61st Republic Day celebrated with gaiety in northeast India

January 26th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Imphal/Agartala/Guwahati, Jan.26 (ANI): As the country commemorated its 61st Republic Day on Tuesday, the day was celebrated with great pomp and gaiety amidst tight security, defying the 12 hours general strike called by several militant outfits of north-east.

Security forces contingents, non-governmental organizations and tableaux of various departments depicting cultural heritage, besides school and college students participated in the parade in Imphal.

In the morning, Manipur Governor Gurbachan Jagat hoisted the Tricolour and took salute.

Cultural troupes from different districts of the state presented dance performances during the parade.

Thousands of people converged from different parts of the State to witness the mega event.

Meanwhile, in Agartala, Tripura’s Governor D.Y Patil unfurled the national flag and took the salute during the parade taken out during the Republic Day celebrations at the Assam Rifles ground.

Braving cold, a large number of people turned up to witness the celebrations.

In Assam, Governor J B Pattnaik hoisted the national flag and took the salute.

Also present was the Assam’s chief minister Tarun Gogoi on this special occasion.

India became a republic on January 26, 1950, and commemorates the day across the country with military parades, pomp and ceremony in all major cities. (ANI)

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