REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA

REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA

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In 2019, India celebrated its 70th Republic Day. First Republic Day of India was celebrated in 1950.

 

Cyril Ramaphosa“, the fifth and current President of South Africa was the Chief Guest on 70th Republic Day of India 2019.

He (from South Africa) was especially chosen for this occasion because India is celebrating the 150thbirth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who had very close links with the people of South Africa.

The theme of the Republic Day 2019 celebration was ‘Gandhi’ as India celebrates his 150th birth anniversary in 2019.

  • M777 Howitzer and K9-Vajra-T guns were also showcased in the parade which were recently inducted in the Indian Army.
  • It was first time in the history that an all women contingent of Assam Rifles took part in the parade.
  • It was also the first time when an all men Army Services Corps was led by a woman officer, Lt. Bhawana Kasturi.
  • Declaration of various awards was also done on the eve of the Republic Day. Former President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee was awarded Bharat Ratna. Social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and famous singer Sri Bhupen Hazarika were also awarded Bharat Ratna, posthumously.

INDIAN REPUBLIC DAY CHIEF GUEST LIST

FROM 1950 TO 2019

As every year, India follows the great Indian culture and tradition, i.e. “Atithi Devo Bhav” of welcoming the prime Minister or President of another country as a chief guest. This year, the chief guests on the Republic Day of India, 2018 were 10 great leaders from 10 countries of the world (Heads of ASEAN states). Below is the list of all chief guests welcomed in India at each Republic Day from the year India was declared as Republic country till 2018:

YearGuest NameCountry
2019Cyril RamaphosaSouth Africa
2018 

 

Sultan and incumbent Prime Minister, Hassanal Bolkiah

Prime Minister, Hun Sen

President, Joko Widodo

Prime Minister, Thongloun Sisoulith

Prime Minister, Najib Razak

President, Htin Kyaw

President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte

President, Halimah Yacob

Prime Minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha

Prime Minister, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc

 

 

Brunei

Cambodia

Indonesia

Laos

Malaysia

Myanmar

Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

Vietnam

2017Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al NahyanAbu Dhabi
2016President, Francois HollandeFrance
2015President, Barack ObamaUSA
2014Prime Minister, Shinzo AbeJapan
2013King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel WangchuckBhutan
2012Prime minister, Yingluck ShinawatraThailand
2011President, Susilo Bambang YudhoyonoIndonesia
2010President, Lee Myung BakRepublic of Korea
2009President, Nursultan NazarbayevKazakhstan
2008President, Nicolas SarkozyFrance
2007President, Vladimir PutinRussia
2006King, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-SaudSaudi Arabia
2005King, Jigme Singye WangchuckBhutan
2004President, Luiz Inacio Lula da SilvaBrazil
2003President, Mohammed KhatamiIran
2002President, Cassam UteemMauritius
2001President, Abdelaziz BouteflikaAlgeria
2000President, Olusegun ObasanjoNigeria
1999King, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah DevNepal
1998President, Jacques ChiracFrance
1997Prime Minister, Basdeo PandayTrinidad and Tobago
1996President, Dr. Fernando Henrique CardosoBrazil
1995President, Nelson MandelaSouth Africa
1994Prime Minister, Goh Chok TongSingapore
1993Prime Minister, John MajorUnited Kingdom
1992President, Mário SoaresPortugal
1991President, Maumoon Abdul GayoomMaldives
1990Prime Minister, Anerood JugnauthMauritius
1989General Secretary, Nguyen Van LinhVietnam
1988President, Junius JayewardeneSri Lanka
1987President, Alan GarciaPeru
1986Prime Minister, Andreas PapandreouGreece
1985President, Raúl AlfonsínArgentina
1984King, Jigme Singye WangchuckBhutan
1983President, Shehu ShagariNigeria
1982King, Juan Carlos ISpain
1981President, Jose Lopez PortilloMexico
1980President, Valéry Giscard d’EstaingFrance
1979Prime Minister, Malcolm FraserAustralia
1978President, Patrick HilleryIreland
1977First Secretary, Edward GierekPoland
1976Prime Minister, Jacques ChiracFrance
1975President, Kenneth KaundaZambia
1974President, Josip Broz TitoYugoslavia
Prime Minister, Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias BandaranaikeSri Lanka
1973President, Mobutu Sese SekoZaire
1972Prime Minister, Seewoosagur RamgoolamMauritius
1971President, Julius NyerereTanzania
1970
1969Prime Minister, Todor ZhivkovBulgaria
1968Prime Minister, Alexei KosyginSoviet Union
President, Josip Broz TitoYugoslavia
1967
1966
1965Food and Agriculture Minister, Rana Abdul HamidPakistan
1964
1963King, Norodom SihanoukCambodia
1962
1961Queen, Elizabeth IIUnited Kingdom
1960President, Kliment VoroshilovSoviet Union
1959
1958Marshall Ye JianyingPeople’s Republic of China
1957
1956
1955Governor General, Malik Ghulam MuhammadPakistan
1954King, Jigme Dorji WangchuckBhutan
1953
1952
1951
1950President, SukarnoIndonesia

 

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