Republic Day: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurls Tricolour, presides over ceremonial march by armed forces in Kolkata’s Red Road

  • 71st Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervour in West Bengal on Sunday

  • Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurled the Tricolour and presided over a ceremonial march past by armed forces at Red Road

  • Mamata Banerjee, who attended the programme along with her cabinet colleagues, greeted the governor, after the conclusion of the programme

Kolkata: The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervour in West Bengal on Sunday, with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurling the Tricolour and presiding over a ceremonial march past by armed forces at Red Road in the state capital.

 Republic Day: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurls Tricolour, presides over ceremonial march by armed forces in Kolkata’s Red Road

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Republic Day parade in Kolkata. ANI

Parades were also organised by the BSF, CISF, the West Bengal Police and the Kolkata Armed Police, on the occasion. Colourful processions were taken out by the students of a city-based school, followed by which a grand tableau, highlighting the importance of water conservation, rolled down the Red Road.

Folk artists from the Hills, Sunderbans and the Jangalmahal enthralled the audience with their dance performance during the celebrations. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who attended the programme along with her cabinet colleagues, greeted the governor, after the conclusion of the programme.

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Updated Date: Jan 26, 2020 15:54:59 IST