I have been a keen watcher of republic day parades since my childhood.
The glamour the parade holds is unsurpassed and makes one feel more patriotic and a proud Indian.
The parade showcases nation’s achievements in various fields through its military prowess, a scintillating display of its air power and its rich and diverse cultural heritage.
A gradual change over the years has been shift to indigenous weaponry .
The highlight of this year’s parade was Agni-V missile.It has a range of 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) but it still requires a battery of tests and must clear other bureaucratic hurdles before it can be inducted into India’s arsenal in a few years.
BSF Camel contingent
A great quote in president speech this year is worth quoting
“In thought faith…
In word wisdom…
In deed courage…
In life service…
So may India be great”
Agni-V, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate
Motorbike riders of Border Security Force
A great poem on desire of a flower
Reminds me of school days.Wonderfully written and used to be my favorite poem during school days …………….
चाह नहीं मै सुरबाला के गहनों में गुंथा जाऊं
चाह नहीं प्रेमी माला मे बिंध , प्यारी को ललचओं
चाह नहीं सम्राटों के शव पर , हे हरी डाला जाऊं
चाह नहीं देवों के सर पर चधों , भाग्य पर इतराऊँ
मुझे तोड़ लेना बनमाली ,उस पथ पर तुम देना फेंक
मात्र भूमि पैर शीश चढ़ने ,जिस पथ जाएँ वीर अनेक
माखनलाल चतुर्वेदी (Makhanlal chaturvedy)
The Yearning of a Flower Desireth not to be on the young lass’ Tresses…living twice all over,
Desireth not to be in a garland Binding, enticing young lovers,
Desireth not to rest on the mortals Of Emperors – aren’t we equally God’s own?
Desireth not to be on the heads of Gods To take pride in mere fortune,
Pick me out, O Gardener!
Strew me on the path that the Brave tread To sacrifice for Motherland!
Let me, in obeisance, bow my head!