A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Republic Day’.
‘Republic Day’ is a generic term common to various countries across the globe. It is a day meant to be celebrated by nations as a whole and differs from country to country. According to Wikipedia, ‘Republic Day’ is “the name of a holiday in several countries to commemorate the day when they became republics.”
Google defines the term ‘republic’ to be “a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.” Thus, Republic Day is of significance to these Republic nations as it marks the day they gained their hard earned freedom and established a democracy.
Like other republics, India too celebrates ‘Republic Day’. Wikipedia states that “Republic Day is a public holiday in India where the country marks and celebrates the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950. This replaced the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India, thus turning the nation into a republic separate from British Raj.”
From this, the importance of Republic Day can be understood. Every year, it is commemorated with great valour and splendour.