70th Republic day of India will be celebrated on 26th of January 2019, at Saturday, First Republic Day of India was celebrated in 1950. Republic day in India is celebrated every year with great pride on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950. It had replaced the Government of India Act, 1935 into the governing document of India.
IMPORTANCE OF REPUBLIC DAY IN INDIA
Republic Day is the symbol of true spirit for the independent India where Indian President (this year Ram Nath Kovind ) hoists our national flag and grand military parades, showing the military equipment take place, including a variety of other cultural events. Indian National Flag is tricolor in nature with horizontal stripes, where upper strip is of saffron, middle white and bottom of dark green color divided in equal proportions and a wheel (navy blue color, having 24 spokes) in the center representing the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka.
India is a country where people from different cultures, societies, religions and languages live in harmony with each other. The freedom of our country is indeed a matter of great pride because needless to say it was obtained after many years of struggle and great sacrifice.
Therefore, this day is celebrated every year in order to make Indian people feel proud of having taken birth on this multi-cultural land. Republic Day is celebrated in a very colorful fashion in order to make celebrations memorable and special for every Indian Citizen. National Anthem is sung by the people who take part in the celebration. This celebration brings all the Indian people together and instills a feeling of national pride as well as love for our country.
CHIEF GUEST ON REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA 2019
“Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa“, the fifth and current President of South Africa will be the Chief Guest on 70th Republic Day of India 2019.
Cyril Ramaphosa was invited by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during the G20 summit which was held on 30 November and 1 December 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cyril Ramaphosa was especially chosen for this occasion because India is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who had very close links with the people of South Africa. PM Modi said that the visit of the South African President to India will help in enhancing the ties between the two countries.
SPECIAL EVENTS ON INDIAN REPUBLIC DAY 2019
Here are some of the special activities this year on Indian Republic Day 2019:
- This year Republic Day celebration will be very special as 2019 will also mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the yearlong celebration will get started from Republic Day by paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
- 17 tableaux from states/Union Territories and 6 from the ministries have been shortlisted this year to be the part of the Republic Day celebrations with the theme ‘Gandhi’.
- First time a woman officer would be leading the Army Services Corps in the 2019 Republic Day parade. The Daredevils Motorcycle Team will also include a women officer in their team this year. It will be the first time in history that all women contingent of Assam Rifles, which is one of the oldest paramilitary forces of India, will take part in the Republic Day parade this year.
- This year, Indian Air Force will be flying an aircraft which will run by blended bio-fuel on the Republic Day 2019 fly-past with 10 percent of bio-fuel in it. The aircraft will fly over Rajpath with a ‘V’ shape formation resembling ‘Victory’ sign.
- The honorable delegates of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 (to be held in Varanasi from 21st to 23rd January 2019) will also be visiting Rajpath to witness the grandeurs of 70th Indian Republic Day celebrations.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate National War Memorial near the India Gate, New Delhi on the eve of Republic Day to honour the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the country since independence. IAF will carry out a fly-past with three helicopters and SU 30 jets on the occasion.
- Republic Day Parade 2019 will also witness the inclusion of M777 Howitzer and K9 Vajra, the self-propelled gun which are the latest artilleries inducted in the Indian Army.
- This year one of the contingents of IAF will march on the tune of astronaut in the parade at Rajpath and the theme for the IAF tableau this year will be ‘Indian Air Force: Safeguarding Indian Skies’.