The Honourable Minister of State and for Foreign Affairs, Mr Paulo Portas, is arriving in Delhi on March 3rd, for a five-day visit which will also cover Mumbai and Goa. He will be accompanied by HE the State Secretary for Culture, Mr Jorge Barreto Xavier, the president of the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency, Aicep, Mr Pedro Reis, and a group of 40 businessmen from various sectors.
In India, Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950. The date of 26 January was chosen to honour the declaration of independence of 1930. While the main parade takes place in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the President of India, the anniversary is also celebrated with varying degrees of formality in state capitals and other centres.