Bhubaneswar: The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with much gaiety and patriotic fervour across Odisha today.
While Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal unfurled the Tricolour and took the salute of the State-level Republic Day parade held at Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik graced the celebrations as the chief guest.
Addressing the people on the occasion, Patnaik said, “Odisha has made tremendous progress on several fronts. All this has been possible due to cooperation from students, youths, women, farmers, labourers and others.”
Elaborate security arrangements were made for the Republic Day celebrations by Odisha Police today. Nearly 47 contingents, 12 Tableaus and other cultural programmes were organised during the State-level parade held in Bhubaneswar.