70th Republic Day celebration held at Chetana Child Development Centre, V.T. Road, Mangaluru on 26th January 2019. Former Mayor Shashidhar Hegde, Chief whip and leader of the opposition in City Corporation, Mangalore and Premanand Shetty were the chief guests. After the flag hoisting by the dignitaries and recitation of the National Anthem, a march past by the specially-abled children was performed. Stage event included drill by the children and a variety of cultural programs. The program concluded with distribution of sweets.