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Republic Day 2023 Highlights: President Droupadi Murmu departs to Rashtrapati Bhavan

Republic Day parade 2023 concludes. President Droupadi Murmu departs to Rashtrapati BhavanPremium
Republic Day parade 2023 concludes. President Droupadi Murmu departs to Rashtrapati Bhavan

  • Republic Day 2023: As India celebrated its 74th Republic Day with a spectacular presentation of unity, culture, and discipline by the Indian forces and participants as they marched at Kartavya Path in the national capital

India is celebrating its 74th Republic Day on 26 January across the country with full zeal and enthusiasm. President Droupadi Murmu led the nation from Kartavya Path, New Delhi on Thursday. This year, India has invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the chief guest of the parade.

The 74th Republic Day Parade kicked-off at around 10:30 am. The grand parade at Kartavya Path commenced with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National war memorial. After that, the national flag will be unfurled followed by the national anthem with a 21-gun salute using 105-mm Indian Field Guns. It will replace the age-old tradition of the 25-pounder gun salute, reflecting upon the growing "Aatmanirbhar Bharat" in Defence.

26 Jan 2023, 12:37:22 PM IST

Republic Day 2023 parade at Kartavya Path concludes

With the National Anthem, the Republic Day 2023 parade at Kartavya Path concluded.

26 Jan 2023, 12:33:35 PM IST

Republic Day Parade: President Droupadi Murmu departs from Kartavya Path

Escorted by President's Bodyguard, President Droupadi Murmu and Republic Day Parade Chief Guest, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El –Sisi departed from Kartavya Path to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

26 Jan 2023, 12:26:58 PM IST

Republic Day parade: PM Modi dons multi-colored Rajasthani turban

On the occasion of India's 74th Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for celebrating the diverse culture of the country with his sartorial choices, donned a multi-coloured Rajasthani turban this year to symbolize India's diversity.

Last year, the PM sported a unique Uttarakhand traditional cap, which was embellished with a Brahmakamal-inspired brooch. Brahma Kamal is the state flower of Uttarakhand that the PM uses whenever he visits Kedarnath for pooja.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan pays homage at the National War Memorial on the occasion of 74th Republic Day,
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan pays homage at the National War Memorial on the occasion of 74th Republic Day, (PTI)
26 Jan 2023, 11:43:59 AM IST

Republic Day parade: Kerala's tableau shows 'Nari Shakti'

Kerala showcased the tableau of 'Nari Shakti' and folk traditions of women empowerment. The tractor depicted Karthyayani Amma, the winner of Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2020 who top scored the literacy examination at the age of 96.

26 Jan 2023, 11:41:03 AM IST

Republic Day parade: Tableau of Jharkhand shows Baidyanath Temple

The tableau of Jharkhand showed the famous Baidyanath Temple located in Deoghar. Lord Birsa Munda is depicted in the front of the tableau.

26 Jan 2023, 11:39:57 AM IST

Republic Day parade: Arunachal Pradesh's tableau showcases potential for tourism

Arunachal Pradesh, known as the land for the rising sun, its tableau depicted the potential for tourism in the fields of adventure, sports, ecology, culture, religion, history and archaeology.

26 Jan 2023, 11:36:23 AM IST

Republic Day parade: Gujarat's tableau shows the renewable sources of energy

The tableau of Gujarat showcased the renewable sources of energy on the theme 'Clean-Green energy Efficient Gujarat', at Republic Day 2023.

26 Jan 2023, 11:33:32 AM IST

Republic Day parade: Uttarakhand's tableau depicts Corbett National Park, Jageshwar Dham

Uttarakhand's tableau depicted the Corbett National Park and Almora's Jageshwar Dham during the Republic Day parade.

26 Jan 2023, 11:28:36 AM IST

Republic Day parade: Assam's tableau shows Ahom warrior Lachit Borphukan

The Assam's tableau showcased Ahom warrior Lachit Borphukan on a boat and the view of Maa Kamakhya temple.

26 Jan 2023, 11:24:45 AM IST

Republic Day parade: Andhra Pradesh's tableau depicts festival of peasantry

The tableau of Andhra Pradesh depicted 'Prabhala Theertham'- a festival of the peasantry during Makara Sankranti, at the Republic Day parade on 26 January.

26 Jan 2023, 11:20:04 AM IST

President Murmu celebrates all-women CRPF contingent at Kartavya Path

President Droupadi Murmu saluted all-women Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) marching contingent at the Republic Day parade on Thursday.

26 Jan 2023, 11:08:57 AM IST

Republic Day parade 2023 updates: DRDO tank passes through Kartavya Path

MBT Arjun, an indigenous battle tank developed by DRDO passes through the Kartavya Path on the 74th Republic Day.

26 Jan 2023, 11:02:56 AM IST

Republic Day parade 2023 live updates: Band & Marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces

Marching down the Kartavya Path for the first time is the combined Band and Marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

The contingent consists of 144 soldiers, representing the main branches of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

26 Jan 2023, 10:52:59 AM IST

Republic Day parade 2023 live updates: 61st Cavalry marches at Kartavya Path

61st Cavalry, the only serving active Horsed Cavalry Regiment in the world, at Kartavya Path on Republic Day.

Their motto is 'Ashva Shakti Yashobal'.

26 Jan 2023, 10:47:54 AM IST

WATCH | President Murmu arrives at Saluting Dias at Kartavya Path

President Draupadi Murmu along with Guest of Honour Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt arrives at the Saluting Dias at Kartavya Path, Delhi for Republic Day 2023.

26 Jan 2023, 10:44:04 AM IST

Republic Day live updates: President Murmu, Egypt’s President received by PM Modi

President Droupadi Murmu and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received by PM Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and CDS Gen Anil Chauhan on their arrival at Kartavya Path.

26 Jan 2023, 10:36:44 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi arrives at National War Memorial

PM Narendra Modi arrives at National War Memorial to pay homage to martyrs on Republic Day.

26 Jan 2023, 10:26:29 AM IST

Republic Day updates: National Flag unfurled across states

On the occasion of the 74th Republic Day on Thursday, the Tricolour was unfurled in various states.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami unfurled the Tricolour at his residence in Dehradun.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde also unfurled the National Flag at his official residence in Mumbai.

The Tricolour was also unfurled at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur, on Republic Day.

Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan unfurled the National Flag on the occasion in Patna.

Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan unfurled the national flag on the 74th Republic Day at Hyderabad. However, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao skipped the celebrations held at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad.

26 Jan 2023, 09:14:25 AM IST

Republic Day parade: Clouds cloak Delhi skies today

Overcast conditions prevailed in Delhi on Republic Day. The national capital is likely to see cloudy skies for the next four to five days.

A fresh western disturbance may lead to light rainfall on January 29, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The city has not recorded any rainfall this winter season so far.

26 Jan 2023, 09:00:22 AM IST

Importance of India's Republic Day

On this day in 1950, India declared itself a sovereign, democratic, and republic state with the adoption of the Constitution.

India gained its freedom from the British Empire in 1947 and began drafting its Constitution soon after. The India Constituent Assembly took two years to discuss, modify, and approve the governing document, and when adopted, India became the country with the longest constitution. The adoption of this document paved the way for democracy and empowered Indian citizens to elect their own representatives.

26 Jan 2023, 08:47:13 AM IST

Naveen Patnaik unfurls national flag in Bhubaneswar

Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal unfurled the Indian national flag and took salute of the Republic Day parade in Bhubaneswar. CM Naveen Patnaik was also present during the event.

26 Jan 2023, 08:41:55 AM IST

Google Doodle on India's 74th Republic Day

Many elements of the Republic Day parade are represented in the artwork including the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the India Gate, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) marching contingent, and motorcycle riders. The doodle depicts the letters 'g', 'o', 'g', 'l' and 'e' in lowercase black fonts while a circle over the dome of the President's House symbolically represents the other 'o' in 'Google'. A peacock and floral patterns add a layer of charm to the art in monochrome.

26 Jan 2023, 08:36:22 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes citizens on 74th Republic Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished citizens on Republic Day. PM wrote, "Many wishes for the Republic Day. This time this occasion is also special because we are celebrating it during the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. We wish to move ahead unitedly to make the dreams of the great freedom fighters of the country come true.

Happy Republic Day to all fellow Indians!".

26 Jan 2023, 08:14:54 AM IST

Republic Day live updates: Ministers unfurl flag

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi in the presence of CM MK Stalin unfurls the Tricolour on the 74th Republic Day at Chennai. Additionally, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot unfurled the Tricolour on Thursday at CM House in Jaipur on Republic Day.

26 Jan 2023, 08:07:43 AM IST

'Zameen aur asmaan dono pe hamari betiyon ka raaj hai...': Anil Agarwal on India's 74th Republic Day

Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal on India's 74th Republic Day wrote an aspiring post wherein he wrote, "India is a land where dreams lead to endless possibilities. I see so many young people with passion in their eyes who work tirelessly to build our great nation. A nation we all salute, with deep respect, on this special day".

Further, he wrote that how women in defence have achieved new heights.

"Our women are not only leading our country but also leading our companies and communities. From Rani Laxmibaii to Kalpana Chawla, zameen aur asmaan dono pe hamari betiyon ka raaj hai...," he added.

Agarwal added that when India will celebrate its 100th Republic Day, "women who hold up half of our nation".

26 Jan 2023, 07:54:21 AM IST

Republic Day parade 2023: Egyptian President to be the chief guest

On the 74th Republic Day celebration, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be the chief guest on Thursday. It is for the first time that an Egyptian leader has been invited on India's Republic Day.

El-Sisi was elected as the sixth President of Egypt in May 2014. He graduated from the Egyptian Military Academy in 1977 and was appointed to the post of Director of Intelligence in 2010.

In August 2012, he was appointed as the Minister of Defense and the commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces where he remained until his resignation in March 2014 to run for the Presidency.

During the Republic Day Parade, a military contingent of the Egyptian Army will also march on the Rajpath along with other contingents. 160 Egyptian military personnel would represent the country's armed forces at the Republic Day Parade.

Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
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Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
26 Jan 2023, 07:47:52 AM IST

Republic Day parade in Kolkata: People allowed to witness parade after two Covid-hit years

After a gap of two years, the West Bengal government has decided to allow people to attend Republic Day parade on Red Road, Kolkata. The state government has deployed officers at various points close to the Red Road area. The Kolkata Police have deputed 3,500 personnel in at least 50 different junctures of the city.

Three Quick Response Team (QRT) teams, 11 Heavy Radio Flying Squad (HRFS), 58 Police Control Room (PCR) vans will be stationed around the Red Road area, an official said.

26 Jan 2023, 07:35:10 AM IST

'Bharat Parv' event from 26 Jan at Red Fort lawns

Ministry of Tourism will organise a six-day mega event "Bharat Parv" at the Lawns and Gyan Path in front of Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31st January, as part of the Republic Day Celebrations.

The event will be inaugurated on 26th January at 5:30 pm and will be open to the general public from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm and from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm from 27th onwards to 31st January.

26 Jan 2023, 07:00:54 AM IST

Republic Day parade live updates: Details of state-wise 17 tableaux

On Thursday, 17 states and union territories will showcase tableaux, these include:

Andhra Pradesh, Prabhala Theertham - A festival of Peasantry during Makara Sankranthi

Assam- Land of Heroes and Spiritualism

Ladakh- Tourism and Composite Culture of Ladakh

Uttarakhand- Manaskhand

Tripura- Sustainable Livelihood through Tourism and Organic Farming in Tripura with the active participation of women.

Gujarat- Clean Green Energy Efficient Gujarat

Jharkhand- Baba Baidyanath Dham

Arunachal Pradesh- Prospects of Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh

Jammu & Kashmir- Naya Jammu and Kashmir

Kerala- Nari Shakti

West Bengal- Durga Puja in Kolkata: Inscribing Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

Maharashtra- Sade Tin Shaktipithe and Nari Shakti

Tamil Nadu- Women Empowerment and Culture of Tamil Nadu

Karnataka- Celebrating the Power of Nari

Haryana- International Gita Mahotsav

Dadar Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu- Conservation of Tribal Culture & Heritage

Uttar Pradesh- Ayodhya Deepotsav

26 Jan 2023, 06:56:57 AM IST

Republic Day parade: Tableaux of States/UTs & Ministries/Departments

On 26 January, 23 tableaux - 17 from States/Union Territories and six from various Ministries/Departments, depicting the nation's rich cultural heritage, economic progress and strong internal and external security will also roll down the Kartavya Path.

26 Jan 2023, 05:55:46 AM IST

Republic Day parade updates: Security beefs up in Delhi

Ahead of the 74th Republic Day celebration, around six to seven thousand policemen have been deployed in Delhi. Besides, Quick Response Teams (QRT), Mobile QRT, National Security Guard (NSG) team, Anti-drone team, more than 150 CCTVs have been installed, and cameras for facial recognition have also been installed.

26 Jan 2023, 05:51:01 AM IST

Republic Day parade in Delhi: Over 60,000 people expected to reach Kartavya Path

About 60 to 65 thousand people are expected to watch the Republic Day parade in Delhi's Kartavya Path today. All the spectators need to carry their tickets for the entry.

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