Colors has confirmed that it will be broadcasting live coverage celebrations of the 66th India Republic Day worldwide.

The Republic Day parade and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message will be relayed live from India state broadcaster, Doorsarshan.

This is the first time Colors and Rishtey will beam the coverage to this scale.

“The iconic Republic Day parade and the Prime Minister’s message to the nation is content that drives cohesive viewing in families. Being able to bring to our audience the much awaited parade and message from our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, live, is a privilege and a source of pride for the team at Colors and Rishtey,” said Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors.

“This is our way to celebrate our 66th Republic Day, by bringing it closer to our audiences, in India and the world,” he added.

“For the first time in history, we have a US president attending the Republic Day celebrations and we are able to simulcast this historic event live to our audiences,” Nayak said.

In the UK, coverage will commence at 03:30 (morning) on Monday 26th January.