Republic Day Parade Updates: PM Narendra Modi greets crowds at Rajpath
New Delhi: As India celebrates its 70th Republic Day Saturday, New Delhi is ready for its annual pomp and parade as it rolls down Rajpath. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a floral wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti which was followed by the unfurling of the flag by President Ram Nath Kovind with a 21-gun salute in the background. The PM and president were accompanied by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is the Chief Guest for the event.
Many senior leaders, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and Deve Gowda, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Ghulam Nabi Azad and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were among those present at Rajpath. The parade began from Vijay Chowk and proceeded towards the Red Fort grounds through Rajpath, India Gate, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg. There were as many as 22 tableaus from various states and government departments on showcase at the Republic Day parade.
Inputs from The Indian Express