Essay on Republic Day
Republic day is celebrated on 26th January every year to commemorate the date on which the constitution of India came into effect. On 26th of January, 1950, the nation first implemented the constitution. It marks the day when India got truly independent and became a sovereign, secular, socialist democratic republic country.
India became independent on August 15, 1947 but it didn’t have a constitution of its own. Two weeks later, a Drafting Committee with Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as chairman was appointed for drafting a permanent Indian Constitution. Although the constitution was adopted on November 26, 1949, it came into force on January 26, 1950. The significance of Jan 26 is that on that day in 1929, the Indian National Congress made the well known declaration of ‘Purna Swaraj’ or complete self-rule.
After 166 days, the constitution of India was finally made. It was created in such a manner so that all citizens could enjoy equal rights pertaining to their religions, culture, caste, sex and creed.
The Republic Day is celebrated all across India with a lot of fervor and pride. This day is declared as a national holiday. The President of India hoists a national flag on Rajpath in New Delhi. People from all over the country visit the Rajpath to view magnificent parades by Indian Armed Forces and several programmes exhibiting the cultural diversity of the country. March past and parade also takes place in schools with other functions. Every part of the country participates in the occasion.
The Republic Day brings the whole country together with all her cultural diversities. It is the most popular of all national festivals of India.