Jan. 26, 2021, 7:38 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 301 views)
Republic Day is a day to remember when the Constitution of India officially came into force on January 26, 1950. Republic means "a state where people enjoy supreme power, freedom and choose their own representatives." On the same date i.e. on 26th Jan 1950, Dr Rajendra Prasad became First President of Republic India. On every 26th January, people from across the country celebrate Republic Day with great enthusiasm.
History of Republic Day
Republic Day is of great historical importance. We got freedom from the British on 15 August 1947, but we were not having any form of government or constitution or political parties. On 26th January 1950, India implemented the Constitution. After independence, a special constituent assembly was appointed for making the Constitution of India. Dr B.R Ambedkar led the constitution drafting committee. On 26th January 1950, the Constitution of India was adopted and implemented, and the day is referred to as Republic Day. Moreover, it marks the end of the British rule and birth of India as a Republic State.
Republic Day is a national festival and is celebrated on 26th January of every year. This day is declared as a national holiday. People celebrate this day with a lot of zeal and happiness. The President of India raises the national flag on Rajpath in New Delhi. It is followed by a 21 gun salute and the national anthem. People from all over the country visit the Rajpath to view the grand celebration of Republic Day. The first President who hoisted the flag ceremony was Dr Rajendra Prasad.
In school, colleges, government offices and private organisations, the celebration is enjoyed with full enthusiasm. March past and parade takes place in schools along with the other functions. Many schools distribute sweets to students. The people celebrate the spirit of freedom and forget the difference between them such as caste, religion, language and culture.
So, Republic Day is a great Indian Festival. It creates feeling of patriotism among the people. It reminds us of the supreme sacrifices made by great freedom fighters. Republic Day also realizes us our responsibilities towards our country. It makes us feel proud to be Indian.