Mysuru, January 28:- District In-charge and Higher Education Minister G T Devegowda received the guard of honour after hoisting the tricolour on the occasion of 70th Republic Day at Bannimantap Parade Grounds here on Saturday.
Twenty-five wings performed attractive march past on the occasion. KSRP, DAR, CAR wings, KR, NR and Devaraja Police, Home Guards, Excise Department, Police Public School, Scouts and Guides and school students also participated in the march past.
The police band played various patriotic songs on the occasion. Tableau explaining the importance of voting by the Election Commission of India was displayed on the occasion.
“The Constitution of India drafted by Dr B R Ambedkar not only protects the welfare of Dalits, backward communities and minorities, it also protects the rights of every citizen of India. The Constitution of India is the best in the world. Though the Constitution provides ample opportunities, we still have illiteracy, economic disparity and untouchability which make us think we have failed in utilising Constitutional rights effectively,” said the minister.
“I am 70 years old now. I am glad to take part as the In-charge Minister on the occasion of 70th Republic Day,” he added.
Mysuru city Panthers Commandos performed mock drill regarding safety.
Mayor Pushpalatha Jagannath, MLA Tanveer Sait, MLC Marithibbegowda, Zilla Panchayat in-charge president Sa Ra Nandish, Deputy Mayor Shafi Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, Commissioner of Police K T Balakrishna, SP Amit Singh and others were present. (MR/KS)