India celebrates 69th republic day

India celebrates 69th republic day”

India is hosting 10 heads of Asean countries as chief guests at its 69th Republic Day celebrations.

This year marks the 69th Republic Day of India and like every year, the highlight of the day is the parade that takes place at the India Gate.

The parade will be presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind. Republic Day parade and flag hoisting will be held at Rajpath near India Gate. At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Republicans the best wishes of Republic Day.

"Ceremonial dances form an important part of rituals during the many festivals celebrated across India, and today's Doodle depicts the Bihu dance from Assam", the post further read.

Tableaux from 14 States and Union territories, nine Central Ministries, Departments and Central Paramilitary Force will present the varied historical, art and cultural heritage of the country.

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Republic day is well known for its parade in the country's capital city, New Delhi.

The grand finale of the parade will be a fly past by the Air Force. Special teams, anti-aircraft guns and snipers have been deployed to keep a vigil on the eight-km parade route from Rajpath to Red Fort. Hundreds of CCTV cameras as well as drones will be watching people's movements along the parade route.

Though India attained Independence on 15th August 1947 while till the year 1949 there wasn't been any constitution framed permanently for the nation, thus it was the day when world's largest democracy's constitution came into existence. The 113-member contingent will be led by sub-inspector Stanzin Noryang.

The entire central and New Delhi region will have almost 50,000 security personnel drawn from the Delhi Police and the central security forces.

The first republic day parade at Irwin Amphitheatre, in the picture the walls of Purana Qila are visible.

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