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Sharmili Mallick

As India celebrates its 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2021, the Tricolour was unfurled and special events were organised across Odisha in a subdued manner without public participation in view of the restrictions imposed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Let’s take a look at the celebrations across Odisha:

Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unfurled the national flag at Unit-3 Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar to mark the 75th Independence Day on Sunday. A State-level parade was organised, which was participated by three police battalions. No student groups or any other troops were included in the parade this year.

Only a limited number of guests attended the State-level celebrations which included 20 Covid warriors, doctors, health and sanitation workers.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unfurled the national flag at Unit-3 Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar.
State-level parade at Unit-3 Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar
State-level parade at Unit-3 Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar

Cuttack

Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera hoisted the national flag at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Many doctors, ASHA and health workers were felicitated at the event.

District-level Independence Day celebrations at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack
 
District-level Independence Day celebrations at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack

Puri

Minister for Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Ranendra Pratap Swain unfurled Tricolour at Talabania Indoor Stadium in Puri on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day. Several healthcare and sanitation workers, who have been risking their lives to serve society during the ongoing pandemic, were felicitated during the district-level event.

District-level Independence Day celebrations at Talabania Indoor Stadium in Puri
 
Bargarh

A district-level event was organised at George High School Ground in Bargarh on the occasion. Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari hoisted the national flag during the event.

District-level Independence Day celebrations at George High School Ground in Bargarh
 
District-level Independence Day celebrations at George High School Ground in Bargarh
 
Kandhamal

A district-level celebration was organised at the Reserve Police Ground at Phulbani in Kandhamal district. Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha attended the event as chief guest and unfurled the Tricolour. Many Anganwadi and sanitation workers were felicitated during the event.

District-level Independence Day celebrations at Reserve Police Ground at Phulbani in Kandhamal district.

Sambalpur

A district-level Independence Day function was held at the Parade Road in Sambalpur. State Science and Technology Minister Ashok Chandra Panda attended the event and unfurled the national flag.

District-level Independence Day celebrations at Parade Road in Sambalpur.
District-level Independence Day celebrations at Parade Road in Sambalpur.
 
Ganjam
A Flag hoisting ceremony was observed by Ganjam Police at the District Police Office at Chhatrapur in the district.
 
District-level Independence Day celebrations at District Police Office at Chatrapur in Ganjam.
 

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