What is Republic Day?
Republic Day, also known as Independence Day, is a day set aside in India to celebrate the nation-state of India and its achievements since achieving independence from British rule on August 15, 1947. It was first celebrated on January 26, 1950.
|The Republic Day of 2022 is celebrated on January 26. On this special day, the citizens of India will gather and enjoy a peaceful day full of fun, joy and devotion.|
Indians often celebrate Republic Day with an all-day event that includes cultural shows such as concerts and plays, street fairs, sporting events and street vendors selling food items for sale. The Republic Day of 2022 is celebrated on January 26. On this special day, the citizens of India will gather and enjoy a peaceful day full of fun, joy and devotion. This is our chance to appreciate the freedom that we have in India and celebrate it with friends and family.
Republic Day is celebrated on January 26 every year as a national holiday in India. It marks the day when the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950. The Constitution is considered a remarkable piece of legislation and one which governs Indians by guaranteeing them fundamental rights along with responsibilities. On this day, the president meets the leaders of various states, the Prime Minister appears on television to remember those who lost their lives in the freedom struggle and citizens pay respects to those freedom fighters.
The national flag is displayed across India and a 21-gun salute is given in the honour of our soldiers who gave up their lives for independence and it also serves as a reminder of every soldier’s sacrifice for us. The salute begins with 21 shots which symbolize that India is a country that can defend itself from any threat or danger. After the 21 shots, the national anthem is sung and this includes everyone in the nation.
The people what attend the event are accompanied by a respectful band that plays music in keeping with the solemnity of this occasion. The flag is released and as it rises into the sky, everyone begins singing the national anthem. After finishing singing, all of India stands up and pays their respects to those who fought for our freedom.
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It is a Republic Day which is celebrated on the 26th January in India. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Republic. It commemorates the day when Dr. Ambedkar, a leader of Indian independence movement and Buddhist scholar, consecrated Mahatma Gandhi as the first President of Free India (The Republic) on 26 January 1950 and declared it to be a sovereign democratic republic with clear separation of powers between executive, legislative and judiciary branches.
It is a common belief that on Republic day, there is fasting on this day. It is said that during the dark era of British rule in the year of 1920, Lord Irwin the Viceroy of India announced that he was going to observe fast on Republic day which was declared a national public holiday.
It stands for Republic Day to Celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar Rashtriya Sharir Vikas Sangharsh Samiti was formed on this day. The name of Dr. Ambedkar is shown as 'Dr. Rajkapoor' on this day in all the news papers.
During the British Rule, they started celebrating it as a national public holiday. After independence there was no need to celebrate it as an official national public holiday and hence no celebrations were organized in India as Republic Day. Dr Ambedkar changed this with his resolutions which were then accepted by the government of India on 26 January 1950 under Article 356 of constitution of India.