President Ram Nath Kovind has been honoured with a national ceremony in Delhi Rajpath for the 69th Republic Day of the country. He became the first President of the Republic after the National Flag in the Republic Day ceremony.
— India Time News (@indiatimenews) January 26, 2018
The president of the National flag has been awarded the Ashok Chakra Award for Jyothi Prakash Nirala of the Air Force in the fight against militants in Kashmir. Nirala’s wife received the award.
Republic Day special guests:
Generally, a president of any country will be invited as a special guest during the Republic Day ceremony. But 10 ASEAN leaders were present at the ceremony. Leaders from 10 countries from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam participated in the exhibition.
PM Narendra Modi’s respect:
Earlier, Amar Jawan paid a tribute to the soldiers who were martyred in the battle of Jyoti. Subsequently, he welcomed the President and ASEAN leaders.