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Republic Day 2024 Highlights: President Murmu, Macron depart; PM Modi greets public

Republic Day 2024 Parade Highlights: The Republic Day parade concluded after a spectacular fly-past by the Indian Air Force.
Republic Day 2024 LIVE: President Murmu, Macron depart as parade concludes.
Republic Day 2024 LIVE: President Murmu, Macron depart as parade concludes.

Republic Day 2024 Highlights: Welcome to our live blog coverage of the historic 75th Republic Day celebrations. The grand event at Kartavya Path in the national capital, graced by President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was a breathtaking display of patriotic fervour and cultural richness. This year's Republic Day parade, set against the backdrop of a historic milestone, featured special moments, including the participation of French President Emmanuel Macron as its chief guest....Read More

The day kicked off with a solemn and heartfelt tribute to the fallen heroes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the National War Memorial. Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his tradition of wearing vibrant and colourful turbans for Republic Day celebrations. For the 75th Republic Day, he chose a multi-colored bandhani print safa 'pagdi' (turban), which he paired with a white 'kurta-pyjama' and a brown Nehru jacket.

Prime Minister Modi, along with other dignitaries, then reached the saluting dais at Kartavya Path to witness the grand parade that encapsulates the spirit of India's diverse and vibrant heritage.

Discontinued after Indira Gandhi's death, ‘buggy tradition' revived by President Murmu on 75th Republic Day

President Droupadi Murmu and President Emmanuel Macron were escorted by the illustrious President’s Bodyguard - ‘Rashtrapati Ke Angrakshak’. The President’s Bodyguard is the seniormost Regiment of the Indian Army. This Republic Day holds a special significance for the regiment as they mark 250 years of dedicated service since their inception in 1773. The two Presidents will make a grand entrance in the 'Traditional Buggy', reviving a practice after a gap of 40 years.

Follow our live blog for real-time updates on the ceremonies, performances, and the camaraderie between Prime Minister Modi and chief guest Macron.

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Jan 26, 2024 10:56 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: Mumbai's CSMT and BMC illuminated in tricolours

CSMT & BMC heritage building illuminated on the occasion of the 75th Republic Day.

Jan 26, 2024 10:01 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: Assam assembly illuminated with colours of tricolour

Assam Legislative Assembly building was illuminated with the colors of the tricolor on the occasion of 75th Republic Day.

Jan 26, 2024 7:35 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: Govt buildings illuminated in Uttar Pradesh - WATCH

Government buildings, major roads in Uttar Pradesh illuminated on the occasion of the 75th Republic Day.

Jan 26, 2024 6:07 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: Defence Minister urges to make India a strong and developed country

In his wish on the occasion of 75th Republic Day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh urged to make India a strong and developed country. He shared a post on X(formerly Twitter).

"Best wishes to everyone on 75th Republic Day. Let us reaffirm our commitment towards making India a strong and developed country, on this historic occasion. Jai Hind!," wrote the defence minister.

Jan 26, 2024 5:50 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: President of India hails women power displayed at the parade

In a post on X(formerly Twitter), the offical account of the President of India has hailed women power at the Republic Day 2024 parade.

President Droupadi Murmu and the French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Kartavya Path in a traditional buggy which made a comeback after 40 years.

Jan 26, 2024 5:19 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: PM Narendra Modi shares glimpses from Republic Day 2024 parade

Check out these pictures from Republic Day 2024 parade that PM Modi has shared on X (formerly Twitter).

Jan 26, 2024 4:46 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: Punjab CM hits out at centre over non-inclusion of Punjab tableau

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday again hit out at the Centre over the non-inclusion of the state's tableau in the Republic Day 2024 parade in New Delhi, reported news agency PTI.

Earlier, the Centre had rejected Mann's criticism and his allegations of discrimination. In a statement following Mann's allegations, the defence ministry had said, "The tableau proposal of Punjab was considered in the first three rounds of a meeting of the expert committee. After the third round ... the tableau of Punjab could not be taken forward ... for not aligning to the broader themes of this year's tableau."

Jan 26, 2024 4:14 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: Check out these scenes from an official event in Patna's Raj Bhavan

Bihar's prominent leaders including CM Nitish Kumar are present in an ongoing official event in Patna's Raj Bhavan.

Jan 26, 2024 3:49 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: 'At Home' reception event organised at Raj Bhavan in Patna

On the occasion of Republic Day, an 'At Home' reception event was organised at Raj Bhavan in Patna. The event took place in the presence of Bihar Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and CM Nitish Kumar.

Jan 26, 2024 3:42 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: Ladakh tableau showed girls playing ice hockey

During the Republic Day 2024 parade on Friday, the Ladakh tableau featured girls playing ice hockey. The tableau was based on the theme 'Empowering Women through Employment in Ladakh's Journey'.

Notably, the Indian Women's Ice Hockey Team is exclusively composed of Ladakhi players.

Jan 26, 2024 3:24 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: R-Day celebrations at Leh

Jan 26, 2024 3:06 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: Tricolour unfurled at Indo-Pak border

Jan 26, 2024 2:44 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: French President thanks India

Jan 26, 2024 2:27 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: What Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wished on 75th Republic Day

Taking to X(formerly Twitter) on Friday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal extended greetings on the occasion of India's 75th Republic Day.

"Best wishes to all the countrymen on the 75th Republic Day. Let us all together take an oath to protect our Constitution and strengthen our great democracy," read the Google translated version of his post.

Jan 26, 2024 2:01 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav takes part in R-Day celebration

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav took part in Republic Day celebrations in Patna amid speculations around Nitish Kumar's next move.

“Today the biggest enemy is unemployment. Our government has done historic work on this. We have given more than 4.5 lakh jobs. No state government has done such work. This will not stop... we will fulfil all the promises we had made and take Bihar and the country forward,” he said.

Jan 26, 2024 1:49 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: Agra's Homeopathic doctor on prestigious Padma Shri

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: Dr.RS Pareek, a renowned homeopathic practitioner based in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award.

Expressing his gratitude and joy, Dr Pareek said, “This Padma Shri is not just a prestigious national award; it is a symbol of honor and recognition for the practice of homeopathy. When I initially pursued homeopathy, it was not a widely known or respected field of study. The scenario has drastically changed over the years, and I am elated to see homeopathy gaining the acknowledgment it deserves.”

Reflecting on his journey, Pareek reminisced about the time when he began his studies in homeopathy and said it was a field often overlooked. "There was a time when no one knew or recognized the practice of homeopathy. It wasn't a respected field of study, and the awareness was limited. However, I remained steadfast in my commitment to this alternative healing system, driven by the belief in its efficacy."

Jan 26, 2024 1:36 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: Baba Ramdev extends wishes

"Many congratulations on the 75th Republic Day. We have achieved a lot during these 75 years, and there is still a long way to go. We have uplifted the country from discrimination, poverty, and unemployment. Today, the country is united and being run according to our Constitution," said Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev.

Jan 26, 2024 1:20 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: King Charles III of UK wishes President Murmu

King Charles III of the United Kingdom wished President Droupadi Murmu on the 75th Republic Day.

“Ont the special occasion of your National Day, my wife and I would like to convey our warmest congratulations to Your Excellency and the people of the Republic of India,” he said in an official statement. “I cherish the close bond shared between our nations and I am confident that our ties will continue to flourish in this very special seventy-fifth anniversary year of the Commonwealth – a fitting reminder of the enduring values and aspirations that unite us,” he added.

Jan 26, 2024 1:00 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: PM Modi greets special invitees, public parade

Jan 26, 2024 12:51 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: President Murmu, Macron depart as parade concludes

Republic Day 2024 LIVE: President's Bodyguard escort Murmu and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron back to Rashtrapati Bhavan after the conclusion of the parade.

Jan 26, 2024 12:40 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE: Grand finale features Rafale fighter aircraft

Jan 26, 2024 12:33 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE: Dazzling aircraft display

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE: Vintage and modern aircraft, such as the Light Combat Aircraft 'Tejas,' Rafale, Su-30, MiG-29 Upgrade, P-8I, Jaguar, Dakota, Dornier, C-17, C-130J, as well as the Light Combat Helicopter 'Prachand,' Advanced Light Helicopters, and Apaches, are now showcasing various formations.

Jan 26, 2024 12:31 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE: IAF 'fly-past' underway amid limited visibility

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: The focus shifts from Kartvyapath to the sky, where the Indian Air Force's much-anticipated 'Fly-past' has begun. A breathtaking air show featuring 54 aircraft and helicopters is underway.

Jan 26, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Daredevil motorcycle stunts by 'Nari Shakti'

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: The women personnel of CRPF, BSF and SSB exhibit the country’s Nari Shakti by carrying out daredevil stunts during the motorcycle display. 265 women bikers on motorcycles showcase bravery and valour.

Jan 26, 2024 12:12 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: 1,500 female dancers mesmerize audience

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Around 1,500 female dancers mesmerized the audience with a colourful performance, conveying the message of unity in diversity. The grand performance includes 30 folk dance styles uniquely prevalent in different states, as well as contemporary classical dance and Bollywood styles. The artists include tribal dancers, folk dancers, and classical dancers.

Jan 26, 2024 12:08 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Cultural extravaganza ‘Vande Bharatam’ underway

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates:A cultural extravaganza ‘Vande Bharatam’ is being presented by the minstry of defence and ministry of culture for the third consecutive year. This year's theme is 'Cultural expression of women power - accomplishment through resolve’.

Jan 26, 2024 12:01 PM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: ISRO tableau depicts successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) tableau rolls on at the Kartavya Path. The tableau depicts the successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon near south pole.

Jan 26, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Odisha tableau depicts state's rich handicraft, handloom sector

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Odisha tableau depicts the achievements of women empowerment as well as the state's rich handicraft and handloom sector.

Jan 26, 2024 11:51 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Manipur tableau showcases 500-year-old market, run entirely by women

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: The Manipur tableau showcases its 'Nari Shakti' with 500-year-old market 'Ima Keithel', the only market in the world run entirely by women.

Jan 26, 2024 11:48 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Arunachal Pradesh tableau depicts biodiversity hotspot

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: The tableau of Arunachal Pradesh on Kartavya Path depicts the Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve, a biodiversity hotspot in the state.

Jan 26, 2024 11:46 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Tableau of Haryana takes part

The theme of this year's tableau is 'Mera Parivar-Meri Pehchan' - a program of the Haryana Government. The tableau has been crafted as a traditional symbol of empowerment for Haryanvi women.

Jan 26, 2024 11:42 AM IST

Republic Day Parade 2024 LIVE updates: Manipur tableau displayed at the Kartavya Path in New Delhi.

Jan 26, 2024 11:34 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Tableaux of States, UTs roll down Kartavya Path

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Tableaux of 16 States, Union Territories (UTs) begin rolling down the Kartavya Path, showcasing India’s rich cultural diversity and creativity.

Jan 26, 2024 11:28 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: IAF tableau takes part in parade

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: The tableau displays the theme 'Bharatiya Vayu Sena: Saksham, Sashakt, Atmanirbhar'. The tableau commanders are Flt Lt Ananya Sharma and Flying Officer Asma Shaikh.

Jan 26, 2024 11:25 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Contingents of Delhi Police

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: The contingent of Delhi Police is being led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Shweta K Sugathan.

Jan 26, 2024 11:23 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Time for BSF Mahila Brass Band

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: The BSF Mahila Brass Band and the women contingent of the Border Security Force depict 'Nari Shakti' - the women power in the country, as they participate in the parade.

Jan 26, 2024 11:16 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: All-women contingent of the Armed Forces Medical Services marches down

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: All-women contingent of the Armed Forces Medical Services marches down

Jan 26, 2024 11:11 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: All-women Tri-Services contingent marches down

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: In another first, the all-women Tri-Services contingent comprising Agniveers and regular recruits marches down the Kartavya Path.

Jan 26, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Madras Regiment marches down the Kartavya Path

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Madras Regiment, the oldest infantry regiment of the Indian Army, marches down the Kartavya Path. Their Motto is 'Swadharne Nidhanam Shreyaha' - It is a glory to die doing one's duty.

Jan 26, 2024 11:05 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: All terrain vehicles displayed at Kartavya Path

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: All terrain vehicles used by the security forces displayed at Kartavya Path on the Republic Day.

Jan 26, 2024 10:58 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Pinaka, Swathi part of mechanised column

Tank T-90 Bhishma, NAG Missile System, Infantry Combat Vehicle, All-Terrain Vehicle, Pinaka, Weapon Locating Radar System ‘Swathi’, Sarvatra Mobile Bridging System, Drone Jammer System, and Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile System are main attractions in the mechanised columns.

Jan 26, 2024 10:52 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: March past by the Army Mounted Columns begins

The first Army contingent leading the Mechanised Column is 61 Cavalry, led by Major Yashdeep Ahlawat. Raised in 1953, the 61 Cavalry is the only serving active Horsed Cavalry Regiment in the world, with the amalgamation of all the ‘State Horsed Cavalry Units’. It is followed by 11 Mechanised Columns, 12 marching contingents, and a fly past by Advanced Light Helicopters of Army Aviation Corps.

Jan 26, 2024 10:50 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Tanker Transport aircraft, 2 Rafale fighter jets fly

One Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft and two Rafale fighter jets of the French Air and Space Force fly above the contingents while they march past the saluting dais.

Jan 26, 2024 10:49 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: French contingent participates in march past

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Kartavya Path witnessing a march past by a combined Band and Marching contingent of the French Armed Forces. A 30-member band contingent is headed by Captain Khourda, followed by a 90-member marching contingent, led by Captain Noel.

Jan 26, 2024 10:46 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Parade at Kartavya Path begins with ‘Aavahan’

The parade is being heralded by over 100 women artists playing Indian musical instruments. The parade is commencing with the music of Sankh, Naadswaram, Nagada, etc. being played by these artists.

Jan 26, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: Tricolour unfurled, parade next

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: The national flag has been unfurled followed by the national anthem with a booming 21-gun salute given with indigenous gun system 105-mm Indian Field Guns.

Jan 26, 2024 10:29 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: President Murmu, Macron arrives at Kartavya Path in traditional buggy

Republic Day 2024 Parade LIVE updates: President Droupadi Murmu and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron are being escorted by the President’s Bodyguard – ‘Rashtrapati Ke Angrakshak’ -- in the ‘Traditional Buggy’.

Jan 26, 2024 10:26 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: PM Modi greets guests near saluting dias

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: Prime Minister Modi has arrived near the saluting dias and is greeting the guests present there.

Jan 26, 2024 10:18 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: PM heads to saluting dais at Kartavya Path

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: Prime Minister Modi and other dignitaries are now heading to the saluting dais at Kartavya Path to witness the parade.

Jan 26, 2024 10:18 AM IST

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: PM Modi pens his thoughts in digital book

Republic Day 2024 LIVE updates: Prime Minister Modi is penning his thoughts in the digital book after paying tribute to the fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial.

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