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India's 64th Republic Day

India celebrated its 64th Republic Day on Saturday 26th January 26, 2013 with celebrations all over the country. – Photos and text by Reuters

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Jan 26, 2013 05:23pm
Mr Hamid, India has 28 states and 7 union territories. Kashmir is just one of them. The only reason we need to pay special attention to it is because your nation has been salivating at it for over 65 years.
Jan 26, 2013 06:36pm
Why is dawn publishing these. Just to rub it into face of pakistanis. Lets focus on freedom struggle of balochistan.
Secular no more
Jan 26, 2013 04:09pm
Long live DAWN....
Jan 26, 2013 05:14pm
Well, actually none of the largest newspapers of India carried this many pictures of the Republic Day celebrations either, if that is any consolation...:-) it's just that Dawn has a larger and more diverse multimedia section. I think that's something to be admired, don't you?
umesh bhagwat
Jan 26, 2013 12:06pm
whither India? Today is Republic day! On this day in 1950 India was declared to be a Republic. We , the people of India,gave to ourselves a splendid Constitution which constituted India into a sovereign,democratic,secular and independent nation. The foundations of India were to be built on the basis of freedom,equality,justice and tolerance. The ideal was Swaraj as conceived by Vivekananda,Tilak,Sri Aurobindo,Das and others.In other words Rule of the people,by the people and for the people! Could there have been a greater vision for a modern nation? 64 years down the road,are we on the right path? Is it true that poverty,hunger,malnutrition,disease,illiteracy,sexual violence,corruption,communal strife and feudalism is still rampant?40% of or population goes hungry to bed!The number of poor in India is more than in Africa!The political class and the intelligentsia are intellectually and morally bankrupt!Our educational system is decrepit and obsolete.Money power and muscle power are the sole criteria for getting elected to Parliament and other legislative bodies.Are these the fruits of freedom? All is not lost yet!If we can revive our cultural roots and r-invent ourselves India can still attain Swaraj within a few decades!However this will require tremendous determination,sacrifice and hard work.The future lies with the brave and the daring!It is the youth,the women and the poor who have the largest stake in the building of a harmonious,just,equal,tolerant and free society.
Jan 26, 2013 05:09pm
Thanks dawn
Jan 26, 2013 09:49pm
Of course, if they (Pakistan) had followed the path of democracy. Unbroken one.
Hamid Bhurgari
Jan 26, 2013 12:09pm
When did Dawn become an Indian newspaper? Where are pictures of Kashmir and how they are celebrating this "republic day"?
Jan 27, 2013 03:03pm
I wonder why 50 % of the news in all pak newspaper publish news on India, while in India no news paper gives so much importance to pak news.
Jan 26, 2013 06:36pm
i am really amazed after seeing these pics in Dawn news paper....i fell that there are so many people who want piece and friendship...i wish all the best to Dawn and keep the good work..
alien indian
Jan 28, 2013 11:05am
what are you looking from India ? charity or donations ??
Jan 26, 2013 06:30pm
it would have been much better if dawn had shown the mukerji giving a good will message to pakistani nation for be ready to bear the wrath of indian military muscle.
Jan 26, 2013 04:23pm
i am proud of me an INDIAN, JAI HIND
Milan Bhise
Jan 28, 2013 08:03am
Dawn, great newspaper and tradition of Pakistan. Its great pleasure reading it over the years. Thank you Dawn
Ram Krishan Sharma
Jan 27, 2013 12:42am
Pakistan should join India under a New name for Both these countries as United States of India. Then we may be able to find a lasting peace between these two.
Jan 26, 2013 03:22pm
Will they show Pakistan the same way in Indian Media.
Jan 26, 2013 03:52pm
Hamid !!!! its good for Pakistan and India, now the time has come for citizens of both countries to ask their respective political leaders to stop the nonsense blame game and let the citizens to concentrate on their growth. Pakistan could do much more with good relations with India, Pak desperately needs a good economy, good education and social awakening rather than wasting money on Military. Hope you understand, India has gone far away and quality of life has improved substantially.
True Indian
Jan 26, 2013 06:32pm
I salute Dawn news paper, and i think most of Indian read Dawn news paper, even i wish our Media also should show some pictures from Pak....All the best again Dawn and Jai Hine
Jan 26, 2013 03:55pm
truly independent minded news website by publishing something positive from india. well done pakistan media!
Jan 26, 2013 03:59pm
We have pakistan's presence in our flag, do u have even a DOT of Orange in ur air ?
Jan 26, 2013 04:01pm
I am sure no Indian Newspaper will ever show Pakistani Independence day celebration but since Our media outlets are the slave of money so throw the money and they are yours and that is why they are showing us Indian Celebrations.
Jan 26, 2013 02:44pm
i missed my greate nation, as an expart all the best, be couragious, and be proud.
Jan 26, 2013 01:35pm
Its really amazing that Dawn publish India
M Khan
Jan 26, 2013 07:55pm
M Khan
Jan 26, 2013 07:54pm
Jan 27, 2013 01:23pm
They are celebrating Republic Day, I don't know. They are surely busy catering the millions of Tourists visiting Kashmir. Not everyone in India has to believe in the idea of India. As long as they don't create a ruckus and ensure harmony, they will do just fine..
Jan 28, 2013 09:39am
They will write about if anything good happens in Pakistan
Jan 26, 2013 07:17pm
BTW,We will show how 'Balochistan' will celebrate Pakistan republic day in Indian newspaper??
Jan 26, 2013 07:14pm
I will agree with you on this in regards to Indian media but again I couldn't find any foreign media that writes anything good about Pakistan.
Jan 27, 2013 01:13pm
Pakistani Independence day? Independence from whom? Hindus? India got independence from the British after people Gandhi, Nehru and Bhagat Singh fought hard for it, some even giving up their lives. There's no Pakistan Independence day, but creation day. Remember Jinnah did not spend a day in jail or in protest, like the real Freedom Fighters of India did.
Salman Chengazhi
Jan 27, 2013 07:47am
What the heck!, the indian officials had sent back pakistani hockey players, their showbiz had asked not to involve pakistani film artists, jaipur literary festival had asked to cancel invitations for pakistani writers and above all "No Business as Usual with Pakistan" (ManMohan Singh). No probing by UN is welcomed by India over LoC killings just not to internationalize the issue. So what special is in India's Republic Day for us?? Can Dawn shed some light on it.
Jan 27, 2013 10:22am
Hello, "No Need", Indian media always draws the "true picture" of Pakistan ;0))
Neer Nayan
Jan 27, 2013 05:43pm
Thanks Dawn..Keep it up! ALLAH TAALA bless the good souls!
Jan 27, 2013 11:44am
Thanks Dawn. It is always heartening to see the Indian perspective from your side. You are putting forth the best kind of journalism. Keep it up.
Jan 27, 2013 07:47pm
Founded by Qauid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Dawn has become an institution for learning journalism. Keep it up
Purnendu Singh
Jan 27, 2013 08:14pm
Dawn, we need a newspaper with your standards in India to counter the journo-porn that is so rampant here. Keep it up! You amaze and please me
Jan 27, 2013 08:43pm
Pakistani and Indian public at large has uniomous passions for each others among the old folks and new generation .But every thing can be transpired into permanent Peace if all the religion fanatics and opportunist politicians are ready to loose their powers to unit India and Pakistan as a single united country to show the world we can live together as we did since last 5000 years before converteion to Islam by invaders from Persia and Mugals. All land belongs to Indians and let it be once agin show these western societiesmthatbwebunder no religion can divide us,no foreign influence can Drive us to fight . We are one and were one all these westeners came to rob us.
Jan 28, 2013 12:17am
Thank you Dawn....I like most of the articles here...than Indian news .....really appreciate you effort. Cheers, Vivek
Jan 28, 2013 03:26am
I am an Indian and I really admire the Dawn. It offers balanced and unbiased views, especially on India, on most occassions. I am an Indian and sometimes I am embarrassed and saddened by not only the type of unprofessional reporting of some Indian news outlets, but also by the vitriol many jobless uninformed chaps spew against pakistan and leave no space for reasonable discussion unlike most of the people who comment on Dawn's forum
Shahryar Shirazi
Jan 28, 2013 01:18am
Journalism is about reporting. Un-biased reporting. That is what you see here. Emotions are for opinions and editorials. This is a news piece. Shahryar
Shahryar Shirazi
Jan 28, 2013 01:20am
Avi, I think "the hindu" in your country is like our Dawn. Thanks for the comments BTW. Shahryar
Jan 28, 2013 01:48am
Dawn shame on you for publishing pictures of weapon of mass destruction that will be used against your own countrymen. May be you need to clarify your alliance.
True Indian
Jan 28, 2013 02:44am
Its gud to see beautiful Indian tri-colour on a Pakistani news portal but Pakistan should not expect the same from India ..... First deserve then desire.....
Bacha Khan
Jan 28, 2013 03:42am
Very good gesture...It shows Pakistan media is independent and different from Pakistan state and Pakistan army.
Jan 28, 2013 04:43am
Sorry Ram, we have enough problem.
Jan 28, 2013 05:28am
Overcompensation Avishek?...:-) Dawn is great, but perhaps you forgot to look in your own backyard?
Jan 28, 2013 05:53am
Dawn is demonstrating what good journalism is. I salute Dawn. Indian media should also show Pakistan national celebrations.
Avishek Roy
Jan 27, 2013 10:16am
Thank you Dawn...Thanks a lot... and I more thing... I love you Pakistan... I wish my country's media industry can be wise enough like you...
Jan 27, 2013 03:38am
As an Indian, I would commend Dawn for publishing these picture on their website. But, to be very honest, an Indian newspaper would never do the same.
Jan 27, 2013 09:29am
Jan 27, 2013 05:19am
The Dawn is not a stooge of Pakistan, or the Muslims. It happens to based in the country named Pakistan with 99% percent Muslim population. I have seen many a time the Pakistanis ranting about why other than Pakistanis read, comment in the paper,or why the Dawn writes some thing good about a country with which Pakistan does not have good relations to begin with,Instead of feeling proud that they have an institution. Any how I feel very proud, even living in the West ( the U.S.) for over forty years that the South Asia has some really good world class news papers, and THE DAWN can compete with any liberal, free paper in the West. I truly trust it. And I read it, express my opinion freely. Thanks the Dawn it opens the window of fresh free flowing thoughts. Otherwise it's going to be a small ,shrinking pond of stinking water. Open your eyes, come out of slumber, look at the world with open mind and fresh thoughts. Long live THE DAWN. So I could look for another to-marrow.Celebrate that you have free press.
Jan 27, 2013 05:26am
Pakistani media reports news as news and mostly unbiased, while unfortunately Indian media reports news as stories and mostly propaganda as per "mood of the nation"
Jan 27, 2013 05:32am
I think long time ago
Jan 27, 2013 05:32am
Long time ago
Jan 27, 2013 05:34am
It takes a courage to do so
Cherian (Melbourne)
Jan 27, 2013 06:05am
Kudos Dawn for publishing our republic day celebrations setting aside partisan jingoism. Jai Hind and best regards to Pakistan
rajat choudhary
Jan 28, 2013 11:11am
mr AJ you are not a true indian for sure, our media when things are right go overboard and behaves as if we must sell india along with kashmir to pakistan, u seem to be an indian who has converted. we indians are peace loving people, we are not like these invaders, who rules with the power of their sword, but know times have changed, hardware don't work now its the software that will rule the world, and i assure u we have plenty of it,
Jan 27, 2013 06:32am
what u ll do with kashmir pictures re.. better see balochistan's or NWFP pics.. It would be good for you..