ANI Photo | Delhi: Rehearsals for Republic Day parade underway at Kartavya Path

Braving the bitter cold and the early-morning fog, the Armed forces were seen marching to drumbeats during dress rehearsals for the 75th Republic Day parade at the Kartavya Path in the national capital on Thursday.
delhi rehearsals for republic day parade underway at kartavya path 1 – The News Mill
Notably, French President Emmanuel Macron will be the chief guest on the occasion. It will be the 6th occasion when a French leader will be the chief guest at Republic Day celebrations.
delhi rehearsals for republic day parade underway at kartavya path 2 – The News Mill
In a first, the Border Security Force’s (BSF) all-women marching and brass band contingents will participate in this year’s Republic Day parade on Kartavya Path.
An Assistant Commandant rank woman officer and two subordinate officers will lead a total of 144 women BSF constables marching down Kartavya Path on January 26 when India will be celebrating its 75th Republic Day in the presence of Emmanuel Macron, President of France, as the Chief Guest.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier extended a formal invitation to French President Emmanuel Macron to be the Chief Guest at the 75th Republic Day function.
“My Dear Friend President Emmanuel Macron, we eagerly look forward to receiving you as the Chief Guest at the 75th Republic Day. We will also celebrate the India-France strategic partnership and shared belief in democratic values. Bientot!” PM Modi posted from his official X handle earlier. inviting the French President to the main event.
Meanwhile, a total of 2,274 cadets from all 28 states and eight Union Territories will participate in the month-long National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp 2024.
With 907 girls, this year’s camp will see the largest participation of girl cadets.
Camp 2024 commenced at the Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt, with the Sarva Dharma Puja on December 30, 2023.
This diverse participation includes 122 cadets from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, apart from 171 from the North-Eastern Region, effectively portraying a microcosm of ‘Mini India’

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