India celebrates its 67th Republic Day this year. It is the day when the Constitution of India came into force in 1950. As a celebration, every year, large military parades are held in New Delhi, and also, traditional dance troupes from across the country take part in the parade.
This year, French President François Hollande is the chief guest at the Republic Day parade, and French soldiers are marching along with the Indian troops in the parade on Tuesday.
Later, Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will join the French president in Delhi for a grand luncheon, with the duo representing Indian cinema at the do.
Meanwhile, several celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sunny Leone, Arjun Rampal, Anupam Kher and Karan Johar, have wished fans "Happy Republic Day" on social media. Here are the tweets:
Proud to be Indian & so thankful for everything this wonderful nation has given me!Happy Republic Day http://bit.ly/1S76D0x #JaiGangaajal
My India.:) #HappyRepublicDay
Happy Republic day everyone. Let's work to make INDIA the greatest. Do your best. Jai Hind.
Happy Republic Day.
Happy Republic day everyone! God bless and be safe today!!
Happy Republic Day......
A very happy republic day to all my fellow Indians.
Happy republic day!!! #jaihind
Happy republic day..proud to be an Indian..Jai hind..
We live in the greatest country in the world. Nuff Said. Happy Republic Day :-)
Happy Republic Day to one and all!!
Happy Republic day, Jai Hind. Vande Mataram
Happy Republic Day everyone :) proud to be an Indian :) Bharat Mata Ki Jai :)
— Ranjit Katiyal (@akshaykumar) January 26, 2016
T 2124 - Happy Republic Day .. 2016 !! January 26 .. pic.twitter.com/bEUSN40L6h
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 25, 2016