Republic Day is the biggest major holiday in India after Independence Day. Every year on
January 26th, it is observed with great zeal and patriotism. The first Republic Day was
established to mark the 1950 adoption of the Indian Constitution.
The day begins with the Prime Minister honouring the contributions and sacrifices of martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate. At the Red Fort, the President unfurls the Indian flag and the national anthem is sung. Finally, the ceremonies begin with a 21 gun salute at the national capital. The President honours deserving citizens with awards such as Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Veer Chakra and Ashoka Chakra.
The history of this day is very interesting. On December 29, 1929, the Congress Session in Lahore adopted a resolution designating Purna Swaraj which means Complete Independence as India’s goal. Additionally, it was determined that Purna Swaraj Day shall be celebrated on January 26th all across India. On January 26, 1930, complete Independence Day was officially observed for the first time.
Up until 1947, it was observed in the same way. When India gained independence on August 15 it became our Independence Day. There is a grand parade at the national capital that takes place at Rajpath.Flag-raising ceremonies and competitions are held at educational institutions and workplaces.
The culture and democracy of the nation are celebrated through various parades, speeches, plays and competitions all across India. On 26th January,2023 India will celebrate its 74th year as a Republic. The day boosts the morale of Indians and helps in deepening their connection with their motherland