Republic Day 2023
In India, 26 January is marked in history and celebrated as the Republic Day of India. India adopted the constitution on 26 November 1949, thereby officially making India a completely self-ruling and republican nation. Since that Day in India, Republic Day has been celebrated on 26 January every year. The vibrant country is home to multiple religions, cultures, and languages and has always been an ideal role model for the world on secularism, democracy, and harmony. The very preamble of the Indian constitution states clearly for the people of India and the world that the main agenda of its constitution is to provide Justice, Liberty, and Equality and promote Fraternity among its citizens.
Republic Day represents a momentous day for India and Indians. On this Day, India decided its place, nature, and the road map it took as a nation, making it the world's largest democracy today. Republic Day 2023 will be the 74th Republic Day celebration for India.
Republic Day 2023 in New Delhi
India celebrates Republic Day on 26 January with patriotic feelings and nationalist emotions. Schools, colleges, government establishments, and offices organize Republic Day programs with cultural performances, flag hoisting, Republic Day parade, and traditional sweet distribution. However, for India, New Delhi, the national capital of India, is the place where 26 January is celebrated with utmost discipline and enthusiasm. New Delhi hosts a yearly national Republic Day parade showcasing the nation's strength, culture, and history.
Events and Awards on Republic Day
26 January 2023, Republic Day celebrations will start with an exuberant display of India's defence and military capabilities, followed by the President's arrival, hoisting the national flag, and singing of the National Anthem. Then, the troops from the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Para-military, CRPF, and State regiments march to salute their commander-in-chief, the President. A glorious display of Indian heritage, culture, festivals, dance, and tradition is displayed, and children from various schools around India come to perform at this event.
Next, the President awards medals and defence awards to the respective recipients, and the National bravery award is distributed to children who displayed selfless acts of bravery and sacrifice. Finally, republic Day ends with a glamourous display of tricolour strikes in the sky made by jet planes while showering rose petals on spectators.
In India, Republic Day is also the official Day when the highest civilian awards after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma awards, are distributed in three categories to the winners by the President of India. This award signifies exceptional and distinguished service (Padma Vibhushan), distinguished service of a high order (Padma Bhushan), and outstanding service (Padma Shree) in various fields.
Another significant event at the national Republic Day parade is the Republic Day chief guest. Each year, a Republic Day chief guest of honour is invited from a foreign country on the Day of the Republic Day parade. In the past, many Dukes, Kings, queens, ministers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers of many states have been given the honour of being the Republic Day chief guest in India. Some distinguished Republic Day chief guests include Queen Elizabeth II, former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, and the current Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.
The Beating Retreat Ceremony
The final event of the IIndianRepublic Day celebration in the capital state is the Beating retreat ceremony, which takes the Republic Day celebrations to a ceremonial end. The President of India, Mrs Droupadi Marmu, will be escorted by the cavalry unit to the venue of the event at Raisina Hill and Vijay Chowk. This tradition is taken from the British, like the Republic Day parade each year on 29 January, all three wings of the defence force, the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy, perform a ceremonial display of band performances by various battalions and regiments of the defence. The Central Reserve Police Force, Delhi Police, and Central Industrial Security Force also display their band performance to the President of India. This ceremony symbolizes that the battle has ended and the soldiers are returning home.
New Delhi is located in the northern part of India and is well-connected to every major city in India by road. The best way to visit Delhi to view the 26 January Republic Day is by road, and the best way to book your bus is through redBus. On the redBus mobile app or the website, you can choose your preferred seat and make a booking without any hidden or convenience charges. The on-time arrival and bus tracking facility help passengers feel safe and secure during the booking process and the bus journey. Try the redBus mobile app or the official redBus website to avail the readily available discounts and enjoy the national Republic day 2023 parade in New Delhi.