Republic day 2019 in India will be celebrated on 26th of January. In 2019, India will celebrate its 70th Republic Day. First Republic Day of India was celebrated in 1950. This year Cyril Ramaphosa, the current President of South Africa will be the Chief Guest of our 70th Republic Day.
Do you know our constitution came into force on 26th January 1950! On this day the nation was declared as a democratic republic nation. This day is of great importance in the history of democracy of the country.
150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
This republic day will be very special as 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. A yearlong celebration will start from Republic Day by paying tribute to him. The Government of Delhi will showcase (Mahatma) Gandhi’s time in Delhi in the tableau in the Republic Day parade. According to an official of the Delhi Government, Gandhi had spent 720 days in Delhi, including the last 144 days of his life at Birla House.
Woman Officer to lead a contingent of Jawans
Unlike previous years when a male used to lead the armed contingent, this time a lady officer Lieutenant Bhavana Kasturi will lead a contingent of 144 male personnel at Republic Day. Its a matter of great pride and honor for a nation which is celebrating its 70th Republic day.
Indian Army’s Daredevils Motorcycle Display Team
The Daredevils Motorcycle Display Team will for the first time saw the participation of a woman soldier. Captain Shikha Surabhi from the Corps of Signals, will perform bike stunts alongside her teammates. She will be performing a standing salute on a bike.
Participation of first all-women contingent from Central Paramilitary Force
On January 26 for the first time 146 women soldiers of the Assam Rifles will march during the R-Day parade 2019. It will be the first all-women contingent from a central paramilitary force to participate in the Republic Day parade. Major Khushboo Kanwar will lead this contingent.
K-9 Vajra, M777 howitzers to make debut at Republic Day Parade
This time also might of India's defense capabilities will be on full display. India's newly-acquired M777 American Ultra Light Howitzer and self-propelled K9 Vajra artillery guns are set to make their debut at the Republic Day Parade 2019. Republic Day is known for its variety in diversity. On the occasion of 70th Republic Day this time theme will be based on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Different states will present themselves through, artistic, glorious history, culture. Simultaneously, various ministries of the Central Government also show the major achievements of their departments through tableau. Over six hundred school children will perform at the Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath. They will present dance, drills in colourful dresses. This is followed by a vibrant parade comprising tableaux from different States
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