Read what is special this year: Republic Day 2018 Celebrations
NEW DELHI: The Republic Day is celebrated every year on January 26 to honor the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950.
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The celebration is held in grandeur in national capital’s India Gate. In 2018 the 69th Republic Day of India and like always, the highlight of the day is the parade that takes place at the India Gate.
This year, the Republic Day celebrations will have 10 heads from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei – as chief guests.
The 69th Republic Day parade will see participants not only from the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy but it will also showcase over 700 students across the guest countries performing at the event.
And for the first time, a newly-formed all-woman bikers contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) will make its debut on Rajpath on Republic Day.
The 27-member BSF women team named ‘daredevils’ squad, named ‘Seema Bhavani’, will show their amazing stunts and acrobatics on their 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles.
The Republic Day parade is telecasted live on the public service broadcaster, Doordarshan.