Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with much gaiety in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
UP Governor Anandiben Patel hoisted the tricolour in front of the Vidhan Sabha and witnessed the ceremonial parade along with chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet colleagues.
Flower petals were showered from helicopters during the event.
The chief minister, earlier, unfurled the national flag at his residence.
At the Samajwadi Party office, party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav hoisted the national flag and asked the youth to take a pledge to fight against injustice. He said that the Republic Day was a celebration of the sacrifices made by freedom fighters.
In Etawah, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav unfurled a 155-feet tall tricolour. Senior party men were present on the occasion.
At the Congress state headquarters in Lucknow, UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu hoisted the national flag and pledged to fight for the constitutional rights of the people.