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.
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.