24 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Breaking away from traditions, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will join Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal in the Republic Day celebrations here as Guest of Honour. While honourable Governor will hoist the flag, CM Naveen will be the Guest of Honour.
The norm was it that Governor hoists the tricolour and take salute in the State-level Republic Day celebrations, CM Naveen attends the R-Day celebrations of Cuttack. However this year he is scheduled to join at the State capital, said an official communiqué from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
The official communiqué also mentioned the list of dignitaries attending district-level Republic Day celebrations.
In absence of CM, Finance and Excise Minister Niranjan Pujari will hoist the flag and take salute at Cuttack’s R-Day celebrations. Here is the entire list of dignitaries attending the celebrations across districts:
The communiqué also said that in case any dignitary fails to attend, the concerned Collector/ADM of the district shall perform the ceremonial flag hoisting and take salute on the occasion of Republic Day.