Drawing a comparison with the non-vegetarians of the West, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said those consuming meat and fish in India break from their daily eating habits during the month of ‘Sawan’ and some days in a week.
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Against the backdrop of differences between the Telangana government and the Raj Bhavan over protocol and other issues, Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday said she would work for the state's people though some may not like her. She was speaking after unfurling the National Flag at the Raj Bhavan as part of the Republic Day celebrations. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao did not attend the event. Everyone should have equal share in development, Soundararajan said.
In a major announcement ahead of the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls due this year-end, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday said unemployed youth will be given a monthly allowance in the state from the next financial year. It was one of the key promises made by the Congress ahead of the 2018 Assembly polls, following which the party returned to power in the state after a gap of 15 years.
The Union ministry of culture presented a shakti-rupe-sanskritam tableau that captured the power of Devi (the female goddess) for the 74th Republic Day celebrations and organised a dance performance by 479 artistes from across the country showcasing Nari Shakti (women' power). The artistes were chosen through a nationwide 'Vande Bharatam' dance competition. The ministry last year launched the 'Vande Bharatam' Nritya Utsav' commemorating 75 years of Independence under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.”
As India celebrated its 74th Republic Day on Thursday, Kartavya Path in the national capital witnessed the prowess of the armed forces armoured with hi-tech indigenously made equipment. Read here: Egyptian Army takes part in 74th Republic Day parade. Watch The Republic Parade 2023 kicked off with a march by a contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces. The first contingent in the uniform of the 61 Cavalry was led by Captain Raizada Shaurya Bali.
President Droupadi Murmu led her maiden Republic Day celebrations at Kartavya Path and unfurled the national flag. The flag hoisting was followed by a rendition of the national anthem and a 21-gun salute. The 74th Republic Day parade was flagged off after President Murmu received the 21-gun salute. President Murmu was accompanied by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El –Sisi as they departed from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to attend the Republic Day celebrations at Kartavya Path.
On India's 74th Republic Day the Israel embassy tweeted a video - featuring Israeli diplomats speaking in regional Indian languages and Naor Gilon, that nation's ambassador, speaking in Hindi - to wish all Indians. Read here: PM Modi wears multi-coloured turban on 74th Republic Day The two-minute video shared by the embassy shows Israeli diplomats extending Republic Day wishes in Hindi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Bangla, Urdu, Marathi, and Assamese.
Amid freezing temperatures and snowfall, Indian Army soldiers posted in Jammu and Kashmir are geared up to celebrate the 74th Republic Day. In New Delhi, the first contingent in the uniform of the 61 Cavalry will be led by Captain Raizada Shaurya Bali during the Republic Day parade on Kartavya Path on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on Thursday on the occasion of India's 74th Republic Day. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is the chief guest for Republic Day this year, and a 120-member Egyptian contingent will also march during the celebrations on Kartavaya Path. This year's Republic Day celebration is themed around 'Jan-Bhagidari (participation of people)'.
The Union ministry of home affairs announced the Padma Awards on the eve of the country's 74th Republic Day on Wednesday. Mulayam Singh Yadav, Zakir Hussain, KM Birla and Sudha Murty are among 106 Padma Award recipients this year. Here is a complete list of Padma awards: Padma Vibhushan (6)Padma Bhushan (9)Padma Shri (91)
The awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, with Padma Vibhushan being the highest honour among the three. This year, tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav were among the six Padma Vibhushan awardees. Sudha Murty and Kumar Mangalam Birla were among the nine awardees of Padma Bhushan. The awards are announced on the eve of Republic Day every year.
President Droupadi Murmu Wednesday remembered the founders of the Constitution for giving a “map and moral framework” to the country, stating that the task of "walking that path remains our responsibility". In her maiden address to the nation on the eve of the 74th Republic Day, Mumru also hailed India for becoming one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.
The first-ever women riders – participating in the keenly watched Republic Day Parade on Kartavya Path – will be among the many firsts the nation will be witnessing Thursday as part of celebrations to commemorate the adoption of the Indian Constitution in 1950 when the country became a sovereign state. Of the 24 women who were trained for riding on the camel, 12 were selected to participate in the parade.
The Visakhapatnam Railway Station has been certified with the platinum green station rating by Indian Green Building Council, securing a total score of 82 points out of 100 points in six environmental categories, according to a government statement. The environment directorate of Indian Railways, with the support of the IGBC, has developed the green railway station rating system. The following steps were undertaken based on the survey and recommendations of IGBC: 1. Well-developed passenger amenities.
The bench said it will monitor the trial in the case. It asked the concerned sessions court in Uttar Pradesh to send the progress report to it after every date of the hearing. The bench directed the trial court to speed up the case and refrain from granting adjournments on casual grounds.