Things to Know About the Celebration of Republic Day 26th January in INDIA
After 2 Years, 11 Months and 18 days of Independence Day; the D-Day (26th January 1950) came when the newly independent country INDIA (BHARAT) adopted republic constitution. This is the result of the sacrifice of millions of freedom fighters. Our country, our motherland INDIA (BHARAT) will be always grateful of the sacrifice of those freedom fighters. Apparently, this makes it an occasion that is very close to the hearts of all Indians. Republic Day (26th January) is one of three national holidays in India. The other two are Independence Day (15th August) and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday (2nd October).
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This day is always celebrated as a festival of happiness by all Indian citizens. On this day there will be many magnificent programs and military parade at many major places. It starts on the Raisina Hill in the neighborhood of the Rashtrapati Bhawan and passes along the Rajpath ending at India Gate.
Reasons: Why Republic day of 2016 is so special ?
Well, every year Presidents or Prime Ministers of different countries come as a Chief Guest. This year French President Mr. Francois Hollande will be our chief guest. This will give a new birth to a better relationship between INDIA and French. He will be the second French president to be the chief guest as his predecessor Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy was our chief guest in 2008.
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Another amazing thing is after 26 years; Indian Army dogs including 12 German Shepherds and 24 Labradors will participate in the Republic Day parade.
Here is the year-wise Chief- Guest list from 1999 to 2016:
Year Guest Name Country
2016 President, Francois Hollande France
2015 President, Barack Obama USA
2014 Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe Japan
2013 King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Bhutan
2012 Prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra Thailand
2011 President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Indonesia
2010 President, Lee Myung Bak Republic of Korea
2009 President, Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan
2008 President, Nicolas Sarkozy France
2007 President, Vladimir Putin Russia
2006 King, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Saudi Arabia
2005 King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck Bhutan
2004 President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Brazil
2003 President, Mohammed Khatami Iran
2002 President, Cassam Uteem Mauritius
2001 President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika Algeria
2000 President, Olusegun Obasanjo Nigeria
1999 King, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev Nepal
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So if you want to see the grandness of INDIA then you have to come and join Republic Day Ceremony. Every year million of Indians and Foreigners come to watch this ceremony. So if you did not get the passes of ceremony, then make some good efforts and get the passes as soon as possible.
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