January 26, 2019
Republic Day celebrations portray Bangla’s culture
The 70th Republic Day was celebrated with much fanfare in Bangla. The official State Government celebrations were held on Red Road. It was attended by Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee and her Cabinet colleagues. The Governor hoisted the national flag.
It was followed by a march past of armed forces and police forces. A colourful parade and procession with decorated tableaux portraying the State’s culture and heritage were the highlights of the programme. Students from various parts of Bengal took part in the colourful programme.
The Chief Minister had earlier tweeted: “On Republic Day, let us pledge to protect our Constitution and uphold the principles of sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic, justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, as enshrined in the Preamble.”