Newsletter January 2013
A new beginning, a new hope and resolutions! Let's welcome the New Year 2013 with zeal and zest. It's time to learn from the past and set goals to build a bright future. We at wish all our readers happiness and prosperity in the year ahead.
We, at the National Portal of India, are dedicated to keep you informed with all the latest developments pertaining to India and its diverse facets by providing a unique gateway to access important information. Our constant endeavor is to make your visit to the National Portal a more satisfying experience. We wish to get your kind support as we have been receiving so far. Do write to us, if you have any suggestions or the feedback.
Republic day
The month of January creates an aura of patriotism. As India celebrates its 64th Republic Day on January 26, we will bring to you:
  • Live webcast/ video on demand of the Republic Day celebrations
  • Live webcast/ video on demand of President's address to the nation
  • List of awardees for Bharat Ratna, Param Vir Chakra, Padma awards, Gallantry awards, Bravery awards, Correctional Service Medal awards, Police Medal for Gallantry awards, Police Medal for Meritorious Service awards and President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service
  • Journey of Indian Republic
  • Republic Day celebrations
  • History of Indian Tricolor
  • Republic Day greetings
  • Republic Day parade glimpses
  • Images from the past
What's New
What's new
The National Portal of India has been revamped with new information architecture, look and feel and improved discoverability of information and services.
We expect that the new architecture will help the citizens to access the required information easily.
Accessibility is one of the key factors to make a website useful. A non-accessible website could trouble an individual in many ways.
The Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) have been formulated so as to guide website designers to make their sites usable, user friendly and universally accessible. The complete set of guidelines in printable format can be accessed from our website
For more information on guidelines and tips for websites please refer to Guidelines for Indian Government Websites.
Celebrations become dearer when we have the well wishes of our loved ones. Share your heartfelt feelings with our e-cards.
During this month send wishes on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Republic day (26 January).
Latest Government Press Releases
Latest Government Press Releases

Get information about the latest government press releases in Hindi as well as in English on our press releases page.
The Photo Gallery section enables you to view photographs of the latest events and functions held by the government.
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Did You Know?
Did You Know?
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