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Google Doodle send wishes for Republic Day; illustrates elements of parade

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On the occasion of 73rd Republic Day, Google Doodle wishes everyone by displaying illustrations of elements used in parades.

About the illustration of Republic Day:

Today’s Google Doodle illustrates parade animals which includes an elephant, a horse, a dog, a camel, along with other elements like a red tabla, the parade path, a saxophone as part of the camel-mounted band, doves, and the tricolours of the nationals flag.

In a note released on the respectful occasion, the company said, “Today’s Doodle celebrates India’s Republic Day, commemorating 72 years since the Indian Constitution took effect and the nation completed its transition to an independent republic.”

The doodle illustrated the elements of the grand parade, with each letter of ‘Google’ embedded with a lot of symbolism. 

The symbols:

The ‘G’ has been formed with a wondrous mix of an elephant, a camel, a horse and a dog, being depicted together. All four animals are seen in the parade.

The ‘O’ next to it had been made using the image of a ‘tabla’, while the other ‘G’ had been depicted with a curvy saxophone, a wind instrument used by the bands in the parade.

Two doves, a symbol of peace, fly around the letter ‘L’ symbolically depicting the parade route with blue colour, standing next to the ‘E’ which is suffused in tricolour, representing the Indian flag.

Google, in its note further said, across the South Asian subcontinent, Republic Day is celebrated over a three-day period with cultural events that “honour the resilience, history, and diverse social fabric of the world’s most populous democracy.”

“The largest official display of national pride held today is the Republic Day Parade, elements of which are depicted in the Doodle artwork, from left to right, parade animals: an elephant, a horse, a dog, a camel; a red tabla; the parade path; a saxophone as part of the iconic camel-mounted band; doves; and the tricolours of the national flag,” it said.

Along Rajpath, a ceremonial boulevard in the Indian capital of New Delhi, this momentous parade features a float for Indian states alongside dozens of bands, folk dancers, and government officials, the note said.

In 2021, vibrant colours, art, and architectural, cultural and sartorial heritage of India was captured in a fascinating doodle to mark the Republic Day.

Republic day 2022:

This year the country is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day. While India gained independence from the British Raj in 1947, it wasn’t until January 26, 1950, that the Indian Constitution came into effect, and India became a sovereign state, declaring it a republic. Dr BR Ambedkar headed the Drafting Committee of the Constitution. Additionally, Constitution Day is celebrated in India on November 26 every year, as on November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India.

Republic Day is celebrated with much pomp all across the country. The main attraction of Republic Day celebrations is the annual parade which begins at Rajpath, Delhi, and ends at the India Gate. On this day, the country’s President hoists the flag at Rajpath, New Delhi. The ceremonious event also showcases India’s cultural and social heritage, parades and airshows by the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

Additionally, the President of India distributes Padma Awards to the deserving civilians of the country to honor their contribution to the nation. Brave soldiers are also awarded Paramveer Chakra, Ashok Chakra and Veer Chakra. Live webcast of the Republic Day Parade is also made accessible every year to millions of people who wish to view the parade over the Internet or TV. 

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