Indian army contingents march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. India celebrated its 70th Republic Day. (Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)


The tradition continues as Indians all over the world marked India’s 70thRepublic Day with much pomp and show. From Delhi to San Francisco, the tri-color was to be seen everywhere.


India’s Republic Day is a special day for all Indians, residents and non-residents alike. This year was the 70th Republic Day of the largest democracy in the world, a glorious reminder to all Indians to celebrate their country and rejoice in the rich heritage of India.

Like in many other parts of the world, the Consulate General of India, San Francisco, celebrated the Indian Republic Day, Jan. 26, with many from the Indian diaspora in attendance.

The Consulate held a community reception at the India Community Center in Milpitas, Calif. Cultural programs by community kids and adults were arranged to mark the occasion.

A cultural dance performance by Indian American youth to mark India’s Republic Day at the India Community Center, in Milpitas, Calif., Jan. 26. (Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)

Vijaya Aasuri emceed the celebrations at ICC. (Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)

Consul General of India, San Francisco, Ambassador Sanjay Panda (c) poses with participants after handing them certificates of recognition. (Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)

Consul General of India, San Francisco, Ambassador Sanjay Panda speaks on the occasion of India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations in Silicon Valley. (Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)

Consul General of India, San Francisco, Ambassador Sanjay Panda (r) handing a certificate of recognition. (Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)

The expat Indian American community and local dignitaries gathered at a reception hosted by the Indian Consulate, San Francisco, to mark India’s Republic Day at the India Community Center, in Milpitas, Calif., Jan. 26. (Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)