Dehradun : 27 January, 2016

Governor KK Paul hoisted the national flag and took the salute at the parade during the 67th Republic Day celebrations at the Parade Ground here yesterday. He honoured several police personnel for their excellent service.

Tableaux from various departments of the state were also part of the function. A police band played   patriotic songs. 

Chief Minister Harish Rawat, while addressing the gathering, said the state government was preparing a scheme to provide assistance to the dependents of freedom fighters who are in financial distress. Mayor Vinod Chamoli, Chief Secretary Shatrughan Singh, DGP BS Sidhu and senior officials and local people took part in the celebrations. 

Earlier, Governor KK Paul hoisted the Tricolour at Raj Bhavan. 
He remembered the freedom fighters by offering them tributes on behalf of the people of the state.  Paul called upon people to work for the progress of the state by contributing towards development according to their individual capability.

Chief Minister Harish Rawat also unfurled the national flag at his Bijapur guesthouse residence here. 

He said Uttarakhand was witnessing speedy development and today stands at the seventh position in terms of the rate of development in the country.

Harish Rawat recalled sacrifices made by the people of Uttarakhand in the freedom struggle. The Chief Minister said even today, the youths of the state were making the supreme sacrifice guarding the frontiers of the nation.

At the Vidhan Sabha, Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal hoisted the Tricolour. He remembered Mahatma Gandhi and Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar for their contribution to framing  the Constitution. 
Chief Secretary Shatrughan Singh unfurled the national flag at the Secretariat.  He called upon the Secretariat employees to work with utmost dedication and commitment. The Tribune

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