Guwahati, August 9: Following the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for the first time ever in India, a platoon of Assam police would participate in Meghalaya’s Independence Day parade.
On August 15, the security personnel of each state in the country will attend the main Independence Day function in the neighbouring state to strengthen the cooperation among the armed forces. The decision was taken by Modi during the annual conference of Director General of Police (DGPs) and Inspector General of Police (IGPs) of states held in Tekanpur in Madhya Pradesh in January.
Based on the advisory, a contingent of 45 troopers of Tripura State Rifles would attend the main function of the Independence Day of Mizoram and a similar number of Mizoram Armed Police would participate in Tripura.
On the other hand, the security personnel of Meghalaya will join Assam’s function next week.
The Independence Day is a national holiday. The holiday is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades, and colourful cultural events.