Vijay Chowk, Rajpath and all roads leading to them will remain closed for Beating Retreat Ceremony at Vijay Chowk and illumination of Rashtrapati Bhawan, North Block, South Block, Parliament House and India Gate here tomorrow evening.
US President Barack Obama's India visit could be remembered for not just the end of logjam on nuclear deal that dominated headlines during the three-day visit, a several firsts by Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke of warm and cordial ties between the leaders of the two countries.
The body of an unidentified youth was on Monday found inside a kiosk near Udyog Bhawan, which stands about 100-m away from Rajpath, the venue of the Republic Day parade, just a few hours before the event began, sending security agencies into a tizzy.
After Republic Day parade concluded and President Pranab Mukherjee, chief guest US President Barack Obama left, Prime Minister Narendra added a special touch to the festivities by walking down the Rajpath for over 400 meters to greet the cheering crowd.
The body of an unidentified youth was today found inside a kiosk near Udyog Bhawan, which stands about 100-m away from Rajpath, the venue of the Republic Day parade, just a few hours before the event began, sending security agencies into a tizzy.
The new initiatives by the Narendra Modi government such as Make in India and the Jan Dhan Yojana found a prominent place in the 66th Republic Day parade Monday as the tableaux rolled down the majestic Rajpath.
For the first time in the history of India's Republic Day, women empowerment in the armed forces was showcased as an all-women contingent from the three forces- Army, Air Force and Navy- marched down the majestic Rajpath.
India is on Monday celebrating its 66th Republic Day, and the country's military might and cultural diversity will be showcased at the annual parade at Rajpath. In attendance will be chief guest Barack Obama, president, USA.