What do you need to know about Republic day in India?

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origin

The Republic Day parade dates back to 1955 when the then-President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, initiated a display of India’s military might and cultural diversity.

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purpose

The parade was designed to demonstrate the country’s unity in diversity and dedication to democracy.

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first prade

The first Republic Day Parade was held on 26 January 1950.

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Location

The parade, which now takes place at Kartavya Path (formerly Rajpath), was initially held at different places - Irwin Stadium (now National Stadium), Kingsway (Rajpath), Red Fort, and Ramlila grounds between 1950 and 1954.

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sign. Location

Kartavya Path holds historical significance as it played an important role in India’s struggle for independence.

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name change

‘Rajpath’ was renamed ‘Kartavya Path’ in September 2022, symbolizing a shift from being an icon of power to an example of public ownership and empowerment.

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culture display

The parade showcases India’s rich culture, military power, and technological advances.

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state represent

Tableaux of different states and Union territories highlight their distinct cultural heritage and achievements.

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preparation

The preparations for the parade begin in July, a year before.

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evolution

 Over the years, the parade has evolved to include technology components such as displays of new military equipment and scientific and space exploration breakthroughs.

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