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Great expectations I have as the 66th Republic Day approaches. It has been a matter of honour for me to do the running commentary on the electronic media in Hindi on the august national event, the Republic Day Parade, year after year for the last four decades plus.
Come 26 January 2015 and the Rajpath will be all decked up for the Republic Day Parade. President Pranab Mukherjee will take the salute of the Defence Forces contingents. Barack Obama, President of USA will be the Chief Guest for the Republic Day this year. PM Narendra Modi will be on the rostrum. Before the Parade PM Narendra Modi will pay homage to Martyrs at the Amar Jawan, India Gate.