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Indian Republic Day celebrations in has invite to heads of 10 Asean nations

India Republic Day celebrations invite to 10 Asean nations

The most significant exposition of its ‘Act East’ policy, India has invite to the heads of state or government of all 10 Asean nations for the Republic Day celebrations in year 2018.

Asean is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and has as members Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Republic Day 2018 will be the first time ever that so many leaders will together be chief guests at the parade which showcases India’s military might.

Republic day in India is celebrated every year with great honour on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950.

The Government of India Act, 1935 into the governing document of the India. At this day, a national holiday is declared by the Indian Government.

The new Indian constitution was sketched and approved by the Indian Constituent Assembly and decided to celebrate it on 26th of January every year as India became a republic country.

Indian Republic Day celebrations

Chief Guests on Republic Day of India 2018

The chief guests on Republic Day of India 2018 would be 10 Great Leaders of the 10 nations of the worl.

  1. Sultan and incumbent Prime Minister Hassanal Bolkiah – Brunei
  2. Prime Minister Hun Sen – Cambodia
  3. President Joko Widodo – Indonesia
  4. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith – Laos
  5. Prime Minister Najib Razak – Malaysia
  6. President Htin Kyaw – Myanmar
  7. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte – Philippines
  8. President Halimah Yacob – Singapore
  9. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha – Thailand
  10. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc – Vietnam

India will celebrate its Republic Day 2018 with the great leaders of all 10 Asean countries (Association of South East Asian Nations).

This year in 2018, it is happening for the first time in Indian history that 10 chief guests would grace the Republic Day of India.

It is very special because the Southeast Asian bloc completed its 50 years of formation (created on 8 August 1967) and India completed its 25 years of partnership (started in 1992) with the grouping in 2017.

Independence Day 15th August in India is celebrated to enjoy the freedom of India from the British Rule, Republic Day 26th January in India is celebrated to commemorate the coming of its own constitution into force.

Officially it is celebrated every year in the national capital of India (New Delhi) at the Rajpath in the presence of the President of India.

Mini celebrations are also take place in the state capitals in the presence of the governor of the state by spreading out the National Flag of the country.

26th January is declared as the gazetted holiday all over the country by the Government of India. It is celebrated throughout the India with great enthusiasm by the students and teachers in the schools, colleges, universities and other educational institution.

Parade held in the New Delhi starts especially when prime minister of the India offer garland at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate.

It is done to commemorate all the sacrifices of the Indian army soldiers while saving their country.

The military salute is taken by the President of India during the parade in the Capital whereas military salute is taken by the state governors in the state capitals. At this special day, a foreign head of the state become chief guest of the president.

Indian Republic Day celebrations

National awards (Maha Veer Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Param Veer Chakra, Veer Chakra) and bravery medals are also distributed at this day to the soldiers of armed forces, common people and students from the school.

Armed forces helicopters do parade in the surrounding area of the India Gate to shower the rose petals over audience.

A dance parade by singing patriotic songs is also performed by the school children. Armed Forces staff performs the motorcycle rides whereas the staff from the Indian Air Force perform fly parade through the fighter planes (making tri color of the Indian Flag by the smoke) for offering the honour salute to the president.

A range of traditional and cultural programs are performed by the professionals from different states to focus the history and culture of the country.

During this grand celebration, a prime minister’s rally and Lok Tarang-National Folk Dance Festival is also held from 24th of January to the 29th of January.

All the Government and non Government offices of the nation and state including post offices, banks are closed at this day. Special security is organized at this day because of the huge crowed and prevent the common people from any problem.

An excellent parade and salute event is held by the military team at the Rajpath in front of the India Gate in the New Delhi, India.

Republic Day is the symbol of true spirit for the independent India where military parades, exhibiting military equipments, salute to the national flag by the Indian president and variety of events are take place at this day.

Indian national flag has horizontally tricolour (upper saffron, middle white and bottom of dark green colour divided in the equal proportion) and a wheel (navy blue colour, having 24 spokes) in the centre representing the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka.

India is a country having people of different cultures, societies, religions and languages who interplay with each other harmoniously. Independence to the India is the great pride as it was obtained over years after facing a variety of obstacles and hurdles.

The day is celebrated every year to feel the Indian people very proud for living in the multi cultural and independent country.

Republic Day is celebrated in very colourful and exhilarating ways in order to make memorable and significant celebration of the year.

National Anthem is sing by the people participated in the celebration. This celebration brings all the Indian people together at one place and thinks at one topic.

Indian Republic Day celebrations

Indian republic day chief guest list

India would follow the great Indian culture and tradition “Atithi Devo Bhav” of welcoming the prime Minister of another country as a chief guest.

2017 Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Abu Dhabi
2016 President, Francois Hollande France
2015 President, Barack Obama USA
2014 Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe Japan
2013 King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Bhutan
2012 Prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra Thailand
2011 President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Indonesia
2010 President, Lee Myung Bak Republic of Korea
2009 President, Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan
2008 President, Nicolas Sarkozy France
2007 President, Vladimir Putin Russia
2006 King, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Saudi Arabia
2005 King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck Bhutan
2004 President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Brazil
2003 President, Mohammed Khatami Iran
2002 President, Cassam Uteem Mauritius
2001 President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika Algeria
2000 President, Olusegun Obasanjo Nigeria
1999 King, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev Nepal
1998 President, Jacques Chirac France
1997 Prime Minister, Basdeo Panday Trinidad and Tobago
1996 President, Dr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso Brazil
1995 President, Nelson Mandela South Africa
1994 Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong Singapore
1993 Prime Minister, John Major United Kingdom
1992 President, Mário Soares Portugal
1991 President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Maldives
1990 Prime Minister, Anerood Jugnauth Mauritius
1989 General Secretary, Nguyen Van Linh Vietnam
1988 President, Junius Jayewardene Sri Lanka
1987 President, Alan Garcia Peru
1986 Prime Minister, Andreas Papandreou Greece
1985 President, Raúl Alfonsín Argentina
1984 King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck Bhutan
1983 President, Shehu Shagari Nigeria
1982 King, Juan Carlos I Spain
1981 President, Jose Lopez Portillo Mexico
1980 President, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing France
1979 Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser Australia
1978 President, Patrick Hillery Ireland
1977 First Secretary, Edward Gierek Poland
1976 Prime Minister, Jacques Chirac France
1975 President, Kenneth Kaunda Zambia
1974 President, Josip Broz Tito Yugoslavia
Prime Minister, Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike Sri Lanka
1973 President, Mobutu Sese Seko Zaire
1972 Prime Minister, Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Mauritius
1971 President, Julius Nyerere Tanzania
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1969 Prime Minister, Todor Zhivkov Bulgaria
1968 Prime Minister, Alexei Kosygin Soviet Union
President, Josip Broz Tito Yugoslavia
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1965 Food and Agriculture Minister, Rana Abdul Hamid Pakistan
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1963 King, Norodom Sihanouk Cambodia
1962
1961 Queen, Elizabeth II United Kingdom
1960 President, Kliment Voroshilov Soviet Union
1959
1958 Marshall Ye Jianying People’s Republic of China
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1955 Governor General, Malik Ghulam Muhammad Pakistan
1954 King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Bhutan
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1950 President, Sukarno Indonesia

This is the real picture of the Republic Day parade at the Rajpath by the President’s Body Guards, coming out from the President’s house, wore the winter ceremonial dress.

The Bodyguard of the President of the India becomes a specially selected Indian Army from cavalry regiment, based in the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi and a senior most unit of the Indian Army.

The Bodyguards of the Indian President becomes fully responsible for guiding and protecting the President of India. They become fully equipped with equipments, BTR-60 vehicles to use in any combat and ride horses.

Indian PM has paid floral tribute and gave salute to the sacrificed Indian soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, Rajpath. He also signed the ceremonial book of the Republic Day celebration.