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26th January, Republic Day Celebrations

Republic Day is celebrated on January 26, every year in India. Though India got independence on August 15, 1947, the laws of the land were created and made public only after January 26, 1950 when the constitution of India came into existence. Read about the significance and celebration of Republic Day of India.

Constitution was made by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and passed on November 26, 1949. It was made public on January 26 because it was this date when in 1927, the Indian National Congress took the oath of working towards making India a sovereign democratic republic.

Significance of Republic Day

Republic Day is celebrated every year by the entire nation. Not all of them give eminence to the significance of this day. Although majority of the people know that the constitution of India came into existence on this very day, yet very few know why we celebrate this day every year.

The Indian constitution has given every citizen of India some fundamental rights. We have the power to govern ourselves. We can choose our own government and so we should always take care that we vote for the right candidate who is going to work in the interest of the country and people living here.

It is the duty of the citizens of India to guard the constitution and on every Republic Day, this is reminded to all. 

There is a single integrated judicial system for the entire country. So, in case there is violation of any of your rights, you have all the rights to reach out for justice.

By celebrating Republic Day every year, citizens should remind themselves and take pledge to work in national interests and stop thinking only about their personal interests.

Republic Day Celebrations

Read on to know how Republic Day is celebrated every year in India.

Visit to Amar Jawan Jyoti

The Prime Minister of India visits the Amar Jawan Jyoti to pay homage to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation. Everyone observes a silence of two minutes and then the Prime Minister moves towards Rajpath. The President joins in here with his dignitaries. The National Flag is hoisted and the National Anthem sung.

The Republic Day Parade

The parade starts with the armed force regiments and is followed by the major developing departments of India demonstrating their achievements in past years. These are usually presented in the form of tableaus that are colourful and meaningful. School children also perform patriotic dance and other programs along with different cultural groups. The entire program is telecast live on the National channel so that the entire nation views it.

The celebration does not end the same day. It is a three day show. In January 27, the NCC cadets perform wide variety of breath taking shows and drills. On the third day, January 29, ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony is carried out. The national Flag is lowered at 6pm and by this the celebration of Republic Day comes to end.

Republic Day Celebration in Different Sates 

Every state celebrates the Republic Day. The governor of the state hoists the flag and different states have different cultural programs and parade followed after that. All major government buildings are enlightened and decorated with flowers and garlands.

The Republic Day is also one of the most important national holidays and is celebrated with festivities and patriotic dedication across the entire nation. The parade and the regional dance and programs show the varied heritage of India. It is not only the Indians living in India, but those who are living in other countries too celebrate this day with enthusiasm and fervour.

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