Slide 2: The Republic Day of India is a national holiday of India to mark the adoption of the Constitution of India and the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic on January 26, 1950. It is one of the three national holidays in India. INTRODUCTION
HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC DAY : HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC DAY Although India obtained its independence on August 15, 1947, it did not yet have a permanent constitution; instead, its laws were based on the modified colonial Government of India Act 1935, and the country was a Dominion, with George VI as head of state and Earl Mountbatten as Governor General. On August 29, 1947, the Drafting Committee was appointed to draft a permanent constitution, with Dr. Ambedkar as the Chairman.
HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC DAY(2) : HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC DAY(2) Constitution. After many deliberations and some modifications, the 308 members of the Assembly signed two hand-written copies of the document (one each in Hindi and English) on January 24, 1950. Two days later, the Constitution of India became the law of all the Indian lands. The Constitution of India came into effect only on January 26, 1950. Following January 26, 1950, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the president of India. This was, infact, a delibrate act, signing the constitution on 26th January, to mark and respect the freedom fighters who wanted 26 January as India's initial independence day.
CELEBRATIONS ON THIS DAY : CELEBRATIONS ON THIS DAY To mark the importance of this occasion, every year a grand parade is held in the capital, New Delhi, from the Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's Palace), along the Rajpath, past India Gate and on to the historic Red Fort. The different regiments of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force march past in all their finery and official decorations. The President of India who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces,. takes the salute Floats exhibiting the cultures of the various states and regions of India are in the grand parade, which is broadcast nationwide on television and radio. Also part of the parade are children who win the National Bravery Award for the year . The parade also includes other vibrant displays and floats and traditionally ends with a fly-past by Indian Air Force jets.
CELEBRATIONS ON THIS DAY(2) : CELEBRATIONS ON THIS DAY(2) Every year a grand parade is held in the capital, from the Rajghat, along the Vijaypath. The different regiments of the army, the Navy and the Air force march past in all their finery and official decorations even the horses of the cavalry are attractively caparisoned to suit the occasion. The crème of N.C.C cadets, selected from all over the country consider it an honour to participate in this event, as do the school children from various schools in the capital. They spend many days preparing for the event and no expense is spared to see that every detail is taken care of, from their practice for the drills, the essential props and their uniforms.
SOME PICTURES OF THE CELEBRATIONS! : SOME PICTURES OF THE CELEBRATIONS!
CHIEF GUESTS ON THESE OCCASION : CHIEF GUESTS ON THESE OCCASION