Republic Day: Uniting in Pride and Patriotism


On the 26th of January each year, Indians enthusiastically observe Republic Day, expressing immense pride. We proudly raise our national flag, sing the anthem, and partake in parades, reflecting on our history and aspiring for a brighter future. It’s a day to swell with pride and proclaim Jai Hind! Speaking of Republic Day celebrations, &TV artists express their pride and patriotism. These include Ashutosh Kulkarni (Krishan Bihari Vajpayee, Atal), Geetanjali Mishra (Rajesh, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan), and Shubhangi Atre (Angoori Bhabi, Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai). Ashutosh Kulkarni, essaying Krishan Bihari Vajpayee in &TV’s show Atal, says, “Republic Day is a day that resonates with pride and patriotism. It is a time to reflect on the incredible story of our nation and the shared values that bind us together. It’s a day when the tricolour flag waves high, symbolising the unity and diversity that defines our nation. I enjoy watching the celebrations on television, reflecting on the sacrifices of those who paved the way for our democratic journey. Republic Day reminds us of our collective responsibility to uphold the principles of justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity. I take pride in the freedom and opportunities that our constitution has granted us. Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Republic Day!”


Geetanjali Mishra, essaying Rajesh in &TV’s Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, says, “Republic Day is a day to take pride, remember the sacrifices and appreciate the values that hold us together and feel the patriotic spirit. The day is celebrated when our constitution came into effect, marking the birth of the world’s largest democracy. For citizens, it holds deep significance as a reminder of the principles that guide our nation – justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity. It symbolises the collective journey of our diverse nation towards unity and progress. Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Republic Day.” Shubhangi Atre, essaying Angoori Bhabhi in &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai, says, “Republic Day fosters a profound sense of national pride and patriotism. The ceremonial hoisting of the flag, resonant patriotic melodies, and nationwide events serve as poignant reminders of India’s identity and steadfast dedication to democratic ideals. This day holds significance in commemorating the formulation of the Indian constitution. It serves as a poignant reminder of our arduous freedom struggle, honouring the courageous sacrifices made by freedom fighters to safeguard our nation. This day’s diverse events and ceremonies act as a unifying force, bringing people from varied backgrounds together and underscoring the essence of unity in diversity. Wishing everyone a joyous Republic Day. Jai Hind!”