A solemn parade has begun in Banjaluka on the occasion of marking January 9 – the Day of Republika Srpska and is attended by more than 500 members of the Interior Ministry and more than 1,000 representatives of the civil sector.
Republika Srpska President Zeljka Cvijanovic, National Assembly Speaker Nedeljko Cubrilovic, Prime Minister Radovan Viskovic, BiH Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik, Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic, ministers in the Republika Srpska and Serbian governments, Serpska representatives in BiH Institutions and Ambassador of Russia to BiH, Petr Ivantsov, attend solemn parade.
The parade is also attended by representatives of organisations arising from the defensive-patriotic war, the son of General Ratko Mladic, Darko Mladic, members of the Third /Republika Srpska/ Regiment of the BiH Armed Forces, representatives of the diplomatic corps, public and social officials and numerous citizens.
The Honorary Unit of the Republika Srpska Interior Ministry has been lined up in honor of the president of Republika Srpska.
Raport was handed over to the president of Republika Srpska by the Honorary Unit Commander Vitomir Petricevic.
On the occasion of “100th anniversary of the Serbian Army’s entry to Banjaluka”, the Police Academy cadets headed by a horseman were marching the King Peter the First Karadjordjevic Street.
The cadets are dressed in the traditional uniform of Serbian officer and soldier and carry the regimental flags of the Serbian army with spears and banners.
The echelons of the Republika Srpska Interior Ministry and the civil sector are lined up on the starting line for the solemn parade.
The Parade March by Stanislav Binicki is performed by the Police Orchestra.
The solemn parade consists of the Colour Guard, 10 echelon units and five motorized echelons of the Republika Srpska Interior Ministry whose 782 members gave their lives for Republika Srpska.
The civil sector consists of 23 echelons, one of which is motorized.
Republika Srpska President Zeljka Cvijanovic said today that Republika Srpska has been preserved by the love of its people and the strength of its institutions, and that the freedom in which Srpska citizens live today will always be celebrated.
“I know that the strength of the institutions and the love of our citizens will always preserve Republika Srpska,” Cvijanovic said in her address at a solemn parade over January 9 – the Republika Srpska Day.
She thanked everyone who created Republika Srpska, contributed to its development, to those who made important decisions and to everyone who developed it.
The solemn parade, which involved more than 500 members of the Interior Ministry and more than 1,000 representatives of the civil sector, ended with the song “Pukni Zoro”, which was sung by parade participants and by the helicopter of the Srpska Helicopter Service flying over.