Tamil Nadu celebrated the 73rd Republic Day with patriotic fervour on Wednesday with Governor R.N. Ravi unfurling the tricolour at the Marina beach here.
Indian Air Force helicopter showered rose petals on the tricolour.
Earlier, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin welcomed Ravi on his arrival at the venue.
Ravi also took the salute from the armed forces and other security agencies.
Stalin also presented gallantry awards to several persons.
The dignitaries witnessed the floats on the theme ‘Tamil Nadu in India’s Freedom Struggle’.