'Jai Hind!': Here's How PM Modi Wished India A Happy Republic Day 2020

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PM Modi extended his greetings to the citizens of India as the country marks its 71st Republic Day. He said, "Wishing everyone a Happy Republic Day. Jai Hind!"

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:
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India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day on Sunday. On this day in 1950, the Constitution of India came into force. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the nation on this occasion.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, "Wishing everyone a Happy Republic Day, Jai Hind!'.  Later in the day, PM will be visiting the National War Memorial near the India Gate to pay tributes to the brave-hearts by laying a wreath. With this, the 90-minute-long Republic Day parade ceremony will commence. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also extended his wishes to the citizens of the country on Republic Day.

Capt. Amarinder Singh's message on 71st Republic Day

Taking to his Twitter, Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh appealed everyone to thank the freedom fighters, who shaped the country to be Sovereign, Secular and the Democratic Republic.

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Grand Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi

The day is celebrated across India with a lot of fervour. The main Republic Day celebration is held in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the President of India. \

This year, amid the presence of Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro in the national capital to represent the 71st Republic Day Parade of India as a chief guest, the country is all set to showcase its military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress on display at the majestic Rajpath.

The 90-minutes parade will commence with President Ram Nath Kovind taking the 21-gun salute. The march will begin at 1000 hours from Vijay Chowk to the Red Fort, via the traditional route of Rajpath.

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