It feels really happy and gives a sense of patriotism on this day, when India became a Republic, 58 years ago. Watching the Republic Day Parade, live from New Delhi, it felt really refreshing and rejuvenating. The various cultural and patriotic programmes were very colorful and pleasing to the eyes. I’m sure, the chief guest, Hon’ble President of Russia, Mr. Vladimir Putin, must have enjoyed it the most. The parade gave a glimpse of the various cultural and geographical diversity India has. The parade showed the different military and defence power we have, the different dance forms in India, the different sates of India and their cultures, and very colorful dances by the school children from Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, etc.