Republic day of India
Republic day of India
India is the world’s largest democracy which celebrates it’s Republic Day on 26th of January every year. Republic day is the day on which the constitution of India came into force on 26th January 1950. After the end of the colonial rule in India, it was important that a constitution be drafted. A drafting committee was appointed to draft the constitution of India under the leadership of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. After many alterations and brain storming sessions, the constitution was finally drafted and executed.
Republic day is a Nation Holiday apart from Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti(Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi) . The Republic Day celebrations of India is held in New Delhi and the main attraction of the celebration is the Republic Day Parade. The parade commence from the Rashtrapati Bhawan(the president’s house) and halts past the India Gate. Tourists and delegations from all over the world attend the magnificent parade conducted by the different regiments of the Indian Army, the India Navy and the Indian Air Force and they all salute to the President of India who is the commander in chief of the Indian armed forces. It is a tradition from the beginning that the head of the state of different countries is invited as the chief guest to the Republic Day Parade who is accompanied by his delegates and representatives. The first chief guest to the republic day celebration was President Sukarno of Indonesia, the chief guest to the 2016 Republic Day Parade was President Francois Hollande of France and the year 2017, the chief guest will be Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. This Republic Day Parade represents the strength, courage, valour and developments in the area of defence and infrastructure of this great nation. Republic day is the day of joy, festivity and the day which unites the 1.5 billion people of this nation in merry making and realization of the fact that we all are the children of this land and ultimately sparks the feeling of patriotism in the heart of every Indian.
The Republic Day celebration ends on the Eve of 29th January when the Beating Retreat ceremony is conducted, Beating Retreat is a military ceremony dating to 16th century England and was first used to recall nearby patrolling units to their castle. In this ceremony, the bands of the army, navy and air force perform on the Raisina hills in front of the President Of India. The Republic Day celebration is an enchanting and unforgettable experience for everyone who gets the chance to be a part of this occasion.