As we proudly celebrate the Independence Day on 15th August 1947, there is yet another proud moment of celebration – The Republic Day. It is a memorable in the history of India when the constitution of India came into independent force on 26th January 1950. This day (i.e. Indian Republic Day) is closely associated to the development of India’s judicial and legislative system. The previous celebration of Republic Day (i.e., on 26 January 2015) was quite an empowering and proud one because we had the President of United States Barack Obama as the Chief Guest.
The Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, New Delhi is the key centre of attraction on this day as Prime Minister first lays a wreath there.
History & Origin of Indian Republic Day
Soon after the Independence on 15th August 1947, India was not having any permanent constitution. The drafting committee that was formed on 28th August 1947 presented the first draft of the constitution in front of National Assembly & later, it was signed by the assembly in both Hindi and English versions on the date 24th January 1950.
The Indian constitution finally came into existence on 26th January 1950 as the Republic Day of India. This date was intentionally selected because it’s the anniversary of the Poorna Swaraj Day held on the same date and day in the year 1930. This constitution gave India the power t chose and build their own government and thus, leaving behind the complete end of dependency on British Empire. The proud day is always remembered when Dr. Rajendra Prasad tooth the oath as the first Indian President in the government house and later ended at Irwin Stadium, the place he unfurled the National Flag – Tiranga.
Celebration of Indian Republic Day
On this day, we see a number of institutions and organizations gather together for Indian Flag Hosting and sweets distributions. One of the main activities which is found in action by higher authorities is – paying tribute to the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for their nation.
The President, the Prime Minister, and all the respective Chief Ministers of different states of the country unfurl the Indian flag at the local selected areas. Along with flag hosting, the singing of National Anthem fill the spirit of love and sacrifice in the environment for the country.
Even they give the bravery awards to the soldiers, military persons, brave citizens, and the children that show courage to fight against crime and right to freedom. These awards consist of Ashok Chakra, Paramvir Chakra, Vir Chakra and many more awards that will make your soul proud of yourself.
The Indian army, the Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force celebrate it as a sacred festival as it reminds them the great sacrifices & achievements of the people of their nation. The march past of different regiments of the police, armed forces, and national cadet cops at India gate makes us delightful to see the people who are so determined to die for the love of their nation.