Republic Day

Republic Day Quick Facts - IN

AKA Nameगणतंत्र दिवस
2024 Date26 January 2024
2025 Date26 January 2025

India Republic Day

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India Republic Day honors the historical moment when India officially became a sovereign nation. This significant day commemorates the enactment of the Constitution of India, replacing the British-drafted Government of India Act, in the year 1950. The Republic Day celebration emphasizes the nation's pride and the fundamental values of democracy, secularism, unity, and social justice enshrined in the Constitution.

The roots of Republic Day can be traced back to 26 January 1930, when the Indian National Congress declared complete independence from British colonial rule. Following the struggles faced by the country under the British regime and the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters, the demand for a self-governing nation with its own Constitution became a reality. On 26 November 1949, the Constitution was adopted, which subsequently came into force on 26 January 1950, marking India's birth as an independent republic. This achievement not only uplifted the morale of the nation but also facilitated the establishment of democratic institutions that respect the rights and dignity of every citizen.

India Republic Day is observed with great zeal across the country. The main event takes place in New Delhi, where the President hoists the national flag and the Prime Minister pays homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the nation. School children, military regiments, and cultural troupes from all over the country participate in an elaborate and vibrant parade showcasing the nation's rich cultural diversity and military prowess. India Republic Day takes place on the 26th of January every year.

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Republic Day Facts

  • Indian is one of the world's oldest civilizations. The name India comes from the Indus Valley civilisation which lasted from 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE.
  • India's national flag is a horizontal tricolour with light orange at the top, white in the middle, and green at the bottom. The light orange represents the strength and courage of the country. The white represents peace and truth. The green represents the fertility and growth of the land. The flag also has a 24-spoke-wheel called Ashoka Chakra in the centre. It was designed by Pingali Venkayya and adopted on 22 July 1947.
  • The drafting of the Constitution was done by the Constituent Assembly, which comprised of 299 members representing diverse sections of the Indian society. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee and is considered the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
  • The Constitution of India is a blend of rigidity and flexibility. Some provisions can be easily amended through a simple parliamentary procedure, while others require a special majority and ratification by states.

Republic Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attend or watch the celebratory parade in New Delhi. India's military forces all participate in a demonstrative display of India's strength. The national anthem is recited and shows and events are held through the day.
  • Enjoy Indian dishes and cuisines. Some popular items include Murgh Makhani (butter chicken), Rogan Josh (red lamb), and Malai kofta (vegetable meatballs).
  • A visit to the India Gate especially during the evening is a sight to behold on Republic Day. The monument is beautifully lit up with the tri-colors of Indian Flag.
  • At the heart of Delhi, all major events including the parade take place at Rajpath. Don't miss out on the amazing performances by the Indian Forces, school children and the impressive tableau.

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