This R-Day, commoners not VIPs figured in special invitees list

New Delhi: Construction workers of the Central Vista, Kartavya Path, New Parliament House besides milk and vegetable vendors, rickshaw pullers, street vendors were the special official invitees during the 74th Republic Day parade here.

The special or Shram Yogi guests were made to sit in the front row at Kartavya Path.

According to the Defence Ministry, invitations were sent to common people of all sections of society, such as Shram Yogis involved in the construction of Central Vista, Duty Path, New Parliament House, milk, vegetable vendors, street vendors etc. . These special invitees who reached the Republic Day celebrations were made to sit prominently on the duty path.

Two hundred students who came to participate in the ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ programme with the Prime Minister were also made guests of the celebrations. These students also visited Raj Ghat, PM Museum and other monuments.

Image courtesy of (IANS)

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