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Jai Hind: Mary Kom, PV Sindhu Lead Sports Fraternity in Wishing Nation on 71st Republic Day

Republic Day 2020: Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Sunil Chhetri and Manpreet Singh led the sports fraternity in wishing the nation.

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Updated:January 26, 2020, 1:22 PM IST
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Jai Hind: Mary Kom, PV Sindhu Lead Sports Fraternity in Wishing Nation on 71st Republic Day
Mary Kom (L) and PV Sindhu (Photo Credit: Reuters)

New Delhi: The sports fraternity on Sunday wished the people on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day.

On this day in 1950, India solidified its sovereignty by putting into effect the Constitution of India, which took nearly three years of careful deliberation to finalise.

The first Republic Day was commemorated with a grand parade at the Rajpath, a tradition that continues.

Mary Kom, who was bestowed the Padma Vibhushan, wrote on Twitter: "Happy 71st Republic Day".

Whereas PV Sindhu, who was conferred the Padma Bhushan, wrote: "On the occasion of Republic Day, let's celebrate 70 years of a strong and powerful constitution. Here are Bank of Baroda and I, wishing every proud Indian a Happy Republic Day."

Boxer Vijender Singh said India is blessed with many religions, societies, cultures and languages, however the 'Unity in Diversity' is what something makes him proud. "INDIA is a nation where humanity has lived since ages. It is a country which is blessed with different religions, societies, cultures & languages all interplaying with each other in harmony. PROUD OF UNITY IN DIVERSITY #RepublicDayIndia #RepublicDay2020,"

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar led the greetings on Twitter and wrote: "Wishing all Indians a very happy Republic Day."

"Rejoice the Glory of India and it's Freedom Fighters on this Republic Day. Wish you a very happy Republic Day India. Jai Hind !" former batsman VVS Laxman tweeted.

"Wish you all a very happy #RepublicDay2020 from here in New Zealand," the just retired Irfan Pathan tweeted while Suresh Raina wrote: "This #RepublicDay, Let's us all stand for dignity & rights of every individual. Let's celebrate the spirit of unity, peace & harmony. Wish you all a very #HappyRepublicDay."

India pacer Mohammed Shami, who is currently in New Zealand, was also not behind and wrote: "Be proud that you are an Indian because blessed are those who are born in this great country. Happy Republic Day 2020! #India."

(With inputs from IANS)

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