Every countryman celebrates Republic Day with full enthusiasm on 26 January every year. This year the country will celebrate its 74th Republic Day. On this special occasion, every year a grand parade takes place on Rajpath from India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Various regiments of the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy take part in this parade. Perhaps this question would come in your mind that why do we celebrate Republic Day only on 26th January and why not on any other day. There is very interesting history behind it. Do you know that before independence, the country’s Independence Day was celebrated on some other day. Here we have brought some such interesting things related to Republic Day for you.
The constitution was implemented on this day on 26 January 1950, for which there were many reasons. After the country became independent, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution on 26 November 1949. At the same time, on January 26, 1950, the constitution was implemented with a democratic government system. India was declared a full republic on this day. One of the main reasons for implementing the constitution on January 26 is that on this day in 1930, the Indian National Congress had declared complete independence of India.
In the year 1929, under the chairmanship of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, a meeting was organized through the Indian National Congress. In which it was announced by consensus that the British Government should grant Dominion status to India by 26 January 1930. India’s Independence Day was celebrated for the first time on this day. Till independence on 15 August 1947, Independence Day was celebrated only on 26 January. The constitution was implemented on 26 January 1950 and 26 January was declared as Republic Day to give importance to the date of declaring Purna Swaraj on 26 January 1930.
308 members made the constitution
The constitution according to which the work is being done in the country today was drafted by DrBharat Ratna was prepared by Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar who is known as the architect of the Indian Constitution. After many reforms and changes, 308 members of the committee signed two copies of the handwritten law on 24 January 1950, after which it was implemented in the country two days later on 26 January. To maintain the significance of 26 January, India was given a democratic identity on the same day. After the implementation of the constitution, the already existing British law Government of India Act (1935) was replaced as the Indian governance document through the Indian Constitution. That’s why every year we Indians celebrate 26 January as Republic Day.
India became a republic nation at 10.18 am
India became a republic nation on 26 January 1950 at 10.18 am. Exactly 6 minutes after that, at 10:24, Dr. Rajendra Prasad took oath as the first President of India. On this day, for the first time, Dr. Rajendra Prasad came out of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in a buggy as the President, where he took the army salute for the first time and was given a guard of honor for the first time. On this day, we Indians either organize or become a part of many programs along with hoisting the tricolor, singing the national anthem.
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