January 26, The Indian Republic Day
The Republic Day of India is a National holiday of India, that is celebrated every year on January 26. This day celebrates the day of remembrance of the Constitution of India and therefore the transition of the country from a British Dominion to a republic on 26 January, 1950.
History of Indian Republic Day
The history of Indian Republic Day is quite interesting, it started on 26 January 1950. Since the enactment of the Constitution of India by removing the ‘Government of India Act’ in our country, the Republic Day program is celebrated every year on 26 January to honor the Constitution and the Republic of our country. However, there is another history associated with this day and it started on 26 January 1930 as it was the historic day when the Indian Congress first demanded Purna Swaraj.
It started when, in 1929, during the Congress session in Lahore under the chairmanship of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, a resolution was passed that if by 26 January 1930, the English government did not grant ‘Dominion status’ to India, India would give itself Will declare completely independent.After this, until 26 January 1930, the British government did not respond to this demand of the Congress.
So from that day onwards, Congress started its active movement for determination of complete independence and when India became independent on 15 August 1947, the Government of India keeping in mind the historical significance of 26 January. Chose this day for the establishment of the Republic.
How Republic Day of India Is Celebrated?
Republic Day of India is widely known with an excellent pride and enthusiasm throughout India. Anually on in this day a grand parade is held in New Delhi. The parade starts from the Raisina Hill close to the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Indian President’s Palace), on the Rajpath, India Gate and onto the Red Fort with the various regiments of the military.
Special events take place on Republic Day of India in Delhi, the capital of India. Shraddha Suman is paid to the Prime Minister of the country at the India Gate as he greets Shaheed Jyoti. On this day, the parade, especially from Vijay Chowk in Delhi to the Red Fort, is a major center of attraction, in which dignitaries from across the country and abroad are invited. In this parade, salutes are given to the President of the three army and by the army and the President of India.
From village to city, the songs of patriotism are heard and every Indian is once again filled with unfathomable patriotism. Children are very excited about this day. On this day, honors and awards are also distributed to the brightest performing students in the events organized, and specially sweets distribution is also done. And finally the whole atmosphere echoes with “Jana Gana Mana Gana“.
Significance of Indian Republic Day
This Republic Day festival, celebrated on 26 January, serves to fill our souls with self-sacrifice and gives us a feeling of complete freedom, that is why this day is celebrated with great pomp and joy all over the country. This festival of Republic Day is very important for all of us because it is the day that makes us understand the importance of our Constitution.Even though our country became independent on 15 August 1947, it attained complete independence on 26 January 1950 because it was the Indian Republic Day, the day India got its own constitution and assembly.
When the constitution of our country came into effect and our country India was established on the world stage as a democratic country. In today’s time, if we can take any decision independently or raise our voice against any kind of oppression and misconduct, it is possible only because of the constitution and democratic nature of our country. This is the reason why Republic Day of India is celebrated as a national festival in our country.
Republic Day of India is one of the three national festivals of our country, it is the day that makes us feel the importance of our Republic. This is the reason why it is celebrated with so much zeal and enthusiasm across the country. Along with this, it is also the day when India shows its strategic strength, which is not to terrorize anyone but to give the message that we are capable of protecting ourselves.
This day of 26 January is a historic festival for our country, so we should celebrate this festival with full enthusiasm and respect.