New Delhi: The country is celebrating the 74th Republic Day today. Republic Day will be celebrated in a grand manner in the national capital and states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial at 9:30 am. At 10 o'clock, the Republic Day Parade will begin on Karthavya Path. President, Prime Minister, etc will attend. Every year, the country invites a foreign dignitary as the chief guest to the parade - this year, Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi is the guest of honor.
On its 74th Republic Day on Thursday with a colorful parade displaying military might and cultural diversity. The parade will be commanded by Parade Commander Lt Gen Dhiraj Seth
A total of 23 tableaux depicting the country's rich cultural heritage, economic progress, and strong internal and external security will grace the program. It will include 17 tableaux from states and union territories and 6 tableaux from various ministries and departments.
Thousands of people brave the January chill to watch the parade, which passes through the newly renovated Kartavya Path (formerly Rajpath). Soldiers from India's military regiments march past as India's president, prime minister and other guests watch on.
The public holiday marks the anniversary of India officially adopting its constitution, making it a sovereign republic. Celebration is all over the country.
As India marks its 74th Republic Day on Thursday, security has been increased across the national capital to ensure a peaceful celebration of the event. In light of some reports on threats from anti-social and terrorist elements to the Republic Day celebrations, flying of sub-conventional and aerial platforms in the National Capital Territory of Delhi has been prohibited until further notice.