New Delhi, January 26: India is celebrating the 68th Republic Day here on today, marking the anniversary of the day the country's Constitution was adopted in 1950, with the customary grand parade in the national capital and several other events.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders greeted the nation on the Republic Day occasion.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is the chief guest of honour at this year's Republic Day parade.The highlights of this year's Republic Day parade include a 149-member United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard.
India's military strength and culture will be on display on colorful floats as a part of the annual parade at Rajpath in the heart of Delhi today.A tight security cover has been enforced in the capital and other parts of the country among threats of terror attacks.
The Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, artistes and performers from across the country participate will also take part in parades in several parts of the country.
President Mukherjee hailed that,"The India's pluralism and diversity and said that the country has traditionally celebrated the argumentative Indian; not the intolerant Indian".
The President will also present bravery and other awards, including those to officers and soldiers who carried out the surgical strikes against staging areas for terrorists in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir last year.