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Republic Day 2019: As India Celebrates 70th Republic Day, LIVE Updates From The Republic Day Parade From Rajpath And Across The Country, Here

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:
India celebrates 70th Republic Day at Rajpath on Saturday with several tableaus on various themes and an all-women military parade as a highlight. Catch the live updates here.
Update at 11:40 am
7 months ago

Visuals of IAF's stunning fly past for the grand finale of the 70th Republic Day parade

PM Narendra Modi and South African President watch the fly past 

 

Update at 11:35 am
7 months ago

See visuals of 14 Daredevils speed at Rajpath for the 70th Republic Day Parade - 

 

Update at 11:12 am
7 months ago

Visuals of various tableaus from states of West Bengal, Gujarat, Punjab and Uttarakhand celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's life and teachings. Tableau from Punjab also shows the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

 

Update at 11:10 am
7 months ago

INA Veterans at the parade followed by Assam Rifles' march led by Major Khushboo Kanwar marching at Rajpath

 

Update at 11:00 am
7 months ago

Visuals of the Tableau of the BSF - 

 

Update at 10:45 am
7 months ago

Tableaus from Andaman and Nicobar islands, Maharashtra and Sikkim - 

 

Update at 10:30 am
7 months ago

Naval Marching Contingent led by Lt Ambika Sudhakaran at Rajpath for #70thRepublicDay Parade

 

Update at 10:20 am
7 months ago

Republic Parade led by AVSM Lt General Asif Mistry, 2nd in Command Maj Gen Punia

 

Update at 9:52 a,
7 months ago

Visuals of President Ram Nath Kovind's escort arriving at Rajpath

 

Update at 9:38 am
7 months ago

PM Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, President Ram Nath Kovind with South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and Chiefs of three military forces pay homage to martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti - 

 

 

Update at 9:15 am
7 months ago

Visuals of Republic Day being celebrated in Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar- 

Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon at Patna watching the R-Day parade

 

Update at 9:10 am
7 months ago

Visuals of Home Minister Rajnath Singh celebrates 70th Republic Day in New Delhi - 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari  unfurls the flag at his residence in New Delhi.

 

Update at 9:05 am
7 months ago

Visuals of R-Day celebrations at Patna, Bihar - 

 

Update at 9:02 am
7 months ago

Visuals of R-Day celebrations at Chennai:

 

Update at 8:58 am
7 months ago

Watch a BSF jawan's inspiring message to all citizens on the occasion of R-Day.

 

Update at 8:55 am
7 months ago

Soldier at the border recites poems on the eve of R-Day.

 

Update at 8:50 am
7 months ago

Major General (Retd) GD Bakshi spoke about INA's contribution towards India's freedom and about the INA veterans being felicitated on the occasion of R-Day.

"People of India were shocked to learn 22,000 from Subhash Chandra Bose's INA sacrificed their lives for the country's Independence," he said.

 

Update at 8:34 am
7 months ago

Visuals of R-Day celebrations in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha here - 

 

Update at 8:33 am
7 months ago

Visuals of BJP president Amit Shah unfurling tricolour at the party office in Delhi - 

 

Update at 8.31 am
7 months ago

Jawans at the Line of Control speak to Republic TV -

"We are constantly alert at the LoC and ask the citizens to be ensured about their safety," Jawans at LoC guarding the border at -19 degree celsius.

 

Update at 8:10 am
7 months ago

Huge crowd assemble for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in Delhi. 

 

Update at 8:00 am
7 months ago

Republic Day being celebrated in Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Governor Banwarilal Purohit present. 

 

Update at 7:34 am
7 months ago

Ruchi Pathak, 2nd in Command for the Assam Rifles, spoke to Republic TV.

"This time we are creating history. The Assam Rifles is the oldest paramilitary force and our aim is to do the best. Assam Rifles gave us the greatest opportunity to women so they can to do well at the largest stage and come up as a soldier. Two hundred and twenty women have passed and 120 are in training. We have women from different parts of country but mostly from Northeast. It is a great opportunity to showcase women's power." she said.

 

7 months ago

Fifty-eight tribal guests from various parts of the country, 22 tableaux of states and central government departments, and performance by school children will mark the 90-minute parade of this year’s Republic Day. The event on Saturday, where South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest, will begin with the laying of wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Twenty-two tableaux from various states and central government departments on developmental, cultural and historical themes will be part of this year’s Republic Day parade. Some of the tableaux on cultural themes will have integrated folk dances, a Home Ministry office memorandum said.

Since 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, there will be tableau's showcasing his life and work - titled  "transformation of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi".

There will also be an all-women Assam Rifles contingent leading the display at the parade. The contingents Navy, Army Services Corps and a unit of Corps of Signals will be led by women officers.

As many as 26 national award winning children, seated in open jeeps, will also form part of the cultural pageant. Three groups of children from Delhi schools and one group of children from Eastern zone Cultural Centre will be part of the parade. Each group will give a performance of about two minutes in front of the presidential dias at Rajpath

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