"On the auspicious occasion of Republic Day, heartfelt wishes to all Indians," was the first message by Amitabh Bachchan. Actress Bipasha Basu also wrote on Twitter, "This Republic day, I want my country to be 'saare jahaan se achchaa' in the true sense! Wish for a peaceful, healthy, literate nation. Happy Republic Day!"
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur posted, "As a child I saw 26th Jan as a holiday. Now I see it as a day of reevaluation of what we could have done and all that needs to be done for the nation."
Another message by Shahrukh Khan: "Great to wake up to the day our Constitution was introduced. Lazy day in bed with son daughter & now to tell them the story of our Republic"
"Gantantantra diwas mubarak (Happy Republic Day)! Cheers to all things Indian, and cheers to being Indian! Jai Hind!," posted Sonakshi Sinha.
"Watching the republic day parade with my kids!!! Feel so proud to see the diversity and vibrancy of our country and culture! Jai hind," tweeted actress Juhi Chawla.
Lara Dutta wrote, "Wishing all Indian twitter friends a very Happy Republic Day! Don't forget to watch the march past!:-)
Many more messages and posts were seen on Twitter by celebrities writing how proud they were to be Indians.