India celebrates the day it adopted its constitution for the first time. This day is called Ganatantra Diwas in India. Which means Republic Day. Every year on the 26th of January India celebrates this day. This day is one of the national days among three national days in India.
People all across India observe this day with joy and festivity. The Republic Day march takes place on this occasion. This day begins on 26th January 1950. When the constitution of India appeared in a conclusion. The date 26th of January was selected as Republic Day because in 1929 Indian National Congress first proclaimed Indian Independence on this day.
History Of Republic Day
India’s republic day commemorates the incident of transferring into a republic country from a dominion of the British Commonwealth. After India got Independence from British rule in 1947 it did not have a permanent constitution in the first place. It was managed by an act called the Government of India act. This act was passed in the year 1935.
On 29th August of 1947, a draft committee was made for a permanent constitution. The committee head was Dr. B R Ambedkar. The committee submitted a prepared constitution on 4th November 1947 in the Constituent Assembly. It took 2 years, 11 months, and 18 days which includes 166 days of sessions in the Assembly before finalizing the prepared constitution.
On 24th January 1950, 308 Assembly members signed a copy of the constitution. It came into effect after two days on 26th January 1950. President Dr. Rajendra Prasad starts his office as president that day and the Constituent Assembly turns into the Parliament of India that day as per the new Constitution.
Celebration of Republic Day
The main celebration of the Republic Day of India is the Republic Day parade participated by militants of India. Republic day parade holds in New Delhi and arranged by the ministry of defense. Which takes place from the presidential palace to India Gate. This event is the leading appeal of the Republic Day celebration which lasts for 3 days.
The principal guest for this occurrence is the president of India. Indian militants showcase their capability and potentiality throughout the parade. There occurs a guard exchange ceremony during the parade. Indian Air Force arranges a flypast. After that, the President of India gives awards to militants and civilians for achievement and contribution to the country.
The celebration of this day ends with the Beating Retreat ceremony. Which occurs on the 29th of January. The chief guest President of India receives a National Salute from the Arm Force during the event.
Then the Army plays the National Anthem of India. Which is followed by a cultural program presented by the Army. In the end, the armed force sings popular patriotic songs. Which marks the end of the official Republic Day celebration.
As 26th January is a gazetted holiday in India, every governmental office, educational institute, and bank remains closed on this day. Print media publishes special articles on the occasion of this day. Broadcasting media broadcast shows regarding the republic day.
Messages From Country Chiefs On Republic Day
Every year the president of India delivers an elaborate speech on the occasion of Republic Day.
President Ram Nath Kovind said in his Republic Day speech that “Our constitution has given some rights to all of us as citizens of an independent democracy. But within the Constitution itself, we have also taken the responsibility that we should always be committed to the fundamental democratic ideals of justice, freedom and equality and brotherhood.”
He further added “for public welfare, the government has launched several campaigns. It is particularly noteworthy that citizens have voluntarily given those campaigns the form of popular mass movement
He further said, mentioning to the youth of India that “our many achievements in the field of education are notable. It is our effort that no child or youth of the country should be deprived of the facility of education. Those who struggle for any purpose, especially the youth, should always remember Gandhi’s mantra of non-violence, which is his invaluable gift to humanity.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted regarding the republic day he tweeted “Wishing everyone a Happy Republic Day. Greetings to all Indians on this occasion. Jai Hind!”
Republic Day Speech in English
A speech is a must when you are attending an official or social program on Republic Day. Below is a draft speech for you to try on this Republic Day. Have an idea for a Republic Day speech and deliver an impressive one.
“Today we meet here to acknowledge the 72nd Republic Day of our nation. This day is celebrated yearly on 26th January to commemorate the history of our constitution. The nation celebrates this day with honor and dignity.
India acquired independence on 15th August 1947. But the nation did not have its constitution. It took about three years to obtain it. We celebrate this hard work and the existence of our great constitution.
Republic means the highest power. This highest power belongs to the individuals of the country. The citizens of the nation got the right to select the leader for the country. So, we have to make sure to apply that right to the country’s progression. We have to make sure every citizen of India can utilize this privilege equally of any social status or the gender he/she belongs to.
May we always obey our constitution. Which gives supreme power to us. May we take care of this great responsibility of power. So, we can use it in the fairway for the progress of our country. As privilege comes with duty. May we perform our duty toward our country wisely.”
Republic Day Speech In Hindi
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Republic Day Facebook Status/SMS and Wishes
Here is some Republic day Facebook status and wishes to make this day effortless and easy. Send them to friends and family and enjoy your Republic Day peacefully with joy and happiness.
A nation is made perfect by its system, government, or authority but a nation can be made perfect by its citizens and culture. Happy Republic Day
We salute the tri-color flag and people, citizens, and army who keep safe the flag and pride of our Nation. Happy Republic Day!
Wishing Republic Day to all the republicans of the country. Let’s make our nation proud of integrity and togetherness. Jai Hind!
We all are 72 years old together; the youth and the elders. And the power of unity is that we are celebrating the 72nd year of republic day together. Happy Republic Day!
Our nation won’t look up to other nations to become like that one rather our nation would be one to set examples for others. Happy Republic Day!
No terrorist can separate us, but only we can. Let’s pledge this year to stay strong and united as one. Happy Republic Day!
I am so lucky to have been born an Indian and to have an opportunity to live in this great land. Happy Republic Day!
Always be proud that you are Indian because not everyone gets the privilege of being born in this great nation. Happy Republic Day!
Everyone who is born in this great land has only one identity – we are all Indians. Happy Republic Day!
Today we are a great Republic. This would not have been possible if our freedom fighters had not made numerous sacrifices for the independence of the country. Always honor them. Happy Republic Day!
The celebration of Republic Day every year is a reminder to every citizen of their right and responsibility. We celebrate the hard work and sacrifice for the country of our forefathers. This is a call for us to do work for our country with passion and love.
To be responsible for our decision in choosing a leader. We have to consider wisely and fulfill the duty of our country. This will help our nation to build strength and progress.
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