Happy Republic Day India!!! - 2013

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India celebrates her Republic Day every January 26th to commemorate the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950.
Traditionally, since 1950 every year leaders from different countries are chosen and invited as the State Guest of Honor at the Republic Day Parade in Delhi. This year the honor goes to Bhutan's king - Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

Today India celebrates the 64th anniversary of Republic Day. Like every year, Police and other paramilitary forces turned Delhi into a a virtual fortress for the Republic Day celebrations. Helicopters scanned from air, snipers kept a hawk-eye vigil from rooftops and armed personnel at every nook and corner provided a ground-to-air security apparatus.

Annually, the Republic Day in India is celebrated with much passion in the entire country and also by Indians abroad. As part of the federal celebrations, an impressive parade is held in New Delhi from Raisina Hill next to Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President’s House), beside the Rajpath, before India entrance and on to the notable Red Fort. The parade starts with the India’s President laying a headdress at the Indian Gate at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, honoring all the brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.

A twenty one gun salute is tendered, the National Anthem is played and the President unfurls the National Flag. This indicates the opening of the parade. The President of India, who is also the Indian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief, takes the salutation at the impressive parade.

On Republic Day, martyrs and heroes who showed courage and bravery for country's sake without bothering their own lives are also remembered and conferred prestigious and significant awards including Kirti Chakra and Ashok Chakra are conferred on the event by the President.

The country's rich cultural heritage and military prowess were on display at the 64th Republic Day parade on Saturday on the 8-km stretch from Rajpath to Red Fort. An eager audience on both sides of the imposing Rajpath braved the winter chill and cheered loudly as the parade went past them portraying the rich and diverse culture of the country.

The spectacle began with four army helicopters flying above Rajpath carrying the national flag and the three flags of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Among the country's military might on display was the 5800 km ballistic Agni-V missile mounted on a road mobile launcher which was paraded by the Defence Research & Development Organization as the crowd lapped it up with loud cheer. The country showed its military strength with the MBT Arjun Tank, Armored Ambulance Tracked Vehicle, BrahMos missiles and 214 mm Pinaka rockets, 15 Meter Sarvatra Bridging System.

A mini version of INS Vikramaditya which will join the Naval fleet by the end of this year was also part of the parade which highlighted Indian Navy's blue water operating capability. The DRDO displayed the Armored Amphibious Dozer (AAD), an indigenously developed versatile Combat Engineer support equipment with excellent earth moving and amphibious capabilities in varied terrain. Airborne Early Warning and Control System and Naval Sonar were also displayed.

All the different wings of the armed forces, paramilitary, border security and police forces marched to the pride of the nation.

The states and different government departments also put up an impressive show when they showcased their rich cultural diversity in full display in 19 tableaux - 14 from states and five from ministries.

Another highlight of the show is the breathtaking dare-devil motorcycle performance by Army Service Corps' team Tornadoes.

The grand finale of the parade is always the spectacular fly-past by the IAF where the world's 4th largest air force thrills the crowd with some breath-taking formations and maneuvers.

This year Google commemorated India's 64th Republic Day with a doodle featuring a collage of our national symbols. The doodle features India's national animal, the Royal Bengal Tiger, and its national flower, the lotus. The Google logo appears as the tiger's stripes.

Microsoft's Bing.com joined the celebration with a display of "The Gateway of India in Mumbai".



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