Happy 73rd Republic Day: India is a country where we all celebrate Republic day with joy and enthusiasm remembering the martyrs and their sacrifices. The pride for our country and patriotism which flows in our blood is the sign of true Indians to wait for the celebration of Republic Day every year with the same enthusiasm. This year our country is celebrating 73rd Republic Day. India gained its independence from the British Raj in 1947 and on 26th January 1950 the Indian Constitution came into effect, and India became a sovereign state, declaring it a republic. The republic day is also known as “Gantantra Diwas”, this day is observed by festivities such as the well-known Delhi Republic Day parade at Rajpath, which honors the Indian military forces and our rich cultural heritage.
Celebration of Republic Day this year:
The Nation will celebrate republic day and the main function will be held at Rajpath in the National Capital where President Ram Nath Kovind will take the salute of the parade. The celebrations this year are special as Republic Day falls in the 75th year of Independence, being celebrated as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ across the country. To mark the occasion, the Ministry of Defence has conceptualized a series of new events during the main parade on Rajpath. These are the important things related to Republic Day.
- Several firsts in the parade this time include the launch of Shaheedon Ko Shat Shat Naman program by the National Cadet Corps, a grand flypast by 75 aircraft and helicopters of the Indian Air Force, cultural performances by 480 dancers selected through a nationwide Vande Bharatam dance competition, display of ten scrolls each of 75 meters prepared during the Kala Kumbh event and installation of 10 large LED screens for a better viewing experience of spectators.
- Some special arrangements have been made to give the opportunity to those segments of society which usually do not get to watch the parade.
- Some sections of auto-rickshaw drivers, construction workers, safai karamcharis, and frontline health workers have been invited to watch the Republic Day Parade.
- According to the AIR correspondent report this year there will be a total of 16 marching contingents in the Republic Day Parade. Six from the Army, one each from Navy and Air Force, four Central Armed Police Forces, one from Delhi Police, two from National Cadet Corps and one National Service Scheme, NSS. 21 Tableaux from different States, Union Territories, Ministries, and Departments will participate in the Republic Day Parade.
- According to the Delhi Police Guidelines, children below 15 years of age are not allowed in the function.
- Delhi Police said, visitors are required to carry a valid ID card and co-operate in the security check.