India’s Republic Day is an occasion filled with patriotic fervor, symbolizing the country’s journey towards sovereignty. The highlight of the celebrations is the magnificent Republic Day parade held at Kartavya Path in Delhi. Let’s delve into the details of this year’s parade, including how to secure tickets, parade timings, and where to catch the live streaming.
The Essence of Republic Day
January 26th is the day when India celebrates Republic Day, commemorating the adoption of its Constitution.. This year’s parade promises to be a spectacular showcase, featuring not only India’s military prowess but also informative tableaus representing diverse states. Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, graces the occasion as the chief guest, adding an international touch to the festivities. The celebrations kick off at 9:30 AM, captivating millions of viewers through live telecasts.
Parade Details: Date, Venue, and Route
Date: January 26, 2024
Venue: Kartavya Path (Rajpath), Delhi
Parade Route: Vijay Chowk to National Stadium
Distance: 5 KMs
Timings (Commencement): 9:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Republic Day 2024 Parade Tickets
Tickets for the parade come in various categories catering to different preferences and budgets:
Reserved: Rs 500 (Front Rows)
Unreserved: Rs 100 (Middle Rows)
Unreserved: Rs 20 (Back seats)
Notably, children below the age of 5 years do not require tickets.
How to Book Tickets Online
Step 1: Visit the Ministry of Defence’s official web portal at www.aamantran.mod.gov.in. Log in or create a new account.
Step 2: Fill in personal details and authenticate your account using the OTP sent to your registered mobile number.
Step 3: Select ‘Republic Day Parade’ from the list of options.
Step 4: Provide attendee information, including identity proof such as a PAN card or Aadhaar card.
Step 5: Now make an online payment.
How to Buy Tickets Offline
Offline tickets are available at Delhi Tourism Development Corporation (DTDC) counters, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Travel counters, and Departmental Sale counters within Delhi. Additionally, tickets can be purchased from booths at Sena Bhawan, Pragati Maidan, Jantar Mantar, Shastri Bhawan, Parliament House Reception Office, and the Government of India Tourist Office at Janpath.
Note: The Government of India Tourist Office is closed on Sundays, and the Parliament House Reception Office is closed on weekends and holidays.
Where to Watch the Parade Live
The live broadcast of the Republic Day parade can be viewed on the Doordarshan channel. For online streaming, viewers can tune in to the Doordarshan Official YouTube Channel or the Press Information Bureau (PIB) website.
Republic Day 2024 is not just a commemoration; it’s a celebration of India’s rich heritage and unity. Whether you secure a ticket to witness the parade in person or join the millions watching from afar, the spirit of patriotism and pride will be felt throughout the nation. Let’s come together to honor the values enshrined in our constitution and revel in the grandeur of the Republic Day parade.
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