Tripura celebrates 67th Republic day, defies militant boycott call

Agartala, Jan. 26 (ANI): Citizens of Tripura on Tuesday defied a militant boycott call to participate in India’s 67th Republic Day celebrations.

The main programme was organized at the Assam Rifles parade ground in Agartala where Governor Tathagata Roy unfurled the tricolour. He also inspected the parade and took the guard of honour.

“I was invited for the 26th January (Republic Day) celebration and came to attend the programme along with the large gathering here. I travelled 200 km from Panisagar along with many tribal people to see the programme,” said Dalia Debbarma, a Spectator

Different paramilitary forces, state police and NCC cadets participated in the parade, which was followed by a colourful cultural programme.

Arjuna awardee gymnast Dipa Karmakar enchanted the people along with her team with floor exercise while others performed yoga.

The boycott call was reportedly given by at least four militant organizations. (ANI)

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