Prime Minister Narendra Modi, others dignitaries greet nation on Republic Day

New Delhi , Agencies | Updated : 26 January 2019, 10:24 AM
India celebrates its 70th Republic Day on January 26.
India celebrates its 70th Republic Day on January 26.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other top politicians greeted the people of the country on 70th Republic Day on Saturday. "Happy Republic Day to all fellow Indians," Modi tweeted. Besides the prime minister, several other leaders took to Twitter to extend their greetings on the special occasion of Republic Day.

"As we celebrate #RepublicDay2019, let us renew our vow to our country: let us strive to live up to the ideals of justice, liberty and equality as enshrined in the constitution. Let us move towards a stronger, better India. Let us, with fierce pride, say in one voice: JAI HIND!" Union Minister Rajya Vardhan Singh Rathore tweeted.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who is recuperating after a surgery in a hospital in the US, tweeted, "#RepublicDay2019 greetings to everyone. Happy 70th #RepublicDay2019".

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "70 & Growing Strong: As India celebrates its 70th #RepublicDay, let us cherish the memory of the day when we became the Independent Republic, and look ahead with aspiration & zeal towards building a New India."

Union Ministers Maneka Gandhi, Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar and JP Nadda and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also took to Twitter to extend their greetings.

The Republic Day parade will begin with the laying of a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate by the Prime Minister. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest at the event.

The parade will start from Vijay Chowk and pass through Rajpath, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg and proceed for the Red Fort. Twenty-two tableaux of states and central government departments will be showcased during the 90-minute parade.

First Published: Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:21 AM
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