Republic Day holds a very special meaning to every Indian and carries a high place in the heart of each citizen of India. The day when the Constituent Assembly was adopted on 26th November 1949 and came into effect on 26th January 1950 supplanting Dominion status offered by British Regime.26 January was picked up as the Republic Day since it was on this day in 1930, Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was announced by the Indian National Congress rather than the Dominion Status offered by British Regime. This day is celebrated as the National Festival of India and has been declared as National Holiday. Every year this day is marked as Grand Ceremonious Parades at New Delhi organized by the Ministry of Defense. The Parade is held in the Capital, New Delhi initiating from the gate of Rashtrapati Bhavan, Raisina Hill on ‘Rajpath’ past the India Gate before the President of India as a tribute to India; it’s Solidarity in decent variety and rich social culture. Nine to twelve distinct regiments of the Indian Army and Air Force with their groups walk past in all their luxury and authority beautifications. The President of India who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute. School children and many government states also participate in the celebration. This shows Unity in Diversity and Cultural Heritage of our great country.
This Historical Republic Day celebration is observed in every part of the country and reflects the National strength, integrity, growth and stability of our Nation. Republic Day reminds us about the sacrifice of our great leaders and freedom fighters who didn’t thought about themselves and their families and happily sacrificed their lives for the Nation. The democracy which we have received should be valued by everyone and should not be taken for granted.
In Republic India, the government is ‘of the people, by the people and for the people,’ according to Constitution of India written by Dr. B.R Ambedkar.The real tribute to our martyrs would be respecting our Constitution and maintaining Peace and Prosperity.
The present political situations are losing the real meaning and proper existence of Fundamental Rights. It is high time to realize that the Nation which has provided a heaven of freedom should be valued, respected and protected in all manners by all of us together.