National anthem

Muted celebrations

Though the event had its traditional grand style, the drastic cut in the guests list made all the difference. Old-timers recall the long queues the distinguished guests made for the small circular stairs to reach the Rashtrapati Bhavan lawns.

Educating a girl child

A CSR film was projected by the Skipper Foundation team titled Dropped Outwas screened, which talked about the fact that 57 per cent of the women population drop out from school, colleges or workspaces just because women education is still not an important issue to many.

Sovereign India celebrates 70th Republic Day today

President Ram Nath Kovind will host Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of Republic of South Africa, at Rajpath; the Republic Day Parade will start with Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti under India Gate, paying homage to the martyrs