Republic Day will be celebrated in a dignified manner on January 26 in all the districts including the capital Bhopal. This year the state government has outlined the programmes in view of the novel corona virus (Covid-19) infection. In this regard, instructions have been issued by the General Administration Department to all the Head of Departments, Divisional Commissioners, Collectors and Chief Executive Officers of Zila Panchayats.
On Republic Day, the national flag will be hoisted at all the important government buildings and historical places of the state. The Republic Day celebrations will be organised in the capital at Lal Parade Ground, Bhopal. The programme will start at 9 am, in which the chief guest will take the salute of the parade and address the public meeting. The parade will be conducted like last year in which contingents of Police, Home Guards, Special Armed Forces, Jail Warden, CISF, RAF and senior NCC students will take part. NSS, Scout-Guide and Shaurya Dal will not participate in the parade. After the parade, there will be a horse riding demonstration. After that the tableaux will be taken out.
On Republic Day, the flag hoisting and reading of the message of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be done by the chief guest in the district headquarters as per last year. The parade will be organised only at the district headquarters. Flag hoisting, national anthem will be organised by the head of the office in educational institutions, in which children from class 1st to 10th will not participate.
In District Panchayat, Janpad Panchayat and Gram Panchayat offices, the national flag will be hoisted by the head of the administrative committee and the national anthem will be recited. In such District Panchayat, Janpad Panchayat and Gram Panchayat where the head of the administrative committee is not available, the flag will be hoisted by the head of the office.
The National Flag will be hoisted by the Mayor/President (where the elected Mayor and President are working) in the Municipal Corporation, Municipality and Municipal Council office. In the remaining urban bodies, the commissioner / chief municipal officer will hoist the flag. Instructions have also been given to ensure the accountability of the concerned officers at each level to ensure that the flag code is followed.