Bhubaneswar: After two years of Covid restrictions, Republic Day celebrations took place without any curbs across Odisha on Thursday.
State Governor Ganeshi Lal unfurled the Tricolor at the state-level celebration here at Mahatma Gandhi Marg.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also graced the occasion.
“Freedom in Mind, Faith in Words, Pride in our Heart, Memories in our Soul, Let’s salute the nation on #RepublicDay,” the Governor said in a tweet.
Wishing the people on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “On this auspicious day, let’s remember the selfless sacrifices of freedom fighters for the nation and pledge to follow the ideals enshrined in the Constitution in letter and spirit.”
A large number of people gathered at both sides of the Mahatma Gandhi Marg to witness the state-level parade.