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New Delhi(web team): Republic day is not just like any other holiday! Probably one of the most significant days for the country but very few know the actual importance of this Historic Day. Here’s something you should know and you can teach your kids too on this special holiday!
India gained independence on August 15, 1947 but it was only on January 26, 1950 that the Constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign, democratic and republic state.
It was on and after this day that our country enjoyed freedom of spirit, rules of law and fundamental principles of governance.
It was the Indian Constituent Assembly that formed our constitution. It held a meeting on December 9, 1946 and chose a number of committees to report on various matters of the proposed constitution.
2. THE PREAMBLE
A preamble of the Indian constitution is very similar to the preface of a book. Just like a preface gives us a brief outline and the central idea or theme of the respective book, the preamble gives us an overview of the constitution.
It speaks about the type of society and government it aspires India and her citizens to have. It summarises the objectives of the constitution. Not just in India but the world over, the Indian preamble is held in high regard for its approach in dealing with a wide variety of subjects.
January 26 was not randomly picked as the day to declare India a republic. The date is of utmost significance as on this date in 1927 the Indian National Congress (INC), which was struggling for freedom with non-violence, voted for complete independence as against dominion status.
Republic Day is celebrated with much ado in the capital New Delhi with symbols of the country’s military might and cultural richness showcased in a majestic parade.The parade covers an 8km route beginning at Rashtrapati Bhavan all the way to India Gate and finishes at the Red Fort in Old Delhi. The celebrations end with Beating the Retreat on January 29.
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FUN WAYS TO CELEBRATE!
Dress in different traditional Indian costumes representing each state and perform a song, dance or speech from the respective region.