Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of 72nd Republic day today, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik pledged to ” uphold the ideals enshrined in our Constitution”.
The Odisha CM took to his Twitter handle and reaffirmed to “work for a strong Odisha.”
୭୨ତମ ସାଧାରଣତନ୍ତ୍ର ଦିବସ ଅବସରରେ ସଭିଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ଆନ୍ତରିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଓ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ। ଏକ ସଶକ୍ତ ଓ ସମୃଦ୍ଧ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଗଠନ ପାଇଁ ଆସନ୍ତୁ ସମସ୍ତେ ସଂକଳ୍ପ ନେବା।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) January 26, 2021
Keeping in mind the Covid-19 situation, the Republic Day celebrations will be a low-key affair in the state as the state government has discouraged large gatherings and the participation of general public or school students in events.
Republic Day has been celebrated every year in India on January 26, since 1950 to honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect.