Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar wrote, “With the feeling of great pride, faith in our heart, memories in our soul, let’s salute the nation on Republic Day.”
Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar has extended Republic Day wishes to fans with a special video message. Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar wrote, “With the feeling of great pride, faith in our heart, memories in our soul, let’s salute the nation on Republic Day.” He added: “As the Father of our Nation rightly said, ‘be the change you want to see in the world’. I feel proud to be an Indian. Happy Republic Day.” A number of sports personalities also took to Twitter and posted Republic Day greetings. Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul and Sania Mirza were some other sports personalities who posted wishes on Twitter. “Goosebumps till date when we go out in the middle and the National Anthem plays before the match.Fills me up with Pride to be an Indian.????Wish you all a very Happy Republic Day. #JaiHind (sic)” Rahul wrote. “Wishing everyone a very Happy # RepublicDay. Let’s celebrate the pride of Being an Indian. Vande Mataram ???????????? #ProudIndian (sic),” Yuvraj Singh wrote. While Sania Mirza posted a video message.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted nation on the occasion. “Greetings on Republic Day. Jai Hind (sic),” Modi said in a tweet. BJP President Amit Shah unfurled the national flag at the party headquarters and greeted countrymen on the occasion of 69th Republic Day. “Greetings to all countrymen on 69th Republic Day,” he said. Union Home Minister and former BJP president Rajnath Singh also greeted the nation on Republic Day.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 26, 2018
On the other hand, Congress President Rahul Gandhi wrote an open letter to the countrymen and wrote: “On the eve of our 69th Republic Day, I’m writing this #LettertotheNation, to remind ourselves of the commitments we made in our Constitution. I wish each of you a very Happy Republic Day! Jai Hind.” While Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh expressed pride and satisfaction over the contribution of the Punjabi people in strengthening the Indian democracy. Singh, in a brief speech, recalled the words of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar – “We are Indians, firstly and lastly” – and urged people to work for the collective good with a spirit of harmony and brotherhood.