On the occasion of the nation's 69th Republic Day this Friday, a number of true heroes of the country were featured and their stories told as part of a special #ProudToBeIndian broadcast.
The campaign was graced by the likes of Tajamul Islam, Kashmir's Kickboxing superstar; Tapaswini Sharma, a Class 10 student who has been honoured by NASA; Anshu Jamsenpa, who conquered Mount Everest twice in the space of five days and many more!
The broadcast, which was anchored by Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, witnessed a number of magical moments, such as the Indian cricket team that recently won the Blind Cricket World Cup requesting the BCCI to organise a match where they play against India's IPL 11, Tapaswini Sharma mentioning her hero Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space, and then getting to speak to him on live TV and countless others!
Anshu Jamsenpa, the mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh who climbed to the top of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, twice in just five days and for the fifth time overall last May.
Ashish Goyal, the first visually impaired person to attend the prestigious Wharton Business School, not to mention a host of other incredible achievements.
Tapaswini Sharma, a Class 10 student from Pune who received an honour from NASA for designing a spaceship in a competition that received over 6000 entries from across the globe.
Kanchanmala Pande who created history in December 2017 by becoming the first Indian to win Gold at the World Para-Swimming Championship.
India's Blind Cricket World Cup winning team that recently defeated arch-rivals Pakistan to win the trophy in Sharjah (who went on to dedicate their trophy to the Nation's Armed forces)
The family of Air Force Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala who was martyred in an encounter in Bandipora in November 2017. Corporal Nirala's heroics in the encounter ensured all six deadly terrorists were neutralised. He was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra, India's highest peace-time military honour, on Republic Day
Subhash Talekar, the spokesperson of Mumbai's iconic Dabbawalas' association that has launched the 'Roti Bank' initiative that aims at preventing wastage of food.
9-year-old Tajamul Islam, Kashmir's kickboxing sensation, who clinched the gold medal in the World Kickboxing Championships in the sub-junior category in 2016.
And Baburao Ladsaheb, the Dharavi-based acting and dance guru, who is mentoring youngsters from economically weaker sections for next to no fee in an effort to help them achieve their Bollywood dreams