SME Times News Bureau | 26 Jan, 2022
The teeth-chattering cold on Wednesday morning failed to dampen the
spirits of the people coming to witness the Republic Day parade at the
majestic Rajpath, here.
The people started arriving at the Rajpath as early as 5 a.m. in the morning, even as the parade begins at 10.30 a.m.
this year the rush compared to previous years was less, possibly owing
to the fear of the latest Omicron variant of novel coronavirus. Notably
this is the second time India is celebrating the Republic Day in a
Still almost every seat for the visitors at the
Rajpath was occupied. It may be also mentioned that the seating
arrangement was adhering to the Covid-induced protocol of keeping
The security personnel were even checking the Covid vaccination certificates at the entrance of the Rajpath area.
People, who were standing in the queues, could be heard singing and chanting patriotic songs and slogans.
chilly weather in the morning, the slogans "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and
"Vande Matram" injected the heat of patriotism in the veins of the