A multi-layer security blanket has been thrown around the capital with thousands of armed personnel set to keep a tight vigil to thwart any possible terror strike or any untoward incident during the 65th Republic Day celebrations on Sunday.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday asked people to eradicate social evils like female foeticide and graft and lay emphasis on empowerment of women to further accelerate the pace of development.
Amid unfurling of the tricolour and colourful parades, the Republic Day was on Saturday celebrated across the country peacefully with a boycott call by Naxal and northeastern militant outfits failing to evoke response.
One person was arrested for allegedly carrying a loaded country made pistol at the Rohini West Metro station here, a day before security was heightened in the national capital for Republic Day celebrations.
Security personnel fanned out across the states, where a ground-to-air security apparatus was put in place on the eve of Republic Day amid a call by rebel groups in the northeast for boycott of all celebrations.