Patna/Bhubaneswar: Bihar on Tuesday celebrated the 67th republic Day, with Governor Ram Nath Kovind hoisting the tricolour in the state capital city.
The governor took salute at an impressive parade by security forces and, in a short speech, lauded the state government for development activities and combating corruption and crime.
Kovind said rule of law prevailed in Bihar and motto of the Grand Alliance-led government was development of the state.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hoisted the tricolour at his official residence here.
Similarly Republic Day was also celebrated in Odisha on Tuesday, with Governor S.C. Jamir hoisting the Tricolour and taking salute at a parade here.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the national flag at the Barabati stadium in Cuttack.
In his speech, Patnaik described Odisha as a model state in the field of social security.
People across the state celebrated the day. In tribal areas, Maoist calls to boycott the official celebrations failed to evoke any response.