Bhopal, January 28, 2016 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): A reception was held at Raj Bhavan in the evening of Republic Day January 26. Governor Mr. Ram Naresh Yadav greeted the guests and exchanged Republic Day greetings. The Governor also felicitated freedom fighters with shawls and coconuts. Home Minister Mr. Babulal Gaur, former Union Minister Mr. Suresh Pachauri, former MP Mr. Kailash Sarang, MLAs, Chief Secretary Mr. Anthony de Sa, DGP Mr. Surendra Sinh, Chairpersons of corporations and boards, vice chancellors of universities, representatives of various religions, office-bearers of political and social organisations, public representatives, senior officers of administration and police, journalists and distinguished citizens attended the function.
Platoon Commander Mr. Ajab Singh spearheaded dog squad and Platoon Commander Mr. Chhagan Lal equestrian squad. After the parade, students of Kopal Higher Secondary School, Nehru Nagar, Government Naveen Higher Secondary School, Chuna Bhatti, St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary Co-ed School, BHEL and Scholars Home Public School, Arera Colony presented cultural programmes. Riders of Equestrian Academy also displayed their skills.
It was followed by Kathi folk dance. In all, 19 government departments took out attractive tableaux highlighting their schemes and achievements. Chief Secretary Mr. Anthony de Sa, DGP Mr. Surendra Sinh, freedom fighters, public representatives, senior officers of various departments, employees etc were present on the occasion.