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Odisha: Know The VIPs Who Will Unfurl Tricolour On I-Day

Bhubaneswar: Amid COVID-19 pandemic scare, this year the Independence Day will be celebrated in a restricted manner all across the State. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will hoist National Flag and take the salute in Bhubaneswar.

Below is a list of the VIPs who will hoist the tricolour in different districts of Odisha on August 15:

Puri: Niranjan Pujari
Cuttack: Bikram Keshari Arukha
Kandhamal: Ranendra Pratap Swain
Ganjam: Padmanabha Behera
Malkangiri: Pratap Jena
Keonjhar: Arun Sahu
Nayagarh: Sudam Marndi
Balasore: Susant Singh
Sundergarh: Tukuni Sahu
Gajapati: Jagannath Saraka
Khurda: Dibya Shankar Mishra
Angul: Ashok Panda
Jajpur: Samir Das
Mayurbhanj: Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi
Rayagada: Premananda Nayak
Nawrangpur: Raghunandan Das
Kalahandi: Padmini Dian
Koraput: Tusharkanti Behera

In Berhampur and Rourkela, the Revenue Divisional Comissioners of Southern and Northern Divisons respectively, will hoist the National Flag.

Similarly, in BHadrak, Bargarh, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kendrapada, Nuapada, Subarnapur, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Sambalpur and Bolangir, the Collectors of these districts will hoist the tricolour on Independence Day.

The Home Department stated that in case any dignitary does not reach the spot/district in time, due to unavoidable circumstances, the Collector or Additional District Magistrate shall perform the ceremonial flag hoisting and take salute on the occasion of Independence Day, 2020.

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