What is Republic Day and why do we celebrate?
Republic Day Celebration
On 26 January, the national festival of Republic Day is celebrated by paying tribute to all those patriots who have looted everything for the sake of the country. This day teaches that our only religion is the same caste, we are Indians. On 26th January, as soon as the tricolor is held in our hands, patriotism wakes up in us, then let us tell you interesting facts related to 26th January on this Republic Day.
01. Beginning on 26 January 1930, the first full Republic Day was celebrated. This was the day on which the whole country had determined for complete independence. Republic Day
02. After the independence of the country on 15 August 1947, the leaders of our country wanted to remember 26 January as an important event in the history, hence the same date was chosen for Republic.
03. We celebrated Republic Day for the first time on 26 January 1950, three years after India’s independence.
04. Republic Day is a three-day long event that ends with the Beating Retreat ceremony on January 29. Republic Day
05. The first Republic Day parade started being held at Rajpath since 1955.
06. A Christian song Abide With Me is played during Republic Day Parade instead. It is believed that it was one of the favorite songs of Mahatma Gandhi. Republic Day
07. Constitution of India is the largest constitution in the world, which has a total of 448 articles. It is written in both Hindi and English languages.
08. It was a very difficult task to prepare the constitution of India which Dr. BR Ambedkar completed in 2 years and 11 months.
09. Our country leaders included some good facts in their constitution from the constitutions of other countries. For example, the concept of freedom, equality and brotherhood was derived from the French constitution while the concept of five-year plans was taken from America.
10. Before the Indian Constitution came into force, India used to comply with the rules of British Government’s Government of India Act 1935.
11. Many National Awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan and Kirti Chakra are awarded on Republic Day celebrations.
12. Hindi language was declared as the national language of India on 26 January 1965.
13. The main event of the Republic Day celebrations in 1961 was Queen Elizabeth of Britain.
14. On 19 Republic Day, 1957 was started to give gallantry awards to children who displayed bravery in different areas.
15. Indonesia’s President Sukarno was the main event of India’s first Republic Day celebrations.
16. During the Republic Day flag hoisting ceremony of the President of India, 21 gun salutes are given every year.
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