R-Day celebrated in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh celebrated the Republic Day Saturday with fanfare and nationalistic zeal.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal hoisted the national flag in the border town of Amritsar. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal did so at Bathinda town.

Haryana Chief Minister unfurled the tri-colour at Rewari town.

K.K. Sharma, adviser to the Chandigarh administrator, hoisted the flag and took the salute at the parade ground here.

There was a colourful march past, a guard of honour and cultural programmes from school and college students.

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