On January 26, 2016, the 67th Republic Day was celebrated throughout the country. In an official Republic day function, organized in Delhi, France President FranÃƒÂ§ois Hollande joined as Chief Guest.
Key Points of 67th Republic Day Celebration:
- It was 5th and highest number of times when any Prime Minister or the President of any nation as attended an event as the chief guest on Republic Day Event.
- Republic Day is celebrated as a national festival on 26th Reason being, the Constitution of India was adopted on 26 January 1950.
- On the occasion of Republic Day, a grand parade is held on Delhi’s Rajpath. In this parade, various regiments of Army, adventure of Air Force, glimpse of different states and school students participate.
- President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the nation on the eve of Republic Day.