Every year on January 26th, India celebrates its Republic Day. The country will commemorate its 73rd Republic Day in 2022. While India obtained independence from the British Raj in 1947, the Indian Constitution did not take effect until January 26, 1950, making it a sovereign state and designating it a republic. The Constitution’s Drafting Committee was led by Dr. BR Ambedkar. Additionally, India commemorates Constitution Day every year on November 26th as the Constituent Assembly of India enacted the Indian Constitution on that date in 1949.
Republic Day is observed with great fanfare all around the country. The yearly procession, which starts on Rajpath in Delhi and concludes at India Gate, is the highlight of the Republic Day celebrations. The country’s President hoists the flag at Rajpath in New Delhi on this day. The ceremonial event also includes parades and airshows by the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force, all of which highlight India’s cultural and social heritage.
In addition, the President of India bestows Padma Awards on eligible people to recognize their contributions to the country. Brave soldiers also get Paramvir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, and Vir Chakra. Every year, a live webcast of the Republic Day March is made available to millions of individuals who want to watch the parade on the Internet or television.
The Indian Constitution went into effect on January 26, 1950. On December 9, 1946, the Constituent Assembly met for the first time to draught the Indian Constitution. The Constitution was enacted a year after the last assembly session ended on November 26, 1949.
Republic Day honors India’s spirit of independence and self-determination. The Purna Swaraj, the declaration of India’s independence from colonial authority, was issued on this day in 1930 by the Indian National Congress. The day also honors Indian residents’ democratic right to choose their government. This day is observed as a national holiday in India to commemorate the establishment of the Indian Constitution.