Tamil Nadu celebrates Republic Day

January 26th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu celebrated the 63rd Republic Day with patriotic fervour Thursday with Governor K. Rosaiah unfurling the national flag at the Marina beach here.

Rosaiah also took the salute from the three wings of armed forces and other security agencies.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, her ministers and a large mass of people enjoyed the various floats and dances by school students dressed in colourful attires.

Across the state, district collectors unfurled the national flag and took salute from police contingents.

Jayalalithaa came to the venue few minutes ahead of the Rosaiah, accepting Republic Day greetings from the people gathered there.

She welcomed Rosaiah and introduced senior officers of the military and police forces.

Rosaiah then unfurled the national flag at around 8 a.m.

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