Republic Day: Celebrating India’s Constitutional Heritage and National Pride

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Republic Day: Celebrating India’s Constitutional Heritage and National Pride

Republic Day in India is celebrated on January 26th each year. It marks the day when the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950, replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The adoption of the Constitution made India a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic.

Republic Day of India symbolizes the culmination of India’s struggle for independence. The Republic of India reflects the principles of liberty, equality, justice, and fraternity enshrined in the Constitution. One of the most interesting facts about the Indian constitution is that the nation did not have a permanent constitution at that time. It all functioned under the Government of India Act 1935. Afterward, the special drafting committee led by the great Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was formed to create a constitution for a newly independent nation.

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The constituent Assembly, which had a large number of representatives from various regions and different religions and communities had taken almost three years to finalise the Constitution of India. The Great Scholar Dr. B.R Ambedkar created the constitution for an Independent nation that’s the reason he is known as the “Father of the Indian Constitution”.

Every year on 26th January we celebrate Republic Day. It holds profound historical and constitutional significance. Republic Day is celebrated to honor the adoption of the constitution on January 26, 1950, by marking India’s transition to a democratic republic. This special day is celebrated as the Republic Day every year.

The main event takes place in the capital city, New Delhi, at Rajpath, where a grand parade is held to showcase the country’s military strength, cultural diversity, and various achievements. The President of India unfurls the national flag, and the ceremony is attended by dignitaries, foreign guests, and the general public. This year the chief guest is the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.

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We all know that Britishers ruled our country for more than two decades. Most of the freedom fighters lost their families in the battle of war for independence. Finally, after years of struggle for India’s Independence from British rule and after sacrificing countless freedom fighters our country got independence in 1947. On 15th August 1947, India gained independence from British rule. We Indians celebrate our national festival with full enthusiasm. On this day many officers and schools remain closed due to a national holiday. Government offices, schools, and institutes arrange flag-hoisting ceremonies on the occasion of Republic Day.

Our country India is rich in culture, tradition, and heritage. The Incredible beauty of India showcases the variety of cultural diversity of our nation. The Republic Day celebrations in India are a grand spectacle, featuring a colorful parade on Lal Kila in the capital, New Delhi. The event showcases the country’s diverse cultural heritage, military prowess, and technological advancements.

Republic Day Celebration

Our country is all set to celebrate its 75th Republic Day on 26th January 2024. This day has great importance as it marks the achievement of ‘Purna Swaraj’ for our country. When the first president of our nation Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first president of India then at that time, he unfurled the national flag on the first Republic Day. Since that time, it has become a ritual that the president will unfurl the flag on every 26th January. Hence, every Republic Day our honorable President unfurls the flag at Rajpath, commemorating the formal adoption of the Indian Constitution.

Republic Day highlights that the constitution is like the boss of all laws that guide the country on how to safeguard the rights of the people. Hence, 26th January is one of the most important dates for our nation. On 26th January many distribute sweets and snacks on this special day. Here is the list of some of the most delicious sweet and snack options that people generally prefer on 26th January.

  • Barfi
  • Ladoo
  • Jalebi
  • Kachori
  • Samosa with Gulab Jamun

Republic Day is a significant occasion for Indians, and it is celebrated with patriotic fervor across the country. People hoist the national flag, participate in cultural events, and take pride in their nation’s history and achievements. Schools, colleges, and various organizations also organize programs to commemorate this important day in the country’s history.

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