74th Independence Day of the Nation was celebrated at NESAC on 15th August 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, gathering of NESAC Staff was restricted and only senior NESAC Scientists were present during the program. Director NESAC hoisted the National Flag at 09:00 am amidst singing of National Anthem. He gave a brief speech on the prevailing challenging situation and summed up the activities and achievements of NESAC in the present year. The CISF Unit, NESAC gave a Guard of Honor to Director NESAC as per norms. Newly built Squash Court at NESAC Residential Campus was inaugurated by Director NESAC as a part of the Independence Day celebration. Deputy Commissioner of, Ri Bhoi district Smt. R. M. Kurbah, IAS, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour and inaugurated the newly commissioned 100 feet high Flagpost at NESAC and inaugurated the augmented NER-DRR facility at the Centre. Various NESAC Dashboard Services were demonstrated to her by NESAC Scientists at the NER-DRR room. She appreciated the efforts of NESAC in spearheading the advanced scientific research and support rendered in development planning in the region. The program was live-streamed to NESAC Staff who could not physically present in the office due to restrictions.