The Republic Day national celebration this year in 2018 was mega event held so far in the last 67 years. As a convention every year a head of state from any nation was invited as Chief Guest. But the President and the Prime Minister Mr.Ramnath Kovind and Mr.Narendra Modi invited all the heads of nations of Asian- Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunai and all attended it as Chief Guests. India is also a member of Asian.
This occasion also became summit meeting of the Asian sponsored by member nation India. There were also bilateral meetings between the India with other nation separately.
India has 2 national day celebrations, the 15th August Independence Day and 26th January the Republic Day. The 15th August is Prime Minister’s day. He unfurls the national flag and address the nation. The 26th January is President’s day when he hoist the flag and address the nation as head of state.
Mr.Ramnath Kovind in his first R-Day message referring to the anti-film Padmavat protest and violence said there can be a disagreement with another view point even in historical context without mocking a fellow citizen’s dignity and personal views.
Indicating towards discard among Supreme Court judges Mr.Kovind said Constitution need to maintain the integrity, discipline and limits of their functioning without compromise on excellence. Institutions are always more important than individuals located there.
In the R-Day parade every year the military might of the nation and its cultural life are displayed. But this year with 11 head of state as chief guest in a row the India also displayed its political might on the Rajpath.
The Asian nations are alert in the Chinese designs to lord over Pacific Oceans. All the Asian nations, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, America and rest of the nations of the world have not accepted Chinese moves. Even the International Court of Justice at the Hague had already ruled against Chinese move in the Pacific.
All Asian nations look towards India who can keep the Chinese within limits. The Asian joint summit and bilateral meetings will give tremendous boost to unity of Asian nations and in trade and their mutual developments.
The Look East of Prime Minister Mr.PV Narasimha Rao is improved further by Mr.Narendra Modi as Act East. Mr.Modi has succeeded in establishing very close bonds among at this R-Day Parade as never before.