Happy Republic Day 2020 – Do You know Why Republic Day is Celebrated
Every year on the 26th of January, we celebrate Republic Day. People from entire India join together in this mega occasion and hoist flags. From Schools to offices and from private firms to commercial spaces, the Republic Day celebration is observed on a vast scale. Unlike every other year, this year also the annual parade will be held at Rajpath, New Delhi and foreign delicates around the globe are present to address this magnificent celebration. But are we all familiar with the concept of Republic Day? Are we enlightened enough to teach our children and people around us what republic day actually means and its significance? Well today, on the occasion of Republic Day, we have created a fun questionnaire that will help you explain what Republic Day is for everyone and why it is celebrated.
What does the Republic mean?
Republic means a body, a country which is governed by a form of government in which the country is considered a “public matter”, not the private concern or property of the rulers. Before Independence, as we all know that India was ruled by the Britishers and the governing body of our country was the British Empire. The Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) took place on 26th January 1929 and that was the day when we, the Indians decided to establish India as a free country, which would be governed by a form of elected government that will fall under democracy, which of the people, by the people, and for the people.
How Republic Day came into action?
When India got freedom on 15th august 1947, the major task was to design how our country will work. Earlier when Britishers ruled, they had their own set of rules and regulations. But because these rules and regulations were set by the Britishers, we Indians we excluded. And now when we decided to govern our country, we had to lay a fresh set of rules that were to be imposed for the well being of every citizen of our country. Hence, the Constitution of India – Bharatiya Samvidhana architecture by Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, India’s first law and justice minister was adopted by all. The constitution declares India a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic, assuring its citizen’s justice, equality and liberty, and endeavors to promote fraternity. The Constitution of India came into account replacing the former Government of India Act on 26th January 1950. After the Declaration of Purna Swaraj in 1929, 26th January was opted as the day to be celebrated as Republic Day.
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