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  • Prof. Ketan Vyas

Republic Day 2022 - Significance

Every year since 1950, January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day in India. It was on this day, in 1950,

  • The Indian Constitution became the supreme law of the land and the Government of India Act of 1935, which had been introduced by the British government, was repealed.

  • After India gained its freedom from the British monarchy, the Constituent Assembly of India was elected to draft the Constitution of India.

  • The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949, and came into force on January 26, 1950.

  • The drafting committee that prepared the Constitution of India was headed by Dr. BR Ambedkar, K.M. Munshi, Muhammed Saadullah, N Madhava Rao and Gopala Swami Ayyangar. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee.

Main Attraction

  • The Republic Day parade that begins at Rajpath in Delhi and ends at India Gate.

  • This year the country celebrates its 73rd Republic Day.

  • On this day, the President raises the flag at the Rajpath in New Delhi. Ceremonial parades showcase India's defense, cultural prowess, and cultural and social heritage.

  • The President of India, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, gives the salute.

  • Each year, the president distributes the Padma Awards to India's civilians, India's second highest civilian honor after the Bharat Ratna.

Celebrations at LVS

In Laxmi Vidyapeeth, Sarigam, today we celebrated the Republic Day with full enthusiasm. The pleasant morning kicked off the day as we remember the efforts and sacrifices of many martyrs and leaders across the nation. The flag was raised followed by a march past by the students and a patriotic song sung by volunteers. The entire program is well organized and follows the guidelines of COVID19.

How was the First Republic Day of India?
  • It was a chilly Thursday morning on January 26, 1950. The air was full of excitement. It was the day India would declare itself a Sovereign Democratic Republic and the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, would hoist the Indian flag.

  • As the day dawned, early morning processions or 'Prabhat Pheries' took place in various places in Delhi, with drums beaten, conch shells blown and patriotic songs sung. There were similar celebrations all over the country.

  • India witnessed the celebration of the very first Republic Day. The parade was held at the Irwin Amphitheatre, now known as Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.

  • The parade consisted of various performances and an army marching band. Many distinguished personalities of the country participated in the event. The chief guest was Indonesian President Sukarno, who came accompanied by his wife. Overlooking the Purana Qila, the parade began at the Irwin Amphitheatre and proceeded to the Red Fort.

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