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Watch: Tricolour falls during Republic Day in Odisha

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Kalahandi: Health & Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena faced an embarrassing situation after the tricolour fell to the ground during the flag-hoisting ceremony on the 70th Republic Day here this morning.

According to reports, the national flag snapped off the pole and fell down while Jena was unfurling the tricolour in presence of the collector and SP at the district-level Republic Day ceremony in Kalahandi district.

The incident embarrassed the minister as well as the officials and public gathered to witness the Republic Day celebration at the venue.

Later, the tricolour was connected to the pole hook and the minister completed the flag-hoisting ritual on an auspicious day.

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