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India celebrated 68th Republic Day on 26 January 2017

Jan 26, 2017 10:01 IST

Republic Day was celebrated on 26 January 2017 across the nation. This was the 68th Republic Day of India. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the Chief Guest at the 68th Republic Day parade.

First Republic Day was celebrated on 26 January 1950 to mark the enforcement of the Constitution of India that declares India as – “ Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic.”

 

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Main Highlights of 2017 Republic Day Parade

• Republic Day Parade on Rajpath witnessed tableaux from 17 States and six Ministries of the Central Government.

• The tableaux showcased varied themes starting from country’s rich cultural heritage and development.

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• The tableaux also showcased  nation’s progress in key areas like IT, women, empowerment and environment protection.

• A contingent of National Security Guard (NSG) participated in the Republic Day parade for the first time.

• The NSG was formed in 1984 following the Operational Bule Star and assassination of Indira Gandhi.

• A contingent of the UAE Presidential Guard also participated in the parade. The parade was led by a UAE band consisting of 35 musicians. They presented a ceremonial salute to President Mukherjee and the visiting dignitary Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

List of Tableaux from 17 States 

STATE

Tableau Theme

Odisha

Dola Jatra

Arunachal Pradesh

Yak Dance

Maharashtra

Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak

Manipur

Lai Haroba

Gujarat

The Art and Life Style of Kutch

Lakshadweep

An unexplored Tourist Destination

Karnataka

Folk Dances

NCT of Delhi

Model Government School of Delhi

Himachal Pradesh

Chamba Rumal

Haryana

Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao

West Bengal

Sharod Utsav

Punjab

Jago Aaiya

Tamil Nadu

Karakattam

Goa

Musical Heritage of Goa

Triupura

Hojagiri

Jammu and Kashmir

Winter Sports at Gulmarg

Assam

Kamakhya Temple

Quick Digest

Who: 68th Republic Day

What: Celebrated

When: 26 January 2017

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