The Embassy of India India in Belgrade celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2023 to commemorate the coming into force of the Constitution of India on 26 January 1950.
On occasion, Ambassador of India H.E. Sanjiv Kohli hoisted the national flag of India at an event held on the morning of 26 January 2023 at the Embassy premises and read out the address of the Hon’ble President of India. Members of the Indian community and many Serbian friends of India joined the celebration. India chose 26 January as the official enactment date of the constitution’s promulgation in recognition of the Purna Swaraj (complete self-rule) declaration of independence from British rule. With the enactment of the constitution, India was officially known as the Republic of India, a “sovereign socialist, secular democratic republic” that “secures to all its citizens’ justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity,” according to its Preamble.
The main event of Republic Day was celebrated today at Rajpath in Delhi with a parade by Indian armed forces showcasing India’s Defence Capability, including the display of India’s rich cultural & historical heritage.