Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Ajay Devgn and Other Bollywood Stars Wish Fans on India’s Republic Day
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Ajay Devgn, Farhan Akhtar and many other celebs took to social media to wish fans on India’s 71st Republic Day
India’s Republic Day, which falls on 26th January, marks the day in 1950 when the Constitution of India came into effect and replaced the Government of India Act 1935. On this historical day, India completed its transition to becoming an independent republic. Every year, this day is celebrated with a national holiday and huge celebrations in at Rajpath in New Delhi before the President of India. To celebrate Republic Day 2020 with their fans, many Bollywood stars have posted patriotic messages on social media, expressing their love for India. Check out the top tweets below:
Shah Rukh Khan posted a picture of himself holding the India flag and wrote, “Nothing beautiful happens without struggle. Let’s remember the struggle that gave us this beautiful day and celebrate both. #HappyRepublicDay to all.”
Kajol tweeted a message on celebrating diversity, “The difference between what our parents think of freedom versus us is that they fought too damn hard for their freedom. They will not give it up for someone else’s idea of what difference means. #republicday #mindsmatter #appreciateourdifferences #freedomtobe”
Ajay Devgn simply wrote, “Proud to be an Indian, today & always. Happy 71st #RepublcDay to all."
Varun Dhawan shared a photo of himself running on the beach with the Indian flag, with the hashtag #HappyRepublicDay.
Sidharth Malhotra wrote, “Our tricolor stands for Courage, Peace & Growth. Let’s all spread these values which make us proud be Indian. Happy #RepublicDay”
Arjun Rampal shared a selfie, in which he can be seen sporting a thick beard, and wrote, “Happy Republic Day. Stay tuned a special announcement coming up. #happyrepublicday”
Farhan Akhtar tweeted “Happy Republic Day” with a heart emoji.
Sara Ali Khan took to Instagram to share a picture of herself and wrote, "We the people of India"
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub posted a video clip on Saturday, asking his followers to post video clips at midnight to honour Republic Day. In another clip, which he shared with the hashtags #HamaraSamvidhan #JantaKaRepublicDay, he can be seen reading a speech given on 26th November 1949, when the Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly.
Rishi Kapoor had a special request for the Indian Government. He tweeted, “I request the Indian government to dedicate a major ”float” to the the Indian Film industry (which is now the largest in the world) All artistes would be part of the Parade and March past. The world must see our participation too. We are all proud “Desis” Next year. Jai Hind!”
Yami Gautam wrote, “Happy Republic Day my fellow countrymen! This day, this status was achieved after unmatched sacrifices! We all must remember, respect & uphold that sentiment! Jai Hind #HappyRepublicDay”
Paresh Rawal posted, “Happy Republic Day to all my fellow Indians world over. Vande Matram.”
Taapsee Pannu wrote, “Happy Republic Day my countrymen! #HappyRepublicDay”
Jaaved Jaaferi tweeted, “Saare jahan se achcha Hindustan hamara Hum bulbulein hain iski yeh gulsitan hamara Mazhab nahi sikhata aapas mein bair rakhna HINDI hain hum watan hai Hindustan hamara. Salutations to the formulators of the best constitution in the world. HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY JAI HIND!!!”
Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the chief guest at the main Republic Day celebrations in the Indian capital. The parade ceremony started with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying a visit to the National War Memorial. During the ceremony, the national flag was unfurled, followed by the national anthem and a 21-gun salute. The 90-minute display following this showcased India’s military prowess, through its tanks, weapons, etc. It also presented India’s various religions, cultures and states, and highlighted the country's social and economic progress.