Defying ULFA diktat, amid an water tight security arrangement Assam is celebrating the Republic Day on Saturday along with the nation. The situation till now is by and large peaceful. There is no report of any incident from any place. Assam Governor Lt general (retd) Ajoy Kumar Singh has unfurled the national flag at the Judges' Field and inspected the guard off honour. In his address, the governor said Assam is marching in the path of progress and hope that peace will pave the way for development.