In Pics: Republic Day celebrations from around the world

Indians across the world enthusiastically celebrated the 71st Republic Day and participated in various cultural events, including unfurling of the Tricolour and singing of the national anthem.

Members of the Indian community took part in the celebrations organised by missions and consulates around the globe, along with a reading of a Presidential message on the occasion.

Various heads of state and foreign politicians were also invited to participate, including in the USA, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, UAE and United Kingdom.

The festivities organised were cancelled in China because of the Wuhan virus outbreak.

Here are some scenes from Republic Day celebrations around the world:

Singapore

Nearly 1200 members of the Indian community attended the 71stRepublicDay celebration with great enthusiasm in Singapore @IndiainSingapor
Nearly 1,200 members of the Indian community attended the 71stRepublic Day celebration with great enthusiasm in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndiainSingapor
Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Minister for Education (left) was the guest of honour for the Republic Day reception, seen here with HCI Jawed Ashraf. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndiainSingapor
Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Minister for Education (left) was the guest of honour for the Republic Day reception, seen here with HCI Jawed Ashraf. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndiainSingapor

 

Asia and Australia

High Commission of India, Canberra celebrated the 71st Republic Day of India at India House . Dr. Vinay Prabhakar Sahasrabuddhe  @HCICanberra
High Commission of India, Canberra celebrated the 71st Republic Day of India at India House with Dr. Vinay Prabhakar Sahasrabuddhe, chairman of ICCR as chief guest. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@HCICanberra
i Rajapaksa and I participated at the cultural event organized by the Indian High Commission in Colombo, celebrating the 71st Indian Republic Day @PresRajapaksa
Sri Lankan President Mahenda Rajapaksa (centre) and his wife participated in the cultural event organised by the Indian High Commission in Colombo celebrating the 71st Indian Republic Day. Seen here with HCI, Colombo, Taranjit Singh Sandhu (left). Photo courtesy: Twitter/@PresRajapaksa

USA

India's 71st Republic Day was celebrated in Washington, with Charge d'affaires at the Indian Embassy, Amit Kumar, unfurling the tricolour and reading out President Ram Nath Kovind's Republic Day address.
ndia's 71st Republic Day was celebrated in Washington, with Charge d'affaires at the Indian Embassy, Amit Kumar, unfurling the tricolour and reading out President Ram Nath Kovind's Republic Day address. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndEmbassyUS
Despite heavy snowfall @HCI_Ottawa
Despite heavy snowfall, the mission in Canada hosted Republic Day celebrations. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@HCI_Ottawa

Europe and UK

HCI Ruchi Ghanshyam reading the President's Address @HCI_London
HCI, UK, Ruchi Ghanshyam reading the President's Address on the occasion of Republic Day at India House in London. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@HCI_London

Middle East

HCI Ruchi Ghanshyam reading the President's Address @HCI_London
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was illuminated in the Tricolour on Republic Day. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@cgidubai

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