Citizens to regroup today to salute defence forces, Covid warriors
The Times of India Mumbai|January 26, 2022
Siblings hold aloft the Tricolour on the eve of Republic Day at Andheri
Bella Jaisinghani

Mumbai: After a gap of one year, Republic Day festivities will resume in housing societies, institutions and other precincts on Wednesday.

Every year at Nagpada junction, hundreds of common citizens turn out in strength for the Republic Day ceremony. Madanpura corporator Rais Shaikh said, “The patriotism of our people is a shining example of togetherness. From students of neighbouring Maharashtra College to busy housewives, from little children to policemen of the area, all assemble as one to honour the Tricolour and proudly sing the National Anthem with respect and fervour.”

At Nagpada’s opposite end of the J J flyover, the terrace of Haj House has the tallest flag atop any building in the country. Yakoob Shekha, CEO, Haj Committee of India, said, “Our staff members organise the flag-hoisting ceremony, sing the National Anthem and distribute sweets.”

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