Why We Celebrate Republic Day? History Behind the Celebration on 26 January

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Why We Celebrate Republic Day

India Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26 January. This year India will celebrate the 75th Republic Day. This day is celebrated across the nation with a zeal of patriotism. It is a National Holiday in India but schools conduct various activities and organize flag hoisting ceremonies to make this day a memorable one. Besides these activities, the Prime Minister of India together with the President, the Vice President and other dignitaries attends the mesmerizing Republic Day Parade. Indians from all over the world witness the Parade on a LIVE telecast. Stay tuned to learn about why we celebrate Republic Day!

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History of Republic Day

The Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India that was drafted by Dr BR Ambedkar on 26 November 1948. But the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 November 1950. 

Since then, India has become a completely independent republic with a democratic government system

This day is chosen as the Republic Day of India because, on this day in 1929, the Indian National Congress (INC) proclaimed the Independence of India and declared Purna Swaraj on the banks of Ravi in Lahore. Our country was freed from the British Raj and became a sovereign state. 

Source: British Movietone

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Republic Day Celebrations

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Source: The Times of India

The celebration of this special day starts with the inaugural ceremony followed by lamp lightning and the Republic Day Parade. It is one of the most awaited activities of the Republic Day. People all across the nation witness the Parade on their television. The National flag hoisting is done by the President of India. 

The President of India also bestows the Paramvir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, and Vir Chakra upon gallant soldiers, and the Padma Awards are presented to the deserving civilians of the Nation. 

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When is Republic Day celebrated in India?

Republic Day is celebrated on 26 January every year. The celebration of Republic Day starts with the inauguration ceremony and lighting the lamp, followed by flag hoisting, and cultural activities. 

What is the reason for celebrating Republic Day?

Republic Day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India that came into effect on 26 January 1950. 

When and where was the first Republic Day celebrated?

The first Republic Day was celebrated on 26 January 1950 in New Delhi in the presence of the first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad. 

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