State celebrates 63rd R-day at Bhavnagar
The Governor Dr. Shrimati Kamlaji unfurls national flag in the presence of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, takes salute of march past
The celebration of 63rd Republic Day in the state was marked by the unfurling of tricolour, the march past and various cultural programmes.
In the state-level flag hoisting programme at Bhavnagar, the Governor Dr. Shrimati Kamlaji unfurled the national flag at 9 a.m. in the presence of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
The march past had 22 platoons including SRP jawans, police force, women police, traffic police, coastal guards and NCC jawans. In all, more than 650 jawans took part in the march past and gave salute to the tricolour.
Daredevils Motor cycle stunt show and the march past of Chetak commandos in black uniform attracted every one’s attention. About 2500 students of Bhavnagar’s government schools performed Surya Namaskar and other yogasanas. The youths of police families presented folksongs and ras-garba with the fusion of western music. The dog-show and the horse-show also got huge applause from the people.
The procession of tableaux of different departments of state government also became centre of attraction for the people.
While the Chetak commando force won the first prize in march past, the police band got the second and the platoon of Raksha Shakti University got the third prize. For the presentation of tableaux, Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna of Tribal development department won the first prize while the Swami Vivekananda tableaux of Youth and cultural activities department won second and the skill development centre tableaux of cottage industries department won third prize.
January 26, 2012