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Republic Day: United States Embassy celebrates with rendition of Vande Mataram

Updated on: 26 January,2023 09:58 AM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

United States officers Raghavan and Stephanie teamed up with Pavithra Chari, a GRAMMY’s nominated singer

Republic Day: United States Embassy celebrates with rendition of Vande Mataram

Screengrab of the rendition


As the nation celebrates 74th Republic Day today on Thursday, the Embassy of the United States of America celebrated the day with the rendition of the national song Vande Mataram.


United States officers Raghavan and Stephanie teamed up with Pavithra Chari, a GRAMMY’s nominated singer.



The Embassy tweeted from its official twitter handle: “Happy 74th Republic Day, India! We are celebrating #RepublicDay with a rendition of 🇮🇳 national song Vande Mataram! US Officers Raghavan (flute) & Stephanie (guitar) team up with @pavithra_chari, singer featured on a 2023 #GRAMMYs nominated album & a @StateDept @1beatmusic alum! (SIC).”


This year's Republic Day celebration will witness the country's military prowess, cultural diversity, and many other unique initiatives. Building on last year's celebrations, in the 75th year of Independence, celebrated as 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', the celebrations this year shall witness zeal, enthusiasm, patriotic fervour and 'Jan Bhagidari', as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be the Chief Guest at the parade.

The Republic Day parade, which will begin at around 1030 hrs, will be a unique mix of the country's military prowess & cultural diversity, depicting the country's growing indigenous capabilities, Nari Shakti and emergence of a 'New India'.

The parade ceremony will commence with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial. He will lead the nation in paying solemn tributes to the fallen heroes by laying a wreath. Thereafter, the Prime Minister and other dignitaries will head to the saluting dais at Kartavya Path to witness the parade.

As per tradition, the National Flag will be unfurled followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute. Amongst the many firsts, the 21-gun salute will be given with 105-mm Indian Field Guns. It replaces the vintage 25-pounder gun, reflecting upon the growing 'Aatmanirbharta' in defence. Four Mi-17 1V/V5 helicopters of 105 Helicopter Unit will shower flower petals on the audience present at Kartavya Path. (With inputs from agencies)

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