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70th Republic Day Celebrated With Patriotic Fervor Across Odisha


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26 January 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


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Rayagada/Dhenkanal/Jharsuguda: The 70th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and patriotic fervor amidst tight security on Saturday. While Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal unfurled the Tricolour at the Mahatma Gandhi Road here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the national flag at the historic Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Celebrations were also seen across all districts.

Tight security arrangements had been made in Maoist-affected districts like Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput and Kandhamal. The police heightened security in several districts after the Maoist called to observe Republic Day as Black Day. They put out posters asking people to boycott celebrations. Thus, combing operations were heightened and CRPF and DVF personnel were deployed in huge numbers.

In Malkangiri, Odisha Labour Minister Sushant Singh hoisted the flag while in Kalahandi Minister Pratap Jena took the charge. In Dhenkanal, Minister Maheswar Mohanty unfurled the Tricolor and in Rayagada, Minister Ashok Panda did the honors. Several school students, scouts and guides, NCC cadets and led a colorful parade. In each of the districts, the Republic Day celebrations took place in the presence of the district collector and Superintendant of Police.

Citizens too woke up early in the morning and thronged the nearby grounds to witness patriotism in full force. Schools, offices and shops too celebrated Republic Day with elaborate arrangements. It is notable to mention here that this day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.

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R-Day In Malkangiri

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R-Day In Jharsuguda

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R-Day In Dhenkanal