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republic day

The festivities for Republic Day are a lot more extensive than for Independence Day. The parade in New Delhi is a grand affair. The various branches of the armed forces, the police, National Cadet Corps, and students from various schools take part in it. Tableaux are put up by the various states, and there is also the display of the latest armaments that the country has acquired. The parade starts from India Gate and proceeds through Rajpath.

Festivities and pageants are held in all state and district capitals as well. In addition to march-pasts and tableaux, there are cultural programmes performed by children from various schools.

Republic Day is also the time when exemplary achievements are recognised and rewarded throughout the country. Selected children are awarded the Children's Bravery Awards on this day. Soldiers who have performed exceptionally are awarded the bravery medals, Param Veer Chakra, Veer Chakra and Maha Veer Chakra.