Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and others wish their fans on Republic Day./ Image: Twitter
Today marks the celebration of 70th Republic Day. It was on January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India came into effect replacing the Government Of India Act of 935. It is a day to remember the sacrifices made by great freedom fighters and leaders who fought for the freedom of our nation. Our Bollywood celebrities also took to their social media handles to wish their fans a Happy Republic Day.
Here are some of the posts by celebrities.
Looking at our national flag fly high fills my heart with pride! This Republic Day let's pledge to do our bit to make India a country which the world looks up to. Jai Hind 🇮🇳 #HappyRepublicDay pic.twitter.com/UMosYy0Hum— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) January 26, 2019
I wish all my fellow Indians a very Happy Republic Day. It's important that we take today, and every day to realize how lucky we are to live in this great country!🇮🇳#HappyRepublicDay— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) January 26, 2019
70th year. Bless our Republic! No nation like India! Keep the fervour. pic.twitter.com/pOe17FspR8— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) January 26, 2019
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Saare jahan se accha, Hindustan humara! 🙏🏽🇮🇳 Had the honour of hoisting our flag in Jaipur. This day we all came together... and as we celebrate the 70th year of Republic India, let's strive for a positive change not just in our country but even our lives and pledge towards getting stronger, healthier and attaining peace within ourselves. Let’s also celebrate our beautiful nation's diverse culture and remember the martyrs who sacrificed their lives to give us our freedom. Wishing each and everyone a very #HappyRepublicDay. 🇮🇳 #proudindian #India #gratitude #republicday Jai Hind 😇 💪🧿♥️
HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY🇮🇳. I SALUTE MY ARMED FORCES ! pic.twitter.com/6fKeqpGp0h— Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) January 26, 2019
A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. Let's strive to keep our flag flying high and spread love & happiness wherever we are..— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) January 26, 2019
Team #BatlaHouse wishes everyone a very Happy Republic Day! 🇮🇳 #ProudToBeIndian #RepublicDay2019 pic.twitter.com/jWSTcIZCeU
Wish you al a very very HAPPY Republuc day . 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳.🙏🙏🙏🙏🚀🚀— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) January 26, 2019
सभी देशवासियों को गणतंत्र दिवस की ढेर सारी शुभकामनायें। जय हिंद 🇮🇳 🙏— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) January 26, 2019
The main celebration of the day took place at Rajpath, in New Delhi in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, government officials and foreign delegations. At the unfurling of the Tricolour, the military band played the national anthem ‘Jana, Gana, Mana’ with a 21-gun salute fired in the background.
This year, the theme for the Republic Day celebrations was the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.Interestingly, the parade saw four Indian National Army veterans, one aged 100, taking part in the parade. India's military might was also on display, with the artillery gun system M777 American Ultra Light Howitzers, recently acquired from the US, and K9 Vajra, a self-propelled artillery gun, showcased on Rajpath, being new additions this year.