Gujarat celebrates R-Day with official function in Godhra

January 26th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Narendra ModiGodhra (Gujarat), Jan 26 (IANS) The Gujarat government continued its policy of taking official celebrations of the national days to towns other than the capital as Governor Nawal Kishore Sharma and Chief Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Republic Day in Godhra Monday.The governor unfurled of the national flag at the SRP parade ground in Godhra - about 140 km from Gujarat’s main city Ahmedabad - as helicopters showered rose petals from above.

Amid tight security, a large number of people witnessed over 25 tableaux such as those about Science City, environment, health and the Nano car.

Neither the governor nor the chief minister made a speech on the occasion.

The day was celebrated in cities and towns across the state.

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