On this day, which marks the 75th Republic Day of the country, the march down the national capital’s Kartavya Path adopts a decidedly ‘women-centric’ tone, emphasising the vital contributions that women play in a variety of fields. This year’s celebrations are especially meaningful because they mark the adoption of the constitution on January 26, 1950, as well as India’s attainment of sovereignty.
The constitution was adopted a year after the historic sessions of the Constituent Assembly, which were held between December 1946 and November 1949. The “Father of the Constitution,” Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, presided over the drafting group.
Under the theme ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Bharat: Loktantra ki Matruka’, the Republic Day celebrations symbolize India’s aspirations and its nurturing role in fostering democracy.
Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane revealed that women marching contingents will feature prominently in the parade, underscoring their significant contributions. Additionally, the parade will be heralded by 100 women artists showcasing traditional Indian musical instruments, further emphasizing the nation’s rich cultural heritage and gender inclusivity.
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