A huge Republic Day procession begins early in the morning. Doordarshan broadcasts a running commentary on the programme. A large no of Army, Navy and Air Force personnel participate in this procession. Cadets of N.C.C., A.C.C. , Boy Scouts, Girl Guides also participate.

The country also exhibits its weaponry strength. The biggest attraction are the tableaux of various states and their cultures. Some departments also bring their own tableaux. The spectators cheer each and every activity happening at India Gate.

In the end, color balloons are released into the sky. Tricolor made by the aeroplanes is also a very memorable show. The whole environment is filled with patriotic zeal. Here we get a great opportunity to see the unity of India at one spot.

Not only in Delhi, Republic Day Celebrations take place in other parts of the country with same passion. In schools, especially, there is great atmosphere. There are activities – Cultural and Sports. There is also the Chief Guest of the Programme.

The activities include parade, P.T. exercises, speeches, songs, skits, fancy dress competition etc. The honorable speakers tell the students about Indian Freedom Struggle, role of Freedom fighters etc. They also urge them to work harder to serve the country in a better way.

So, Republic Day is a great Indian Festival. It creates feeling of patriotism among the people. It reminds us of the supreme sacrifices made by great freedom fighters. Republic Day also realizes us our responsibilities towards our country. It makes us feel proud to be Indian.

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