6 Agniveers To Be Half Of Navy’s Marching Contingent On Republic Day


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New Delhi:

Six Agniveers will likely be a part of the Navy’s marching contingent through the 74th Republic Day celebrations on Thursday when the ceremonial parade will happen on the Kartavya Path amid patriotic fervour.

This was acknowledged in a press release issued by the Ministry of Defence on the eve of the celebrations.

President Droupadi Murmu will lead the nation in celebrating the Republic Day, and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would be the chief visitor on the ceremonial occasion. The navy belongings which will likely be displayed through the parade embody made-in-India tools, exhibiting the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat, officers had earlier stated.

Major battle tank Arjun, Nag Missile System (NAMIS) and Okay-9 Vajra will even be showcased, the defence ministry stated within the assertion.

“The Indian Navy contingent will comprise 144 younger sailors led by Lt Cdr Disha Amrith because the contingent commander. For the primary time ever, the marching contingent consists three girls and 6 Agniveers.

“Will probably be adopted by the naval tableau, designed on the theme ‘Indian Navy – Fight Prepared, Credible, Cohesive and Future Proof’. It would showcase the multi-dimensional capabilities of the Indian Navy, ‘Nari Shakti’ and key indigenously designed and constructed belongings underneath ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’,” the assertion stated. The ceremony will start with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Nationwide Warfare Memorial and paying tributes to the fallen heroes by laying a wreath. Thereafter, the prime minister and different dignitaries will head to the saluting dais at Kartavya Path to witness the parade.

As per custom, the nationwide flag will likely be unfurled adopted by the Nationwide Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute. Amongst, the various firsts, the ceremonial salute will likely be given with 105-mm Indian subject weapons. It replaces the classic 25-pounder weapons, reflecting upon the rising ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence. 4 Mi-17 1V/V5 helicopters of 105 Helicopter Unit will bathe flower petals on the viewers current at Kartavya Path, the assertion stated.

The parade will start with the president taking the salute. The parade will likely be commanded by Parade Commander Lt Gen Dhiraj Seth, a second-generation Military officer. Maj Gen Bhavnish Kumar, Chief of Workers, Delhi Space would be the Parade Second-in-Command.

Three Param Vir Chakra awardees and three Ashok Chkara awardees will even participate within the parade, and a “veterans tableau” will even be a part of it with the theme — ‘In the direction of India’s Amrit Kaal with a Resolve of Veterans’ Dedication’.

For the primary time, a mixed band and marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces will likely be collaborating within the ceremonial parade.

The contingent will include 144 troopers, representing the principle branches of the Egyptian Armed Forces led by Col Elkharasawy.

The primary contingent within the uniform of the 61 Cavalry will likely be led by Capt Raizada Shaurya Bali. The 61 Cavalry is the one serving energetic horse cavalry regiment on this planet, “with the amalgamation of all of the state horse models,” it stated.

The Indian Air Pressure contingent will comprise 144 air warriors and 4 officers, led by Sqn Ldr Sindhu Reddy. The Air Pressure tableau, designed on the theme ‘Indian Air Pressure Energy Past Boundaries’, will show a rotating globe highlighting IAF’s expanded attain, whereby it has been in a position to present humanitarian help throughout borders, as additionally workout routines performed with pleasant international locations.

The Republic Day celebrations will happen on the revamped Central Vista avenue and would be the first on the ceremonial boulevard after Rajpath was renamed to Kartavya Path final yr.

This yr, invitations have been despatched to frequent individuals from all walks of the society akin to ‘Shramyogis’ concerned in building of Central Vista, Kartavya Path, New Parliament Constructing, milk, vegetable distributors, and avenue distributors and so on. These particular invitees will likely be prominently seated at Kartavya Path, the assertion stated.

“Constructing on final yr’s celebrations, within the seventy fifth yr of the Independence, celebrated because the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the celebrations this yr shall witness zeal, enthusiasm, patriotic fervour and ‘janbhagidari’, as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” the Defence Ministry stated in a press release on Wednesday.

A complete of 23 tableaux — 17 from states and Union territories and 6 from numerous ministries and departments — depicting India’s vibrant cultural heritage, and financial and social progress will likely be a part of the parade on the Kartavya Path.

Different states and Union Territories which have been chosen to showcase their tableaux on the Katavya Path on January 26 embody Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. This yr the celebrations are being held over a span of greater than every week, beginning with the 126th start anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. A one-of-a-kind Army Tattoo and Tribal Dance Pageant ‘Aadi Shaurya – Parv Parakram Ka’ was organised right here on January. The occasions will culminate on January 30, which is noticed as Martyrs’ Day, the assertion stated.

This yr, the Republic Day celebrations will see enticing performances by dancers from Vande Bharatam group from throughout the nation, tales of bravery by ‘Veer Gatha 2.0’ individuals, melodious performances by faculty bands on the Nationwide Warfare Memorial, largest-ever drone present and 3-D anamorphic projection, it stated.

Defence Ministry officers on January 18 had stated that the federal government had put 32,000 tickets on sale on-line for the plenty. And, for the primary time, all official invitations for the ceremonial occasion will likely be despatched on-line, that they had stated.

“The Republic Day Parade, which can start at round 10:30 AM, will likely be a singular mixture of the nation’s navy prowess and cultural variety, depicting the nation’s rising indigenous capabilities, ‘Nari Shakti’ and emergence of a ‘New India’,” the assertion stated.

The Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) will showcase one tableau and tools. The theme of the tableau is ‘Securing Nation with Efficient Surveillance, Communication and Neutralising Threats’, the assertion stated.

Indigenously-developed Wheeled Armoured Platform (WhAP), a modular 8X8 wheeled fight platform carried on a 70-ton trailer will likely be displayed by the DRDO within the type of tools, it added.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar are conferred on kids with distinctive skills and excellent achievement within the fields of bravery, artwork & tradition, sports activities, innovation and social service. Eleven successful kids, in jeeps, will likely be pushed down Kartavya Path, it stated.

Fifty plane will participate within the 74th Republic Day celebrations on the Kartavya Path that may embody aerial show by 9 Rafale and the Navy’s IL-38 which will likely be showcased on the occasion for the primary and maybe the final time, a senior official had earlier stated.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by String Reveals employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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