The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra and Mrs Neelam Misra hosted the ‘At Home’ function on the occasion of 70th Republic Day, at Raj Bhavan on 26th January 2019.
Chief Minister Pema Khnadu and his Cabinet, Speaker of State Legislative Assembly Er. T. N. Thongdok, members of State Legislative Assembly, senior bureaucrats, senior citizens, ex-servicemen, sport personalities and achievers, including special invitees were present on the occasion.
Amidst the sublime atmosphere of patriotism and the extensive display of the national tricolour, the Governor interacted with the distinguished guests and invitees and exchanged warm greetings on the special occasion.
The highlight of the ceremony was the colourful martial art presentation by the troops from various regiments of the Indian Army and students from Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh and North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli presented cultural programme for the viewers on the occasion.
The 2 Arunachal Scouts Battalion presented the super agile Nocte Wancho War Dance, while The Madras Regiment soldiers demonstrated the famous combat art Kalaripattu. Scintillating Bhangra was presented by The Sikh Light Infantry troops and The Maratha Light Infantry displayed the traditional Legium.
Students of RGU presented a folk art, while NIT gave patriotic performance. Demonstrating the cultural richness of North Eastern Region, the students from NERIST presented Cheraw dance, the traditionally ritual dance of Mizoram.
The programme was followed by High Tea on the occasion. The ‘At Home’ programme concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem by Arunachal Pradesh Police Band led by Assistant Sub Inspector Hema Bhuyan.