Russian Embassy breaks into Bollywood dance on India’s Republic Day

Dressed in traditional Indian attire, the participants showcased a fusion of Indian and Russian dance steps, creating a visual feast.

| Updated: 26 January, 2024 2:33 pm IST
Russian embassy wished India, a happy republic day

NEW DELHI: The Russian Embassy marked India’s 75th Republic Day by sharing a delightful dance video on their official X handle. The video featured embassy staff, children, and artists grooving to the Bollywood hit “Main Nikla Gaddi Leke.” Dressed in traditional Indian attire, the participants showcased a fusion of Indian and Russian dance steps, creating a visual feast.

The caption accompanying the video expressed the sentiment: Happy Republic Day, #India! From Russia with love.” The post quickly garnered attention, amassing close to 1.2 lakh views and nearly 7,800 likes within hours.

X users flooded the comments section with appreciation. “This is amazing,” exclaimed one user, while another thanked Russia, and a third described the post as “awesome.” The dance video offered a unique and joyous celebration, leaving viewers happy and amazed.

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Amidst the Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path in New Delhi, the Russian Embassy’s unconventional tribute stood out. The video showcased people waving Indian flags and dancing to the iconic Bollywood tune. Russian dancers in traditional attire added an international flair to the celebration. Towards the end, participants held placards forming the phrase ‘Happy Republic Day.’

Russian Ambassador to India, Denis Alipov, conveyed warm wishes in his message, expressing hope for India’s prosperity and well-being. The video captured the essence of Rusi-Bharatiya Dosti (Russian-Indian friendship) through a shared cultural celebration.

Notably, India’s Republic Day parade featured diverse themes, including ‘Viksit Bharat,’ showcasing the nation’s cultural diversity, and ‘Bharat – Loktantra ki Matruka,’ emphasising unity in diversity. French President Emmanuel Macron attended as the Chief Guest.

A historic highlight of the parade was an all-women Tri-Service contingent, symbolising Nari Shakti. Women pilots participated in the Indian Air Force’s fly-past, emphasising women’s empowerment.

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The parade unfolded with over 100 women artists playing traditional Indian musical instruments. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute at the National War Memorial, leading the nation in honouring fallen heroes.

President Droupadi Murmu, the first woman to lead Republic Day celebrations, and President Macron arrived in a traditional buggy, a nostalgic touch after 40 years. The ceremony featured a 21-gun salute with indigenous 105-mm Indian Field Guns, marking a momentous celebration of India’s 75th Republic Day.

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