BHUBANESWAR: Odisha will have a good time the seventy fifth Independence Day on Sunday in a subdued method with out public participation in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Whereas Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will unfurl the Nationwide Flag on the Capital Metropolis, different ministers will hoist the Tricolour at district headquarters. The Income Divisional Commissioners (RDCs) and Collectors will hoist the flag at 11 districts.
Solely a restricted variety of friends have been invited to the State-level celebrations and the friends embrace 20 Covid warriors, medical doctors, well being and sanitation employees. No march previous or parade will probably be organised anyplace this 12 months besides at State Capital. Solely three battalions will probably be collaborating within the State-level parade. No pupil teams have been included within the parade this 12 months. The Info and Public Relations division will present the stay feed for telecast and webcasting of the occasion.
Based on Residence division round, Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera will hoist the Nationwide Flag in Cuttack, whereas Minister for Meals Provides and Client Welfare Ranendra Pratap Swain will unfurl the flag in Puri. Equally, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari and Forest and Surroundings Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha will hoist the Nationwide flag in Bargarh and Kandhamal respectively.
Nevertheless, the flag will probably be hoisted at Berhampur, Rourkela, Khurda, Bhadrak, Boudh, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Rayagada and Nayagarh both by the RDCs or collectors. The State authorities has relaxed the weekend shutdown imposed in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri cities on August 15 until 11 am to permit the residents to unfurl the flag on their premises topic to the situation that no more than 10 individuals will congregate at anyplace.
Elsewhere, the flags could be unfurled with participation of no more than 20 individuals. Independence Day may also be celebrated in workplaces apart from the State and district degree capabilities with the same ceiling on attendance. Safety has been tightened within the State Capital and 12 platoons of police drive and visitors personnel will probably be deployed to make sure clean passage of Independence Day celebrations.