26th January : 26th January Of INDIA Republic Day Slide 2: Celebrated as a national holiday in India. This day the constitution of India came into force. The country finally realized the dream of the numerous freedom fighters who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of their country. Geography : Geography Capital: New DelhiFinancial Center: MumbaiStrategic Location: Access to domestic and South Asian MarketBorders:West: Pakistan, Arabian Sea
North East: Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh
East: Bay of Bengal
North: China, Nepal, Bhutan
South: Indian Ocean Photo credit - http://shepherdsfoldfamily.com/images/st_india.gif Slide 4: The Constitution of India is the longest and the most exhaustive constitution of any independent nation in the world.
The preamble of the constitution defines India as a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic.
The President of India is the head of state elected indirectly by an electoral college for a five-year term.
The Prime Minister is the head of government and exercises most executive powers. Political System Slide 5: Republic day celebration takes place with enthusiasm all over the country and especially in the capital, New Delhi where the celebrations start with the honor of unfurling the National Flag of India. Photo credit - http://static.ibnlive.com/pix/slideshow/01-2009/states-gear-up/republic-day-attention-630.jpg Slide 6: The day is celebrated with a grand parade held in the capital. 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. Photo credit - http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44382000/jpg/_44382845_soldiers_del_gv_ap416.jpg Slide 7: The parade is followed by a cultural program from different states of the country. These moving exhibits depict scenes of activities of people in those states and the music and songs commonly associated with that particular state. Photo credit - http://nimg.sulekha.com/Others/original700/india-republic-day-2009-1-26-10-34-49.jpg , http://media.nowpublic.net/images//d2/f/d2f4299bc91d8a297fdae496c8060c90.jpg , http://media.monstersandcritics.com/galleries/1037304/0123570650085.jpg Slide 8: On this day the whole country comes together, which makes the Republic Day the most popular of all the national holidays of India. Photo credit- http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MVsIsubaXIE/SX1tsmSHOdI/AAAAAAAAGbI/h2cHeC2MPoQ/s400/republic-day.jpg Slide 9: Happy Republic Day