The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen because the date for Republic day because it had been on today in 1929 when the Declaration of Indian Independence was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as against the Dominion status offered by British Regime.
History of republic day of india
India achieved independence from British goverment following sub contenent independence movement on 15 August 1947.
India obtained its independence on 15 August 1947 as a constitutional monarchy.
The country did not yet have a permanent constitution; instead its laws were based on the modified colonial Government of India Act 1935.
On 29 August 1947, a resolution was moved for the appointment of Drafting Committee, which was appointed to draft a permanent constitution, with Dr Ambedkar as chairman.
While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day celebrates the coming into force of its constitution. A draft constitution was prepared by the committee and submitted to the Constituent Assembly on 4 November 1947.
The Assembly met, in sessions open to public, for 166 days, spread over a period of two years, 11 months and 18 days before adopting the Constitution. After many deliberations and some modifications, the 308 members of the Assembly signed two hand-written copies of the document (one each in Hindi and English) on 24 January 1950. Two days later which was on 26 January 1950, it came into effect throughout the whole nation. On that day, Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s began his first term of office as President of the Indian Union. The Constituent Assembly became the Parliament of India under the transitional provisions of the new Constitution.
Celebration oOn republic day of india
26th January, holds a significant place in our democracy, that commemorates us of this day. It marks the beginning of the rule by the people’s constitution. It was on January 26, 1950 when the Constitution of India came into effect. It’s noted that though India became independent from the British Raj on August 15, 1947 it was only on November 26, 1949 that our Constitution was approved and it later came into force on 26 January, 1950. This ceremonial parade also displays the rich heritage and culture of the country along with its distinct diversity.
This day is celebrated to restate the fact that no person, law, rule or government is bigger than the constitution, as the latter is the sole governing manual of our country. On this special day, we share a few wishes, messages, Whatsapp status and images that you can share with your family and friends right away to celebrate the spirit of a free and democratic country.