Mahila platoon during the Parade and other Regimental displays of the Nagaland Police reviewed by Deputy CM and Minister for Home and National Highways Y. Patton. (Photo Courtesy/ NAPTC)
Dimapur, November 17 (MExN): In the run up to the Statehood day celebrations on December 1, Deputy CM and Minister for Home and National Highways Y. Patton reviewed the Parade and other Regimental displays of the Nagaland Police in the presence of DGP Nagaland John Longkumer, IPS and other officers at the NAPTC Parade ground on November 17.
Dy CM received the general salute on arrival, and after the opening remarks by Commandant NAPTC, the program took off with a blindfolded weapon handling display involving disassembling and assembling the 7.62 SLR ,5.56 INSAS Rifle, AKM and the LMG. This was followed by drill display by the Mahila Drill platoon, and a March Past by 07 Platoons representing the Nagaland Police and the Nagaland Village Guards. The parade was commanded by Asst Commandant Lucy Yhome.
In a slight breakaway from tradition and for the very first time, the Hell March was included to add flavour to the Parade and was competently carried out by the 03 Platoons of the IRBns on parade.
The Parade also witnessed a Massed Band display comprising of Brass and Pipe bands from the Nagaland Police, Home Guards and the Nagaland Village Guards. The massed bands played a number of tunes including Coloney Bogey and Scotland the brave for the March Past; and the wooden heart, Scipio, Arunachal, the Drummers call , Kohima will shine tonight and others featured during the band display.
The Dy CM Y.Patton during his speech appreciated and congratulated the DGP and the team under him for taking the initiative and coordinating efforts to present an excellent parade and regimental display. He also congratulated and exhorted all those on and off the parade on the ethics and values of being in the uniform service; the responsibilities that is attached with it, and also advised them to abide by the core values of being in a disciplined organisation as Nagaland Police was Second to None as was evident from the laurels earned from both within and outside the state.
In appreciation, the Dy CM also donated a sum of Rs two lakh to all those on parade. The programme ended with closing remarks by the DGP Nagaland.