Republic Day 2019 Celebrations: CSMT Building in Mumbai Illuminates in Tricolour; View Pics
Mumbai's CSMT building illuminates in Tricolour on the eve of Republic Day 2019 (Photo Credits: ANI)

Mumbai, January 25: Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) illuminated in the colours of the national flag on the eve of Republic Day 2019. On Friday, the heritage building lit in saffron, white and green showcasing the tricolour. On January 26, 2019, India will celebrate its 70th Republic Day which sees various official events including the parade at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. Republic Day Parade 2019 Live Streaming: How, Where & When to Watch Live Telecast of India's Might, State Tableaux From Rajpath on January 26.

Every year on Independence Day and Republic Day, the UNESCO accredited building lights up in tricolour. The iconic CSTM building observes various national and international events by illuminating in colours of the particular nation's flag. During the Paris terror attack, the building was illuminated in the colours of the French flag in solidarity with the victims. CSTM Building in Mumbai Illuminates in Tricolour to Wish & Celebrate India Independence Day 2018: View Pics.

The CSTM building which is an architectural splendour was built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The station's name was changed from Victoria Terminus (VT) to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in March 1996 in honour of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the founder of Maratha Empire. It was renamed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in 2017. Republic Day 2019 Significance: Know the Importance & History Behind 26 January Celebrated as India's Republic Day.

After August 15 (Independence Day), the 26th of January is considered the most important day. the Republic Day marks the coming into force of India's own constitution and the nation becoming a 'Republic' in the real sense of the word. The Republic Day parade will start from the Raisina Hill Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The Indian Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution on November 26, 1949. However, it came into effect January 26, 1950, with a democratic government system.