"As a mark of respect and being in solidarity with the people affected by cyclone Fani in the state, Hon'ble Governor has decided not to hold the 'At Home' celebration on the occasion of Independence Day, 2019," said a Raj Bhavan spokesperson.
Fani that hit the Odisha coast on May 3 killed at least 64 people and ravaged 14 coastal districts.
Several dignitaries including the Chief Minister, Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, Assembly Speaker, Ministers, MPs from Odisha, MLAs, High Court judges and prominent industrialists are invited to the party.
Besides, there is a tradition of the Governor felicitating freedom fighters on this occasion.
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