Republic Day 2024: President Droupadi Murmu Marks Historic 75th Anniversary


In a poignant and grand celebration of the 75th Republic Day, President Droupadi Murmu unfurled the national flag at Kartavya Path in New Delhi, creating a historic moment accompanied by a 21-gun salute. The solemn occasion, observed on Friday, was enriched by the presence of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, who served as the chief guest for this significant milestone.

The ceremonial proceedings commenced with the rendition of the national anthem, setting the tone for a day of patriotic fervor. The 21-gun salute, executed by the Ceremonial Battery of 871 Field Regiment (SHINGO), formerly HQ 36 Artillery Brigade, added a profound and dignified touch to the event. The Gun Salute, a traditional military honor, was flawlessly presented under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Vikas Kumar, SM, with Subedar (AIG) Anoop Singh serving as the Gun Position Officer.

The utilization of 105 mm Indian Field Guns, an indigenous gun system, showcased the nation’s commitment to self-reliance and military prowess. Kartavya Path witnessed synchronized actions, including the unfurling of the National Flag, the stirring rendition of the National Anthem by Service bands, and the national salute presented by the prestigious President’s Bodyguard.

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President Murmu and President Macron, flanked by the impeccable formations of the President’s Bodyguard, known as ‘Rashtrapati Ke Angrakshak,’ stood witness to the seamless orchestration of these ceremonial elements. The 21 Gun Salute, as the highest military honor, underlined the reverence and respect accorded to the National Flag on this momentous occasion.

Notably, the significance of the 75th Republic Day was not only in its ceremonial splendor but also in the representation of India’s global ties. Hosting President Macron as the chief guest symbolized the diplomatic relationships and mutual respect between India and France, adding an international dimension to the celebrations.

As the echoes of the 21-gun salute reverberated through Kartavya Path, it resonated with the essence of unity, diversity, and the indomitable spirit of the Indian Republic. The 75th Republic Day celebration will be etched in the annals of history as a testament to India’s progress, resilience, and commitment to upholding its democratic values.


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