68th Republic Day celebrated with grand parade showcasing India’s military might

Newsroom24x7 Staff

39 Gorkha Training Centre Contingent passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

39 Gorkha Training Centre Contingent passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

New Delhi: The 68th Republic Day was celebrated today with a grand parade showcasing India’s military might in the capital and with the unfurling of tricolor and ceremonial marchpast across all Indian States.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the Chief Guest at this year’s parade, which was witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd of thousands along the Rajpath.

Earlier President Pranab Mukherjee unfurled the National flag at the historic Rajpath this morning. The flag hoisting was followed by the national anthem played with a 21 gun salute.

The President also gave away Ashok Chakra -the country’s highest gallantry award during peace time – (Posthumous) to Havaldar Hangpan Dada for selfless service to the nation. It was received by his wife Chasen Lowang Dada.

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