Significance and Importance of Republic Day India – Republic Day is one of the three national festivals of India. We celebrate Independence Day on 15 August as we got freedom from the British Empire. Another national celebration is 2nd October celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti. Republic Day is celebrated on 26 January every year as on this day the constitution of India came into the action.
Importance of Republic Day
It was 15 August 1947 when we finally got freedom from British Empire but at that we did not have own constitution or law. Then a drafting committee was choosed to draft the constitution. The Constitution was approved and accepted on November 26, 1949, following several amendments and finally came into force on Republic Day.
This day is also special because on this day, Dr. Rajendra Prasad took oath as the first president of India. On Republic Day, the tradition of hoisting the national flag is also famous.
On Republic Day so many awards like Kirti Chakra, Ashok Chakra etc are contributed by the president of India. Republic Day Parade is held on the Rajpath in New Delhi every year in the presence of Indian President.
To mark the importance of the occasion, every year a grand parade is held in the capital of India, New Delhi started from the Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhavan via Rajpath to India Gate.
Prior of its commencement, the Prime Minister lays a floral wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti a memorial to unknown soldiers at the India Gate at one end of Rajpath, which is followed by two minutes silence in the memory of martyrs soldiers. It is a solemn reminder of the sacrifice of the martyrs who died for the country in the freedom movement and the succeeding wars for the defence of sovereignty of their country.
Thereafter every one reach the main dais at Rajpath to join other dignitaries, subsequently the President arrives along with the chief Guest of the occasion.