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 country's annual flexing of muscles, making a billion Indians proud across the world.

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India Celebrates 65th Republic Day in New Delhi

  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