India celebrate the nation’s Republic Day on every 26th January. There is a public National holiday on 26th January. It is a day to remember when India’s constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent republic. This year India will celebrate 66th Republic Day.
On 2016 Republic Day, France’s President François Hollande will be the chief guest in New Delhi where National level celebration of Republic Day will be held.
India became independent from the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947. India did not have a permanent constitution at this time. The drafting committee presented the constitution’s first draft to the national assembly on November 4, 1947. The national assembly signed the final English and Hindi language versions of the constitution on January 24, 1950. India’s constitution came into effect on Republic Day that was January 26, 1950.
There are many events and celebrations organizing on this day. Large military parades are held in New Delhi and the state capitals. Representatives of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and traditional dance troupes take part in the parades.
A grand parade is held in New Delhi and the event starts with India’s prime minister laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, to remember soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country. The India’s president takes the military salute during the parade in New Delhi while state governors take the military salutes in state capitals.
There many national and cultural programs which are based on history and culture of India on Republic Day. Republic Day is a gazetted holiday in India on January 26 each year. National, States and Local Government offices, post offices, banks are closed on this day.
Proud to be an Indian…
Happy Republic Day 2016 in Advance…
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