Bhubaneswar: As entire Nation is gearing up to celebrate the Independence Day with fervor on August 15, the government machinery is equally busy at major assignment to make the auspicious event successful in Odisha.
Only three days remained when the Indian sky will be echoed with patriotic songs and children will remember the sacrifices that brought freedom to the country from British rule.
A list has been prepared about the schedule of Independence Day celebration by the ministers and bureaucrats across the State.
As per the schedule, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will unfurl the tricolour and receive salutes during parade at the state-level event on Independence Day in Bhubaneswar.
Besides, 18 ministers will attend the flag hoisting ceremony in 18 district headquarters, RDCs in two places and collectors in their respective districts.
Here is the list of ministers with assigned districts, where they will unfurl the National Flag on August 15:
Rural Development & Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Aarukh – Balasore
Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy – Mayurbhanj
Planning & Convergence, Skill Development & Technical Education Minister Usha Devi – Bargarh
School & Mass Education, Science & Technology Minister Badri Narayan Patra – Jajpur
Food Supply & Civil Welfare, Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro – Rayagada
Water Resources, Housing & Urban Development Minister Niranjan Pujari – Kalahandi
MSME Minister Prafulla Samal – Kandhamal
Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty – Ganjam
Finance & Excise Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera – Cuttack
Health & Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena – Angul
Steel & Mines Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallick – Balangir
ST & SC Development Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi – Boudh
Tourism, Odia Bhasa, Sahitya & Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda – Puri
Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Minister Snehangini Chhuria – Deogarh
Commerce & Transport Minister Dr. Nrushinga Charan Sahu – Sambalpur
Energy Minister Susanta Singh – Sundargarh
Higher Education, Industries Minister Ananta Das – Keonjhar
Sports & Youth Services Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera – Malkangiri
Similarly, Board of Revenue member, South Division RDC and North Division RDC will hoist the flag in Dhenkanal, Berhampur and Rourkela respectively.
The collectors have been assigned to unfurl the tricolour in their respective districts in Bhadrak, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Jharsuguda, Kendrapara, Khordha, Koraput, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Nayagarh and Subarnapur.