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People urged to work for development of State

Staff Reporter

Cooperation to achieve President's 10-point agenda sought



A DAY TO REMEMBER: Schoolchildren waving flags at the Independence Day function in Kozhikode on Monday. — Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

KANNUR: Public Works Minister M.K. Muneer urged the people to rededicate themselves to the development of the country and the State.

Addressing the Independence Day parade at Kannur on Monday, the Minister said it was time for the people and the political leadership to introspect on what the country had achieved and what remained to be achieved since the Independence.

Contingents of police and cadets of National Cadet Corps, Scouts and Guides and Junior Red Cross participated in the parade. The Minister gave away medals to best personnel and cadets and top-scorers in examinations.

The Minister sought the co-operation of the people in the Government's efforts to achieve the 10-point agenda set for the State by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Our Staff Reporter writes from Palakkad:

Education Minister E.T. Mohammed Basheer took the salute at the Independence Day celebrations at the historic Fort Maidan here on Monday. Fifteen platoons of Armed Reserve Police, Kerala Armed Police, NCC, Scouts and Guides took part in the parade.

Those who attended the function included N.N. Krishnadas, MP, district panchayat president K.V. Ramakrishnan, municipal chairperson E. Rajamma, District Collector K. Ajayakumar, District Police Superintendent M.N. Jayaprakash.

Our Staff Reporter adds from Malappuram:

Various programmes were held in the district on Monday on the occasion of Independence Day. The official parade was held at the MSP Grounds here in the morning. Minister for Welfare of Scheduled and Backward Communities A.P. Anil Kumar took the salute.

Apart from the local police, personnel of Malabar Special Police (MSP), Rapid Action Force, Armed Reserve Police, National Cadet Corps, Scouts and Girl Guides took part in the parade. Collector M. Sivasankar, District Police Superintendent K.J. James, and MSP Commandant Ashok Yadav took part in the function.

In Tirur town, 50,000 persons took part in the `freedom parade' taken out by the National Development Front (NDF).

The activists of the All India Youth Federation (AIYF) took out a `Desabhimana' rally at Malappuram. Benoy Viswom, CPI deputy leader in the Assembly, inaugurated a public meeting at Kottappadi.

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