On the country’s 66th Republic Day Monday, a host of film celebrities not just recounted their memories of watching the annual parade but also tuned into the colourful showcase of India’s culture, and expressed pride.
On this special day, several of them wished that peace and unity prevails in the country and around the world always The day saw US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle share the podium with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Republic Day parade in Delhi.
The stars took to Twitter to share their wishes. Here’s what they had to say:
Shah Rukh Khan:
Memories & Pride watching the Parade on tv. Missing my family & how we went to watch the parade from the Freedom Fighters section. Jai Hind
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 26, 2015
Always so immensely proud to watch our Republic Day Parade!! Happy RepublicDay fellow Indians!! No matter where in the world you are!!:-))
— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) January 26, 2015
Happy republic day. Gantantra diwas kee shubhkamnayen. Proud to be an Indian – Jai Hind.Vande Mataram.
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) January 26, 2015
Justice, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. The 4 tenets our nation was founded on. Let’s promise to preserve them. Happy Republic Day.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 26, 2015
— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) January 26, 2015
Happy Republic day.. Hope everyone is watching the R-day parade on TV, with a cup of Chai? Looks freezing in Dilli..
— Tisca Chopra (@tiscatime) January 26, 2015
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) January 26, 2015
Happy Republic Day. Let’s all stay united, peaceful and proud Indians forever. Jai Hind.
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) January 26, 2015
Happy Republic day ,watching the Parade on tv, loving it :)
— Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat) January 26, 2015
— SOPHIE CHOUDRY (@Sophie_Choudry) January 26, 2015
1 of my happiest childhood memories is being taken in a truck along with RedFlagHall residents 2 watch d lights at Chowpatty on Republic Day
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 26, 2015
Happy Republic Day to all my fellow Indians 🙏 Its nice 2see President Obama watching the Republic day parade with our PM 👍 Jai Hind 👍
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) January 26, 2015
Republic day parade is nostalgia time for me when I used to go with parents to see the parade….the parade leaves u a proud Indian
— Shantanu moitra (@shantanumoitra) January 26, 2015
Totally enjoying watching the Republic Day Parade!!! It’s so beautiful 👏🙏😎♥️ pic.twitter.com/GDKeZHUNmS
— Nargis (@NargisFakhri) January 26, 2015
Even jub main chota bucha tha whenever I saw the #RepublicDay parade I felt proud n emotional
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) January 26, 2015
To see my country finally in good hands, in people’s good views.. This indeed is a heartfelt “Happy Republic Day”..Long live our motherland!
— Celina Jaitly (@CelinaJaitly) January 26, 2015
My fav traditional republic day morning since childhood.. Parade telecast & Chai in bed. Jai hind people-May we uphold the constitution🙏
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) January 26, 2015