Chief Minister takes a group photo with all the award winners
M Inayatullah of Ukkadam, Coimbatore receives Kottai Ameer award for social harmony
The Anna medal of Gallantary is being presented to
* Aminjikarai police station's Head Constable P Saravanan
* Male nurse Ponnarasu, Gudiyattam, Vellore
* Srikrishnan, Thovalai, Nagercoil
* A Selvam, Boodhalur, Thanjavur
Governor RN Ravi has hoisted the national flag and now will witness the parade
CM Stalin welcomes Governor RN Ravi and the force chiefs are being introduced
Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu welcomes CM Stalin at the Saluting base.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has arrived to Republic Day celebration venue
Speaker of the TN assembly M Appavu has arrived at the event.
List of the best police stations in Tamil Nadu:
First prize: Tirupur North police station
Second prize: Tiruchy Kottai police station
Third prize: Dindigul Circle police station
This year's Republic Day flag hoisting and salute base would be in front of the Labour statue and not the Gandhi statue owing to the metro rail works. Governor RN Ravi is expected to reach the spot at 8 am to hoist the flag and witness the parade by forces. Chief Minister Stalin is expected to arrive at 7:50 am. Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu will then introduce the chiefs of the tri-services, TN DGP and Chennai Commissioner to the CM and Governor.