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Rajasthan celebrates 68th R-Day with fervour, enthusiasm

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Jodhpur, Jan 26 (IANS) The 68th Republic Day was celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm in Rajasthan on Thursday.

The state level function was held here. Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh unfurled the national flag at the Umaid Stadium overflowing with crowds.

Singh took salute and inspected the guard of honour from the marching contingents, which were cheered by and received thunderous applause from the spectators.

Intermittent showers failed to dampen the spirit and enthusiasm as large number of people attended the function.

Personnel from the Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC), Rajasthan Police, home guards, NCC cadets besides school children participated in the parade.

After the parade, over 1,200 school children and local artists performed folk dances. Daredevil teams of the police performed acrobatics on motorcycles.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and senior state government officials were present on the occasion.

The Governor also honoured state government officers, employees and police personnel for distinguished and meritorious services on the occasion.

Reports of similar functions also came in from state capital Jaipur, and other cities in the state.

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