Bhubaneswar: The full-dress rehearsal for the upcoming Independence Day celebrations was held at Unit-3 Exhibition Ground in Odisha capital here today.
Director General of Police (DGP) Sunil Bansal and a few senior officials of Odisha police were present during the full-dress rehearsal.
“Four contingents of Odisha police participated in the full-dress rehearsal for the upcoming state level Independence Day celebration in the capital city here. A police contingent from neighbouring Chhattisgarh will participate in the Independence Day celebration here. The members of the contingent also took part in the rehearsal. We have also sent a contingent of Odisha police to Chhattisgarh for the celebration,” said the DGP.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will hoist the National Flag and take salute in the state-level Independence Day celebrations at the Unit-3 Exhibition Ground. The Commissionerate Police has made adequate security arrangements for the occasion. The Odisha police has taken extra precautionary measures for the occasion in Naxal-affected areas of the state, added the DGP.
Twin-city Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarsi said a three-tier security cover would be in force for the 77th state-level Independence Day celebration. “At least 15 platoons of police force and 100 officials will be deployed to ensure foolproof security for the celebrations,” said Priyadarsi.