Bhubaneswar: The 70th Republic Day is being celebrated across the country and all the states and union territories with patriotism.
The morning began with flag hoisting programmes in all the government and private institutions.
While Governor Ganeshi Lal unfurled the tricolour in Bhubaneswar, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended the Republic Day programme in Cuttack.
The Governor received the salutes from the marching students others on the VIP road.
Thousands of people gathered at Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar to witness the Republic Day parade and tableaus.
Other ministers, the district collectors and RDCs have also been assigned to erect the National Flag in various places on the auspicious occasion.