Statehood Day celebration to witness colourful extravaganza

Agartala, Nov 22, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

Tripura will celebrate the 50 years of the statehood day in January 2022 through various events across the state. A preparatory meeting was held at Agartala Secretariat conference hall on Monday to make a strategic plan for observing the day in a grand manner.

The meeting was presided over by the Chief Secretary Kumar Alok. He said that the 50th year of Tripura's accession to full statehood must be a day of glory for the state. Tripura has achieved remarkable success in various fields since its inception. The state needs to take steps to make these achievements more accessible to the people, he said.

The Chief Secretary emphasized on organizing large scale workshops on the significant public welfare programs of various departments to mark the statehood day of Tripura.

The celebration of the statehood day will begin in the first week of January next and shall continue till January 21. From the inaugural ceremony of the statehood day celebration till January 18, a series of programmes will be held.

ICA secretary Prashant Kumar Goel who attended the preparatory meeting had said that various events would be organized in Agartala from January 19  to January 21 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tripura’s statehood day which includes food festivals, cultural evenings, exhibitions of local handicraft and handicraft products, live painting, sit-and-debate competitions, bicycle marathons, etc.

He said the main state level will be held on January 21 at Rabindra Bhawan, where Citizen and Statehood Day Awards will be presented. Booklets, postage stamps and documentaries on the success of the state will also be presented in the programme.

A state level committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Sriram Taranikanti to make the celebration a grand success.

Secretary of the Tourism Department Kiran Gitte, Secretary of the Cooperatives Department Abhishek Chandra, Secretary of the Fisheries Department Deepa.D. Nair, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Apurba Roy and other officials of the Information and Culture Department among others remained present in the preparatory meeting on Monday.