Republic Day (INDIA) 26th January
Republic Day (INDIA) is a national festival and is celebrated on 26th January of every year. This day is declared as a national holiday. It honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India and thus, turning the nation into a newly formed republic.
Republic Day (India) - 26 January
Republic Day is a national festival and is celebrated on 26th January of every year. This day is declared as a national holiday.
We got freedom from the British on 15 August 1947, but we were not having any form of government or constitution or political parties. On 26th January 1950,
The Constitution gave the citizens of India the power to choose their own government and paved the way for democracy. Dr. Rajendra Prasad took oath as the first President of India at the Durbar Hall in Government House
India implemented the Constitution. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was elected as the President of Indian National Congress and Poorna Swaraj was declared on 26th January 1930. After independence, a special constituent assembly was appointed for making the Constitution of India. Dr B.R Ambedkar led the constitution drafting committee. It was created in such a manner that all citizens of India could enjoy equal rights pertaining to their religions, culture, caste, sex and creed. Moreover, it marks the end of the British rule and birth of India as a Republic State.
Celebration in INDIA:
On Republic Day, flag hoisting ceremonies and parades by armed forces and school children are held in different parts of the country. The grandest and most important of these parades is held at Rajpath in New Delhi, which showcases a multi-hued image of the country's rich cultural heritage and military prowess.
The President of India raises the national flag on Rajpath in New Delhi. It is followed by a 21 gun salute and the national anthem. People from all over the country visit the Rajpath to view the grand celebration of Republic Day. The first President who hoisted the flag ceremony was Dr Rajendra Prasad.
In school, colleges, government offices and private organisations, the celebration is enjoyed with full enthusiasm. March past and parade takes place in schools along with the other functions. Many schools distribute sweets to students. The people celebrate the spirit of freedom and forget the difference between them such as caste, religion, language and culture.