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Touch the sky

Issue 06, 2020

Touch the sky

India Perspectives |author

Issue 06, 2020


India’s 72nd Republic Day celebration at Rajpath in New Delhi was marked by a vibrant display of the country’s progress in diverse sectors and a representation of its rich cultural heritage

Indian Air Force  aircraft flypast during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2021. One of the highlights was the flypast of the recently-acquired Rafale fighter jets

After being declared a Union Territory in 2019, Ladakh participated in the Republic Day parade for the first time. The tableau prominently featured the iconic Thiksey Monastery along with a beautiful display of Ladakh’s composite culture and communal harmony

Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth (second from right) became India’s first woman fighter pilot to participate in the Republic Day fly-past and parade

Uttarakhand’s tableau featured stunning depictions of the revered Kedarnath Temple, musk deer (state animal), Brahma Kamal (state flower) and monal (state bird). The tableau was declared one of the top three displays

Indian Army soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. Adhering to the norms of Covid-19 restrictions, masks were worn during the event

Secretariat buildings illuminated during the full dress rehearsal of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk on January 27, 2021, in New Delhi. At  this year’s Beating Retreat, a special new composition was played to commemorate 50 years of victory of India in the war of 1971 against Pakistan

School children present a cultural performance on Rajpath as a part of the Republic Day celebrations

 

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