bhubaneswar:26/1/22:Odisha on Wednesday joined Governor Ganeshi Lal in celebrating the nation’s 73rd Republic Day with patriotic fervour, gaiety and enthusiasm amid Covid-19 restrictions.
Governor Lal unfurled the Tricolour and took salute of the State-level Republic Day parade celebrations at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik graced the occasion as the guest of honour.
2019 batch IPS Rohit Verma, ASP-under-training, Angul led the march from the front followed by the Second in Command, Ashok Biswal OAPS, Assistant Commander, SOG, Chandaka.
As many as 10 contingents in total took part in the parade. A platoon of BSF Jatni Khurda commanded by Sub Inspector Sundar Lal Pokar, CRPF, Bhubaneswar- platoon commander Inspector Satyabrata Mahali, Odisha State Police Brass Band 1st platoon- platoon commander Sub Inspector Antaryami Dehury, OSAP 7th Battalion- platoon commander, Jayant Kumar Mohapatra, SOG, Chandaka- platoon commander Sub-inspector Rabindra Prasad Padhi, Odisha Fire Services Band- platoon commander Samson Pradhan, ODRAF- platoon commander, Sub-inspector Rahman Khan and another platoon of Odisha State Police Brass Band participated in the parade.