What song do Indian Navy personnel groove to while warming up for rehearsal for the 73rd Republic Day Parade in Delhi? Apparently Bollywood songs, showed a video released by the government.
In the video, tweeted by MyGovIndia – a government civic participation platform – Indian Navy personnel were seen grooving to a Bollywood song during rehearsals at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.
Dressed in naval uniform, rifles in hand, the defense personnel moved to the rhythm of Duniya Mein Logon Ko, sung by RD Burman and Asha Bhosle from the film Apna Desh.
The 2.25 minute video has been viewed over 50,000 times to date. The caption read: “What a sight! This video will definitely give you goosebumps! Are you ready to join us in the grand celebrations of the 73rd Republic Day? Register now and book your e-Seat today!”
What a sight! This video will definitely give you goosebumps!??????? ?????????
Are you ready to join us in the grand celebrations of the 73rd Republic Day? Register now and book your e-Seat today! https://t.co/kJFkcXoR2K@DefenceMinIndia@AmritMahotsavpic.twitter.com/3WZG30DWQ0
– MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) January 22, 2022
The Bollywood song was played as part of the warm-up for Navy personnel and will in no way be part of the Republic Day celebrations, official sources told NDTV.
“This is generally done early in the day to warm the youth up for the day’s activities. It will not be part of an official parade, only used as a warm-up exercise,” an official source told NDTV.
Like last year, the grand Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath in New Delhi are scaled back amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases across the country.
For the second year in a row, no foreign leader will be the main guest at the Republic Day event.
The number of people allowed to take part in the January 26 parade this year has also been reduced by 70 to 80 percent to about 5,000 to 8,000. Around 25,000 people were allowed to take part in last year’s parade.