Chief Guest at republic day 2019

 India following the tradition of "ATTITHI DEVO BHAVA", has  been inviting various dignities of foreign countries since the first republic day in 1950.
PM NARENDRA MODI invited president of South Africa His Excellency MATAMELA CYRIL RAMAPHOSA as the chief guest for the REPUBLIC DAY 2019. PM met the south African President at the G-20 summit, and invited him as a chief guest for republic day 2019.
The first chief guest at the republic day of 1950 was PRESIDENT SUKARNO of INDONESIA,  and the list continues till today.
as the tweet by PM MODI says this invitation will strengthen the bilateral relationship between two countries. This year we will be celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi, and Mahatma Gandhi has close link with South Africa as well.
Talking about the short brief history of Indian republic day, every year 26th January is celebrated as the republic day, first republic day was celebrated on 26th January 1950. On this day Indian national Constitution was implemented but constitution of India was adopted on 26th November 1949. The date chosen for this was 26th January because of the historical significance of date 26th January. In 1930 on 26th January Indian national congress announced the complete independence("purna Swaraj") that is why 26th January is chosen as the republic day.
Cyril Ramaphosa is the 5th president of South Africa. He has been the choice of Nelson Mandela as future president. He is a well known businessman, skillful negotiator and a strategist.

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