Know who will unfurl tricolour where on Republic Day in Odisha

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.

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