As the country is set to celebrate the 68th Republic Day, Raisina Hill, the seat of government, bears a resplendent look. Traditionally the area, that includes North Block, South Block, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Rajpath is decorated with lights to mark the day. The official celebration of Republic Day spans over four days. It is marked by illumination of Raisina Hill area, address by the President, parade past the India Gate and the Beating Retreat ceremony. This year, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, is the chief guest of the parade.