India Republic Day 2017: Every year, Republic Day celebrations are held in New Delhi, India with many Chief Guests such as Narendra Modi, APJ Abdul Kalam and many other political guests attending the celebrations. The celebrations consist of Parade by Indian National Army. Air Shows with Jet Airplanes is also conducted in New Delhi, India on 26 January of Every year. The Indian Independence, also called as ‘Purna Swaraj’ is the most important event in Indian History and after the Independence, India Republic Day stands for the declaration of Indian Constitution/Democracy by the Govt. of India. Many people watch the Republic Day 2017 Celebrations Live on TV, Internet, Mobiles and also attend the ceremony by buying tickets to the parade.
All the Republic Day 26 January 2017 Celebrations are held in Rajpath of New Delhi, infront of the honorary President Pranab Mukherjee. Every year, the President speaks about the welfare of India and also the plans and amendments that Govt. is planning along with initiations every Indian should take for Republic Day India. These initiations will be helpful for a better future of our next generations and our generation also.
India Republic Day 2017 Parade Chief guests List, Celebrations, Watch Live Stream, Awards, Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee Speech with Images:
According to Wikipedia, Delhi Republic Day Parade is the largest parade on Indian grounds every year that happens for Indian Republic Day. So, watching this would be a proud moment for all the Indian citizens. Also, Air shows and Marching programs are entertaining to watch also.
Republic Day Parade 2017:
The Republic Day parade 2017 starts from the Rashtrapati Bhavan and moves along Rasina Hill, ending at India Gate in New Delhi. In this parade, around 9-12 regiments of Indian Navy, Indian Army and Indian Air Force participate in this parade showing their different sets of skills both Cultural and Formal.
The parade starts at 9:00 a.m. on 26 January, 2017 with the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee unfurling the National Flag while the National Anthem is being played. Every Indian citizen watching this stands up in honor and respect towards the Nation. 21 Guns are fired by the Indian Jawaans as a National tribute to the Nation.
Next, the President of India acts as a commander in chief for the Army regiments of India leading the National Parade march. All the regiments will be dressed in their own custom finery, dresses and weapons. Twelve regiments of the Para Military forces also take part in this parade as the President Salutes India in the presence of PGB commander.
Republic Day 2017 Celebrations, Special Events, Attractions:
There are many Special events and attractions held in the Parade for the entertainment and cultural heritage of all the people attending the event. Some of them to look out for are,
- The Border Security force parade with Camels
- Dances of all the cultures of India
- Cultural Dances of School children from different schools in India
- March of the young N. C. C cadets
- Dare Devil Motor cycle riding event
India Republic Day 2017 Chief Guests List:
This year, the Republic Day 2017 Chief Guest will be Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s crown prince. Celebrations and decorations have already been started as traffic is being diverted from Rajpath and also the whole Parade way is being decorated with flowers.
The tradition of inviting a Chief guest for every year’s Republic Day celebrations has very well started in 1950 and from then, the President/Prime Minsiter of India invites a chief Guest every year. These Chief Guests are prominent and powerful politicians that develop other countries. Last year, French Commanding army participated in the Republic Day celebrations, which is the first time ever a foreign army participated in Indian parades. This was due to the arrival of France President Francois Holland as the chief guest for the celebrations. So, according to the tradition this year also Prime Minster Narendra Modi invited Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the Republic Day celebrations.
Watch Republic Day parade Live on TV, Doordarshan, Awards:
The Republic Day Parade will start Live at 9:00 a.m. followed by a 90 minute footage of the parade and celebrations. Awards will be presented before the parade. The Republic Day 2017 awards include,
- Ashoka Chakra
- Kirti Chakra
- National Bravery Award.
President Speech and many other Celebrations will be updated on 26 January 2017. So, this Republic Day 2017, make sure you watch the India Republic Day 2017 Parade, Celebrations, Awards, Chief Guest Live with your friends and family, reach your nearest Flag Hoisting at least for 10-15 minutes and Sing the National Anthem. If you are a parent, take your children with you and tell them the stories of our freedom fighters that fought for our Nation to develop the India we are now living in. Feel Proud to be an Indian.