Bhubaneswar: The State-level 71st Republic Day is being celebrated at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here amidst patriotic fervour.
Breaking stereotype, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik joined Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal in today’s parade program. While the honourable Governor hoisted the flag and took the salute, CM Naveen was present as the Guest of Honour.
48 troupes took part during Republic Day celebrations here. 12 colourful tableaux with 5 cultural teams displaying the state’s rich culture and progress made in different sectors were taken out. A daredevil act and a special performance by kids on roller skates adorned the celebrations.
Security has been beefed up in both of the Twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack for smooth conduct of the Republic day celebrations.