Port Blair, Jan. 24: Full swing preparations are on to celebrate ‘74th Republic Day-2023’ in a befitting manner in these Islands together with the rest of the country on January 26. The Republic Day is celebrated with grandeur every year with ceremonious Parade. This year, in A&N Islands, the main function for the Republic Day will be held at Marina Park road stretch on Jan. 26. 

As per the minute to minute programme chalked out for the Republic Day-2023, Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands & Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency, will unfurl the National Tricolor at 8.35 am followed by fly past by MI-17 helicopter carrying National Flag. Thereafter, there will be presentation of medals, gallantry awards & distribution of Commendation Certificates by Hon’ble Lt Governor. Soon after the presentation of awards, Hon’ble Lt Governor will address the Islanders.

Before arriving at the main function, Hon’ble Lt Governor will visit National Memorial Cellular Jail and place wreath at the ‘Martyr’s Column’ there.

Meanwhile, as part of the preparation, a full dress rehearsal for the ‘Republic Day was held at Marina Park road stretch here today.

The main attraction of the Republic Day is the march past in which the contingents of Defence Forces, Police, NCC, School (Boys & Girls) will participate. Cultural programme by school children will add grandeur to the Republic Day function at Marina Park road which will conclude with the National Anthem.