Republic Day is celebrated nationwide on January 26th annually. The day is traditionally celebrated with a parade of colour along Delhi’s Kartavya Path. Still, many individuals also took the opportunity to celebrate the significant national holiday by sharing online declarations of patriotism.
An Egyptian military contingent participates at India's Republic day parade in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. pic.twitter.com/VMOkBPaQ6p
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) January 26, 2023
HHDL, wearing a traditional hat from Himachal Pradesh, watching the Indian Republic Day Celebrations on TV at his residence in Dharamasala, HP, India on January 26, 2023. Photo by Tenzin Jamphel pic.twitter.com/Izgf6S7FU6
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) January 26, 2023
Hashtags as #RepublicDay2023 and #jaihind quickly flooded Twitter. Everyone from everyday folks to famous athletes and actors posted something in honour of Republic Day. Videos of flag-raising ceremonies held in several locations were also widely distributed.
Susanta Nanda, an officer in the Indian Forest Service, recently posted a photo of an unidentified bird whose plumage features the three colours of the Indian flag. Nanda captioned this photo, “Our tricolour on wings…” Congratulations on the Republic Day!
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) January 26, 2023
Popular sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik posted a video of his Republic Day sand art piece with the caption, “Greetings on the occasion of the 74th #RepublicDay of India. This is my sand art installation in Puri, India, with the hashtag #ILoveMyIndia. “Jai Hind” .
Vishal Dadlani, a musician and singer, tweeted a picture of himself wearing a T-shirt with a picture of India’s first Minister of Law and Justice, Dr. B R Ambedkar. He wrote, “Happy #RepublicDay2023. May India always be the Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic that Dr. Ambedkar wrote about in the Constitution of India. May every Indian be treated the same, and may religion and caste be done away with for good. #JaiHind”.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 26, 2023