WATCH: Rashtrapati Bhavan lights up before Republic Day

With a week to go for Republic Day, the entire Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi lit up on Friday night. 

WATCH: Rashtrapati Bhavan lights up before Republic Day
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NEW DELHI: With a week to go for Republic Day, the entire Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi lit up on Friday night. 

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the dynamic facade lighting of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

 

In 2018, the following 10 heads of ASEAN states will be the chief guests of Republic Day:

  1. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (Brunei)
  2. Prime Minister Hun Sen (Cambodia)
  3. President Joko Widodo (Indonesia)
  4. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (Laos)
  5. Prime Minister Najib Razak (Malaysia)
  6. President Htin Kyaw (Myanmar)
  7. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (Philippines)
  8. President Halimah Yacob (Singapore)
  9. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (Thailand)
  10. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xu'n Phúc (Vietnam)

On 26 January, 1950, the Constitution of India came in to effect. This day is celebrated as the Republic Day. 
A grand Republic Day parade is held every from the gates of the Rashtrapati Bhavan to Rajpath. Regiments of the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force bands participate in the march. The parade also showcases defence capability, cultural and social heritage.

The President of India also bestows awards like the Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra on that day. 

With ANI inputs

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