Why do We Celebrate Republic Day?
You can give this simple talk about Republican Day celebrated annually in India on January 26, since 1950 in honor of the date on which the Indian Constitution took effect. India had been a British colony for more than 200 years and was independent of British Raj following the Indian liberation movement. When India became independent on August 14, 1947, it did not have a permanent constitution, and India’s laws were based on a revised version of the British law enacted, Government of India Act 1935.
However, two weeks later, on August 29, 1947, a permanent Committee for the Planning of the Constitution of India was elected, with Dr. B R Ambedkar as chairman. After much hard work, the Constitution was finally drafted, and January 26 was chosen as the day to declare India as the sovereign Republic. The significance of January 26 is that on that day in 1929, the Indian National Congress made a well-known Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) against the British government.
And although the Constitution came into force in 1950 through the democratic system of government, it was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949. This ended the country’s transformation into a republic.
The draft constitution was submitted to the Indian National Council on November 4, 1947. During a 166-day period, spread over two years, 308 members of the Council convened at open times in the community and made some changes. Finally, on January 24, 1950, members of the Council signed two manuscripts of the Constitution, one in English and the other in Hindi. And two days later history was made. On that day, Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s first term as President of the Indian Union began. The Electoral Council became the Parliament of India under the interim provisions of the new Constitution.
Republic Day parade
January 26 is commemorated in commemoration of the Constitution of India which replaces the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing body of India. And now it is celebrated throughout India with great enthusiasm. In Delhi, Rajpath is a spectacular exhibition of Indian, Navy, military, military and military ceremonies and there is also Indian defense art featuring the latest arrows, aircraft, and weapons systems. Beautiful tables, representing the beauty of all the provinces of India, were also displayed during the exhibition. There are also weather shows by the Air Force. India will be celebrating its 71st Republic day this year 2021.
Is Republic Day a Holiday?
Yes, Republic Day is a national holiday in India. However, schools are celebrating this day with patriotic fervor, with students and teachers organizing programs and games to celebrate the day.