Ten huge scrolls depicting the valour and bravery of unsung heroes of freedom struggle were displayed along the Rajpath during the 73rd Republic Day parade.
The scrolls, each of 75 metres in length and 15 ft in height, were prepared during the Kala Kumbh' event jointly organised by ministries of defence and culture.
The scrolls were painted in two phases - at Bhubaneswar and Chandigarh - by over 600 renowned artists and young aspirants from across the country.
Inspiration for the scrolls was drawn from the unsung heroes of the freedom struggle, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of indigenous and contemporary visual art practices.
A flypast by 75 aircraft and helicopters is the highlight of this year's parade.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted people on the occasion of the Republic Day.
India is observing its 73rd Republic Day, the day its constitution came into force.
Modi tweeted, "Wishing you all a happy Republic Day. Jai Hind!"
PM Modi pays homage at war memorial
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage at the National War Memorial, a monument to the soldiers who have made supreme sacrifice for the country, on Republic Day on Wednesday.
Modi was joined by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and the three service chiefs as he paid tributes at a solemn ceremony.
Republic Day events commence with the homage ceremony at the war memorial.
India is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday.
PM Modi pays homage to the martyrs at the National War Memorial. Twitter/ @aaliayub9
Rajnath Singh tweets on Instagram