Bhubaneswar: Only five days remained to witness huge crowd filled in patriotism in hearts on the major roads or grounds across the state on the occasion of Republic Day on January 26.
The government machinery is equally busy in distribution of passes to the PRESS, VVIPs and other dignitaries, who will witness the National Flag hoisting ceremony and parade conducted by the school and college students, police, battalions, home guards and volunteers.
The administration is well prepared to make the auspicious event successful.
Governor SC Jamir and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik are scheduled to unfurl the tricolour and receive salutes during parade on Republic Day at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar and Barabati Stadium in Cuttack respectively.
Besides, 18 ministers will unfurl the National Flag in 18 district headquarters and RDC in two places and the collectors in their respective districts.
Here is the list of ministers with assigned districts, where they will unfurl the National Flag.
Rural Development & Parliament Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Aarukh – Jajpur
Panchayatiraj & Drinking Water Minister Pradip Maharathy – Balasore
Skill Development Minister Usha Devi – Angul
School & Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra – Baripada (Mayurbhanj)
Food Supply & Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro – Puri
Urban Development Minister Niranjan Pujari – Bargarh
Women & Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal – Keonjhar
Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty – Nayagarh
Finance Minister Sashi Bhushan Behera – Sambalpur
Health & Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena – Rayagada
SC/ST Minister Ramesh Majhi – Dhenkanal
Steel & Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick – Sundergarh
Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda – Chhatrapur (Ganjam)
Handloom & Textiles Minister Snehangini Chhuria – Sonepur
Commerce & Transport Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahoo – Kandhamal
Labour Minister Sushant Singh – Kalahandi
Higher Education Minister Ananta Das – Bhadrak
Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera – Malkangiri
Similarly, Southern Division RDC, Northern Division RDC will unfurl the tricolour in Berhampur and Rourkela respectively. In rest of the districts, the collectors have been assigned to unfurl the tricolour in their respective districts in Boudh, Balangir, Deogarh, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Jharsuguda, Kendrapara, Khordha, Koraput, Nuapada and Nabarangpur.