News India Times January 26, 2018 16 RepublicDay Special – that’s all you need to know Republic Day has been an occasion to display India's diversity and achievements to inspire the citizenry Patriotism And Panorama I ndia is a nation where humanity has lived since ages. It is a country which is blessed with different religions, societies, cultures and languages, all interplaying with each other in harmo- ny. The month of January creates an aura of patriotism as Republic Day of India falls in this month. It was on 26th January, 1950 that Republic of India was formed and the Constitution of India came into force. Over these years India has come a long way in overcoming var- ious obstacles and hurdles to rejoice in the moments of triumph, glory and the pride of being an independent nation. Republic Day reminds us of the fulfill- ment of the pledge that was made on the midnight of Independence as a "tryst with destiny". This day also marks the recognition that we Indians thrive in a sovereign, secular, and democratic land that stands for the principles of justice, liber- ty, equality and fraternity, the golden words that form the essence of our Preamble. Source: Archive Celebrating The Republic Of India On Jan. 26, 2018 India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2015. Continued On Page 18 Reuters/Adnan Abidi Members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) band ride their camels as they perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India January 26, 2017. Reuters/ Adnan Abidi Left: Policemen march during India's Republic Day parade on a cold winter day in Srinagar January 26, 2017 Below: Policemen load their rifles as they take part in the India's Republic Day parade in Allahabad, India January 26, 2017. Right: Indian Army's Infantry Combat Vehicles are displayed during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India January 26, 2017. Reuters/Ahmad Masood Reuters/ JitendraPrakash Reuters/ Danish Ismail