72nd Republic Day

Republic Day 2021: Every year on January 26, Republic Day is observed in India to commemorate the date on which the Constitution of India came into force in 1950 and the country became a republic.

On August 15, 1947, India became independent, but it was not a date selected by India itself, but rather by Lord Louis Mountbatten, since it marked the second anniversary of Japan's surrender to allied powers during World War II.

The Drafting Committee had seven members, namely Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar, N Gopalaswami, BR Ambedkar, KM Munshi, Mohammad Saadulla, BL Mitter and DP Khaitan. At its first meeting on 30 August, 1947, BR Ambedkar was elected as its chairperson.


For over 200 years, India was a British colony and, after the Indian independence movement, became independent from the control of the British Raj. While India became independent on August 14, 1947, it still had no permanent constitution, and Indian laws were based on a changed version of the Government of India Act 1935, established by the British.

A drafting committee for the drafting of a new Indian Constitution was formed on 29 August 1947, with Dr B R Ambedkar as chairman. The Constitution was eventually drafted after a lot of hard work, and January 26 was selected as the day to recognise India as the Sovereign Republic.


The importance of January 26 is that the Indian National Congress, as opposed to British rule, made the well-known Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) on that day in 1929.

And although the Constitution came into effect with a democratic form of government in 1950, the Indian Constituent Assembly ratified it on 26 November 1949. This concluded the transformation of the world into being an independent republic.


The importance of January 26 is that the Indian National Congress made the well-known announcement of "Poorna Swaraj" or full self-rule on that day in 1929, and on the banks of the Ravi River, Jawaharlal Nehru hissed the tricolor. January 26, 1930, was the date set for independence and was celebrated for the next 17 years as Poorna Swaraj day.


Thus, when the Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949, on a day synonymous with national pride, which was January 26, many found it appropriate to commemorate the text.


Republic Day Celebration this Year -


A Republic Day parade is held at the Rajpath in New Delhi every year. The day begins with the prime minister paying tribute at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in India Gate to the soldiers who lost their lives for the republic. At Rajpath, the president also lifts a flag and other important dignitaries are present for the parade, besides the prime minister and the president.

Many of the parade's most popular highlights are the fun tableaus, tank demonstration, air show and bike pyramids. Also, as the chief guest, an international head of state is welcomed.



This year, however, things will be different, provided that we are all dealing with the pandemic. Due to the second lockout enforced in the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had to call off his trip and a significant number of individuals would not be permitted in 2021.

It is a day where all cultures come together and celebrate leaving all their differences behind. This year, India will be celebrating its 72nd Republic Day.


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