Republic Day respects the date on which the Constitution of India came into power on 26 January 1950 supplanting the Government of India Act (1935) as the overseeing record of India
The Constitution was embraced by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and became effective on 26 January 1950 with a fair government framework, finishing the nation’s move towards turning into an autonomous republic. 26 January was picked as the Republic day since it was on this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was broadcasted by the Indian National Congress instead of the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.
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It is one of three national occasions in India, the other two being Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti.
The Big Day
The principle Republic Day festivity is held in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the President of India. On this day, ceremonious parades happen at the Rajpath, which are executed as a tribute to India; its solidarity in differing qualities and rich social legacy.
Republic Day Whats New!
- In 2016, French Army troopers and French Army Band will participate in the 67th Republic Day parade.
- Chief Guest: President François Hollande, France. Since 1950, India has been hosting head of state or government of another country as the state guest of honour for Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.