Saturday, January 21, 2012
THE REPUBLIC DAY OF
In the life of every nation there are certain days which are considered as red-letter days. The Republic Day celebration held on 26th January every year in our country is one of those days. It is perhaps the most important day of our country. It marks the birth of our nation as a republic. Therefore this day is celebrated all over the country with great pomp and show.
From then on till the dawn of independence on Aug. 1947, the nation celebrated 26th Jan. as Independence Day. Later, when
wanted a day to mark its official birth 26th January, the independence day of the pre-independence days was chosen. On this day, India 26th Jan. 1950 Indian constitution came into force and was proclaimed to be a sovereign, democratic and a republic, India
The ceremony begins in the morning of 26th January with the laying of a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyothi at the India Gate by the Prime Minister, as a mark of gratitude to the martyrs who have laid down their lives for the country. At exactly the president reaches the Rajpath along with the Chief Guest. They are welcomed by the Prime Minister and the defence Minister.
In the evening, the Raisina Hill, where the Rashtrapathi Bhavan is situated is illuminated, presenting a glittering sight. The Republic Day celebrations last three days and come to an end on the evening of 28th January with the Beating of the Retreat ceremony. It is an impressive ceremony put up by our armed forces.
day celebrations are also organised in various state capitals, district headquarters and at the Block and Panchayat levels which are attended by the general public. Grand Republic