The 103rd Anniversary of the Recruit Day Celebration of the 69th Garo Labour Corps Day memorial function which is being held every year since 1919 was observed today with solemnity by placing wreaths here at Lower Babupara, Cenotaph, Tura by the dignitaries present on the occasion. The function was organised by Tura Municipal Board, Tura following Covid protocols.
Chairman, Tura Municipal Board, J D Sangma, Chief Executive Officer, Tura Municipal Board, Rikse R Marak, Extra Assistant Commissioner, Dimseritha A Sangma, Deputy Superintendent of Police, K R Marak, Senior Citizens and staff of Tura Municipal Board were among others present at the function.
It may be mentioned that this day is specially remembered to mark the safe arrival of the members of the Corps and in fond memory of those who died and performed noble works as recruits of the 69th Garo Labour Corps in France during the First World War.
Therefore, as a mark of respect and remembrances of these recruits, the Garo Labour Corps Day was observed in a befitting manner with dignitaries laying floral wreaths on the Cenotaph at Babupara along with Salami and prayers in honour of the departed souls. The salutation was performed by District Police, Tura and 2nd MLP Battalion, Goeragre.