Republic Day 2023: Why is Republic Day celebrated on 26 January? Read the importance and history
2023 Republic Day India: Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26 January. This time the country will celebrate its 74th Republic Day. Know, why celebrate Republic Day on this day.
Republic Day 2023: Every year in the country we all celebrate January 26 as Republic Day or Republic Day. Actually, on this day the Constitution of India came into force. When the country got independence from the British on 15 August 1947, then after three years the Constitution of India was implemented in the country i.e. the Constitution was implemented in the year 1950. This time the country will celebrate its 74th Republic Day.
Every year on the occasion of Republic Day, the flag is hoisted at the Red Fort in the capital Delhi. On this day many programs are organized across the country. Children do many programs in schools. Republic Day is no less than a national festival for the country. There is a national holiday on this day.
On this occasion, a very grand and attractive parade takes place on Rajpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate. Let us know where, how was Republic Day celebrated for the first time and why do we celebrate this day.
Where and how was the first Republic Day celebrated?
Do you know where the first Republic Day was celebrated? The country's first Republic Day was celebrated on 26 January 1950 in Delhi. Then the first parade of Republic Day was also organized.
Then there used to be a British stadium near the old fort. It was here that the first parade was seen by the people. Today this place has changed a lot. The flag was hoisted at the Old Fort of Delhi by the country's first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasan. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was also present there on this occasion.
Why do we celebrate Republic Day?
In India, on January 26, 1950, the first Republic Day was celebrated across the country. The Indian Constitution also came into force on this day. Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar presided over the drafting committee of the constitution. On November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India also adopted the constitution of the country.
On January 26, 1950, the country was fully declared a republic. Republic Day is also celebrated on January 26, because on this day in the year 1930, the Indian National Congress declared the country to be completely independent.
The date of declaring Purna Swaraj on 26 January 1930 was considered very important and hence the Constitution of India was implemented on 26 January 1950, after which 26 January was declared as Republic Day and this day was specially celebrated.
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