Delhi, Jan 23: As India prepares to celebrate the 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday, the Centre released a heartwarming video of the Indian Navy warming up to the tunes of the hit Bollywood song ‘Monica, Oh My Darling!’.

Centre shared a two-minute video of the jawans in full Naval uniform cheering and singing to the hit song during the breaks from the practices which start before sunrise and continue well into the day.

The government has encouraged people to book an e-seat for the Republic Day celebrations.

Dressed in the Indian Navy uniform and holding rifles, the personnel are seen dancing to the tune to Bollywood song from the movie Once Upon A Time In Mumbai with Rashtrapati Bhavan in the background.

The video was shared by MyGovIndia Twitter. “What a sight! This video will definitely give you goosebumps! Flag of India Flag of India Are you ready to witness the grand 73rd Republic Day celebrations with us? Register now and book your e-Seat today!” the caption read.

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The country’s grand Republic Day celebrations on January 26 at Rajpath in New Delhi will once again be scaled down amid a sharp surge in the Covid-19 cases across states and Union territories.

There will be no foreign dignitary as chief guest at the Republic Day parade like last year. The leaders of five Central Asian nations—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan—were invited by India to be chief guests at the event. However, India has now decided not to host the leaders.