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
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.
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
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
Visit to Amar Jawan
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
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.
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.