Odisha celebrates Republic Day with patriotic fervour

Bhubaneswar: The 71th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm on Sunday.

Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal hoisted national flag at the state-level Republic Day celebrations at Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar and took salute of the parade. 

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik graced the occasion as the guest of honour.

For the first time, the Chief Minister did not unfurl the National Flag and take salute during Republic Day celebrations in Cuttack.

About 48 contingents took part in the parade at Mahatma Gandhi Mari here.