Fun republic: It's a parade for Twitter wits on January 26

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 26, 2015 15:33 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at Rajpath in the national capital for the celebrations of the 66th Republic Day. Looking dapper in a multi-coloured turban, he also greeted President Pranab Mukherjee, who it seemed to a few on Twitter, was wearing a dead raccoon on his head:

Despite light showers and mist in Delhi, the spirits at Rajpath were high where top leaders attended the colourful showcasing of military hardware with carnival-style floats featuring tribal dancers and traditional music.

And the spirits were even higher on Twitter where it seemed like the people were watching the parade only to tweet about it. "IT’S FINALLY OVER! YAAAYYYYYYYY” - Michelle and Barack’s internal monologue", tweeted @over_rated.

Obama is the first US president to be the guest of honour on the occasion. And, according to another Twitter user @skykeepschanging, he will perhaps be the last president to do. "No US President is coming to India to witness RDay celebrations ever again. Do you see Obama's face?", he tweeted.

Here are few more tweets that spared absolutely nothing and no one who were even remotely connected with the Republic Day celebartions:

However, this tweet sums it all up:

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