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Rare Black And White Photos Of Republic Day Parades From Past

A group of young girls playing instruments and dancing during a march past to celebrate India's 11th Republic Day in Delhi.
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A group of young girls playing instruments and dancing during a march past to celebrate India's 11th Republic Day in Delhi.

The Republic Day Parade in Delhi has been always a matter of pride and joy for Indians since 1950 when it was first celebrated. From band marches to different military groups putting on their show, it is always one of the most anticipated events of the parade. The cultural show of different states is also always enjoyable to watch. Here are some of the best black and white photographs of the Republic Day Celebrations of yesteryears.

A boat on display in 1952 Republic Day parade
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A decorated elephant in 1952 Republic Day parade
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A view of the 1953 Republic Day parade
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India Gate on Republic Day,1954
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Camel corps in 1956 Republic Day parade
People watching 1974 Republic Day parade
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The Border Security Force rehearsing for the 1985 Republic Day parade
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Aerial view of 1985 Republic Day parade
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Republic Day parade at Vijay Chowk,1984
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