People should support government efforts to get rid of menace caused by the Naxalites, Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt said in his Republic Day address at Raipur on Tuesday.
Dutt who took over as the Governor of the state last week took the guard of honour and hoisted the Tricolour at Police Parade ground.
He said it was heartening to see many people coming forward to take on the Naxals.
The government on its part would not let go in vain the sacrifices made by the police officers, jawans of security forces and the people at large while tackling Naxals, he said.
It is necessary that the people continue to support government to put an end to the Naxal menace once for all, he added.