Republic Day 2019: Who will hoist the National Flag on Republic Day?

The main celebrations for Republic Day 2019 will take place at the Rajpath, New Delhi with the President of India hoisting the Indian National Flag. Read below for more details.

January 26, 1950, was a monumental day for an Independent India as the Constitution of India came into effect. The main celebrations for the auspicious occasion take place in the capital of India, New Delhi, specifically at the Rajpath with the President of India. As a tribute to India and its unity in diversity, parades take place as well. There are 9-12 regiments of the Indian army that march in all their official decorations while the President of India takes the salute.
 
Hence, every year, during the Republic Day celebrations, it is the President of India who hoists the National Flag. This time, President Ram Nath Kovind will be seen performing this action. Thousands of spectators will be present to witness this spectacle. This time, the chief guest at the Republic Day 2019 celebrations will be South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. He will be accompanied by First Lady Dr. Tshepo Motsepe and a high-level delegation which includes nine ministers, senior officials and a 50-member business contingent.
 

 
We can't wait to watch the celebrations and feel pride for our nation!
 
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Meanwhile, in a statement, the MEA said, “At the invitation of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa will undertake a State Visit to India on 25-26 January 2019 as a State Guest of Honour for Republic Day 2019. President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the First Lady Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, and a high-level delegation including nine Ministers, senior officials of his Government and a 50-member business delegation." 
 
"This is the first visit to India by President Ramaphosa as Head of State. He is the second President of South Africa after President Nelson Mandela to be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day,” the statement concluded. 

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