Republic Day 2021: Pooja Banerjee recalls watching her cousin sister leading RPF contingent during parade

Pooja Banerjee has revealed that her cousin sister the first woman RPF officer to lead the Republic Day parade.
Republic Day 2021: Pooja Banerjee recalls watching her cousin sister leading RPF contingent during parade
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The Republic Day is around the corner and it is one of the most prestigious days for any Indian. For the uninitiated, Republic Day marks the occasion when the Constitution of India was adopted in 1950 after attaining independence on August 15, 1947. Each year, the day is celebrated with a lot of zeal with a parade at Rajpath. We all have seen this parade and each one of us has many memories attached to Republic Day. Interestingly, the scene is no different for Pooja Banerjee who shared her proudest memory associated to the day.

Recalling her Republic Day memories, Pooja said, "I am a proud Indian and I love celebrating Republic Day every year. In fact, I have many memories from my childhood, but the most special one is seeing my cousin sister, Ruchira Chatterjee, leading her contingent at the Republic Day parade. She was the first woman RPF officer to lead the parade and as kids, we used to look up to her. We all were very proud seeing her walk at the Republic Day parade with a sword in her hand and even now, I do watch the parade whenever possible. I feel really proud of my country and this Republic Day, I feel everyone should be proud being Indians first and we should raise a voice against whoever tries to tarnish the image of our nation, even if it’s our friends. As a country, we should also understand the true meaning of secularism, as we have started being intolerant over the past few years. Let us unite together and work for the betterment of the country.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Pooja, who had won hearts with her performance in Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes starrer Kasautii Zindagii Kay, is currently seen playing the role of Rhea in Kumkum Bhagya and has been receiving a lot of appreciation for her stint.

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