A happy republic day to all! A proud day for all Indians. This day makes every Indian realize their basic rights and freedom. On this day, our constitution was made. It states the rights and duties that should be followed by every Indian. In a country like India where there are numerous religions, castes, and many other things, the constitution of India binds us together.
This year’s republic day celebration has made a special place in my heart. For the first time on 26th January, I visited Dadar, one of the prime locations in Mumbai city. Being grown up in this city, I had no idea republic day is celebrated splendidly here. What I got to experience today will be an unforgettable memory.
There was a huge parade in which the Mumbai Police, Mumbai Fire Brigade, Indian Navy, students of RSP, Scout Guide, NSS, NCC participated. Showcasing their weapons and Strength. Followed by the parade were the tableaus of various projects undertaken by the Maharashtra government like Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MMRCL), SRA, Maharashtra Forest Department, Mahavitaran, Krushi Vibhag, Krida Vibhag, Jal Sampda Vibhag, Etc were showcased. But, the point of attraction was the huge tableau which was created initially to represent the Maharashtra state at the republic day parade in Delhi. The tableau showcased the valiant admiral Kanhoji Angre. He was the chief of the Maratha navy in the 18th century. He fought against the British, Dutch and the Portuguese to protect the western coasts of India which was a part of the Maratha empire.
The first naval commander of India, admiral Kanhoji was successful to defeat the foreign invaders. He remained undefeated for his entire life. As a tribute to this great warrior, the Indian Navy – Western Naval command is named INS Angre
Few glimpses of the ceremony at Dadar, Mumbai
I felt so proud and lucky to be able to witness this ceremony live. Such events make you remember the heroes that contribute in every way they can to make India what it is today.
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