Republic Day Parade 2023 – All You Want To Know

The Republic Day Parade will start with the President taking the salute.

New Delhi:

Constructing on final yr’s celebrations, within the seventy fifth yr of Independence, celebrated as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the Republic Day celebration this yr shall witness zeal, enthusiasm, patriotic fervour, and ‘Jan Bhagidari’, as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

President Droupadi Murmu will lead the Nation in celebrating Republic Day from Kartavya Path in New Delhi on January 26, 2023.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi would be the Chief Visitor on the parade.

The week-long celebrations commenced on January 23, the delivery anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. To mark the event, a one-of-a-kind Navy Tattoo and Tribal Dance Pageant ‘Aadi Shaurya – Parv Parakram ka’ was organised in New Delhi on 23 and 24 January.

The occasions will culminate on thirtieth January, which is noticed as Martyrs’ Day.

The celebrations are marked by engaging performances from Vande Bharatam group of dancers from throughout the nation, tales of bravery by Veer Gatha 2.0 members, melodious performances by College Bands on the Nationwide Warfare Memorial, the first-ever e-invitations, the largest-ever drone present and 3-D anamorphic projection.

The Parade

The Republic Day parade, which is able to start at round 10:30 am, will probably be a singular mixture of the nation’s army prowess and cultural variety, depicting the nation’s rising indigenous capabilities, Nari Shakti, and the emergence of a ‘New India’.

The parade ceremony will start with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Nationwide Warfare Memorial. He’ll lead the nation in paying solemn tributes to the fallen heroes by laying a wreath.

Thereafter, the Prime Minister and different dignitaries will head to the saluting dais at Kartavya Path to witness the parade.

As per custom, the Nationwide Flag will probably be unfurled adopted by the Nationwide Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute. Amongst the various firsts, the 21-gun salute will probably be given with 105-mm Indian Discipline Weapons.

It replaces the classic 25-pounder gun, reflecting upon the rising ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence. 4 Mi-17 1V/V5 helicopters of 105 Helicopter Unit will bathe flower petals on the viewers current at Kartavya Path.

The parade will start with the President taking the salute. The parade will probably be commanded by Parade Commander, Lieutenant Basic Dhiraj Seth, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, a second-generation Military officer. Main Basic Bhavnish Kumar, Chief of Workers, HQ Delhi Space would be the Parade Second-in-Command.

The proud winners of the very best gallantry awards will observe.

They embrace the winners of Param Vir Chakra and Ashok Chakra. Param Vir Chakra winners Subedar Main (Honorary Captain) Bana Singh, 8 JAK LI (Retd); Subedar Main (Honorary Captain) Yogendra Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers (Retd) & Subedar (Honorary Lieutenant) Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles and Ashok Chakra winners Main Basic CA Pithawalla (Retd); Colonel D Sreeram Kumar and Lieutenant Colonel Jas Ram Singh (Retd) will observe the Deputy Parade Commander on Jeeps.

The Param Vir Chakra is awarded for probably the most conspicuous act of bravery and self-sacrifice within the face of the enemy, whereas the Ashok Chakra is awarded for related acts of valour and self-sacrifice however, aside from, within the face of the enemy.

Egyptian contingent

Marching down the Kartavya Path for the primary time would be the mixed Band and Marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces, led by Colonel Mahmoud Mohamed Abdel Fattah El Kharasawy. The contingent will encompass 144 troopers, representing the principle branches of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

Indian Military Contingents

The primary contingent within the uniform of the 61 Cavalry will probably be led by Captain Raizada Shaurya Bali. The 61 Cavalry is the one serving energetic Horse Cavalry Regiment on this planet, with the amalgamation of all of the ‘State Horse Models’.

The Indian Military will probably be represented by a Mounted Column of 61 Cavalry, 9 Mechanised Columns, six marching contingents, and a fly-past by Superior Mild Helicopters (ALH) of the Military Aviation Corps. Essential Battle Tank ARJUN, NAG Missile System (NAMIS), Infantry Fight Car of BMP-2 SARATH, Fast Response Preventing Car, Ok-9 Vajra-tracked Self-Propelled Howitzer Gun, BrahMos missile, 10m Brief Span Bridge, Cellular Microwave Node & Cellular Community Centre and AKASH (New Technology Gear) would be the important points of interest within the mechanised columns.

A complete of six marching contingents of the Military, together with The Mechanised Infantry Regiment, The Punjab Regiment, The Maratha Mild Infantry Regiment, The Dogra Regiment, The Bihar Regiment and The Gorkha Brigade will march previous the saluting dais.

Veterans’ Tableau

One other spotlight of the parade this yr will probably be Veterans’ Tableau, with the theme ‘In direction of India’s Amrit Kaal with Resolve – A Veterans’ Dedication’. It can present a glimpse of veterans’ contributions within the final 75 years and their initiatives in shaping India’s future throughout ‘Amrit Kaal’.

Indian Navy Contingent

The Indian Navy contingent will comprise 144 younger sailors, led by Lt Cdr Disha Amrith as Contingent Commander. For the primary time ever, the marching contingent consists of three girls and 6 Agniveers. It is going to be adopted by the Naval Tableau, designed on the theme ‘Indian Navy – Fight Prepared, Credible, Cohesive and Future Proof’. It can showcase the multi-dimensional capabilities of the Indian Navy, Nari Shakti and key indigenously designed and constructed belongings below ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

The ahead a part of the tableau will illustrate the ladies aircrew of Dornier plane, highlighting all-women crew surveillance sortie undertaken final yr. The primary part of the tableau will show the ‘Make in India’ initiatives of the Navy. There will probably be a mannequin of the brand new indigenous Nilgiri class ship with a Dhruv helicopter deploying marine commandos. On the perimeters, fashions of indigenous Kalvari class submarines will probably be depicted. The rear part of the tableau will show fashions of autonomous unmanned techniques being indigenously developed below the iDEX-Dash Problem.

Indian Air Pressure Contingent

The Indian Air Pressure contingent will comprise 144 air warriors and 4 officers, led by Sqn Ldr Sindhu Reddy. The Air Pressure tableau, designed on the theme ‘Indian Air Pressure Energy Past Boundaries’, will show a rotating globe highlighting IAF’s expanded attain, whereby it has been capable of present humanitarian help throughout borders, as additionally workouts carried out with pleasant nations.

It can additionally showcase Mild Fight Plane Tejas MK-II, Mild Fight Helicopter ‘Prachand’, Airborne Early Warning and Management plane NETRA, and C-295 Transport plane.

The tableau may also show a workforce of GARUDs in fight gear with laser designation tools and specialist weapons.

DRDO Tableau and Gear

Defence Analysis & Improvement Organisation (DRDO) will showcase one tableau and tools. The theme of the tableau is ‘Securing Nation with Efficient Surveillance, Communication and Neutralising Threats’. The primary half shall show Underwater Surveillance Platforms, which embrace sonars like Ushus-2 for submarines, the Humsa collection of sonars for ships, and the Low-Frequency Dunking Sonar for helicopter launch surveillance.

The second a part of this tableau may have Land Surveillance, Communication and Neutralising platforms showcasing D4 counter-drone techniques, which may carry out a real-time search, detection, monitoring and neutralising targets.

Two items of Fast Response Floor to Air Missile Weapon System, Battery Multifunction Radar and Missile Launcher Car may also be displayed.

The third half will showcase Aerial Surveillance and Communication platforms Airborne Early Warning and Management techniques and TAPAS BH Medium Altitude Lengthy Endurance UAVs. The rear half will characterize DRDO’ Analysis Actions by means of a semiconductor R&D facility.

Indigenously developed Wheeled Armoured Platform (WhAP), a modular 8X8 wheeled fight platform carried on a 70-ton Trailer will probably be displayed by DRDO within the type of tools.

Indian Coast Guard Contingent

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) marching contingent will probably be led by Deputy Commandant Rohit Singh. The ICG, with 157 ships and 78 plane, is able to countering threats at and to the ocean.

The continual vigil of the ICG has enabled the seizure of contraband price over Rs 14,546 crore since its inception, together with Rs 2,620 crore in 2022 alone. Its attain and functionality had been demonstrated throughout the flag hoisting on 100 inhabited and uninhabited far-flung islands as a part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The ICG has been a pioneer in girls’s empowerment, providing alternatives to girls officers in all spheres.

Contingents of CAPF and Delhi Police

Additionally marching down Kartavya Path would be the contingents of the Central Reserve Police Pressure (CRPF) led by Assistant Commandant Poonam Gupta; the Railway Safety Pressure led by Assistant Safety Commissioner Saurav Kumar and the Delhi Police led by Assistant Commissioner of Police Shweta S Sugathan. The Camel Contingent of Border Safety Pressure (BSF) will march previous the saluting dais below the command of Deputy Commandant Manohar Singh Kheechee. For the primary time, feminine camel riders will take part within the parade, showcasing girls’s empowerment in varied fields.

Nationwide Cadet Corps Contingents

The Nationwide Cadet Corps (NCC) Boys Marching contingent, comprising 148 Senior Division cadets, will probably be led by Senior Underneath Officer Pujari Sivanand of the Maharashtra Directorate.

Senior Underneath Officer Sonali Sahoo of Odisha Directorate will head the NCC Women Marching contingent, consisting of 148 Senior Division Cadets drawn from all 17 Directorates.

Nationwide Service Scheme contingent

The marching contingent of the Nationwide Service Scheme (NSS), comprising 148 volunteers, will march below the command of Aanchal Sharma from Himachal Pradesh, Regional Directorate of NSS, Chandigarh.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar winners

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is conferred on kids with distinctive skills and excellent achievement within the fields of bravery, artwork & tradition, sports activities, innovation and social service. Eleven successful kids, in jeeps, will probably be pushed down Kartavya Path.

Tableau of States/UTs & Ministries/Departments

Twenty-three tableaux – 17 from States/Union Territories and 6 from varied Ministries/Departments, depicting the nation’s wealthy cultural heritage, financial progress and robust inner and exterior safety may also roll down the Kartavya Path.

Particulars of the 17 tableau of States/UTs with their themes are as follows:

Andhra Pradesh, Prabhala Theertham – A pageant of Peasantry throughout Makara Sankranthi

Assam- Land of Heroes and Spiritualism

Ladakh- Tourism and Composite Tradition of Ladakh

Uttarakhand- Manaskhand

Tripura- Sustainable Livelihood by means of Tourism and Natural Farming in Tripura with the energetic participation of girls.

Gujarat- Clear Inexperienced Power Environment friendly Gujarat

Jharkhand- Baba Baidyanath Dham

Arunachal Pradesh- Prospects of Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh

Jammu & Kashmir- Naya Jammu and Kashmir

Kerala- Nari Shakti

West Bengal- Durga Puja in Kolkata: Inscribing Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

Maharashtra- Sade Tin Shaktipithe and Nari Shakti

Tamil Nadu- Girls Empowerment and Tradition of Tamil Nadu

Karnataka- Celebrating the Energy of Nari

Haryana- Worldwide Gita Mahotsav

Dadar Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu- Conservation of Tribal Tradition & Heritage

Uttar Pradesh- Ayodhya Deepotsav

Particulars of six tableaux of Ministries/Departments are as follows:

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (Indian Council Agriculture Analysis)

Worldwide 12 months of Millets: 2023 – India’s Initiative

Ministry of Tribal Affairs- Eklavya Mannequin Residential Faculties (EMRSs)

Ministry of House Affairs (Narcotics Management Bureau)- Narcotics Management Bureau: Resolve @ 75 – Drug-Free India

Ministry of House Affairs (Central Armed Police Forces)- Nari Shakti in CAPF

Ministry of Housing and City Affairs (Central Public Works Division)- Biodiversity Conservation

Ministry of Tradition- Shakti RupenaSamsthita

Cultural Efficiency

Cultural performances by 479 artists chosen by means of the nationwide Vande Bharatam dance competitors will add color and groove to the Republic Day parade.

The theme of the cultural extravaganza will probably be ‘Nari Shakti’ offered by 326 feminine dancers, ably supported by 153 male dancers, of the age group 17-30 years. They are going to current classical, people and modern fusion dances, depicting the ‘Energy of Girls’ by means of 5 components Earth, Water, Air, Area and Fireplace.

That is the second time that the dancers of the cultural programme have been chosen by means of a Nationwide competitors.

Motorbike Show

One other spotlight of the present will probably be an exhilarating bike show by the Corps of Indicators’ Dare Devils workforce. They are going to enthral the viewers with an array of formations, which may also embrace a Yoga show.

Fly Previous

The grand finale and probably the most eagerly-awaited phase of the parade, the Fly Previous, will witness a wide ranging air present by 45 plane of the Indian Air Pressure, one from the Indian Navy, and 4 helicopters of the Indian Military. Classic, in addition to present trendy plane/helicopters like Rafale, MiG-29, Su-30, Su-30 MkI Jaguar, C-130, C-17, Dornier, Dakota, LCH Prachand, Apache, Sarang& AEW&C, will roar within the skies above Kartavya Path, displaying completely different formations, together with Baaz, Prachand, Tiranga, Tangail, Vajrang, Garud, Bheem, Amrit and Trishul. The concluding Vertical Charlie manoeuvre will probably be carried out by Rafale fighter plane.

Like final yr, Doordarshan will broadcast cockpit movies throughout the flypast. The ceremony will culminate with the nationwide anthem and the discharge of Tri-colour balloons.

Particular Invitees

This yr, invitations have been despatched to widespread individuals from all walks of society resembling Shramyogis concerned within the development of Central Vista, Kartavya Path, New Parliament Constructing, milk, vegetable distributors, road distributors and many others. These particular Invitees will probably be prominently seated at Kartavya Path.

Distinctive actions

Plenty of distinctive actions fashioned a part of Republic Day Celebrations this yr. These are:

1. Navy Tattoo & Tribal Dance pageant: As a part of RDC and to mark the 126th delivery anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (celebrated as Parakram Diwas), a Navy Tattoo and Tribal Dance pageant ‘Aadi-Shaurya – Parv Parakram ka’ was organised at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on January 23 and 24, 2023. Hundreds of individuals had been enthralled by 10 Navy tattoos and 20 Tribal Dance performances. The occasion was interspersed with performances by well-known Bollywood playback singer Shri Kailash Kher.

2. Vande Bharatam 2.0: The second version of the Vande Bharatam dance competitors was organised as a part of RDC 2023. Entries had been sought from October 15 – November 10, 2022, from members within the age group of 17-30 years within the genres of Folks/Tribal, Classical and Modern/ Fusion. State/UT-level and Zonal-level competitions had been carried out from November 17 to December 10, 2022, by the seven Zonal Cultural Centres below the aegis of the Ministry of Tradition. The Grand finale was held in New Delhi on December 19 and 20, 2022 and witnessed the participation of 980 dancers.

3. Veer Gatha 2.0: Veer Gatha, one of many distinctive tasks launched as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ final yr, was organised to encourage and unfold consciousness amongst kids concerning the gallant deeds and sacrifices of the Armed Forces. This yr too, the Tri-Providers organised digital and face-to-face interplay of faculty kids with Gallantry Award winners and the scholars (from third to twelfth Commonplace) submitted their entries within the type of poems, essays, work, multimedia shows and many others. Greater than 19 lakh entries had been obtained from all around the nation out of which 25 had been chosen as winners. They had been felicitated by Raksha Mantri at a ceremony in New Delhi on twenty fifth January. They shall additionally attend the RD parade.

4. Bharat Parv: Reflecting the ‘Jan Bhagidari’ theme, ‘Bharat Parv’ will probably be organised at Gyan Path in entrance of Pink Fort, Delhi from January 26-31, 2023 by the Ministry of Tourism. It can showcase Republic Day Tableaux, performances by Navy bands, cultural performances, Meals Courts serving pan India cuisines and Crafts Bazaar.

5. E-invitation: This yr, bodily invitation playing cards for company and spectators have been changed by e-invitations. A devoted portal was launched for the aim. Sale of tickets, admit playing cards, invitation playing cards and automotive parking labels have been issued on-line by means of this portal. This ensured the entire course of was safer and paperless and enabled individuals from all elements of the nation to attend this nationwide occasion.

6. College Band Efficiency at NWM: An All-India College Band competitors was organised for varied colleges to compete and carry out within the run-up to Republic Day to encourage values of self-discipline, teamwork & nationwide pleasure among the many kids. Over 300 colleges participated within the competitors organised by the Ministry of Defence in coordination with the Ministry of Schooling. Eight college bands had been chosen, which carried out on the Nationwide Warfare Memorial from January 15-22, 2023. Prince Academy of Greater Schooling, Sikar, Rajasthan was adjudged as a winner in each ladies’ and boys’ Brass band classes. Within the Pipe Band class, Thurbo Greater Secondary College, Darjeeling, West Bengal bagged the highest spot within the boys’ part, whereas Authorities Women Secondary College, Namchi, South Sikkim had been named winner within the ladies’ part.

7. Drone Present: The largest drone present in India, comprising 3,500 indigenous drones, will gentle up the night sky over the Raisina hills throughout Beating The Retreat ceremony on January twenty ninth, weaving myriad types of nationwide figures/occasions by means of easy synchronisation. It might depict the success of the start-up ecosystem, and the technological prowess of the nation’s youth and pave the best way for future path-breaking traits. The occasion will probably be organised by M/s Botlabs Dynamics.

8. Anamorphic Projection: For the primary time, a 3-D anamorphic projection will probably be organised throughout the Beating the Retreat Ceremony on the facade of the North and South Block.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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