Things to Know About the Celebration of Republic Day 26th January in INDIA

Posted by Ankit Srivastava | Posted on January 25, 2016

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.

Ankit Srivastava

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Ankit Srivastava is a Digital Marketing Strategist by profession & Blogger by passion. He loves writing on various topics as per his interest. Apart from blogging, he is a big foodie & love clicking pictures of his favorite food items. Whenever he gets free time from all this, he goes to explore different places of India. Read more


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  • Shakti

    Jai Hind

    • Ankit Srivastava

      Jai Hind Bro !!!

  • Bharati

    I am proud to be an Indian……:)

    • Ankit Srivastava

      Yes Bharati … Jai HIND !!!