The couple-Bhujabal Majhi and Kunjei Dei-belonging to a primitive tribe residing in the Sunabeda sanctuary under Komna block in Nuapada district, had gone to Delhi on January 22. The duo was accompanied by Chuktia Bhunjia Unnayan Sanstha staff Himanshu Mahapatra.
Twin City Police Commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi and Security Wing SP Saroj Mohapatra received President’s Police Medal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked world leaders for extending their greetings on India's 74th Republic Day.
These distinguished persons who are going to receive the Padma Shri award are Krishna Patel, a singer; Maguni Charan Kuanr, a puppeteer; Antaryami Mishra, a litterateur and Pattayat Sahu, a farmer.
Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom and performing arts, is worshipped on the fifth day of the Hindu month of Magh. The day is known as Vasant Panchami.
According to the Defence Ministry, invitations were sent to common people of all sections of society, such as Shram Yogis involved in the construction of Central Vista, Kartavya Path, New Parliament House, milk, vegetable vendors, street vendors etc.
India showcased its cultural diversity as the nation celebrated its 74th Republic Day today at the revamped Kartavya Path in the National Capital. Tableaux from 17 states and Union Territories, ministries and departments took part in the annual parade showcasing India's rich cultural heritage.
India celebrated its 74th Republic Day with great fervour. The annual parade, which took place at Kartavya Path, New Delhi showcased India's diversity and plurality. The occasion was graced by President Droupadi Murmu, PM Narendra Modi, and other top dignitaries. Here are some most stunning pics from the parade that perfectly sums up the spirit of Republic Day.
The 50 aircraft including old and modern jets and helicopters like Rafale, MiG-29, Su-30, Sukhoi-30 MKI Jaguar, C-130, C-17, Dornier, Dakota, LCH Prachanda, Apache, Sarang and AEW&C participated in the Fly Past.
They were seen performing a fusion dance of classical, folk and contemporary depicting the 'power of women' through the five elements earth, water, air, space and fire.
During the grand parade, the major attraction was the Indian forces marching contingents and their military equipment. Notably, this year the marching contingents of the Navy and the Air Force were led by women officers.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah extended his wishes on the occasion of Republic day.
Odisha Governor unfurled the Tricolor in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other dignitaries.
Baji Rout, the youngest son of Hari Rout and Rania Devi, had fallen to the bullet of British troop on October 11, 1938 after denying ferryboat to British troop to cross the river in his village.
A peacock and floral patterns add a layer of charm to the art in monochrome.