Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman extended her greetings to the nation on the occasion of Republic Day, the day India's Constitution came into force.
The day marks India's 71st Republic Day of the country and multiple senior ministers have wished the nation on the occasion. Brazil's President, Jair Bolsonaro is the Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebrations. He will be accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.
The PM will begin the celebrations with a visit to the National War Memorial near India Gate in the National Capital. Other Union Ministers, as well as Opposition leaders, wished the nation on the occasion.
Wishing everyone a happy #RepublicDay.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 26, 2020
सभी देशवासियों को गणतंत्र दिवस की बहुत-बहुत बधाई।
सभी देशवासियों को 71वें गणतंत्र दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 26, 2020
Greetings to all Indians on 71st Republic Day. pic.twitter.com/BRn4YB5q0h
I convey my warm greetings and best wishes to all citizens of our nation on the joyous occasion of Republic Day celebrations. It was on this historic day in 1950 that our Constitution came into being. #RepublicDay2020 #RepublicDay pic.twitter.com/sc3Ee6fODZ— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) January 26, 2020
The 90-minute-long Republic Day parade ceremony will begin after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays respect at the National War Memorial near India Gate. As per the tradition, the Indian National Flag will be unfurled with a booming 21-gun salute followed by the national anthem. The parade will be commanded by Parade Commander Lieutenant General Asit Mistry, while Chief of Staff Major General Alok Kacker will be the parade Second-in-Command.