Here Are 12 Old Republic Day Pictures That Will Warm Your Heart


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F or most Indians, it’s been customary to be glued to the television every Republic Day. The grand parade at the  Rajpath, with all its frills,  is a visual treat. The celebrations have changed over the years. Here’a trip down memory lane:

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King Tribhuvan of Nepal was the Guest of Honour for the Republic Day in 1951.

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Lama Dance from – West Bengal –during the Republic Day parade in 1956.

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Jacques Chirac, President of France, was the Guest of Honour for Republic Day in 1998.

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IPS Kiran Bedi leading Delhi Police in Republic Day Parade in 1975.

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Nelson R. Mandela, President of South Africa, was Guest of Honour on Republic Day in 1995.

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Studio/Jan.52,A52h A view of the Republic Day Cultural Pageant – Republic Day (January 26, 1952): Tableau showing ‘Youth & Progress’ – The machines depict growing development in transport and industry. The plough symbioses rural economy and the urge to grow more food.

A view of the Republic Day Cultural Pageant – in 1952. This tableau is depicting ‘youth and progress.

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Studio/Jan.52,A52h Republic Day Celebrations (January 26, 1952): Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the President of India, driving in State towards the Saluting Base.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the President of India, driving in State towards the Saluting Base, during Republic Day celebrations in 1952.

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Dr. Mario Soares, President of Portugal, was the Guest of Honour for Republic Day in 1992.

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The first Republic Day parade in 1950.

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Studio/Jan.52,A52h Republic Day Cultural Pageant (January 26, 1952): A section of he huge crowds that witnessed the Parade.

A section of the huge crowd that witnessed the Republic Day parade in 1952.

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Kenneth Kaunda, President of Zambia, was the Guest of Honour for republic Day in 1975.

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DPD/ Jan.’ 56, A52h CULTURAL PAGENT IN THE REPUBLIC DAY CEREBRATION , AT NEW DELHI (1956) The tableau from Madhya Pradesh was a replica of Mahatma Gandhi’s hut (Bapu Kuti) at Sevagram.

The tableau from Madhya Pradesh was a replica of Mahatma Gandhi’’s hut (Bapu Kuti) at Sevagram, during Republic Day in 1956.

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