AllinOne India Team Wishes All Indians a Very Happy Republic Day!
Republic day 2016 in India is celebrated today, the 26th of January. This is India’s 67th Republic Day, the first Republic Day of India was celebrated in 1950. The chief guest on this Republic Day in 2016 will be the French President Francois Hollande.
Republic Day Significance
Republic Day in India is celebrated to commemorate the coming of its own constitution into force. After India won her independence and was freed from being a British colony in 1947, the first and most important task as a democratic country was to frame her constitution. The Constitution of India was drafted by eminent legal and political minds of India from 1948 to 1950. The new Indian constitution was sketched and approved by the Indian Constituent Assembly and came into force on the 26th of January in the year 1950.
The Constitution of India brought the power to the Indian citizens to select their own government. The oath was taken by the Dr. Rajendra Prasad as a first president of the India at Durbar Hall in the Government House.
At this day, India was declared as the Purna Swaraj Country thus it was started celebrating every year as the anniversary of the Purna Swaraj Day. Republic day in India is celebrated every year with great honour on 26th of January as India became a republic country on this date. The Constitution of India had replaced the Government of India Act, 1935 into the governing document of the India. On this day, a national holiday is declared by the Indian Government .
Republic Day Celebrations in India
Republic Day is the symbol of true spirit for the independent India where military parades, exhibiting military equipments, salute to the national flag by the Indian president and variety of events are take place at this day.
Officially it is celebrated every year in the national capital of India (New Delhi) at the Rajpath in the presence of the President of India. Mini celebrations are also take place in the state capitals in the presence of the governor of the state by spreading out the National Flag of the country.
A huge and grand military parade is held in the New Delhi at Rajpath as well as the state capitals. Participants from the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy and traditional dance group takes part in the parades. Parade held in the New Delhi starts especially when prime minister of the India offer garland at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate. It is done to commemorate all the sacrifices of the Indian army soldiers while saving their country.
National awards (Maha Veer Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Param Veer Chakra, Veer Chakra) and bravery medals are also distributed at this day to the soldiers of armed forces, common people and students from the school. A dance parade by singing patriotic songs is also performed by the school children. Armed Forces staff performs the motorcycle rides, the staff from the Indian Air Force perform fly parade through the fighter planes (making tri color of the Indian Flag by the smoke) for offering the honour salute to the president.
Let us be proud of this great nation we call India,
let us remember the hard earned freedom our great leaders have won for us and…
let us salute the amazing work done to create a very strong Constitution which guarantees fundamental rights to all the citizens of India.