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Colorful Pride: Indians Mark 61st Republic Day


A colorful display of floats, military capabilites and Indian culture by the India armed forces, artisans and school kids marked the 61st. Republic Day celebrations in India.

U.S. President Barack Obama greeted the Indian community in U.S. and the people of India in a special message. San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom joined the community at the Palace of Fine Arts, Jan. 26. to mark India’s Republic Day. Siliconeer presents a photo essay.

Statement by President Obama on India’s 61st Republic Day

I send my warmest wishes on behalf of the American people to the people of India and to those here in America and around the world who are celebrating Republic Day. As the world’s largest democracies, the United States and India have a strong shared belief in the values of liberty, pluralism, and religious tolerance.

This Republic Day is particularly special because it marks India’s Diamond Jubilee. In the sixty years since the Indian Constitution was adopted, we have built a strong and vibrant partnership. I was pleased that Prime Minister Singh was the honored guest for the first state dinner of my Presidency. It was a chance to celebrate the great and growing partnership between our two Nations, and the friendship between our peoples. Indeed, the more than two million Indian Americans in the United States enrich every corner of our great nation – leading in government, science, industry and the arts. And as our peoples continue to build upon that friendship, let our governments continue to work together to advance peace, prosperity, and stability around the globe.


(Above): The Sikh Regiment marching contingent passes through the Raj path at the 61st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. [Press Information Bureau photo]


(Above): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh laid wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate at the 61st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. [Press Information Bureau photo]


(Above): Rajpath comes alive with the dare devil stunts of motor bike riders at the 61st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. [Press Information Bureau photo]


(Above): The CPWD float made of flowers depicts the adverse effects of global warming and solutions for dealing with it, passes through the Rajpath at the 61st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. [Press Information Bureau photo]


(Above): The Indian flag as seen during a unique laser light audio-visual show at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Jan. 26. The laser show was part of the 61st Republic Day celebrations by the Consulate General of India in San Francisco and was designed by Manick Sorcar, son of famous magician PC Sorcar. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (r) presented a proclamation from the city of San Francisco to Consul General of India in San Francisco Susmita Gongulee Thomas at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Jan. 26. to mark the 61st. Republic Day celebrations in the city. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): The Manipur float passes through the Rajpath at the 61st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. [Press Information Bureau photo]


(Above): Jammu and Kashmir float passes through the Rajpath at the 61st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. [Press Information Bureau photo]


(Above): The Band BSF Camel marching contingent passes through the Rajpath at the 61st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. [Press Information Bureau photo]


(Above): Rajpath comes alive with the dare devil stunts of mobike riders of Border Security Force at the 61st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. [Press Information Bureau photo]


(Above): Indian Air Force float passes through the Rajpath at the 61st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. [Press Information Bureau photo]


(Above): Young Indian Americans joined in at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Jan. 26. to mark the 61st. Republic Day celebrations in the city. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): A booth by the Tea Board of India offered samples of some of India’s finest tea from Darjeeling and Assam at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, Jan. 26. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): Mouthwatering desserts like Gajar Halwa and Falooda Kulfi was a sweet touch to the elaborate buffet laid out by Bombay Garden and Sakoon restaurants. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): An elaborate food buffet by Bombay Garden and Sakoon Restaurants at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Jan. 26. to mark the 61st. Republic Day celebrations in the city. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom reads out a procalamtion at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Jan. 26. to mark the 61st. Republic Day celebrations in the city. [Siliconeer photo]


(Above): Young Indian Americans Vansh and Janam Gupta joined in at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Jan. 26. to mark the 61st. Republic Day celebrations in the city. [Siliconeer photo]












(Above): Consul General of India in San Francisco Susmita Gongulee Thomas speaking at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Jan. 26. to mark the 61st. Republic Day celebrations in the city. [Siliconeer photo]

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