Know 10 interesting facts related to the 26 January parade. Know 10 interesting facts related to the parade of 26 January

Digital Desk, New Delhi. 26 January is celebrated as a national festival in India. 26 January is also known as Republic Day. Because on this day 26 January 1950, the Constitution came into force in the country. About 2 lakh people come to see the grand parade of Republic Day. It is customary to give a 21-gun salute to the President during the parade. Let us tell you that this salute of 21 guns is not given with 21 guns, but with 7 guns of the Indian Army, which are called ’25 pounders’. The first salute is given to the President as soon as the national anthem begins and then the last salute is given exactly 52 seconds later.

A few days before the parade, the security of India Gate and surrounding areas is beefed up and converted into an impregnable fort. Apart from thousands of army personnel, many other people are also actively engaged to conduct the parade smoothly. It is noteworthy that the formal responsibility of the parade rests with the Ministry of Defense. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no foreign leader as the chief guest at the celebrations of Republic Day Parade 2022. Let us now know about 10 interesting facts related to the parade of 26 January.

1- As we all know that the parade of 26 January is organized every year at Rajpath in New Delhi. But you will be surprised to know that from the year 1950 to the year 1954, the venue of the parade was not Rajpath. During these years the 26 January Parade was organized at Irwin Stadium (now National Stadium), Kingsway, Red Fort and Ramlila Ground. From 1955, the Rajpath became the permanent venue for the 26 January Parade, at which time the Rajpath was known as Kingsway.

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2- Every year the Prime Minister, President of some country is called as the chief guest during the Republic Day parade. The President of Indonesia, Dr. Sukarno was invited as a guest at the first parade held on 26 January 1950. Whereas the Governor General of Pakistan Malik Ghulam Mohammad was invited as a guest in the first parade held at Rajpath in 1955.

3- The Republic Day parade begins with the arrival of the President. First, the tricolor is saluted by the President’s mounted bodyguards, at the same time the national anthem is played and a 21-gun salute is given. Interestingly, the timing of the cannon firing coincides with the timing of the national anthem. The first firing is done at the start of the national anthem while the last firing is done exactly after 52 seconds. These guns were made in 1941 and are included in all formal programs of the army.

Know why and to whom the salute of 21 guns is given.  Know why and to whom the salute of 21 guns is given

4- It is worth noting that the parties which have to participate in the parade get ready at around 2 am and reach Rajpath by around 3 am in the morning. But the preparations for the parade start only in July last year when all the parties are notified to participate in the parade. By August they practice the parade at their respective regimental centers and come to Delhi in December. By the time the various teams practiced for nearly 600 hours before formally participating in the 26 January parade.

5- A special camp is set up inside the India Gate complex for the tanks and armored vehicles to be included in the parade and state-of-the-art equipment showcasing India’s strategic prowess. Each weapon is tested and painted in 10 stages.

6- Every day during practice and full dress rehearsal for the 26 January parade, each team covers a distance of 12 km while on the day of the parade each team covers a distance of 9 km. Throughout the parade route, judges are seated who closely monitor each group on 200 parameters, on the basis of which the best marching team is awarded.

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7- Significantly, every military personnel participating in the parade has to go through a four-level security check. Apart from this, the weapons brought by them are thoroughly checked to ensure that there are no live cartridges in their weapons. Parade is allowed only amid full security.

8- All the tableaux involved in the parade move at a speed of 5 km per hour so that the dignitary can see it well. You will be surprised to know that the drivers of these floats drive the vehicles through a small window. During the parade, lakhs of people gather to see the breathtaking view of these tableaux.

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9- The most interesting part is the flypast during the parade. The responsibility of this flypast lies with the Western Air Force Command, in which 41 aircraft participate. Various aircraft participating in the parade take off from different centers of the Air Force and reach the Rajpath on time.

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10- Significantly, according to the information received from RTI, in the year 2014, about 320 crore rupees were spent in organizing the Republic Day parade. Whereas in 2001 this expenditure was around 145 crores. Thus, during 2001 to 2014, there was an increase of about 54.51% in the expenditure incurred in organizing the 26 January Parade. On 26 January, a lot of expenses are incurred for the event.

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