Republic Day 2018 is celebrated in India on 26 January, on Friday. In 2008 in itself, India will be celebrating the 69th Republic Day, as the first was celebrated in the year 1950.
Republic Day in India
The Republic Day in India is celebrated every year on 26 January so as to honour the Constitution which came into force in the same day in the year 1950. It had replaced the previous government of India act, 1935 which was the governing document of the Indian government. On this day, a national holiday was declared by the erstwhile Indian government. The Constitution was approved by the faucet and assembly of India, and it was decided to be celebrated on 26 January.
Chief Guest on Republic Day of India 2017
The chief guest on Republic Day of India in 2017 was the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mahammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
What is so special about Republic Day of India 2017?
The following things are special that happened in the Republic Day of India 2017.
- The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mahammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the chief guest in 26 January 2017 located at Rajpath, New Delhi.
- Beti Bachao- Beti Padhao and skill India were the primary themes of the 68 Republic Day tableaux.
- Rajpath the venue of the Republic Day parade was decorated with what plants of the date palm, which will heartily welcomed the esteemed guest from the UAE. UAE happens to be the top palm cultivation countries across the world, and the dates are considered as the National fruit.
- There is also a debut of NSG vehicle, Sherpa- which is a bullet-proof armored anti hijacking vehicle. It can resist powerful explosions and can also go under water.
- Contingent from the UAE will also be participating in the Republic Day parade.
Republic Day celebration
As soon as India got its independence, it celebrated its Independence Day with a lot of extravaganza. The same holds good for the Republic Day celebrations, whereby the Constitution of India is displayed in its full glory. It is celebrated every year in New Delhi, the capital of India in the presence of the President of India. Small celebrations take place in the state capital as well in the presence of the Governor of the states in the presence of the national flag.
January 26 is always described as an official holiday all across the country. It is also celebrated throughout India with great enthusiasm by teachers and students from the schools, colleges and other educational institutions.
Parades are organized by the people and salutation events are also held by the military teams in New Delhi.
How Republic Day is celebrated
Events as well as celebrations are organized with a great deal of effort by the government of India so as to celebrate the Republic Day in the capital. There is a huge military parade which is located in New Delhi, as well as all along the state capitals. The participants in the parade include that from the Indian Army, the air force, navy as well as various dance groups all across the country.
Parades are held in New Delhi, with start especially from the Prime Minister of India who offers garlands at the Amar Jawan Jyoti located in the India Gate. This is basically done in order to accommodate all the sacrifices done by the Indian Army soldiers while taking pains in order to defend the country from external and internal threats. The military salute is given by the President of India, during the parade, and the military salute is provided by the state governors located in the various state capitals. In this special day, there is at least one foreign head of the state that becomes the chief guest of the Pres.
National awards and bravery medals are also distributed in this day to the soldiers that were in the armed forces, as well as common people that showed bravery extraordinary. The armed forces helicopters also come out in the parade in order to shower rose petals on the audience. There is a dance parade organized by the people that are performed by the school children. Armed forces also perform motorcycle rides, where the flag is present, and fighter planes from the Indian air force honours the Pres with a flying salute.
A lot of traditional as well as cultural programs are also performed by various professionals from different states, and national folk dance Festival and a lot of other celebrations are also organized on the 24 to 29 January.
Government as well as non-government offices all across the nation are closed in this particular date. Special security is also provided in the day due to the huge crowd as well as people that might face problems in the journey.
History of celebrating Republic Day
India got its freedom from the British rule on 15 August 1947. During that time, there was no Constitution within the country. According to the first draft created by the committee, which was presented on to the national assembly on 4 November 1947, it was signed and available in both the English and Hindi languages on 24 January 1950.
The Constitution of the Indian government came into effect on 26 January 1950. From then on, every year in 26 January, it is celebrated as the Republic Day of India. It is during this day that India was declared as a totally independent country, and thus celebrating every year happens on this particular date.
Importance of celebrating 26th January
The Republic Day happens to be a symbol of the true spirit of independent India where military parades as well as military equipment and salutation to the national flag by various dignitaries and the Indian president and done. The Indian national flag is flown horizontally, and it symbolizes everything that the Indian ethos brings to the ground.
India is a country that has a lot of people from different cultures, religions, societies and languages that interplay with each other in a harmonious manner. Independence to India is not only one of the greatest prides, but it is something that is obtained after years of sacrifice and hardship.
This is the reason why this day is celebrated by everybody, be it a person living abroad or within India as a multicultural activity. Republic Day celebrated in a wonderful manner with a lot of color and exhilaration, and it brings about a lot of memorable and significant celebrations that can be seen all throughout the people. These celebrations bring Indian people together, and help them to think about a single topic.