January 26 is our Republic Day. We celebrate this day every year. It was on this day in 1950 that Indian became a Sovereign Democratic Republic and had a constitution of its own.
The Republic Day is celebrated all over the country with great pomp and show.In Delhi, it is celebrated amidst great enthusiasm and joy.
A special parade is held on this day. Early in the morning people begin to assemble at Raj Path and other places form Rajapath to Red Fort to watch the parade. The President of India takes the salute.
A procession starts form Vijay Chowk. All the three wings of armed forces take part in the parade. There is a display of various arms, tanks, big guns and other weapons of war. Military bands play different tunes. N.C.C cadets and the police also participate in the parade.
They are followed by tableaux form the different states. They depict a true picture of the life and customs of the people of the respective state and the progress they have made after independence.
Folk dances are held. The dancers sing and play on virus instruments. Boys and girls of local colleges and schools march in precision and sing national song.
There is a colorful fly-past be different types of airplanes. Rose petals are showered form the air and a tricolor of saffron, white and green, the colors of the national flag, is left behind. Balloons of these clouds float in the air.
At night all the government buildings are illuminated and the people move out to watch the beautiful sight.
On the occasion of this 67th Republic Day, students of Kim Aham dance academy performed on Shiva Vandana. Special thanks to Avijit Das for training them so well.
Some glimpses from the back stage.