Today, India Celebrates its 68th Republic day. We are all well proud citizens of India. 26th January is celebrated as Republic Day in India every year. On this day in 1950, India becomes a Democratic Republic. Celebrations are held every year on this day throughout the country.
2017 Republic Day of India is a very significant for our foreign relations in contemporary time. In the context of Military relations as well as such other political, economic and cultural Relations. Today, huge number of current examples and such other evidance indicates that the Dynamic and Progressive Dimensions of India on Republic Day, 2017. It is a good for India’s emerging Economy and foreign relationship.
On 26th January, 1950, the Constitution of India came into force and made India a Democratic Republic country. The people of our country rule themselves and all are equal and free. The government is ruled by candidates selected by the people of our country. Hence, India becomes a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic on 26th January, 1950. But the word ‘socialist’ and ‘secular’ was previously not present in the constitution. It was added in its 42nd amendment in 1976.
What are Special on Republic Day of India 2017
Yes, now we can see that our republic Day Celebrations and such other fest activities; now becomes Dynamic and Progressive in Nature. E.g. First, Indigenous/Swadeshi Jet Tejas to fly past Rajpath for first time in Indian History on this Republic Day. Second, Today, With Burj Khalifa, It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). Moreover, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade. Third, Today, Our Indian Army’s Para Commandos, the Surgical Strike winner/Heroes, to Miss Out on Republic day Parade. 4th, GST, Skill India, Presentation on cashless transactions through UPI and Bhim App and much more. etc.
Today, Indigenous/Swadeshi Jet Tejas to fly past Rajpath for first time in Indian History on this Republic Day.
Today, Indigenous/Swadeshi Jet Tejas to fly past Rajpath for first time in Indian History on this Republic Day.
More over, The very long wait for Tejas got over 2016; last year, when the aircraft was inducted into the No. 45 Squadron (Flying Daggers) of the Indian Air Force on July 1, 2016. The squadron currently operates from Bangalore but will soon move to Sulur near Coimbatore.
Tejas is equipped with a glass cockpit and state-of-the-art satellite-aided Inertial Navigation System. Above aircraft operates a computer-based attack system that can fire air-to-air missiles and deploy bombs as well as precision guided munitions.
Importantly, Tejas is indigenously developed by Aeronautical Development Agency, an autonomous society of DRDO and produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Representing India’s stride in indigenous defence technologies, the DRDO contingent this year will also comprise the 155 mm/52 calibre advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) and Arudhra – the medium power radar.
With Burj Khalifa, It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). Moreover, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade.
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, was on Wednesday lit up in tri-colours – saffron, white and green – to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day, showcasing strong cultural and trade bond between India and the UAE.
“The visual expression of the tri-colors underlined the solidarity of the UAE and its people with India, with which the nation shares strong cultural and trade ties,” said Dubai-based real estate company, Emaar, in a statement.
The iconic building in Dubai, which stands at 823 metres, was named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the UAE.
Today, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade.
Our Indian Army’s Para Commandos, the Surgical Strike winner/Heroes, to Miss Out on Republic day Parade.
Para Commandos are the only Army unit who participate in combat dress, holding their guns close to the chest. They march down the Rajpath in distinct style and always get huge cheer and applause from spectators.
Moreover, According to Major General Rajesh Sahai, Chief of Staff Delhi Area, the participation of Army units is decided much in advance. The challenge is to fit everything in around 90 minutes. The objective is to showcase Army, Air Force and Navy’s military might along with tableaux and cultural troops with some
variation. This year, the NSG Commandos would be participating for the first time. Para Commandos were there last year and could come back next Republic Day (jan 26, 2017), he added.
Moreover, The flypast at the parade began with Mi-17 V5 helicopters that flew bearing the Indian flag and showered flower petals on the dignitaries and spectators along the Rajpath.
Advanced Light Helicopters Rudra and Dhruv, Mi-35 attack helicopters, C-130J and C-17 transport aircraft and fighter jets Sukhoi, Jaguars and MiG 29s enthralled spectators with a series of high-velocity maneuvers and formations.
On Republic Day 2017: GST, Skill India
The colourful tableaux of the Republic Day parade in Delhi’s Rajpath which provides a unique glimpse of India, will have a few surprises this year. Every year, states design their tableaux around unique themes. This year is no exception – though the must watch list is short. Seventeen states and six ministries of the Central Government are expected to have their own tableaux this year, which will be showcasing development and the country’s rich cultural heritage.
Presentation on cashless transactions through UPI and Bhim App
presentation on cashless transactions through UPI and Bhim App, and participation of about 40 soldiers from the UAE will be some of the highlights of the Republic Day parade this year. Interestingly, while the National Security Guard will be part of the parade for the first time, special forces of the army won’t be there.
The Information Technology Ministry would be showcasing digital transactions instead of cash transactions in line with the demonetization decision of the Modi government. Also the much-loved canine squad of the Indian army will not be there unlike last year. etc. Note :- Source.
Following are the special to be happened on Republic Day of India in New Delhi in 2017:
- The crown prince of Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan) was the chief guest on 26th of January 2017 (Republic Day Parade of India) at Rajpath, New Delhi.
- Skill India and Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao are themes for 68th Republic Day tableaux.
- The venue of Republic Day Parade, Rajpath was decorated with rows of potted plants of Date Palm (Pyramid like structure of palm leaves covered with moss) to heartily welcome the guest from UAE. UAE is one of the top cultivators of date palm all over the world and dates are its national fruit. UAE also hosts an annual International Date Palm Festival.
- There is also a surprising debut show at Rajpath performed by the National Security Guard (NSG – a team of 140 commandos) on this Republic Day to represent their brilliant skills during the parade. The surprising debut by NSG includes activities like singing the NSG anthem (written by Gulzaar – “Hain Na Hai Na Hum Hindustan, Hum Rang Rang Hain, Phir Bhi Sang Hain”) to show the India’s counter terror force, a performance by anti-hijack team, anti-sabotage team, Combat free-fallers, CBRNE team (an advanced terror fighting force of commandos wearing radiation protective suit for protection from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terror threats or attack), and deep divers (can kill enemies under water).
- There is also a debut of an NSG vehicle is (Sherpa – a bullet proof armoured anti hijacking vehicle). It is itself a commando, can resist powerful explosions and go under water too.
- UAE contingent (195 soldiers) is also participating first time in the Republic Day parade at Rajpath. UAE is the second country (after France) to send its soldiers to participate in the Republic Day parade of India. India always follow “Atithi Devo Bhava”, that’s why, because of being guest, UAE soldiers will lead the parade.
- Howitzer Dhanush and Aircraft Tejas (made in India) to be showcased first time in the Republic Day Parade in order to demonstrate capabilities and operational readiness of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.
20 Facts About India’s Republic Day Every Indian Should Know
- January 26, 1930 was earlier celebrated as India’s Independence Day or Purna Swaraj Day. It’s the day India decided to fight for complete freedom.
- The first Republic Day was celebrated on January 26, 1950, three years after we got independence.
- After we achieved Independence on August 15 in 1947, our leaders wanted January 26 to be remembered in history as well. Therefore, the day was made to coincide with the day of Swaraj.
- Republic Day Celebrations are a 3-day long affair.
- The celebrations end on January 29 with the Beating Retreat ceremony. The ceremony is held Vijay Chowk where bands of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy perform.
- The first R-Day parade at Rajpath was held in 1955.
- India’s Constitution is the longest in the world. It has a total of 448 etc. articles.
- The Constitution is written in Hindi as well as English.
- Drafting the Constitution was a herculean task. Dr B.R. Ambedkar took 2 years and 11 months to draft the Indian Constitution.
- Our leaders took the best aspects from other countries’ constitutions. The concept of liberty, equality and fraternity came from the French constitution while the Five-Year Plans came from the USSR constitution.
- Before the Constitution came into force, India followed British Government’s Government of India Act 1935.
- Republic day is chosen as the day to give away bravery awards to deserving candidates. The awards that are given away are Veer Chakra, Maha Veer Chakra, Param Veer Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Ashoka Chakra.
- The Prime Minister places a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti as a mark of respect to the thousands of soldiers of the country who had died fighting for the Indian Independence.
- The 21 gun salute is the firing of arms and canons as a naval and military mark of honor. The salute is given while the President of India unfurls the National flag.
- The Constitution came into a legal circulation at 10:18 AM on the 26th of January, 1950.
- The fundamental rights and duties of the people of the Republic in India have been laid down in our constitution. Every citizen of India is equal in the eye of law, and no one is to suffer because of religion, creed, caste, colour or race.
- During the British Rule, two great personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore gave the same message of peace, love, unity and equality.
- The people of India celebrate Republic Day with proud and honour. This is also a day of reunion. The People celebrate this day with the whole family. People wear new clothes and start the day with the National Song of India.
- In most organizations, clubs, institutions, parades are organized where people wear white clothes with Tri-colour in their hands and march to some specified areas. Patriotic songs are sung everywhere.
- The celebrations in the capital (New Delhi) are the most stunning with parade and cultural pageant by different states.etc.
Events and celebrations are organized with great effort by the Government of India already to celebrate the Republic Day in the Capital. A huge and grand military parade is held in the New Delhi at Rajpath as well as the state capitals. Participants from the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy and traditional dance group takes part in the parades.
Parade held in the New Delhi starts especially when prime minister of the India offer garland at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate. It is done to commemorate all the sacrifices of the Indian army soldiers while saving their country. The military salute is taken by the President of India during the parade in the Capital whereas military salute is taken by the state governors in the state capitals. At this special day, a foreign head of the state become chief guest of the president.
National awards (Maha Veer Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Param Veer Chakra, Veer Chakra) and bravery medals are also distributed at this day to the soldiers of armed forces, common people and students from the school. Armed forces helicopters do parade in the surrounding area of the India Gate to shower the rose petals over audience. A dance parade by singing patriotic songs is also performed by the school children. Armed Forces staff performs the motorcycle rides whereas the staff from the Indian Air Force perform fly parade through the fighter planes (making tri color of the Indian Flag by the smoke) for offering the honour salute to the president.
A range of traditional and cultural programs are performed by the professionals from different states to focus the history and culture of the country. During this grand celebration, a prime minister’s rally and Lok Tarang-National Folk Dance Festival is also held from 24th of January to the 29th of January.
All the Government and non Government offices of the nation and state including post offices, banks are closed at this day. Special security is organized at this day because of the huge crowed and prevent the common people from any problem.