India became a Republic as the Constitution of India came into effect on 26th January, 1950. On this day, India became a truly sovereign state and it is one of the most important days in the history of India. The day of 26th January is now celebrated every year as the Republic Day of India and the govt. has declared it as a national holiday.
The Republic Day is on 26th January, 2012. It is being celebrated as a great national festival.
The Constitution of India states “India is a SOVERIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC, REPUBLIC”. The constitution is the supreme law of the land and was was framed by the Constituent Assembly.
Today, India celebrates its Republic Day with patriotism and nationalistic fervor. The main function is organized in New Delhi and all other states also celebrate the Republic Day in their respective capitals.
The celebrations include march past of the Indian Armed Forces including the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, the state folk dancers dancing to the patriotic tunes, the school children showcasing love and affection for their motherland and showing the cultural unity and integrity of India.
The President of India salutes the heads of the three armed forces and pays tribute to the freedom fighters and the people who sacrificed their lives for the sake of motherland by offering a bouquet of flowers at Amar Jawan Jyoti.
The festival came to an end with the Indian Air Force jet planes coming and going with a flash and leaving behind lines of smoke in the sky. The spectators range from political persons, the official dignitaries and the citizens of India with the persons of foreign embassies.
The brave students and persons who fought bravery in the battlefield are awarded medallions.
The Republic Day of India is one of the greatest shows and the people from all walks of life eagerly wait to see it with enthusiasm.