On the country's 66th Republic Day on Monday, a host of film celebrities not just recounted their memories of watching the annual parade but also tuned into the colourful showcase of India's culture, and expressed pride.
On this special day, several of them wished that peace and unity prevails in the country and around the world always The day saw US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle share the podium with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Republic Day parade in Delhi.
The stars took to Twitter to share their wishes. Here's what they had to say:
Shah Rukh Khan. Pic/ Nimesh Dave
Shah Rukh Khan: Memories and Pride watching the Parade on TV. Missing my family and how we went to watch the parade from the Freedom Fighters section. Jai Hind!
Lara Dutta: Always so immensely proud to watch our Republic Day Parade! Happy Republic Day fellow Indians. No matter where in the world you are. Amazing to see so many women parade commanders. Brings back memories! My sister Cheryl led the NCC contingent in 1992.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Happy republic day. Gantantra diwas kee shubhkamnayen. Proud to be an Indian - Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.
Farhan Akhtar: Justice, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. The 4 tenets our nation was founded on. Let's promise to preserve them. Happy Republic Day.
Sridevi: Wishing all a very Happy Republic Day. A day of pride and honor for all Indians. #JaiHind #ObamaInIndia #ProudIndian
Tisca Chopra: Happy Republic day...Hope everyone is watching the R-day parade on TV, with a cup of Chai? Looks freezing in Dilli.
Sonakshi Sinha: Happy Republic Day!!! #IlovemyIndia #JaiHind
Arjun Rampal: Happy Republic Day. Let's all stay united, peaceful and proud Indians forever. Jai Hind.
Mallika Sherawat: Happy Republic day, watching the Parade on TV, loving it.
Sophie Choudry: Happy Republic Day everyone! Be a force of positive change.
Shabana Azmi: 1 of my happiest childhood memories is being taken in a truck along with Red Flag Hall residents to watch the lights at Chowpatty on Republic Day.
Preity Zinta: Happy Republic Day to all my fellow Indians. It's nice to see President Obama watching the Republic Day parade with our PM. Jai Hind!
Shantanu Moitra: Republic day parade is nostalgia time for me when I used to go with parents to see the parade....the parade leaves u a proud Indian.
Nargis: Totally enjoying watching the Republic Day Parade! It's so beautiful.
Kunal Kohli: Even jub main chota bucha tha whenever I saw the #RepublicDay parade I felt proud n emotional.
Celina Jaitly: To see my country finally in good hands, in people's good views. This indeed is a heartfelt "Happy Republic Day". Long live our motherland!
Mini Mathur: My fav traditional Republic Day morning since childhood...Parade telecast and Chai in bed...Jai hind people - May we uphold the constitution.