1. Republic Day 2 is one of India’s three national holidays. It commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India on January 26, 1950.
2. Although India declared independence from Britain on August 15, 1947 (a day marked as a national holiday), the colonial Government Act remained to play a vital role in the country’s government for the first 3 years of its independence.
3. Not soon after independence was declared, provincial assemblies chose a constituent assembly to draught the constitution that would administer the newly independent country.
4. The Indian Constitution strengthened the cornerstone of India’s autonomous democratic rule. It took more than two years to complete it.
5. January 26 was selected as the official enactment date as a gesture to the PurnaSwaraj (complete self-rule) freedom declaration, which is regarded as the first concrete step forward to independence from Britain.
6. The Republic of India was established under the 1950 constitution as a “sovereign socialist secular democratic republic.”
7. The holiday’s centrepiece is a large parade in the capital New Delhi that includes cultural, historical, and military acts.
8. Prior to the parade, the prime minister pays homage to the fallen troops by laying a floral wreath at the Amar JawanJyoti which is a war memorial.
9. The parades that take place during the event are truly a sight to see.