Republic Day 2019 Significance: Know the Importance & History Behind 26 January Celebrated as India's Republic Day
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New Delhi, January 25: India is ready to celebrate its 70th Republic Day on Saturday, January 26, 2019. After August 15 (Independence Day), the 26th of January is considered the most important day or national holiday in India and rightfully so. Because the Republic Day marks the coming into force of India's own constitution and the nation becoming a 'Republic' in the true sense of the word. Happy Republic Day 2019 Wishes: WhatsApp & Hike Stickers, Patriotic GIF Image Messages, SMS, Facebook Greetings to Send on 26th January.

The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949. However, it came into effect January 26, 1950 with a democratic government system. Republic Day 2019: Know all About Tiranga and Importance of the Three Colours and Dharma Chakra in the Indian National Flag.

A republic is a form of government in which the country is considered a “public matter”, not the private concern or property of the rulers. The primary positions of power within a republic are not inherited, but are attained through democracy, oligarchy or autocracy. Republic Day 2019 Office Bay Decoration Ideas: Quick and Easy Ideas to Make Your Workspace Ready For Celebration With Tricolour, Watch Videos.

It is a form of government under which the head of state is not a monarch or a king but a President or the Prime Minister who may be directly or indirectly elected by the people of that country. (In India, the President is the head of the republic and is elected by the representatives chosen by the people). Best Republic Day Songs 2019: List of Most Patriotic Songs for 26th January Celebrations and School Dance Performances.

The constituent assembly was formed to draft the Constitution of India. Dr BR Ambedkar was named the chairman of the drafting committee. The committee took 2 years, 11 months and 17 days to prepare the Constitution draft. The Constitution of India, which made India a sovereign, democratic republic, was adopted on November 26, 1949, and it came into effect on January 26, 1950. While January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day, November 26 is remembered as the day when the Constitution of India was adopted and hence celebrated as Constitution Day in India. Republic Day 2019 Special: Add an Indian Twist to Your Menu With This Tiranga Lasagna Recipe.

On January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect throughout the whole nation. Dr Rajendra Prasad took charge as the first President of the Indian Union or state. Republic Day 2019: 12 National Symbols of Incredible India & Their Importance That You Should Know.

The Constituent Assembly became the Parliament of India under the transitional provisions of the new Constitution and hence this date is celebrated in India as the Republic Day as it marks the day when India started to be governed by its own Constitution rather than the Government of India Act, 1935, which was drafted by the Britishers. PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute to 'Makers of Constitution' Ahead of Constitution Day in 50th Episode of Mann Ki Baat.

The Republic Day is also celebrated in the remembrance of Purna Swaraj Diwas. The Purna Swaraj declaration, or Declaration of the Independence of India, was promulgated by the Indian National Congress (movement) on December 19, 1929, resolving the Congress and Indian nationalists to fight for Purna Swaraj, or complete self-rule independent of the British Empire.

The flag of India was hoisted by Jawaharlal Nehru on 31 December 1929 on the banks of Ravi river, in Lahore, modern-day Pakistan. The Congress asked the people of India to observe 26th of January as Independence Day. The flag of India was hoisted publicly across India by Congress volunteers, nationalists and the public. However, since 15 August became the official Independence Day in 1947, the new Indian Constitution took effect on 26 January 1950, to mark the 1930 declaration.

India became a republic nation on January 26, 1950, and the day marks breaking of shackles from the British legacy as India ceased to be a dominion of the British Crown and gained complete sovereignty on its land. The main Republic Day celebration is held in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the President of India. On this day, ceremonious parades take place at the Rajpath, which are performed as a tribute to India; its unity in diversity and rich cultural heritage. Happy Republic Day to one and all.