Republic Day is celebrated every year on January 26 to mark the date on which the Indian Constitution came into effect. India had been under the rule of the British Raj for 200 years till the country got its independence on August 15, 1947.
January 26 was selected as the day India's Constitution came into force as it was on this day in 1929 that the Indian National Congress made the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) against the British Raj.
On January 26, 1950, Dr Rajendra Prasad began his term as the first President of India. The Constituent Assembly became the Indian Parliament under the transitional provisions of the new Constitution.
– The Constitution of India came into effect on January 26, 1950
– The country will be celebrating its 73rd Republic Day this year
From this year, Republic Day celebrations will start on January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and will end on January 30, the day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
An interesting point to note here is that India got independence on August 15, 1947, from British rule, which is celebrated as the Independence Day of India.
it was on November 26, 1949 that Indian Constitution tion was first adopted and came into effect on January 26, 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic.
On January 26, 1950, India declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state with the adoption of the Constitution.
The 21 guns salute and unfurling of the Indian National flag by the first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad gave the historic birth of the Indian Republic.
The President of India who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute. Different contingents of various para-military forces of India and other civil forces take part on the Republic Day parade.
The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic.