The Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26th January tohonour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950.This year marks the 69th Republic Day of India. In Delhi, the celebrations are held at the Rajpath. It doesn’t matter how many time we watch the parade, it never fails to give us the goosebumps. Today, we bring you ten interesting facts about Republic Day..
1.On January 26, 1930, India pledged to fight for complete freedom or Purna Swaraj.
2.The first R-Day parade at Rajpath was held in 1955
3. Indian Constitution is written by the Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, it took around 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to be completed. It was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950
4.India’s Constitution is the longest in the world. It has a total of 448 articles.
5.There are two hand-written copies of the constitution- one in English and the other one in Hindi.
6.Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India took the Oath of Presidentship (at Dubar Hall of government house) for the first time on January 26th, 1950.
7.The Beating Retreat ceremony is held on 29th of January at Vijay Chowk with the performance of the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy bands. It marks the end of Republic day celebrations in India.
8. The eve of Republic Day is chosen to announce a majority of National awards like Bharat Ratna, Kirti Chakra, Padma Awards.
9. National anthem was written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1911. Anthem was sung for the first time in the meeting ofINC (Indian National Congress ), Calcutta on 27th of December, 1911.
10. Satyamev Jayate (one of the biggest Indian motto) is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad, Atharvaveda. It was first translated in Hindi language by the Abid Ali in 1911.
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