South West Garo Hills District

Government of Meghalaya

Independence Day celebration 2018 at South West Garo Hills, Ampati

15th August 2018

Ampati, August 15, 2018: Together with the rest of the country, the 72nd Independence Day was celebrated in the district headquarter and three C&RD blocks of South West Garo Hills in a befitting manner on Wednesday. At the ceremonial function held at Ampati Students’ Field, Home Minister James K. Sangma unfurled the National Flag and took the Rashtriya Salute before the 29 parade contingents comprising of Meghalaya Police and Scouts and Guides from various schools of the district. Highlights of the day’s celebration included colourful cultural show, sports and games for children, distribution of food packets to patients of Ampati Civil Hospital, exhibition football match between Ampati veterans and DC XI and final match of Monsoon Cup, 2018 played by Brinbawe FC vs Chelipara FC. As part of the celebration, three SSLC toppers from the district were felicitated and three Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) were also given Certificates of Excellence for best performing CSCs at the district level.