PM Narendra Modi greeted and waved at people before leaving Rajpath. This was on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day. This year, India’s biggest ceremonial event at Rajpath took place under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event commenced with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate for the wreath-laying ceremony. President Ram Nath Kovind, the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces officially began the Republic Day parade with the flag hoisting ceremony.