India will celebrate its 74th Republic Day on the 26th of January 2023. India celebrates Republic Day in honour of the day when the constitution of India came into effect in the year 1950. Republic Day is declared a national holiday in India. All government and private workplaces, schools, and colleges remain closed or they celebrate this day by hosting India’s national tricolour flag and by distributing sweets among the children and other people. India has always used to commemorate this day by organizing a grand military parade in the national capital of India, New Delhi. This grand military parade signifies India’s fearless, graceful, and power-packed army team. It also demonstrates India’s rich cultural heritage.
Republic Day is one of the most important national festivals of India amongst the three national festivals of India (Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti) celebrated on the 15th of August and the 2nd of October. Republic Day is celebrated on the 26th of January by every citizen of India because on this day the “Constitution of India” came to enact in 1950 by replacing the ‘Government of India Act’ and India became a democratic republic country after the Independence of 1947 from the Britishers and became a republic.
To showcase the beautiful relationship between the cities, states, and countrymen of India enormous beautiful tableaux designed by different ministers of India are exhibited during the parade to show the unity among the Indians. The parade follows the president of India as the supreme commander of the military. The president of India unfurls the national flag. People from different countries, cities, and states gather to see this historic Republic Day parade and the tableaux showcases.
India is a fearless country that is ready to fight against any antisocial movement or any dangerous situation. India’s government is very polite and humble to the rest of the countries and has also helped other countries in this difficult situation. Every year on the Republic Day function, some VIP people from other countries like presidents and some others are invited as chief guests for the Republic Day function celebrations.
Importance of Republic Day
Republic Day is not a normal festival it is the national festival of India and it is important for all the residents of India of every caste and religion and is celebrated by everyone, though after being Independent in 1947 India was not fully independent and was following the laws made by the British Government after the newly announced “Constitution of India” under the chairmanship of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar India became an established democratic country on the world stage. Hence if now we are free to take decisions independently or raise our voices against any type of misconduct or oppression (odds) it’s only possible because of the democratic nature of our country. This is the reason why it is so important.
History of Republic Day
Republic Day being held on 26th Jan was not a coincidence there is a past and it’s quite interesting. When Congress first demanded Purna Swaraj on the 26th of Jan in 1930. It started in 1929 during the Congress session in Lahore under the chairmanship of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Congress had announced granting an autonomous rule for India by the 26th of Jan 1930 and after that India would declare itself a completely independent country but when this day came to no reaction was there from the British The government on the issue and after that Congress started its active movement of achieving complete Independence from that day. Though when India became Independent on the 15th of Aug 1947 remembering the day of 26th Jan, the Constitution of India was established on the same date.
Celebration of Republic Day
Republic Day is celebrated on the 26th of Jan every year. The President of India hoists the national flag at Rajpath in New Delhi and after that, the national anthem “Jan Gan Man” all the other people present there collectively stand and sings the national anthem. And After that various cultural, folk programs like dancing, singing is being performed. Parade, march past is also held by various regiments of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force.
It shows the diplomatic power to give a message to the world that we are capable of our defence. To enhance our relationship with other countries we also invite the chief guests from different countries. People celebrate this day by singing India’s national anthem and some other patriotic songs of India. Some other cultural events based on Indian freedom fighters are performed by various students in schools and colleges. Most of the events of Republic Day include a lot of gatherings among people
Republic Day is too important for us as the “Constitution of India” and its Republican form gave us freedom. Our country was established as a democratic country on the world map. That is why it is celebrated with so much enthusiasm and joy all over the world. Being Indian citizens we must follow in the footsteps of our great leaders. Who died fighting for the freedom of our country India.
India is an independent and democratic country since the year 1950 If go to conclusion we can say that the genetics of India’s various freedom fighters like Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, and many others are still alive in India today’s generation who Indian countrymen and our new generation mostly show in the time of need.
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