New Delhi: The highlight of the celebrations the 72nd Republic Day of India, like every year, was the Republic Day parade at Rajpath on Tuesday 26 January. The parade had many firsts— bio bubbles, masks, fewer contingents, reduced list of events, but no drop in enthusiasm, fervour, festivities and grandeur.
President Ram Nath Kovind took the salute. He was earlier received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Prime Minister joined the event by paying homage to the fallen soldiers at National War Memorial. Present along with him were Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief of Defence Forces and three chiefs.
The PM also walked the extra mile to interact with the visitors at the Republic Day parade.