Republic Day in India is celebrated on January 26th each year to commemorate the day in 1950 when the Constitution of India came into effect, officially marking the country’s transition to a sovereign democratic republic. The day is a symbol of India’s unity in diversity, as it honors the values of justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity enshrined in the constitution.
The main highlight of the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi is the grand parade held at Rajpath, a ceremonial avenue that stretches from Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President’s residence) to India Gate. The parade showcases the country’s military prowess, cultural diversity, and achievements in various fields. The event attracts thousands of spectators and is attended by dignitaries, including the President of India and foreign leaders.
The parade begins with the unfurling of the national flag by the President, followed by the national anthem. The military contingents from the Army, Navy, and Air Force march in precision, showcasing their strength and discipline. The parade also features vibrant tableaus representing different states and union territories, reflecting India’s cultural richness.
A major attraction is the display of various military equipment, weapons, and aircraft, demonstrating India’s technological capabilities. The parade culminates with a spectacular flypast by the Indian Air Force, leaving the audience in awe.
Republic Day and the grand parade in New Delhi not only commemorate India’s democratic ideals but also serve as a proud display of the nation’s unity, diversity, and progress on the global stage.
Major Jerry Blaize And Captain Supreetha CT, The First Couple To March Together On Republic Day
India celebrated its momentous 75th Republic Day, marking the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian constitution. This significant milestone represents a transformative era for India, following years of British rule. The revered President of India raised the national flag on this special day, inaugurating a spectacular parade that combines traditional cultural displays with impressive military performances. As part of the festivities, the President confered the prestigious Padma Awards, including the titles of Paramvir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, and Vir Chakra, to deserving civilians.
This year’s Republic Day parade promised to be more magnificent than ever, centered around the themes of ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Bharat – Loktantra ki Matruka,’ emphasizing India’s role as a democracy champion.
Adding a unique touch to this year’s celebration, Major Jerry Blaize and Captain Supreetha CT, a married couple serving in different contingents, marched together for the first time. Major Jerry Blaize, from Wellington, Tamil Nadu, is associated with the esteemed Madras regiment and is set for his second Republic Day parade.
His wife, Captain Supreetha CT, serving in the Corps of Military Police contingent, joined him on the Kartavya Path, showcasing unity despite being posted in different parts of the country. Captain Supreetha, a JSS Law College graduate from Mysore, Karnataka, expressed great pride in participating for the second time in this esteemed event.