Bhubaneswar: Odisha is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today with a shortened schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal hoisted the national flag at the state-level Republic Day celebrations at Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar and took salute of the parade while Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik graced the occasion as the guest of honour.
As many as 14 contingents of CRPF, RPF, ODRAF, OISF, Odisha Fire Service, SOG etc took part in the parade. Students and NCC cadets were not allowed to participate in the parade this year.
Limited number of guests, including some Covid warriors, were invited to the event.