We are all proud citizens of India. 26th January is celebrated as Republic Day in India every year. On this day in 1950, India becomes a Democratic Republic. Celebrations are held every year on this day throughout the country.
On 26th January, 1950, the Constitution of India came into force and made India a Democratic Republic country. The people of our country rule themselves and all are equal and free. The government is ruled by candidates selected by the people of our country.
The Constitution of India was drafted by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar which helped to replace the existing Government of India Act, 1935. The Constitution of India which was drafted by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was actually passed on 26th November, 1949.
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Hence, India becomes a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic on 26th January, 1950. But the word ‘socialist’ and ‘secular’ was previously not present in the constitution. It was added in its 42nd amendment in 1976.
The fundamental rights and duties of the people of the Republic in India have been laid down in our constitution. Every citizen of India is equal in the eye of law, and no one is to suffer because of religion, creed, caste, colour or race.
During the British Rule, two great personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore gave the same message of peace, love, unity and equality.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of the Indian Republic, had asked us to think more of our duties than of our rights. Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister too, has again given us the same message.
The people of India celebrate Republic Day with proud and honour. This is also a day of reunion. The People celebrate this day with the whole family. People wear new clothes and start the day with the National Song of India.
In most organizations, clubs, institutions, parades are organized where people wear white clothes with Tri-colour in their hands and march to some specified areas. Patriotic songs are sung everywhere.
The celebrations in the capital (New Delhi) are the most stunning with parade and cultural pageant by different states.
Republic Day is an official holiday and all the schools and colleges celebrate this day by organizing a little program and finally a parade of all boys and girls. They all march inside the campus of the schools and colleges and feel proud to be an Indian. Many people celebrate this day with their friends and loved ones.
Let us make a great promise that we would be live together in peace and happiness as the people of the same nation.
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Republic Day - The day the Constitution of India came into effect
Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26 January to commemorate the date and moment when the Constitution of India came into effect. Although India attained independence on August 15, 1947 but till 1949 it didn't have a permanent constitution of its own and instead were functioning under the laws enacted and implemented by the British. And after many amendments the Constitution was approved and accepted on November 26, 1949 that came into force in a full-fledged fashion from on 26 January, 1950. Thus, Republic Day celebration is the moment to remember the coming of the Constitution into effect.
India celebrates its Republic Day in colourful and exciting ways. To mark Republic Day in a memorable and significant way, every year in New Delhi, capital of India, a grand parade is held that starts from the Raisina Hill in the neighborhood of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan and passes along the Rajpath thus ending at India Gate. The President, Prime Minister and other high rank officials of India on this occasion make their presence at Rajpath to celebrate the occasion. The President unfolds the National flag as soon as the National Anthem is played and also addresses the nation with Republic Day speech. Furthermore, the Republic Day parade also includes lively displays and exhibits India's rich and colouful culture and also brings the entire nation together. The parade concludes with the flypast by Indian Air Force jets.
On Republic Day, martyrs and heroes who showed courage and bravery for country's sake without bothering their own lives is also remembered and conferred prestigious and significant awards including Kirti Chakra and Ashok Chakra are conferred on the event by the President. Since 1950, for Republic Day celebrations India has been inviting guests of high dignitaries of another country as the state guest of honour.
Not only in New Delhi, but other states also celebrate Republic Day with great enthusiasm and in numerous innovative ways. The Republic Day 2014 will be observed on Sunday (26 January) and the public offices and schools will remain closed to celebrate the significance of the day.
The patriotic fervor of the people is witnessed not only in the programmes and activities but also in the inspirational Republic Day SMS and Republic Day messages. On this day people send warm wishes about Republic Day to their dear ones that lend a festive ambience to the historic occasion. Short and lovely text messages are also a wonderful way to spread the importance of the Republic Day.
The festivity of Republic Day concludes officially with the intriguing Beating Retreat ceremony on the evening of 29th January. This enthralling ceremony is performed by the military, the Indian Air Force, India Navy and India Army in the Raisina Hills, New Delhi, in front of the President of India as the Chief Guest.
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