Covid Restrictions in Odisha during Independence Day Celebration


This year, the celebration of Independence Day in Odisha would be restrained because to the recent spike of Covid-19 positive cases. There won’t be a parade, and participation from the general public will be discouraged during the Independence Day festivities. The official notification stated, “Due to the Covid-19 epidemic in the State, the Government of Odisha has prohibited big gatherings along with various other precautionary steps to restrict the spread of the disease like previous years.The Independence Day celebration in 2022 will take place at IDCO Exhibition Ground, Unit-3, in Bhubaneswar. The Independence Day celebration’s primary guest will be Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.


There would be no Parade.

– There will be presentation of Guard of Honour.

– Three Contingents of OSAP, ODRAF, BSF, SS Battalion besides Police Band would participate in the function.

– The contingents participating in the function will be tested for Covid and would be required to maintain adequate social distancing at the venue.

– The officers deployed near the flag post would also be tested for Covid and wear mask and gloves.

By Subhechcha Ganguly