74th Republic Day: When and where to watch President Murmu’s address to nation today?

President Droupadi Murmu will address the nation today, January 25, on the eve of the 74th Republic Day. The address will be broadcast from 7 pm on Wednesday on the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version. 

The Rashtrapati Bhavan provided the information in an official statement. India will celebrate its 74th Republic Day tomorrow, January 26. 

«Broadcast of the address in Hindi and English on Doordarshan will be followed by broadcast in regional languages by regional channels of Doordarshan. AIR will broadcast regional language versions from 2130 hrs. onwards on its respective regional networks,» the statement read. 

Preparation are in full swing for the Republic Day celebrations which include the traditional march past at Kartavya Path comprising a grand parade by the contingents of the Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces; tableaux display by the States and Central Ministries/Departments; cultural performances by children; acrobatic motorcycle rides and a fly-past, besides Beating the Retreat ceremony at the Vijay Chowk and PM’s NCC rally.

A military contingent of the Egyptian Army will march in India’s Republic Day parade on January 26. The Egyptian military contingent will have 144 personnel participating in the parade.

These include Military Tattoo and Tribal dance festival; Veer Gatha 2.0; second edition of Vande Bharatam dance competition; performances of Military and Coast Guard bands at the National War Memorial; an All-India School Band Competition; a Drone Show and projection mapping during Beating the Retreat ceremony.

India has invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the Chief Guest for the 74th Republic Day celebrations. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including five Ministers and senior officials.

India and Egypt are celebrating 75 years of establishment of diplomatic ties this year. Egypt has also been invited as a ‘Guest Country’ during India’s G20 Presidency.

Many other events have also been organized on the occasion of Republic Day and 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. A Military Tattoo and Tribal Dance festival ‘Aadi-Shaurya — Parv Parakram ka’ will be held at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on January 23-24. 

The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs are jointly organising the event, with Indian Coast Guard being the coordinating agency. It will witness 10 Military Tattoo performances and 20 Tribal Dances, said the Ministry of Defence.

 

(With ANI inputs)

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