Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Preparations have been completed to celebrate the 74th Republic Day in Madhya Pradesh with joy, pomp and dignity. The full dress final rehearsal of the Republic Day parade took place on 24 January. The final rehearsal of the joint parade and cultural programs to be held at the Republic Day celebrations was held at the Red Parade Ground on Tuesday. Director General of Police Sudhir Kumar Saxena, who was present on the spot, took stock of the parade and arrangements for the programme.
The country will celebrate 74th Republic Day this year. The main program in Madhya Pradesh will be held on January 26 at the Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal at 9 am. State Governor Mangubhai Patel will be present as the chief guest in this.
Chief guest took the salute
Ramchandra Singh Kushwaha, head constable of 7th Battalion, who has been playing the role of chief guest for the last 18 years, acted as the symbolic chief guest and took the salute of the combined parade by hoisting the flag. After this, went around in an open jeep and inspected the parade. Amidst the fire, the police band played the tune of "Jana Gana Mana" under the direction of Inspector Sunil Katare. A speech was also made to symbolize the message of the chief guest. Along with this, cheers were raised in honor of the President.
After the celebratory fire, a joint parade took place amidst the melodious tunes of the Police Band. The parade was led by Aditya Mishra, Additional Superintendent of Police, Balaghat, an officer of the 2018 batch of the Indian Police Service. Deputy Superintendent of Police ATS Rahul Kumar Saiyam performed the duty of Parade to-IC. 19 contingents including Gujarat Reserve Police Force, Equestrian Corps and Dog Squad participated in the joint parade.
Students also did final practice
After the joint parade, the final practice of colorful cultural programs by the students of various schools and the Department of Culture was done. In cultural programmes, Mansarovar Public School, Subhash Utkrisht School, DPS Neelbad and a joint team of seven schools presented programs. Along with this, famous folk dances of Dhulia and Gond tribes were also practiced.
During the parade rehearsal, Head Constable Ramchandra Singh Kushwaha was treated and saluted by the police personnel and officers with full protocol like the Governor and the Chief Minister. Let us tell you that for the last 18 years, Head Constable Ramchandra has been playing the role of Governor and Chief Minister on the occasion of Independence Day and Republic Day rehearsals. In this way Ramchandra Kushwaha becomes dummy Chief Minister and Governor every year for a few hours.