For another 65-year-old farmer, the rally was a reply to the ‘torture’ unleashed by the government on its farmers.
The float featured ongoing refurbishing works at the historic Chandni Chowk in the Walled City area also known as Shahjahanabad, the capital city established by Mughal emperor Shahjahan.
The "halari paghdi" (royal turban) in shades of red with yellow dots was gifted to the PM by royal family of Jamnagar.
The fighter jet conducted Eklavya formation by flying at a height of around 300 meter along with two Jagaur and two MIG-29 aircraft.
17 tableaux from states and union territories and nine from different Union ministries and paramilitary forces took part in the 72nd Republic day parade.
School children, who turn up in large numbers at the Republic Day parade every year, were confined to their homes this time, hooked to their TV sets to watch the festivities.
India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day, the day its Constitution came into force in 1950.
The comments by the President come against the backdrop of the ongoing agitation by farmers against three new farm laws.
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba said due to the coronavirus pandemic, the seating capacity at the official function at Rajpath has been decreased to just 25 per cent of the original capacity.
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A 122-member proud contingent of the Bangladesh armed forces will also march on Rajpath on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.
The other President’s Police Medal for Gallantry awardee is Jharkhand police assistant sub-inspector Banua Oraon who died in an anti-Maoist operation in 2018.
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In his address to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day, the President referred to the three new farm laws brought by the Centre against which farmer unions have been holding a protest.
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Like everything else, the 72nd Republic Day function has also been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the event to be scaled down.
The Union Territory of Ladakh was created in 2019 after the central government bifurcated the state of Jammu and Kashmir came into UTs.
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Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said wherever Indian missions see that anti-India activities are taking place, they raise the issue with the government of that country