“Happy Republic Day”: PM Modi Wishes Fellow Indians

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted all Indians on the country’s 72nd Republic Day today. “Wishing all the people of India a Happy Republic Day,” he tweeted.
 

देशवासियों को गणतंत्र दिवस की ढेरों शुभकामनाएं। जय हिंद!

Wishing all the people of India a Happy #RepublicDay. Jai Hind!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 26, 2021

India celebrates its 72nd Republic Day today with a shortened programme – scheduled to start at 9 am and conclude after the traditional fly past 11.25 am – because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apart from a reduced list of events, the parade will also have a shorter route, no chief guest, fewer spectators, no children under 15 in the annual parade, and fewer soldiers in the Army and Navy contingents.

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