74th Republic Day: India is celebrating its 74th Republic Day today i.e. on 26 January 2023. Many programs are being organized across the country on this special occasion. January 26 is such a day, which is the national festival of the country. Every citizen of the country, whether he belongs to any religion, caste or sect, celebrates this day with full of patriotism. The Constitution of India came into force on this day. India got independence from the British on 15 August 1947, but on 26 January 1950, India was declared a sovereign democratic republic.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi will be the chief guest
Egyptian President Abdul Fatah el-Sisi will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who was the chief guest of the Republic Day celebrations this year, arrived in India on Tuesday (January 24). This is the first time that an Egyptian President has been invited as the chief guest for the event.
India’s three armies will show their strength
Today all the three armies of India will show their might. 50 aircraft of the Air Force will show their might. For the first time, the Republic Day parade will pass through the duty path. Squadron Leader Sindhu Reddy will lead the marching contingent of the Indian Air Force for the Republic Day Parade. In addition, many marching squads will be all-women. The special thing is that apart from the army, tableaux of DRDO and ex-servicemen will also be included in the Republic Day parade.
this will be the first time
Earlier this place was known as Rajpath. This will be the first time that VVIPs will not be in the first line to watch the Republic Day parade. This time rickshaw pullers, footpath shopkeepers, laborers developing the duty path and their relatives will sit in the first row. The Government of India has given them the name of Shramjeevi. Earlier, the first row of the Republic-Day parade was always reserved for VVIPs. The laborers working in the Central Vista Project will also be honoured.
India’s pride and glory will be seen on the path of duty
On this day, in the main event held on the duty path (earlier Rajpath) in the capital, along with the cultural glimpse of India, a tableau of military power and traditional heritage is presented. On this occasion, multi-layered security arrangements have been made in the national capital to avoid any untoward incident before the Republic Day. Police said around 60,000 to 65,000 people are expected to attend the Republic Day celebrations.
The tableaux of Gujarat, Assam, Jammu-Kashmir, Bengal and others will enthrall the spectators in the Republic Day parade.
Colorful tableaux from Assam, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gujarat, West Bengal and many other states and union territories will enthrall the spectators during the Republic Day parade on the reconstructed Duty Path of the national capital. The theme of most of the tableaux is ‘women power’. A total of 23 tableaux depicting India’s vibrant cultural heritage, economic and social progress will be part of the ceremonial parade on January 26, Defense Ministry officials said on Sunday. Out of these tableaux, 17 will be from different states and union territories and six will be from different ministries and departments.
NCB’s tableau will also take part
A senior official told reporters here that the Home Ministry will display two tableaux, one each from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). According to the official, one tableau each from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Ministry of Culture will attract visitors on the duty path. The tableau of the Central Public Works Department, which comes under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, will also be seen on the duty path.
When asked if there would be a tableau from the Ministry of Railways as well, he said, “No, there will be no tableau of the Ministry of Railways in this year’s parade.” The theme adopted by various states this year is largely cultural heritage and ‘women power’, among other themes, the official said. The tableau of West Bengal depicts the Durga Puja of Kolkata and celebrates its inclusion in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
Tableaux of other states will be something like this
Assam’s tableau proudly depicts the legendary Ahom general Lachit Borphukan and its cultural sites including the famous Kamakhya Temple. This will be the first Republic Day function held on this historic path after Rajpath was renamed as ‘Kartavya Path’ last year. The full dress rehearsal parade will be held on Monday. Defense Ministry officials had earlier said that the 74th Republic Day celebrations would be held at the revamped Central Vista Avenue and the government has put 32,000 tickets for sale online to the public.
Meanwhile, according to reports from Chandigarh, International Gita Mahotsav is the theme of Haryana’s tableau on the duty path for this year’s Republic Day parade and it will feature a “Viraat Swaroop” statue of Lord Krishna described in the Bhagavad Gita. Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Amit Agarwal said that the tableau will give the message of Bhagavad Gita and also depict various scenes of the Mahabharata war closely, an official said on Sunday.
Happy to be here for Republic Day parade: Egypt contingent commander
Members of the Egyptian military contingent on duty line up to take part in the 74th Republic Day parade as they await the grand event and its commander Colonel Mahmoud Mohamed Abdelfattah Elkharasawy on Wednesday spoke of the “great relations” shared between India and Egypt. Insisted. For the first time, a combined band and marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces will take part in the ceremonial parade. The contingent will consist of 144 soldiers, representing the main branches of the Egyptian Armed Forces, led by Colonel Elkharasavi.
In conversation on the eve of the parade, Colonel Elkharasavi and some of the team members expressed their happiness to be in India. Colonel Elkharasavi said, “We are happy to be in India and this is our first visit. India is a great country, and it has a great civilization like Egypt. We have been here for the last few days and our Indian friends in uniform are also helping us to feel at home.” He said everyone in the contingent is looking forward to the grand event on Thursday, when “we will get to Will also get a chance to perform.