The Indian national flag is hoisted by the President of India on Republic Day celebrations on 26 January and the national anthem is sung in a standing ovation. The national flag is then saluted to the tricolor. Republic Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country especially in the capital of India, Delhi. To mark the significance of the occasion a grand parade is held every year from India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan residence of the President at Rajpath in the capital New Delhi. In this grand parade, various regiments of the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy Etc.
All participate Children from all parts of the country come from National Cadet Corps and various schools to participate in this function it is an honor to participate in the ceremony. Inaugurating the parade Prime Minister Amar Jawan Jyoti a memorial to the soldiers placing a wreath on the India Gate at one end of Rajpath. After this two minutes of silence are kept in memory of the martyred soldiers. It is a memorial of the sacrifices of martyrs who sacrificed for the country in the war and independence movement fought to protect the sovereignty of the country. After this the Prime Minister, along with other persons comes to the dais at Rajpath the President later with the Chief Guest of the occasion.
There are also exhibitions of various states in the parade the exhibition presents a visualization of the specialties of the people of every state, their folk songs and art. Every exhibition exhibits India's diversity and cultural richness. The parade and procession are broadcast on national television and are watched by crores of viewers in every corner of the country.
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