India Celebrates its 69th Republic Day on 26 January, 2018
India Celebrates its 69th Republic Day on 26 January, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi  paid tribute to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Republic Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Republic Day
Prime Minister, accompanied by Heads of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, paid tribute to all soldiers who sacrificed their lives, at Amar Jawan Jyoti
Prime Minister, accompanied by Heads of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, paid tribute to all soldiers who sacrificed their lives, at Amar Jawan Jyoti
President Ram Nath Kovind being received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
President Ram Nath Kovind being received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, one of the honorable Chief Guests of 69th Republic Day celebrations, being received by the Prime Minister
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, one of the honorable Chief Guests of 69th Republic Day celebrations, being received by the Prime Minister
ASEAN leaders grace the occasion of India's 69th Republic Day
ASEAN leaders grace the occasion of India's 69th Republic Day
The Grand Parade of the largest democracy in the world begins, led by Lt Gen Asit Mistry
The Grand Parade of the largest democracy in the world begins, led by Lt Gen Asit Mistry
Flags of the 10 ASEAN countries in the Parade carried out by the Rajputana Rifles
Flags of the 10 ASEAN countries in the Parade carried out by the Rajputana Rifles
Main Battle tank of the Indian Army, T-90 Bhishma
Main Battle tank of the Indian Army, T-90 Bhishma
Mobile Autonomous of Defense Missile System on display
Mobile Autonomous of Defense Missile System on display
IAF Tableau on display
IAF Tableau on display
Territorial Army Grenadiers make a mark on The Grand Parade
Territorial Army Grenadiers make a mark on The Grand Parade
Marching regiments and contingents during the Grand Parade
Marching regiments and contingents during the Grand Parade
The Camel Marching Band of BSF is one of its kind in the world
The Camel Marching Band of BSF is one of its kind in the world
All India Radio (AIR) showcased its tableau for the first time in the Republic Day parade
All India Radio (AIR) showcased its tableau for the first time in the Republic Day parade
2018 marks the 26th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership
2018 marks the 26th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership
Glimpse of culture and art forms from different Indian states
Glimpse of culture and art forms from different Indian states
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Ministry of Tribal Affairs - Uchit Dam Hak Se Mang tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Ministry of Tribal Affairs - Uchit Dam Hak Se Mang tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports - Khelo India tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports - Khelo India tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Mishrit Kheti, Khushiyon ki Kheti tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Mishrit Kheti, Khushiyon ki Kheti tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
800 school kids perform on different themes at the 69th Republic Day parade
800 school kids perform on different themes at the 69th Republic Day parade
Bike stunts by Seema Bhavani (Women BSF Contingent)
Bike stunts by Seema Bhavani (Women BSF Contingent)
Bike stunts by Women BSF Contingent at the 69th Republic Day parade
Bike stunts by Women BSF Contingent at the 69th Republic Day parade
Global Formation by C-17 globemaster at the 69th Republic Day parade
Global Formation by C-17 globemaster at the 69th Republic Day parade
Republic Day Celebration ends at Rajpath with the Parade marching towards Delhi Gate
Republic Day Celebration ends at Rajpath with the Parade marching towards Delhi Gate
India Celebrates its 69th Republic Day on 26 January, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi  paid tribute to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Republic Day
Prime Minister, accompanied by Heads of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, paid tribute to all soldiers who sacrificed their lives, at Amar Jawan Jyoti
President Ram Nath Kovind being received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, one of the honorable Chief Guests of 69th Republic Day celebrations, being received by the Prime Minister
ASEAN leaders grace the occasion of India's 69th Republic Day
The Grand Parade of the largest democracy in the world begins, led by Lt Gen Asit Mistry
Flags of the 10 ASEAN countries in the Parade carried out by the Rajputana Rifles
Main Battle tank of the Indian Army, T-90 Bhishma
Mobile Autonomous of Defense Missile System on display
IAF Tableau on display
Territorial Army Grenadiers make a mark on The Grand Parade
Marching regiments and contingents during the Grand Parade
The Camel Marching Band of BSF is one of its kind in the world
All India Radio (AIR) showcased its tableau for the first time in the Republic Day parade
2018 marks the 26th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership
Glimpse of culture and art forms from different Indian states
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Ministry of Tribal Affairs - Uchit Dam Hak Se Mang tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports - Khelo India tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Mishrit Kheti, Khushiyon ki Kheti tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade
800 school kids perform on different themes at the 69th Republic Day parade
Bike stunts by Seema Bhavani (Women BSF Contingent)
Bike stunts by Women BSF Contingent at the 69th Republic Day parade
Global Formation by C-17 globemaster at the 69th Republic Day parade
Republic Day Celebration ends at Rajpath with the Parade marching towards Delhi Gate

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Republic Day India 2018: See Photos From The Grand Parade

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Showcasing India's cultural diversity and various schemes of the government, tableaux of fourteen states and nine Central Ministries on Friday participated in the 69th Republic Day parade held at Rajpath in Delhi
  • People from across the nation came to the national capital to witness the parade where for the first time leaders of 10 countries from ASEAN paraded as chief guests

The Indian Constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950. Every year, the day is marked by a show of military muscle, with marching contingents, tanks, military bands and motored vehicles. The annual Republic Day parade is a spectacle to behold. There’s no greater joy than seeing the National Flag unfurl or the National Anthem play. No matter how many times you experience it in your lifetime, it never fails to give you the goosebumps. And when it’s one of the most significant days of the year, Republic Day, one cannot hold back the sense of pride as the day imbues within.

Showcasing India's cultural diversity and various schemes of the government, tableaux of fourteen states and nine Central Ministries on Friday participated in the Republic Day parade held at Rajpath in the national capital.

From country's rich cultural heritage, flora and fauna and socio-economic development to progress of the nation, the tableaux displayed varied themes representing culture of different states.

The sports ministry presented a tableau on its scheme 'Khelo India' while the Income Tax India department tableau flashed its 'Operation Clean Money' scheme.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs tableau showcased its scheme for minor forest produce sector - Uchith Dam Hak Se Maang.

The tableau displayed by Gujarat paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on completion of 100 years of Sabarmati Ashram.

Manipur tableau narrated the tale of Khamba and Thoibi - a story of youthful love while Assam tableau reflected the traditional masks of the Satras .

The tableau of Kerala depicted Kettukazcha, an offering of devotees associated with the temple festivals and farming community.

Maharashtra tableau displayed the coronation of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Chhattisgarh tableau showcased Ramgarh's ancient amphitheatre.

Tableau of Jammu and Kashmir focused on rural tourism.

Akashvani also presented its tableau which showcased its journey of more than eight decades of public service.

People from across the nation came to the national capital to witness the 69th Republic Day parade where for the first time leaders of 10 countries from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states paraded as chief guests.

The leaders from Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam graced the occasion.

The parade ceremony commenced at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, where the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath.

Women's Motor Cycle team 'Seema Bhawani' of Border Security Force (BSF) was one of the main attractions of the parade.

As per tradition, after unfurling the National Flag, the national anthem was played with a 21-gun salute. The parade commenced and the President took the salute. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem and release of balloons.

(With ANI inputs)

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