On the 72nd eve of Republic Day, all the government buildings, museums of Jaipur, were seen illuminated with colorful lights. Crowd gathered to see the lights and captured the mesmerising decoration.
Albert Hall Museum was lit with saffron, green, and white lights representing the tricolor flag. This made people passing through Ram Niwas Bagh stop by and do the photography. Residents of Jaipur came to see lights on all government buildings, museums. Everyone was seen busy capturing the scene with a camera in their mobile phone.
Janpath was also seen decorated with tricolor hoisted on its dome. Along with this, the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, Amar Jawan Jyoti, Statue Circle, Ambedkar Circle and all the adjoining government buildings (High Court, Secretariat, Accountant General, Vidyut Bhavan, Housing Board) were decorated with colorful lights and flowers. Similarly, attractive lighting was done at JDA, Gandhi Circle, Sawai Mansingh Circle on JLN Marg.
Pravin Agarwal, one of the visitors who was doing photography with the family, said that this time the light on Republic Day reminded us of Diwali lighting. During Diwali, we could not go to see the lights due to the Corona period and a fear of Corona infection. Corona figures were also increasing steadily. But now after nine months, the corona figure in Jaipur has also come down and the vaccine has also started. So, we are enjoying watching the decorations done in the city without fear. It is a light of hope for us to end Corona.
The state-level function was held at SMS Stadium Jaipur
According to an official of the department, on Republic day, there were performances of folk artists, police and military bands as well as other cultural programs. As per the schedule, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hoisted the tricolor at his residence. He will participate in the Republic Day program at the state Congress headquarters, Badi Chaupar. He then attended a state-level function at the SMS Stadium.
Along with this, protocols were followed in view of coronavirus infection. Thermal screening was done on arrival of visitors and guests at the venue. The seating arrangement was also done according to social distancing and it was mandatory to apply masks, he added.
With regular arrangements in Republic Day celebrations, the security system was also strengthened. Extensive security arrangements were made across the state. All the Inspector General of Range Police, District Superintendents of Police and other senior officers were asked to be vigilant. Additional police forces were also deployed as per requirement.