Why we actually celebrate Republic day ?? Well, Republic day in India is celebrated on 26th of January each year to honor Constitution of India, first Republic Day of India was celebrated in 1950, as it came into force on a similar day in 1950 and India became a republic country from that very day. So, in the current year i.e. 2017 Republic day will be celebrated on Thursday, 26th January, interestingly, India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day.
Let’s throw light on the highlights of Republic Day 2017:
- This year chief guest of Republic Day parade at Rajpath, New Delhi, on 26th of January 2017 will be Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
- The Rajpath which is situated in the national capital Delhi will be decorated with rows of potted plants of Date Palm to warmly welcome the guest from United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dates are the national fruit of UAE and also UAE is one of the top cultivators of date palm all around the globe.
- From security and safety point of view, CCTV cameras have been installed and eight control rooms have been set up to monitor the feed ( a data format used for providing frequently updated content to the users)from the cameras. However, according to the Intelligence Bureau, approximately 700 CCTVs are not working out of the 5,000 installed in various parts of Delhi.
- A surprising debut show at Rajpath performed by a team of 140 commandos, the National Security Guard on this Republic Day to represent their excellent skills during the parade.
- In conjunction to this, the surprising debut by NSG will be comprised of various activities like singing the NSG anthem “Hain Na Hai Na Hum Hindustan, Hum Rang Rang Hain, Phir Bhi Sang Hain” written by Gulzaar.
- A debut of an NSG vehicle is ‘Sherpa’ a bullet proof armoured anti-hijacking vehicle a commando in itself and it can withstand strong explosions and also can go under water.
- A team of police has been trained by Indian Air Force to track unidentified flying objects and alert IAF workforce who would be positioned with air defence weapons.
- New Delhi has been brought under ground-to-air security cover with armed troops keeping a tight observance for the Republic Day celebrations.
- A multi-layered security cover as police will use anti-drone technology is in place with an emphasis on movement of vehicles. Police have been asked to be alert about suspicious activities.
- This time, police will use anti-drone technology to stop any attack, on the other hand, on Republic Day, all cars entering the national capital will be checked thoroughly and most importantly, Delhi borders will be sealed.
To sum up, everyone is excited for the Republic Day eve and citizens of India is in a cheerful mood to enjoy the scenic beauty of panoramas from various states of the country. Participants are doing a rehearsal on full swings for the Republic Day parade and many roads. Thanks for reading, keep reading, keep motivating!!