Punjab, Haryana join nation in celebrating Republic Day

Police and home guard contingents take part in parades held in district headquarters in the two states and their joint capital Chandigarh

Punjab, Haryana join nation in celebrating Republic Day

Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore at the Republic Day function in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky

Chandigarh, January 26

Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday joined the nation in celebrating the 72nd Republic Day amid tight security arrangements.

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Police and home guard contingents took part in parades held in district headquarters in the two states and their joint capital Chandigarh.

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations at Polo Ground in Patiala on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Rajesh Sachar

Officials said all coronavirus-related safety guidelines were followed during the functions.

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Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore unfurled the national flag at a state-level function in Mohali.

NCC cadets take part in march past at the Republic Day function in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh hoisted the Tricolour in Patiala, while his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar unfurled the national flag in Panchkula, the officials said.

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Both Singh and Khattar conveyed their greetings to people on the occasion.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar hoist the National Flag on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day at Parade Ground at Sector-5, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Ravi Kumar

"Let us celebrate the diversity of our Republic by remembering the immense sacrifices & contributions of our farmers, soldiers, scientists and many others. #RepublicDay is a solemn occasion to reaffirm the pledge for preserving our democratic rights guaranteed by our Constitution," Singh said in a tweet.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inspects the parade on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day at Parade Ground at Sector-5, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Ravi Kumar

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala unfurled the national flag in Ambala. PTI

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