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This is How India Celebrated its 70th Republic Day

India | PTI | January 26, 2019, 7:42 pm
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 Assamese girls in traditional attire perform the Bihu dance during Republic Day celebrations in Gauhati, India. (Image: AP)

Assamese girls in traditional attire perform the Bihu dance during Republic Day celebrations in Gauhati, India. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian school boy carries a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi as he performs during Republic Day celebrations in Bangalore. (Image: AP)

An Indian school boy carries a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi as he performs during Republic Day celebrations in Bangalore. (Image: AP)

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 Schoolgirls dance during a celebration of Republic Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Schoolgirls dance during a celebration of Republic Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, transgender activist and chief of the Kinnar Akhara, center in white, celebrates with others after hoisting the national flag on India's Republic day at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, at the Sangam, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, transgender activist and chief of the Kinnar Akhara, center in white, celebrates with others after hoisting the national flag on India's Republic day at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, at the Sangam, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Indian children hold national flags and participate in a patriotic event to mark Republic Day in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Indian children hold national flags and participate in a patriotic event to mark Republic Day in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Schoolgirls perform during a Republic Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Schoolgirls perform during a Republic Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Indian priests offer prayers to an idol of Mother India at a patriotic event to mark Republic Day in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Indian priests offer prayers to an idol of Mother India at a patriotic event to mark Republic Day in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Uttar Pradesh state police participate in a Republic day parade in front of a mural of former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Uttar Pradesh state police participate in a Republic day parade in front of a mural of former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, transgender activist and chief of the Kinnar Akhara, hoists the national flag on India's Republic day at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, at the Sangam, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, transgender activist and chief of the Kinnar Akhara, hoists the national flag on India's Republic day at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, at the Sangam, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 A Jammu and Kashmir state policeman performs a motorcycle stunt during Republic Day celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

A Jammu and Kashmir state policeman performs a motorcycle stunt during Republic Day celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 A schoolgirl performs with a tricolor national flag during a Republic Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

A schoolgirl performs with a tricolor national flag during a Republic Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 A Jammu and Kashmir state policeman performs a motorcycle stunt during Republic Day celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

A Jammu and Kashmir state policeman performs a motorcycle stunt during Republic Day celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Transgender activists dance during Republic Day celebrations at Kinnar Akhara at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, at the Sangam, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

Transgender activists dance during Republic Day celebrations at Kinnar Akhara at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, at the Sangam, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 School children take a selfie during the 70th Republic Day celebrations, in Agartala. (Image: PTI)

School children take a selfie during the 70th Republic Day celebrations, in Agartala. (Image: PTI)

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 Children hold tricolour flags as they celebrate the 70th Republic Day at Daryapur, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

Children hold tricolour flags as they celebrate the 70th Republic Day at Daryapur, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman attired in the hues of the Tricolour poses in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal, ahead of Republic Day, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

A woman attired in the hues of the Tricolour poses in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal, ahead of Republic Day, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

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 Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members hold a 164 ft long Indian flag during their Tiranga Yatra on the eve of 70th Republic Day in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members hold a 164 ft long Indian flag during their Tiranga Yatra on the eve of 70th Republic Day in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 Students form a human chain to resemble the Indian national flag on the eve of the Republic Day in Pune. (Image: PTI)

Students form a human chain to resemble the Indian national flag on the eve of the Republic Day in Pune. (Image: PTI)

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 College students celebrate Republic Day in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

College students celebrate Republic Day in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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 Sashastra Seema Bal paramilitary soldiers participate in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Sashastra Seema Bal paramilitary soldiers participate in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Assam police commandos participate in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Assam police commandos participate in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Indian school girls wearing traditional outfit dance during Republic Day celebrations in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Indian school girls wearing traditional outfit dance during Republic Day celebrations in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian security personnel helps another with a headgear before participating in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

An Indian security personnel helps another with a headgear before participating in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Assam police commandos participate in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Assam police commandos participate in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Women contingent of RAF (Rapid Action Force) participate in the final rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade at Red Road in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Women contingent of RAF (Rapid Action Force) participate in the final rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade at Red Road in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 School students hold Tricolours during Republic Day celebrations at a school, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

School students hold Tricolours during Republic Day celebrations at a school, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 College women take part in a full dress rehearsal for Republic Day at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, amidst mild snowfall in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

College women take part in a full dress rehearsal for Republic Day at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, amidst mild snowfall in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 India Gate illuminated with hues of the Tricolour, for the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

India Gate illuminated with hues of the Tricolour, for the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Raisina Hills illuminated for the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Raisina Hills illuminated for the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Students take part in the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Students take part in the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Jammu and Kashmir Police Dare Devils exhibit their skills as they take part in the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

Jammu and Kashmir Police Dare Devils exhibit their skills as they take part in the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Madhya Pradesh Police's Dog squad during the full dress rehearsal for the 70th Republic Day Parade at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (Image: PTI)

Madhya Pradesh Police's Dog squad during the full dress rehearsal for the 70th Republic Day Parade at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Security personnel stand guard amidst mild snowfall during the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day function at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Security personnel stand guard amidst mild snowfall during the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day function at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Soldiers fold-up the Tricolour during a rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Soldiers fold-up the Tricolour during a rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 School students wave the tricolour national flags as they practice for the upcoming Republic Day at a school in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

School students wave the tricolour national flags as they practice for the upcoming Republic Day at a school in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Tri-services bands rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Tri-services bands rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A leader of an Indian army contingent shouts a command as they participate in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Bangalore. (Image: AP)

A leader of an Indian army contingent shouts a command as they participate in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Bangalore. (Image: AP)

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 A contingent National Cadet Corps (NCC) marches during a full dress rehearsal for the ahead of Republic Day celebrations at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

A contingent National Cadet Corps (NCC) marches during a full dress rehearsal for the ahead of Republic Day celebrations at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 Raisina Hills illuminated for the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Raisina Hills illuminated for the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 School students perform during a dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Bangalore. (Image: AP)

School students perform during a dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Bangalore. (Image: AP)

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 An instructor of Indian para-military force gives the command to his marching contingent during the rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade at the Raisina Hills, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

An instructor of Indian para-military force gives the command to his marching contingent during the rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade at the Raisina Hills, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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