India celebrates 71st Republic Day

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India celebrated the 71st Republic Day on January 26, 2020. Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind hoisted the tricolor on the Rajpath. For the first time Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi honoured the martyrs at the National War Memorial instead of the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate. In the morning of republic day PM paid homage at the National War Memorial. He tweeted “India will always be grateful to the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in service of the nation. Their exemplary service motivates crores of Indians.” On the occasion of republic day 2020 celebration, India made President of Brazilian Jair Messias Bolsonaro as the Chief Guest.

On the eve of Republic Day, President Shri Ram Nath Kovind urged all Indians to remember Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of non-violence. “It should be part of our daily routine to introspect on Gandhiji’s message of truth and non-violence, which has become all the more necessary in our times,” he said in his speech.