What are the Indian Navy personnel singing as they warm up for the 73rd Republic Day parade in Delhi? Apparently, the Bollywood song showed a video released by the government.
The video, tweeted by MyGovIndia – a government civic engagement platform – shows Indian Navy personnel singing a Bollywood song during a rehearsal at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.
Navy uniformed, rifle-wielding defense personnel were seen advancing to the beat. Duniya May Lagan Co.RD Varman and Asha Bhonsle sang from Apna Desh Cinema.
The 2.25 minute video has received over 50,000 views so far. The caption reads, “What a scene! This video will surely captivate you! Are you ready to celebrate the 73rd Republic Day with us? Register now and book your e-seat today!”
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Are you ready to celebrate the 73rd Republic Day with us? Register now and book your e-seat today! https://t.co/kJFkcXoR2KEfDefenceMinIndiaAmrit Mahotsavpic.twitter.com/3WZG30DWQ0
– MyGovIndia (mygovindia) January 22, 2022
The Bollywood song was played as part of a warm-up exercise for Navy personnel and will in no way be part of the Republic Day celebrations, official sources told NDTV.
“This is usually done early in the day to warm up the youth for the day’s activities. It will not be part of any official parade, it will only be used as a warm-up exercise,” an official source told NDTV.
Like last year, the celebration of Grand Republic Day on the streets of New Delhi will be reduced to a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases across the country.
For the second time in a row, no foreign head of state or government will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations.
The number of people allowed to take part in the parade on January 26 this year has also been reduced by 70-80 per cent to around 5,000-8,000. About 25,000 people were allowed to participate in last year’s parade.