Odisha celebrates Republic Day, Governor unfurls flag in Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar, January 26: Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal on Tuesday unfurled the National Flag in the State-level Republic Day celebrations at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here and took salute of the ceremonial march past.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik graced the occasion as guest of honour.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Republic Day celebrations was a low-key affair as the Government had discouraged large gatherings and the participation of the general public or school students in the event.

A woman IPS officer of 2018 batch and Kesinga Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) S Susree led the parade.

At least 14 contingents of CRPF, RPF, ODRAF, OISF, Odisha Fire Service, SOG, and others participated in the celebrations.

Security was tightened in the Capital city for the Republic Day celebrations. About 25 platoons of police force were deployed in the city to maintain law and order.


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