Happy Republic Day
We discussed in the precedent parts of this article the history of the republic day in India and everything related to its celebration and we mentioned that in this event many guests were hosted all over the world to celebrate that day with India in the presence of the Indian president and ministry of defense.
The country is hosted by the invitation of the Indian president according to its strategic, economic and political interests.
Since year 1950 till now, about 49 countries all over the world were hosted in this celebration day, these countries are: Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Japan, Soviet Union, China, Denmark, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Tanzania, Mauritius, Zaire, Sri-Lanka, Zambia, France, Poland, Ireland, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Nigeria, Argentina, Greece, Peru, Vietnam, Maldives, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Algeria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Thailand, United states, Emirates, Brunei, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines.
There are countries that were invited as chief guest in the Republic Day in India 5 times such as France and United Kingdom. Soviet Union and Bhutan were invited 4 times. Indonesia and Mauritius were invited 3 times. Brazil, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam were invited twice while the rest of the countries were once invited.
On every celebration, Lady Edwina Cynthia Mountbatten” she was an English heiress, socialite, relief worker and the last Vicereine of India as wife of Louis Mountbatten” was the official guest for the parade.
The aim of these invitations is to give India the chance to expand its relation on the economic and political level.
In the celebration of the year 2018, over 700 students from the guest countries were performing at the event, and it was very special in this year.
People are thinking what will be new and different in 2019. It will be the 70th anniversary for the republic day in India.
The chief guest in 2019 will be the president of South Africa, he was chosen for the celebration this year because it is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who was close to the African people, and the aim of this invitation is to enhance the relation between India and South Africa on different levels and in different fields.
In 2019, a woman officer will lead the army services corps for the first time, a woman officer will be in the motorcycle team. Many wonderful different surprises will be shown in this celebration.
At the end of this article, I will focus on an important point; the celebration of the republic day in India is a reflection of the power of India and shows that by the constitution they had the chance to choose their own government.
This event shows the world the history and the culture of India. By the constitution all the sects of the Indian people were united irrespective of their differences in the religion or the language.