See Photos: Mumbai celebrates 71st Republic Day with great fervour

Updated: Jan 26, 2020, 14:58 | Sunny Rodricks
  • BMC Headquarter, Republic Day

    The celebrations of the 71st Republic Day in Mumbai started on a bright and colourful note as the clock struck 12 at midnight on January 25. Iconic places such as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and the BMC headquarters located in South Mumbai were lit up in tricolour, thereby marking the celebrations of Republic Day.

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  • CST, Republic Day

    Hundreds of citizens were seen capturing the beauty of the heritage structures as they lit up for the 71st Republic Day. Men, women, and children were seen capturing the magnificent view of CSMT and BMC headquarters. 

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  • BMC Headquarter, Republic Day

    In photo: BMC headquarters lit up, as cars zoom past the iconic structure. 

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  • Republic Day

    The official Republic Day celebrations were held at Shivaji Park in Dadar and was graced by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other dignitaries.

    In photo: A mother holds on to the tricolour flag as her child takes rest on her shoulders.

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  • Uddhav Thackeray, Rashmi Thackeray

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray hoisted the flag along with his wife Rashmi Thackeray at his residence Varsha in South Mumbai. For the Republic Day celebrations, Uddhav donned a simple white kurta and pajama and paired it with an orange turban. While his wife Rashmi looked beautiful in a cream and pink coloured saree

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  • Mantralaya, Republic Day

    In photo: The Mantralaya building in South Mumbai lit up in tricolour for Republic Day celebrations

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    The Republic Day first came in to place in the year 1950 after the Constitution of India was put into effect and was passed by the parliamentary assembly. The bill was first adopted on November 26, 1949. January 26, 1950, has been etched in history as it declared India as a secular and socialist country, thereby making India the largest democracy in the world

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    Ahead of the 71st Republic Day celebrations in the city, the Mumbai police stepped up security all across the city. All units of the Mumbai Police including the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, Riot Control Police, Quick Response Teams, Force One, and Anti-Sabotage Check teams were kept on alert.

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    A grand Republic day parade was held at Dadar's Shivaji Park. The republic day parade was held from Shivaji Park in Dadar to Five Gardens in Wadala. As a precautionary measure, the area in and around Shivaji Park was declared a 'no-flying-zone' for drones and similar micro-light remote-controlled aircraft

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    In photo: A man on a motorcycle tries to capture the Republic Day parade on his phone as he waits at the Sena Bhavan signal

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    A tableau on Kanhoji Angre, chief of the Maratha Navy and the mounted police unit that was re-inducted in the Mumbai police force after 88 years were the center of attraction of the parade 

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    Various tableaus depicting SRA schemes, Health, and housing issues in Mumbai, Environmental problems and more were part of the Republic Day parade held at Shivaji Parl in Dadar

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    In photo: A tribal community depicst its traditional folk dance in Dadar

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    Police personnel of Mumbai Police, Traffic Police, Riots Control Police (RCP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), Coast Guard and others took part in the Republic Day parade held st Shivaji Park in Dadar

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    Various tableaus of different units, including the Mumbai Fire Brigade and the Indian Air Force (IAF) also took part in the Republic Day parade held at Shivaji, Dadar. The tableaus highlighted different issues, including social and environmental. Themes like 'Save Tiger' and 'Save Water' were the highlights of the parade

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    In photo: A child waves the tri-colour as her sister tries to capture the Republic Day celebrations at Shivaji Park. 

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  • Ashish Shelar, Republic Day

    BJP leader Ashish Shelar also celebrated the 71st Republic Day with much fervour and enthusiasm. The Bandra West MLA was seen attending the celebrations at Reclamation in Bandra.

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  • Ashish Shelar, Republic Day

    The former Minister of School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare of Maharashtra hoisted the flag with his wife Pratima Shelar. They were seen interacting with police personnel of Bandra as they too joined in the Republic Day celebrations with utmost enthusiasm and zeal

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  • Ashish Shelar, Republic Day

    In photo: BJP leader Ashish Shelar and wife Pratima Shelar caught in a candid moment as they salute the flag during the ceremony. 

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  • Ashish Shelar, Republic Day

    Enthusiastic crowds watch the 71st Republic Day celebrations held at Reclamation in Bandra as police personnel of Mumbai Police give guard of honour while saluting the tricolour.

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  • Republic Day, Dadar

    Hundreds of people headed to Shivaji Park in Dadar to witness the 71st Republic Day parade celebrations. The crowd was seen in awe as a tableau displaying the might of Kanhoji Angre, chief of the Maratha Navy, arrived

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    In photo: A tribal dancer caught in a candid moment during his performance as his contingent passes through Sena Bhavan to Wadala. 

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About The Gallery

India celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a grand parade at the Rajpath in New Delhi on Sunday, showcasing its military prowess and diverse cultural heritage. Just like the rest of the country, Mumbai too celebrated the country's Republic Day with great fervour. Our photographers captured the patriotic atmosphere in the city. See Pictures. (All Pictures/Suresh Karkera, Bipin Kokate, Ashish Raje, Twitter Office of Uddhav Thackeray)