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Two Soldiers awarded Kirti Chakra during Republic Day Parade

Two Soldiers awarded Kirti Chakra during Republic Day Parade

Major Tushar Gauda and sepoy Vijay Kumar were awarded nation’s second-highest peacetime gallantry medal Kirti Chakra for killing two terrorists. They were awarded for their “uncommon valour” and “indomitable raw courage during the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Major Gauba (20 Jat Regiment) single – handedly killed three militants and rescued one of his injured colleagues in Kupwara district in May last year.

“Without considering his safety, Major Gauda took control over the situation. He crawled 20 meters under heavy fire and killed three terrorists in close combat”, said an officer.

Sepoy Kumar (22 Rashtriya Rifles), lost his own life while eliminating two terrorists in Darsu village in Baramulla district in August last year.

“Even though he was injured, he killed one terrorist and refused to evacuate the place. Later he killed another terrorist in hand-to-hand fight before succumbing to his injuries”, said the officer.

Google dedicated a doodle in the honor of the 70th Republic day of India

Google dedicated a doodle in the honor of the 70th Republic day of India

Google also includes celebration of 70th Republic Day of India. Google has dedicated a great colorful doodle in honor of the Indian Republic. Through the doodle, India’s cultural heritage and its wide and vast civilization have been depicted. Today on 26th January, 1950, India had enacted its constitution and stood in the category of the Republic. It took a total of 2 years 11 months and 18 days to implement the Constitution.

Google has introduced all the glimpses of India in its doodle colors. This artist, Rishidav RK, has presented all the colors of the parade that will be held on Republic Day. It depicts the golden aspects of all the cultures of India, architecture, textile, wildlife, heritage and history.

Today is the Republic Day celebration of the country. This festival is celebrated in every city, town and village by villagers. The splendor of the ceremony is seen in the capital Delhi. Flats from around the country are offered on Delhi-based Rajpath. Demonstrate military capabilities. It also starts from January 26, 1950. Then thousands of people gathered to celebrate Republic Day celebrations. During this, the President took oath of office and secrecy during the court hall.

69th Republic Day 2018 Celebrations: Most special about this year

The Republic Day is celebrated every year on January 26 to honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950.

The celebration is held in grandeur in national capital’s India Gate. This year marks the 69th Republic Day of India and like every year, 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 27-member BSF women ‘daredevils’ squad, named ‘Seema Bhavani’, will showcase their stunts and acrobatics on their 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles.

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.

The Republic Day parade is telecasted live on the public service broadcaster, Doordarshan.

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Republic Day!!

Fluttering tricolour, parade showing the rich and diverse culture of India, and the might of army, navy and airforce is the thing that fills every Indian chest with pride.

And as India celebrates its 68 Republic day, here are a few things that you probably didn’t know about the Republic day:

1) It was on this day, in 1930, the voice for “Poorna Swaraj”, meaning “complete freedom”, is raised for the very first time. To mark this day special, and to be remembered in the history, Indian Constitution came into force. Though, the Indian constitution was adopted by the constituent assembly on 26th November 1949.

2) President Sukarno of Indonesia was the first chief guest at the Republic-Day celebrations.

3) The republic day celebrations actually last for 3 days, which ends on 29th January with beating retreat.

4) For the first time in 2014, the sign language used for differently abled people. Because the national pride that one feels needs no ears.

5) Rajpath was not the only place where the parade always took place. Kingsway, Irwin Stadium, Red Fort and Ramlila Maidan had also witnessed the parade in the history.

6) The scheduling for each program is fixed. Delay of even a second would have a cascading effect on the whole schedule.

7) The lion head from Ashoka Pillar officially became the national symbol of the country on this day.

8) The Peacock was declared as the national bird on this day in 1963.

9) Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru addressed the nation on the radio on the eve of the first Republic Day.

10) Being Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite song, the hymn ‘Abide with Me’ is played on every Republic Day.

This heartfelt video message by Akshay Kumar to our Jawans is the best thing on Internet today.

When it come to giving respect to Jawans or extending monetary help, Akshay Kumar has always set a benchmark for others to follow. We have seen him going out of his way extending a helping hand to families of jawans. And now as the country is all set to celebrate 68th Republic Day on January 26, Akshay has shared another heartfelt video, where he has pitched a unique and a genuine way to help the men in uniform and their families.

In the video, that Akshay has shared on social media, he has proposed to start a website or mobile app to assist soldiers financially.

Since the idea is raw and still at a planning stage, Akshay has shared the video on social media platforms so that he could get inputs from the citizens. In the video, he adds that he will go ahead and start this website or app with the permission of armed forces and assistance of government.

According to him, this gesture and assistance from people will be the biggest salute to our men in uniform on January 26 and we certainly would like to agree. Watch the complete video here.