India Celebrates 65th Republic Day in New Delhi

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India celebrates 65th Republice Day on January 26, 2014. Here's a recap of the colourful Republic Day parade held on Rajpath, New Delhi. Witnessed by millions, live and on television, this is the …

India celebrates 65th Republice Day on January 26, 2014. Here's a recap of the colourful Republic Day parade held on Rajpath, New Delhi. Witnessed by millions, live and on television, this is the country's annual flexing of muscles, making a billion Indians proud across the world.

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  • 1. India celebrates 65th Republic Day New Delhi, January 26, 2014
  • 2. Times of India reports on the eve of first Republic Day ceremony, Jan 25, 1950. Photo courtesy: Times of India
  • 3. Prime Minister of India, Mr. Manmohan Singh, pays respect to martyred soldiers , at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, with the chief commanders of the Indian armed forces.
  • 4. India’s guest of honour at the 65th Republic Day, Japanese Prime Minister Mr Shinzo Abe, being escorted to the parade.
  • 5. India’s formidable underwater force, Indian Navy, marches on Rajpath.
  • 6. And the brave warriors of the sky, Indian Air Force, takes the street.
  • 7. Those who guide India’s borders across deserts, the camel riding Border Security Force marches on.
  • 8. And the colorful Indian Army makes it’s connect with the people.
  • 9. In India’s annual flexing of muscle, foggy winter morning is not a distraction as T-90 tanks roll down the Raj Path.
  • 10. The Indian states get representations too in the parade. From Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, Assam to Rajasthan, each sends in their best representation through a tableau.
  • 11. Father of Sub-Inspector K Prasad Babu of Andhra Pradesh's antiMaoist force, is accepting Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award, posthumously for his son, from President of India.
  • 12. Courage knows no age, so said the 25 children who got National Bravery Award from the President of India. This is their ride of joy and pride , as millions cheered them on Rajpath.
  • 13. ‘Veer tum bade chalo, dheer tum bade chalo, matribhumi ke liye, pitribhumi ke liye ‘- School children step in to spread a message of courage and patriotism to the nation.
  • 14. The DareDevils of Border Security Force (BSF) show their skills on motorbikes , dressed in the tricolor of the Indian flag, to a thunderous applause from the crowd.
  • 15. And a grand finale with a fly past by Indian Air Force, showing off on-air formations with a range of aircrafts, impressing the awed spectators.
  • 16. “WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE; LIBERTY; EQUALITY; and to promote among them all FRATERNITY.” Happy Republic Day, India.
  • 17. Photo Courtesy: Times of India; Press Information Bureau; Hindustan Times; Facebook ; India Today; OneIndia; The Hindu; NDTV; ianslive; By Moumita Basu