Republic Day of India 2017 : Speech and Essay
Posted Date: |Updated: 09-Jan-2015 |Category: Essays|Author: Sushil Kumar Saini|Member Level: Diamond|Points: 80 (Rs 80)|
26th of January 1950 was the day when India got its own constitution and became biggest democratic nation of the world. Since then this day has been celebrated as national festival and called as Republic day of India. In this essay we have provided, not only the glimpse of Republic day celebration but also interesting images for attraction of kids.
Republic Day of India
India is the world's biggest democratic nation. Though India got freedom against British rule on 15th of August 1947, but till 1950 we do not have our own law and order to follow. The 26th of January 1950, was the dawn of world's biggest democracy, when we got our own constitution and India became a republic nation. From then on, this day has been declared as a national festival of India and we celebrate this day as Republic Day of India. The word republic means a country that is ruled by people, elected by the the people of that nation.
Today we have completed 65 years with our own constitution and proud to be a part of the world's biggest democracy. This is our privilege that we are the citizens of a secular nation. Our constitution provides us freedom to travel anywhere in India, freedom to adopt any religion we like to follow, we can arrange public meeting; we can express and share our thoughts etc. Being a citizen of a democratic nation, we not only have many rights but also many responsibilities to carry out.
Republic day celebration
On 26th January of every year, we celebrate our Republic day. This is India's national festival and also declared as national holiday. On the eve of Republic day, cultural programmes are arranged in school, colleges and different public places. Political and social meeting also arranged for considering social and national issues. National flag is furled not only at government offices but also at public places. National anthem beats inspire the countrymen with feelings of patriotism.
The main attraction of Republic day is the special Republic day parade taken out at Rajpath, in front of India gate in our capital Delhi. Early in the morning people from all over India, start to gather at Rajpath to watch this parade. People, who can't go there, watch it on television. Some foreign ministers are also invited as chief guests on this occasion. Indian Prime minister with other ministers and chiefs of armed forces also arrive at Rajpath. With the arrival of Indian President and foreign chief guest, the national flag furls sky high.
The bravery awards are distributed to brave soldiers, martyrs, brave citizens and brave children. Brave children are brought by elephants on this occasion. After this Republic day parade starts with the flag march of all Indian forces. Indian president takes the salute of all Indian armed forces. Armed strength of the country has been shown in this parade. Tableau from many states of India and Union territories, are the center of attraction for everyone on this occasion. The Rashtrapati Bhawan and important government buildings are decorated with light in the evening.
How we should celebrate this festival?
This is the festival of proud for our nation. Every countryman should participate in this occasion. We should also remember our freedom fighters on this day. This is an occasion of patriotism, unity; peace, love, proud, happiness and inspiration. We should make some principle on this occasion and try to be loyal to our duties and nation.
Here are some promises; every countryman should do to himself and nation:
• We shall root out all evils from our society and nation.
• We shall respect our constitution
• We will always remember our freedom fighter and golden heritage of our country.
• We shall feel proud to be the part of India.
• We shall spread the spirit of united India.
• We shall root out corruption from our society.
• We shall make our people literate.
• We shall protect our national resources and save our environment.
• We shall follow principles of our great ministers.
Introduction: Republic Day is an annual National festival in India. It is celebrated on 26th day of January every year.
Significance: This day is of utmost significance for all the citizens of India. About 30 months after attaining independence, India became a sovereign republican democratic country on January 26, 1950.
Connection with Independence Day: Independence Day and Republic Day are complementary to each other; the first provides the condition, the second leads to the fulfillment of the noble ideals of equality, justice and harmony among all communities which constitute the population of India.
Red-letter day: 26th of January has become a red-letter-day in the history of our nation. We we celebrate Republic day every year with due regard and enthusiasm. Indians, all around the world, celebrate this day with a sense of pride in their eyes. It is one of the National Holidays in India.
Also read: Short Speech on Republic Day (26 January)
Constitution came into force: Indian Constitution came into force on 26 January 1950. On the same day, it was announced that India is a sovereign, democratic and republic country.
Actually, the Constitution was passed on 26th November 1949 but due to some delay, it was adopted on 26th January 1950 as a democratic government system which shows the country’s freedom from ruled by the British to an independent republic.
Celebration: The greatest annual event of the country is the Republic Day Parade held all over India, and specially at New Delhi. The President of India takes the salute at the colorful and spectacular march-past. The distinguished soldiers of all the three wings (Army, Navy, and Air Force) of the armed forces take part in the parade. Parade displays various tanks, big guns and other heavy weapons of war. Police and the N.C.C cadets join the parade. The President of India takes the salute.
These celebrations display the nation’s military strength. The advances, sophisticated and powerful weapons of war in our possession are displayed with great enthusiasm. A top political leader from a foreign country is invited to be the chief guest on the occasion of Republic day. He shares the dais with the President and the Prime Minister.
The grand pageants also display India’s technological, scientific, agricultural, and cultural development. All the states take part in the function. School-children also take part in this parade.
On this day, boys and girls of schools and colleges march and sing our National Song, “Jana Gana Mana”. It is not the end, in the evening, the Raisina Hill, where the Rashtrapati Bhavan is situated, is illuminated which gathers crowd as a glittering sight.
Awards: It is on Republic Day that bravery awards for children are announced; and the proud winners are brought into the limelight during the parade. The Government also declares the ‘Padma’ awards to distinguished citizens and ‘Veer Chakra’ awards to valiant soldiers. The highest civilian award is ‘Bharat Ratna’, which is given for the most significant contribution to the nation. Sometimes no one is found to be great enough to claim this award.
Proud moments: Every Indian’s should proud that on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day of India, in 2014; for the first time, a parade alongside the entire Marine Drive in Mumbai was held by the Government of Maharashtra in the same way as parade done in Delhi.
US President Barack Obama attended the 2015 Republic Day Celebration as the Chief Guest.
Conclusion: Republic Day is the occasion for both solemn resolutions to preserve the sovereignty of the nation, and rejoicing at the free growth of diversified talents and fulfillment of the hopes and aspirations of the nation as a whole.
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