Indian Share Markets (NSE/BSE) will remain closed for Republic day celebrations on 26th January 2012 (Thursday).
This year is the 63rd Republic Day of India and celebrations include are Flag Hoisting Ceremony by Hon’ble President of India Mrs Pratibha Patil, Followed by Republic Day Parade from Rajpath, New Delhi.
President’s address to the Nation shall be on 25th January 2012 at 7:00 PM IST
The first Republic Day was on 26th January 1950 and it is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. Republic Day is one of the three national holidays of India and it is celebrated in the country with full festivity.
Republic Day Parade is held in the capital, from the Rajghat, along the Vijaypath. The different regiments of the army, the Navy and the Air force march past in all their finery and official decorations even the horses of the cavalry are attractively caparisoned to suit the occasion. The crème of N.C.C cadets, selected from all over the country consider it an honour to participate in this event, as do the school children from various schools in the capital. They spend many days preparing for the event and no expense is spared to see that every detail is taken care of, from their practice for the drills, the essential props and their uniforms.