India celebrates 75th Republic Day

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This year, India commemorated its 75th Republic Day, marking the adoption of the constitution on 26 January 1950, and the attainment of sovereignty. The theme of this year’s Republic Day was ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Bharat: Loktantra ki Matruka’, which symbolise the country’s aspirations and its role as the nurturer of democracy.

President Smt. Droupadi Murmu, the guest of this year’s parade, French President Mr. Emmanuel Macron, Vice President Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and other dignitaries were present during the parade.

Throughout the parade, 13,000 women reached the centre stage in a display of national strength and vibrance. For the first time ever, the parade was heralded by over 100 women artists who played Indian musical instruments. Before the Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi observed the solemn ritual of paying homage to the fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.