Republic Day 2021 Parade Highlights: Earlier in the day, India displayed its military might and cultural diversities during the parade at Rajpath.
72nd Republic Day
Republic Day Parade, Speech 2021 Highlights: Beating Retreat ceremony is currently underway at the Attari-Wagah border on Republic Day. Earlier in the day, a total of 32 tableaus from 17 states and union territories, six from the Defence ministry and nine from other Union ministries and paramilitary forces — depicted India’s rich cultural heritage, economic progress and defence prowess on Rajpath.
Designed after the theme ‘Ayodhya and cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh’, the tableau of UP displayed Ram Mandir. Tableau of Punjab showcased the glory of 9th Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur. A replica of Sun Temple at Modhera was displayed on the Gujarat tableau. The tableau depicted the Sabhamandap, part of the Sun Temple. It’s 52 pillars denote 52 weeks of a Solar year.
India is celebrating 72nd Republic Day. Today, India displayed its military might and cultural diversity during Republic Day parade on Rajpath. Prime Minister Narendra Modi payed tribute to the fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial at the India Gate.
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UK PM Boris Johnson on Tuesday greeted India on Republic Day. In his video message to celebrate the birth of an 'extraordinary Constitution' that established India as the biggest sovereign democracy in the world, the UK PM reiterated his plan to visit India in the coming months. "I was hugely looking forward to joining you for this important occasion at the kind invitation of my friend Prime Minister Modi, alas our common struggle against COVID has kept me in London," said Johnson. He was due to be in New Delhi as the chief guest at the annual parade to mark the India's 72nd Republic Day but had to call off the visit to focus on the domestic crisis unleashed by the emergence of a new, deadlier variant of coronavirus in the UK at the end of last year.