Baba Ramdev celebrates Republic Day by hoisting tiranga. Republic Day: Baba Ramdev hoists National Flag. Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev was one of the celebrated personalities who hosted the national flag in Uttarakhand's Haridwar on Friday. Despite the bitter weather, Baba Ramdev arrived in his simple attire to deliver his speech at the Republic Day celebration. As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day, wishes poured in from all over the world. For the first time 10 heads of states, from ASEAN or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, will watch watch the grand parade with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajpath, the ceremonial road in the heart of Delhi.