Kolkata: 66th Republic Day was celebrated with full respect and honour in Red Road in Kolkata. Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi hoisted the National Flag and inaugurated the programme. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also graced the occasion. Ministers of the West Bengal Government were also present.
The whole city was brought under security blanket to avoid any unwanted circumstances during the Republic Day Parade in Kolkata.
Various tableaus from the districts of the state took part in the celebrations. Various programmes were organized by the handicapped children on the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations.
The industrial thinking of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also put up with the tableau of Global Bengal Business summit. The Kanyashree project undertaken by the West Bengal Government was broughtout in a special manner in front of the common people.
Numerous celebrities from the tollywood industy were present on the occasion. Members of various departments of West Bengal Government and armed forces also participated in the event.
The Governor was given ‘Guard of Honour’ by Kolkata Police and the Fire Brigade.