No parade on Independence day in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: Due to the prevailing Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government has decided that there will be no parade on Independence Day.
“In view of the COVID-19 pandemic in the State, Govt. of Odisha have discouraged large gatherings along with several other preventive measures to contain the spread of the disease like previous years. In wake of the above, changes to the usual schedule need to be undertaken to ensure maximum safety of guests as well as participants,” an official notification said.
As a part of the changes, the venue of the state-level Independence Day celebration has been shifted from Mahatma Gandhi Marg here to IDCO Exhibition Ground, Unit-3 in the capital city, where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will join as the chief guest and hoist the national flag.