Republic Day: VP Venkaiah Naidu Calls For Fortification Of India's 'unity & Integrity'

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also urged the countrymen to faithfully discharge constitutionally mandated Fundamental Duties and be responsible citizens.

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday took to Twitter and extended his warm wishes to the citizens on the occasion of 71st Republic Day in a series of tweets. Taking to Twitter, he paid tribute to 'those heroic men and women who laid down their lives for the cause of independence for this country'.

He also called the Constitution of India a "sacred document" that acts as our guiding light and moral compass. He further urged the countrymen to "pledge to faithfully discharge our constitutionally mandated Fundamental Duties and be responsible citizens who will be proactive partners in the nation’s development".

PM Modi extends greetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his greetings to countrymen on the occasion. 

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Republic Day parade 

The national capital is all set to host the grand 71st Republic Day parade. 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. 

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