Republic Day celebrations were organised in the historical Gandhi Ground of Amritsar where Chief Minister Punjab S. Parkash Singh Badal unfurled the tricolour and inspected the parade escorted by DC KS Pannu and SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh. He took the salute of an impressive march past led by ASP Pradeep Kumar Yadav. The contingents of the Punjab Police, Home Guards, NCC, Scouts and guides took part in the parade, followed by bands of Punjab Police.
Addressing the esteemed gathering, the Chief Minister greeted the people of India and extended his good wishes to the citizens to strengthen the democratic set up of the country. He stressed upon strengthening the federal structure of the Constitution of India to eradicate socio-economic crisis.
A cultural programme, including bhangra, giddha, group dance, PT show, was presented by students of local schools and colleges at this occasion. The Jhanki(display) of Amritsar Police comprising of Tourism Police, Family counselling Cell, PRO system, Lodge your FIR system and Traffic Police was main attraction at this function.