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 India 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.
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 world.
- Sultan and incumbent Prime Minister Hassanal Bolkiah – Brunei
- Prime Minister Hun Sen – Cambodia
- President Joko Widodo – Indonesia
- Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith – Laos
- Prime Minister Najib Razak – Malaysia
- Myanmar President Htin Kyaw
- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte – Philippines
- Singapore President Halimah Yacob
- Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha
- Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc – Vietnam
Though India will celebrate its Republic Day 2018. With the great leaders of all 10 Asean countries (Association of South East Asian Nations).
This is the only time in the Indian history that 10 chief guests come to the Republic Day of India.
Images of India Republic Day celebrations
Though this is a very special day because the Southeast Asian bloc complete its 50 years of formation. And India complete its 25 years of partnership.
India celebrate its Independence Day on 15th August to enjoy the freedom of India from the British Rule. And celebrate Republic Day on 26th January to recall the coming of its own constitution into force.
Mini celebrations are also take place in the state capitals. This is in the presence of the governor of the state by spreading out the National Flag of the country.
26th January is declare as the gazetted holiday all over the country. On this day all schools, colleges, Universities are close.
Though Parade held in the New Delhi starts. When prime minister of the India offer garland at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate.
Also The military salute is taken by the President of India. At this special day, a foreign head of the state become chief guest of the president.
Soldiers Prade at Rashtrapati Bhavan
National awards are Maha Veer Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Param Veer Chakra, Veer Chakra. Also Bravery medals give at this day to the soldiers of armed forces. Also to common people and students from the school.
Armed forces helicopters do parade in the surrounding area of the India Gate. All do to shower the rose petals over audience.
A dance parade by singing patriotic songs perform by the school children. Army Forces staff performs the motorcycle rides. Whereas the staff from the Indian Air Force perform fly parade through the fighter planes.
Though so many traditional and cultural programs perform by the professionals. All come from different states to focus the history and culture of the country.
All the Government and non Government offices of the nation and state close at this day. Special security is organize at this day because of the huge crowed. And prevent the common people from any problem.
Republic Day also is the symbol of true spirit for the independent India. Where military parades, exhibiting military equipment’s. Soldiers and all audience salute to the national flag by the Indian president. Variety of events are take place at this day.
Indian Flag Details
Indian national flag has horizontally Tricolor (upper saffron, middle white and bottom of dark green color divided in the equal proportion). And a wheel (navy blue color, having 24 spokes) in the center representing the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka.
India is a country having people of different cultures, societies. Also With religions and languages who flow with each other. Independence to the India is the great pride. It was obtain over years after facing a variety of obstacles and hurdles.
Due to this celebrations is every year to feel the Indian people very proud. Not only for living but to live in the multi cultural and independent country.
Though Republic Day celebration in very colorful. And nice ways in order to make memorable and significant celebration of the year.
National Anthem is sing by the people who participate in the celebration. This celebration brings all the Indian people together at one place and thinks at one topic.
Indian republic day chief guest list
India 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|
Bodyguard of the President of the India
Though this is the real picture of the Republic Day parade at the Rajpath. This is done by the President’s Body Guards. Soldiers coming out from the President’s house also they wore the winter ceremonial dress.
The Bodyguard of the President of the India are from Indian Army from cavalry regiment. Also all are avail in the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Also The Bodyguards of the Indian President becomes fully responsible for guiding and protecting the President of India. They become fully equip with different equipment’s. Few of them are BTR-60 vehicles to use in any combat and ride horses.
Though Indian PM has pay floral tribute. Also give salute to the Indian soldiers who scarify their lives at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate. He also sign the ceremonial book of the Republic Day celebration.