Times Now gears up for Republic Day weekend

MUMBAI: Times Now, the 24 hr English news channel brings a whole host of special programming to celebrate Republic Day which will continue into the weekend.

The channel starts the celebrations with a special programme on the oldest regiment in the Indian army- personal troops of the Indian President-The President's Men. Times Group had earlier launched an integrated campaign called India poised across all mediums. The India Poised campaign music video featuring Amitabh Bacchan and Gulzar will be interspersed with music by the trio Shankar, Ehsaan Loy.

A special interview series will have guests like Milind Deora, Rajeev Chandrashekhar and John Abraham as faces of emerging India. Half hour show like The Rising and I Play for India delves into the politics and sports arena of India.

The channel rounds up the day with its Newshour special which will focus on segments like cricket, citizen and Brand India. The weekend fare has interviews lined up with President APJ Abdul Kalam and a celebrity panel discussion with Shashi Tharoor, Prasoon Joshi, Mahesh Bhatt, Shobha De and Neville Tuli.

Speaking about the special programming on Republic Day,TIMES NOW editor in chief Arnab Goswami said, "TIMES NOW aims at providing viewers a complete picture of India. Special programming on the Republic Day and even the weekend will present views, opinions and suggestions of Indians who get affected and those who have significantly contributed in the emergence of the new nation."

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