Bhubaneswar: The capital city is gearing up to celebrate the 70th Independence Day with a series of programmes and activities on August 15.
The dress rehearsal kicked off as hundreds of school and college students marched down the Mahatma Gandhi Marg.
The practice would continue till August 13.
Senior police officials on Friday fine-tuned the security arrangements for an incident-free celebration across the state.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will unfurl the Tricolour at the state-level celebration along the Mahatma Gandhi Marg (MGM) in Bhubaneswar.
Sources said 25 platoons of security forces, quick reaction teams, sniffer dogs and bomb squads would be deployed along the Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar.