Thousands have laid down their lives so we could wake up to a free, constitutional and ever evolving India and we should never take that for granted! The Republic Day Parade is one day that the whole nation looks forward to attending or viewing, as we get to see India in all it’s glory! We give you some added reasons to attend this year’s parade!
The French contingent with its 130 French Soldiers is going to be marching right alongside the Indian army for the procession this Republic day, and what’s more – our Chief Guest is the French president Francois Hollande! It’s truly going to be one unique international bonanza!
After 26 years, the Indian Army's canine unit featuring 6 canines including 24 labradors and 12 german shepherds from the Army’s Meerut-based Remount and Veterinary Corps centre and college will march down Rajpath along with their trainers! They’ve been practicing thrice a day for the last four months! And now the adorable Army doggies are all set to charm the spectators with their endearing tricks, trooping, and cuteness!
This year we’re doing things a little differently! The government's decided to hold a 90-minute parade rather than the standard two-hour one, cutting down on the number of marching military contingents and clubbing together the mechanised ones. We also hear that Beating the Retreat would have Indian music infused with martial tunes!
The parade will also see the launch of the much awaited Startup India, Standup India Action Plan which is set to push a huge boost of prospects for the youth of the nation. This amazing endeavour will unleash entrepreneurship opportunities, celebrate women’s power, and even aspire to improve India’s future through digitalization!
Living in the Bonda hills in Odisha, the couple Dhabalu Sisa and Samari had never expected to be invited to the parade in Delhi. But when they got a letter from the Prime Minister himself, their delight knew no bounds! Wearing their best traditional gear, they’re all set to visit the capital to meet and talk with the President. Don’t miss this chance to cheer them along, and witness this unique interaction!
And for the first time in the history of the Republic Day Parade, the legendary BSF camel contingent won’t be marching down Rajpath. Here’s embracing all the changes and looking forward to the new ones!
Ticket Prices | Rs. 500 (for reserved seats) & Rs. 100, Rs. 50 and Rs. 20 (for unreserved seats)
Ticket Counters | North Block Round About, Pragati Maidan (Gate No. 1), Jantar Mantar (Main Gate), Shastri Bhawan (Near Gate No. 1), India Gate (Near Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road), Red Fort (Near police picket), & Sena Bhavan (Gate No. 2)