The Republic Day was celebrated on Thursday with gaiety and patriotic fervor in Andhra Pradesh. The main official ceremony was held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan unfurling the national flag and reviewing a colourful parade. he took salute from contingents of the Central Reserve Police Force, Andhra Pradesh Special Police and National Cadet Corps among others.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said the state was marching ahead on the path of progress with impressive economic growth. The administration was shifted from Hyderabad to the upcoming world class capital city Amaravati with in a short time providing good infrastructure to all the departments. and the state was making rapid strides in irrigation, industry and other sectors.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu attended the event. parade of various government departments highlighted welfare and development schemes of the state.