Prime Minister Modi greets nation on 71st Republic Day

WION Web Team New Delhi Jan 26, 2020, 08.14 AM(IST)

PM Modi speaking at the 150th-anniversary celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust. Photograph:( ANI )

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"Wishing everyone a happy #RepublicDay," PM Modi tweeted in English as well as Hindi. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day.

Prime minister took to Twitter to convey his greetings: Wishing everyone a happy Republic Day. Greetings to all Indians on this occasion. Jai Hind!"

Earlier on Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation. While Kovind invoked Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu reminded Indians of discharging Indians their conditional duties.

Celebrations will be held all across the country to mark the day. 

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On this day, 70-year back, India officially adopted its Constitution. 

The 90-minute Republic Day ceremony will commence with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial near the India Gate. 

After paying tributes to the martyrs, the prime minister and others would head to the Rajpath.

The parade for the Republic Day will begin on Rajpath with President Ram Nath Kovind unfurling the national flag with a 21-gun salute.

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro is the chief guest at the paradeIndia`s military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress will be displayed during the Republic Day celebrations.

For the first time, a contingent of women bikers of CRPF will perform daredevil stunts. The Dhanush artillery will also be displayed for the first time during the Republic Day parade. 

(With inputs from ANI)