on the significant day for her great contributions towards the country. He also said contributions, especially about diminishing the difference among the people of the country and towards the peaceful coexisting and unity, is remembered on this day. With regard to vigilance Sinha said that democracy had to sustain to bring about development and a corruption free in the country and also said that government has an important role to play in this regard.
Chief Secretary R.B. Thong, IAS led in administering of the 3 (three) different pledges respectively which was followed by singing of the National Anthem. The programme was attended by the officers and staff of various departments in the Secretariat.