Tamil Nadu celebrated the 72nd Republic Day with patriotic fervour on Tuesday with Governor Banwarilal Purohit unfurling the tricolour at the Marina beach here.
He also took the salute from the armed forces and other security agencies. Tamil Nadu Governor also paid his respects at the War Memorial at Rajaji Salai.
Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and AIADMK ministers were also present.
District collectors across the state unfurled the national flag and took the salute from the police contingents.
Unlike the Republic Day celebrations during previous years, the Tamil Nadu government had cancelled the cultural performances by students of schools and colleges during the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The state had also requested the people to enjoy the Republic Day parade and other celebrations on television instead of visiting the venues across the state where such functions will be held.