Bhubaneswar, Jan. 26 -- Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal unfurled the National flag at a state level function organised at the Mahatma Gandhi Road in the heart of the capital city to celebrate the 72nd Republic Day today.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was present at the function.

Due to Covid Pandemic this time the Republic Day celebration was observed in a low key. Students of schools and colleges and voluntary organisations were not allowed to participate in the parade.

There was no tableau and no cultural programmes was presented during the parade.

The parade area was sealed and no public was allowed to watch the parade at the venue today. As many as 25 platoons of Police were deployed for the smooth celebration of t...