72nd Republic Day celebrations begin across the country today. The entire world is all set to witness the patriotic spirit of India. R-day is celebrated every year on January 26 with great fervor and zeal. It is commemorated as the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950.
On this day, the nation enjoys the parade ceremony by regiments of the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and paramilitary forces at Rajpath. The parades by armed forces and school children showcase a multi-hued image of the country's rich cultural heritage and military prowess.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, schoolchildren were not allowed to participate in the grand event.
It is not incorrect to say that be it any festival or occasion, it remains incomplete without songs and the same thing goes with Republic Day.
To mark the day, let us celebrate the 72nd Republic Day with Bollywood songs that have not only make us proud but also invoke the feeling of patriotism and pride in all of us.
Listen to these top 5 Bollywood songs that will fill your chest with pride.
Check out Patriotic Songs:
1. Teri Mitti (Kesari)
The song was featured in Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer Kesari. B Praak gave his mesmerizing voice to the song, while the lyrics of the song were written by Manoj Muntashir.
2. Maa Tujhe Salaam
One of the best and popular patriotic songs that play on every occasion like Republic Day. It was the title track of the 1997 studio album, Vande Mataram. The credit for this amazing song goes to music maestro AR Rahman.
3. Aye Watan Tere Liye (Karma)
The evergreen patriotic song that was featured in the 1986 film Karma. It has been composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The film featured an array of stars- Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Jackie Shroff, Naseeruddin Shah, Anil Kapoor, and Sridevi.
4. Mera Rang De Basanti (The Legend Of Bhagat Singh)
The song has been composed by maestro AR Rahman. It was crooned by Sonu Nigam.
5. Mere Desh Ki Dharti (Upkar)
One of the best songs from the 1967 film ‘Upkar’. The film perfectly describes the beauty of our soil and culture. Singh Mahendra Kapoor gave his soulful voice to the patriotic track. While the lyrics were written by Gulshan Kumar Mehta. The song was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji that features Manoj Kumar.
The song also received the Filmfare Award for best lyrics.