DAINIK NATION BUREAU
On the occasion of 70th Republic day, a slew of flag hoisting ceremonies were held across Uttarakhand on Saturday. Being a governor of Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya unfurls tricolour in parade ground . This was her first republic day as governor of Uttarakhand.
At the beginning of the Day, she hoisted the flag at the Raj Bhawan and called upon people of the state to contribute their “100 per cent to nation building”.
“I greet people of the state on this great occasion when happiness automatically spreads all around,” she said.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat hoisted the tricolour at his official residence in the morning to mark the occasion. He paid tribute to the country’s Constitution makers for giving people a democratic system.
“We should remember and pay tribute to our Constitution makers for giving us a democratic republic,” he said after unfurling the national flag at the CM residence.
Chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh and DGP Anil Raturi hoisted the tricolour at the state secretariat and the state police headquarters here respectively.
Accompanied by Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt, Rawat also attended a flag hoisting ceremony at the party’s state office in Dehradun. Similar programmes were held at the collectorate in all districts where the district magistrates unfurled the national flag to mark the occasion.