Republic Day 2022: Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari unfurls tricolour at Mumbai's Shivaji Park; watch video

Sanjay JogUpdated: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 01:54 PM IST
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BS Koshyari unfurls tricolour at Shivaji Park | ANI

On the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the Republic of India, the national flag was unfurled by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyar at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was also present on the occasion.

Earlier in the day, the tricolour was unfurled by the Chief Minister at his official residence - Varsha Niwas.

Chief Minister's wife Rashmi Thackeray, State Tourism and Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray, Chief Secretary Debashish Chakraborty and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Vikas Kharge were also present on the occasion. The police team present on the occasion saluted the national flag along with the national salute.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar also hoisted the national flag at the BMC headquarters.

Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Dr. Iqbal Singh Chahal, Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects), P. Velarasu, among other dignataries were present on the occasion

FPJ Photo

FPJ Photo

Similarly, General Manager of Central Railway, Mr Anil Kumar Lahoti unfurled the national flag on the occasion of Republic Day at the Central Railway headquarters at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai today

While addressing the gathering, Lahoti conveyed warmest greetings to all railway personnel, their families and esteemed customers. He said that the past two years have been challenging period for mankind. He said that during the trying times, railway doctors, nurses and paramedics have put in selfless service to help railway personnel keep the wheels of railway rolling.

The General Manager said that many feats despite the covid pandemic was achieved in freight loading, parcel revenue and ticket checking and infrastructure upgradation on Central Railway. He also said that Central Railway is committed towards providing environment friendly transportation, passenger amenities, security and other areas.

The celebrations this year are special as Republic Day falls in the 75th year of Independence, being celebrated as 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' across the country.


To mark the occasion, the Ministry of Defence has conceptualized a series of new events during the main parade on Rajpath on January 26 and the 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony at Vijay Chowk on January 29.
It has been decided that the Republic Day celebrations will now be week-long from January 23-30 every year. This year, the celebrations commenced on January 23, the birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, and will culminate on January, 30 which is observed as Martyrs' Day.

(With agency inputs)

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