26th January is celebrated as the Republic Day in India. It is the day when the Constitution of India came into effect in the year 1950. After attaining independence on 15th August, 1947 from the British; it took more than two years for the committee to design a permanent constitution, which got completed on 26th November, 1949 and came into force on 26th January, 1950.
The constitution gave the citizens of India the rights, duties and powers to conduct themselves by electing the government of their choice. It gave a direction and provided guidelines to the citizens. Since then 26th January is celebrated as Republic Day of India with lots of festivities and celebrations taking place across the country.
- Republic Day Celebrations
Every year, Republic Day celebrations are planned and executed with full energy and enthusiasm all over the country to make it memorable. Every state celebrates this prestigious day in a significant manner. Lots of efforts are put into organizing special celebrations which bring together the citizens of the Indian and the representatives of the army, navy and air force who exhibit their strength along with parade and vibrant performances of dancers who come from different parts to the country to participate in the celebrations.
- Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi
Being the capital of India, New Delhi organizes a grand parade in the city which begins from Raisina Hill and ends at India Gate while passing long the Rajpath. From President to Prime Minister and various high rank officials, everyone is present at Rajpath to be a part of the celebrations where the President takes the military salute.
The President hoists the flag which is accompanied with the National Anthem and is followed by his speech addressing the nation. The grand parade is a wonderful display of the rich and royal culture of India and its different states. Performers from all over the country participate in making this occasion a unifying experience. Even school children enthusiastically participate in the event by singing patriotic songs or delivering dance performances. In the end, the Indian Air Force jets exhibit their beautiful air show “fly past”.
On this auspicious day, President honors the courageous and brave martyrs and heroes of the country by awarding them with Asoka Charka and Kirti Chakra.
This auspicious day represents the feeling of the independent India. Everyone, from a common man to a military personnel, from small children to senior citizens; come together to participate in the celebrations and exhibit the glory and diversity of India in a beautiful manner. The braves and martyrs are honored and awarded with national recognition. The whole nation comes together to make this day special and contribute to the celebrations by reminding us of the innumerable efforts that went into attaining independence and designing the constitution of India.
Republic Day is important to every Indian because we respect our royal history and rich culture.
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