Pukhayi Sumi, Advisor, F & CS, LM & CP, Nagaland, inspecting the parade contingent during the 74th Republic Day celebration on January 26, 2023, at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung. 

The 74th Republic Day was celebrated at Imkongmeren Sports Complex in Mokokchung today, January 26, 2023. Advisors F and CS, LM and CP, and Nagaland’s Pukhayi Sumi unfurled the national flag and delivered the Republic Day speech. Altogether, 9 parade contingents (DEF Mkg, 2nd NAP, 13 NAP (IR), NHG, Pensioner (Defense Personnel), NCC MGHSS, NCC QMHSS, Bharat Scout and Guide, and Band Platoon, 2nd NAP Alichen) took part in the March past, with Mayangniken Asst. Comdt., 2nd NAP, as the Parade Commander and ABI Imlionen, 2nd NAP, as the 2nd in Command.

An entertainment extravaganza on the occasion of the celebration includes the presentation of cultural dances by Cultural Club Khensa Village and Naga Wadir Club Ungma, as well as an exhibition of tugs of war between Watsu Mungdang and Govt. Lady Officers; uniform personnel and non-uniform personnel. Later, the advisor, Pukhayi Sumi, inaugurated the exhibition stalls being set up by different departments.