Republic Day of India is celebrated on 26th of January every year. It is one of the three National Holidays of India. Republic Day symbolizes the Constitution of India, which came into effect on 26 January, 1950. It has taken place of Government of India Act (1935).
History of 26 January (Republic Day)
The constitution of India was proposed on November 26, 1949 and it came into effect on January 26, 1950. Soon after the Independence of India, a drafting committee was made to draft constitution. B.R. Ambedkar was the chairman of that committee. This committee took 2 years 11 months and 18 days to make out constitution. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar played a vital role in drafting constitution of Republic of India.
Additionally, 308 members of the assembly met to open public for around 5.5 months to demonstrate about and get feedback on constitution drafted. They have also made modifications as per suggestions. The committee submitted two signed and hard written copies in two languages (English and Hindi) of Constitution. Soon after, it cam into effect. Our constitutional laws are assessed at reular intervals and amended by lawmakers of the country. Republic Day has been declared as National holiday, alongwith Independence day and Gandhi Jayanti.
Celebrations on 26 January
Republic Day parade in New Delhi always remains the main source of attraction. The states of Republic of India, National security Forces like Army, Navy, Air Force, etc. exhibits their diversity, heritage, work and culture before President of India and Chief Guests. President is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces in India. In 2018, Heads of ASEAN states will be present at Delhi Parade as Chief Guests. The parade starts from Rashtrapti Bhawan (President’s Palace), Raisina Hills on Rajpath and ends past the India Gate. Know more..
It represents the official end of the festivities of Republic Day. This ceremony has been conducted on 29th of January. The Band Show is being done by Armed Forces of India at Vijay Chowk. They give salutation to President of India. The show includes numerous patriotic rhythms and ends with the National Anthem. Know more..