Thursday, 26 January 2017

india showed glimpses of its military strength on 68th republic day

 republic day flypast


India celebrates its 68th Republic Day today. The Parade, held every year at Rajpath in Delhi, concluded earlier today. On January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India came into force, and Republic Day is celebrated to honour that day. On this day in 1950, the first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad took oath. President Pranab Mukherjee started the ceremony by hoisting the Indian flag, following which the Republic Day Parade began from Rajpath. The parade, held annually on January 26, starts from Rajpath and ends at Red Fort in Delhi.

 daredevils on bikes republic day 

Security in Delhi has been heightened for the Republic Day ceremony. The national capital has been brought under ground-to-air security. Intelligence agencies have issued a warning of an attack.

 haryana tableau republic day 


India, well known around the world for unity in diversity showcased glimpses of its cultural heritage as different states gave their presentations at Rajpath, infront of PM, President & honorary guests

Haryana, (state with low female to male ratio) showed the importance of girl child to send the message to save girl child, as they made dummy statue of wrestler Sakshi malik.

nsg contingent republic day

At the grand parade, India showcased its culture from across the country, as well as its military strength. On its 68th Republic Day, here's what it means for young Indians.

 modi republic day

 Every year on Republic Day, India invites a visiting head of state, who is the state guest of honour (chief guest) for the ceremony. This year's guest of honour was the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who personally received the Prince at the airport, said that United Arab Emirates is India's valued partner and close ties between the two countries are important for the entire region. India and UAE have signed 13 agreements, including one on strategic cooperation. Though Republic Day is celebrated on January 26 with the Parade on Rajpath, the celebrations are spread over three days and ends with the Beating Retreat ceremony on January 29.

burj khalifa indian flag 


In a special tribute to India on its 68th Republic Day, Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, was lit up like the Indian Flag. The musical fountains next to the world's tallest building leapt to the music of Jai Ho and Vande Mataram, as a mile high electronic flag draped the Burj. India shares a strong friendship with UAE. Prime Minister Modi has called the United Arab Emirates a valued partner.