India Celebrates Its 70th Republic Day On Saturday 26th January 2019
India the largest democracy in the world celebrates its 70th Republic day today. A population of 1,362,375,734 (1.3 billion) people, India is the largest democracy and the second largest country in the world second to China.
Every year on January 26th India celebrate this event with much pomp and splendor. It is reported that this year’s celebration will be a great display of women power, Nari Shakti in Hindi.
This is in commemoration of the Indian constitution coming into force on January 26th in 1950. The Constitution Committee was headed by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and the Constitution had replaced the Government of India Act, 1935.
As it is a great celebration day of India this day is declared as a national holiday.
This grand celebration is held in Rajpath in New Delhi in the presence of countries dignitaries from various fields and departments along with the political leaders of the nation.
As per the tradition, the armed forces of the nation will parade/march before the first citizen of India The President and other dignitaries.
The President’s Bodyguard, a 200 plus strong cavalry unit draped in fine red coats, golden sashes, and attractive turbans escort the president to the stage at the Republic Day parade and give the order for the national anthem to begin. President Ramnath Kovind will take the salute of the armed forces, President is also the Commander-in-chief of the Indian Army.
This year, the chief guest will be South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited him during a recent meeting at the G20 summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina
NDTV reported that the 70th Republic Day parade will be a dazzling display of ‘Nari Shakti’, led by the Assam Rifles contingent, besides a lone woman officer exhibiting bike stunts on Rajpath as part of the iconic daredevil team. Contingents of the Navy, Army Services Corps and a unit of Corps of Signals will all be led by women officers.
Source: Wikipedia, NDTV, Reuters, Jagaran, ANI News