India is all set to celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on 26 January 2021. Every year on this day, the event starts with the President’s speech, a performance of military power, a parade of different armies of the country, a hoisting of the national flag, and some traditional performances. The most important, a tribute to the brave hearts of the country.
Why we celebrating Republic Day?
India has became independent from the British rule on 15 August 1947. At this time, India hadn’t had a permanent constitution. The Drafting Committee submitted the first letter of the Constitution to the National Assembly on 4th November 1947. The National Assembly on 24th January 1950, signed the final versions of the constitution in English and Hindi.
The constitution of India enters into power on the day of the Republic, 26 January 1950. This date chosen as the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day, which took place on 26th January 1930. The constitution granted Indian people the right to rule themselves by electing their own government. Dr.Rajendra Prasad was elected as India’s first president at the Durbar Hall in the Government House. He followed by a residential walk along the road to Irwin Stadium. Then he lifted up India’s national flag. Since this historic day, the 26th of January is celebrated with festivities and patriotic passion across India.
Events On The Day Of The Republic Day
The biggest parade takes place in Rajpath, New Delhi. The parade chaired from the President of India and Ministry of Defense, arranged the all the things. Apart from displaying off its military capabilities, the event is also shows India’s great culture.
The event also pays tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country. The Prime Minister of India honors the martyrs by placing a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti Gate in India. A national flag hoist, 21-gun salute, and a national anthem has supported at that time. All the Awards presented to the brave soldiers in the form of Paramvir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, and Vir Chakra. Even children and general citizens who have displayed courage in times of adversity are conferred with awards.
The celebration takes place all over the country, however Delhi is the capital of India, experiencing the greatest celebration of the Republic Day.
Update On 72nd Republic Day 2021
This year, in 2021, India has invited United Kingdom Prime Minister Mr. Boris Johnson act as Chief Guest. This represents a new age of bilateral ties, with Indian Prime Minister Modi expected to attend the upcoming UK-hosted G7 summit as well. Unfortunately, the UK Prime Minister had to postpone his plans to attend the Republic Day parade due to COVID-19 pandemic. It will be the first time since 1966 that the parade is without a foreign leader.
A press conference held on 14th January’2021. Anurag Srivastava, the Speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian government is agreed that there will be no foreign Head of Government for the Republic Day event this year.
Impact Of Farmer Protest
The event will take place this year in the context of the farmers’ protests. Thousands of farmers from around the country have been demonstrating against the Center’s latest agricultural legislation at several border points in Delhi for more than 50 days. Unions representing that farmers have already begun to plan tractor rallies in the villages of Punjab to rally people for a demonstration on Republic Day.
In terms of the pandemic, there will be many changes to the festivities, including a shorter path to the parade and less public engagement in the event. The overall scale and size of the parade also reduced.
As India and Bangladesh celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2021. At the invitation of the Government on 72nd Republic Day, Bangladesh will visit India to participate in the Republic Day parade. At the virtual summit of Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh in December 2020, the neighboring countries are agreed to joint organize a variety of events to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
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A Spirit Of The Memorable Day
Republic Day is the real spirit of independent India. Military parades, displays of military equipment and the national flag are significant symbols for this date. India’s national flag is a horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (kesaria) at the top, white at the center and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion. The ratio of the width of the flag to the length of the flag is two to three. The navy-blue wheel in the middle of the white band is the chakra. Its nature is that of the wheel that appears on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion capital of Ashoka. Its diameter is roughly the width of the white band and has 24 spokes.
Be Proud That We All Are An Indian Because Lucky Are Those Who Are Born In This Great Country
Happy Republic Day To All