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Republic Day is celebrated every year in India with full respect on 26 January to pay respect to the Indian Constitution because it came into force on this day in 1950.
The Constitution of India established itself as the governing document of India by replacing the Act of 1935. This day has been declared a national holiday by the Government of India.
The new Indian Constitution was drafted and approved by the Indian Constituent Assembly and it was announced to celebrate it on 26 January every year in the joy of India becoming a republican country.
Since Independence Day in India is celebrated to celebrate India’s independence from British rule, in the same way, Republic Day is celebrated in India to implement its own constitution.
It is officially celebrated every year at the Rajpath in the capital of India, New Delhi, before the President of India. A small festival is celebrated in the state capital by unfurling the country’s national flag in the presence of the state governor.
26 January was declared as a gazetted holiday across the country by the Indian government. It is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm by the students and teachers in schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.
An excellent parade and various cultural programs are organized by the soldiers on the Rajpath in front of India Gate in New Delhi.
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How Republic Day is celebrated
Programs and festivals are already organized with a good effort by the Indian government to celebrate Republic Day in the capital.
A big and grand parade is organized at the Rajpath of New Delhi as well as the capital of the states. Traditional dance groups, participants from the Navy, Air Force, and Army take part in the parade.
The parade held in New Delhi is marked with a wreath-laying ceremony by the Indian Prime Minister at the Amar Jyoti Jawan at India Gate.
This is done to remember all the sacrifices made by the soldiers of the Indian Army while protecting their country.
The army salute is taken by the President of India during the parade in the capital, while in the states, the army salute is taken by the governor.
On this special occasion, the head of state becomes the chief guest of the President.
National Awards (Maha Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Param Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra) and bravery medals are also distributed on this special day to soldiers of the Armed Forces, the general public, and students of schools.
Helicopters of army forces parade in the vicinity of India Gate to shower rose petals on the spectators. A dance parade is also performed by the school children on patriotic songs.
To pay an honorable salute to the President, the military forces perform stunts on motorcycles, while the Air Force performs feats on fighter planes (the smoke makes the Indian flag three colors).
Various traditional and cultural programs are presented by professionals from different states to draw attention to the history and culture of the country.
During the grand celebration, a rally of the Prime Minister and the Lok Tarang National Folk Dance Festival is also held from January 24 to January 29.
On this day, all government and non-government offices in the country, including post offices and banks, remain closed. Due to the large crowd, there is a special security system on this day, which protects the common man from any problem.
History of Republic Day
India got independence from British rule on 15th August in the year 1947. The country did not have a permanent constitution at that time.
For the first time, the first draft of the Indian Constitution was presented by the Drafting Committee to the National Assembly on 4th November in the year 1947.
In the year 1950, the first draft of the Indian Constitution was signed by the National Assembly in two versions in Hindi and in English on 24 January.
Then the Indian Constitution came into existence on 26 January 1950 i.e. Republic Day. Since then, 26 January was started to be celebrated as Republic Day in India.
On this day, India was declared as the country of Poorna Swaraj, hence it started celebrating every year as the anniversary of Poorna Swaraj.
The Indian Constitution gave the citizens of India the right to choose their own government.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was sworn in as the first President of India in the Durbar Hall of the Government House. India has a big history behind celebrating Republic Day.
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