Republic Day 2019: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi greet nation, here is how top leaders observe January 26

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Republic day 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to the citizens on the occasion.

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India is celebrating the 70th Republic Day on January 26. Indians across the world are observing the day with great fervour and pride and cherishing the idea of oneness. The day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of Constitution, a landmark document amongst several law books. The Constitution came into force on this day way back in 1950.

Top politicians and public personalities including President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to the citizens on the occasion.

“Happy Republic Day to all fellow Indians. सभी देशवासियों को #गणतंत्रदिवस की शुभकामनाएं। जय हिन्द!,” tweeted Modi.

“देशवासियों को गणतंत्र दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। जय हिन्द!,” tweetd Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Several leaders took to social media to extend their greetings on the occasion.

Union Ministers Maneka Gandhi, Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and J P Nadda also took to Twitter to extend their greetings.

In the national capital parade starts from Vijay Chowk and pass through Rajpath, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg and proceed for the Red Fort. Twenty-two tableaux of states and central government departments will be showcased during the 90-minute parade.

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  • 14:54 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Arunachal Pradesh celebrates January 26, Governor BD Mishra urged the people to cooperate with the state government in its agenda for all-round development

    Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig(Retd) Dr B D Mishra Saturday called upon the people of the state to shed thoughts of individual benefits only and work for the development of the state, news agency PTI reported. Unfurling the National Tri-colour on the occasion  at the Indira Gandhi Park here, the governor urged the people to cooperate with the state government in its agenda for all-round development."I appeal to the people to think and act in the larger interest of the state, discarding individual benefits and allow the developmental projects to take off without raising any objections," the governor said.

  • 14:50 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Watch dance from Nocte tribe.

    Cultural dance presentation during 70th Republic Day celebration at Itanagar. A dance from Nocte tribe.

  • 14:47 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu greets people, says contribute in building a peaceful, prosperous and compassionate world and realise the ideal of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family). 

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Saturday greeted people urged citizens to renew their solemn pledge to build a strong, confident, peaceful and economically prosperous nation. In his message, Naidu asked fellow countrymen to do their best to contribute in building a peaceful, prosperous and compassionate world and realise the ideal of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family).  "Warm greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens on the joyous occasion of the 70th Republic day of India. On this Republic Day, let us renew our solemn pledge to build a strong, confident, peaceful, economically prosperous, socially progressive & culturally vibrant Nation," he said on Twitter.

  • 14:42 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

    The overall theme for the Republic Day celebrations this year is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and tableaux of many states, themed on the preeminent leader of the Independence movement who championed the idea of non-violence, were lined up during the parade.

  • 14:39 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Tableau highlighted the Mahatma's sojourns in Delhi

    Mahatma Gandhi's 720-day stay in Delhi's Birla House between 1915 and 1948 was on display on the national capital's tableau at the 70th Republic Day parade. The tableau highlighted the Mahatma's sojourns in Delhi, the first of which took place in 1915. It showcased Gandhi Smriti, formerly known as Birla House, where the father of the nation spent his last 144 days. The tableau's front part showed Gandhi seated and praying with the symbolic charkha in the background. The side panels represented Gandhi Smriti's World Peace Gong and various visuals from his activities during his stay in Delhi.

  • 14:34 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Rajnath Singh unfurls tricolour

    Republic Day 2019: Union Ministers Rajnath Singh unfurls the tricolour at his residence in Delhi

    ANI

  • 14:25 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: 'Sinchai Kar' will be waived in Chhattisgarh

    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel during #RepublicDay2019 speech: I announce that 'Sinchai Kar' amounting to Rs 207 crore till October 2018 will be waived off, around 15 lakh farmers will be benefit from this

  • 14:20 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was the chief guest

    PM Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa witness flypast at Republic Day parade in Delhi. Thousands of restless people were stunned into a brief silence, their eyes rolled towards skies and ears buzzing to the humming sound as the Indian Air Force planes roared over the majestic Rajpath during the 70th Republic Day parade on Saturday.

  • 14:10 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: "We salute the army and police jawans who lost their lives in action": Satya Pal Malik

    J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik during his #RepublicDay speech: "Our security forces carried out effective operations to neutralize the largest ever number of terrorists in a year. We salute the army and police jawans who lost their lives in action."

  • 13:56 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: "One Nation Billion Ideas": Sachin Pilot

    "संविधान ने हमें गणतांत्रिक व्यवस्था के साथ स्वतंत्रता, समानता, न्याय जैसे अधिकार प्रदान किए हैं, जिन्होंने देशवासियों को सशक्त बनाया है। हमारा दायित्व है कि हम इस गणतंत्र की रक्षा करें और देश के विकास में योगदान दें। आपको गणतंत्र दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। #OneNationBillionIdeas," tweeted Rajasthan DyCM Sachin Pilot.

  • 13:55 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Aadhaar says Happy Republic day

    "#IndiaKaAadhaar: ‘Of the people, for the people and by the people’ On the #70thRepublicDay of India, best wishes for all the 'Aadhaars' of India #HappyRepublicDay2019. #गणतंत्रदिवस #RepublicDayIndia," tweeted the officail account of Aadhaar.

  • 13:54 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: "remember the great personalities and pay homage to them": Ashok Gehlot

    "I convey my best wishes and heartiest Greetings to all on 70th #RepublicDay. Let us remember the great personalities and pay homage to them, who drafted the soul and spirit of our Nation, in the form of our Constitution. #HappyRepublicDay2019 #RepublicDay2019," tweeted Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.

  • 13:53 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: "reaffirm our pledge to uphold the ideals enshrined in our Constitution": Naveen Patnaik

    "Warm greetings on #RepublicDay. On #26January, let us reaffirm our pledge to uphold the ideals enshrined in our Constitution. ଗଣତନ୍ତ୍ର ଦିବସ ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ। ଆମ ସମ୍ବିଧାନରେ ଥିବା ଆଦର୍ଶକୁ ବଞ୍ଚାଇ ରଖିବା ପାଇଁ ଆଜିର ଦିନରେ ପ୍ରତିଜ୍ଞା କରିବା।'" tweeted Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

  • 13:50 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019:

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wished, 'On RepublicDay, let us pledge to protect our #Constitution and uphold the principles of sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic, justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, as enshrined in the Preamble,' tweeted Banerjee.

  • 13:48 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: "Wish that our thoughts, words and deeds help in strengthening our republic - India,": Nirmala Sitharaman

    Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman also wished the nation in a tweet, "Greetings on Republic Day2019. Hope & wish that our thoughts, words and deeds help in strengthening our republic - India," her tweet reads.

  • 13:47 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: "zeal towards building a New India" : Piyush Goyal

    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "70 & Growing Strong: As India celebrates its 70th #RepublicDay, let us cherish the memory of the day when we became an Independent Republic, and look ahead with aspiration & zeal towards building a New India."

  • 13:45 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says "strive to live up to the ideals of justice, liberty and equality as enshrined in the constitution"

    "As we celebrate #RepublicDay2019, let us renew our vow to our country: let us strive to live up to the ideals of justice, liberty and equality as enshrined in the constitution. Let us move towards a stronger, better India. Let us, with fierce pride, say in one voice: JAI HIND!" Union Minister Rajya Vardhan Singh Rathore tweeted.

  • 13:43 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Arun Jaitley greets from US

    Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who is recuperating after a surgery in a hospital in the US, tweeted,"आप सभी को गणतंत्र दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं । #RepublicDay2019 greetings to everyone. Happy 70th RepublicDay2019."

  • 13:42 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Sachin Tendulkar tweeted his greetings

    Sachin Tendulkar also tweeted his greetings, "Warm Republic Day greetings to all Indians. On this special occasion, let's take a collective step forward, towards a strong, healthy and prosperous India. Jai Hind! #HappyRepublicDay2019," tweeted legendary cricketer.

  • 13:41 (IST)

    Republic Day 2019: Nitin Gadkari greets nation

    "गणतंत्र दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।," tweeted Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

14:54 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Arunachal Pradesh celebrates January 26, Governor BD Mishra urged the people to cooperate with the state government in its agenda for all-round development

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig(Retd) Dr B D Mishra Saturday called upon the people of the state to shed thoughts of individual benefits only and work for the development of the state, news agency PTI reported. Unfurling the National Tri-colour on the occasion  at the Indira Gandhi Park here, the governor urged the people to cooperate with the state government in its agenda for all-round development."I appeal to the people to think and act in the larger interest of the state, discarding individual benefits and allow the developmental projects to take off without raising any objections," the governor said.

14:50 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Watch dance from Nocte tribe.

Cultural dance presentation during 70th Republic Day celebration at Itanagar. A dance from Nocte tribe.

14:47 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu greets people, says contribute in building a peaceful, prosperous and compassionate world and realise the ideal of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family). 

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Saturday greeted people urged citizens to renew their solemn pledge to build a strong, confident, peaceful and economically prosperous nation. In his message, Naidu asked fellow countrymen to do their best to contribute in building a peaceful, prosperous and compassionate world and realise the ideal of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family).  "Warm greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens on the joyous occasion of the 70th Republic day of India. On this Republic Day, let us renew our solemn pledge to build a strong, confident, peaceful, economically prosperous, socially progressive & culturally vibrant Nation," he said on Twitter.

14:42 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

The overall theme for the Republic Day celebrations this year is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and tableaux of many states, themed on the preeminent leader of the Independence movement who championed the idea of non-violence, were lined up during the parade.

14:39 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Tableau highlighted the Mahatma's sojourns in Delhi

Mahatma Gandhi's 720-day stay in Delhi's Birla House between 1915 and 1948 was on display on the national capital's tableau at the 70th Republic Day parade. The tableau highlighted the Mahatma's sojourns in Delhi, the first of which took place in 1915. It showcased Gandhi Smriti, formerly known as Birla House, where the father of the nation spent his last 144 days. The tableau's front part showed Gandhi seated and praying with the symbolic charkha in the background. The side panels represented Gandhi Smriti's World Peace Gong and various visuals from his activities during his stay in Delhi.

14:34 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Rajnath Singh unfurls tricolour

Republic Day 2019: Union Ministers Rajnath Singh unfurls the tricolour at his residence in Delhi

ANI
14:25 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: 'Sinchai Kar' will be waived in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel during #RepublicDay2019 speech: I announce that 'Sinchai Kar' amounting to Rs 207 crore till October 2018 will be waived off, around 15 lakh farmers will be benefit from this

14:20 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was the chief guest

PM Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa witness flypast at Republic Day parade in Delhi. Thousands of restless people were stunned into a brief silence, their eyes rolled towards skies and ears buzzing to the humming sound as the Indian Air Force planes roared over the majestic Rajpath during the 70th Republic Day parade on Saturday.

14:10 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: "We salute the army and police jawans who lost their lives in action": Satya Pal Malik

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik during his #RepublicDay speech: "Our security forces carried out effective operations to neutralize the largest ever number of terrorists in a year. We salute the army and police jawans who lost their lives in action."

13:56 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: "One Nation Billion Ideas": Sachin Pilot

"संविधान ने हमें गणतांत्रिक व्यवस्था के साथ स्वतंत्रता, समानता, न्याय जैसे अधिकार प्रदान किए हैं, जिन्होंने देशवासियों को सशक्त बनाया है। हमारा दायित्व है कि हम इस गणतंत्र की रक्षा करें और देश के विकास में योगदान दें। आपको गणतंत्र दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। #OneNationBillionIdeas," tweeted Rajasthan DyCM Sachin Pilot.

13:55 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Aadhaar says Happy Republic day

"#IndiaKaAadhaar: ‘Of the people, for the people and by the people’ On the #70thRepublicDay of India, best wishes for all the 'Aadhaars' of India #HappyRepublicDay2019. #गणतंत्रदिवस #RepublicDayIndia," tweeted the officail account of Aadhaar.

13:54 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: "remember the great personalities and pay homage to them": Ashok Gehlot

"I convey my best wishes and heartiest Greetings to all on 70th #RepublicDay. Let us remember the great personalities and pay homage to them, who drafted the soul and spirit of our Nation, in the form of our Constitution. #HappyRepublicDay2019 #RepublicDay2019," tweeted Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.

13:53 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: "reaffirm our pledge to uphold the ideals enshrined in our Constitution": Naveen Patnaik

"Warm greetings on #RepublicDay. On #26January, let us reaffirm our pledge to uphold the ideals enshrined in our Constitution. ଗଣତନ୍ତ୍ର ଦିବସ ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ। ଆମ ସମ୍ବିଧାନରେ ଥିବା ଆଦର୍ଶକୁ ବଞ୍ଚାଇ ରଖିବା ପାଇଁ ଆଜିର ଦିନରେ ପ୍ରତିଜ୍ଞା କରିବା।'" tweeted Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

13:50 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019:

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wished, 'On RepublicDay, let us pledge to protect our #Constitution and uphold the principles of sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic, justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, as enshrined in the Preamble,' tweeted Banerjee.

13:48 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: "Wish that our thoughts, words and deeds help in strengthening our republic - India,": Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman also wished the nation in a tweet, "Greetings on Republic Day2019. Hope & wish that our thoughts, words and deeds help in strengthening our republic - India," her tweet reads.

13:47 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: "zeal towards building a New India" : Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "70 & Growing Strong: As India celebrates its 70th #RepublicDay, let us cherish the memory of the day when we became an Independent Republic, and look ahead with aspiration & zeal towards building a New India."

13:45 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says "strive to live up to the ideals of justice, liberty and equality as enshrined in the constitution"

"As we celebrate #RepublicDay2019, let us renew our vow to our country: let us strive to live up to the ideals of justice, liberty and equality as enshrined in the constitution. Let us move towards a stronger, better India. Let us, with fierce pride, say in one voice: JAI HIND!" Union Minister Rajya Vardhan Singh Rathore tweeted.

13:43 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Arun Jaitley greets from US

Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who is recuperating after a surgery in a hospital in the US, tweeted,"आप सभी को गणतंत्र दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं । #RepublicDay2019 greetings to everyone. Happy 70th RepublicDay2019."

13:42 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Sachin Tendulkar tweeted his greetings

Sachin Tendulkar also tweeted his greetings, "Warm Republic Day greetings to all Indians. On this special occasion, let's take a collective step forward, towards a strong, healthy and prosperous India. Jai Hind! #HappyRepublicDay2019," tweeted legendary cricketer.

13:41 (IST)26 Jan 2019
Republic Day 2019: Nitin Gadkari greets nation

"गणतंत्र दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।," tweeted Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Republic Day parade 2019: In the national capital parade starts from Vijay Chowk and pass through Rajpath, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg and proceed for the Red Fort.
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