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R-Day celebrated in TN with patriotic fervour

R-Day celebrated in TN with patriotic fervour

Chennai, Jan 26 (UNI) A rich tableaux of floats depicting

the various welfare measures and populist schemes of the

AIADMK government and pageantry marked the patriotic

fervour filled 71st Republic Day Celebrations in Tamil Nadu

on Sunday.

At a colourful function in front of the tastefully decorated

Gandhi Statue at Marina Beach front, Governor Banwarilal

Purohit unfurled the National Flag and took the salute at

the ceremonial march past.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami presented the Anna

Medals for Gallantry and the Gandhi Adigalaar Police Medals

to police personnel.

After the customary introduction of the officials of the Army,

Navy, IAF, Coast Guard and Police department, the Governor

unfurled the National Tricolour.

It was followed by a Coast Guard helicopter showering rose

petals on the function venue.

The Governor took the salute at the ceremonial march past

in which contingents of the Army, Navy and Air Force, Coast

Guard, Central Reserve Police Force, CISF, Railway Protection

Force, Chennai City Police, Mounted Police, Tamil Nadu

Commando Force (men and women), Coastal Security Group,

Tamil Nadu Fire Service, Home Guard, NCC, Bharat Scouts

and ex-servicemen participated.


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