President Pranab Mukherjee presides over 68th Republic Day

| Updated: Jan 26, 2017 15:47 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 26 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday unfurled the Tricolour at Rajpath on the occasion of 68th Republic Day of India. The President also posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra to Havildar Hangpan Dada who died in Kupwara on May 27 after killing three terrorists. The award was received by his wife Chasen Lowang Dada. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the guest of honour of the occasion and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were also present there. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi and three service chiefs paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti. Prime Minister Modi took to his Twitter handle to greet the nation on this occasion. In view of today's ceremony, stringent measures have been taken to avoid any untoward incident. Security has been tightened in the national capital, particularly around Rajpath and the parade route in wake of the occasion. (ANI)