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10 Things You Don’t Know About Republic Day

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Every year we all enjoy the Republic ay holidays, Parade, and more. But have we ever thought of a reason why we do that? There might be an answer that it is because it is 26th January but why is it a holiday?

I am sure there would be many different answers for it, but many of you don’t know the real answers but ask them what that means, you would get various confusing answers.

Here we are going to give you the real answer which you should know about Republic Day!!

Republic Day was the day when India became a Republic state, admittedly. The Constitution of India came into impact on this day 70 years ago. Also know the online offers on Republic Day by a click on the link.

For all the people during the time of the Republic was not an easy time as making a constitution was a task. India got Independence on 15th August 1947 and on 28th August 1947, a Drafting Committee was born whose task was to draft a Constitution. Dr B.R. Ambedkar was the chairman of this committee, and this tremendous task took two years, 11 months, and 18 days to get finished!

26th January is not just a Holiday for us but more than that, and here we have some interesting facts for you. So explore with us in knowing the facts about Republic Day!!!

Here Are The Top 10 Amazing Facts Which You Must Know About Republic Day

1. Firstly let us talk about the word ‘REPUBLIC‘ . It refers to a state in which the highest power lies in the hand of the people or subject, and they together elect a spokesperson to run the state. It also stated as “no monarchy”, and the Indian Constitution chose a Democratic government.

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2. The Indian Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution on 26th November 1949, but it came into real effect on 26th January 1950. It took one year in all the process, and it was a tough time for everyone!!!

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3. Why was the date 26th January selected as the Republic Day? The reason behind it is that on this date in the year 1930, the Indian National Congress proclaimed a ‘Purna Swaraj’ (complete freedom) to oppose the British Government.

4. When the Constitution was at the drafting table, people were following the Colonial Indian Government Of India’s Act. The head of the state was a chosen Governor-General and not an elected President.

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5. After the Constitution of India came into existence, Dr Rajendra Prasad became the 1st President of India.

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6. There was a time when the Indian Air Force was known as the ‘Royal Air Force’, but on the day of Republic the word ‘Royal’ was dropped, and the new name occurred as ‘Indian Air Force.’

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7. All of you might wait for the Republic Day Parade to watch on TV or live on 26th January every year. At the parade time, several people have been the guest of honour but do you know who the 1st Guest Of Honor was? I am sure many of you don’t, but the 1st one was the Indonesian President Sukarno in 1950 who graced this event. Nowadays you need to buy the Republic Day Parade Tickets to watch the whole thing!!!

8. Twenty-one gun salutes grasp the act of the President of India raising the National Flag on 26th January every year.

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9. This Republic Day celebration is a 3-day affair. It ends with “Beating the Retreat” and then a military ceremony held on 29th January every year.

10. In the world, the Constitution of India is the longest one as makers of the Indian Constitution thoroughly read the Constitutions of the Independent nations from the four corners of the world. Then, they incorporated all the right things from them. Just for a better understanding, the 5-year plan was taken from the Constitution of the USSR. In contrast, the distribution of power amidst the Union & the State was taken from the Constitution of Canada.

Here we have mentioned the 10 facts which I am sure you might not be knowing. So might have read them all and must be overwhelmed by the facts. You can now share it with your friends and family and let them also know the real reason behind 26th January.