Patna, Jan 26 (IANS) Ignoring the morning chill and fog, Republic Day was celebrated across Bihar on Friday with joy and enthusiasm.
Hundreds of thousands of people, particularly children and youths, participated in official functions in rural and urban areas of the state.
Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the tricolour at Gandhi Maidan here and took the salute at an impressive parade by security forces. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi were present.
Malik lauded the Bihar government for its development activities and for combating corruption and crime.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hoisted the tricolour at his official residence here.
Celebrations took place in major towns, with thousands of people thronging various venue.