Imphal: Ahead of Republic Day 2022, a full dress parade rehearsal was conducted here Monday. The rehearsal parade commenced from 1st MR parade ground on the route towards the saluting base at Kangla and returned towards 1st MR parade ground again.
Altogether 17 contingents are taking part in the March Past on Republic Day. The Ceremonial parade/functions in the morning of 26th January, 2022 will be held at the State Capital at Imphal and all District Headquarters of the State including Sub-Divisional Headquarters.
However, celebrations will be scaled down in view of the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, as well as the upcoming State Assembly Election, 2022.
Governor La.Ganesan, who will attend the function as Chief Guest, will take the salute at Kangla. Chief Minister N.Biren Singh will address the Vote of Thanks at 1st Bn. Manipur Rifles Parade Ground, Imphal. Kh. Sarma Devi, MPS, CO-9th IRB will be the parade commander.
It may be mentioned that there will be no programmes of Reception at Raj Bhavan in the afternoon of 26th January 2022 and Cultural Programme and Beating the Retreat on 27 January 2022 because of the Covid pandemic.
Covid Appropriate Behaviors viz greeting without physical contact, wearing of face mask, wearing of hand glove, maintaining social distancing and avoid crowding will also be maintained during the celebration.
In connection with the celebration on January 26, the Office of the Traffic Control Police Wing has already issued a notification enforcing traffic diversions along various major roads in the State capital for the smooth celebration of the Republic Day and in public interest.