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Republic Day 2023 – History, Significance, and Why We Celebrate It


Republic Day 2023 - History, Significance, and Why We Celebrate It
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Republic Day 2023 – History, Significance, and Why We Celebrate It

Every year 26 January is celebrated as Republic Day in India. This year in 2023, the country will celebrate its 74th Republic Day on Thursday. It is an important national holiday that marks the creation and adoption of the Constitution of India.

People all over India celebrate this day with great enthusiasm and patriotism. Many cultural programs and military parades are held at Rajpath, New Delhi, in which the Indian Armed Forces participate and the national flag is hoisted in many parts of the country. People wish each other a happy Republic Day and experience the essence of being an Indian through these mesmerizing parades and airshows by the Indian Army.

History of republic day

Do you want to know why we celebrate Republic Day?

Republic Day is celebrated to celebrate the implementation of our Indian Constitution on January 26, 1950, which replaced the Government of India Act that imposed the date on our country.

As you know, India got independence on August 15, 1947, but till then India was deprived of any of its constitutions. Rather the laws were primarily based on the Government of India Act 1935. Later on August 29, 1947, for the formation of an independent constitution of our country, Dr. B.R. A resolution was passed to appoint the Drafting Committee headed by Ambedkar as its Chairman.

It took about 2 years 11 months and 18 days to put together the guidelines under our Indian Constitution. Finally, on 26 January 1950, our Indian Constitution came into force. 26 January was chosen as the date because, in 1930 Purna Swaraj, the declaration of Indian independence was made by the Indian National Congress. Therefore, the country celebrates Independence Day, when India became free from British rule, while Republic Day marks the establishment of the Indian Constitution. So, if you are asked, “When was the first Republic Day celebrated”? The answer is 26 January 1950.

Interesting information about Indian Constitution

Constitution of India was written by hand, it took 6 months and 254 nibs were used

India is called the largest republic of the world because the constitution of India is the largest written constitution in the world. There are 448 Articles and 12 Schedules in the Indian Constitution. It took 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to frame the constitution. At the same time, it took 6 months to write the constitution. The special thing is that Prem Bihari Narayan Raizada wrote the original copy of the constitution with his own hands. Raizada used 254 nibs of No. 303 to write it. This nib was imported from England. Apart from this, the painters of Shantiniketan decorated it with their beautiful art.

Didn’t take a dime

Prem Bihari Narayan Raizada was a calligrapher by profession. He learned calligraphy from his grandfather. The country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru entrusted Raizada with the responsibility of writing the Indian Constitution. When he was asked for his remuneration, he refused to take anything.

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