Republic Day 2024 Live Updates: India is all set to celebrate its 75th Republic Day on 26 January 2024. This year French President Emmanuel Macron will be the chief guest.
President Droupadi Murmu will hoist the national flag at 8 am at Kartavya Path. This year’s Republic Day theme is ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Loktatantra ki Matruka’.
The Republic Day 2024 parade will start at 10:30 am (IST) from Vijay Chowk, New Delhi, and will proceed from Vijay Chowk to the duty path. It will start from Rashtrapati Bhavan and go till Rajpath.
The venue will accommodate approximately 77,000 people, with 42,000 reserved for the general public.
Many tableaus will showcase the rich cultural history, culture and tradition of India. The cultural competition of R-Day includes lively dance performances and patriotic songs.
This year’s top attractions include the women’s tri-service group parade, a French contingent to join the R-Day parade, six Indians to join the French military contingent in the Republic Day parade, AI to take place in the parade, ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 is included. To be highlighted, etc.
Watch the live-action here.
Republic Day 2024 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not hoist the national flag; here’s why
Republic Day 2024 Live: India is all set to celebrate its 75th Republic Day on January 26, 2024. Every year, many people across the country remain confused about who will hoist the flag on this special day. To make it clear, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not hoist the national flag on Republic Day 2024. This President will be Draupadi Murmu. Here’s why. On Independence Day, the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort. However, Republic Day begins with the President of India hoisting the flag on the duty path, which was earlier called Rajpath and was originally named Kingsway. On Republic Day, the President hoists the flag, on which flowers are already tied. This act signifies that India, having already achieved independence, celebrates its established independence and the enactment of its Constitution. Another difference lies in the locations and the proceedings thereafter. The national address is given after the flag hoisting by the Prime Minister at the Red Fort. In contrast, the hoisting of the President’s flag on the duty path on Republic Day heralds a grand parade.
Republic Day 2024 Live: History behind the celebrations on January 26
Republic Day 2024 Live: On January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution was formally adopted, and that event is celebrated on Republic Day. India became independent from the British Raj in 1947, but the Indian Constitution did not come into effect until 26 January 1950, making India a sovereign state and established as a republic.
The Constituent Assembly first convened on December 9, 1946 and last met on November 26, 1949, which is also celebrated as Constitution Day.
Republic Day honors India’s spirit of independence. As the Indian National Congress declared the end of colonial rule by declaring complete independence at its conference on the banks of the Ravi in Lahore on 26 January 1930, the Constitution was formally adopted on 26 January 1950. Republic Day also honors the right of Indian citizens to choose a democratically run government. To honor the creation of the Indian Constitution, the nation celebrates it as a national holiday.
Republic Day 2024 Live: Google celebrates India’s 75th Republic Day with doodles that show the parade across various screens across decades
Republic Day 2024 Live: Celebrating India’s 75th Republic Day, the Google Doodle showcases the parade across decades on different screens: a black and white television set, a color TV and a mobile phone. The doodle, performed by guest artist Vrinda Zaveri, depicts the Republic Day Parade as it would have been seen on various screens. On this day in 1950, India declared itself a sovereign, democratic and republican state with the adoption of the Constitution.
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