73rd Republic Day
Republic Day, the day when the constitution of India and the transition of the country to a republic on January 26, 1950. Today This Wednesday we Indians proudly celebrate the 73rd year of our constitutional freedom . Every year, the celebrations marking the day feature spectacular military and cultural pageantry. In New Delhi, armed forces personnel march along the Rajpath, in an elaborate display of military might.
On January 26, the Indian National Congress issued the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj), opposing the British Regime’s Dominion status. While our Independence Day celebrates freedom from British Rule, Republic Day commemorates the constitution coming into force. January 26 was chosen as it was the chosen date since it was on this day in 1929 that the declaration was first published.
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On August 15, 1947, India achieved independence. A committee was created to draft a permanent constitution for independent India. Dr BR Ambedkar was made chairman of the committee. The committee drafted the constitution and submitted it to the Constituent Assembly. The Assembly met in numerous sessions for nearly two years before finally adopting the Constitution.
on January 26, 1950. Dr Rajendra Prasad began his first tenure as President of the Indian Union on that day.
India’s constitution, which was formally adopted in 1950, replaced the British colonial Government of India Act (1935) as the country’s governing text. The Constitution establishes fundamental rights that should be enjoyed by all citizens, regardless of their political beliefs. It also establishes some fundamental duties for all citizens of the country to abide by.