As chief guest, Governor Ganeshi Lal unfurled the National Flag at the state-level Republic Day celebrations at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here and took salute during the parade on Wednesday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended the event as guest of honour.
In view of the Covid-19 situation, only 10 contingents took part in the parade, in which the BSF became a part for the very first time. The parade was commanded by IPS officer Rohit Verma.
As many as 25 platoons of police force and 70 officers were deployed to maintain law and order.