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R-Day celebrations peaceful

Bokakhat MLA Arun Phukan hosting national flag at Bokakhat.

Braving ULFA-NDFB-KLO boycott calls, reports of Republic Day celebrations are pouring in from across the state.

In Sivasagar, parliamentary secretary Sarat Saikia unfurled the national flag at the Boarding Field in the district headquarters in the morning.

Industry minister Pradyut Bordoloi took salute of the army and para military forces after unfurling the tricolor.

Similarly, forest minister Rockybul Hussain hoisted the flag in Nagaon, cultural affairs minister Pranati Phukan in Goalpara, social welfare minister Akon Bora in Nalbari, parliamentary secretary Rekibuddin Ahmed in Dhubri hoisted the flag peacefully.

Parliamentary secretary Rajib Luchan Pegu hoisted that flag in Jorhat while PWD minister Ajanta Neog hoisted the flag in Golaghat and took salute of the army and para military forces.

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary hoisted the flag in Kokrajhar despite bandh call by the NDFB-S militants. In his speech, he  urged the militants to shun the path of violence.    

Public health engineering minister Gautom Roy unfurled the national flag in Silchar defying general strike called by 11 insurgent outfits operating in the north eastern region.   

Photo: Bokakhat MLA Arun Phukan hosting national flag at Bokakhat. by Koushik Hazarika

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