India marks 69th Republic day with grand celebrations

Published On: January 26, 2018 04:09 PM NPT

 NEW DELHI, Jan 26: India has marked its 69th Republic Day with grand celebrations as marching contingents, strategic defence weaponry and colourful tableaux on display.

India adopted the constitution on November 26, 1949, which came into force on January 26, 1950, marking the country's first Republic Day, after gaining of independence from British rule in 1947. 

Understandably, this makes it an occasion that's close to the hearts of all Indians. Republic Day is one of three national holidays in India.

According to the Indian media, it is the historic day that ten Asean leaders attended the event as chief guests in the occasion. 

Vietnam PM and his Singapore counterpart are among the first to confirm their participation in R-Day celebrations. India is expecting confirmation from other Asean leaders in the next couple of weeks.

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