January 26, 2022 1:24:05 pm
India is observing its 73rd Republic Day, the day its constitution came into force. On the historic occasion, members of the sports fraternity took to social media to extend their wishes to fellow citizens on the occasion.
मेरे सभी देशवासियों को #गणतंत्रदिवस के अवसर पर हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं । 🇮🇳
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) January 26, 2022
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Happy Republic Day to all. Proud to be an Indian. 🇮🇳
— Hima (mon jai) (@HimaDas8) January 26, 2022
After laying down countless lives, we got the rights to protect each life! Cherish it! Happy #RepublicDay🇮🇳
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 26, 2022
Wishing a very happy 73rd #RepublicDay. Never forget the heroes who sacrificed their lives to bring this glorious day to India. Let’s pledge to build a better future for all. @IrfanPathan pic.twitter.com/v3iqjfDH3T
Sharing something close to my heart – The “𝘙𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺”.
Even WWE superstars including the likes of Jinder Mahal, Bobby Lashley and Becky Lynch shared their wishes for India-
Meanwhile, the Republic Day parade at the Rajpath this year saw the “grandest and largest” flypast ever with the participation of 75 aircraft to mark the ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ celebrations.
The flypast concluded with 17 Jaguar fighter aircraft flying in the ‘Amrit’ formation to commemorate the 75 years of Independence.
This year the viewers could also see the cockpit of the aircraft on the screens at the parade venue as well as during the broadcast.
The flypast included Tangail formation which saw one Dakota and two Dornier flying in Vic formation. This was a tribute to the Tangail airdrop operations of the 1971 War.
There was also a Meghna formation of 1 Chinook and four Mi-17s.
The flypast began with the ‘Dhwaj’ formation with four Mi-17 aircraft, followed by ‘Rudra’ and ‘Rahat’ formations with four and five Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), respectively.
Among the other aircraft that displayed their might at the parade are Rafale, Indian Navy’s MiG29K, P-8I surveillance aircraft and Jaguar fighter jets.
(With PTI inputs)
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