Happy 75th Republic Day: India is preparing to celebrate its 75th Republic Day (Gantantra Diwas) on Friday, January 26. Each year, the inhabitants of the country celebrate this day with grandeur and excitement. The events include stunning military and cultural extravaganza. The day celebrates the promulgation of India’s Constitution on January 26, 1950. While India obtained independence from colonial authority in 1947, the Constitution of India did not take force until January 26, 1950. Following this, India became an independent entity and declared itself a republic.
26 Jan 2024, 11:37:42 AM IST
Republic Day Parade 2024 LIVE Updates: BSF all-women marching & brass band contingents participate in R-Day parade for 1st time
Republic Day 2024 Live: As the country celebrates the 75th Republic Day today, the parade on Kartavya Path in the national capital will be ‘women-centric‘, highlighting the roles played by women in different sectors. This year, India celebrates its 75th Republic Day, which celebrates the adoption of the constitution on January 26, 1950, and the attainment of independence. The constituent assembly held its first session in December 1946 and its final session in November 1949, after which the constitution was enacted a year later, with Dr BR Ambedkar leading the drafting committee . Dr Ambedkar became renowned as the ‘Father of the Constitution’.
This year’s Republic Day theme is ‘Viksit Bharat‘ and ‘Bharat: Loktantra ki Matruka‘, which represent the country’s goals and position as a promoter of democracy. Earlier, Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane stated that women marching contingents will make up the vast majority of the parade, with most tableaux representing States and Union Territories (UTs) and Central Ministries and Organizations showing the country’s rich cultural variety, harmony, and growth .He added that the topics were chosen to correspond with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that ‘India is genuinely a mother of democracy‘. The parade, which starts at 10.30 a.m., will last approximately 90 minutes. For the first time, the march will be led by 100 female musicians performing Indian musical instruments. The parade would begin with music from Sankh, Naadswaram, Nagada, and other female performers.
26 Jan 2024, 10:30 am IST
Republic Day celebrations begin with PM Modi paying homage to Braveheart’s at National War Memorial
It is dedicated to soldiers killed during the India-China War in 1962, India-Pak Wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971, Indian Peace Keeping Force Operations in Sri Lanka and in the Kargil Conflict in 1999, and also those in the UN peacekeeping missions.
New Delhi: On Friday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Republic Day 2024 celebrations by laying floral tributes at Delhi’s National War Memorial in honor of the Braveheart’s of the Indian armed forces.
On the 75th Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to fallen warriors at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on Friday. Modi inaugurated the landmark memorial in the India Gate Complex in 2019.
It is dedicated to soldiers slain in the India-China War in 1962, the India-Pak Wars in 1947, 1965, and 1971, the Indian Peace Keeping Force Operations in Sri Lanka and the Kargil Conflict in 1999, as well as those serving in UN peacekeeping missions.
The National War Memorial, which covers around 40 acres, is divided into four concentric circles: the ‘Amar Chakra‘, ‘Veerta Chakra‘, ‘Tyag Chakra’, and the ‘Rakshak Chakra’, each with the names of 25,942 warriors written in golden characters on granite tablets.
It also features a central 15.5-m obelisk, an everlasting flame, and six bronze paintings commemorating famous battles fought by the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy in a covered gallery (Veerta Chakra).
26 Jan 2024, 11:37:42 AM IST
Republic Day 2024 LIVE: Manipur tableau displayed at the Kartavya Path in New Delhi.
Manipur’s tableau in the 75th Republic Day parade here on Friday featured Ima Keithel, commonly known as the “Mother’s Market”.The 500-year-old Ima Keithel, the world’s only market run solely by women, is a prime example of “Nari Shakti”.
Based on the topic “Thambal Gi langla – Lotus Threads,” the tableau featured women extracting delicate fiber from lotus stems and spinning yarn on traditional spinning wheels.
The float’s center displays a woman making clothing on a traditional Manipuri loom known as “Eyong”. The rear part of the float included a reproduction of the Ima Keithel building. “Ima Keithel encourages the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.” They have given the world several internationally acclaimed items such as Leirum, Moirang Phi, and Mayek-Naibi,” stated an information pamphlet distributed by the government on the eve of Republic Day.
It introduced Kumari Bijiyasanti Tongbram, a business woman from Thanga hamlet near Loktak Lake, who recently became India’s first lotus silk maker.
“She employs many local women and exports lotus silk to foreign countries, making India the world’s fourth largest exporter of lotus silk. Her exceptional achievements earned her the renowned ‘Changemaker of the Northeast 2020′ award, according to the brochure.
January 26, 2024 12:42 pm IST
Republic Day 2024 Live Updates: Macron Chief Guest as Delhi Hosts Parade Amid Dense Fog
Republic Day 2024 Live Updates: This year’s Republic Day theme is ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Bharat: Loktantra ki Matruka’, which represent the country’s goals and position as a promoter of democracy.
New Delhi: As India celebrates Republic Day today, the parade along Kartavya Path in Delhi is ‘women-centric’, highlighting the importance that women play in many sectors. For the first time, the march is led by 100 female artists playing Indian musical instruments. The parade began with ladies performers performing Sankh, Naadswaram, Nagada, and other songs. The parade’s principal guest is French President Emmanuel Macron.
This year’s Republic Day theme is ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Bharat: Loktantra ki Matruka’, which represent the country’s goals and position as an advocate of democracy.
This year, India celebrates its 75th Republic Day, which commemorates the adoption of the constitution on January 26, 1950, and the attainment of sovereignty. The constituent assembly held its first session in December 1946 and its final session in November 1949, following which the constitution was enacted a year later, with Dr BR Ambedkar heading the drafting committee.
January 26, 2024 | Updated 02:45 pm IST
Republic Day 2024 Live | President Droupadi Murmu and Chief Guest Emmanuel Macron depart from the venue
75th Republic Day celebrations conclude with a show of force by the Indian Air Force.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, on January 26, 2024. Reuters The presence of President Macron was heightened by the French Rafales flying alongside Indian Rafales over Kartavya Path, a first for a foreign air force.
The Delhi Police has deployed over 14,000 security officers across the Capital ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, according to the department, with “robust and flawless” security measures in place to protect the safety of 77,000 invitees at Kartavya Path.
CSIR tableau in the Republic Day parade shows the Purple Revolution: Know how farmers of Bhaderwah in J&K are transforming their lives.
The captivating tableau, adorned with lavender flowers, unfolds the story of the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine in Jammu. It depicted the development of an exclusive lavender variety, its cultivation, and the subsequent processing for the production of essential oils, perfumes, and incense sticks.
On Friday, January 26th, the Republic Day procession took place at Kartavya Path in New Delhi. Among the many different tableaus presented in the procession, one that stood out was the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) purple revolution efforts. This interesting initiative is currently happening in the lavender fields of Bhaderwah, Jammu & Kashmir.
The beautiful tableau, decorated with lavender flowers, tells the tale of the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine in Jammu. It portrayed the evolution of a unique lavender variety, its cultivation, and its subsequent preparation for essential oils, fragrances, and incense sticks. The purple revolution demonstrates India’s scientific prowess and the entrepreneurial drive of farmers in Bhaderwah and surrounding areas, who have transformed into successful entrepreneurs in recent years.
The CSIR Tableau depicts the Purple Revolution. Union Minister of Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh, regularly cites the purple revolution as an example of taking lavender innovation from lab to market. This project is critical in creating a new culture of agricultural startups in India, promoting growth and innovation in the field.
On January 20th, Jitendra Singh wrote on his X Twitter, “Purple Revolution in Bhaderwah, Jammu & Kashmir inspiring Agri StartUps across the country.” The Himalayan states have enormous start-up potential that has yet to be realised. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Northeastern regions are duplicating J&K’s lavender success story. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on these areas, start-ups from here can play a critical part in realising the objective of Viksit Bharat by 2047.” The minister made the remarks while addressing at the UDAY Startup Summit in Jammu.
In Conclusion, Republic Day is an unpleasant reminder of the principles that shape a nation, as well as its people’s shared objectives. As we remember the basic values of justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity, let’s also consider the progress made and the difficulties ahead. May the spirit of cooperation and patriotism continue to guide us towards a harmonious and prosperous future in which the principles stated in the Constitution are a lived reality for all citizens. As we remember this historic day, may it motivate us to actively contribute to the growth and well-being of our diverse and vibrant country.
By GlanaNikitha Rodrigues
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