NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Google’s Sundar Pichai are getting the Padma Bushan, India’s third highest civilian award. Both executives grew up in India before coming to America to lead some of the most influential tech companies in the world. 

India celebrated Republic Day with an iconic parade in Delhi, showcasing its military prowess and cultural pageantry. This year’s celebrations are significant since it’s the 75th anniversary of India’s the formation of the Indian constitution.

U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts is calling out Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his government is trying to take away the rights of religious minorities. The Democrat was joined by three other members of Congress who say India’s Constitution is under threat from Hindu Nationalism and persecution under Modi. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.