It has become a tradition in India to invite a foreign guest to the Republic Day celebrations held every year after independence. The aim is to not only inform foreign guests of the richness of Indian cultural traditions but also to improve diplomatic relations. But this time the Republic Day celebrations are going on without any foreign guest.
The Center has decided to hold the Republic Day celebrations this year with various precautions as the corona effect diminishes. It is using the services of a limited number of jawans as well as other officers and staff as compared to the past. No matter how much care was taken, the corona infected up to 200 of the soldiers who came for the Republic Day Parade rehearsal. They were then sent for isolation. Meanwhile, the Center has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a foreign guest for this year’s Republic Day celebrations. But he also said that he would not come and that this year’s celebrations would be held without a foreign guest.
The new strain that has recently emerged in Britain is causing a stir. There was also a lockdown once again with the effect of the new strain. India has also canceled flights from Britain for fear of a new strain. Boris Johnson called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and told him that he would not be coming on the 5th of this month for fear of criticism of his visit to India if people in his own country were flirting with Corona in such circumstances. It was rumored that another guest would be invited. But the Department of State announced that it was not inviting anyone to this year’s Republic Day celebrations. In 1950, Indonesian President Sukarno first attended the Republic of India celebrations as a foreign guest. After that in 1952 1953, 1966 foreign guests could not attend due to various circumstances.