India re-writes her own history on the 66th R Day


The 66th Republic Day was a multi-diverse celebration in precise. Focussing on the theme of ‘Women Empowerment’ India showcased her strength, integrity, passion and rich heritage before the US President Barack Obama. Over one lakh Indians were present at the Rajpath to be a part of history.

Highlights of the celebration:

  • 5 Jaguars fly in arrowhead formation
  • Globe formation by C17 Globemaster
  • Spectacular Flypast by Indian Airforce
  • ‘Jaanbaaz’ Bikers of the BSF display their performance at Rajpath


  • School children promote cleanliness through their performance
  • Dance depicting Mangalyaan launch
  • School children sing and dance at Rajpath claiming ‘Kal Hamara Hai ‘
  • Tableau on ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ and ‘Dhan Jan Yojna’
  • Tableaux on PM’s Pet projects


  • The Industrial Sector concentrates on the theme ‘Make In India’
  • Arunachal Pradesh offers the ‘Dance Of The Priest’
  • Chhatisgarh displays the festival of Dussehra
  • Karnataka, Telengana, Jammu&Kashmir,-put up their traditional heritage
  • India’s cultural heritage displayed by 16 states


  • The states of the nation showcase their patriotism
  • CISF marching past the guests and dignitaries
  • CRPF’s ‘Cobra’ Force part of R Day parade
  • Republic Day parade showcases India’s military strength
  • IAF displays aircrafts used in 1965 war
  • All women contingent, Jat, Sikh regiments March Past at R Day parade
  • India pays tribute to the bravehearts
  • Republic Day parade commences at Rajpath
  • President confers gallantry awards
  • Pranab Mukherjee greets Obama at the Saluting Base
  • Over one lakh Indians present at the Rajpath to be a part of the R Day celebrations
  • President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Rajpath
  • Mig 29K  debut at R Day


  • Barack Obama reaches Rajpath along with Michelle Obama, welcomed by Modi
  • Prime Minister Modi arrives at Rajpath
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also present at India Gate
  • Wreath laying ceremony at India Gate
  • Narendra Modi pays homage to martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti
  • Tribute to brave hearts at the India Gate by PM
  • The main attraction of the annual extravaganza would be marching contingents of all-women officers of the three Services, with “Women’s Empowerment” being the theme of this year’s parade.


  • An unprecedented security cover has been put in place for Obama who will watch the parade from behind a bulletproof glass enclosure along with President Mukherjee and PM Modi.
  • Obama is the first US president to be chief guest at the annual Republic Day parade.
  • US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest of the Republic Day