Rejoice in the glory of Nation and its great fighters who struggled for the freedom of India this republic .
A special day in India , One of the national festivals of the country celebrated on 26th January as “Republic Day” every year to commemorate the day when constitution of India came into force as the governing document of the country.
A constitution is an important document for the nation and its people because this was the day when freedom and right to choose the government for the country was given in the hands of its citizens. The constitution also defined the basic fundamental rights for its citizens and gave the freedom of speech, equality, liberty and justice to the people so that they can live with dignity, respect and can express themselves without any fear or force.
This day reminds us about the sacrifices our great freedom fighters made for the country.Republic day makes the people aware about their rights and duties and also showcase the single color of patriotism and unity.The first republic day of India was celebrated on 26th January 1950 . The first president of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad hoisted the national flag followed by the national anthem.After two and a half years of independence on 15th august 1947 , India got its constitution which was adopted on 26th January 1949 and came into force on 26th January 1950.
Republic Day is celebrated with full of enthusiasm, zeal and zest across the country. People from all the sections of the society participate in the celebration with great patriotism and joy. All the schools and colleges organize various programs and activities to celebrate the occasion. Flag hoisting ceremony, singing of national anthem and various speech & debate competitions, folk dance, dramas and plays depicting the Indian freedom struggle are conducted so that the young children know about the great leaders and freedom fighters of our country.
The president of India addresses the people on the eve of 25th January and is telecasted on all the media platforms.
The main celebration of the day starts in New Delhi at Rajpath near India gate with the hoisting of national flag by the President of India at Rajpath in the presence of an honorable Chief Guest. After which the national anthem is sung and tribute is paid to all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country. President also presents the gallantry awards to the civilians and soldiers who displayed outstanding courage and bravery.
The picturesque event of the Republic Day celebration starts with the parade of the Indian armed forces which is presided over by the President of India. He also takes the salute of the parade being the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. The parade also showcases the military capabilities of our country ranging from tanks to missiles and fighter jets to guns. There are also various mind-blowing performances by the Indian Air Force, Navy and military personnel. It is followed by the colorful tableau from various states which exhibits the culture and traditions of the state.
This is the day when all the citizens of our country unite together under the single blanket of togetherness and celebrate the day with zeal and zest. It also reminds us the value of democracy and to perform our fundamental duties to make our country self reliance. Let us remember the great heritage of India and feel proud to be a part of it . Wish you all a Happy Republic Day and Vande Mataram .